Monday, 26 January 2009

PIF FOR Yuko & An Ornament

It's Monday, it's the start of the week blues and I'm sick of coughing! Poor Jess is on her second cold since Christmas and is having nose bleeds too so she's not a happy bunny either. Nevertheless I am happy to have spread a little cheer to my dear online friend Yuko. She signed up for my PIF last June and I finally got around to stitching a little something for her. Reading her blog I saw she liked sheep and one of her favoruite designers is Shepherd's Bush so what better than the SB freebie Friendship Lamb. I stitched it using DMC, made it into a pinkeep type finish, edged it with lace and stitched little roses at the corners. Yuko loved it so I was very happy. I didn't take a picture of the backing fabric so if you'd like to see please visit Yuko's blog as she has pictured on there of it.

Shepherd's Bush Friendship Lamb

Unknown Fabric


PIF for Yuko

Another piece of finishing I can show if my first ornament for the Christmas Ornament SAL. As I had stitched Olga's Hearts and Snowflakes biscornu I decided to stitch the ornament as well. This was lovely to stitch and I had great fun deciding what to make the "tassel" and hanger with! I love how this has turned out. Please excuse the photos. It's so dull here today but using the flash on the camera has bleached the piccies out a little.

Olga Teague Hearts and Snowflakes Ornament

28 count fabric



I made a start on my SB needleroll yesterday and made good progress on it. I decided on the Tudor roll for this month and I love the pastel colours. It is just so pretty. I am going to enjoy stitching one a month so thanks Chris for suggesting the SAL.

I'll be back later in the week with my WIPs progress and, hopef
ully, a needleroll finish:)

care everyone.




Anonymous said...

Yay I can read it and see the photos!!!!
Beautiful stitching and I hope you feel better soon!

Brigitte said...

I have already admired your SB pinkeep on Yuko's blog. It's so beautiful with its little extras.

Michelle said...

I love the way you finished the ornament.. You do such beautiful work!


Stitcher said...

Great finishes Sally, I love them both.


Angela said...

That's better now it isn't all symbols I can read it.

What a pretty little pinkeep.

The ornie and is very festive. I shall look forward to seeing the needleroll.

Hope you and Jess are soon feeling better.

WendyCarole said...

Love the Shepherd Bush sheep. Hope you are all better soon.

Also love the font you have used on here.

Anonymous said...

Simply beautiful Sally. I didn't realise you were on the SAL blog, I am too, but I haven't added anything since December.

Julie said...

Super PIF to Yuko, love the ornie too. Hope you both feel better soon.

jane said...

Lovely pinkeep and the ornament is just stunning, well done. Hope you and Jess are better soon

geeky Heather said...

I have finished an ornament in that manner before, but I never would have thought to hang it like you did! I love it!!

Sharon said...

Sally, your blog is just full of such beautiful things. Love this too. I hope you all get to feeling better.

Yuko said...

Thank you so much Sally for such a lovely present!!
I really love this and am looking at it all the time!
It's so sweet and always make me smile!
Thanks again!!

Christine said...

Saw the pinkeep on Yukos blog, it is so pretty. Great ornament too.
Hope you feel better soon

Stitchingranny said...

Beautiful Sally on both counts.

Chiloe said...

It's working and it's beautiful ;-)

Kit said...

Wonderful finishes, hope you feel better.

Karan said...

Hope you & DD feel much better soon (((((hugs))))). Gorgeous ornie & gift. Really enjoyed my catch up & seeing all the lovely pieces on your blog. :0)

Karen said...

sorry to hear you have colds in the house again, lovely finishes

staci said...

What a sweet PIF you sent Yuko! And that ornament! Amazing job with the finishing!!!

Mylene said...

Lovely pinkeep and i love the way you finished the ornament. Well done, Sally!

Hope you all get to feel better very soon.

RuthB said...

My, my. You've been a busy stitcher. And such a lovely finisher too! Congrats on all fronts... now if you could just do something about the common cold :)

starydreamer said...

i always love to look at your work its always beautiful x

Megumi said...

Lovely job finishing on both of those pieces. The Friendship Lamb piece is adorable. :)

Lizzy said...

Oh, Sally, how on Earth do you manage all the lovely finishes and your *finishing* is so creative, Hun!!!! I love it all and that SB is the prettiest thing I've seen in a while! :-) Lovely, lovely stitching and finishing as always!!!

Forgive me for being sooo behind, Sweetie! I hope to *catch up* in the next few days... I don't know where the time goes... between work and trying to de-stress and sheer exhaustion... there are no hours left in my days!

I hope you and DD are feeling much better, my dear! I'm sending you lots of healing love and {{{Hugs}}}

Solstitches said...

What a gorgeous gift for Yuko! I don't think I've ever seen that SB design before - love it.
The ornament is beautiful. Always so many lovely things to see on your blog.

sammyjo said...

Hearts and Snowflakes Ornament is beautiful sally!