Thursday, 19 July 2012

Wash Day

As promised I am back with a couple of finishes today. Although I am really enjoying my knitting ( why oh why did I start knitting again??!!!! ) cross stitch will always come first :)

I am still SAL-ing with Barb but can't show what I've been stitching as it is for a private exchange that Barb and I are doing later in the year. I am , however, going to have a couple of new SB starts very soon. I have picked out the Snow Treat Bag which Shirlee kindly sent me as a get well gift to start and also sorted fabric and converted threads to DMC for My Mom's Garden.

So onto my two finishes. This first one was so lovely to stitch and is just so pretty. I love watching the birds in my garden so this was a must stitch for me.

Carriage House Samplings Wash Day

36 count Edinborough Sand Linen


Started 30th June 2012

Finished 15th July 2012

The chart is now on the way to Barb :)

Second finish was another lovely one to stitch and is my SAL with Mouse:) Next week I'll start Shakespeare's Peddler Gentle Stitches.

Little House Needleworks A Stitcher's Heart

32 count ivory ( I think) evenweave

Crescent Colours

Started 23rd May 2012

Finished 18th July 2012

I have finally started my ornament for the Christmas All Year Round SAL. I chose Blackbird Designs Christmas Ornament 2004 from the JCS ornament magazine of that year :)

And here is Fozzie trying to get in on the act!

JJ's are having a Christmas in July sale next week so, as I have been pretty good so far this year, I think I'm going to have a small treat. Not sure what yet but I will be getting some threads to stitch something I already have.

Knitting now. I have finished Abi's Alderman mitts and she is so pleased with them. I've started another pair and they will be for Jess. She wants them in red and black.

Finally my blog has been mentioned in the latest issue of The World of Cross Stitching ( thank you Emma for telling me ) in their top 3 websites. I believe this is a feature they do every issue. I picked up a copy today and was so excited :)

That's all for today :)

Until next time.

With much love



Barb said...

oh fame at last Sally, you deserve it. Oh LOVE the finishes, and the mittens are lovely too. I know what you mean about this knitting, it was the shawls that started it lol.
I have got to put my secret stitching together then it is done whoo hoo .
Speak soon

Vickie said...

You have always been famous with me Sally. :) Lovely mitts, they look great on her. Wash day is great.

CalamityJr said...

You've certainly been busy, and everything looks wonderful! I especially love the wash day design; I had it on my wish list but still haven't bought it. Don't know why... Hmmm...

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

How fun that you were mentioned in the magazine! No one could deserve it more! Your stitching is lovely as usual and knitting, too!! Wow! You are a busy lady. : ) Hope you're starting to feel better!

cucki said...

i love your stitching so much..i hope you feel better soon.
big hugs xx

butterfly said...

Love your finishes Sally ,the SAL with mouse is just wonderful, I also like watching the birds, my DH and I sit for hours looking out into the garden from the conservatory.
Those mitts are beautiful my girls would love those at wintertime.
Well done on your Fame ! I will go and buy the mag tomorrow.
So happy you are feeling yourself , hugs.

belle said...

Lovely finishes and your wips are looking good.
The mitts are great.
Congrats on being in the magazine!

Margaret said...

That's so exciting about the magazine! You deserve it! Love your two finishes -- so sweet! I need to stitch both. Nice ornie WIP too! Abi's mitts are wonderful!

Beth Pearce said...

I love your finishes, and the really cool mittens.

Congrats on being published (at least mentioned in a published piece!!)

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Well deserved recognition, Sally! Yeah for YOU!!!!

Love your finishes and those knit mitts are just fabulous!

I hope you're continuing to feel better.

Dani - tkdchick said...

Oh wow how excited to be considered in one of the top 3 blogs by a magazine sooo cool! How did that come about????

Two beautiful finishes Sally!

Fiona said...

Sally your finishes are so lovely! Where did you get the pattern for the alderman mitts?? I'm intrigued as my surname is alderman :) x

Mary Ann said...

Your finishes are lovely, Sally! And, how exciting to be named one of 3 top websites by the magazine!! I hope you are doing well-- feeling better and getting stronger.

Lesleyanne said...

Congrats on the mentioned in WOC. You are definitely in my top three. Two gorgeous finishes. Love the mitts, fozzie is just too cute. Look forward to seeing your ornament finish. Hope you are keeping well and still looking after yourself.

Bianca said...

I love the Wash Day piece, and a big congrats on the nod to your blog. How exciting!

lesli said...

Fozzie is so cute!!
I love your finishes, especially Wash Day! I've never seen this pattern before, I must find it!

Southpaw Stitcher said...

Congrats on your top blog honors! Love all of your WIPs and finishes, they are so lovely! Fozzie is cute!!

Penny said...

Congratulations on the magazine mention! I think it is well deserved! Lovely finishes! Wash Day is cute. :) And Fozzie is so sweet!

Christine said...

Well done on the WOCS mention Sally!
Both your finishes are beautiful, and Abi's mittens are gorgeous.
By the way I really like the colour of nail varnish she's wearing in the picture

Shirlee said...

Wow! Congratulations on the mention in the magazine! I can now say I knew you before you got famous : ) Love how the Wash Day turned out! I have that in my pile of things to do one day. The mitts are gorgeous! Congrats all around : )

Chris said...

I love your finishes Sally! Wash day looks wonderful. I really like your current ornament pic.
Have a great weekend!

♥ Nia said...

You've been a busy bee :) Congrats on your finishes!!
Hugs&smiles to you

Carol said...

Love how Wash Day looks all finished up, Sally! And the heart is gorgeous, too :)

How exciting to have your blog mentioned in the magazine--you deserve it!! Hope you're recovering nicely and getting stronger each day...

Mindi said...

Congratulations on the mention in the magazine! Love both of your finishes, and those mitts look adorable! Almost makes me want to learn how to knit.

Michelle said...

Beautiful stitching Sally - I have both those charts in my 'to do' pile. I love the knitting too well done xx

Brigitte said...

Both finishes look fantastic. I particularly love Wash Day and think that this design goes straight to my wish list, lol.
Congratulations on being featured in WOCS.

Margie said...

Sally, you have some very beautiful stitching. And those mitts are awesome!!! Congrats on being in The World of Cross Stitching! :)

Sharon said...

Sally, I love those finishes! They look great! How thrilling for you to be featured in The World of Cross Stitching! Congrats!

Julie said...

Super finishes, fozzie looks like he approves!
The mitts are stunning well done.

Jeanne said...

Congrats Sally on your recent finishes and getting "published"! It's so hard to juggle all the hobbies we have...I have many other things besides stitching I like to do too although stitching is #1. :-)

Veronica said...

Congratulations on the WOCS mention though that did not come as a surprise to me. I certainly can see why you ranked their top three :D

Wash Day is so pretty. You finished A Stitcher's Heart too! Lovely start on the BBD ornament.

Fozzie is so cute.


Sally said...


Your finishes are lovely and those mittens look great!
Your blog is lovely.

Lois said...

Lovely finishes Sally and well done on being mentioned in WOCS!!! You deserve it, your blog is always a joy to come and visit.

Solstitches said...

Two lovely finishes Sally.
Love the mittens and well done you on getting a mention in the magazine.
Always something lovely to see here so your fame is well deserved.

Suzanne said...

Lovely finishes!