Wednesday, 2 May 2012

At the End of My Journey and Welcome 6 Fat Men!

I am on a finishing roll so two more to go in the pile until I decide or have time to do something with them!

First finish was yesterday morning at craft club where I received a round of applause from the ladies after the last stitch went in!!! Love, love, love this finish.

Lizzie*Kate 6 Fat Men

32 count Amber linen

DMC

Started 5th October 2011

Finished 1st May 2012

SAL with Lisa.


As I should have stitched on this last night I wasn't sure quite what to pick up so as Shepherd's Bush The Journey was close to finishing I picked that and voila!

Shepherd's Bush The Journey

32 count vintage country peach linen

DMC

Started 27th February 2012

Finished 1st May 2012.

SAL with Barb.




I did leave off some of the speciality stitches as my poor brain just wouldn't compute so my plan is to add mine and Barb's initials to this piece and the year:) Next Monday I'll start a new SB piece but as I'm thinking of a piece for the private exchange I'm doing I won't be able to show it. 

So that's all my WIPs finished barring HAED Guadian and BBD AotH so I have a nice clean slate of smaller stuff now. I shall start my May ornament for the Christmas All Year Round SAL either tonight or tomorrow night. I've chosen Country Cottage Needleworks Season of Love as the theme for May is gingerbread men / women.

The RAK I mentioned in my last post safely reached its destination so I can now show it. Dear Elaine hasn't been having the best time of it of late and I wanted to stitch her a little something just to lift her spirits so I stitched this.

Primitive Betty's My Friend

32 count cobblestone linen

hand dyed threads by dear Michelle & DMC

Started 14th April 2012

Finished 15th April 2012

RAK for Elaine.

Last night, after I'd finished The Journey, I had a look through the pile of charts I picked out last week and decided to start BOAF Love. This photo is awful! The fabric is actually white!

I also finished my snood but no photo yet as I need to get it sewn up and I might have to block it again. Cast on another one this time for Abi!

That's all for today. Just want to wish my dear friend Michelle a very happy birthday for tomorrow :) 

With much love.

Sally

xxxxx

51 comments:

Catherine said...

Congrats on your finishes! It's always so nice to see your stitches.

dulcinella said...

congratulations!!!both pieces are absolutely stunning. You must be thrilled to have them both finished. I'm already curious to see next updates:-) I love the projects you choose...

Mouse said...

wooo hooo doing a happy dance for you you got the 6 fat men finished and your SB :) lovely rak you did for elaine too :)
can't wait to see what's next on the list :) love mouse xxxxx

Margaret said...

Such great finishes! 6 Fat Men is just so cute. And The Journey is a pretty one! Such a beautiful gift for your friend. I love the fabrics you used to finish it and the way you finished it is wonderful! Looking forward to seeing your snood and more of BOAF Love.

priscilla said...

All your finishes are very nice ..Love your 6 fat men finish !! So cute ! I have the charts but have not started it yet..Hope I get it done before winter ..

WendyCarole said...

Great finishes. Love six fat men.

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

What wonderful finishes! The Six Fat Men is wonderful - great colors and a cheerful winter piece. Of course, I love the SB piece - very pretty! You made a lovely gift for your friend; I'm sure she was tickled pink!

gracie said...

Good finishes....lovely stitching.

Tatkis said...

Adorable finishes! And your RAK pillow is so lovely!

Hugs,
Tatyana

Vickie said...

Hooray! You have been busy, haven't you?! Look forward to seeing the snood. :)

Michele B. said...

Six Fat Men looks fantastic - almost makes me wish for winter again (note I said "almost.") Love the SB finish too.

Carol said...

How sweet that you got applause for your Fat Men finish, Sally!! It looks adorable. Such a sweet RAK for Elaine, too--I'm sure it brought some sunshine to her day :)

milly said...

Hello Sally

Congrats on your lovely finishes!
The RAK you did for Elaine is beautiful.
Looking forward to seeing your snood!

Heather said...

I LOVE your finishes!! Especially 6 fat men!! They are great.

Your RAK is beautiful!

Elisa said...

Beautiful finishes Sally, I especially love the SB one xx

Christina said...

Check you out Sally - finishes galore! I'm green with envy! The L*K Snowmen looks fab. I've enjoyed seeing your progress on this one. I guess I've been stitching it vicariously through you! I'm tempted to purchase the charts from you, but I have a million (quite literally!) things I want to stitch this year.
What a sweet thing to do for Lainey. I'm sure she loves what you stitched for her.

Vonna Pfeiffer said...

Your Fat Men are darling Sally! Congrats on a job most excellently done!

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

Sally! You finished the Fat Men!!! Yay for you!!! : ) It is just adorable! Your SB finish is sweet, too. I probably wouldn't have done all the special stitches either. : ) I look forward to seeing what you decide to work on next!

Tricia

butterfly said...

What a wonderful lot of stitching Love your RAK for Elaine.Hugs.

Lesleyanne said...

Two gorgeous finishes Sally. Lovely gift for Elaine. I look forward to seeing what you stitch next.

Elaine said...

I;m so lucky, lucky, lucky to have a friend like you and you made me such a beautiful pillow too..lol.
Thank you my dear you know how much I love it!
Congrats on finishing all those adorable snowmen and the SB piece is gorgeous.
Can;t wait to see what you do next Sally , you always have such lovely pieces, hugs x

Michelle said...

Oh Sally your finishes and your RAK are all beautiful. You are such a sweet person and loved very much xx

Petitesxxx et Cie said...

Happy dance! all your finishes are gorgeous.
Take care,
Bisxxx

Amarins said...

I love your projects en your finished work. I finished it too. I like the snowmen.

Cath said...

Totally gorgeous finishes . A well deserved round of applause. Isn't it nice when others appreciate our efforts .XXX

Maggie said...

Great finishes Sally :-)

I'm very interested in buying the Six Fat Snowmen charts from you (all of them) if i'm not too late??

Can you let me know please?
email hydenseek61@yahoo.co.uk

Sherry said...

Love all your stitching but I have to say that 6 Fat Men is just AMAZING!!! Love how it turned out.

Deb said...

Those are wonderful finishes. I don't think I even knew what a completed Six Fat Men looked like but it's wonderful.

Ellen said...

Congrats on the finishes! I especially love SB's Journey!

Your RAK's pillow is very pretty!

Hugs,

Ranae said...

Lovely finishes!
The snowmen melt my heart, love it!
Take care!!

valerie said...

Congratulations on your finishes! How wonderful to have two in one week!

Anne said...

Big round of applause for you Sally for completing your fat men and lovely SB!!! Whoohoo! You are quite on a roll this year I have to say with all your lovely finishing and stitching!!

Hugs

Anne

Karen said...

Kudos on two great finishes!! Gotta love those fat men....

Love your RAK too...too cute!

happy stitching...

doris said...

Great finishes, but I'm especially fond of The Journey. Those colors are so pretty.

Penny said...

Congratulations on two beautiful finishes! And what a pretty gift for your friend!

Christine said...

Love your 6 fat men and the SB is just gorgeous

Veronica said...

So, so, so cute. The colours in 6 Fat Man is just amazing! I hope my conversion turns out as pretty as yours.

The Journey is beautiful too. Congratulations on another finish.

Lovely RAK you've stitched for Elaine. Lucky girl. Is the fabric you used silk?

Hugs,
Veronica.

Myra said...

Fabulous finishes Sally. Those fat men are just the cutest!

Julie said...

Two super finishes, the journey is such a pretty design but the Fat Men do make me smile!
A beautiful RAK, how lovely.

Fiona said...

Great finishes, you just gotta love thosse Fat Men. Your RAK is lovely and I'm sure Elaine will love it.

Heli said...

Congrats on your finishes! I love the 6 fat men too, so cute and whimsical!

Lois said...

Two lovely finishes Sally! Well done! And I love the little pillow for Elaine.

Patty C. said...

Everything looks great -
Gotta love the little fat men !!

Angela said...

I love both of your finishes! Wonderful RAK pillow finish too :)

♥ Nia said...

Uhuuuuuuuuuuuu! Happy dance :D
Loooooove your 6 Fat Men!!! Congrats on your finish sweetie! Looks beautiful :)

Shirlee said...

So many wonderful finishes & WIPs!

BrendaS said...

Sally --
Beautiful finishes! I just LOVE the Fat Men:)) and the SB piece is just gorgeous with it's colors and specialty stitches!

Lynn said...

Those fat men are just too precious! Congrats on a wonderful finish.
Beautiful work on your SB finish too.
I love that RAK you made for Elaine. I'm sure it brought her some cheer.
Great new start!

ricketyjo said...

congratulations!!! what lovely work. I am particularly fond of the fat men, I want to add them to my list at some point because they are so cute!! :)

Brigitte said...

Congratulations on all these wonderful finishes.

Sharon said...

Both are gorgeous Sally! I tend to avoid my SB kit's because of the specialty stitches. Lovely RAK too!