Saturday, 11 June 2011

A Bit of Making Up

The two Shepherd's Bush fobs I finished stitching are all made up now. I have been going to make "friends" with my sewing machine for several days now but I just didn't seem to have the motivation for it so yesterday I made the effort to drag my sewing machine ( along with everything on top of it!) out of the cupboard and sew them up. How I wish I had a sewing room so that I could leave it all set up. I had planned to make the LHN ornament I showed in my last post up as well but I'd forgotten to cut some backing fabric and couldn't be bothered to find any ( bad me!) At least my fobs got done lol! I did not have the correct buttons in my stash and I bought the ribbon in Hobbycraft while we out last week.

I really like these fobs and seen as I have the 2008, 2009 and 2010 ones now I think I need to buy the 2011 one so look out the next sales as I think I'll be buying providing my Ebay stuff sells! I have some stuff I'd finished and had on display up at the moment or that I'd finished and not made up. My ID is angelwings1963 if you're interested:)

I had a bit of a change this week as I have some things that I really need to get stitched so my Prairie Schooler piece is on hold for the time being as it's the piece that I'm enjoying the least ( if that makes sense!). I can't show what I've stitched instead as it's a gift but I can show my progress from Tuesday night on Drawn Thread Sanctuary which is my SAL with Chris and Kajsa. I've had this one in my stash for such a long time now and am looking forward to to the challenge of the speciality stitches.

Wedneday night was AND SAL with Lisa and I just love this so much. I know I keep saying how much I love it but this piece speaks volumes to me at the moment.

Last night I started BBD AotH Farm House but I'll show that another time as I'll be stitching on it tonight as well. I have decided that I'm going to personalise this one for my Grandad's cousin who fought in WW1 and died of wounds during the Battle of Arras in May 1917.

Tomorrow evening is SB ornament SAL night. I can't remember the name of the one I'm starting lol but I've sorted threads and just need to cut some fabric.

Time is moving on rapidly and I can't believe we are already through the first full week of June. Abi has all but finished school and just has to go in for her textiles lessons and revision blocks. She just had that exam to do on 22nd June and that is it until 6th from in September. It seems strange having her home as this last week she's only been in school for 3 lessons!

That's all for now:) Take care everyone.

Love & hugs

Sally

xxxx



38 comments:

Kate said...

Your fobs are gorgeous Sally. I was given one as a gift last year - all made up and I love it.

Margaret said...

Your SB fobs are fantastic! I love them and they are just so pretty! Love your WIPs as well.

Anne said...

The fobs are darling! I love that bluish purple ribbon the best, seeing as its my favourite colour. I like the way you finished the fobs with by twisting and scrunching the ribbon. Great work on your WIPs!!

Hugs,

Anne

Beth said...

I love your fobs and your A New Day!! I can sure see why you are enjoying it so!

Mouse said...

love the fobs :) well done on your progress's and good luck with having them at home through the summer ;) love mouse xxxx

Kajsa said...

Pretty fobs! All your stitching is beautiful as always

Deborah said...

The fobs are beautiful and finished beautifully!

Ellen said...

The SB fobs are gorgeous, love them!
Great progress with your wips, you will be dancing with "A New Day" soon!

Hugs,

Myra said...

Those fobs are adorable! You are really making progress on your WIP's too. Have a great weekend!

Catherine said...

Love your fobs and other stitchy goodness!

Cindy's Stitching said...

the fobs are so cute. you are working on some great pieces.

Gabi said...

These fobs are gorgeous. So are your WIP's

CalamityJr said...

You've almost finished A New Day! It's looking great!

Elisa said...

Beautiful fobs Sally, your WIP's are looking fantastic too.
Like you I also dream of a sewing room to leave everything "ready" to go...xx

Michelle said...

They are lovely Sally and you have finished them lovely. Like you I can't believe how fast this year is flying by. I knew time is getting on as I have just ordered the Christmas preview Issue of JCS! x

Lesleyanne said...

Your fobs are gorgeous Sally. I love the ribbon you used. Great progress on your wips.

Cristina said...

Your WIPs are progressing so very nicely and I love your fobs - they are so pretty.

mollycaff said...

Beautiful fobs, I really do like the one with the scruncy ribbon.

Christine said...

Beautiful fobsa Sally, great work on your WIPs too

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Very fine finishes!

WendyCarole said...

love your fobs. I gained a sewing room when Elizabeth left home. it is great to be able to leave the sewing machine out

Deb said...

Your fobs are fantastic Sally! I can't decide which one I like the most!! Well, both of them! :o)

Your other pieces are lovely as well!

Angela P said...

I'm not normally a "fob" person but those are truly beautiful! Great progress on all your other projects too! I have now devoted my full attention to finishing your prize and hope to have it out to you this week :) Thanks for your patience, I feel bad :)

valerie said...

Love the fobs...the ruched ribbon looks great. Your wips are really coming along too!

mdgtjulie said...

Your fobs turned out great. I wish I could do the sewing, but I'm so bad at it, lol. If I make an ornie, my mom does the sewing part for me!! (This can only be a good thing, lol. She's a seamstress, so she does it really well!!) Love the ribbons you picked out for them too. The darker one is gorgeous!!

mdgtjulie said...

And (forgot to say this before as I was so focused on your finishes) grats on the progress. AND is coming along well. And can't wait to see your AotH. It's not my style, but I love the idea of it.

Colleen said...

Lovely SB fobs & finishes. I love to see what you have stitched and how you finish them. Have fun with the girls this summer. Lots of hugs, my dear friend!

Carol said...

Your fobs are just wonderful, Sally!! So beautifully finished :)

And I can see why you're so delighted stitching "A New Day"--it is just such a positive, upbeat, and pretty piece, isn't it?

KarenV said...

Those SB fobs are gorgeous Sally, love the ribbon trim! Your WIPs look lovely as well.

Mylene said...

What beautiful fobs, so neatly finish!! WIP's looks lovely too!!

BrendaS said...

Your SB fobs look great and Sanctuary is really coming along. I stitched that one a few years ago and really enjoyed all the specialty stitches. DT's charts are so good for stitch explanations.

jane said...

those fobs are lovely Sally and your WIPs are looking great. Enjoy stitching Farm House - one of my favourites

Julie said...

Super fobs!

AND is lovely, i can see why you enjoy stitching on this one right now.

I think most of us dream of a stitching room, Amy's old room is now Pauls office and i had such plans for it LOL

Patty C. said...

Love the Fobs -
I have never tried to do the ribbon like that - It looks great ;)

Lois said...

Your fobs are great! Nice progress on your WIPs too.

Suzanne said...

Your fobs are very pretty! Nice progress on your other projects.

Sharon said...

The fobs are just lovely!

Lisa said...

Love how you finished the SB Fobs, they look gorgeous and I especially like the turquoise ribbon you used.
Great progress on Sanctuary and AND.