Monday, 10 December 2012

A Gift for Michelle

A while ago you may remember me showing my progress on The Sampler Girl Know Your Own Happiness and me saying it was going to be an rak but not knowing who for. Well when I showed the one Barb stitched for me the lovely Michelle loved it so I said I would stitch her it. Well it was already almost done so here is it finished. Michelle emailed me to say she loved it :)

I also stitched a wee ornament for Michelle's tree. I chose The Sampled Girl Bedford Falls. I finished it off simply. I'm afraid my finishing seems to have gone downhill this year rather than got better!

I have a couple more finishes that I can't show just yet. Chris and I are doing our annual ornament exchange and we are meeting up tomorrow. Really looking forward to that as we haven't met up in ages. So I'll be able to show the ornament I have stitched for her after tomorrow.

Not much progress on the stitching front really. HAED QS Holly Fairy is going quite well though. I finished page 1 and made a bit of good progress on page 2.

Also managed to make a bit of progress on HAED Guardian. I kinda wish I could wave a magic wand and make this grow faster but if I wasn't so darn fed up with myself it would grow faster anyway!

I started With Thy Needle January Wordplay last Monday. This is my SAL with Barb. I decided to stitch this one over one on 28 count linen. I plan on doing them all the same. I didn't get much done so need to get a move on so that I can get it finished and on display for January. I have another gift to finish before I can pick this up tonight though. Not much to stitch on it.

Wednesday I sat down with CCN Gingerbread Cottage which is what Chris and I are stitching for our December Sal. Unfortunately I didn't like it over one on 28 count as the colours didn't show up well enough so I'll be restarting it on Wednesday.

I received a lovely early birthday present last week of HAED Mini I Remember Moonlight from my lovely Irish friend Paula . I've had this on my wish list for quite sometime now and kept looking at it and now I have it! Thank you so much Paula for thinking of me. I love it and look forward to stitching it one day soon :)

I am going to try and stitch from my stash as much as possible next year with maybe the odd treat. I have so many lovely charts and I haven't really missed treating myself as much as I usually do this year. I want to try and stitch on my HAEDs as much as I can with some smalls thrown in here and there. 

I must apologise if I haven't visited and commented on your blogs recently. I keep desperately trying to get caught up but just don't seem to manage it somehow. I will try and get properly caught up soon.

That's all for now. Hopefully I will be back a lot sooner next time.

With much love

Sally


xxx





27 comments:

Pull the other thread said...

Beautiful finishes and progress Sally. Well done. I know what you mean it can be so difficult to stitch when you're feeling fed up with yourself. Tho I find that then makes me more fed up with myself. Hope you feel a little more yourself soon. Cuddles anyway.

cucki said...

wow very sweet finishes..and great progress on your stitching..
lots of love for you xx

Elaine said...

Two gorgeous finishes Sally.
Can't wait to see more on Januarys Wordplay they are such great designs.
Hope you have a good week, hugs.

~*Sharee*~ said...

Beautiful stitching hun; I got the "Bedford Falls" pattern I need to get it stitched, after seeing how cute yours is...lol

Hugs, Shar

Carolyn said...

Sally,
Both finishes for Michelle are beautifully done.

Your HAED are coming along nicely.

Can't wait to see some more progress on your SAL's.

Hugs!

Margaret said...

Beautiful stitching as always! Love what you made for Michelle.

Shirlee said...

I am amazed by all the projects you have going at one time : ) Everything looks great & I see nothing wrong with your finishes : )

Michelle said...

Sally I e-mailed you about your beautiful finishes - you have touched my heart with them. Thank You. Lovely progress on your other stitching xx

Siobhán said...

Your stitching looks great, Sally! Fantastic finishes, and your progress on your HAEDs is very nice. Good luck with your Word Play! I'm doing them as well and am trudging along on December's.

Vickie said...

You don't think you have a lot of progress, but wow, you have a lot going on!! Good for you.♥

Lesleyanne said...

Beautiful stitching for Michelle. Great progress on your HAEDs. Lovely new stash. Hugs xx

Ellen said...

Beautiful, love what you stitched for Michelle! Love your start on Word Play, I hope to stitch them next year ha ha!

Great progress on your HAEDs!

Hugs,

Nicola said...

Blog reading can run away with you if you miss a day. I had a fit tonight when I looked at mine hence commenting at 00.37 hours. LOL.

Linda said...

Great progress pics Sally. Love the ornaments.

Linda

Sharon said...

Both gifts are beautiful! I like the way you finished your Bedford Falls ornament!

Loubie69 said...

I love the two Sampler girl finishes :-)

Christine said...

Lovely finishes Sally and great progress on the HAEDs. You keep saying you haven't got much done but I can definitely see progress. I'm always impressed by them anyway because I know I would never have the patience to tackle anything that big.
Happy Birthday for tomorrow!

butterfly said...

lovely post Sally.
Your finish is fab.
Looking forward as always to seeing all your WIPs growing with all the love you have put into them.
Hugs.

Julie said...

Two super little ornaments for Michelle.
Have a lovely meeting with Chris today. x

Chris said...

Wonderful ornaments and other stitching!
I hope that you have a wonderful week with lots of holiday cheer.

Catherine said...

Lovely finishes, Sally!! It. Is always fun to see what you have been working on!

Carol said...

Such lovely finishes and WIPs, Sally! I am thinking of doing the Word Play series next year, too. I love the idea of stitching it over one--yours is so teeny and adorable!

Fiona said...

Lovely gifts for Michelle, lucky lady. Your HAEDs look great and I would imagine that it takes a while for progress to become apparent. I am waiting on my fabric arriving to start my first HAED, it has been dispatched, wish me luck.

valerie said...

Great stitching Sally! Can't wait to see more on January Word PLay. It looks like such a fun series to stitch! No worries about being behind on blogs. I am too and haven't stitched in weeks!

Lois said...

So many nice finishes since I managed to last drop by your blog Sally! Both finishes for Michelle are lovely!

Michelle said...

A great gift and beautiful stitching!

Suzanne said...

All your stitching looks great. Lovely gifts you stitched.