Friday, 5 September 2008

Stitching the Week Away!

Well it's a miserable day here today. It's dull and raining and rather chilly too! I don't think I'll be doing much today as I feel as though I'm going down with cold. I'm sat here freezing one minute then too hot the next!

I have had rather a good week so far on the stitching front. I think I'm throwing myself into it to take my mind off other stuff! I've got back to all the bits I missed last week so first up here's Bygone Stitches A Quaker Christmas. I'm not so sure now that this will be finished for Christmas! I mean it's September already and I still have several pages to go yet ( lots of motifs!) but we shall see. I do feel that I've made good progress for the amount of time I've been stitching on it.

Tuesday was Ink Circles Sea Stars evening and I am still hoping to have this finished for the end of September so that gives me 4 more Tuesdays! Mmmmm can I do it! I'm still on the big motif but it went well and I did manage to get a good bit done.

Wednesday is the QS/ SK/ TT SAL on the HAED forum so out came Letter J. This is such a doddle to stitch with the blocks of colour and I just love it!

I have had a new start this week; well actually two! NO! I hear you say! I signed up for a SAL which started Monday and I think it runs for 9 weeks. It's called Symphony and you could pick between about 5 different colourways and I chose mauve. This is this week's part completed. The purple bits in the tree are supposed to be French Knots but me and French Knots are not the best of friends so I did Smyrnas instead!

My other new start is one I can't show as it's for the Autumn colours biscornu exchange so you'll have to wait to see that when it's been received by my partner in about a month:) Anyway it's stitching up rather nicely so far.

Thank you to everyone who left hugs, good wishes etc on my loneliness at the girls going back to school and the new neighbours and especially to Gillie and Wendy who emailed me. I am doing a bit better now about everything. I knew I'd be something like once I got settled again after the girls had gone back to school. I do usually struggle for a while but for some reason this year has been terrible. I was very brave and only shed a few tears when they left for school on Wednesday morning. They both seem to have settled in OK now although there were a few hiccups on the first day and Abi did come home in tears but it's a long story so I won't go into details here but I did ring school yesterday and have also written them a letter. Nothing serious just to do with some lessons her year had to choose. Jess' timetable was wrong ( well all the students who are taking chemistry didn't have it on their timetable), again a bit of a long story, and was supposed to now be right but it looks as though hers wasn't and she had to go out in a rush this morning. Finger's crossed she made it in time! I won't say anything about the neighbours as you never know who's reading but I will say we are keeping ourselves to ourselves!

That's it from me for today. Hope everyone has a good weekend. Thank you to everyone for your comments and visits. Your kind words mean the world to me:)

Hugs

21 comments:

brokenfairy said...

Having both Quaker Christmas and SS it is hard trying not to start them after seeing your progress,but I will be good. Oh that SAL Symphony looks lovely where is that from may I ask?
I hope thing settle for the girls.
and ((huge hugs)) we moved due to our last neighbours ,so I do hope things improve on that issue as well!

Stitcher said...

Great progress pics. Tell me more about Symphony sal.

hugs

Miss 376 said...

You are working on some lovely pieces here. Hope today is a better day and everything has settled nicely.

Vonna said...

Look at all the lovely stitching you have done! I love everything, but your Christmas Quaker is just stealing my heart :o)

I understanda bout keeping ourselves to "ourselves" we have neighbors that live just behind us...and well...we keep to ourselves....

WendyCarole said...

Love the colours of Symphony Sally. have a soft spot for all things purple.

Stitchingranny said...

I love it, I love it, I love it. Every time I see it I love it more but I absolutely refuse to acquire any more large projects until I have cleared some of my backlog. (read about 50 more years lol)

All your other wips are growing really fast too and looking forward to seeing more of the new one.

tintocktap said...

Hi Sally - your Christmas Quaker is just gorgeous! Can't wait to start that one myself but goodness knows when that will be! Thanks very much for the award you gave me a couple of weeks back, and sorry it took me so long to catch up with you. Hope everything settles down soon with your daughters. My son went back to school this week - his biggest worry was the new school uniform, but all seems to be settling down there.

laura said...

Sally your stitching is looking gorgeous - i LOVE quaker christmas

Lucy said...

Sally...hope you feel better! Just cuddle up under a blanket with some chicken soup and a couple of good cross stitch magazines!!!

Svenja said...

Beautiful stitching, especially Christmas Quaker and Sea Stars. I love the colours of both pieces.

Julie said...

Great progress on all your projects. Hope things sort themselves out for the girls.

tkdchick said...

Hmmm Sally the only way I can see you finishing your Christmas piece would be to ignore all of your other beautiful projects!

Christine said...

Great progress with your stitching!
Hope the girls have sorted out their timetable problems. Missing off chemistry is nothing short of scandalous ;) ~ can you tell I'm a chemist here????

Paula said...

Sally you get so much stitching done each week, your progress on all your pieces is great.

Hope the girls are settling back into school ok.....won't be long before they are on their mid term break again....

Hope you're doing ok...

Hugs and happy stitching....

vEr0n!c@ said...

I love all your WiPs! Each one of them is so different and unique in their own way. Symphony looks good. What fabric are you stitching it on?

Olenka's Stitches said...

I hope you feel better soon and won't be so sad about your girls having started school.
All your SALs look great, I especially love your QC, it's gorgeous!

Becky K in OK said...

Your WIP's are fantastic.

Andrea said...

I love Quaker Christmas. Another SAL, tut tut Sally! Symphony does look lovely though.

Clare - Aimetu said...

Great stitching Sally, you are certainly a busy lady with all your SALs.

The start of a new year is always an uneasy time, I hope you and the girls feel better about it all soon.

Joei said...

Great progress on your wips! Quaker Chrismtas looks fab. And Symphony looks pretty.

Karan said...

The 3 WIP's are looking fabulous Sally & I love the look of the new start - have you a link please?
I can so sympathise with your neighbour problems - we were so glad when one of ours moved & took his flippin' dogs with him. Hope yours decide to move on soon (((((hugs))))).