Monday, 25 July 2011

A Teeny Finish

I started stitching this little beauty at craft club when I started going a few weeks ago. As I didn't go last week I decided to stitch on it at home and see if I could get it finished off so I could take something else this week. So here it is all finished up:)

Shepherd's Bush Christmas Candy Roll ( As kitted)
Started 28th June 2011
Finished 22nd July 2011
This one is a little different from the other rolls and it looks so sweet:) I now have just one more in my stash to do and two others to get at a later date.
 
I didn't stitch on BBD AotH Happy Birthday on Friday evening and didn't stitch much on it on Saturday evening either. I think the thought of those Lazy Daisies is putting me off but I did a few and will do more when I pick it up again. As you can see I did do some of the over one. I was going to use different wording but decided to still go with Happy Birthday. This block is going to be for my late mum-in-law.

Last night, as I'd finished my SB ornament for the month last Sunday, I had a new start. Dear Barb very kindly lent me Blackbird Designs Loose Feathers Peacock Pinkeep after I had tried to win it on Ebay but got outbid at the last minute. So at the weekend I dyed some 28 count Antique White fabric with tea and made a start on it :) I'm quite pleased with how my fabric turned out. I'm not using the Belle Soir silks as, to be honest, I can't afford to get them so am using the DMC conversion. I think the next time I go to craft club I'll take this with me as it's quite simple to stitch ( famous last words!). I may not be going tomorrow as I have a job interview just after lunch.

I'm way behind on blogs ( yet again) so will try and get caught up when I have the time. Hopefully when I get back from my interview. Jess has to have her blood tests done again on Wednesday as they found an abnormality with the last ones so want to repeat them to check it so she wants me to go with her again. I am rather worried.
 
Right better dash and get something done! If I do any good at this interview I will have to manage my time better and will not have as much time on the PC. My blogging, reading and commenting will not stop but Facebook might!
 
I cannot end without sending my thoughts and prayers to the people of Norway after the tragic events there. Just a complete waste of innocent lives.
Love & hugs
Sally
xxxx

28 comments:

Gabi said...

What a darling finish this little candy roll is. Love it.
Your BBD wips are looking gorgeous too.
Crossing fingers that your job interview will go well :)

KarenV said...

Sweet finish Sally, congratulations.

Good luck with your interview tomorrow and I hope Jess' blood tests go OK too.

Lesleyanne said...

A very cute finish Sally. Good luck with your interview tomorrow and Jess's blood tests. I'm sure you will both be fine. Lovely progress on your wips.

Jules said...

That is a cute little finish you have there.

Elisa said...

I just love your candy roll finish Sally, your WIP's look great as always.
All the best for your interview tomorrow xx

Kate said...

Great finish Sally - it's just so different, love the new start too.
Break a leg for the interview and I hope that Jess's tests go OK too.

Catherine said...

What a sweet finish!
Good luck with your interview, I am sure you'll do fine!
I do hope the blood tests come back okay for your daughter.

Cath said...

Good luck with the interview Sally , fingers crossed for you and DD.X

Beth said...

Love that little ornament! Good work on your other WIPs. Good luck with your interview and Jess's blood test. Will be sending you positive thoughts!!

Mouse said...

love your wee finish :) and try not to worry too much with the blood tests .... good luck with the interview fingers and toes all crossed and love your pincushion start too :) love mouse xxxx

Margaret said...

Your finish is so cute! I love the shape of it! Love your other projects as well. Very nice! Good luck with the interview and with Jess's blood tests.

valerie said...

Oh my, that little candy roll is the cutest! It came out great. Wonderful stitching as always Sally!

jane said...

Such a lovely little finish, Sally. Good luck with the interview and I hope Jess's blood tests are OK this time.

Colleen said...

I love you SB finish. It is so cute! Good luck on your job interview! Fingers crossed for Jess' blood test. I'll be thinking of you!

Ellen said...

This candy roll is so adorable!

Good luck with your job interview!

Hugs,

mdgtjulie said...

Love your candy roll finish, Sally. It's darling!! And grats on the other progress. It may not be much, but it's further than you were. I don't mind Lazy Daisy stitches. They can be a pain to count though, depending on how they're done. (I always want to count out four holes instead of three, lol.) Here's hoping the bloodwork is back to normal! It's always scary when it comes back different. I've noticed that here in the US, other things seem to be more important than the terror attacks in Norway. It really ticked me off that the top story was Katy Perry and her nominations and Norway was the second story. WTH???

Carol said...

Best of luck on your interview, Sally! I love your latest tiny finish--so sweet :)

Christine said...

The little needleroll is just so sweet! Great progress on AotH too.
Good luck with the interview and I hope Jess's blood tests come back OK

Barb said...

Love the little candy roll Sally , I really must start again on those rolls, you do it to me everytime , I may have to start those as my SB night with you,soon. Look forward to seeing the Peacock Pincushion.
Good luck for this afternoon.

Patty C. said...

Love the Shepherd's Bush Christmas Candy Roll - I have never seen that done before - so tiny - Adorable !!!

Tatkis said...

Sweet candy roll! And lovely process!

Best wishes,
Tatyana

Southpaw Stitcher said...

The Candy Roll is too cute for words. Nice progress on Happy Birthday. Good luck on your interview!

Lois said...

What a lovely finish Sally! I have this one in my stash (for more years than I care to admit) and seeing yours all stitched and finished might just be the push I need to actually stitch this one! Your BBD WIP's are looking great. Hope the interview went well and that all goes okay with Jess' blood tests.

Andrea said...

A gorgeous needleroll finish. Hope the interview and Jess' blood tests went OK.

Gwen said...

Cute candy roll. Peacock piece is off to a good start.

CrazyStitcher said...

I adore that stitched Christmas ornament. It's absolutely gorgeous! x

Patches said...

love the candy roll.

Julie said...

Super little one, AoTH is looking beautiful