Monday, 25 April 2011

It's a New Dawn, It's a New Day.........

It's a new start for Lisa and I! I bet you thought I was going to break out into song then didn't you?! Lol! Last Wednesday Lisa and I started our My Big Toe Designs A New Day SAL and we are both loving it! I am stitching it on 36 count Flax linen using GAST, one WDW and one Carrie's Creations and here is my progress from last Wednesday. I just love how this is looking so far and it is gorgeous to stitch.

I started making up my 25th anniversary sampler ready to hang on the wall for DH and I's big day tomorrow! I am very excited but also in a right panic over my appointment at the breast clinic but whatever the outcome of that we will deal with it. First and foremost is our anniversary. We've had our ups and downs, trials and tribulations, arguments and making up but we are still together:) Anyway last night I finished the ruched ribbon edging, did the bow and the hanger and here it is :) I am really pleased with the way this has turned out:)

Finally my progress on Blackbird Designs Anniversaries of the Heart Pink Hill Manor. Not much more to go on this one now. I love the colours in this one. I intend to personalise this for DH and I and our girls.

Nothing else to show at the moment as the other thing I've been stitching on is for a gift.

My first counselling session last Thursday went OK. It was very emotionally draining. I couldn't believe how tired I felt when I got back home. I have four further sessions booked starting in a month to see how I get on.

Well that's it from me on this lovely Easter Monday. I intend on catching up on blogs now as I don't think I'll be back on the PC after today until Wednesday, maybe Thursday. Have a lovely week everyone adn enjoy what's left of Easter:)

Love & hugs




Dianne said...

Love your Pink Hill finish! You're really moving on this one!

Gillie said...

Be thinking of you tomorrow. Love the anniversary finish. I think I might find that Big Toe design in my stash and start it!

Margaret said...

I'll be thinking of you tomorrow and sending good thoughts and prayers that you get good news. Hugs. Love your new start and your BBD finish. Also, your anniversary piece is wonderful. Happy anniversary to you and your DH!

Lesleyanne said...

Will be thinking of you tomorrow with fingers crossed for good news. Happy Anniversary. A beautiful finish on your Anniversary sampler. Great new start on Big Toe design. Lovely progress on Pink Hill Manor.

Beth said...

Will be sending you prayers and positive thoughts tomorrow. As I have been done this nasty path, I would be happy to "talk" to you about it anytime. Email me.

I love your stitching. The New Day is really going to be wonderful. I love the way you finished the Anniversary one and the AotH is really beautiful.

TeresaB said...

What a great start and progress on AotH! I'll be saying a prayer for you tomorrow for your appointment and good thoughts for you and your husband for tomorrow's anniversary. Have a blessed day and enjoy your anniversary!

Anonymous said...

Hello Sally,
I can't wait to see more of A New Day. It looks good so far.

Wishing you lots of luck on the appointment. I have you in my thoughts and prayers(((Hugs))).

I love, love, the your wedding anniversary gift for you and your husband. You did a beautiful job!

Hoping your next counseling appointment is less draining. Hang in there.

Happy Easter!

♥marylin♥ said...

Oh what a wonderful gift for a wedding anniversary! BBD your house is just adorable I am a big fan!
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Jackie said...

You should be very pleased with our anniversary sampler. It came out beautifully!

I'll be thinking of you!

Dani - tkdchick said...

Sally beautiful job with your anniversary sampler, what a great way to mark the day! Happy Anniversary for tomorrow.

What a lovely new start, and I'm looking froward to your next finish!

Pointed Stitcher said...

Love your new start and your Anniversary Sampler is just sooo pretty.

I think if you had a counseling session that wasn't somewhat draining it might mean you weren't getting to stuff that needs to be dealt with.

Colleen said...

Oh lovely finish on the anniversary sampler. Your WIP's are coming along nicely.

Happy Anniv. to you & your DH. I'll be thinking of you tomorrow & sending prayers for good news.

I'll be at yours soon to start up again with SB SAL.
Mmmmm Hotcross buns sound wonderful.

{{{Hugs}}} to you, Sally!

Kate said...

Will be thinking of you tomorrow Sally.
Your anniversary piece is beautiful - Happy Anniversary to you both.
Great progress on AoTH & Big Toe.

Cath said...

Happy Anniversary for tomorrow ,and good luck with your appointment .
Gorgeous stitching , as usual .Enjoy your new start . X

Christine said...

Your sampler is stunning Sally, and your WIPs are lovely too.
Happy Anniversary for tommorrow and sending loads of good wishes for your appointment at the clinic

KarenV said...

Pink Hill looks lovely Sally, as does your new start. I'm not familiar with that design, but I like what you've done so far.

I, too, shall be thinking of you tomorrow and keeping my fingers crossed that all goes well. I hope that you and your DH can enjoy your anniversary, despite your appointment. Your BRD finish turned out wonderfully!

Glad that you've started the counselling too and I hope you'll find that it makes a difference to how you are feeling {{{hugs}}}

mdgtjulie said...

Hi Sally. I saw your blog on another, and wanted to check and see what lovely things you have stitched. Everything looks good. Your finishing on the anniversary piece is lovely!!

Ellen said...

Your anniversary finish is gorgeous, love it! Love the Pink Manor too, lovely colors!

Happy Anniversary! Sending you positive thoughts for tomorrow's appt.


valerie said...

Best wishes for you tomorrow at your appointment Sally. I hope that you enjoy your anniversary. 25 years is a big achievement and you and your DH should be proud. I love your anniv finish with the ruching and how pretty placed there with your wedding photo! Great job on Pink Manor too. You're moving right along!

Southpaw Stitcher said...

Congratulations on your anniversary. Will be sending good thoughts your way for your doctor's appointment.

Your stitching is lovely. Keep up the good work!

jane said...

Thinking of you today Sally. Hope you have a lovely Anniversary and that the other thing doesn't detract from it.
Your anniversary sample is gorgeous and I love Pink Hill Manor. I will blog my progress so that you can see it when you are back on the PC.
Good news about the counselling - hope you soon start to see some benefit.

Julie said...

Lovely new start, Pink Hill is looking great.

Anniversary Sampler is lovely, i hope you have a lovely day today despite the appointment.

Ranae said...

Love the new SAL and the Pink House is so pretty
Take care!!

Lois said...

What a nice new start and love your finished anniversary piece. I hope all has gone well today.

Christina said...

Your anniversary sampler turned out beautifully - I love the photo of your wedding day, such a nice touch!
I've been thinking of you today, hope all went well at the clinic. I found a lump when I was 24, it turned out to be nothing significant but the whole episode was scary nonetheless. I'm pleased the Doctor sent you to get it checked out even though she felt sure it was nothing. Better to be safe... XXX

Mylene said...

I hope everything went well today, Sally.

Happy anniversary!! And such a beautiful sampler.

Suzanne said...

I hope that all goes well with your appointment.

I love your anniversary piece finish. It's such a lovely reminder.

A happy anniversary to you both!

Elisa said...

Sally your Anniversary sampler is stunning...well done on a superb finish. Looking forward to seeing your new start grow xx

Carol said...

Your anniversary finish is superb, Sally--such pretty stitching AND finishing :) And I hope you two had a special day together. Marriage is like that--lots of ups and downs, but 25 years is truly something to celebrate.

Susan said...

Happy Anniversary, Sally!

Your Anniversary Sampler is lovely, and I love your BBD finish! Congratulations!