Friday, 17 January 2014

Some Almost Finishes!

I am queen of the almost finishes this week! You know how it is you can see the finish but it's not quite there yet and no matter now much faster your needle goes it doesn't happen!  However by this time next week I * should * have 3 finishes or maybe even 4! Wow! To  be fair 3 out of those 4 were started last year.

So first almost is Little House Needleworks Song of the Seasons. Just have some leaves etc and the  bottom part of tbe border to do. Hmmmm not sure I can get all that done on my next session on this one but I will try very hard!

Next one is Jardin Prive La Pensee Positive. I am hoping that when I pick this up this evening I can get it done. Barb has finished hers so we'll be starting The Little Stitcher 12 Days of Christmas next Friday :)

Neither Barb or I finished Kindness on Monday but we don't have much more to do so we should get done next Monday then we can start Gratitude.

Look what arrived yesterday!  The last sheep and November's Garden Journal chart. So that's one auto done and one more to go on the garden journal auto.

I also had a couple of bits from Crafty Kitten. Dawn said she could get me some finishing forms when I asked about them on Facebook a while ago and they arrived just before Christmas along with the autographed chart I won on the Norden Crafts Facebook page. As I'd ordered a piece of Winter Skies opalescent fabric I had to wait for it all to be sent to me  but it was paid for in December so does not count as money spent during Stitch From Stash!

I think I went a little off the WIP track there! Here is another one I am hoping to finish soon. My December SAL with Chris. I just have snowflakes to do and finish another bit as I ran out of thread.

Lastly here's my SAL with Shirlee. I had to frog a little last night and, boy, this house seems to be taking forever lol!

I do have the one finish I can show now. Yesterday was my surrogate sis Lisa's birthday and this is what I stitched for her. I changed some of the colours to ones we both like and I added two hand charms to represent hands of friendship. I am happy to say Lisa loves it. I always get in a panic when stitching gifts!

The Primitive Hare Sister Stitcher

36 count flax linen

DMC and DMC Variations

After over a year of being away from it I picked up my knitting this week. Let me tell you it had become so close to going back in the bag! I took it to craft group with me and managed to get a couple of rows done no problem but then ended up having to take a row back and reknit it several times! Then I couldn't work out hkw to do yarn overs before a purl so asked the lady next to me. I got going with it only to discover I was somehow making 2 stitches with my yarn over each time! So I told her what was happening and she got the lady who runs it to help me out. So in two hours I only got 4 rows done! By the time I got sat down late in the afternoon to try it I'd forgotten what she'd shown me but I worked it out in the end!

That's it from me today.  I really must apologise for not visiting and commenting on your blogs. I will get around to it one day!

Take care everyone.

With  much love

Sally xxx

32 comments:

Jeanne said...

I enjoyed seeing all your projects Sally, I'm impressed with so much stitching that you get done! Congratulations on all your 2013 finishes as well, I am behind on blog posts but saw you posted an amazing total! I'm envious! I know you'll have a productive stitchy year ahead too.

Linda said...

Another great update Sally. Your stitched pieces are looking great and so close to being done. Nice job on the knitting.

Linda

Petites xxx et Cie said...

What a beautiful post Sally! So many beautiful finishes and wip.
Bisxxx

Kay said...

Well done! can't wait for your nest post to see them all finished. I especially like the Seasons one, and also the Kindness sheep.

Vickie said...

Oh so close on quite a few! Next week will feel great! ;)
Love Lisa's gift. =)

Vonna, The Twisted Stitcher said...

My goodness, look at all these gorgeous things that are just nearly there! You are going to have a plethora of finishes all at once! You go girl ;)

Barb said...

Hi Sally hope you are busy stitching , I am off to bed in a moment but just needed to have a look at what you have been up to. Oh I like the look of that fabric it looks sparkly blue,yes. I could see the snowmen trio on that what do you think . Lots of lovely finishes coming up and Lisa I am sure will be delighted.See you Monday.

valerie said...

Great stitching Sally! Love the LHN Season Sampler. I am sure that Lisa loved her gift. That's a very cute pattern! Great knitting too! Hope all is well so far this year.

Southpaw Stitcher said...

Looks like you may have four (!) finishes before the end of January! Love all your WIPs! Good luck with stitching from stash!

Christine said...

You're on the last lap with quite a few there. Looking forward to seeing the finishes

Kate said...

That almost finished feeling can sometimes be deceptive - I have one or two myself and it's usually "just" the border! Your wips are looking gorgeous.
Fabulous gift for Lisa.
I'm hoping to finish my French SAL this weekend so I can start on my 12 Days of Christmas.

Tina said...

Fab wips Sally,looking forward to seeing them all finished next week,no pressure lol x

Julie said...

You'll be happy dancing all over with so many close to a finish.
Nice gift for Lisa.

Julie said...

p.s Thanks for the lovely card that arrived. x

Margaret said...

You're so close to finishes on your WIPs! They all look fabulous too! Love the finish as well! Ack on the knitting. Hope it goes better from this point on.

Anne said...

Wonderful almost finishes Sally!! I really like the Jardin Prive! Looking forward to seeing the 12 days of Christmas. I think Jo stitched those ones and they are adorable!! Hugs!

Ellen said...

Wow, so many almost finishes! They are beautiful stitchings, love them!

I am not good at knitting ha ha! I need a teacher besides me everything I try to knit...Hope your progress get better and better!

Hugs,

Shirlee said...

Lots of wonderful projects my friend! The "almost finishes" must be going around as I've got 3 sitting here beside me! Your Snow Angel is coming along great! I made an error in the scarf I started knitting, pulled back to fix it, & don't think I re-positioned the stitches on that row correctly. I haven't enjoyed knitting it since. I may end up pulling out all the stitches & starting again. ARGH!

Clare - Aimetu said...

You'll soon be done - they all look stunning. I love your Sister Stitcher.

Brigitte said...

Wow, thise WIPs are really near the finishing point. Should be a gigantic happy dance when you post next time, lol.
Love the little gift that you stitched for Lisa.

Myra said...

Whew Sally, you have a lot going on. Lovely projects. I need to get back to Snow Angel...those Santas keep calling my name.

Jan Gartlan said...

Such lovely near finishes and new stash! You will have an exciting week finishing all of those samplers.

Michelle said...

Love your progress Sally and well done on the knitting. I can knit but not very well x

Elisabetta said...

Great wip!!! I have to stitch only one pattern at a time otherwise I get lost....you're good to do it!

Loubie69 said...

Wow I love all your almost finishes - as always great stitching Sally :-)

Andrea said...

So close to being finished. Great progress.

Lesleyanne said...

Your wips are looking gorgeous and so close to being finished. I can't knit for toffee despite trying.

Chris said...

Wow!! All of theses almost finishes will mean next post will be finished finishes! Woohoo!

North Country Stitcher said...

Sally, beautiful stitching! What a great start to the new year with all these almost finishes. Lisa M.

Karoline said...

Great gift for Lisa and all your other projects are looking lovely

Escargopotte bordados said...

wow ! lovely post ! very nice blog !

Catherine said...

Great projects!!