Friday, 22 February 2008

SAL Challange Reveal!

Today is reveal day for the JA/S&S SAL challenge:) I am not sure if the album is up on group but I'm posting mine here as I don't know when I'll get to blog again as we've got a busy-ish weekend. This month Dragonfly Stitches Valentine Heart was the winner of the vote and I'd just like to say thank you to Kris, the designer, for allowing us girls to use her gorgeous design. I chose to stitch mine on SMF ( I think) Sun Dappled Glade ( part of my present from Karen at Christmas) using Dragon Floss Friendship ( a gift from Julie). I made it up into a pincushion/ pillow whatever you want to call it and edge it with two different coloured ribbons. This was my first time using a ruched ribbon finish and I want to say a special thank you to Julie for explaining how to do this as I'd tried to follow some instructions but couldnt! I am rather pleased with how this turned out:)

I decided to have a small new start yesterday. Well I actually had two! One I started and finished but it's a pressie so not showing it yet and the other I started and actually managed to get a fair bit done. So here's a little peek of what I started! Lol! Any ideas?!!!

Sammy Jo has made my day by awarding me with the You Make My Day Award so thank you so much Sammy Jo:) I can't believe I have had this award three times and I am passing it on to all the blogs I read ( not just the ones listed here as I have loads more on my Google Reader).

Thanks for looking:)

Hugs

27 comments:

Vonna said...

It ia a beautifully finished heart and the rusched ribbon is perfect!

Chiloe said...

Is it a flower? I don't see what it can be !!! lol

By the way, if you like winter skye opalescent I am using, there is another great colour for the wintery scenes: it's blue dimaonds opalescent by Silkweaver as well: yummy !!! lol

Hazel said...

thats lovely. how do you do the ribbon finish?? xx

Michelle said...

Wow! I love your heart and the way you finished it. Thanks for sharing :)

Have a wonderful weekend.

Michelle

Sam said...

That's lovely Sally - very delicate looking. Congratulations on another gorgeous finish! :o)

Teejay said...

The heart is adorable and your new start looks very nice so far.

Karen said...

lovely finish Sally

Julie said...

Sally, it looks wonderful, you did a fab job on the ribbon. No idea what the new start is, i'll have to wait till you tell us or the next update LOL
Have a good weekend
{{huggles}}

Carol said...

Oh I so love your finish for this months challenge Sally, you'll know how much when I post a picture of mine tomorrow...lol!! The ribbon finish was my first time too, following instructions by Judy Odell. You did a brilliant job - well done! :o)

monique said...

Really nice finishing! Love the ribbon waves on the edge :)

...Paperfaerie said...

Brilliant finish...love the ribbon finish...looks fab!!

Megumi said...

What a pretty heart!!! I love how you finished it.

I'm going to guess your new start is a floral piece??

tkdchick said...

Your pincushion is lovely! Well done!

Sachiko said...

Oh!Your new start is flower...?
I can't wait show it.

Joei said...

Hi Sally,

Thanks for stopping by my blog and for the compliments.

About the threadkeeper, I got the how-tos from Nataliejo in her blog. You can find the link to her blog in my post.

Lovely pincushion!

Joei

Jaimie said...

That is a pretty pincushion! Congrats on the award!

mollycaff said...

Very pretty Sally, I love the ruched ribbon, it sets it off just perfectly

Nic said...

The finish is beautiful - I love the colours you chose, and the ruched ribbon edge sets the piece off perfectly.

Mylene said...

That's a lovely finish! Well done!

Dawn said...

ooooh it is beautiful!! Great finishing:)

Karan said...

Oh, gorgeous Challenge piece Sally - love everything about it!
No idea what the new start is, so looking forward to seeing it completed.
:0)
BTW, you've been tagged! Please come visit me. :0)

BeckySC said...

Beautiful finish, Sally :)

Solstitches said...

This is such a pretty finish Sally - love the ruched ribbon trim.

Mel in Dubai said...

Beautifully stitched, beautifully finished :)

sammyjo said...

Your Dragonfly Stitches Valentine Heart looks so cute, it's beautiful. Really nice work sally.

Dawn said...

pretty pillow Sally! Love the look of the ribbon!

Michelle said...

Oh your heart pillow is gorgeous! I love the colors and how the ribbon turned out. So pretty!