Wednesday, 18 July 2007

A Happy Dance!

Wahoo I am doing a gentle happy dance as HAED Quick Stitch Summer ACEO is finished!! Yay!!! I had thought that I would have her finished tonight but I stitched all Monday afternoon on her and also the evening, then we had severe weather warnings for yesterday afternoon so I decided to stitch all afternoon again! I finally put the last few stitches in her last night so here she is! Isn't she gorgeous? LOL! I started her way back on 5th April 2006, only stitching on her on quick stitch Wednesdays on the HAED MB to begin with so this is why she's taken me a bit longer than she might have done normally. She is stitched on 25 count fabric using DMC and Madeira Glissen Gloss. The original artwork is by Sara Butcher who is my favourite artist. She is in need of a wash then she'll be going to the framers in August. I've already had one piece framed this month so daren't get another one done!

For now I'm not going to add another piece into my rotation as I want to finish the other quick stitch I have on the go before I start another. I am in a pink mood but I promised Abi ages ago that I would stitch Girly Gothic next which is a good thing as I don't have any pinky HAEDs anyway and I have no intention of falling off this chart wagon. As Summer is finished I will carry on with what should have been in my rotation this week and that's Just Nan Spring in the Air. I'm looking forward to picking that one up again.

We had some sad news on Sunday. DH's uncle ( his late Mum's brother) died suddenly early Sunday morning. For all he had not been fully fit for a few years it still came as quite a shock. It is his funeral on Friday but I am not sure that I am going to go as it would mean I wouldn't be back for Abi getting in from school.

The annual carnival here was due to take place this coming weekend but due to the severe weather and flooding it has had to be cancelled. It's a shame as the committee started planning for this year no sooner last year's was over with. All that hard work for nothing. However there's nothing we can do about the weather. We have had some huge downpours and storms and the ground where the carnival takes place is just not getting dried out.

Sorry I haven't been blog walking in the last few days. I'm intent on getting that done today to see what you've all been up to!:)
Hope everyone is having a good week!

24 comments:

Heather said...

WOW Sally she's beautiful. Well done on your finish.

You are stitching up a storm this year with these HAED's and various others.

We've not had such great weather here just recently either and it'll be Autumn in around 60days time!!

KarenV said...

Congratulations on your finish Sally, she looks great!

What a shame about your local carnival. We had a really heavy rain shower this morning but now the sun's out - I'm trying to decide whether to risk putting my washing out.

Kajsa said...

She's just beautiful! It must feel so good to finish her!

I'm so sorry to hear about your husband's uncle. My condulences.

To bad about the carnival, I'm chairing the school carnival here so I can understand how disappointed the people involved must be. It's so much work!

Julie said...

Sorry to hear about DH's Uncle, will Jess not be at home for when Abi comes out of school so you can go??

Summer is stunning, enjoy your HD, i hope Leo turns out as good

We had the Race for Life cancelled here at the beginning of July, it's supposed to go ahead this weekend, i wonder if it will with all the rain we've had this week??

{{hugs}}

Carol said...

Oh my! Congratulations! What a lovely job!!

Lady Val said...

She's adorable! Congratulations on the finish.

Sorry about your husband's uncle and the carnival.

Hazel said...

Oh well done Sally. I knew you could do it. This weather is crazy isn't it?? Maybe they can sort it out for August sometime - carnival I mean.
Sorry to hear about your Uncle.
xxx

Extremlygentle1 said...

Your Quick Stitch ACEO looks stunning, well done on getting her finished *HUGS*

Stitcher said...

Great finish, she looks really cute.

Teejay said...

I love your finish! Isn't it funny that they are called quick stitches? I am also starting Girly Gothic, maybe we can do an sal together, but I know this one is going to take me a very long time, I've never done a haed before.

Svenja said...

She is gorgeous! Congrats on your finish!

This summer really is terrible. We had great weather for four days, now heavy rain and thunder storms are back. :(

Sam said...

Congratulations Sally on a beautiful finish - she's truly a beauty :o)

Sorry to hear about your loss & the cancellation of the carnival. I hope they will be able to reschedule it when summer finally does get here....

Little Grey Cat said...

She really is beautiful. Well done!

Peg said...

Gosh Sally you've been busy and she's beautiful well done on the finish. Thank you for popping in I haven't joined Jayne's new group didn't know about it but that's down to me not being around much :o)
hugs Peg x

Mary Ann said...

Sally, I'm sorry to hear about the loss of your DH's uncle.

Congratulations on a fabulous finish--she is beautiful!

Paula said...

YAY Sally Summer is absolutely gorgeous. Well done on your finish. I bet you are so pleased with her. Can't wait to see her framed.
How'ws Dragonette coming along? Have you much more to do? Will we be seeing a pic soon??
So sorry to hear about dh's uncle,hope you are all doing ok.
Sun is shining here bout time...let's hope it stays away....hope you are getting better weather too.
Huggles and happy stitching......

Mylene said...

Such a beautiful finish, Sally. Congrats!
Sorry to hear about dh's uncle.

Itching To Stitch said...

Your finish is just beautiful. Sorry about your husband's uncle ;)

stitcherw said...

Congrats on your wonderful finish, she's beautiful. Sorry to hear about DH's uncle {{hugs}}.
Sue

Ranae said...

Sally! She is absolutly beautiful.
Congrats!!

Michelle said...

She's gorgeous! Congrats on a wonderful finish. Maybe it will encourage me to pick my ACEO back up. I love Girly Gothic, so I'll look forward to your posts on that! I am so sorry to hear about your DH's uncle. Big hugs!

Michele said...

woo hoo! congrats on the finish! She's awesome :)

Sorry to hear about your DH's uncle .. sorry very hard

Juls said...

Hi Sally! I could of sworn I had commented already but I see I haven't....don't know where the time goes really. As to your question on my "princess notes" I have classic blogger (I think) and one day I was tweaking my template and it took....its somewhere in the body of the template....sorry I couldn't be more help.........
Sorry about your loss (((((((hugs)))))))

June said...

Congrats on finishing your HAED - it looks great. :)

Sorry for your loss. :(