Monday, 8 September 2008

Rites of Spring Finished!!!

I have another finish to add to my 10 project challenge! Yay! Yep last night I put the final few stitches into Blackbird Designs Rites of Spring and am delighted with how it looks. I just love this pieces as much as I loved Where My Heart Blooms. Looking at the fabric though I am thinking that I may have stitched it on the wrong side of it. Is there a right and wrong side to R&R fabric??? Oh well too late now! The photo is not very good I'm afraid as it was a bit dull when I took it.
Blackbird Designs Rites of Spring

30 count Irish Creme by R&R Reproductions
GAST & WDW


Started 29th June 2008


Finished 7th September 2008



Su asked what I was going to do with this when I'd finished it. I think I may steal Mary Kathryn's idea of making it into a stitcher's wallet as I absolutely adore the one she made. I am going to email her to ask her if she minds first though and maybe see if she has any tips too as I've never made one before!

So once this was finished I started the next Loose Feathers which is Blessings and Kind Wishes. Again I think I may have started this on the wrong side but I'm not frogging it now! It wasn't until I was taking photos of them this morning that I realised I might have done! This one had another big house on it so that's more or less where I started ! Thought I'd get that bit over with first or maybe alternate between that and other bits:)


I totally missed out on the S&S/ Jayne's Attic SAL challenge for August but still hope to stitch it at some point. This month's is A Windy Willows freebie called Noel which was the one I voted for so hoping I have more luck in stitching it!

The next part of the Symphonie SAL is out so I've got it downloaded and will print it out in a bit. Veronica asked what fabric I'm using. It's Silkweaver Tuttie Fruitie which is gorgeous. I've had it a while as I bought off Karen last year and kept wondering what I'd stitch on it!

The girls seem to be settled OK at school now. Abi gave the letter in about the lessons she chose but the lady who read it totally got the wrong end of the stick. Anyway Abi can be given the ones she chose but with quite a bit of messing in her timetable and it'll also mean she'll end up with people she doesn't know so she's sticking with what she was given ( Art and Music when she chose Art and Dance). Jess now has all chemistry lessons on her timetable but it means two lunchtime lessons to fit them all in so that it suits both teachers and pupils. When she went rushing in on Friday she didn't need to! Her timetable was right and her friend's was wrong! Lol!

I think I am OK! I won't say for definite that I am as the tears are still flowing now and again. Yesterday morning when I woke up I just laid in bed sobbing and, if I'm honest, I had no idea why. This morning I got myself worked up and felt sick. I think I need putting in a big bag and shaking up!

I hope everyone here in the UK is safe following the heavy rain and floods over the weekend.

Hugs


35 comments:

brokenfairy said...

Congratulations on the finish, I have no idea about the R&R fabric as I have never had it.I like the idea of a stitcher's wallet,so will look forward to seeing it

Glad the girls are sorted at school. Have you been to the doctors about how you are feeling? Maybe you could chat to someone at your Dr's surgery (((HUGS)))I hope you feel better soon.

suequeblue said...

Sally- Rites of Spring is gorgeous. I think it is beautiful and it doesn't matter what side the fabric it is on. Great Job!

Ginnie said...

Your finish looks great, I'm not sure if there is a wrong or right side but it looks good anyway.

staci said...

Congrats, it's gorgeous! And it will make a stunning stitcher's wallet...I look forward to seeing it!

Karan said...

RoS is gorgeous Sally - enjoy the HD. Looking forward to seeing the wallet finish.:0)
Nice start - will enjoy watching it develop.
Glad the timetable problems have been sorted out.
Hope you start to pick up soon Sally (((((hugs))))).

vEr0n!c@ said...

Congratulations on finishing Rites of Spring. It's stunning. Can't wait to see it finished into a stitcher's wallet. Great start on Blessing and Kind Wishes too.

Nicola said...

Lovely finish Sally, and I agree it will make a great stitchers wallet.

WendyCarole said...

((((((((((((((((Sally))))))))))))))))))))

The stitching looks great

Christine said...

Congratulations on your finish, it looks stunning. Who cares if it is the "wrong" side when it looks that good?

Irene said...

Rites of Spring looks fantastic !

karenv said...

Congratulations Sally, Rites of Spring looks wonderful!

Paula said...

(((((((((((hugs))))))))))) for you Sally, hope you feel better soon.

What a gorgeous finish....well done. Can't wait to see more of your WIP.....

Happy stitching and again (((hugs)))

Julie said...

Beautiful finish, never used it so can't comment on if it has a right/wrong side.

Do you eat beetroot Sally? i was reading about how it helped lots of ladies with depression, wonder if thats why mine is under control(hope i didn't speak too soon) as we grow and pickle lots of it.

Old Yankee Stitcher said...

Your Rites of Spring came out lovely. I don't see how the fabric could make a difference but yes R&R often dyes or stains their fabrics mostly on one side. Congrats on your finish and Happy Stitching on the next LF. CJ(ok)

Mylene said...

Congrats on a beautiful finish, Sally!! Do hope you feel better very soon. Take care.

Dani - tkdchick said...

Congratulations on your finish!

~Tammy said...

Rites of Spring looks incredible! Congrats on a gorgeous finish.

Itching To Stitch said...

Congratulations on a beautiful finish. QC looks awesome ;)

Stitchingranny said...

Congratulations Sally a really beautiful finish.

Vonna said...

Hurray, it's done and its beautiful Sally!
I do so hope you feel better soon. I have weepy days myself and I bet everyone would agree sometimes it just feels better to have a good cry. Take care - I'm thinking of you!

Jennifer said...

What a lovely finish - Rites of Spring looks AMAZING!

stitchinfiend said...

Congrats on your finish it looks so pretty. I must do one of these after seeing yours.
Bigs Hugs Sally

Clare - Aimetu said...

Love your stitching, I'm glad the girls are settled, look after yourself x x

Andrea said...

Congratulations on a beautiful finish. Glad the girls are settling in, one less thing to worry about. Take care.

Ranae said...

Congrats! on the beautiful finish
Nice atart Blessings and Kind Wishes.

Elisa said...

Congratulations on the finish of Rites of Spring...a gorgeous design and finish.

Svenja said...

Congratulations on your finish! It would make a beautiful stitcher's wallet.
I hope you feel better soon! Take care! :)

Lucy said...

Don't know if there is a right or wrong side...looks beautiful to me. You may just start a new trend!

sammyjo said...

whow you have got to slow down sally lol i feel like i have'nt stitched anything lol. i love the new finish! :)

Hehee im so glad i no longer have a timetable to sort out! :)

Lisa said...

love you ROS Sally it's gorgeous no matter what side of the fabic you used,

I'm glad the girls have sttled back into school well. I hope you feel better soon. I know how you're feeling, so if you need to rant or cry email me anytime

hugs xxx

Ruth Rachel Vendsel said...

Beautiful finish, Sally! I agree, MK's stitcher's wallet is sooo lovely! Can't wait to see your finish.

Michele said...

I just love ROS! Congrats on the finish! and your new start is looking great!

glad things are working out for the girls!

((((((((((((sally))))))))))) I'm sorry you are still having crying jags .. they definately can be good for the soul .. but if they are happening to often I'm sure they are making you feel worse somehow :( Have you talked to your dr about them? you know I'm only an email away hun ...

Joei said...

Oh wow Sally, Rite of Spring is so pretty. I can't wait to see it finished into a stitcher's wallet. Great new start as well.

Sharon said...

Sslly, your finish is gorgeous! Congrats.

Solstitches said...

What a gorgeous finish.
I haven't seen MK's wallet -will have to go take a look.
However you decide to finish this beautiful piece I just can't wait to see.
Hugs,
Margaret