Thursday, 14 March 2013

New Starts, A Finish & An Almost Finish


I can't believe it's been two weeks since my last post! I have been busy stitching and have had two new starts, a finish and have almost finished my LHN.

So here is said LHN Home of a Needleworker ( Too! ). I'm stitching this with the ladies in the parlour at Needlecraft Haven. I'd love to get this finished next week but don't think I will. There is a bit to do yet.

My new starts now. The first one is my ornament for the Christmas All Year Round SAL. This month is a free choice so I decided on Bent Creek Glad Tidings. I thought I'd stitch this with Barb until the next Little Sheep Virtues arrives here in the UK. I'm pleased with how much I got done.

Next new start is JBW Designs Our Family which you may remember Julie kindly sent me a few weeks ago. I started this at craft club on Tuesday. Not much done as I decided to stitch the border on LHN Merry Skater and that took me ages!

My finish is this. Loved every single stitch and it just makes me smile and believe me I need something to make me smile!

Little House Needleworks Little Sheep Virtues Hope.

32 count Country Vintage Mocha Linen

DMC

Started 18th February 2013

Finished 4th March 2013.

Can't wait for the next one to arrive!

Progress on my HAEDs now. Some are going better than others! I finished page 11 on Guardian and made a good start on page 12. If I can keep on making some decent progress I shall be happy.

QS Holly Fairy is coming along quite nicely. I'm stitching lots of black at the moment. I really should have bought a cone! Wonder if I get this finished for the middle of the year?!

Next is QS Spirit of Winter Robin. There is a bit of  confetti in this which slows me down quite a bit but it'll worth it. Can you see the bit where the robin's beak will be?

Finally I got a good few stitches in on SK Dragon's History. I spent a little bit of time on Saturday afternoon then as Mother's Day was on Sunday here in  the UK I decided to stitch in the afternoon. So I've almost stitched the top 20 rows of this. Again quite a bit of confetti so it doesn't grow very fast.

Thank your to those of you who have emailed me to ask how I'm doing now. In all honesty I'm not doing very well but I don't want to  bring my blog down and have people stop visiting ( I once had an email several years ago saying maybe I should start a second blog for the personal stuff) and it is, after all, a stitching  blog so I put a brave face on! My stitching has been a God send and I don't know what I'd do without it.

Until next time.

With much love

Sally
xxx

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38 comments:

Shirlee said...

Hello my friend! It is indeed a stitching blog, but that is no reason to not share personal things if you want to! Wow! So many projects you've finished/worked on! You put me to shame : ) I'm actually feeling the pull to stitch again. I've told myself that if a particular pattern is available to me today, I will start something tonight. If not, I will find something to keep me busy : ) Hang in there, whatever may be going on in your life. You are, as always, in my prayers.

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Your LHN finish is adorable and all those WIPs you have going - whew! Great progress on all of them. Can't wait to see the Home of a Needlworker finished, I've always liked that chart.

cucki said...

wow your lhn finish is so sweet and all those wips are truly so pretty..
love for you x

Margaret said...

All of your stitching is lovely! I love Home of a Needleworker. I'm sorry you're still not up to par. Hope things get better for you. Stitching is definitely good therapy for the soul. Hang in there.

Vickie said...

Oh my goodness Sally! You make my head spin. I don't know how you do it all!! I am a stitch-one-at-a-time-kinda-girl. ;)
I am praying for you Sally.♥ Hang in there. We would be sad without personal stuff here. It would be just a report!

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

I'm so sorry to hear that you're struggling, Sally. I'm sure that stitching the HOPE block was good medicine. The next one is just as sweet a stitch! I like your Home of a Needleworker. I have that in my stash somewhere. I think it will go on next year's list. : ) Glad Tiding will be so sweet when it is finished and your HAED's are making GREAT progress! I'd like to finish up my Sheep "Love" block and then I need to start on my HAED stocking again!!

Take Care!

Tricia

Barb said...

Hello Sally my friend, Amazement always when I visit your blog, loads to see and hear about. IT is your blog you write about whatever you want.and grief has no time limit but it does seem to get easier as time passes ,early days still my dear. Love the Home of a Needleworker really must start mine. When is the next Sheepie due do you know.
Hugs loads of them

dixiesamplar said...

Wow, Sally, you have been busy! Everything looks so lovely too...can't wait to see them finished up and looking pretty.

Julie said...

Lots of lovely progress you have made Sally, the little sheepie is so cute.

Melissa said...

Wow your progress pictures are amazing!!! Great job!!! I'm sorry to hear that things are rough for you now. Isn't it wonderful how we have something like stitching that we can go to during rough times. I hope things get better for you soon.

Southpaw Stitcher said...

What great WIPs, and your sheepie finish is adorable! I'm doing Home of a Needleworker, but am not nearly as far as you. Lovely stitching!

Helen said...

Wow you have been busy! Your LHN is looking great & the Little Sheep makes me smile too - there's just something about him isn't there? So glad your stitching is helping you through these dark days, many of us have been (or are still) there too for one reason or another. As far as what you say on your blog goes I would say it's your blog & you should write about what you want here! Hugs, Helen

Pam in IL said...

You're certainly busy! Lovely stitches too. I have yet to start my LHN Virtues -- can't decide on which fabric to use. All of the LHN designs make me smile!

Michelle said...

A gorgeous finish and beautiful stitching - I love Holly Fairy!

Linda said...

What a great post Sally. Everything your working on is fabulous. You have made some great progress on all of them and congrats on the finish and new starts.

Linda

Katrina said...

All of your progress pics are lovely and the sheepie is so cute -I'm nearly finished on mine too. Sending you some hugs :)

Catherine said...

Great projects!!

Lisa V said...

No Sally, this blog is about YOU, it doesn't just mean it has to be stitching related in content. And if people choose to follow you then they should take you "warts and all" as the saying goes. How rude that someone would email you that!!
Love your progress pics and always do, it amazes me what you get up to.

Loubie69 said...

Wow Sally, you certainly have got some stitching done recently. I love your LHN pieces :-)

Lesleyanne said...

Lovely stitching on your projects Sally. Your LHN finish is gorgeous. It is your blog you can blog about anything you want. Sending big hugs your way xxx

butterfly said...

Oh Sally you have done well on all your stitching all looks just wonderful, Love the sheep one.
Thinking of you my friend , I know that your stitching is healing your hurt, don't keep your pain to your self ,share it with us , I know most of us bloggers are kind and caring and here for anyone , hugs.

Christine said...

Sally it's your blog, you can post what the hell you like!
I do love seeing the stitching though. The Sheep Virtues finish is just adorable. Mine languishes in its bag at the moment but I will start it soon

Solstitches said...

Your Home of a Needleworker is beautiful and I love the Hope virtue.
As always you have an amazing line up of WIPS and all of them looking wonderful.
Sorry to hear things are not good with you Sally.
Take care.
Hugs,
Margaret

Pull the other thread said...

So sorry to hear you are not doing so well. We are here for you if you need us. Lots of hugs coming your way.

Yours stitching looks amazing, fantastic progress on everything.

Carol said...

Just love your little sheep finish, Sally, and the LHN "Home of a Needleworker" is one I can't understand why I haven't stitched it myself yet! I do love everything about it and yours is looking fabulous.

I am so glad your stitching is bringing you some comfort--warm hugs to you!!

Bella said...

Hello

Just visiting your lovely blog.

Your LHN is very sweet and your wips are all great. Love the ornament finish.

Kathy Ellen said...

'Home of a Needleworker' is just wonderful...and also a design that I love too. Great progress on all of your little WIP's, espcially Little Sheep Virtues HOPE, truly a very important virtue to hold in our hearts and spirits always.

My thoughts are with you, Sally, and please know that there are many of us here, who surround you with caring and friendship.

Blessings & Hugs.

Linda K's Creativity Works said...

I love all of your Stitching...especially all of your HAED WIP's...they look beautiful. Keep it up...

Love the Ornament Finish as well.

Myra said...

Lovely stitching Sally. You have been busy. I am glad to see a post from you - you have remained in my thoughts and prayers.

Jackie said...

You've definitely had your needle flying!

So sorry to hear you're not doing well. I look at your Hope finish and think that there is a reason this was the first virtue released.

♥ Nia said...

Congrats on your finish! Lovely :)
Hugs&smiles

Stitchingranny said...

I got here at last, slowly catching up on blogs again. Stitching is all beautiful Sally but I am waiting to see more of the Holly Fairy appear. You do so well with your HAEDs - I still have one in my UFOs but as there is only about a 1 inch square done it will be almost like a new start so will not be coming out for a while yet lol.

Michele B. said...

Lovely stitching as always. You should hang Home of a Neeleworker (Too) proudly, as yours certainly is! I find your blog all the more richer for the glimpses into your non-stitching life - wish you didn't have to experience the struggles but we all have them and can identify with yours. So keep at it, and thank you for sharing all parts of yourself so generously.

Kate said...

Lovely stitching.
It's your blog so please post about whatever you choose, do you care if such a rude person stops following you. If you are feeling down and want to post, know that there are many that care about you not just your stitching. Hugs.

Anne said...

Beautiful stitching and I really love Home of a Needleworker. Sorry to hear that you are still not doing very well. Big hugs to you and keep us informed of how things are...this blog is whatever you want to make it and if you want to post about what's on your mind then you should do it.

((HUGS))

Karoline said...

Lovely finish and the rest of your wips are looking lovely.

Sorry to hear you're struggling, I shall keep you in my thoughts and prayers. As for putting 'life' stuff on your blog, it's your blog and you can post whatever you want. If people don't want to see it they have a choice not to read it.

Dani - tkdchick said...

wow I'm amazed you can manage great progress with 4 HEADs on the go!!! Wow!!!

Fiona said...

Lots of lovely projects started, stitched on and finished.