Wednesday, 15 December 2010

The Stockings Were Hung....

Thank you for all your lovely birthday wishes on my last post. You are so sweet and kind xxxxx I had an absolutely fantastic day and it was such a shame it had to end as I really didn't want it to!

Yesterday I finally got around to making up my Jane Austen Sampler Stocking, which I had been stitching along with Barb since bank holiday Monday back in August. I had got my sewing machine out on Monday and cut my backing fabric ready but time got away with me and it just didn't happen! Anyway I made time yesterday after a bit of present wrapping and I am very pleased with the result. I took this piccie on the floor of my living room near the window as it was the lightest place I could find!

The Sampler Girl Jane Austen Sampler Stocking

32 count evenweave ( can't remember the colour)

DMC & RG Wisper

Started 30th August 2010

Finished 8th December 2010.

SAL with Barb.

I thoroughly enjoyed stitching this and I hope Michelle enjoys it as much as I have when she starts it next year:)

Carrying on with The Sampler Girl and sheep I stitched up Tanya's design from The Gift of Stitching ornament issue. As soon as I saw New Year New Ewe I knew I just had to stitch it for Barb as a wee thank you for being such a wonderful friend and stitching buddy :) Barb received it on Monday and loves it. I made it up into a little pinkeep and I just love how it turned out.
The Sampler Girl New Year new Ewe

28 count Sassy's Fabby Khaki ( I think)

DMC

For Barb

Started 24th November 2010

Finished 25th November 2010

I forgot to take a piccie of Shores so that will have to wait until another day as I'm feeling too lazy to get the camera out again as I walked miles in the rain this morning delivering Christmas cards!!! I'd been wrapping a few presents and ended up with a headache so thought a walk delivering cards would do me good. It got rid of my headache so that's a good thing!

My birthday is lasting a few days as I received a lovely gift from Barb through the post on Monday. I love both of these. Barb picked LHN North Wind from my wish list and also added this cute little Shepherd's Bush kit Feed My Sheep. She knows my sheep and winter addiction oh so well but then again she loves sheep too!!! Thank you so much Barb xxx

Finally just some close-up pics of my stitched gifts from Lisa, Elisa and Julie. I wanted you to be able to see them better as the other photos were taken in a bit of a rush by my DH!




Right I'd better dash as I need to get some serious stitching done as I have something I need to get finished and made up very soon!

ETA as I forgot! DH got his official letter to say that his job is safe! Wahoooo!!! I cannot tell you what a huge relief it is and, thankfully, all his colleagues are OK too. Gotta be thankful that it's a small area as others in other areas are not going to be so lucky. Thank you for all your good thoughts and prayers. I am so grateful to each and every one of you. xxxx

Stay safe and warm everyone as the bitterly cold, snowy, icy weather is coming back to the UK tomorrow.

Hugs

Sally
xxx


30 comments:

WendyCarole said...

love the stocking

Elaine said...

Sally your stocking looks gorgeous and that Sheepy for Barb is just too cute!
Beautiful Birthday gifts too.

Vonna said...

LOVE your stocking Sally...turned out great! And more pressies :) Love those too!

Lesleyanne said...

All of your finishes are absolutely stunning Sally. Love your birthday gifts.

Christine said...

Your stocking came out beautifully. That sheep is just perfect for Barb, I bet she loves it

Clare - Aimetu said...

Great news about DH's job :) what lovely gifts and your stocking is fab, lovely design

Farm Girl said...

I love you Jane Austen stocking Sally, I saw on Google this morning that it is JA's 235th birthday today - how appropriate!

KarenV said...

Your stocking looks fantastic Sally, great job! Great news about your DH's job too - now you can relax and enjoy Christmas :)

FIONA said...

Gorgeous stocking Sally and belated Happy Birthday wishes to you for the other day! Sounds like you had a fabulous day - family is what it's all about!! Take care and great stitching! Thanks for sharing! x

jane said...

Love the stocking and the gift for Barb (which looks strangely familiar...)Your birthday gifts are very nice too.
So pleased to hear that DH's job is safe, you must be very relieved, so good to get the news before Christmas!

Carol said...

I'm so happy to hear that your husband's job is safe, Sally! I'm sure that is a major relief--especially at this time of year.

Your stocking is precious--wonderful job :)

Catherine said...

So happy to hear the news of your husband's job!!

Love all of your stitchy goodies!

Deborah said...

That stocking is stunning! Beautiful work.

Ellen said...

Wow, you are good with sewing as well! The Stocking is gorgeous! Love that New Ewe pinkeep as well.

Lovely gifts from Barb, love that SB's kit.

Stay Warm n Happy Holidays!

mbroider said...

Lovely gifts, Sally! Enjoy them:)

Barb said...

Stocking looks wonderful Sally -wonder if we will find them full to the brim at Christmas lol. Happy dancing with you .
Love your stitched gifties,and I was so pleased to hear good news on the job front.
I love my sheepy you sent, it will soon be lambing time and all those new little bleeties will be arriving. I am sure I could give one a good home!

An itch to cross stitch.. said...

Your stocking looks gorgeous Sally, well done on such a great finish. It feels so good finishing a project, doesn't it?
I love new year, new ewe. That is a really sweet design and lovely finishing.

Michelle said...

Lovely finishes as usual Sally - glad you had such a nice Birthday xx

Ginnie said...

You had some lovely stuff.
Great stocking too. x

Elisa said...

Loving the stocking Sally...and TSG finish too...

Great news about DH job...fingers crossed that Mark gets some news on the job front in the new year!!

Colleen said...

Sally, love your stocking; great finish. Love the New Year, New Ewe; I'm a sheep fan too. Super, great news about your DH's job. A wonderful gift for your family.

Christina said...

The stocking is fabulous! I didn't get around to stitching one this year, oh the plans I have for NEXT Christmas! (of course I'm forgetting that I'll have TWO children next year, so stitching time will be VERY limited!)
Amazing news about your husband's job, you can enjoy Christmas now without the weight of that on your shoulders.

Siobhan said...

Yeay! I'm so glad that your DH's job is safe. It will be a happy Christmas for you all, knowing that isn't hanging over your head!

Beautiful stocking, and gift for Barb! I love all your gifties, too.

Pointed Stitcher said...

Your stocking is just beautiful, the stitching and the sewing!!

Dani - tkdchick said...

Sally, I didn't get a chance, so I wanted to wish you a Happy Birthday!!!

Your stocking looks fantastic.

You received some beautiful gifts for your b-day!

mollycaff said...

Your stocking looks amazing, I am very envious of your talent for finishing. Great news for your DH, what a relief!

Berit said...

Beautiful! And Happy Belated Birthday. :)

Michele B. said...

Jane Austen would think you'd done her proud. And how wonderful that DH's job is safe. You can breathe now...

Lisa said...

Your stocking looks gorgeous Sally, well done on a lovely finish.
And the sheep you did for Barb is so cute!

Susan said...

Congratulations on all your finishes, Sally - they are all lovely - I especially love your stocking!

I'm so happy to hear that your DH's job is safe - that is wonderful news, and must be such a relief to the two of you.

Merry Christmas to you and your family, Sally!