Thursday, 20 May 2010

Peppermint Twist Revisited!

At last I have made the effort and finally made Blue Ribbon Designs Peppermint Twist up into a pinkeep. It's all I seem to make things up into these day ( and needlerolls!) but one day I will surprise you all and try something else! Anyway I backed the pinkeep in some red fabric that was in a fat quarter Christmas fabric bundle from The Viking Loom, which I bought ages ago, and used some green trim from the pack Mylene sent me then added red pins. I am pleased with the way it turned out. I intend on keeping it out all year long:)

CHS Shores of Hawk Run Hollow is going very well! Lol! I am loving block 5 and hope to get a real good go at it again tomorrow and Saturday. Fingers crossed I can get this one done for the end of the month then it'll be onto huge one in the middle, which I am not really looking forward to!!

I am also hoping to get The Sampler Girl At Home With Jane Austen finished by the end of the month :) I am still loving this piece so much and have actually stitched a little bit more on this tonight. It's such a pretty piece with a lovely sentiment.

My final WIP is Just a Thought Sampler Garden Casket. I am working on the casket top at the moment. Aren't those bunnies cute? lol!

I have had a small new start. Lisa and I were talking ages ago about having a go at a mattress pinkeep and doing it together but I've never got around to stitching something suitable until now! I decided on Drawn Thread Spot of Spring so that was my new start. It's such a lovely little piece and I intend on stitching the other three and making them into mattress pinkeeps too.

At long last I received my Shepherd's Bush kits from Fobbles today. As you may remember I ordered them back in mid February but they were out of stock so had to be ordered from SB. it's been a long time coming due to a lost package, then the Icelandic volcano halting flights etc but it's here at last :) I don't have a piccie of my goodies but I ordered My Pins and the 2009 Scissor Fob but as that was no longer available I got the 2010 one instead :) Beverley also included a Fobbles pen and a cute little button tin. That'll be my last stash for a while as with the price of everything going up I will have to good unless I desperately need fabby or threads. It's not as though I have nothing to stitch though as I have plenty to keep me going for a long time! Lol!

I'll be having a wee giveaway soon so keep a look out. I've stitched something up especially:)

At long last the weather here is warming up :) Just as long as it doesn't too hot!!!!

Take care everyone!

Hugs

Sally
xx

22 comments:

Elaine said...

Peppermint twist looks great Sally and all those beautiful wips, your needle must be hot..
Glad your goodies have arrived safely. Happy Stitching!

jane said...

I love the way you finished Peppermint Twist and all your other WIPs look great too. Glad your stash arrived safely - enjoy!

Deb said...

Peppermint Twist turned out so wonderful and there is nothing wrong with pinkeeps and needlerolls. I love all of them.

Olenka's Stitches said...

Your pinkeep looks great! I love your Hawk Run Hollow, it's so lovely!
Have a nice weekend!

Lesleyanne said...

The Peppermint Twist pinkeep is ABSOULTEY STUNNING. Your WIPs are coming along great. Glad you finally got your goodies.

Christine said...

Your Peppermint Twist finish is absolutely gorgeous. The WIPS are coming along great too. I love the bunnies on the casket, they look as though they are playing dominoes!

KarenV said...

Great finish Sally, it turned out really well! It seems to have gone straight from winter to summer here - it's soooo hot today!

Hazel said...

Gorgeous wips Sally. I love your Peppermint Twist finish. Just stunning. I better get a move on with the JA sampler. x

WendyCarole said...

peppermin twist looks great finished

Carol said...

I think we all have our favorite way of finishing our stitches, Sally and your pinkeeps look amazing. Great progress on your other pieces, too--hope your weekend is relaxing and stitch-filled :)

Mylene said...

Peppermint Twist looks gorgeous! Good to hear you were able to use the trim, it does fits well.

Both WIP's are coming along beautifully!

Here's warming up as well which is great!

Happy weekend!

Karan said...

Love PT as a pinkeep & the SB roll is another very pretty piece. Great progress on all your WIP's too. Really enjoyed my catch up & seeing all the lovelies. :0)

Lucy said...

Just bought the Shores...I love the colors in that. The Peppermint Twist is really nice!

Jeanne said...

Great finish Sally - coincidentally my Peppermint Twist is at the framers finally. :) You must have done yours over 1 or on very high-count linen. Love your Jane Austen piece too. Congratulations!

Dani - tkdchick said...

Sally, Peppermint Twist looks great all finished up as a pinkeep! At least you're finishing things most of my stuff languishes in a bin because I'd rather be stitching!

CHRH is looking good keep plugging away at it!

I look forward to seeing you finish your block and your Sampler Girl piece this month.

Farm Girl said...

Pinkeeps are great, yours is gorgeous. Your WIP's look awesome too.

Julie said...

Lots of nice Wip's and a lovely finish. Good luck on the stash wagon!

Ellen said...

Gorgeous pinkeep! Love all your wips especially the casket top. You are making great progresses.

Hugs,

Siobhan said...

What a creative idea for a PT finish! It looks great. Your other WIPs are coming along so nicely!

Suzanne said...

I love how you have finished Peppermint Twist, it looks beautiful. Your other WIP's are looking great.

Berit said...

What a great finish! Shores is really shaping up, too!

Solstitches said...

Love your Peppermint Twist pinkeep Sally!
I love pinkeeps and would never tire of them.