Thursday, 31 December 2009

Happy New Year!

Well I am feeling quite cross as I wrote this post last night, couldn't upload the photos so saved the post to try and upload them today and it's nowhere to be seen! lol! Hope I can remember what I waffled on about!

I have few things to show you but only one of those is stitched is by me! Lol! First up a few of you may remember that my youngest DD, Abigail, used to stitch a few years ago and while she was off school ill at the beginning of December she asked if she could stitch something and went through the charts she had left. She was stitching the Spring one of these designs but very sneakily stitched this one, had it framed and gave it to me for Christmas! It was a lovely surprise and I love it :)

Next up is my WIP on my SAL with Chris which is Blue Ribbon Designs Peppermint Twist. Although I have been a bit slow on this one I have been getting quite a bit of stitching in on it these past few days as I have been spending some time on an afternoon on it and I intend to see the New Year in stitching on it too!

Postie was very kind to me yesterday as he/ she delivered an envelope from Michele. Inside was a lovely birthday card and gift which is this gorgeous scissor fob. The piccie really does not do this fob justice as it is so pretty. Thank you so much Michele xxx I love it!

I had a quick visit from
Chris yesterday afternoon. She was armed with a bottle of Baileys, which will be opened later tonight, and a package for me. Chris stitched me this beautiful needleroll for my birthday. Isn't it gorgeous? I had never seen the design before but I now know from looking at Chris' blog that it's M Designs Garden Check Needleroll. I totally love this needleroll :) Thank you Chris xxx

Also in the package was Chris' ornament for me from our private ornament exchange. We did one last year and decided to do another this year. Maybe it will become a tradition for us??? As you can see it went on my tree as soon as I opened it :) I was thinking of stitching this one next year ( hoping to get some ornaments stitched up over the year as I failed miserably this year with that plan!) so Chris picked a good one to stitch for me :) Thank you Chris xxxx

2009 has been quite a good year stitching wise and I have completed two rounds of PIFs, the needleroll SAL with Chris plus the Beatrix Potter SAL as well as stitching other bits and pieces. I am quite proud of what I achieved for all my stitching hasn't been up to par of late due to chatting on MSN but we won't go into that! Lol! I am hoping that 2010 will be a good year for me with everything and I have lots planned with my stitching. I've already mentioned my Shores SAL with
Jane, my Just Nan SAL with the ladies on Stitch and Stash and my continuing needleroll SAL with Chris. Other plans are a HAED SAL with Lisa Wed/ thurs each week as well as a UFO night with her on a Sunday which she bullied me into!!! Lol! OK she didn't really! We were chatting and I was telling her I might have to scrap Winter Wingding as I'd got bored with it so she suggested I join her when she stitches on her UFOs so I decided to. I can't see me actually keeping it when I'm finished but even if I give it away or sell it at least I can say I finished it! Oh and by the way Lisa I actually have another UFO which I had completely forgotten about and that is Chatelaine Spring Morning so even if I finish Winter Wingding you'll still have company as I'll move onto that! Also Lisa and I are helping each other out attempting the chart stash wagon again in 2010! I, for one, have more than enough charts and if I buy more I always want to stitch the newer ones first rather than the ones I've had for ages so I really need to do something about it! Lol!

I hope you all had a lovely Christmas as we did. I was very good and actually only asked for one cross stitch kit and that was Shepherd's Bush Shepherd's Fob and my hubby bought me that :) I would love to get that stitched and Shepherd's Purse in 2010!

Before I go just want to say Happy New Year to you all! I hope 2010 brings you lots of stitchy happiness! See you all next year! Lol!


Sally xxx


Michele said...

I'm so glad you liked the scissor fob!

Happy New Year to you and your family!

Hugs, Michele

Julie said...

I absolutely adore the frog Abigail stitched for you. I am a nut about frogs (the quirkier the better)...

Happy New Year!!!

Kim B said...

Happy New Year Sally! Yo had a lot of stitchy accomplishments this year! I hope 2010 brings plenty more. Beautiful gifts you received! And PT is coming right along :)

Mylene said...

Happy New Year and Best Wishes in 2010!!

jane said...

Happy New Year Sally!
Peppermint Twist is coming on well- I love that design!
looking forward to our SAL too - I think I will get my fabric ready tonight!
I have been in touch with Lisa and I think I will be joining you for Sunday night UFO night - I have a few to choose from! First up will be Ring'o'roses I think, I would love to get that finished.

Clare - Aimetu said...

Happy New Year Sally - have a great stitchy 2010 x x

Gillie said...

Happy New Year, Saly, with many stitches!

Christine said...

Some lovely gifts there Sally. Hope you have a very happy New Year

Sharon said...

What a sweet gift from your daughter. Lovely scissor fob. Happy New Year to you and yours.

Michelle said...

Happy New Year to you - your stitching looks great.

Love Michelle x

Julie said...

Nice gifts, well done Abi a great Christmas gift for mum.

Happy New Year

Did you ever get the nutcracker piece finished??

stitcherw said...

What wonderful pieces you had to look at. I think my favorite was the little frog your DD made for you, adorable.

Barb said...

Sally the scissor fob is lovely a girl can never have to many . I l-o-v-e that needleroll Chris did.Hmm I can feel that needleroll urge coming on lol. It is lurking just behind me I think lol.Nice finish from your daughter and for one not doing much stitching ,well you have not done so bad! Happy New Year to you and yours.

Brigitte said...

Sally, you can be really proud of your stitchy achievements the last year. And you've received some very nice Christmas and birthday gifts. Enjoy them all.
Wishing you and your family a happy and healthy New Year. May it bring you a lot of great stitching time.

Maxine said...

You have done some fabulous stitching in 2009 and I know you will do so for this year too :) Looking forward to watching your wip's and ufo's progress. Happy New Year to you and your family :)

Karan said...

Lovely gifts & ornie exchange you received. Good progress on PT too - really enjoying watching your progress on this. Best of Luck with your stitching plans too. :0)