Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Five Down, One to Go

Another fat man bites the dust! This time it's Let It Snow , which I finished last night, and this one seemed to stitch up so fast! I'm really looking forward to starting the last one next Tuesday and I'd love to have this finished before I go in for my surgery early May. I think I can do it :)

Lizzie*Kate 6 Fat Men Let It Snow

32 count Permin Amber linen


Started 6th March 2012

Finished 27th March 2012

Not much else to show as I'm working on a little RAK but I do have some progress on HAED Guardian. Not much as I can stitch all evening on a HAED and not see much for it!

Monday as always was SB SAL night with dear Barb and dear Colleen. I do hope Colleen is OK. I frogged the green that I wasn't keen on and restitched it with a lighter one which I think looks much better. I finished the grass and planted the flowers and gave the shepherdess a crook:) 

Yesterday I received a lovely surprise from my dear friend Michelle. She had been to the stitching show at the NEC and she very kindly sent me this.

As some of you know Blackbird Designs is one of my favourite designers so this is just perfect for me. Thank you so much Michelle for thinking of me {{{hugs}}}

Tonight Mouse is joining me for my new start Little House Needleworks Summer Splendor. Mouse started hers as one of her crazy pieces back in January but hasn't done any on it since so I'm very happy that she is joining me in stitching it.

We have two new family members at the moment. No photos as yet as I haven't taken any but both Jess and Abi decided after much heartache to get another hamster each. Abi has taken a long time to decide but after Jess came home with one ( her Dad took her to look on the way home from uni last Friday) she decided she'd like to go look on Sunday and the first one she saw she fell in love with. They were both quite tame as they are used to being handled and they are both so sweet! I'm hoping having them around will help me ( pet therapy!).

Well I'd better end this here as tea is almost ready and the girls are hungry. 

Until next time.

With much love.



Anonymous said...

Hello Sally

Your Fat Snowman project is working up nicely, good luck in finishing it before your surgery.

Your SB design is lovely, love the colours.
I'm looking forward to following the LHN SAL you are going to do with Mouse.

Hope the new hamsters settle well.

Happy stitching.

♥ Nia said...

I loveeee your snowman =)
And you HAED is looking gorgeous! wonderful work :)
Hope you're having a great day!!!

Michelle said...

Your stitching is lovely Sally well done.
Hope the hamsters settle in - loooking forward to seeing pictures of them. Glad you liked your little gift x

Diane (di) said...

Sally, your needles are smokin' on the snowmen. They look wonderful.

SB is gorgeous and I can't wait to see your progress on Summer Splendor. :)

Barb said...

Cute snowman piece. But I disagree I don't want it to snow. Winter had it's chance to come, it didn't so it missed it's chance this year. Your WIP is nice too.

Debbie said...


Lesleyanne said...

I love your Snowman - really must get mine started soon. Lovely progress on your Guardian and Monday night SAL. Congrats on the new family members and your great gift from Michelle.

Margaret said...

Great stitching as always! Hope the hamsters settle in and everyone is happy!

Kate said...

Loving the snowmen and the SB piece.super gift from Michelle.
Hope the new guys are settling in.

Shirlee said...

All of your projects are looking great! You sure are being productive!

valerie said...

Great stitching Sally! Congrats on finishing another snowman! And Guardian is looking better than ever!

Christine said...

LOL at "Another fat man bites the dust" I totally heard that sung in Freddy Mercury's voice!
The SB is looking great too

Veronica said...

No matter how many times I see them, I still fall in love with 6 Fat Man each time I saw them. All the best to finishing it before your surgery. Look forward to seeing your new hamsters.


Solstitches said...

All three of your WIPS are looking lovely Sally.
The LK is so cute and of course I love the SB.
How swwet of Michelle to thinkj of you while she was at the stitching show.

Patty C. said...

Cute little fat man !!

Clare - Aimetu said...

Great stitching - I love Let is Snow :) and your HAED

CJ in OK ;-) said...

Great fat man, congrats. The SB project made real progress too. Enjoy the new pets CJ in Ok ;-)

Fiona said...

Your stitching looks great. The HAED are crazily huge, I admire you for doing one. No wonder progress looks slow, there is just so much stitching on them. Enjoy your new pets.

Carol said...

Congratulations on finishing the fifth fat man, Sally--he is very cute. I have no doubt you'll have all six done in no time :)

So glad the girls gave the hamsters a new loving home--looking forward to seeing some photos of them very soon!

Dani - tkdchick said...

Congrats on finishing off another adorable snowman!

I love watching your progress on your HAED

Elisa said...

Great finish and WIPs Sally,a beautiful gift from Michelle, I was lucky too and received a goody from her. I would love to stitch a SAL with you later in the year :0) x

BeckySC said...

FABULOUS as always dear Sally :) So much to drool over :)

mdgtjulie said...

Grats on your Fat Man finish, Sally. It looks so cute! Can't wait to see the last one done, and I"m sure you'll have it finished in no time. Good job on your SALs too. I love stitching something with friends.

Catherine said...

Great stitches and good luck with the hamsters!

April said...

Sally all your stitching is lovely. I espically love the Shepherd's Bush piece.

Debbie said...


Jackie said...

Oh Wow Sally, You have been busy my dear. Such beautiful work you do. I love the SB Journey you are working on.

Julie said...

He's a cute 'fat man'. Guardian s looking superb.

Debbie said...

Thanks Sally foy your kind comment!