Thursday, 9 January 2014

Stitching From Stash Has Begun!

Happy New Year everyone! The New Year is here and stitching from stash is now in full swing! Admittedly the charts I have started haven't been in my stash for long but it's still 3 from my stash! I have had a couple of finishes but can't show them yet. I managed one final finish in 2013 which was this one.

Little House Needleworks Little Sheep Virtues Frindship

32 count Vintage Country Mocha linen

DMC

SAL with Barb.

We both made a start on Kindness this week. I stitched the tree and the wording. Can't believe we only have 2 more to stitch after this one. It has been a brilliant SAL and thank you so much Barb for not only being my stitching buddy but also a very dear friend.  Of course we are still SALing throughout this year as well :)

So my new starts first I think! New Years Day saw me having two new starts. Shirlee and I had decided to pop just a few stitches into Lone Elm Lane Snow Angel on New Years Day then make Thursday our actual day for stitching it. I didn't get a massive amount done and will admit to having a wee crisis with this fabric and wondering if I had made the wrong choice! It is 40 count Newcastle linen in Sand but as I am stitching the Garden Journal pieces on 40 count I should be OK.

My other start was The Snowflower Diaries Angela on 32 count Crafty Kitten Muted Garden opalescent using Nina's Threads and DMC. The lettering isn't showing up too well in this photo but I think it will be OK.

The 5th and final part of La Pensee Positive SAL came out last week so Friday saw Barb and I stitching on that. Here's my progress.  I shall be sorry to see this end but we will still be Friday SALing with The Little Stitcher 12 Days of Christmas. I am looking forward to stitching plenty of Wintery designs this year!

I've been trying to get Little House Needleworks Song of the Seasons finished but when I picked it up last night I stitched the word Autumn then realised it did not line up with Summer! Hmmmm! I checked Winter and it was positioned correctly which meant Autumn was as well. I was a little puzzled to say the least but then discovered that the I in Spring was not right so had to frog Summer and part of Spring!  Thankfully it wasn't too much and it didn't tKe me long to restitch it and carry on. I'm aiming to finish this by the end of the month. 

Finally my December SAL with Chris which is another one I'm hoping to finish by the end of the month. Chris has finished hers.

I'm hoping to get back to a proper rotation soon if I can as it's been a little hit and miss.  I have so much I want to stitch this year while I'm stitching from stash. Also want to get to the  bottom of my finishing pile too. We took some old frames to the charity shop a while ago and I kept one back to frame Curly Q Ewe. Can I find it?! Nope! I will have to have a good look. I thought I'd put it under the bed but.........

Thank you to those of you who voted in the poll in my side bar. There is still time to vote if you would like to. I haven't had a look lately but last time I looked the NYD one winning!

Last Saturday the 4 of us took a trip to Sheffield. We spent a couple of hours in an extremely busy Meadowhall before driving about 10 minutes down the road to the reason for our trip. At the beginning of December DH and I decided to book tickets for Sheffield Arena to see the FIM World Indoor Motorcycle Trials. We all love seeing it on TV so thought what the hell! We had a fantastic evening and what those guys can do with their motorbikes is no body's business! Unfortunately one rider injured his hand/ wrist and was unable to continue. The winner was God knows how many times world champion Tony Bou. He is amazing!

That's all for now. I'll try and get caught up on blogs soon. I've been getting tidied up after taking the Christmas decorations down and the post Christmas blues have now set in and games on my tab seem to be my best friend at the moment and the first anniversary on my Dad's passing is coming up and I have been struggling with that.

Take care everyone wherever you may be and whatever your weather is doing.

With much love

Sally xxxxxx

25 comments:

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

I should just STOP coming to your blog, Sally! I always love everything you are working on and I'm supposed to be stitching from stash!!! : D I gave my DD Silent Night for Christmas. Wish she hadn't taken it to college with her.... LOL!!

Happy 2014!

Vickie said...

Hugs to you Sally.
Good for you! I can tell you feel good about stitching from stash.

Heather said...

Hi Sally! Your stitching is always so beautiful and inspiring! I am stitching from stash this year too and I have started my ornament for the month and it's all from stash! :-)
Big hugs for you. I know how hard it is when the first few anniversaries come up. I am always available if you need to talk! I am praying for you!

gracie said...

Wonderful stitching....great job for the start of 2014.

Dani - tkdchick said...

You've got some lovely new starts there Sally! Congrats on your finish. You do so well, staying committed to your SALs.

Congrats on your finish.

Kay said...

Hugs and stitching love xx

Clare - Aimetu said...

Great start - I've joined Stitch from Stash too hoping to use up many bits and bobs

Clare - Aimetu said...

Great start - I've joined Stitch from Stash too hoping to use up many bits and bobs

Julie said...

Lots to keep you busy in this new year Sally. I've still got part 5 of the Positive Thinking to do.

Sonda said...

It all looks lovely, Sally! I am "unofficially" stitching from stash along with you this year! Good luck to us both. :)

Simply Victoria said...

Great stitchy starts for the new year.

Linda said...

Wonderful progress on everything Sally. Love your new starts.

Linda

Margaret said...

Love all your stitching! Good for you for stitching from stash too.

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Wow, you've got a lot of great projects! I have to get caught up on the Le' Jardin piece. I think that it's so sweet and I want to hang it in my office.

Great beginning on your new starts. I'm looking forward to watching your various projects throughout the year!

Lesleyanne said...

Gorgeous stitching Sally. Sending hugs your way. Look forward to seeing your stitching from stash in 2014.

Christine said...

Great stitching Sally, and good luck with the stitching from stash plan

Chris said...

Great progress. It is hard to get settled down again after the holiday but it looks like you are doing great.

Mii Stitch said...

This is a great idea! That is my plan too for this year, to stitch charts I have in my stash :) I just didn't know there was something organised for it :D Have fun xxx

Brigitte said...

Great new starts and some great WIP stitching. I'm looking forward to seeing wheat else you find in your stash during this year. I also try to work out a certain rotation in order to get to stitch regularly on as many of my WIPs as possible.

Barb said...

Sally I do like popping in to see how you are getting on (visually) the sheepies are almost done (sigh)but then we have 12 days on a Friday yipee. Lots of memories for you coming up remember the happy as well as the sad. The first one is always hard.
Hugs

Andrea said...

Lovely new starts. Looking forward to seeing all of your SALs and WIPs as we go through the year.

Michelle said...

Lovely post Sally - sending you a big hug xx

Vonna, The Twisted Stitcher said...

Sally firstly, your stitching always amazes me how you seem to have so many projects going at once and all up in the air and working on them and finishing them! You are amazing to me!
And I'm so happy that you had a great good time at the motorcycle trails visit! Post Christmas time always gets me too, and since I did the 25 days on my blog it was all this hype and excitement and then bam! over and done. Then bam! eye surgery and I can't see a blasted thing clearly. I've been in a bit of a depressed state myself. The one thing that I think has truly helped me is: to think of one thing first thing in the morning that I am thankful for, and at night right before bed, I think of one good thing, I did or someone did for me or something positive. It has done wonders for me. I know it is so hard at the first anniversary of a passing of a loved one. Just remember that he is always in your heart and no one can take that from you. Gone but not forgotten. Thinking good thoughts and sending prayers for you!

Carol said...

It must be such a great feeling to be getting so much of your older stash finished up, Sally! I do love your sheep series so much--I've been working on a couple of them myself and am really enjoying them! Everything looks wonderful :)

Karoline said...

{{{hugs}}} Sally

Congratulations on your finish, it's very cute. You have some lovely projects on the go, great progress