Wednesday, 5 January 2011

First Finish of 2011

Lisa and I had a new start on New Years Day of the Kelmscott Designs Tombstone Angel. We decided it would be nice to start something that we could actually start and finish on the day or in two days. Once I started mine after we'd had dinner on New Years Day ( duck and chicken with roast potatoes, roast parsnips, peas, carrots, sprouts, stuffing and pigs in blankets! Duck and chicken because Abi does not like duck!) I could not put it down and I finished it that afternoon. Yesterday I mounted it onto the angel and here it is all finished :)

Kelmscott Designs Tombstone Angel

40 count coffee dyed fabric

Crescent Colours Black Crow

Started and finished 1st Januart 2011

SAL with Lisa

I have also finished LHN Fa La La and got it half made up so will show that when it's done.

I started Shepherd's Bush Emmanuel's Song on Monday which is my SAL piece that I'm doing with Barb and Colleen. Unfortunately I spent half the evening unravelling the DMC cutwork thread that was in the kit so didn't quite manage to get the first band finished but I did get more done than I had expected. Again no picture as I forgot to take one so will take one for my next blog post.

I had planned not to start BBD AotH until Shores was finished but I think I might just have to pop a few stitches into it soon as I'm itching to get started. This will be my SAL with Jane and Valerie :)

This is a message for Gabi. Please can you resend the email you sent me. I'm afraid it was in my spam folder and I noticed it just as I had clicked empty and couldn't stop it. So sorry.

Will be back in a day or two once I'm finished making up LHN Fa La La. Hopefully I might just be in a brighter mood by then as I've been feeling quite low since Big Ben rung in the New Year. I actually ended up in tears but only Abi knew at the time.

Until then,

Love and hugs



KarenV said...

Cute finish Sally!

Babs said...

It looks lovely, and what a quick finish.

Love, Babs

Julie said...

Quick little project to start the year off, very nice

Vonna said...

I know you'll love your tombie angel I love mine :)
You did a spectacular job on it Sally!

Lesleyanne said...

A gorgeous finish Sally. I really hope you feel better soon. I look forward to seeing your stitching in 2011 especially Anniversaries of the Heart. I think this piece maybe very enabling lol.

Barb said...

Nice finish there Sally, I did stitch a little on Monday with you will update blog maybe tomorrow.
Still suffering here but a little better. Hope those blues soon go or we will be sitting in a puddle together.
Hugs sweetie

Christine said...

Lovely finish Sally

staci said...

Love the way your Angel turned out!

Cole said...

Great quick finish! Looking forward to seeing your new starts!

BrendaS said...

Very nice finish. Gosh it's so early in the year and you already have a finish! YEAH

Carolyn said...

I love the Tombstone Angel. You did a great job with the stitching and finishing. I can't wait to see what you have in store for us next.

Sorry your feeling so low. I wish we lived not so far apart as I would come over to visit and stitch and talk the day away with you. Hope your feeling better soon. (((Hugs))).

jane said...

Lovely finish Sally.
Your New Year's Day dinner sounds delicious too. Hope the New Year blues soon pass. I'm looking forward to AotH too.

Cath said...

Love your finish , and hope you feel brighter soon . X

Michelle said...

Its lovely Sally well done. Its a good feeling to start one and finish it quite soon. Well done x

Rachael xxx said...

That's a great idea for a finish.
I do hope you are feeling in better spirits.

mollycaff said...

A lovely finish! Hope you're feeling better now Sally, I always feel a little blue around New Year too for some reason

Christina said...

Looking forward to seeing your Fa La La finish Sally, it's one I hope to stitch myself. I'm SO into LHN at the moment!
Sorry to hear you've been feeling a bit down. I've been in a sorry mood since we took the Christmas tree down and my husband went back to work. January is such a yucky month, probably my least favourite!

Ellen said...

Love your Tombstone Angel!

Hope you are feeling brighter now, take care and keep stitching.


valerie said...

Cute finish Sally! I just realized I forgot to mention our SAL in my post. so busy...and posting too fast! LOL I will mention on my next update. I am glad you'll be starting early. I look forward to SALing together!

Colleen said...

Your angel is lovely & you have your first finish of the new year. Congrats!
A big hug to you & hope soon, that your days will be filled with smiles!
Happy Stitching.
P.S. New Years Day dinner sounds yummy!

Rachel said...

Cute finish!

Beth said...

Great finish!! It sounds like you have lots of wonderful stitchy plans. Hope your spirits improve, life can sure get you down at times. Good Luck!

Bev said...

congratulations on the first of many finishes, and hope your feeling brighter now

Brigitte said...

It's been a while since my last comment on your blog, so Happy New Year, Sally.
You had some great finishes by the end of last year. I particularly liked the two Sampler Girl pieces. I'll start one of hers today.
What a nice little first finish this year.

Lisa said...

Well done on your first 2011 finish, it looks wonderful. I finally finished the stitching on mine on Wed after not stitching at all for a few days, but still need to make it up, hopefully next week sometime if I can snap out of this sad mood.