Wednesday, 2 January 2008

Happy Birthday Karen & Sea Stars!

Today is Karen's birthday so HAPPY BIRTHDAY KAREN! Hope you have a fantastic day! I can't show what I made her for her birthday as I don't know if she has got it yet because I was late posting it and I don't want to spoil the surprise:) So that'll be a post for another day! ETA: Karen has let me know she's received my parcel so here is what I stitched for her:) It is Brittercup Designs I Love Penguins from the Antartic Penguins leaflet and I finished it as a stand-up.
I hope everyone had a wonderful New Year's Eve. We spent the evening playing Mario Party 8 which was great fun. We had to take it in turns though as we only have one Wii remote ( to get more they're £30 each so I think we'll stick with taking it in turns for now!) but it's a brilliant game. Then we watched Take That from the O2 stadium and they were just fantastic and I think they're even sexier than they were in their younger days! Lol! I enjoyed it so much I watched the repeat of it yesterday and which I'd recorded it:) Yesterday we had quiet day with both DH's Dad and my Dad here.

Yesterday was the start of the Ink Circles Sea Stars SAL with Karen. I have been looking forward to starting this ever since Karen suggested we do it as a SAL and, of course, it's always nice to have a new start for the New Year:) Mine is stitched on 25 count cream fabric and I'll be using a variety of DMC Variations on mine. This first motif is 4240 I think! The variation doesn't show up too well on this scan though. Karen how did you do? I enjoyed stitching this and am amazed at how much I actually managed but I did stitch all afternoon and evening!

I think I'm going to make a start on With My Needle Ackworth Friendship Book tonight for the Quaker RR that Lisa, Jane, Tracy, Chris and I are doing. Our first post out date is the end of the month so I'd like to get my bit on mine done in good time:)

I'm not going to do a full list of the projects I've finished this year but I managed to finish 36 things in 2007 so I'm very happy:) I have decided to make a goals list for this year but I don't think I'm being very realistic with them somehow! LOL! I'll add it to my side bar as when I get this post done and my blog tidied up a bit.

I have sort of decided to take a break from posting as much on the two message boards I go on regularly and just concentrate on blogging and reading and commeting on blogs. I spend way too much time online and I really need to sort myself out and get myself out of the house more this year. I can't give up reading blogs as I get so much inspiration and encouragement from you all so if you don't see me on the MBs please don't think I'm no longer around:)

I'm going to play with my blog for a while then I need to have a tidy up in the living room! As we no longer have a video recorder I'm bagging all the videos up and either taking them to the charity shop or storing them upstairs as Jess has a video in her bedroom. Have a fantastic week and stay warm:) We're having a very cold snap here in the UK and the wind is so cold but I love it!

25 comments:

Claire said...

Love the SAl piece by Ink Circles and the thread colour!

Take That were fantastic on TV - was much the same at concert - but yes I agree that they are sexier now than they were 10 years ago!

Hugs
Claire

Dawn said...

Sea stars looks wonderful!

I agree with you about Take That although sugababes were a load of rubbish :(

Paula said...

***sigh*** Gary Barlow.....lol He's just sooooooooooo gorgeous lol and he's mine....lol Take That were brill weren't they...I agree with Dawn Sugababes were rubbish, not great live at all!!!

Sally would you believe I can post a comment on your blog but I can't see your Sea Stars....URGH, our IT section drive me mad sometimes!!! lol I'll check it at home though....

Can't wait to see your 2008 Goals. I don't think mine are very realistic either but hey...I'll give it a go!!! pmsl

Happy Stitching and Hugs

Julie said...

SS looks great, a fab start.

Looking forward to seeing what you stitched for Karen now LOL ...

Good Luck with the RR piece, i'm looking forward to seeing how you all get on with that

monique said...

Great start! Stepping back from the MB is a good idea; I'm like you-- don't want to give up blogging time, but that might be a good compromise :)

Karen said...

Good start you did more than me lol I will post a pic later on , yep the parcel arrived thank you I love it

kathyskreations said...

Awwww that is a cute finish. One of my fav animals. Well done Sally.

hugs xxxx

Michele said...

Happy New Year Sally! Robert got a WII for Christmas too .. aren't they fun!

Itching To Stitch said...

Sally- I love your Penguins, they are adorable, great finish too. Sea Stars is going to be so pretty, this will be fun to watch you do.

Happy 2008 ;)

Andrea said...

Happy New Year!

Your WIPS are making good progress and Karens gift is wonderful.

I much prefer reading blogs these days than being on a MB.

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Hannah said...

Happy 2008! The penguin cube is adorable and your start on the Ink Circles piece is looking awesome! Good luck with your list of goals!

Ranae said...

I just love the penguin's stand, nice finishing!!
Sea Stars is off to a fab start.
Happy Stitching 2008!!

Jaimie said...

Happy New Year Sally! I love how your Queen of the Needle is coming along! Beautiful!!

Lynn said...

The gift is beautifully finished, well done Sally.
My DD2 who is a penquin nut, is after that design now she's seen yours lol

Rachael said...

Great Penguin gift!Can't wait to see the progress you and Karen make on Sea Stars.
I was pleased to hear we weren't the only ones playing Mario party 8 on new years eve!!
We hunted high and low for another nuchuck only to find we didn't really need it ,I had already bought a extra remote when I bought the Wii earlier in the year!!

Michelle said...

Penguins are the sweetest! I may have to get that for my nephew.. he loves penguins!

Michelle

Carol said...

Happy New Year Sally!

nutmeg5 said...

We have a Wii also, and Mario Party. It is an outrageously fun game, but the Wii habit is very expensive. Games are always $49.95 here (ouch!), even the ones that came out last year. My kids favorite game is Mario and Sonic Olympic Games. Have a great stitching year!

Hazel said...

Hi Sally. Love the penguins. Is that a cube?? Cant wait to see your rr get going with the others. xx

Paula said...

Hi Sally, awww the penguins are gorgeous and I love your start on Sea Stars, you did loads....
WOW look at your goals list...good luck!
Hugs and Happy stitching....

Julie said...

Love the new look !

Novice Stitcher said...

Your Sea Stars looks so pretty already. I can even see the color variations. I'm looking forward to seeing progress pictures of your SAL piece. The new blog banner is perfect!

Stitcher said...

New year, new look, I love it, and look forward to your progress on sea starts.

Michelle said...

Oh I love Sea Stars! I would so love to start mine right now, but I have to get some WIPs finished first. I've been cleaning up around the house too - those VHS tapes were the first things to go!