Wednesday, 3 December 2008

It's December!!!

And with December comes more of the white stuff ( and more stitching!). Yay!!! We did have more than is in the photo and we are promised more tomorrow. Look at my poor sheep in the cold! Unfortunately what we had yesterday morning thawed a little bit then we had a keen frost last night so walking is awful today! How I kept on my feet I do not know and I was certainly glad to make it home in one piece!

I have a fair bit of stitching to show today ( thank God, I hear you say!) starting with two Sundays progress on Blackbird Designs Blessings and Kind Wishes. I think I may have this finished before Christmas as I am doing well with it. Then I can start the next one!! Lol!

Next I have some making up to show. I finally got DH's Christmas stocking all made up and ready to hang. You may remember I finished this a while ago and I still have mine to stitch and make up before Christmas Day! Can I do it??? Doubtful with everything I really want to stitch before then! Also got The Workbasket Quaker Christmas Tree made up although I did choose a simple finish for this one. My other finished things I can't show yet as they are the blogoversaray gifts for Juls and Christine which are now on the way to them! Hopefully I'll be able to show them soon.

Finally Chris and I started our SAL of Twisted Oaks Designs Merry Noel Stitching Smalls. We both started with the Chicken pincushion and this is my progress so far. It is stitched on 28 count cashel in vintage green ( which is lovely to stitch on) using Dinky Dyes silks in Bush Fire and Christmas Pines. I am loving stitching this so far and this is two evenings stitching.

I received my birthday discount letter from Drema at Needlecraft Corner and am wondering what to get! LOL! I keep telling myself that I shouldn't as I'm doing the 10 project challenge BUT it is my birthday coming up! I was going to get the Lizzie*Kate limited Christmas Is Forever kit but I just don't feel that I can justify spending all that much so I will have a rethink and probably get Midnight Stitching's Quaker Faith, Hope, Love as I have been wanting this since Marianne first released it:)

I am hoping that the latest BBD Loose Feathers will reach me soon. Not sure when it was shipped to me but I think it's over a week since. Of course the postal service is getting very busy and it amazes me how as soon as it gets to be 1st December deliveries get even later in the day!

Still no framed A Quaker Christmas to show. I called in at the framers this morning and he hadn't done anything with it as yet so I was disappointed. I really want it back so that I can get it on the wall before we put the Christmas decorations up at the weekend.

I hope everyone is well and keeping warm where it's cold. Thank you to those of you who continue to visit and comment even when I don't have much or any stitching to show. According to the tracking thing I have visits have dropped quite a bit lately...... oh well!



Anonymous said...

It is always lovely to drop by to see your stitching - which is wonderful! It is also lovely to drop by to read all your news!
Keep warm!

Anonymous said...

Lucky you getting the snow! We only had a little bit and it was just frosty this morning.

You're making great progress on your WIPs - love the TO Merry Noel, I might have to check that out a bit more. Your finishes are great too, especially the stocking, it's wonderful!

Do you get your LF from Drema? I haven't had mine yet and am starting to worry a little, as my card was charged a couple of weeks ago. I'm really hoping it's just slow holiday post!

Anonymous said...

I love that stocking,
Well done on your stitching progress.

I think the blogging world has slowed down a bit,not that many are posting,so I suppose they are not reading either
(hugs) stay warm in this cold weather!!

Lee said...

Ooooh! Great photos! I especially love seeing the BBD project, because I have that one waiting in the wings for 2009. But really....all of the things you're showing us are wonderful.

Vonna Pfeiffer said...

Oh MY....look at all the pretties here...First off I absolutely adore your progress on the BBD, it is gorgeous! And your DH's stocking is just divine :) Love the ornament and your new start just seem to fly through projects...while I stumble and sputter along :(

Christine said...

You've been busy! The Christmas stocking is beautiful, and I really like the Merry Noel piece. Those vintage Cashel linens are gorgeous aren't they?
Keep warm

Kajsa said...

Everything looks fantastic! Your latest LF us looking so good. Can't wait to see more of the SAL.

jane said...

lovely stitching Sally - I have the BBD piece in my stash too - yours looks fantastic. Love the blog whether it is stitchy or not!

Ranae said...

The stitching looks great. I love the BBD, Good Luck on getting it finished. I just received my LF yesterday, it is my least favorite though.
Oh! BD discount, what will you choose?
Take Care!

Mylene said...

The Christmas stocking turned out great, Well done!! And all your stitching looks great!!

WendyCarole said...

You got more snow than me. Poor little sheep she needs a scarf.
The stocking is lovely.

Thank for the comment about my snowmen

Unknown said...

Everything looks lovely. I can't wait until it snows here. This morning was REALLY cold, but it warmed up to around 40. I enjoy reading your blog...even if I don't always comment!


staci said...

Beautiful stitching! Congrats on your finishes~~the stocking is absolutely fantastic!!!

Julie said...

Love that sheep, great stitching too, looks a nice one you and Chris are doing.

No snow here - AS YET!!!

I think a lot are busy or sick, not so many comments on my blog either LOL

Olga said...

The stoking is fabulous, so are all your WIPS.

DovilÄ— said...

all are so christmasy! beautiful stocking:)

Angela said...

The stitching looks great. Hope you get Quaker Christmas back soon.

Cindy F. said...

All of your pieces are sooo pretty!
Beautiful work:)

Karen said...

Nice stocking finish I have that chart , didnt have enough fabric to fo it LOL and I didnt want to spend
greay snow photos
your wip's are coming alone well

Anonymous said...

wow so much lovely stitching, firstly I love the BBD you seem to be flying through it, I have this in my stash :)
Your DH's stocking is gorgeous, I've never tackled one of those yet

Quaker xmas ornie is stunning, love the thread you've used

and Merry Noel is coming along nicely too, again love the silks!

I enjoy reading and seeing your pics on your blog, I don't get as much time as I would like to read everyones blogs, but I try to pop in at least a couple of times a week. At least you have a lot of followers, :)

Anonymous said...

Love all your stitching! It was great to see the BBD as a wip, I don't think I've seen it stitched before! It's one of my faves from this year. The stocking is adorable, and your ornament start is fabulous--love the colors!

sammyjo said...

i love your stocking, oh and to answer your question we did get snow but i didnt have my cam. there was a lot of it and walking to work was awful! but it did look christmasy!

P.S. thank you for choosing your man :)

Dani - tkdchick said...

You've gotten in a lot of stitching!

Your stocking and ornament are both beautiful!

stitcherw said...

Yup, we've gotten the snow and icy stuff too, I sure do miss summer. Wonderful stitching you've been doing, they all look wonderful. I think the stocking especially looks lovely.

Karan said...

According to the latest forecast we're in for more of the white stuff this weekend *shiver*.
Love all your pieces... the stocking fabric looks familiar. LOL
Love the new start. :0)

Marianne said...

Sally your Twisted Oak's Merry Noel is beautiful.