Thursday, 11 February 2010

Shamelessly- I Have A New Start!

Thought you might like to see a piccie of me and my babes from last Saturday night! That's me at the back, with Abi next to me and Jess next to her. We were at my sil's 50th birthday party and the theme was red and black hence we're all dressed in red and black! Lol! I will admit that I did get a little tipsy!

Right onto my stitching now! Lol! Last time I showed you my SB Millennium Roll with the stitching finished and now here it is all stitched up. I absolutely love these rolls as they just so nice to stitch and so quick too. They make a lovely in between project and I am so pleased Chris and I decided to continue with out SAL.
I managed to finish block one of CHS Shores of Hawk Run Hollow this weekend and made, what I consider to be, a very good start on block two. I can see this seaweed becoming a bit of a problem though as I'm bothered I'll have lost track of where I am when I pick it up again! So if you hear very loud screaming that could well be me! Actually I have just noticed from the piccie that I've missed a couple of black stitches from the border of the letter L so will have rectify that when I pick it up tomorrow! I had to laugh reading Nicki's blog about her leaping lambs on block one! Lol! They do look more like leaping lambs rather than seagulls! Both Jane and Nicki have finished their first blocks too so we're all rather pleased!

Not too much done on Just Nan 4 Wishes this week but it's nice to have it growing steadily. I did take back the satin stitch border on the right hand side as it was wrong and have restitched it every carefully this time!

Finally my new start! Yes I did say new start!
Lisa and I have been chatting about all sorts of stitchy related things and it came around to how we felt about our stitching. We decided that we should not feel guilty if we put a project away for a while or even if we never go back to it and if we want to have a new start we should just should go for it regardless of what else we are stitching! Lol! And also stitch on what we want when we want. My rotation does seem to have been working well for me so for now I'm sticking to my Shores on Fridays and Saturdays, Just Nan on Mondays, if I feel like stitching it Winter Wingding on Sunday and the other days anything that takes my fancy! This Tuesday Lisa and I decided we'd have a new start and as I've been wanting to start this for a while I decided on Shepherd's Bush Shepherd's Purse and this is my progress for a couple of nights. I am really enjoying this piece so far and love the look of it. I haven't added any beads yet. I was going to add them as I went along but decided to leave them until the end.

So who knows what could happen next week as we've been chatting about trying a mattress pinkeep so I might just have to go through my stash and find a design suitable to have a go! I think Lisa is a bad influence!!! ( only kidding!) lol!

Things seem to be going OK with my Dad although I do still get very frustrated with him. I know it must be hard to accept that you are no longer able to do the things you used to but I do wish he'd admit he does have problems although recently he does seem to taking more notice and actually admitting things.

I am still waiting for my head and neck CT results ( no surprise there!) and it's OK people saying no news is good news I'd just like news!

Hope you are all having a good week. It's been rather chilly here but the sun has been shining which has been so nice and we've had some light snow flurries:)

Take care everyone.


Sally xxx


DonnaTN said...

You have made good progress on so many things! I really like the photo of the 3 ladies!

Lesleyanne said...

Lovely photos of you and your daughters. Your WIPS are coming along a treat. I agree with yours and Lisa's sentiments it is supposed to be a hobby and it shouldn't a chore to stitch so stitch on want you want when you want.

Berit said...

Wow! That new WiP is really flying! And SO pretty.

RE Shores, my friend Terri ( recently started it and is at about the same point you all are, though I think she dropped down a block instead of moving right. ;)

Beautiful Work, and a beautiful picture of you and the girls.

Anonymous said...

Great to see a pic of you Sally. Your Shores is looking lovely & so is Shepherd's Purse. Love all your stitching!

RuthB said...

Wow -- everything is so lovey! Congrats on both a fun evening and on some lovely, guilt-free stitching. Here's to good CT results too!

Kim B said...

Your needleroll finishes are always so beautiful Sally!

Christine said...

Great stitching and a lovely picture of you and your girls.
Lambs? I must admit I thought they were Flying Fish

Annemarie said...

That is a lovely picture of you and your girls, Sally!

Wowie, another stitcher plugging away diligently on a HRH design. Great progress!

I think your approach to your projects is a very healthy one. Just stitch whatever takes your fancy! It's a hobby, not work, right?

Barb said...

super pic Sally of your babes. Pleased to hear you had a good time and that things are a little easier with your dad.
Oh I LIKE! the Shepherds Purse, shall have to go look see at that on their site.
Great progress on Shores , Have you been looking at her sneak previews of Autumn at Shores. oohh no musnt lol.
Hugs Barb

Vonna said...

What a grouping of lovely young ladies! You are all beautiful!
And your stitching is beautiful too ;o)

Rachael said...

Purty progress and finish pics Sally.
I think I should take a leaf out of your book, and stop stressing about having new starts although I do feel a bit overwelmed if I have too many WIP's on the go! :0S

Julie said...

Nice pic of you all.

Shores is looking lovely, nice new start too.

I always stitch what i like when i like, couldnt cope with a roataion. Its supposed to be relaxing and not make you feel cross, although it is good to challenge yourself, looking forward to seeing how you get on with with the mattress pincushion.

Andrea said...

So many lovely starts, WIPs and finishes. A beautiful photo of Mum and 2 daughters.

Nicki said...

What a lovely photo of you all :) And lovely stitching too of course.

I must admit, I still can't see seagulls - all I see is lambs LOL

Brigitte said...

Very nice picture of you and the girls.
I love your new start and boy, you are really far into it already. Isn't it motivating to start something new? I try to do that all the time, lol.
Great progress on your WIPs (in spite of the frog).

jane said...

That's a lovely photo of you, Jess and Abi. You've made good progress on Shores - lots of concentration needed for the seaweed! I like your new start and your stitching philosophy, I have lots of new things on the go this year but as quite a few are SALs I feel that I will make progress with them and not get stuck in a rut like last year.

Dani - tkdchick said...

You and your daughters look beautiful and so happy together! Its a great picture.

Congrats on getting that frist block done, and getting a good start on the next! Lovely finishing job on the needleroll.

Nice new start! I wish I could give in that desire to having too many projects on the go but for some reason it stresses me out... one should not be stressed out over their stitching.

Karan said...

What a great pic of the three of you. :0)
Another very pretty needleroll & Shores is looking good. 4 Wishes is a gorgeous piece too & that's a fab new WIP. Good for you for the new stitching thoughts. Enjoy lots of guilt free stitching & new starts! :0)

Solstitches said...

What a lovely picture of you and your girls Sally!
Love the SB roll finish and your WIPS are all beautiful.

Michele B. said...

How fun to see the family portrait - such pretty girls and their mum isn't bad either! The needleroll is perfect and I love everything else that you are stitching. I'm sending healing wishes for you and your dad, and hopes that you have (good) news soon.

mbroider said...

Great pic. You three look so happy!! And thanks for the stitchy treat:)

Mylene said...

Great picture of you and your girls. Thanks for sharing. Beautiful progress on all your WIP's.

Michelle said...

What a beautiful picture of you and your girls! Looks like you were having fun :)

Love your WIPs..

Terri said...

Your stitching is great. And what a wonderful picture of you and your girls