Thursday, 7 August 2014

It's Arrived!

Wahooo guess what arrived last Thursday? Yep my last Frosty Forest auto AND my lovely Silver Creek Samplers Garden Bliss chart. It is as gorgeous in real life as it is in the photos online! I will admit to feeling a little emotional when I saw it. Of course I just had to sort some fabric and converted the GAST and WDW online to DMC,  although I did change the skin tones a little, so that I was ready to start it on Tuesday evening. So this is my start on 32 count Crafty Kitten Vintage Petals. This will now be my Tuesday evening stitch. My Dad would approve of this one although he approved of all my stitching and always took great interest in it.


When I ordered my chart I also ordered one for my long time online friend Fi, as she had asked if I would get one for her, and on Monday I received an RAK from her of an extremely cute sheep needleminder. Thank you so much Fi x

Before I show my other WIPs I will announce the winner of the JBW Designs Our Family chart. As only one person showed an interest in it and that person is Michelle! Congratulations Michelle! The chart will be in the post ASAP.

So what else have been up to? Well I have finally got some trims on some bits and pieces that have been sewn up for a while so here they all are. I decided to pop outside and use my holly etc as props! These were mostly stitched last year. Still have several to decide what to  do with.





I have been beavering away on LHN Needleworker and I took it with me to Gill's on Monday.  She was having another open day for her wool store and I took it just in case we had a bit of time for crafting which we did . Unfortunately I realised I'd made a mistake in my counting last week but I have done too much to frog so it is staying. I will have to be careful with the top and bottom border when I stitch that to make them right or just leave them off. I'll decide when I get to them! Almost finished the wording last night.

Just Nan Wintry Mix is almost finished. I have been enjoying stitching a Just Nan again. It's been a long time since I stitched one and I have loads that I've stitched.  This one is just so pretty. I might sit outside this evening, depending on the weather, and see if I can finish it. I'll be stitching another Just Nan when I have finished.

I made a good bit of progress on my CHS piece from the Just Cross Stitch mag. I love how this is looking. The colours are so beautiful . I plan on stitching the alphabet design as well.

Not so much progress on June's Honeysuckle this week. Sunday afternoon we went to the cinema to see How To Train Your Dragon 2. The cinema is getting rather expensive now but I used some of my Tescos club card vouchers to get 4 adult tickets so it didn't cost anything other than £10 of my vouchers which is a good deal. Afterwards we went to KFC so by the time we got home and I got settled down to stitching time was getting on. It was good to get out though and the film was fantastic although we all ended up crying. Won't say why in case any of you are planning on seeing it!

Monday evening I cut my stitching time short so that  we could commemorate 100 years since the start of World War 1 with "Lights Out " from 10 pm to 11 pm. The idea was to just have a single candle or light source. It was very poignant.  My Grandad's cousin died at the Battle of Arras in May 1917 from the wounds he sustained. 

So this is how my Frosty Forest is looking.  Almost done with Snowman's Cottage.

Today is Jess' 23rd birthday but we're just having a quiet day . I can't believe she is 23! How on earth did that happen? 

That's all from me for this time. I hope you are all enjoying the rather hot weather we've been having over here. I'm sorry to say that it is way too hot for me. I have been sitting out in the garden but only in an evening when it's not quite so hot!

Also another message for Sue about the Better Homes and Gardens A Cross Stitch Christmas book that Lo How A Rose was in. On my last post I did leave links that would take you directly to the book both on Amazon UK and USA but I'm guessing that you didn't see them. I have just found a photo of the book from when Lois sent it to me so here it is :)


Thank you all for continuing to visit me and for leaving lovely comments . I appreciate each and every one so much.

Until next time.

With much love.

Sally xxxx

29 comments:

Sue said...

Thank you, Sally, for the picture of BHG book with the Lo design in it!

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

What beautiful stitching, Sally! I know you'll enjoy the Silver Creek Sampler picture. It's been a month today since my mom passed and certain things that she loved are growing dearer to me every day. : ) That piece will be a wonderful memory piece. I hope you'll find it therapeutic. Love the sheep needleminder! TOO cute!! Happy bday to your dd, too!

Julie said...

A post full of lovely things.
Enjoy stitching the new 'memory' sampler, its lovely.

Southpaw Stitcher said...

Your new start looks wonderful, Sally. And each of your finishes is unique and so creative! You're making great progress on all your WIPs. Love them!

cucki said...

Aww so many lovely projects..I love them all so much
Sweet hugs x

Mii Stitch said...

Love all your finished finishes :) They are so cute! The little sheep needle minder is also a wonderful RAK xx

stitchersanon said...

Wow, what a post. Lovely. Sorry to hear about the frogs visiting..darn things! Love the charts and projects you have going..gorgeous xx

Deanne J said...

Great stitching Sally. I'm looking forward to your progress on the Silver Creek piece

Hazel said...

So many lovely things Sally. Glad you got your chart. It is a lovely one. Tracy has just started ordering the FF! She left it a bit late but better late than never right? I have just signed up for the CCN ornies. x

Linda said...

I so enjoy reading your updates Sally. I can't believe how much you get done in a week. Wonderful finishes on all the pieces. Lovely progress on all the others.

Linda

Vickie said...

Lovely work Sally. Garden Bliss is going to be wonderful. That is a great chart. :)

Vonna, The Twisted Stitcher said...

I am so glad you got your chart of your Father's quote! Its going to be beautiful and wonderful for you, I know :)
All your other stitching and finishing too! IS all glorious! Top to bottom ;)

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

What a lot of stitching and finishing and new projects, too! All of your stitching is wonderful! Yay for all you've accomplished!

Michelle said...

Oh Sally your WIP's are really lovely. I adore the Emma one. So glad your charts arrived and you were pleased with them. Thank you for the offer of the Our Family chart - its lovely and I shall enjoy stitching it xx

Margaret said...

Such lovely finish finishes! Lovely stitching too!

Beth said...

What a fun Silver Creek Sampler to stitch. Enjoyed seeing your creative finishes.

Hazel D said...

What a beautiful selection of stitching.

We did the Lights Out tribute on Wednesday and found it very moving. Although my grandfather and his brothers survived they were all wounded and suffered after effects for the rest of their lives.

Christine said...

Love the new start Sally, I'm looking forward to seeing that grow.
Great finishes and WIPs too

Annette-California said...

Sally every one of your finished ornaments are beautiful. WOW!! And so many great wips you made lovely progress on.
Thoughtful and darling RAK.
I am in love with your pins and needles finish. The colors are amazing. LOVE IT! Now I have to pull my chart out again:))
love Annette

Jane said...

Lovely lovely stitching, all so pretty especially your trimmings to your little ornaments.
I hope your Silver Creek Sampler brings you lots of lovely memories as you stitch, it's a little too early for me to choose something in memory of my MIL but I know it will be a very special stitch when I do.
Cute RAK xxx

butterfly said...

Some lovely stitching Sally , and beautyful finishes .
Love the Just Nan one her designs are so pretty .
Happy Birthday to Jess.

Melody said...

Hi Sally. I am new to your blog. You have some great projects going. Several of them I have stitched also, so we like the same things... :) Visit my blog sometime, bookwomanstitches.blogspot.com

Thanks.

Kay said...

My word, you have been busy. Such a lot of lovely stitching, your home must be amazing. x

stitcherw said...

Lovely finishes all, I'm so bad at finishing things, have a whole box of pieces I should do something with. My favorite of your finishes was the little snowman with the puff ball trim, too cute :)

Garden Bliss is going to be lovely, you've made a nice start on it. I've just started a LK sampler piece, but no where the size of yours. The ones with wording do seem to grow quickly, very rewarding to work on.

Wintery mix is looking lovely, such pretty coloring. Been ages since I've worked on a Just Nan piece, I forgot how pretty and delicate they are.
Sue

Maggee said...

Yay! Can't wait for progress pics of Garden Bliss... It's going to be such a joy to stitch! Love your 'Lights Out' commemoration. Very poignant idea! Great WIPs progress pictures. Hugs!

Brigitte said...

Oh Sally, how I love all your finishes. They all look som lovely. And great progress on all your projects.
Whta wonderful new start you have here. That Garden Sampler is so beautiful, a real little gem. Have fun stitching it.

Shirlee said...

Beautiful stitching & finishing my friend, & what an adorable needle minder!!! I'm with you ... I can't wait for summer to be over : )

Andrea said...

So many lovely stitchy things. Love the sampler, it's going to be beautiful. Lovely finishes too.

Sheryl S. said...

Lots of lovely stitching Sally. Interesting to hear about the 'lights out' tribute, what a good idea.