Thursday, 15 January 2009

Another New Start!

No I don't have startitis!! LOL! Sunday evenings are, after all, my Blackbird Designs evenings and I haven't touched one since I finish Blessings and Kind Wishes so I decided it was time to start the next one last Sunday which is Beyond My Heart. I did get quite a lot stitched but the photo is awful as it's so dull here today so the light threads don't show up too well. I am using DMC for this rather than the suggested threads.
Monday evening I faired much better this week on Needleprint Beatrix Potter Quaker Sampler which is a SAL I'm taking part in. It is certainly a good thing to do as seeing everyone else's progress gives you the incentive to stitch on yours:)
I usally stitch my HAED TT Sampler Letter J as part of the SAL on the HAED forum but there doesn't seem to be many people taking part at the moment so Lisa and I decided just to SAL together on a Wednesday so she is stitching Cabin in the Woods while I stitch my letter J. Last night I did pretty well and I now just have the pale blue to fill in on page three then I can move onto page 4 which is the last page!
Other stitching I can't show yet as it's Yuko's PIF which has gone in the post today so I will be able to show that once Yuko has received it. I loved stitching it though and I do hope she likes it.

I received some nice mail today. Sonda and I have recently done a trade and I received L*K Christmas is Forever chart today from her which I love. I'm looking forward to stitching that up this year ready for Christmas! LOL!

I really need to get myself sorted and stitch a biscornu, a Christmas ornament and a needleroll before the end of January! I do have designs picked out for these! Once I get my secret stitching out of the way I can concentrate on those! 2009 is going to be a very busy year for stitching!

Before I forget some of you may remember that I was stitching the Symphony SAL last year. I stitched all but two parts on it and put it away to concentrate on other stitching. Well I have now decided it's not to my liking so if anyone would like it to finish off then keep it please email me but I would appreciate it if you are a regular reader/ commenter on my blog. First person to email me is very welcome to have it:) If you look back at this post you can see where I had got to.

I am away now to try and catch up on blogs. I get so far every day and think I'll do the rest tomorrow then more appear! LOL! I'm seeing lots of lovely stitching though so keep those posts coming!

Take care.

Hugs


21 comments:

icelandmom said...

Just love your start on Beyond My Heart, I am looking forward to seeing it grow. Can you tell me the colour you are using for your BP Quaker Sal, I love red colours. :-) You've not got much left of your HAED project. Do you have another one lined up? Hope you are having a great day Sally.

Angela said...

Some good progress on each project.

What a nice idea with the Symphony SAL but I have so much to stitch at the moment I'm trying hard to not take on more.

Julie said...

Nice new start, BP looks great, i really need to make a start STILL!!!! :-)

Yuko said...

Oh Sally! I'm so excited to hear that I will be receiving your PIF gift soon!!
As I'm ill now, you will make my day! Woo Hoo!
Thanks Sally!

Vonna said...

Beyond my heart is so pretty! Love it :) And a great start you've made. Your HAED is close! Hurray! and love your BP...you're stitching up a storm!

Hazel said...

Great wips Sally! xx

Ruth Rachel Vendsel said...

Lovely wips, Sally! I love seeing all the BP's.

Christine said...

Good start on Beyond My Heart. It will be interesting to see how it turns out using DMC, I used the recommended threads and thought it came out a little pale in places.
A biscornu, a needle roll and an ornament by the end of the month? Piece of cake for you!

Claire said...

As always your stitching is lovely and I always enjoy looking at your projects - you always choose gorgeous designs!

Hugs
Claire

Brigitte said...

You have some very nice WIPs on the go. Great progress pictures.

staci said...

Beautiful stitching! Enjoy your new BBD :)

Michelle said...

You've got some great projects. Last fall I finished my first BBD and it's at the framer right now! I'll post when I get it back..

Michelle

Juls said...

Love your WIP's!!! Lovely stitching as always!!!! I'm thinking of a Shepards Bush start myself!

Michelle said...

Your BP is really looking pretty and I love the new BBD you chose. Wow - that mermaid is really coming along too...not long now!

Cindy F. said...

Pretty new start. Great colors.
You're making wonderful progress on your wips!
Love the colors on your blog and the mittens! Looks great!

Michele said...

Love your new start Sally :) and the new blog look is adorable!!!

Sam said...

Lovely new start Sally. I haven't done a GFJ start this year... maybe I should reconsider ;o) Lovely progress on your other WIPs too.

Mylene said...

The HAED picture is looking beautiful and great start on BBD.

Have a nice weekend!

Susan said...

Congratulations on your new start, Sally - I love the look of the colors in this piece.

Have a lovely weekend!

karenv said...

Wonderful progress on everything, Sally, congratulations.

Solstitches said...

Love the colour you chose for your Beatrix Potter.
You have some lovely WIPS.
I will look forward to seeing more of Blackbird Designs Beyond My Heart.