Wednesday, 28 July 2010

I LOVE Shepherd's Bush!!!!

I'm guessing that my regular readers already know that actually seen as how I've been stitching one of their rolls a month for the past year and a half as well as other designs by the wonderfully talented ladies of Shepherd's Bush!! My latest finish is equally as gorgeous as anything else I've stitched by them so without further ado let me show the pictures and see what you think!!!

Shepherd's Bush 2010 Fob Kit

Started 22nd July 2010

Finished 24th July 2010

Made up 27th July 2010.

Now I must admit that I have more fobs than I do scissors so I have asked my DH to make me some sort of wall hanger that I can display them, and other things, on. I think I need to crack the whip flutter my eyelashes to get said hanger made!

Now this cute snowman has been in a draw for some time now patiently waiting to be finished into something so that he can be shown off. So he was part of my finishing Friday last week but he didn't quite get finished! As you can see he's another pinkeep but I do love them as they are so simple yet can be jazzed up. He is The Trilogy Sloane the Snowman.

Sunday evening I had hoped to finish the stitching on the pieces for JAT Sampler Garden Casket but 1) I ran out of DMC 3051 and 2) I'd be pussyfooting doing some very important things on the PC! However I did get a fair bit done whilst watching Top Gear and the modern day Sherlock Holmes which was just brilliant!


Monday evening was Barb and I's Jane evening. Unfortunately I couldn't complete the verse as I needed that elusive DMC 3051 which I had very stupidly forgotten to get on my trip to the shops on Monday morning ( I need a slap!) so I moved onto the flowers and stems at the top. I am loving this and I think I may just have a new obsession addiction!

Finally last night was S&S UFO night and to save a possible beating from Mr Stick and Julie I thought I'd better behave myself and get Chatelaine Spring Morning out. I am happy with the progress I made and I hope Mr Stick will be too!
 
So what to stitch today??? I think I need to pick the Halloween ornament I started God knows when back up and work on that or another year will go by with nothing on my black tree. My mind has wandered with thoughts of said tree coming out again for Valentines and Easter too. Now I never stitch for these occassions! Pray tell what is wrong with me???? Middle age crisis???? I have no idea but it does feel good!!!
 
Yesterday an envelope arrived from Barb. She has recently stitched up the Shepherd's Bush Glad Tidings Fob ( please see her blog for her lovely finish) and very kindly sent the chart to me. This will be started sooner rather than later as, well, I just love these fobs! Thank you so much Barb!
 

Right I have waffled on for long enough. I'm away to find that started Halloween ornament and pop a few stitches in it then have quarter of an hour on the Wii Fit. I am trying to get back into exercising after not doing any but I'm just taking it steady at the moment. Still not 100% but think I am getting there. I often think it is sort of stress/ menopause related. I am having relentless hot flushes and the muggy weather really doesn't help. I worry about my Dad as he is looking so thin and ill and all my sister says is there's nothing we can do to make him eat better which I know but it doesn't stop me worrying. It upsets Abi so much when she sees him and now she doesn't want to see him.
 
Thank you for all your lovely, kind comments. 
 
Take care everyone.
 
Hugs
 
Sally
xxx

25 comments:

KarenV said...

Wasn't Sherlock fantastic?! We really enjoyed it and thought Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman were great leads.

Your fob turned out beautifully, really pretty finish! Sorry to hear about your Dad, it's hard as they get older, isn't it?

Lesleyanne said...

Your fob is lovely. I wish I knew how to make things up. I am just not a sticky gluey and sewy type of girl - must try harder. Hope things settle down with you soon.

Vonna said...

With results like these why wouldn't you like Shepherd's Bush :)

Barb said...

Hi Sally your fob is gorgeous oh that little sheep.Oh dear looks as if Monday is our night for quite a while with Jane heh! I am loving it though.
Did you notice I had to trim a little off the pic to get chart in the envelope.
Hope you manage to get to the shop soon at least before next week lol.
You sound so much better today well done , I know what you mean about these tropical moments that seem to turn into hours -dreadful.
Just back from post,twice in one day thats a record now I am done for the day!
We loved Sherlock too -shame its not on Monday!it would make the day perfect in every way!

Ginnie said...

Lots of lovely stuff going on as usual.
We too enjoyed Sherlock !

Lelia said...

fabulous SB! Funny how we get so hooked on a designer - it is like a stitching STREAK : )

Feel better soon -- I'm going thru similar feelings & it is no picnic

thx for visiting my blog, I'm trying finishing with ribbons & love the look

Olenka's Stitches said...

Your SB fob is awesome, so are all your WIPs.

jane said...

lovely fob Sally and I love your JA SAL. I really need to stitch another Sampler Girl design! KNow just what you mean about those tropical moments....

Christine said...

Great stitching Sally. We thought Sherlock was brilliant too

Berit said...

Congrats on your finishes! :D All this stitching looks great, and can't wait to see the fob display DH makes for you!

Jules said...

Your finishes and WIPs are lovely as always!

Are you referring to a new series on Sherlock? I haven't heard of it over on this side of the pond yet. I've been wanting to see the latest Sherlock movie with Brendan Fraser (I think it was out late last year). I love me a good Sherlock mystery!!! (Must be the British ancestry in my blood.)

Ellen said...

Beautiful fob! Would love to see all your SB fobs together. Your wips are progressing nicely.

Hugs,

mbroider said...

I am a Jane Austen fan too. But there is no sea, you see!! So i was lingering and gazing at your casket!!! I love it!

Elisa said...

Love your fob and snowman...your WIPs are looking fab too...

Brigitte said...

I always love to see your updates and progress pictures. And yes, it's quite obvious, which designer you love best, lol. It's a pity that I couldn't help your with your missing SB rolls.

FIONA said...

Absolutely love love love the Shepherds Bush fobs - and you can never have too many fobs! I love making them! Great finishes on all of them!

Julie said...

Pretty fob finish, the casket is coming along nicely too, i'm sure you'll be fine when it comes to making it up

Carol said...

Love your SB fob Sally. I have a SB fob kit I bought years ago that I should really dig out. The kit included the scissors too!

You've been busy as usual with all your other lovely pieces - Sloane the Snowman is cute.

I really enjoyed Sherlock Holmes too!

Heather said...

Ah your finishes are brilliant Sally.

Solstitches said...

What a beautiful fob Sally. I really love that.
As always you have some gorgeous stitching in the works too.

Margaret

Christina said...

Tom Cruise on Top Gear? Wow, that's all I can say!
I love your Shepherd's Bush fob - especially the trim. I'm always looking for new ideas so I zoomed in to see if I could figure out how it was done, but it looks too complicated for my ability!
Thank you for the 'heads up' about Wimblebees, as you saw from my blog I got a few bargains!

Mylene said...

Great job on the scissor fob, looks gorgeous as well as your other stitching progress.

I hope you have a lovely weekend.

Gillie said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous stitching, Sally, especially Sloane, he makes me laugh! I LOVE Top Gear (which puzzles the WT no end) but I enjoy the interplay between the three. I'm hoping the new Sherlock Holmes makes it to BBC America, it look interesting. Hugs to your Dad.

Suzanne said...

Beautiful fob and great snowman! Both are lovely finishes.

Karan said...

Do love Julie's gift (gorgeous colours) & all your other finishes. :0)