Wednesday, 17 March 2010

A Roll for March

Another small finish, this time my Shepherd's Bush roll for March. You may remember Chris and I did a SAL last year and decided to keep going this year. I hope you will not be fed-up of seeing this one as this is the 4th time I've stitched it but it will now be the last! Lol! This one is for my collection this time :) I did not have any heart charms left so I added a butterfly charm instead and it's also a little thinner as I somehow I managed to cut my fabric too small ( oooops!) but it looks OK thankfully!

Shepherd's Bush Friendship Roll

blue fabby from stash- no idea what it is!

DMC and Mill Hill beads

Started 15th March 2010

Finished 16th March 2010

I've been getting along quite nicely with my WIPs and, for once, CHS Shores went without a hitch this time. That means no frogging!!! Yay! No frogging makes Sally a happy stitcher!! Lol! I reckon this block may take me a while but having seen Nicki's almost finished will spur me on as it's such a pretty block.

Next up was Sunday ( Mother's Day) and a semi- lazy day sat with my lovely two girls was spent stitching. The girls had bought Final Fantasy XIII between them so spent their time taking it in turns to play that until Jess went back to uni! So BRD Peppermint Twist is quite close to being finished and I just LOVE it! I love the colours and everything about this piece. This was my December SAL with Chris ( we've already decided on our next December SAL!!!) and she finished hers ages ago but I'm afraid I'm lagging behind!

Another piece I am hoping to finish very soon ( can I do it for the end of March???) is Just Nan 4 Wishes. This is another one I absolutely love and for all I struggle a bit with the linen and have had to frog the border more times than I care to remember I enjoy stitching it. It's such a fresh, bright, cheerful design and it makes me smile everytime I look at it.

Finally two small WIPs that I have recently started. Lisa and I decided to SAL with Just Nan Winter Hearts Humbug and once we got all our supplies together we decided to start yesterday so after tea I sat and made a start. Unfortunately the picture does not show what a pretty piece this is. I love the colours and the sparkly fabby just adds to it. I think I'll be stitching more on this tonight.

Last week I made a start on one of the stockings from Blackbird Designs Love is in the Air. This one is February Violets and it's so pretty. I need to get this finished soon as it's for a gift but I'm safe to show it as the lady doesn't read my blog!

Thank you to those of you who have purchased charts from me and also traded with me. I recently did trades with Christine and Michelle, thank you so much ladies. In the piccie you can see The Sampler Girl Jane Austen Sampler Stocking which I traded with Christine for and The Sampler Girl Good Tidings with Jane Austen and 32 count linen were from a trade with Michelle.

Finally I have received this lovely blog award from Belinda, Carol and Elaine  I am very honoured to have received this award from these ladies as they are all incredibly talented. Thank you so much ladies {{{{hugs}}}}

Here's how the award works. The rules are simple:

1. One must accept the award

2. Thank the person who gave you the award

3. Add a link to the person who gave you the award

4. Paste the award on your blog

5. Write 10 things about yourself that others might not know

6. Pass the award on to 10 others

This is going to very difficult to write 10 things about myself as I'm an incredibly boring person but I'll give it a go! Lol

  1. I have never been out of the UK but would dearly love to one day.
  2. The place I would love to visit the most is Canada closely followed by New Zealand.
  3. I never wanted children but am so glad I changed my mind.
  4. I have a thing about angels and believe we all have one looking out for us.
  5. In between having my two daughters I had a miscarriage ( although medical staff said it couldn't be termed as one) due to a blighted ovum.
  6. I actually prefer being at home to going away somewhere, although I do enjoy it once we are away but it's always nice to come home.
  7. This one you probably already know but I like to try and stitch every day even if it's only for half an hour. It's my way of relaxing.
  8. I absolutely love listening to music. When everyone else is out I always have music on. At the moment I'm listening to Pixie Lott.
  9. I love the Terry Pratchet novel The Hogfather from the Discworld series. I have the DVD although I'm yet to sit and watch it as it disappeared into Abi's bedroom when it arrived and I've not seen it since!
  10. If I live to be 100 I will still probably not stitch everything I have in my stash!
Phew! Now to the even more difficult bit and that's passing the award on to 10 others as there are so many wonderful ladies out there. Anyway here goes.

Chris, Lesley, Harmien, Dovile, Becky, Christine, Hazel, Vonna, Wendy and Barb

Well that's it from today! I'm off to get some lunch, catch up on blogs then maybe stitch a bit before I go on the Wii Fit. I'm proud of myself as I have lost about half a stone since I started using it:)

Take care everyone.




Dianne said...

You are SOOOOO close on your peppermint twist! I'm cheering you on to the finish!

Julie said...

Lots of pretty WIP progress, nice needleroll finish too.

Lesleyanne said...

Gorgeous WIPS. I so love Peppermint twist. Lovely needlerool finish.

staci said...

Another lovely needleroll! Your BRD and Just Nan pieces are both very close to being finishes!!!

Karan said...

It's a beautiful needleroll - could never get bored of seeing it. :0) Nice trades too.
Shores is looking good (it's a very pretty block. Looks like 2 HD's are imminent with PT & your JN - both gorgeous. Love the 2 very pretty new starts. :0)
Congratulations on the award & the weight loss. :0)

Kim B said...

Sally you make the most wonderful needlerolls! And your WIPs are coming along!

Vonna said... close to finishing PT. Mine is in a bag in a basket, languishing....I need to pull it out. Love the JN WIP and your Sweet Violets...I'm working on this stocking too!!!
And I want to thank you for honoring me with the blog award. That makes me feel so special :)
Hugs to you!

Michelle said...

Your photos are stunning - thank you so much for sharing. You have been so busy. Mmmm when you are ready I'd be happy to trade for the Jane Austen Stocking - lol!
Michelle x

Christine said...

Fabulious stitching as always Sally. Not far to go on 4 wishes or peppermint twist now. I love the little BBD violets.

Deb said...

Your needleroll looks great. I really love those!! And you're making great progress on your other WIPs too. Loved reading about you!

Elaine said...

Love your needleroll Sally and your wips are looking great.

jane said...

Beautiful needleroll Sally and all your WIPs are looking great - look forward to seeing those finishes!
I especially like the BBD - as you say it's so pretty!
Stitching on Shores today - I want to get to that next block!!

Stitchingranny said...

I hope you are sitting down Sally, would hate you to collapse with the shock of seeing me here lol.

That needleroll is stupendous - not sure thats a real word but it describes what i feel - one of the prettiest n/rs ive ever seen. Oh dear I remember now why blogging is bad for me (I start making wish lists as if I didnt have enough to keep me going lol).

4 wishes is looking good too, I really enjoyed stitching that one - though i did have a lot of visits from those little green things when i was doing the borders.

Hope to be back as a regular visitor now. Take care.

Stitcher said...

Great stitching Sally, you have been busy, and I'm loving it all. Thanks for the award

Olenka's Stitches said...

It's a great pleasure to visit your blog again. All your WIPs are wonderful, love your JN 4 Wishes. Congrats on the pretty SB finish!

Brigitte said...

Another beautiful needleroll finished. I have this one in my needleroll basket as well.
Very nice progress pictures of your WIPs.

Mylene said...

I love your needleroll finish, it is so beautiful.

Congrats on the award and enjoyed reading your info. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

WOW all those finishes and WIP's. Sally I wish I had half your motivation to stitch.