Wednesday, 20 February 2008

Stitching for Christmas!

I decided this year that I wanted to stitch some Christmas ornaments ready for the tree in December. I've wanted to do this other years but never really got any done so I am pretty determined to have a few new stitched by me ornaments! So before Christmas last year I bought the Prairie Schooler leaflet A Christmas Visit and I've just completed my first ornament, Welcome, from it. So that's one down, 6 to go! Of course I hope to stitch some from the JCS ornament magazines too over the next few months. I stitched this using DMC. Not sure of the fabric as it's a scrap I found in my fabric box!

While I was stitching this up I also stitched up Dragonfly Stitches Valentine Heart but it's not completely finished yet and I couldn't show it yet even if it was! Watch this space! Lol!

Last night was Ink Circles Sea Stars SAL with Karen. I continued to stitch on the octopus and still didn't get it finished but he's coming along nicely. I hope to finish him next week and stitch something different:) I think I'll probably do another motif rather than the ship's wheel.

For the rest of this week I am supposed to be stitching on HAED Winter but I have come to the conclusion that I am just not a two BAP ( for those who don;'t know Big Assed Project) girl. Out of the two, both HAEDs Winter and Guardian ( we are talking 30 odd chart pages in each), I think I have more chance of actually finishing Guardian with it only being 8 colours and having big blocks of colour so Winter is going to be taking a back seat for some time. I know a lot of HAED stitchers stitch more than one BAP but I just can't do it and I don't still want to be stitching them in 10 years time and I don't see the point in wasting valuable stitching time if they're never going to get finished. So that's that! Just one HAED BAP and one quick stitch for the foreseable future.


I think my GAST and WDW order from JJ's will be despatched soon so I might just get them in time to start the Blackbird Designs Yahoo Group SAL which was postponed until 29th February because there were a few still waiting for supplies. I just had an invoice for shipping and handling charges so I'm guessing they'll be shipped today. I'm looking forward to starting this SAL as it'll be my first ever BD design:)

Oh I must tell you about Kyrie's PIF! Kyrie wrote on her blog when she posted a picture of the fob I stitched that the forget me not is the symbol for Chronic Fatique Syndrome which she suffers from. I had no idea that it was the symbol so it must have been fate that I chose to stitch the forget me not scissor keeper for her:) So glad you liked it Kyrie:)

Thank you for continuing to visit me in my little world here and for leaving the wonderful comments:) I appreciate it so much:)

Hugs



21 comments:

karenv said...

Sea Stars is looking beautiful! Such cheerful colours on this one.

Julie said...

Your Xmas ornie looks wonderful, as does the SS SAL with Karen. WOW how special the PIF for Kyrie was, and strange you picked that design for her, i didn't know the forget me knot was the symbol either, now i do. I think you made a wise choice with Guardian ((huggles}}

Vonna said...

You did a great job on the fob! I thought it glorious! And your SS and PS Santa is great too!

Karen said...

SS is looking great I will post a photo tomorrow

Anita said...

What a cute ornament. I love PS designs. The WIP piece is very pretty.

Michele said...

love your ornament! and SS is looking great! are you stitching that over one?

what is sooo cool about the PIF for Kyrie .. it was truly meant to be :)

Megumi said...

Great ornament. I like PS's ornament designs. Nice finishing job as well. :)

tkdchick said...

Sally your ornament is great! For a number of years now I've stitched at least one ornament a month! Its a great way to keep ahead and not freak out in November! Keep it up!

Nicola said...

Your ornament is lovely Sally. I love those PS designs, have the Redwork Santas to stitch myself. Started one before last Christmas sitching 1over1 on 32 ct. Needless to say I haven't finished it yet! LOL Sea stars is coming on a treat.

Sam said...

Love the ornie Sally & Sea Stars is growing so quickly! :o)

Dawn said...

Love your ornie Sally and sea stars is growing nicely too and very colourful :)

Karan said...

Love the ornie & SS just keeps getting better & better. :0)
Always wondered what BAP meant..... think you've made a wise choice there though Sally - I couldn't handle stitching another HAED as well as Mother Earth, it'd be too much of a chore.

Deanne J said...

Love your ornament and SS is beautiful.

Itching To Stitch said...

Your ornie is cute. Sea Stars is fabulous. Love the colors ;)

Mylene said...

PS ornament turned out great, Sally.
Sea Stars is looking beautiful!

Stitcher said...

Gorgeous ornament Sally. Sea stars is stitching up great.

monique said...

SS & the PS look great. Neat coincidence :)

Sachiko said...

What a lovely ornament!!I have to stitch Christmas ornament SAL.
I'm looking foward your next ornament.

stitcherw said...

Congrats on your Santa ornie finish, he looks great. Sea Stars is looking wonderful too, I'm loving watching the octopus come to life.
Sue

Solstitches said...

I love PS designs and this Santa is a cute one. Well done on getting ahead for Christmas 2008.
Your Sea Stars just keeps getting better and better.

Michelle said...

Love your ornament! I'm wanting to get started on some ornaments myself for this year. I've never stitched any before. Great octopus!