Tuesday, 10 August 2010

The Big Block Is Done :)

Just a little into August and the BIG block on CHS Shores of Hawk Run Hollow is done. Yipeeee!!!! This is my SAL with Jane and Nicki. For all this block caused me some problems because of a mistake I made with the borders I did enjoy stitching this block. I made a small start on block 8 whilst watching Alice in Wonderland on DVD, which we bought for Jess for her birthday. There is a lot of stitching in this block but not too many colour changes so it shouldn't take too long! Haha famous last words!

I've almost done all the stitching on the SB Violet Roll which I started last week. This roll is another very pretty one and I hope to finish it tomorrow evening.

Sunday evening I had my shameless new start! Well I did finish the stitching on the casket so a new start was in order :) As I said in my post before Jess' birthday post I decided to start Blackbird Designs Their Song. I coffee dyed some white 40 fabric for this piece last year and I'm using DMC threads. I love what I have done so far and am looking forward to stitching more on it next Sunday.

Last night was my JA SAL night with Barb and more loveliness was stitched on Return to the Sea With Jane Austen. When this one is finished I'm going to edge both this one and At Home with Nun stitch then use some ribbon to make a hanger to hang them both on the wall.

Tonight I would like to finish the cross stitching on Chatelaine Spring Morning then when I get an afternoon free add all the beads and crystals. Not sure when that will be as we are having a day out shopping tomorrow. Even if DH and I can't buy anything the girls can and Jess needs some bits and pieces for when she moves into her new student digs. She's picking up her keys at the weekend as her contract has started which I can't get my head around as they don't get any money from student finance until they start the new semester at the end of September. Good job she managed to save some money from her last lot of student money but she will be job hunting too when she gets settled in. She's sharing with 4 friends. It hardly seems like 5 minutes since she came back home.

Thank you to those of you who left birthday wishes for Jess and also for all your wonderful comments on my previous post. They really lift my spirits. It's so nice to know that people are reading my blog and like my stitching :) Thank you from the bottom of my heart xxxx

Take care everyone.

Hugs
Sally
xxxx

22 comments:

Christina said...

Congratulations on finishing the CHS big block, each block is a project in itself! I'm too scared to try a CHS, I fear it would take me years, if not decades to finish!
I'm pleased you've started BBD 'Their Song', it's definitely on my 'to do' list. Sadie from Stitching up a Storm completed it earlier in the year and it looked absolutely stunning once framed. Anyway, I look forward to seeing your progress.
I've never stitched a Sampler Girl's design. I really like the one you're doing. I especially like the top of the chart - they remind me of peacock feathers.

Dani - tkdchick said...

Congrats on finishing the BIG block! I think that's my favourite so far!!!

valerie said...

Congrats on finishing that huge block! It looks great and you'd never guess there was a mistake in it. Your other wips are coming along splendidly!

natalyK said...

Love your stitching updates. Your CHS Shores is beautiful.

Jackie said...

Congratulations on getting the big block done! I love how the sails have shapes that look like quilt blocks. You're stitching is beautiful and you have lovely projects in process!

Ellen said...

Congrats on finishing the big block, it's beautiful. Love your new start on BBD Their Song. Fabric colour is gorgeous! I do not have this design in my stash, will put it in my wishlist.

Hugs,

Rachael said...

well done on finishing the big one, I look forward to seeing more of the BBD 'Their song'

jane said...

Shores looks great Sally - I am still plugging away at block 3..lol. I'll get there in the end. I like the sound of the way you are going to finish your JA pieces and Your Song looks as though it will be lovely.

Hazel said...

Beautiful stitching as ever Sally. I love the Shepherds Bush roll. Lovely colours. x

Berit said...

Congrats on that enormous block; everything looks beautiful! :D

Olenka's Stitches said...

Pretty stitching as always! I am looking forward to seeing Chatelaine Spring Morning.

Christine said...

Great stitching as always Sally. Loving the HRH piece

Carol said...

I can tell you're thrilled to have the "big block" behind you Sally--it looks wonderful! I do love the colors in Shores so much...

Your needleroll is so pretty, too. Don't you love violets!

Patty C. said...

Your work is looking lovely - I haven't seen the BBD "Their Song" - I like the coffee dyed fabric - I can't wait to see it finished :)

Barb said...

Hey Sally we are almost done, I think I am just one letter more than you , I thought I might do a little before we start the stocking. Have you got a little JA that you could do with me.
Love the Shores and the violet needleroll.Gosh you get a tremendous amount done in a week. I have another roll done just posted an update. Will be in touch sweetie.Take care

Sonda in OR said...

Congrats on all of your progress! It's fabulous! All of your stitching is lovely and I love that Sampler Girl piece.

Julie said...

the big block looks great. There seem to be a lot of stitchers doing BBD ones recently, more than usual.
Good luck to Jess for next year, hope she finds a suitable job that fits in with her study times.

Lucy said...

Love the "Shores"...the block is beautiful!

Brigitte said...

Finishing this big block seems to be a step towards finishing the whole sampler. That's what I've always read in other stitchers' blogs, and it seems the same for you. So congratulations!
Very nice progress on your other WIPs.

Andrea said...

Wonderful WIPs.

Lesleyanne said...

Congratulations on finishing the "big block". The more I see of your and Barb's progress on your JA the more I wish I was stitching it with you. Lovely progress on your wips.

Suzanne said...

Nice work on the big block, it looks great. Love all your other stitching as well.