Monday, 18 October 2010

Schoolhouse Roll

It's another roll and a few more to go! Lol! I can't actually remember how many more I have in my stash to stitch but I do know that I need to buy three more! Now out of those three I bid and won one for a very good price on Ebay so once I have that one in my hands I only need two more. Anyway here is the roll I started last month and have finally finished

Shepherd's Bush Schoolhouse Roll

32 count vintage green linen


Started 29th September 2010

Finished 17th October 2010

I didn't have the school bell charm and had nothing suitable to put in its place so haven't added anything. Now I need to get the Happy Pumpkin one started and finished for Halloween!

I am very happy with my two evenings progress on Shores. This block is going so well and I am hoping to get back on track and have this one finished by the end of the month.

Last night I stitched on Blackbird Designs Their Song. It's almost finished! I would have managed to stitch more but I had to frog but I did get what I took out restitched and more done besides so I was happy :) I think this will be finished next Sunday!

The pre-order that I did yesterday was for the Just Nan Christmas Sheep Ornament Pocket which you can put the Vintage Woolly Sheep thread winder in. I had a newsletter from Deb at Stitches n Things and read about it on there. It is limited though so I may not be lucky enough to even get one even though I've pre-ordered as it just depends on how many each shop orders. Keeping my fingers crossed! I usually miss out on things like this or just don't bother but I'm not with this one. It may be the last stash shopping I do for a very long time unless I have funds. Our government are announcing massive spending cuts this week and I have to say I am extremely worried as my DH works in the public sector and that's where the cuts are going to be. Whether or not it will be in the department he works for or not we shall have to wait and see but I fear that whatever this new coalition government do it won't be pretty and will cause a lot of hardship and possibly throw our country back into recession. Anyway enough of those depressing thoughts!

Stitching plans for the rest of the week are The Sampler Girl Jane Austen Sampler Stocking with Barb tonight, tomorrow night is UFO night so the Christmas mystery will be coming out for a while, then until Friday I'll be working on getting Michelle's trade piece finished and made up :)

Other plans, my Dad is having a home visit from an optician on Wednesday afternoon so I need to be there and Thursday afternoon I have my dreaded smear. Last time I had one it was extremely uncomfortable and painful so as you can imagine I really don't want to go but a bit of pain and discomfort for a possibly life saving thing is better than the alternative.

Thank you so much for all the wonderful comments on my first flat fold finish:) I am so pleased with how it turned out and have it on display. I intend to leave it out all year!

Whatever you are doing hope you have a wonderful week.

Take care




Jackie said...

Lovely finish! Shores is coming along nicely too. I'm going to have to go look at the Just Nan piece you mentioned as I don't recall seeing it.

jane said...

Lovely needleroll Sally and Shores is looking great. I hope you are lucky with your JN purchase, off to have a look at it in a minute. Their Song is lovely - look forward to seeing the finish.
Hope all goes well on Thursday - I went a couple of weeks ago after putting it off for ages.

Rachael said...

That needle roll is lovely. so are the others :0)
You have just reminded me I need to make an appointment myself, I hate them!!!!

Clare - Aimetu said...

I love the needleroll :) they are addictive.

Good luck Thuirsday - not nice but a necessity x

Michelle said...

Sally - all your stitching is just lovely. I love the needleroll.
Good luck on Thursday - I think we all dread these. Be thinking of you Michelle x

BeckySC said...

BEEutiful stitching as always Miss Sally and your needleroll is fantastic!

Hazel said...

Wonderful wips and lovely needleroll finish. xx

Cindy's Stitching said...

The needleroll is very pretty. What a great job. You have been busy.

Christine said...

The needleroll is lovely, and shores is progressing really well, I love that little row of crows at the top of the block.

Julie said...

Another nice roll, they must looks so lovely all together now.

Hope you manage to get the JN

Anonymous said...

Your Schoolhouse Needle Roll is so adorable! Your WIP's are coming along nicely. I hope you get in on the Nan Christmas Sheep Ornament Pocket. Keep us posted.

Keeping you and your husband in my thoughts and prayers about the budget cuts. I am sure we will be feeling the same things here soon.

Beth said...

Beautiful finish and great work on the WIP's.

Will keep my fingers crossed that your DH is not affected. Also good luck on Thursday!!

PegC said...

What beautiful work--you certainly are 'on a roll'

Lesleyanne said...

Your roll is gorgeous. Shores is coming along great too. I'm sure you will get it finished. Love the BBD piece and can't wait to see more of your JA piece. Good luck for Thursday. Hope all goes well.

KarenV said...

Lovely NR finish Sally! :) You're making great progress on Shores and I love how Their Song is looking too - it's one of my favourite BBD finishes.

annelize said...

Good luck with the smear. I always tell the nurse I get very tense and ask if I can insert that gadget-thing myself because I find it's less painful if I do it. She usually has to readjust it but by then I've relaxed a bit. I also ask if she has a smaller gadget - because some surgeries/clinics have them in different sizes.

Sorry if I've offended anyone with this but smears are so vital that anything that makes them less yukky is worth trying.

You deserve to get your sheep for being brave!

Deb said...

I love your finish. I have quite a few of those in my stash and I always forget what quick and fun stitches they are! Your other pieces look wonderful as well!

Colleen said...

Oh my goodness, you are on a wonderful stitching roll. Your projects are lovely. Fingers crossed and a prayer about the economic cuts in your country and your DH.
Thank you for sharing your beautiful stitching.

Ellen said...

Another lovely Roll! Can't wait to see them all together! Must go and see that JN piece that you mentioned.


Mylene said...

Another gorgeous needeleroll!
Shores and the BBD are coming along great.
I hope all goes well tomorrow.

Lisa said...

I love you new needleroll! You're going to have to take a pic of all of them together sometime to share.
This block on Shores looks to be coming along great, I'm glad I've changed PS to the same nights.
Good luck on getting a finish this weekend on Their Song.

Dani - tkdchick said...

Sally that's a lovely neederoll!! Great progress on your other WIPs.

Siobhan said...

Beautiful finish, Sally, and your WIPs look great! I hope your husband's job wasn't too badly hurt with the new budget cuts. I read an article that there were savage cuts. We're facing that ourselves, because we're still mired in recession and bailing out banks and nobody can find work. I worry so much that I think I am making myself ill from it so just try not to think about it. Luckily I have enough stash to last me a few lifetimes! Anyway, hang in there.

pat said...

fantastic works !
ciao Pat

Carol said...

What a darling needleroll, Sally--you'll have such a nice basket of them to display in your home. And Shores is really coming along--I love this particular block!

I do hope your husband's job isn't affected in the recent cutbacks. Seems as if the whole world has fallen on hard times...

Sharon said...

Pretty needle roll. Lovely progress on your projects.

Susan said...

Your stitching is always lovely to look at. I don't know how you find time to get so much done!

Shores is looking lovely!

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