Wednesday, 23 April 2008

My Surprise!

My time on Bygone Stitches A Quaker Christmas has come to an end for now although I will be stitching on it on Mondays until it comes round in my rotation for a week again. I have thoroughly enjoyed stitching on this piece and have almost completed a page ( there are 6!) but I have a huge motif to do next time! As you can see I have added a bit of green this time. That is Carrie's Creations Frosty Pine.In the picture you can see the lovely surprise I received from Karen yesterday. Isn't it gorgeous? Karen makes the beads herself and then makes the fobs. I don't know how she does it as I wouldn't have the patience and they turn out beautifully. Thank you Karen {{{{hugs}}}}

Of course last night was SAL night with Karen:) I stitched two small motifs and made a start om a bit larger one. I love stitching this as you don't have to think too much about it and I love picking out what colour to use next! I'm starting now to use colours that I've used for the fish.

Karan asked what colours I had used so here's the list so far:)
4240 Mid Summer Night, 4140 Driftwood, 4126 Desert Canyon , 4120 Tropical Sunset, 4220 Lavender Fields, 4050 Roaming Pastures, 4215 Northern Lights , 4040 Water Lilies, 4124 Bonfire , 4025 Caribbean , 4075 Wheat Field , 4030 Monets Garden, 4110 Sunrise, 4020 Tropical Waters, 4190 Ocean Coral, 4065 Morning Meadow , 4230 Crystal Water, 4100 Summer Breeze, 4200 Wild Fire. I took the names from Stitching Bits and Bobs.

The rest of the week is my smalls week so I think I'll stitch the needleroll for the exchange on S&S. I've scrapped the one I started as I had to frog yet again so enough is enough! I think it was the fabric I'm using as I don't usually have that much of a problem but I don't want to start it on different fabric so after a lot of searching I've decided on something else.


Yesterday I finally got my filling done at the dentist. I had to cancel my last appointment because of a headache so just wanted to go and get it over with. When it was done she said it was a deeper filling than she expected and had I any pain, which I hadn't. So she said we'd see how it goes and that it may well give me some pain over the next few days. Well she was right about that as I was in quite a bit of pain with it yesterday so I reached for the paracetamol. Of course I daren't eat on that side so now the other side is sore as well! Thankfully I've had no pain as yet today so, hopefully, it has all settled down now. I'll be mad if I've had it filled then I have to go back and have it taken out. More expense and more me getting worked up about going. I HATE going to the dentist!

Abi is off school tomorrow due to the strike by the National Union of Teachers. Years 7 and 8 have to stay home but the rest have to go in which includes Jess but she may find that some of her lessons are cancelled depending on which teachers decided to take strike action.

Hope everyone is having a good week. Take care everyone!

Hugs

25 comments:

brokenfairy said...

Beautiful Stitching and what a lovely gift Karen sent you.
I don't like Dentists either, so fingers crossed that it settles down for you!!

Julie said...

Quaker is growing nicely as is SS. Lucky girl to get a 'Karen surprise fob' i love mine, isn;t she clever making those glass beads herself.

Hope the tooth behaves itself.

Dawn said...

What a beautiful beaded fob!

I hope your tooth does better today! I hate going to the dentist,too. ((HUGS))

Itching To Stitch said...

Both of these pieces are so beautiful. I love watching you stitch them ;)

Carol said...

I just noticed you reversed the colors in AQC - looks good! My house and decor tolerates the green over the red :-)

Lee said...

Quaker Christmas is looking fantastic. Love those reds!

BeckySC said...

WOW, Sally-both pieces are looking stunning!!!

Kim B said...

Your pieces are looking great! I hate going to the dentist too! Glad to hear you haven't had pain today, though.

Carol R said...

Your Quaker Christmas is beautiful.And what a gorgeous fob from Karen.

Teejay said...

Both of these pieces are breathtaking but I am especially drawn to the quaker piece; lovely, lovely work!

karenv said...

Both pieces are looking gorgeous Sally! And I love the fob you received, it's really pretty :)

Vonna said...

Your WIP looks super!!! I especially love that Quaker Christmas! And those beads on the fob from Karen are stunning :)

Michele said...

Love QC, it's looking just lovely!

What a nice surprise from Karen! Those beads are awesome!

Hope the tooth continues to feel good!

Karan said...

Lucky you - gorgeous fob! Looks great beside QC.
SS is gorgeous & those thread colours sound so lush, what great names. Thanks for listing them. :0)
(((((Hugs))))) I hate the dentist too. Hope you're feeling much better now.

Michelle said...

Your stitching looks wonderful, as always!

Sorry about your tooth pain - I can relate, just getting my pretty gold crown last week.

Michelle

June said...

The Quaker Christmas is looking great! Love the scissor fob - what a pretty gift. :)

tkdchick said...

Quaker Christmas is just lovely! What a beautiful fob!!!

Sachiko said...

Hi Sally,
Your qauker is very beautiful!!!
I want to stitch it someday.
And Karen's fob is beautiful colors.

Chiloe said...

Hope you are better: I hate the dentist too (and mine is a man with a strange look ... but a great professional ;) I just hope he's not a serial killer on week ends !!! lol )

Stitchingranny said...

Oh Sally the more I see of the Christmas Quaker the more I am falling in love with it and the colour is so perfect.

Your fob from Karen is beautiful and the beads are just sooooooooooooo pretty, lucky you.

Mylene said...

What a lovely surprise from karen!
The Christmas quaker is looking great! Do love the colours you are using with this project.

Paula said...

Hi Sally, oooooh Quaker Chrismtas is gorgeous, I love the colour you are using...

And I love the fob Karen made for you, she is tallented....

Glad you got your tooth fixed..hmmm I should go and get mine fixed too...arrrghhh **sobsob** I hate the dentist lol

hugs and happy stitching

Joei said...

Great stitching on the AQC. So nice to see your progress, it's in my to-do but I can probably start with it next year.

Solstitches said...

My goodness Sally , have I really been away that long?
Last time I looked at your blog you were thinking about starting Where my Heaart Blooms and now I see it all beautifully stitched and finished!
I love your start on the Just Nan piece as well.
Your WIPS are coming along - both are so lovely.
Pretty fob you received too.

Ranae said...

I love the colors on the QC. I want to start mine, but with the nice weather and others things going on, well... maybe some day.
Hope you tooth pain is better.