Wednesday, 25 May 2011

Jenny Bean is Back!

At last I have "finished" finished Shakespeare's Peddler Jenny Bean's Pin Tuffet. I stole Chris' idea of a tin finish the same as the one she kindly made me for my birthday last December. It's not perfect but for a first attempt I'm quite happy with it. I sent it to Fiona ( no blog),  one of my oldest online stitching friends from way back when we met on Stitchaholics Welcome, as she has been a wonderful online friend and often texts, emails or sends me messages on Facebook to see how I am etc. I am glad to say that she loves it :) 

So what else have my eager beaver stitching fingers been up to. Well I have shamelessly had three new starts in the last three days. Yes you read that right! Three in three days. I so need my stitching. Sunday evening I started Little House Needleworks Red House in Winter. I love the look of this one and am looking forward to getting more stitched this coming Sunday. I'm stitching it on 36 count sand linen like I did the others.

Monday evening's new start was another Shepherd's Bush Fob for the SAL I do with Barb and Colleen. This time I picked up the Glad Tidings one which is another chart that dear Barb sent me. I did a little searching through my GAST collection and picked colours as close as I could to the picture and this is the front almost finished. My poor sheep is legless at the moment!
New start number three was last night and Chris and I started our SAL of The Drawn Thread The Sanctuary. Kajsa is also joining us in the hope that she can get hers finished :) You'd be amazed at how much time that middle bit took! I got confused ( it don't take much!!!) and thought I'd misstitched the whole lot when I'd got quite a lot done but, thankfully, it was just the row I'd just stitched! Phew!!!!

Last piece of stitching is my progress on BBD AotH Moonlight Visitor. I did some house building this time. The brick laying is done so I can start putting in the windows and the door:)

It's AND night with Lisa tonight and I can barely wait to sit on my comfy sofa and get stitching :)

So that's all my stitchy news. I heard from Stephanie at Thread Bear yesterday and my BOAF Sally Spencer Sampler chart has arrived so that's something to look forward to it popping through my letter box:)  No way will I be starting it yet but I have the threads and will dye some fabric:)

I'm way behind on reading and commenting on blogs and I really need to sort myself out and get caught up. I seem to waste so much time playing games again on FB ( good to tell I'm really down) so those are going ( again) except for Hatchlings as I really like that!

My prayers go out to all those affected by the tornadoes in the US. 

Take care everyone.

Love & hugs

Sally
xxx

32 comments:

KarenV said...

You did a fabulous job of JB Sally, the tin looks wonderful!

Catherine said...

I love your JB finish!!! All your wips look great.

Gabi said...

How gorgeous that little tin is. Love it. Fiona must be thrilled. Three starts??? You go girl...lol. All your starts and wips look great. :)

Margaret said...

Great stitching! You did a great job on that tin finish. lol on the 3 starts in 3 days. These things happen, right? They do to me periodically!

Cindy's Stitching said...

The tin is beautiful. You did agreat job. Love the pieces you are working on.

Kate said...

Your tin finish is brilliant Sally - might have to have a teaching session as I would like to do a finish like this.
Sometimes you just need to start more projects - my DP doesn't understand but no longer exclaims at me if I make multiple starts!

Siobhan said...

Sally, you did a great job with your JB! It looks great. Your WIPs are wonderful. I love coming to your blog--you always get so much accomplished!

Jackie said...

Love the Jenny Bean Tin Sally. You did a fine job on it. May have to burrow a chapter from you and your friend Chris. LOL. Love all your starts too. No harm is starts I suppose. LOL. I figure if you don't start them, they never have a chance at being finished;-)
TFS.
Jackie

WendyCarole said...

your JB tin looks great

Nothing like starting something, new only problem is I never seem to finish the rest of life gets in the way

Sue said...

Love your JB finish Sally and the three new starts. I daren't think of starting anything else at the moment though I'd love to, but I'd better get something finished first....x

Lesleyanne said...

You did a great job on the JB tin Sally. Lovely progress on your AotH and three lovely new starts. Look forward to seeing them progress.

jane said...

Love your tin finish Sally. You have reminded me that I have RHIW half stitched somwhere..lol. I love your new starts and MV is looking beautiful.glad to hear that your BOAF is on it's way..enjoy.

Christine said...

Lovely stitching Sally, your Jenny Bean finish is beautiful

♥marylin♥ said...

oh que de merveilles sur votre blog ! c'est magnifique !
bisous bisous de France

Anonymous said...

Thanks Sally. The tin is gorgeous. Everyone I am honoured to have been given such a lovely gift and it is exquisite.
Fiona x

Michelle said...

Lovely stitching Sally. I am so glad your chart is in stock - enjoy it when it arrives x

Angela P said...

Love, love, love the Jenny Bean tin finish Sally :) It turned out lovely! You have some great projects on the go too.

Ellen said...

Love your JB tin! Your wips look great!

I love to start new projects too, hopefully I get some of them finished, lol!

Hugs,

Colleen said...

Sally, Jenny Bean finish is super!! Great idea to use a tin. A nice gift for Fiona, she must be thrilled. Hopefully, the sheep in SB wip, will get some legs under them soon.lol...Awesome starts in 3 days, you go girl!!

Jackie said...

You've been so busy! You're such a prolific stitcher. I really love JB on the black box.

Jennifer said...

Such pretty stitching! And I have to say, I know I haven't been stitching much (I blame it all on a super fast new laptop that I am in love with), but you are so prolific! I feel like a bit of a stitching slacker! LOL

mdgtjulie said...

Everything looks great so far Sally. I love that shade of red, but don't like your house building efforts (I HATE yellow, with a passion. My room was yellow when I was a kid, and after eight years, it was just too much.) Otherwise, everything looks good. :p I like your legless sheep!!

Анна - Зонт said...

Beautiful finish!

Barb said...

Lovely tin finish Sally, and nice new starts too, in fact I can see another finish soon too lol.
Glad you heard from TB they are usually good at getting things even if you have a bit of a wait.

Patty C. said...

All of your work looks lovely
I like how you finished the Jenny Bean !!

BrendaS said...

Your little JB tuffet looks great.

All your new starts are very pretty too. Love the little SB fob:))

Lois said...

What a lovely finish your JB tin is Sally! All your new starts are lovely and nice progress on your WIPs.

Michele B. said...

JB came out so nicely - I love the lining of the tin too. What color are you using for Red House in Winter - it looks scrumptious. You have so much going on with stitching - it's always such fun to see what you do next!

Suzanne said...

I love the tin finish for Jenny Bean. Really lovely work on all your other pieces.

Lizzy said...

Oh, Sally your JB finish is sooo lovely and I know Fiona will cherish such a sweet treasure from you! You are sooo busy and always accomplish so much Hun... I'm terribly scattered of late and can't seem to accomplish anything! :) Loving your PS Daffodils... it's on my "to stitch" list and I wanted to start it this Spring... alas... that was just a passing thought! Love your sweet SB fob... they are always so adorable and you finish them so beatifully! Beautiful start on Red House in Winter... love the colours! Can't wait to see more of your AOTH... it's coming along so beautifully... I really want to get back to mine soon! You're an inspiration, sweety!

Sending you many blessings and lots of hugs and love, my dear friend...

Andrea said...

Your tin looks fab. Love the WIPs. Looking forward to seeing the Red House progress as I have that to do myself.

Lisa said...

Sorry I'm only just commenting now, I'm way way behind on blog reading and commenting :(
Well done on your Jenny Bean tin finish Sally, it's beautiful and I'm not surprised Fiona loves it.
You've had some gorgeous new starts recently, I'm very envious lol.