Friday, 23 January 2009

Another Finish!

I think I am on a bit of a roll but it won't last! Having said that I am more determined this year not to have too many BAPs on the go so that I can get some smaller bits stitched.

Anyway this finish is my first biscornu for the Basket of Biscornu SAL. It was quick and lovely to stitch and I love how it looks.

Olga Teague Hearts and Snowflakes Biscornu

28 count fabric



Next up is my progress from Sunday on BBD Beyond My Heart. I'm not sure about the thread colour for the wording although it does show up better IRL. The last Loose Feathers chart from the 2008 series is coming soon to Needlecraft Corner and it sounds as though it could be a Valentine type design. I have to admit that I am quite disappointed that they haven't done a Wintry/ Christmassy design like they have other years. Although I have enjoyed the designs I don't actually think that some of them have been as nice as other years but it's a chance you take.

Monday evening was my BP night and I managed to get a fair bit done. I did have a visit from the frog and stupidly made damn near the same mistake twice! After next Monday's progress I'll post to the BP SAL blog as that will be my final progress pic for January.

Wednesday is SAL night with Lisa and Claire was maybe going to join us too. The end is in site on my TT Sampler Letter J as I have finished page 3 and made a start on page 4 so I am very happy. It won't be long before QS Girly Gothic can come out to play and I am determined to stitch her until she's finished and not get waylaid by something else!

So that's my stitching for this week so far. I've made a start on my Christmas ornament for the Christmas Ornament SAL and it shouldn't take too long to stitch up.Chris gave me the Your Blog is Fabulous award which is my first award of 2009 and I am really pleased:) I have to list my 5 addictions and also nominate 5 bloggers so here goes:)

  1. My two girls. They are the lights of my life
  2. Stitching. Need I say more!
  3. Stash. Again need I say more!
  4. Blogs and anything to do with stitching on the Net!
  5. Chocolate. If it's in the house I have to eat some!
Now onto my nomiations. As Chris says please don't be offended if your blog isn't here. It doesn't mean I love your blog any less. It's not easy picking just 5. And Chris right back at ya!






Now I have a little favour to ask. I am after some Shepherd's Bush freebie designs and was wondering if any of you knew where I could get them or if anyone has them that they'd be willing to pass on to me please. The ones I would like are Little Lambs, Gentle Garden, Merry Christmastide and Teri's Sheep. Thank you in anticipation:)

I'm going to catch up on blogs for a while then after lunch I might do a bit of stitching if I can stay awake! I'm coughing and spluttering nicely so not sleeping too well at the moment! DH keeps telling me he'll have to get a licence for me ( in other words I'm barking like a dog!).

Take care and thank you for continuing to visit me in my little stitching corner of the world:)



Vonna said...

Oh Thank you Sally! I think you blog is the BESTEST too :)

I love your biscornu! How lovely and FAST you stitched that baby up!

Your BP is looking fabulous! And your BBD...GORGEOUS :)

Can't wait to see them all G-R-O-W! Had to laugh to myself, your cutting back on BAPs and seems all I can do is start them this year :)

Anonymous said...

Beautiful biscorny Sally, well done. All your other WIP's are looking great too.

You really do an amazing amount of stitching, even when you're unwell.

Feel better soon. (Nope not got a crop-o-dile, mine is different, more for paper crafting).

Hazel said...

Awww thanks Sally! I love your blog too. You do so inspire me to completions lol. If you find any freebie SB designs let me know too. xx

jane said...

Lovely stitching Sally - the biscornu is just exquisite. I wonder what the new Loose Feathers will be, I have enjoyed stitching the others although they are quite different from my usual choices.

Angela said...

Good progress on your WIPs.

The biscornu is lovely.

Like the 5 addictions, especially the last one.

karenv said...

Thank you Sally :)

Love your biscornu, very pretty! You're making great progress on your WIPs too.

I've been a bit disappointed with the Loose Feathers this year - there have been 2 designs which I haven't cared for at all and it's a waste of money when you're on auto for them. I'm hoping that the next one is as nice as the colours and description imply, but I think I'll be cancelling my auto this year and just picking up the "must-haves".

Brigitte said...

You sure have some BAPs on the go and you are making good progress on them. I love to see all those progress pictures, they seem to motivate me for my own stitching.
The biscornu looks so lovely, I really love the red hearts on it, they are eye catchers for me.

Ginnie said...

I love your biscornu - the blue and white colurs in the middle are pretty. Letter J is really taking shape now - I have always admired this - will be great when it's finished.

Christine said...

Great progress on Beyond my Heart (I love that piece) and the BP quaker. Your little wintery biscornu is beautiful too

Sheila said...

All your stitching is looking wonderful and I love your biscornu - very very pretty.

geeky Heather said...

Love the biscornu!! Congrats on the award!

Michelle said...

Wow! Your biscornu is so pretty.. I've never attempted to do one, is it hard??


Michelle said...

I know what you mean about the Loose Feathers this year - not as good as previous years, although there were a couple of stunners. I hope the next one is worth it! Your biscornu is lovely! I need to get cracking on one I need to finish. You BP progress is gorgeous too - keep up the great stitching!

Stitchingranny said...

The biscornu is really pretty Sally. Not long until Jess has her initial - are you doing the A for Abbi next?

Other wips are going great - like the colour of the BP quaker.

Julie said...

You've stitched up a storm this week, lots of great progress and a nice finish.

Thank you for the award.

Good luck in your search for the SB charts.

Anonymous said...

I can help you out with SB freebies Sally. Just email me:

Olenka's Stitches said...

Happy to learn you love the biscornu.
You've been very busy, all your SALs are justgorgeous, I especially love your BP Quaker Sample.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful stitching as always Sally. I really love the colours on the biscornu, makes me feel like having another try at one myself!

Anonymous said...

Nice biscornu finish! How big is that HAED letter? That's the first HAED design I've ever been tempted to maybe stitch LOL I'll have to see if I can find what the other letters look like :)

Cindy F. said...

Congrats on your beautiful biscornu finish!! Love it!!
Great progress on your 3 wips and another congrats for your award!! You deserve it:) Have a great weekend!

Von said...

You have some beautiful projects going, Sally! This is my first visit to your blog as it's been awhile since I've spent time following links. You can bet I'll be back. :D

Nicola said...

I love your biscournu, it's so clean and fresh looking, if you see what I mean! Your stitching is as lovely as ever, looking forward to seeing more of your wip's - so inspiring!

staci said...

Congrats on your award :) All of your stitching is looking lovely and Love the biscornu, it's gorgeous!

Mylene said...

Congrats on the award, Sally!

Your biscornu is lovely!

Annemarie said...

That's a very pretty biscornu, Sally! And I love your WIP pictures, all of them.
I must say I loved all the Loose Feathers charts this year, esp. the bonus charts! But this was the first time I joined, so perhaps that was part of the fun :o)

Andrea said...

Love the biscornu and all of your other WIPs, BP sampler especially.

Thank you for the award. :) You know I love your blog too. :)

stitcherw said...

Your Biscornu is beautiful, and your other pieces are looking great too. Loved your earlier finish of Hollies and Berries, very pretty. Hope you're feeling better soon.

Dani - tkdchick said...

Oooh that biscornu is stunning!

Kajsa said...

Everything looks so good, just as usual.

I might have some of the SB freebies. If I have time I will do a dig around in my freebie box this week.

Stitcher said...

Great finiish, and loving all the progress pics.


Michele said...

Love your finish! very sweet design :) and your wips are looks great .. J is almost done! woo hoo!!!

I think I have those SB charts in my email somewhere .. I'll send them if/when I find them :)

Sharon said...

Gorgeous biscornu!

Karan said...

Oh the biscornu is gorgeous. Great progress on all your WIP's again - love watching these develop. :0)
Congratulations on a well deserved award! :0)