Friday, 21 September 2012

Making Up

Hmmmm this new layout is a little strange! It'll take some getting used to I think. Why do they have to change things that work just fine????

I've been busy with my sewing machine but still have a few things to finish yet. Some are Christmas ornaments and I'm going to finish those as a flat ornament. I was going to get SB The Journey done but when I came to sew it up I'd cut my backing fabric too small! Duh!!! I really shouldn't be allowed!

So here's the Christmas ornaments I've finished. All have been shown before but just not sewn up. I've finished them simply as I don't seem to be able to turn my mind to doing anything else at the moment.








This pin cushion will be going to Nic, who I don't think reads my blog, as a thank you for sending me a knitting magazine I was after from a couple of years ago.


Onto my stitching progress now. Since my decision to abandon BOAF Sally Spencer Sampler I've felt a bit happier with my stitching. Not fully back in the swing yet but definitely getting there. I have been thoroughly enjoying HAED QS Holly Fairy ( artwork by the wonderfully talented Jasmine Becket- Griffith) although it has been simple so far as it's all black! There will be some other colours in it next time I pick it up! This is almost the first 20 rows of the first page done.

I had hoped to get my 8th page on HAED Guardian ( artwork by the equally talented Selina Fenech) finished but it didn't happen. Hopefully it will tonight then I can start on the 9th page. Just 22 to go! If I was a one at a time girl I'd have it finished so much quicker but I just can't stitch one thing!

My BBD SAL with Barb is growing slowly but surely. This photo is awful though as the fabric is supposed to be pink!

Finally I started my ornament for the Christmas All Year Round SAL. It's a free choice this month so I decided to stitch Shepherd's Bush The Angels Sang.

Sadly I've had no takers for my BOAF Sally Spencer Sampler WIP so will have to rethink and probably just sell the chart. Life's too short to stitch on something you hate that much it makes you not want to stitch! I'm also going to be going through my stash next week and having a sort out anyway so watch this space!

Well I had better end here and catch up on some blog reading and commenting. It's when I have no enthusiasm for that and I end up aimlessly surfing the net that I know I'm low:(

Thank you for all your lovely comments and for continuing to visit me even though I haven't been visiting you. It means a lot to me.



Take care everyone.


With much love

Sally
xxxx




32 comments:

Patty C. said...

Your ornaments look great & your BBD is coming along nicely!

Pull the other thread said...

Love your ornaments. Your WIP progress is great.. Hope you get your stitching bug back soon. Take care of yourself.

Vickie said...

Well done Sally. It is great to finally have them completed.
You are in my prayers.♥

Margaret said...

Love all your ornie finishes -- very nice! Nice WIPs as well. Definitely not worth stitching on something that doesn't excite you.

Erica said...

Lovely finishes!
For me, it is usually much more oof a task doing the finish than the stitching! Guess that's why I have such a big box of "things to be finished" LOL!

Nicola said...

Lovely finishing Sally, especially like the Bees - is it a Shepherds Bush chart?

♥ Nia said...

Lovely ornaments! My favorite is the one with the gingers hehehe always so cute! :D
Enjoy your weekend sweetie :)

Michelle said...

Your ornaments are lovely Sally - you know I think sometimes simplicity is nicer. They look beautiful. Look forward to your 'stash' sort out! Sending you much love xx

cucki said...

i love your ornaments so much..your wip is so cute..
big hugs xxx

BrendaS said...

Lovely ornament finishes Sally! Life is too short and we should only stitch things we LOVE:)

butterfly said...

Beautiful ornaments and your WIPs are looking great.
What count are you stitching your large ones on , I have one with 36 pages and stopped after the first page must pick it up again before my eyes go. hugs.

Hazel said...

Your ornies look fab. I think simple is the way to go. Your HAED wips look great too. x

WendyCarole said...

Great ornaments

Deb said...

Your ornaments are really pretty and you have so many great things going on. I'm afraid that doing all that black would drive me bonkers, but your finished result will definitely be worth it.

natalyK said...

Love your ornament finishes and the pin cushion is darling!!

Rowyn said...

What a great collection of ornaments. Christmas is fast approaching again!

I always enjoy your posts Sally, there is always so much stitching eye candy! :-)

Denise said...

I love all your ornaments all finished up. Have a great weekend
Happy Stitching
Denise

Shirlee said...

Your finishes look just fine! I have probably 2 dozen things I need to finish & I keep avoiding them. Perhaps for Christmas people will get a flat piece of stitching, a couple handfuls of batting & a backing fabric of some sort ... a "finish it yourself" kit ... lol! Sending {{{hugs}}} to you!

stitcherw said...

Lovely finishing, especially the little gingerbread men. I've got several pieces finished I really need to actually "finish" at some point. Your HAED ones are looking great too, nice start and I always love seeing progress on guardian. I got a couple of theirs during appreciation week, now just need to decide what to start first :)
Sue

September said...

Hello
just visiting your blog.
Your finishes are beautiful.
I love the gloves you have knitted too.
Hope you have a good weekend.

valerie said...

Great finishes Sally! You did a wonderful job! Glad to see you got Guardian out! :)

Lesleyanne said...

Your ornaments are simply stunning. I wish mine looked as good. Great progress on your HAEDs - love them both. Sorry you weren't able to sell your stitching. I hope you do soon.

Christine said...

Lovely stitching and finishing Sally!
My blogger changed a few months back but hasn't just now with everyone else's. I guess I got the beta version, you get used to it

Julie said...

Super ornaments, i need a finishing day for a couple I have. Guardian is looking lovely.why not put the BOAF away for a while as you did with Guardian and bring it out again in the new year, I never thought I would see him again once upon a time.

Bernadett said...

Wonderful ornaments.:)And great advance.:)

Anne said...

Beautiful finishes Sally! I love them all! Great WIP too!! I hear the stitching mojo has left a lot of us
:( Hopefully it'll come back to us soon!

Lois said...

What nice finishing Sally! Nice progress on your WIP's too!

Chris said...

What wonderful finishing. Your ornaments are beautiful!
Great progress on your other projects too.
Have a great week!

Barb said...

Oh Sally I just love Making Spirits bright, is that one you are selling? Who is it by if you have it still.
Your wips are looking fab and you put me to shame on your progress. Glad to hear everyone seems to be having problems with the stitching fairy I was beginning to wonder if it is just me she has abandoned.Thanks for mail will be in touch very sooon.
Squishy hugs

Catherine said...

Such sweet finishes, Sally!! Love seeing all of your projects too!

Heather said...

Lovely finishes Sally, as always.
At least you're stitching, which is more than can be said for me.

Solstitches said...

All of your ornaments are so pretty Sally.
I'm living the little gingerbread men :)
Margsaret