Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Happy Belated New Year!!

Hey! Long time no post haha, I thought it's time to make an update as my new and improved productive self.

This is my final year at high school and this year I plan to not procrastinate and actually get stuff done.

So here are my goals for this year, I'm planning to stick to these and anything else will be a bonus.

2017 Goals:
-Finish Just Being Bouncy before my brother and sister in law come back to New Zealand.
-Finish Birth Sampler before my brother and sister in law come back to New Zealand.
-Learn to knit.
These three are because my nephew is due to be born in May and I need to get stitching for them before they move back. I need to learn to knit again, I knew how to when I was around 6 but I picked up 52 stitches somehow then and everything I knew has disappeared.
-Read 50 Books. Maybe one day I will actually achieve this goal. I have read 13 Reasons Why and I've started the Hobbit. I have a book jar where I pull out a piece of paper and it chooses the books for me.
-Pass Level 2 and Level 3. I find out if I passed Level 2 on the 17th so I'm crossing my fingers I will have passed, and I won't find out Level 3 until next year but as long as I study well and complete my assignments I should have a good idea if I have passed before then.

So those are my goals. Very simple. Should be achievable (hopefully)
I have some bonus goals which are:
-Get my learners license
-Finish Anime Girl
-Finish Rabbit Letter Holder
-Finish the card set
-Finish The Ballet
-Finish Shell Duo
-Audition for Grease at the theater

So. Here are some pictures

Ignore the mess but here is my draws of stash. Yes that is my stash in entirety. My parents won't let me buy more until I finish some of the others. This is in the living room too, I'm hoping to fix up my room so that I can stitch at my desk. 

And here is Just Being Bouncy. I am making this for my unborn Nephew :D 
How it will look when finished.

How it was when I picked it up last night.

Where I ended last night after watching Star Wars: A New Hope

And how far I got today before my needle broke. I am gonna do some more when I watch a movie with my parents tonight and find a new needle.

So thanks for reading and I hope that this year will be more productive!!

Monday, 7 November 2016

Update 8/11/16

Hey guys, I keep forgetting to post, sorry about that. I won't be surprised if I don't post again for the rest of the year. Life has been so hectic this year and I don't really get much time for myself anymore, I'm just dragging myself through the remainder of the year.

I have my first exam of this year on the 17th and my last exam of the year on the 2nd of December. I've been studying like mad, I calculated how many pages I'd have to do a day to get full use out of my revision books and it's 18 pages a day. Only for Biology.

I have been reading to reduce my stress levels, I've been aiming for 100 pages a day. I am 500 pages behind that goal however so I don't know if I'll catch up in time to be able to complete my 50 Book Challenge. That's rather unfortunate, I'm still gonna try though.

I do have a cross stitch project that is yet to be started, I need to start it but I can't yet because when I'm stressed or pressured my stitches look terrible and I make more mistakes and I want it to be perfect. I am making a birth sampler for my brother and sister-in-law for their baby which is due in May next year :D I'm gonna be an auntie!!!!! I am excited, this is the first project I'm gonna do that isn't a small and has an actual purpose!!!

Have a great remainder of the year and I'll try to post again if things get better ^_^

Monday, 19 September 2016

Return! And also some new old stash...

If that makes any sense at all...Any way, it'll make sense soon :D

I am back! I am okayish! I am still really stressed out because of my parents, they are both still really sick and I've been helping as much as I can. Also school is really bad at the moment, for the sake of my mental health I was pulled out of most of my assessments and all of my exams. I didn't know this and only just got back into them, except for math. I decided there was no way I'd ever be able to catch up on 2 full books (Algebra and Calculus) before my exams so I stayed out of them. My English teacher is a bit frustrating too, the acting principal spoke to her about how she's not allowed to put any pressure on me at all but she hasn't stopped loading on the pressure. Ugh.

I haven't been doing very much at all, I lack the motivation to do anything, I just have lost interest in everything. However my mum let me look through her stash because she can't stitch anymore to help me get back my stitching bug :D

Here are the new additions to my collection (some of them are probably started, and they're really old hence: new old stash :P )

1. This bracelet needlepoint.
I am really bad at anything other than cross stitch but hey, I need another hobby XD This was actually originally mine, my parents gave it to me for a Christmas present a while back but as I said, I am really bad at anything other than cross stitch XD

2. Life's a Beach..
This was also originally mine but I didn't know how to do fractional stitches so I traded it for something a while back. But it is now back in my stash and I'm looking forward to its cuteness :P

3. Beauty and the Beast ornaments
The original plan for this one was that my mum and I were going to stitch two each and we were going to work on them together but mum told me I can do them all because she'll never get them done. When these are done they are all going to my mum ^_^

4. Polar Animals First name Canvas
This is for my future niece/nephew who hasn't even been conceived. I am such a slow stitcher though that it'd probably be good to start it asap as they are planning on having a kid. My mum asked me to stitch it for them.

5. Just being bouncy
This was also seemingly originally mine but I don't actually remember it. It looks like it'll be fairly easy because of the small amount of colours.

6. ???
Whatever these are? I don't even know what I'd do with them, but they are something pretty to stitch XD

7. Kauri and Kiwi
This is a bookmark and one of the few kits you can actually buy from the local craft store. It was rather expensive when we got it. I know for a fact it is started because, yet again, it was once mine. My mum had started it and then given up on it so I took it up only to find somewhere there was a mistake and I hated dealing with anything when I was 10 so I gave it back. Knowing my usual "unfixable" mistakes, it'll probably only be 5 stitches that need to be unpicked.

8. Love Everlasting
I don't know anyone getting married but you can never be too prepared :P

9. SPCA Adopt-a-Pet
This was also originally mine but yet again, I had a fear of fractionals. It's cute though.

10. Uhh... This Egyptian?
Yeah, I don't know what it is called. My mum hates linen so she said I could have it. Woo! Stuff! I like it, once I stitch it I'll give the finished product back to her.

 11,12,13. These free magazine kits.
That's all that really can be said about them, ones a flower, ones a boat, and ones a mouse. Yeah. Maybe some quick finishes will help bring back the bug :P

Anyway, thank you for reading this and thank you for still following me even after my 2 month disappearance XD

Have a great day :)

Thursday, 28 July 2016


I actually did some cross stitch. But then my dog knocked my coffee all over it while I was doing homework with my friends.

I have had no time to cross stitch, check emails, read blogs, actually do homework in the last two weeks. My Dad had a heartattack while I was having a coffee/homework party and ever since then I've been looking after him and my Mum while still trying to balance school as well.

When things settle down again I'll probably be able to start cross stitching. To top it off, my laptop broke down today and I'm having to write this on my Mums computer. I'm probably not going to go back to reading blogs daily but if I have to open 100+ tabs a month to catch up, I'll do so.

Hope everyone else has had a better time then I have.

Monday, 20 June 2016

I lost my motivation again

Or sort of.
Yes I am still alive XD

I have not stitched since my last post. Not one stitch. At all.

School has gotten really busy. I have assessments for pretty much all of my classes that I've been working hard out on. I have two weeks until the holidays (and my birthday) and it is a mad rush to complete everything.

I have also been spending a lot of time with my friends. We had a pancake party yesterday which failed because the guy that hosted it remembered that he didn't know how to make pancakes. I tried helping but he wouldn't listen to me when I said it was a bad idea to put hot melted butter in with the eggs. In the end we all just ate the icecream.

I have a pizza party on Saturday followed by one of my friends birthday partys, then the next day my sister is coming over to stay until July 4th, then the 30th June I have a compulsory drama trip, then the next day is my birthday party, then the week after that is my actual birthday and the end of school.
I am not including my assessment due dates in the list of stuff because then I have to acknowledge how behind I am :/

I have been reading everyones blogs, I still don't comment because I am unsure what to say apart from "Great Progress". I also read everyones comments when notified and I am extremely grateful, I also don't know what to say, so thank you :)

Have a great day/week/month and I'll try to post again when I have time to stitch :D

Sunday, 15 May 2016

Yet again, Missed the Saturday

I should give up trying to post on Saturdays. I never post on time. Maybe I should just go with once a week XD

This week was eh. I only worked on those cards in the set I have, I just really feel the motivation to work on them XD

I finished one:

And then I started the next one but can't be bothered getting a picture. 

This week has been busy, I've been learning my lines for Macbeth still. Having so much trouble because the people I'm in a group with are useless. One keeps happily telling me that my family has just been killed, and the other keeps setting me up. 
The one that doesn't like me got me in trouble with the teacher, she cancelled rehearsal because she had stuff to do, I told the teacher that we couldn't rehearse because she had stuff to do and I thought that was is. Until the teacher got upset that I didn't turn up for rehearsal because seemingly we had all agreed to rehearse again, the only one that knew this was this other girl.
Bad luck for her because I'm currently sick and won't be at school until probably the day of the performance. Fortunately I know my lines, my use of space, and I'm not bad at paperwork like her ^_^ Karmas a b**** isn't it? 

Anyway, enough of that. 
It's my sisters birthday today and I can't see her until tomorrow and I spent literally all day making her card:

The drawing is pretty useless because I was so done after the stitching. I can't remember where I got the design from, it's just one of those patterns that's been in my files on my computer for a while. I sort of like how the stitching came out, I had to go with the few colours in my stash (I only have around 20) so the only correct threads are the black and the white. 

I don't know when I will get to stitch again (busy week ahead with assessments and stuff) 

Have a good stitching week :)

Saturday, 7 May 2016

Another week without stitching

I have been so busy with homework and school that I haven't had time to stitch T_T Why must school do this to me?

I have still been reading blog posts though ^_^

Yesterday I got to meet one of my relatives for the first time, she's my Great Uncles Grand-Daughter. She's part of the Irish side of my family.

I want to try to stitch once I get through all of my homework XD