Wednesday, 4 May 2011

A Birthday Gift, Dandy Dreams and A Giveaway!

It was my lovely friend Michelle's birthday yesterday so I couldn't resist stitching a little something for her. I chose this sweet design by Danybrod and finished it as a little pillow. I added our initials on the back and the year. I am very happy to say that Michelle loves it:)


Danybrod Printemps des Lapins

25 count lugana 1 over 1

DMC

Started 19th April 2011

Finished 28th April 2011

Birthday gift for Michelle.

Monday evening was my SAL night but Colleen and I were stitching alone as poor Barb was in quarantine with a bad throat:( I do hope you're feeling better Barb {{{{hugs}}}} Anyway I had to stitch the sheepy row ( didn't I???? Lol!) and finished that before moving back to the row I started before. This is not quite complete yet but I did get more done than I expected as it stitched up quite quickly. I think the end is nigh!

I have yet another finish! I think I am on a roll but I did want to get these pieces finished before Chris and I start our Sanctuary SAL. One more to go and I did stitch a teeny bit on that one last night. Anyway my finish is this beauty:)

Silver Creek Samplers Dandy Dreams

28 count Jayne's Attic Lily of the Valley COTM

DMC


Started 31st March 2011

Finished 3rd May 2011

I absolutely love this! It is so pretty and the verse is lovely. I'm not sure how I'm going to finish it. I'm thinking about going round the charity shops to see if I can find a frame:)

*NOW CLOSED*So onto the giveaway bit. I am passing on this lovely chart as I won it in Christine's giveaway. So if you'd like to stitch up this beauty and are willing to pass it on when you have stitched it please leave a comment on this post only and I'll pick a winner next Wednesday. You don't have to be a follower and I would rather you didn't mention it on your blogs as I'd much rather it was a regular reader who won it :)

Well that's all from me for now. I'm going to catch up on blogs while I eat my lunch then make the girls beds up seen as I've stripped them to wash this morning. It's SAL night on AND with Lisa tonight so looking forward to that.

Take care everyone.

Love and hugs

Sally
xxx

49 comments:

♥marylin♥ said...

absolument merveilleux ce coussin aux petits lapins !
de gros bisous bisous my friend

Margaret said...

I love all your finishes! Wow, you really are on a roll! I bet your friend was thrilled with her present!

Kajsa said...

Everything is so pretty! I love the little pillow! Please put me name in drawing.

The Sanctuary is a UFO of mine, I have finished about 20 % of it. Do you mind if I join your SAL? I'm taking the summer off from school so I'm hoping for more free time.

Cindy's Stitching said...

The pillow is just adorable. Who wouldn't love it. You have been busy stitching up some pretty pieces

Jane said...

Oh Sally, how cute is that pillow, no surprise your friend loved it, it's adorable.
Good progress on all your WIPs and to have the end in sight is always a good feeling, just gives you that extra umph to get it finished.
Dandy Dreams is a lovely stitch and I've seen it on other blogs too, I think it must very popular as it was completely sold out when I went to the Stitch & Craft show earlier in the year. Please add me to your giveaway, I would be very happy to pass it on afterwards.
I hope you're still continuing yor road to recovery, lots of best wishes coming your way xxxxx

Hazel said...

Beautiful finish for Michelle and wips too. Love yoru Dandy dream. I have just started it so don't count me in the giveaway. xx

Kate said...

I'm not surprised that Michelle loves the pillow it is gorgeous, as is Dandy Dreams - Please count me into the draw!
Great progress on the SB piece too.

Rachael xxx said...

That is an adorable little cushion for Michelle.
woo hoo nearly at the end soon be doing another happy dance!
I love this Dandy dream as my Daughter calls them fairies (ssh I am not suppose to say as she is nearly 11 now)I would love to take part in the pass it along giveaway

Melissa said...

Beautiful finishes!!! You did a great job!

I would love to be in your giveaway. It's been one I'd like to stitch for awhile.

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Awesome finishes, Sally. Love the pillow - what a sweet gift!

Emmanuel's Song is really coming along - you'll be done in no time!

Elisa said...

Fantastic finish Sally and ES is almost there :0)
Your gift to Michelle is beautiful too.
I would love to be entered into the pass a long giveaway for the chart please.
{{Hugs}} Elisa xx

Lesleyanne said...

A gorgeous gift for Michelle - I'm not surprised that she loves it. Congrats on finishing Dandy Dreams, please count me into the draw. Great progress on the SB piece too we knew you coulnd't resist the sheep lol.

Michelle said...

Sally as you know I adore it and I am so lucky to have it. Please enter me into your draw. xx

Kathy Ellen said...

All of your finishes are so wonderful. I especially love your birthday gift for Michelle's birthday, and she is sure to love it too! Emanuel's Song is coming along beautifully...really love that one!
"Dandy Dreams" is a wonderful design with a great verse!

staci said...

That is a really sweet pinpillow you made your friend, I can see why she loves it! Congrats on finishing Dandy Dreams!!!

Gabi said...

What a beautiful birthday present. Your friend must have been thrilled. So cute.
Love also your wip and your other finish.
Please count me in for that adorable chart. :)

Bonnie said...

New to your blog....love it!! Love the birthday gift for your daughter. Good idea for the initials and date on back. Would love to be included in the drawing!

Gillie said...

I have been having a ladylike drool over this one - well done for finishing and love Michelle's gift too. Please put my name in, Sally!

Julie said...

Michelles pressie is lovely, i bet she loved it

Woohoo you finished Dandy Dreams, it's gorgeous. I'd love to be entered into your giveaway for it Sally and would definately pass it on when i had stitched it

Sue said...

Another lovely finish Sally and a beautiful gift for Michelle. Please enter me in your giveaway, the Dandy dreams pattern is lovely....x

Barb said...

Just a quickie as I am supposed not to be using wrists -tell me how I do that.
Anyway please may have a chance of Dandy Dreams Sally. Hope to be free of the wretched pain by next Monday - throat better but have cold and cough to contend with so feeling yuk. Speak soon sweetie

Stitcher said...

Sally, I'm having trouble keeping up with your finishes. LOL that's good isn't it - that you're having lots of finishes.

I'd love to be included in the chart giveaway. We need to meet up soon, I need some inpiration.

hugs.
x

trillium said...

Oh, I really want to stitch the dandelion chart and will definitely pass it on!

Please enter my name.

trilliumcreates AT gmail DOT com

Lisa said...

I love the little pillow you stitched for Michelle, so cute!
I'm not surprised you HAD to stitch those little sheep lol.
As you know I ADORE Dandy Dreams, so please enter me in your giveaway, and I would definitely pass it on after stitching if I was lucky enough to win.

Christine said...

The bunny pillow is adorable! Great progress on ES and a fabulous finish on Dandy Dreams, you don't need to enter me for the draw though ;D

Patty C. said...

I adore this chart - please include me in the giveaway !!!!! The work you have displayed is gorgeous - Love the bunnies :)

jane said...

Lovely gift Sally and a beautiful finish on Dandy Dreams. i would love to be included in your giveaway. Love those sheep on you SB piece too.

Mouse said...

oooo lovely pincushion for Michelle :) could you enter me for the chart give away its a lovely chart :) I am a follower ;) love mouse xxxx
www.talesofastitchingmouse.blogspot.com

lynda said...

I would love a chance to win this chart...it's one of my faves. Thanks! Your finishes are beautiful...that little pillow is adorable...what a cute design!

Tina said...

You are definitely on a roll this year Sally with all theses wonderful finishes.
Love the pillow and Dandy Dreams is lovely,would love a chace to win the chart
Tina x

Ellen said...

Love your Spring pillow! Emmanuel Song is gorgeous, happy dance soon too!

Would love to stitch Dandy Dreams, please include my name.

Hugs,

mdgtjulie said...

Dandy Dreams turned out lovely. Grats on the finish, and on all your progress. You'll have another finish soon, it looks like!!!

Ann said...

Very nice birthday gift. Count me in on the giveaway.

summergal05(at)gmail(dot)com

vEr0n!c@ said...

Such a cute pillow! I can see why Michelle loves it. Emmanuel's Song looks great. Look forward to another happy dance soon.

Please enter me in for the drawing! Dandy dreams has been on my wish list ever since I saw you stitching it. Thank you!

Colleen said...

Wow...beautiful stitching. Danybrod pillow is lovely & I can see why Michelle loves it. Really like Dandy Dreams. It has really grown on me & the saying has 'spirit', a positive meaning. Please include my name in your giveaway.
Your mojo is contagious, so please Keep on rolling, girl. Love to see your stitching. SB is awesome...Love it. Hugs to you.

KarenV said...

That's a sweet gift for Michelle and your DD finish turned out great. You're really on a finishing roll lately :)

pat said...

the mini pillow and the sampler is very beautiful
Very very good works !
Pat

Nancy in IL said...

Of course Michelle loves her little pillow - it's precious! And it reminds me a bit of Homespun Elegance designs. I love the personalization on back.

Dandy Dreams is just that - a dream. I've seen this design somewhere, but it's such a unique design. We have our share of dandelions right now. Time to spray!

Emmanuel's Song is just about done, and how lovely it is!

stitcherw said...

Fun finishes, perfect for the spring that finally seems to be coming. I'd love to win the design, thanks for having a drawing.
Sue

Mylene said...

What beautiful finishes, Sally. I so love the pillow!!
Please include my name for the draw, thanks!

Marcy said...

Cute pillow - I love the bunnies. Please include me in the giveaway -- i would love to stitch this piece.

Sigh -- I have Sanctuary but have never started it -- someday ....

Beth said...

what a darling birthday gift! It is no surprise that Michelle loved it! Your Emmanuel is just stunning - so many beautiful stitches. Dandy Dreams is wonderful. I agree with you that the wording is spot on! Pleaseput me in your drawing, I would definitley pass it forward!

nicola lamond said...

Sally wonderful stitching yet again, you are amazing,I would love to win this chart, I always walk along the river with my four year old granddaughter where she likes to blow clocks.xx nicola

Sharon said...

What beautiful finishes Sally, you are on a roll! I know Michelle loved that fabulous gift too. I wish I had your quick stitching fingers. Please don't put my name in your draw. It's a great chart, but at the rate I am going if I won it who knows when I would get to it.

Lois said...

Love your finished Dandy Dreams and I'd love to be entered into the giveaway! I love that Danybrod design, the pillow looks great!

CalamityJr said...

Oh, I'd love to stitch Dandy Dreams. We have similar taste in choosing stitching designs - I just bought A New Day, and I can't wait to get started!

Lindsay said...

Dandy Dreams is gorgeous Sally and I would love the chance to stitch it myself

Angi M said...

Lots of lovely finishes Sally, I would love to be in the drawing for Dandy Dreams.
Angi

Suzanne said...

Another great finish! This is such a wonderful gift you made your friend.

Please put my name into the drawing.