Sunday, 27 November 2011

Winter Sampler

I stitched up a little thank you for Lisa S for very kindly sending me the fabric to make a pouch for LHN Travelling Stitcher. Not only was there enough fabric for a pouch and a needle case but also enough for me to make another set to send to my surrogate sis Lisa. I searched Lisa S's blog to see if she'd stitched this one or been sent it in an exchange and as she hadn't I set on to stitch it! I added our initials to the back. I am very happy to say that Lisa has received it safely and loves it:)


Little House Needleworks Winter Sampler
32 count Permin Amber Linen

DMC
Started 1st November 2011

Finished 4th November 2011
Thank you gift for Lisa S

Wednesday evening was SAL night with my surrogate sis Lisa. My DH, Abi and I were at school for a while at the GCSE Celebration evening then I stitched when we got home just after 8.30 pm. I am catching up on blog reading as I type and saw Marylin's WIP of it and realised I shouldn't have stitched up all the border on Snow Friends. I am so damned cross with myself and wonder sometimes why I bother stitching at all! Thankfully it's not a lot to frog so I might do it when I've finished catching up so that I don't forget! 

Typing of my surrogate sis Lisa she told me to look out for a box from her this last week. Of course I missed the postie by about 15 minutes so had to wait until the next day to see what it was. Lisa said I could open the box then read the card on the top. I was very intrigued! When I opened it my first thought was why have I got all these parcels! Then when I read the card I was even more gobsmacked. It's my very own, personalised advent calendar! I cannot tell you how touched I am that Lisa did this for me and how excited I am for the 1st December! Thank you so much Lisa. I cannot thank you enough for this wonderful gift.

I've been doing a little secret stitching so just have Renato Parolin Love to show. I just love red thread on white fabric. I'm hoping to maybe get more stitched on this tonight.

Thursday is 1st December ( where on earth did November go???) so it'll be December SAL time with Chris and Lesleyanne. Chris and I decided on a design no sooner had we finished the last one! Lesleyanne is stitching L*K Snowman 2010. I am hoping that Chris will be OK to start as she had a cortisone injection on Wednesday for Tennis Elbow and was in a lot of pain.I have decided to stitch mine on Cobblestone linen as I think the colours will really pop on it. Here's my fabric with the threads I'm going to use. I decided on a mixture of DMC, Carrie's Creations, GAST and Crescent Colours. There should also be a darker green that I haven't decided on yet!

Thank you for all lovely comments on my Winter Band Sampler finish. I'm hoping to get it made up soon so that I can get it on display.

I'm going to catch up on blogs now and see what lovelies you've all been stitching. No doubt I will end up being enabled as well! 

Have a great week everyone!

Take care

Love & hugs

Sally
xxxx

32 comments:

Karen said...

Very cute gift for Lisa! Good luck with all of your stitching...

Vonna said...

What a darling finish for Lisa's thank you! :) And all your WIPs and getting ready to starts...stunning! ;)

Margaret said...

Lovely thank you gift for Lisa! I love that LK piece -- it's so cute!

Dani - tkdchick said...

What a lovely thing you did for Lisa! And that advent calendar idea is amazing!

Tricia said...

What an adorable snowman you're going to be stitching!! I can't wait to see what you'll be getting in your advent calendar box. I do hope you'll let us see!
: )

Bienvenue... said...

Lovely gift for Lisa!
I love the next stitching piece...
Bisxxx

Christine said...

What a beautiful ornament you made for Lisa. Great work on your WIPs and I love the new snowman design you are going to be doing.

jane said...

A lovely ornament finish for Lisa and a very nice WIP, I love red on white too. What a great gift - your very own Advent calendar - do enjoy it.

Jane said...

That's a very sweet little pillow for Lisa, I-spy with my little eye a bunny ~ gorgeous and an advent parcel, Oh! lucky lucky you, what great fun! xxx

Michelle said...

Oh Sally thats a lovely ornament for Lisa. Your stitching always inspires me to do more! x

Kate said...

Great gift for Lisa and how lovely for you to receive such a wonderful gift too - I look forward to seeing what is in the parcels.
Love the new snowman project.

Ranae said...

A little beauty for Lisa, how lucky you have become such good friends.
I love the LK piece.
Others looking good too
Take Care!!!!

Catherine said...

Pretty finish for Lisa and great WIPS too!!

cucki said...

very sweet gift for lisa..i love it.
all your wip's are looking so beautiful..
keep well and happy stitching xx

Lisa S said...

I absolutely LOVE what you sent me Sally! Thank You so very much!
Love the snowmen your working on!

weestitchy.com said...

wow i bet you cheered Lisa up that is lovely, and i hate waiting for the postman when your expecting something, especailly with what you got!

Lesleyanne said...

I love what you stitched for Lisa it is really gorgeous. Your advent box from Lisa looks great can't wait to see what you have received. Great progress on your wips. Love the threads and fabric you have chosen for your new start.

Kathy Ellen said...

Lisa is certain to love the sweet 'Winter Sampler" ornament that you stitched for her...it is wonderful!

You are making beautiful progress on so many WIP's. I love your winter band sampler too!

Kathy Ellen said...

Lisa is certain to be thrilled with the beautiful 'Winter Sampler' ornament that you stitched just for her.

You have so many wonderful WIP's too! Renato Perolin Love is truly beautiful! Your 'Winter Band Sampler' is also so special... You have inspired to get going now on my Christmas stitching, as the days are quickly fleeting!

Ellen said...

Beautiful gift for Lisa, love it! Enjoying your wips!

Hugs,

Karen said...

You've got some really nice projects going, Sally, and I really like the Winter Sampler ornament you made for your friend!

Solstitches said...

A lovely gift for Lisa and how cute is that little blue bunny in the LK piece? I love it.
I am looking forward to seeing what is in you advent packages. What a lovely idea.
Margaret

Julie said...

Lovely gift for Lisa. you'll have such fun with the advent parcel, a nice treat for each day until Santa comes.

Lois said...

What a lovely gift for Lisa S and you are going to have so much fun with that box of goodies from Lisa to open each day. What a nice idea. Nice progress on your WIP's (I'm another lover of red on white at Christmas)and I think your SAL piece for Dec is so cute!

Mylene said...

That's a lovely ornament for Lisa. Beautiful designs you are working on.

Siobhan said...

Fantastic stitching, Sally! What a neat idea that Lisa had--how sweet!

Anne said...

Beautiful pillow you stitched for Lisa!! That's so great you get all those little parcels to open each day! How exciting!!

Lisa said...

really lovely gift for Lisa, I really really love that snowman design, I need to stitch more snowmen LOL just love them the now :-)

Patty C. said...

I love the Tralala Snowman pattern- How cute !!!! Lovely gift for Lisa.
Great wips - Enjoying the view around here ;)

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Love your choice!

Suzanne said...

Great gift for Lisa, it's so pretty. I love the snowman design.

Tatkis said...

Lovely pincushion for your friend!
And cute processes!

Hugs,
Tatyana