Monday, 8 October 2012

Productive Sunday

I had a lovely productive Sunday on the old finishing front! I don't know why I didn't sit down sooner to do it as I'm very happy with what I achieved. The only problem is I get my sewing machine out, sew stuff up then it's the adding the trim that I can't be bothered to do! So last night I decided no stitching just adding trim so here's what I got done :)

First one is Little House Needleworks Summer Splendor which I actually stitched a while ago and it's been languishing in my finishing pile. The trim I used was in a prize package that I received from Kate earlier on in the year. I'm really pleased with this one:)


Also finally finished Little House Needleworks A Stitcher's Heart. I was undecided whether to gather the ric rac like it is on the model or sew it on straight as I was bothered I'd run out but I bit the bullet and gathered it and had more than enough:) This one is so pretty.

Scarlet has finally been reunited with her friend Belle Pepper on my wall. Yep Chessie and Me's Scarlet's Christmas Sampler is finished up and I've hung her with LHN Belle Pepper:) I'm very pleased with this one too.

Final finish up is a simple one of Shepherd's Bush The Angel's Sang. I've finished the rest of these simply but I may add something else to them before I hang them all on my tree. I think I have one more to stitch to complete the set.

I have more to do yet but am happy that I am steadily getting down them!

As I said in my last post I was joining in a SAL on Needlecraft Haven so I had my new start on Wednesday evening. This is Little House Needlworks Home of a Needleworker ( Too!). I'm stitching it using the called for Crescent Colours, 1 strand over 1 on 25 count fabric. I think this is Stormy Skies from Silkweaver. I am a wee bit disappointed with my CC Old Blue Jeans as it's dull compared to the one used in the model but I find that many times with overdyed threads.

I've made more progress on both my HAEDs. QS Holly Fairy is coming along nicely. I decided after stitching on the hair I'd do a bit more of the background.

I'm very happy with my progress on Guardian this time as I almost got 20 rows completed on page 9. If I can do this every time I pick him up I could get a page done maybe in a month. 

It's SAL night with Barb tonight so hopefully I can get BBD Small Token finished:) Not sure which BBD I will pick next. Will have to see.

Thank you for all your lovely comments on my last post. It makes me happy to know that there are so many lovely stitchers out there reading my ramblings:)

With much love.

Sally
xxxxx

33 comments:

Catherine said...

Sally, all of your finishes are just adorable!! Great job!

Angie Burrett said...

What a productive weekend with GREAT finishes - all so lovely. Well done Sally!

Barb said...

Sally may I have some of your stitch and finish juice. I NEED SOMETHING!!. You must be so pleased at how much you get done smoking needles methinks.
Hugs

Julie said...

Great finishes, definately a very productive Sunday, mine wasn't lol.

Ma Teakettle said...

Oh Sally, what a wonderfully productive weekend indeed!
I adore all of your finishes, and your HAED progress is awesome...Guardian Angel is breathtaking!
Enjoy your SAL night
Hugs
Ma

cucki said...

wow they all so cute..lovely finishes..
hugs xxx

Kathy A. said...


Very productive weekend indeed. Your finishes are spectacular. Beautiful work.

Lesleyanne said...

Your finishes are stunning Sally. I love them all. Your wips are coming along lovely.

Christine said...

Gorgeous finishes Sally, the ruffled ric rac is a lovely finishing idea. Good progress on the wips too

butterfly said...

Wow Sally looks like you have been so busy and back in to your sewing again , Love all your finishes, hugs.

Mouse said...

oooo well done on the finishing front :) love the heart .. almost there with mine (update on blog ..lol)
and with your WIP progress's too :)
love mouse xxxx

Jennifer said...

Such lovely finishes - those little pillows are amazing! I love the heart shaped one - sometimes they can be such a pain in the butt to get right, but yours is beautiful!

Sue said...

Gorgeous finishing Sally they are stunning, almost makes me want to get my sewing machine out and do some finishing. x

Petitesxxx et Cie said...

Wonderful & perfect finishes!
Bisxxx

Elaine said...

Oh you have been busy Sally. Can I send you some of mine for next week-end..lol!
They are all beautiful and so pefectly finished and your wips are looking fab too.
Hope the week is a good one, hugs!

Margaret said...

Oh my gosh, I love all your finishing! Love your stitchy progress as well! Beautiful!!

Mylene said...

wow! gorgeous stitching and finishes, Sally! Great job!!

Ranae said...

Sally, your finishes are just gorgeous
The HAED's look great

Deb said...

Sally - all of your finishes are wonderful. I think that half the battle is just sitting down and starting on the finishing! I need to take a lesson from you and just sit down and do some finishing.

Your HAED's look wonderful!

stitcherw said...

Lovely finishing, and your wips are coming along nicely. I'll enjoy watching Home of a Needleworker (too) grow. I have that one in my stash also. Maybe the one color will show more when the other colors are around it, seems a lot of times it needs the rest of the stitching to make a color stand out more.
Sue

valerie said...

Wow, all your finishes look wonderful! What a fantastic job! Good progress on your HAEDs too!

Carol said...

Oh, I really love them all, Sally!! The heart is so pretty and your Summer Splendor finish is lovely--well done on everything :)

eszter said...

wow,these are wonderful!I love them♥

Veronica said...

Pretty finishes, Sally. The trim you used for Summer Splendor is just perfect for it. Good progress on your HAEDs too.

Hugs,
Veronica.

Chris said...

Oh Sally!
Your finishing is beautiful! I love the Chessie and Me and the Shakespeare's Peddler finishes!
You are making great progress on the HAED pieces. They are not something that I would ever attempt.
Have a great week!

Annie H said...

Hello

Just found you!
Your finishes are beautiful and your wips are looking lovely!

Southpaw Stitcher said...

Your finishes are just adorable! And I'm so impressed by all the stitching you've accomplished. Your needle must be smoking!

BrendaS said...

Sally -- Wonderful finishes! You have been a very busy gal:))

Kathy Ellen said...

Isn't a wonderful sense of accomplishment when you finally finish up your little WIP's? All of your finishes are so beautifully done. Good progress on your HAED too.

Blessings!

Myra said...

You had a VERY productive day. I love that gathered ric rac trim - I will have to give that a try.

Solstitches said...

Oooh Sally, what beautiful things you have been finishing! I love them all but especially the Chessie and Me.
Beautiful stitching and finishing as always.
Hugs,
Margaret

Patti-Rocky Mtn Stitcher said...

Wow what wonderful finishes. i am workingonthe LH Heart also. But it gets tossed aside to much lately. LOL

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Such lovely finishes, I particularly like the heart shaped one, very clever!

Sundays are just right for finishing somehow.