Tuesday, 25 March 2008

Prairie Schooler Pinkeeps.

Well the Prairie Schooler pinkeeps from the February issue of The Gift of Stitching were calling very loudly the other week so I started the Spring one, seen as Spring was on it's way, then when the snow and the icy artic winds came for Easter weekend I had to stitch the Winter one as well so here they are!

I loved stitching these but am a bit disappointed with my finishing off. I didn't have any thin enough ribbon so used what I had but I may well get some different ribbon next time I'm near the arts and crafts shop. So I just have the Summer one to do now.

Last night was Just Nan Queen of the Needle night and, although I haven't quite finished it, the end is most definitely in sight! This has been such a delight stitch and all the more so with having Helen to stitch aong with so thank you so much Helen. It has been brilliant! Finger's crossed I should get this done next Monday although I have the beads to add yet


Once Queen is done I might make Mondays my Bygone Stitches A Quaker Christmas night and hope I can get it stitched for Christmas. My threads have arrived with Jayne and she's posting them to me today so I should be all ready to go for the following Monday. I still might re-dye my fabric but Ill have to "borrow" some coffee from my Dad as I'm not buying another jar just for that! Lol! I used the other small jar I bought experimenting!

My S&S SAL challenge is stitched and now I just have to finish it off. I thought I knew what I was going to finish it as but I'm not sure! I may well stick with it as I've searched for something different but just don't want anything too complicated at the moment! Lol!

Easter weekend was very quiet but it's just the way we wanted. A bit of chilling, a bit of visiting, just the right balance! Of course the weather has been somewhat chilly and wintery! We had snow overnight on Saturday and Sunday and a little bit last night too but it soon went as the sun came out unfotunately! It was lovely watching the snow come down yesterday afternoon. So we didn't get a white Christmas but we did get a white Easter! Lol!

I'm going to ring the surgery later today to see if my blood test results are back then, if they are, I'll have to wait until tomorrow to get an appointment as it's my doctor's day off today.

That's it from me today! Tonight I'm hoping to stitch on Ink Circles Sea Stars and get that octopus and ship's wheel finished! Lol! I'm a bit behind on blog reading at the moment but will, hopefully, catch up over the next few days bit by bit:)

32 comments:

Novice Stitcher said...

Queen of the Needle looks fantastic! I love the colors and its delicacy. Can't wait to see it all finished. The pinkeeps are so cute - they are on my "want to do" lists but it's already a mile long. I hope you get good news from the doctor's office. Take good care.

Sam said...

Cheering you on for a QOTN finish Sally! It's absolutely beautiful & will look even more so once you've beaded it. I love your pinkeeps too! Hope you get your results back today and it's positive news.

lena-lou said...

Good luck with your results !!

Love the Pinkeeps , I am itching to do mine of these too :)

Take care and have a nice week with happy stitching

Dawn said...

The pinkeeps are adorable! Just Nan is gorgeous:)

sammyjo said...

why dont you like the finishing i think they both look great, you did a really great job with these!

Karen said...

the Queen looks great , I love your PS pinkeeps they are great

Teejay said...

Queen of the Needle looks magnificent! Even the white corners show nicely on that fabric, great job!

Kim B said...

Your Queen of the Needle is really coming along! It looks like the last stitch is within your grasp very very soon!

We had snow on Easter but id didn't stick. I hope everyone sees spring very soon!

Carol said...

They're fantastic Sally! and oh, Queen is soooo almost done now!

Paperfaerie said...

Fantastic pinkeeps...these are on my list to do too.
Your "Queen" is looking amazing...looking forward to seeing it all done :)

Michelle said...

Beautiful pinkeeps! Not long now on QOTN - it's gorgeous!

Julie said...

Pinkeeps are beautiful, i better store up some energy to HD your QOTN with you next week LOL
Hope you got your results

Christine said...

Love the Prairie Schooler pieces Sally

Juls said...

Your pinkeeps are beautiful....I may attempt one soon. QOTN is wonderful!!! Such delicate stitching!!!!! Have fun with the beads!!!!!!

Karan said...

Queen is gorgeous - I'll really miss this when it's finished. Love the pinkeeps too, they're so pretty.
Glad to say the snow didn't hang around long at all here, although it's still bitterly cold out.
Hope you get good news from the GP - got everything crossed he gets to the bottom of what's wrong (((((hugs))))).

Mad Dixie said...

Stunning pinkeeps Sally and your Just Nan is looking amazing, it's so nice when the end is in site

Becky K in OK said...

The pinkeeps are so cute. The Queen is gorgeous.

Vonna said...

Why I think you Pinkeeps are perfectly adorable :) How sweet they are! And I love the QotN...it is just spectacular Sally ;)

Mylene said...

Both prairie pinkeeps finished looks wonderful. Well done!!

Wanda said...

Pinkeeps look terrific, anxious to see the Queen complete you are doing a fab job!

Michelle said...

Sally,
I think your pinkeeps look wonderful! Be proud of your accomplishment :)

Michelle

Rachael said...

Those Pinkeeps are sweet,And wow you are nearly done with the Queen,That is a design that'll go on my list,I have loved seeing it grow!Wonderful stitching!!

Anita said...

Wow, great finishes. I love the pinkeeps as well as the JN piece. Your needles must be smoking these days. The Friend PS pinkeep in my blog is a PS freebie. If you don't have it, email me at ann62texas@yahoo.com.

Paula said...

Your stitching is gorgeous Sally, love the pin tucks, well done with them.
Hope the weather has cleared up there for you now....
Have you had your blood results yet?
((((((hugs)))))

monique said...

Nice PS finishes! I think the ribbon is just fine :) Your JN looks so pretty... I've enjoyed watching your progress here.

I got the threads in the mail yesterday! Thank you SO much!! They feel pretty nice; looking forward to trying them. That was awfully sweet of you, Sally!

mar77721 said...

Beautiful pinkeeps Sally! And I love Tracy's page for the Quaker book. Very pretty!

Dawn said...

Cheering you on with QOTN!

Looking foward to seeing you quaker xmas start :)

Hope the test results are good!

Joei said...

Your pinkeeps are so cute and the ribbons you used are just fine. JN QOTN really looks fabulous. I'm so tempted just by looking at your pic.

Yuko said...

PS Pinkeeps are so lovely!
They look very tiny and so sweet!

Itching To Stitch said...

Your pinkeeps are lovely. Queen of the Needle is just beautiful ;)

Michele said...

Queen is looking great!!!! and those pinkeeps are darling :)

tkdchick said...

the pinkeeps are cute!