Friday, 31 July 2015

Birthday Gift for Julie.

Yesterday it was my long time stitchy friend Julie's birthday.  So I set about finding something to stitch a while ago but I always seem to end up last minute finishing somehow.  I seriously need to remedy that!  Anyway this is what I stitched for her and am delighted to say that she loved it :)



With Thy Needle and Thread The Sewing Bird

36 count Vintage Examplar Linen

DMC, WDW and GAST

Birthday gift for Julie.

I have had a couple of other finishes this week :)
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Plum Street Samplers Ghoul Tidings

35 count WDW Straw linen

DMC & GAST

This one was finished just in time! I now need to get it finished to hang on my calendar.

Country CottageNeedleworks August Cottage

32 count natural opalescent linen

DMC

No other finishes but, hopefully, by Monday there should be 2 more!

I almost forgot to show some bits I have got made up! Two were half done and it's taken we weeks to get on to actually finishing! The first two were finished ages ago!
Carriage House Samplings 1823 Emma Elizabeth Blackwood Sampler from the June 2005 JCS mag.

Just Nan Marching Orders

Little House Needleworks Comfort.

Barb and I will be trying to get this one finished this evening then we can start the next one.

Sunday evening will see me stitching away to try and get November's Chrysanthemum finished!  I am loving the beautiful bright yellows of the Chrysanthemums in this one. Just so pretty.

Of course no post of mine would be complete without my lovely Robin. 

Last WIP is my Thursday evening stitch A Full Heart. Look I now have some sheep in the field! 

I received an envelope from Kathy this morning. A while ago I had seen her gorgeous finish of LK 6 Snow Belles on Facebook and very cheekily messaged her to ask if she was selling the charts and if I could buy them from her if she was. Bless her she said I could have them which I appreciate so much.  I will repay her kindness one day though :). Thank you so much Kathy :). These will, hopefully, be a Winter stitch for me.

I am happy to say that the leaking boiler is now fixed but I have kept the bowl underneath it just in case! I will be relieved to get a new one fitted before the weather turns chilly. My cousin, who is gas safe registered etc, is going to fit one for us.

As for me I am still not quite right yet and am beginning to think I never will be fully! I was going back to the drs today but decided against it when I saw my usual dr was not there and by the looks of it won't be for another 2 weeks. However I know I really need to go back so I'll have to go and see someone else next week.

I managed to get all caught up with my blog visiting and commenting but I now need to start again lol! At least I'm not a long way behind now!

Thank you for your visits and for all your lovely comments. It makes my day to read them :)

Until next time.

With much love.

Sally xxxx

32 comments:

Manuela said...

All your works are so beautiful.
Greetings, Manuela

Hazel said...

Beautiful gift and lovely finishes. X

Maggie said...

Lovely work Sally. :-)

Angela CG said...

I do hope you are feeling better soon. Your stitching is beautiful and your finishing is wonderful.

Angela CG said...

I do hope you are feeling better soon. Your stitching is beautiful and your finishing is wonderful.

Vickie said...

You have such a beautiful, large variety of stitches here Sally.
Kathy was most generous with you. How wonderful!

stitchersanon said...

Gorgeous stitching followed by more gorgeousness and then even more. I really love all your stitching projects. I wish I was as good as you at remembering birthdays too! Fingers crossed about the boiler

Patti-Rocky Mtn Stitcher said...

You've been one busy bee. Love your finishes. Makes me want to put down this huge sampler and get some projects completed. Thx for sharing.

Linda said...

Congrats on all of the lovely finishes Sally. Your other projects are looking great.

Linda

gominam said...

Great progress on the WIPs. Congrats on the lovely finishes! Ghoul Tidings is so pretty. I hope you'll feel much better soon. Take care:)

butterfly said...


Beautiful stitching and finishes , love what you made for Julie.
lovely charts such kindness .
Sorry you are still unwell get better soon sweet friend.

Barb said...

Hi there sweetie, I have sewing bird to do hmmm One day, it is in the Bird pile. Oh Sally I despair of every stitching as fast as you , you certainly get a lot achieved , I am going to work on the Chimney again tonight so maybe we can start the next one next Friday. Meanwhile thanks for the post it certainly gives one a kick to get on with it!!! Lovely work as always.

Liz said...

I love the little house - it is beautiful! Your blog makes me want to get back to my cross stitch - haven't done any for ages!
Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

Kay said...

I am so glas I read your blog today, it reminds me to switch over to my August country cottage pillow. It is one of the few I have done and it is beautifully summery. Happy stitching. x

Mrs Milkybar Kid said...

Everything is just so beautiful Sally! Your finishes are wonderful, I need to take a leaf out of your book!

Margaret said...

Love the gift and the finishes -- so many pretty ones! Robin is looking amazing too!

Jennifer M. said...

Such lovely finishes and WIPs! I really like Ghoul Tidings.

Dotty's Daughter said...

Your sewing is truly beautiful, the robin especially is so beautiful .

Małgorzata Zoltek said...

Piękne hafty. Mój faworyt to piękny ptak robin -wyglada jak żywy. Twój sierpniowy domek gotowy,a ja zczęłam dopiero lipcowy.

Christine said...

Lovely stitching and finishing Sally

Mary - Lecoeurceltique said...

A lovely selection of stitching to look at. You have been busy.

Cindy's Stitching said...

Sally, August is really pretty. You have been busy stitching up a storm.

Chris said...

Hey Sally! I am always inspired by your stitching and finishing. So many beautiful projects!
I hope that you feel better soon!

Mii Stitch said...

Congrats on all these lovely finishes & stitching!!
As always, your finishes look fantastic :)

Maggee said...

As always, everything is so pretty... Your finishes are a delight! Emma is my favorite... And great progress on your WIPs is always made. Finishing stitching and then doing the 'finishing' don't always happen together... I actually don't know of anyone who does that...I try, but... doesn't always happen! Lately, I am doing current finishes, and pulling one out of the ever famous 'drawer' to do also. Plugging away at them! Thanks for sharing!

Astrids dragon said...

Everything looks great, I really like the Ghoul Tidings!

StitchinByTheLake said...

Sally you always make the most beautiful things! blessings, marlene

Stitching Noni said...

Wow, you have been busy!
Love your bird finish - gorgeous gift
Ghoul Tidings is such a sweet design... well done on your finishes this week :o)
Hugs xx

Julie said...

Thank you Sally, I love my special gift.
Lots of lovely stitching happening at your home!

Carol said...

I really love what you made for Julie, Sally--I saw it on her blog and I can tell she is so pleased with it! Lovely stitching as usual--so glad the boiler is fixed, too :)

Brigitte said...

So much lovely stitching was going on again. And you definitely were on a finishing spree. I wish I could find my finishing mojo again - it seems to have vanished somehow somewhere, lol.
Such a lovely gift for Julie.
I hope you will soon feel a lot better.

Michelle said...

Lovely work Sally - I love the Carriage House Samplings one x