Friday, 5 June 2015

Some Finishing Up

Here we are in June. Did I really say June? Hard to believe we are almost half way through the year. During this week you'd have thought it was Autumn rather than Summer but it looks like better weather is here although please don't let it get too hot!

I have been getting a few bits finished up this week. Some were already half way done and just needed trim on.I'll show those first then get onto my new starts and WIPs!

Country Cottage Needleworks Snow Love was finished up the same as the model as I loved Vonna's finishing.

As you can see Christmas Cheer was waiting to be done and here's how it looks now. Not bad for a first attempt with a rotary cutter and wave blade! I still have all my fingers intact!

Do you remember The Snowflower Diaries Angela from last year? ( I know it's shameful that she's had to wait this long to be done! ). Well here she is.

Finally Blue Ribbon Designs Owls in Moonlight which I stitched a few months ago. I'm not happy with my cording on this one. 

I have a few more to finish. Well a lot more to finish lol! 

I have been trying to stay away from my tab in an evening this week and get plenty of stitching done instead. I have had three new starts two of which are Country Cottage Needleworks. The first one is July Cottage.

I will make some changes to this but not sure what just yet. I think I'll just leave the flag off and maybe add a flying bird or something. I'll leave the fireworks as we have a carnival here in July and there is always a firework display.

My other CCN start is Let Us Adore Him. Barb and I moved our Christmas ornament SAL to Thursday just for this week. I really like this fabric. It is so soft.

My third new start was Cottage Garden Samplings November's Chrysanthemum. I can't believe I am almost done with this series! At one point I thought I'd never finish them lol!

I have been making good progress on my ongoing WIPs except for Shepherd's Bush My Mom's Garden as I started with a flashing in my eye so had to put it away. That was the second episode in a week which was a shock as I haven't had it for a long, long time. I am planning to get this finished this evening if I can then I can start the first part of the fold next week.

I would like to pass the chart on when I've finished as Barb passed it on to me. So if you'd like to stitch this please just say so in your comment :)

Comfort is coming along nicely. I hope I have enough thread but I should do with me stitching it on 40 count.

Page 5 of my robin was started on Saturday evening and I have to say I really did not want to put it down! My DH was out at some trials riding on Sunday afternoon and the girls were doing their own stuff playing Lego Lord of the Rings ( hilarious! ) so I got it out again and did a little more.  

Finally my other SAL with Barb which is our Halloween SAL and a little more stitched on Ghoul Tidings :)

I signed up this week for part B of Stitch from Stash but I get a feeling I won't last long on it! Have you seen the new Lizzie Kate mystery that is being released starting next month? I truly believe I am a lost cause when it comes to stitching stash and I should just give up trying to be good right now lol. I am very tempted by the new mystery ( there are sheep in the sneak preview! ) but then I think I really don't need anything else and I have so much to stitch it's silly. However when has that ever stopped a stitcher?! Lol. I think I'll sleep on it a bit! 

I got sorted with the leaf edging on my afghan at craft group. One of my oldest online friends helped me but I still couldn't work out just how but 2 of the lovely ladies at group helped and I was sorted! Fingers crossed I can actually remember when it comes to the next corner! I'll take a photo next time I blog.

That's it from me today. Until next time take care everyone.

With much love.

Sally xx


34 comments:

CraftyGurl said...

Ohh those are all great, I really like the Snowflake Angel, cute!

Have a great day. I hope it warms up just a tad for you. We are having a nice cool spell here in South Carolina, mid eighties and it is glorious :)

CraftyGurl said...

I totally read that all wrong it is snowflower diaries ANGELA LOL Guess I should not comment this early in the morning haha.
Take Care :)

Mii Stitch said...

Sally I fell in love with ALL your finishes!!! They are simply beautiful & perfect :)

StitchinByTheLake said...

You always have the most beautiful finishes! blessings, marlene

Barb said...

Nice projects. Great job on them.

Vickie said...

Oh Sally, I think your finishing work is excellent.
I would love to be included in the draw for SB My Mom's Garden please. Thank you Sally.

Blu said...

Such lovely finishes! They looks amazing!

Beth said...

Wonderful finishes. I have December left to stitch in the Cottage Garden series, but somehow in June I am not in the mood!

Manuela said...

All your finishes are so beautiful.
Wonderful progress on your WIPs.
Have a nice weekend, Manuela

cucki said...

So many sweet finishes....looking so wonderful x

Escargopotte bordados said...

OMG ! lovely finiches !

Linda said...

Congrats on all of the gorgeous finishes Sally. Wonderful progress on your WIP's and love your new starts.

Linda

Sheryl S. said...

Beautiful work Sally, your finishes are perfect

Sarah said...

Christmas cheer looks gorgeous! What a lovely finish.

butterfly said...

Oh Sally love all your finishes , they all look wonderful .
I wish I could get more stitching in but it is hard this time of the year .
Do you just stitch on one each night or more than one.
Have a lovely weekend hugs .

Cindy's Stitching said...

All so pretty. Snowflower is my favorite.

Southpaw Stitcher said...

Love all of your WIPs. Looks like you're really making progress with the robin. Sally, your finishing is absolutely divine! Wish I had half the talent for it that you have.

Happiness is Stitching said...

beautiful work ♥

Michelle said...

Oh Sally your stitching is lovely - I am in love with the Snowflowers one absolutely stunning xx

Kay said...

It is always wonderful to get stitching finally made up! Your finishes are lovely, cording isn't something I have tried yet. x

Heather said...

Oh Sally! Your finishing is amazing! I love how you finished them all! Your stitching is lovely! Your Robin is coming along nicely!

I am not going to join the next round of stitch from stash. We are going to be visiting our family at the beginning of July and they live near the Silver Needle. I am sure that I would blow it right from the start. :-)
I am glad that you were able to get help at your craft club!

gominam said...

All your finishes look so pretty and neat! Lovely WIPs, great progress;)

Maggee said...

Seeing all your lovely finishes inspires me to dig in my drawer and get more finishing done! They are all lovely! Was it hard to do the curved top on Love? Not a shape I have tried. Good going on your WIPs too! Hugs!

Shebafudge said...

Gorgeous stitching and gorgeous finishing. Your needles must be smoking at the moment. xx

Christine said...

It's all looking gorgeous Sally, I love the finishing on Christmas cheer

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

Your finishing is lovely. The arched Ornie looks particularly difficult!

I stitched the Owls at Midnight myself and scrapbooked it! Much easier.

Andrea said...

Wonderful stitching. Such a lot that you have finished and all of your new starts are just lovely.
Please add me to the draw for the SB chart.

Hooked on Stitches said...

Lovely finishes Sally :)

Jackie said...

Your Snowflower Diaries Angel is so cute! You finished it so very nicely (as always)!

Erin said...

Wow, you've been busy! Everything looks wonderful. Gorgeous finishing, too!

I'd love to stitch "My Mom's Garden"...although I have enough WIPs right now that I'd totally understand if you wanted to send it to someone else.

Erin

Julie said...

Lovely array of finishes, well done Sally.

Justine said...

There is always so much to see on your lovely blog Sally. I love how you have finished those ornaments, the little easel is so cute and perfect for that design, and the CCN ornaments are just so pretty.

Miamina said...

Those are beautiful finishes! I think we are our own worst critics when it comes to our stitching, but I think they all look lovely!

I have considered signing up for Stitch from Stash, but then I just laugh, who am I kidding?? I'm a total stash addict and I love planning and kitting just as much as the actual stitching. I have a very understanding Hubby as well!!

Mary - Lecoeurceltique said...

Lovely finishes, Sally. I would love to be included in your SB draw for 'My Mom's Garden'