Sunday, 27 October 2013

It's Amazing.......

What you can achieve when the Internet is down! Last Sunday Abi and I went for a wee walk and when we arrived back home we realised the Internet was down and also our landline. DH was up at  Croft near Darlington watching some rallycross so I decided to get some ornaments properly finished. They had been half finished for weeks so I set about sewing up, sewing on trims, making cording etc and these are what I finished up with! So pleased with these new additions for my ornament tree.




This week I have also been sorting backing fabric and trims for more ornaments and as tomorrow is supposed to be a very nasty weatherwise ( worse further south than for us but the wind is already whipping up here) I thought I would sit and get these done. I did buy some more ribbon on Thursday as I wanted some gingham for one ornament and while in the local arts and crafts shop I noticed some rather cute ribbon with bunnies on and some with reindeer on which I couldn't resist. I have plans for the reindeer one  but no idea what I'm going to use the bunny one for! It was too cute not to buy it just in case!

I planned to finish a couple of pieces as stand ups yesterday afternoon and got my DH to cut some polystyrene for me but I've only got one done as the other one didn't look right as I was finishing it. I'm really chuffed with this one though which you may remember was my December SAL with Chris that I finished earlier in the year.

I have been a very busy little stitcher this week. I've had 3 new starts, a part finish and lots of progress.

New start no. 1 is February's Primrose by Cottage Garden Samplings. I just had to start this once I'd finished January's Snowdrop as it is another gorgeous design. Love the colours.

New start no. 2 is Patience, a sheepy, which I'm stitching along with Barb. I finally recieved Wisdom and Friendship but not  before having to ask about them. I'm just happy to have them now :)

New start no. 3 I can't show as it's for an ornament exchange and I'm not sure if my partner reads my blog or not so better to be safe :).

I only managed a little  bit on Little House Needleworks Song of the Seasons with Barb and the ladies in the parlour over at Needlecraft Haven on Wednesday so picked it up again on Thurday. It was going very well when I realised, somewhere along the line, I'd messed up! Thankfully it is easily fixable so will put it right before I pick it up again next week.

No HAED stitching for me this last week. I find it easier to put it on hold and get things I need to get done out of the way. I may get an evening in next week.

Friday night was another SAL with Barb :). This time Jardin Prive La Pensee Positive and I managed to get part 2 finished ready for part 3 coming out soon.

I almost finished part 1 of the Lizzie Kate Holly & Hearts Mystery Christmas Sampler last night. Not much to go now :)

I need to get caught up with Plum Street Samplers Mary's Sampler as I haven't stitched part 4 yet and also get on with my ornament for October as it'll be November before I know where I am. I'm also way behind on  blog reading!

Stay safe everyone in the storm overnight and tomorrow.

Until next time,

With much love,

Sally xxxxx

43 comments:

WendyCarole said...

Your finishes are great Sally. I can never ignore cute ribbon.

Stitching lovely as usual :).

Jackie said...

Lovely finishes Sally! I especially love the gingham ruching on All is Calm!

Vickie said...

Dear Sally I am praying for your safety.
Beautifully done up work! Good for you.

Barb said...

Hi Sally from a very windy South Coast. Off round the fields with Ollie soon but staying away from cliff tops. Supposed to get worse in the early hours of tomorrow , just hope the roof stays where it is. Hope it does not affect you too. Love the ornie with pom pom trim well all are lovely but do like that one. Super wips and I am looking forward to tomorrow and Patience again.
Take care and happy stitching.

butterfly said...

Love your finish ornaments Sally they are so pretty.
Love all your new WIPS you have been busy.

It is already getting bad down here so we are all tucked up in the warm hoping we don't have windows or roof tiles missing later, stay safe hugs.

Beth said...

Sally, You used your 'down time well. Such creative ornament finishes. Hope you do not blow away with the coming storm.

Shirlee said...

Lovely finishes & WIPs my friend! I've not see that Bless Our Home ornament before. Who's the designer on that one? The bottom 3 look like L*K ... is that right?

Melanie said...

All your finishes are lovely Sally. I love the white bobbles on Bless our Home. Hope the storm doesn't get too near to you, keep warm and safe. x

Linda said...

Gorgeous finishes Sally. I love all the projects your working on and you have made a lot of progress. Stay safe from the storm.

Linda

cucki said...

Wow all your finishes are so cute...
Keep well and stay safe dear..
Love and hugs x

Emma/Itzy said...

You have been busy! Lots of wonderful stitching and all your finishes are lovely :)

Stay safe in this weather, luckily as it is the school holiday this coming week around here I am hoping the roads will be quite tomorrow morning when I have to go out in it for work :(

Have a great week! x

Helen said...

WOW you have been busy! Beautiful finishes, especially love the idea of the stand alone (not seen that before, might need to try that one out?). Have a lovely stitchy week :-)
Helen

Kate said...

Hope the weather doesn't casue too many problems for you Sally - we're further north so we get it a bit more diluted.
Love all the ornaments but the pom pom trim one is my favourite. Lovely update on you WIPs, must get my French SAL up to date ready fro the next part on Friday.

Simply Victoria said...

Wow you have been busy! All look great! Hope this next week is another productive one for you.

Angie said...

WOW. lovely finishes.

Margaret said...

All are so beautiful! lol about getting a lot done without internet. So true! Hope you are safe in the storm too. Sounds like a doozy.

Pam in IL said...

Adorable finishes! I often buy ribbon with no specific project in mind. Hope the storm isn't too bad.

Robin Pichelmayer Arts said...

Love that Gingerbread cottage stand up!!! awesome finishing!

Clare - Aimetu said...

Beautiful stitching Sally - I agree the Internet takes up so much time - I get so much more stitched at the caravan.

Christine said...

Gorgeous finishes Sally

Chris said...

Wow! Wow! Wow! Such wonderful finishing and stitching. Can you send some of that stitching mojo my way?
Have a great week!
Hugs!

Julie said...

Lovely finishes, the pompom trim is really cute.
Lots of lovely and different projects you are working on.

Angela P said...

Congrats on alll your lovely ornament finishes :) Stay safe today :)

Karoline said...

Your finishes are gorgeous, congratulations

Your new starts and wips are looking lovely, great progress

Mii Stitch said...

Some more sweet finishes from you! They are so lovely, well done :)

Kay said...

Your ornaments are so pretty, I really like your finishing of them all.

Andrea said...

Beautiful finishing, I love all of your ornaments. Great WIPs too, you have been very, very busy.

Melissa said...

My goodness you have been productive!!! I need to find out how to make a cube finish like the one you've shown here. I think they are just too sweet :)

Happy stitching (and finishing!)

Melissa

Carol said...

Really love those finished ornaments, Sally--each and every one is a beauty :) I think I need our Internet to go down, too, so I can get more accomplished. It's awfully tempting to spend your time just looking at blogs, isn't it?

Dani - tkdchick said...

great finishing job Sally!

Vonna Pfeiffer said...

Oh Sally, I love your ornaments!!

Mary Ann said...

Lovely stitching and finishing! I really like the finishing you did on Bless Our Home!!

Belinda said...

Lovely ornaments Sally! It's amazing what we can get done without internet! :-)

Lesleyanne said...

Gorgeous finishes Sally. Lovely progress on your wips.

Michelle said...

Oh Sally what lovely stitching xx

Giovanna said...

Lovely finishes and WIPs, well done!

Maxine said...

I love your finishes Sally...they are all so pretty as always. I have never done any finishing but would love to be able to I just don't know where to start lol. Hope you were ok with the weather.

Myra said...

You have been busy! I love your ornament finishes.

Jeanne said...

Congrats on all that finishing work Sally - lovely ornies! I seem to always have a little pile of stuff that needs finishing. Your mystery sampler is looking good as is everything else. Hope the weather is looking better. Hard to believe Christmas is less than 2 months away now!

Mouse said...

oooo been away for a few days and look at all you have been doing ... gorgeous wips as per usual ... still drooling hehehhe ...
love mouse xxxxx

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

Wow, you've been busy! There are some lovely pieces here. Your tree is going to look beautiful this year.

Catherine said...

It's always fun to see want you are working on! I hope the storm was easy on you!

Tatkis said...

Wonderful finished ornaments and beautiful processes!

Hugs,
Tatyana