Monday, 5 March 2012

February Ornament Finally Finished!

A wee bit late but better late than never! The theme for the Christmas All Year Round SAL for February was Christmas Tree and here's mine.

The Cat's Whiskers Design Studio Joyeux Noel

28 count Jayne's Attic COTM I think it's Sweet Pea!

GAST

Started 7th February 2012

Finished 3rd March 2012.

I love this one. It's such a pretty design. This month is a free choice month so I've chosen Blackbird Designs Joy from last year's JCS ornament magazine. I need to get my fabric and threads sorted ready to take to craft club with me tomorrow.

I've not much else to show as I've been busy getting a couple of gifts done. I did have a new start on Saturday and it's something I've had in my stash for ages which feels good as I can definitely call it a stitch from stash piece! This is Stacy Nash Primitives True Love Sampler Bag, or at least the start of it! I've picked some fabric scraps from my stash as when it's done and made up it's going to be aged so thought it didn't matter what I used. I think this might stitch up quite quickly.

Last night I picked up Heartstring Samplery I Sew'd My Heart and finished the all the stitching barring the name at the bottom. I'm not quite sure whether to stitch it as Beth charted it or use another name. I will decide before I pick it up again.

Tonight is SB SAL night with Barb and Colleen and I'll be carrying on with The Journey. Tomorrow night I want to get back to my L*K 6 Fat Men SAL with Lisa as I missed it last week. Hopefully at the weekend I'll pick BBD AotH back up again too. I fear if I don't get on with it it'll become a UFO!

I'm afraid I caved and ordered the Little House Needlworks/ Shakespeare's Peddler pattern/ thread pack from Anita's Little Stitches. I figured that as I had some birthday money left I wasn't really breaking my stitch from chart stash promise and I'm going to keep it to stitch as I recover from my surgery! 

I am behind on blogs again! I just seem to have so much bother keeping up these days but I will try and catch up a bit tomorrow if I don't get chance today. 

Thank you for continuing to visit me and for all your lovely comments :) I cannot tell you how much I appreciate them.

With much love.

Sally
xxxx

34 comments:

BeckySC said...

Everything looks lovely but I especially LOVE I Sew'd MY Heart.
Have a wonderful week, Sally!

staci said...

Lovely stitching Sally! Enjoy your new bday stash!!!

Vickie said...

It feels good to stitch from stash doesn't it? I was thinking of putting my name at the bottom of Beth's piece when I get to stitching it. I don't know.

Michelle said...

Beautiful Sally all of your work - I especially like the Heartstring Samplery one xx

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Wonderful stitching, Sally but I REALLY love the "I Sewed my Heart". I must send Beth a pic so I can get that chart. Love it!

Lesleyanne said...

A gorgeous finish Sally. Love your I Sew'd my heart - why not put your name on it. Enjoy your new birthday stash when it arrives.

Margaret said...

I love how everything is looking! You always stitch such lovely pieces!

Dani - tkdchick said...

That's a lovely little ornament you've stitched for February!

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

Pretty finish, Sally! You'll so enjoy stitching your new chart while you recover. What a nice gift to yourself!

Poussy Stitches My Love said...

Hi SALLY, I love your blog, and beautiful stitching,

have a good day my Dear xxxx

milly said...

Hello

I love your tree ornament and the fabric is lovely.

All your stitching is lovely.

Hope you enjoy your stitching night.

Christina said...

A lovely finish Sally. And it's only a few days late, why not blame the short month last month?! ;0)

Deb said...

Wonderful stitching. I think that I really love I Sew'd My Heart. It's very pretty, but your tree is pretty as well. Love the fabric that you used for it.

Ellen said...

Beautiful tree, love it! Your progress on I Sewed My Heart is gorgeous!

Enjoy your stash! I ordered that too, cannot resist ha ha!

Hugs,

Catherine said...

Lovey projects!!

Jackie said...

Your stitching and finishes are always so beautifully executed Sally!

I'm looking forward to seeing your finished Stacy Nash piece. I have stitched a couple of hers and the aging process is a lot of fun. I've been fortunate to take one of her classes and she is a sweetie!

Lynn said...

Beautiful stitching Sally! I adore the Heartstring Samplery piece. It's gorgeous!

Mindi said...

I Sew'd My Heart is looking gorgeous, you picked out the perfect combination of fabric and flosses.

Christine said...

Such a pretty ornament Sally. I think you should put your own name on I sew'd my heart, after all you stitched it.
Enjoy your Birthday stash!

Pumpkin said...

Fantastic finish Sally! Looks like you've had some good stitching time lately :o)

Jackie said...

Hi there Sally. I too am out of touch with blogging, I didn't even know you had your surgery. I hope you will "Rest and Relax" and respond to a speedy recovery.
All your stitchy pieces looks wonderful. I've just recently eyed the LHN/SP pieces too, so I shall see as I am out of room to place new stash. LOL. I will have to tack them to the sealing next I suppose.
TFS.

Carol said...

Glad you treated yourself to a new bit of stash, Sally--we all need a little lift now and then :)

Love your latest finishes and WIPs especially the Heartstring piece--just gorgeous!

Have a lovely week :)

Julie said...

Feb's ornament is lovely.
I had chosen 'joy' for my March one, but changed my mind when I was picking threads and went for something else this month.

Nicola said...

Why not spend your birthday money on stash. Enjoy it.

Your stitching and the designs you stitch are always beautiful.

jane said...

Lovely stitching as always Sally. We will not let AotH become a UFO, we can do this ..lol

Patty C. said...

The Stacy Nash looks like it will be lovely when completed - I like the subtle color ;)

Petitesxxx et Cie said...

Great stitching!
Take care,
Bisxxx

Solstitches said...

Another lovely post Sally.
The fabric you used for your ornament looks so pretty.
I love your finish of I sew'd my Heart - must remember to send her a pic so I can get the chart.
Lovely Stacy Nash piece which is one of my favourites.
Lucky you to be getting the LHN/SP.
I want it bad but the price puts me off.
Margaret

Penny said...

Beautiful ornament! I love the Stacy Nash and Heartstring Samplery pieces - two of my favorite designers!

Lois said...

What nice projects Sally. Enjoy that bday stash! It's nice to treat ourselves now and again.

Veronica said...

I love the fabric you've stitched Joyeux Noel on. It's so pretty. This is the first time I've seen Sew'd My Heart design. It's a lovely design. Love the saying on it.

Hugs,
Veronica.

Beth Pearce said...

Love your Christmas tree - it was worth the delay!

Elisa said...

Pretty finish Sally, your Sew'd My Heart is looking gorgeous. Enjoy your stash xx

Suzanne said...

Love the ornament, the fabric colour is beautiful.