Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Here Again!

Here I am again and with another small finish. As I had hoped I finished my April ornament for the Christmas All Year Round SAL. I desperately want to keep up with this SAL as it's good for me to have some focus so I'm hoping to get started on my May choice at craft group next week.

Lizzie*Kate Flora McSample 2012 Ornaments Noel

32 count Gander Rose Linen


Started 23rd April 2013

Finished 7th May 2013

While I remember I'd like to give this chart away. It is Lizzie*Kate Friends Are Like Angels. I won it on Needlecraft Haven a while ago and  I've stitched it a couple of times and would like to pass it on. I would very much like it to go to someone who comments regularly so if that is you and you'd like to stitch this please say so in your comment. All I ask is you pass it on when you have stitched it :) I know a lot of you will probably already have stitched it as it's a design that has been around a while. I'll pick a winner next week.

Monday Barb and I SAL'd on LHN Little Sheep Virtues Peace. I am really enjoying this one. I got the sheep stitched and made a start on the tree. 

Onto my HAED stitching now and my progress on Guardian from Friday and Saturday. Not sure if you can actually see what I've stitched here but it's the first 7 rows across page 13.

I'm planning on getting page 1 of QS Spirit of Winter Robin this Sunday however the bits I have left  has lots of confetti in it so it may take another Sunday to finish! 

Finally my progress on QS Holly Fairy. She'll be coming out again tomorrow evening so, hopefully, I should have more done then. Isn't she so cute?!

I was having a tidy up this morning and had a count up of the pieces I have to finish. I'm not counting the pieces I have already sorted fabric, trims etc for ( that amounts to 6 I think) so I have 10 pieces. 10!!!!!!! HELP!!!! Arghhhh! I NEVER leave myself that many to finish but my heart just hasn't been in it. I think I need to start to finishing a couple of weeks before I disappear underneath a mountain and get suffocated by my own unmade-up stuff!

Thank you for all your lovely, kind comments on my last post. You are all so wonderful and thoughtful. 

That's it for now. Fingers crossed I might get Gentle Stitches done tonight :)

Take care everyone.

With much love,

Sally xxxxx


Vickie said...

hahaha! C'mon now, and just do one finish before the week is out. You can do it!
You are accomplishing so much. I really like the heart within the sheep. =)
Please count me in for the Friends chart. Thank you Sally.

Brigitte said...

Look at that nice little finish. It's adorable. And so is your little sheep that you are stitching in the SAL.
Great progress on your HAEDs I particurarly love the robin. Looking forward to seeing it grow.

Christina said...

The LK is a sweet finish Sally. I must do more of their Christmas ornies. I have stitched 'Friends are like Angels' many times. It's a lovely gift for dear friends.

Barb said...

Hi Sally, You get so much done it makes me dizzy, love those Haed pieces and nice finish for Christmas too. Gentle Stitches will be finished in no time I expect. Do like the robin one. Take care I did the tree and part of the sheep.Having a shorn sheep this time not a woolly one!!!!

Pull the other thread said...

Wow such amazing work on everything Sally. Hopefully you will feel up to getting those finishes done but don't be too hard on yourself. Do them when it is right for you :)

Mary said...

Hi Sally,
What progress you have made on so many stitched pieces! They are lovely.
I have no doubt that you will be moving right along and get your finishing done, too.
I know well what you mean when your heart isn't in it at a particular time. Thankfully, the mojo comes back!

I am a new follower and have returned to blogland. I hope you will visit.

Anonymous said...

Your Christmas Sal finish is beautiful.

Your little sheep virtues is looking great. I have these and will stitch them up soon.

Your HAED's are looking great. Your doing a great job on each and keeping up with them. Your a brave soul.


Clare - Aimetu said...

I love your Christmas ornament Sally, great to read you've stitch the LK chart and it's now travelling. Much love x x x

Shirlee said...

Love your ornament : ) So many other great things you are stitching too! Do toss my name in the hat to maybe win the LK chart. I'm not a big LK fan but I do like that Friends chart : )

Dani - tkdchick said...

What a lovely ornament I've been eyeballing that chart now I think I will pick it up when I get the chance.

Sally I'd love to be entered for the LK chart!

Fiona said...

Lovely ornament. You are an inspiration on how much progress you make on your HAEDs, I am hoping to have more stitching time once my course is finished In June.

CalamityJr said...

Love the Flora McSample ornament and you're really making progress on your other projects. If you will include me in the drawing I'd love to stitch the friendship design. I don't comment often but I am a frequent reader!

valerie said...

Great stitching Sally. Just love your ornie finish and progress on Guardian!

cucki said...

Aww your Christmas sal finish is so sweet...
And all your projects are so lovely too
Big hugs x

Linda said...

Congrats on the cute ornament finish Sally. Great progress on your other pieces. I would love a chance to stitch the Lizzie Kate chart.


Margaret said...

Such lovely stitching as always! lovely finish! I love your HAEDs!!

Lesleyanne said...

A gorgeous finish Sally. Lovely progress on your HAEDs. Look forward to seeing your new L*K.

Mii Stitch said...

A lovely finish and lovely stitchy updates! I'm so impressed with your Haeds!!! I've only started one & changed the fabric to aida, the size is now HUGE!!! Will I ever finish this one?? One step at a time is my advice. I would love to stitch the LK design, thank you for the opportunity x

Julie said...

I have the L*K you are offering, so please dont enter me into your draw, its such a lovely chart.

Your April ornament design is lovely, i didnt get one stitched for April so really need to do 2 this month, not sure it will happen though, seem to be prcrastinating and not getting anywhere fast this month lol.

Happy stitching!

Michelle said...

Oh Sally your stitching is lovely xx

butterfly said...

So many wonderful stitching projects all look so lovely.

Christine said...

Lovely finish Sally, and great progress on all the WIPS. Please don't disappear under a mountain of finishing :)

Emma/Itzy said...

Your ornament looks great, well done! 10 to finish?! I think you need to have some stern words with yourself lady and set aside a day where you will be at least some of them ;) hehehe - at least keep it to single digits!

Your HAEDS are all looking lovely, I am at a bit of a stalemate with mine at the moment...maybe a new start might help... ;)

I would love to be included in the chart giveaway please, it is a very sweet chart :)

Emma xo

Anne said...

Sally, your stitching is lovely and I think you do finish a lot! Those HAED's always take ages but you are very close to completing your QS Holly and your Guardian! I know you can do it!!

Solstitches said...

Lovely little Christmas finish.
It must feel good to finish something when you're working on not one but three HAED's!
The robin is fabulous.