Saturday, 24 February 2007

Summer ACEO

Well I must say I am now very happy with the progress I've made on Heaven and Earth Designs Summer ACEO. As I said when it was half term I didn't get a lot done so decided to carry on with her this week so here she is. I didn't manage to get page 3 finished but I will next time she's out ( I hope!). I think she's looking really good so far. Her wings are really pretty and it's amazing how many different colours and shades there are in those alone! This is one of the HAEDs with only 50 colours in and I say only because most of the ones I have have 90 colours, except for Guardian which only has 8!

So tonight I am going to start Sherry Senicar Designs Believe in Yourself ( keep calm Paula!). I have some Polstitches Dragon Shades called Fairy Lights, which was in my Christmas Stash pack from Jayne's Attic, and I think it will be perfect for this design. I also have some threads which were in the pack mostly Jayne's Attic exclusive colours ( I think they are Carrie's Creations) and I'm going to use some of those as well as some Gentle Arts Sampler Threads. I am going to make it into a bellpull when it's done and give it to Jessica for when she does her GCSEs.

Now I am off the stash wagon I haven't bought a thing! Ever get the feeling you are just not meant to! I emailed somebody about some threads and I haven't heard anything. I know she got the email as I got a read receipt. I will hang on a few days and see if she gets back to me or not. I haven't signed up for the COTM club as yet as Sassy's Fabby's is closed at the moment due to the death of a close friend but I will email Lauren when she re-opens.

Oh and before I forget I would just like to say a huge thank you to Heather and Kim who have been trying to help me get a strikethrough when I have completed something on my goals list. It has taken me ages and lots of frustration trying to get it to work and I feel so dumb now that I realise what I have been doing wrong! LOL! You could probably have heard that penny drop out in space!

I have been to the opticians today. I'm not actually due an eye test until July but I've been having a few problems and thought it best to get them checked now rather than wait. Turns out that my left eye has changed quite a bit but my right one is more or less the same as last time! As they had an offer on on specs £75 and over where you got a pair free I paid an extra £24 to get tints put in one pair so that I have sunglasses for when I sit outside in the summer and stitch or read. So I'll see if new glasses solve the problems!

10 comments:

Julie said...

Summer is looking wonderful Sally

I love your idea to give Jess the Sherry Senicar, it's such a stressful time for them and she will treasure such a special gift

hopefully the new glasses will stop the headaches

Karen said...

your WIP is looking very good, I still can not make up my mind wether to join the COTM club or just buy as and when

Hazel said...

Your wip is looking great sally. I love Jaynes attic - really cool stuff there. Feel free to add me to your blog.
xx

Mary Ann said...

Sally, Summer is looking fantastic! And, I hope the new glasses will help. Also, now that you know how to do the strikethroughs, maybe you could let me in on the secret! :-)

Cindy said...

Your Summer piece is looking wonderful :)

~Kim~ said...

Wow, you are just moving along on this one! Congrats on the progress.

Your welcome on the help. :)

~Kim~

Paula said...

Hi Sally, I'm calm...honest I am....***takes deep breath*** lol
Looking forward to seeing Believe in yourself...
Ooooh your Summer is stunning so far can't wait to see some more of it.
Hope the glasses work...let us know how you get on....
Huggles

June said...

Your Summer piece is looking fabulous! :D

Stitchingranny said...

Wow Sally I can certainly see the progress you have made on Summer, she is really beginning to take shape now and I will look forward to seeing her grow.

Now you know how to do the clever strike throughs you will be able to teach me lol I havent got a clue.

Lizzy said...

Summer is looking lovely, Sally! You've made wonderful progress... :-)

I hope your new glasses keep your headaches at bay...

{{{Hugs}}}