Sunday, 6 January 2008

New Year; Another New Start!

New Year and a second new start from me! I decided to get on with the With My Needle Ackworth Friendship Book so that I was in good time for the post off date to Lisa on 31st January. It is just lovely to stitch although I did make two mistakes ( the same at the bottom and the top so had a bit of frogging to do!) but I love it. Stitching on the 36 fabric is easier than I thought it would be and the Lakeside Linens fabric is gorgeous. Hope the others enjoy stitching on it too. So without further ado here's the front and back page stitched using DMC 115.I just have the backstitch outline to do and will sit quietly and do that this afternoon I think as I'm feeling under the weather with this damned cold. I thought I had it beat but it's come back!

Not sure what I'll stitch tonight! Maybe a new start or maybe a bit on the Christmas mystery that I need to get finished before it becomes a permanent UFO!

I placed an order with Daisy Stitches a few weeks ago ( my second to last fling!) and Despina posted it on 17th December and it still hasn't arrived. I'm just hoping it's the Christmas post that has slowed things up and it hasn't got lost.
I must apologise for not picking a winner of The Trilogy Sloane the Snowman earlier but I totally forgot about it! Duh! Anyway the winner is Paula! Congratulations! I have your address so I'll pop the chart in the post this week:)

Thank you for your comments on my new look blog. I have to give credit to Julie for the header as I was looking for a picture to use when I was chatting to her on MSN and couldn't find one I wanted to she suggested I scan a Christmas card and hey presto there's my header! So thanks Julie for the suggestion {{{{hugs}}}}


17 comments:

Andrea said...

Great start on your Frindship Book. The old DMC 115 is mighty fine!
Good idea that Julie had, I would of never of thought of doing something so simple. :)

Dawn said...

Your friendship book looks great so far! Looking forward to seeing more :)

Carol said...

Happy New Year Sally! Love the new header!

What a great start you've made on your Friendship Book. It's going to be gorgeous! :o)

jane said...

Looks great Sally, I have stitched mine too, will try to post pics this week

Teejay said...

Your Ackworth book is lovely!! I just love your new header, what a beautiful piece of artistry!

monique said...

Pretty pages.. love the colors!

Julie said...

LOL {{huggles back at ya!}}

your RR looks wonderful, and you've stitched it up so quickly

I vote you stitch the mystery to get it out of the way ... it would haunt me till it was finished!!!

Sandra said...

Your friendship book looks lovely Sally! Hope your cold clears up soon. I second the vote to stitch on Christmas Mystery, it will bea great feeling when you get it finished.

Anita said...

Wow, they are so pretty. I love the colors and fabric combination.

Itching To Stitch said...

Your friendship book looks great. I'm a huge fan of Lakeside Linens. I do lots of projects with them ;)

Karen said...

the friendship book looks great as does the blog

Laura (nutmeg5) said...

What a nice friendship book! I also love Lakeside Linen. Discovered them last summer and I don't think I have started anything new on anything else since. Hope you feel better soon.

Mylene said...

That is a great start on the friendship book, Sally.

Vonna said...

Oh, I think that is so stunning, the fabric and thread just are perfect together :)

Stitchingranny said...

Great start on your Friendship Book. I love your little Angel header pic and its so apt with the name.

Paula said...

Oh tut! I can't see pictures Sally, but I'll check them out at home. Looking forward to seeing your new header.
I think you should stitch on the Christmas Mystery and get it finished.......Will be looking forward to seeing it all done.
OOOhhh thank you for picking my name. I will pass him along when I've stitched him....thank you.
Hugs and happy stitching.....

Nicola said...

Great start on your friendship book. DMC 115 is a lovely colour to use for it.

Great new look for your blog too.