Thursday, 18 February 2010

For Barb's Birthday

It was Barb's birthday on Monday and after much deliberation I decided to stitch this for her. Barb likes birds and I thought this little design was sweet and would remind her of summer too seen as we've had a considerably cold winter here in the UK. Instead of the watermelons at the bottom I added out initials. I made it into a little pincushion with a ruched ribbon edge and Barb loves it so I am very happy.

Blue Ribbon Designs Bluebirds and Daisies
25 count fabric
DMC threads
Birthday gift for Barb.

Now onto my WIPs from the last week. CHS Shores is going well but like Nicki I found the threads in the fish you can just see too close so am having to rethink what colour to use there. Other than that this piece is moving along nicely and I am really enjoying it. I am still hoping for a block a month but if it doesn't happen it doesn't matter! OK blogger is not playing nicely. I've lost my piccie of Shores and can't get it to upload again so you'll have to imagine it! Lol!

Blue Ribbon Designs Winter Wingding came out to play again on Sunday after a break the Sunday before. I cannot, for the life of me, get a good picture of this but as you can see I've almosty completed all the little blocks. I got a bit carried away and stitched the remaining outlines of the blocks then realised the one on the bottom right is supposed to be longer like the one on the top left so had to frog!!!

Now onto Just Nan 4 Wishes which I just love. I truly cannot understand why I've had this in my stash for so long and not stitched it. I'm well onto the summer band now and think those frogs look rather comical, as though they are being strung up! Perhaps some unhappy stitcher took her revenge! Lol!

Finally my lovely Shepherd's Bush Shepherd's Purse. I have to say I absolutely love this piece and have actually got the stitching completed since I took this picture and am now onto the beading. I just wish I could get a clearer picture of it as it is just so pretty. I'm hoping to get this finished up and made up as soon as I can then next month I plan on starting the fob to go with it!

I have to say that so far this year I'm really enjoying my stitching and looking forward to stitching lots of goodies this year. I want to do a lot more smalls if I can as I'm running out of wall space for framed pieces! Although I do have the urge to pick HAED Guardian up again for some reason so maybe next week there'll be a WIP piccie of him!

Hope you are all well and having a lovely week. It's half term here and Abi and I ventured into Hull yesterday for a shopping trip although she came home with more than I did! At one point all I had to show for a few hours was hairspray!! Lol! We met up with Jess after I'd told her I'd buy her a panini for lunch if she got her butt out of bed and met us early enough! It's amazing how the mention of food gets a university student moving! I don't know why but I'm really missing her at the moment!

That's all my news for now but will just say that I have been naughty and ordered some stash from Fobbles but I won't be getting it just yet so I'm not going to tell you what it is!

Take care everyone!




Vonna said...

Sally that little pincushion with the rusched ribbon is darling! AS is ALL of your WIPS! Just beautiful!!! And we won't tell about your stash enhancing if you won't tell about ours ;)

Ranae said...

Sally! So nice to hear from you.
Fabulous stitching going on.
The BRD is such a precious piece.

Take Care!!

Elisa said...

A lovely gift for Barb :)
Your WIPs are looking fab too xxx

staci said...

Gorgeous pincushion! And the ruched ribbon is the perfect finishing touch!!!

Kim B said...

What a sweet piece! I love that ribbon detail. I'm going to have to see if google has any instructions for that! I have no idea how it's done! And your WIPs are wonderful too!

Mylene said...

That's a lovely gift you made for Barb, i really like the ruched ribbon edge.
Beautiful progress on all your WIP's, looks like all are near to finish.

Hazel said...

Beautiful gift for Barb! All your wips are looking great. I am seeing a theme here Sally.xx

Barb said...

Yes I did love that little cushion it is sitting in the hall ,so whoever comes in sees it. Thankyou so much again Sally. Your Shores is coming along a treat Xray vision here!Love the purse and am not saying a word about Your stash - I wouldnt dare lol.I would love to visit Hull as my anscestors came from there.
Take care hugs Barb

Christine said...

Loads of great stitching there Sally. I love the little pincushion you stitched for Barb

Lesleyanne said...

I love your gift for Barb. Havent seen it before. All your WIPs are looking great too. They don't look far off being finished.

Brigitte said...

A very pretty pincushion that you made for Barb. And you made some nice progress on your WIPs.
Looking forward to seeing what you ordered from Fobbles. Every now and then I visit their site and see wonderful things there. It's hard to resist.

Karan said...

Oh that is just perfect for Barb - no wonder she was delighted, it's beautiful Sally. WW is a lovely fun piece & your JN is a stunner. LOL @ the strung up frogs - have felt like doing that pretty often! SP is another lovely piece. Looks like there are going to be a couple of HD's at yours very soon. :0)
Of course you're missing her. Lots of (((((((((hugs))))))))).

Andrea said...

WIPs look to be going well. A gorgeous finish for Barb's gift.

Berit said...

Beautiful work, as ever!

Looking forward to seeing your STASH, too! ;)

jane said...

a lovely gift for Barb and all your WIPs are looking great. Shame we can't see Shores but I can imagine what it looks

Michele B. said...

You have made so much progress in so many places - it's such fun to see everything come to life. I just love the gift you made - I'm with Kim, I want to know how that edging is done. Looking forward to seeing your new stash - I wish we had Fobbles in the US (it would be very dangerous, though).

stitcherw said...

The pincushion turned out adorable, and all your WIP's are looking beautiful too. I think my favorite may be 4 wishes. I have that in my stash and seeing yours makes me want to dig it out.

Terri said...

Great stitching as always. Cannot wait to see more :)