Friday, 9 September 2011

The Stitchy Week That Was!

OK I know it's not been exactly been a whole week since my last post but I'm desperately trying to get back on track with a couple of posts a week instead of just one.

Anyway I have a few progress pictures to show. I started the needle case from BBD Peacock Pin Keep on Sunday and this is where I got to. It's on the same tea-dyed fabric I have used for the pin keep itself. Hopefully I should be ready to have a go at making all the pieces up soon.

Monday was my ususal SB SAL night with Barb and Colleen and I hope we all got plenty of stitching done :) This is my Pansy Roll so far. It looks so pretty. As I just have the chart I must remember to go on the SB website and find a photo to see what the charm is for this. I'm hoping I might just have something suitable!

I managed to finish the bottom left hand block on Drawn Thread The Sanctuary this week. I will admit that it didn't quite get finished on Tuesday evening so I finished it on Wednesday before I picked up LHN Travelling Stitcher. I do have the four sided stitch to do around this block and the bottom right one and that seems to take forever so I might do a bit then move onto something else like the trees. I want to get this finished this year but there seems to be so much still to do.

Almost forgot the SB ornament I've been stitching at craft club. This one is Wisemen Came and I'm really enjoying it. It's easy to stitch in company although I do have to stop if I'm getting involved in the chatting! Sometimes I do sometimes I don't; it depends on what the ladies are talking about. This week I managed to squeeze myself round to a vacant seat near the window so could see better.

Wednesday evening was SAL night with my surrogate sis Lisa. I am loving stitching LHN Travelling Stitcher. I've been looking forward to this SAL for such a long time and just love the colours of this piece. I remembered this week to stitch the leaves on the second tree and also finished off the grass before moving back to the house. Hopefully I'll finish building that one next week:)

Final progress for this week is my start on the next page of Guardian. The crazy thing is I settled down after lunch yesterday to grid the page and lo and behold it had been that long since I gridded my last page I could not remember how I'd done it!!! I did the outer gridding just fine but when it came to the rest of I just sat there staring at it. I actually don't think this is how I have gridded HAEDs before but it works so that's OK! Anyway this is my start and I won't post another progress picture until the end of the month.

Back to Blackbird Designs AotH Pumpkin Farm tonight and tomorrow night and the third part of Carol R's mystery SAL is due to be released so I may get some stitching in during the day over the weekend to stitch that. I was thinking yesterday that I have the urge to start something Autumnal but realised I have Pumpkin Farm on the go! Duh!!!

Is anyone thinking of or is joining Measi's WIPocalypse? I am thinking about it as I think it will be a good way of keeping up with my WIPs that might otherwise fall by the wayside ( like Guardian!). I'll only, hopefully, have two long term WIPs that I'll be carrying over into 2012 and anything else you start in 2012 can be included.

Well I think that's all from me for now. I need to go update my other blog too as I haven't written there for weeks.

Take care everyone.

Love & hugs



Vonna said...

All of your WIPs look fabulous knock 'em out fast! I can't imagine you needing a WIP busting group as you seem to finish everything you start :)

Siobhan said...

I love seeing your updates! I'm always blown away by how much you accomplish. I need to stop daydreaming and get stitching. Everything, as always, looks lovely. I have been contemplating the various 2012 things, like the WIPocalypse (I'm probably spelling that wrong) and doing another Crazy January challenge with 15 new projects. I might just go foot loose and fancy free, though. Fun stuff to think about!

Have a great weekend, Sally.

Margaret said...

I don't understand how you get so much done! And especially how you manage such a great rotation!! I could never do that with so many projects at once. I'm a one at a time kind of person. Great stuff!

Patty C. said...

Great progress - i stitched the Peacock pinkeep needlebook - I use it all the time

I mounted my traveling stitcher on a wooden box that I use as a sewing kit

I can't wait to see all of your finished work ;)

natalyK said...

Great progress on all of your WIPs. I especially love the Sanctuary Garden. It's so delicate looking and beautiful.

Tricia said...

What a fun update! I have different favorites each week. This week I'm loving your SB pieces!!

gracie said...

Love all your WIPs and you are doing a gret job with them.

Lesleyanne said...

Great progress on all of your wips Sally. They are all looking great.

staci said...

Wonderful stitching Sally! I'm so impressed that you keep up with your rotation those SB ornies!

Ranae said...

All your WIP's look wonderful and so much fun.
I loving having multiple WIP's for any mood type, lol
Keep up the great stitching

Barb said...

Hi Sally , Gosh when I came to comment you already had 10 how do you do it? Your pansy roll is lovely . Oh like When the Wisemen came may have to look for that one.
See you Monday.

Jane said...

Sally, how do you do it?
It's always so lovely to see all your progress each week, very WIP is stunning.
I think I may be brave this weekend and start a new stitch and have TWO projects on the go!
Have a good weekend xxx

valerie said...

Wow, you've been busy! You've gotten so much stitching done and all your wips look fabulous! I'm glad you got Guardian back out. I've enjoyed watching your progress.

Ellen said...

All your wips are progressing well, enjoy them! You are great at keeping your rotations, I always fall out along the way.

Have a great weekend!


Gillie said...

Sally, you really are an inspiration! I am still so drawn, sorry, to the Sanctuary, am so enjoying looking at your progress. Mm, have to revisit Meari's blog and have a think.

Michelle said...

Wonderful progress on all your stitching Sally. Well done. I adore the SB Pansy Roll. Looks lovely. Hope you are keeping well x

Debby said...

I've already signed up for the WIPocalypse - I need all the help I can get!!! But I've also signed up for the Crazy January Challenge 2012. That is totally something that I should not have done!!! But, I have found myself more focused this year even if I haven't reached all of my goals. And I have reached more than I usually do.

Great job on all your pieces - I too am in awe of your rotation process.

Christine said...

Great progress on all your WIPs Sally

Suzanne said...

Great progress on all your WIPs. It's great to see that you can stick to a rotation.