Friday, 3 March 2017

March?!

Well here we are in March! Really??!! It hardly seems like 5 minutes since last Christmas. Oh how I wish time didn't go so fast! It also hardly seems like 5 minutes since I did my last post. I don't seem to be getting any better at keeping up with it all but never mind. At least I keep trying I guess.

So since my last post I've finished something that I can't show. It needs making up but my enthusiasm has been non existent. Maybe this weekend I'll give myself the mighty push I need and get it done. No other finishes but I am hoping to have the odd one or two this month.

However I have had a page finish and a couple of new starts. The page finish was on my lovely Father Christmas. It's been a long time coming but page 5 is finally done so I just have 4 partial pages. Doesn't seem much when I say it like that but it's still plenty lol.

I mentioned in my last post that I was going to start Just Nan's Lorelei Lamb which Chris bought me for my birthday in 2015. Well start it I did although I haven't got a massive amount done. I just hope it actually looks like a lamb by the time I have finished!

My other new start is Stitchers Anon Designs Season of Joy which was one of the charts I won in Gaynor's giveaway on Facebook. I am stitching this one at craft group and am loving every single stitch.

I have some determination to get Sotto La Neve finished. Last week I ended up frogging quite a lot of one of the trees as I had miscounted so I was not a happy girl. This week it went much better and I've started filling in bits of red on the trees. Hopefully it won't be too much longer but there is a LOT of white to stitch!

Winter is coming along nicely. I'm leaving the back stitching until last and just concentrating on getting the cross stitching done. I started the door this week. Barb is working on the W.

I am still stitching a bit each week on Guardian but I doubt very much that I will manage to finish the challenge of a page finish. I am not even half way yet and there is only about a month to go. I should have known really that just stitching on it one evening a week would not be enough but I'm not stressing about it! If I manage it I do and if I don't, no worries!

Finally it's progress on the final page on SK Dragons History. I am so over this WIP! I will finish it but I'm just not feeling it anymore. When it's done I'll be making it into a bookmark for Abi. 

That's all my stitching news for now. On the book front I set myself a challenge on Goodreads of reading 15 books this year. I really need to get more read if I'm going to do that! I am doing a little better now. At the moment I'm reading Alice by Christina Henry. I bought it last year after seeing it in Waterstones then  after reading some reviews I wasn't sure if I really wanted to read it. However I started it last weekend and am really enjoying it. It's very dark and disturbing, not my usual read, but it is very good.

That's all from me for now. 

Until next time.

With much love.

Sally xxx


21 comments:

Katie said...

Time always seems to fly but this year it's really zooming by. I wish it would slow down too. You do have a lot of beautiful stitching to show though. Love each piece.

Barb said...

How strange Sally I have been writing a blog post at the same time lol. You have achieved so much and I am still in awe of those HAED ones you are doing.Do you know if they are still doing the bookmarks ,perhaps ,perhaps, perhaps. Sheeps tonight whoo hoo , are you stitching on your lamb. Speak soon. Many hugs and much love.

Justine said...

What a great update - you're like a stitching juggler with so many lovely things on the go at once! You don't look that far off two more HAED finishes which would be amazing.
I've just ordered that Alice book and it will be my next read. I'll be interested to swap notes!

butterfly said...

Wonderful stitching Sally, your Wips are growing each week.
Have a good week hugs .

Linda said...

Wonderful progress on all of your lovely projects Sally.

Linda

Vickie said...

Lorelei Lamb

gracie said...

Love all your projects....well done

Mii Stitch said...

As always a post bursting with little crosses!
Simply admiring your Father Christmas, fantastic!

Julie said...

Jolly Old is looking wonderful. Lots of nice projects you are adding little stitches to.
Enjoy your weekend x

Christine said...

Two lovely new starts Sally, and all the WIPS are looking great.
I'm glad you're enjoying Alice. I've just finished the sequel

Mary - Lecoeurceltique said...

You might say you haven't done much stitching on some of your projects but I can see a lot. I think you have the right idea about not stressing out; after all, hobbies are meant to be fun (and relaxing).

Tricia T said...

Beautiful stitching, Sally!! I can't wait to see your HAED 's finished!!!

Andrea said...

Great progress on your WIPs.

Rachel said...

Beautiful progress and lovely stitching! I love Sotto La Neve, I've never seen that pattern before. Very pretty!

Renee said...

Your projects are gorgeous. Congratulations on a page finish! How fun! I'm sorry to hear the frog paid you a visit though. And, I love your Winter piece. (I love snowmen.) I absolutely love your Storykeep and Spangler's work. I worked on the SK Effects of Caffeine this weekend. I love seeing it come together, but it is the first HAED chart I've worked with so many arrows pointing in different directions all clustered together. It made it rather challenging and made me wonder if the SK Dragon History chart is similar, or if there is another reason you are not feeling it anymore.

Astrids dragon said...

You have been busy! So many of them are so close to being finished, how exciting! I really should start my "little" HAED, I love yours.

Christina said...

I'm always in awe of how many projects you have on the go, Sally. I would get myself very confused. Even just storing them would be an issue for me! I love Cricket Collection 'Winter'. I've never seen that design before.

Jackie said...

Time flies like crazy it seems! I love a challenge myself but consider it a win if I make progress but don't meet my goal.

Penny said...

You've been working on some amazing projects! This is my year of not setting a Goodreads challenge, but I will cheer you on to your goal of 15. : )

Carol said...

Such lovely stitching, as always, Sally! The Santa is getting oh-so-close to being called a finish. What a jolly guy he is :) And I do love the CC Winter design so much. I think I may have to think about stitching those seasonal designs myself.

Hope Spring is arriving in your part of England!

Brigitte said...

Such a lot of beautiful stitching, Sally. Great progress on Father Christmas and Dragon's History. This last one will look good finished as a bookmark.
I love Winter and it won't take long and it will be done as well.
Lovely new starts.