Tuesday, May 24, 2011

My Week In Pictures

Hello everyone, While on a visit to my best friend Melanie's Blog I saw she did a really interesting post about her week and decided to do the same... So sit back and relax with a cuppa while I take you on a tour of my week!
Last Saturday I called in on my beautiful God daughter Erica as she celebrated her First Holy Communion here we are below, isn't she cute? I am wearing an outfit from New Look, can you tell Ive lost weight? the skirt is actually a size down from usual! 

as well as a new outfit I also treated myself to this cute little bag 

I also got a lovely gift from Morgan last week- check out my new PINK blackberry!!

On Wednesday My friend Sarah turned 23! aww still a baby! our friend Jana decided to throw her a BBQ and invited a few of us from work (this is how we all know each other) I went along sure that I would stay for an hour and then leave - I got there before 5pm and left after 11.30! It was a great night, however there is always one that ends up drinking a bit too much and ends up locking them self in the bathroom while one Mrs Crochet bangs from the other side needing to pee!
Tara and Me (I get on really well with this girl)

Anna, Jana the hostess and Me

the gang! 

Thursday was Morgans Birthday we celebrated by going to town and having a nice lunch in my favourite cafe Cupan Tae, I recently gave them a gift of a crochet tea cup can you spot it in this picture?

We also stopped in Judy Greens where Morgan got me these amazing vintage gloves... remind me whose birthday was it again?

in the afternoon we stopped in the cinema to watch Thor, Morgan was really looking forward to it, I enjoyed it but thought so parts could have been better
Morgan and I in the cinema

On Friday I held a big birthday lunch for Morgan and invited his family and mine, in fact there was 12 people in our home, that has been the biggest amount I have cooked for so far in our tiny home!

Morgan enjoyed all his family being there, although after all the cooking and baking and being left to the washing up, I wont be rushing to do it again any time soon!

On Saturday I went on an outing with the women of CafeCreate, we went to Castlebar for the craft festival and unlike the year before it rained and rained and rained! we were soaked! 
we all stopped in the cafe and had some tea to warm us before checking out the stalls

Florie and Noreen

the Queen herself! Anne


The weather was horrid and it was very hard to get around as we were in fact in the middle of no where, so after a couple of hours we decided enough was enough and called our bus man, It makes me smile looking at such a difference in group photos, we went to the same festival last year and this was our group photo
May 2010


Our bus driver Ollie was a lovely man and on the way home stopped in a small Irish pub, where it didn't take some women long to catch the eye of a few Limerick men! but I wont name names .... (cough Kathleen, Sharon, Noreen, cough!)

After having a rest at home that evening it was time to get dressed and go to Lisa Hannigans gig in the Roisin Dubh (pronounced RO-SHIN DOVE), Galway - for those of you who might not have heard Lisa before, check out this video!

here is a photo I took from my new blackberry phone

Craft wise I have been busy designing my first knitted pattern - here is a sneak peak! 

I hope you enjoyed reading about my week, let me know in the comments how your week was? and before I finish I will share with you a favorite dress of mine

Have a lovely week everyone and God Bless xx

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Happy Birthday Morgan

Happy 27th Birthday Morgan, I love ya

It was my husbands birthday on Thursday and we had a lovely day- we woke up late and I gave him his gifts, I got for him a liverpool jersey, a watch, dvd and camping gear. We spent the day in town and then went to see Thor in the cinema - If you want to wish him a happy birthday you can do so HERE 

Then and Now, the 16 year old Me

Hey there guys
I want to take you way back, ten years ago - Here I am with my husband at our prom (in Ireland we call it The Debs), I loved my dress and felt so comfy in it- you might see back then I had blonde hair

And here we are a few months ago ... am I shrinking? as I am much taller in the first photo and was in fact wearing flat shoes.... 

Monday, May 9, 2011

Welcome to the Dark Side!

My talented husband Morgan O'Brien created this wonderful cartoon for me after I started knitting, I LOVE it, please pay him a visit HERE 

Saturday, May 7, 2011

My Brother Antony

Ant aged 10

Today my little brother Antony turns 16! So I would like to dedicate this post to him. 
Happy Birthday Ant!
Antony is such fun to be around, he has a great sense of humour and always knows what to say to make me smile, he isnt like your average lad - he is very caring and hates the thought of anyone being mistreated or bullied, I am proud to say he is not someone who would give into peer preasure - as I say he is not a follower! 
Ant aged 14

He loves his music - mostly rap at the moment - and he is mad on horror films, I remember I decided I would watch "Drag me to Hell" with him and a long story short the night was spent with us grabbing eachother and trying to scare the other to death!
Ant aged 15
I am very close to my brother and sister and would do anything for them, they make me so proud- and this is my way of telling Ant how proud he makes me everyday, Happy Birthday. I have hardly any photos of him as you can see hes a little camera shy ;)

to read my other post from today visit HERE and to wish Antony a Happy Birthday here is his blog LINK

Crochet, New Clothes and KNITTING!!

Hi There! what lovely weather we have been having in Ireland at the moment, it lifts my spirits and makes everything seem light and easy, I have been crocheting and ... wait for it .... KNITTING! last week I watched a "how to" video on youtube and have been knitting since! but first let me share with you my latest crochet hat

Also I am a member of "hat a month" group on Ravelry, so for the month of May we had this lovely pattern to follow LINK below is my take on it - as you will see my flower is much different then the one in the pattern, I designed the flower a few days ago and wanted to use mine instead

Now I must prepare you ... are you sitting down? yes ... well next I am about to show you my first knitted projects!!

I still have along way to go on knitting but at least I can do the basic stitches!! Yesterday I went to town with my sister Shauna and while there I picked up the following:
Light washed ripped boyfriend fit Jeans

Floral print flowing top

Cropped Jeans

What do you think??

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Ive broken a world Record! well.. With 1146 other People!

August 2009, in Oregon, Knitters from all over the USA gathered and with over 900 people, broke the Guinness World Record for the most knitters in one place - 
April 2011, in Roscommon, Ireland - Michelle from MichelleMadeThis worked hard and organised for knitters to try to break that record ....

I traveled down from Galway to The Lamb Festival with my little sister Shauna (who took up knitting only 6days before the event!), Michelle, Jen, Anne, Elizabeth and Sharon from my stitch group Cafecreate you can find us HERE, Once there we said a quick hello to Michelle and regestered I was lucky number 819!

Elizabeth, knitting a hat and Michelle, knitting a sock

There was a little waiting time before the record attempt so we sat and .... yes thats right Knitted!

 Michelle and Jen, knitting a scarf 

 Sharon, knitting a top and Anne, knitting the lace stitch

Me, knitting arm warmers and Shauna who was knitting a doll

Then at noon we were told to make our way to the stands in the near by football park- the stands were high up, full of people and attracted alot of wind! It was freezing! but first we stopped for a group photo!

"Sisters, sisters... there was never more devoted sisters"

"knit one,"

Shauna working hard

While sitting in the stands we were entertained with live music and a dog show - also by a man with a microphone who made us do MANY mexican waves! But did we break the record? well watch the below video to find out!

Yes thats right we did it! 1147 knitters knitting! Ireland now holds the record!!
With the lovely Michelle

Afterwards we stopped in a lovely cafe and had some lunch followed by a trip to a old fashioned sweetshop - all in all it was a wonderful day