Monday, 12 September 2011

iStitch Mystery SAL Part 3:)

Part 3 of CarolR's mystery SAL arrived in my inbox on Saturday so I immediately printed it out ready to get started on Sunday morning. Each part has been quick to stitch but this one was even quicker and is my favourite part so far because it's a bird:) I can't wait to see what's next! I'm waiting until I've stitched the whole thing before I decide what I'm going to do with it. I havea box which I bought with DMC threads in it with some of the money I was given for my birthday last December and it might fit in the top of that:)

Friday and Saturday I stitched lots on BBD AotH Pumpkin Farm. I am loving this block because of the autumnal colours and am hoping that I might be close to finishing it next week. I think this is now my favourite block so far and a refreshing change from Happy Birthday!

Finally my progress on Blackbird Designs Peacock Pin Keep Needlecase from last night. I had hoped to get this finished but we have a new member in the family and I was sitting with Abi while she handled him ( more later lol) but I'm happy with the progress I made.

The new family member is Abi's Syrian hamster which she has named Leo ( full name Leonardo after Da Vinci!). She bought him herself and loves him to bits! We are trying to get him used to her ( and us) so we sit for a while after tea and she handles him. He's very good but does have a tendancy to bite now and again but I think it depends on what we have had on our hands! After last night I am thinking she should rename him phsycho! He has a little wooden house inside his cage and he sleeps in it and hides his food in it. However I think he forgets as he was getting the corner of the house in his mouth and lifting it. Later on when we looked he's tipped it on its side then this morning it was on its roof!!! He also climbs up his cage ( which is normal I know!) but the best laugh is when he sits on top of his wheel and it moves so he slips off!! I was helpless this morning watching him. Anyway here's a slightly blurred photo of the mad thing!

Right I'd better get going and do some veg for tea. Roast pork tonight.

Take care everyone.

Love & hugs

Sally
xxxx



27 comments:

Claire said...

Loving your SAL piece - so jealous!! Loving Leo - our hamster wont let us any where near him (Buttons). But it is funny to watch his swing from his bars and also sits on top of the wheel and falls off when it moves!! Hope you are well Love Claire xxx

Gillie said...

Hugs to Leo, his name is longer than he is! Can't believe I'm keeping up with the SAL, part 3 is on my knee,almost finished!

Lesleyanne said...

Lovely progress on your wips. Leo is very cute. Have a good week.

Jane said...

Loving Pumpkin Farm ~ lovely Autumnal colours and you should have it finished just in time!
Oh! cute little Leo, what happened to the bunny ~ hope my advice didn't put you off!!!!
Take Care
xxx

Michele said...

Love Love Pumpkin Farm! I'm loving Carol's SAL too .. love yours :)

Christine said...

Great stitching and a very sweet new family member

Margaret said...

I love all the stitching -- so pretty! Leo is so cute! I worked with Djungarian hamsters when I was in college -- I wonder if Leo is related. lol!

butterfly said...

Sal is looking good, i must get on with mine this week,
Lovely stitching and sweet little Leo.

Mary Ann said...

Your stitching is lovely as always! I am really enjoying seeing your progress on Pumpkin Farm.

And, your new family member, Leo, is a cutie!!

Hazel said...

Lovely wips! I ended up frogging part 2 of the mystery which I hadn't realised I had done wrong till part 3 came in! I LOVE your hamster. I love hamsters come to think of it and am desperate to get another one. Hubby will not be impressed though. Maybe I could hide it in the back office. xx

valerie said...

Awww, Leo is so cute! Great stitching Sally and congrats on your Pumpkin Farm finish!

Maggie said...

Loving your progress on your SAL and your other pieces :-)

Leo is really cute, we have had 3 hamsters, one joanne bought with her birthday money once, she couldn't say hamster, called it monster instead, it bit her as soon as we got it home so lived up to it's name!. The second one kept escaping and ended up in next doors kitchen one time (how we never knew, the third one was such a dear, we called her Tilly, we all loved her to bits and cried buckets when she died so we decided not to have any more after that.

Colleen said...

Sally, your wips are beautiful. Love your BB Pumpkin House. I think Leo is showing his youth, spunky & independent, LOL. He is cute. Had a super stitching time at our SB SAL. Hugs

Ellen said...

Love Pumpkin Farm, all the lovely autumn colors!

You are fast with part 3 of Carol's SAL, I have yet to start. Love your color choice!

Hugs to Lea, he's cute!

Hugs,

Pumpkin said...

Your stitching is just lovely Sally! I love the projects you have on the go :o)

Leo is adorable. We had a hamster once and he would run on his wheel ALL night!

Veronica said...

Love the colour you've picked for Carol's SAL. Pumpkin Farm is coming along nicely.

Leo is so cute!

Mouse said...

ooo it is looking soo pretty and i've got that box too .. don't know what to stitch for mine yet ... love the pumpkin farm (think of me when you've done with the chart heheheh ;0) and Leo is adorable soooo cute ... we have one called moon she is pure white ... she has a gyro ball .. very useful as doesn't open when moving sooooo no escapeeeee hamsters on the loose ........ take care love mouse xxxx

Patty C. said...

Your work is looking beautiful ;)

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Lovely progress on all your stitchy things!

Angela P said...

I love seeing your progress on so many pieces :) Love the new family member, too cute!

Barb said...

Hi Sally loving the pumpkin House the colouring is so nice.
Also like the Sal piece is that lilac?
Oh isnt Leo sweet, we had a hamster who escaped and got down the back of the settee (when the children were young)and had visions of having a burly fireman out. Instead fil came and undid some of the fabric on the back of said settee. He like Parsleys used his wheel all night . Hope he gets used to being handled quickly, they are very shortsighted perhaps he thought you were food.
Hugs

Shari said...

wonderful pieces you are working on.......LOVE the pumpkin one.....too cute..

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

I think we have the same box! Mine has a wooden heart as the toggle. I've stitched the iStich mystery on 36 count which fits the box perfectly. 40 would have been a bit small.
Love your colour choice too.

Carol said...

Lovely progress on Pumpkin Farm, Sally--I think that is my favorite in the series. And such a nice piece to stitch at this time of year. And your SAL is wonderful as well...

Enjoy little Leo, but keep your eye one him--hamsters are very sneaky! We had one at the library that escaped for days until he was finally found in the kitchen starving half to death!

Myra said...

OH little Leo is cute for sure! I think Pumpkin Farm is my favorite of that series too and yours is looking great. Carol's Mystery is really shaping up - your floss color is gorgeous.

Ranae said...

I love the pumpkin farm it looks so close to being finished.
Great progess on the SAL, love the purple color
Leo is adorable

Suzanne said...

The SAL is looking great, I love the colour of the thread you have chosen.

Leo is quite cute!