Tuesday, 23 September 2008

In Progress

I have been having a good few evenings stitching and I have even ( you better sit down for this) started this month's S&S SAL challenge which is Windy Willows Noel. Reveal day is Saturday so I need to get a move on, get it finished and made up! I've got about half of it stitched but can't show it until Saturday:)

I have finished my biscornu for the private Autumn colours biscornu exchange which Hazel organised. It's all packed up ready to post next week so I can't show that until it's been received.

I do still have some stitching to show though so this post is not a waste of time! I stitched on the Symphony SAL and got caught up with part 3 then part 4 came out so I decided not to show it until I'd finished that which I did while I was eating my lunch! This is looking so pretty so far and I can't wait to see what's in store for us in part 5.

Sundays, as you know, are Blackbird Designs evenings so out came Blessings and Kind Wishes. The frog visited so I was not too pleased but I did get that bit ripped out and re-stitched. I like how this is looking so far.

Last night I had quite a good evening on Bygone Stitches A Quaker Christmas. I now have just over two pages to stitch on this but one is only about half a page. Once I get the S&S SAL challenge done I'm going to stitch on this for the rest of the week instead of starting something small and try and get a lot more done so that I can be on track to finish it for Christmas.

I have been trying to plan my neighbourhood for the MM&I SAL but ended up getting very frustrated and close to throwing in the towel! I decided to have a go at importing the images into Photoshop and having a play with them ( with Jessica's help as I just can't get the hang of using it) but nothing I did looked right. Anyway I had another go and feel a bit better about it now but I think I shall wait now until I get the rest of the charts I want to use.

Friday afternoon I had a visit from Chris and it was lovely to see her again. I enjoy our meet-ups as we get on really well. We had a drink, a slice of cake and a natter and it was a lovely way to spend a Friday afternoon.

I am happy to say that I am feeling a bit happier in myself. I'm not crying or feeling like crying as much as I did although I do still get times when the low feeling just overwhelms me. I have got "itchy feet" and kind of want to move but after 20 years of living here and having done a lot of work on it I don't really want to, if you understand what I mean. We can't afford to move anyway so unless we have a win on the lottery we can't! Lol! We've more or less got the house how we want it and for all it's not a perfect house it's still ours. Well it will be once the mortgage is paid off in a few years!! I just feel that we live too close to my FIL and with me not working at the moment he just thinks he can come round when he's bored and has nothing to do regardless of what I'm doing and I get so fed-up of it. I'm afraid I did say something about it one day and it came out all wrong but this is my trouble as I keep it all in and then when someone says something it all comes out how it shouldn't! On the neighbour front it hasn't been too bad of late.

Well that's all for today. I'll be stitching on Ink Circles Sea Stars tonight and hoping to get thet HUGE motif done and dusted! Thank you for your visits and your wonderful comments. I'll be catching up on blogs as soon as I've published this:)

Hugs


21 comments:

Lisa said...

Your wips are looking gorgeous Sally, I really do love Quaker Christmas.
Glad you're feeling a little better lately(hugs)

WendyCarole said...

Your stitching all looks wonderful and I am glad to hear you are feeling a bit better. I know what you mean about the "itchy feet"

BeckySC said...

Sally, WOW, your Quaker Christmas is AMAZING!!!!! Lovely progress on everything!

Ruth Rachel Vendsel said...

Sally, you have really been busy! Congrats on all your progress, you have lots of wips going on right now. Can't wait to see that autumn colors biscornu.

I am glad to hear that you feel a bit better. I hope that things with your FIL can find a peaceful resolution - and I don't think it's wrong to set boundaries in a kind but firm way!

Julie said...

Quaker looks superb, great progress on the others too.

Tracy said...

Your Quaker Christmas is coming along beautifully. I'm glad you're feeling better, dealing with family is sometimes so hard.

Cheers~

CraftyT said...

Christmas Quaker looks great. I think your idea about stitching one ornament a month is a great idea, I will have to begin that next year

Thanks for stopping by :)
Natasha

Ranae said...

Sally, You have some fabulous progress going on Girl! You are such an inspiration to me, but would you please slow down on the BBD's, lol (just kidding)
I hope each and everyday brings happiness your way in some form or another.
Take Care!!

Christine said...

As usual I am in awe of how much stitching you have done ;)
Looking forward to seeing your monthly challenge piece, which I'm absolutely certain you will have finished by the weekend.

Rachael said...

As always such beautiful stitching!!

vEr0n!c@ said...

All your WiPs look lovely. I know exactly what you mean about planning the MM&IRR. I haven't even started because... I don't know where to start. LOL! I have a number of ideas but so far, can't settle on anything yet.

stitchinfiend said...

I love you WIP, they are all so pretty. I especially like the colours you are stitching Symphony with. Hugs

Elisa said...

Your WIPs are looking fab Sally...well done.

Glad to hear you are feeling a little brighter...we all get itchy feet now and again....maybe time for a room shift-a-round...I find that works sometimes.

Sending you Hugs

Karan said...

Great progress on all your WIP's - Symphony is so pretty. Looking forward to reveal day. :0)
Know what you mean: I love my house & garden but not keen on the area, so wish it was possible to lift them both & move them somewhere else. Glad you're feeling a bit better in yourself (((((hugs))))).

Michele said...

all your wips are looking great! I love QC :)

So glad you are feeling better :)

FIL's .. what more can I say! lol

Paula said...

Sally your WIPS are gorgeous....Quaker Christmas looks almost done now...
Glad to hear you are feeling better.....
Sally did I not reply to your email??? Duh what am I like...I have to go find it now...lol

Hugs and Happy Stitching....

Sam said...

Ooooh! Sally, I think I need to come up to visit your house & 'borrow' A Quaker Christmas when you're not looking!! ;o)

I'm glad you're feeling a little better. I think that perhaps you need to try and encourage your FIL to come around at agreed times rather than him popping in whenever he likes. I guess it's probably easier said than done, either that or pretend you're not home ;o) {{{hugs}}}

Lucy said...

Lots of great progress going on. Try to stay strong with the FIL visits as difficult as it may be.

Juls said...

Thinking of you Sally...just been lurking lately!!!!! Lovely stitching!!!!

Stitcher said...

These are all wonderful, but look so much better in real life. I enjoyed our meet up, and loved the cake.

stitcherw said...

Quaker Christmas is looking so pretty, sounds like it is on its way to being done by Christmas too. This will be a gorgeous piece to have for the holidays. Symphony is looking lovely too, and I'm enjoying watching your Blackbird piece develop, it's so pretty. Hopefully the frog stays a way for a good long while now. Good luck resolving things regarding your FIL just dropping in, that would be very frustrating. Glad to hear emotionally wise things are going a bit better for you.
Sue