Thursday, 23 August 2012

Darn It!

Well I was going to post my WIPs today but my camera died while I was taking photos so I'll have to wait now while the battery charges. However I can now post the RAK/ thank you that I mentioned in my last post as the photo for that is on my computer:)

You may remember that dear June kindly offered to send me the chart from Cross Stitcher for the exchange piece that she stitched for Christina. Not only did she send me that but she also RAK'd me with a bag, some lace and a felt bird. I wanted to send June a little thank you for being so kind and here is what I stitched for her.

X Appeal Designs Hugs and Stitches ( freebie )

Polstitches fabric from grab bag


Thank you/ RAK for June

I am so happy to say that June loves it. I just love this polka dot ribbon that I bought from Crafty Ribbons a while ago. I added some small red beads as I was gathering the ribbon and a made with love heart charm on the top. 

I still haven't got my Midsummer Night Designs Remember Me Stitching Pocket finished up properly. I really need to to get myself motivated to do it. It's not as though I have loads to do and the worst bit is done so I need to sit myself down and just do it! I still have loads to make up from my finishes over the last 3 months and before that. I think I've hit a bit of a funk as I seem to finish everything as either a pincushion or pinkeep. My L*K 6 Fat Men is at the framers. It's been there about 3 weeks. It was supposed to be done in 2 weeks but it wasn't ready when I went. I've been in again and it wasn't done so will go again when I've been to the dentist this afternoon. The ladies at craft club said I'm too nice and I should have said I needed it doing for such a date!

On the knitting front I've finished one of Jess' fingerless mitts and am well on the way with the other one. My Crest of a Wave baktus is almost done as I got plenty knitted at craft club on Tuesday. First time I've been since before my f.i.l died so it was nice to get back. 

Hopefully I'll be back with some progress in a day or two. I'm half caught up with blog reading and commenting and it's good to get back to that too. I've missed seeing what everyone is up to.

Until next time.

With much love.



♥ Nia said...

Lovely finish :)

Anonymous said...

Hello Sally

Lovely stitching and finishing.

Holly x

Chris said...

That is a sweet finish Sally. It looks perfect for June.
I hate it when my battery dies!!

Shirlee said...

Hi Sally! You are always saying that you worry about your finishing skills but the finish on Hugs & Stitches looks marvelous! As you know I also have a ton of finishing waiting to be done. I'm hoping that one day I will be blessed with the motivation to do it & then go wild & do it all in one day! We shall see : ) Congratulations on the knitting progress. I'm glad things are getting back to normal for you : )

cucki said...

sweet finish xxx

Gabi said...

Lovely finish Sally.

Vickie said...

Very nice gift you gave Sally. Perhaps you should set goals for yourself in finishing those off. If you plan to finish one a week, you could get them done without being overwhelmed. And of course, the wonderful satisfaction you will have.

butterfly said...

Thank you sweet Sally, my little RAK is sitting on one of my coffee table's and I keep looking at it , I love the ribbon and will be trying it out soon, the colour just reminds me of Summer fruit, thank you, hugs.

Margaret said...

Beautiful RAK! You are lucky your framer only takes 2 or 3 weeks to get your framing back to you. Mine takes months. Sigh. I hate when the camera batteries die. I have two batteries for just that reason -- one should always be charged. But once both were dead! Ugh.

Hazel said...

Gorgeous finish Sally. Glad you are keeping well. xx

Scattered Threads said...

Hi Sally darling. Your Thank you finish looks beautiful and I would not imagine your recipient would not have liked it.
I know how you feel when you expect your frame to be ready and it is not.
I hope you get your stitching mojo back soon.
Take care and hugs.

Anonymous said...

That is an adorable finish. June will love it.

I can't wait to see the finished and framed 6 fat men.

Sue said...

Lovely finish Sally, love the spotty ribbon tooo....x

Julie said...

Lovely little giftie.

Michelle said...

Beautiful stitching Sally x

Christina said...

What a sweet gift you stitched for June, Sally! I love the 'Home Sweet Home' hanging ornie that June stitched for me, the finishing was beautiful. I have had lots of comments on it from people visiting our home. I look forward to seeing your version of it.

Lesleyanne said...

A gorgeous finish for June. Look forward to seeing your wip photos when your camera is charged. I hope you got your framed piece back.

Christine said...

Lovely finish Sally.
Looking forward to seeing the knitting finishes

Carol said...

I can see why June loves your little gift so much, Sally--it is adorable. I just love polka dots, too--will have to look for some dotted ribbon like that :)

Enjoy your weekend!

Susan said...

I just saw your RAK on June's blog - it's lovely, Sally.

I hope you have a lovely weekend. {{{hugs}}}

Anne said...

I adore your little RAK for June with that polka dot ribbon! So sweet! Hmm, 3 weeks for framing? I think that if it isn't done by now you should tell them you need it for a date like the ladies said.

Anonymous said...


I'm new to your log.
Your stitching is beautiful!

Cat x

Anonymous said...


Lovely stitching and lovely finishing.
cameras can be such a pain!

Sally x

Dani - tkdchick said...

Lovely little stitch! Sorry to hear we missed on WIP pics because of those pesky batteries!