Sunday, 28 March 2010

December SAL Finally Finished!!!

First of all I just want to say a huge thank you for all the lovely comments on my BBD stocking finish in my last post. It really lifts my spirits to get such wonderful comments. I am hoping that the recipient will like it as much as you all did and I do:) I will be stitching this again for myself and will more than likely do the beaded edge again.

Back on 1st December last year Chris and I embarked on our second December SAL. Well Chris finished hers ages ago and I have been a little slow with mine but at long last I put the final few stitches into it on Friday so here it is!

Blue Ribbon Designs Peppermint Twist

40 count own coffee dyed linen

DMC threads

Started 1st December 2009

Finished 26th March 2010.

I have thoroughly enjoyed stitching this gorgeous piece and plan on making it up into a hanging pinkeep ( yes another one!!). Thanks Chris for another brilliant SAL and looking forward to out next December SAL!

My other finish which I mentioned on my last post is Just Nan 4 Wishes which was one of my new starts for the new year as part of a Just Nan SAL with the girls from Stitch and Stash. As you know I've had this in my stash for years so am pleased to have finally got it out and stitched it. This is another piece I absolutely love and I can't wait to get it up on the wall.

Just Nan 4 Wishes

28 count raw linen

DMC threads

Started 4th January 2010

Finished 24th March 2010

Finally I have a little new start. I was at a bit of a loose end on Thursday evening as I couldn't finish Peppermint Twist as I ran out a thread I needed. So I decided to start Little House Needleworks Needle and Thread. I am using the suggested fabrics for both the scissor mattress and the fob. It's only a tiny start :) but it has wetted my appetite! Lol!

I spent all afternoon today basting my fabric so I could start Just a Thought Sampler Garden Casket. Oh what fun that was!!! Lol! Anyway it's done and I made a tiny start.

It's the Easter holidays for my girls! Jess has been home from uni for a week and Abi finished school on Friday. It's good to have them both together for a while.

Hope everyone has had a lovely weekend!

Take care

Hugs

Sally
xxx

36 comments:

Carol said...

Congratulations on both finishes, Sally! They are wonderful and I know how proud you'll feel each winter when you see them hanging on your wall. The Just Nan especially makes me smile--love the little snowmen, chicks, ladybugs, and squirrels--so sweet.

Enjoy your time with your daughters :)

Jane said...

Two lovely finishes Sally.
The colours in Peppermint Twist are 100% Christmas and it will be lovely for the festive season. Just Nan 4 Wishes is great too, I love designs which show the changing seasons and can be displayed throughout the year - look forward to more completions!

Ranae said...

Congrats! on two lovely finishes, but I adore the JN.
Keep up the awesome stitching, Sally! I love it

Jules said...

Congrats on the finishes! I just love Peppermint Twist!

Cindy's Stitching said...

Sally, they are so pretty. I have been eyeing peppermint twist for some time, along with so many others, if we only had more then one set of hands :)

valerie said...

Congratulations on both finishes!! They look fantastic. I love seeing Peppermint Twist completed. I have that one kitted up in my stash just waiting for me to get around to it someday!

Dianne said...

Both of these are just beautiful, and I'm jealous of both of them! I really need to work on my Peppermint Twist...but I've been working on my Red Thread lately. Maybe that will be next in the rotation.

Sharon said...

Your finishes are gorgeous! Congrats! Have a wonderful week with your girls!

Lesleyanne said...

Congratulations on both your finishes. They are gorgeous. I think I may have to buy Peppermint Twist I am so taken with yours lol.

Barb said...

The finishes are just so lovely Sally,I think somewhere I have the garden casket ,will have to go and have a look for it.
Looking forward to the 9th.

KarenV said...

Beautiful finishes Sally! I admire your perseverance with your WIPs - you really stick with them and it's lovely to see your finishes.

Elaine said...

Two beautiful finishes Sally and I look forward to seeing more of your LHN.
Hope you have a lovely Easter break with your girls.

Ginnie said...

fab finishes, well done.
The Just Nan one has such a lot of little lovely things on it, you could spend ages admiring it!

Vonna said...

I love our PT...so pretty!

Nic said...

Congratulations on both finishes, Sally, they look great!

dianemi said...

Congratulations Sally!! Your needle is smoking and everything looks absolutely beautiful. I really like all the charms in the Just Nan piece, too. Have fun with your daughters. :)

Christine said...

Both the finishes are gorgeous, but I especially love the Peppermint Twist

Julie said...

Congrats on 2 lovely finishes.
Looking forward to seeing a bit more of your new one.

Have fun over the Easter hols with the girls

Claire said...

Congrats on the finishes - both of which are gorgeous! And I also love your choice of new start! I really want to get back to stitching other things like these rather than HAEDs.... you are certainly Christmas mad arent you?!!

Hugs Claire x

jane said...

Lovely finishes Sally, well done!!

Stitcher said...

Great finishes Sally, I look forward to seeing your new starts.

Cari-in-VA said...

What beautiful finishes! I am so excited about your new start and look forward to watching your progress on this.

Have a wonderful time with your children!

Mylene said...

Congrats on both finishes, Sally. Both looks gorgeous!!

Enjoy the time with the girls.

Ellen said...

Congrats on your gorgeous finishes! Love your start on LHN Needle and Thread too.

Hugs,

Kim B said...

Way to go Sally!

Clare - Aimetu said...

Lovely stitching Sally - I am loving Little House at the moment but that means so many more on my wish list :)

Michele B. said...

Peppermint Twist is just delightful. And as always I am so enthralled with your latest Just Nan piece - you should be a model stitcher for that designer. The stocking is do pretty and congratulations for trying a new finish. I think the beaded edge is the perfect finishing touch. I'm looking forward to seeing your progress on the LHN.

Berit said...

You are certianly wowing is with finishes lately! The owl block remains my favorite; but I do like that reindeer one, as well! :D

Andrea said...

Fabulous finishes. Can't wait to see them hanging on your wall.

Kajsa said...

Congratulations! That's 2 major accomplishments. You always get so much done and it's all pretty.

Siobhan said...

Congratulations on the two finishes, Sally! I've had Peppermint Twist as a WIP since it came out and seeing yours really makes me want to get mine finished. Your JN is gorgeous--I love how she packs so many things into each band... it's fun to look at each row and discover each thing in it. Love the new start, too!

We're on school holidays here, too, but my kids are supposed to be studying and not sleeping as much as they like to do! Ack! Enjoy yourselves.

linen and floss said...

Your finishes are wonderful!! I have peppermint twist in my stash and looking at yours is make me itch to start mine.

the just nan sampler is adorable xx

Barb said...

I just found your blog and enjoyed it. Nice finishes.

Rachael said...

Gorgeous finishes Sally,
Enjoy the Easter hols with your girl.
Mine break up today :0(

Brigitte said...

Both your finishes look absolutely gorgeous. Congratulations!

Karan said...

Those needles are well & truly smokin'! Two gorgeous finishes. Enjoy the double HD. :0)
Look forward to seeing N&T & Casket develop. Hope you had a lovely time with the girls. :0)