Wednesday, 15 September 2010

Oh Wow!

I was waiting for postie to arrive today hoping my JCS ornament mag might arrive. I paid for it last Friday but have no idea if it's been sent yet and it's only coming from London so am guessing it hasn't been! Although you never know with Royal Mail! Anyway postie rang the bell so off I went eagerly anticipating what he might have for me. No ornie mag but a package for little old me. It was from Barb and I was wondering what she had sent me. I knew she was sending me TSG A Turn in the Garden chart which I'm trading with her but it was big package for that! Lol! Well imagine my surprise when I found, wrapped inside, this beauty! Barb very sneakily put a piccie of it up on her blog then sent it to me!!! This is The Sampler Girl Fancy a Jane Day. It is so beautifully stitched and finished and my photo really does not do it justice. Thank you so much Barb for brightening my day more than you can know {{{{hugs}}}} Hope you received my email. As my regular readers will know Barb and I have our very own Jane day/ evening on a Monday each week stitching Tanya's Jane Austen inspired designs:)

I am supposed to be beading on Chatelaine Spring Morning but I just had to do this blog post first to show my gift:) I did do a little yesterday but, if I'm honest, I am just sick of the sight of beads! I don't want to leave it or I fear it'll never get done so I am kind of forcing myself to keep at it. I just want it done now before I lose the will to live! Lol! This is the bit I did yesterday and you may be able to make out two blue crystals on it too. I don't seem to be able to get a decent picture of it.

Back to Jane and here's my Monday evening progress on The Sampler Girl Jane Austen Sampler Stocking. These designs are just lovely to stitch and I love the colours in this one. I am not using the hand dyed ones but subbing for DMC to keep the cost down!

Lastly a sneaky peek at my new start which is a gift for a friend. I need to get my finger out on this one. I started it last night and should, hopefully, have it finished by the time I go to bed tomorrow evening!

Right better get to that beading although I doubt I'll get many on! Thank you for all your lovely comments on my Halloween  ornaments. I have my next one planned already although I don't know when I'll get it started. I have decided to join in Becky's Great Pumpkin Challenge 2010. I may only get one stitched and finished in the allotted time but it's the taking part that counts! Lol! Although there are Halloween ornaments with pumpkins on so we'll see!

I have now managed two days without crying, well I did shed a tear when I opened my package from Barb but they were good tears:) I am still feeling tearful but hopefully I will be on the up soon. I had a lovely chat with Lisa yesterday telling her how I felt and she gave me a good talking to so thank you Lisa. You're the best {{{hugs}}}

Take care everyone.




Heather said...

Loving your JA piece Sally and you are one lucky girl to have such a beautiful JA gift from Barb :)

I'd willingly offer to stitch the beads on your Chatelaine piece for you if you'd like me to.

I hope you have a wonderful day.

Cole said...

What a lovely gift!! Stitching friends are absolutely the best!

Lisa said...

Wow, what a gorgeous pressie, lucky girl, but you deserve it for being such a good friend.
Well done on your beading, glad to hear you're doing some more today, you'll have it finished before you know it.
And onto those tears, you must have sent them to me because I've just been in floods myself and feel like I could go on all night!

Christine said...

I know what you mean about waiting for post, I pre-ordered an album which was released on Monday, and haven't had it yet, its so frustrating.
Fabulous gift from Barb though

jane said...

What a lovely gift - Barb is such a sweetheart and you deserve a pick-me-up.
your WIPs are looking great, love the JA.
Hope your mag arrives soon, I haven't got round to ordering one this year.

Michelle said...

Glad to hear you are feeling brighter - I am thinking its something in the air as I too feel exactly the same. Anyway what a wonderful package to receive and how kind of her. Your work looks lovely as always. I ordered my JCS from America and I have had it over a week now! Fabulous magazine. Michelle x

Lesleyanne said...

What a gorgeous gift from Barb. You deserve it. Lovely stitching as always. I think it must be the time of year for tears cos I feel as though I could cry at any moment but hope you feel better soon.

Jules said...

It's always a great thing to receive a surprise in the mail! And a beautiful one at that!!!

Your WIPs are looking great and I can't wait for the big reveal of the sneaky peak...

Farm Girl said...

What a gorgeous gift - perfect for you, one of the biggest JA fans I know of! Pleased to hear you're feeling better, sorry I missed your last post about feeling blue, sometimes there is just no controlling tears, they arrive when we really don't want them to!! Congrats to your daughter on her new role at school. You must be very proud of your girls.

Ellen said...

Gorgeous gift from Barb! Keep up with the beading, it will be done in no time.


mbroider said...

O my, love the chatelaine piece... The gift you recieved is v. good. Enjoy!

Berit said...

What a nice (and timely) gift! :)

SM is looking good,, but I think you should take a you-break and stitch WHATEVER you want for a week! You mustn't be so hard on yourself when you're already having a tough time with your hormones (what it sounds like to me. Seasonal changes are tough.)

At any rate, hang in there; we all love seeing your beautiful stitching and visiting your blog. :)

Kajsa said...

That's gorgeous you lucky girl!

Mylene said...

What a lovely gift from Barb.

Happy weekend.

Julie said...

Lovely pressie from Barb

Not far to go with the beads, maybe a HD this week?

Suzanne said...

Lovely gift! Your WIP's are looking great.

Karan said...

Gorgeous gift from Barb... & I love the sheep pillow you did for her. Fabulous Halloween ornie finishes you did too - I do love this celebration. :0)