Wednesday, 21 September 2011

I Seem To Be On A Roll.......

With finishes this week. They are mostly what I've been stitching on for a bit except for one which I started and finished on Monday evening! I can't show two of them as one is Tricia's prize for naming Cecil and the other is a birthday gift, both of which need sewing up so my sewing machine will, hopefully, be coming out to play later today.

Anyway I'll start with my progress on BBD AotH Pumpkin Farm. I couldn't finish this as I ran out of one of the threads. I should have it finished this weekend all being well. I am personalising it for my DH even though he wasn't born in October.

Sunday afternoon I settled down to stitch on Carol R's iStitch mystery. It stitched up really quick and I love how it's looking. I think this will be perfect for my DMC box.

Sunday evening I wanted to get the BBD Peacock Pin Keep Needlecase finished but it wasn't to be. However my Monday evening Shepherd's Bush stitching went very well so I put the last few stitches into it then. I've dyed some white fabric this morning to use as backing for the pin keep and the needlecase and will have a go at finishing it all soon.
Blackbird Designs Peacock Pin Keep

28 count tea dyed fabric


Started 24th July 2011

Finished 18th September 2011
I decided that I couldn't stand to take SB Wisemen Came with me to craft club again on Tuesday so before I had my new SB start on Monday I finished it. I have a few of these to get made up now so I think I'd better go through my finishing fabrics and see what I can find!
Shepherd's Bush Wisemen Came

Unknown fabric


Started 30th August 2011

Finished 19th September 2011

My new start for the SB SAL with Barb and Colleen was Rosy Egg. Lisa stitched this a while ago and kindly sent me the chart and leftover silks and there was enough for me to stitch it. I couldn't believe how quickly this stitched up and how tiny it is! It is so cute! I used a scrap of Jayne's Attic COM fabric and can't remember the colour but I think it's perfect for this piece. I need to add a button to this and I think I might have a purple heart button that would be perfect for it. I have no idea how I'm going to finish it though! Any suggestions? I'll have to decide on what to start next Monday! Lol!
Shepherd's Bush Rosy Egg

Jayne's Attic COM Fabric ( unknown)

Leftover silks from kit

Started and Finished 19th September 2011

I went to craft club yesterday thinking I had all the threads I needed to finish Tricia's prize and also took something else with me in case I finished it. After I'd been stitching a while I realised I was one thread short so just stitched what I could. I then asked the other lady who cross stitches if she happened to have any DMC 316 on her. Would you believe it she had it! So I "borrowed" a couple of strands and was able to finish that. There were 20 minutes left by then so I started Tra La La Duo Noel:)

Last night I stitched a little bit on Drawn Thread The Sanctuary. I finished the trees at the top and started the bit down the left hand side. I am itching to get this finished especially as I now have The Primitive Hare Christmas Carol Sock chart which arrived yesterday:)

I'm really looking forward to my LHN Travelling Stitcher SAL with Lisa tonight:) Does anyone know of a tutorial or have any tips for making a pouch similar to the one used? 

I also had another chart in the post yesterday. Last week I won Mary Ann's giveaway for Little House Needleworks Summer Splendor which she has recently stitched. She posted it in Friday so it arrived very quickly! I fell in love with this chart from the minute I saw it so was delighted to have won it. I think this will be my next small new start:) Thank you so much Mary Ann and her DH who picked my name:)

I was hoping my JJ's order might be here today as both mine and Lisa's were shipped on Friday and she got hers yesterday. So I'll hope for tomorrow lol! 

That's all my stitching for news so I shall pop off and catch up on your blogs. Thank you for all your good wishes for Jess. She's had her blood done today and the results should be back in a couple of days. Fingers crossed it's clear. 

Hope everyone is having a good week. Take care.

Love & hugs



Jackie said...

I'm always amazed at the progress you can make in a week! Lovely things you're working on. Hoping Jess's blood tests are clear and that you have a great week!

Margaret said...

Congratulations on all the finishes! They all look great, as do the WIPs. I don't know how you manage to work on so many things at once! Fingers crossed for jess's blood test results.

Vonna said...

My goodness....roll is've gotten lots of things finished and others off to a good/continued start....WOW

Mouse said...

oooo your'e defo on a roll me girl :) lovely stitching as always .... can't think atm for the little egg one... ornament may be ??? and I can help with the pouch just email me :)
t.t.f.n love mouse xxxx

Tricia said...

Ooo! Another fun update! I adore the SB lamb that you stitched... and the Wiseman one... and the Drawn Thread piece... and, and, and... : ) I think I need to go searching for charts with 316 in them to see what you made for me!! LOL!!!

Hope Jess's bloodwork give you some answers!!

Cindy's Stitching said...

You have been busy. How pretty the fall colors are.

Hazel said...

Loads of progress Sally. You sure put me to shame!! Love your new start. x

Elisa said...

My god Sally how do you find the time to do all this stitching in one the time I have done all the housework chores, cooking, washing etc I have about 3 hours each evening. They are all lovely...especially the SB one's.

Tina said...

wow Sally another productive week,love everything but especially the cute SB your new chart will have to go internet searching x

Loubie69 said...

Wow you have been productive :-)

Christina said...

Some lovely finishes Sally. Well done for winning Mary Ann's giveaway - perhaps you'd better put the lottery on this weekend?!

Blu said...

I'm always stunned at how much progress you make!
Your SBs look amazing, as do all your stitching.

jane said...

Busy needles Sally - your finishes all look great. I really can't decide which I like the best.
I hope Jess' blood tests come back clear.

Lesleyanne said...

Wow Sally you have some gorgeous finishes and so many. Lovely stitching and a great new start. Look forward to seeing how you finish your finishes. Fingers crossed for Jess's blood tests.

Katrina said...

Its so lovely seeing all your stitching progress in your updates :) I can help you with the fabric pouch too if you'd like to drop me an email sometime. Best wishes, Katrina in NZ

valerie said...

Congrats on your finish! Wonderful stitching as always Sally!

Beth said...

You just get sooo much done each week it just amazes me!! I come away from your posts wondering which one is my favorite. They are all so lovely and different. Very cool.

Ellen said...

Wonderful progress on the wips! Love all your finishes, amazing!


Veronica said...

Whoa, Sally, your needle sure has been smoking! Tons of progress there. Congratulations on the finishes. Everything looks so pretty.


Lois said...

You certainly are on a roll these days Sally! Great finishes and nice work on your WIP's. Hope today the postie brings the stash you are waiting for!

Christine said...

Great stitching Sally. I love Pumpkin farm the colours are fabulous.
Hope Jess's blood test results are clear

WendyCarole said...

everthing looks wonderful

Carol said...

Such a fun group of projects you're working on, Sally! I love them all and think it is so nice that you're dedicating the Pumpkin Farm piece to your husband :)

Catherine said...

So many beautiful projects!!! I'm loving the BBD Pumpkin piece!

Lucy said...

I'm jealous....can you ever stitch! Beautiful work!

Mary Ann said...

Once again, lovely stitching, Sally! WOW, that chart made it to you in record time, I believe!! : )

mdgtjulie said...

Good luck to Jess on her bloodwork. And everything looks great Sally, as usual. I really love those two cute little fishes in the wisemen. They're darling.

Maureen said...

What a week of great stitching - loving the peacock pinkeep and can't wait to see your Christmas Carol stocking take shape

Cross Stitch Queen said...

All of your stitching is lovely. I see that you like pumpkins too.

I am having a blog giveaway! Yes, more Halloween cross stitch stash!!

Please pass bu my blog and bring some friends. I love to share my stash with all!!

I have become your blog follower because I enjoy watching your cross stitching progress.

happy stitching

cucki said...

hello dear, i am your new friend from south africa..i truly love your blog and stitching..
well done on all the finishes..they are all so lovely..
keep well dear and have a lovely weekend
hugs cucki xx

Susan said...

Woo hoo! You've been busy! Great pictures, Sally!

Siobhan said...

Oh my goodness, what gorgeous finishes and WIPs! Like Jackie said, I, too, am always amazed at how much you accomplish in a week. It really inspires me--I need to get the lead out and get serious about my stitching. Okay, consider me kicked in the backside. ;) Thanks for sharing the inspiration!

Suzanne said...

You have been busy! What great finishes and progress on the other pieces.