Thursday, 26 July 2012

At Last......

The DMC box I treated myself to with some birthday money over a year ago has finally got a stitched piece mounted in the top! I've been looking for something ever since I bought it and finally found exactly what I wanted. I stitched this whilst recuperating and here it is finally mounted into the top of the box.

I really like the way it has turned out.

Another of my many recent finishes is also made up. A while ago I bought a couple of small canvasses that had stands with them so I mounted The Sampler Girl Queen's Diamond Jubilee Sampler onto the canvas and added some edging. Here it is.

My DH even commented on how nice both finishes looked :)

I've had a couple of new starts:) First one is Just Nan Floral Fifteen which I've had in my stash ever since it came out! Not got very far on it yet but I'm loving the colours.

My other new start is an SB one. Once I'd finished the stitching on my SB that cannot be named I started the Snowman Treat Bag which Shirlee very kindly gifted me with.

Final stitching is my almost finish on my July ornament for the Christmas All Year Round SAL. This one is Blackbird Designs 2004 Christmas Ornament from the 2004 JCS ornament magazine. I will get it finished tonight!

No SAL with Mouse this week as I'm waiting to start the Shakespeare's Peddler piece until Mouse is ready.

I'm still knitting on the Crest of a Wave Baktus. I'm only getting some done at craft club but it's growing quite nicely. I'm well over half way now.

Finally I've been doing a little bit of stash shopping seen as I sold some of the charts I'd finished with ( thank you to all those who bought then). I'd been wanting some fabric to stitch Birds of a Feather Sally Spencer Sampler on but was having a hard time deciding. Anyway I emailed Dawn at The Crafty Kitten asking if Fall Foliage would work. Dawn was so helpful and custom dyed me some lighter as she thought it might be too dark. It arrived yesterday and it is perfect. Thank you Dawn for your help. I have taken a photo of my floss toss but the photo really does not do it justice.

I've just done a small order with JJ's in their Christmas in July so I'm looking forward to receiving that. I ordered a couple of charts and some Crescent Colours threads :) Something to look forward to and to cheer me up lol!

That's all my news for now. I'm going to do a bit of exercise now. I bought a game for the Wii called Exerbeat and it is so much fun. Jess and I were doing it together but we found that we didn't have enough room when it came to some of it and I ended up bruised!!! I need to get myself toned up and my weight down as it's getting me down. I really don't like what I see at all when I look in the mirror!

Take care everyone.

With much love

Sally
xxxxx

34 comments:

cucki said...

hello dear,
beautiful stitching..love all of them so much.
have a fun day xxx

Patty C. said...

Love the DMC Box ;)

Vickie said...

ooOoo! I love your July Christmas ornament. I had not seen that one before. How wonderful that you are feeling well enough for your Wii game with your daughter. Good for you two. :)

Shirlee said...

Wonderful finishes & starts! Your baktus is coming along quite nicely! Please send me some desire to exercise & eat better ... I SO need to do those two things. Sigh!

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

Beautiful stitching Sally!! Your stash shopping sounds fun, too. I've seen a few new charts lately that are calling my name quite loudly! : ) How fun that you are using the Wii to exercise! Great idea!! Keep it up!!

Tricia

Carol said...

If your husband comments on how nice your finishes are, they must be nice, Sally!! I love the box finish especially and you sure have some lovely projects in the works right now...

Glad you are feeling well enough to resume exercising--have fun!! The weight will begin dropping off and it won't even seem like hard work if you're using the Wii!!

Margaret said...

Such beautiful finishing! Love that box! Love the stand too! And the WIPs. Great stash shopping as well! Good for you for exercising too! I need to do more of that.

Sue said...

Lovely stitching Sally and beautiful finishing. Please send me some inspiration to diet and get fit, this old body is feeling the strain at the moment, lol...xx

Keeper of the Crowes said...

Just love your finishes, Sally!

Brigitte said...

Oh my, Sally, you have been so busy stitching and finishing. This box is a dream. See, it was good that you were waiting for the perfect pattern to go on the ld. And this one is perfect.

Solstitches said...

Love your DMC box Sally and you picked the perfect design to go on it.
Lovely start on the Just Nan and your ornament is gorgeous.
I think I stitched Sally Spencer way back when. It's one of my all time favourite finishes but yet it is just stuffed in a box somewhere.
Good luck with the healthy eating plan and fitness campaign.
Hugs,
Margaret

Rebecca said...

Love the finished top on your floss box.
Such a true statement. How's design is it, you didn't say?

Desi said...

Hi, I really like your July (Christmas) ornament. Can I ask who the designer is?
Thanks,
Desi

jane said...

Lovely finishes Sally and some nice stitching too.
I must have a look at that Wii game - I'm not using mine as much as I had hoped I would.

Emma said...

Is that the DMC box with the little heart fastening on it? I got that one for subscribing to a magazine and have still yet to find time to stitch something for it!

Hazel said...

Lovely stitching. I love that box! I need to spend a bit of time catching up! x

Michelle said...

Your box has turned out lovely Sally well done. I adore your Noel 2012 Bird Ornament xx

Sally said...

Hello Sally

I love your box finish it looks lovely!
Your ornament finish is very sweet.
Lots of pretty wips too.
Love your shawl!

Anne said...

Gorgeous stitching and finishing Sally! I love the box! Also love your new blog look too!!

Bianca said...

Sally, all of your finishes are great and I always enjoy seeing your work. I especially like the way you finished Diamond Jubilee. Mounting on canvas is something I haven't tried it yet, but it is definitely on my list. Best wishes.

Alissa said...

These are great - I especially love the box!

valerie said...

Wonderful stitching Sally! Love the BBD ornie...it's always been on my too stitch list!

mdgtjulie said...

Busy as a bee, Sally. Grats on the new stash, and the finishes. They both look great. Hope you enjoy your new acquisitions too! It's always fun to buy stash!

Beth Pearce said...

The DMC box is wonderful! Your picked the perfect piece to top it. Your WIP's are all looking great!

Lesleyanne said...

Both of your finishes are gorgeous Sally. I love the saying on your DMC box - so true. Great new starts. Look forward to seeing your new stash. Your ornie looks lovely. Good luck with the toning up but remember to take it easy while you recouperate hugs xx

Petitesxxx et Cie said...

I love the new look of your blog, it's much sweeter.
Wonderful finishes and starts...
Bisxxx from France

Lois said...

Love your box finish and everything else! That fabric looks like it will work perfectly for Sally Spencer (and I'm looking forward to watching your progress on this one!).

Christine said...

Your box finish is gorgeous Sally.
How helpful of Dawn to dye a piece specially for your sampler

Chris said...

Wonderful finishes and new starts Sally.
Glad to hear that you are moving around more and starting to exercise :) I would hurt myself too at home if I tried to to a Wii game. I need more room than I have :(

Mary Ann said...

Beautiful finishes and starts! I especially like your DMC box. And, lovely new stash--enjoy!!

Penny said...

You did a lovely job on the box! I love the idea of the canvas mount! And what a pretty Christmas ornament! You're making good progress on your knitting too. Love Sally Spencer - I stitched it a while back, but used two strands of floss and don't care for the bulky look. Maybe seeing your progress will encourage me to restitch it. :) Hope you are feeling a little better each day!

Annie said...

Hi

Your finishes are lovely and your WIPs are looking great.
You have some beautiful stitching on your blog.
I love your DMC box and your knitting is very pretty!
Happy weekend.

Elisa said...

A lovely box finish Sally and I also love you TSG finish too. Great WIP's as always!

Catherine said...

Your projects look wonderful!!