Saturday, 21 May 2011

A Wee Finish

I couldn't resist getting the Shepherd's Bush Fob I started on Monday evening for my SAL with Barb and Colleen finished. It was so lovely to stitch and I've another one of those weeks where I found it hard to stick to one thing, except for on Wednesday when I was stitching MBT A New Day another SAL! So Thursday evening I finished off all the stitching then yesterday I backstitched a border then today I sewed the back and front together and added the ribbon. The ribbon is maybe not quite the right shade but I'm really happy with it. I couldn't remember what colour button should be used on the back so just used one I had in my stash and hoped it would look OK!

Shepherd's Bush 2008 Fob

32 count vintage country mocha linen

DMC

Started 16th May 2011

Finished 20th May 2011

My SAL night with Lisa on My Big Toe Designs A New Day went well. I am very happy with the progress I made as I did some of the flowers in between the words and then did more words. I really love this design and can't wait to have it finished and up on my wall. It is very meaningful for me.

I only made a little bit of progress on Prairie Schooler Daffodils Sampler on Thursday. It's hardly worth showing really but I guess even a little bit is better than none. I did a bit of fencing. I'm hoping I made it strong enough to withstand the winds we're getting lately!

So last night I stitched a bit on BBD AotH Moonlight Visitor as well as my PIFs. Plan B on those has now become Plan C! I just hope I don't get through the whole alphabet with plans! I'll do more on Pumpkin Farm tonight then tomorrow night a new ornament start! Seen as I've done my SB ornament for this month I've decided to start Little House Needleworks Red House in Winter. My new SB start for SAL night on Monday will probably be another small one as I'm thinking Glad Tidings Fob if I can sort some threads. I don't have the threads used so will have to do some matching up!

I've almost finished making up Jenny Bean so will hopefully be able to show that next week. It's not perfect but it's not bad for a first attempt even though I say so myself!

No new stash to report this week. I'm still waiting for my BOAF Sally Spencer Sampler chart from Thread Bear. Still keeping my fingers crossed as they said they could get it for me! I have been tempted to get more stash but am desperately trying to be good! Lol!

I had a lovely surprise when I saw I'd won Tricia's giveaway of Bent Creek Littles Bunny chart! I've had this one on my wish list since I saw Daffycat's finish of it so am delighted to have won it:) Thank you so much Tricia!

Before I go thank your comments, private emails etc on my other blog. I shall keep updating it now and again but I may eventually make it private. However if you do go to read and I have done that just ask for permission to read it:)

I have more making up to do but I can't motivate myself!

ETA Sorry for the crappy photos. I couldn't understand why they didn't look so good. it's my DH's fault as he used it to take some photos while we were out walking this morning and changed the settings! Well it is his camera!

Have a lovely weekend everyone and take care:)

Love & hugs

Sally
xxx

38 comments:

Hazel said...

Beautiful finishes Sally and wips too. I love the SB fob. I do have a SB fob kit and I am itching to start it but yo know how it is. Sooo much to do etc.. xx

Barb said...

Very Nice finishes. I am going to have to look for the Live, Love, Laugh, etc. I have a niece who would love that done for her. Nice wip too.

Catherine said...

Lovely finishes and Wips - can't wait to see your JB piece!

Angela P said...

I love your fob finish Sally, it's so pretty :) Great progress on all your other projects too! I've had a hard time concentrating on just one project this week too (which is not a bad thing really) since I made a start on your giveaway box, LOL.

Hope you have a great weekend!

gracie said...

Love the fob finish and your WIPs.

KarenV said...

Love your sweet little fob finish Sally, the ribbon looks lovely on it. I really like the way the MBT piece is turning out too, such a lovely piece.

Christine said...

Great stitching Sally, the little fob is beautiful!

Margaret said...

I love your SB fob! Love your Live, Laugh, Love finish too! Both are beautiful! Nice WIP. And congrats on the win.

Susan said...

I love the fob, and the ribbon finish, Sally.

Your other WIPs look great!

Cristina said...

Sally, your SB fob is such a cutie! I also love your Wips - you have stitching a lot!

Tricia said...

Ooo - love your Shepherd's Bush fob! They are always so fun to stitch and your finishing is beautiful!!

Your wip's are coming along so well, too. You'll be done in no time!

Sue said...

love the fob Sally and A New Day is coming along beautifully....x

Lesleyanne said...

Your fob finish is gorgeous Sally, it's so pretty and I think the ribbon looks perfect. Great progress on all your other projects too. Congrats on your win.

Christina said...

Lovely fob Sally, the ruched ribbon finish is just perfect. Gorgeous scissors too, I really must treat myself to a nice pair one of these days!

Anne said...

Lovely finishes Sally! I love the little SB fob and the ribbon fits it perfectly!

Mylene said...

Oh the fob so cute, love it! Beautiful progress on your WIP'S.

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Love the SB fob, Sally - you did a great job!!! All your wips look awesome - love the Live, Love, Laugh

Gabi said...

What a lovely fob. The colors look so yummy. Love the back too :)
New Day and Daffodils are looking good too.

Michelle said...

Such lovely finishes and WIP Sally.
Daffodil House will look wonderful when finished. I have this one on my 'to do' list which keeps getting longer an longer daily! Sending you a big hug x

Tatkis said...

Oh, the fob is so lovely!

Happy stitching!
Tatyana

Karen said...

Sally, All your stitching is really nice, but the scissors fob is eye candy! I love the way you put the ribbon around the edge.

Ellen said...

Wow, gorgeous fob! Great progress with "A New Day", love it.

Hugs,

Dani - tkdchick said...

Sally, you constantly amaze me with your productivity. You finished off that SB fob beautifully!

As usual all of your WIPs look great!

Kathy Ellen said...

Wonderful finish on your SB fob, Sally, and of course, I love the "My Big Toe" piece too. You have been such a busy little stitching bee...finding time to start "New Day & Daffodils" too! Happy Stitching!

Nancy in IL said...

Oh, MY, Sally - the SB fob is just precious!!! I love the ribbon you finished it with, and I think it's perfect for the design!

I love My Big Toe designs but don't remember seeing this one. I love it, seeing your stitching of it.

And I have the PS Daffodils Sampler. It's fun to see someone starting it. Great WIPs Sally!

Rachael xxx said...

Oh I do like that, is that going in your for sale list?

Hugs

Jackie said...

I wish you could give me finishing lessons! You're SO good at it!

valerie said...

Love the SB fob finish! I posted the letter to you yesterday. We'll see how long it takes to arrive. :)

mdgtjulie said...

Lovely fob. I like the ribbon you used on it. It's beautiful!! Keep up the good work Sally!!

Kathy A. said...

Lovely scissor fob. I love the colors.
You sure have been stitching away. Those needles must be humming.

jane said...

Your SB fob is lovely Sally and your WIPs are coming on great too. Well done on winning the giveaway. I'm looking forward to seeing your finish of Monnlight Visitor. I have been stitching on Clara Ellen.

Elisa said...

Loving that scissor fob, your WIPs are coming along so nicely...xx

Julie said...

A new day is a lovely design.

Love the ribbon around the fob!

Kate said...

Great progress with your WIPs and a superb finish on the fob it's gorgeous. Congrats on your win.

Rhona said...

Great finishes - beautiful stitching!

Siobhan said...

Wonderful finishes, Sally! I love how you finished off your fob. I can't wait to see your JB!

Lisa said...

Your fob finish is gorgeous Sally, you're definitely going to have to show me how to do that edging lol.
AND is growing quickly, I'm loving this design and SALing with you on it.
Your PS piece is taking shape now.

Suzanne said...

I really love your scissor fob finish and how you have finished the ribbon edging.