Thursday, 30 July 2009

It's Julie's Birthday!

Today is Julie's birthday- Happy Birthday Julie!- so I can show what I stitched for her:) I wasn't sure what to stitch and I had several designs in mind before I eventually chose this one. It's a really sweet little design to stitch:)
The Sampler Girl A Little Bird's Tea

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Stitched for Julie.

Earlier this week I decided to try Vonna's tutorial for basting and baking fabric. As I'm trying to use some of the fabric I have but didn't have the colour in the count I wanted I thought it was a good thing to do:) I am quite happy with the outcome. The smaller piece you see in the picture is a lighter colour as that is for Blackbird Designs Their Song and the larger piece I wanted a bit darker as that is for Carriage House Samplings Shores of Hawk Run Hollow. What do you think? Thank you Vonna for your tutorial. It is brilliant:)
Now onto my other stitching- all WIPS that I have to show for now:) First up is my little bit of progress on Blue Ribbon Designs Winter Wingding. This is so much fun to stitch and is coming along quite well.

Monday I decided to pick up Bea as it was my last chance before the end of July so that I could get a piccie on the BP blog. Since I started stitching this just a couple times a month I've started enjoying it more but I had to frog a little bit but, thankfully, it wasn't too much.

Oh I very nearly forgot to show my progress on HAED TT Purple Dragon from last week! So here she is. I didn't manage to stitch on this last night but I will tonight if I can get off Facebook! LOL!

I've also started my SB roll for this month which is English Christmas and I hope to have it finished for the end of the month:)

Not quite sure where the summer has gone to. We were woken early this morning by a storm then we had another one around 11am. The wind was really strong, the rain torrential and the thunder very loud!!!

Hope everyone is having a wonderful week:) Take care.



Old Yankee Stitcher said...

Cute little B-Day gift and I love your fabrics. I tried this not very long ago, also using Vonna's tutorial and I am hooked on it. Just bought Green Tea to see what that does. Great progress on all your WIPs. CJ ok;-)

Harmien said...

Chirp and Twitter is one of my favourites, and yours is just beautiful!!!
Isn't deying yourself fun?!! The one for HRH looks perfect! Take care!!

Rachael said...

Great pressie for Julie, and wonderful progresses and Fabbie dying!

Julie said...

thank you Sally, i love my pressie

Nice WIP updates and fabby

staci said...

What a darling gift you made Julie. Love the pattern, it's so sweet!

Deb said...

All your WIPs are coming along wonderfully. I think that your fabric came out great too. I've read over Vonna's instructions but haven't given it a try yet! Love your gift for Julie too - very, very cute!

Kim B said...

Love that pressie! It's darling! And your WIPs are lovely Sally!

Dani - tkdchick said...

Sally, all of your projects are looking lovely. You stitched up a nice little gift for Julie!

Flores Hayes said...

your are so sweet and the cushion is awesome! Happy Birthday to Julies!!!
Flor (

Claire said...

Love Julie's gift you stitched her - so pretty!

And the stitching pieces are coming up a treat!

The fabric is lush - I have dyed my own fabric a few times now and have always been pleased with the results. I love the darker patches on yours.


jane said...

Hi Sally
the fabric looks great. When are you planning on starting "Shores"? If it is not immediately do you fancy a relaxed SAL? I have had the chart for ages but haven't got round to kitting it and would love to start it. Drop me an email ( or message me on facebook) if you are interested.

Christine said...

I saw the little pillow on Julie's blog, its so sweet. Great progress on your WIPs too

Vonna said...

I look forward to see what you are working on every week ;)
I follow your WIPs like I follow my tv shows! LOL!
I love your Bea Potter...she's coming along splendidly! And your BRD Wingdings...CUTE!!
and your fabric looks lovely! I think the shades you chose are perfect for both designs. With the CHS Shores....most of the blocks are solidly stitched so not much fabric is showing and the color you have I believe will compliment it :)

Kajsa said...

What a cute gift! I love your fabric, it will be perfect for you new projects.

Solstitches said...

That's such a cute design and it looks lovely finished into the little pillow.
I'm always amazed at how much you manage to stitch Sally. I've been working on Beatrix Potter for a couple of years now and have barely done as much as you!
I love the way your fabrics turned out.
Everything you do is always an inspiration.


Olenka's Stitches said...

A Little Bird's Tea is so darling! All your WIPs are gorgeous, I especially love BP sampler, it looks very elegant!

sammyjo said...

facebooks addictive isn't it lol!

Andrea said...

A lovely gift and your WIPs are progressing beautifully.

Deborah/LavenderRose said...

Hi, Sally!!! I've missed checking in with you and emailing! Love your stitching pieces. Your fabbie looks great. I'd also be interested in the Shores SAL if you're going to do one with Jane. Please email me! Hugs, Deb/LavenderRose

stitcherw said...

My you've gotten a lot done. I love your finish, and all your WIP's are looking lovely. Your HAED is looking so cute, it makes me want to start one. Nice job on the fabric dying too.

Angela said...

A lovely gift.

Your stitching is coming along so well.

Michelle said...

The little pillow is so sweet. I am in love with Purple Dragon - it is gorgeous!!!