Wednesday, 24 March 2010

February's Violets

I have another little finish today! This cute little stocking should have really have been finished last week and in the post but I was so wary of stitching it up. Don't get me wrong the instructions with the chart are brilliant but it's just me when I come to making up a new shape and stuff. Anyway I decided to do a beaded edge on it and I am quite happy with how it looks.

Blackbird Designs February's Violets from Love is in the Air

30 count fabric

DMC and GAST

I just have a couple of WIP pics to show now. I do have another finish but it was dark by the time I finished it so I couldn't get a decent picture so will save that for another post. Friday and Saturday, as usual, were spent stitching on Shores. I decided I'd had enough of the white so filled in some of the colour. I do like the look of this block and am really looking forward to stitching more on it this week.

I am very close to finishing BRD Peppermint Twist so am going to stitch on it tomorrow to try and get it finished. I have done a little bit more since I took this piccie.

I am thinking of maybe starting Just a Thought Sampler Garden Casket next to replace Peppermint Twist on a Sunday evening and Barb, Hazel and I are hopefully starting The Sampler Girl At Home with Jane Austen on 9th April and I'm really looking forward to that. I am enjoying my stitching so much these days:)

I have received this lovely sunshine award from Claire Thank you so much Claire :) I am supposed to pass this award on to 12 bloggers but I am going to be very naughty and not do that but will say that it's for all the bloggers out there who I visit as there are so many wonderful, inspiring bloggers out there.

I am steadily catching up on blogs again and love seeing what you are all stitching. I get so inspired.

Thank you so much for all your lovely comments on my humbug finish:)

Take care everyone.

Hugs

Sally
xx

34 comments:

Berit said...

I don't think I've seen a beaded edge on a stocking before--Nice! :D

Dianne said...

go go go go go! you can do it! {insert visual of me holding pom-poms...or not!}

Cindy's Stitching said...

I adore these little stockings. I am finishing one up myself.

Deb said...

I really like the idea of the beaded edge on the stocking. It looks wonderful!!!

Nicky said...

Hi, found your blog today, I love that stocking - it is gorgeous, beautifully finished. I see you are a big Shepherds Bush fan also. Hope to stop by your blog again soon.
Nicky in NZ

Ranae said...

I adore your little finsihed BBD stocking.

Clare - Aimetu said...

I love your stocking :) Glad you liked the award - great idea to share with all :)

Mylene said...

You finished it perfectly, Sally. Well done!

And both your WIP's are looking great.

Congrats on the award.

Stitchingranny said...

A beautiful finish and a lovely wip too Sally.

Barb said...

Sally I absolutely love the violet one and will have to stitch it now I have seen yours. Love the beaded edge .I have them all and like some more than others ,but that one was one to do.
WTG girl on the Peppermint one , almost there ,
I am looking forward to home too.

Claire said...

Adore the stocking!! Envy you and your stitching and ability to make things up....still!!

Hugs
Claire x

dianemi said...

Love, love, love the stocking and the finish Sally. That beaded edge is wonderful. Your other WIPs are coming along nicely too... great job! :)

KarenV said...

Love your stocking, Sally, it turned out great! Your WIPs are looking lovely too.

jane said...

Lovely finish on the stocking Sally and Shores is looking great too. I am sure I will enjoy this block more than the last. Glad to hear you are enjoying your stitching - I feel the same this year after being quite bored and uninterested last year, - must be all the SALing..lol

Elisa said...

That is so pretty...your WIPs are looing fab too.
Congrats on your award

Siobhan said...

Wow, wow, wow! I love that stocking! I never thought of a beaded edge before--great idea! It looks really good. I need to order the February chart but have told myself that I can't until I stitch more of the stockings from the charts that I already do have. I love your WIPs, too. Shores looks great--I just love those colors--and Peppermint Twist is fantastic! I need to get mine back out. You'll be happy dancing soon!

Carol said...

I just bought the stocking pattern, too, Sally and I adore your beaded finish. I am so nervous about finishing anything other than squares or rectangles, but I did manage to finish a stocking shaped ornament earlier this month and hope to do a round one soon. All of your WIPs are so pretty--I'm sure you'll be both happy and a bit sad to say goodbye to them when you are finished.

Julie said...

Cute stocking, what a pretty design

Nicki said...

Love both your WIPs :D And that stocking is just gorgeous. I think the Feb ones are the nicest - though I've not seen any of the charts in person (yet!) What count fabric did you do it on and how big is it? I want to do them but am thinking maybe smaller 'cos of space issues.

Olenka's Stitches said...

BBD stocking is fabulous, so are your other WIPs.

Hazel said...

Beautiful finish and wips are looking great too. x

Angela said...

Love your eqded finish in your stocking. It's a a finish I'm itching to try but I ned to get something finished first.

Jane said...

Hi Sally
Just found a link to you on another Blog site so popped over to take a look - great blog and beautiful stitching, really inspiring. I have never thought of stitching stockings other than at Christmas so really taken with the February Violets - very pretty!
Great taste in music!
I'll be back xx

Lesleyanne said...

That is a lovely finish. Your WIPs are looing fab too.
Congrats on your award

Michelle said...

I LOVE the beaded edge on your stocking!! Bravo!

Your other WIPs are wonderful as well.

I have a stocking to finish but I don't know if I'll be brave to try the beaded edge :)

Cari-in-VA said...

Congratulations on your award - it is well deserved!

Love your stocking and the beaded edge is a wonderful touch. Will you do another?

Your WIP are fabulous and I look forward to the casket piece - what a beauty!

Kim B said...

I absolutely adore your stocking finish! And your WIPs are looking great, too.

Christine said...

Thje little stocking is gorgeous, love the beaded edge

linen and floss said...

The stocking looks wonderful!!! I have just started blogging and have added your blog to my sidebar I hope you don't mind xx

Andrea said...

Love the stocking finish and the beaded edge.

Kajsa said...

That stocking is so pretty! Great job on finishing it too, I like the beaded edge and you found the perfect bead color.

Sharon said...

Such a pretty, pretty stocking!

Karan said...

Another very pretty finish Sally - love the beaded edge. Congratulations on the award. :0)

Solstitches said...

What a pretty little finish.
I think this must be one of my favourites of the monthly stockings.
Love how your Peppermint Twist looks too.
Hugs,
Margaret