Thursday, 16 June 2011

Progress, Progress, Progress!

Lots of progress to show this week although, again, I've been spending too much time on the PC after tea. I really must learn to say no when my DH asks me if I want it when he's finished! However I have made some good progress so I'm a semi-happy bunny! Anyway I'm just waiting for Miss Abi to get her butt out of bed then we're popping out as she needs some pencil crayons for her textiles exam. It's not until next week but I don't think we'll get chance to go another day.

I started my next BBD AotH last Friday. I decided on Farm House. When I was sorting threads I was a little disappointed as I'm rapidly running out of GAST for these but will have to wait to buy more so this one is more DMC as I use that instead of CC anyway. I have just had a thought! I could have used the called for Lexington Green for the house as I'm sure I have another skein! Darn it! Oh well I rather like the sub so I'm fine with it!

I also started my next Shepherd's Bush ornament which is Mary and Joseph. One of them is headless right now so I hope they don't try wandering or they'll walk into something :) Again I have subbed the overdyes for DMC.

Monday was my usual SB SAL with Barb and Colleen. Family Sampler is proving an absolute joy to stitch but I would not expect any less from an SB design. The colours are so beautiful. I have always been a "buy a chart, threads and fabric rather than a kit kind of girl" but I do love these SB kits.

I finally plucked up the courage to do the reversed cushion stitch on Drawn Thread The Sanctuary on Tuesday evening. I had left it as it looked as though it would take forever ( OK maybe that's an exaggeration!) but it didn't and I had it done in no time. So I then had the pick of the four "blocks" and plumped for the top left one. Love how this looking so far. I wonder how Chris and Kajsa are getting on:)

My final picture is of MBT A New Day my SAL with Lisa. I tried to get the border finished last night but didn't quite manage it. Of course I was rather relieved that it met up too as I had visions of it not doing ( I really need to get glass half full, not half empty!). Next week I hope to get the border done and start filling in the flowers and wording at the top. I just hope I don't run out of the GAST I'm using for the border as it's also used for some flowers.

Not sure what I'm stitching on tonight. I finished one gift so may start another or may get the stitching finished on my PIFs. Before I know where I am it'll be September which is when I need to have them done by! I hate letting people down ( I have been let down before with a PIF) so I want to get them done in decent time.

Well I think I'll go see if Miss Abi is awake. The weather is a bit changeable here so I'd like to go before it chucks it down although the sun is shining brightly at the moment.

Thank you for visiting and for all your lovely comments. Also thank you to those of you who have been so supportive on my other blog either through comments or emails. {{{{hugs}}}}

That's all for now. I'm hopefully picking up Emmanuel's Song from the framers tomorrow so will be back with that soon:)

Take care everyone.

Love & hugs

Sally
xxxx

PS If anyone has problems leaving a comment do let me know please. 

24 comments:

Christine said...

Wow! That's what you achieve when you've spent too much time on the computer?
Great stitching

Nicola said...

Great progress Sally. I'm really enjoying your AotH stitching.

Cristina said...

WOW.What a productive week and what nice pieces you are doing. Congratulations

Margaret said...

All of your stitching is wonderful! I don't know how you handle so many different projects at once. Just great!

Hazel said...

Lovely progress on all your wips. xx

Barb said...

OH Sally your family is looking super , I did get the top half of French Heart done so on to the bottom half next week will have to do an update. Lovely wips from you too ,and I am looking forward to seeing Emmanuel in all his glory. Loads of hugs

Kate said...

I didn't have a problem posting a comment!
Lovely update on all your WIPs Sally - love the SB family sampler. Looking forward to seeing your framed piece too.

Elisa said...

Some great progress Sally, I totally know what you mean about the pc...I try to turn it off after tea otherwise I would be on it all evening...the only thing now is I have a new phone which is a mini pc...lol

Lesleyanne said...

Wow you have got a lot done Sally. All your wips are looking great.

Mouse said...

oooo you have been busy stitching even with spending time on the comp ..lol everything is looking wonderful ... good luck to dd on textile exam and hope you get those pencils for her ok :) take care and happy stitching love mouse xxxx

gracie said...

good progress....very pretty

Gabi said...

Don't you hate that when you run out of thread? Happened just to me too...lol.
But great progress on all your stitching. Love it all.

jane said...

Lovely work as usual Sally - your needles have been flying. Farm House looks great and the DT is just beautiful.
I am OK with comments on here but haven't been able to comment on your other blog - not sure why?

BrendaS said...

Wow. All your stitching is looking great, such wonderful progress:))

Michelle said...

Wonderful work Sally well done. I think we are all guilty of spending too much time on the PC. I try to limit myself now. xx

Ellen said...

Great progress, Sally! Love SB ornament and Family, the colors are beautiful!

Love your colors substitution for Farm House too!

Hugs,

Carolyn said...

Sally,
You are one busy stitcher. I wish I had all your enthusiasm. I would probably finish more if I stitched more right? As always your WIP's are looking beautiful. Have a wonderful weekend!

Carol said...

You've sure been busy, Sally--each and every piece is lovely :)

Lisa said...

Love your two new starts Sally, and your progress on the SB, DT and AND is beautiful. I'm going to really miss AND when we are both finished, it's the most enjoyable thing I've stitched in a long time. However I think I've set myself a target of finishing it before we come to visit in August, so that I can start Travelling Stitcher in it's place lol.

Julie said...

An amazing amount of work this week, i love the headless Mary and Joseph, i too enjoyed stitching that one

Mylene said...

You sure having a productive week, great designs you are working.

mdgtjulie said...

Wow, Sally, you have gotten lots done. You're sooooooo productive, I'm jealous!!!

Kajsa said...

All your projects look lovely, great progress on Sanctuary!

Suzanne said...

Thank you for the kind comment you left on my blog after Felix's birth.

All your stitching is very beautiful and I enjoy reading about your progress. I love your SB finish.