Tuesday, 9 March 2010

Been Doing Some Finishing!

Well I was intent on blogging sooner but I was kind of putting off mounting my With My Needle Quaker Hornbook onto the hornbook incase I made a mess of it but now it's done and dry and I've also finished up something I stitched in 2007 I am here!

So, without further ado, here is my Quaker Hornbook!

With My Needle Quaker Hornbook

36 count flax linen

DMC Variations 4120

This was a lovely, quick stitch with my absolute favourite DMC Variation ( well who doesn't love red?!!! Lol! ).
Back in 2007 I stitched La D La Love is Patient and it's been in my stitching drawer ever since as I didn't really know what to do with it ( yes shame on me!). Anyway the other day I came across it and decided I really must do something with it. I didn't want to frame it so I decided on a hanging pinkeep type finish with a gathered ribbon edge. I used two colours of ribbon. I have to say I am delighted with the way this turned out.

Now onto my WIPs. Shores came out to play again Friday/ Saturday and block two was duely finished and block three started. Guess what??? I made the same mistake on block three that I did on blocks one and two. One stitch short on the border!!! I seriously need to learn to count! Anyway I had to frog all the white on the right hand side and the chimney on the house at the same side but thankfully I did get it all resitched!

Sunday I decided on Blue Ribbon Designs Peppermint Twist and made a little progress. I do love this piece even though I have made a boo boo on it and did not realise until I was stitching the cardinal's legs and realised I should have stitched the border of two of the snowflake borders the same colour! Anyway they are staying as they are!! I'm being a rebel! Lol!

Last night was JN SAL night and you may or may not notice on the piccie that I've missed the last band on the Summer bit and that is because I did not have enough DMC 932 to even start it! So I really need to remember that I have to go back to that! I have loads of DMC but none of that colour spare! How typical is that? Lol!

Last week I had another new start. Now that I've stitched Shepherd's Bush Shepherd's Purse I couldn't resist starting the fob to go with it. This piccie is pre today's stitching so I've finished this bit of it barring the beads and made a start on the other side but ended up frogging what I'd stitched on there because I did it in the wrong colour!! Lol! I sometimes actually wonder why I bother stitching!!!! But I enjoy it and I have some beautiful pieces at the end of it so I think that's good enough reason!!!

I've also had some new stash this week. I really shouldn't have but I've been good for quite some time and the stuff I ordered from Fobbles ( not arrived yet as they were out of stock but should be arriving any time soon) I had the money for. Anyway in the piccies are Little House Needleworks Needle and Thread with CC threads and Impie, Hattie and Bea Scissor Bed and Pin Pillow and Blackbird Designs Love in the Air stockings chart with GAST and CC threads needed for those and the JN humbug Lisa and I are going to be stitching. One of the stockings will be stitched for a gift.

Well that's all my news for now. A huge thank you for all the lovely comments you left on my BRD Winter Wingding finish. I had some new commentors which is always so lovely as I love finding new blogs to visit. Thank you for your continued visits and comments. I treasure each and every one of you xxx

Hugs

Sally
xx

30 comments:

pj said...

Wow, Sally, you have been busy! I love that hornbook and the red is so pretty! Good Job! pj

Vonna said...

My goodness you've been busy! Look at all your pretty finishes (LOVE! the La-D-Da finish) and all your gorgeous WIPs...GREAT JOB on all!

Berit said...

4120 is my all-time favorite, too! (Though I've never tried that 115 that everyone's always all about! ;D) Looks great! I can't believe how much stitching there is in this blog--Though I'll wind up with just such a blog myself If I don't hurry up and take pics and post! :D.

Deb said...

You've been really busy. Love the stash that you got. I couldn't resist that LHN scissor keep myself. Just when I'll stitch it I don't know. Love your hornbook and your La-D-Da piece too. I really like how your finished it off. A beautiful finish compared to framing. And you're WIPs are looking great too. Sorry about the frogging though!

Ranae said...

Awesome finishes!
Beautiful WIP's!
Wonderful stash!

Carol said...

Your hornbook looks absolutely perfect, Sally--wonderful job! And I can't wait to see your progress on your other projects--I just purchased the "Love is In the Air" chart, too!

missy said...

Ummmm....where can I get whatever your taking to have so many beautiful finishes and WIPS?

I APPLAUD you!!!!

hugs,
-missy-

Olenka's Stitches said...

Both finishes are gorgeous! I love your JN project so much. Congrats on the pretty stash!

Rachael said...

Oh pretty finishes and lots of progress pics maybe you could send some of that stitching mojo my way!!

Michelle said...

Wow you haven't stopped have you - well done. Some wonderful finishes. The hornbook is lovely. Michelle xx

jane said...

Lovely finishing Sally! You are doing well on Shores - I need to catch up! and Peppermint Twist is looking great too.

Lesleyanne said...

Lovely stitching as always. Everything is stunning. I look forward to your new starts.

Nicola said...

Your finishes are lovely Sally. Your WIP's are coming along well, really like Shores.

Siobhan said...

Wow! You have such beautiful WIPs. Everything looks great. Congratulations on your BRD finish, too!

WendyCarole said...

love the horn book it looks great.

A friend stitched us that verse as a wedding present. But I do like your design beter I think!

Barb said...

Sally the mojo has certainly taken a hold hasnt it, oh your work is so lovely,the little hornbook is perfection, and I adore that La-d-da design,the ribbon finish is gorgeous no wonder you are pleased.
Shores is growing a pace too -even though its 10 forward and 8 back lol.OOhh look forward already to your next post to see the wips. Take care
Hugs n stuff

Elaine said...

Wow Sally you sure have been busy. Your finishes and wips are just beautiful. I love the ribbon finish. Look forward to more up-dates.

Karan said...

The hornbook is lovely & the La-D-Da piece is gorgeous - love the two-ribbon effect. Good progress on all 3 WIP's (I do love your JN). Pretty SB finish too. VERY nice stash haul - enjoy! :0)

Nicki said...

Absolutely LOVE that hornbook! Well done. It looks so professional :) Great progress on your WIPs too. I've been leaving that black border 'til last so I don't have to count. If the inside is right I needn't worry! Great stash too :)

Julie said...

The hornbook and la-d-da finish are lovely. Lotsd of nice progress on your WIP's even though you've had the froggie visiting.

Cindy's Stitching said...

very nice finish. I finished a different version of love is patient for my daughter a couple of years ago. she has is hanging in her room. What a great bible verse.

Christine said...

When do find time to sleep?
The hornbook finish is fabulous. Great progress on all the wips too

Kim B said...

Beautiful finishing Sally! Your WIPs are really looking good. And that stash is just so tempting! I may have to do some shopping of my own now!

KarenV said...

Lovely finishes Sally! You did a great job on the hornbook and I love the LDD piece with the ribbon edging.

Redwitch said...

Love the hornbook, not tried that finishing yet, yours is tempting me though!

Love all your other choices too actually, you have great taste :)

Mylene said...

Both finishes looks goegeous! Your WIP's are coming along well and lovely new start.

Lisa said...

wow! sally lovely stitching, your hornbook is gogeous and the la d da piece is stunnning, love everything about it
your wips are coming along great, please send those smokin' needles my way

Michele B. said...

It's always such a treat to see what you have been cooking up. A bounty of riches this time indeed. You are the queen of ribbon finishes!

marylin & poussy said...

What a magnificent blog! Very beautiful embroidery
Best regards of France

Brigitte said...

Wow, Sally, you are finishing things like nothing. That's really impressive. And definitely impressing me as I'm such a slow finisher and always prefer stitching some more to finishing something. Congratulations on four big finsihes (together with the Blue Ribbon one in your last post and the fob in your next). I know I have that hornbook in my stash too and should really stitch it one of these days.
Great new stash and great progress pictures!