Monday, 4 April 2011

A Wish for You

I am so pleased to report that I did get A Wish for You finished this weekend although I did have a bit left to stitch when I went to bed on Saturday evening so I put the final few stitches into it yesterday afternoon. This one has been another lovely to stitch and I'm looking forward to starting Pink Hill Manor on Friday :)

Blackbird Designs Anniversaries of the Heart A Wish for You

36 count Rosewood linen


Started 12th March 2011

Finished 3rd April 2011

I have added my paternal grandparents names to this ( Ethel and John), the year they were married and in the top right hand corner the initials F, M and H are the initials of their 3 children. As I said in my previous post the B on the door is the initial of their surname.

I forgot to take a photo of Blue Ribbon Designs Stitched with Love but it is stitching up well and I'm stitching some of the wording. I am thinking that if I run out of time I can leave some of the flower rows off but I will see how it goes.

With me not being well last week I did spend quite a bit of time in an afternoon stitching and I finished Drawn Thread Spot of Winter. Here it is all ready to be made up into a mattress pin keep.

The Drawn Thread Spot of Winter

28 count ice blue evenweave


Started 27th March 2011

Finished 30th March 2011

I'm hoping to get it finished off in the next few days.

Of course I could not resist any longer and had to start Silver Creek Samplers Dandy Dreams and what a joy this is to stitch! I was planning on stitching all the verse first but I ran out of DMC 3860 so had to stitch other bits instead. I'm using Jayne's Attic COTM Lily of the Valley fabric.

My order from Anita arrived after I'd done my blog post last Wednesday so that cheered me up! I plan on making a start on the Prairie Schooler Daffodils chart for the SAL on NH sometime this week, even if I only stitch on it for an hour one evening until I get BRD Stitched with Love finished. I am so bad having so many projects on the go but at least they are all doable and not huge! Then on Thursday my order from Sew and So arrived:) This is for my SAL with Lisa of My Big Toe Designs A New Day. We feel this design is very apt for both of us and can hardly wait to start it. I've chosen 36 count flax linen but have yet to decide on threads. I don't want to buy the WDW as I don't use them and would rather use GAST so will be looking through my collection and seeing what I can use. The nice thing is I had pennies in my PP for all of this. Very naughtily my clicky finger got the better of me on Dany's blog and I bought Printemps des Lapins which is a sweet design!

Dear Barb had been stash sorting and came across a Shepherd's Bush kit that she decided she wouldn't stitch and as she knows I like long sampler she sent it to me along with the chart for Lucky which she has just finished. Thank you so much Barb {{{{hugs}}}} I think I might have to do a poll to see which SB I start for our SAL once I've finished Emmanuel's Song. And typing of ES it's our SAL evening this evening and I'm looking forward to picking it up. Barb is starting Sophie's Roses ( I think that's what it is called) and we are hoping Colleen will be back with us again:)

I have added a couple of charts to my for sale page, a San Man Originals and a Homespun Elegance if you'd like to have a look :)

Thankfully I am feeling condisderably better than I was last Monday although not feeling 100%. I will admit to feeling scared even though I know what it is and by Tuesday evening I had a mild headache which I've had on and off since. However it has not stopped me stitching. Poor Abi started with a headache on Wednesday and by the time she got home from school she couldn't stand the brightness so Thursday she was in bed nearly all day in the dark. By Friday she was starting to feel better and by Sunday she decided she'd play on the Wii with Jess who surprised me by coming home yesterday for Mother's Day. Her headache started to come back so she's been to the doctors today and she's given her an anti-inflammatory so we'll see how it goes.

As I said yesterday was Mother's Day here in the UK. Abi brought me breakfast in bed although I had actually got up and was in the bathroom getting washed when she told me to go back to bed! I received lovely cards from both her and Jess as well as a Bouffle mug from Abi and a box of chocolates from Jess:) It was lovely having both my girls at home:)

I really must get myself sorted and try and get back on the Wii Fit this week. I just did not feel like it at all last week but I have to make the effort this week.

I am a bit behind on blog reading and commenting at the moment but will make the effort to catch up tomorrow. I foresee more enabling as I visit you all!!! Lol!

Have a wonderful week everyone. It's really dull and rather chilly up here today which was a bit of a shock to the system this morning after the warmer days we've been having!




staci said...

Beautiful finishes Sally! I'm sorry that you and Abi were feeling poorly, I hope you're both feeling better now.

How wonderful that both your daughters were home to celebrate Mother's Day...I'm sure it made yours lovely :)

gracie said...

Happy Mother's Day...a day late!
Your projects are looking wonderful. I hope you soon feel better....

Lesleyanne said...

Congrats on your finish, it is lovely. Hoping to stitch my soon. You have gorgeous new stash. I hope you are both feeling better now. Glad you had a good morther's day.

Gillie said...

I do love that Dandy Dreams and I shall NEVER catch you up on AoH! I have that Big Toe one in my stash too - wonder where, lol! The sewing room is still in boxes :(

Sue said...

Beautiful stitching Sally, how I wish I could get myself as organised as you with my projects. Hope that you are feeling better now.....x

Julie said...

Super stitchy progress, i hope you and Abi are soon feeling much better

Hopw lovely to have Mothers Day with both of your daughters at home

Have a good week!

Elisa said...

2 great finishes sally...loving your new starts too

Deb said...

Very nice finishes Sally. Hope that you are feeling better and that you had a wonderful Mother's Day.

Lee said...

Great finishes Sally! Love the BBD especially. And I've just finished Dandy Dreams and I'll tell you - you're going to have fun with that one.

geeky Heather said...

Congratulations on your finishes; they are beautiful!!

valerie said...

Happy Mother's Day Sally and great stitching. Love your AotH finish! I am still laying brick on the house. Maybe I'll finish in a week or so. Hope you and Abi are both feeling better!

Carol said...

Your Mother's Day sounds lovely, Sally--it's always more special when your children are around!

Beautiful finish--I love how you personalized it...

Good luck fitting in the Wii, Sally--if I didn't have my stitching and my exercise I don't know where I would be :)

Christine said...

I knew you wouldn't be able to resist Dandy Dreams for long!
Congratulations on your finishes

Rhona said...

Hope you are feeling better! Love your stitching....and your new stash! As for Dandy Dreams, I'm so tempted to do this one, but I do have 'one or two' pieces waiting to be finished!!

jane said...

Lovely finishes Sally. I hope that you and Abi are feeling better now.

Ellen said...

Congrats on your finish, love that house! Enjoy your stash!

Hope you and Abi are feeling better now.

Take care,

Jackie said...

What gorgeous stitching and stash you have my dear Sally:-O
Love the Anniversary of the Heart Block and your Drawn Thread finish.
I hope you will feel better and a belated Happy Mother's Day to you.

Michelle said...

Lovely work Sally - love the BBD one. Hope you are soon feeling better. Sending you hugs x

Kate said...

Congratulations on a gorgeous finish Sally. Hope you and Abi are both on the mend now. Love the new stash.

TeresaB said...

Lovely finishes Sally! Congrats. Hope you and Abi are feeling better.

Dani - tkdchick said...

Sally what another lovely finish! Congratulations! I hope you're feeling better!

Suzanne said...

Such lovely finishes, congratulations!

I hope that you are feeling better and that you had a wonderful Mother's Day.

Solstitches said...

Two very lovely finishes and what a lovely addition to your stash.
I'll look forward to watching your progress as you stitch the SB sampler Barb gave you.
Sounds as though your girls made Mother's Day special for you.

pat said...

fantastic work ..very lovely

An itch to cross stitch.. said...

Your finishes are lovely Sally, I especially love the first design and your added touch to it.
Good to hear you had a lovely Mothers day, feel better soon.

Siobhan said...

Beautiful finishes, Sally! I love your new starts, too.

I hope you & Abi are feeling much better now.

Lisa said...

Congratulations on your A Wish For You finish, it's lovely.
Spot of Winter looks cute as well, you'll have it made up into a mattress pincushion before me pmsl.
Dandy Dreams looks fab, I'm so envious of you stitching this one, but can't wait to see more of it.
You've got some lovely new stash there! I'm so excited about starting AND soon, hope to put in a few more stitches on WBS this weekend to get me a step closer lol.

Lois said...

What nice finishes Sally! I am so behind on my blog reading and commenting so apologies for only getting to this one now!