Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Winter Band Sampler

I got rather excited at craft club yesterday as I thought I'd finished Winter Band Sampler just before I left. One of the ladies was admiring it when I realised I still had 6 stitches ( individual ones for snow) left to do! So last night before I picked up my TSG I popped those in and it is now finished!


Little House Needleworks Winter Band Sampler
32 count tea dyed evenweave

DMC
Started 18th October 2011

Finished 22nd November 2011
SAL with Lesleyanne and Angela.

I'm not sure how I'm going to finish this just yet but as I've got three things lined up to finish as pin keeps I think I'd better think of something different! The chart is now for sale ( or trade)

I stitched a little bit more on CCN Snowflake Serenade since my last blog post. I was a little iffy at my choice of fabric but now I'm happy with it as the snow will show up very nicely. Frosty is looking a little strange at the moment!

I did make a start on one of the ornaments from that page I showed in the JCS ornament issue. I nearly got it stitched on Saturday but just have a little bit more to do. I can't show it as it's for my exchange with Chris which we do every year now :)

I finally finished the house on The Primitive Hare Christmas Carol Sock on Monday evening. I made a start on the wording and love how it's looking now. I'm stitching this with Barb who has lots done so do go over and have a look at her blog to see hers. Unless I get a move on I can't see me finishing it for Christmas! I am still worried about the white so I may change some of the colours of the flowers etc on it so that they show up better.

Finally yesterday was a Jane Day for Barb and I with Good Tidings with Jane Austen. I won't be at craft club next week but the week after I might take this with me seen as I've finished WBS. Although I do still have two SB ornaments that I'd like to get stitched for my tree before Christmas as well as numerous other things! Will I ever learn!

I've taken my Shepherd's Bush Family Sampler to my trusty framer today for framing. I should have it back in a week or so:)

Right I am going for a quick catch up on blog reading then I think I'll stitch for a bit!

Take care everyone and Happy Thanksgiving  to all my American friends:)

Lots of love and hugs

Sally 

xxxx

39 comments:

Lee said...

What a wonderful finish, Sally! The colors in the band sampler are so cheerful - just what we need in a dreary winter!

Mouse said...

ohhh well done beautiful finish :) have put this one in my crazies list for next year but doing on gingham (pinched idea from Patty C ) .. lovely progress on the rest too :) love mouse xxxx

cucki said...

wow it is so beautiful..i love it..great finish...and great progress on the other stitching too.
love and hugs xx

Kate said...

Gorgeous finish and your snowman is coming along lovely.

Lesleyanne said...

Congratulations on your finish Sally. It is absolutely gorgeous. I am about 3/4 done. Lovely progress on your wips. I am watching Snoflake Serenade carefully as I hope to stitch this next year.

Margaret said...

Love the finish! All of your stitching is coming along nicely!

Christine said...

Fantastic finish Sally! I love the dark background fabric on the snowman samlper

butterfly said...

Sally love your Winter Band, all your stitching is so beautiful.

Christina said...

The winter band sampler looks beautiful Sally. What about a bell-pull finish? I just thought it would look a bit festive like that (sorry, I'm a little obsessed with Christmas at the moment!)

Carolyn said...

Oh the LHN Winter Band Sampler is a cute finish.

I like the fabric for CCN Snowflake. It helps the pattern to stand out.

Your WIPs are coming along nicely.

I can't wait to see which frame you have picked out for SB's family sampler!

Barb said...

Oh that is just so pretty Sally,hope to show progress I have made this week probably on Friday as I am out tomorrow.
I think I have finished Scrooges house just hope he pays up now. Thank goodness we did not have to pebbledash it too!
Take care my friend.

Catherine said...

Congrats on your lovely finish! It's always fun seeing your stitching projects!

Lizzy said...

Oh, Winter Band Sampler is Gorgeous, Sally! I LOVE the colours ~ And A Christmas Carol is coming along Beautifully and I LOVE it~ Just Gorgeous~ it's my favourite Christmas movie... And I Love, LOVE the Jane Austen Good Tidings ~ Your needles are flying Sweety and they are all so lovely and you know they are all on my *to stitch very soon* list~~~ Oh, there is just not enough time in the days~~~ {{{Hugs}}} and Love and Blessings always in stitches to you my dear, friend...

Michelle said...

Stunning Sally - I love the Sampler Girl one I really do xx

Dani - tkdchick said...

Oooh congratulations on your lovely little finish! Your WIPs certainly keep you busy!!!

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Aren't you always amazed when you realize there are five stitches missing? How does that happen? Did the phone ring? Did I run out of thread and forget before the needle was threaded again? Glad you spotted them - it turned out beautifully!

jane said...

Lovely finish Sally and your WIPs are all progressing well.

Mylene said...

Love your band sampler finish, Sally. Congrats!
Beautiful progress on the other stitching.

Ellen said...

Winter Band is gorgeous! Love that snowman, it shows up well on the fabric!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Hugs,

Myra said...

That snowman really pops on that linen. Your stitching is just beautiful.

Jane said...

WBS is lovely, the colours are soooo pretty and bunnies too!
Your WIPS are all making good progress xxx

Jackie said...

I love, love, love the Winter Band Sampler! Congratulations on your finish! Your WIPs are looking good too.

Mary Ann said...

Gorgeous finish!! And, as always, I love seeing your progress on your WIPS!

sammyjo said...

Oh that finish is so pretty!

Julie said...

Winter Band Sampler is stunning, so colourful.

Anne said...

Your finish is beautiful Sally!! I love this pattern! Your WIP's are lovely and can't wait to see your SB all framed up :D

HUGS

Mindi said...

I love your band sampler finish, and have been admiring it as you've posted progress pictures. The Christmas Carol stocking is progressing very nicely as well. I'm sure its going to fly once that house is done.

Angela said...

Congrats on the Winter Band Sampler finish, it looks gorgeous! I'm way behind and only about 1/2 done but I am enjoying stitching on it.

Love all your other projects too!

Alison said...

Your winter band sampler is just beautiful. I love it! Your stitching always inspires me.

Maggie said...

Winter Band Sampler is just wonderful! and i love the colours!
I have this in my to do pile, after seeing yours i will put it to the top of the pile :-)

Great progress on your other pieces too.

Have a great weekend x

Elisa said...

A beautiful finish Sally and your WIPs are looking great too xx

Patches said...

lovely stitching

Crossed Yarns said...

Hello Sally. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and introducing yourself. I'm sorry I haven't said hi earlier - work has taken up all my time and I'm only just coming up for breath. You sure are a prolific stitcher! I've fallen in love with Shakespeare's Peddler's Weeds Make Haste. Look forward to seeing your finished piece. Happy Stitching :-) Pokua

Poussy Stitches My Love said...

very beautiful stitching
bisous de france

Ranae said...

What a wonderful LHN finish
You are the little busy bee, love looking at it all.

Sharon said...

What a gorgeous finish Sally! I wish I could have your speedy fingers.

Solstitches said...

I love your Winter Band Sampler finish and your WIPS are lovely also.
You always have lots of eye candy on show at your blog.
Margaret x

Maureen said...

I'm loving the winter band sampler - i think it is the choice of fabric which makes it feel really wintery.

Suzanne said...

Your winter band sampler is beautiful and I love your snowman.