Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Some Sewing and The Sanctuary is Finished!

My second finish of the month that I can show is Drawn Thread The Sanctuary! I finished the stitching on the 1st of the month and finally finished all the hemstitching yesterday. I took it to craft club with me as I was feeling really tired so my eyes were tired too and I thought the hemstitching would be nice and easy. Several of the ladies were intrigued by this piece and thought it was beautiful. This was so lovely to stitch and it definitely keeps you interested with all the different stitches. The chart is now for sale so please email me if you're interested.


Drawn Thread The Sanctuary
32 count linen

DMC and WDW
Started 24th May 2011

Finished 1st November 2011
I'm not quite sure what to do with it now it's done. Any suggestions on how to hang it on the wall?

I plucked up the courage to make my pouch for LHN Travelling Stitcher at the weekend and armed with the instructions Katrina sent me and the measurements and fabric  Lisa S had sent me I set on. It is most certainly not as easy as it looks but by Sunday evening I had these two. One for me and one for my surrogate sister Lisa seen as we started stitching TS together when we had our stitching day back in August. I don't think they are too bad for a first attempt. As you can see I've got my stitching sewn to it so it's ready to use:) Once I get the needle case done I'll use it for craft club for smaller charts and fabric.

Jane and I have decided to put our Blackbird Designs AotH on hold until the New Year so we can concentrate on some Christmas stitching. I haven't actually picked mine up for a while as I wanted to get The Sanctuary done. So I'm planning on some ornament stitching and a few other bits I think.

I stitched a bit more on Little House Needleworks Winter Band Sampler, my SAL with Lesleyanne and Angela, on Sunday evening. I just love this piece and am really looking forward to having this on my wall. 

Monday was Christmas Carol SAL night with dear Barb and we are now both building. I just don't seem to be able to get this house done but, hopefully, next week I will have it all finished. I'll move up then I think. 

Finally Barb and I started another SAL last night! Yes I did say another one. This time we're having a Jane day again and we're stitching Good Tidings with Jane Austen ( I've been calling it Glad Tidings- sorry Tanya!). I got quite a good bit stitched last night and really enjoyed it.

It's SAL night with Lisa tonight and 6 Fat Men ( lol) so looking forward to that. I'm going to order the next 3 charts in the JJ's Birthday Sale tomorrow:) 

Thank you for all your wonderful comments on my Peacock Pin Keep finish! I loved reading them all.

I just got the latest BBD Loose Feathers from Amy at Down Sunshine Lane. I also got Little House Needleworks Snow in Love ornament as it's so cute!

I better get going and get myself sorted. I planned on stitching up The Primitive Needle By the Light of the Moon this afternoon ( a bit late for Halloween I know!) but I'm not sure I'm in the right mood! 

Thanks for popping by my little stitching place. 

Take care everyone.

Love and hugs

Sally
xxxx

38 comments:

staci said...

The Sanctuary is stunning Sally! Congrats on such a fabulous finish!!!

before-after said...

Very nice!

Barb said...

Another super finish Sally,Wonder if you could get a tray and glass to cover as a different finish to the wall. It would be a disaster if anything got spilt though . TS is lovely and you did a good job of the holder for your stitchy items .
Wonder what is going to be coming your way when JJs starts the sale?!! Hugs as always

Teresa said...

didn't you just love stitching it? It was one of my favorites to stitch. I framed mine...but Random thoughts I hemstitched and hung as a bellpull with hardware. On this one you could use the 3M tapes to hang it...I use them all the time for seasonal pieces, that way you don't have to hunt down bellpull hardware and it can hang just as it is. 3M tapes are Awesome.

Mouse said...

ohhh it is gorgeous well done love :) and way to go on the pouches for the travelling stitcher piece .. they look lovely ... cooo you have got a lot of lovely stitching on atm :) love mouse xxxx

Margaret said...

Oh my, your Sanctuary finish is just stunning!!!! I love it! And your traveling pouch -- wonderful job! All your stitching is lovely as usual.

Christine said...

Lovely finishes Sally

Julie said...

Well done on the travelling stitcher pocket, I am sad to say mine is still waiting in the finishing box with lots of it's friends!

geeky Heather said...

Congratulations on Sanctuary!! It looks fabulous. I can't wait to see how you decide to hang it. I think I'm going to stitch mine to mat board and frame it...eventually. =) I am definitely going to pull mine out in January to work on.

Lelia said...

Beautiful stitching on the Sanctuary - and, the other projects, too!!!!

Jackie said...

Congrats on finishing the Sanctuary! A big one!

Your pouch looks wonderful - you did a *beautiful* job with it!

RuthB said...

Wow -- look at you go. Congrats on all the lovely stitching-- especially Sancutary which is absolutely BEAUTIFUL !!

cucki said...

wow the sanctuary is so beautiful..i love it so much.
traveling stitcher pouches are looking so lovely too..as well all the other stitching..
love for you xxx

Christina said...

Well done Sally for going out of your comfort zone and making the pouches - they look fabulous. I bet Lisa was thrilled with hers.
I too am starting on my Christmas ornies. My mam told me that it's only 44 days to Christmas and that scared me into going overdrive on my ornie stitching - yikes!

Lesleyanne said...

Your finish is lovely Sally. Well done on the TS pouches they are gorgeous. Great progress on your wips. Loving WBS progress a bit of a miss last week on mine though, hopefully more this week.

Anne said...

Lovely finish Sally!! It really is stunning. Those pouches look great! You have very neat stitching. I love the little buttons you used to finish them up. Lots of lovely progress on your WIPS! You have been very busy and productive!!

Myra said...

Gorgeous finish Sally! You did a fabulous job on your pouch and I am loving those snowy houses.

Ellen said...

The Sanctuary is gorgeous, congrats! The pouches look great! I am no good at sewing.

All wips are progressing well, I enjoy them!

Hugs,

Lisa V said...

I'm lucky to own one of the LHN's pouches, Lisa S made it for me. Your's turned out lovely too.

Rachel M said...

Sanctuary is lovely! And you got me on The Primitive Hare chart. Christmas Carol Sock and Christmas Night are now on my to get list :)

Karen said...

Kudos on such a great finish! It is beautiful. Happy stitching...

Maureen said...

what a fantastic finish - gorgeous. and i just love your travelling pouch- so neat.

natalyK said...

I love the Sanctuary! It is stunning!

Little Rabbit Miniatures said...

As always gorgeous projects!

valerie said...

Congrats on your Sanctuary finish. It's stunning! And great job on the Traveling Stitcher pouches! The came out amazing and look perfect!

Lisa said...

beautiful finishes Sally, oh how lovely your pouches are, I'd love to be able to make one for my travelling stitcher finish

Ranae said...

DT finish is stunning
And so is the pouch, wonderful job
Take care!!

Diane (di) said...

Yay! It's HAPPY DANCE time!! :) The Sanctuary is simply gorgeous Sally. All of your stitching and those traveling pouches are just beautiful. Congratulations, I'm dancing with you!! :)

Carol said...

How I love your Sanctuary finish, Sally--it really is special. I hope someone can suggest a good method to hang it on the wall...

Gorgeous pouches--how I wish I had the courage to attempt sewing something like those...

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

I love the Drawn Thread sampler. I think I might have to take the chart off your hands now!
I've stitched some Drawn Thread freebies and a RR so I think it's time I tackled a whole project!
I'll email you about paying.

Lei said...

Your Sanctuary finish is gorgeous! I can't wait to see how you choose to display it. And your pouches turned out great. Love the fabric you chose. Have a great weekend!

Catherine said...

Fantastic finishes and wips! It's always a pleasure to see what you've been up to!

Brigitte said...

Oh Sally, what a finish! It looks gorgeous! And you have even done all the hem-stitching. But as I always read your blog, I know that you regularly finish your stitched pieces (something I'd love to do as well but never do, lol). I love Barb's idea to put The Sanctuary in a tray. I'm very curious to see what you come up with.
Congratulations on finishing the lovely pouch.

Beth said...

I haven't been able to read blogs for a couple of weeks now, so to see all that you have done in that time, it is just amazing!! There are so many beautiful pieces, I can not for the life of me pick a favorite. I guess The Sanctuary is the most impressive because of the incredible amount of work you put into it - but your Pin Keep and finish are amazing as well!!

I think it is really cool that you have all these SAL's going - maybe some day for me!!

jane said...

don't understand how I missed this post in my reader but I'm here now! TS looks lovely - you are so clever!
The Sanctuary looks lovely, I will be interested to see how you decide to display it

Suzanne said...

Congratulations on a stunning finish!

Love the stitching pouch.

Solstitches said...

Congratulations Sally! What a gorgeous finish and I'm just slightly green that my piece is still where it was about four or five years ago.
Are you going to frame it? My friend Sheila has hers framed and it is beautiful.
You did a great job on those pouches.
I shall expect to see a lot more sewing from you now :)

Solstitches said...

Two months later and I'm back for another look :)
Inspired by you I have taken my piece up again and it is my focus piece for 2012. I will show progress on my blog soon.
Margaret