Monday, 14 April 2008

It's Monday!

Very original blog post title! Lol! Couldn't think of anything else! I think Abi and I have that Monday morning feeling. Well mine started just before tea on Friday and I've felt off it all weekend. We both feel like we're getting cold, feel a bit sick and achey but I am sure we will both get over it:)

On the stitching front I finally picked up Chatelaine Spring Morning on Friday evening and stitched quite a bit on that. I stitched the over one daffodils with the one strand of the DMC Satin. It does looks OK but it is a little thicker than the silk threads. So I am now onto the lily of the valley of the band which is quite pretty. I'm quite looking forward to getting back to this in a few weeks time.


Nic and I started our Just Nan Morning Song SAL yesterday; well I did so I hope Nic did too! I chose Jayne's Attic COM from last month, Jonquil, but I think I may have to backstitch round the white bits or choose a different colour for the fence, sheep etc. or even change my fabric, although I don't want to do that now! I'll see how it goes. I love this piece.



Michele over at X Marks My Spot asked if she could see a picture of Queen finished up as a bell pull so just for you here it is:)


Sue asked if Karen and I were using different colourways for Sea Stars. Yes we are. The actual chart is charted mostly for greens and blues but we both decided we wanted something a bit more colourful. Karen is using Carrie's Creations and I'm using DMC Variations:)

I had a lovely surprise last week when I dropped by Dani's blog and found I'd won her birthday contest! The prize is a stitched something so I'm looking forward to seeing what it is:) Thanks Dani!

And finally here's Billy on my finger on Friday evening. He hasn't been out of his cage since! Lol!


Well I'm going to half an hour before lunch catching on blogs then will carry on after lunch! I love catching up and seeing what you've all been up to:) Have a good week everyone!

Hugs

22 comments:

Rachael said...

Spring Morning looks lovely,and QotN looks fabulous as a bell pull,I was looking at the just nan charts yesterday,so many pretty ones,I am definately stitching one this year!! I hope you and Abi feel better soon!

Julie said...

Spring morning looks lovely, the satin (yellow) in the daffs looks great.

Your JN SAL is nice too, you could blend 1 strand white and 1 strand ecru to see how that works??

YAY Billy came out for a cuddle!

Kajsa said...

Your Queen of the Needle is beautiful! I like the new Chatelaine too.

Itching To Stitch said...

Looks like you've been doing some serious stitching. The Chatelaine is lovely. I love the way you finished Queen of the Needle, it's gorgeous.

Billy is quite adorable ;)

Stitcher said...

Great progress on Spring Morning.

Chiloe said...

He! stop copying my clever titles : they are copyrighted !!! lol

WendyCarole said...

Spring morning is lovely. Forgot to say before Billy3 is so cute.

Michelle said...

Hey look at that - I asked to see a photo of your QOTN, and then when I scrolled to your next post - there it was!!! Beautiful! I am just loving how your Chatelaine is coming along as well. Great new JN start - this one will be so pretty!

Novice Stitcher said...

Oh thank you, Sally! Queen looks absolutely splendid as a bell pull. I just love it. It is so much fun to see things finished - it's so inspirational. Can't wait to see what's next!

Ranae said...

Queen of the Needle is just a beautiful finish.
Congrats on the winning, I am sure it will be super nice from Dani.
Billy sure looks confortable in his new surroundings.

tkdchick said...

Your WIPs are so cute!

Joei said...

Lovely stitching Sally. I just love the JN QOTN. Billy III is really cute.

Karen said...

Awwww Billy is a lovely colour I am sure he will get used to coming out.
The QOTN looks great
Nice wip pics

Carol said...

I love how you finished off Queen of the Needle ;-)

*JeSs* said...

Wow, I love your new Chatelaine. I can't wait to see it finished!

Nicola said...

Great start on your JN. Spring Morning is looking just beautiful, can't wait to see more.

Stitchingranny said...

Lol and will you manage to catch up in half and hour Sally, its seems to take me hours.

Both your wips are lovely and Queen looks stunning done as a bell pull.

Sam said...

Ooh - I love QOTN as a bellpull! Lovely new starts Sally. Good to see Billy enjoying freedom on your finger!

Paula said...

Hello Billy the 3rd it's nice to "meet" you, aww Sally he is lovely. And he's only a baby...awwww bless.
Gorgeous stitching as always Sally and I love the Bell pull, stunning.
Hope you are feeling better by now....
Hugs and happy stitching

Karan said...

Will enjoy watching SM & the JN grow.
Oh Sally, I think I'm going to have to come round & raid your house for QOTN! LOL Stunning just isn't enough!
Billy III is so cute - hope he decides to come out again soon. :0)

Lisa said...

I love the way you've finished Queen of the needle, I must save up to buy this :)
The Chatelaine is looking great too.
Billy is so cute, it was great that you were able to hold him

Solstitches said...

I checked further back to see if you'd finished this and yes, you have :)
Queen of the Needle is absolutely gorgeous Sally. Your finishing is perfection.
It's always such a pleasure to see what you've been stitching.