Thursday, 7 July 2011

Blessed to Have Friends

I am always saying how blessed I am to have such wonderful stitching friends. They are always there for you to give good advice, tips etc and will go the extra mile for you. In my last post over on my other blog I was feeling very low and sorry for myself and I had some lovely emails. I said I just wanted a hug so Lesleyanne stitched this for me:)

She said because she couldn't give me a hug in person she sent me this :) Isn't it lovely? I felt so blessed when I opened it and will treasure it always. Thank you so much Lesleyanne {{{hugs}}} I just love thought that has gone into it :)

Yesterday afternoon I was just popping to get my Dad some milk when my mobile rang and it was Chris :) I was so happy that she'd rang as haven't seen each other for ages with petrol and bus fares getting so expensive and we had a quick chat while she was waiting for her washing to finish at the launderette!

Before I show my progress pictures I am very excited to have won one on Jeanne's gorgeous giveaways on her blog:) Her DH picked my name out of the "hat" for the Whitman's tin, project pouch and scissors:) Thank you Jeanne I'm so looking forward to receiving them {{{hugs}}}

I was on cloud 9 yesterday with my gorgeous gift from Lesleyanne, my phone call from Chris and my giveaway win :)
Right I had better show my stitching now :) I get a bit confused as to what I showed you last time so I have to go back to my last post and check! Duh! Sunday was SAL night on the Shepherd's Bush ornaments with Chris. I started As Bethlehem Slept. I've subbed the GAST and WDW for DMC and am hoping that they look OK!

Monday was SAL night with Barb and Colleen. Barb was feeling a little better this week so stitched on French Heart and I'm not sure if Colleen did any on her piece or not. I stitched on Family Sampler and I'm not sure if you can see it or not but I have the beginnings of a sheep! Love it!
On Tuesday morning I popped my stitching stuff in my bag not sure if I was going to go to craft club or not but I ended up going! I was just in one of those moods where I wasn't sure what to do but I'm glad I did. I met some more ladies this week who were knitting some lovely things. Anyway I've remembered to take a pic of my SH Christmas Candy Roll this week. I made good progress and as far as I know I didn't make any mistakes this time. We were in a different room this week and the lighting seemed much better plus I was sat near a window this time!

Tuesday evening I picked up Drawn Thread The Sanctuary. I forgot to ask Chris if she'd done any on hers lately and I wonder how Kajsa is doing. I finished the top left block and made a start on the top right. I love how this is looking.

Finally ( are you breathing a sigh of relief??!!) last night was MBT A New Day SAL with Lisa. Now I'm afraid I have been quite bad as I'm feeling rather low so the PC is my evil thing and I was on it for a while after tea last night so I didn't get as much done on this as I'd hoped. However it's progress:) I am hoping for a July finish on this.

Tonight I'm hoping to start something new. I've tea dyed a piece of fabric ( how I wish I'd bought more 32 count when Wimble Bees were closing down as I prefer it to 28 count now and I'm getting down on it) and am hoping it'll be dry so I can make a start tonight.

Family stuff now. Abi is enjoying her extended time off school although she has been let down by a friend who she was supposed to be seeing today so she was upset. Yesterday she went to see new Transformers film with another friend and thoroughly enjoyed it. She's in school two days next week for 6th form induction and some photography bridging work to do before then. I keep telling her not to leave it until the last minute! 

Jess rang yesterday to ask me if I'd make an appointment for her to see a doctor. She never registered with a Hull GP with her not being too far from home but it's a bit of a nuisance with bus times etc. However I managed to get her an afternoon appointment. She was in a lot of pain and it turns out she has a urine infection so she's now on antibiotics ( medicine as she struggles terribly with pills). She's also having blood tests on Monday to see if there's a reason for her irregular, painful, heavy cycle. She was in so much pain she was pacing the room, bless her. I wanted her to stay home but she insisted on going back to her student house but she's coming back tomorrow until Monday when she gets her blood done, then she'll be home for the summer anyway the week after.

I almost forget ( well actually I did and am editing my post!). I have been awarded the Stylish Blogger award by Rebecca:) Thank you so much Rebecca! I cannot think straight at the moment so will list the 7 things about myself etc in another post:)

Well I've waffled enough so I'd better end it here:) Hope everyone is having a good week so far.

Love and hugs



Rachael xxx said...

Nice to see good things happen in threes as well!!
I hope Jess is okay

Margaret said...

How lovely to have friends indeed! And of course, I love your stitching projects. Your Drawn Thread piece is really coming along and is so pretty! Love the SBs too! Hope your DD is feeling better and her blood tests are a help. I have heavy and painful periods as well so I sympathize.

Dani - tkdchick said...

Sally I'm always in awe over how many SALs you do and how you keept it all balanced and don't let one project take over your life!

Everything looks fantastic and what a wonderful little pick me up you received.

Catherine said...

What a wonderful surprise you received in the mail!! All of your stitches look wonderful.

I do hope that your daughter is feeling better and I'm sending many hugs your way!

valerie said...

What lovely surprises in the mail from your friends! And it's great that you got out to that craft group again!

Love the stitching!

Michelle said...

You truly deserve this gift off Lesleyanne - friends are wonderful and I think some of my best friends have been made from blogging! Your stitching is lovely. Hope Jess is ok - I too just got over a water infection! I have spent so much money this year on anti-biotics! Much love to you xx

jane said...

Lovely stitching on your WIPs Sally and a lovely gift from Lesleyanne.
Hope Jess feels better soon, it sounds like she is having bit of a miserable time

Ellen said...

Love your new SB ornament! Your SALs are progressing well. Hugs to your DDs, hope they are feeling better.

Lovely gift!


CalamityJr said...

Glad you had so many nice surprises! A New Day will be done before you know it - don't put pressure on yourself. I'll say a prayer for Jess; I so sorry she's in such pain.

Christine said...

Such a lovely gift from Lesleyanne, and congratulations on your giveaway win.
Great WIPs as always.
Hope Jess gets well soon

Mouse said...

awww that's lovely :0 your surprises as well as your stitching as always .. glad to hear they all made your day .. hope DD gets sorted and finds out what the prob is and can get some help :) love mouse xxxxx

Lisa said...

What a super cute gift you received from Lesleyanne, now you can get a virtual hug whenever you need it.
I'm happy you got to have a chat with Chris, I can't wait til we have our stitchy day together, it's like waiting for Xmas here for me lol.
Great wip progress, and I love your new ornie start. You'll definitely get AND finished this month, that's my goal also.

Michele B. said...

What a nice gift from Lesleyanne - look at it any time you feel low. Your stitching as always is prolific and beautful - I especially like how the Drawn Thread piece is coming along. I hope Jess feels better soon!

Deanne J said...

Wonderful friends and great stitching

Hazel said...

What a fab gift from Leslie Anne. Great wips as ever Sally. Sending you big hugxxxxx

Carol said...

Stitchers really are the best, aren't they Sally? How thoughtful of Lesleyanne to send you a little "hug."

Do hope things are better with your daughter--parents never stop worrying, do they?

Lesleyanne said...

Congratulations on your win from Jeanne. So pleased you liked your gift. Hope Jess feels better soon. Great progress on your wips and a lovely new start.

mdgtjulie said...

Lots of progress Sally. I don't know how you get as much done as you do. I can only work on one piece at a time, and I don't feel like I get that much done on them! It sounds like you're feeling a little bit better, and I'm so happy you do. Here's hoping you'll continue to do better!!! Also, I just love that little gift. The pillow is darling!! Hope the girls are both feeling better by now!

Lois said...

There's nothing like a nice surprise from a friend to make you feel a bit better. All your WIP's are so nice! Hope your daughter is feeling better soon.

Elisa said...

I'd like to give you the stylish blogger award, please head over to my blog for the details. xxx

Siobhan said...

What fantastic friends you have! Your stitching is wonderful--everything is so pretty. You are always so inspiring with the amount that you get done. Lately I feel like I sit down and don't get anything accomplished. I hope things work out well for your daughter with the heavy cycles. I suffered from them for a long time, found out it was because of hypothyroidism and anemia.

Needlearts Kelly said...

I love watching your progress on so many projects! I really like your New Day piece. It's lovely.

Julie said...

Lots of lovely stitchy progress this week, well done

Hope all goes well for Jess, it will be nice for you to have both girls home for the summer