Saturday, 19 November 2011

Peace

This stitching what I want for 3 evenings a week is pretty good!! Lol! OK so I'm stitching what I want all week but now that I've finished The Sanctuary and AotH is on hold I'm stitching stuff that I've wanted to do for ages and not done. Then I can do Christmas stuff too without being last minute!
Anyway I finished up this beauty on Thursday evening.


Renato Parolin Peace
DMC 321
32 count white evenweave
Started 12th November
Finished 17th November
Then I made a small start on this one.
Wednesday evening was my SAL night with my surrogate sister Lisa ( thank God for my surrogate sister. We've been online friends for many years and I love her to bits). I had a visit from the frog as last week I'd run out of B5200 so moved onto the rabbit. Unfortunately I'd miscounted and left one row too many and didn't realise until after I'd stitched all the bunny so out he had to come! He did get restitched and I forgive him as he's so cute!
I was told I had to start this last night! I just hope I've made the right choice of fabby.
On FB I'm in a group called The Superstar Serial Starters and Divine Disciplined Divas Club and I posted asking if it was bad that I wanted to start loads from stash! Of course the question was asked what did I want to start! One of them was Country Cottage Needleworks Snowflake Serenade and Paula ( I won't link to her blog as it looks as though it's one of the ones that has been hacked recently) said I had to start it and do as I'm told! Lol! What's a girl to do? Seriously there is no hope for me at all but at least it keeps my mind off things:)

DH is at work today and Abi is out with friends so my plan is to have a stitching day and start one of these.


I had some rather nice post yesterday. I won this on Rowyn's blog. I absolutely love this and once I get my Christmas/ Winter stitching done I want to start this. Thank you so much Rowyn. I'll be passing this on when I've stitched it.


I was admiring a finish on Suzanne's blog a while ago and it was from a JCS mag so I asked which one. Suzanne kindly offered me to send the mag as she'd been sent it by Rowyn and she didn't want it back. When I opened the envelope I realised that I'd actually had this magazine from when I originally had it on order through my newsagent and sold it! I guess my tastes have changed since 2005! Anyway here's the mag.


And this is what I saw stitched on Suzanne's blog and fell in love it.


Thank you so much Suzanne! I hope you received my email :) Again I'll be passing the mag on when I've stitched the CHS piece :)

Almost forgot I did a little more finishing. As usual the SB ornament is plain and I finally got By the Light of the Moon done!


Finally Abi will probably kill me for this but here's a photo of her blowing the candles out on her cake on Wednesday!


Off to stitch in a bit! Have a great weekend everyone!


Love & hugs


Sally
xxxx

30 comments:

Jackie said...

So sorry to hear the frog visited you this week! He visited me too. Ugh!

Love your Christmas stitching and Light of the Moon came out great. The orange ribbon is wonderful!

Barb said...

More!Lovely finishes Sally, have put an update on my Monday and Tuesdays Sal withyou,on my blog. Enjoy your day stitching , I am going to do the same after I have taken Ollie out . Dh is out today.
great mid blow pic of Abi, I wont tell honest!
No frogs this week ,I did not send it to you honestly!!
Take care

Faye said...

Hello Sally!! I LOVE the design in the magazine!! Can you say which magazine it was in? And, where she found the magazine..I sure would like to purchase that one! Thanks so much and great job on your updates....Love them!

Faye

Margaret said...

Love seeing all your stitching! The Peace piece came out so pretty!

Lei said...

Wow! You sure have a lot of stitching projects going on. Looks like fun. I love your finishes. They look great. Your bunny is just adorable!

I had not heard of blog hacking on any of the blogs I read. Sounds kind of scary. Have a great weekend!

Tricia said...

Yay for you, Sally! Great finishing and new starts! Hey, which JCS Ornie edition is Shepherd's Watched in? I don't have that one. I'd love to stitch Shepherds Watched to go with another SB one I have... especially since there are sheep on it!

Dani - tkdchick said...

Your ornament looks fab! I definately stitched up that trio last year!!!

Rachael xx said...

I am glad you are enjoying your stitching again,Oh I have an urge to do more christmas stuff, but I have a baby sampler I need to finish!

butterfly said...

Lovely stitching again Sally.
Love all your new starts . Enjoy your day stitching.

Mouse said...

ooooo lots to drool over including the cake ... could right do with a piece now with a cuppa :) lovely to get the gifts and find you liked something from years ago ..lol
can't wait to see your progress and love the chart you won too ... love mouse xxxx

Christine said...

Great stitching and finishing. The chart you won is just lovely

Christina said...

Great post Sally, you have been so busy!
Abi's cake looks scrummy. Are they Thornton's Viennese truffles on top of it? They're my favourite. I was in York today doing a bit of Christmas shopping and the Thornton's shop had a huge queue out of the door!

Tina said...

Lovely wip's and finishes Sally,love the chart you won looking forward to seeing you start it x

Mindi said...

Beautiful finish, anything stitched in red on white fabric always looks stunning! I'm so impulsive, I start anything I feel like, so good for you starting something new. Love the little rabbit, and I'm sorry he had to be frogged.

Beth said...

That may be the cutest rabbit I have ever seen! All of your stitching and finishing is gorgeous.

Ellen said...

Love RP Peace, will be stitching it for myself too!

Great design in that magazine, will follow your start!

Hugs,

cucki said...

oh dear so sorry to hear about the naughty frog..well count me in..he visited me too:(
i love your stitching so much..very sweet..the peace stitching is looking so sweet..and lovely new start..your daughter picture is so sweet with blowing candles..
love for you xx

Colleen said...

Oh my goodness; Sally, you've been one very busy girl! Love all your stitching pieces. Love the SB pieces. I too am planning on starting Weeds Make Haste, after the holiday rush.
Not a word to Abi that all of bloggerland celebrated her birthday! Great picture of Abi.
Hugs, Colleen

Penny said...

Peace is so pretty, I love the red on white! That's a cute little bunny ~ too bad about the frog. :( Lovely finishing on By the Light of the Moon!

Julie said...

Great pic of Ai, I do love those moments when the camera snaps at natural times with the family.

Super stitching, sorry you had a visit from 'the green one'

Lesleyanne said...

Your halloween finish looks great - love the orange trim. Great christmas ornaments. Look forward to seeing your new starts from the JCS magazines. I LOVE snowflake serenade and look forward to seeing your progress.

Hazel said...

A lovely post Sally. Love your Peace finish. Glad to see you are doing the others too. It's a nice set of charts. Nice new starts too. x

Mylene said...

Beautiful stitching and finishing, Sally.
Great picture of Abi!

Catherine said...

Great post of goodies Sally! I love that piece in the magazine! You've certainly been busy!
Happy Birthday to Abi!!

Carol said...

What darling pieces, Sally! I just love the red and white Peace ornament and that little Halloween finish is adorable as well... Enjoy stitching Rowyn's chart-it is so cute!

Happy Birthday to your dear daughter--they do grow up quickly, don't they?

Charlene ♥ SC said...

What a nice post, and sweet stitching! Off I go to see if that mag is in my stash...

Lois said...

Lots of lovely stitchy progress. Sorry the frog landed on your doorstep. Love your Renato Parolin finish.

Suzanne said...

Sally, I am so glad that the magazine arrived and I can't believe how quickly. Sorry I haven't got back to you sooner, the house is crazy with christening preparations.

I love your Christmas stitching and your Halloween finish.

Lizzy said...

Hopefully, the dreaded frog has long since left your lily pad, Sally... Loving your L*K Snowmen design ~ I have it kitted up and ready to start~ alas, I really need to do a lot of Christmas gift stitching yet ~ so will mostly likely not get to it for a while yet~ I always tell myself I am going to start my Christmas stitching sooner and then of course, I end up procrastinating!

Congratulations on winning "Weeds make Haste" ~ I Love it and I would love to stitch it myself once my Winter-time stitching is done...

LOVE all your finishes ~ that sweet Halloween finish is just lovely... and both ornaments are Beautiful!!! I hope Abi had a Wonderful Birthday! Love and {{{Hugs}}} to you, my dear friend~~~ Blessings always in stitches...

Sharon said...

Pretty peace ornament and I absolutely love Light of the Moon-fabulous finishing.