Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Believe

First of all I'd just like to say a massive thank you for all your lovely comments on my HAED QS Holly Fairy finish. I am so happy with this finish. It's my first HAED finish in God knows how many years and it feels so good to have one. Hopefully there will be many more! She's at the framers now and , hopefully,  we'll have her back next week.

As promised here's my June ornament for the Christmas All Year Round SAL. This is the last of the three in the leaflet so it is now for sale if anyone is interested in purchasing it from me.

Lizzie*Kate Flora McSample Ornaments 2012 Believe

32 count Rose Gander Linen

DMC

Started 3rd June 2013

Finished 12th June 2013

If I remember correctly my choice for July is Lizzie*Kate Love from the Just Cross Stitch ornament issue.

Typing of things for sale I have decided to sell my Blackbird Designs Joyeaux Noel booklet. Please email me if you are interested.

Lainey, Mouse and I have been stitching away on our SAL piece Little House Needleworks Curly Q Ewe. I'm also stitching this with the ladies in the parlour at Needlecraft Haven.  Which reminds me I haven't posted my progress on there since the first week. Sorry Barb and the other ladies. I'll do that later.

So I had some new stash last week. As some of you may remember I asked Karla at Patchwork Rabbit if she could get the Garden Journal series by Cottage Garden Samplings a while ago. Well she emailed me to say she'd got the first 6 in and would I like her to add any to my sheep order as Courage had arrived. Yay! So I asked her if she would kindly send 2 at a time with my sheep order until I get up to date and she said yes. So here's my stash from last week.

I also very naughtily added another HAED to my stash which was Mini Titania. The 50% off was too good to miss plus the minis are going up in price so an ideal time to buy. No more for me until Faces of Faery 199 is released! Fingers crossed it is one day as I requested it on the BB!

Of course because Courage arrived Barb and I started it on Monday. Look how much I managed to stitch!  Very pleased with myself!

As I was trying to get Holly finished I didn't stitch at all on Guardian so only have progress from the week before and on Sunday when I should really have been stitching on QS Spirit ofWinter Robin I was stitching on this. I can't believe how many stitches I've managed to add to this since I picked it up again.



The robin has now moved into Holly's slot on my rotation so I'll be stitching on him on Tuesdays and Thursdays. 

I will be having a new HAED start ( yes I know I must be mad! ) and a SAL with my friend Gill.  I'm starting Mini Jolly Old Fellow and she's starting Mini Sleigh Ride both by the wonderfully talented artist Dona Gelsinger. Her Father Christmas' are just so perfect!

Sunday was Father's Day of course and a sad time for us as it was our first without both my Dad and my DH's Dad. It didn't seem right not to have to them here and we put flowers on their graves. Sunday would also have been my mum in law's 74th birthday and Saturday was the 28th anniversary of Mum's passing.

Good news as my smear test finally came back and it was normal. So not sure what the cause of the inflammation is but I'm going back to see my doctor in a couple of weeks to discuss having my surgery again as I have lots of questions before I go ahead so will ask her then.

I don't know if I'll be around over the next week or so as my DH is taking a week off next week and at the moment we're not sure what we're doing. Jess is home for the summer and Abi has finished her A levels and is having a bit of a break before joining hunting.

Until next time.

With much love

Sally xxxx

28 comments:

Barb said...

Sitting at the computer in amazement Sally at all you have achieved this week. I started Courage but am no where near where you are. Playing catch up again.Good news of the smear test. Hope you manage to have a few days relaxation with your other half. Take care

Catherine said...

It's always fun to see all the projects you are working on!!

Mii Stitch said...

Great post full of finishes, new stash and wips updates!! Have a lovely time x

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

More great stitching, Sally! Every time I see your pictures of the HAEDs on the magic guide fabric it intrigues me. One of these days I'll have to try some out!! :)

Tricia

cucki said...

Super sweet stitches...
Pretty new stash....
Sending you lots of love x

Gemma Cleaver said...

Titiana by HAED is on my wishlist too! I've got a lot to do on my current WIP though, so I've been good (so far) and held off on ordering it (and the other 40 or so designs on my wish list!)

Gemma

http://yousewshould.blogspot.co.uk

meggie said...

Hello

Lovely finishes and wips.
Great stash too (:

Patti-Rocky Mtn Stitcher said...

Your finishes look great. I wish I could put away my big samplers and get some of these smaller ones done.

Margaret said...

All your stitching is wonderful! Hope the doctor has answers for you on the surgery -- to go through it again is a bummer. :( Summer is nice to relax for a while and have the kids home.

Dani - tkdchick said...

That's a lovely ornament for this month Sally!

Petitesxxx et Cie said...

As always, your stiching is lovely... and your new stash... perfect !
Take care and keep stitching.
Bisxxx

Linda said...

Congrats on the cute finish. You have made great progress on all the pieces your working on. Love your new stash.

Linda

Clare - Aimetu said...

I love the sheep designs - tney are on my ever growing wish list. You always surprise me at how much you do Sally. Huge hugs for Sunday to you and DH x x x

Margaret said...

My you have been busy. Thanks for showing us all your work.

Penny said...

You stitching as always, is lovely! Looks like you received some nice, new things to stitch! :)

Lesleyanne said...

Gorgeous stitching and finishing Sally. Can't wait to see Holly framed. Lovely new stash. Great news on the smear test. Hope you have a lovely week with your family xxx

Chris said...

So glad that your test results were ok. :)
You have been getting so much stitching finished Sally. I am in awe of your progress on the HAED pieces. I love the current ornament and stash too.
Have a lovely rest of the week, stitch some for me! LOL

Lois said...

Nice progress on all your WIP's Sally and some lovely new stash too!

Mary said...

Beautiful projects, Sally. You have been busy. It's fun to see all you are working on.

Michelle said...

Lovely stitching Sally and lovely new stash its nice to treat yourself xx

Christine said...

That's a lovely ornament finish Sally, and great work on your WIPs

Poussy Stitches My Love said...

beautiful stitching !!
bisous de FRANCE

Julie said...

Have a lovely week with your family.

Great progress on all your projects, you've had lots of stitching time this week.

Karoline said...

Believe is gorgeous and your wips are looking lovely

Brigitte said...

Wow, this post is full of your stitching and you have achieved so much. A lot of progress on your WIPs!

Fiona said...

You have made lots of progress on all your projects.

Carol said...

Really love the Believe finish, Sally, and the Courage piece has the prettiest colors.

Good to hear that your test results were okay... Enjoy your summer!

Stitchingranny said...

Once again I am playing catch up and had three of your posts to read. Firstly Holly is beautiful, well done. Lots of work there you must be stitching 24hours a day lol.

Also love your Puffin pictures Sally.