Saturday, 28 May 2011

Tulip House Stitcher's Companion

A while ago my dear friend, Barb, kindly sent me an SB kit ( Blackberrie Sampler) as she had decided she would not stitch it. I wanted to stitch something up for her to say thank you and also to thank her for her friendship as I treasure it very much. So I decided upon Blackbird Designs Tulip House Stitcher's Companion. I could not find the playing card box that the BBD ladies used here in the UK but I did find one of a similar size but without the compartments from Boxy Lady. I also stitched up the little pincushion for the inside. I heard from Barb today and she loves it :) It was an absolute pleasure stitching this up and making it for her. The paint job on the box is not brilliant as I really should have watered the paint down but for a first attempt I was really pleased with it:)



Blackbird Designs Tulip House Stitcher's Companion

32 count vintage country mocha linen

GAST.

Gift for Barb.

No other finishes but I do have some progress and .......... another new start! Wednesday evening was SAL night with Lisa on My Big Toe Designs A New Day. I am attempting to finish the words then fill in the rest of the flowers before moving onto the top and the border. This is stitching up amazingly quickly.

Thursday was PS SAL night for me with NH and although I really didn't want to stitch on this ( my counselling was Thursday afternoon and the PS was just not calling to me) I forced myself to pick it up and told myself that I could do an hour and if I still wasn't feeling I would allow myself to put it away and pick something else up. I ended up stitching on it all evening!

My BOAF Sally Spencer Sampler arrived through my letterbox on Thursday and, although I'm itching to start it, I have put it away for now. I also received the Shepherd's Bush 2009 Fob chart which Valerie has very kindly lent me ( thank you so much Valerie :) )and as I like to get charts back to people ASAP I made a start on this last night after I'd done a couple of hours on BBD AotH. Well that's my excuse anyway! So this is my start:)

Besides those I received the Bent Creek Littles Bunny chart which I won in Tricia's giveaway:) Thank you so much Tricia :) I will be passing the chart on when I have finished with it.

That's all from me today. Have a wonderful long weekend everyone. Monday is a bank holiday for us here and I know it's Memorial Day in the USA.

Love & hugs

Sally
xxx

30 comments:

Lizzy said...

Oh, Sally it's absolutely gorgeous my dear! So very Beautifully stitched and finished, Hun! Your finishing is always so lovely! You are very, very talented and you have some of those magical turbo needles... I really need to find one for myself! And I know Barb must be over the moon with such a treasure from you!

I do so love your A New Day... so inspiring and it's coming along beautifully! And your new SB fob is sooo lovely! I just love all their stuff! So beautiful and delicate! And I can't wait to see your start on your BOAF Sally Spencer Sampler when you do start her... I can hear her calling to you all the way over here! ;)

I hope you have a lovely and blessed stitchy long weekend my dear friend... Sending you hugs and much love...

Hazel said...

Love your box and thanks so much for the link. The prices do not seem bad at all and we do struggle to get them over here don't we? Loving all your wips. xx

Margaret said...

How sweet are you to make that for your friend! Beautiful work on it too! Love seeing all your stitching too. Glad you got your Sally Spencer. Looking forward to seeing your start on it!

Gabi said...

That box is looking fantastic, so does the little pillow. Gorgeous stitching and finishing.
Love your A New Day as well, also your new starts.

gracie said...

beautiful

jane said...

The box is absolutley lovely Sally - I tried to comment on Barb's blog but Blogger won't let me. How clever you are! That looks like a good site - might have to get one and have a go.
Your WIPs are lovely too, and growing quickly. Hope you are enjoying your stitching as much as we enjoy looking at your pics. (((hugs)))

Kathy A. said...

Lovley little box you made for your friend. The stitching is wonderful.
Your SAL's are coming along well. Nice work.

Jackie said...

Tulip House Stitchers Companion is beautiful Sally! I like the paint and can't see how it could be any more perfect.

Charlene ♥ SC said...

your gift for the generous Barb is beautiful! What a great job - and your first? Wow! Your projects are moving along quite nicely! Lovely stitching!

valerie said...

Beautiful box finish for Barb! Love it! Great stitching on your wips too. Take your time with the chart. You made good headway on it as it is! Hope you enjoy the long weekend.

Lois said...

What a lovely gift to send Sally. It's just beautiful! Nice progress on your WIP's and love your new start on the SB fob. Enjoy the long weekend. I'm just wishing the temps would warm up a little! Hard to believe we're almost into June!!!

Rachael xxx said...

That box is lovely Well done

Michelle said...

Oh Sally its just beautiful well done - where would we be without our love of stitching. Enjoy the bank holiday xx

Anne said...

That box is perfect! I love the colour you chose to paint it and the little pincushion to match is adorable! Great to see your other projects are coming along too! The fob will look very cute all done up!

Tricia said...

Look at all that stitching! Wow, Sally!! The box is beautiful and I'm looking forward to seeing that SB Fob finished. They are always so cute!

Karen said...

Your needle certainly has been busy! You have some great WIP. Love your BBD finish too...very nice and I know Barb had to love it.

Happy stitching....

Ellen said...

Gorgeous box! You finishing is perfect as usually! Love the pincushion too! Your wips are progressing so well, mine are just lurking along.

Hugs,

mdgtjulie said...

Everything looks great Sally. Keep up the good work, both on your stitching and with your counseling. It's hard work!! I would never be able to finish a box like that (I've no hand for finishing, so I frame everything!!) but you've done a wonderful job. Grats on the finish, and I'm glad Barb likes it!

Christine said...

The box you made for Barb is beautiful. Great progress on your WIPs too. I particularly like the levitating sheep ;D

Lesleyanne said...

A gorgeous gift for Barb, Sally. It looks perfect to me. Great progress on your wips and a lovely new start. Have a lovely long weekend. Hugs.

Colleen said...

Wow, the box for Barb is gorgeous. Super finish of the box and your stitching is, as always, so beautiful. You and Barb are 2 tremendous ladies of the heart & I cherish both of your friendships. I tried to leave a comment on Barb's blog, but blogger won't let me.
Enjoy the long weekend of stitching.
{{{Hugs}}}

Nicola said...

Sally your box is beautiful! Thanks so much for the link to Boxy Lady too. Daffodils and the other WIP's are looking great.

Karen said...

I really love your Tulip House set, Sally, your finishing is beautiful!
I have not yet tried making a box with stitching on it, if I do, I hope it comes out as nicely as yours!

Suzanne said...

I love the stitcher's box, it's beautiful. Nice work on your other stitching.

Siobhan said...

Oh my goodness, what beautifl stitching! And finishing.

Lovely progress on your WIPs, too.

Kate said...

Beautiful stitching and finishing on the box finish for Barb.
Lovely update on all your other progress.
Thanks for the link to the box site too.

PegC said...

Sally-wonderful box finish. I've collected three boxes but have yet to finish one and this gives me some good ideas.

Sue said...

love the tulip house finish, it's really lovely, I wish my fingers could stitch as fast as yours...x

mollycaff said...

The box is absolutely lovely Sally.

Lisa said...

What a gorgeous finish Sally, I bet Barb will love and treasure it.
Great progress on your wips, AND is looking lovely and I'm so enjoying our SAL together on this one.