Friday, 29 May 2015

Some Finishes and New Stash!

This week has been a time for a new start and some finishes plus a page finish!

Yes, at long last, page 4 of my lovely robin is done! Talk about being determined to get it done! I didn't manage it on Saturday evening so, as my DH was out on Sunday, I sat down on Sunday afternoon and did not move until it was done! I also gridded the next page ready to start tomorrow :) Let's hope the next page goes a bit quicker although I won't have that tree to contend with!

Sunday evening saw the final stitches being put into October's Marigold. I just love this one! The colours just pop! I'll be starting November's Chrysanthemum on Sunday evening. I keep thinking this is my least favourite one but the more I look at it the more I like it! Almost done with the series yay! Then I can get them all mounted into my book. I must remember to stitch the journal cover!

Cottage Garden Samplings October's Marigold

40 count pearl grey linen

DMC

I had some frantic stitching to do to get June Cottage finished as it suddenly dawned me that it's the 1st June on Monday. Please can we slow things down a little to give me more time to get these cottages stitched each month?! Lol. I was doing so well and am not sure what happened! 

Country Cottage Needleworks June Cottage

32 count Natural Opalescent Linen

DMC

Barb and I are continuing with our Halloween SAL and this week I had a new start :). I decided to do something a little bigger rather than an ornament and chose Plum Street Samplers Ghoul Tidings from one of the JCS Halloweem specials. I'm stitching it using a mixture of the suggested GAST and DMC as I didn't have all the GAST colours in my stash. I can't remember what the fabric is but is 36 count :)


My second new start this week is Little House Needlworks Comfort which I won in Mii's giveaway along with the leftover threads. I am stitching it on 40 count Gander linen.


Just a little progress on My Mom's Garden as I didn't stitch on it last night. I need to get this finished though!

The reason I need to get it finished?! This arrived today! 

I was so excited when I read in the Fobbles newsletter that they had received their Shepherd's Bush shipment as I knew I'd be getting the first part of the Shepherd's Fold :). I don't think I've felt this excited about new stash since I went to Harrogate last year. I love the new stash I've had but this is something rather special in my honest opinion. I do feel considerably guilty as this is the most expensive kit I have ever bought and it nowhere near as expensive as some SB kits! I will now have one a month to look forward to as well until I get caught up :). I am on the look out for a nice wooden box that is not as expensive as the Lone Elm Lane one used. They are very beautiful but way out of my league. So if you see any online in the UK please let me know. Failing that I'll have to dress up a paper mache one.

ETA please excuse my photos! I didn't think they looked right and I have just looked at my camera and I had it on a vivid setting from when I was messing about with it yesterday!

I have been knitting a bit this week as well. I have made a start on the leaf edging for my afghan. It is going to take ages to do but the worst bit is I don't understand the part for easing it around the corners! I am hoping one of the ladies at craft group can help me out so I'm knitting it as fast as I can so that I'm at the right part by Tuesday! 

That's all my news for now. I look forward to catching up with you all over the next few days :)

Take care everyone.

Until next time.

With much love.

Sally xxx




27 comments:

Vickie said...

Yay Sally! You certainly have been getting lots of stitching in. Your SB kit is such a treat!

Vickie said...

Yay Sally! You certainly have been getting lots of stitching in. Your SB kit is such a treat!

Heather said...

Your stitching is lovely! So exciting to receive your SB stash! Will you start it right away?

Michelle said...

Wow Sally you have achieved so much - well done xx

gominam said...

Lovely stash. Your robin is looking fabulous! Love the colors on marigold, just pops out. great finishes and wips as always.

Linda said...

Lovely stitching, finishes and stash Sally.

Linda

Shebafudge said...

Wow! Such a lot of stitching and all of it totally gorgeous!!! I love the progress on your robin, he is looking wonderful!

Christine said...

Great progress Sally! The new SB looks wonderful, I'm looking forward to seeing it come to life

Barb said...

Whoo hoo Sally ,I know how you have been longing to get the fold, so excited for you.
The Robin progress is a treat to watch , and I love the October piece,it could almost be a Halloween piece too. Have a good weekend ,be in touch soon , and enjoy all your stitching ,knitting etc.
Love Barb xx

cucki said...

awww sweet stitching..like always xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Margaret said...

lol! I thought your pictures looked a bit more vivd than usual! lol! But everything looks great! Hooray on your Fold stash too!

Brigitte said...

Oh my, such a lot of stitching. The little robin is growing more and more and I do love this project a lot. Your finishes are all so lovely. And that new stash will keep you even more busy in the future. Enjoy!

butterfly said...


So much lovely stitching to see you are stitching some lovely designs .
Your new one looks beautiful you must feel excited.
Love how the robin is looking well done Sally just beautiful.

Małgorzata Zoltek said...

Piękne prace. Wpadł mi w oko Marigold Cottage Garden. Widze,że czerwcowy domek gotowy-ja jak zawsze w tyle. Pozdrawiam.

Lesleyanne said...

Lovely stitching and finishes Sally. Great new starts too.

Justine said...

Your needles have been busy! Well done on another page finish for Robin, it looks great. I love those Shepherd's Fold pieces but am trying to resist!

Kay said...

More lovely stitching. I am looking forward to seeing what you do with your July cottage. I did the May, June, and August ones last year and have the pattern for the July but want to make some changes so it isn't too American. Maybe I will just leave out the flag. x

Mii Stitch said...

You have done so much! Great progress, great start, great finishes & great new stash :)

Maggee said...

That is a LOT of progress on stitching projects! The Robin of course, is showing us more now, and I love the marigolds in that finish! Enjoy stitching the SB pieces! I put the LHN Comfort one on my wishlist... never saw it stitched by anyone! Hugs!

Annette-California said...

Congrats on your finishes, June did come too fast. Beautiful stitching! Happy for you to get new stash that you've been wanting, Shepherd's Fold. Yea your done with page 4 - Robin is pretty, love the tree. love Annette

Juls said...

I just love seeing you stitching and progress!! All lovely!!

Julie said...

The new SB looks nice, it will be fun watching that grow over the coming weeks.
Hope you got the knitting sorted today at the craft group.

Rachael G said...

Beautiful stitching. I love the MY Mom's garden that is so sweet.

Andrea said...

Wonderful stitching and finishing. Love the robin.

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

Congratulations on the page finish on Robin. Your two monthly pieces look lovely. I really like the October Marigolds.

The SB stash looks great too, it's nice to treat yourself to something special you will really enjoy.

Miamina said...

Sorry for the late comment! Well done on the page finish and the other 2 finishes, such beautiful stitching! I love the new starts and also the new stash kit too! It's nice to treat yourself sometimes and if it's something you really love and know you will stitch, then it's not a problem! Well done!

Mary - Lecoeurceltique said...

Lots of lovely finishes and starts. Your robin is progressing well.