Thursday, 27 November 2014

November Stitch From Stash & Christmas RAK from Andrea

I thought it was time I got my butt into gear and did my Stitch from Stash report for November. Of course, as I said last time I have chosen November as my free month so besides the spending I did at the knitting and stitching show in Harrogate I also bought a couple of charts and a piece of fabric I couldn't get there, which have arrived,  and ordered a couple of charts I wish that I'd got! They won't be paid for or arrive until next month as I've asked if they can be added to my magazine order when that comes into stock so they'll come off my December SFS! 

So I have a few WIPs to show you and a finish.

Well it's a finish all but the French knots for the eyes and buttons on the snowman!

Country Cottage Needleworks January Cottage

32 count opalascent natural linen

DMC.

I'll be starting the February one next week hopefully! Need to get January made up ready to go on display in the right month!

My robin got a little bit of attention on Saturday evening. Not as much as I'd hoped but every single stitch helps doesn't it? 

August's Poppy is coming along really well. Loving how this looks so far and I have to say it is one of my favourites so far. Living by the sea it is very me!

Monday saw me Wicked stitching with my lovely friend Barb. I hadn't done any last week so I was intent on catching up a bit this week but it didn't happen. I almost got the word Wicked finished :) Barb is almost finished with hers!

As you can see from my blog title I was very lucky to be chosen as a recipient of one of Andrea's Christmas RAKs. Many years ago before Andrea started offering these on her blog I was one of the chosen ones then and I have refrained from entering on her blog until this year. Anyway this lovely package was waiting for me when my DH and I arrived back from our shopping day in York.


Isn't it absolutely gorgeous?! I just love the design and the beautiful way Andrea has finished it. Thank you so much Andrea. I can't wait to get my ornament tree up :) Hope you received my email.

As this month has been my free month on SFS I am guessing that I don't have to declare the amount I spent but I have £59.91 to carry over to next month from last month.  I definitely won't be spending it all but as I'm thinking about signing up for the new Lizzie* Kate mystery I may spend some of it! I will then be gearing up for SFS 2015 which Mel is kindly hosting again :)

Well I think that's all for now. I'm hoping to get settled down to some serious stitching again next week! I've been so tired since Harrogate and we've also been Christmas shopping. I think my DH is ready to go back to work for a rest lol! 

Happy Thanksgiving to all my American friends :). 

Until next time,

With much love

Sally xxx

28 comments:

Heather said...

Hi Sally! Your stitching looks lovely! I love the snowman cottage! The August Poppies is such a fun piece. I can't wait to display it next summer.

What a lovely rak from Andrea!

butterfly said...

Lovely post again Sally wow love your new charts I just may be tempted .
All your wips look great , yes I always feel tired after a show and the same with Christmas shopping .
Have a nice restful weekend with your stitching.
Oh love what Andrea made for you her work is wonderful .

gracie said...

Your projects are looking so nice.
A lovely RAK from Angela....

Hazel said...

Beautiful stitching and gorgeous RAK from Andrea. I was very fortunate to win one a couple of years ago and it is a real treasure. x

Christina said...

Lots of goodies to look at Sally. I love your wicked stitching - I will have to seek out that chart. :0)

WendyCarole said...

I love the snowman and the new sheep chart :)

Brigitte said...

So great, your new charts. I'm a huge fan of Sandra Sullivan's designs and every now and then I just have to stitch one. And for quite a while Barbara Ana has made it on my list of favourite designers, too. I love the Halloween design that you are stitching from her.
Great progress on your other WIPs and nice finish.

Juls said...

All lovely and great fun too!!!!

Mouse said...

ooooooooooooo love the new charts :) gorgeous stitching as always ... congrats on the Christmas RAK ... and I am not telling how much you spent ...lol
and yes you must get the mystery Sal we may even be able to Sal together if I get my act sorted ..lol love mouse xxxxx

Linda said...

Your posts are always fun to read Sally. Lovely stitching as always.

Linda

Margaret said...

Great finish and great stitching progress too! Nice RAK!

Lois said...

What a lovely parcel to come home to Sally! As always, lovely progress on your WIP's and what a nice amount to carry over to next month!!

Sheryl S. said...

Lovely stitching Sally - poor snowman with no eyes - What a gorgeous gift from Andrea.

Christine said...

What a super RAK Sally, and I just love your new sheepie chart.

Julie said...

Beautiful RAK from Andrea, a nice design and finished so lovely.
Pretty new charts too.
It's that time of year when there is so much to do and the deadline for it cant be altered!!!

Mary Ann said...

Wonderful progress on your pieces, and a very lovely RAK from Andrea!!

Mii Stitch said...

Lovely stitching as always and a beautiful RAK :)

Vickie said...

Great stitching Sally!
That is an adorable ornament Andrea made you. :)

angelasweby said...

Congratulations on winning one of Andrea's RAK's. It's a lovely really festive ornament. No wonder you can't wait to get your tree up. Amazing card too. What a talented lady she is.
I adore your other bits of stitching. January Cottage looks lovely.
What great stash you picked up at the stitching show. I have to admit to being completely bamboozled over this stitch from stash programme. Do you need A Level Maths to do it :-)

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

Sounds like a fun month, Sally! Can't wait to see all your new charts stitched up. : )

Justine said...

Lovely stitching Sally, those monthly patterns are gorgeous aren't they? Love your RAK from Angela. Glad to hear you enjoyed Harrogate and made the most of your free month!

Anne said...

Wonderful stitching Sally, especially the Robin! It's really coming along beautifully! Lucky you getting one of Andrea's masterfully crafted ornaments. It'll look great on your tree!

Andrea said...

Love the new stash. I know the HAED Robin is quite time consuming but it looks absolutely wonderful, so detailed especially with all of the colour changes.

So pleased you liked the ornament. Enjoy!

Maggee said...

All your projects are looking great! And I really love the RAK stitched piece you received... the finishing is super nice! That checked fabby really works! One more month of SFS--you have it made! Hugs!

Michelle said...

Lovely stitching Sally well done - love your new charts x

Carol said...

You always have such a nice variety of WIPs to work on, Sally... I think I need to try having more than one project going on next year... Love the ornament you received from Andrea--her work, like yours, is so beautiful :)

Beth said...

I need to buy Spell of the Moon!

Pam in IL said...

I so enjoy all your posts! So much lovely stitching!