Friday, 1 May 2009

Friday Catch-Up

It's Friday ( again) and I have just a few stitchy updates for you including a small finish.

n my last post I mentioned the BBD free design which Barb and Alma had put up on the BBD blog. Ruth asked if I'd actually caved and started it and I'm afraid I did! It isn't finished yet but I did get a lot of it done at the weekend. I chose to stitch it on white 40 count linen using Victorian Motto threads. Here it is so far.
Sunday evening was my evening to stitch on Drawn Thread My Favourite Things and although I did not get a lot done I'm happy with what I did and it looks really nice:)
I am ashamed to say that I have only stitched two evenings on Needleprint Beatrix Potter Sampler for the SAL. I don't seem to have much enthusiasm to pick this piece up at the moment so I have done a measly three motifs two of which are very small! Still it's better than nothing:)
I managed to get my needleroll finished for the SAL with Chris. This was a lovely one to stitch but my mood was not good when I picked it up on Tuesday evening and I nearly threw it!

Shepherd's Bush Folk Heart Roll.

SAL with Chris

Wednesday and last night I stitched on HAED QS Girly Gothic. Again not a lot of progress made but you can just see the start of her shoulder:) I am aiming to finish her this month.

I forgot to show you the Victoria Sampler December needleroll I won in Deb's contest. As you can see she also sent me one of the learning kits. This one is to learn how to do Colonnial Knots so I'm looking forward to trying it. Thank you so much Deb:)

I had another lovely piece of post this week. Lynda contacted me as she'd looked at my wish list and noticed that I had BBD Small Tokens on it and as she had two she said I could have one if I would like it. It arrived yesterday and I think it a must stitch for this month. Thank you so much Lynda:)
Well I think that's all for now. I haven't had a very good week this week, although Tuesday was my worst day as I just kept crying. I was going to get caught up on blogs but I'm not feeling too good so I think I'll get my head down. I've got some antibiotics and I don't know if it's those or not as I've had them before with no problems. I will leave you with the flowers my DH bought me for our wedding anniversary:)



Angela said...

Lovely stitching.

I'm so envious as Small Tokens is on my wishlist. Never mind my birthday isn't far away.

Beautiful flowers.

Julie said...

Lots of lovely progress, the needleroll is super and GG will definately be done this month i bet!

Kim B said...

So many projects Sally! And what a lovely gift of Small Tokens. Feel better soon!

Dawn said...

Everything looks wonderful!!

Christine said...

Lovely stitching as usual Sally

Anonymous said...

Lovely stitching Sally, hope you feel a bit better now.

Natasha said...

The needle roll is lovely and despite your mood I am glad you stuck it out and finished it,cause it is lovely. I love your version of the BBD freebie. So pretty on that high count

((HUGS)) that you are feeling better soon.
Take Care

Sheila said...

Your needleroll looks great, and your other stitching too. Hope you start to feel better very soon.

Deb said...

Love the colors you used for your BBD project! And your needleroll is very pretty too!

Cindy F. said...

Happy Anniversary:) Your dh gave you beautiful flowers!
All of your stitching is so pretty and you're still making good progress! Love the needleroll and how sweet of Lynda to give you "Small Tokens'!
Sending you BIG (((HUGS))) in hopes you will feel much better very soon!

Siobhan said...

Lovely stitching and lovely mail--a great week! :)

Mylene said...

GReat stitching, Sally!

Hope you feel better very soon.

Von said...

Oh Sally, I hope you're feeling better very soon! Stitching a little will surely help. :)

Claire said...

Wonderful stitching Sally - as always!! Particulary love the needleroll - I must gain some courage and attempt one for myself.

I love the stitching world as we have so many generous and friendly stitching friends.

Claire x

Karan said...

Lovely WIP's, as always, & the needlerool is beautiful - love your fabric choice. Very nice post! Lovely flowers - your girls are so thoughtful. :0)
Hope you pick up soon Sally (((((((((hugs))))))))).

Ranae said...

Wonderful stitching on all your WIP's.
I like the version of your BBD
I can see a HAED happy dance soon, she is looking so cute.
SB needlereoll is gorgeous.
Take care!!

Dani - tkdchick said...

Wow, stictching wise you've been busy. Sorry to her you've not been feeling great, I hope it goes away!

Happy Anniversary!

Brigitte said...

Very nice stitchy pictures, Sally. I love your finished SB needleroll. Aren't they all great?
Very nice new stash.
I hope you will feel better soon.

jane said...

love the needleroll Sally and lucky you getting Small Tokens, that is a lovely design.
Sorry to here you have not been feeling well, hope things improv fro you soon

Tracy said...

WOW Sally you have been a busy bunny great stitching, the needleroll is stunning, sending hugs hope you feel better

Sonda in OR said...

Sure hope you're feeling better's no fun to be so down and not able to pick yourself back up. All your stitching is lovely...Girly Gothic is SO CLOSE to being done!!

jojo said...

Happy Anniversary!
Beautiflt stitching Sally, looking forward to seeing Small Tokens :)

Olenka's Stitches said...

Happy Wedding Anniversary! You've got gorgeous flowers!
Cheer up Sally! You've done so much pretty stitching, I enjoy watching your WIPs.

Maxine said...

Beautiful stitching Sally...I hope you are atarting to feel better hun (((hugs)))

Sharon said...

You're working on the most lovely pieces! Sounds like you had a wonderful mail week! I hope you're feeling more like your old self again soon!!

Lelia said...

Awesome post! I love your BBD freebie so far. I used DMC red floss -- you don't have much more to stitch. I also have My Fav Things ready to stitch -- I had it out last night to double check fibers. Yours is beautiful (so far). Excellent progress on Goth Girl. Nice Folk Heart NR - I have a SB one started too. Enjoy your Small Token patterns -- and your beautiful flowers!