Tuesday, 23 August 2011

Happy Dance Time!

It's time for another happy dance as last night I put the final stitches into Shepherd's Bush Family Sampler then this morning before I went to craft club I stitched the buttons and charms on. This one has been pure joy to stitch and I am rather sad to see it finished but I do have more SBs in my stash to start on next as I want to keep on with the SAL with Barb and Colleen. So I'll let the pictures do the talking on this one now :)

Shepherd's Bush Family Sampler ( kit)

Started 6th June 2011

Finished 22nd August 2011.




I loved every single stitch of this. I'd love to get this framed but may end up just making it into a pillow or something like that.

The chart and leftover threads are now for sale along with a couple of other charts that I have decided I just won't stitch so please take a look at my For Sale page ( On the tabs at the top of the page). That is one reason for trying to stop buying and getting some from my stash stitched!!!

Friday I made a start on Blackbird Designs AotH Pumpkin Farm and so far I love it. The colours are so warm and it seems to be stitching up so quickly at the moment. As with the other AotH so far I'm using DMC and GAST.

Sunday evening I stitched a bit more on BBD Loose Feathers Peacock Pin Keep and as the light was bad at craft club today I also stitched on it there rather than my SB ornament. It was quite dull and I was sat away from the window today otherwise I might have been OK. I'll try and get the SB ornament stitched over the weekend sometime.

It's GCSE exam results day on Thursday and I have one rather nervous Abi trying to take her mind off it! She wants me to go with her which I'm so pleased about. In fact she is such a little love at times. We were discussing Christmas the other day and I said that we wouldn't have as much money for presents ( we've never gone wild as it is) and she just looked at me and said I don't care as long as I've got you three:) It was so sweet and brought tears to my eyes.

Right I'd best get this posted, catch up on blogs then I might go sit with the girls and stitch for a bit.

Take care everyone.

Love & hugs

Sally
xxxxx 

34 comments:

gracie said...

very pretty......

Lee said...

The SB is SO pretty, Sally. Congrats on a great finish!

Solstitches said...

Wow, I LOVE that Sally.
It's just beautiful.
I see the chart is on your sale or trade blog. Is it still up for grabs or did someone get there before me?
Margaret

Tricia said...

Oh, you finished it!! I love it! It makes me want to work on my SB My Mom's Garden!! Your Pumpkin Farm is going to be pretty, too. I've never stitched any BBD patterns, but they always seem to turn out beautifully. I may have to put it on my list too! :-)

Michelle said...

Oh Sally its beautiful. Well done on a lovely finish. I see someone beat me to it! xx

Carolyn said...

Sally,
Congratulations on your finish! It is lovely. I am loving the colors on pumpkin farm. You have a great start.
Your peacock WIP is coming along. (((Hugs)))to you and your daughter.

Lesleyanne said...

Gorgeous finish Sally. Great progress on yuor wips they are all coming along great. Good luck to Abi for her exam results.

Mouse said...

ohhhhh lovely finish :) and hope exam results are fab too (fingers crossed for her ) ... love mouse xxx

Barb said...

Sally it is beautiful and I have found all your initials , well done ,oh dear you asked for a gentle dance I feel like doing the can-can lol. NO Better not.
Liking the colours in Pumpkin Farm and the pinkeep is coming along nicely.
Speak soon sweetie.

BrendaS said...

Congratulations on your finish Sally, it looks fabulous:))

Margaret said...

Awww, what a sweet thing for Abi to say! How great that she wants you to go with her -- good luck to her!

Love your SB finish! Gorgeous!!! Love your BBD progress too on both fronts!

Deborah said...

Lovely finish!

Lisa said...

Congratulations on your SB finish Sally, it looks gorgeous!
I love your new start on Pumpkin Farm, those colours are yummy.
Good luck to Abi for Thursday, I'm sure she'll do great.
I'm really struggling to keep going with SR, I don't think it's going to get finished this month, but I'm persevering. Can't wait for TS tomorrow for a break from it lol.

TeresaB said...

Love your finish! It's just beautiful. Enjoy your happy dance time.

Ellen said...

SB Family Sampler is gorgeous! Congrats on the finish! Love your start on Pumpkin farm too!

Hugs,

valerie said...

Gorgeous finish Sally!

Colleen said...

Beautiful!!! Pictures of Family Sampler say a thousand words & a standing ovation too. Congrats on a lovely finish.
BBD is coming along as is the Pumpkin Farm, love the Fall Colors.
Good luck to Miss Abi; I'm sure she did well. I love Abi's comment about Christmas....said from the heart. Bless her.
Hugs Sally

pat said...

What a lovely and delicate works!
ciao Pat

Tatkis said...

Such a beautiful, sweet sampler! SB designs are always so pretty! Congratulations!

Best wishes,
Tatyana

Jackie said...

Congrats on your finish! It's beautiful and I'm looking forward to seeing how you use it.

Good luck to Abi on her exam! Sounds like it's quite the big one.

Gabi said...

Congrats!!! It's looking just gorgeous Sally. Worth a happy dance :)
Your BBD projects are lovely too.

Michele B. said...

The Shepherd's Bush company should have a page of your beautiful work on their website - you do them proud every time. What a lovely comment from Abi - she has the true spirit of Christmas.

Carol said...

What a sweet comment from Abi, Sally--you obviously raised her well :)

Your SB finish is gorgeous--congratulations!

Dani - tkdchick said...

Sally, congratulations on another beautiful finsh and it didn't take you too long to stitch it up!

Sounds like you need a protable craft light to take with you to stitch club!

Farm Girl said...

Love it Sally ......... beautiful!

Anne said...

Congrats on your finish Sally!! It's beautiful! And I agree with your daughter about cherishing our loved ones. That's enough for me :D

Poussy Stitches My Love said...

c'est absolument merveilleux ! bravo
bisous bisous

Kajsa said...

It's gorgeous! Congrats!

jane said...

Beautiful finish Sally, congratulations to Abi on her GCSE results

Nadia said...

Congratulations on a very beautiful finish Sally. Well done

Lois said...

Your SB finish is gorgeous! Your other WIP's are looking great too. I hope all went for Abi with her results.

♥marylin♥ said...

bisous bisous ♥

KarenV said...

Congratulations on finishing Family Sampler, Sally - it's beautiful!

Suzanne said...

Congratulations on your finish!