Saturday, 24 March 2012

March Ornament & Other Suff!

This week I've been trying to get my March ornament for the Christmas All Year Round SAL finished. I didn't go to craft club on Tuesday ( I was having a CBA day) which is where I normally stitch my ornaments and I knew I would not get it all done next week so I spent a couple of evenings this week getting it finished and it's even sewn up! 

Blackbird Designs Joy ( 2011 JCS Ornament Mag)

32 count cobblestone linen

GAST

Started 6th March 2012

Finished 22nd March 2012

I've had a change of mind on my ornament for April. The theme is snowflake and I was going to stitch the Little By Little one from last year's JCS mag but I've now decided on Miss Crescent's Jolly from the same mag. 

I've also got my Stacy Nash True Love Sampler and Pinkeep stitched up and aged. I am a bit cross with myself as I didn't have any tan wool for this and I didn't want to buy any ( trying to save some pennies) so I used calico instead and it doesn't look right I don't think. It's not too bad now that I've aged it but please remind me the next time I age something to use tea instead of coffee!!!! It stinks! 


Whilst looking at Pinterest on Thursday I came across something that I thought Abi might be interested in so I printed it out and showed her it when she got in from school. Her immediate reaction was "Will you stitch it for me......tonight?!!!!". I promised her that as soon as I'm finished my ornament I'd start it which I did and here it is finished.

Mockingjay Pin ( found it here) 

28 count opalescent white line

DMC

Started 22nd March 2012

Finished 23rd March 2012

Not quite sure how I'm going to finish it yet! For those not in the know this is from The Hunger Games books the first of which has now been made into a film which Abi and Jess have gone to see today.

Just a couple of progress pics to show now. Mondays, of course, is SB SAL night with Barb and Colleen ( does anyone know what's happened to Colleen?? We know she was having computer problems but that was a few weeks ago). I carried on with The Journey. I frogged those dark green leaves as I didn't like them and changed them for a lighter green which looks so much better. 

A little more of the snowman on L*K 6 Fat Men Let it Snow my SAL with Lisa. I feel as though I'm on the home stretch with this fun piece now as I only have one more block to go after this one. I've loved this one and will be sorry when it's done.

I'm getting HAED Guardian out again tonight for bit. I'd really like to start a QS or TT but not sure I dare when I can't stick at this!

Next week I'm going to have a new start and I've sorted threads and fabric for LHN Summer Splendor and Bent Creek The Littles Bunny and as I won both of these in giveaways last year ( thank you Mary Ann and Tricia!) watch out for me passing them on when I've finished with them:) I also want to stitch up another RAK and fabric and threads are sorted for that too.


I was sad to hear that the Gift of Stitching is to stop publishing soon. Although I'd stopped getting it when my sub ran out last year I did enjoy the getting each month when I was subbing and did buy the March/ April issue not that long ago for the Heartstring Samplery design. 

Thank you for all your lovely comments on my last post. My trip to the dentist was OK as far as trips to the dentist go although the cavity was quite deep so I did feel it as she was doing it. I was in a lot of pain afterwards when the injection wore off too for a day or two but it seems to have settled down now. I hope so as I really don't want to go back! As I walking there I kept telling myself that I'm a grown woman and I shouldn't be scared but I just can't help it!

Time to publish this and catch up on blog reading for a bit :)

With much love

Sally
xxxx

38 comments:

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

Beautiful stitching, Sally! I really like your new ornament. I feel your dental pain. I am TERRIFIED of dentists. I start crying when I walk in the door, which is no oftener than I can help!

Shirlee said...

What beautiful stitchings! So sorry about the dentist. I'm still dealing with mine as well!

lesli said...

Love your March ornie....the bird is just lovely!
I think your pinkeep is gorgeous! I don't know what it looked like with the wool but I think you aged is beautifully!

Mouse said...

oooo well done on the stitching and finishing ...
try working for a dentist ...lol did it for over 7 years ....
glad to hear your tooth has settled down :)
looking forward to your summer splendor start ... what night are you doing it on ... may just bob in ;)
love mouse xxxxx

Southpaw Stitcher said...

All your finishes are drop-dead gorgeous, as usual! Great progress on your WIPs!

jane said...

Lovley stitching Sally, as always.
I sympathise with your feelings about the dentist, I hate it too!

Christina said...

Lol - love your 'CBA' days - I have lots of those myself!

I love your Joy ornie - the chenille trim is just lovely.

Good choice for your April ornie. I've just seen that particular ornie finished on somebody's blog (can't remember which one I'm afraid) and the stitcher had replaced the stitched snowflake with a button. It looked fantastic.

I hate dentists too. I'm due a visit and I keep putting it off. I know I'm going to get told off when I do eventually make an appointment!

Margaret said...

Lovely stitching as always! The March ornie is so pretty! The Stacy Nash piece is wonderful too! Love everything!

Jackie said...

So sorry to hear about your hurtful dental experience and hope you're feeling much better now.

Your finishing is lovely. You did a great job with the Stacy Nash piece and I really love the fabric you chose to go with the ornament. It really works so well with the threads.

My husband and I saw The Hunger Games last night. Neither of us have read the book but really enjoyed it.

Julie said...

Joy looks stunning, love it!

Debbie said...

BEAUTIFUL WORK, AGAIN! WELL DONE!

Lisa V said...

I love your little Blackbirds Joy pillow, too cute!
Hugs

North Country Stitcher said...

Sally, Beautiful stitching! You did a wonderful job finishing. I know what you mean about starting another HAED... I have a four started... a couple more are calling out for me to start... but I'm trying to be good. Lisa

Dani - tkdchick said...

Lovely ornamnet!

Thanks for sharing the link for the mockingjay pin! Just saw Hunger Games today, it was fantastic!!!

Your WIPS are coming along beautifully!

Deborah said...

Your March ornie is the best I have seen in a long while. I will be stitching this one. I love the way you finished the pinkeep. Very nice.

mdgtjulie said...

Sounds like things are going well for you Sally. I haven't been here in a while (my blog reading has been hit and miss for quite some time now), but I thought of you to give my blogger award to. Unfortunately, it's for people with under two hundred followers, lol. Not you!!! All your stitching looks great. Grats on the finishes, and I hope you don't have to go back to the dentist anytime soon!!!

CJ in OK ;-) said...

Wow, so muchgreat stitching. I love the ornament and may have to stitch it before years end. The hunger games pin is great too. Seeing the movie myself tomorrow. CJ in OK ;-)

Lois said...

Lovely stitching as always Sally. Love your BBD ornie finish on the cobblestone. I must remember that as I've a small piece in my stash and I'd never have thought to use it for this one. Your finished pinkeep is lovely! Hope your tooth settles down soon and you don't have to make a return visit to the dentist.

Lesleyanne said...

Your finishes are gorgeous Sally. Love your progress pictures. I hope you are feeling okay after the dentist, I have to say I not keen either.

Christine said...

Great stitching Sally! I stitched that mockingjay on Friday too ;)

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Wow! You have been busy, Sally! Your ornament is darling and i really like your pinkeep pocket! Your wips all look wonderful.

Myra said...

I am a big Hunger Games fan so you know I will be stitching that Mockingjay for me! Thanks for posting the link. Your BBD ornament looks great as does all your stitching. Enjoy your Sunday!

Ellen said...

Love your Joy ornament, it's gorgeous! Love the beautifully aged pinkeep too!

Great progress on your wips!

Hugs,

Penny said...

All of your stitching is just lovely! I really like the Stacy Nash piece. I think we all share a fear of the dentist. I hope your tooth doesn't give you any more problems.

Fiona said...

All your stitching looks great and you did a fantastic finish on the BBD.

Rachael G said...

I have those CBA days as well!
Oh a new start!! I love new start!
I haven't read the Hunger games but Reece has, he said it's good!

BeckySC said...

Dear Sally,
I think your SN piece is GORGEOUS! and the BBD ornament is just as lovely! BEEutiful stitching :)

Angela said...

Wonderful ornament finish for this month! I was unsure about this one but now I will have to add it to my list :)
Wonderful progress on all your SAL's too.
Have a great week!

Michele B. said...

Joy looks fabulous - love the colors! What fun to stitch the Mockingjay logo for Abi. I looked at your Pinterest page - you posted so many great freebies I've never seen. Thanks!

Veronica said...

Oooh... I feel your pain about the injection wearing off. It happened to me mid operation during a wisdom tooth removal. Not fun, I tell ya.

Pretty ornament. Hmm... gotta remember that if I ever decide to coffee dye stuff. However, I think it looks great! Lovely Mockingjay pin. I watched The Hunger Games last Friday. It was pretty good.

Hugs,
Veronica.

Kathy Ellen said...

Sally, what a beautiful March BBD ornament! I love the bird and the colours are just gorgeous. I love your pinkeep too, and think that your 'aging' looks really nice. Sometimes we tend to examine our work so critically, when others just see its' beauty:)

Blessings for you!

♥ Nia said...

Beautiful stitching! All your works are so pretty :) but I have to say that my favorite is LK 6 fat men hehehe love that one too! :D

Debbie said...

I enjoy looking at your projects, a lot! you are very talented!!!
By the way, thanks for your sweet comment, on my blog, you made my day!

Nicola said...

Dentist and tooth problems are a BIG fear of mine, so glad that your experience is now over. Your stitching is always beautiful.

Solstitches said...

Gorgeous finishes Sally. Seeing yours reminded me I really love the Blackbird Designs ornament. I'll get round to stitching it one of these days.
Margaret

Catherine said...

Always fun catching up with your posts! Your Stacy Nash project is very pretty! Love it!

pat said...

I like your ornament..is so pretty...
kiss Pat

Suzanne said...

Love your ornament and how you finished your Stacy Nash piece. It's very pretty!