Thursday, 10 March 2011

Another Tiny-ish Finish!

I do rather like these smaller finishes in between stitching on slightly larger pieces. This one was finished as a fob on the chart BUT I messed up a little and ended up finishing it as a pincushion. This design is finished rather funky, at least I think so, so I used a bright pink ribbon for a roughly ruched edging with some blue and pink Rocailles that I'd bought Abi for her textiles project but she didn't use them. I am rather pleased with the result.

Cherrywood Design Studios Eat Sleep Stitch

28 count white opalescent evenweave ( 1 over 1)


Started 3rd March 2011

Finished 6th March 2011

While I had the sewing machine out sewing that one up I also finished off the BBD Winter Garden pincushion. Another simple finish that I absolutely love :)

And to prove to Chris that I am actually stitching the SB ornaments here's the two I have finished! I'm hoping to get the next one finished this next Sunday then I'm all caught up for now. I'm afraid my photo of them is rubbish!

I've been beavering away on my WIPs this week. Monday was SB SAL night with Barb and Colleen. Now Barb has been one speedy stitcher and had a happy dance so please pop on over to her blog and have a peek at The Journey. It is beautiful and so nicely finished. I am hoping ( please!) that Barb will keep on with the SAL with Colleen and I :) Anyway here's my progress on Emmanuel's Song. I am almost half way through this and love how it's stitching up.

Tuesday evening, after my fright of realisng just how close DH and I's 25th wedding anniversary is, I picked up Blue Ribbon Designs Stitched With Love. Once I get the SB ornament for this month finished I shall have two evenings on SWL as I need to get a move on! So much I want to stitch NOW and so little time! Lol!

Finally last night was LHN SAL night with Lisa and Lesleyanne and I see a finish in the not too distant future :) Well I think by the end of March this lovely design should be done and dusted:) I love every single bit of this.

I am still waiting for my BBD A Stitcher's Journey book but I now know what has happened to it! I emailed Karen from Wasatch Needlecraft and it appears it was returned to her. She said she's had a few international packages returned as the mail carriers read the return address as the shipping address!!! Duh! So she resent it on 28th February so keeping my fingers crossed that it actually arrives soon.
Some good news for Jess. As you all know she wants to  be a novelist hence her wanting to now change to Enlgish and Creative Writing at university. We still are none the wiser as to how she's going to fund her fees for the first year of the new course BUT there is a little light in the darkness and that is she has just had her first short story published as an ebook for Kindle on Amazon:) here. I haven't read it so I think I might have to ask for a copy!! Lol! I just hope she does well with it.

Right I'm going to see what you've all been up to on your blogs for a bit. I did a mass catch up yesterday but need to keep on top really! Thank you for visiting :)

Take care everyone.

Love & hugs



marylin said...

I love your stitches ...

have a good day,

marylin FRANCE

BeckySC said...

You've been busy :) Your cushions look great as does your WIP's :)

Patty C. said...

Lovely work -
I stitched Belle Pepper not too long ago - I like your SB ornaments :)

Kathy A. said...

Wow - you have been very busy. Nice job on your pincushions. I liked the ruching.
Very nice WIP's.

Lesleyanne said...

Your finishes are gorgeous Sally. but I especially love your Live simply. Lovely progress on your WIPs. Hope your book comes soon. Congrats to Jess on her book being available.

Christine said...

Congratulations to Abi, she must be excited, I hope it does really well.
Lovely stitching as always. The Funky pincushion is great

Lisa said...

Love your new finishes Sally, especially the Eat Sleep Stitch and the SB ornies.
Your wips are coming all so quickly, Belle is absolutely lovely, the colours are just so nice.
Sorry to hear you still haven't received your BBD booklet, but glad that you at least know what happened to it now, and hopefully it will arrive any day.
Congrats to Jess on her publication!

Blu said...

Your cushions look great! And lovely progress on your WIPs.

pat said...

I saw some very nice works, I like the little pillow best
ciao Pat

Solstitches said...

Love both of your finished pincushions Sally especially the BD one.
Great progress on all of your lovely WIPS too.
Huge congratulations to Jess. That must have made you a very, very proud mum.


jane said...

Lovely finishes Sally and your WIPs are coming on well.
That's good news about Jess's book - I will get DH to have a look as he gets Kindle books on his iphone.

Petites xxx et Cie ! Mon petit coin de Paradis said...

Wow! all your cushions are lovely! Great work.
Take care,
Love / Bisxxx

staci said...

You really get a lot done Sally! All of your finishes turned out beautifully!

Michelle said...

Sally your Eat Sleep & Stitch looks wonderful. What a funky finish! I adore the BBD Winter Garden that will be on my stash list when I visit the stitching show at the NEC at the end of the month. Congratulations to Jess - lovely news x

Dani - tkdchick said...

Your finish is cute, I've added that one to my list, I wish all I had to do was eat, stitch sleep.

All of your other finishing is adorable and creative as well.

WIPs are looking great!

Kate said...

Lovely pincushions Sally - accidental or not!
Great progress on the WIPS. Congrats for Jess - hope it continues.

Ellen said...

Wow, love all your pincushions! They are great especially the SB ones. Love your wips as well, they are progressing nicely.


Ranae said...

The finishes are fabulous. Why does it seem like my smalll take soooo long??!!
I love the LHN tall red house
Congrats! to Jess

Jackie said...

As always, your finishes are beautiful1

Congrats to Jess! That is quite the accomplishment!

Beth said...

Congratulations to Jess! How cool is that to be published!

I love your finishes and your WIP's. You really get an amazing amount of stitching done every week. Those SAL's must really make a difference.

Littlebit said...

Your Winter Garden pin cushion is absolutely beautiful! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and for your sweet comment, Sally.

valerie said...

Beautiful stitching! Congrats to Jess!

Carol said...

Gorgeous work, Sally! I especially like the BBD Winter Garden Pincushion. And Belle Pepper is almost a finish--how exciting!

I'm glad to hear about Jess's book--she must be thrilled!

Jeanne said...

Great finishes Sally - you have been busy! I love the pink pincushion and love the sentiment about 'eat sleep stitch' lol. Everything is lovely! I am curious, how do you put your edge trimming on those pillow-style pincushions - do you sew it on or glue it on? I find tacking it on by sewing to be tedious and not sure if I should try glueing it on or not.

Pointed Stitcher said...

Love your finishes ;)

Lois said...

What lovely finishes and your WIP's are coming along so well!

Anonymous said...

Eat sleep stitch, sounds like the perfect lifestyle to me! Good luck to Jess - I have a Kindle and I'm always on the lookout for new things to read, will give it a go.

Suzanne said...

Such lovely finishes with the cushions! Your making good progress on your WIPs.

Christina said...

I know what you mean about the smaller finishes Sally - it's a bit of welcome relief inbetween the bigger projects.
I thought I'd be sick of stitching larger pieces after 'Spirit of Christmas' but I'm now chomping at the bit to get started on another large Santa! I wonder how long the enthusiasm will last once I've started?!
ps - love the trim on BBD Winter Garden - very unusual.

Siobhan said...

Congratulations to your daughter!

Wonderful stitching--great progress! I love the finished pieces, too.

Heather said...

What beautiful finishes Sally.

Good luck to Jessica, I see she has a 5* review on there.

Anne said...

The little pillows you finished are beautiful! I love the funky one with that trim. You have been quite industrious!

Julie said...

Lots of finishes and stitchy WIP progress, you have been really busy

Congrats to Jess on the story

Jennifer said...

Once again, AWESOME finishing. You're such a rock star when it comes to getting that done!

And congratulations to Jess! Maybe this is a sign of good things to come?