Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Merry, Merry Be

Thank you so much for all your lovely comments on my box finish for Chris and my Christmas Tea finish. Thanks for the tips on sewing on chenille trim too. I'll be trying them next time I use it:)

On Monday evening Barb and I travelled ( virtually) to Colleen's lovely house over the pond. While there I had a happy dance so may I present......

Shepherd's Bush Merry Be

32 count Light Taupe Evenweave

DMC

Started 20th December 2011

Finished 23rd January 2012

I'm hoping to have it all sewn up in the next day or so.

I can't show what I started on Sunday and continued stitching on Monday once Merry Be was done as it's for a thank you gift. What I will say is I had to frog it!!!!

At craft club yesterday I managed a little progress on my ornament for the Christmas All Year Round blog. I need to get this finished by the end of January so may add a few stitches before craft club next week. 

Last night was SAL night with Lisa. Here's Snow House. I'm really pleased with what I got stitched and love how it's looking.
Last week Gillie bought a chart from me but it turns out it was just her cunning plan to get my address so that she could send me this! ( Not really- she really wanted the chart!!!!)


Gillie started stitching this when I mentioned my Halloween tree on my blog last year. Isn't it sweet?? Needless to say I'm hanging it up now instead of waiting for Halloween! Thank you so much Gillie. I love it {{{{hugs}}}}

I set on with good intentions to do some finishing but I have no enthusiasm for it. Enthusiasm for the stitching -yay- enthusiasm for the finishing- nay! This is as far as I got; picking backing fabrics and trims. There are other stitched pieces under the backing fabrics!

Not sure whether to have a new start tonight or finish off stitching my start from Sunday. I seem to want to start everything I have at the moment!
I received my appointment to see a gynaecologist today. I go on 21st Feb so can't wait to get the ball rolling and hope they agree on surgery. 

That's all for today. Until next time..... keep stitching :)

With much love

Sally
xxxx


40 comments:

Juls said...

I have been lurking lately!! Your stitching is lovely as always!! I have been feeling the same lately wanting to stat everything !!! I so enjoy your blog!!!

geeky Heather said...

Congratulations on the finish...I'm with you on stitching vs. finishing! Also, I want a stocking that's big enough to fit three sheep in!!!! =)

Annie said...

Hi Sally

I love your Shepherds Bush finish and your other WIPs are all lovely.
I love Christmas ornie stitching

Margaret said...

Love your SB finish! Looking forward to seeing it finish finished. :D Love your other stitching as well! Nice gift too!

Catherine said...

What a cute finish! Can't wait to see what you do with it! Your other projects are coming along as well. And what a great gift from Gillie!

cucki said...

Aww what a cute finish..and all your wips are so sweet too..
Hugs xxx

Sarah said...

Congrats on the finish! I usually feel like you about finishing too, but after three months away from the sewing machine I'm itching to do some! Looks like some gorgeous fabric choices that you've picked

Lesleyanne said...

Merry Be is a gorgeous finish Sally. Love your progress on your wips. You know how much I hate finishing so I quite understand how you feel. A beautiful gift received. Good luck with your hospital appointment.

Diane (di) said...

Congratulations on your Merry Be finish Sally... I'm dancing with you. :) All of your stitching looks wonderful (as usual) and that Halloween ornie is so cute. Great job!!

Christine said...

Beautiful finish Sally, and great work on your WIPs.

Jane said...

Love 'Merry Be' ~ it's sitting in the stash pile patiently waiting, I think it might move further up towards daylight now I've seen yours completed!
Cute little gift, not surprised it's already on display.
How was Florida on Monday at Colleens ~ lovely and warm I expect?
I'm having a 'finishing' day today but have to agree, it's not as enjoyable as the stitching part!!!
xxx

Bernadett said...

Wonderful works.:)

Shebafudge said...

Beautiful stitching. The finish is a gorgeous design.

jane said...

Lovely finish Sally and a pretty gift from Gillie.
Hope the appointment goes as you hope too xx

Beth said...

Lots of wonderful things - I especially like the Believe ornament you are working on.

valerie said...

Cute finish! It looks like you stitched yours 2 over 2. I think I will continue with 2 over 2 as well since 1 over 2 looks so sparse. Love your other projects as well. Great gift from Gillie!

Mouse said...

ooooo well done on all the stitching .... had to laugh at Gillie's plan .. love the gift she sent too ... and pity I wasn't nearer I could pop over and we could have a finishing day :) love mouse xxxxx

WendyCarole said...

Merry be looks great

Catherine's Sewing Corner said...

Your stitching is coming along really nicely.
Lovely gift you received
x catherine

Deborah said...

Great finish and beautiful wips. Nice gift from your friend.

Southpaw Stitcher said...

Your Merry Be finish is gorgeous! All your WIPs are looking really good, too. Finishing is not something I enjoy, but your finish-finishes are always so professional-looking. I love them!

Michelle said...

I love the Shepherds Bush one Sally its lovely. Our needles are smokin... this year aren't they xx

Ellen said...

Love your SB's finish, simply gorgeous!

Lovely gift from Gillie!

I'm also not enthusiastic when it comes to finishing off the stitching projects. I tend to procrastinate until the very last moment, ha, ha!

Hugs,

Carol said...

Your SB finish is adorable, Sally! And nice progress on your Santa piece, too. Gillie's gift is darling--did you know I hope to meet her in person next week when she's here visiting her family? I am so excited :)

Cindy's Stitching said...

some lovely pieces there. I really like the stockings.

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

Merry Be turned out so nicely! I look forward to seeing your finishing work... I was going to do that today too... Hmmm... (Looking sheepish!)

Have a good week!

Tricia

Pumpkin said...

Such a sweet finish! Can't wait to see how you complete it.

Love your WIP. Is that out of one of the JCS ornament issues?

That was so sweet of Gillie! Don't you just love surprises like that? ;o)

Glad you have an appointment all set up.

Shirlee said...

Sally ... I love Merry, Merry Be! I think I have that in my Shepherd's Bush file. Hope so! All your stitchings & gifts are so lovely! I'm with you on finishing. I love cross stitching but finishing is something I dread. Blessings, Shirlee

Kate said...

Lovely stitching. Congratulations on your finish.

Barb said...

Whoo hoo Sally absolutely love Merry be !have you got sore feet from dancing all the way back from Colleens cause I have lol.
Have you chosen next weeks start?
Wips are super and coming along nicely.
Speak soon
hugs

Julie said...

Super gift from Gillie.
You'll have to make a deal with yourself, one finish one new start LOL

Lois said...

Love your Merry Be finish, it is such a nice one from SB. I'm so with you on the whole finishing thing Sally. I can stitch away quite happily but when I have to finish something?!?!?! Great progress on your WIP's and what a nice gift.

Siobhán said...

Lovely finish, Sally! LOL about your enthusiasm for stitching not passing over towards enthusiasm for finishing. I can SO relate to you on that score!

Have a great weekend!

Siobhán said...

PS--lovely gift!

Angela said...

Congrats on your SB finish! I love all your projects :) I have no desire to finish right now either! LOL.

Patty C. said...

I adore your stocking finish-so charming!

Nicola said...

I love all your stitching and your SB finish is so pretty.

Elisa said...

A wonderful finish Sally and your WIPs as always are fabulous. A lovely gift too from Gillie enjoy!

Shelleen said...

Love that Merry Be. Also great progress pics.

Suzanne said...

Pretty SB finish! Pretty gift Gilllie sent you.