Saturday, 3 January 2009

First Finishes of 2009 & First New Start!

Happy New Year Everyone! I have had two finishes already; granted one was almost finished in 2008 but it's still a 2009 finish! Lol! First of all, in good time for Christmas 2009, is this one:)

Tournicoton Pere Noel Charmant

32 count Vintage Country Mocha Linen

Gentle Art Sampler Threads

Started 18th December 2008

Finished 2nd January 2009

On New Year's Eve I started The Sampler Girl New Year's Birds freebie and I finished it on New Year's Day.
The Sampler Girl New Year's Birds

Unknown fabric

Gentle Art Sampler Threads

Started 31st December 2008

Finished 1st January 2009

On New Year's Day I had my first new start of 2009. I joined Hazel's Beatrix Potter Quaker Sampler SAL when she first set it up and have been itching to get started on it:) I didn't stitch much on it but did get one motif done and I love how it looks. I'm stitching it on 25 count cream lugana using Victorian Motto threads in Antique Rose.

Finally my framed Blackbird Designs Blessings and Kind Wishes. I had it framed in the same moulding as Where My Heart Blooms as I wanted to hang them together.

I have had another small new start but can't show it yet:)

We took all the Christmas decorations down today and it looks so bare and horrible now! It always does until I get used to it again. Now I need a good tidy and clean up. DH is back at work on Monday and the girls are back at school Tuesday so I'll be all on my lonesome feeling sorry for myself until I get used to that again. LOL!

Take care everyone!

Hugs


37 comments:

Angela said...

Some lovely finishes there.

The thread you are doing the beatrix Potter is a very pretty colour.

karenv said...

2 finishes already?! Gosh, you've been busy Sally. All your stitching looks lovely :)

staci said...

Beautiful finishes Sally! And your BBD looks stunning in it's frame! I was just looking at that pattern yesterday, maybe seeing yours all finished is just the push I need to get started on it!!!

Dani - tkdchick said...

Sally congratulations on your finishes! They're wonderful. You also have a great new start for 2009!

mymarkdesigns said...

Great finishes, and a pretty start! Love the framing job, too!

I bet by Wednesday, you'll be happy to have the house to yourself again LOL

We haven't even started the un-decorating yet!

Ranae said...

Happy 2009! Sally to you and your family.
Love the two finishes, I must lokk up the Noel Charmant, it is so whimsical.
Nice start on the BP. BBD loooks great in the frame.
I will be lonely too, kellie goes back to school, dh goes back to work and I won't have brianna as much cause heather is taking a few night course.
Congrats on the 1st finishes on the new year.
Take care!!

Christine said...

That Tournicoton is gorgeous! Good start on the SAL too.
I know what you mean about the Christmas Decorations, it looks so bare and cheerless once they come down. The florist always does well out of me after 12th night ;)

icelandmom said...

First off let me say Happy New Year to you and your family. Hope 2009 will bring you everything you wish for and more. Whow! I really love your finishes, the Noel Charmant looks so pretty and the BBD is so beautiful. Nice start on the BP SAL. I'll be visiting often to see how it goes.

suequeblue said...

Wow-what a lucky girl to have a couple of great finishes so early in the year! They are all beautiful. The BBD looks lovely in it's frame as well!

sammyjo said...

I agree, it totaly counts as a 2009 finish!!! :D i love it! the colours are as my friends say lush (in english lovely) lol

Olenka's Stitches said...

Congratulations on your 2009 finishes! Your framed Blackbird Designs Blessings and Kind Wishes is absolutely stunning!

Julie said...

Great finishes, love the BBD in the frame.
Beatrix is a nice colour too, not started mine yet, still stitching and 'froggin' that Chair!!!

Dovilė said...

I love Tournicoton design, and Blackbird designs framed great:)

Brigitte said...

Two lovely finishes and a start on a big project - what a great beginning of a new year. I love both finishes, Tournicoton is one of my favourite French designers. I also wanted to stitch Tanya's freebie on Jan 1 but couldn't print it out :(

The BDD is such a beauty!

Lucy said...

Happy new Year!
Wonderful designs, congratulations,
Lucy

Mylene said...

wow! you sure been busy stitching. Great finishe, congrats!!

Laura said...

Oh, Sally, I love your Pere Noel Charmant! It is charming :-). Your Blessing and Kind Wishes looks really good in that frame. It will look fantastic with Where My Heart Bloom.

karen said...

Great finishes! I love that reindeer on the Noel one. he is cute!

hugs

Sheila said...

Congratulations on your lovely finishes... I´ve just ordered the Tournicoton one and now you are making me think about starting the BBD one (which thankfully is already in my stash) - - what a good enabler you are :)

Redwitch said...

Great finishes already!

Lovely framed LF too. We've just taken our decs down and it looks sad!

Stitchingranny said...

Wow two finishes already that has to be a good start for the year.

You BBD looks great now its framed and I look forward to seeing more of the new start Sally.

Cindy F. said...

Congrats on your 2 beautiful finishes...already!!! Wow!! and a great new start!

Sharon said...

Hi Sally, Happy New Year! Gorgeous finishes. I love the framing. You have already been busy and it's only the 4th day of the year!

stitcherw said...

Congrats on the finishes, they look lovely, you're certainly starting the year off with a bang. Your new Quaker start is looking very pretty too. Blessings looks beautiful all framed up, what a fun one to hang to start the year off with.
Sue

Lee said...

Great finishes, especially Blessings and Kind Wishes. I just love that design and you've stitched and finished it beautifully. Really wonderful!

tintocktap said...

Gorgeous finishes already! And all the best to you and yours for 2009. I'm in the middle of taking my decorations down now!

Lelia said...

Sally: your stitching is wonderful! What a great start to the New Year. I'm hoping to get more accomplished this year.

Tell me, how do you put the lettering on your photos? That is really kewl!!!

Svenja said...

Wow, you have been busy! The Tournicoton piece is gorgeous!

Michele said...

Happy New Year dear friend :) I love your finishes! and your starts :)

Susan said...

Your framed Blackbird Designs piece is gorgeous, and your other finishes are lovely, too - I really like the colors in both pieces!

Happy New Year, Sally!

Lelia said...

Oh, I see the snow added -- very cool, very cool : )

Karan said...

Two lovely finishes there Sally & am looking forward to watching the new Quaker piece develop.
Lovely choice of frame for Blessings - looks fab. :0)
I must be weird because I cheered up as soon as all the decs were packed away. LOL

Sonda in OR said...

Lovely stitching! I love that BBD piece all framed up!

Hazel said...

Good grief I am so jelous! I didn't know you had the Joyeoux Noel design! I love that one. Nice finishes. xx

Kajsa said...

Lovely finishes Sally! Your framed LF is so pretty too!

Lizzy said...

Oh, so many lovelies you've stitched and finished in the past year, Sweetie and you are starting the new year with some beautiful finishes as well! :-)

I just LOVE Joyeux Noel!!! Where do I find the chart, Hun? It's adorable and I love the colours and the sheer whismy of it all!!! And Tanya's New Year design is so lovely!

I love, love, love your colours on BP Quaker... I still cannot make up my mind between Belle Soie Silks - Red Fox, Rosebud or Rose of Sharon... or something more along the lines of Silk 'n Colours Camelot's Lady or Wine and Roses... and the second colour will be a very pale colour... something like Silk 'N Colours My Hearts Garden or a latte or ecru... Or maybe I'll just stitck with Browns and use Belle Soie's Fawn or Chocolate! I just don't know and I wish I could make up my blooming mind... so if you have any ideas... PLEASE tell me to do something as I'm so tired of trying to decide! lol

I just LOVE your BBD finish, Hun! It's Gorgeous and so beautifully framed!!! I know you are over the moon to add it to your exquisite collection of stitchery! :-)

Wishing you a Blessed and Joyful Stitchy New Year Sweetie and Sending you lots of Love and Hugs...

Michelle said...

Sorry I haven't been by to comment in so long! Your BBD is gorgeous framed. I love the idea of hanging both of those pieces together. Great new finishes too!! A good start to the new year!