Wednesday, 3 June 2009

Needleroll For May

Just in time for May I finished Shepherd's Bush Garden Roll! It was a close thing and I must admit it didn't get made up until yesterday but the stitching and beading were finished in May! This one was so lovely to stitch and very quick too. I wonder how Chris is getting on with hers.

Shepherd's Bush Garden Roll

28 count Ice Blue fabric ( which is more green???)

DMC

Started 26th May 2009

Finished 30th May 2009

I haven't decided which one I'm going to stitch for June. I think I might go with one of the full kits I have this time.

Wednesdays and Thursdays are my HAED evenings and last week was no exception. Out came TT Purple Dragon and I am just loving this so much. I love the colours and, boy, I wouldn't mind having hair like this! LOL! I can't wait to get onto her eyes but I think that may be a few weeks yet.
I had a new start on Sunday evening. This should really have happened the Sunday before but I took part in the HAED long weekend SAL instead so the big new start happened this Sunday! This is Blue Ribbon Designs Winter Wingding ( yes I know it's almost Summer!) and I'm stitching it on 36 count evenweave in blue cloud ( from Sew It All). I decided not to stitch it in the recommended GAST as it would have meant buying some I didn't have or didn't have enough of so I'm using DMC instead.
I'm having a bit of a change in my rotation. I desperately want to get back to making some decent progress on HAED Guardian and as I'm not enjoying Bea I decided to stitch Guardian every other Monday with Bea in between and see how that works. That way I should make a bit of progress on both. So here's my little bit of progress on Guardian this week. I'm still working on getting the metallic stitched over on page 7 and have added about 700 stitches to page 2.
Last night I made a start on side 2 of Just Nan When Barnabee Met Bella. The first side isn't quite finished yet but it's mostly backstitch and a few speciality stitches which I wasn't in the mood for!
I almost forgot about showing you HAED QS Girly Gothic framed. I am so pleased with her. This piccie doesn't really do her justice.
It's a little cooler here today than it has been these past few days but it's a relief for me as I don't do well in really hot weather! Today is just nice for me:)

Hope everyone is having a wonderful week. I have workmen in my garden at the moment and they're cursing! Not sure what they've done- I hardly go look! The gas mains are being replaced and last week it was our turn so there were holes all over the street on our side and we were one of the unlucky ones who had to also have a hole dug in the garden ( only two of us on this side of the street) and they're here now finishing off and making things right ( I hope!). It's been bedlam down the street and still is as they're now working their way down the other side!

Take care everyone. Don't forget I have a few things up for sale ( link in the side bar).

Hugs


29 comments:

Angela said...

Girly Gothic looks great framed.

I admire your abiolity to do so mnay HAED designs just lookking at the charts and threads required makes me go dizzy.

The needleroll is very pretty

Ginnie said...

The framing looks great, and you have made loads of progress on your others. I look forward to seeing the progress on your winter design... doesn't matter if you stitch it in summer!!

Vonna said...

Your Roll looks stunning! I love how each month is different! Your WIPS...I admire you Sally - everything loads of progress and stunning! And your Gothy Girl all framed? Well...that is perfection to be sure!
CONGRATS!!!

suequeblue said...

The framing is beautiful-and of course, your stitching is as well!

Deb said...

Your Gothic Girl looks great framed. I love all the different projects that you have going on - such a wide range of things. I enjoy looking at your projects.

Kajsa said...

Oh wow, you have gotten a lot done lately. Love the fabric for your new blue ribbon start. The needleroll is so pretty and girl gothic is beautiful framed.

Wendy said...

Congrats on your finishes!! Lovely progress on all your WIP's.

Olenka's Stitches said...

Your Girly Gothic and Garden Roll look so nice! You've done a lot of pretty stitching on the WIPs.

Kim B said...

Your projects, your finishing, your everything looks amazing!!! You're incredible Sally!

Tracy J said...

Your needleroll is so adorable, I just love all of their needlerolls.

Girly Gothic looks awesome in the frame!

Your other wips look nice too. Great work on those haeds.

Clare - Aimetu said...

I love the needleroll, great projects I'm looking forward to seeing them grow.

Carol R said...

Gorgeous needleroll Sally!

Andrea said...

A great needleroll finish and some wonderful WIPs.

Michelle said...

Wow - so many beautiful things! I love how Girly Gothic looks framed!!!

karenv said...

Your needleroll looks lovely Sally! Great progress on your other WIPs too.

Ranae said...

An amazing garden Roll and the GG looks great all framed up.
The WIP's are looking great. Everytime I visit your blog, I feel the need to go stitch, stitch, stitch, which is a good thing.
Take care and I hope your garden gets back to normal soon.

Christine said...

Great needleroll Sally, and GG looks wonderful now she's all framed up. The purple one is looking fantastic too

Claire said...

Girly Gothic look fab with that frame! The needleroll is lovely Sally. And loving the WIPS. Your needles must be burning :o)

I didnt get email - re chart. I would still love it. Thanks for letting me borrow it.

Hugs
Claire

missy said...

Picking my JAW up from the floor after looking at all of your beautiful stitching!!! How do you do it all?

doris said...

Love the SB needleroll. As always, your HAED projects amaze me. Thinking of stitching one of them makes me feel a little faint, but I love watching your progress.

Brigitte said...

Your needleroll looks fantastic. I also have stitched some of the SB needlerolls, they are all so beautiful.
Nice progress on your WIPs.

Cindy F. said...

Beautiful progress on your wips and LOVE your needleroll and FRAMED "Girly Gothic"!!
Lots of good stuff going on Sally!!

Stitchingranny said...

Just love the needleroll Sally.

Maureen said...

Your needleroll looks great - well done on the finish - as far Girly Gothic goes, she looks stunning - it's so inspiring to see that HAEDs can actually be finished and framed lol! - my little attempt seems a long long way off ...

jojo said...

Gorgeous work as usual Sally love your needleroll, and I'm looking foward to seeing more of Winter Wingding :)

Julie said...

The needleroll is lovely, purple dragon is nice and vibrant. Nice new start too.

Karan said...

Great framing job on GG. Love all the pieces you're working on, especially WW (can't help it, I lurve snowmen! LOL). :0)
Hope the gasmen get the job finished soon so everything can go back to normality.

Sam said...

Wow Sally - your needles (and fingers) must be smokin' hot!! Great progress on all your WIPs and Girly Gothic looks fab in her frame :o)

Nicola said...

Gorgeous needleroll Sally. Great progress on your WIP's too.