Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Another Sheepie!

Wahoo I have another sheepie finish to add my growing flock :). This time it's the sweet Patience. I just love this one but then again I love them all!

Little House Needleworks Little Sheep Virtues Patience

32  count vintage country mocha linen

DMC.

So next week Barb and I will be starting Wisdom :). I can hardly wait to see what the last 2 series are like.I will have to get myself sorted to get some supplies to finish these off. I still haven't quite made up my mind just how I want to finish them but I know how I want to display them.

I have almost finished part 2 of the Holly & Hearts Christmas Mystery Sampler :) So pretty! Part 3 is just as beautiful. No I don't have it yet but I have seen it!

I don't have any other stitching to show right now as I've been stitching on my ornament for my annual exchange with Chris. Almost have it finished!

I was looking through my email from Bloglovin the other day and came across  a  Christmas challenge here and as the photo showed a rather sweet snowman I thought I'm having a go at that! So I sent off an email and the next day I had the two charts you can stitch from in my inbox. You can stitch either chart or combine elements but it think I will just do the snowman. I won't be able to show any of my progress until Christmas Day as that is one of the rules. It shouldn't take too long to stitch but will have to get it made up as well!

Anyway today is my blogoversary so today is the day to pick a winner for my little LK Love-ly Pincushion. The finishing is far from good but I do hope the winner will like it :). The entries were popped into my lovely Jenny B tin.


The winner is....................
 Congratulations my dear friend! I will get this in the post to you in the next few days :)

Yesterday I was very impressed when  postie delivered my GC order from 123 Stitch which I won in Shirlee's birthday, not blogoversary, giveaway. Brain was not in gear. Sorry Shirlee. I'm sure you're all itching to know what I  bought so........

The Scarlet House A Sampler Grows and Lizzie Kate My To Do List. These two have been on my wish list for a while now, in fact A Sampler Grows has been on it since it was shown as a retreat piece on Tanya's blog over a year ago, so I had to have these two! Thank you again Shirlee.  Love how 123 Stitch are so quick at shipping out and they were so helpful when I couldn't find the box to redeem the GC!

I have been thinking about my stitching plans for next year and planning to try and not get snowed under like I have a few times this year plus if I'm  not really feeling something I'm stitching on to put it away sooner rather than later. My HAEDs will be kept to a minimum with QS Spirit of Winter Robin being my HAED focus and will possibly be stitching Sundays only on Mini Jolly Old Fellow as a SAL with the Dona Gelsinger group on Facebook  but if it doesn't work for me I will stop. Once the sheep are finished Barb and I are going to carry on with our Monday SAL, Barb with the Calendar Girls and me with Frosty Forest. I aim to get back to and finish my Anniversaries of the Heart, once I have  borrowed the charts, as that has been wallowing waiting for me to pick it up again.  Going on the chart stash wagon next year will be good for me as I  will get some of the lovely charts I have had in my stash for a while stitched!  Fingers crossed.  I haven't actually made stitching plans these last few years but I think I may make a list from my stash and see how I go. I'm determined to do this stash wagon, even though I'm getting the Frosty Forest series, as I'm not proud of myself for not doing this year other than the sheep. I feel like a complete failure.

Christine asked if I would show some of my sunrise photos so here are just a few of the ones I took along with others I have taken. I'm still trying to get to grips with my camera  but I think I'm getting there!








The weather has certainly turned chilly here now and we've had the odd frosty morning. I love frost! We may get our first icy  blast in about a week so wondering if that will mean snow!

Until next time.

With much love.

Sally xx

29 comments:

Catherine said...

Lovely stitches, stash and sunrise! Congrats to Barb!!

Carol said...

I love your latest sheep finish, Sally--the blue in this one is so pretty! And what great goodies you were able to purchase with Shirlee's gift certificate--I love that sampler. Such pretty photos--the sweet bird (is that a British robin?) is so darling...

Congratulations to Barb :)

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

Hi Sally! I've been watching all your finishes, even though I've been a terrible commenter lately! I love your new Patience sheep. I'm debating between that one and Kindness to work on next. I really like the LK mystery... SO pretty. And I look forward to seeing the LK To Do List, too... Can you put that on your list for next year?? : )

Have a wonderful day!

Tricia

Vickie said...

Great pictures you have shared Sally.

cucki said...

Aww such sweet projects..
Congrats to the winner..
I love the sweet photos so much..so cute
Big hugs x

Beth said...

What a sweet Robin. I have ancestors from the Hull and Market Weighton area of Yorkshire.

Linda said...

Awesome stitching and congrats on the finish. Love your new stash. And great pics.

Linda

Margaret said...

Your photography is wonderful! So it your stitching. Love seeing what you are up to.

Giovanna said...

Congrats on the pretty finish, and nice going on the LK Mystery. Thanks for sharing the sunrises, beautiful!

Simply Victoria said...

Your newest finish looks great and I like your picks from 123 stitch g/c. Have fun planning out your future projects.

Lesleyanne said...

Congrats to Barb. Another gorgeous sheep finish. Great new stash. Look forward to seeing your stitching in 2014. Absolutely stunning photos with your new camera.

Christine said...

Great stitching and lovely photos Sally. I particularly love the 2nd one with the sun just breaking the horizon and lighting up the water, the colours are fabulous.
Loving your LK mystery, you are MUCH further on than me. Just a quick question. I was looking at correcting the spelling of honour as well (it would annoy me every time I looked at it otherwise, similarly I really need to give Christmas a capital letter). How did you make it fit the space? I can't see that there is room to fit it in even if you squash the other letters up. Or did you just make the whole panel a stitch or two wider?
Congratulations to Barb.

Shirlee said...

Congratulations to Barb! The photos are beautiful my friend! I especially like the ones of the sunrise & that sweet little bird : ) I'm glad you found something at 123 Stitch to purchase! Your win was for my birthday giveaway though : ) I'm looking forward to our Lone Elm Lane SAL : )

Mii Stitch said...

Love the little sheep finish!!! I was lucky to stitch that one too & thoroughly enjoyed it :) I love the new stash you've added to your collection. These are lovely designs & finally congrats to the winner!! Have a stitch-tastic day x

Chris said...

Wonderful update Sally! Your pictures and stitching are lovely. Congrats to Barb!
2014 will be here before we know it.
Hugs!

Mylene said...

A lovely finish as well as new stash.
Congrats to Barb, it's a beautiful pincushion.

Great outdoor pictures!!

feather-stitching.com said...

Lovely sheep finish :) and love the other photos ... my favourite type of blog, combining stitchery and photography ... creative bliss :D

Barb said...

Oh my !!!! I am such a lucky girl,(well hardly a girl )but Sally you know I love your little stitcheries ,and I am so happy you have chosen me to receive it. Love the new ones you have bought and the photos are stunning loooove the sheep (of course). Twill go next to my (Lady in red photo).
Many thankyou hugs.

Heather said...

Your stitching is beautiful as ever!! I can't wait to start stitching on the LK mystery piece. I am stitching like a mad woman trying to finish up some other pieces first. I am going to be stitching on Frosty Forest this next year too.
Your photos are absolutely gorgeous!! I love the English robin! Congratulations to Barb for winning your giveaway!!
I love what you got with the 123 gc!
I hope you are having a lovely week!

EvalinaMaria said...

Congrats to Barb, I'm sure she'll love it and congrats to you on a lovely finish! I love theses little sheep, I guess it's time for me to start stitching them too.

Kay said...

Good luck with being on the stash wagon. I try it every year, and am hopeless! Lovely sheep again.

Lois said...

Lovely sheepie finish Sally and great progress on the LK one. That is going to be such a lovely one to have up at Christmas. Lovely pictures too! I need to start thinking about my stitching plans for next year, 2014 will be here before we know it!

butterfly said...

Love the sheep stitching , Sally .
Congrats to Barb.
And love what you brought with Shirlee's giveaway.

Don't put your self under stress , just stitch what you want to.
Any ones I lost interest in go in another bag and I just work a few threads on them one at a time they do grow in the end trouble is I have about 10 bags now Ha. But I will Stitch them .

Andrea said...

Sally your sunset photos are just stunning. I love the robin too. Just gorgeous. All of your stitching is lovely, the L*K piece is a beauty.

Karoline said...

Patience is lovely, congratulations and great progress on the Mystery sampler.

Great sunrise photos

Kate said...

Gorgeous finish Sally, I've loved following yours and Barb's sheepie progress this year.
Great new stash from your GC.
Your photographs are fabulous, I love to see a sunrise.

Michelle said...

Great stitching Sally - well done. I love what you were able to purchase with your gift certificate xx

Brigitte said...

Just this week I have seen the L*K mystery in person when I met with two stitching friends. One of them is stitching this mystery as well and it's looking great.
Your purchase at 123 was a good choice, I think. A Sampler Grows is also on my shopping list.
Great pictures you took with your new camera.

Julie said...

Congrats to Barb on the win. Your latest sheepie is lovely, it's been great watching these grow each week with you and Barb. Nice pics.