Saturday, 19 July 2008

Catching Up!

I can't believe it's been over a week since I updated my blog. It's not really heard of for me to go this long but I have not been feeling too well and I couldn't be bothered to sit and update. I have spent a lot of my time examining the insides of my eyelids! Anyway without further ado, as tomorrow is reveal day for the S&S biscornu exchange, I'm going to show the biscornu I stitched for Angi M ( no blog).

WDC Design WDC in Blue ( From The Gift of Stitching)


Stiched on 28 count white evenweave


DMC threads.




Just over a week ago I received a lovely package in the post from Dani. A while ago I won a giveaway on her blog and look at this gorgeous piece she stitched for me. It is perfect for me as I love red plus, as you can see, my Gingher scissors are red.

And here are the other things she included for me:) and you can also see the other side of the fob with my initial. The JCS ornament preview issue ( which I had been waiting to get my hands on but being in England we have a bit longer wait for so I had to wait no longer!) and some skeins of GAST. Thank you so much Dani! {{{{hugs}}}} You really spoilt me:)

I have been doing some stitching but not as much as I would normally do so I do have some updates to show. I think the most I did this week was on Blackbird Designs Rites of Spring on Sunday. I love how this is coming along and hope I will feel something like to get a lot done tomorrow evening.



Monday was, as always, my evening on Bygone Stitches A Quaker Christmas but I didn't do much on it this time but every little bit is a bit more towards the end! I am amazed at how quickly I am stitching this up and if I keep it up I see no reason why I shouldn't have it finished in time for Christmas.

I was hoping to get more done on HAED TT Letter J this week and be a lot closer to finishing page 1 but things don't always go to plan. Not to worry as there's always another week!

I can't show what else I've been stitching as I've been working on the S&S SAL Challenge which this month is Debbie Draper's Love. I have finished stitching it and made it up but can't show it until reveal day which is 27th July so not long to go! I've tried another new to me finishing technique this time and am quite pleased with the result.

I think I might put part of my rotation on hold for a bit and concentrate on getting my exchanges stitched. Feeling the way I have over the last week has made me think a lot and I just want to get my exchanges stitched and made up so that they can done in plenty of time and ready to send out when needs be. I'd also like to stitch some small bits for a change. I will stick to my BBD, Quaker Christmas, TT and Sea Stars on their alloted evenings and QC for the week probably.

We were supposed to be going to Burton Constable Country Fair last Sunday but I felt too ill so we ended up staying home. Wednesday DH and I went to Driffield Show ( minus the girls as Abi had an activities day at school and Jess a biology field trip to Robin Hood's Bay). We had a pleasant day looking round the stalls, watching displays, etc but I started to feel ill halfway through the day. We went to the car for a bit and I got a second lease of life! Lol! I just feel that the way I am at the moment is playing havoc with my every day life and I am fed-up. I have been so tearful and feeling quite angry. I did manage an evening out last night as it's the annual carnival here ( it was cancelled last year due to flooding) so we went to watch the wing walkers last night ( how on earth do they pluck up the courage to do something like that) and then watched the firework display later on in the evening.

Thank you so much for all your well wishes and hugs for Abi. She had her blood done on Tuesday and was so brave. She was really scared but she did really well. No tears:) Anyway all her tests were fine so we think it's just a case of getting plenty of rest over the holidays ( they finish Tuesday lunchtime). It has been a long term so we think she's just tired. Obviously we'll be keeping an eye on her.

I have been trying to keep up with blogs a bit and Jess kindly leant me her laptop on Thursday evening and I read and commented on quite a lot but I am still way behind. I promise I will get round to you all eventually to see what you've been stitching and stashing:) Thank you for your lovely comment Michele B.


Hugs

23 comments:

vEr0n!c@ said...

Sally, that's a gorgeous biscornu you've stitched for Angi. I do subscribe to The Gift of Stitching and when I saw them, I thought they were pretty but your picture does em way more justice.

Love seeing your WiPs too. Look forward to more updates, especially Rites of Spring.

karenv said...

Sorry you haven't been feeling too well Sally, I hope you feel better soon!

Lovely progress on RoS - I started this the day of the Wimbledon Men's Final and haven't put a stitch in since! Must pull it out again.

QC is looking fabulous too, you're really stitching it up quickly.

Ruth Rachel Vendsel said...

Lovely pictures, Sally! those red ginghers are so pretty and what a nice fob from Dani.

Julie said...

Lovely biswcornu and nice gift from Dani.
You've stitched more than i did this week.
Hope you are soon feeling better
{{hugs}}

Paula said...

Hi Sally, as always your stitching is really lovely. Love the biscourni you made and love the gifts you received, bet they cheered you up...

Abi is so brave going for her blood test, glad they are ok.....

Hope you are feeling better soon...

Hugs

Ranae said...

I love that WDC biscornu, beautifully detailed.
Wow! Dani did spoil you, isn't it nice though?
The WIP's are looking great. QC is coming along great, you should have that tackled by Thanksgiving.
Take Care!!

Jennifer said...

My goodness, that is a GORGEOUS biscornu! I love the color!

Karan said...

So much beautiful stitching. The biscornu is gorgeous & all your WIP's are coming on well. Lovely gifts too - the fob is so sweet. :0)
Sending gentle healing (((((hugs))))) for you & well done Abi for having the test done. Hope you both feel much better soon.

Dawn said...

Your bisocornu turned out simply gorgeous!! Your WIP's look great too:)

Hope you get to feeling better soon. ((HUGS))

Christine said...

That is a lovely biscornu. I like the way you finished it with beads. You are getting on really well with your Quaker Christmas, I'm sure it will be finished in plenty of time

Old Yankee Stitcher said...

How sweet of Dani, the things she sent are great. I love the things you are working on, BBD LFs for this year are in my stash but will have to wait for a start, I have only been looking at the Quaker Christmas from afar. Yours is so beautiful it makes me think it may need to come home with me too. Hope you get stronger soon, Happy Stitching, CJ

Joei said...

Lovely stitching Sally. Looking forward to your progress especially on Right of Spring. It's looking very nice. A lot done on your other WIP, very pretty as well.

The biscornu you made is so lovely, looks much much better than in the mag.

Jade said...

That biscornu is amazing and Quaker Christmas looks so great, you made me wanna stitch that too!

brokenfairy said...

So much wonderful stitching,and it was seeing your Quaker christmas that decided it for me,I had to have it!! lol

Mylene said...

I just love the biscornu you made and great gift received from Dani.

I do hope you feel much much better by now.

Vonna said...

Look at all the pretties here! The biscornu is just gorgeous and I love the beads on the corners :)
Dani's Bloggerversary gift is stunning and it looks good on your scissors...that Just Cross Stitch Mag is a good one to have too!
Glad that Abi is ok and hope that she's rests all her school holiday long!

tkdchick said...

Hope you're feeling better and that you liked the little giftie!

stitcherw said...

That's great Abi's blood tests turned out well. Hopefully she can get some extra rest in and be feeling totally better soon. I'm so sorry to hear that you've been feeling unwell though. I hope that you start to feel better soon too.

You've been getting lots of lovely stitching done though it looks like. Nice progress on your WIP's, and your biscornu is lovely. Beautiful present from Dani as well, sounds like just what you needed to help lift your spirits.
Sue

Michele B. said...

Hi - I just awarded you the Kreativ Blogger award. See my blog!And feel better!

Joei said...

Hi Sally,
I gave you an award, if you have time please drop by my blog.

Nicola said...

Lovely biscornu Sally and all your WIP's are looking great. That's a really lovely giveaway prize from Dani, love the scissor fob.

Sorry you've not been well, hope you are feeling much better now. I also hope that a good rest over the holidays will sort Abi out. I, too, hate having blood tests and have to have them every six months, so I know how she felt about that.

Diana said...

The biscornu is absolutely gorgeous!

Kim B said...

The biscornu is fantastic! Your projects are looking great! And what a great little fob!!