Friday, 19 August 2011

Just Progress :)

No finishes to share this time just progress seen as I mostly seem to be stitching larger things at the moment! I am back to enjoying them though as I had got a bit overwhelmed by them so gave myself a good talking to to just get on with them and get them done!

I forgot to say on my last post that the BBD AotH Happy Birthday chart is now for sale as is Midnight Stitching Heartstruck Quakers chart. Just email me if you're interested.

So on Monday evening it was SB SAL night with Barb and Colleen. Barb had a new start ( My Mom's Garden I think), hopefully Colleen managed some time on Checkered Sheep and I beavered away on the leaves and flowers on the border of Family Sampler. This has been a pure joy to stitch and I think I will be sad when it's finished but I'll be picking another SB to stitch :)

Tuesday morning I went to craft club so my SB ornament, In A Stable, came with me. That darn sheep ( still not finished) on the right caused me no end of problems and I could feel myself getting more and more worked up as I unpicked and restitched numerous times over before I got it right. Please it's not exactly a difficult chart!!!!

Tuesday evening I picked up Drawn Thread The Sanctuary and was deteremined to get a very good night on it. I even stayed up a little later but didn't quite manage to get all the block done. I just have the Jessica stitches to do now but thought I'd better do those when I'm a bit more awake.

Wedneday was LHN Travelling Stitcher SAL night with my surrogate sis Lisa. I felt sad knowing that only a week before we'd been stitching this together in my dining room and this week we were having to do it virtually so to speak. So we decided we'd imagine we were in my dining room:) I finished the house, stitched the fence on the left and remembered to give the bird a beak!

Last night I managed about 400 stitches on Guardian so, seen as I'm close to finishing the page, I'm showing my progress. Once the page is finished I'll probably just show it once a month. I can't believe I've almost done with the top row of pages!

Tonight I'm starting Pumpkin Farm. I wasn't sure whether to start that or Swan Lake but I thought if I do PF first then when Jane is ready to trade the other 3 charts I'm ready too:) I'm looking forward to stitching this one as I love the warm, autumnal colours in it.

I've done a little bit of stash shopping this week while I have funds to do it. You may remember that Chris and I have a December SAL each year and we decided months ago what our SAL for this year would be. I did email Chris to check if we were still doing it as she's not been stitching for ages and we are so I ordered the chart yesterday from Des Filles Et Une Aiguielle I thought I may not have the funds later on in the year so better buy it now! We are going to be stitching Tra La La Snowman.

That's all from me for today. I'm hoping I might get a bit of day time stitching in this weekend or maybe some finishing. I've half finished LHN Be Merry Belle Pepper and Red House in Winter:)

Have a great weekend whatever you are all up to.

Love & hugs

Sally
xxxxx



23 comments:

natalyK said...

Beautiful progress pics! Love your SB piece. I look forward to seeing the finish!

Margaret said...

Love all your WIPs! Great progress on all fronts!

Carolyn said...

Sally,
Your WIPS are coming along nicely. I still need to update my blog on my vacation and the PIF surprise from you. I will get to it. I promise.

Patty C. said...

Your SB Sampler looks wonderful -

Lesleyanne said...

Great progress on all your gorgeous wips. I am hoping I'm still in on the December SAL with Chris. I think I may have just ordered a Tra la la design, not sure though lol.

Elaine said...

More lovely progress this week Sally and oh my I needed a bib when I saw that Snowman your going to be stitching he;s darling.
Have a great week-end,hugs!

Barb said...

Super duper progress Sally, I did stitch a little on SB My mums garden,and I have some more little kits arrive whoo hoo SB stitching for ever with you. Love the Sanctuary and the Guardian . Will speak soon. Have a good weekend .

Jeanne said...

You're making great progress on everything Sally - isn't it odd how a little sheep can give you so much trouble? You are almost there now with Sanctuary - it will be a great finish for you.

Susan said...

Looks like the SB sampler is very close to being finished. I've had DT's Sanctuary in my stash forever, but haven't started it. Seeing your work makes me want to drop everything and do it!

Jan said...

Wow you have been busy with your WIPS. Love them all!

Tricia said...

Your progress always inspires me!!! Wonderful stitching!

Gabi said...

Great Wip's Sally. Love all of them. Your HAED is amazing. And drooling over your SB sampler. Your post reminds me that I have the Travelling Stitcher here kitted up waiting for me to finally start it.

Michelle said...

Lovely progress Sally thank you for sharing your photos with us x

Ellen said...

Enjoy looking at all your wips, beautiful progress!

Hugs,

Carol said...

Oh, I'm so enjoying watching your progress on The Sanctuary, Sally... Beautiful stitching on everything :)

mdgtjulie said...

It's IHSW (International Hermit and Stitch Weekend) so I'm supposed to be stitching. Instead, I'm trying to get caught up on my blogs, lol. Everything looks good Sally. Here's hoping you're getting lots of good stitching time in. Grats on almost finishing another page. I'm eager to watch your progress on this one!!! Love the colors in The Traveling Stitcher.

Nancy in IL said...

Sally, as always, it's a treat to see your WIPs. No matter that you don't have a finish - they all come in due time.

I fished out my Drawn Thread's Sanctuary to see how far I got before putting it away. Let's just say you're far and away ahead, but I'm still in love with the design.

Julie said...

Great progress on your WIPs!

jane said...

Lovely WIPs Sally. I am way behind on the AotH due to a serious lack of stithcing time but I will be back to them soon! I am really enjoying stitching them!

Vonna said...

Your family sampler is gorgeous...I've had this one in my stash for a number of years and I've seen many a stitcher pick it up and finish and fall in love with it over and over and yet I still haven't started mine... :(
Everything is perfect Sally, utterly gorgeous and the amount and quickness that you stitch is amazing!

Kajsa said...

Everything looks great!! I finally posted an update on Sanctuary. I have been stitching but it's been busy and I have shared my computer with the kids this summer. Always one of them sitting there.

Lisa said...

Great progress on those wips Sally, Can't wait for tomorrow night for our TS SAL again, although now we've actually stitched together in person I can't help feeling a little sad everytime I think about us not being together on a Wed now :(

Suzanne said...

Nice progress on all your pretty pieces.