Wednesday, 9 October 2013

A Mystery I Have Fallen In Love With!

Well I thought it was time I started to  try and blog a little more often so that my posts aren't filled with boatloads of my projects every time! Now whether I will keep up is a different matter but we will see how it goes. I really want to try and get back into it more and get back to forums too. Well one particular forum that I really used to love posting in.

So I have lots of stitching planned over the coming weeks / months. I finally started the first part of the Lizzie Kate Hearts and Holly Mystery Christmas Sampler on Saturday evening. Let me tell you if you're on the fence about stitching this do it! I wasn't sure whether to sign up for it or not but I am so glad I did. I didn't want to put it down and have loved every single stitch so far. The second part is on the way to The Crafty Kitten so must get my stitch on before it arrives, and gets sent to me, and get part one finished. Of course I went perusing a US ONS' Facebook page and wished I hadn't as there was a picture of the second part. Oh my God I love it! Another reason why I love it! All I will say is "A Christmas Carol"! Anyway here's what I got stitched on Saturday. My friend Gill and I are starting our stitching afternoons up again so it'll be coming out again this afternoon!


I got more stitched on Cottage Garden Samplings January's Snowflakes. Not too much more to stitch now. Wonder if I can get this done for the end of October? 

Friday and Monday were SAL evenings with Barb. Friday was the Jardin Prive Think Positive SAL. I have cheated a little on this and also took it to craft group with me yesterday so I could get caught up and finish part 1 which was duly done!

Then Monday was sheepy night!  I was very pleased with my progress and I now just have the sun and the border to stitch on Simplicity.

Almost forgot my progress on LHN Song of the Seasons seen as I forgot to take a photo last post!

Last night should have been HAED QS Spirit of Winter Robin but I am thinking of maybe just stitching on it one evening a week until Christmas. It very much depends. I have signed up for a Christmas ornament exchange and once I get my partner's details I want to get on with that. I don't do much stitching for Christmas presents as there are so few people in my family left now who actually appreciate it so I tend just to stitch for one friend in particular and I'd like to get that done in good time too. I also have my annual ornament exchange with Chris and our traditional December SAL which will be Country Cottage Needleworks Silent Night which I am really looking forward to.  I also found an ornament in one of the JCS ornament mags that I hadn't finished stitching, a photo of which, with more stitched now, you can see belowplus I have printed out the Plum Street Samplers SAL, Mary's Sampler, to start sometime when my suitable fabric arrives today. I had all the threads which is a miracle for me!

Still impatiently waiting for my JCS ornament magazine! Fingers crossed for this week!

That's all from me for today! I'll leave you with Meeko and sunset over Hornsea Mere :)




With much love

Sally
xxxx

27 comments:

butterfly said...

Lovely post Sally, wow you have been so busy , all your stitching is looking beautiful . Love the last few photos.

Mii Stitch said...

Great update on all your projects. I love simplicity & still have to work on part 2 of the JP sal :)

Grit said...

Wonderful projects, all of them.

cucki said...

Wow super sweet projects..I love them all
Hugs x

Margaret said...

All of your projects are gorgeous! I'm very different when it comes to mysteries. I want to see the next part asap. lolol!

Kate said...

Lovely update Sally. I'm tempted by the Plum Street SAL - what fabric did you choose?

Vickie said...

Oh wow Sally! So much going on at one time! I hope you finish one off soon. =)

Kay said...

You are one busy stitching lady!

Nicola said...

Great stitching Sally. Really love the Full Circles ornament, which JCS is it from?

Lovely sunset photos too.

Southpaw Stitcher said...

Goodness--you have been a busy bee! Love all your WIPs!

Dani - tkdchick said...

It is so nice when you fall in love with what you're stitching! All of your WIPs are looking great!

Beth said...

Lots of great stitching going on. Lovely sunset photos too.

Heather said...

Hi Sally! Well you have sold me on the Lizzie Kate mystery sampler ;-) I went searching for the second part and I am smitten!
I love all of your stitching. Your sunset pictures are lovely! I hope you have a great rest of the week. Enjoy your stitching time!

Julie said...

Lots of different projects to keep you busy and lots of plans for the coming weeks. I'm looking forward to the ornament exchange.

Pull the other thread said...

Wow super projects and great progress on everything. Well done!

Linda said...

Wow Sally. Wonderful progress on all your pieces.

Linda

ricketyjo said...

Gorgeous stitching on all your pieces, they are lovely! I particularly like the design of the Simplicity piece. Looks like you've been very busy!

Katrina said...

Lovely stitching Sally, I'm enjoying the LK Mystery sampler too :)

Christine said...

Lovely work Sally. I signed up late for the LK mystery so I'll be getting the first two instalments together. I'm usually wary of mysteries. Did one once where I loved part 1, invested in a lot of specialist threads and hated the piece after the rest came out, but I'm very hopeful about this one. In any case I think part 1 will stand alone if necessary

Lesleyanne said...

Wonderful stitching on your gorgeous projects. Look forward to seeing your new projects.

Michelle said...

Lovely stitching Sally well done. Your photos are stunning x

Shirlee said...

Great post my friend! Your WIPs always leave me in awe. Everything looks great!

Christina said...

You have some lovely projects on the go Sally. I look forward to seeing them all finished. :0)

Vonna Pfeiffer said...

I must say your rotation works wonders for you, doesn't it?! I tried and tried to do it...and I just can't get it to work for me. Sally BAD, you are not supposed to tell me that the L*K Christmas Sampler is good...NO NO NO! I don't need to obsess about any more :)
Ha ha!

Clare - Aimetu said...

Great stitching Sally - I used to stitch in rotation and did get much more stitched. Maybe U should again - after all I already do Strictly UFO and The Parlour :)

Karoline said...

All your projects are looking gorgeous, great progress

Tatkis said...

Beautiful processes and such wonderful sunsets!

Hugs,
Tatyana