Tuesday, 16 November 2010

Another Roll and Somebody is Sweet 16!

It's a beautiful sunny day here today albeit rather chilly but it's one of those days where you feel glad to be alive and that is just what I need!

Plus 16 years ago today I gave birth to my second gorgeous daughter Abigail! She is blossoming into a beautiful young woman with a kind heart and wonderful soul ( OK I'm biased!). Yes she can be grouchy and moody but can't we all! Lol!

Happy Birthday sweetpea:) Hope you have a wonderful day!

I have a finish to show and I absolutely adore this one! This is my roll for this month. I can't believe that's nearly Chris and I's second year stitching these SB rolls. I think I have two more in my stash ( Christmas Candy and Pansy) and two more to get yet which I'll buy sometime next year.

Shepherd's Bush Antique Heart Roll

28 count Jayne's Attic Colour of the Month Sweet Pea


Started 9th November 2010

Finished 12th November 2010

As usual now I'm going to show you my progress on my two WIPs. I do hope you aren't getting bored seeing these. First up is CHS Shores of Hawk Run Hollow. I am loving this block so far ( no mistakes- yet!) and hope to get another good couple of nights on it this week. I know Lisa had a good session on PS.

Last night was my Jane night with Barb. As the weather is getting chilly and the first snow is falling ( not here but on the stocking!! Lol!) I thought I'd better get a shift on and try and get the roof finished and start bricking up the walls. No windows in yet though and the walls aren't finished either!

Sunday evening was LHN ornament night with Barb and Lesleyanne and this week I made a start on Winter Sheep. Oh this one is so damned cute! I do love sheep! He's legless at the moment though. I think he has had one too many festive spirits! Lol!

I now have Snowy Pines in my stash to stitch thanks to Barb who sent me her chart when she had finished with it. Thank you so much Barb. Hope you received the email I sent you yesterday :)

Right time I was off here to get some housework or stitching done. What shall I do??? Lol!

Thank you for all your lovely comments on my gift for Lesleyanne and also to those of you who have entered my wee giveaway. I will keep it open until the end of the week so don't forget to leave a comment on that post only if you'd like to enter.

Take care and stay warm!




Julie said...

Happy Birthday Abi, have a wonderful day!

Shores is growing lovely, you'll have it all finished ready for your BDD 2011 new start.

Super needleroll too, i do like the look of that cake.. YUMMY!!

mollycaff said...

Happy birthday to Abi! Lovely stitching on all your projects, and belated congratulations for finishing Christmas Mystery.

Catherine said...

Happy Birthday to your daughter!! Her cake looks yummy!!

Your needleroll is lovely as are all your other projects!!

Christina said...

OMG I'm drooling, are they Thornton's Viennese truffles on Abigail's cake?! What I wouldn't give for a slice of it now! Happy Birthday Abigail!
I received Frosty Flakes last week Sally - thanks so much, can't wait to get started!
I'm envious of all the progress you're making with your stitching, I seem to be running on the spot at the mo!

Lesleyanne said...

Happy Birthday to your daughter, Abi. I hope she has a lovely day. Your Roll is gorgeous. Lovely progress on your WIPs and your sheep is coming along lovely too.

Vonna said...

A very big HAPPY BIRTHDAY to sweet 16. Sixteen and never been kissed, right Abi? :)
I hope you have a wonderful day and remember it always. I remember my own 16th birthday like it was yesterday.

LOVE all your rolls...are we going to get to see the entire basket of them in all their rolly glory?
Beautiful, gorgeous stitching as always Sally!

Barb said...

Happy Birthday Abi, a milestone there Sally, she has your smile .

Oh like the roll , good progress on Shores and although I have the gable end done and a window in ,the roof is still missing some tiles so I think the owners will not be moving in just yet!

Oh cake!!! Looks simply scrumptious will you make one for next Monday!!
Sheep is lovely, I am going to start Under the tree this weekend.
Take care

Deb said...

A big happy 16th Birthday to your daughter!!!

All your WIPs are looking wonderful!

Michelle said...

Happy Birthday Abigail. My son is 16 next week also. Mmmm are those Vienesse Truffles from Thorntons I see on that cake - my favourite!
Your stitching photos are lovely Sally. Love Michelle x

Christine said...

Happy Birthday Abi! (I should have remembered, she shares a birthday with my Nim)

Lovely needleroll, the hand dyed fabric is perfect for it. Loving the little sheep ornie too.

Missy said...

Happy Birthday Abi. I can't believe she's 16....she's making us all look old! LOL

Beautiful stitching.


Claire said...

Happy Birthday Abi - hope you have a wonderful 16th Birthday xxx

Loving all the stitching Sally - you sure know how to choose some lovely pieces to stitcn and the fabrics to stitch them on!! Hugs Claire x

Hazel said...

Lovely wips. Happy birthday Abi. It is my best friend's birthday today as well. The cake looks gorgeous. x

valerie said...

Happy birthday to Abi! I hope she has a fantastic day!

Great stitching...your needleroll looks fantastic! I am working on Frosty Flakes right now! The snowman is too cute!

jane said...

Happy Birthday to Abi - hope she has a lovely day.
Your needleroll is very nice and the WIPs are coming on well.

Michele B. said...

I never get tired of seeing your WIPs! Jane is coming along fabulously. I'll keep my fingers crossed that no mistakes crop up in Shores. I would love to see a collection of all your rolls - there must be so many to enjoy. Happy birthday to your sweet 16 year old!

Farm Girl said...

Happy birthday to your Abi, hope she has a wonderful day!

Your needleroll is fabulous and I really love your LHN ornaments too.

Happy stitching, Nicky

staci said...

Happy Sweet 16 Abigail...you are a very beautiful young woman!

Colleen said...

Abi is Such a beauty. Happy Sweet 16, Abi! And Tis my Dad's birthday, bless his soul. Lovely needleroll, Sally. Love the sheep, I'm so partial to them.
Abi's cake looks yummy. Enjoy!!

Ellen said...

Happy Birthday Abi!

Love your SB needleroll! Great progress with your wips.


An itch to cross stitch.. said...

Happy Birthday to Abigail, turning 16 is lots of fun. :-) That cake looks yummy!
Lovely stitching progress, can't wait to see the rest of the sheep.

Carol said...

Your daughter is so pretty, Sally--hope her 16th birthday was a special one!

Love seeing the updates on all your WIPs as well as your latest needleroll finish--all are beautiful! I do love those sheep, too :)

Karan said...

Belated Happy Birthday to Abi - hope she had a lovely day. :0)
Another gorgeous needleroll. Seeing such beautiful stitching will never be boring Sally - great progress on both WIP's. Love that cute sheep. :0)

Dani - tkdchick said...

Happy Sweet 16 to your daughter!

Congratulations on antother beautiful needleroll!

Your WIPs are looking great!

Sharon said...

Wishing sweet Abigail a very Happy Birthday!

Your needleroll looks lovely and Shores is coming along!

withaneedleandthread said...

Congratulations on the Sweet Sixteen! I don't even want to think about my little baby being sixteen.

Thank you for your postings. I am enjoying following your blog. You do beautiful work to be admired.

Lisa said...

Hope Abi had a good birthday. Is that Thornton's Continental chocs on the top of that cake?!
Well done on your new needleroll finish, and I love seeing your wips grow, and your sheep is SO cute, even if he is a little tipsy!