Thursday, 18 October 2007

Serendipity

Well here endeth my rotation for this round with the last stitches going into Serendipity last night:) This has been an absolute joy to stitch and I would like to thank Yvonne Horn of Papillon Creations for creating this beauty for her newsletter readers to stitch. So I proudly present Papillon Creations Serendipity stitched on 32 count fabric using DMC 550 and 3350 and Kreinik 005. I am very pleased with the way this turned out and love the colours I chose. This is now at the framers ( I'm having a black frame!) as I decided I'd prefer to have it framed rather than make it into a cushion:)

So for the rest of this week I shall just be stitching on whatever I feel like! I picked up the ornament I'm stitching for Simone's ornament exchange when I'd finished Serendipity last night but have now changed my mind and want to stitch a different one! LOL! I'll still finish this one and will either save it for myself or give it away:) Obviously I can't tell you what I'll be stitching! I also want to make a couple of Halloween bags as I bought some Halloween chocolates in Thorntons and thought it would be nice to make treat bags for the girls. OK I know they're past trick or treating now but let's face it who can resist chocolate! The only problem was I didn't have any suitable fabby for the chart I wanted to use so I emailed Jayne at Jayne's Attic to see if she had any. It turned out she had a few but couldn't decide which I would prefer so she sent the ones she had to look at with a bag to return the ones I didn't want in. Now how is that for customer service? Jayne will always go that extra mile for her customers. So thanks Jayne. I've picked what I want and will be returning the others to you this afternoon:)

Anybody looking at The Online Needlework Show? I'm having a look but, thankfully, I haven't seen anything I fancy as yet! Lol! I have put a lot of thought into being on the chart stash wagon and have decided that I'm going to go to the end of October then going to treat myself. I will have done 5 months by then and I think I can be very proud of myself for going that long as I never have done before since discovering online shopping! Lol! I have been so close this week to buying a chart but have stopped myself from doing it:) Wow what willpower! Lol!

I took Abi back to the doctors again last night so she is now on her third lot of antibiotics; finger's crossed that this finally gets rid of the infection. Had she been able to take penicillin it would have cleared it easily but she is allergic to it. Last night was the first night in ages she actually got a good night's sleep so let's hope that is a good sign that she is finally on the mend.

We got our front door fitted yesterday. I was supposed to be going to the funeral of a family friend who lost her life to cancer but, as I wasn't sure exactly what time the fitters were arriving, I had to stay home. The door looks brilliant and we're so pleased with it. It has certainly made the house look better both inside and out!

I hope everyone is having a good week. It's lovely here today. It's rather chilly but the sun is shining and it's a glorious day:)

18 comments:

Novice Stitcher said...

Serendipity looks fantastic! Framing it in black will be perfect. You do such lovely work. What a good idea to make treat bags for your girls. I remember feeling a bit sad when I got too old to trick or treat; I'll bet this will make them so happy. I hope your daughter responds to round 3 of the antibiotics. Congratulations on your award - you make me smile too!

Solstitches said...

Congratulations on a beautiful finish! It is really gorgeous and will look stunning in the black frame.

Margaret

Vonna said...

CONGRATS!!! Your serendipity looks super! I love the threads you used :) Yay, yay, yay!

Karen said...

thats a great finish well done

Michelle said...

Your work is just beautiful! Choosing a black frame is perfect - can't wait to see it framed.

Karan said...

Serendipity is beautiful Sally, it's going to look fantastic in the black frame.
Fingers crossed the meds are finally working for Abi.

Chiloe said...

Poor Abi ... What don't you try natural remedies in addition to antibiotics? I know garlic is a natural antibiotics (not really appealing, right? they say to get rid of the green inside to not have bad breath) or honey ...

I'm too weak to be in any wagon !!! Who got that crasy idea by the way? lol

Ranae said...

Congrats! on the super duper Serendipity. it looks wonder and love the colors. Perfect!!
Can I please have some of your will power? lol.
I see, I have e-mail for the Online Needlework Show, but still have to check it out.
Bloggers are more important, lol. I glad Abi got a good nites rest, hopefully that will help alot.
Take Care!!

Pam said...

Oh my, your Serendipity turned out just beautiful. It's the first one I have seen complete and I think it will look stunning with a black frame. I have resisted checking out the Needlework show so far, but we'll see how long I last LOL. I sure hope the 3rd time is a charm for Abi, it's so sad when our little ones are sick. Hope she feels even better soon!

Michelle said...

Serendipity looks fabulous! Congratulations on the finish. It will look beautiful in a black frame.

Carol said...

Yay Sally! Serendipity is beautiful!

Stitchingranny said...

Can't wait to see "dippy" framed Sally. It really looks stunning in the colours you chose and I think a black frame will set it off to perfection.

Gill said...

Wow Sally, Serendipity is beautiful! I have the chart for it but goodness knows when I'll get around to it.

Well done for sticking on the chart wagon! I've been good too, hard isn't it? LOL

That's awesome that Jayne did that with the fabric! I've never ordered from her - buying from the US tends to be a lot cheaper for me than buying from the UK.

monique said...

Beautiful finish! I love Yvonne's designs :)

My daughter has had a few infections which have taken 2 or three round of antibiotics. I hope this does it for Abi!

Mary Ann said...

Serendipity is gorgeous! Congratulations on such a wonderful finish, Sally!!

Julie said...

Serenidpity looks stunning, hope these meds do the trick for Abi this time.

Needlearts Kelly said...

Your Serendipity is just beautiful! I hope you post a pic when it comes back framed! Congratulations on a gorgeous finish!

Nancy in IL said...

Sally, your Just Nan wall left me drooling, but I'll try to go on with your blog. ;-)

Hoping Abi fights this infection off very soon. My sis is also allergic to penicillin, dangerously so, and she has trouble with meds as well. Healing vibes sent Abi's way!

Wow, your Papillon Serendipity is beyond words. It's breathtaking! LOVE your color choice!