Sunday, 3 July 2011

Farm House Finished :)

As we were up late on Friday waiting for Abi to arrive back at school from her prom so we could pick her up I kept on stitching until I'd finished BBD Farm House. Every time I finish one of these AotHs I say it's my favourite so far then I stitch the next one and that becomes my favourite! I really love this one. The colours are gorgeous. The initials are those of my Grandad's cousin, the year is the year he died in the first world war and the initial above the house is for Arras which is the battle he died in. Happy Birthday will be next :)

Blackbird Designs Aoth #5 Farm House
36 count Rosewood linen

GAST & DMC
Started 10th June 2011

Finished 1st July 2011

The only things I have to show are WIPs for now :) Monday evening was SAL night with Barb and Colleen but I know Barb did not stitch as she has not been well :( Hope you are feeling much better my dear friend. I was stitching away on Family Sampler and thoroughly enjoying it. I fear I could spend a fortune on SB kits if I had the money! How lovely it would be to have a good lottery win, visit the shop and have a spending spree! 

Tuesday was DT The Sanctuary with Chris and Kajsa and I made more good progress. This piece is looking so pretty. 

Wednesday was SAL night with Lisa on A New Day but I had a visit from the frog:) I very stupidly stitched some of it with two strands of thread instead on the one I'd been using throughout the design and didn't realise until I'd stitched quite a bit so had to rip it all out! As you can imagine I was not happy! So I didn't get quite as much stitched as I might have done but it's still progress!

And that is all I can show:) I am hoping to get my sewing machine out this week and finish my PIFs so that I can get them in the post. I've been so slow with these and feel bad even though I'm within the time I have to do them.

Not sure what I'm stitching tonight. I will probably start the next SB ornament and get a move on with that :)

I plucked up the courage and went to a craft club at the local museum on Tuesday. There were only two us cross stitching, one lady doing tapestry and the rest knitting. I kind of wish there were more stitchers but never mind. I quite enjoyed it and think I will go again this week. I took my Shepherd's Bush Christmas Candy Roll kit as I thought it was easy to carry rather than having to take a thread box etc. I forgot to take a picture of my start so will show that another time. The only thing I found was the lighting was not very good so I struggled considerably:( 

Thank you all for your lovely comments on my photos of Abi:) I cannot tell you how proud we are of the beautiful young lady she has grown into. She had a fantastic evening! She said that people had probably seen a different side to her that night!
I hope everyone is having a lovely weekend. Belated Canada Day greetings to my Canadian friends and Happy July 4th to all my American friends! Hope you all had/ have a fantastic day:)

Take care everyone.

Love & hugs

Sally
xxxx

28 comments:

Jackie said...

I have just started the 3rd of the AotH series and I understand how you feel when you say the one you're currently stitching is your favorite. They're a pleasure to stitch.

I have learned that when stitching outside my home to always take some type of portable light with me. I just can't do it without good lighting.

Hazel said...

Wonderful finish Sally and nice wips too. Sounds like you had fun at the craft group. xx

Lynn B said...

I love your latest finish, very nice!

Lesleyanne said...

Congrats on your finish - another lovely one. I love the colours on your Family Sampler and your New Day looks nearly done despite the froges best effort. Glad to hear Abi had a great time.

Catherine said...

Wonderful wips! And your BBD piece is beautiful. A lovley tribute to your Grandad's cousin.

Margaret said...

Your farmhouse finish is beautiful, as is all your stitching. That's so cool that you went to your local museum for craft club. I know what you mean about wishing there were more stitchers. The group I get together with has way too many other crafts going on. lol!

Mouse said...

whoop whoop happy dance on your finish :0 lovely wips and you may have to invest in one of those portable OTE light thingys ??? if you carry on going ...take care and happy stitching :) love mouse xxxx

Christina said...

The blue of the farm house on AofH is beautiful, it complements the rosewood linen so well.
Well done for taking the plunge and going to the craft club. Perhaps word will get around that there were stitchers there and more may join you!

Michelle said...

Lovely finish Sally and I love the fact thatyou have personalised it. I go to a cross stitch club and there is a lot of lady's who knit but we still have fun and its some 'me' time. Hope you are well xx

Solstitches said...

Congratulations on another beautiful finish Sally.
Your WIPS are all looking lovely also especially the SB sampler.
I'd love to join you on that trip to the SB shop :)

Margaret

jane said...

Farm House is lovely Sally, I like the way you personalised it. I have not been stitching on AotH for a while - feel like I should get back to them. Your WIPs are looking great too.

Ellen said...

Farm House is gorgeous! Great progress on the wips even with the ripping. I especially love the Family Sampler!

Hugs,

Colleen said...

Love your stitching projects...SB is lovely. If I win the lottery, you, me & Barb will go to the SB store in Utah & shop until we fall over. LOL. I received my first AotH pattern, as I have loved all of the ones you have stitched. I have to blame someone for my AotH weakness. LOVED, LOVED and LOVED Abi's pictures. I'm so glad she had a wonderful time. I know that you & DH are so proud of her. She is a beautiful young lady.

Michele said...

Your projects look great - the fabric used for "Farm House' looks lovely!

gracie said...

Wonderful olors in Farm house...nice WIPS

mdgtjulie said...

Happy fourth to you to Sally. I was just thinking of you earlier tonight. Grats on the finish. I too love the colors in that, and I like the way you personalized it. Everything else is looking good, too. You make so much progress. I'm jealous!! Hope you have a GREAT week and a good time again this Tuesday! (Maybe take a small, battery powered lamp with you, for more light? You know, a book light sort of thing.)

Christine said...

Great finish on your AotH
Glad you enjoyed the craft group

Carol said...

Farm House is such a pretty finish, Sally :) And I'm happy to hear that Abi had such a delightful time at her prom!

Dianne said...

I love your sanctuary! It's on my very long lifetime "to do" list :)

Anne said...

Congrats on your finish Sally! Your WIPS are coming along very nicely! Glad to hear you went back to the craft group, even though knitting seems to be the most popular craft at the moment!

valerie said...

Farm House looks amazing! Congrats on your finish! And good for you for getting out and going to that craft group! Maybe you can bring a portable or clip on light for the next time.

Julie said...

Super progress pics, AoTH is lovely.

You would think with all this hot weather the froggys would be staying under the water of their ponds!!

Are you at the craft group this morning LOL

Barb said...

Great finish there Sally, just e mailed you.

BrendaS said...

Your BBD finish is just beautiful and all your WIP's are so inspiring. You have been a very busy girl:)))

Dani - tkdchick said...

Congratulations on finishing another house. I love how you put so much thought into the dedication of each one.

Strange that a craft club would be in a location with such poor lighting. I'm such a light snob that I rarely travel without my own lamp!

Jackie said...

I love the way your AotH turned out. Very pretty and so are your other stitching projects. Your daughters dress is adorable.
Jackie

KarenV said...

Farm House looks great Sally, congratulations on finishing another block. Your WIPs are looking good too, Family Sampler is very pretty!

Lisa said...

Congrats on your Farm House finish, lovely colours in this one.
Your wips are growing quickly as always and look wonderful. My stitching has been hit and miss this last week but I wouldn't have missed AND for anything.