Friday, 15 April 2011

Almost There.........

With my anniversary sampler that is providing Belinda doesn't mind me leaving off two flower rows! There is no way, even with the best intentions, that I can stitch every bit so I thought if I left those two out it wouldn't look silly so that is what I am going to do. So here's my progress as off yesterday. 

I had planned to put 1986 to 2011 after our names but Abi said it would make it look as if we'd died so I unpicked what I'd got stitched and started over so it will now say 25 yrs! So, fingers crossed, this will be finished very soon. I bought 14 metres of ribbon yesterday ( 7 metres of 2 colours) for a ruched ribbon edge. Do you think I'll have enough????

My evening on SB Emmanuel's Song with Barb and Colleen went rather well although I will admit to finishing  the row another day as I didn't quite get it done and I was enjoying it. These darning rows look so lovely and are quite quick to do really although this one was a large one! I can't wait to finish this now so that I can get it hung on the wall but I think it'll take a few more weeks yet. It is looking so pretty even though I say so myself :)

Last night was my Prairie Schooler evening so a bit of progress on Daffodils. Still building the house but nearly there. Almost got the roof on! 

Hopefully Lisa and I are starting our My Big Toe Designs A New Day SAL next week depending on SWL goes. If I get it finished we're starting on Wednesday. I still need to get my fabric cut and prepared yet so really must get that done maybe over the weekend. I'm really looking forward to starting this :) Also have The Sanctuary SAL to look forward to with Chris:)

Abi finished school for Easter today so no more having to get up early if I don't feel like it! I probably still will but we'll see what happens! DH finishes on Wednesday for almost two weeks:)

Now I would like to ask for some good thoughts please. I found a lump so I went to the doctors on Tuesday. She is 99% sure it isn't anything but she would rather be 100% so has referred me urgently to the breast clinic. and then I get seen within 2 weeks otherwise I'd have a 6 week wait. Now guess when I go? On my 25th wedding anniversary! At first I said no but then I decided to just get it over with. It's in the morning so we'll be back in plenty of time to go away for the night. I wasn't feeling too bad until Tuesday evening when I got the phone call from the hospital to say they had an appointment for me then I started to panic. I have been in this situation before but it still doesn't make it any easier.

Thank you for all your lovely comments on my last post:)

Time to go think about what we're going to have to tea then I can settle down this evening to some stitching :)

Have a great weekend.

Love & hugs

Sally
xxxx

31 comments:

Elisa said...

You know my prayers are with you Sally...as someone who has been there I know the worry. Your anniversary sampler is looking fabulous and the colours are so rich. Your other WIps are looking fab too xx

Rachael xxx said...

Lovely anniversary sampler!
Lots of sal's keeping you busy.
I hope all goes well with your appointment and you can go away stress free

Cath said...

Everything crossed for you Sally . Take care . XX

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

All your stitching is gorgeous! Love your anniversary sampler.
I cross my fingers and hope all goes well.
Take care & keep stitching.
Love / Bisxxx
Fran├žoise

Erica said...

Hope you will have a wonderful anniversary! Try not to worry too much. I know that is easier said than done. I have been in that situation myself.
I will keep a good thought for you!

marylin said...

oh very lovely !!!!!

have a good week end

Gillie said...

Definitely be praying. Love the sampler but agree with Abi - 25 years looks better!

Mouse said...

love the sampler and yep 25 years is better ..lol .. fingers crossed for you all goes well :) love mouse xxxx

Lesleyanne said...

Lots of lovely stitching Sally. Good luck with your hospital appointment, I have my fingers crossed for you.

valerie said...

Lovely stitching on your anniv sampler! I hope that all turns out well for you. *hugs*

Catherine said...

Thoughts and prayers are headed your way! Lovely stitches!

Michelle said...

Sally - thoughts are with you. I adore the Stitched With Love - must get started on it also- take care of you xx

DonnaTN said...

I'll send good thoughts your way. Your stitching is lovely. Hopefully your stitching will occupy your mind and keep you calm.

Pointed Stitcher said...

All of your stitching looks great but I especially like the Anniversary Sampler

Colleen said...

Anniversary Sampler is beautiful & I agree with Abi, 25 is good. Emmanuel is so lovely. Once Emmanuel is finished, I do hope you will continue to SAL on Mondays with Barb & me. Please?

My prayers remain with you, Sally. I've been there & know how
overwhelming the emotions can become. We are all here for you.
(((Hugs)))

Ellen said...

Your anniversary sampler looks great! Hope everything goes well so that you can enjoy your anniversary stress free.

Take care,

jane said...

Your anniversary piece looks lovely Sally, look forward to seeing the finish. Your WIPs are great too.
Please try not to worry, so sorry that you have this to deal with on top of anything else. (((hugs)))

Lois said...

Oh Sally, I know how worrying that all is so it is good that you are being seen so soon even if it is your anniversary. I'll be keeping everything crossed that things are fine. Your anniversary piece is looking so nice! Lovely progress on everything else too!

Kate said...

Hope all goes well at the hospital Sally.
Your anniversary sampler is so gorgeous, lovely progress on your other wips.

Margaret said...

Oh, I've been there too with finding a lump. I will definitely send prayers and good thoughts. It's always so nerve-wracking to wait for the results. Think positive! I love your Anniversary sampler! Love your other WIPs as well.

Christine said...

Sending lots of good wishes and positive thoughts Sally.
The anniversary sampler is beautiful

Dani - tkdchick said...

Oh Sally my positive thoughts are with you! I've been in this place myself and it scared me shitless! Find soalce in your family and your stitching while you play this waiting game!

Patches said...

prayers. Lovely stitching progress

Angela P said...

I will keep you in my thoughts as I know exactly the worry you are experiencing. I had a mass found in my Mammogram and they had to do ultrasounds and then a biopsy and it was the worst but it turned out to be nothing more than a benign fibroid.

Love the Anniversary sampler and all your WIP's look great :)

Blu said...

Lovely finish!
Fingers crossed that all goes well.

mollycaff said...

Love your anniversary sampler, it's gorgeous. Send good wishes your way for your appointment, I hope everything goes well.

Beth said...

Your stitching is just lovely! I know you can finish your Anniversary piece.

Will be sending prayers and positive thoughts your way. Please keep us informed.

Lizzy said...

My prayers and love are with you dear Sally... Sending lots of positive thoughts and comforting {{{Hugs}}} your way, Hun!

Lots of lovely stitching, as always and I do love your Anniversary Sampler! So Beautiful... and wishing you a lovely, lovely Anniversary, dear sweet friend!

Blessings and Love always in stitches...
xoxoxoxox

TeresaB said...

Love your anniversary sampler! Looks beautiful.

Will keep you in my prayers for good news from the doctors. Go to that and then have a wonderful evening with your husband celebrating.

Lee said...

Sending good wishes for good news your way!

Suzanne said...

Your anniversary sampler is looking fantastic.

Seeing good thoughts your way. I hope all the news is good!