Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Put on Your Dancing Shoes! And A Winner!

Join me in my latest, big happy dance! I was thinking I wouldn't have another HD for a while as I didn't think I was quite as close to finishing this as I was! So I think I'll let my crappy pictures do the talking!

Shepherd's Bush Emmanuel's Song ( kit)

Started 3rd January 2011

Finished 9th May 2011

SAL with Barb and Colleen.

Thank you ladies for SAL-ing with me. I shall be joining you again next Monday with a new start. Thank you also to my dear friend, Barb, for RAK-ing me with the kit. I have loved every single stitch of this. Next week I plan on starting an SB fob as I fancy something small while I decide on what my next big one will be :)

I do have other stitching but haven't taken photos so will leave those until another time. Saturday evening I was in one of those moods and didn't seem to be able to settle on stitching one thing so by the time I went to bed I'd stitched on 3! I did a bit on my Jenny Bean Pin Tuffet, made a start on BBD AotH Moonlight Visitor and stitched on a gift! Sunday evening was the same but this time the JB came out again and the gift and I started SB Sweet Baby ornament for the SAL with Chris. I didn't stitch one last month so I think I need to get my finger out! So there'll be a few more photos next time and, hopefully, the JB Pin Tuffet might just be finished.

Thank you for all your sweet comments on my last post and for all your advice:) You girls are well and truly the best :) I was having a right royal pity party! My sister visited on Sunday afternoon and I was even close to tears talking to her. I need putting in a bag and shaking up!

I'm drawing my giveaway for Silver Creek Samplers Dandy Dreams chart a day early as I don't think I'll have time to do it tomorrow. Thank you to everyone who entered. I was amazed at the amount of people as I don't normally get that many comments! I have used  Random.org to pick a winner for me ( I know it's lazy!) So the winner is...................................

There were 36 items in your list. Here they are in random order:
  1. Lisa
  2. Lois
  3. Ellen
  4. Kasja
  5. Kate
  6. Beth
  7. vEr0n!c@
  8. Jane
  9. Gillie
  10. Michelle
  11. Colleen
  12. Jane F
  13. Trillium
  14. Suzanne
  15. CalamityJr
  16. Angi M
  17. Stitcher
  18. Ann
  19. Marcy
  20. Tina
  21. Lindsay
  22. Rachael
  23. Lynda
  24. Bonnie
  25. stitcherw
  26. nicola lamond
  27. Elisa
  28. Julie
  29. Mylene
  30. Barb
  31. Melissa
  32. Mouse
  33. Gabi
  34. Sue
  35. Patty C
  36. Lesleyanee
Timestamp: 2011-05-10 12:20:35 UTC

Congratulations Lisa!!!!!! I will pop the chart in the post to you tomorrow:)

Well that's it from me today. I've had a busy morning baking buns and defrosting the freezer so I'd better get those buns iced! I'm a little behind on blog reading but will get caught up tomorrow :)

Take care everyone!

Love & hugs



Gabi said...

Wow...another fantastic finish. You're on a roll. Congrats. It looks fantastic.

Margaret said...

I love your finish -- it's beautiful! Happy dance indeed!

Catherine said...

Beautiful finish!! Enjoy your happy dance!

Tina said...

Enjoy your HD it's beautiful,can't wait ti see what your next choice will be x

Lesleyanne said...

Congrats on another gorgeous finish. Look forward to seeing whats next.

Christine said...

Wow Sally, it is beyond beautiful! Congratulations on a fantastic finish

Carol said...

What a beauty, Sally! I clicked on each photo so I could see all of those lovely specialty stitches. Congratulations on a wonderful job and also to lucky winner, Lisa :)

Barb said...

I have the clogs on , Sally,a happy all singing dance to you. Can you hear me clogging around the kitchen. Oops almost fell over there! Emmanuel is absolutely stunning and I am so pleased you have enjoyed your gift.
Hmmm descisions to be made , look forward to seeing the next one.
Take care sweetie

Sue said...

Lovely to see it finished, will look forward to seeing all your other stitchy progress.......x

Rachael xxx said...

Tap dancing with you in my head as I can't actually tap dance, it is very pretty, Well done.
And congrats to Lisa

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Lovely finish, Sally! I love the white flowers at the top.

Kajsa said...

It's beautiful!!

Julie said...

Emanuelle looks stunning, a wonderful finish

valerie said...

Beautiful finish!

Elaine said...

Dancing with you Sally that is a stunning finish!!
Look forward to more stitchy up-date pics. Hugs.

Patti-Rocky Mtn Stitcher said...

Beautiful I love Shepherds Bush and this one is just gorgeous. great work!

jane said...

Lovely finish Sally.
Congratulations to Lisa on winning the giveaway.

Colleen said...

I've been dancing like crazy, Sally for your finish. I would join Barb in singing, but your ears would be hurting. Emmanuel is beautiful & your stitching is superb. I enlarged your pictures to see the different specialty stitches.
Can't wait to see what you pick up next for our SB SAL. I'm so happy for you on your finish.
Congrats to Lisa on winning!

Ellen said...

Gorgeous! Congrats on the finish!


CalamityJr said...

Sooo beautiful. Can't wait to see it finished finished!

Kate said...

Oh Sally it's gorgeous - congratualtions on the finish.

Pointed Stitcher said...

Congratulations on your beautiful finish ;)

Sharon said...

Gorgeous finish!

Kathy Ellen said...

Love "Emanuel's Song"....just so beautiful...Happy Dancing to you! Congratulations to Lisa upon winning your giveaway too!

Lois said...

What a lovely finish Sally. happy dancing with you and congrats to Lisa on winning the giveaway.

Michelle said...

I'm happy dancing with you Sally its just lovely well done xx

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Sally, dancing a jig here with you!

Ranae said...

Oh! Sally
The SB finish is truly beautiful

Nancy in IL said...

Ohhh, Sally... what a beautiful finish!!! I know how happy you are with such a beautiful piece. I have so enjoyed seeing this progress. You always find such loyal people to do SAL's with, which is so nice. Anyway, I love the soft antique look of the sampler. Beautiful job!

Thank you for your soothing words on my blog. I sometimes have to be reminded that this is an enjoyable hobby, not to stress about! I have a tendency to stress about everything. I have to rely on anti-anxiety drugs. Love 'em - not really, LOL!

KarenV said...

Another fabulous finish Sally, it's so pretty!

Cross Stitch Crazy Mum said...

The sampler is gorgeous, congrats :)

Suzanne said...

A beautiful finish! You have been very busy with so many finishes lately. Congratulations!

♥marylin♥ said...

quelle finesse c'est magnifique !!!
amitiƩs de france

Lisa said...

Congratulations on your gorgeous Emmanuel's Song finish, that really is a big happy dance.
You made my day winning your giveaway, and I received the chart this morning thanks. I'll be sure to pass it on when I've stitched it.

Andrea said...

Congratulations on a wonderful finish.

mdgtjulie said...

Wow, congrats on the big finish. It's huge!! You've got a lot of work in on that one, and the colors are gorgeous! Grats on finishing it up! Sounds like you've had a busy day. Glad you had a moment to blog! And grats to Lisa on the giveaway!