Wednesday, 12 November 2008

Happy Dancing for Christmas!

Come join me in my happy dance! Last night I put the final stitches into Bygone Stitches A Quaker Christmas!!! I have enjoyed stitching this so much and am really going to miss not stitching on this beautiful piece. To be honest I cannot believe how fast this has stitched up as most of the time I've only stitched on it one evening a week with the odd weekly stitching marathon on it.


Bygone Stitches A Quaker Christmas

Coffee dyed 25 count Lugana

Carrie's Threads in Old World Red, Antique Gold & Frosty Pine

Started 7th April 2008

Finished 11th November 2008





Now that this is finished I'm going to concentrate stitching on Christmas ornaments and gifts for the next couple of weeks until Chris and I start our SAL.

Sunday evening I finally picked up Blackbird Designs Blessings and Kind Wishes after not stitching on it for the two previous Sundays. I am itching to get this finished and start the next one. Also dying to see the latest Loose Feathers as it's a keepsake box and pinkeep!


I finished the ornament for Clare's tree at her church but I am not 100% happy with the finishing.

Finally my DH and I had a walk to the memorial gardens on Sunday afternoon. It has been in much need of a revamp and finally the work got done this summer. There's still lots of planting to do but one thing I was delighted to see was a new memorial stone. The old one only had those who lost their lives in the Second world war on it so the new one is a welcome sight as it now has all those lost in the first and second world wars; including my Grandad's cousin who died at the age of 25 from wounds received fighting in the first world war in May 1917. He served with the East Yorkshire Regiment 12th Battallion and is laid to rest at Aubigny Communal Cemetary in France. It is quite humbling to see all the names of those who lost their lifes from such a small community as ours.



I hope everyone is having a good week. It's certainly been a wet and windy one up here. Don't forget there's still time to enter my second blogerversary draw in my previous post! And please go look at Chiloe's giveaway on her blog. To enter you must place a link in your blog to the giveaway:)


Hugs



47 comments:

Nicki said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! It's absolutely gorgeous :)

Great progess on your WIP too and I think the ornament tooks lovely.

WendyCarole said...

It looks wonderful you must be so pleased

Dovilė said...

Congrats for so beautiful finish!
Merry christmas sampler charming and elegant:)

Wendy said...

I like the christmas sampler. The pattern is very special. Congratulations with your finish.

Bye, Wendy

brokenfairy said...

Happy dancing with ya!!Oh it looks fantastic!! I have decided that I am going to copy you and use the carries old worlde red as well!!
Well done on the ornie for Clare's tree, I am struggling to do ones for exchanges at the moment !!

Cheri said...

Wow congratulations! It is beautiful!

karenv said...

Congratulations on finishing Quaker Christmas Sally, it's beautiful! :)

Rachel said...

Congrats on a beautiful finish!

Cindy F. said...

~~HAPPY DANCE~~HAPPY DANCE~~
Congrats on your beautiful finish!!
Great progress on Blessing & Kind Wishes. It's so pretty and so is your ornie:)
What a beautiful memorial!!

BeckySC said...

Gorgeous, Sally !! Congratulations :)

Tracy said...

Congrats Sally! Beautiful! Makes me want to work on a sampler...

Jennifer said...

Woo hoo!! Congratulations - it looks fantastic!

Lisa said...

Well done on your gorgeous QC finish, it's stunning!

Julie said...

Quaker looks fabulous, well done Sally.
Love the ornie for Clare's tree, it is going to be such a special tree.

Andrea said...

A wonderful finish. Great progress on your WIP too.

Vonna said...

Many, many happy congratulations on this beautiful finish Sally :)
It is lovely! Gorgeous! Stupendous!!

Olenka's Stitches said...

Congratulation! QC looks fantastic! I love your other WIP too.

Ranae said...

Sally, QC is absolutelty gorgeous, Congrats!!
I was going to stitch up the angel ornie until I pulled the color for her dress, mine looks more grayish-blah then green, yucky color.
BBD looking good!!

Michele said...

OMGosh it's done! wow Sally, it's sooo lovely!!! congrats on the finish .. I'm definately happy dancing with ya!

what a lovely park and memorial :)

Christine said...

Congratulations, it is absolutely stunning

CraftyT said...

Congrats on your beautiful finish. Looks wonderful!!
Natasha

jane said...

Quaker Christmas looks fantastic sally - well done. I love your ornament too, I'm still hoping to find time to stitch some ornaments

Stitchingranny said...

STUNNING STUNNING STUNNING STUNNING STUNNING - OH SALLY MANY CONGRATULATIONS THAT IS JUST SO SO BEAUTIFUL.

Well in case you hadn't guessed I rather like that one but then something about it took me from seeing the first few stitches. You have a really lovely finish so enjoy every step of your happy dancing.

Anita said...

Great stitching and congrats on your finish. It is very impressive and great stitching.

Yuko said...

Congratulations, Sally!!!!
What a beautiful finish!
It's just perfect!

Twana said...

Congratulations! QC is gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

Absolutely stunning!! It looks beautiful - well done!!
Lynda.

lena-lou said...

Oh my what a beautiful gorgeous finish, I just love the red :-)) Great ornie too !
Take care

Laura said...

Fantastic finish on Quaker Christmas! It is splendid! I need to get started on my Blessings and Kind Wishes also.

Tracy said...

All of your pieces are so wonderful and QC is just amazing, such great handiwork, congrats!

Svenja said...

Congratulations on your finish!
Quaker Christmas is so beautiful! I love the colours.

Juls said...

Congrats!!! So very beautiful!!!!!! I will live vicarious through yours since I have too too many big projects going on but I do love yours!!!!!

Lucy said...

Quaker Christmas is a SHOW PIECE...that is absolutely beautiful!!!!

Teena in Toronto said...

You are so talented!

Happy blogoversary!

Mylene said...

Congrats Sally! It is simply beautiful!!

sammyjo said...

wow hats some serious stitching! a Quaker christmas its lovely!

Elisa said...

Well someone has been busy...lol!!

Quaker Christmas looks amazing well done and enjoy your HD!!

Also love the ornie you have stitched for Clare's tree

staci said...

CONGRATS on finishing QC!!! It's stunning!

Nicola said...

Fantastic QC finish Sally! Really love that red thread colour. Blessings and Kind Wishes is looking great too.

icelandmom said...

I´m joining you Sally for your happy dance for Quaker Christmas. It looks just stunning. And wishing you all the best for your second blogoversary.(??)

Lisa said...

oh Sally! you deserve to dance, that is absolutely stunning, I have loved watching your progress on this, I so want this chart, I hope to ask Santa for it LOL

Lovely ornament too, and a great start on blessings and kindness, I have this one in my stash

Carol said...

Oooh, congratulations Sally, Quaker Christmas is absolutely gorgeous and finished it plenty of time for Christmas too. Bet you can't wait to have it framed now!

I never did join Loose Feathers this year, but saw a picture of the keepsake box and pinkeep yesterday, which I fell in love with and will be adding it to my Garden Party TP auto from Mary Kathryn this month.

mymarkdesigns said...

Oh my goodness... your QC is BEAUTIFUL! Congrats on the finish!

Sharon said...

QC is simply stunning! A big Congrats to you!

Dani - tkdchick said...

Wahootie! I've so enjoyed watching you work on this project! Congratulations!

Sonda in OR said...

That looks so AMAZING!!!! Congrats on a wonderful finish! It's a well-deserved Happy Dance!

Kajsa said...

I love your Quaker Christmas! It turned out beautiful!