Thursday, 2 August 2012

Happy Belated Birthday Julie :)

Monday was my lovely friend Julie's birthday. Friends are so important in our lives and are to be treasured and my stitching friends are incredibly important to me. So I stitched Julie this to show how important she is :)

Homespun Elegance Making My Heart Happy

unknown fabric


Birthday gift for Julie.

You may remember that I stitched this for Karan's birthday but I just love the sentiment of it. I am very happy to say that Julie loved it. Happy Birthday my dear friend.

I've had a couple of finishes since my last post. I wasn't far off finishing my July ornament so here it is. Not made up yet I'm afraid.

Blackbird Designs Christmas Ornament 2004 ( from the JCS ornament mag 2004)

32 count fabric


Started 17th July 2012

Finished 26th July 2012.

I haven't decided on my ornament for this month yet. I have two short listed!

My other finish is this cutie. Not made up yet but I might get around to it today.

Shepherd's Bush Snowman Treat Bag ( kit kindly gifted to me by Shirlee )

Started 16th July 2012

Finished 23rd July 2012

I had a new start. Photo does not do the fabric or threads justice. It is Birds of a Feather Sally Spencer Sampler.

I've sort of been concentrating on Just Nan Floral Fifteen and have almost got the first 5 parts completed. I love the colours.

Finally a while ago I admired Lainey's finish of BBD Willow House. I've loved this piece for a while now and she kindly offered to send me the chart and here it is :) Thank you so much Lainey {{{{hugs}}}} I'll be passing this on once I've stitched it.

Barb and I are thinking of having a break from our Shepherd's Bush Monday SAL and picking another designers to stitch for a while. We haven't decided as yet so watch this space!

Need to get to the PO as Barb and I are having a private SB stitched piece exchange and we are posting out today :)

I must apologise for not having commented on many blogs recently. My reader had nearly 200 new posts in it yesterday so I'm afraid I had to mark them all as read and I will start again. 

Better go and get to the PO!

With much love



Barb said...

Sally amazing finishes as usual, so much acheived. Whoo hoo stalking the posties for us both tomorrow or perhaps the next day.
Quite agree stitching friends are the best. Sent e mail about which designer I think.
Speak soon

Barb said...

Sally still amazing me with all you get finished ,lovely heart there too for Julie. Floral fifteen is looking good too. Whoo hoo stalking postie time then, mailed you about the designers you suggested .

Michelle said...

Beautiful work Sally - yes like Barb has said stitching fiends are really important xx

Vickie said...

Such beauty Sally. But oh! Just Nan Floral Fifteen! Gorgeous, I love it. :)

cucki said...

So many lovely finishes..I love them so much ..
A beautiful heart for Julie ..
Big hugs cucki xxx

Shirlee said...

So many lovely things! You amaze me with all you accomplish : )

Margaret said...

Love your finishes! All of your stitching is fantastic!

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

So many pretty finishes! I love the SB one! And what a pretty design for your friend!! Have a lovely day!!


Anne said...

Beautiful little heart you made for Julie! I'm sure she will love it! Great stitching too so far, I really like your Sally Spencer sampler start :D


Lesleyanne said...

Gorgeous stitching Sally. Lovely finishes. Look forward to seeing which ornie you pick for the SAL. Stitching friends are definitely the best.

Hazel said...

Lovely finishes Sally. x

Julie said...

Thank you for my lovely gift, its beautiful and as i put it into my basket i was only thinking to myself... ooo that came from Sally and that and that, there are so many lovelies from you in there and all so very different.

You have been busy, i didn't manage an ornie last month, in fact i didn't manage much stitching at all lol

Anonymous said...

Hello Sally,

What a lovely gift you stitched for your friend.

Your stitching looks lovely. You always have beautiful finishes.

Christina said...

Wow you've been super busy again! I love the heart that you made for Julie. I could never do a finish like that!
Your BBD finish is beautiful. I love their christmas ornies.

Anonymous said...

Hello Sally

Your heart for Julie is absolutely gorgeous!
Your finishes are lovely - I'm looking forward to seeing the Just Nan piece and the SB one is so sweet.
Happy stitching!

Christine said...

Julie's birthday gift is gorgeous, I'm not surprised she loved it.
Great ornament finishes too

Solstitches said...

What a pretty gift you stitched for Julie and your other stitching is lovely as well.
Looking forward to seeing what you and Barb have stitched for each other.

Catherine said...

Great projects Sally!

♥ Nia said...

Lovely gift =)
Congrats on your finishes!! Snowman is a cutie :)