Friday, 11 June 2010

Sweetheart Sampler Stocking

First of all thank to everyone who left good wishes and hugs for Abi :) They were all greatly appreciated. She returned to school yesterday after feeling rather rough for a few days. Her eye is now almost back to the pre-cyst days which we are very thankful for:)

At long last I stitched up a little RAK for Nicola. Last year she very kindly sent me her BBD Their Song chart when she had stitched it up ( and I still haven't stitched it yet even though my fabby and threads are all ready!) so I decided to stitch the Sweetheart Sampler stocking from the February stocking booklet. Instead of using red thread I decided to do something a little different and chose Carrie's Creations Banana Split and backed it with an autumnal material. Nicola received it yesterday and loves it so I am pleased:)

Blackbird Designs Sweetheart Sampler Stocking

30 count linen

Carries Creations Banana Split

Started 1st June 2010

Finished 3rd June 2010

RAK for Nicola

After Abi's surgery last Friday I didn't get much stitching done in the evening due to a return of the headache I'd had on and off all week so I didn't get much done on Shores. I did, however, manage to get the dolphin ( ?) stitched on Saturday night. There actually looks to be loads of stitching in this double block but I think it may not take as long as I think it will!! Time will tell:)

Sunday evening JAT Sampler Garden Casket came out again after not seeing the light of day the week before! This is the casket bottom ( not top as I've written on the photo!) and I just have to finish stitching the year then decide whether I'm going to add my name or just my initials. After that I may have a go at making the casket up but I need a trip to The Range or Boyes to get some ribbon- lots of ribbon! I still have the accessories to stitch after that but they shouldn't take too long.

Since breaking Chatelaine Spring Morning out from the depths of my fabric box I have really been enjoying stitching on it. I had forgotten what a gorgeous piece this was and would love to stitch Autumn Dusk next to make up the four in the series and as I have it in my stash it may well get started this year ( just don't quote me on that!!!!)

Finally the angel that Dani wouldn't mind eating crackers in her bed!! (  Dani I LOL'd at this when I read your comment!) Having said he could eat them in my bed too!!!! I didn't get much done on him this week so am hoping next week I can get the page finished and move onto page 5 which is only a small page!

It's all hell let loose in our house at the moment as Jess is home from university for the summer! We've had to sweetheart my father-in-law to store some of her stuff in his spare bedroom as we just don't have room for it here. It's nice to have her home though!

I think we may be getting some decent weather tomorrow so I may sit out in the garden and stitch. It's been so cold again this week. We really need some sun!

Thank you to all of you for your continued visits and comments. They mean so much xx

Have a wonderful weekend!




Deb said...

Ha, that angel could eat crackers in my bed anyday! Don't tell DH though! Love your stocking finish and the other pieces you're working on as well!

Cindy's Stitching said...

These stockings are so cute. You can never get enough of them.

Berit said...

Love that little stocking--creative thread choice, too. :)

Jane said...

So pleased to hear Abi has made a good recovery, I'm not surprised you had headaches with all the stress last week! Your Sweetheart Stocking is adorable - lucky Nicola. I love the way you are able to work on numerous stitches at the same time, it makes such a good posting when there are lots of pics of progress - look forward to more xxx

Barb said...

The stocking is lovely Sally, I need to do some more of these,as the two I have done have been pressies and I did have good intentions of stitching lots of them,bit like needlerolls really lol.
You have answered question in email , did not realise the summer break started so early..enjoy having her home.

Michelle said...

Lovely photos Sally. Thanks for dsharing. Glad Abi is better. Yes thanksfully the weather is going to be nice this weekend so we are going to have a BBQ this afternoon - before the football I think! I will sit outside and stitch! Enjoy the weekend Michelle x

Christine said...

Glad Abi is feeling better.
Some great stitching there. That angel is rather yum isn't he?

Lesleyanne said...

Glad Abi is on the mend. Your WIPs are as always beautiful.

Kajsa said...

Cute stocking! What a nice gift! All your wip's are looking so good.

I'm happy to hear that your dd feels better!

Julie said...

Nice RAK gift for Nicola.

Chatelaine is looking really lovely

Elaine said...

Glad Abi has recovered well and you are feeling a bit better too.
Nicolas stocking is just too cute and another set of beautiful wips.
Happy Stitching! Hugs.

Dani - tkdchick said...

Glad to hear Abi is back to normal! But then kids always bounce back don't they?

That stocking is adorable and I'm sure loved by Nicola!

Again all of your WIPs are looking great and yes I'd say that's a dolpin for sure!

Carol said...

Beautiful stocking finish, Sally--I need to get started in stitching mine!

Isn't it amazing all the "stuff" that comes home with our kids when they return for the summers!! We actually have to have our son rent a storage unit for his!

Rachael said...

Cute stocking, I bet it is nice to have her home!

Jackie said...

Beautiful stocking! I had myself convinced that I was not interested in Shores. Not a bit. But I think your photos(I've scrolled back through your blog) have given me a push. I think I'll put an order in tomorrow!

staci said...

So glad that Abi is feeling better! Love that BBD stocking, you did a fabulous job with the stitching and finishing!

Sharon said...

Lovely finish! Your other wip's look pretty great Sally!

Siobhan said...

Isn't it hard readjusting the household when the university child returns home?! It's great having them home, but I am still trying to figure out how my daughter fit all of her stuff into her apartment. We are still sorting out things weeks later, as I want things put away properly & not just stuffed away. Agh!

Love the stocking!! Very cute. Great progress on your other WIPs, too.

mymarkdesigns said...

Great stitching! I'm always amazed at your HAED projects especially :)

Glad Abi's eye is on the mend!!

Olenka's Stitches said...

What a lovely stocking, Sally! Your Spring Morning looks gorgeous!
Hope you feel better now when the stress is over.
Have a lovely weekend!

Kim B said...

Beautiful projects! I absolutely adore what you did with the stocking. Lovely! Enjoy Jess while the summer lasts :)

Karan said...

Glad to hear that Abi is healing well. hope you're feeling better too! Love the stocking - lucky Nicola. Really enjoying my catch up & seeing all the progress you've been making on those WIP's. :0)