Sunday, 26 June 2016

Ornament Finishing

Hello from a very warm England! Phew it has been way too hot for me but it's been so nice to see the sun. 

So I've been getting some finishing off done on the ornaments from my SAL with Barb and Chris. In the photo below are Lizzie Kate Up on the Rooftops, Country Cottage Needleworks Peace, The Snowflower Diaries Pure Love and Blue Ribbon Designs Snowmates. I'm really pleased with how these turned out. I still have Hands on Design Plenty to finish off then I'm up to date with my ornaments at least!  I still have lots of other pieces to finish to display! 

I have made a start on my ornament for June. Can you guess what it is? I'm sure you will be able to as I have stitched it before for Chris for our private yearly ornament exchange. Chris is catching up and has stitched her May ornament and started her June one this month. Barb is feeling much more like her old self and is back to stitching  on her ornament and on our sheep SAL too.

I have had a few other new starts . I seem to be on an LHN kick at the moment! Oh and sheep!!

This one is the Soft and Sweet thread pack. I'm not sure what the fabric is but it's a very pretty shade.

Then this one is Welcome Spring which is free with the purchase of the 3 Classic Colorworks threads. I am stitching this for the sheep SAL Barb and I are doing. As you can see another sheep and a very cute one at that!

I'm feeling very good about my stitching at the moment. I think I had got in a bit of a slump and wasn't keen on anything I was stitching except for my HAEDs but having a couple of new starts has certainly given me a boost. Plus I've gone through my stash and sold some charts that I regretted buying. I'm finding that behaving myself and not buying so much is helping too. Having said that I did pop an order in with Karla over at The Patchwork Rabbit for some threads for the final bonus  block on my AotH and I couldn't order just the threads could I so I ordered another part of Jardin Prive Histoire De Moutons! Just 2 more to buy now!

Typing of my AotH I finished Elizabeth Jane barring the personalisation ( this block is for my Dad. He wasn't born in December but this one has to be his ) and I made a start on the final bonus block. I can finally see the end and my determination to keep going with it until it is finished is paying off. I dread to think how much it'll cost me to get framed but it'll be worth it for such a special piece.

I am not too sure about this Lizzie Kate piece I am stitching.  It is the bonus sampler from the Littles Mystery and I'm just not sure I like the colours.  It's the DMC conversion. I may like it more once it's all finished. I didn't stitch on it on Thursday as I finally plucked up the courage to go on the local  photography group's walk.

Ooooh I almost forgot! I have finished Hands to Work!  I love this piece. It's so pretty.

Little House Needleworks Hands to Work

Unknown fabric.

DMC.

Last but  by no means least are my two HAED WIPs. These seem to be such slow going now as I've been trying to cross country across the pages like I did with the challenge on the Facebook group. There seems to be an awful lot more confetti on this page of Mini Jolly Old Fellow and I couldn't really tell that I'd made any progress. So last night ( progress from last night not shown ) I decided to go back to cross country over 10 rows and it seemed to go better until I found myself going back to across the full page lol!


That's all my news for now. Enjoy your stitching and I hope the frogs stay away!

Until next time.

With much love,

Sally xxxx

23 comments:

Vickie said...

Nice work on the ornaments Sally. So close now on the AotH!! Keep at it.

Lesleyanne said...

Gorgeous finishes and stitching Sally.

Margaret said...

Everything looks wonderful! I still can't imagine doing HAED pieces. So amazing.

Kay said...

I do love seeing your finishes. I haven't finished anything for ages, since I went back t work I am struggling to find time to get everything done and don't have much energy left for concentrating. x

butterfly said...

Lovely stitching and nice finishes .

Christine said...

Great ornament finishes Sally. I like the sheepy starts

Manuela said...

Wonderful finishes.

Le trame della Galaverna said...

Beautiful stitches

Justine said...

I love your ornament finishes Sally, they really look professional. Great work! You are definitely on a sheep kick at the moment and why not? Soft and Sweet is my favourite, the sheep are just so pretty.
Love Hands to Work too.
What's AotH stand for? Looks like you're very close to a finish on that one.

Mii Stitch said...

Beautiful little crosses and finishes

Mouse said...

oooo well done on the finishing and the stitching front .. and I need to start my anniversarys got the fabbie need to sort out rest of the threads ... love mouse xxxx

Julie said...

Great ornament finishes and pretty sheepy new starts.

Maggee said...

So many lovely projects to see! Congrats on the ornie finishing so far... keep it up and you will be so happy at Christmas time! And your finish of Hands to Work is wonderful... love it too! The other one that I really like and have to have now (gee thanks!!) is the Welcome Spring! Love the colors, and the sheep. I don't care if spring has passed, gotta have it! Ha! Thanks for sharing!

Carol said...

Such a lovely bunch of finishes, Sally--the ornaments are great and I'm in love with your Hands to Work pieces. So glad you stitching mojo is back :) Enjoy the rest of June--on to July!

Penny said...

Some lovely stitching and finishing, Sally! Although I haven't stitched that many of their designs, LHN is one of my favorites.

gominam said...

So many pretty things to look at, your posts are always filled with lovely things.

Brigitte said...

You were on a finishing spree lately, Sally. Very nice ornaments. And a LHN kick is not the worst that can happen to you, lol.
Great new projects and wonderful progress on the HAEDs.

WendyCarole said...

Your hot weather never reached this part of Yorkshire. :(
Great stitching.

Penny said...

Beautiful ornament finishes, Sally! You are always working on some lovely pieces.

Andrea said...

Wonderful finishing. I really must start thinking about stitching again. It seems June/July is when my mojo goes or it could be that I need to catch up on plenty of other things or more than likely I'm still in holiday mode! Great WIPs too, looking forward to seeing Santa revealed.
I went to Harrogate for a few days 20-24 June, beautiful weather, I was soooo lucky. Everyone at home had rain!

stitcherw said...

What fun pieces you have going, love the Little House ones, the sheep in those are so cute. I've several of hers in my stash, not Soft and Sweet thought, hmmmmm, that one may need to be added, love the colors :) Lovely finish of Hands to work too, her birds are cute too, come to think of it I think most of her animals/birds are cute.

Fun HAED WIPs, those pieces are such awesome looking ones, but with the dense stitch and the confetti, quite time consuming. Mixing them up with a couple other pieces like the Little House ones so feel like are making more headway and having a finish more often is probably a good balance. I just finished my dragon HAED, but pretty much all I've done for 6 months, so while I love it, only one finish in 6 mo. doesn't feel as much an accomplishment as it should.

Dani - tkdchick said...

Wow if you're in a slump you're doing great so many great finishes and projects on the go too!!! Its all looking great!

Mary - Lecoeurceltique said...

Lovely finishes and I like your new starts. You've also made good progress on your WIPs.