Thursday, 8 December 2011

It's The Headless, Handless Snowman and The Blind Owl

Before you think I've totally lost the plot ( well I did say I was stitching from my chart stash for the first 6 months of 2012 so I probably have!) and call the men in white coats I'd better explain that title! Actually I'll let the picture explain.

See????? I was taking this picture earlier and Abi said it looked creepy!!! Poor snowman. Poor owl! How can he find his next meal??? Will he manage to last until next Wednesday when I stitch French Knots so he can see?! Oh I think I need some therapy! I am seriously beginning to think that I should not be let loose with needle and thread after more mistakes and more frogging this week. On this one I started stitching the snowman's coat too far down and had to frog! {{{sigh}}} I hope my surrogate sis Lisa had more luck!!! I did get a good evening in on this though as I enjoy stitching it so much.

Monday Barb and I were stitching on The Primitive Hare Christmas Carol Sock and I decided to make a start on the row of trees. Did the first two then went to start the third and thought something is not right here!!!! I'd made a mistake on the "I" in Christmas which meant that the gap between the second and third trees was smaller than it should be. Needless to say I left it!

Jane came out on Tuesday evening again with dear Barb and as far as I know I didn't make a mistake on that ( famous last words!!!). I hope to have this lovely piece finished either next week or the week after.
I picked up my Shepherd's Bush Family Sampler from the framers on Tuesday. I am very happy with the way it's turned out seen as we had a hard time deciding on mounts and a frame. I'm sorry for today's crappy photos but it's been so dull all day. You can click on them to make them bigger:)

Here's Father Christmas showing off days 5 to 8 of my advent calendar from my surrogate sis Lisa. A very cute photo bookmark in which I'm going to put the photo of Lisa and I from our stitching day back in August, a very pretty Vikki Clayton silk thread, a lovely blue DMC Variations thread and a gorgeous piece of Christmassy material:) 

I've been a good girl today! I told myself that I wasn't allowed to do a blog post or look at Facebook until I'd finished the ornament for Chris for our exchange and a Christmas gift and I did then both!!!! Lol! 


I'm going to have a quick catch up on blogs now then cook tea for Abi and I. My DH is working late tonight although I was kind of hoping that the check would be abandoned due to the high winds. We haven't got it as bad here as further up north. Scotland has well and truly been battered and I hope all my stitching friends up there are safe.

Take care everyone and stay warm.


Lots of love and hugs

Sally
xxxx

23 comments:

Margaret said...

Love all your stitching! Headless snowman and blind owl -- lol! I'm sure the poor things will have heads and eyes soon! Love how your SB piece came out from the framer -- beautiful!

Michelle said...

Lovely photos Sally - I just love the Good Tidings one - stunning xx

Christina said...

The owl just looks asleep to me!! lol.
You have some beautiful WIPs. My favourite has got to be the Christmas Carol sock - mistake or no mistake!
It's very windy here in North Yorkshire. Fingers crossed nothing/nobody gets damaged.

gracie said...

Everything looks wonderful......the snowman did creep me out a bit!

Tricia said...

Your stitching is looking wonderful! I love how your SB piece turned out in the frame. Perfect!!! By the way, you are welcome to keep the frogs there. They keep sneaking into my stitching room somehow!!!

Sarah said...

I really love your 6 fat men. . . even if it is a headless snow man with a blind owl!! Your other stitches are lovely too and the mistake with the trees isn't even visible to me! (I understand why you left it in, I would have too and quite regularly do with that kind of mistake)

cucki said...

hello dear, truly the head less snowman is so sweet..i love the colors on this picture so much..
your other stitching is looking so lovely..like always..i love your stitching projects so much..
santa is so cuteeeeeeeeeeeee
keep well and have a lovely stitchy time.
hugs xx

Christine said...

Great stitching Sally. LOL at the headless snowman and eyeless owl.

Alison said...

I'm working on the same thing but my snowman is bottomless!

Colleen said...

This is too funny, Sally!! With the nasty weather you have had, at least The headless, handless snowman won't melt before he has beautiful french knot eyes. LOL. The Christmas Carol Sock is lovely and the framing of SB Family Sampler did turn out awesome. I think your frog has a twin and it was at my house this past week. I frogged more than I stitched.
Beautiful wips, Sally. Hugs

Carol said...

Your framed SB is so, so pretty, Sally! Nice progress on all of your WIPs--I'm sure that poor snowman will grow a head and some hands by your next post :)

Catherine said...

Oh, you need to send those frogs on the way! All of your projects look wonderful - and your framed piece is beautiful!

Kate said...

I'm really enjoying the updates on your snowman project - even if he is headless & handless!
Lovely updates on your wips - family sampler looks great framed. Super advent gifts and week done for getting through your tasks successfully.

Lesleyanne said...

Your stitching looks great Sally. Sorry to hear you had to frog your snowman. Your framed piece is gorgeous.

Siobhan said...

LOL at your blog title!! Too funny. It sounds like something that should be in Tim Burton's Nightmare Before Christmas. LOL Lovely progress on your WIPs! I love how your framing turned out, too.

Barb said...

Oh absolutely loved your title of this post Sally. also the background you have chosen.
The Family piece is stunning and well done on getting the ornie finished for Chris.
I have got the writing to do at the bottom of the sock then it is done so hopefully a happy dance on that and Glad tidings next week.Whoo hoo shall we open a bottle.
Speak soon. Hugs

staci said...

LOL, your title made me chuckle! Love all your stitching but am especially loving the Christmas Carol stocking!!!

valerie said...

Congrats on your frames Family Sampler. It looks gorgeous! The snowman looks funny! I've had photos taken of my stitching like that too. I'm sure he'll soon have a head! lol

Suzanne said...

Your WIPs are looking beautiful. I really love the SB family sampler in it's frame.

Lois said...

Great title Sally, it made me smile!! Lovely progress on all your stitching. Your framed SB is gorgeous!!

Mindi said...

All of your current projects are absolutely wonderful. The title of your post made me giggle a little, and wonder what I'll end up with when I get to that block. The framing for the family sampler looks stunning, very elegant to match the piece.

Ellen said...

SB's Family Sampler is beautifully framed, love it!

Enjoy your wips' progress!

Hugs,

Anne said...

LOL!! That's hilarious Sally!! The Headless Snowman!!! I chuckled over that for awhile so thank you for the laughs :D

Lovely pressies from Lisa! And that Shepherd's Bush is gorgeous in the frame!! Where will you hang it?

Lovely Wip's too! (catching up on blog reading too :D )