Monday, 10 December 2007

Some Finishes:)

Apologies for my lack of blogging over the past week. I just haven't anything to show or blog about really but now I have! Lol!

It's my friend Sheila's birthday coming up soon so I decided to stitch a little something for her. I wanted somethign quick and easy to make up so chose the Papillon Creations freebie Tiny Little Quaker and stitched it up using GAST Purple Iris and made it into an ornament. I do hope she will like it but time will tell:) I don't seem to be able to get my cording stitched on neatly somehow but never mind:)

I have also completed my second bourse but on this one I did it a little differently and stitched a Mill Hill heart treasure on each fold over bit. I am quite pleased with the way it turned out but it is not square as it should be as I stitched it on Belgian linen. Anyway it's now wrapped up with a pair of earrings inside:) I really love stitching these and now I've learnt how I shall do more using different charts.

Once I'd finished these two I decided to have a new start and started Just Nan Christmas Biscornu and I have loved stitching it:) The first side is finished but I had a bit of job with the beads in bad light last night as I had bother telling the difference between the gold and silver and had to take a few off and re-do them today! I think this is a beautiful design and I can't wait to get the second side done and make it up ready for Christmas. Having said that I won't be putting it away with the Christmas decorations as it's too nice to put away!

That's all the stitching I have to show for now:) Tonight is Just Nan Queen of the Needle SAL night with Helen and tomorrow night is UFO night on Stitch and Stash so HAED Winter will be coming out. After that it'll be HAED quick stitch Girly Gothic for the rest of the week. I really should get Chatelaine Christmas Mystery IV finished but I can't get motivated to get it out. It might happen, it might not!

I wrapped a few Christmas presents this morning but my back and neck ached that much I didn't get them all done! There's always another day:)

Right I shall go and catch up on some blogs for a bit before the girls get in from school. Hope you all have a good week:) Stay warm if it's cold where you are. It certainly is here!

20 comments:

Teejay said...

All your stitching is beautiful, as always!

Little Cat said...

Beautiful gifts Sally :o)

Ranae said...

Beautiful stitching and finishing, Sally!
Looks fab!!
Hope you aches go away and can get those gifts wrapped.
Take Care!!

Vonna said...

Oh, what a beautiful bourse :) I'm sure your friend will adore it!

Michele said...

Happy Monday Sally .. love your finishes! The ornament is sooo pretty in the purples :) and I love your bourse!

jane said...

lovely stitching Sally!!!

Dawn said...

Everything turned out wonderful!!

Julie said...

Your bourse is lovely Sally, a fab gift and so is the ornie, i'm sure your friend will love it

JN biscornu is stunning, and i would keep it out all year too

Lynn said...

as usual Sally, you've done some beautiful pieces. I'm sure the gifts will be treasured :)

Jaimie said...

Everything is coming along beautifully. Your progress on Queen of the Needle is looking good too!

Stitchingranny said...

Its all lovely but the borse is stunning Sally. Hope you got on well tonight. I did and have put a picture in my blog.

stitcherw said...

You've had some lovely finishes lately, your stitching is just flying along it seems. The borse looks beautiful, and your ornaments and Assissi PIF that you finished are gorgeous as well. Your JN Biscornu is so pretty, and it isn't so obvious a Christmas design so you'll be able to leave it out for a good long time to enjoy. As to your Christmas mystery piece, I'm really liking it. It seemed kind of odd to me in the early stages, but all the outside edging and design work you're doing is setting it off so well, can't wait to see your angels.
Sue

Karan said...

Oh, beautiful pieces Sally & I can't wait to see the JN biscornu finished - it's stunning & definitely should be on display all year. :0)

sammyjo said...

i really like your bourse the colour is lovely.

Paula said...

Your stitching is gorgeous as always Sally....

OOhhh yes I'm definitely joining you in not buying anything....lets start with January....lol and see how that goes!! Julie is joing in too lol

Hope it's not tooo cold there,

Hugs and Happy Stitching.....

June said...

Beautiful finishes! :) The bourse is gorgeous.

Your friend will be over the moon with the ornament!

Laural said...

Beautiful finishes!!

Doris said...

lovely bourse!your stitching is georgeous

Mylene said...

Great finishes, Sally. Well done!!

Hannah said...

Your finishes are beautiful! I want to try making a bourse sometime next year. I really like how yours turned out.