Thursday, 17 February 2011

Ellen's Prize:)

Back in November I held a blogoversary giveaway and Ellen was the winner. I did ask at the time that the winner be patient with me in getting something stitched up and posted to them but I honestly did not intend for it to take me until now. However Ellen has truly been very patient with me and I finally got her prize out to her last week and I received an email from her yesterday to say that she had received it safely and that she loves it so I am one very happy stitcher :) It's always nice when you stitch something to have it be received so well. Anyway I chose to stitch this for Ellen as she loves Little House Needleworks and the colour blue :) I was very pleased with my finish on this :)

Little House Needleworks Singing the Blues
28 count Bay Leaf fabric

Thread Gatherer Silk 'n' Colors & DMC
Started 26th January 2010

Finished 5th February 2010
Prize for Ellen

I finished Drawn Thread Spot of Autumn on Tuesday evening but won't show it until I have it all made up into a mattress pincushion. I'm hoping to do a bit to the finishing this afternoon.  

Last night was my LHN SAL night with Lisa and Lesleyanne and I have been brick laying! I don't have the suggested thread for the house so I looked through my DMC Variations and chose one of those. I love how it looks!

Thank you for all your lovely comments on my finishes in my last post :) I appreciate them all so much. I love getting and reading comments :)

Just a quick post today :) 

Take care everyone!

Love & hugs

Sally
xxxx

31 comments:

KarenV said...

What a pretty pinkeep! Lovely progress on BP too :)

pat said...

fantastic LHN pinkeep..very beautiful
Pat

jane said...

Beautiful pinkeep Sally and great progress on BP.

Carol said...

Your pinkeep for Ellen turned out beautifully, Sally--the blue is perfect on the backing fabric. I would say it was certainly worth the wait :)

Belle Pepper is coming along so nicely--your brick color is just right!

Hope you have a relaxing weekend...

Hazel said...

Sally I can't keep up with you lol!! Lovely pinkeep and great wip progress. x

Lesleyanne said...

A lovely pinkeep. The backing fabric is perfect. Lovely progress on BP.

Ranae said...

The LHN prize is a fabulous gift.
I love how the SAL piece is coming along.
I will patiently await a photo of the mattress cushion, a finish I must try someday

Petites xxx et Cie ! Mon petit coin de Paradis said...

What a lovely pinkeep! Ellen is a lucky girl even if she has to wait :-))
Bisxxx
Françoise

KathyEllen said...

Your lovely pinkeep for Ellen came out beautifully and she must be thrilled with it!

Christine said...

The pinkeep is lovely! Great progress on Belle Pepper too

Rachael xxx said...

What a great blogoversary prize!!

Michelle said...

Its just lovely Sally - I too love this design.

Hope you are keeping well - watch for the postman! xx

Christina said...

Ellen's prize is just lovely, I'm not surprised that she was thrilled with it. 'Bay leaf' fabric sounds divine!
Your variegated dmc is a gorgeous colour. What number is it? I had to buy a dmc from my LNS this week and I almost had a heart attack when the assistant said 87p!!!

Elaine said...

Gorgeous pinkeep Sally and the brickwork looks fab!
Hope you have a nice week-end with lots of stitchy time, hugs!

Ellen said...

Thank you so much, Sally, for this pinkeep! It's gorgeous and I will treasure it!

Love your color choice for BP, looks great!

Hugs,

Colleen said...

Ellen's prize is lovely, as is the finish. Belle Pepper is coming along nicely. You are very good at laying bricks. LOL. Like the thread choice. Take care & as always, thanks for sharing your beautiful work with us.

Susan said...

Belle Pepper is looking lovely!

I love your finish of "Singing the Blues" - I stitched mine, but have yet to "finish" it.

Beth said...

I think Belle Pepper looks fantastic with that floss!! Great choice.

Your prize to Ellen is beautiful and so sweet, no wonder she loved it!!

TeresaB said...

Lovely pinkeep, what a lucky lady Ellen is. And BP is looking fantastic!

Brigitte said...

That pinkeep for Ellen looks fantastic. She will love it.
I'm lookiung forward to seeing your finished DT mattress pincushion. I love everything DT and the seasonal spots are so lovely.

Kate said...

Fab pinkeep finish Sally. I love the choice of colour for the brickwork too, it looks great.

Andrea said...

A fabulous pinkeep and I love your WIP.

Lois said...

A lovely pinkeep and Belle Pepper is coming along so nicely. Your alternate thread choice for the house looks great.

CalamityJr said...

Ellen's gift is lovely - I'm sure she didn't mind the wait at all!

Lindsay said...

Lovely pinkeep Sally and great progress on BP

Julie said...

Super gift for Ellen.

Belle Pepper is gorwong, the thread for the bricks looks great, good sub choice

CrazyStitcher said...

Singing the Blues looks lovely, and I think I may have said previously that I adore Belle Pepper. x

mollycaff said...

Ellen is a very luck lady to receive such a beautiful pinkeep!

Lisa said...

What a lovely pinkeep, I love the touch of the little patch on the back with the initials.
Belle's house is growing nicely!

Michele B. said...

Your Singing the Blues looks wonderful - I have been puzzling over how to finish the one I stitched and now that I see it as a pinkeep I just may follow suit. I love the way you finished the back. Good things come to those who wait, so Ellen must be a very happy recipient.

Siobhan said...

What a lovely prize! Definitely worth the wait, I'm sure. :)