Sunday, 8 November 2009

Another Roll Done!

I really must apologise again for my lack of blogging, both reading them and writing my own. I just did not seem to have enough to post as my stitching seemed almost non-existant following some frogging after the most silly mistakes ( I think my mind has been elsewhere and not completely on my stitching!) and feeling so damned stupid for making such silly mistakes! So I now have enough stitching to show and I caught on blog reading yesterday and did some commenting.

Friday afternoon Chris came over for a visit and it was so good to see her. We haven't seen each other for ages and I must admit I have been rather lax of late at emailing her ( please fo
rgive me Chris). We spent the afternoon catching up with a cuppa, showing each other our stitching and trading some SB roll charts. Thanks for a lovely afternoon Chris and I hope we get together again real soon. Looking forward to starting our SAL on 1st December:)

So F
riday evening, seen as Thanksgiving is coming up in the USA, I decided to start the Thanksgiving Roll which Chris had given me. I had it just about finished by the time I stopped stitching Friday evening and I finished it off and made it up yesterday:) Not bad going for someone who was beginning to think her mojo was going!

Shepherd's Bush Thanksgiving Roll

32 count ivory fabric

DMC and Carrie's Creations

A while ago you may remember I finished HAED TT Purple Dragon. Well she's been patiently waiting to be made up for a while and I'd got as far as lacing her onto card to make a pinkeep, chosen some ribbon and put one pin in! So after I'd finished the roll yesterday I thought it was time to finish pinning the ribbon on so here she is all finished up:) I used two ribbons and twisted them, first time I've ever tried this and I really like it:)

Needleprint Beatrix Potter Quaker Sampler is coming along quite nicely but the more I look at it the more I think I won't get it finished this year, which is my goal. I was very put off picking it up again last Monday as I'd had to unpick the motif I was stitching last time I showed you my progress as I'd made a mistake but I will try and get back to it tomorrow.

HAED Guardian is going well :) I have finished my 5th page and started the next. My plan was to do more of the angel but I decided I might just get mixed up and make a mistake so I'm carrying on across the top. Only the page I'm working on and a tiny bit on the next page and I'll be across the top:)

Finally my last WIP is Lizzie*Kate Merry Christmas By The Letter. Again this piece was spoiled by a visit from the frog ( really need my brain back in full working order but it seems to wander when I really don't want it to!) and I ended up having to rip out the C and so much of the H but it's all stitched back up now and I have more done:)

That's all my stitchy progress:) After our SAL last December Chris and I decided there and then to do another this December and we decided on Blue Ribbon Designs Peppermint Twist which I am really looking forward to. At the moment I'm unsure whether to stitch the picture or the stitching smalls set but as I have lots of my walls already I may go with the stitching smalls!

Hope everyone is well and having a lovely weekend. It's rather chilly here on the east coast of England. This morning we had thunder, rain, hailstones and sunshine!

Take care everyone:)




jane said...

Lovely stitching Sally - hope your frogs have disappeared now. Look forward to seeing your Peppermint Twist - I love that design. I am starting It's Cold Outside very soon.
Are we still starting SHRH on Jan 1st? I need to get my supplies sorted.

WendyCarole said...

Its all looking great love the needleroll and purple dragon.

Ann T said...

All beautiful stitching Sally, the twisted ribbon looks lovely.

Lesleyanne said...

Lovely wips and finishing. Look forward to seeing your progress on peppermint twist.

Julie said...

Nice WIP's, Purple Dragon looks wonderful with the twisted ribbon edge. Looking forward to seeing pics of your SAL. Beatrix is looking good to, you've still got a few weeks so might have a HD in 2009 if that dratted frog stays away!

Clare - Aimetu said...

I love your needleroll - needlerolls are one of my fav things :)

BP is growing nicely too.

Mylene said...

I love your needleroll, you finish it pretty quick!

Congrats on finishing Purple Dragon, looks beautiful!

Speaking of frogs seems all my stitching this weekend have to be rip out, been stitching while watching a movie with the kids and ohhh, this was my reward...not one but two different projects...aaaaarrrrrrrghhh!

Ranae said...

Love the needleroll. And the HAED pinkeep is fabulous, she's so cute.
The others are coming along great.
Take Care!!

Olenka's Stitches said...

Oh, I am so sorry to hear about the frogs! Congrats on the pretty finishes of the needleroll and the pinkeep, both are gorgeous!

Hazel said...

Beautiful wips Sally. I love that HAED finish! Stunning. xx

Christine said...

Great stitching and finishing Sally. I really like the twisted ribbon finish on the purple dragon, might have to pinch that idea ;)

Maureen said...

Love how you have finished off Purple Dragon - and your needle must have been smoking with that needleroll - great work!

Kajsa said...

Wonderful stitching and finishing. Your big WIP's are looking great too. Hope the frog have left the house!

Vonna said...

Everything is just looking DIVINE :)
I love your HAED pinkeep! And your HAED Guardian is gorgeous, can't wait to more of it ;)

Michele said...

Love your Thanksgiving needleroll! you must have quite a collection going so far :)

Your pinkeep is delightful!

There is still a blog for showing off your Peppermint Twist wip, when you guys get them started .. it's fun seeing everyone's progress.

Jennifer said...

For non-existant stitching, it's quite lovely! (and more than I've accomplished lately)

Love the twisted ribbon idea - very cool!

Stitcher said...

Nice pics Sally, and loving the needleroll.


Michele B. said...

A wandering brain makes a wonderful image - I'm glad to see yours has come home - now if I could just find mine... All your stitching looks great but my favorite is the Purple Dragon - I love her expression! The twisted ribbon is such a nice touch.

Brigitte said...

We all know how frustrating frogging can be. I hope that doesn't keep you from continuing on BP - now that she is so near to be finished.
You have some great progress to show. And even a finish. Congratulations! I also love the finishing, it looks gorgeous.

Barb said...

Dratted frogs eh Sally, they should hibernate not come indoors to bother us.
Love the needleroll finish and the pinkeep is stunning. I love the Guardian though, it will be F-A-B-U-L-O-U-S when it is finished.
Take care you too

Deborah/LavenderRose said...

Well, once you got your "kick start" you really picked up that needle and ran with it, I'd say!! LOL Your HAED finish is just ravashing, Sally. And all of your other pieces are wonderful. You're going to have a great stitching end of 2009, I can see. Mustn't put end of year pressure on yourself...don't forget this is "fun" not "frenzied." You have some beautiful progress to be proud of this year. Hugs, Deb

Gwen said...

Very nice finishes. Love the needleroll and the twisted ribbon.

Teena in Toronto said...

Happy blogoversary :)

Karan said...

Glad to see you posting again.... & with so many lovely pieces too. Pretty needleroll & love how you've finished TT PD. Hope those pesky frogs are now gone! Look forward to seeing the new SAL pieces too. :0)