Saturday, 17 October 2009

Ready For An Update?!

Guess what?! Yep I'm here with another blog post! I have been getting around to blogging since Thursday so I've given myself a good talking to to just get on with it! Lol! Plus I'm feeling much more like my old self so, hopefully, my posts may be more frequent:)

So what I have been up to stitchy wise? Well first off I've started and finished my She
pherd's Bush roll for October. Yes I know my last two month's worth did not get finished until the following month and here I am with October's finished in, well, October! So without further ado here's the final kit in my stash ( now onto charts).
Shepherd's Bush St Nicholas Roll kit

Started 4th October 2009

Finished 9th October 2009

I made several mistakes on this one and spent time frogging but I love it!

Next up is a wee finish for hubby's auntie. Those of you who have read my blog from the beginning may remember that I started stitching her a card for her birthday several years ago and she has become so used to it that if I didn't stitch one she's be very disappointed! This year I was a little late starting one so had to find something quick and came across this freebie from Praiseworthy Stitches in my stash and thought it would be ideal for an October birthday.

Praiseworthy Stitches Pumpkin Visitor.

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Gentle Art Sampler Threads

Started and finished 11th October 2009.

Made into a card for Auntie Joan

Monday evening was Bea evening and I managed to start another motif but not finish it! It's progress though and I really want to get this finished before the end of the year so please spur me on! I have plans for a couple of new starts 1st January next year! Lol!
Next up is a little bit of progress on Lizzie*Kate Merry Christmas By The Letter. This is such a fun stitch and, of course, I'd like to finish this in time for Christmas and make it into a bell pull but it's coming a little bit faster than I want it to!

HAED Guardian is coming along quite nicely and I have almost finished another page! How I wish I could get more done on this but, even so, I must admit that I am quite happy with it:) I am hoping my 5th page will get finished this next week and then it'll be just 25 more to go!

So that's all my stitching finishes and progress for this post:) Hope you have enjoyed looking at them:)

Now I am sure you are itching to know about my planned new starts for the New Year! OK so anything could happen between now and 1st Jan but................. the girls on Stitch and Stash were spurred on to do a Just Nan SAL after
Julie posted her progress on my fave Just Nan piece
Lady Scarlett's Journey. They have decided to start this in January and I am going to join in. I haven't decided what with yet but it'll either be 4 Wishes or Memories as I have both of these in my stash. Will have to see if I have everything I need for them before I decide:) Also after I mentioned that I'd dyed some fabby for CHS Shores of Hawk Run Hollow ( have you seen the Christmas one by the way??? Gorgeous but too expensive for me- I got Shores on sale) Deb and Jane mentioned a SAL and as I love stitching along with others so we can spur each other on I said yes! Of course I need to get Blue Ribbon Designs Winter Wingding finished but it seems to have become a UFO:(

While I remember
I've reduced everything in my for sale blog ( link in my side bar) so please have a look and see if there's anything you're interested in:) Thank you:)

I almost forgot I have finally got Little House Needleworks Hen party made into a pinkeep! It's nothing fancy as I haven't been able to find anything nice to finish it with. By that I mean something like the berries that were on the top of the finish on the chart.

Poor Abi has been in the wars of late firstly with a gammy toe caused by a new nail growing, followed by a stye under her eyelid:( We are hoping both have cleared up now but her eye looks as though as though it's swelling up again so I hope it's not another stye coming.

As for Jess she has settled well, is enjoying her course and just generally loving university life:) She had a visit from one of her friends last Sunday and another friend is visiting tomorrow. She has also made new friends on her course which she is happy about as she had no chemistry friends within her block at the halls of residence although she gets on really well with them all in there:) At the moment she is suffering from Fresher's Flu which most of the others had in the first couple of weeks and were jealous of her because she only had a sore throat! Lol!

That's all from me for today. Thank you for all your continued visits and comments. I appreciate each and every one of them:) I have got back into blog reading and commenting at long last and hope to keep up with it now.

Take care everyone.




doris said...

You've been a very busy girl! Love your finishes, and your Miss Bea is coming right along. I have no idea how you HAED stitchers do it.

Anonymous said...

Are you noe spending more time stitching and on here than on fb?
Your stitching is as good as ever.
((HUGS)) Fi

Tracy said...

Your progress and finishes look great as always Sally, the needleroll is super cute, I vote 4 wishes for the SAL but I have christmas on the brain at the moment

Kim B said...

You have been very productive! Such beautiful finishes and wonderful progress on your WIPs. Congrats!

DonnaTN said...

You have been busy. I love your needleroll each month idea. I have so many Shepherd's Bush things that I would love to stitch. Maybe I could modify your idea and shoot for one every two months. I might be able to do that!

Julie said...

BP looks great.

Love Auntys card too, she'll be thrilled with it, nice needlroll

Still trying to decide what to do for the JN SAL, too many to choose from LOL

Lesleyanne said...

Lovely progress and finishes as always.

jane said...

Lovely work Sally as always. I am looking forward to our SAL very much - I'm thinking it might be time to get my supplies together and hope this will kick start my stitching mojo once more.

stitcherw said...

What great stitchy pictures you had to show off, they're all beautiful. Loved the finished needleroll, those little Santa's at the top were just to cute. Hope both the girls are feeling better soon.

Michele said...

love your needleroll and the card you stitched for your hubby's aunt, very sweet :)

your wips are look great as always!

and nice seeing you blog :)

Cindy F. said...

LOVE your beautiful finishes! Gorgeous needleroll and that Hen Party is just too precious!!
Such a sweet card for dh too!

Beautiful progress on all 3 them!!

Hope Abi and Jess get over their toe problem and flu very soon...and so happy to hear Jess is loving school!
I know that makes mom feel soooo much better:)

Brigitte said...

Oh Sally, your have some wonderful finishes here. I really love the October needleroll, it looks gorgeous. And so does your LHN pinkeep.
Very nice progress pictures.

RuthB said...

You , my dear, are a stitcher after my own heart! Already planning next year!! You go!!!

I love all your accomplishments -- it says a lot about a piece if you had to frog and yet you still love it :)

Mylene said...

All your finishes and latest progress on all your projects looks great.

Hope Abi is feeling much better now.

Sonda in OR said...

So you finally got off facebook and onto blogger long enough to post...LOL. (I know...I'm one to talk.) Love all of the progress pics, though. Guardian is looking great!

Michele B. said...

The only advantage to your not posting as much is that when you do post you have lots to show! Hen Party and the card are adorable and I love how your other pieces are coming along. Hope both your little chicks get on the mend soon!

Michelle said...

Wow, you've been busy! Beautiful stitching!! Hope both the girls are better soon!

Kajsa said...

Lovely finishes! That needleroll is one of my favorites!

Michelle said...

Thanks for stopping by and your kind words about my pinkeep :)

Have a great weekend.. happy stitching!

Solstitches said...

Your SB needleroll is gorgeous Sally and I love the hen party pinkeep.
Your Beatrix potter is stunning too.
Beautiful stitching as always.