Tuesday, 8 January 2008

Queen on the Needle

Last night I was back to the lovely Just Nan Queen of the Needle with Helen although I did not get as much done as I would have liked. The need to keep sneezing and blowing my nose kind of took over a bit! Lol! Anyway it's good to be stitching on this as I just love it. The colours are so pretty and complement each other so well. I think this is week 7 but not sure! I'm looking forward to getting going with the satin stitch ( I think) hearts next week. They are going to be gorgeous.

Today is the Ink Circles Sea Stars SAL with Karen I am hoping to stitch a bit this afternoon then again this evening but it depends on how I feel. It would be nice to get the first motif finished but I can't see me getting as much done as I did last week especially as I have a dentist appointment along with the girls at 4pm. So we'll see how we get on this week:)

The rest of the week it'll be HAED Winter. I picked it up for a while on Sunday evening and am itching to get a good bit done on it. I was going to take part in the UFO Night on S&S as I did for the last few weeks of last year but have decided not to as I'd rather just carry on as I am with my rotation. As next week is a "whatever takes my fancy" week I may well get Chatelaine Christmas Mystery done and out of the way. If I don't it'll just niggle at me that I haven't finished it. I don't know what I'm going to with it once it is finished as I don't like it enough to frame it or make it into a wallhanging so I might sell it. Although I did think about seeing if DH could make some of tray to mount it in that I could use at Christmas.

The girls went back to school today. Don't think they really wanted to but needs must! Lol! Jess has her first 4 AS level exams this week so keeping my finger's crossed that she does well. She's been revising a lot over the holidays so I hope it has paid off.

Well I'm going to try and catch up on blogs for a bit before lunch. Hope everyone is having a good week {{{{hugs}}}}

21 comments:

Vonna said...

You and Helen are just bamming away at this beautiful peice :0)
It looks truly and utterly gorgeous with each posting!

Michelle said...

The Queen of the Needle is so pretty. I always have admired that piece but probably won't tackle it ~ I'll enjoy watching you create!

Michelle

Rachael said...

That is really pretty!! I can't wait to see how much you and Karen do on the Sea stars SAL
Good luck to Jess

Solstitches said...

Gorgeous!!! Just Nan designs are always so pretty and your stitching is beautiful.
Thanks for visiting my blog.
It's nice to catch up with you again :)

Margaret

Itching To Stitch said...

Your Just Nan piece looks so nice. It's very pretty. Making that Chatelaine piece into a tray would be a beautiful way to finish it ;)

lena-lou said...

This is so pretty and what quick progress really :)

Sandra said...

Queen of the Needle is so pretty, and what a great name for a blog that would be LOL. I think a tray is a brilliant idea for Christmas Mystery, I would never have thought of that.

Lynn said...

QOTN is looking beautiful, well done :)

I hope your sniffles and sneezes are gone soon (((hugs)))

TeresaB said...

QOTN is looking so pretty, don't you just love the colors? I agree that a tray would be a great, and different, was to finish Christmas Mystery. I don't think I could let go of something that I'd put that many hours in by selling it. But a tray would be pretty and useful. If you do that, I'd love to see it. Hope you get to feeling better soon, seems to be that time of year for the sniffles.

Julie said...

QOTN is stunning, so pretty.

We'll miss you UFO night!

Hope school went ok for the girls and you all came out of the dentist with nothing to be done ...

Karen said...

good luck Jess on the exams
the JN looks great

Ranae said...

JN is so delicate, it's beautiful.
I love the angel header is so adorable. I hope your cold gets better soon.

Stitchingranny said...

QotN is looking great Sally, I do wish the white showed up as well on my fabric. The Darned Stitch Hearts are very quick and easy and though the following stitch is not so quick it is still very easy and the bluebird was a really quick stitch for which I was pleased as I thought I was going to find they were done one over one as I know JN does use that a lot in her charts for things like that.


Good luck with the secret stitching, I do know what you mean and dont think I could have two one over one projects on the go at the same time either.

Christine said...

Sally is that you? It's Christine in Canada. Big wave!! It's been so long...too long.

I'm a delighted to have found your blog through Margaret's blog. Wow, I just can't get over all the beautiful things I am seeing on your blog. Just beautiful. I will be a regular visitor :-)

Hugs

Mylene said...

Your update is looking beautiful, Sally.
Hope your colds get better very soon.

Michele said...

Queen is looking wonderful! sorry about the cold .. I have one too .. damm damm damm lol

Nicola said...

Queen of the Needle is looking lovely Sally, it's a really pretty design.

Good luck to Jess with her exams.

Laura (nutmeg5) said...

The Just Nan is really, really pretty, Sally. I can see why you enjoy stitching on it. I'll look forward to seeing your Sea Stars WIP picture, and I'll also be stitching a HAED for the rest of the week.

Carolyn said...

Sally,
I love those colors also! They are very calming. You have a great start to Queen of the Needle. Have a great day!(((HUGS)))

Karan said...

Good Luck to Jess with her exams.
Great progress on Sea Stars & the Friendship book - will enjoy watching them grow. Love the cute penguin ornie too. :0)

Lelia said...

Well ... you may think you aren't making progress, but I think it quite beautiful!!!