Monday, 13 February 2012

2011 Fob & Ornament Made Up

My sewing machine has been busy again but I can only show one thing that I sewed up using it as the other is in the post as I type!

I actually decided to hand sew my Shepherd's Bush 2011 Fob as it's so tiny. I'm not the greatest hand sewer by a long way but I did it! I did have bother adding the ribbon as I kept thinking I was going to run out but after some in my head cussing I finally got it done! 
I also made up my January ornament for the Christmas All Year Round SAL. I'm a bit limited with my fabrics but didn't want to buy anymore just yet. I do like how this has turned out though.

I've been trying to get CCN Snowflake Serenade finished and now just have the border to stitch. I stitched on it two evenings last week so that I could plenty done and I love how it's looking. 
Friday and Saturday I was determined to pick up Blackbird Designs AotH Swan Lake. I started AotH in January last year as a SAL with Jane and Valerie. I think Valerie may have abandoned hers for now but Jane is still stitching away steadily as I am. I think once the house on this block is done it should stitch up quite quickly.

I had a wee new start on Saturday evening as I wanted a bit of a break from that house on Swan Lake! Just in time for Valentine's Day but not made up is this.
The Primitive Hare Valentine

28 count fabric scrap ( possibly Polstitches Hot Potato)
Carrie's Creations Cranberry Sauce

Started 11th February 2012
Finished 12th February 2012

Finally a little progress on Heartstring Samplery I Sew'd My Heart. I ended up frogging the flowers I'd stitched last time as I stupidly stitched using two strands rather than one! I had also stitched the heart with two strands but I've left that. God only knows what I was thinking of; clearly I wasn't thinking!!!
Typing of not thinking, brain fog is horrendous today. It's days like this that I swear I have early onset dementia. Days like this I hardly dare open my mouth to speak for fear of the drivel that might come out of it. I've gone 6 months since my last period and I'm hoping and praying with all my might that this might be the end. I know I have another 6 months to go yet and I may well curl up in a ball in a corner if I start!

Anyway I'm going to catch up blogs now then sort some fabric for my new SB start for my SAL with Barb and Colleen tonight. I'm starting Simple Joys.

Thank you all for your continued visits and your lovely comments. I appreciate each and everyone :)

Until next time... keep stitching :)
Much love

Sally
xxxx

39 comments:

cucki said...

Beautiful stitching xxx

Margaret said...

All of your stitching is wonderful as usual! i love your little SB pillow! Love the Believe ornie too. Lovely WIPs! Lucky you if you're done with your period. I'm so wishing mine were done!

Carol said...

Love your pretty Christmas and Valentine's Day finishes, Sally... And you're nearly there on Snowflake Serenade--you'll have a beautiful finish very soon...

Been there, done that on the memory problems--your memory will return, I promise, but it is a tough year or so in between :) Hang in there, Sally!

Vonna Pfeiffer said...

Sally, you are a dynamo!!! How many finishes do you have already this year?! 75?!?!??! I can't keep up! I love the SB fob, they are so sweet! And that darling Snowfriends...cute as a button :)

Michelle said...

All your stitching is looking beautiful! Lovely finishes and WIPs!

jane said...

Lovely stitching and finishing Sally - all of it looks so pretty but I do like the CCN. Haven't stitched on AotH this week as I am distracted by the beautiful LF designs but will be back to it soon.
Hope you feel better soon, I recognise those feelings very well!

Lisa S said...

Love your fob Sally! It came out wonderful! Love the color fabric you used for it too.
All of your WIPS are wonderful as well. Snowflake Serenade is looking great!
I hope your feeling better soon ;)
Hugs

Shirlee said...

Wow! Sally! You have really been busy! Love all your stitchings! Blessings, Shirlee

Beth Pearce said...

I really like all of your stitching, but I absolutely love Snowflake Serenade - beautiful.

Your finishes are wonderful, I especially like Believe!

Tatkis said...

Beautiful pillow finishes, and I love the Primitive Hare Valentine!

Hugs,
Tatyana

Lynn said...

Wow Sally, I can't believe how much progress you make on all your lovely stitches. The Christmas finishes are adorable!

I'm just about finished The Primitive Hare Valentine. I picked it up on Saturday but didn't get any stitching time yesterday. Your's looks great!

I remember going through the Brain Fog period. It was soooo frustrating! Hang in there, it will get better again.

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

Beautiful stitching! I just love the SB fob you made!!!

Cindy's Stitching said...

beautiful pieces. I really the like fob. The colors are different.

Sally said...

Beautiful projects and beautiful stitching.

Mouse said...

ohhhh its turned out lovely with the ribbon :)
well done on all your wips and ermmmm where does it say in the instructions the flowers are one thread eeekkkk ????
hope things have stopped for you and welcome to the world of brain fog .. pull up a chair I shall make you a cuppa :)
take care and things will improve love mouse xxxxx

Nicky said...

Your finishes are wonderful Sally, I really love the little Believe pillow and fob, gorgeous. Your Snowflake Serenade is coming along so quickly, looks beautiful too!

Deborah said...

The little SB pillow is darling! Love the pink fabric. All the wips are beautiful.

Lesleyanne said...

Wow your finishes are beautiful Sally. Great progress on your wips. Hope the brain fog soon lifts. Take Care.

North Country Stitcher said...

Wow! All that wonderful stitching, and such lovely finishing on the SB!

Michelle said...

Wow Sally you have been busy. Well done - I love all your pieces but especially the SB pillow xx

Ellen said...

Love the SB's fob, it's gorgeous! The X'mas ornie is beautiful too! You will have another happy dance soon with Snowflake Serenade, beautiful stitching!

Hugs,

Myra said...

Gorgeous finishes - that SB fob is scrumptious! Great progress on your WIP's too.

Patty C. said...

Oh my gosh - I am just losing my mind over the little snowman ornament - How absolutely beyond cute !!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOVE IT !!!!!!

Veronica said...

Happy Valentine's Day! Your SB Fob totally suits the season ^.^ Lovely stitching. Almost done on Snowflake Serenade. Soon you'll have another happy dance again.

Hugs,
Veronica.

Poussy Stitches My Love said...

Que de merveilles ici comme d'habitude !
bisous xxxx de France

Nicola said...

I love your little SB pillow, the menopause can be very difficult. It definitely effected by brain.

Southpaw Stitcher said...

Gorgeous finishes and WIPs! Do you have an electric needle? (smile)

Catherine said...

I always love seeing your posts, they are always filled with such lovely projects!
As for the brain fog, I'm not quite there yet, but am sending hugs!

Paula Nunes Lima said...

Love all!
Happy Valentine's Day!

Julie said...

The SB fob is such a pretty colour.

Anne said...

Gorgeous finish again Sally! I love the ribbon you used for the edging!! Silk ribbon? Great progress on your CCN Snowflake! So sweet!! Great WIPS too! I'm similar to you when it comes to "not thinking while stitching" I just did the same thing as you, stitching with one thread then stitching with two! I might leave it though too! Who wants to frog??!!!

Happy Valetine's Day!

Pumpkin said...

Even more lovely finishes and stitching! I can see another finish in your near future ;o)

I live with Fibro fog and now pregnancy fog! When does it ever end? LOL!

valerie said...

Love the little fob! You've been so busy! Lots of wonderful stitching. And yes, I have abandoned my AotH. With all the family issues, I don't really feel like memorializing them in fabric at the moment. Yours is looking great! Hang in there Sally! Focus on you. If you're not happy...you can't make others happy. At least not for long.

Lois said...

I love how your SB fob turned out Sally. Great finishing! Your WIP's are all looking great and Snowflake Serenade will soon be a finish. Isn't the brain fog awful at times. There are times that I really wonder that I manage to remember anything.

Christine said...

Lovely stitching and finishing Sally

Shelleen said...

They all look great but I really love Snowflake Serenade.

Nadia said...

Beautiful stitching!!
Hugs
Nadia
P.S. I'm very happy to know you!!

Loubie69 said...

Wonderful stitching as usual Sally. Your work always impresses me and inspires me to get my finger out and complete some of my own stitching.

Suzanne said...

Such pretty finishes. I really love your SB fob.