Monday, 11 April 2011

The Final Spot

A quick-ish blog post today just to show what I've been up to this weekend. Saturday afternoon I made the effort to finish up The Drawn Thread A Spot of Winter. The final one and another mattress pin keep to match the other three seasons. I'm really pleased with this and my DH even asked, when I'd got everything put away, what I'd been making. As I had been rather upset with myself maybe I should cry more often as he doesn't usually ask! I didn't have enough interfacing to back the fabric pieces with so it's not as solid as the others.

I made a start on my next BBD AotH block on Friday evening and here's my progress for the two evenings I stitched on it. I really like this block and this one will be personalised for my DH and I. Again I'm using GAST and DMC. I seem to have got a good bit stitched this time and that is what staying off the PC does for you.

I was planning a stitchy afternoon yesterday but it didn't happen. It was such a nice afternoon that we decided to go for a walk instead but I did stitch after tea. I should really start another SB ornament. I have the threads sorted and just need to cut some fabric but I really wanted to stitch on Silver Creek Samplers Dandy Dreams so I did. I have the verse stitched and some of the "clocks". I did seem to be a little distracted on this once Hawaii Five- 0 came on at 9pm! I hope to finish this in the next couple of weeks so watch this space as I'll be passing on the chart:)

Tonight is my SAL night with Barb and Colleen and I'm looking forward to settling down after tea with Emmanuel's Song and getting some progress in on it.
 
 
I'm hoping to start my other SAL's soon with Lisa (AND) and Chris ( The Sanctuary). They are both such lovely pieces and as I am taking one day at a time at the moment A New Day is very apt for me. Not long to go now to my first counselling session so, hopefully, I can start my journey to feeling "well" again.
 
 
Well I am going to get myself sorted and get on the Wii Fit for a bit. A little bit of exercise always seems to boost me a little until the board weighs me that is!
 
 
Take care everyone and have a wonderful week.
 
 
Thank you for visiting me and for all your lovely comments. It means the world to me to know that you are reading and enjoying my ramblings and stitching :) I will get caught on blog reading tomorrow as for today that is me done.
 
 
Hugs
 
 
Sally
 
 
xxx

39 comments:

Sue said...

A lovely finish Sally and your other stitching is coming on nicely. Hope that you're feeling better soon, good luck with the counselling, it does work......x

Melanie said...

Lovely stitching as usual. You've done a great job on the stitching and finishing on spot of winter. I'm glad to know that I'm not the only one who's guilty pleasure is Hawaii Five-O. I wonder what the attraction is. LOL.

Southpaw Stitcher said...

Your Spot of Winter is just gorgeous! Your WIPs look like they're coming along nicely. Keep up the good work!

Margaret said...

Nice stitching! I like all your projects!

Barb said...

So sweet the spot of winter , I have not attempted one of those mattressy thingys are they difficult.
Wonder what the distraction was in Hawaii five o- was it the book em Danny character? Or am I away with the fairies here.
Love the progress on the house, so many pieces seem to have houses on you will be an expert builder at this rate. Take care Sally see you later in our land of imagination!

staci said...

Your last DT Spot turned out so cute! Congrats on getting them all finished!!!

All of your other stitching looks wonderful too Sally! Have a great week!

Julie said...

Anniversaries looks superb, its nice to see the whole piece.

Spot of Wonter is lovely, i do like the mattress finish

Deborah said...

Beautiful little pillow!

Lesleyanne said...

Spot of Winter looks gorgeous Sally. Great new start on your Pink Manor. Lovely progress on Dandy Dreams. Could it be McGarrett in Hawaii Five-O. I've sky + it lol and NCIS Los Angeles. Fingers crossed for your appointment. How lovely to be able to walk along the sea front to blow the cobwebs away.

Lelia said...

congrats on the DT finish -- you select wonderful projects, I enjoy seeing your WIPs progress ...

geeky Heather said...

Your Spot of Winter pincushion looks great!

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

Really nice work! I especially love your mattress and your BBD's stitching.
Love
Françoise

Dani - tkdchick said...

Sally I'm always quite amazed at how you get so much stitching done!

Tatkis said...

Lovely winter finish! And good luck with new starts and processes!

Best wishes,
Tatyana

WendyCarole said...

great finish

and everything is coming along nicely

jane said...

Spot of Winter looks great and your WIPs are lovely. Enjoy your SALs and hope you feel better very soon

Cindy's Stitching said...

I really like the finish of this piece. Thank you for sharing.

valerie said...

I love your Spot of Winter pincushion! It came out great. For a second I thought you were spades ahead of me on AoTH. I am still on the march block and am dreading the over 1 verse. Good luck with the counseling. It's hard but is good for you.

Ellen said...

Love your mattress pincushion! I have yet to try this form of finishing.

Anniversaries of the heart looks great! I enjoy following all your wips.

Hugs,

TeresaB said...

Just adore your Spot of Winter. Those are all so adorable. Your progress on AotH is great. Just love seeing the progress everyone else is making. Makes me really want to get back to mine.

Colleen said...

Spot of Winter is very lovely, Sally. Your finish is beautiful, as always. Love all your house stitching; each time I see a new chart with a house, I think of you! Good heavens, no way could I stitch during Hawaii Five-O; I would be frogging after the show ended. LOL.
Thinking of you with the upcoming counseling appointment. I'm right there with you.
Thank you & Barb for coming to my house tonight for our SB SAL. We had fun & I am pleased with the stitching I did on Checkered Sheep.
Hugs to you & have a super week

Blu said...

Lovely finish! Spot of Winter is so pretty!

Your WIPs look great!

Beth said...

Love your Spot! Your AotH is really moving fast. I think that dandelion piece is so cute, but I couldn't bring it in this house. I think my DH would spray it with some chemical he hates them so bad - LOL!!

Michelle said...

Spot of Winter is just lovely - must put that on my list to get. Looks lovely stitched up. +Your Dandy Dreams is looking really nice well done. Stitching is theraputic I'm sure of it. Thinking of you and sending you love and hugs xx

Jackie said...

Spot of Winter looks fabulous! You did a great job on the finishing. Do you always use interfacing on your finishing? I've very new to the finishing world....

Gillie said...

I just can't keep up with you, girl! Every post there is progress! Stick your fingers in your ear/close your eyes when the weight is announced! Fit is more important than the number of lbs....whoops, stones. lol!

Carol said...

Such a sweet finish, Sally--your stitching and finishing are wonderful!

marylin said...

oh your stitching is very beautiful !
have a good day


marylin France

Jane said...

Another beautiful finish and lovely to have stitched the whole set of 4. I've fallen out with my wii board, it keeps telling lies and can't count properly!!!
Hope the counselling goes well and it sees the start of an upward spiral for you xxx

Lisa said...

Spot of Winter looks gorgeous Sally, well done on another lovely finish.
You've made a great start on the next AoTH, very pretty colours in this.
You'll have Dandy Dreams finished in no time, can't wait to see how you finish this one up.
I'm so excited about our AND SAL, I ironed and fray stopped my fabbie earlier, can't believe I'm so organised for this one lol.

Pointed Stitcher said...

Your stitching is so pretty. I love the pin cushion especially.

NOSTROMO said...

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Lois said...

What a lovely finish! I've yet to try one of those mattress pincushions and yours is gorgeous! I always love visiting and seeing the progress on all your WIP's. The're all lovely!

Suzanne said...

A really lovely finish! Nice start on the next part of your AoTH.

I never make plans for stitching days as they never seem to happen either.

Christine said...

Great finish on the Spot of Winter pincushion.
Glad you are enjoying Dandy Dreams

Kathy Ellen said...

I've enjoyed reading your most recent post, and you have done some more beautiful stitching. Your "Spot of Winter" is lovely and finished so nicely too. All of your stitching progress is coming along so nicely. Hope that you are feeling better, day by day. I know what it is like to feel "low", and counseling and prayer has been so helpful. Taking everything one day at a time is so important. I recall some wonderful words that I try to keep in mind, "The journey of a thousand miles is made one step at a time.....You can make that journey one little step at a time each day." God Bless You.

Lynn B said...

Love the mattress pincushion Sally, very pretty, I think it is my favourite way to finish stitching.

pat said...

the mini pillow is very great work...
ciao Pat

Gabi said...

Spot of Winter looks fantastic. So does your finishing. Love all your stitching :)