Tuesday, 17 January 2012

A Birthday Gift for Lisa and A Winner!

Yesterday was my surrogate sis Lisa's birthday and I wanted to stitch something a little bit special for her so I did this. 

Blackbird Designs Tulip House Stitching Companion
32 count fabric

Started 6th January 2012

Finished 8th January 2012

I stitched up the pincushion too and backed it with the same fabric as I lined the box with.

Blackbird Designs Tulip House Pincushion

32 count fabric

Started 10th January 2012
Finished 11th January 2012

I am very happy that Lisa loves it :) Happy Birthday for yesterday :) xx

Do you remember this that I last picked up back in November? Well it now looks like this after two evenings on it. 

I really wasn't sure I wanted to pick this up again as I'd been enjoying having no big pieces to stitch but now I've picked it up again I'm glad I did. Fingers crossed I can get this block finished this weekend then move onto Swan Lake.

Last night was SAL night with Barb and Colleen. They both came here ( virtually of course:) ) and sat by the fire having tea and cake, chatting and stitching :) Lol! Barb is stitching the beautiful Tiny Garden Roll and Colleen is soldiering on with the adorable Checkered Sheep. I think I might have another finish next week as Merry Be went very well last night!

Sunday evening I decided, seen as I was a bit behind in joining and starting my ornament for the Christmas All Year Round SAL,  to start my ornament. I stitched a bit more on it at craft club this morning. It is Sisters and Best Friends Believe from the 2000 issue of the Just Cross Stitch ornament magazine. I'm stitching it on some Polstitches 28 count fabric with the recommended GAST except for two of them.

Finally I used a random generator to pick the winner of the BBD LF Peacock Pin Keep. The winner is..................

  1. Lois
  2. Shar
  3. Lisa S
  4. Southpaw Stitcher
  5. Elisa
  6. Hazel
  7. Cucki
  8. Solstitches
  9. Gillie
  10. Karen
  11. Gracie
  12. Mouse
  13. Shirlee
  14. Kaisievic
  15. mollycaff
  16. Tatkis
  17. Butterfly
Timestamp: 2012-01-17 14:18:44 UTC

Lois please email me your address and I'll get the chart in the post to you over the next few days!

That's all for now. Cranberry Tea is still waiting for the trim to be sewn on. I was going to do it at craft club but I've never sewn chenille trim on before as I've only used it on boxes and pin keeps and have glued it on. 

Until next time............. keep stitching :)

With much love



cucki said...

Congratulations to lois..
Beautiful stitching like always..everything is looking so lovely..
Hugs cucki xxx

BeckySC said...

Just lovely, Sally, all of it-your gift and your wip's :)

Shirlee said...

Wonderful stitchings! Blessings, Shirlee

Julie said...

Beautiful gift for Lisa.

Catherine said...

What a treasured gift for your friend! Lovely stitches too!

Barb said...

Hope Lois enjoys stitching it too Sally.
Lovely wips and ooohh do I espy a sheep or two on Merry Be.
TGR got finished last night so I shall be putting it together later. New Start next Monday.
Lovely pressie for Lisa I adore mine and walk past it uncountable times a day as it sits with my JA display.

gracie said...

Great stitching and congrats to Lois.

Nicola said...

A beautiful gift for Lisa stitched with love.

Margaret said...

Wow, Lisa's gift is just wonderful! As is all of your stitching. Beautiful!

Michelle said...

Wonderful gift for Lisa Sally. As always your WIP's are just lovely xx

Lesleyanne said...

Congrats to Lois. Lovely stitching and finishing Sally.

Siobhán said...

Lovely work, Sally! You did a great job on the BBD box. Congratulations to Lois on the win!

Sarah said...

What a beautiful box finish! Stunning, no wonder Lisa loved it. Your other WIP's are lovely too.

Beth Pearce said...

Two lucky ladies in one post! Your b'day present to Lisa is gorgeous! I know she loves it. And lucky Lois for winning your giveaway! Your other stitching goodies are fabulous, as usual!!

Lois said...

Thanks Sally! I'm thrilled that I won and I will be happy to pass this on when I'm finished with it. Can't promise that I'll start stitching it straightaway but it will be stitched in 2012. Your gift for Lisa is lovely and your WIP's are looking good!

Catherine's Sewing Corner said...

Your gift is beautiful and your projects are coming along nicely. Lois is a lucky winner
x catherine

Mouse said...

ooo well done lois :) happy birthday to Lisa too .. lovely present you stitched for her ... glad you had a great time at your sal night and hope you saved a warm spot for me in front of the fire ;)
love mouse xxxx

Poussy Stitches My Love said...

J'adore bravo,

bisous bisous

Karen said...

Such a cute finish for Lisa's birthday! Love your WIPS...

happy stitching...

Mary Ann said...

Such a beautiful gift for Lisa, and your WIP's are lovely--especially Merry Be! I have the kit, and I really want to start it now after seeing yours!!

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

Your stitching is just beautiful! Especially the box for Lisa. I'll bet she loved it!

Ellen said...

Your gifts to Lisa are gorgeous! I just love boxes!

Great progress on your wips!


Lisa S said...

Love the gift you made for Lisa! Wonderful wips too!
Congratulations to Lois!

Kate said...

Beautiful gift for Lisa.
Congratulations to Lois.
Love seeing your WIP's - Be Merry is gorgeous.

Carol said...

What a splendid gift for Lisa, Sally--I imagine she is absolutely thrilled :) Love your other WIPS, also...

Congratulations to dear Lois--I'm so happy for her!

BrendaS said...

Very nice gifts for Lisa! Great progress on your WIP's too:)

Jackie said...

You sent a beautiful gift for Lisa's birthday. Nice job on all your work in progress too.

Colleen said...

A beautiful gift for Lisa; I know she is thrilled. Your stitching is superb, as always. Yes, I am toiling away on Checkered Sheep and with you & Barb cheering me on...I will finish & happy dance!
Love 'Merry Be.' Do I see sheep? LOL. Excited to see what Barb's next sweet SB stitching will be on SAL Monday...Oh dear...I need to clean my house as you & Barb are visiting me this week. See you Monday. Hugs Sally

Patty C. said...

Lovely gift & your progress looks wonderful ;)

Anonymous said...

Beautiful stitching! The box is fabulous and so are your wips. :-)

Suzanne said...

What a wonderful gift you made, it's beautiful.