Monday, 13 July 2009

Some Stitching & Abi's Award

As usual I have been stitching quite a lot! I know some of you may think I do nothing but stitch all day but that is most certainly not the case. If I have nothing else to do I will sometimes stitch in an afternoon but I mostly just stitch in an evening once we've eaten and I've washed up etc.

Soooooooooooo first up I wanted to send a little something to Barb ( no blog) who has kindly sent me several SB needleroll charts this year as well as a SB kit. When I made the biscornu from a SB design for Angela's PIF earlier in the year Barb said she liked it and would like one so it's been at the back of my mind since then to stitch her one.
Shepherd's Bush Woolwork Sheep

18 count Silkweaver fabric ( can't remember the name!)


Stitched for Barb.

I do have a few other things I'd like to stitch just to say thank you to people when I get around to it.

Last Thursday after the year 9 Celebration Evening ( more about that in a bit) I managed to finish page 1 of HAED TT Purple Dragon. I now have three more pages but they are all small pages so it shouldn't take me too much longer to finish:)

The weekend was the SK/QS SAL on the HAED forum so on Friday and Saturday I decided to stitch on SK Moon Fantasy. I am almost half way down the page so I am quite pleased with my progress as I haven't stitched on it regularly.

Finally last night I stitched a bit more on Blue Ribbon Designs Winter Wingding. It's surprising just how quick this does stitch up and I am really enjoying it.

So that's all my stitching. I did do a bit more on Lizzie*Kate Merry Christmas By The Letter but I forgot to take a photo of it!

Now to the year 9 Celebration Evening. We were actually beginning to think that Abi wasn't going to get an award, for all we knew she was but didn't know which one, as hers was the last subject based award of the evening! She received the award for Textiles ( no surprise there as she's really good at it and loves it) and here she is receiving her award from one of the teachers. It was a lovely evening and we are so proud of Abi for receiving an award. She told her group tutor that she was a little disappointed that she didn't get two awards like Jess did when she was in year 7!! LOL!

I hope everyone is having a good start to the week. I've now got a working washing machine after it decided not to work properly last Thursday. Thankfully I have a repair plan for it and the engineer was here early this morning.

Take care everyone.




Ginnie said...

wow... you are flying through these HAED pictures (mine hasn't been out for weeks !!:-()
Well done to Abi, we have our girl's presentation evening on Wed but we know beforehand if they are getting an award.

Lesleyanne said...

Lovely stitching - you're really flying along with them. Congratulations to Abi for her award.

Anonymous said...

I love your SB biscornu, it is sooo cute!

doris said...

Love, love the SB biscornu!

Andrea said...

Wonderful progress. Well done to Abi too on her award.

WendyCarole said...

now you know you can't stitch in the day because you are hunting things down on a certain site LOL :):)
Love all your stitching and well done Abi

Ranae said...

Love the little sheep on the biscornu, how sweet
WIP's look great. Those BRD do stitch up fast.
Congrats! to Abi

Julie said...

Well done Abi, love Barbs biscornu, those sheep are adorable.

Karen said...

congratulations to Abi on her award, great stitching

Kajsa said...

Congratulations to Abi! I love your biscornu!

Clare - Aimetu said...

Great stitching as always Sally. Congratulations Abi on your Textiles Award :)

Michelle said...

Hi Sally,
Congratulations to Abi on her award..

You've been really busy with stitching. I just love the look of a biscornu but never attempted one.


Maren said...

You are really bookin' on that HAED! It looks great! Congratulations to Abi.

Christine said...

The little sheepie biscornu is adorable! Congratulations to Abi. They don't do textiles at my DDs school, which I think is pretty scandalous

Angela said...

Thought I recognised the biscornu, hope she loves it as much as I do mine. I see it every time I stitch as I use it to keep my needle safe, avoiding your beautiful stitching , of course.

Great progres on your HAED's and Winter Wingding.

Nice to know your influence has rubbed off on Abi, you must be so proud of her.

Brigitte said...

Oh Sally, this is a wonderful biscornu. Barb must have loved it.
Nice progress pictures of your HAEDs, and Winter Wedding will soon give you a happy dance.

Hazel said...

Hi Sally, trying to catch up with blog reading. I am so behind. Love your HAEDs. So many nice wips on the go. I feel like I'm chasing my stitching tail at the minute. Hope you're well. xx

Michele said...

wow smoking needles you have right now! Love the biscornu and your HAED's area looking great!

A big congrats to Abi!

sammyjo said...

congrats to abi! love the winter stitching it looks really cute!

Dani - tkdchick said...

Sally you've done lots of fantastic stitching! Congrats to your daughter on her award.

Olenka's Stitches said...

Congratulations on Abi's award!
You've done a lot of atitching. Love your biscornu, a pretty finish! And your HAED projects are amazing!

Karen said...

your biscournu is really cute! i love the HAED's as well, you are a brave woman, i wouldn't have the nerve to try to stitch one. LOL

Congrats to Abi!

Paula said...

Fabulous stitching as always Sally, well done.

Congrats to Abi she should be so proud of her award....well done to her.

Hope you enjoy HP today I can't wait to see it..

Hugs and Happy stitching to you.

Cindy F. said...

I LOVE your biscornu!!
Congrats on finishing your HAED page!
Beautiful stitching!
and such pretty progress on your BR wip!!
Congratulations to Abi!! That's awesome!!

stitcherw said...

Congratulations to Abi, and your WIP's are looking wonderful. Purple Dragon is so close to being done. Wing Dings is in my stash to do too. I loved working on all the little motifs for Six Bats, the BRD ones are a fun stitch.

Claire said...

Gorgeous stitching and well done to Abi for her award!!


Kit said...

You keep so busy, everything look so good. Congratulations to Abi.

Kim B said...

Congrats to Abi!! And your stitching is coming along! That biscornu is lovely!

Susan said...

Congratulations to Abi on her award.

I love that biscornu you stitched - it's adorable!

Karan said...

Congratulations to Abi on her award. :0)
Gorgeous biscornu - bet Barb was delighted. :0)