Tuesday, 25 January 2011

Major Happy Dance!

Yes brush off the disco ball and happy dance with me as look what is finally finished!!!

Carriage House Samplings

Shores of Hawk Run Hollow

40 count coffee dyed linen

DMC

Started 1st January 2010

Finished 25th January 2011




I popped the last few stitches into it this morning before I went out for a walk. It would have been while tea was cooking yesterday but we had a power cut mid stitch and as it was my evening for my SB SAL with Barb and Colleen I didn't pick it up again once power had been restored. I am so happy to have this finished. Yes there are a few mistakes that I didn't bother to correct although one was a major one that I couldn't really put right ( the gap that should have been in between each block!) but it's mine! Lol! Chart is now for sale ( see tabs below my header).

As I said last night was my SAL night with Barb and Colleen and this is my progress. I just love stitching this. The pastel colours are so pretty even though they may not show up too well on the fabric at times.

Thank you for all your lovely comments on my gift for Chris. I am just so pleased with it and so happy that she likes it and she is already using it :)

Thank you also for all your hugs and good wishes for me and my Dad. His ECG showed that is heart is not working properly so he needs a pacemaker sooner rather than later. It is a huge worry but the doctor was confident that it would make him feel better ( even though he says he's fine anyway!) although there is still the issue of his knee which is never going to improve so he'll still be housebound. I have no idea when he'll see the cardiologist but the doctor wanted to get him seen as soon as possible.

I hope everyone has had a good start to the week and is stitching up a storm. I'm starting Ellen's gift from my blogoversary giveaway tonight :)

Hugs

Sally
xxxx

65 comments:

Lesleyanne said...

Congratulations Sally on your finish. It is absolutely stunning. Lovely progress on your WIP.

Gabi said...

This finish truly deserves a happy dance...with disco ball and all.
Beautiful stitching. Congrats.
Love your new Wip too.
Hope your dad will get soon a pacemaker and that this will improve his heart. Crossing fingers and toes here.

Deb said...

I'm happy dancing with you! Yoo Hoo! Congratulations on your finish!! It's definitely a cause to celebrate!!

Love your WIP too. SB pieces are so lovely (and you've reminded me that I have this in my stash - sigh). :o)

Gillie said...

Disco ball definitely! Well done you, it looks lovely. Glad you got a possible solution to your dad's problems, let's hope the pacemaker is on its way soon.

Maggie said...

Congratulations on your lovely finish :-)

I hope all goes well with your dad.

I'm interested in buy the Shores chart from you, what will you charge for P&P? (i am in the UK)

My e-mail is hydenseek61@yahoo.co.uk

if you could let me know that would be great :-)

Carol said...

Woo hoo!! Happy dancing across the ocean with you Sally! Shores is incredible and I know how much work you put into it :)

Best wishes for your dad as he gets his pacemaker--they can do wonders...

Harmien said...

Watch me do a little jig for you!! Awesome finish!!

Lee said...

GREAT job Sally! What an accomplishment!

Christine said...

WTG on Shores Sally, its beautiful!
The SB piece is growing well too.
Hope they can fit your Dad up with a pacemaker quickly

Lisa said...

Congratulations Sally, I think you deserve to dance all week for such an amazing finish, get out those tap shoes :)

lovely new wip piece too

hope your Dad will get his pacemaker soon and that it will improve his health

Jane said...

Glad rags on and I'm on my way over Sally, this deserves one big party! It must feel such an achievement to finish a big project like this, I ooh and aah everytime I see pics of it but haven't got the courage to attempt it. Fingers crossed for your Dad, I know how worrying it is but if the doctors are on top of things it makes you feel so reassured.
Take care xxx

♥ Nia said...

Congratulations on your finish! :)

staci said...

Oh Sally, what a magnificent finish!

Keeping your dad in my thoughts and prayers that everything goes well for him and his pacemaker.

Loubie69 said...

Congratulations, it looks fantastic :-)

Julie said...

Hope dads appt comes through quickly.

WOOHOOO ... Shore is very impressive, i hope mine looks as good this time next year LOL

Michelle said...

Im Happy Dancing with you Sally - its stunning well done.
Thinking of your Dad - hope things are sorted for you all soon xx

Alberta said...

Stunning, especially the tall ship! Well done!

valerie said...

Great job Sally! SoHRH looks fabulous! I am sure you are so thrilled to have it completed. Good luck to your dad with the pacemaker issues...it's good that he is under a doctor's care.

Ranae said...

Woohoo!! Sally!
I am across the pond, flinging my arms and kicking my legs for you!!
What a treasure!
Congrats!!

mollycaff said...

I'm definitely dancing along with you Sally!! It's stunning and a huge achievement to have stitched in only just over a year, especially considering how many other finishes you've had in the meantime. Wel done!

jane said...

Woohoo!! Congratulations Sally!! Shores looks fantastic and is a great achievement. I'm sure I will catch up with you eventually..lol.
Hope your dad gets to see the cardiologist soon. I know how worrying it can be but hopefully the pacemaker will help him.

Kristina said...

congratulations on a totally awesome finish1

WendyCarole said...

congratulations its wonderful

Katrina said...

well done on your finish Sally! You must be thrilled :)

Farm Girl said...

Amazing Sally - Congratulations on finishing such a HUGE project. It looks stunning. Loving your progress on your SB sal too. Happy stitching!

Barb said...

Oh whooohooo Sally , just put on the dancing shoes and 'cause I have limited mobility it is a one two three hop around the house, I could go outside but the man in the white coat may take me away. Look forward to seeing Shores hanging in all its glory. You deserve a pat on the back -and so say allof us.

Hazel said...

Woohooo!! Fab finish Sally. x

Alison said...

That is just gorgeous! Congratulations on your finish. Love Emmanuel's Song too. :)

Colleen said...

Shores is absolutely beautiful, Sally. Your stitching is lovely. Congrats on a job well done!!
Hoping all goes well with the pacemaker; what a difference they can make.
Love your stitching on Emanuel WIP. I just love SB colors. I truly had fun stitching with you & Barb, giggle,giggle. My house next Monday!

Jackie said...

Congratulations on Shores! It's beautiful! I really like it without the gap between the blocks. I might do that on purpose!

I hope things improve for you dad quickly. It's so hard on us when our parents age. I hope he gets that appointment soon!

Deborah said...

Shores is stunning! Congrats on the beautiful finish.

Faye said...

Happy dance is right!!! I have 5 blocks done...have not picked it up in a while and NOW I MUST...Great job and this is a biggie in your DONE pile~~ Faye

Ellen said...

Congrats, this piece is absolutely gorgeous!

Love your SB wip! Hope your dad gets the pacemaker soon.

Hugs,

Beth said...

Tappity tap tap! Do you hear my happy dance!! It is a completely gorgeous piece. Congratulations on a terrific job!!

Kajsa said...

It's beautiful Sally! Congratulations!

Pointed Stitcher said...

Congratulations. This is just STUNNING!!

Susan said...

Congratulations on your finish, Sally! That is definitely a wonderful accomplishment -not just finishing it, but doing it in less than 13 months! Woo hoo!

GoldenAngelsWorks said...

Congratulations!

TeresaB said...

WWWWWWOOOOOOOOO HHHHHHHHHHOOOOOOOOO!
That's a great reason to dust the disco ball off if I've ever seen one! It looks lovely and I am in total awe.

Hope your dad gets that pacemaker soon and that he does well with the surgery. I'll be keeping him in my prayers.

Lindsay said...

Shores looks fantastic Sally, Congratulations

Nicola said...

An absolutley stunning finish Sally! The SB piece is coming on well, very pretty colours.

Katrina said...

Congrats on your finish, it's gorgeous!!!!

At least they know what your dad needs, hope he gets his appointment quickly.

Lelia said...

CONGRATS on your FINISH!!! stunning : ) stunning : ) stunning : )

Carol said...

Congratulations on finishing Hawk Run. It looks wonderful.

Lisa said...

Congratulations on such a huge happy dance Sally, it looks gorgeous! You've made me have wild dreams of finishing PS now pmsl!
Hope your dad's op went ok, thinking of you (hugs).

KarenV said...

Congratulations Sally, it's wonderful! Your Emmanuel's Song is looking lovely too, very pretty. I hope your Dad can get his pacemaker and can start to feel a bit better.

Heather said...

Congratulations on the fabulous finish!!! What an accomplishment. I know you will enjoy it for years to come.

The more I see your progress on Emmanuel's Song, the more I want to start mine!!

mbroider said...

CHS looks great!! Congratulations on completing this!

I absolutely adore Emmanuel's Song project. The colors are so soothing.

Hope you Dad gets better.

Stitcher said...

Yay, I'm so pleased you got it done Sally. Pat on the back.

Dani - tkdchick said...

Wow! So Awesome! Congrast on the finish Sally its been a long time coming!

Suzanne said...

Congratulations on a beautiful finish! Lovely work on your WIP.

Susan said...

Wow Sally-that is a stunner! Congrats on a beautiful finish!

BrendaS said...

Congratulations on a beautiful finish:))))

Love your progress on the SB piece. That is an exquisite piece.

Hope your Dad gets to see the doctor soon.

Take care

pat said...

wunderful !!! very nice
Pat

Jeanne said...

Big congratulations to you on this major finish! It's absolutely lovely and can't wait to see you get it framed. Hope your dad does much better once he gets a pacemaker, they can do wonders. Happy dancing with you!

Lizzy said...

Oh, My Goodness, Sweety!!! What a GORGEOUS, GORGEOUS finish! I'm Happy Dancing with you, my dear! My but you must be so proud of this one... it's just beautiful and such a wonderful accomplishment... I really must get busy so I can get back to mine... it's kitted up but that's as far as I ever got! :(

Your new SB start is beautiful as well, Hun... so delicate and pretty!

You and your Dad have been in my prayers and I will continue to send loads of Love, Hugs and prayers your way my Dear!

Blessings and Love always in stitches...
Lizzy
xox

Brigitte said...

Wow, Sally, what an accomplishment! It looks gorgeous! And mistakes?? Nah, it's just your very own project. Enjoy it to the fullest.

Kathy A. said...

Congratulations on a huge finish! It is beautiful all done.

Teri said...

Congratulations on the Shores finish; it's beautiful!

Siobhan said...

WaHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO on a fabulous finish!! You must be over the moon, it is gorgeous. :) I love your new WIP, too!

Michele B. said...

Oh my goodness, I looked at the dates of your stitching and at first thought you had done it in 24 days! What a huge achievement and it looks absolutely marvelous. Do you know where you will hang it?

I'm glad that your dad has a diagnosis and that there is treatment for the problem. It is so hard when our parents get older, isn't it? I am sending good wishes his way, and yours.

Sonda in OR said...

WOW! What a stunning piece! Congrats on the finish. Hope things are looking up for your dad...

Sharon said...

It's an awesome finish Sally! Congratulations!

Berit said...

Woo-Hoo for you! :D

Great job on finishing this baby up! :D It's beautiful!

Lois said...

Sally, I am way behind on my blog reading and posting so I am only getting to this now - shame on me! Congratulations on a fantastic finish! You must be over the moon, what an achievement!