Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Finishes and Stuff

I can't believe it's nearly 2 weeks since I last posted. Anyone miss me? Lol! I honestly don't know where the time has gone but we have been busy what with one thing and another.

I have been stitching and have had a few finishes. I finally popped the last few stitches and did the backstitch on Just Nan Floral Fifteen. I was thinking earlier when I took the photo that I was ready to stitch it all together but I've just realised I need to sew the beads on! So glad I realised now.

Just Nan Floral Fifteen

Country vintage cream and country vintage green linen


Started 19th July 2012

Finished 29th August 2012

It's going to be fun ( not) putting it together!

I didn't quite get my August ornament for the Christmas All Year Round SAL finished in August but never mind. I did leave the border off as I think I like it better without.

Little By Little Designs Making Spirits Bright

36 count linen


Started 15th August 2012

Finished 2nd September 2012

Barb and I have been stitching away on our BBD pieces on a Monday evening and I finished mine this week. Not sure what I'm going to decide on next but I loved stitching this one. The chart is now for sale

Blackbird Designs Loose Feathers no.6 Truly Thine

28 count Jayne's Attic Count on Me Carnation

Victorian Motto Threads Antique Rose

Started 6th August 2012

Finished 3rd September 2012

I've made very little progress on BOAF Sally Spencer Sampler but at least it's a little progress!

I had a new start last night of the Home Sweet Home chart from Cross Stitcher which June kindly sent me. Love this so far.

I finally got L*K 6 Fat Men back from my framer but haven't taken a photo of it yet. I've had it over a week and it still isn't even up on the wall! I need to stop stitching larger pieces as I'm running out of wall space!

My DH had another week off last week but we spent much of it at his Dad's house trying to get it cleared out as it is sold subject to contract. Obviously they have to wait until everything sorted before it can go through but we all want to get it cleared so we can move on. Not forget but move on. It has been a very emotional time for us all. However we did have a day out on Thursday and we went to Whitby. Well what a day we chose! When we set off it wasn't too bad but as got on our way the rain started to come down. It rained and rained and rained some more! We got wet through and we were so cold as the wind was howling! We did enjoy it though and I've got quite a few photos of the abbey ( cannot believe it cost the four of us £23 to get in to see it! A bit of a rip of I think personally!). Trying to get photos was fun in the wind!

My visit to the dentist went OK and I was very brave and had my wisdom tooth out with just a local. I will admit I was very scared but it's done and will only cost me £49 instead of at least £200. I still haven't got full feeling back in my tongue but I know that can take a while to be right again and my gum is still healing from where the wisdom tooth was ( and boy was it a huge tooth!). 

Well I had better go as I'm off cleaning kitchen cupboards at DH's Dads after lunch ready for the new owners once it all goes through.

Will catch up with everyone is stitching soon.

With much love



Nicky said...

You have been working on some lovely pieces Sally. I especially love the Making spirits bright.

So glad to hear your dental issues are improving, nice to have it behind you......

Nicky x

Vickie said...

You were brave Sally! I do so hate the dentist visits myself. I still do not have my broken tooth problem resolved.
I can't wait to see Floral Fifteen all done up!

cucki said...

hello deary, your stitching is so beautiful..i love them all so much..
ohhh i hate going to dentist too..glad to hear yours is improving..
love for you x

butterfly said...

Your stitching is all looking fantastic Sally.
As I get older I hate the dentist more and more, but I got off light last week nothing to be done so I don't go back till the new year.
Oh yes time is going so fast this year.

I understand what you are going through we had to do this all to my Dads house last Spring, it was a real nightmare. We had to have every thing new because we were going to rent it, but next year I would love to sell it if we get the right price, nothing is easy, but we are getting there, and I am sure you will to, hugs.

Kaisievic said...

Hi Sally, Glad to see you back - sometimes it is hard to find time to post, isn't it? You have done some lovely stitching. Thanks for sharing it all with us.

Margaret said...

Lovely stitching as always. Hope the house sale goes quickly. It's never easy going through such times -- always tough. Glad the dentist wasn't too bad!

Anonymous said...


Your Floral Fifteen looks great and will be stunning. I can't wait to see it finished.

Little By Little looks great as well as BBD.

Boaf is coming along nicely.

Sorry to hear about your FIL. I understand about moving on. It is hard enough.

Sounds like your visit to the dentist went well. I don't like going either but some how like you I seem to come out fine. (((Hugs)))

Claire said...

Lovely pieces there Sally x
Hugs Claire

Lesleyanne said...

Lovely finishes and wip pictures Sally. You have definitely been missed. Sounds like you had a right day at Whitby. Beautiful place. Glad you had your wisdom problems sorted.

Shirlee said...

Glad to see a post from you ... you have been missed : ) Lovely projects all around! I'm glad you got that wisdom tooth out without any problems. Will email soon : )

Christina said...

I love the sparkly fabric you're using for Home Sweet Home. Looking forward to seeing it finished.
I've had many a day out in Whitby with the rain pouring down! I was there a few weeks ago and luckily the weather was fabulous. I can't believe they charge entrance to the Abbey. I'm sure the last time I went in it was a voluntary donation, although that was probably some years ago!

Deb said...

Your really have some great pieces going! They all look wonderful.

And UGH on the dentist, but I'm glad that everything is improving!!

Catherine said...

Not a fan of dental issues myself! Glad you got your tooth taken care of.
Love all of your stitches!!

Ellen said...

Beautiful stitching! I especially love the Floral Fifteen, can't wait to see it all sewn up!

Glad you had your tooth out, I hate the dentist too!


Christine said...

Lovely work Sally, I really like the little ornament

Anonymous said...


Your stitching looks beautiful.
Hope your mouth returns to normal soon.

BrendaS said...

Very nice finishes Sally. Can't wait to see your Just Nan Biscornu finished. It will be so worth it:))

Hope your tooth feels better soon.

Michelle said...

I love all your finishes Sally but I really love the BBD Truly Thine one - stunning. Sending you a hug regarding the dentist - I am so scared xx

Mylene said...

Such beautiful designs you are working Sally.
Hope you are having a nice weekend!

Jackie said...

Of course we missed you!

I think you should spend part of the money you saved by going with a local on a goodie for yourself! :)

Julie said...

The Floral Fifteen isn't as hard as you think it will be, you'll do it fine.
I loved Whitby Abbey when we visited, such a shame you didn't have nicer weather.

Lois said...

What nice pieces you're working on at the moment Sally! Hope your mouth is doing okay. I'd a wisdom tooth out last year with a local and, while it wasn't the nicest experience in the world it also wasn't as bad as I'd imagined given all the horror stories I'd heard!
Sorry to hear about your FIL, I know how emotional it is having to go through everything.