Tuesday, 17 June 2008

WIPs and New Stash ( Naughty!)

Sunday night was SAL night with Nic on Just Nan Morning Song. I have really been enjoying stitching this piece as I love Just Nan band samplers and I am hoping to have this finished by the end of the month. I did actually cheat a little this week as I did not get much stitched on Sunday evening due to helping Jess to get her Sims 2 game working on her laptop so I did a little yesterday afternoon too:)
Last night was Bygone Stitches A Quaker Christmas and I managed to get a lot of another motif done but didn't quite get it all done as I was looking at the UCAS website with Jess and I ordered a parents guide and she ordered a prospectus for Hull University. Anyway here's my progress. I think if I keep this up I should have it on the wall in time for Christmas this year:) Teri asked what the red thread is I'm using. It's Carrie's Creations Old World Red and it is gorgeous:)

I had some new stash delivered today. OK I know I'm supposed to be being frugal BUT I fell in love with Chris' Judy O'Dell's Sampler Garden Casket that she has been stitching and have been umming and ahhing over whether to get it or not. I was originally going to sign up for the private group on the Just a Thought forum but then Chris emailed me to say Needlecraft Corner had the chart on sale. It was half price so I ordered that and the finishing instructions:) I don't know when I'll start it but it won't be for a while yet. I had a quick scan through the finishing instructions and all I can say at the moment is HELP!!! Lol!

I have one more place left on my PIF. Any takers?????

We spent Father's Day being very lazy:) DH has had some early mornings and some long days of late so he deserved a lazy day watching the motorbike racing on TV:) The girls brought him breakfast in bed:) Jess bought him the latest Neil Diamond CD and Abi bought him a Simpsons World's Greatest Dad mug with socks:) He and I don't exchange gifts; just send cards; but this year I decided to get him a little something. He loves the song Candyman by Christina Aguelira but I couldn't find it in the UK and found it was never released here as a single CD so I downloaded it from MSN and burned it onto a CD. Jess made a cover for it and he was delighted:)

Thank you for your kind comments and hugs on my last post. For all it's 23 years ago I still find it hard at times without my Mum here.



brokenfairy said...

Great progress pics,all my DH was chocolate and money to buy himself something!! I was being lazy!!lol
I would love to sign up but I still haven't finished sending mine from my last PIF

monique said...

Nice progress with your QC... I'm sure that will be hanging this year :)

I can see why you caved on the garden casket LOL

Sweet post about your mums, Sally... I can't imagine losing my mom-- I talk to or see her nearly every day still. What a special bond there is between mothers and their children!

Vonna said...

Look at that lovely WIP...I just love watching it grow more lovely with each entry ;)
And your Quaker Christmas...stunning...I really do admire the thread your using for it!
Ahhh...the casket...I will be salivating watching you start that beauty too!

Julie said...

QC is growing lovely, i'm sure it will be be all done for Christmas, how many days are left, id di read it somewhere recently LOL

Jn is stunning too, but like you, i adore her band samplers

Sorry, cant be on your PIF list right now, still knitting the bunnies!!!

Kim B said...

I cannot believe how fast your progress on AQC has been!

Your JN looks amazing too.

Michele said...

Love your progress on QC :) I think I'm going to get it for next Christmas! lol

Sounds like your DH had a very nice Father's Day .. lazy is good! lol

Lisa said...

QC is looking absolutely gorgeous, you're really making me want to stitch this design!

Ruth said...

Beautiful work, Sally! Just beautiful!

Hugs on your mums. I lost my mom 2 years ago. Sure they all say it gets better, but we know they're lying.

Hazel said...

QC looks fab! Thats a nice online buy too. It'll look fab when it's done. xx

Juls said...

Lovely progress on AQC!!!! I loved your last post!!! Be strong!!!!!

suequeblue said...

Lovely stitching-and looking forward to your new starts!

Susan said...

That Sampler Casket is lovely!

Great progress on the Just Nan piece!

Kathy said...

Just Nan looks lovely hun, as does your Quaker Christmas, I just love this chart.

Hugs xxxx

Heather said...

Very nice progress Sally. I believe you will have the Quaker Christmas on your wall in time for this Christmas.

Itching To Stitch said...

Both your WIP's look great. I am so in love with QC ;)

Karen said...

you are doing very well with your wip's, they look great

Solstitches said...

Your Quaker Christmas is simply gorgeous. Wonderful thread colour you chose.
Love the Just Nan too. Great work as always.

Karan said...

Great progress on the WIP's - those sheep are so cute. :0).
Can't blame you for giving in & buying the GC chart - it's gorgeous. :0)

Mylene said...

Both simply looking beautiful, Sally.