Wednesday, 18 February 2009

Has It Been A Week?

Well it has been just over a week since my last blog post so I thought it was time I gathered all my piccies together and wrote!

You may remember a few weeks ago Barb (no blog) sent me a couple of Shepherd's Bush roll charts and a lovely little SB kit. As her birthday was coming up I decided to stitch her a little something as way of a thank you and birthday gift. As she rather likes SB I chose a little freebie design which also appeared in Classic Stitches magazine. I didn't have a leaping sheep charm so I just stitched a sheep where that should be.

Shepherd's Bush Sheep in the Meadow

Unknown fabric


Stitched for Barb.

I have made a start on my biscornu for February but there have been a couple of evenings where I just haven't wanted to stitch, as I've either felt too tired or just not had the enthusiasm, so I haven't finished the stitching yet. It's a good job there's still about 10 days left in the month as I'd also like to get a PIF stitched!

I have finished up stitching my Feb ornament for the Christmas ornament SAL. This isn't the original design I chose as when this arrived with my Loose Feathers order from Drema I just had to start it. It was such fun to stitch!

Shepherd's Bush Santa's Coming (freebie with purchase of button, bought as kit)

28 count Newport Linen

Crescent Colours

For the HAED SAL with Lisa and Claire last Wednesday Quick Stitch Girly Gothic came out. Now she hasn't seen the light of day since May last year. I did enjoy getting back to her and I'm determined to stick with her this time until she's finished.

Sunday was my evening for stitching on BBD Beyond My Heart. I finished the verse and moved onto the flowers. I think these are going to take a few Sundays stitching as there seems a lot to stitch there. This picture is a bit dull so the verse is difficult to see. I have been thinking a lot about whether I am going to stitch the next design and the mystery and have decided I will stitch the next one (but not the last one!) but I'm not going to do the whole of the mystery. I think I may just do the part that is with the Keepsake Box.

Next up is my progress from Monday evening on the Needleprint Beatrix Potter Quaker Sampler. No frogs this week thank God!

That's all my stitchy progress caught up on! Now I have had two wonderful surprises this week as I have won Lizzy's blogoversary contest and also Lesley's birthday contest so I have been very lucky. I can't believe that I have won two in a week so thank you so much Lizzy and Lesley. I look forward to receiving my goodies and will be sure to show you when I do.

Also I have been given and this award by Michele. Here's a description of it:

These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to be friends. They are not interested in self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these kind writers. When you pass the award along please include these guidelines. I am to choose eight friends to share this with.

It's always so difficult to choose just a few blogs to share these awards with but it's also nice to do it. As I have said before please don't be offended if your blog isn't on my list.






Cindy F



I think that's all from me for today. I don't think I've forgotten anything but I might have done! DH and I are going to be alone for the afternoon and so much of the evening tomorrow as Jess is going out with friends then back to one friend's house to stay over. Abi is going to her friend's house so we'll probably have an afternoon out together. I have a follow-up appointment with the ENT specialist in the morning so that'll be fun- NOT!

I'm afraid I am way behind on my blog reading as with Dh being off and it being half term I've not had time plus this morning I was going to catch up and I got so far through this post and had to save it because I had a flashing in my eyes. It's been very annoying as I've thought it had gone then it's appeared again. Grrrr. I think it's gone now but I'm having another break from stitching tonight. I will try and get caught up with you all soon as I really miss seeing what you've all been stitching.

Take care everyone.





Michelle said...

So glad to see Girly Gothic back out. Your progress on your other WIPs is wonderful!!!

Clare - Aimetu said...

Wow what a lot of work you've done - no wonder you haven't been blogging. Great stitching Sally :)

Cindy F. said...

WOW SALLY! You have really got it goin' on!! Your SB finish is beautiful and I love the cute ornie stitch! You have made awesome progress on a lot of wips girl!!
Congrats on your award! You deserve it:) and thanks so much for sharing it with me!

Yoyo said...

You made some good progress for a gal who didn't feel up to stitching! Hope you will be feeling better soon, I'm watching your Beatrix Potter (and others too) with envy.

Mylene said...

So many stitching updates, both your finishes looks great and all your WIP's are all coming along beautifully.

Christine said...

Great stitching as usual Sally. The little Santa ornament is so cute

Chiloe said...

You sure did a lot of progress !!! Hope you feel better soon !!!

Yuko said...

Oh Sally! Thank you so much for nominating me for this lovely award!
I'm so happy to receive this from you, Sally!!
Thanks again, and let's keep in touch!

Julie said...

Lovely progress on everything, nice to see Girly out again.

Hope all went well this morning at the ENT.

Kim B said...

Your projects are fantastic!!

Olenka's Stitches said...

You've been bysy! I love yourSB pinkeep, your finishing is so pretty. BP Sampler and HAED project look gorgeous1
Thank you very much the award, honoured to get it from you.

Susan said...

Wow! You've been busy! I love the little Santa button!

Lucy said...

I too have been stitching alot and not blogging....beautiful work!

Karan said...

Love the two finishes & there's loads of progress on your WIP's.
Congratulations on the well deserved award.
Hope all goes well with the appointment. :0)

Brigitte said...

What a nice little gift for Barb.
All your progress pictures are great. So much stitching done!

Dani - tkdchick said...

Wow! You have been working on all kinds of cool projects!!!!

Joei said...

Wow lovely finish and stitching.
Btw, congrats on your letter J HD. It is an absolute beauty. I'm tempted, ouuchhh, but no no no please I got too many wip already, lol!!

Have a nice weekend!

sammyjo said...

Quick Stitch Girly Gothic is looking good, i think i might get one of my WIP out soon as some of them i havent stitched on in months lol.

By the way head over to my blog theirs another give-a-way on and i'd love to hear you say on this also let others know coz the more people who enter the more prizes there will be! :D

Kit said...

You must be exhausted! You have picked some wonderful projects, and your finishes are lovely.

Angela said...

You have so many lovely projects on the go.

You'll have to stop tempting me with all the Shepherds Bush designs as I love them so much and can't afford to buy any of them.

Hope you made the most of your afternoon alone with DH.

Hazel said...

Love your SB! Love everything actually! I have hardly stitched this month either and haven'y even started the biscornu and only 5 days left!!!! I am going to have a very busy 5 days!! xx

Sharon said...

Your projects look beautiful! Love Girly Gothic!

Milly~ said...

Sheep in the Meadow is so cute! Some nice progress.

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for the wonderful award, Sally!! I am so very behind on blogging, blogreading, stitching and everything else, that it has taken me this long to even say a HUGE thank you!! Hope all is well with you!! Hugs!!