Monday, 18 July 2011

Thank You Jeanne :) & A Finish

On Friday postie brought me another box through the post and I was so excited when I saw it was from Jeanne so I knew it was the prize I won in her giveaway:) I was one of three lucky ladies to receive something so I feel very honoured.  I could hardly wait to get it open and look at my gorgeous goodies. I won a gorgeous project pouch which Jeanne made herself, a Whitman's tin with pin cushion, pins, cute mini stork scissors, fob and needles. I absolutely love it all and I feel so blessed to have won these pretties. Thank you so much Jeanne for your generous giveaway:)

I have a bit of stitching to show you. Friday and Saturday I continued stitching on BBD AotH Happy Birthday. I'm going to have to make up my mind soon whether to put this one on hold until I get my threads or use DMC instead of GAST as I'm still waiting to hear about them. I love how this one is looking but am dreading the Lazy Daisy stitches as I can never seem to get them right!
Last night I finished two things but can only show one. This one is my SB ornament and I love how this turned out.

Shepherd's Bush As Bethlehem Slept
36 count Sand linen

Started 3rd July 2011

Finished 17th July 2011
I'm looking forward to stitching on SB Family Sampler tonight with Barb and Colleen:) I do love my SB SAL nights:)

All my PIFs are now finished and in the post so if your name is on my PIF list look out for postie!

DH is off this week so we're moving Jess back home for the summer. Her lease is up at the end of the week on her student digs. God only knows where all her stuff is going as she's coming back with a damned sight more than she went with!
Tomorrow DH, Abi and are going to see the final Harry Potter film. We're really looking forward to seeing it but in a way I don't want to see it as then it's all over! I think we'll need tissues!

Have a great week everyone!

Love & hugs



Julie said...

Super gift from Jeanne, what a fabulous stitchers project pocket

Enjoy seeing HP, have heard its the best one yet

Jackie said...

Nice set of goodies!

Lazy Daisy? If they give you fits, I'm in deep trouble when I get to that block!

It'll be fun to have your daughter back for the summer!

Elisa said...

What a gorgeous gift from Jeanne....your WIp's are great...those SB ornies are just too cute xx

Ranae said...

Jeanne did a great job on the give-away package
Love the SB finish

Margaret said...

Love gift from Jeanne! Love the stitching too! Moving stuff back from college is always fun -- not. lol! DD's room is filled with her stuff right now.

Lesleyanne said...

A love gift from Jeanne. Another gorgeous finish and great progress on your AotH. Enjoy HP hope to be going soon.

Myra said...

That is a beautiful finish! Love the project pouch - such a pretty color.

Deb said...

Wonderful gift from Jeanne. Those pockets are really great to have.

I hope that you have luck with your Lazy Daisies. I never seem to be able to do them very well either, but I keep trying!

Gillie said...

What a treat! Wish I lived nearer, I'd be at your house every day getting stitching encouragement! Such lovely stitching you do, Sally!

valerie said...

Wow, what a wonderful parcel from Jeanne! That project bag is the fabby! Great stitching too. I hate lazy daisy's. I've fallen so bahind now because of the over 1! I have a mental block about it.

Have fun at the movies!

Elaine said...

Lovely gifts Sally.
Sweet SB finish and your wip is so pretty.
Hope Jess enjoys her summer break.
We're hoping to see HP sometime this week too.

Ellen said...

Lovely gifts from Jeanne! Love your SB ornament, it's very pretty!


Catherine said...

Great goodies!!

Catherine said...

Great goodies!!

Gabi said...

What a lovely pouch.
Love your Wip and your finish. :)

Mouse said...

oooo very nice gift :) and love your wips too :)and I remember those college days myself.. coming back with more stuff than I went with .. good luck :) enjoy the film it was ace :) love mouse xxxx

Christine said...

What a lovely gift from Jeanne.
I'm with you on the lazy daisies, I just can't seem to get the little beggars round enough.
Love the SB finish

Michelle said...

What a lovely gift Sally such a keepsake.

Lovely stitching too. xx

Kate said...

What a fabulous giveaway - love the colours. Lovely update on the WIP's - I've just finished stitching a wee gift that is covered in lazy daisies - I think the problem is that they are not as "neat" looking as cross stitch - & it's difficult to get past that.
Enjoy having your daughter home and the HP movie.

Dani - tkdchick said...

What a fantastic win!

Congrats on your SB ornie finish!

Mary Ann said...

Such a wonderful gift you received! And, your finish is lovely!! I understand about kids moving home from college for the summer--our twins have their college things at home now, and most of their stuff never resided here to begin with so no place for it! : )

Jane said...

Lovely goodies you won from Jeanne ~ handmade gifts, you can't beat them!
It doesn't seem possible the school/college/Uni holidays are almost upon us ~ hope the weather improves by then.
SNAP! I don't want to see the last HP movie either, well I do but you know what I mean ~ haven't we been lucky to experience it all as it's been written and filmed and not know the endings like all future generations will?
The gang are all on bended knees begging to see it so think I'll have to give in and keep my eyes shut throughout!!!
Have a good week xxx

Lois said...

What a wonderful package to receive in the post! I've got a project coming up that has lazy daisy stitches and it's been so long since I've done any I've no clue how they'll turn out! As always, I love seeing your WIP's and finishes. Enjoy having Jess (and all her stuff!) home for the summer.

mdgtjulie said...

Oh, I really hope you enjoyed the movie Sally. I've heard really good things about it!! Love your ornie. As Bethlehem Slept is too cute! And grats on all your other projects too. Where did you order your GAST from? I got mine from and they came really fast. Just a couple of days. I hope you get yours soon!!

szaberka65 said...

Dear Sally,
I've seen your PIF gifts on Elisa's and Michelle's blog and I fell in love with the letters on them; could you tell me where I can find the whole alphabet?
Of course love your other works too:)

Sharon said...

Love your gift from Jeanne, the color is so pretty. Pretty finishes-esp your SB ornament.

Susan said...

What a cute pouch, and I love that Whitman's tin - very pretty!