Wednesday, 5 November 2014

July's Delphinium.....

Is finally finished! This one seems to have taken me ages but it was well worth it as it is just so pretty. I am enjoying stitching each and every one of these and can hardly wait to start stitching the next one!


Cottage Garden Samplings My Garden Journal July's Delphinium

40 count Pearl Grey Linen

DMC

No other finishes I'm afraid so just WIPs to show you. I do, however, have a page finish. Page 3 of QS Spirit of Winter Robin was duly finished on Saturday and a small start on page 4 was made. This page has lots of confetti in it so will take me ages to to! Lisa is making brilliant progress on the piece she's stitching along with me.

As you all know by now Barb and I are SALing several times  a week at the moment. Fridays are our Tralala Tricotine SAL and here's my progress.

Mondays is our Halloween SAL and at the moment we're stitching on Barbara Ana Designs Wicked Since.

Thursdays we're stitching ornaments for our private exchange but, of course, I can't show what I have been stitching but will say I want to stitch them both again for me! I have missed my Christmas ornament stitching this year so next year I am planning on one a month and guess what I have done?! After much deliberation I have signed up for auto on the Country Cottage Needleworks Classic Ornaments :) I really think I need my head testing as I have far too many charts to stitch from but I've done very well on Stitch From Stash this year and I still have leftover budget so I'm proud of myself. I don't know if I'll continue with the Stitch From Stash group next year or try and do it on my own. It depends on the rules etc! I am using this month as my free month.

I am still beavering away on CCN Frosty Forest. I am hoping to finish Bluebird Cabin this evening but I still have a lot of white stitching to do! I think I need to buy several more skeins of white! 

Finally a little more progress on CCN January Cottage

I really was hoping for a clean slate of projects by the end of the year but it is not going to happen so I will have to make the best of it and it may mean no new start on the 1st January like I usually have. I am enjoying my stitching though so I don't mind. There'll be plenty of time for new starts later in 2015 I hope!

Tomorrow is a big day for Jess as she starts her temporary job. Fingers crossed she likes it and they like her and will maybe keep her on. Abi is still enjoying her job but has been ill this past couple of weeks and struggling. She's got the nasty cold virus thing that has been going around. 

I went for an MRI scan on Monday and should get the results in a couple of weeks or so. This is to do with the vertigo etc that I have experienced in the past and I think my consultant is trying very hard to get to the bottom of it. Although I have read recently about some women having dizziness etc during menopause so I am now wondering if it's something to do with that. We shall see.

I really must try and get caught up with blogs this week. I am so far behind again but time seems to be getting away from me at the moment!

Take care everyone.

Until next time.

With much love

Sally xxx

28 comments:

Von said...

You have lots of great projects going right now, but I love the happy colors and design of July Delphinium!

Thoughts and prayers for a good MRI result.

Brenda A said...

Your finish is adorable! Love the colors you used. :D

wenhkc said...

Love the stitching you've been doing, and liking the progress on your robin. Good thoughts that the MRI will provide you and your physician some answers.

Irene said...

Quanti WIP! Ma piano piano li finirai tutti, sei bravissima!

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

Marvelous work, Sally!! Have fun spending during your month off. : ) And I hope you'll get to the bottom of the dizziness. That can't be fun!!

Miamina said...

I love the finish, it's so bright and cheerful!

Your's making great progress with everything else, well done!

If you need any DMC Blanc, I don't mind sending you some, I have a large cone of it and I really don't mind popping it on bobbins/floss away bags for you.

I hope the tests come back with some results for you and it gets sorted very soon.

WendyCarole said...

Delphinium is lovely.

Hope you get an answer from the tests

Emma/Itzy said...

Such pretty projects you are working on at the moment! A wonderful finish too, here is to another productive week :)

Vickie said...

The delphiniums are truly awesome looking. I am praying for your health Sally.♥

Margaret said...

Love the finish! Nice WIPs too! Good luck to Jess and her temporary job -- hope it becomes permanent and she likes it. Vertigo -- oh, I dread vertigo! My sister had such a bad attack this summer that she literally couldn't even move her head without throwing up. There are exercises you can do to get rid of the vertigo though. They work amazingly well. The name slips my mind at the moment though.

Angela P said...

Your finish is wonderful :) I hope that the DR's can figure out what is causing your Vertigo. I was officially diagnosed with BPPV.

Mary Ann said...

A wonderful finish--love the colors in this one! And, great progress on your other pieces!!

Justine said...

What a lot of gorgeous things you're working on! I am far behind with Frosty Forest...would love to have it finished as it's so pretty.
Good luck to Jess and for you too, hope they find out what's wrong with you and fix it! Have they ruled out labyrinthitis as I've had that and the symptoms sound similar?

Marlene jones said...

Love your projects, hope daughter's job goes well and your other daughter is feeling better soon. Hope you test results are what you want.

butterfly said...

I love looking at your blog seeing all the wonderful wips you are stitching, every thing is lovely ,
All the best to Jess in her new job.

I need to do more Christmas ornaments next year ,
only stitched a few this year.

Christine said...

The delphinium finish is so pretty Sally! WIPS looking good too

Lois said...

Lovely progress on you WIP's Sally and what a pretty finish. I like your plans for next year. I'm hoping my stitching mojo returns, at least a little bit more, for 2015!!

cucki said...

I love the finish, it's so bright and cheerful..so lovely...
Your's making great progress with all your lovely projects..
hugs x

Mii Stitch said...

Beautiful finish & great update on your wips. They are all lovely projects :)
Hope they find what is wrong with your and that you feel better soon x

Heather said...

Good morning Sally! Your delphinium piece is gorgeous! I love that one!

Your other stitching is coming along nicely!

I sure hope that Abi is feeling better soon! Best of luck to Jess!

I hope that you are able to get some answers for your health. Have you had your thyroid checked?

I hope that you have a lovely day!

Sheryl S. said...

All pretty WIPs Sally, really can´t say which I like best, the Robin is lovely and the July Delphinium also. good wishes sent for your test results.

Michelle said...

Lovely WIP's Sally you achieve so much. Wishing Jess all the best for her new role. My friend please do not worry about the MRI results - I have vertigo all connected to the Menopause. I used to worry about my health as one day I woke up and I just didn't seem the same and after worrying and scouring the internet all my symptons seemed to point to the Menopause so I don't worry anymore and know one day it will all pass xxx

Andrea said...

Sally ... Lovely finish and a great bunch of WIPs. Wishing your girls all the best. I hope they get you sorted. There was something in the paper (Daily Mail)about the menopause a few weeks ago. Some of the symptoms I would of never associated with it. Now I'm waiting for one, two or all of them!

Maggee said...

Great progress on the Robin chart! And I love anything by CCN or LHN! So, now you have tempted me to go check out the Classic ornaments thing!! I have no choice but to stitch from stash... so I am going to see if there are any MORE WIPs stashed away before the new year. Then make a rotation plan... which MAY last... I am not usually good about following plans! Ha!

stitcherw said...

Delphinium is such a fun piece, I love the fun summery feel it give, congrats on a lovely finish. Congrats to on your page finish of your little robin, he's such a cute cheeky little guy, I'm enjoying watching him grow. Your Barbara Ana one is so fun tot, the little spider and cats are great. Hope they can help on the dizziness, that must be soooo frustrating.

Frances N said...

What lovely stitching!!! So pretty!
I hope your MRI gets to the bottom of your problems--just a thought--my husband has meniere's disease (inner ear) and had such dizziness. But he has some pills and eats low sodium and it's under control--

Julie said...

A super finish, all your WIP' have grown well too.
Hope Jess enjoys her new job and Abi is soon fighting fit again, there seems to be a lot of bugs about right now.

Beth said...

Congrats on your July finish - it looks great!