Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Forget Me Not

Last Friday was my dear friend and SAL partner Barb's birthday. So after much deliberation I decided to stitch this beauty for her as I know she loves blue. Well I think she does as I seem to remember something about blue. I hope I didn't dream it!

Heartstring Samplery Forget Me Not

Polstitches Designs fabric from grab bag


Started 20th January 2013

Finished 5th February 2013

I'm happy to say that Barb loves it.

I don't have a deal to show. HAED Guardian didn't happen much at the weekend but QS Holly Fairy went very well and I finished page 2 and started and nearly finished page 3! Yay! I had better explain that page 3 is 98 rows of just 8 stitches and is all DMC 310!

I didn't quite get CCN Gingerbread Cottage finished last Wednesday so hoping to this week. Still no DMC 437 at my local shop but one of the lovely ladies at craft club brought me some on a bobbin for which I was very grateful.  Not sure what to stitch once I've finished this. I may see if Mouse wants to start the Shakespeare's Peddler piece that was with the LHN last year or finish LHN Home of a Needleworker ( Too ).

I stitched a little bit more on QS Spirit of Winter Robin on Sunday evening. This, like my other two HAEDs, may not get stitched on regularly. I seem to be finding it hard to knuckle down to any stitching during the day at the moment.  Wish I could get just a bit done as feeling as if I've bitten off more than I can chew at the moment!

Postie was kind to me last week. I ended up subscribing to Just Cross Stitch magazine through Country Designs after my newsagent let me down. The shop changed hands and since then they've packed away the mags to send back and this time not bothered to get them in at all even though I had a regular order with the previous owners. Anyway the January / February issue arrived last week  from Country Designs so I haven't missed any. The following day the first of the LHN Little Sheep Virtues arrived from Karla at Patchwork Rabbit. I also received a lovely card from my long time online friend Fi which I forgot to take a pic of.

So Barb and I are now SAL-ing on the Little Sheep Virtues and I have to say I just loved my time stitching Hope on Monday evening. I hope Barb did too. Here's my progress.

I must apologise for not commenting on blogs again.  I've been setting off with good intentions but since my Dad passed away I just don't seem to have much enthusiasm. Apart from the odd blog post and getting stitching done I just seem to be burying my head. I wish I could hide away and pretend it didn't happen. I have so much going round in my head. I go to bed and I can't sleep as my brain goes into overdrive so I dread going to bed but then I wake up in a morning and don't want to get up. It's crazy!

That's it from me for now.

With much love

Sally xx


Jackie said...

Sally, I'm always amazed at how much you get done - and it's all wonderful! Love the blue fabric for Forget Me Not.

Loubie69 said...

I love the way you have finished your Forget Me Not piece, I stitched this at the beginning of the year but have not made it up yet. Do you mind me asking how you add a lace trim? I really am not that good at finishing. Your other stitching is progressing nicely too Sally :-)

DovilÄ— said...

lovely pincushion with blue forget me not:)

ricketyjo said...

Lovely stitching Sally, that little gingerbread cottage is so cute :) xx

CJ in OK ;-) said...

Such a pretty pillow finish. The others are coming along nicely and that little sheep one is so cute. Try find a little patch of sun to sit in, the vitamin D from the sun can really help to lift your spirits. CJ in OK

Margaret said...

Love all your stitching. The blue cushion for your friend is exquisite. I'm sorry you're still so down. I hope things get better for you. Don't worry about commenting. Just get yourself to a better place. Take care of yourself.

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

I love that you are stitching the Hope chart right now, Sally! You'll have to finish it up and set it where you can see it. I'm sure it will be an encouragement to you!

I'm praying for you!


Carol said...

Your stitching is lovely, Sally--especially love Barb's Forget Me Not pillow! I do hope you can begin getting some decent sleep very soon--please take care of yourself. Dealing with the loss of your father must be so hard--I'm dreading that day...

Anonymous said...

Forget me not is beautiful. I know Barb will love it.

Your doing well on Guardian. Wow that is a lot of 310 but you made it!

Congratulations on finishing Gingerbread Cottage. It is a cute one.

I have times to where it is hard to buckle down and stitch on bigger pieces. Just take your time and don't worry about not stitching on them. Give yourself a break. It will happen when it does.

Your Hope Sheep Virtues looks great. Those are so adorable.

Don't worry about commenting on blogs. You take care of yourself and its okay to remember your Dad. Losing a loved one takes time to heal so take your time.


Fiona said...

Barb's Forget-me-Not is lovely and I'm not surprised she loved it. Great progress on Holly. I've not stitched on my HAED yet this month.

Julie said...

Pretty gift for Barb,don't think I've seen that design before.

Barb said...

Hi there Sally, I can now use the computer so here I am again admiring your work and yes I loved the Forget me not. You have made great progress on your Sheeps can you tell me what colour you are using .I have just mailed you about mine.
One step at a time Sally,one step at a time,it will get easier.

Lesleyanne said...

Lovely pressie for Barb. Your stitching looks gorgeous. Don't worry about how much you are or not doing just take care of yourself. It must be so difficult dealing with the loss of a parent I just can't imagine. Hugs Lesleyanne xxx

Beth said...

What a wonderful gift. Forget-me-not is lovely - I am a fan of all things blue!

Vickie said...

Barb's gift was perfect!
Oh Sally, try hard to keep a routine for yourself. Perhaps that will help you. Keep working on your father's robin,it will be gorgeous.

cucki said...

Lovely stitching, that little gingerbread cottage is so cute ..
Forget me not cushion is very pretty ..
Big hugs x

Melanie said...

I love the Forget me not it is lovely and I too adore the blue my favourite colour. Thank you for sending the patterns so promptly I received them today.
I have also started Hope but have not got as far as you, I have not been stitching on linen for too long so need good light!

Melanie x

Linda said...

What great stitching Sally. Its all really pretty. I love Barb's birthday gift.


Pam in IL said...

Forget me not is beautiful! All your other stitching looks great too.


Christine said...

Great stitching Sally, I really like the Forget me Not piece you did for Barb, and the Sheep Virtues one is adorable

♥ Nia said...

lovely stitching :)
Hope your days will get better sweetie. hugs to you

Vonna Pfeiffer said...

All of your stitching is just gorgeous Sally! And the passing of your father is a huge deal, don't put added stress on yourself, just try to meet each new day as best you can. We are all here and rooting for you! Sunshine is ahead.

Andrea said...

Love the Forget Me Not pillow, the fabric is an absolute gorgeous colour. Love all of your other WIPs. My Sheep Virtues has come too but I may hold off stitching them just yet.

Mylene said...

Beautiful gift for Barb, i am sure she'll love it!
W.I.P's are all coming along great.
Take care.

Catherine said...

What a sweet gift for Barb ~ love it!!
Great things you are working on!!

Emma/Itzy said...

Gorgeous stitching as ever Sally x

Carol said...

Barb's Forget-Me-Not pillow is beautiful Sally, I love the blue!

Your other stitching is looking great too. I'm loving the look of these Little Sheep Virtues, I'm very tempted to collect them too, but would have to have them sent home to pick up when I'm next in the UK.

Sue said...

Love the forget me not Sally such a pretty colour. take care....x

Michelle said...

Such a lovely finish for Barb Sally xxx