Wednesday, September 5, 2007

My Baby Is Growing Up

Well, my baby is growing up. Today is her first day at school and I can't believe it's arrived. She went off with her best friend and her new teacher without crying, and I managed to stay tear free as well which is really good. She looked so grown up this morning in her uniform and so smart. She is only doing 8.45 til 12 for the three days this week, then she stays for lunch til 1.15 all next week, and the week after she is full-time til 3pm. She was scared this morning but we reassured her she will make lots of new friends and she will see her best friend everyday, and she'll learn lots and lots of new things, so we'll just have to see how it goes. I can't wait to pick her up at 12 and see how she got on and if she is okay lol.
Stitching wise I have another happy dance to share, one I'm extremely proud of myself for, as I've finished my first needleroll! I've had this Shepherd's Bush Needleroll kit since Erin was born lol, but decided recently I really needed to try one and this seemed sensible as it was a kit. I've loved every minute of stitching it and am really pleased I've learnt some more new techniques for it, mainly hemstitch (thanks for the encouragement when I was panicking Julie lol). I can definitely see the appeal of them and will be doing more soon I'm sure. Now that it is finished I need another small/medium to fill it's slot, and have decided to do the freebie Chatelaine Xmas Tree Mandala. I got the beads and special threads from Sew and So the other week, so will start kitting that up soon for when it's turn comes up. Figured if I get it started early I might get it framed and up for christmas this year instead of next lol.
So next up in the rotation is Tomboy and I'm hoping to get the current page finished this time round if possible. More of the dreaded blending filament but just got to suck it up and get it done. I'm thinking more and more that I want to get this finished this year, but I don't think it's going to happen. I've considered making it a focus and doing more hours on it somehow, but still thinking on how I could do it. I don't want to risk doing too many hours on it and getting sick of it so will have to be careful.
15 mins and I can set off to collect my schoolgirl! Have a good day everyone!


Karen said...

Erin looks very grown up hope she had a good time

Claire said...

Congratulations on the HD!

Hope all went well for Erin today!


Sally said...

Awwww Erin looks so sweet Lisa. I hope she had a brilliant first day.

Your needleroll is gorgeous. You'd never believe it was the first time you'd done one.

Good luck with Tomboy this time around.

Anonymous said...

Awh Erin looks so cute and happy in her school uniform!

You did better than me then because I cried buckets when Jack started full-time school LOL

Hope she had a great day!

Julie said...

Waving at you Erin!!! hope you had a good day.

Well done on the needleroll, it looks wonderful

Susimac said...

Your needleroll looks beautiful well done!
Erin looks very grown up in her uniform, I bet te house feels quiet.

Stitchingranny said...

Wow she looks a real cutie in her school uniform Lisa.

Paula said...

Erin looks all grown up now Lisa, can't believe she's starting school lol Hope she had a great day.
Your needleroll and scissor and fob are lovely.....
Happy stitching

Itching To Stitch said...

Your little girl is just adorable, and pretty needleroll ;)