Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Finishing Frenzy!

I've finally got my butt into gear and done a little more finishing. My sewing machine came out yesterday so I could get some bits sewn up then last night I decided not to stitch and get some trims etc sewn on. I can't show them all as one is a gift and the other is for an exchange and then I didn't get the trim on the rest! So here's what I did get done that I can show.


Yesterday at craft group I started and finished a wee gift that I now need to attempt to make up in to what it should be! Hmmm. 

As I've been stitching on exchanges and gifts there isn't a deal of stitching I can show. My Cottage Garden Samplings have been on hold but, hopefully, I will be back to those on Sunday. I did get some more house building done on Little House Needleworks Song of the Seasons but decided I needed a break from the house and went and built a snowman instead before putting some windows in! I'd like to get the Winter/ Autumn section finished tonight in the parlour with Barb and the other ladies at Needlecraft Haven :).



I managed to get part 2 of Lizzie Kate Holly and Hearts Christmas Mystery Sampler finished on Saturday just in time for part 3 arriving on Monday :). So I think I'm going to make a start on that this afternoon as I'm having a stitching afternoon with my friend Gill. I'm going to have to be careful with the WDW Oscar though as I don't think I'm going to have enough. 

Barb and I are snow stitching on the little Wisdom sheep. So cute! I got the sheep stitched. I saw the 11th sheep, Gratitude, and it is so sweet! 

Final piece of stitching I can show is another SAL with Barb. This time it's Jardin Prive La Pensee Positive. I've almost finished part 3. My sheep are showing up quite nicely so I'm pleased that I won't have to backstitch then!

I received a lovely package from Michelle last week which contained birthday and Christmas cards and presents. Thank you so much Michelle. I have been a good girl and put them away until the right days. I can't believe that 3 weeks tomorrow I will be 50! I'm looking forward to it and going to welcome it with open arms as so many people I know have not been lucky enough to see 50. I do feel sad though that my Dad is not here and it's going to be a tough first birthday and Christmas without him but I know he would not want us to be unhappy.

It was a good stash day on Monday as I received the latest Just Cross Stitch magazine from Country Designs, the final part of the Lizzie Kate Christmas Mystery from The Crafty Kitten and my order from Crazy Annie's Stitchin. Not everything is shown here as one is a gift and one is to be stitched for a gift! 

Last, but by no means least I received this book from Lois. Lois as been stitching the gorgeous Lo How A Rose from it and kindly offered to send it to me when she had finished so I could stitch it. I'm really looking forward to stitching this as soon as I can get around to it. Thank you so much Lois :)

Well that's it from me for now. If I get anymore bits stitched up I may well be back at the weekend!

I need to catch up with you all. I seem to be way behind but will make time this week to visit :)

Until next time.

With much love.

Sally

xxx

33 comments:

Vickie said...

My goodness! You sure have accomplished a lot Sally. I especially like the finishing on Gingerbread Village. The newest sheep is darling.

Escargopotte bordados said...

very nice work !

Shirlee said...

Sally ... your ornament finishes are wonderful! Great job! I really like the gingerbread men stitched on that blue fabric! Very pretty! Who designed that Joy reindeer? I really like that too & must have the chart : ) Lovely stitching on your other things too : ) I know it will be hard celebrating your first BD & Christmas without your dad. Mine has been gone for 5 years & I still miss him, especially at times like these. He loved Christmas & was like a little kid about it : ) Turning 50 isn't bad. I just turned 60 so yikes!

Margaret said...

Great finishing! Love your stitching projects as well. And lovely gifts and mail too!

Carolyn Nye said...

Sally,
You have been a very busy stitcher. Your finishes are so adorable.

Your Song of the season is coming along better then mine. I'm still at the very top.

I'm loving your Holly and Hearts and need to get mine started soon.

Your sheep looks great! Your SAL with Barb is so cute and I do love the saying on this one.

You have some great stash to go through. What a sweet gift from Michelle and Lois.

Have a great stitching day!
Hugs!

LoriU said...

Wow your Gingerbread Village finish is amazing ! Love the ruching around the edge. What a nice job you did finishing this piece! Congratulations!

Beth said...

Sweet little reindeer ornament finish. Lots of stitching going on!

Heather said...

Hi Sally! I love how you finished your two ornaments!!! I really like the ribbon with the reindeer, it looks like it was made for your stitchery! :-)
I am hoping that my car will be fixed by Saturday so that I can go to the Strawberry Sampler and pick up part 3 of the LK Christmas sampler. Yours is gorgeous!! So is your LHN Sampler. I have that one kitted up to stitch too! ;-)
I will be praying for you as your birthday and Christmas approach.
I hope you have a lovely week!

Dani - tkdchick said...

Lovely finishing Sally.

Carol said...

Such cute ornaments, Sally--I love that ruched ribbon on the first! Just lovely... And how nice of dear Lois to share her book with you--I know you'll love stitching that beautiful sampler!

gracie said...

Lovey finishes and stitching....

Kay said...

Gorgeous finishing. I am not very brave at trying new methods but your ruffles make me want to try. The Lizzie Kate is looking wonderful too. I wish I had followed this sal now.

Lesleyanne said...

Great new stash. Both of your finishes are gorgeous. Lovely stitching on your wips.

Brigitte said...

I love all your finished ornaments. Very lovely. Anyou made some great progress on your WIPs.
Enjoy all the lovely gifts and your new stash!

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

Beautiful work, Sally! I really like the ruffled ribbon on your Gingerbread House ornament!!

Justine said...

What a lot of progress on so many projects! I love the Joy ornament. I really have to learn to finish....

cucki said...

Lovely finishes and stitching..
Big hugs x

Catherine said...

Love your finishes ~ especially the red Joy! Great projects and goodies ~ you certainly keep busy!

valerie said...

Wonderful finishes Sally! You did a great job. I hope that you have a nice birthday even though it may be a bittersweet one with your dad not being here. Very sweet of Lois to send on the Lo pattern to you!

Pam in IL said...

Wow, you sure have been busy! Your stitching is lovely. I have the same Christmas book and have been wanting to stitch that same design too. Too much on my plate right now though. Maybe next year...

Christine said...

Great stitching and finishing Sally, and some fine new stash as well.

feather-stitching.com said...

Stunning ornies - and it sounds like you've been really busy with your stitching. Look forward to when you can finally share the results! :)

Mii Stitch said...

Lovely finishes!!! Especially that first one with the pretty edge :) How do you do this??!! Beautiful!

Chris said...

Beautiful stitching and finishing!! Great new stash too.
50!! Woohoo! Let the celebrating begin :)

Michelle said...

Oh Sally what a lovely post - full of loveliness. I love your new stash and your stitching is so pretty xx

Barb said...

Oh Sally How lovely a post is this. The ornaments are lovely and your wips well as usual you astound me with your progress. I am at the same place as you with Wisdom , shall have to go look for gratitude now!!! Oh I love that chart of the house and dog is that what you got from Annies .You are no good for me you know as we like so many things the same. I have looked at Lo a Rose as well many times wonder if you can get the book still. Will be in touch tomorrow. Hugs.

butterfly said...

Love your post lots of beautiful stitching and fab finish Wow .
Great stash .
And what a sweet heart Michelle is.
I wish I was 50 again enjoy, the time goes much faster from now on . big hugs.

Southpaw Stitcher said...

Hi Sally. You do such a wonderful job of finishing your ornaments! They are beautiful! That little sheep that you're stitching is really cute and your other WIPs are lovely, too. You seem to have a lot to show considering that you have so many finishes that you can't show yet!

Ellen said...

Beautiful ornaments, love that ruched ribbon!

Wonderful stash!

Hugs,

Michelle said...

Such beautiful finishes and great stitching!

Karoline said...

Gorgeous finishing & great progress on your wips, they are looking lovely

Andrea said...

Beautiful finishes Sally. Love the ruching of the check ribbon. Great progress on your WIPs.

Julie said...

Loving the ruched edging, very lovely.