Friday, 4 November 2011

A Bit Proud of Myself

It's not often I actually say this but I am a bit proud of myself:) I have finally made up the Blackbird Designs Peacock Pin Keep that I finished stitching a while ago. It's not perfect by any means but I am extremely happy with it and right now feel as though I could tackle anything ( that won't last!!!!). So I'll share a couple of photos of the finished item :)
 
My DH came in yesterday and saw it on the table and said " Wow that looks good!" :) 
Almost done and dusted is DT The Sanctuary :) Yesterday I did all the folding and mitering and all I have to do now is the hemstitching which I am hoping to make a start on this afternoon. 
 
On Tuesday I received some fabric from Lisa S. She very kindly offered to send me some to make a pouch and needlecase for LHN Travelling Stitcher so hopefully this will be made into a pouch tomorrow as DH is at work. I'm a little nervous but I know I can do it if I try very hard! I haven't stitched the bit for the needle case as yet but I did make a start last night. Thank you so much for the fabric Lisa:) 


Stitching wise I've been getting on well and managing to stay away from the PC after tea on a night. Monday was SAL night with dear Barb and I am still building the house! It does rather seem never ending but it'll be worth it! 

On Tuesday morning at craft club I stitched a bit on Little House Needleworks Winter Band Sampler my SAL with Lesleyanne and Angela. I made a mistake no sooner had I started stitching but thankfully noticed before I'd got too much done! 

Last stitchy pics are of Lizzie*Kate 6 Fat Men which I'm SAL-ing with Lisa on. I finished Snowed In on Wednesday and started Snow Friends. I just love these designs and can hardly wait to get the next 3 charts but am waiting until the next JJ's sale!

Lizzie*Kate 6 Fat Men Snowed In


32 count Amber linen


DMC


Started 5th October 2011


Finished 2nd November 2011

I'm not sure what I'm going to stitch tonight. I should get back to BBD AotH but I feel the need for more Christmas ornament stitching now that November is here so will see what tonight brings! 
 
Next Tuesday Barb and I are starting another SAL :) This time it's The Sampler Girl Glad Tidings with Jane Austen. I've been looking forward to us starting this but wanted to finish The Sanctuary first which is why I've been in such a rush to finish it!

Almost forgot my part 7 of the iStitch mystery SAL. I'm looking forward to seeing what part 8 is:)

Other news is I've been to the doctor's this morning. I won't go into detail (womens things!) but I have exercises to do for 8 weeks and if there's no improvement I will more than likely have to have surgery. Right now I don't care if surgery has to be the option as I'm uncomfortable.
 
That's all my news for today. I'm off to start the hemstitching on Sanctuary :)
Take care everyone.

Love & hugs

Sally
xxxx

48 comments:

Cath said...

So you should be rpoud of yourself . It's beautiful. Well done .
Lovely stitching . Can't wait to see your new start .

Hope the exercises work . X

staci said...

Your PynKeepe is stunning...you definitely should be proud!!!

Ellen said...

The Peacock Pinkeep is simply gorgeous! You should be proud of yourself!

Enjoy following the progress of your SALs, especially the snowmen!

Hugs,

gracie said...

Beautiful, brautiful!

Mouse said...

wooooo hooo that is gorgeous :) well done, you have every right to be proud of it :) gorgeous progress on everything as usual and good luck with the exercises I do hope it helps (had surgery myself) (((HUGS))) love mouse xxxx

WendyCarole said...

it's beautiful you should feel proud of yourself

Mindi said...

Fabulous finish! You really should be proud of yourself. You have so many other cute WIPs as well.

butterfly said...

Great stitching and making Sally. Love the snowman,its all beautiful.

Christine said...

You should be a LOT proud of yourself, its fabulous. Your WIPs are looking good too

Bienvenue... said...

It's just perfect! Really lovely stitching...
Take care my Dear,
Love in stitches.

Margaret said...

I sure hope the exercises help your problem. Surgery doesn't sound like much fun! Love all your stitching of course. Your BBD finish is just lovely!! You should be very proud -- gorgeous!

Maggie said...

What a lovely lot of stitching! Just goes to show what can be achieved when we stay away from the computer, lol
Your pinkeep finish is wonderful,and so you should be proud :-)

Have a good weekend

Lesleyanne said...

You should definitely be proud of yourself and your gorgeous finish. Lovely progress on your wips. I hope the exercises help with your problems. Take care.

Kathy Ellen said...

Congratulations on a beautifully finished box! You must be so proud! Your stitching is all wonderful. Can't believe how much you have accomplished!

cucki said...

hi, i love the pin keep so much..it is so beautiful..a big well done.
all your stitching is so lovely..and the cute snowman is so sweet too..great progress on your stitching.
love xxx

DovilÄ— said...

amazing Peacock!

Southpaw Stitcher said...

Gorgeous finish on your peacock pinkeep, and all your WIPs look like they're coming along nicely!

Hazel said...

Love your box finish and it looks pretty perfect to me. Some lovely new wips as well. Love the snowmen. Hope you feel more comfortable soon. x

Rowyn said...

Wow, you should be really proud of yourself (not just a bit proud). The Peacock Pinkeep is beautifully stitched and finished.

You've got lots of lovely projects on the go. Those LK snowmen are cute!

I hope the exercises do the trick and you don't need surgery (since time out for surgery would cut into your stitching time, lol).

Have a lovely weekend.

Sue said...

Ooohhh I love that peacock pinkeep, you've every reason to be proud of yourself. Really loving the snowmen too.....x

Michelle said...

I adore the Peacock Pinkeep what a stunning finish. Quite rightly be proud of yourself. Some lovely new wips as well. Thinking of you xx

Carol said...

That is definitely something to be proud of Sally! And how nice that your husband even noticed how special it was!!

Gillie said...

WOW! is all I am going to say!

On a slightly sadder note - I made a mistake on the willow tree - drat and double drat, the frog cometh!

Kate said...

Sally you pinkeep finish is gorgeous - you should be feeling proud of yourself.
Lovely update on all your other stitching - those snowmen are fab.

Barb said...

Ok one word Sally FAB-U-LOUS!
Oh well done indeed I think I would be shouting from the rooftops(get down from there now Sally).
Talking of rooftops I am house building on Monday .
Love your others but that is no different than usual you are one very talented lady.

Myra said...

You should be proud! Your Peacock pinkeep looks wonderful.

Blu said...

You should definitely be proud of yourself! It's a stunning finish!

Ranae said...

Amazing peacock finish
You should be proud, it looks perfect

Lois said...

And so you should be proud of yourself. It's beautiful! Your needles have been busy, what nice progress on all your WIP's.

Jackie said...

Oh Sally! Your Peacock Pinkeep is stunning! You should be very proud of yourself. You're an amazing stitcher and your finishing is always top notch!

Mrs. Know Nothing said...

Your pin keep is so beautiful. You did a great job. I love all the WIP updates as well. Everything looks wonderful. Good luck with the exercises. Hope they help some. Have a great weekend! Lei

Catherine said...

Oh I do hope that the exercises work fir you!
All of your projects are looking good and your BBD piece is absolutely stunning!! Great job!

DonnaTN said...

You should be proud of yourself. The Pynkeepe is fabulous. I always enjoy your progress photos. Hope you get to feeling better very soon.

Poussy Stitches My Love said...

oh very beautiful ! I love your stitching

have a good day

Brigitte said...

Wow, This such a beautiful finish. You can be very proud of yourself. Congratualtions!
All your WIPs look absolutely great.

Dani - tkdchick said...

Sally, to my eyes your finishing looks perfect!

All of your projects are so varied and lovely! I love how you've got so many friendship SALs on the go! How fun!

Elisa said...

Oh wow Sally your pinkeep is amazing....your WIPs and SALs are looking fab too...well done you xx

Anne said...

That BBD box is beautiful!! I love the trim you used and it's finished perfectly! Great WIP's too. Hope all is well with you and that the exercise is helping.

Vonna said...

Everything looks gorgeous as usual Sally :)
I love your Snowmen :)))

Sharon said...

Your pinkeep looks amazing Sally! Fabulous job! The rest of your stitching looks awesome as always.

Julie said...

Peacock pinkerp is a stunner! Well done x

TeresaB said...

Fab finish on the pinkeep! And Sanctuary looks amazing.

Colleen said...

Sally, your Peacock Pinkeep is beautiful. You should be proud of your accomplishment! I love to see your stitching as it so lovely. Love your wips. I'm trying to get back into blogging, but I know you understand. Take care my dear & hugs to the girls & Carl.

Kajsa said...

That needlecushion are beautiful! Good job!

NOSTROMO said...

WOW! It's amazing and magical!
Excellent! Very nice!
I fell in love with this work!
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Tatkis said...

Wow! The Peacock Pinkeep looks so beautiful and vintage! Great work!

Hugs,
Tatyana

Susan said...

I'm so sorry that I haven't been keeping up with blogs recently, Sally - you definitely should be proud of yourself - your finish is gorgeous!

Suzanne said...

Wow, you should be so proud of yourself, what an amazing finish!