Saturday, 26 January 2008

It's Reveal Day!



It's finally reveal day for the S&S/JA monthly SAL challenge and the photo album is up on the MB so I can show my finish! The design chosen for January was With My Needle Eliza's Pyn Pillow. I chose to stitch mine on 32 count linen ( can't remember the colour) but over two instead of over one. I used GAST and Ozark Sampler threads. I decided to make this up into a bourse and I am pleased with the way it turned out:) It was lovely to see all the different fabrics and threads the other girls had chosen and how they'd finished them off. We are now voting on February's challenge.

Yesterday afternoon I had the pleasure of meeting up with Chris again. We spent a few hours chatting and showing each other some stitching and Chris handed over her Quaker RR to me for me to stitch on:) I don't think she could quite believe the amount of stitched pieces I have on my walls!!! Looking forward to seeing you again, Chris, in a few weeks:)

I'm not doing bad with HAED quick stitch Girly Gothic this week. I'm hoping to get the first page finished but it very much depends upon how soon I get stitching this evening and tomorrow evening! I must admit I was feeling a little despondant again with my HAEDs as they just don't grow fast enough. The first few I stitched I got a lot of satisfaction from but now I just feel I can't get on fast enough with them. Anyway I went through the charts I have and have a few more for sale. I've still got more than I will ever stitch though!

Still in two minds about this year's Loose Feathers Club but I know I will cave eventually. There's no way I want to miss out but I'm unsure of where the best place to buy from would be.


23 comments:

Julie said...

WOW!!! your Eliza is stunning, well done, wonder if you voted for the same as me for next month LOL

How lovely to have an afternoon with Chris, looking forward to see 'girly' this time round

Karan said...

Your bourse is gorgeous Sally, love it!
Look forward to seeing your update on GG. :0)

Christine said...

I love the way you have finished this Sally!
Have you voted for next month yet?

Itching To Stitch said...

Your bourse is really pretty. Nice finishing job ;)

Dawn said...

Sally your bourse is stunning!!!

Glad you had a good time with Chris, I have to say I have really enjoyed everytime I have met up with Lisa too - its great to be able to talk about my obsession without having polite nodding to contend with LOL We should all have a big get-together!

Stitchingranny said...

A lovely finish Sally. I will have to borrow Shionas Heartstring chart and have a go at making one of these.

Juls said...

Great finish!!! It's lovely to meet up with fellow stitchers!!!!! A question if I may...about how many pages are the HAED quick stitches??? I've just ordered 3 and was wondering...........

stitcherw said...

Your Bourse turned out beautifully, such delicate coloring. Sea Stars is looking great too. Looking forward to seeing your update of Girly Gothic.
Sue

Laura said...

Very pretty bourse, Sally. Your finishing skills are enviable. I love your colorful Sea Stars also.

Stitcher said...

It was nice to see you too. Next time, I need a full tour of the gallery!

Sam said...

A beautiful bourse Sally! It's always good to meet up with like-minded fellow stitchers isn't it ;o)

jane said...

Love the bourse Sally - it'a a lovely finish. Let me know when you cave in over the Loose Feathers, as I will probably join you, the first one looks lovely.
How nice to be able to meet up with Chris, sounds like you had a good time!

Lynn said...

what a gorgeous Bourse Sally, well done :)
Sounds like you had a great time with Chris, isn't lovely to meet people with the same interests?

Anita said...

This is very pretty. Well done on the finishing.

Mylene said...

The finished bourse turned out beautifully, Sally. Well done!!

Carol said...

Love how you finished Eliza's Pyn Pillow as a bourse Sally. There were a lot of great ideas from the girls, some I'm looking forward to trying out myself.

The Loose Feathers Club sounds great this year. I've often thought about joining one. Not sure if I will again this year though, although you've really got me thinking about it now!

Nicola said...

Your bourse is beautiful Sally! Daft question I know, but what do you use them for?

Lelia said...

Eliza's Pinkeep is awesome -- great job : ) I'm still undecided on the Loose Feathers. I still have so many in my stash!!

paperfaerie said...

Wow your bourse is fantastic, making one of these is on my new challenge list for 2008.

Sandra said...

I love how you finished this Sally, it's beautiful.

Kajsa said...

That is just lovely, you are so talented!

If you want to I can give you the email of my Loose Feather lady here in town. She's very reliable and I think she only charges actual postage when she mails out things.

lena-lou said...

I love how you finished your Eliza into a Bourse, it looks fab :-)) Shame one of you couldn't showcase them all on your blog so we could see them ;-)
Enjoy the rest of your week !

Carol R said...

Lovely bourse - great finish!