Tuesday, 4 March 2014

Day 4 and Angela.

Hello everyone from a sunny east coast of England.  There was a keen frost this morning which meant a walk would have been lovely but I have not felt too well for a few days so no walk. I did need to go to the PO yesterday and to the local arts and crafts shop for some DMC ( yes again! Why do I never have spares what I run out of ? ) but I felt rotten by the time I got home.  Of course they did not have both the DMC I needed but one of my Facebook friends has come to the rescue. In fact several offered. Stitchers are just brilliant. Then the parcel I wanted to send yesterday didn't get sent as they were queuing to the door at the PO and I didn't feel like standing there. The joys of the main PO currently being closed until further notice.

Ooops Edited to add the winner of the Silent Night! I totally forgot! The winner is........... Julie! Julie I'll get it in the post to you ASAP. Enjoy stitching it :)

Anyway onto stitching. I said in my last post that Angela was close to a finish. Closer than I thought as I only needed to add 6 stitches and backstitch her eyes! So here she is :)

The Snowflower Diaries Angela

32 count Crafty Kitten Muted Garden opalescent linen

Nina's Threads & DMC

Started 1st January 2014

Finished 26th February 2014.

This was just so lovely to stitch. The   chart is now for sale ( see my for sale page ).

Barb and I are stitching away on the 12 Days of  Christmas and here is Day 4 finished. These are a pleasure to stitch and I can highly recommend this lovely little booklet from The Little Stitcher.

Typing of the 12 Days here's the first 3 made up ready to hang. I am not sure where I will hang them yet. Possibly on my Christmas tree although I'd love to keep them out all year.

We are also stitching away on our last little sheep. This one just makes me smile every time I look at it. I think it will be finished next week then we have the massive task of making them all up. I have one sewn up but still need to do the trim. As I'm using the same for all I might do them all at the same time.

Wednesday I was over in the parlour with Barb and some of the other ladies at Needlecraft Haven ( virtually ) so The North Wind came out. I had decided I wanted to change the robin for a European one and although it has the look of one it is not brilliant and that is why I'm not a designer!

My SAL with Shirlee was almost no more and unbeknown to me Shirlee was also having second thoughts with this!  I think we have both calmed down now and are going to keep going with it until it's finished as we both love the design. Lesson learned though if you're unsure pick your own colours and  make a working copy for an intricate tree! Lol!

I almost had another finish on Sunday but this is what I needed those 2 threads for ( one of them is also used in The North Wind ) so I had to put it away. So it'll be finished this Sunday hopefully.

So now I am wondering what to start in place of Angela!  I have so much I want to start but think it'll be one of the charts Mouse lent me but I also think I should start Lo How A Rose so I can get that stitched and pass the book onto Barb. Maybe I should start both and stitch an hour on each! Lol. Then of course I have all my lovely chart stash. I think this stitch from stash has given me a new boost for my stitching. I just need a boost to get stuff made up!

I'll leave you with some photos from mine and Abi's recent walks. Some of them are not very good as those ducks, geese and swans move fast when they want to and there's food involved! 












Thank you for visiting me today. I hope to get caught up with you all soon.

With much love

Sally xxx

36 comments:

Vickie said...

Your scenery is gorgeous! Glad you shared. Your robin looks very nice. I am glad you and Shirlee are sticking with it. It is so pretty.

Barb said...

Hi Sally my sal friend, I am sitting here thinking what a lovely post. I love the snowdrops in a circle and the goose or is it a duck of some sort ,it has that expression of have you got food. The stitching is amazing as per usual and well done on getting so much achieved, intrigued about the Tree in the Lone Elm design. Thanks for taking me on your walk it was lovely.Oh finished about same place as you on Joyfulness.
Hugs

Mii Stitch said...

Angela is finished and looking so pretty! I love the fabric you used for this project :) Our PO is also a nightmare at the moment. They will close the branch & open a new one within a WH Smith shop.... JOy, I think my next trip there will be a fun one!

Heather said...

Sally, Wow! ! Your needles are on fire! :-) Your stitching is gorgeous! I love how you changed the Robin to a English one. I think it looks fantastic! :-)
Your pictures are amazing! I love the fairy ring of snowdrops.
I just got over 3 weeks of the plague. I hope you are feeling much better soon! !!!

Marlene Jones said...

Lovely photo's, hope you feel better soon.

Beth said...

Like your Little Stitcher ornaments and March Daffs. A pretty walk with fowl and early spring bulbs.

Carin said...

Julie congrats ... you lucky girl !!!

Sally you did another great stitching, I do love the 12 days of christmas ornaments, they are great !

Fiona said...

Your stitching looks great.

Linda said...

Beautiful stitching as always Sally. Congrats on the gorgeous finishes. Love the pics from your walk.

Linda

Mary Ann said...

I loved the photos from your walks, and wonderful stitching progress! I hope you feel better soon!!

Ranae said...

Hi Sally
Angela is super sweet and cute
Lovely stitch pieces.
I'm sure you won't have any problem finding to stitch to replace Angela
Take care!

Pam in IL said...

Wonderful stitching! Love seeing all the pics!

Southpaw Stitcher said...

Beautiful stitching, as usual. Glad you are doing so well with Stitch from Stash. Love your photos, especially the inquisitive duck--so cute!

Jackie said...

I always enjoy your posts Sally! Today I especially enjoyed your photos. You and Abi are quite good!

Myra said...

Your photos are gorgeous as is your stitching. I stalled on snow angel...I think I am learning a lot from being behind. :o)

Brigitte said...

You have some absolutely lovely finishes here. Angela is so cute and one day I will stitch her as well. And the little skater and the other finishes by The Little Stitcher are gorgeous. I love the daffodils you stitched on the Cottage Garden design. These three new designer ladies have some very beautifuls designs.
Great pctures you took duirng your walk in the sunshine.

Chris said...

Hey Sally! I hope that you are feeling better now. It is one of Murphy's laws of stitching that you are always out of one of the DMC colors that you need :)
Great stitching this past week. I love the 12 Days of Christmas ornaments.
Thanks for sharing the walk pics. The ducks and geese make me smile, at it looks like spring too.
Have a great rest of the week!!

Christine said...

Great finish on Angela and your WIPs are looking lovely. I enjoyed the photos from your walks too, especially the close-up of the white duck, the look on his face is priceless

Margaret said...

Lovely pictures! Lovely stitching too! Hope you are feeling better.

Julie said...

How lovely to read you picked me as your winner, thank you.
Lovely pics of your walk with Abi.
Hope you are soon feeling much better.
You've been working on a lovely selection of projects, great progress on them all. I'll miss the sheepies when they come to an end.

Dani - tkdchick said...

Sally congrats on your latest finishes they are lovely! You have been so busy stitching!

butterfly said...

Wonderful photos and beautiful stitching like always .
Hope you are feeling better hugs.

Andrea said...

Gorgeous photos from your walks. Great finishes and wonderful stitching progress.
Our local PO is having a refurbishment, managed to get my last parcel sent on the last day it was open. Shouldn't be too long now before it re-opens.
Hope you start to feel better soon.

Patti-Rocky Mtn Stitcher said...

I adore seeing Xmas designs in Feb! Wish I was so motivated. Can't wait til we get to Liverpool to visit family this year. I miss it!

Carol said...

It's always a pleasure to visit your blog and see all your gorgeous stitching and impressive photography, Sally! All so pretty :)

Shirlee said...

What fun to come along with you & Abi on one of your walks! I envy you being able to go for walks in such a lovely setting. Gorgeous finishes & WIPs. Yes, we've both calmed down with Snow Angel. I just remembered it's Thursday! Better get to work : )

Escargopotte bordados said...

very nice projets !

Lesleyanne said...

Gorgeous stitching and finishes Sally. Great photos from your trip out. I hope you are feeling better. Congrats to Julie.

Lois said...

What lovely photos from your walk. Isn't it nice to see Spring arriving. I enjoyed catching up on all your projects and congrats on some finishes! Hope you're feeling a bit better.

Mylene said...

Beautiful stitching! Great pictures from your walk.

Sonda said...

It's always lovely to have a finish. Love all the WIPs and I don't think the robin looks too bad!

stitcherw said...

Great pictures, love the one of the goose that's looking right into the camera :)
Beautiful pieces too, the little sheep is so cute, and North Wind is coming along nicely. Love Blossems, so bright and cheerful, telling us it will be spring soon.

Maggee said...

I like your new robin colors too! Though I would put a dark eyeball on it! What a great picture of the tree ringed with flowers--that is exquisite! You have been very busy stitching on many projects... Great going!

Michelle said...

Hope you are feeling better Sally. Thanks for sharing your lovely photos xx

Karoline said...

Lovely finishes and great progress on your projects.

Gorgeous photo's from your walk

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Angela is a lovely design. I do like the Snowflower Diaries, I have just stitched her Spring Witch.

I am also stitched the Little Stitcher, 12 Days of Christmas, one a month. I too am unsure how to display them when I finish. I'm sure something will come to mind by the end of the year. They are too lovely not to display all year round!