Friday, 6 February 2009

9 Months Later! LOL!

I am one happy bunny today as I have finished Heaven and Earth Designs Tiny Treasures Sampler Letter J! I had almost got her finished after the SAL with Lisa and Claire so, as I wasn't feeling too good, I stitched on her yesterday afternoon until she was finished! I have so enjoyed stitching this piece as there are big blocks of colour which make it so much easier to stitch. It has taken me about 9 months to stitch but I have mostly stitched on it just one evening a week.

Heaven and Earth Designs Tiny Treasures Sampler Letter J

Artwork by Selina Fenech

25 count fabric


Started 14th May 2008

Finished 5th February 2009

For our SAL starting next week I'm going back to QS Girly Gothic. It's going to seem strange going back to her as she has quite a lot of "confetti" stitching in her so she'll be much slower to stitch!

Sunday evening I had some fairly good progress on BBD Beyond My Heart. I have almost finished stitching the verse so will soon be able to move onto the flowers etc. I love how this is stitching up.

Monday was BP night for me so I stitched the flower. I did make a mistake on this but I didn't realise until I'd almost finished it so decided not to frog.

Other than these pieces I've been stitching a little on my choice of needleroll for this month for my SAL with Chris. I have chosen Welcome Baby so that I can then pass the chart onto Barb. It's stitching up nicely so far.

Good news at last I think my Christmas present from DH is finally on the way from Wyndham Needleworks. He hasn't had an email saying it's in stock but there's a pending charge on the CC so, hopefully, I should have that soon. It's only been nearly 3 months! Edited to add: Posty has just delivered it!! No apology for it taking so long to get or anything! Oh well at least it's here at last. I was so excited I opened it not thinking it was addressed to DH!!

Elisa has given me the Your Blog is Fabulous Award:) Thank you so much Elisa. I will pass this award on on my next blog post:)

Last night it was Abi's parent's evening at school. As I have mentioned before she has to choose her options for GCSE soon so we used the evening not only to see how she's doing but also to see if her teachers thought she'd be OK for GCSE in her subjects. We didn't doubt for a minute that anyone would say she wouldn't be as she is very bright. Anyway the evening went well; all her teachers spoke very highly of her although she did upset her history and geography teachers when they asked if she was thinking of opting for those subjects!! Her history teacher even begged her to put it down as a reserve just in case! LOL! She is already doing GCSE work in Maths, RE, Spanish and IT and thinks she is going to choose dual award science, textiles, IT and art and, of course, they have to do English.

Jess and DH are going to Nottingham University tomorrow for her to visit the Chemistry department and discuss her application. This one isn't one of her first choices as they don't do the course she wants to do but at least it's something to fall back on. We need to check on the weather as we know it's been bad further south from us (we haven't seen a snowflake since Monday!) to see if it's safe for them to travel. I'm staying home with Abi which is a good thing the way I've been feeling.

Sunday we are going out for Sunday lunch with my Dad, sister and her partner to celebrate my Dad's upcoming 80th birthday! He didn't want a fuss but we wanted to do a bit of something so that's what we decided between us.

Time for me to go and wait for my Tesco's order!

Take care




Dianne said...

Great finish! Its always nice to have the satisfaction of a beautiful off to the next one!

karenv said...

Congratulations on your finish Sally! Your WIPs look lovely too, I really like the pink you've chosen for Bea :)

Hope you're feeling better soon.

Cindy F. said...

Congrats on your HAED piece AND finally receiving your exciting Christmas gift:)
Pretty progress on your wips!

Anonymous said...

Congrats on a beautiful finish!

Anonymous said...

Lovely finish Sally and your BBD is looking great too.

Some of the roads down here, main ones included, haven't been gritted properly and the M1 was at a standstill yesterday because of the snow. Although I am actually a good 40 minutes away from Nottingham.

Hope you feel better soon.

Anonymous said...

Oh Sally that does look stunning!!
I had made a mistake on BP mas well but didn't frog it,just have to remember an extra stitch when doing the other motifs!

sarah said...

gorgeous finish, well done, lovely design.
glad your christmas present has finally arrived too

Clare - Aimetu said...

Beautiful finish :) well worth all the time you've spent on it.

Claire said...

Gorgeous work as ever and congrats on the finish!!

Hope the Uni visit goes well and that you enjoy your Dad's pre-80th party!

Ranae said...

Super nice finish.
So glad you received that package, There is nothing more awful then waiting for stitching stuff to arrive.
Gotta love that BBD

Andrea said...

Congratulations on a lovely finish. Great WIPs too.

Christine said...

Congratulations on a wonderful finish!
Have a good day at Nottingham uni

Jacky said...

Congratulations on such a lovoely finish! Beautiful stitching ;) Hope Nottingham is a big success - my middle DS was there for 4 years doing his MSci. then after three years of work went back to do his doctorate. Great uni, even as a back up ;)

Michele said...

Love your finish! J is great :) and your wips are looking good too! Can't wait to see pictures of your overdue Christmas present!

Hope you feel better soon!!!

Julie said...

Congrats on a super finish, i bet Jess loves it.
Love the BBD one, that is looking good too. Well done on completing the biggie flower, it seemed to take forever when i did mine LOL
Hope DH and Jess have a good day tomorrow, we still have some snow on the grass etc but all the roads are clear now so they should be fine, wrap up warm though as its going to be cold!
Have a good weekend, hope you are soon feeling better.

Twana said...

Congrats on finishing the letter J. It looks terrific.

Deborah/LavenderRose said...

Hi, Sally! Your projects are so lovely. I'm working on my Beatrix, too, but not as far along as you are. I understand perfectly about the frogging! Congratulations on the HAEDs...I just love them. Sending love and hugs, Deb

Lisa said...

Congrats on your gorgeous finish of J Sally! Your other wips look great as well, and I'm looking forward to seeing GG back out next week.

Susan said...

Yay! I'm so happy that your package from Wyndham Needleworks arrived - have fun stitching the purse - I loved stitching mine!

Congratulations on finishing your HAED! It's really lovely!

Have a great weekend, Sally!

Brigitte said...

Now this is a great finish, a HAED finish! CongratulaTIONS!
I love to see your progress pictures. BBD is so beautiful.

Mylene said...

Simply beautiful, Sally! Congrats!! And your WIP's are looking great too.

Dani - tkdchick said...

Wooo hooo! Congrats! It looks awesome.

Sheila said...

Congratulations on finishing J - I love the mermaid on it. And BP is looking great too ... wherever you made the mistake, don´t worry, it has blended right in :)

Ruth Rachel Vendsel said...

Congratulations, Sally, that was such a lot of work! It's lovely. Your other wips are looking so nice, too.

Karan said...

Gorgeous finish & great progress on all your WIP's. Looking forward to seeing GG again.
Glad the pressie finally turned up.
Hope all goes well with the Uni visit & GCSE choices. Hope you feel much better soon (((((hugs))))).

stitcherw said...

J looks lovely, as did your earlier needleroll. Congratulations on two beautiful finishes. Both your WIP's are looking great too. Hope you're feeling better soon.

Olenka's Stitches said...

Congratulations on finishing HAED 'J' - very pretty, and receiving your Christmas present!BP Quaker looks so lovely, I love the color.

Sonda in OR said...

YAY! Congrats on your finish! It looks wonderful. I love your BBD piece. I traded recently for that chart and I look forward to receiving it and maybe even starting it.

Stitchingranny said...

Congratulations on your finish its lovely.

Michelle said...

Congrats on the amazing finish! What an accomplishment!! Your other pieces are looking lovely as well. Glad you Christmas gift finally arrived. I just ordered fabric from Wynham, hope I don't have to wait that long!!

Juls said...

Lovely stitching! All of your stitching is wonderful!