Friday, 9 July 2010

Two New Starts and Another Mattress

This week I finally got the backstitch border done on all pieces for my mattress pinkeep and sat on Wednesday afternoon in between naps ( yes I was so damned tired I had to nap!!!) stitching it up but didn't quite get it done before I had to cook our evening meal so it came back out again afterwards. I should really have been stitching HAED Guardian BUT it just wasn't calling to me this week again ( sorry Lisa. Promise I'll pick it up again next week). So here's my second mattress:) Only another two to go!!!

Monday I started The Sampler Girl Return to the Sea with Jane Austen which I'm SAL-ing with Barb:) I already love this and can't wait to pick it up again next Monday. Do pop over and have a look at Barb's lovely blog if you haven't visited her before. She stitches the most lovely pieces and her pics of her flowers and garden make you wish you were there:)

After I'd finished making the mattress I decided to start my SB roll for this month. Of course July means American Independance Day so what better roll to stitch than Americana. This is my start on it. Being a Brit obivously we don't celebrate it lol but I want to stitch all the SB rolls :) Anyway I think I only have three more charts in my stash left to stitch now so if anyone has any that they'd be prepared to lend me I would be so very grateful :) The ones I'm short of are Christmas Candy, Halloween, Happy Pumpkin, Long May She Wave, Pansy, and Antique Heart.

Oooh I almost forgot my progress on Chatelaine Spring Morning. I've decided to join in UFO night/ week on Stitch and Stash, where Julie and Mr Stick keep a very close eye on things, so that I am not tempted to put it away and not stitch on it. I have to admit that the vines have been a bit testing lol!!!

I was hoping to show the gift I sent but I forgot that the lady in question is on holiday so that will have to wait until another time :)

This little chap/ chapess keeps visiting us :) Mum and Dad are regulars in our garden so it was lovely to see him/her as well.

Finally a piccie of me and my DH from last night before we went to an 80th birthday party. We haven't been out for ages so it made a nice change :)

I am hoping for some cooler weather for a bit as this heat is just getting too much. I know I shouldn't complain but it's so draining and you can't sleep at night because it's still so hot!

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend and thank you for continuing to visit me and comment:)

Take care everyone!

Hugs

Sally
xxxxx

23 comments:

Siobhan said...

I enjoyed seeing the photo of you and your DH! :) I love your new starts, and the mattress! I need to get back to my SB stitching. I have a bag full of NR kits, though I don't think I have any of the charts you're looking for. I think two I've already stitched but years ago so I have no idea where the charts went--sorry. :( I'll remember you if I do come across them!

I hope it cools down a bit for you. We have had two very overcast, cool & rainy days in a row... I hope it's not the end of our summer!

KarenV said...

Another lovely pincushion Sally! It looks really pretty. Great progress on your WIPs too. I hear you on the heat - it's not been too bad the past couple of days but today is scorching here and it's too hot to stitch :(

Nicola said...

Love your mattress pinkeeps Sally, it's a finish that I'm wanting to have a go at myself but as yet have not got round to. Great progress on the WIP's. AND what a lovely photo of you and your husband!

Lesleyanne said...

A lovely picture of you and your DH. Your mattress is gorgeous. Lovely progress on your WIPs.

Barb said...

Awww Sally thanks for the plug!!What a nice thing to say,I have Happy Pumpkin and have just started it,yep another new start! So it will be winging its way to you when I have done it. Not sure if I have the others I know I dont have the waving one lol, will have to go check will mail you if I have them. Your wips are doing well and I too love the Sea one,although I am growing pumpkins and adopting cats at the minute.
Love the pic of you and your hubby what an attractive pair you make. Speak again soon.Hugs

valerie said...

Great mattress pincushion finish! I think you're very brave to do that finish plus all the needlerolls! I haven't made up either finish yet.

I am loving your Chatelaine too!

Missy aka Birdy said...

Fabulous picture of you and DH. You look great for being 80....oh it wasn't your birthday party...err ...ummmm...sorry!! LOL LOL

Your stitching looks great!

hugs
-missy-

Berit said...

How pretty your dress (shirt?) and hair are! :D DH isn't bad, either. ;)

Love all your WiPs as ever; sorry that I don't have any SB to lend to you. :( I'm pretty sure you'll get a loan of them soon because stitchers are SO generous!

Cindy's Stitching said...

very nice pieces. Yes, it has been hot, but it is summer - better then 2 feet of snow.

jane said...

Lovely mattress finish again Sally and your SAL looks great, I am going to enjoy watching this one. CSM is looking lovely too. I agree, these warm nights are draining when you can't sleep properly, mind you I have a week off now so hoping for some nice weather!

Juls said...

Everything is so lovely!!!!!! And the pic of you and DH is special

Jules said...

All of your stitching is just lovely! And that birdie is a cutie pie!!

Elaine said...

Great picture of you and your DH Sally.
The mattress pin-keep is beautiful and your gorgeous wips sure are coming along.
Have a great week-end.

Elisa said...

Lovely mattress finish Sally and I love your WIP's too. Lovely piccie of you and DH

Carol said...

Beautiful stitching, bird, and photo of you and your husband, Sally!! I've never seen a bird like that--so sweet...

Julie said...

Great mattress, i do like this type of finish.

Well done on all the vines, Mr Stick giving a round of applause LOL

Hope you and DH had a lovely night out

Mylene said...

Great picture of you and your DH. Thanks for sharing.

Congrats on finishing another mattress pincushion, looks gorgeous. Great job!!

Andrea said...

Sally, wonderful stitching. I have Antique Roll chart that you can have if you haven't secured that one yet, email me and let me know. (Sorry, I'm way behind with posts).

Dani - tkdchick said...

Congrats on another mattress finish! Looks great. You've got a lovely pair of starts!

Those vines may be a pain but they look superb!

Karan said...

Another lovely mattress finish. Like the new starts & the WIP's are as beautiful as ever. I think Mr Stick will be chasing me when I get back - haven't touched any of my UFO's in quite a while. LOL Cute visitor. Hope you & DH enjoyed the night out. :0)

Patty C. said...

Great photo of the little bird - so cute.
New starts look fabulous :)

Michelle said...

Lovely mattress finish and your WIP's are lovely. What a nice photo of you and DH. Love Michelle x

Suzanne said...

Beautiful matress pinkeep. Nice new starts. Love the picture of you and your DH.

Sorry about the hot weather. I know that it's what we will have to look forward to this coming summer. For now, we are having some particularly cold dry weather.