Monday, 21 April 2008

Sunday Night SAL

Sunday nights are now SAL night with Nic:) We are stitching Just Nan Morning Song and this week I finished the first band and stitched the second too. I'm still not happy with the white fence so may have to frog that and use an off white or something. I don't know what I'm going to do when it comes to stitching the swans ( or are they geese?) but they won't be white! If they are swans ( which they appear to me) I might do them black seen as there are black swans! I darkened the picture so you could see the fence. I must try and get a better one next week.
I picked up my BBD Where My Heart Blooms from the framers on Friday and am delighted with it. John always does a brilliant job on whatever I take in. At the moment I've put it away as I plan on hanging it in my hallway and landing once it gets decorated in the summer. All 6 of these will hang in the hallway and landing eventually!

No other stitching to show! I've finished the S&S SAL challenge piece for this month and have emailed a picture to Karen ready for reveal day on 27th. So I can't show it here until then! I'm hoping to get a good go on the needleroll I'm stitching for the exchange this week and I'd also like to get another PIF done if I get chance.

Look what I got through the post today! BBD Loose Feathers #30 Rites of Spring with the fabric and threads from Needlecraft Corner. I think this may be the last time I get the threads with it as it makes it that bit more expensive but I will probably carry on getting the fabric.
Unfortunately Chris didn't make it on Friday as she had problems with her car and it ended up in the garage being repaired so we are hoping to catch up Friday this week; finger's crossed!

DH passed his first aid refresher course so we were really pleased. He got himself all worked up then did everything as he should so he's been walking around the house continually telling us we're safe because he's a first aider! Lol!

Billy has finally worked out how to get out of his cage but not quite how to get back in! Lol! He flies to the top of his cage and stands there looking down at the perch! So we get him on our fingers and show him it in the hope he'll eventually work out how!

Hope you all have a wonderful week. Thank you for continuing to visit and for leaving the wonderful comments. I appreciate them all very much:)
Hugs

23 comments:

Karen said...

Your Blackbird design looks great framed, you have made a good start on your JN sal.
LOL these birds are bonkers Parp still sits in the grit bowl throwing grit everywhere and Sky throws the seed all over the cage and house while the boys look on probably thinking silly women!!!

Vonna said...

Your framed BD is just STUNNING! Love it Sally :) I've started getting these loose feather's myself....I need to get one going ;)

karenv said...

Love your framed LF - it looks gorgeous! I started this one this weekend and I'm enjoying it so much!

Gill said...

I sat looking at Morning Song for ages thinking it looked familiar, until it suddenly dawned on me I've stitched it! Haha I must stitch too much if I forget half the stuff I've done!

Your framed Blackbird Design looks terrific!

brokenfairy said...

Oh what a lovely frame,and the stitching is wonderful as well!

Nic said...

The frame really sets off your BD - it looks great!

Morning Song is coming along nicely - I've just posted about my own progress!

Teejay said...

Where My Heart Blooms looks marvelous! The frame compliments it so nicely and such lovely fabric that it is stitched on, enjoy!

Kim B said...

Your stitching is absolutely gorgeous! And that framing is stunning! And it sounds like Billy is making progress with the cage :)

WendyCarole said...

The framing looks wonderful

Paula said...

Hi Sally, OHhhh your framed piece is gorgeous.... and your WIP as always is lovely too...
Congrats to dh on passing, bet he was chuffed.
LOL @ Billy, He'll soon learn!

Hugs and Happy stitching..

Nicki said...

Ohhh your Loose Feathers looks gorgeous :) You must be pleased. It'll be amazing having lots all hanging together :)

June said...

Great frame choice for the BD - it looks gorgeous! I especially like the fine detail on the inside/outside edges of the frame.

Congrats to your DH for passing his refresher course - he sounds really pleased! :D

Billy seems a bright one so he'll figure out how to get to his perch soon. ;)

Carol said...

Oh Sally, Where My Heart Blooms is gorgeous, you must be so thrilled! Your framer did a wonderful job. :o)

tkdchick said...

Sally, your SAL piece is looking just lovely!

Julie said...

Great start on the JN and BBD looks wonderful framed.

Congrats to DH. The new BBD looks a nice one too.

Wanda said...

Love your BBD it is lovely! I have started getting these as well. I want to start one too.

Karan said...

Great start on your JN - looking forward to your next update.
Your framer has done an excellent job Sally. The next BBD piece looks gorgeous too - so when are you starting that? :0)
Sounds like Billy is a quick learner. :0)

Sonda in OR said...

The picture looks wonderful framed! Your Just Nan piece has a great start to it!

Joei said...

Your framed blackbird is so stunning. Your SAL is looking great.

Yuko said...

Sally, your BBD is absolutely stunning!!!
That's like the photo of chart sample!
So beautiful!!!
Congratulations!

staci said...

Congrats on your gorgeous BBD finish!!! It looks so wonderful in the frame you've chosen.

Mylene said...

WOW! Your framed BBD just looks wonderful. The next BBD looks great too!

Ranae said...

Congrat! on the beautiful BBD finish and the framing looks great. I have stopped on mine and am trying to figure out if a am going to use black or the yellow for the windows.