Monday, 29 August 2011

It's Been Nearly A Week!

I can't believe it's been nearly a week since my last post. I had nothing to show other than progress and I haven't been in the best of moods but that's best left for my other blog I think.

I've had a small finish, and two part finishes these last couple of days so at least I have something other than progress to show!
Yesterday we went out for Sunday lunch courtesy of my Dad to celebrate Abi's GCSE results ( more on that later) and on our return we were all too full to do much of anything so I picked up my SB ornament and finished that. I subbed all the WDW and GAST on this one for DMC so the colours are probably a bit off but I like it so that's fine lol! 

Shepherd's Bush In A Stable
36 count Sand Linen

DMC
Started 9th August 2011

Finished 28th August 2011
I've now run out of the fabric I've been using so will use some off cuts of other fabric rather than buy more of the same I think.

Also yesterday I finished off part 2 of Carol R's mystery SAL. I am loving this so far and am so pleased with the thread colour I chose. 
After I'd finished part 2 of the SAL I picked up Blackbird Designs Peacock Pin Keep and finished stitching the top. When I looked at it in good light I'd made a bit of a mess of it in places at craft club on Tuesday due to the bad light so not sure what to do when I go tomorrow. I may have to invest in a small clip on light. I'll be starting the needlebook next then when it's all done I can get the chart returned to Barb:)

Now onto my weeks progress on my other stitching ( except for my HAED, I'll post that when I've finished the page which might just be this week). I made good progress on Drawn Thread The Sanctuary on Tuesday. I didn't finish the border round this block as I ran out of thread so I started on the inner bit of it. I'd like to get this block finished tomorrow if I can then I can start on the other bits.
I enjoyed stitching on LHN Travelling Stitcher knowing that Lisa was stitching with me. I love the colours in it. It's so pretty.

Finally Blackbird Designs Pumpkin Farm. Love the colours in this one too and it's still stitching up fairly quick. 
I've been pretty restless these past few days and can't seem to settle to stitch for long before I'm up and wandering about. I seem to be worrying about every little thing and I wish I could stop it. 

Some brilliant news is Abi's GCSE results. She was so nervous when we set off to collect her results as she didn't think she'd done very well and when we got outside school she didn't want to go! When she came out with her envelope I was watching her face and thinking by the look on the face she hasn't got what she wanted but she was in shock! She got 2 A's, 7 B's and a distinction in her IT which is equivalent to an A. She also got a pass in an IT module that her and a few others were "guinea pigs" for. This is all to go with the A, B and C and two distinctions she got last year. So she was one very happy girl with very proud parents:) She was so relieved when we got out of the school grounds that she started to cry, bless her. She enrols for 6th form at her school on 6th September and starts on the 8th:) 

I hope all my blogging friends that were in the path of Irene are safe. 
Take care everyone.

Love & hugs
Sally
xxxx

23 comments:

Hazel said...

Wonderful stitching and congrats to Abi. Your Peacock pinkeep looks fab. I see nothing wrong with it. x

Bienvenue... said...

All my heartfelt congratulations to Abi and her happy parents! Bravo!
Your progress on your stitching is is simply amazing, I have a weakness for the ornament of Shepherd's Bush ...
Take care,
Bisxxx

Tricia said...

Sally, yours is one of my favorite places to stop! I just love watching the progress on your pieces. In a Stable is so precious. I hadn't seen that one before you started it and I love it!!

♥marylin♥ said...

oh que de merveilles !!!
bisous bisous

Lesleyanne said...

Lovely progress on your stitching Sally. I like all the projects you have on the go. Congrats to Abi - she did really well in her exams.

Michelle said...

Oh Sally the Peacock Pinkeep is just stunning. Well done. Also well done to Abi - its so nerve-wracking for them and us isn't it. Sending you big hugs xx

Claire said...

Congratulations to Abi for such wonderful GCSE results. LOve the stitching as always Sally - you always seem to choose lovely designs to stitch and lovely fabrics to stitch on. I bought a small clip on light today at Asda for £2.

Karen said...

Goodness...your stitching basket is certainly full with some beautiful projects! Kudos to your daughter!

happy stitching...

KarenV said...

Lovely stitching Sally, you always get so much done.

Congratulations to Abi and good luck to her in starting 6th form!

Anne said...

Wonderful finish Sally and loads of progress on all of your projects! I am a bit restless with my projects too, often jumping from one to another. But its nice to have variety don't you think?
Congrats to Abi for her grades! She must have put in a lot of hard work studying and it paid off! You and your husband must be so proud of her!!

Gabi said...

Your stitching is beautiful as always. Love all your projects and watching them grow.
Congrats on Abi. What a fantastic result. You must be proud of her :)

Myra said...

Oh the little stable piece is just precious! I enjoy seeing all your WIP's, I don't know how you keep up with it all.

Carol said...

Such happy news about Abi's grades--you must be so proud of her! She must be a very hard worker...

Lovely stitching, Sally--and such a wonderful variety of projects :)

Ellen said...

Beautiful wips! Love the SB ornament!

Congrats to Abi on her good results!

Hugs,

Elisa said...

Some gorgeous stitching sally as always. Well done to Abi on her fab results xx

jane said...

Congratulations to Abi - fantastic results!
Your WIPS are all looking lovely - you put me to shame as I have hardly picked up a needle these past few weeks.

Suzanne said...

Lovely stitching and a nice finish on the SB piece.

Congratulations to your daughter on her great results.

Patty C. said...

I like your SAL & Your Peacock Pinkeep looks awesome ;)

mdgtjulie said...

Great congrats to your daughter for doing so well. All wonderful!!! And all your progress is lovely. I really like the colors in Pumpkin House and Traveling Stitcher. They're really lovely. Here's hoping you're worrying less. I know that's hard to do!! Can't wait to see your page finish on Guardian!

mdgtjulie said...

Grats to your daughter on doing so well in her testing. It looks like you've got a very smart kid!! I love all your progress, and I love the colors on the two you love the colors on. Guess we both have good taste, lol. Can't wait to see your page finish on the Guardian!!!

Barb said...

I thought I had posted a comment to you Sally but I think I must have lost it. Well you are stitching up a storm as usual and lovely it is too. Good trip to Colleens on Monday nut I think I may have to frog my tulips they just are not right. I think they are so pale and I cannot see them properly. Take care sweetie and KEEEEEEEEEEEEP stitching.

Siobhan said...

Yeay for Abi!! What a brilliant girl you have there. :) It's always so nice to see their hard work and study pay off.

Lovely stitching!

Julie said...

Congrats to Abi, fabulous results

You've been really busy, your needles have certainly been whizzing in and out of the fabric, nice finishes and lovely progress, guardian is growing well.