Saturday, 19 October 2013

Finally Finished- Or Is It?

A few blog posts ago I showed you an unfinished ornament I had found in the 2006 JCS ornament magazine and I'd left it out to get it finished! Well here it is finally finished.

Full Circle Designs Moonlit Joyride

Unknown fabric

DMC

I say finally finished but now that I look it's not! I have a few stitches in the sleigh that I haven't done! Well it's near enough a finish!

I have a second finish. Yes it is finished! I haven't missed anything on this one. It's my Monday night SAL with Barb piece.

Little House Needleworks Little Sheep Virtues Simplicity

32 count Vintage Country Mocha

DMC

We can now start Patience which I'm looking forward to. I see the ONS I'm getting these from has the next two on site so why oh why haven't I received them yet. I thought the idea of auto was you get each one as they come in stock and not have so long that there's 2 to send? What is your idea of being on auto for somethinG?

I have been managing to keep up to date with Plum Street Samplers Mary's Sampler. Love how simple this design is. So sweet.

I made a start on my October ornament for the Christmas All Year Round SAL. I had a change of mind as I was going to stitch a Mosey and Me one from last year's ornament issue but I ended up with My Big Toe Designs Always in my Heart from the 2011 issue I think. Here is my start on 36 count Vintage Exemplar from Lakeside Linens. I decided on this one as I wanted something on my tree in memory of my parents and my parent- in - law. I'm stitching it with the recommended WDW.

Barb and I have also been stitching up a storm on the Jardin Prive Think Positive SAL. I was determined last night to stitch, stitch, stitch on it as I want to get part 2 finished before part 3 is released at the beginning of November. Nearly there!

I got the big tree trunk and a few flowers stitched on LHN Song of the Seasons Mystery. 

A little bit done on HAED QS Spirit of Winter Robin.

Finally more on Lizzie Kate Holly & Hearts Mystery Christmas Sampler. I don't seem to be able to get a good photo of this.

And look at the beauties I received from The Crafty Kitten. The second part of the LK Christmas mystery ( this girl knows how to do autos!) and I'm afraid I could not resist when Dawn said she was getting the LK Stocking ornaments in so I asked her to put my name on one! 

Did I tell you I'd received my JCS Ornament magazine? Yep it arrived and I picked out 23 ornaments that I'd like to stitch. Notice I said that very quietly?! It's a pretty good issue this year. I must admit at first glance I thought nope this is not as good as it has been other years but after a good look through it I had a change of heart.

I've been emailing dear Shirlee a bit lately and we've decided on a New Years SAL! I'm so excited for this but alas it means more stash buying ( insert sneaky looking grin here). You may have seen some new stash she posted a while back and one of the charts was Lone Elm Lane Snow Angel. Well I had seen this on Pinterest and fell in love with it and I was telling her that I loved it too so she suggested a SAL sometime so I said why not and how's about in the New Year :). I am going to make it a treat to myself for my big 50 birthday that's coming up in December. It'll be last treat of the year and there will be no more chart buying except for the autos. Once my sheep, Garden Journal and Holly and Hearts autos are done I will just have the Frosty Forest one. I have to do something to make me proud of myself!

That's all my news for now. My doing more regular blog posts didn't work this week! I'm now going to catch up on all your blogs for half an hour :)

With much love

Sally

35 comments:

gracie said...

All your stitching looks terrific. The SAL for Snow Angel sounds great...it is very pretty....

Kay said...

So busy with stitching and it always looks wonderful. I haven't tried an auto delivery yet, but I would absolutely expect it in the post as soon as possible after the shop receiving them.

Ranae said...

Beautiful stitching!! Sally
I love looking at all your WIP's. I have so many too , that's why, lol
It gives us a choice, lol
Take care!!

Barb said...

Hi Sally, Great work as usual, I am looking forward to starting Patience with you on Monday. I have the last 2 words still to do on Positive so this time you are ahead of me. Oh I think I like those little stockings ,oops I did not say that out loud did I ?!!!
Speak to you soon

Shebafudge said...

Lots of gorgeous stitching! Everything is looking great but I really love the sleigh (as well as your SAL pieces too)

Anne said...

Great stitching Sally! Yay on the almost finish! I've done that before, finished but realized I missed a few stitches! Lol!! I like how you said those numbers quietly too. 23 ornaments! You better get stitching on them!! I think I always have to look at the JCS mag a couple times first because different designs pop out at different times. It's a goody this year. Can't wait for you two to start the SAL. I love that design too :D

Petites xxx et Cie said...

Wow! Great and nice work... I can't believe you've done all these!
Take care my Dear Friend,
Bisxxx

Beth said...

My goodness you are working on so many interesting things. However do you chose what to work on when?

Linda said...

Wow Sally. Congrats on the awesome finishes. Wonderful progress on all your other projects.

Linda

Linda said...

Congrats on the awesome finishes Sally. Great progress on all your other projects.

Linda

Vickie said...

Wowee Sally! You sure have a lot going on!! And I have a feeling you are going to keep on finding sneaky ways to add more charts! ;) Just saying!

Christina said...

Lovely stitching Sally. I really like the Full Circle ornies - I've stitched a few myself. I can't wait to get this year's JCS ornie issue!

cucki said...

Aww all your projects are so beautiful :)
Sweet stitches
Big hugs x

Margaret said...

All of the stitching is lovely! Love your almost finish and finish too, and everything else!

Katrina said...

Wow, all your stitching is just super! I've just received the new LK stocking chart and can't wait to stitch them :)

Myra said...

You have been busy Sally. Your stitching is so pretty. I will be stitching along with you on the Snow Angel piece...I bought it and decided to make it my New Year's start. I always start a new piece on New Year's Eve and this will be the one this year. It is a lovely design, isn't it?

Ellen said...

Beautiful stitching, love them!

I am starting Plum Street's SAL too, version II on dark fabric! Hope to show in my next post ha ha!

Hugs,

Simply Victoria said...

Lots of lovely stitching. How do you decide which one to work on when? Do you keep some kind of schedule?

butterfly said...

Sally you are so good so much lovely stitching. I am also working on the SAL by Jardin Prive so pretty and I love the words, hugs.

Christine said...

Lovely finishes Sally, and great progress on your WIPs.
I'm still waiting for my L*K mystery (Sniffle)
25 eh? The ornament issue didn't much appeal to me at first glance this year, but as usual I find more of them begin to appeal as I see them stitched up on other people's blogs. I'm not altogether sure that photographing them all together as they do shows any of them off to their best advantage

Angie said...

great work

Pull the other thread said...

Wow, amazing work on everything. Well done. Love your new stash as well. Congrats on your finish and the almost finish.

Emma/Itzy said...

well done on your finishes! I really like the new sheep virtue pattern, the one with the pumpkins, I might just have to get that one.

Great progress on your other projects too! I was also very tempted by the lizzie*kate stockings, but I am trying soooo hard not to spend any more money on charts, instead kitting up those I already have!

Karoline said...

Congratulations on your finishes and great progress on your other projects they look lovely.

Michelle said...

So glad to hear your JCS magazine arrived Sally - there are some lovely designs in it I thought. Lovely stitching xx

Chris said...

Great update Sally! Your stitching is gorgeous and inspiring. Have a great week.

Mylene said...

WOW! Such lovely finishes, Sally!
You sure been busy!!

Shirlee said...

Wonderful finishes & WIPs my friend! I'm really looking forward to starting our SAL : )

Mii Stitch said...

Sweet little finishes (especially that little one from the Sheep collection!) & great progress on the wips!!! Have a lovely day x

Julie said...

Good news your JCS arrived safely, I hope the 2 Auto's come this week too.
Lots of lovely and different projects you have been working on, the LK stockings look really nice, might be tempted myself to these lol.

Patti-Rocky Mtn Stitcher said...

Wow you have been busy! I love the Plum St sampler also-I will have to look at that one!!

Lois said...

Lots of lovely stitching as always Sally!!! I'm wondering if you're on auto at the same place as a friend of mine who is saying exactly the same thing at the moment. Isn't the Mystery Sampler a fun piece, I'm loving that Paulette only puts a few motifs up each Sunday - so easy to keep up with.

Dani - tkdchick said...

Congrats on your finishes I'm sure by now you put those last pesky stitches in!

Carol said...

Lovely finishes and WIPs, Sally--your SAL with Shirlee will be something to look forward to. That is a lovely piece you'll be working on together :)

Catherine said...

Sweet finishes and great wips! I have admired the piece you are going to start as a sal ~ very pretty!