Sunday, 3 November 2013

Another Week Goes By! ( Picture Heavy)

Well I don't seem to get on top of this blogging! My plans to blog a couple of times a week has gone to pot oh so quickly but never mind.

I've had another productive week stitching wise and have stitched up some ornaments that now just need trim on them. My sewing machine was playing up yet again so I wasn't too happy but I seem to have sorted that now.

The storm that we were on yellow alert for overnight Sunday and Monday was nothing more, thankfully, than a damp squib. In fact it was windier last Sunday during the day. Unfortunately southern parts of the country were not as lucky and there were some tragic deaths and some damage. The weather has definitely turned chilly now, the clocks have gone back an hour and the nights are pulling in.

So time to show my progress from the last week. Sundays are My Garden Journal evenings for now and here is my progress on February's Primrose. Vinniey chooses such beautiful colours for these designs.




Next up is sheep SAL night with Barb, my first of 3 evenings stitching with her :), and progress on Patience. 

Tuesday at craft group I decided to try and get more done on my October ornament for the Christmas All Year Round SAL. At the rate I'm going I can't see me finishing this by the end of November!

I have been desperately wanting to get part 1 of the Lizzie Kate Holly & Hearts Christmas Mystery Sampler finished and get a good bit done on part 2. Part 3 is due soon so I want to get as much as I possibly can done so I've been stitching on that a lot this week. I finished part 1 and made a good start on part 2:)

Wednesday is my second SAL night with Barb and also the ladies in the parlour over at Needlecraft Haven. Barb and I are both stitching on LHN Song of the Seasons. I corrected my mistake from last week and added more stitches.

I decided, rightly or wrongly, to join Vonna's new CCN blog and this weekend has been WIP-it weekend. Now I don't have a CCN WIP and I didn't want to start a bigger one until my December SAL with Chris so I made a small start on Winter's Eve from one of the JCS Christmas ornament magazines. Not much done but I shall make this count as my November ornament for the Christmas All Year Round SAL too seen as it's free choice this month.

My final SAL with Barb is Jardin Prive La Pensee Positive SAL. Part 3 was released on Friday so promptly downloaded and printed and started!

Last piece of progress is Plum Street Samplers Mary's Sampler. I am behind om this and the next part is due out today! I kept up for 3 weeks! What happened?!

I had such a wonderful surprise on Friday when Shirlee emailed me to say I was a runner up in her blogoversary giveaway and to watch my email for my prize :) Later in the day a gift certificate arrived for 123 Stitch :) Thank you so much Shirlee for picking me as one of your winners. It brightened my day no end as you know. It's a secret what I have chosen until I receive it lol! 

Finally at long last I have got some photos of our finished kitchen! DH took some but they were on his laptop so I asked him to email me them. The photos make the units look white but they are cream. I love my kitchen!




That's all my news for now. If I get these trims etc on these ornaments I will be back to show those. Thank you so much for visiting me and for continuing to do so :)

With much love,

Sally xxxx

36 comments:

Anne said...

Beautiful stitching Sally! You sure have been busy with the needle. Love your new kitchen too. The countertops are so shiny and new!! Hugs!

Jackie said...

I always enjoy seeing what you've been up to. You're such a prolific stitcher!

Your kitchen looks fabulous! We need to redo ours but it's just not in the cards for now.

Clare - Aimetu said...

Beautiful stitching as always Sally - and wow what a great kitchen :)

Barb said...

Standing back in amazement Sally at all you have acheived. I love the Lizzie Kate one it is coming along so nicely. Well done on the win I shall look forward to seeing what you choose. Your kitchen looks fabulous ,hope you have a mat in the kitchen door for me to wipe my feet on when I visit on Monday!! lol.
Hugs to you from me.

Carolyn said...

Sally,
I love all of your WIP's they look great! Your doing better then me.

I can't wait to see what you have purchased from the gift from Shirlee!

Have a wonderful day!
Carolyn

butterfly said...

Such lovely stitching again Sally, you are doing well.

Your kitchen looks wonderful. Hugs.

Beth said...

Goodness me, such a bunch of stitching going on! What a great kitchen remodel. Bright and friendly.

Lesleyanne said...

Beautiful stitching Sally. Your kitchen looks gorgeous.

Linda said...

Your kitchen looks lovely Sally. You have been busy. Wonderful progress on all your pieces. Its hard to pick a favorite.

Linda

Christina said...

I love to see the many varied projects you have on the go Sally. And your kitchen is beautiful. I love the handles and the shiny, black work surface.

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Wow! So much going on, Sally! You've been very productive, I'd say! Your kitchen looks wonderful!'n

moreofhim said...

All your projects are SO beautiful and just inspire me so much! I love your new kitchen, too! It's exactly what I would like to do in my own.

Blessings - Julie

cucki said...

Beautiful stitching dear...
Your kitchen is looking so beautiful
Hugs x

Michelle said...

Wow Sally you have some lovely stitching on the go. Glad to hear you were ok with the storm - such a worry isn't it and the forecast is for a bad winter again. Lovely pictures of your new Kitchen really pretty and well done on winning Shirlee's giveaway x

Mary Ann said...

I always enjoy seeing your lovely stitching progress--no matter how often you blog!! And, I love your kitchen!

Vickie said...

Hooray you got the pictures. Thanks for sharing, you know I was so interested to see. It is so beautiful and new!!

Ellen said...

Beautiful progress on your wips!

Wow, really love your kitchen! I think it's time for my kitchen to have a makeover ha ha!

Hugs,

Margaret said...

So many beautiful projects! You are making it very hard for me to resist the Lizzie Kate mystery piece. I love that quote from Dickens, which makes it even harder to resist. Your kitchen is gorgeous! You must love having such a beautiful place to cook in!

Jane said...

Lovely, lovely stitching Sally.
I've been away far too long as I didn't even know Lizzie Kate was doing a Christmas Mystery Sampler but looking at your progress and the gorgeous pretty colours that show up so well on your fabric ... I'm just going to have to!
I admire the way you can have so many lovely projects on the go at one time, I'm up to 3 at the moment and ... struggling!
Your kitchen is gorgeous and I'm sure it will have some lovely stitched goodies hanging up in it soon.
We survived the storm here in the South last week but I don't think I've ever heard the noise of the wind so loud and violent ~ didn't sleep a wink!
Take Care xxx

Ranae said...

Beautiful stitching! Sally
And your kitchen is lovely, it looks so new and shiny
I would hate to cook in it, lol

Catherine said...

Lovely stitches and I can see why you love your kitchen ~ it looks fabulous!

Mouse said...

ooo you have been busy :) thanks for the reminder of the sal ... gorgeous progress on everything and at least you are stitching on some christmas ornies ...lol and love the finished kitchen :) must come back again for another brew ;) love mouse xxxxxx

Simply Victoria said...

Your stitching fingers are working great progress!
Pretty kitchen. My needs an redo too. Just not sure when and how much we can afford.

Belinda said...

Lovely stitching Sally, and wow! look at your new kitchen. It's always exciting getting a new kitchen, have fun in it!

Christine said...

Gorgeous stitching Sally and your new kitchen looks beautiful

Julie said...

Your new kitchen looks lovely, enjoy whipping up some tasty treats in there.
Lovely stitching as always, so many different things on the go.

Chris said...

So glad that you guys made out ok in the storm. Your new kitchen looks amazing!
Fabulous stitching update. I love the LK mystery sampler.
Have a great week!

Pam in IL said...

Lovely stitching progress! Your kitchen is awesome too. I can't imagine having a washing machine in my kitchen, but it must be oh so convenient.

Pull the other thread said...

WOW loads of progress on everything Sally. Love the new kitchen so pretty and bright!

Emma/Itzy said...

I suppose the benefit of not blogging is plenty more time for stitching! You got plenty done :)

You catching up now with the Holly and Hearts too! fingers crossed you'll be done with part 2 before part 3 arrives - this is first sal I have ever kept up with!

Karoline said...

Your new kitchen is looking gorgeous

All your projects are looking lovely. Great progress

Shirlee said...

Your productivity never ceases to amaze me! You are getting to be quite the quick stitch : ) So glad the storm did not cause any damage at your home. Your new kitchen is gorgeous!

Lois said...

Lots of lovely stitching Sally! You do so well keeping up with so many projects! Enjoy your new kitchen - it looks wonderful!

Andrea said...

Wonderful progress again on your pieces. You have been busy. Love the new kitchen, so fresh and new!

Melissa said...

My goodness! There is no other way to describe you other than being a Stitching Devotee! No wonder you can't blog more than once a week :) All you WIPS/SALs are wonderful!!! I'm actually kind of jealous of how much stitching you do haha.

Keep up the good work!

Melissa

Carol said...

Oh, your new kitchen is lovely, Sally. I have a white kitchen, too, and just love it :) Really gorgeous stitching--I'm always amazed at how much you accomplish each week!!