Saturday, 14 April 2012

A Lovely RAK , Finishes, Chart giveaway, Progress and A Hair Cut!

What a lovely surprise I came home from grocery shopping to this morning. Postie had left a package for me and it was from dear Shirlee:) I opened it up and read the card inside and she had kindly chosen me to be the lucky recipient of an RAK from her. I had to have a giggle to myself as I stitched an RAK for Shirlee a couple of weeks ago but haven't got it made up yet! Shirlee posted about liking tea on her blog and I commented saying I love tea. I never drink coffee and haven't done since I went off it when I was pregnant with Abi. Here is what Shirlee sent me and it is perfect for a tea lover like me:)
Thank you so much Shirlee. I will treasure it always {{{{hugs}}}}
For all I haven't blogged for over a week I have been stitching but with it being Easter and DH has been off I haven't had too much time for PC time although I did catch up on blogs yesterday afternoon. We went to Sewerby Hall on Easter Sunday as they had some medieval jousting on which was brilliant! I do have photos but have to sort through them yet.
Last weekend I spent some time with my hunky angel and this is where I left him on Saturday. 
I haven't picked him up yet this weekend as I just wasn't in the mood for HAED stitching last night. I might do a bit tonight though whilst watching The Voice.
SB SAL night with dear Barb went quite well although I did start the basket in the wrong place and had to frog that! This piece is growing much faster than I expected as it's such a joy to stitch.
Nothing much was stitched on L*K 6 Fat Men so I haven't bothered to take a photo. Hopefully I'll get a good evening this next week on it.
I did, however, do better on LHN Summer Splendor, my SAL with Mouse, on Wednesday. This is another lovely one to stitch and it's stitching up beautifully. 
On Thursday I fancied a new start after finishing a birthday gift and as I'd already sorted fabric and thread for Bent Creek The Little Bunny I started that and finished it last night.
Bent Creek The Little Bunny
35 count white linen
Started 12th April 2012
Finished 13th April 2012
I won this chart in Tricia's giveaway so would like to pass it on. If you would like to be in with a chance of being the next stitcher just leave a comment on this post and I'll pick a winner next week:)
I didn't go to craft club on Tuesday as we went out for the day so when I'd finished the bunny I picked up my April ornament for the Christmas All Year Round SAL and finished that.
Miss Crescent's Crowne Jolly
Unknown fabric
Started 3rd April 2012
Finished 13th April 2012
I'm hoping to get my sewing machine out after lunch to do some finishing:)
I made a start on my snood last weekend. I have to admit I hadn't got far before I made a mistake and pulled it back out to start again! It's going OK now but it's a good job Winter is a long way off as I think it'll take me ages!
I'd been getting sick of my hair. I've been growing it for well over a year but couldn't cope with it any longer. Everytime I look in the mirror I just see an ugly middle-aged woman so I did some searching on the net, printed out some photos and made an appointment with my hairdresser to get it cut. She actually thought I'd change my mind as I went for a short inverted bob so here's how it looks. At least my colour will be gone quicker now! I'm really pleased with it and it's so much easier to manage.
Finally some furry fiends! Here's Wesley and Fozzy.
They are both so much fun although we've not managed to stop Fozzy chewing the bars of his cage. They both do it but he does it worse!!! 
That's it for today. If I get this finishing done I might be back sooner than I have been this time!
Thank you for all the lovely comments you left on my last post. 
With much love


Rowyn said...

Sally, you look lovely and your new haircut is gorgeous!

Lots of great stitching eye-candy (as always), and Wesley and Fozzy are so cute.

Have a lovely weekend.

Anonymous said...


Your RAK gift is lovely!

Your little bunny finish is so sweet. your other projects are looking great too.

Love your hair - it really suits you!

Happy stitching.

gracie said...

Nice stitching progress. Love the hair style...very becoming.

Margaret said...

First off, your haircut is wonderful! I did the same thing the other day -- my hair was just getting too long and boring looking so I got it cut. Lovely RAK you received! And I love your stitching projects as always. The bunny is sooooooo cute!

Vickie said...

OOOO! Sally what a nice hairstyle. I wore that style years ago when I got my long hair cut off too! :) I had hamsters as a teen. Little Bunny needs a hug. Please, please enter my name in the draw. I would love him! squee!

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

What a great post, so much to comment on!
First of all, the new hair looks great. I keep debating chopping mine off because it's always tied back due to Small Boy.
Your RAK pillow is so sweet too, love Shirlee's fabric, is it tea-dyed?
Lots of stitching progress from you as well, it's all looking lovely.
I like the little bunny too, count me in for the draw and I'll PIF when I'm done.

jane said...

Love your new look Sally, you look great!
Cute pics of the hamsters too, though I never did get on with the ones we had.
Lovely RAK and all your stitching looks great, wish I could manage to make progress the way you do.

Deb said...

Your hair looks great Sally. I wear mine very similar and it's easy to take care of. Your RAK gift is wonderful and your projects are looking great!

Lesleyanne said...

Your new hairstyle looks great. Welcome to Wesley and Fozzy. Lovely progress on your wips.

Keeper of the Crowes said...

What a cute hair style!! Looks great on you!
You're stitching such great pieces. The Journey is one of my favorites and your Summer Splendor is so pretty. Sirlee's sweet RAK may make me switch to tea, as well!!! Love it.

Brigitte said...

Wow Sally, what a beautiful new haircut you have. Looks so great on you. And I can imagine that it's much more easily to handle than longer hair.
And so much progress on your projects. Congratulations on two more finishes. I particularly love the LHN piece, it's really pretty.
Enjoy your nice little gift from Shirlee.

Vonna Pfeiffer said...

A lovely new photo of you Sally, you are beautiful and that haircut suits you perfectly!
I love all your stitching, your ornament, the sweet bunny, the hunky angel, the gorgeous Shepherd's Bush Joy in the Journey, LHN's summer splendor...golly lots of goodness abound!
Happy Weekend!

Michele B. said...

Sally it is such a treat to read your posts and see your beautiful work. I am always amazed at how much you accomplish in a week (or less!)I love the little bunny and would be thriled to get to stitch him and then pass him on. I once bought myself a stuffed bunny just because it was so cute!

Kay said...

What a cute little bunny. Your RAK gift is lovely too. Love the hair, it is easy to look after, I should know as I have had it thi style for years.

Lelia said...

I enjoy visiting your blog and seeing the progress on all your needle work. Beautiful beautiful stitching!!!

Beautiful new hair style (think I may have said that on FB?)

would enjoy stitching the little bunny - and, would enjoy passing it along to another person. so, please add my name into the draw.

Enjoy the day, L

Michelle said...

Oh Sally I love your new haircut - it so suits you. I love your RAK off Shirlee she is so kind.
Your stitching is coming along lovely and I adore the LHN one. Welcome to the 2 new members of your family xx

Patty C. said...

I think it's pretty much a given that your hair looks cute !
Lovely RAK -Shirlee did a lovely job -
And your little bunny is too cute - I would love to stitch him ;)

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

What a wonderful, newsy post! The RAK you received is darling and all your stitchy projects are coming along wonderfully.

Your new haircut looks darling on you!

Heather said...

I love your gift!!! Your bunny is so sweet! I have been seeing him pop up and I want to stitch him now! ;o)

Your haircut looks nice on you!

You are progressing nicely on your WIP's!

Love, Heather

Penny said...

Love the new haircut! :) What a sweet gift from Shirlee. Looks like you have been busy with lots of lovely stitching. Love the little bunny. Wesley and Fozzy look so sweet. :)

Ellen said...

Beautiful, love your new haircut n your new photo!

Enjoy the progress on your wips, especially SB's Joy in the Journey!

Beautiful RAK! I am a coffee addict!


Deborah said...

Great new hair cut. The RAK is wonderful. The rest of the stitching is lovely.

♥ Nia said...

You look so pretty with you new hair cut :D great choice!!!
What a lovely surprise you got from your friend :)
Great progress on your stitching! You've been a busy bee ;)
Happy sunday to you

valerie said...

Pretty RAK and wonderful stitching! Congrats on your new do. It's lovely!

Christine said...

What a super RAK. I went off coffee both times I was expecting too, all I could taste was the bitterness.
Lovely stitching as always, that little bunny is adorable.
Love your new look by the way

Carol said...

Such a cute RAK from Shirlee--stitching friends are the best, aren't they? And your haircut is perfect, Sally!! I'll bet you'll be so glad you took the plunge and cut it shorter when summer comes around :)

Mylene said...

Great new look Sally. Sometimes, i would really like to cut my hair short too...

Lovely RAK and beautiful progress on your WIP.

Lois said...

Love the new haircut! What a nice RAK to pop through your letterbox. I'm a tea drinker too, though do love the smell of coffee!! Nice progress on all your WIP's, esp the SB.

Fiona said...

Great progress on all your projects and a very cute finish on the little bunny. A very sweet RAK for a tea drinker. Your haircut is stunning. The hamsters are very cute. My DD has a dwarf hamster, which just looks tiny in comparison.

Beth Pearce said...

Great stitching, and I love the hair!

Solstitches said...

That's a lovely picture of you Sally. The new hairstyle suits you.
Lovely finishes, WIPS and what a sweet RAK from Shirlee.

BeckySC said...

BEEutiful stitching as always dear Sally :) Your haircut looks great :)

DonnaTN said...

I think your new hair cut suits your face and your personality...sassy!

Myra said...

What a sweet RAK you received. Lovely stitching as always.

Jackie said...

I love your new haircut. I love a sleek bob! Unfortunately, it doesn't suit my hair type. It looks so good on you and quick is always a good thing.

Sharon said...

Love the haircut Sally! You look great! Lovely RAK and your stitching as always is beautiful!

Veronica said...

Lovely RAK! Perfect for a tea lover :) Your WiPs are growing great and the bunny is too cute. So are Wesley and Fozzy. Love your new hairdo. It really does suit you.


Julie said...

2 cute furfaces, they are such fun aren't they.

Your haircut looks lovely, suits you.

Lots of lovely stitching as always x