Wednesday, 17 December 2008

More Finishes!

Wahoo!!! I have two more finishes to show you today so I am well pleased! Plus two things that have been received so that takes my finishes so far this year to 57!!! Wow!

First of all here is my stocking all finished up and hung up ready for Father Christmas!
Bent Creek Christmas Carols

28 count raw line


Started 7th November 2008

Finished 15th December 2008

Next finish is my BBD Loose Feathers which would have been finished on Sunday evening had it not been for the fact that I had a visit from the frog and had to rip out all the stitching I'd managed to do that evening on the left border! So I sat down on Monday afternoon and finished it!
Blackbird Designs Blessings and Kind Wishes

30 count R&R
Olde Town Blend


Started 7th September 2008

Finished 15th December 2008

I decided to stitch a few ornaments for friends this year and I can show the one I sent to Julie as she received it yesterday. The funny thing is I chose this particular design from the 2002 issue of the JCS ornament magazine because I read on her blog that she'd taken a liking to PS Santas. The thing I didn't know was that Julie was stitching same one for herself! LOL! So she now has two!
Prairie Schooler Christmas Tree

Stitched on unknown fabric over one


For Julie

Next is the blogoversary gift I sent to Juls. I stitched the same for both Juls and Christine but Juls has green velvet ribbon around it. I heard from Juls yesterday that she had received it at last and likes it so I am happy!

Mary Garry Sewing Cabin Christmas Heart Pincushion

30 count R&R fabric

Carrie's Creations

The girls have picked a name for the lovely one and only snow white bunny that Julie knitted me for my birthday:) She is called Snowdrop so the winner of a little prize from me is Rachael! Rachael please email me your address and I will get something in the post to you in the New Year! Julie I hope you like her name:)

Last week I won one of Michelle's wonderful giveaways and on Monday I receieved my prize which was a Mill Hill kit called Warm Wishes Snowlady. I entered for this one because I just love snowmen so was delighted when I won. Michelle also included some Greek chewing gum and a lovely card. The thread you see in the photo was in a Christmas card I received from Ranae. Isn't it a lovely colour? Thank you so much Michelle and Ranae.

I think that's all from me for today. It's taken me ages to do this post and get the photos positioned correctly as, in light of the major security flaw in Microsofts Internet Explorer, I'm using a different browser and it seems to work differently to IE but it seems so much better!

Someone asked me about Twisted Oaks Designs Merry Noel and I can't find the comment and can't remember who it was! I am so useless! Anyway the design is called Merry Noel and Drema at Needlecraft Corner has it on her site.

Thank you for continuing to visit and to all those who leave comments:) They mean a lot to me:)



Angela said...

The stocking is lovely Sally, lets hope you wake up Christmas Day to find it full of goodies.

Well done on the other finishes as well they are both delightfiul.

Anonymous said...

That is a fabulous stocking,Well done!! and well done on finishing the Blackbird design, I love the ornament you did for Julie.
Woo hoo didn't realise it was me at first. Thank you girls for choosing Snowdrop
Well done on your giveaway

Laura said...

You must be stitching day and night! So many lovely finishes. Blessings and Kind Wishes is just stunning!

Julie said...

Great name, love it, well done Rachael.
Nice stocking and finished in plenty of time too. Love the BBD, that it gorgeous.
My ornie is hanging on the tree and it looks super, thank you.
You'll have no WIP's at the end of the year at this rate, i'm hoping to start 2009 with an empty workbasket LOL

WendyCarole said...

The stocking looks wonderful

Ginnie said...

Beautiful work... I love your stocking. I am the only one in our house without a Christmas stocking so next year I plan to stitch me one!

Little Rabbit Miniatures said...

Beautiful finished Sally!
You are most welcome for the giveaway. The gum is Greek 'mastiha', a unique gum only from Greece, made from tree resins.

Karen said...

I love that stocking well done

Dani - tkdchick said...

Wow you have been so productive! Congratulations on all your fantastic finishes!

Redwitch said...

Great stitching and finishing :)

Hope Santa fills your stocking with lovely things!

Anonymous said...

WOW that stocking is fantastic Sally. I'm happy to wait until next December for you to get mine done ;)

Lovely ornaments and gifts Sally.

Christine said...

57 finishes? We will have to start calling you Heinz!
Love the stocking

Mylene said...

WOW! All your finishes looks gorgeous! Great job, Sally.

Vonna said...

GORGEOUS! I'm on your heels...I think I have 52 finishes for 2008 but I won't get to 57 at this late date! You're finishes here are exemplary! WONDERUFUL, BEAUTIFUL and I'm so happy for you!

Susimac said...

Wonderful stitching and Finishing, you have been really busy.


Maxine said...

Beautiful work on your stocking and belated Birthday wishes to you Sally :)

Cindy F. said...

~~HAPPY DANCE AND CONGRATS SALLY~~ Wow! 57 finishes and they are all incredibly beautiful:)

Jeanne said...

Beautiful finishes Sally! 57 finishes for this year - WOW. You are giving me an inferiority complex!

karenv said...

All your finishes are gorgeous Sally, congratulations!

DovilÄ— said...

all christmas things are beautiful!

Marianne said...

Your stocking is beautiful! Everything is so xmasy. Congratulations on all your finishes this year so far!

sammyjo said...

ok so im totally drooling over your stocking its wonderful! Wow thats a lot of finishes!

Solstitches said...

I hope you find many wonderful stitching goodies in your stocking this Christmas :)
The stocking is gorgeous as is the BD piece!
I think I need a time management course from you Sally as you seem to get so much stitching done.
It has been a real pleasure to see everything you've made over the year.

Lucy said...

Incredible that stocking!!!

Olenka's Stitches said...

Gorgeous finishes, Sally! Your stocking is so pretty! So are the Christmas ornaments!

Sonda in OR said...

Your finishes are superb!! Way to go! Thanks for all the comments and encouragement on my blog!

Ranae said...

OMG! I love every one of your finishes. The stocking and the BBD is awesome. The ornament and the pincushion are fabulous.
Snowdrop is perfect.