Wednesday, 15 October 2008

Stitchy Updates and Good News!

I have no finishes to share today just some WIPS so I hope I don't bore you with these. Maybe one day I won't have so many biggies on the go so will have more finishes to share!

I made a good bit of progress on Blackbird Designs Blessings and Kind wishes on Sunday evening. I finished off all the greenery around the storks then started the green border at the top. Mmm I was a bit greened out by the time I'd done I must admit! Lol!

Mondays and Tuesdays are Bygone Stitches A Quaker Christmas evenings and I am so pleased with how I'm getting on with this. Having two evenings a week on it now means I am sure I can have it finished and on the wall in time for Christmas. I am near enough to having just one page left to stitch now.

I almost forgot part 6 of the Symphony SAL! I stitched this part up in one evening and now have part 7 downloaded and printed ready to make a start on later in the week. Unfortunately with it being dull now I haven't been able to get a true picture of the lovely colours in this.

I had a small new start last week but can't show it as it's for a little giftie for someone. Once I've finished it, made it up and it's arrived at it's destination I will share it then.

Now for the good news! Our new neighbours, after just about 6 weeks, did a moonlight flit on Monday night/ Tuesday morning! I cannot tell you how relieved we are and yesterday morning when I got up was the first time in weeks that I haven't felt like crying. We'd heard some noise in the garden around 7.30pm but thought nothing of it other than me hoping they were taking stuff to bits and leaving! Lol! Later on Abi was in her bedroom doing homework and came rushing downstairs to tell us that they were loading stuff up into a van! This went on until about 4am and they were even vaccuuming at 12am and 2am! Still the sleepless night was worth it this time with them gone! The landlord of the house came round last night and said I've got good news!! Lol! Of course we already knew they'd gone and were thinking about ringing him but he hadn't known until he'd gone to collect his rent. He said he didn't know whether to cry or be happy as she owed him some rent but he did admit it was a relief. When they'd had the party and other stuff he'd had people ringing him late at night complaining and he had warned her about it. Anyway please keep your finger's crossed that we get better neighbours this time as he's got several people in line for it. He said he'd guarantee the next ones would be better so I hope so! I've been talking to him again today as he's there cleaning up etc ( they left the garden a complete tip) so I took him a cuppa earlier.

Well that's it from me for today. Thank you to you all for your lovely comments on my stitcher's wallet. I have been using it as I have my threads and thread holder in it for A Quaker Christmas:)

Hugs
From a very relieved

28 comments:

Yuko said...

Ohhh Sally! That is great news!!
Having noisy neighbours is nightmare, so I'm very happy for you!
I hope that the next one would be better, not better, sensible person or family!

Your Quaker Christmas is looking so beautiful and it will soon be finished!! wow!
Your loose feathers is also looking great!
I'm looking forward to seeing more of your progress!

Cheri said...

I just love the Blessings and Kind wishes! It is coming along nicely!

I hope you get some nice neighbors soon!

Nicki said...

Your WIPs look great :) Love the Blessings one particularly. And congratulations on the Rites of Spring finish - also great. I want to do a needlecase one day when I stitch it - it's the perfect finish :)

So glad the neighbours have gone and fingers crossed for better ones. It's horrid when you have noise like that at home.

brokenfairy said...

Yay that is wonderful news,and I do hope your new neighbours are nicer and quieter!!
and your updates are wonderful!!

Sharon said...

Wip's looking wonderful! Love the QC.

WendyCarole said...

I am so glad to hear the neighbours form hell have gone. let's hope the next tenants are much nicer.

All your stitching is looking great

Angela said...

Excellent news on the neighbours. Sounds like having such bad neighbours may innthe end turn out to be a blessing as all those complaints should guarantee the landlord will be a lot more careful in his selection of tennants.

The stitching as ever looks great. I for one don't have a problem woth WIP's and no finishes seeing as any finishes are a way of me just yet.

BeckySC said...

BEEutiful updates on your stitching :) WOW!!

Carolyn said...

Sally,
Your WIP's are coming along nicely and soon you will be finsihed. I admire you for stitcking to your rotation. I don't know if I could. I am so happy to hear about your neighbors. Yahoo! You know the landlord will be more selective when it comes to renters. At least the landlord is one of those who does care who is renting his property. Yahooooooo for you and your family.

Jennifer said...

Yaaa Hooo!!!!! Thank goodness they're gone, and I hope you get better neighbors this time. I've lived near horrible neighbors, and I know how it wears on you, day in and day out. There's no escaping it, and even when they're quiet, you're just waiting for the other shoe to drop and for it to start all over again. I bet you feel fantastic now that they've left!

fireflydreams said...

WOW to your Quaker piece Sally, the others are great too, but that is just WOW.

Great to hear that you're neighbour free for a while :)

karenv said...

I'm so glad to read that your neighbours have gone Sally :) Hopefully the landlord will keep his word and the next set of tenants will be much nicer!

Your WIPs are all coming along beautifully, great progress.

Julie said...

Good news on the neighbours!

Great progress on the WIP's. symphony is a really pretty one

vEr0n!c@ said...

That's indeed great news, Sally. Having loud neighbours sure can get on your nerves.

Gotta say your WiPs are looking great! Your "greened out" phrase made me laugh ^.^

Susan said...

I *love* the storks - they are adorable!

I'm glad you got rid of the nasty neighbors - I hope your new ones are nicer!

Elisa said...

Fab news about your ex neighbours...your WIPs are looking fab, I particularly like Blessings...can't wait to see it all done :)

Christine said...

Stitching up a storm as usual I see :)
Glad to hear your noisy neighbours have gone

Nicola said...

Great news about your awful neighbours Sally. Hope the next tenants will be much better. Your WIP's are all looking wonderful.

Olenka's Stitches said...

All your WIPs are so pretty but I love QC most, great progress on it!
Let's hope your next neighbour is a cross stitcher :-) .

sammyjo said...

God i would have jumped up onto the table and danced my little heart out with news like that!

stitching is looking great! i must admitt i havent done much! :)

Kit said...

Your projects are coming along beautifully! I love the pieces you have chosen.

Joei said...

Wow, lovely stitching. AQC is almost done. Keep it up.

Mylene said...

It's been a while since i visited your blog and WOW! All your big pieces are looking great. You sure been busy stitching.

Karan said...

Great news about the neighbours - so hope the next lot are lovely, quiet people. :0)
Gorgeous WIP pics - could never get bored of seeing all your wonderful pieces Sally. Can't believe how much you've done on QC!

Solstitches said...

I could never be bored with your WIPS. Your stitching is always a pleasure to see and when there is a finish it is always gorgeous.

Sam said...

What great news about your neighbours Sally - you must all be so relieved! I hope your new neighbours will be much more considerate of those living around them.

QC is amazing! Wow - I'm sure you will be finished on this one long before 25th December ;o)

Stitcher said...

Great progress

Kajsa said...

Your stitching wip's look great!

Hope you get good new neighbors.