Friday, 3 June 2011

Is It really.......

Nearly a week since my last post. It's been a busy week what with one thing and another so I thought it was time I made the effort and updated my blog with my progress from the past week. So wihout further ado here's my progress from Friday and Saturday on BBD AotH Moonlight Visitor which is my SAL with Valerie, Jane and Lisa B. I had hoped to get this finished but it wasn't to be so I'll try this time :) I wasn't sure about the colour of the house on this one but now I've got the windows in I rather like it. I can't make up my mind which one to stitch when I've finished it. Either the bonus or Farm House. I still need to work out how to personalise this as September is the month my parents were married so I may try and squeeze their initials in.

Monday was SB SAL night with Barb and Colleen. I decided I wanted to try and finish both the Glad Tidings and 2009 Fobs and I did! Not made up yet but nevertheless finished. I have to find a couple of buttons and keep meaning to look. Note to self- look through your box! Now these are finished I'm going to start Family Sampler this coming Monday.

Tuesday should have been my evening on Drawn Thread The Sanctuary with Chris and Kajsa but we'd been out all day and due to my not sleeping properly of late my eyes felt really tired and I just felt that I needed to stitch on something a bit simpler. In fact I didn't actually pick up any stitching until 9pm as on top of feeling tired, I was feeling so fed-up. Anyway I picked up LHN Red House in Winter and here is where I'm at. Fingers crossed for a finish on this this Sunday.

Wednesday night was SAL night with Lisa and MBT A New Day. I've got all the wording in the main part done now and just need to do the flowers but I couldn't resist a little bit of the border. Love this so much.

Last night I was late settling down to stitch but I did manage a few stitches on Prairie Schooler Daffodils Sampler. I love how the letters are showing up in the grass now.

Phew! back to the beginning now as tonight I'll be picking up Moonlight Visitor again.

I know I seem to get a lot of stitching done but this is just what I stitch in an evening. Some evenings I do get three hours in others not so much. I rarely stitch during the day and when I plan to have an afternoon it usually goes to pot! I must admit that I am feeling a little snowed under with the SALs I'm doing so I plan on having a break other than my SB ones and BBD one once I've finished the others. Perhaps it's my  mood I don't know.

I was very good last weekend and managed not to buy anything in the Memorial Day sales. I was very tempted but I kept telling myself that it was silly to buy more when I have loads to stitch. I almost bought the With Thy Needle and Threads Birds of a Feather Mystery Sampler but also talked myself out of that! I'm holding out on buying anything else now unless I actually need fabric or threads until the next lot of sales come round!

I managed to get caught up on my blog reading and commenting today so I'm happy. I haven't had much chance this week with it being half term. Thank you so much for all your lovely comments on my box finish for Barb:)

Well it's almost time for me to go and cook some food so I guess I better get off here. My other blog needs updating but I think I'd better leave that until another day now.

Take care everyone.

Love & hugs

Sally
xxxx

27 comments:

Gillie said...

You really are a prolific stitcher, Sally! I am amazed every time I read a post at how much you've done! Everything looks lovely. Was hoping to finish Snow Garden before I left fot US but not likely :(

Hazel said...

I really don't know how you keep to many many sals but it seems to be working for you! All your wips are gorgeous. x

Berit said...

All are so pretty; my favorites are the moonlight visitor house and the words in that darling PS. :D

Jane said...

My head's spinning - how do you do it?
Love the colour of the house, it's sunny and warm and 'A New Day' is just soooo pretty.
I managed to talk myself out of the Mystery Sampler as well but got too tempted by charts on offer by other bloggers so still spent my pennies!
Have a good week Sally - stay positive xxx

Karen said...

You definitely have some great WIP going! happy stitching this weekend....

Christine said...

Great work on all your WIPs Sally, I don't know where you find the time

Carol said...

Moonlight Visitor is one of my favorites, Sally, and yours looks so pretty... Looks like you've had a wonderfully productive week :)

I stayed clear of the Memorial Day stitching sales as well--I have enough in my stash to last me forever!!

valerie said...

I'm with Jane... you have turbo needles! Great progress on all your projects and you got those fobs stitched up fast. I owe you an email but it may be a couple days yet. Work projects...how dare they get in the way! lol

Barb said...

I have just tried to leave you a comment Sally and dratted internet dropped out grrrr. Lovely work as per usual. Just popped over to see if you had been slacking, no chance is there , can I borrow your stitchy head it goes faster than mine.
Hugs speak later

Michelle said...

Oh Sally all your stitching is just lovely. I know we can over-commit ourselves sometimes can't we with our stitching! Hope you are well xx

Lelia said...

you always select wonderful projects. beautiful stitching!!!

Mouse said...

ooo you have been busy :) well done on all you've accomplished.... it keeps us out of mischief eh ???? and really proud you were good re the sales :) love mouse xxxx

Deb said...

You have so many great projects going. I don't know how you do it. I have a lot of pieces going but can only seem to concentrate on one or two of them.

Margaret said...

Wonderful projects! Wow! I love them all, but especially the Midnight Visitor. So pretty!

mdgtjulie said...

You always get so many comments. I'm so jealous!! You've made a lot of progress on your pieces too. Keep up the good work, and you'll have finishes before you know it!!

Ellen said...

Great progress on your wips! Can't wait to see your fobs!

Happy stitching during the weekend!

Hugs,

Gabi said...

Your needles must be smoking. So many pretty pretty projects. Love them all.

jane said...

Don't know what your secret is then Sally, you must just be very focussed when you do stitch. I find myself easily distracted so don't always get a lot done. Your WIPs this week are looking amazing and I love those fobs. Well done on resisting those sales.

Suzanne said...

Such great stitching progress, it's all looking beautiful.

Anne said...

You have made loads of progress on all you projects!!I can't wait to see the shepherd's bush pieces made into cute fobs. Go find those buttons!!

staci said...

Gorgeous stitchig Sally! And congrats on not buying anything at the sales!!

Charlene ♥ SC said...

It sure does seem like you get a lot of stitching done! I stitch almost every evening, too, but typically on just one piece until it's complete. All your work is realy pretty! Great job.

Elisa said...

Wow some gorgeous progress Sally, they are all looking perfect!

Lesleyanne said...

Gorgeous stitching as always Sally. Don't know how you do it - smokin needles. Have a lovely week.

Kajsa said...

All your wip's are looking great! I don't blame you for skipping Sanctuary when tired, I'm trying to familiarize myself with the speciality stitches again.

Lisa said...

Congrats on your fob finishes, can't wait to see them finished up.
Your AND is looking gorgeous, but as always you are ahead of me hehe!

ohiofarmgirl said...

You have some beautiful finishes. I have been trying to think about starting to pick my stitching back up again but for now I just can't seem to get started. But I am enjoying yours! Best wishes, Dianntha