Friday, 28 October 2016

Stunning Sunset and Stitching!

Hello fellow stitchers! Yes I'm here again much sooner than I have been of late! I really, really want to become the blogger I used to be so I'm going to try really hard to make that happen. I just hope that you won't get fed up of seeing my WIPs as I certainly haven't had as many finishes as I have in previous years! Last year I had 60+ and this year ( up to now ) I haven't managed 30! However I have been stitching on bigger pieces this year.

You may remember me finishing an ornament the other month called Snow by Val's Stuff. Well I have got it all made up. I am so pleased with this! Those eyes are so funny!


No other finishes for me but plenty of progress which is always good. Barb and I are stitching away on our SB Frightful Halloween Rolls and are hoping to get them finished for the day. I thought that the 31st was on Tuesday but, of course, it's on Monday so this has to be finished this evening so that I can get it made up over the weekend!

I am continuing my house building on the bonus block of my Anniversaries of the Heart. I can hardly wait to get this finished, framed and on my wall.............if I can find a space lol! I could swap things out but lack of storage space makes that just a bit difficult! 

I forgot to take a photo of my progress on my dragon but I did take a photo of my progress on Tilton Crafts Always ( Alan Rickman tribute ). Justine was asking me how I was getting on with it. It's not much when you consider I started this on April 26th but it only comes out every now and then. I'm hoping that I can fit it into my rotation next year and stitch on it more.

My plan for October on Mini Jolly Old Fellow was to definitely finish the partial page and attempt to finish 10 rows on the next page. Well I did manage the partial page but not the 10 rows. I gave it a good go though!

Lovely Sotto La Neve is getting some love!

Finally a bit of knitting. I can't actually remember whether I've posted this on my blog or not but I've  been knitting an aran jumper ( wool and pattern from Seaside Yarns ). This is the front, back and one sleeve done! Hopefully I should have it finished just in time for cold weather coming! It isn't a colour I would normally wear but I fancied something different!

Last night I was cooking tea when I glanced out of my kitchen window and saw the most amazing sunset going on! I rushed into the living room where my DH was sitting, turned out the light and pointed out the window! We both grabbed our cameras and took some photos. These are a couple of mine. I don't think I have ever seen such an amazing sunset and it was just one of those moments that makes you feel glad to be alive! 


That's all my news for now. Thank you to those of you who are sticking with me and dropping by to see me and leave a comment. I truly appreciate each and every one. I finally made time to drop by and see you all and am hoping to keep that up too!

Take care everyone.

Until next time.

With much love

Sally xxx

22 comments:

Mii Stitch said...

Super finish on the snowman!
Great progress on the wip too.
The Tilton piece looks stunning :)

sheryl said...

I enjoy your blog - especially like the Sotto La Neve progress.

Vickie said...

Oh Sally, you are so very, very close on AotH! Go,go,go!! :D
Yes, what a spectacular sunset!

Terri said...

Beautiful stitching and knitting. Love the sunset pictures!!

Maggee said...

Hello again! You are making great progress on your WIPs--that is what matters! You are stitching! (I need to post on my blog today...)The snowman piece is really cute! It is a clever piece, with the dangling snowflakes! I am sure you will get your needle roll put together by Monday. Your yellow jumper is very cool, and will no doubt keep you warm this coming winter! I LOVE the Sunset pictures--that was quite a picturesque ending to your day!! Thanks for sharing! Hugs!

laceystitcher said...

What a gorgeous sunset! No wonder you were excited. I am impressed by how many projects you have going and the progress you have made on each. They are all so wonderful; especially love your Santa! Enjoy your weekend, and happy stitching....

Linda said...

Congrats on the cute finish Sally. Awesome progress on all of your projects.

Linda

Kay said...

I am loving your anniversary of the heart series, it will be amazing when it is all finished. Super cute snowman too. x

Christine said...

Fabulous finish on the Snow ornament sally, and great progress on the WIPS.
What a fantastic sunset!

Mary - Lecoeurceltique said...

With the number of projects you have on the go, I'm impressed with your progress on all of them. Love your snowman finish.
The sunset photos are impressive.

Brigitte said...

I always love to see other stitchers' projects in all stages of progress. It always motivates me to continue on my own projects when I see the progress of others.

He is such a little cutie pie, your little snowman. And so nicely finished.
I love SB needle rolls, they are all worth stitching and finishing.
Nice progress on all your projects, stitched or knitted.

Andrea said...

Great stitching and finishing. Love the Santa piece.

butterfly said...


What a great snowman and finish .
Love all your WIPS they are growing well.
Beautiful sunset , we are having some lovely ones two , nature is wonderful, hugs.

butterfly said...


Love the snowman and your finish.
Love all your WIPs they are growing so much.

Beautiful Sunsets , we are also having some beautiful ones, don't you just love nature.

Julie said...

Great snowman finish. The needleroll is going to be gorgeous. Stunning sunset, we've had a few beauties recently.
Love the knitting, that'll be nice and cosy in the winter months.

Małgorzata Zoltek said...

Wspaniałe postępy! Niesamowity zachód - jakby setki twarzy spoglądało z nieba.

Le trame della Galaverna said...

Absolutely wonderful progresses

Carol said...

Oh, that snowman is adorable, Sally! I know just what you mean about the sunset photos and the feeling that sweeps over you--I feel that way often when I'm in nature :)

Happy November to you!

gominam said...

Great progress on your pretty WIPs, and your knitting also. Wow, that sunset picture is one for the books. Thank you for sharing nature's beauty😊

Jackie said...

What an amazing sunset! You captured it beautifully!

Mouse said...

oooo you have been busy .. did you get the needleroll finished on time ??? love the sunset photos and also your progress on the AOTH ... keep up the good work and love the jumper too ... love mouse xxxxx

Vickie said...

Your stitching looks wonderful!!!!