Monday, 26 May 2008

SAL Sunday

I don't have much stitching to show today I'm afraid other than my Sunday night SAL progress with Nic:) I didn't do much again but I did get the cockeral band finished at long last so I can have a clear start on another band next Sunday. It's a much better picture of it this week as it shows the fabric colour off much better.

I've been stitching on Bygone Stitches A Quaker Christmas this last week except for one night when I just wanted to stitch on something else so started the S&S SAL challange piece. No picture of AQC as I have tonight on it yet and no frogs have been back since Monday last week so they'd better keep away or I'll not be happy! Lol! After Sea Stars tomorrow the rest of the week is my smalls week so I'd like to stitch my last two PIFs if I can. I have ideas for both of them:)

Just over a week ago I finally decided to treat myself to one of Monique's gorgeous thread holders. She sells these in her Etsy shop Studio Twenty. I have wanted one since she first started making them and decided I'd waited long enough to treat myself so here's the one I chose:) It now has my threads for AQC on it. Monique also included a skein of pretty Dinky Dyes thread and post-it notes.
After a long time of trying to find Needleprint Beatrix Potter Quaker Sampler (now OOP) I have been fortunate enough to buy one on Ebay. Jacqueline of Needleprint is kindly selling PDF versions of the chart on Ebay so I have bought one. I have seen the original charts being sold on Ebay for up to $99 which is way way over what I could afford plus the money does not benefit Ackworth where as this way it does. I am now eagerly waiting for it:) Of course it won't get stitched for a while but at least I will have it:)

I am way behind on blog reading and commenting and I will try and catch over the week but I can't promise anything. The last few days have not been brilliant what with flashing in my right eye and other stuff and I just can't sit here at the PC for too long as I find it brings it on. DH has darkened the screen for me to see if that helps so finger's crossed:)

DH spent Saturday ripping out the panelling on the staircase so that we can put spindles in so that's what he'll be doing today and tomorrow. Not sure if it'll get done completely but it'll be a start:) It'll look much better when it's done and make the hallway much lighter. Next will be stripping the wallpaper off and redecorating but that won't be for a good few weeks:)

Hope everyone is having a brilliant bank holiday here in the UK and Memorial Day in the USA.
Hugs
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18 comments:

Hazel said...

Great progress on your Just Nan. I must go and hunt down the ebay for the Beatrix Potter sampler. Thanks for the hint. xx

staci said...

Your progress on MS is looking wonderful. And that is an adorable thread holder by Monique!

Stitchingranny said...

Love your little treat to yourself. Glad you got your BP Quaker Sampler at long last.

Julie said...

Nice cockerals, looking good

Love your thread holder. I bought the Beatrix Potter too, thanks for the heads up
{{hugs}}

Kim B said...

Your Just Nan is looking good! Have a beautiful day!!

stitcherw said...

You got a nice bit done, it is looking so pretty. Glad that you found the sampler you'd been hunting for, that is so frustrating to want a pattern and not be able to find it. I don't think I've seen this one. I love Beatrix Potter, so I'm intigued to find out what type of a sampler was designed and given that name. Hope you're feeling better soon, that would be so hard to be having the difficulty with your vision.
Sue

Sachiko said...

beautiful progress!

Michele said...

Hope you are feeling better .. you know I sympathize big time with you!

Your JN is looking great!

Don' you love Monique's threadholders ..so cute and functional!

Carol said...

Morning Song is looking fantastic!

sammyjo said...

Your just nan design is looking good sally, i like the new title picture it looks so homely lol.

Mylene said...

Just Nan is looking wonderful!!

Hope you are having a nice week!!!!

Susan said...

What a cute thread keeper!

Your Just Nan piece is coming along nicely!

Joei said...

Youre JN-MS is looking great.
Cute threadholder!

Sandra Ree said...

Your stitching is perfect! I love the thread holder by Monique. :)

Littlebit's collections said...

You work is really cute.

Itching To Stitch said...

Morning Song looks super. Glad you found the chart you wanted ;)

Dawn said...

MS looks fantastic!!

Lisa said...

morning song is coming along lovely Sally, i adore the thread holder, it's so cute!
I managed to persuade hubby to buyy me the Beatrix potter chart tonight yipee! thanks for letting me know :)