Friday, 15 June 2012

Travelling Pattern and Other Stories

I was lucky enough to be chosen by Susan to be the next stitcher of the Lizzie*Kate Life's a Stitch travelling pattern a while ago and it arrived the other day along with one of Susan's gorgeous handmade project bags.

As soon as I'd taken this photo I popped my LHN/ SP chartpack in it along with the fabric I'm stitching both pieces on. It is so pretty and I absolutely love it. Thank you so much Susan {{{{hugs}}}} It will be put to good use and I will treasure it.

So I duly started stitching the pattern and finished it last night. I did mess up but didn't realise until I'd got so far on the satin stitch border so I frogged that and have left it off. 

Lizzie*Kate Life's a Stitch

Polstitches fabric from grab bag.

DMC Variations

Started 13th June 2012

Finished 14th June 2012.

So let's get this travelling pattern on the move again! If you would like to be the next stitcher please leave a comment on this post saying that you would like to be considered. You must have a blog to participate and you must be prepared to drop everything and stitch it in a timely manner and offer it up again on your blog.

On Wednesday a package arrived from my lovely blogging friend Shirlee. Inside beautifully wrapped were a fantastic knitting magazine ( loads in it I would love to knit!) and a gorgeous Shepherd's Bush kit Snowman Treat Bag. Thank you so much Shirlee {{{{hugs}}}}. I hope you received my email. Naughty me still hasn't replied to yours but I will get soon:) 

Onto my other stitching now. I don't seem to have achieved much this week  ( considering what I have been achieving) considering I have nothing else to do but I have, hangs head in shame, been looking at knitting yarns online and have spent lots of time on Ravelry. Don't worry knitting isn't going to take over from cross stitch as for one it seems to be quite an expensive hobby but there are several things I really want to knit. Anyway I've had a new start this week. June is flying by so I thought I'd better get on with my ornament for the Christmas All Year Round SAL. This month is a free choice so I chose Plum Street Samplers Yuletide from last years JCS ornament magazine. I love this one. I decided to use the suggested GAST apart from one that I didn't have.

Monday was SAL night with Barb and I stitched more on my SB Elizabethan pincushion. This piece is so delicate looking. I should have it finished next week.

I've stitched a bit more on My Big Toe Designs Happiness. 

Nothing on LHN A Stitcher's Heart with Mouse this week as I wanted to get the travelling pattern done. Also nothing on JN Christmas Sheep.

Knitting now and I decided to use my spare ball of yarn from my Holden Shawlette to cast on the Crest of a Wave Baktus. I decided to see how I felt when I got up Tuesday morning and DH's auntie took me to the needlework group at the museum and I took this with me and managed to get a bit more done. I did feel a bit off it while I was there but I have to get myself going again and get out or at the rate I'm going I never will. It was nice to see the ladies again and they were all pleased to see me which was nice. 

That's it from me for now. I'm managing to walk a bit further now but must admit it's a bit scary! Still feeling uncomfortable and unsure if the surgery has done what it should however I'm trying to be positive but the more time passes the less confident I feel but whatever will be will be!

I just want to say a huge thank you to all those of you who have stuck with me, visited my little blog and left comments. it means a lot to me {{{{hugs}}}}

Take care everyone.

With much love



Vickie said...

I would hardly say you haven't been doing a lot. You seem to still be getting the stitching done. Your knitting looks great. I am glad you met up with the ladies again. :)
I began the Bent Creek Bunny again last night. After making the first one for June's birthday, this one is for me! He will be done in short order, then he will up for the taking. I do not know what the chances for me could possibly be,not good I am sure, but count me in for the draw on the Travelling Pattern please. Thank you Sally. Take care and continue to improve.♥

Michelle said...

Beautiful gifr from Shirlee Sally. I adore the My Big Toe Design - not seen that before its stunning. Please include me for the 'Lifes A Stitch'. Hope you are keeping well xx

Mouse said...

oooo well done on the TP :) please pop my name in the hat been following this one for ever

nice stitching updates too and glad you got out and about for a bit ... hope things do improve more for you :)it is still early doors really ...
take care :) love mouse xxxx

♥ Nia said...

lovely stitching =) and I really like that saying :D
Please, count me in for the travelling pattern! It would be fun to join and stitch it too :)

Kaisievic said...

Wow, Sally, you have done heaps this week. If this is a slow week I would love to see what you get done in a good week! Lovely gifts from Shirlee and beautiful stitching as usual.

Please put me in the draw for the travelling pattern. What fun!

hugs, Kaye

Lesleyanne said...

A gorgeous finish Sally. Love your progress on your wips. Great knitting. Take care and I hope you continue to improve.

Shirlee said...

I agree that you are really getting a lot accomplished knitting/stitching wise! I really like that Plum Street Samplers ornament ... I'll have to look that one up : ) Do toss my name in the hat for the traveling pattern ... sound like fun!

Anonymous said...

Your travelling pattern is so lovely!
Please could you enter me into the draw?
Your projects are looking lovely.
I hope you will start to feel better soon, take care.

Christina said...

I'm so jealous - I wish I could knit! Well, I can kind of, but I certainly couldn't follow a pattern. I know what you mean about the expense. My friend is due a baby in Sept so I asked my mum (who is an absolute genius knitter) if she would knit her a blanket. The blanket calls for 10 balls of Sirdar bamboo wool - £4 a roll...yikes! I think I may just buy a blanket from Mamas & Papas instead! ;0)
I love Yuletide - definitely on my 'to do' list.
I've got everything crossed that your surgery has been a success. X

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

What a lovely project bag! How nice of Susan!!! You are doing well keeping busy. Don't get discouraged. I think recovery can be a long process!!

Christine said...

Great stitching Sally, I like the Plum Street ornament

Ellen said...

Beautiful finish! Love your new ornament start! Hope you will feel better n better each day!

Hugs to you n take care,

Suzanne said...

Wow, it's been so long since I have visited your blog and so much has happened. I am glad to hear your surgery went well and that you are improving.

I can't believe how much stitching and knitting you have been getting done. So many beautiful pieces you have completed.

I too have been feeling a little dissinterested in my blog, but hopefully I can get back on track now. Don't worry I am keeping an eye on your blog.

Chris said...

Wonderful post Sally!
I love the Lizzie Kate finish. The project bag is wonderful. The treats from Shirlee are pretty great too.
It looks like you are still getting a lot of stitching done and the knitting looks great.
Glad to hear that you are moving a little more. Don't get discouraged!

butterfly said...

Lovely stitching Sally .You have been a busy bee.
Wonderful gift off the lovely Shirlee.hugs

Alissa said...

What a great idea - it's a beautiful finish. Love your WIPs - can't wait to see the finished products

Julie said...

The backtus islooking lovely.
I have Life's a Stitch in my stash, bought it at the meet up in April, so I'll pass on the travelling pattern, yours looks great.

Elisa said...

Great finish Sally...and some lovely stitching and knitting too xx

Anne said...

Hello Sally! I hope you are feeling better now! I love your Life's a stitch piece!! I'm glad you picked up the Yuletide PSS piece to stitch on! I remember when you liked mine!! It's such a fun stitch isn't it?! Lovely gift from Shirlee!


Southpaw Stitcher said...

Sally, I love the colors you chose for Life's a Stitch. Your knitting looks very complex! Hope you are feeling in tip-top shape soon!

mdgtjulie said...

Ah, Sally, I hope you get better and better. I keep saying prayers for you!!! Here's hoping the surgery was more successful that you think. And all your stitching looks great. The traveling piece is darling. Good for you for finishing it. And glad the ladies were happy to see you. (And that you were happy to see them, too.) It's always nice to be remembered. Will keep the healing hugs coming for you, Sally. Have a great day tomorrow!!!!

Veronica said...

Pretty Lizzie Kate finish. Love the quote on it :) Polstitches fabrics are always gorgeous.

Cute ornament you've chosen for June. Lovely knitting and stitching all around.


Lois said...

What a cute L*K finish Sally! Such nice WIP's. Good to hear that you got out to the stitching group. Just take each day as it comes and look after yourself.

dulcinella said...

I always love to see your stitching! Lovely colors you used. Be confident, but take care: you will be doing more and more and,more easily as time goes by:-)

Susan said...

Your traveling stitcher is lovely, Sally! Once again, my apologies for taking so long to get it in the mail to you! {{{hugs}}}