Sunday, 22 August 2010

Let's All Linger and Gaze

I have had two more finishes this week and an almost finish :) I think I am definitely well into my stitching again and I just want to stitch everything I have now!!!

So I think it's time to shut up and show my stitching! As my regular readers will know Barb and I have been SAL-ing on The Sampler Girl Return the Sea With Jane Austen. Amazingly we both finished it this week and we are both delighted! I have thoroughly enjoyed stitching on this piece and am looking forward to our small pieces next week then on Bank Holiday Monday we are starting the Jane Austen Sampler Stocking. I have edged mine with nun stitch and will add some ribbon as a hanger. I'm planning on finishing At Home the same way. Thank you so much, Barb, for stitching this lovely with me.

The Sampler Girl Return to the Sea With Jane Austen

36 count flax linen

DMC

Started 5th July 2010

Finished 17th August 2010

For the small design that Barb and I are going to stitch Barb has lent me A Sweet View which I absolutely love. I think Barb is going to stitch A Turn in the Garden:) She also sent me the Shepherd's Bush 2008 Fob chart- thank you so much Barb xxx

My second finish is ( wait for it!) another Halloween ornament! Yay I shall have two ornaments on my black tree at least! I chose a quicker stitch this time and just love this cute pumpkin! Not sure what design I will choose next but I can't wait to get the JCS mag with the Halloween ornaments in it. I asked at my newsagent if they could get the mag for me and they can:)

Just Nan Batty Jack from JCS Aug/ Sept 2008

Unknown fabby

DMC

Started 18th August 2010

Finished 20th August 2010

My almost finish of this week is Chatelaine Spring Morning. I finished all the stitching except for the backstitch around the lily of the valley as it's white and it doesn't show up at all so I've left it off for now until I decide what to do. This week I'll be adding the beads and crystals but as there are lots of beads it may take me a while!


My final WIP, of course, is CHS Shores. Block 8 seems to be going very well ( should I have said that as I may have just jinxed myself!!!!) I have got quite a lot done over the past two evenings which makes me a very happy stitcher lol!

Thank you for all your lovely comments on the finishes in my last post and the other things I wrote about. I absolutely LOVE my hair! Wonder what my hairdresser will say when we go next Saturday!

After all the stress on Jess' student house last Sunday it has all been sorted. We went yesterday to take some her stuff and it looks so much better. I think they may all take some time to settle and I must admit I am worried about how Jess will take to it but I am sure after a couple of weeks she'll be fine and once the new semester starts and she gets into a routine again it will all come together. She's moving in properly next weekend and that will leave a huge hole at home again until we get used to it.

The girls and I took a trip into Hull on Friday. We don't do this very often as the fares are ridiculous but we needed to get Abi's uniform and didn't know when we were going to have time on a weekend. We are not a two car family and my DH uses ours for getting to work so off we went on the bus! We did quite well getting what Abi needed and, thankfully, she didn't need everything new as she'd got some new bits in the last term. I dread unifrom shopping more and more every year as the older they get the harder it gets but this is her last year. On Tuesday she goes for the results of the two GCSEs she's taken early so fingers crossed she's done well in those.

Time I was going now to get some washing hung out and put more in. I need to make sure everything Jess needs with her is ready to pack over the next week!

Take care everyone.

Hugs

Sally
xxxx

26 comments:

Beaupippin said...

Lovely work and so fast. Well done

Christina said...

'Return to the sea' is really lovely now it's finished, how are you going to finish it? I love your Halloween finish, I too would really like to have a Halloween display this year but I'm very aware that it's September in a weeks time! I'm so jealous that your newsagent can get JCS Hallowwen issue. I got mine from ebay last year at a very reasonable price but it was long after Halloween!
BTW - I received Just Nan's 4 Wishes - I love it! Will I get it done before Christmas 2010? Hmmm, let's see!

jane said...

Lovely finishes and "almost" finishes Sally. I'm glad you are enjoying your stitching again - you have certainly achieved a lot recently.

Jackie said...

Beautiful!

I'm still loving seeing your progress on Shores!

I need to go find that JCS before they're sold out here.

Christine said...

Your Return to the Sea is beautiful.
I hate uniform shopping too. The thing I hate most about it is how early the shops get it in. If you buy it when it arrives in the shops they've grown out of it by september and if you wait till the end of the holidays there is nothing left...

natalyK said...

Beautiful stitching. Nothing makes a stitcher happier than lots of stitching time.

Lesleyanne said...

Congratulations on your two finishes. I love them both but especially return to the sea. Lovely progress on shores. Well done for getting the school uniform sorted - I've still got mine to sort but haven't got to get everything. Fingers crossed for Abi next weekend. Glad everything got sorted.

Deborah said...

Your finishes are beautiful. The shores is great! It's in my stash but i haven't started it yet.

Barb said...

OH tap ,tap tap, or should I say thud,thud thud me dancing with you Sally. I have had to reframe Home as I couldn't get a frame like the original, bought 2 picture frames the same yesterday and DH has reframed one and going to do the other.They are exactly the same size so will look good together. Looking forward to taking a turn while you admire the sweet view lol.Liking the idea of a black tree with Hallowe'en ornies,now dont start me off with anything else!!!!
Love the Chatelaine one ,and Shores is progressing nicely,you must have 3 Weetabix every morning Mrs Speedy fingers.
Glad the shopping went well,we are a one car family which suits me as I dont drive! Sometimes it would be handy though. Anyway my comment is now a note. So take care and see you the morrow.Hope it stops raining or the garden will be wet and there will not be much of a view.

Michelle said...

Lovely photos Sally - your stitching is always wonderful and I love your new Hair style.

Michelle said...

Lovely photos Sally - your stitching is always wonderful. I love the new hair style as well. Really suits you. You have mail by the way!

Julie said...

Lots of stitchy progress on here this week, 2 finishes and an almost one too.

Good Luck to Abi for next week and also for the upcoming year.

Brigitte said...

Wanting to stitch everything immediately is the best sign that your stitching mojo is completely back, lol. Your Halloween piece looks gorgeous, and so does the Jane Austen finish. Do you already know how you will finish it?
Next week we'll probably see Spring Morning finished. Busy, busy ...

Ellen said...

Lovely finishes! You are a fast stitcher. Would love to see your next SB's fob.

Hugs,

Berit said...

A busy time full of busy stitching! :D Glad to hear things are looking a bit better recently. :)

Lelia said...

wonderful needlework!!! wow : )

Hazel said...

Lovely finishes and progress. I am hoping to start the chart next year in the spring if I can hold off for that long. x

Dani - tkdchick said...

Sally those are two more wonderful finishes. That pumpkin must of been fun to stitch!

Can't wait till your chatelaine is done with beads and all it'll be so pretty!

Mylene said...

You sure a very fast stitcher Sally. All looks gorgeous!!

Goodluck to Abi and glad things sorted out for Jess.

Siobhan said...

Wow, you've been stitching up a storm! Good for you. Love the finishes & WIPs. Your hair looks great! I am going to do my own, too, after paying about 150 euro for a cut & color and the color coming out waaaay too soon. Best of luck to your daughter with her exam results!

Carol said...

Lovely pieces, Sally. I think Spring Morning is one of the prettiest "almost" finishes I've ever seen--it will look even more amazing with the beads and crystals!

Lynn B said...

Lovely progress on your stitching, I particularly love the hummingbird
design!

Laura said...

Sally, you won my giveway!!! Please email me your address. My email is duetabode@comcast.net.

Thanks!!!

Patty C. said...

Your stitching progress has been wonderful but I must admit I'm taken by the hummer :)
Take Care

Sharon said...

Hi Sally, your finishes are beautiful.

Suzanne said...

Beautiful stitching and great finishes, well done!