Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Peace

I have really got back into my stitching these past few weeks and yesterday I even took it to craft club with me. I wanted to get on with my Christmas stitching so knitting will be taking a back seat for a few weeks now. I don't have a lot to do but Chris and I are doing our Christmas ornament exchange again this year. I look forward to this every year and am so pleased when Chris said she wanted to do it again. I've got threads and fabric sorted for what I'm stitching for her:) Also want to stitch ornaments for a couple of people.

Anyway I have a finish to show! On Sunday I was determined to get my ornament for the Christmas All Year Round SAL. As you know I've been stitching Sam Sarah Designs Peace so I beavered away and got it done. Obviously needs making up so one day next week I think I need to get my sewing machine out and get it done along with other pieces that are waiting in the pile!

Sam Sarah Designs Peace

32 count Vintage Mocha linen

DMC

JABCO Buttons

Started 14th October 2012

Finished 28th October 2012

I had quite a good couple of evenings on HAED Guardian. I got more of the woman's hair stitched and a bit of the background so not much more to do before page 9 is finished! 

SAL night with Barb went well. Barb is now stitching the word plays and very kindly passing the charts on to me so that I can stitch them as I only have January! This is going to be our next SAL and I'm really looking forward to it. Does anyone know if there anywhere you can buy the rusty jingle bells and pins in the UK?  Anyway I'm still stitching LHN Snow in Love. This is just so cute!

Finally last night I did a little more on HAED QS Holly Fairy. Getting closer to getting her eye stitched and can hardly wait!

I was one of the very lucky ladies chosen by June to receive one of her beautiful stitched Christmas ornaments and it arrived on Saturday. I was so excited but have decided to be very good for now ( if I can hold out!) and open it when we're putting our Christmas decorations up. June not only sent me an ornament and a Christmas card ( which I have also saved) she also sent the sweet needle keep that you can see in the picture. I love it and is it perfect for when I'm stitching on my HAEDs as I tend to just stick the needle in the fabric ( then wonder why I can't find my needle when I go to rethread it!). Thank you so much June. You are a real sweetheart {{{{hugs}}}}

Before I go I just want to say my heart goes out to all those on the east coast of the USA affected by Hurricane Sandy. I have been watching the news over hear and cannot believe the devastation it has caused. I can't imagine having to live through that. Bless you all and hope you are all safe.

That's all for now!

With much love.

Sally
xxxx

33 comments:

Vonna Pfeiffer said...

Your ornaments are lovely Sally! and the HAEDs...stunning! ;) I love to watch them grow!

Vickie said...

Sally, perhaps we can be strong together. I am also saving June's Christmas card and present. ;)
Your stitching looks great. It is so wonderful you are making such good progress.

cucki said...

your ornament is so cute and beautiful stitching on Haed..
sweet gift from june...
hugs cucki xxx

North Country Stitcher said...

Sally, Pretty ornaments. Your HAEDs look amazing - I love watching their progress. Lisa

Shirlee said...

Lovely projects Sally! Can't wait to see the ornament that June sent you. She is so sweet & does such great stitching & finishing : )

Maggie said...

Wow you have such a lot going on, and it's all wonderful :-)

butterfly said...

Wow Sally what allot of stitching , happy to see you have your stitching bug back.
Love your snowmen, and all your stitching. hugs.

Emma said...

You have a stronger will than me to wait until Christmas time to open the card and ornament...I would have to tell the other half to hide it somewhere from me!

Your stitching is looking beautiful, as always. :)

Katrina said...

Hi Sally, I love your ornament stitching and great progress on your other wips :)

Ellen said...

Love your ornaments! Great progresses on HAEDs! Looking forward to your next SAL on Plays!

Hugs,

valerie said...

Great stitches Sally! Love the snowmen ornies and Guardian always inspires me. Love seeing your progress on that one.

Clare - Aimetu said...

Great stitching - your HAED is looking really good x

Michelle said...

Great stitching - the ornaments are so cute and the HAEDs are amazing!

Brigitte said...

Absolutely great, your Peace ornament.
I can understand why you are saving your little package for Christmas. I'd do the same and it's just the anticipation that makes you feel so good about it. So, be strong, lol.
Great HAED stitching!

Christine said...

The Sam Sarah finish is gorgeous Sally. Great work on the HAED too

Chris said...

I love your snowmen! Your HAED progress is beautiful too.
Yea! treats from June! You are much stronger than me!!

Jane said...

'Peace' is just so cute, look forward to seeing your finish for it xxx

Jane said...

'Peace' is just so cute, look foward to seeing your chosen finish for it.
Glad your stitching mojo is back with you xxx

Carol said...

So glad your stitching mojo is back big time, Sally!! Everything looks so pretty--especially love the ornaments :)

Mary Ann said...

YAY!! For your stitching mojo returning! Lovely progress on all of your pieces.

Michelle said...

Lovely ornaments Sally - your HAED is really coming along - well done xx

Catherine said...

Great projects, Sally!!
Oh, you are so good to wait to open June's package!! I don't think I could be so patient!
Hugs!

♥ Nia said...

Peace is so cute =) and your LHN will be too ;)
Happy November to you!

Lesleyanne said...

Your ornaments are lovely Sally. Great progress on your HAEDs.

Elisa said...

Love your 2 ornaments...great WIP progress too, you must have the patience of a saint to stitch on those beauties xx

Siobhán said...

Love your ornaments!! Beautiful progress on your WIPs. Lovely work!

Anne said...

I love the Snowman and woman design! Super cute!! Glad that the HAED's are coming along. you are stitching up a storm! congrats on receiving one of June's amazing ornaments!!

Bev said...

Great updates and i think its a god idea to hold off from opening your ornament gives you something to look forward to

Julie said...

Guardian is growing well. Love the latest ornament finish for thevAll Year Round SAL.

Kathy Ellen said...

I just love your sweet ornaments, and HAED is coming along so beautifully. How good you are to have the patience to wait and anticipate opening Christmas gift!

May you have a lovely week!

stitcherw said...

The snowmen turned out so cute, love Sam Sarah designs. Nice progress too on Guardian and Holly Fairy. I love it when you bring Guardian out. Since I just (finally!!!) finished Trick or Treat Mice I'm looking to start another large project and am trying to pick between a couple of HAED. I haven't done one, but they look like they turn out so fantastic and want to give it a go.
Sue

Lynda Ruth said...

Love the snowman but I think I would have used a darker brown for the word Peace, it's just alittle hard to see. not trying to be mean or anything just if I was doing this chart I would pick alittle darker floss. Lynda

Kaisievic said...

Lots of great stitching going on there - you are going great guns.