Wednesday, 27 February 2013

December SAL

I know. It's not December! Kind of wish it was last December but never mind. Thought I'd do this post on my tab while I'm waiting for my kitchen floor to dry then upload my photos on the computer later.

So as you may remember  Chris and I have done a December SAL for the past few years and last year was  no exception. Chris finished hers in December but mine has taken a wee bit longer. It wasn't a huge piece so it shouldn't really have taken me so long but it's now done and I love it.

Country Cottage Needleworks Gingerbread Cottage

28 count Natural Pearl Linen

DMC & Crescent  Colours

Started 12th December 2012

Finished 22nd February 2013

Thank you Chris for another brilliant SAL and I look forward to our next one of Country Cottage Needleworks Silent Night. Thank you Barb for sending me the chart when you'd finished stitching it :)  I have also been stitching this with the ladies in the parlour at Needlecraft Haven so now need to find something else to stitch so I can keep stitching with the ladies so I'm going back to Little House Needleworks Home of a Needleworker ( Too! )

I have been trying to get as much stitching in on an evening as I possibly can. Sometimes it goes well, other times I get distracted but I am quite pleased with my progress since my last post. HAED Gurdian is slowly growing.  I am still aiming to get page 11 finished but it seems never ending somehow which is silly as its big  blocks of colour. Can't wait to get to the next page as there will be more hunky angel!

QS Holly Fairy is going very well. Onto page 4 and hoping to get it done quite quickly if I can but there is a fair few odd stitches around her eyes which slow me up. I think she is looking brilliant even though I say so myself!

I managed a little bit more on HAED QS Spirit of Winter Robin on Sunday evening. Can you see the robin's head?

Finally ( are you still with me? If you are thank you) my lovely Little Sheep Virtues Hope. I just love this first one of the series and the next one is just as sweet. Looking forward to that one landing on our shores too!

No progress worth showing on my other two HAEDs. I'm getting a little frustrated that I'm not getting time to work on these at the moment. I really want to get on with them expecially as they are SALs and I really feel like I'm lagging behind. I just want to see them grow a little more. 

I was stitching away at craft club yesterday ( can't show it) and realised I had made a boo boo! I couldn't work it out and it was a mistake I'd made last week! Needless to say the mistake stayed! 

That's it for now. Not sure whether to do some more housework, sort a DMC order out or go to my Dad's and paint. My sister and her partner decided that the little sitting room needed painting as it was a dark colour but it needs another coat. I think it's too much for me on my own so maybe not a good idea. 

Take care everyone and thank you for your support, love and hugs over the last 6 weeks.

With much love

Sally

xxxx

34 comments:

cucki said...

wow beautiful stitching..all your projects are so cute x

Cath said...

Lovely stitching Sally , your HAEDs are looking gorgeous .
Take care .XXX

Vickie said...

I do find your stitching brilliant! And I do see the robin's head too.
I am glad you are getting back into life Sally. You are in my prayers.♥

Christina said...

Wow, I really admire your determination to stitch on the HAED's. They are coming on beautifully.
Gingerbread Cottage is stunning. I have it in my stash...one day maybe...!

Margaret said...

Great stitching as always. Your HAEDs are amazing! I just don't know how you can stitch those -- I'm in awe. I love seeing them come together!

Barb said...

Love the Sheep Virtues Sally. I have settled to mine and loving it. GC is lovely too , but will not be in the parlour tonight as I am still feeling pretty grim.
Hope you are not taking on too much, hope the sister is helping too. Will mail in a couple of days or so. Hugs

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

Great progress, Sally! I'm hoping the second Sheep Virtues will pop into my mailbox soon. Can't wait to stitch it! I hope you didn't overdo it and go painting today. Take care of yourself!!

Tricia

Lesleyanne said...

Gingerbread House is gorgeous Sally. Great progress with your HAEDs. They both look stunning. Your sheepie is coming along great. Hugs Lesleyanne

♥ Nia said...

Lovely stitching! :)

Petitesxxx et Cie said...

Lovely stitching my Dear Sally, love too much the sheep virtues !
Take care & keep stitching.
Bisxxx

Amarins said...

Beautiful stitching, hugs, Amarins

Emma/Itzy said...

Gorgeous stitching! x

Vonna Pfeiffer said...

Gingerbread Cottage, is just SO SWEET! And I adore your Guardian...coming along so nicely! The Holly Fairy...looking good too!

Karoline said...

Your wips are looking lovely and Gingerbread cottage is gorgeous

jane said...

Lovely stitching Sally, I an in awe of youe HAEDs as I have tried stitching them and just can't do it!
Love the LHNs too, aren't those Sheep just so cute, I didn't expect to love them as much as I do!

Pam in IL said...

Wonderful stitching. I haven't started Virtues yet, but it's waiting patiently in my to-do basket. Yours is coming along nicely.

Ellen said...

Gingerbread house is gorgeous, love it! Great progress on your HAEDs!

Hugs,

stitcherw said...

Wow, you've been making wonderful progress on your pieces. I'm loving watching the various HAED's ones grow. Congrats too on your finish of Gingerbread Cottage, it turned out beautifully.
Sue

RuthB said...

You can be rightfully proud of your progress -- everything looks great!

Your December SAL deserves its own round of applause :)

Linda said...

Great progress on everything Sally. Congrats on the finish.

Linda

Loubie69 said...

Love your December finish and glad you got your sheep done. As always Sally wonderful stitching :-)

Christine said...

Great stitching Sally. I love the little sheep so much that I had to order myself one from Sew & So, because I absolutely haven't got a thing to stitch ;)

Julie said...

Guardian is looking lovely, lots of progress on that one. GC is a super finish. Hollys eyes are so intense!

Siobhán said...

Fantastic stitching, Sally! Nice progress on your HAED.

butterfly said...

All your stitching looks so lovely Sally, sounds like you are getting there, sending you a big hug.

Carol said...

Such a cute cottage, Sally! And your HAED is really coming together (both of them :)

I may just have to break down and buy the Virtues series--they really are adorable...

Hope spring is on its way for you...

Andrea said...

A lovely finish and you are going great guns on your other WIPs. You're certainly stitching more than I am at the moment ... work busy and tired are the 3 words that come to mind!

Mylene said...

Congrats on finishing Gingerbread cottage, it is beautiful!
All W.I.P's are coming along beautifully!

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

Gingerbread Cottage is lovely. Great progress on the other pieces too.

Rach G said...

Fabulous stitching Sally!

Jeanne said...

Love your progress Sally - everything looks good. I can relate to frustration with not enough time to stitch on all the projects we want to!

Kaisievic said...

Wow! Sally, so much great stitching - so impressive. You go girl!

hugs, Kaye

Parsley said...

Love your Gingerbread Cottage. I stitched mine up for Christmas this year.

Wonderful WIPs. Going to find the follow button....

Fiona said...

Congratulations on your finish of Gingerbread Cottage. Your progress on your HAED is amazing.