Saturday, 27 September 2008

Reveal Day

Today is reveal day for the Stitch and Stash SAL challenge and I just finished this last night and have emailed a piccie today to Karen for the album so I was cutting it a wee bit fine but at least I managed to stitch it! I have just done a basic ornament finish with a gathered ribbon edging. I think this may well be the last one I stitch for this year as I have so many other things I want to get stitched before Christmas. I enjoyed stitching this one though and am looking forward to displaying it at Christmas.




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The NN thread I used was sent to my by Michele as part of a prize for her blogoversaray draw last year and the backing fabric was sent to me by Yuko as a thank you for sending her a La D Da freebie she liked that I had stitched so this is a special piece:)


Tuesday night I finally got the HUGE motif on Sea Stars done and did a more of the sea monster. I still have a fair bit to do and can't see me getting it finished on Tuesday so I'm going to stitch some more on it tonight to give me a better chance!


As usual Wednesday was SAL night for smalls ( quick stitches, tiny treasures etc) on the HAED forum so I stitched on my Letter J. It is still going well and I must admit I am enjoying stitching on this more than I have done on a HAED since I abandoned Winter.Next week I hope to make a start on some Christmas stitching starting with one of the stockings I want to stitch for DH and I. I stitched the girls one each afew years ago and I think it's only right that DH and I have one too! Lol! Oh and I'd better stitch a card for DH's auntie for her birthday seen as I've stitched one every year for several years. Not sure what to stitch this year but I'll have a look and see what I've got.

My charts for the MM&I RR/SAL have arrived today so I will be having a go at more planning and see how it goes! I do have one more to come as I couldn't resist the new LHN Holly and Berries as I thought it was ideal for my neighbourhood.

I hope everyone is having a good weekend and making the most of the lovely weather we're having here in the UK.

Hugs



31 comments:

Yuko said...

Hi Sally,
Your Noel ornament is so lovely!
Thank you for using the fabric that I sent! I'm glad to see it!

Susan said...

Wow - sea stars is coming along beautifully - it looks to be almost done!

Lovely exchange piece! I love the colors!

Stitcher said...

Great finish Sally. I must try that ribbon finish

fireflydreams said...

I love your ornament Sally.

Sea stars is coming along really nicely, I can't wait to see what that bit at the bottom turns out to be.

I've not seen the LHN one you mention, so I suppose I should switch off the computer now!!

laura said...

Your ornament is beautiful sally it's in my pile to do when my ufo's are completed. The sea stars are stunning.

Tracy said...

The Sea Stars design is perfect. I love it! Where did you purchase it?
Sounds like you are really busy...

Cheers~

Karan said...

Lovely Challenge finish Sally. Great progress on the WIP's again - there'll be a HD very soon. :0)
Sounds like you're all organised for the MM&IRR - am still trying hard to resist.... but have been keeping my eyes open for blackwork patterns! LOL

Juls said...

Sea Stars is looking perfect!!!! YOu're almost done!!!!!!
Love your reveal so beautiful!!!!!!

Julie said...

Your NOEL is lovely, and very special too.
SS looks great, almost a finish there. J is growing too.

Dani - tkdchick said...

YOur ornament and finishign is just lovely Sally!

Michele B. said...

Oh I love your ornament - is it hard to make the ribbon trim? It looks so pretty. Sea Stars is just stunning - you are so close to finishing. Will you miss it? I would! I was glad to read that you are feeling a bit better. I keep sending you good thoughts.

Elisa said...

Gorgeous finish Sally....I love the backing fabbie especially. I need to get out my corder and master the art.
Enjoy your Sunday!!

Nic said...

Your ornament looks great, I love the ruffle finish!

jane said...

Lovely stitching Sally and the finish on your Challenge piece is great! Holly and Berries is a lovely design isn't it. I am going to order it the next time I order from Mary Kathryn

Christine said...

I KNEW you'd get that monthly challenge finish done in time ;)
It looks lovely, great colour choice.
Sea Stars is looking pretty impressive too

stitcherw said...

The biscornu is gorgeous, what beautiful coloring. J is looking very cute, and I love Sea Stars, nice progress. It must feel such an accomplishment to have the large motif done. You are so close to being finished, it would be hard to set it down to do anything else.
Sue

staci said...

Love your Noel ornament! The finishing is absolutely perfect!!!

Andrea said...

Beautiful ornament finish. Love the ruched edging. I've had to put Holly & Berries on my wishlist...ooops!

sammyjo said...

hey sally loving the christmas ornie! so lovely!

Loving the weather too, but a little annoyed because now i know for almost certine that its going to be horrid next weekend, when im spending it on the beach for two whole days with my friends! :( lol

Ruth said...

Dang, Sally, your needles are flying. I love it all! Especially big congratulations on the completion of that big motif on Sea Stars -- I'm facing many similar motifs of a Vierlanden sampler that keep getting the beszt of me...... I'm going to try and channel you as inspiration. :)

Joei said...

Your wip are coming along very nicely. I also had abandoned a HAED but now I'm having the urge to start a new one. Hope it'll be fun to stitch. Very nice stitching and finishing on the ornie, like the colors very christmas-y.

Rachael said...

SS looks great,you'll be finished before I start mine,lol
Noel looks so sweet I love how you finished it!

Angela said...

Lovely finish on the orni.

Sounds like you have more than enough to keep you busy over the next couple of months. Good luck with getting it all done.

karenv said...

What a lovely ornament - I think your finishing is wonderful!

Great progress on everything, as always - good luck for getting Sea Stars done.

Can I just ask where you ordered your Neighbourhood RR charts from?

Carol R said...

Lovely ornament Sally - I didn't even get round to stitching this let alone finishing it! That little thing called 'work' got in the way.

Mylene said...

Your challenge piece turned out great Sally. Well done!

Nicola said...

Sally, that is such a beautful ornament, well done! Your WIP's are, as usual, coming along well. I'm looking forward to seeing your MM&I RR progress.

Mad Dixie said...

Love your Noel ornie your finishes always look great, I especially love the ribbon around the edge xx

Sam said...

Another beautiful finish Sally! Your ornie looks fab. I'm sure you will be finishing Sea Stars very, very soon indeed.

Solstitches said...

What a gorgeous little ornament - love the pretty backing fabric and the ruched ribbon trim.

Sharon said...

Your ornament is to die for-so lovely! Great job!