Wednesday, 27 May 2009

New Start and A UFO Appears!

Wow it's over a week since I last blogged. I haven't had much to show plus I have to admit a new addiction. Two words. Facebook! Hatchlings! I am addicted to trying to find the limited edition eggs! Not good! Eats into stitching and blogging time. Plus PC does not want to behave! Virus scan shows nothing. Windows Onecare clears stuff out and sorts out the registry but still no better. I've come to the conclusion that PC is getting tired but we've just had a new UPVC back door fitted so not enough pennies for a new PC yet! So I'll just have to carry on cursing it!

Anyway thank you so much to all of you who commented on my finishes last week:) QS Girly Gothic is at the framers and I think DT My Favourite Things will get framed next month! I've never had 48 comments before so I'm really pleased:)

So seen as GG is finished I had a new
HAED start last Wednesday. I decided to be totally selfish and start one for me seen as the last two have been for Jess and Abi:) I decided on Tiny Treasures Purple Dragon and as the HAED monthly SAL this month was for TTs, QS and SKs not only did I stitch on her Wednesday and Thursday I also stitched on Friday though Monday for the SAL. So this is where I'm at now. I love this. The colours are so pretty.
Unfortunately I haven't made as much progress as I'd have liked on Bea this month but every little stitch is one less to do so I'm quite happy. I must admit I've lost my enthusiasm on this piece and although I will finish it it may take me a lot longer than a year! I do have the Needleprint Companion to Beatrix Potter Sampler chart but there's no way I would stitch it now so that is up for sale.

I have been picking up Just Nan When Barnabee Met Bella biscornu now and again and have almost got one side stitched. Just a little bit of backstitch to add and it'll be done.

I've definitely failed again on the Christmas ornament for this month ( as I did last month) so I may give up on that. I have started my needleroll and hope to have it finished for the end of the month. This time I chose Garden Roll which is stitching up quite quickly. I stitched this while watching Holby City and CSI last night.
Finally do you remember this rather nice chappy??? I don't remember the last time I stitched on him but I do know that all the metallic put me off so I'm stitching over all that with DMC 3865 and will continue to use that instead. I've also added a few stitches to page two which is what I was stitching on when it got put away. I'm going to rethink my rotation a bit so that I get more stitched on this.
HAED had a sale for Memorial Day and I decided a treat was in order for finishing HAED QS Girly Gothic. I wasn't planning on buying another HAED but I couldn't make up my mind what to buy from my wish list then HAED released Cico Marchetti's Spirit of Winter. I thought about it for a couple of days as it's another biggie but I just love it and know I will stitch it one day. My DH saw it and said get it ( what?????!!!!!!!!!!) so I did! I also got QS Season of Missing You ( Ching- Chou Kuik) as my free chart for the HAED Reward Program for finishing GG.

I think that's all my news for now. The girls are on half term at the moment. We're just having a quiet week as Jess has revising to do as she starts her exams on Monday. She finishes on 18th June. I can't believe my eldest baby is leaving school! She did have time off from revising yesterday to go see Angels and Demons with some friends. I've read the book but can't quite remember what happens but I seem to think they've changed things for the film. Abi went to her friend's yesterday and her friend is here today:)

I am steadily working my way through your blogs. Love seeing what you're all stitching. Only problem is my wish list gets longer! LOL! I am going to have to sort through my stash and be quite brutal I think!

Take care everyone.

Hugs





26 comments:

Julie said...

Great progress on Bella and Guardian, nice new start too.
Nice to see BP out, i love your colour choice.

Ginnie said...

Nice progress on all pieces of stitching. Guess what you've got me hooked on Hatchlings to on FB.

wendy said...

lots of progress!

Kim B said...

You have been stitching away! Great progress!

karenv said...

Lovely progress Sally :) My enthusiasm for BP has waned too - I haven't picked her up at all during May :(

Olenka's Stitches said...

Lovely stitching on all your WIps. Congrats on the new stash! Spirit of Winter is going to be a gorgeous piece.

Andrea said...

BP doesn't seem to be getting good revues lately. I hope you carry on with it, it does look lovely. All of your other WIPs are coming along well too.

Stitchingranny said...

You always amaze me with just how much you achieve in a week Sally.

I love the look of Spirit of Winter that will be a real stunner when its done.

Christine said...

I can't belive how much you've got done on your new HAED! Great progress on your other WIPs too

fireflydreams said...

Nice progress on all your pieces Sally. You won't need to worry about being tempted if you read my blog, I don't seem to stitch much these days.

As for Holby City last night, I have to say I sat there at the end and said "I didn't get it". Did you?

Deb said...

Very nice progress on all your stitching. You're a brave soul to do those HAED's. I've got a couple but am afraid to start one!

Chiloe said...

and you haven't started playing with twitter yet, right? lol

enjoy the selfish stitching ;-) QS always makes me smile ;-) quick? :-o what a funny designer !!!

Cindy F. said...

Great new start! You're really moving on this one! and your wips look awesome Sally!

Clare - Aimetu said...

It's nice to see BP again, sometimes pieces doloose their appeal but I'm sure you'll get going again.

I love the biscornu design, looking forward to seeing it finished.

As for the Christmas Monthly Ornament I haven't even started this month so today is the day LOL

dianemi said...

Oh my goodness Sally. Your needles are smokin' big time. What wonderful progress you are making on your WIPs. I can't wait to see GG's framing and as for Spirit of Winter... Gorgeous!! I'm lovin' your biscornu, too. Great job!!

Mylene said...

You sure been very stitching, lots of beautiful progress!!

WendyCarole said...

Great stitching. You are going along nicely despite face book.

I believe thety have made the film of A&D the squel to De Vinci and changed the story a lot. Not sure if I want to see it or not

Maureen said...

wow - lots of stitching going on! love your new HAED...

Nicola said...

Great WIP's Sally.Can't believe you stitched all that HAED in such a short space of time, did you sleep at all? (LOL) Seeing your Barnabee biscornu is making me itch to get going on mine. I've had the chart and fabric for over a year now, maybe, just maybe I'll treat myself to a new start on it soon.

Maxine said...

Amazing Sally!! I love the DT and GG finishes big congratulations on getting them finished. I like how your BP is stitching up (you've got more done than me lol). Please keep up with it Sally...you'll be so glad when you have finished it. I'm aiming to get mine definitely finished before this year is out so if you want an extra spur to get more done give me a shout and we can stitch together sometime :)

starydreamer said...

great wips sally wow your so clever you get so much done xx

Susan said...

I am so far behind ony blog reading, I fear I will never catch up!

Even though you claim to have been sucked into Facebook, I'm still amazed at how much stitching you've done!

I love your Beatrix Potter sampler. I'm sorry that you've fallen out of love with it :(

Michele B. said...

Your blog could be a wishlist for me! Everything you stitch is so tempting. I love seeing your work and reading your blog.

Solstitches said...

I'm another that is forever behind on blog reading so there was a lot to see here that is new since my last visit.
Your BP is gorgeous and I love the colour you've chosen. Mine has been UFO status for at least a year now.
I'm in love with the Barnaby/Bella biscornu. Will you be trading that chart when you are done? I have a few SB needleroll gently used charts that you don't have listed.
Oh, and I really like how your heart shaped ornament turned out.
No way does it look like a rabbit's head LOL. It's beautiful.


Margaret

stitcherw said...

Wow, all kinds of lovelies to look at. You have so many wonderful projects going I don't know how you can pick one to work on. I'm loving your new start of HAED dragon, great coloring. Love the coloring on Barnaby and Bella too. All your pieces are so yummy. :)
Sue

Karan said...

Oooo lots of pretties to see on your blog. Great progress on the new WIP's & the old & to see Guardian again - going to enjoy watching all of these develop. :0)