Wednesday, 18 March 2009

Three Finishes and A New Start!

As promised here I am with not only my finish of LHN Hen Party but also BBD Beyond My Heart plus my Christmas ornament for March!

So first up is my Hen Party finish (don’t forget to enter my draw to win the chart in my previous post!).

Little House Needleworks Hen Party

32 count vintage mocha

DMC and Crescent Colours

Started 28th February 2009

Finished 14th March 2009

I’m not sure how I’m going to finish this up as yet but it’ll either be as it is on the chart or a pinkeep. Thank you so much Lizzy for sending me the chart and threads in my prize package. I loved stitching this.

Sunday evening I was determined to get BBD Beyond My Heart finished but as I was stitching the border on the right hand side I discovered I’d made a mistake on one of the flower stems and had no choice but to rip it out as the border would not go right! So Monday I unpicked what I had to, re-stitched it and finished the border! So no BP stitching for me Monday this week! There are a few mistakes on it plus I shamelessly stole Christine's idea if stitching big cross stitches instead of eyelets on the baskets! I can never get a good picture of this but I think if you click on it it should be clearer.

Blackbird Designs LF 32 Beyond My Heart

30 count R&R Iced Cappuccino

DMC Threads

Started 11th January 2009

Finished 16th March 2009

Here are some close-up pics of the top and bottom.

Last of the finishes for now is my Christmas ornament for March which I love. I bought this over a year ago and hadn’t got it stitched so I thought it was time I did it!

Homespun Elegance 2007 Snowman Ornament All is Calm

Unknown fabric from grab bag

DMC Threads

Started 10th March 2009

Finished 13th March 2009

I forgot to show my progress on HAED QS Girly Gothic and here we are it’s Wednesday again and I shall be stitching on this again tonight! If you have not had a look yet pop on over to the Our Friends HAED SAL blog where there are many wonderful HAED designs being stitched on. I joined the blog a few weeks ago and it’s a fantastic place to whip up some extra enthusiasm to keep on stitching on HAEDs! Believe it or not one afternoon last week I actually got Guardian (my HAED BAP) out of the draw to see if I could sort something for the metallic stitches. I know that if I carry on using metallic thread I will never stitch on it, as there is loads, so I am subbing it for DMC 3865 and as the metallic I have already stitched can’t be unpicked without making an awful mess I am stitching over it and it looks OK. It may be a while before I actually get back to it properly but I will one day!

Last night I decided to have a new start. I wasn’t actually planning on starting it until Sunday but I wasn’t in the mood for picking up Bea or the Halloween ornament I’d made a small start on so I sorted some threads and fabby for Midnight Stitching Quaker Faith Hope Love and made a small start on that. I am stitching it on 40 count white fabric (I have never used it before but it’s lovely to stitch on). I couldn’t decide whether to stitch it monochrome or using three colours so with Abi’s help we came up with three colours, two Carrie’s Creations and one Victorian Motto! The one you see in the photo is Carrie’s Creations Cherry Popsicle!

Time for me to go now and try and caught up on blogs. Thank you to everyone that left good wishes for my blood tests and scan. They are much appreciated. Blood tests are over with now so just waiting for the results which should be back at the end of the week or beginning of next week then I just have to wait for the scan.

Take care everyone.

Hugs

Sally

xx

PS Hmmm my blog does not seem to be showing as updated in Google Reader. I hope you'll all still manage to find me! ETA It seems to be fixed now. Must have been a bit of a glitch.

38 comments:

Kit said...

You have been so busy, you are an inspiration! Beyond My Heart came out beautifully! I really like that pattern.

Karan said...

WTG for the HD's - they are lovely Sally. Good progress on GG & love the new start. :0)

Miss 376 said...

What lovely finishes and I love the new start

dianemi said...

Oh my goodness you HAVE been busy. Your WIPs/HDs are gorgeous and I just found that HAED SAL blog myself and was accepted this morning. So I'll be seeing you over there... love your Girly Gothic. She is so cute! hugs, di

Yoyo said...

Oh my, you have been busy girl. The BBD My Heart is just wonderful! I love the others too, but that one is outstanding. Congratulations on finishing and progress and even a new start!! WOW, where do you get the time!

icelandmom said...

Love your new start Sally. Great to see your Happy Dances. The ornament looks cute and I like the Hen House a lot as well as Beyond My Heart.

lena-lou said...

Lovely finishes Sally :)

vEr0n!c@ said...

Wow! Your needles sure has been smoking lately. Congratulations on three beautiful finishes. Both your WiP looks great as well.

Julie said...

Congrats on all the finishes, you certainly have been stithcing up a storm recently.

Love the new start.

Andrea said...

Sooo many great finishes. You have been very busy. Love the new start too.

Natasha said...

Sally. Hen Party turned out great. All of your WIPs look fantastic. I really like All is calm. Very cute desing.
Take Care
Natasha

jojo said...

Well done Sally on all your lovely finishes. You have been a busy girl :)

Michele said...

woo hoo! doing a happy dance! Great finishes :) and great progress on your wips. Can't wait to see how you finish Hen Party, that is adorable!

Kim B said...

You showed up in my Google Reader. Congrats on the finishes!!! Your new start is a lovely color!

Mylene said...

You sure been busy. All your finishes looks great. Congrats!

wendy said...

lovely finishes!

Redwitch said...

Wow so much stitching! Congrats on the finishes, you have been busy, can't choose a favourite! :)

Good luck for your results, it's not nice waiting, I know distract yourself with more stitching!

BTW I use Google Reader and it showed up ok, perhaps just delayed?

Ranae said...

Smoking Needles Sally, My you have been a busy stitching bee. Love all the finishes, esp. the BBD. Hen Party is so adorable.
Love your new start with the cherry popsicle thread.
I seen your update on my GR

Suzanne said...

Congratulations on all your wonderful finishes. Your WIPs are looking great.

Joei said...

Everything looks really lovely. Congrats on your finishes.

mbroider said...

I have been following up your blog. It is simply Wowwwww.

Also can you tell me how do you place details on the photograph?? I would love to do that myself.

Olenka's Stitches said...

Lovely stitching as always! Love your BBD Beyond My Heart, it is so pretty!

Angela said...

Great progress on all your projects. Pleased to hear the blood test are over and done with and hope they bring good news.

Mary Ann said...

Oh, pretty finishes(and WIP's)!! Sally, your stitching amazes me!

Kathy said...

Gorgeous hun, simply gorgeous. Congrats on your HD's. Your HAED is looking fantastic too WOW.

Hugs xxxxx

fireflydreams said...

What great finishes Sally. I've not seen the hen one before.

I haven't commented for a while because it wouldn't let me for some reason, so fingers crossed this one will work.

Lisa said...

wow! Sally you have been busy, your needles must have been smokin!
Love the Beyong my heart it really is lovely, Hen party is another beauty, I love it! the ornie is cute too. Great progress on Girly Gothic. and the thread colou you have chosen for the quaker piece is gorgeous. Well done!

Nicola said...

Your finishes are lovely Sally, especially Beyond My Heart, that's a really pretty design.

staci said...

Wow Sally! Your needles have been Busy!!! They're all so beautiful!

Christine said...

Life is too short for all those eyelets ;)
Great finishes, and I love the colour on your new quaker piece

Stitchingranny said...

Three lovely finishes Sally. Beyond My Heart is stunning.

The new quaker looks nice too, love the colour.

Annemarie said...

I looooooove that BBD design, Sally! You did a magnificent job. What is it with the BBD borders, though? I can't seem to be able to stitch one the right way the first time around!
Your ornament is gorgeous and the Hen Party is too cute. Great new start too!

Tracy said...

Beautiful finishes Sally well done, loving your new start and the colour you've chosen it sounds good enough to eat, lol

Lisa said...

Love your finishes Sally, your needle has definitely been flying!

Maren said...

Oh WOW! Three finishes! Your needle must be smokin' hot from all that speedy friction! I LOVE Beyond My Heart. That is just so sweetly beautiful.

I know what you mean about metallic threads. I've got my second ever project that calls for working with that kind of floss and, frankly, I don't think it adds enough to the piece to make up for the aggravation of working with it. Unfortunately for me, I wasn't smart enough to substitute another thread. Oh well, there's always next time! lol

Old Yankee Stitcher said...

All your finishes are great. Congrats cj(ok)

Marianne said...

Congratulations on your lovely finishes! Very nice start on Quaker Faith Hope Love!

Sally I've left an award for you on my blog!! : )

Brigitte said...

Oh my, you are some kind of a finsihing Queen, lol. So many finished pieces in a row. Wonderful! I love them all.