Wednesday, 16 January 2008

Happy Birthday Lisa and WIPs!

Today is Lisa's birthday so Happy Birthday Lisa! Anyway Lisa has let me know that she has received what I stitched for her so I can reveal it:) My first finish of 2008 and it is Blue Ribbon Designs Alphabet Tree stitched on an unknown fabby using GAST Bumblegum and made into a pinkeep! It was lovely to stitch and I just love this colour thread. Hope you have a fantastic day Lisa!

Monday was Queen of the Needle night and considering I was feeling under the weather I think I had a good evening on it. I still can't get over how pretty this design is and I just love stitching it. I look forward to Monday every week so that I can stitch on it:) so thanks Helen for suggesting we do this. I'll be onto the verse next week so that should be fun as it's over one! Still it's 28 count fabric so it shouldn't be too bad! I think I'll be able to cope with that!

Finally yesterday was Ink Circles Sea Stars SAL with Karen which I am enjoying so much. This is another one I look forward to every week. I just hope it looks OK as I am always unsure when I'm not using the charted colours and this is very different to anything I've ever done before. Anyway I love the way it looks so far and can't wait for next week! Lol! I'm wishing my life away for stitching!!! What do you think to the colours?

The rest of this week is whatever I fancy in my rotation and I was going to get Chatelaine Christmas Mystery IV out and try and finish it BUT I am doing the monthly SAL challenge on Stitch and Stash and I haven't even started it yet! It has to be made up into something and revealed on 26th January so I think I'd better start that plus I'd quite like to get a Christmas ornament out of the way so I don't have to think about it anymore ( it's a gift!)! So the mystery will have to wait for a little while longer!

Thank you for all your good wishes the other day. I am feeling a bit better although I'm still a bit under the weather. I will get there I am sure:)

Well I'll go and catch up on blogs for a bit now:) I enjoy my time every other day catching up and seeing what you've all been stitching:) {{{{hugs}}}}

35 comments:

Julie said...

SS looks beautiful, great choice of colours.
QOTN is fab (you knew i would say that!)
Great thread colour on Lisa's pressie, i bet she loved it
{{huggles}}

Karen said...

SS is looking wonderful Sally , as long as you are happy with the colours what does it matter what others think.
The JN is also looking great I really think you or Helen should send me the finished design lol

Solstitches said...

Sally, the pinkeep for Lisa is gorgeous! I'm in a bit of a pink phase at the moment so find this really appealing. Your WIPS are coming along beautifully too.

Lee said...

Beautiful, beautiful stuff! The colors you're using in all of your stitching are like a breath of fresh air.

sammyjo said...

I adore your pin keep i think i might steal it from lisa lol your Queen of the Needle is coming along nicely and im loving the look of your sea stars cant wait to see it again next week.

Rachael said...

Queen of the Needle and SS are both wonderful,The pinkeep you made for Lisa is stunning I love that Pink!! TFS :0)

Itching To Stitch said...

Pretty pinkeep that you made for Lisa. Queen of the Needle is so dainty looking and your Sea Stars is great (I just checked out Karen's). I love the colors you're doing this in ;)

Jaimie said...

Wow you are really coming along with SS. Queen of the Needle looks beautiful also! I hope you feel better soon!

Lucy said...

beautiful pinkeep!!!! You are working with some beautiful colors there.

Teejay said...

The Blue Ribbon Design piece is so nice, what a great little piece. Your progress on QOTN and on Seastars are both looking delightful!

Nicola said...

Your stitching is beautiful! All the colours look so fresh and vibrant after looking outside at the cold and miserable weather right now!

jane said...

Beautiful stitching Sally - all your pieces look great, I love your colour choices for Sea Stars - quite fancy stitching it now..lol

Stitchingranny said...

All lovely Sally. I must agree I normally look forward to Monday too though I havent got on well with anything the last few days.

I think Lisa must have had a wonderful time opening all the lovely things that have been made for her. I love that little alphabet tree design.

Michele said...

Love the pinkeep! I have to find that pattern :)

and I do love the colors you are using so far on Sea Star :)

Ranae said...

oh! That pinkeep is beautiful.
The WIPs are coming along great.

BeckySC said...

Great pinkeep Sally :) and you other projects are looking super!!

Karan said...

Beautiful stitching on all of your pieces Sally. Lisa must have been in 7th heaven with all the lovely gifts - the pinkeep is so pretty (hope this is a choice on the monthly challenge - it'll get my vote!) :0)

Sandra said...

Sally I love the colours you've chosen for Sea Stars, it's looking great!

Laura (nutmeg5) said...

What a wonderful pink pinkeep! And Sea Stars and Queen of the Night are coming along well too. Such beautiful colors in all your projects and your font even matches them.

Cindy said...

Love the pinkeep...the color is just fabulous :)

Sachiko said...

What a lovely pink pinkeep!!I love it!!Cute gift!!
And your Queen is so beutiful!Is this SAL?I'v not never difficult stitch.

Sam said...

Absolutely beautiful stitching Sally - I love the Bubblegum thread :o) Just to say that your Winter HAED is coming along nicely too.

Novice Stitcher said...

The color choices for Sea Stars are so unusual and add such depth to the piece! I am enjoying watching this coming along. The pinkeep is delightful and I love the choice of thread. And Queen of the Needle is just lovely. You really have a way with color!

Yuko said...

Sally, your pinkeep for Lisa is so lovely! I love how it turned out with the thread you've chosen, very special!
And your Just Nan's Queen looks very beautiful!
I have their baby sampler chart and want to try to do very much!
One day would like to try this Queen, too!
I'm looking forward to seeing more of your works and progress of them!

Dawn said...

the pinkeep is gorgeous!! Great progress on the WIP's:)

Ruth Rachel Vendsel said...

Hi Sally, thanks for coming by my blog! Your wips and pinkeep finish are beautiful!

Lelia said...

Hi Sally: Beautiful stitching! The Queen of the Needle is just awesome : ) I enjoy seeing the progress pics

Paula said...

hi Sally, SS is absolutley gorgeous I'm loving the oclours you are using...well done..
That's a gorgeous pinkieep you stitched for Lisa, I love the colour you used too.
And Queen of the needle is looking lovely too. You are keeping busy with you stitching...

Hugs and Happy stitching......

Michelle said...

Sally,
The pinkeep is so pretty and your Queen of the Needle is really coming along. Very nice!

Michelle

Christine said...

OH Sally all your projects are just beautiul. You are one of the best stitchers I know. The pinkeep is stunning. Your WIP's are heavenly and after seeing your Queen of The Needle I have to make one for myself. You inspire me!

Have a great weekend.

stitcherw said...

Beautiful pinkeep, and Queen of the Needle is looking gorgeous. My favorite so far though is Sea Stars, the different motifs are just so fun. I think the colors you're using look great. Good luck finishing up Mystery. While you haven't much enjoyed this one, I think you'll have a great feeling of accomplishment when it is finished.
Sue

Carol said...

Your pinkeep for Lisa is so pretty with the colours you've chosen Sally. Queen of the Needle is looking absolutely gorgeous and I love what you're doing with Sea Stars too.

Good luck with the monthly SAL challenge. I'm looking forward to seeing everyones finishes.

Kajsa said...

Your gift for Lisa turned out beautiful!

Your Queen is so pretty too.

Wanda said...

Great gift, the pinkeep is lovely awesome color choice.

Michelle said...

Sea Stars is looking great - I love the colors. QOTN is beautiful as well, I need to pull mine back out one of these days!