Tuesday, 23 January 2007

Fourth Finish

OK I know I said fourth finish and I've only shown two so far this year but the third one is a secret until it reaches the recipient and it'll be on it's way as soon as I manage to get to the post office! Anyway my fourth finish is just a teeny one. Ages ago I won a pink tuck in a contest on the San Man Originals message board which was held for breast cancer awareness month ( hence it being pink). I hadn't come across anything that I wanted to stitch for it in all the time I've had it and suddenly I had the idea of stitching one of the planters from LHN's Where There is Life and putting that in the tuck so this afternoon that's what I did and here it is. What do you think? I stitched it on Polstitches Dragon Shades Cuddles using Crescent Colours.
My third finish is tiny too as it was stitched over one on 32 count fabric! Never again!!! But it does look sweet and I'm pleased with the way I made it up.

I really need to get some of the finishes I have made up into ornaments, wallhangings etc but as I'm on the stash wagon the only things I can buy are threads if I run out of what I need so it'll have to wait. I'm determined to do this until 1st April then the only things I need to buy will be materials to make tucks and such with and maybe some fabric for stitching on.

We woke up to a slight covering of snow this morning. DH went off to work but was home just before lunch as there was nothing doing so he thought he'd take some of the TOIL he has. We haven't had much more snow and what we have had has melted but I reckon we're in for a hard frost tonight. The forecast says rain for tomorrow so we'll see. Looks like we aren't going to get much snow this time so here's hoping for more before long!

My back is a bit easier today but I'm having to be very careful. I really don't want it to go again as it's so uncomfortable and I really need to get out of the house to the shops tomorrow, if only to get some milk and pay my Dad's paper bill and get his lottery ticket.

14 comments:

Paula said...

Hi Sally, love your tuck it's gorgeous.
Glad your back is better today...hope it's fully better soon.
It's sooo cold here...I hate the cold.....we're in for severe weather to. The roads were awful this morning lots of black ice. Hope it all goes away for all of us soon.
Happy Stitching....

Heather said...

Your tuck is lovely Sally.

Have you got any solpaflex? It's what my Mum (and I do occassionally) uses when her back is sore, or she's got the pains in her hands and it reduces the fluid that builds up in and around the muscles. That might help your back.

Julie said...

the tuck looks gorgeous Sally, such a cute design for it too

glad you are feeling a bit better today, keep resting and stay nice and warm and cosy inside

Mary Ann said...

The tuck piece is lovely and Chatelaine Summer Afternoon is looking great! I hope that your back is feeling better soon, Sally!!

Karen said...

Hope your back has eased some more tomorrow , your finished tuck is lovely

IcelandMom said...

Sally.

Your tuck is looking very pretty. The pattern suits it nicely.

All the best,
Edda

Jacqui said...

That's really pretty. Sorry to hear about your back. I know EXACTLY how you feel.

Julie said...

yes Sally, we woke up to a 'white out' then the sun came out and it's almost melted away now LOL

hope you're feeling a bit better today
{{hugs}}

Stitchingranny said...

Your little tuck is sweet Sally. Will look forward to catching up with your block and maybe finding out what the third finish was when I get back from my hols.

nancy said...

Your tuck's too cute, Sally! Hope you're feeling even better!

Linda said...

Hi Sally,

Good to see your lovely stitching as always. I know about the back issues too, mine's almost better now. Hope yours gets better soon.

We also had snow yesterday. I was in the kitchen at 5.30am cooking chicken korma! Ryan wanted to go out and play in it, be the first to put his footprints in it, but I had to say no. By the time he went out at 7.45am, some of it had already gone. By lunchtime it was all gone so no snowmen this time around!

Hugs to you all!

Mary Kathryn said...

What a great way to use the LHN WTIL design Sally!! I love your finish.

:oO

Lizzy said...

Your wee Tuck is lovely, Sally! The LHN planter is just perfect in that Tuck and I love the colours! Sorry you didn't get much snow... here's hoping for next time! :-) Hope your back is better soon, Hun...

Love and Hugs...
Lizzy

JoAnn said...

Sally, I love the design you stitched for the tuck, looks perfect for it :)