Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Lots Of Stitching

I have lots of stitching to show. Please bear in mind that I can't do much of anything else then sleep, rest, stitch and knit so I have done a lot more stitching than I normally would have. It has been frustrating watching my DH and Abi do all the cooking, cleaning etc while I sit back but if I don't do as I'm supposed to my surgery will have been a complete waste of time and there is no way I am going back into hospital even though it was a nice one and all the staff were absolutely brilliant. So this post will be picture heavy.

My first finish was the night before I went in for my surgery.

Birds of a Feather Love

35 count white linen ( I think)


Started 1st May 2012

Finished 8th May 2012

I picked up my stitching again on the Saturday after my surgery. I had taken Little House Needleworks Snow White in with me but did not feel up to stitching.

Little House Needleworks Snow White

32 count Sparklies Pisces evenweave


Started 12th May 2012

Finished 19th May 2012

Because I sorted several projects before my surgery I actually pulled out some charts I'd had for a quite a while and one of them was this one.

Midsummer Night Designs Remember Me Stitching Pocket

32 count ivory evenweave

Crescent Colours

Started 14th may 2012

Finished 17th May 2012

This one was an absolute joy to stitch and I have to admit that I did not want to put it down. I am so pleased I bought the CC threads for it when I bought the chart. I don't think this will be my last MND piece.

Final finish is this lovely one.

Little House Needleworks Joy to the World

32 count raw linen


Started 15th May 2012

Finished 16th May 2012.

I now have three WIPs. First one is my SB SAL with Barb ( not sure if Colleen is still with us or not) and this is the front of Our Hearts Pincushion. I'll start the back next Monday.

The next one is Chessie & Me Scarlet's Christmas Sampler. I am using the fabric which came with the chart ( it's Lakeside Linens and it's gorgeous to stitch on ) with GAST. I didn't buy the limited edition ones for this so am using normal ones. I stitched more on this yesterday but couldn't be bothered to take another photo today.

Finally I couldn't resist a Sampler Girl design for my recovery period so I started Northanger Abbey.

If you've stuck with me so far thank you :) Lol! Here's a couple of photos of the cards I've received from family and friends.

My lovely friend Michelle sent me this beautiful card and pincushion which is gorgeous and really lifted my spirits. It was waiting for me when I came home from hospital. Thank you so much Michelle {{{{hugs}}}}

Another lovely friend Ann ( no blog) sent me this lovely card and pillow which I absolutely love. Thank you so much Ann for lifting my spirits {{{{hugs}}}}

My dear  friend Tricia sent me one of her beautiful hand made cards along with some pretty thread and a very yummy sounding Red Raspberry herb tea bag. Thank you so much Tricia {{{{hugs}}}}.

I am now very near at the 2 week post surgery stage and I am not doing too badly at all. Some days are better than others. I still get very tired and I don't think I've slept this well for months. From the day after my surgery right through last week I think I cried every single day! Yesterday was not brilliant as I've been feeling under the weather. I had a very short walk ( just half way down the street!) on Sunday with my DH as the patient information leaflet said I was allowed and then on Monday Abi took me out and I walked a teeny bit further. Problem is remembering not to go too far as I have to get back!

Mouse and I are starting a SAL of the Little House Needlworks/ Shakespeare's Peddler charts that were released at Nashville tonight. I'm looking forward to that :)

Thank you for reading and thank you for all your lovely comments on my last post. Not sure when I'll be back again but I'm going to try and read and comment on a few blogs today but please bear with me if I don't.

With much love.



dulcinella said...

I love all the pictures! You did some great stitching. My favorite would definitively be the little angel by Little H ouse Needeleworks, but the others are also stunning. Good to hear you're feeling a bit better. Please take your time to heal, don't rush it and listen to your body. We'll hear when you feel better.

Cath said...

Lovely stitching Sally , glad to hear that you are on the mend.
Take care of yourself .

Nicola said...

Lovely stitching, both finishes and WIP's. So pleased to know that you are doing well after your surgery, keep up the good work by doing nothing!!! Take care.

Anonymous said...

Hello sally

Your stitching is beautiful!
Glad to hear you are feeling better.
Happy stitching.

Siobhán said...

Beautiful stitching, Sally! Don't apologize for getting a lot of stitching in--I'm sure it's keeping you sane and happy and that helps with the healing. Thinking good thoughts for you!

natalyK said...

Wonderful stitching! I hope you are feeling better soon and I look forward to progress pics on your SAL with Mouse.

Christina said...

I'm so pleased you're healing well Sally. I loved looking at all of the stitching you've managed to get done. My favourite is definitely 'Snow White' and I love the sparkly fabric you've used. Take care. X

Margaret said...

Such lovely stitching! It's good you're getting lots of stitching done while you're recovering. I think stitching is good therapy for the soul while you are healing. Sit back, relax, and enjoy being pampered for a change!

Solstitches said...

What a lovely, lovely picture show Sally.
You've chosen some lovely designs to stitch and what lovely gifts you have received from your friends.
So glad to hear you are over the surgery and doing well.

Shirlee said...

I really enjoyed all your photos! Wonderful finishes & WIPs! I'm so glad you are feeling better & better as each day passes by. Soon you will be running circles around your DH & Abi : )

Lesleyanne said...

I am so pleased you are starting to feel a little better. Take care of yourself and remember not to do too much too soon. All of your stitching is gorgeous.

Vickie said...

Sally we are all so happy that your progress is good. :) You certainly are accomplishing much stitching. Hooray! I think Snow White turned out fabulous. ♥

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

What a fun post of stitching and gifties, Sally! I'm glad to hear that you are behaving yourself and resting and stitching. : ) Your LHN Snow White piece is SO pretty on that fabric!!

BrendaS said...

Lots of great stitching! Love all your choices:)

Glad to hear you are on the road to recovery!

Dani - tkdchick said...

Sally you sure have been productive and its hard not to be envious... but I do understand that's all you can do. I had a fairly serious surgery years ago and I remember houw tough those first two weeks were, how weak I was, how much I slept and how little I did!

I do hope this surgery is the answer for you.

Julie said...

Lots of proof that you have been following orders and taking it easy as the doc ordered.
I hope you soon regain your strength and feel much better.

Carol said...

I'm so happy you're feeling well enough to stitch, Sally, and to even get out and walk a bit. Your finishes are all so pretty and I'm sure stitching has been good for your healing process as it forces you to do something quiet while sitting. Hope each day brings more energy :)

BeckySC said...

(((hugs for continued recovery )))
Your stitching looks amazing. You have been using your time well :)

Juls said...

Lovely stitching and so glad you are feeling better!!!! Everytime I see a Shepherds Bush on your blog I go...must do one.....I am starting one in august...maybe sooner

Veronica said...

You really did get a lot of stitching done and that's always good in my opinion ^.^ Really pretty projects too. I love love love the fabric you've stitched Snow White on. Lovely cards and gifts you've received too. Hope you'll be at 100% again in no time. Take care!


Karen said...

What pretty finishes! Hope your recovery continues well.

Happy stitching...

Sarah said...

Lovely stitching, especially love the LHN pieces. Glad to hear you're on the mend

Christine said...

Glad to hear you are doing well Sally.
You've done some lovely stitching

mdgtjulie said...

Sally, you totally ROCK!!! I can't believe you're doing so well already. That's wonderful. Keep up the good work, and you'll need more wall space, lol. I'm sorry to hear that you're having crying jags, but that's to be excpected, I think. It's frustrating to be limited. I'm sure you'll feel better when you're all recovered. (Or even mostly recovered.) Grats on all the finishes (there are a LOT of them) and on the progress. I hope your recovery continues at a rapid pace.

Chris said...

Hey Sally!!
What a wonderful post. All of your finishes and WIPS are so beautiful.
It sounds like you are resting which is perfect and that crying thing is very normal. Each day will get better.
What lovely gifts from your stitching friends. Aren't we lucky?
Have a wonderful restful weekend!

Lois said...

Sally so nice to see a post from you. So much lovely stitching to share. Glad you're starting to feel a bit better but do try and continue to take things easy. Take care. xox

Michelle said...

Sally so pleased to hear you are on the mend. Lovely stitching and lovely pictures thanks for sharing them x

♥ Nia said...

Lovely stitching :) but don't forget to rest too, take care sweetie! I hope you'll be fully recovered soon :)
Hugs&smiles to you

Deb said...

Your finished some great projects!! I'm glad to hear that you're feeling better and hope that every day gets better and better.

Beth Pearce said...

Great stitching pieces! I really LOVE Snow White, especially on that fabric.

Hope you get to feeling better sooner rather than later!

Anne said...

Lovely finishes Sally!!! I really love LHN's Snow White. The fabric is so pretty. I'm glad you are taking it easy and resting, even though that's hard to do, it's better for you in the long run.

Catherine said...

Sounds like you are doing well. I'm glad to hear you aren't pushing yourself. Lovely stitching projects!

Ellen said...

Glad that you are recovering well and has lots of stitching time!

Love all your finishes and wips, especially SB's Our Heart pillow!


Myra said...

I don't think there is a better therapy than stitching. I do hope you recover quickly. All of your stitching looks so pretty. Enjoy your Sunday.

Alissa said...

Glad to hear you are feeling better, Sally! I love your stitching and your finishes. I am a new follower and look forward to seeing more of your projects. Thanks for the inspiration.

Ranae said...

I love all your stitching, Sally!
Lovely post with all the stitchy goodness
I wish you a quick recovery and hope by now you are feeling much much better
I'm so far behind blogging
Take care! my friend

Lynn said...

Wonderful stitching Sally! I adore the Midsummer Night design and hope to do that one myself some day.
Beautiful new starts too!
Glad to hear you are continuing to improve. Isn't it great that we have our stitching to pass the time during times like this?