Friday, 24 May 2013

May Ornament and Stuff!

Not so good morning from a rather chilly, windy, rainy north east coast of England! Brrrrr it's more like Autumn right now ( although further North Winter as they've had snow!) and according to newspaper reports it's not going to get any better for the first 2 weeks of June. I reckon we'll be having a heatwave at Christmas at this rate. Not that I want a heatwave as I don't like it really hot but some warmth would be nice!

I've been getting on with my stitching and have had a couple of finishes one of which I can't show just yet as it's winging it's way overseas but as soon as it's been received I'll pop up a photo.

My other finish is my May ornament for the Christmas All Year Round SAL. It's only taken me a couple of mornings ( 2 hour sessions) at craft group so I am really pleased. My bird's legs are a bit shorter than they should be I'm afraid as I quite clearly wasn't concentrating properly!

Lizzie* Kate Flora McSample 2012 Ornaments Rejoice

32 count rose Gander Linen


Started 14th May 2013

Finished 21st May 2013.

Monday evening was sheepy night with my dear friend Barb so here's my progress on Peace. I just love these sheep. Have you seen the newest one Faith? So pretty. I have to say all these little sheep so far have been so apt for me this year.

Wednesday evening was a new start and a new SAL with Lainey and Mouse and I'm also stitching along with the ladies in the parlour at Needlecraft Haven. Here's my start on Little House Needleworks Curly Q Ewe. I'm stitching on 36 count Flax linen using DMC and Crescent Colours.

Onto my HAEDs now and a little more progress on Guardian. I am so pleased with how this looking and I am just in awe of this beautiful artwork.

QS Holly Fairy is going very well! On Sunday I had an afternoon to myself as my DH and Abi went to Scunthorpe to the speedway so I settled down with Holly with the intention of getting the main part finished so it just left me with the blue and black background and I did it! I've stitched a bit of the background on Tuesday so this is where I was at after Tuesday. I did some more last night and have almost for all the blue done but I couldn't be bothered to take a new photo!

Finally I started page 2 of QS Spirit of Winter Robin on Sunday evening. I'm loving the colours in this. 

Thank you all for your visits and lovely comments and all your good wishes for my blood tests. They all came back clear which is good but it doesn't explain why I've been feeling like I have. She gave me some decongestants when I was there last and she suggested I keep taking them until I've been taking them 2 weeks then stop and see what happens. Also it looks as though I'm going to have to go for surgery again ( yep I've been saying all along it didn't feel right) but I've put off being referred for now as I don't think Abi would cope with me having surgery again at the moment although my doctor said I have to stop putting myself to the bottom and put myself first plus I had another test and I want to see what the results say before I make my decision and that I am very worried about. I can't really put into words how fed up I feel right now and I thank God I have my stitching to keep me sane! Sorry I do try to keep my blog just about stitching and keep it upbeat as much as I can.

Better news my sister and I have accepted an offer we had on my Dad's house so fingers crossed it goes through without hitches. We are waiting for the gentleman to get a survey done and are hoping to hear soon that the sale is going ahead. I want to get all of that out of the way before I decide on whether to have surgery or not so that I don't have to worry about that.

I'm sorry that I haven't been commenting lately. I really must get my finger out and get visiting.

That's all my stitching and news for now. 

With much love.



Mii Stitch said...

Great progress Sally, your projects are all adorable! Good luck with the house sale, I hope it goes through without any hiccups x

cucki said...

Beautiful progress...great project and sweet stitching..
Big hugs x

Chris said...

Wow Sally! All your stitching is gorgeous. I love the ornament. Your HAEDs look amazing. You have gotten so much done on them.
I hope that you get some answers soon about the fatigue. As for the surgery, I hope that If needed it will be ok.
I hope that the house sale goes through too.
Have a great weekend!

Kate said...

Lovely stitching update Sally all your projects look gorgeous. Here's hoping that the house sale goes smoothly and quickly. Being a Mum you will always put others first, it's the nature of the job. I'm sure it's very difficult but try to bring yourself to the top of the pile sometimes - you're worth it.

Catherine said...

Great projects! Isn't it amazing how our stitching soothes us, grounds us, keeps us sane!?! Sending hugs and prayers!

Clare - Aimetu said...

Lovely stitching as always Sally - good news about your Dad's - we're still working on mine, rewiring and now new roof :(

I hope youfind out what's wrong but I know for me I have felt unwell/tired all year and I think sometimes life hits us a lot harder than we realise - take care x x x

Pull the other thread said...

Great work on all the stitching Sally. I hope everything will work out well for you. Cyber hugs going your way.

Barb said...

Hello Sally fabulous stitching as usual, I am a little behind you in Peace as I have not started the border yet-next Monday. You have to put yourself first as the family need you to be well,although it means them doing a lot for a few weeks ,I am sure they see it would be worth it to have their Mum well.
Take care sweetie be in touch soon.

butterfly said...

Sally your stitching is really starting to grow, all looks just wonderful.
Good luck with your house I wish we could move my Dads the market is very slow here.
Hope you feel better soon , you will be in my prayers .
Sending you big hugs.

Vickie said...

Beautiful work Sally.
I am so glad for the upcoming sale of your father's home.

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

Another wonderful post, Sally! You are doing so well with all your projects! I really like the colors on Curly Q Ewe.

Hope you'll be feeling better soon and that the test will have good results.


Margaret said...

Good news on your father's house. Not good news that you have to have surgery again though. Yuck. The test results are good too, but not good that they still don't know what's wrong. :(

All your stitching is lovely. I love the rejoice ornie.

Anne said...

Your stitching progress is amazing Sally, especially on your HAED's! You are really motoring along with your Angel piece, and it is stunning! Glad to hear that sale is happening and also that there your blood work was okay too. Hugs to you!!

Angela P said...

I think our stitching keeps a lot of us sane Sally :) I always put myself last too so I know how that feels. I do hope you will be feeling better soon.

Great finish, great new start and wonderful progress on your HAED's!

Southpaw Stitcher said...

Your ornaments are adorable, and you're making such great progress on all your HAEDs! Fingers crossed on the sale of your dad's house. So sorry to hear you'll need more surgery.

Karoline said...

Congratulations on your cute finish and great progress on your wips.

Fingers crossed that the house sale goes through smoothly

Jackie said...

Congratulations on hearing your Dad's house has sold. I imagine there are a lot of emotions that go along with it.

Smart doctor you have! Abi may not feel like she can handle it now but once you're recovered, she'll realize how wonderful it is that you're well and strong for her and no longer hurting.

Patti-Rocky Mtn Stitcher said...

You have been busy! Love your finishes and your WIP. Wish I could dedicate myself to holiday stitching all year long.

Cath said...

Lovely progress Sally . It's easy for others to say put yourself first , isn't it? Not so easy to actually do when it's not your nature. Been there myself.
Hope the house gets sorted soon ,it will be a load less for you to carry.
Take care .xxx

Linda said...

Great progress on all your beautiful projects Sally.


Michelle said...

Lovely stitching Sally - I love the Lizzie Kate one so cute. I hope all works out with the sale of the house for you I know how hard it must be having to visit. Take care of you xx

Christine said...

We had the foul weather on Thursday but it's lovely here now, so hopefully it is headed your way.
Beautiful stitching as always

Shirlee said...

Beautiful stitching Sally! I pray there are no unwelcome surprises with the house sale. I am sure the stress the house has been causing you is contributing to how you've been feeling physically. I will email you soon, dear friend. Hang in there. Many {{{hugs}}} & prayers.

Brigitte said...

Wow, Sally, such wonderful stitching that you show here. Love your finishes! And I'm so impressed to see how you are able to stick to your HAEDs - I know that I couldn't.
We are having the same weather here, well, I can say we haven't had any other weather since March. Yesterday it even snowed in the higher parts of the mountains here. But I have to admit that I prefer the colder weather to any kind of heat, lol.

Carol said...

Such pretty work, as always Sally... I hope your stitching helps ease some of your anxious moments. Your doctor is right--you need to put yourself first more often. Our children will benefit from it in the long run...

Great news about the house sale!

Vonna Pfeiffer said...

Oh golly, everything is just perfect, absolutely just right :)
I'm finding comfort in stitching the sheep too, each month, as I'm stitching them I find that it is perfect for that time in my life. weird, huh?!
Sounds like your Doctor had some good advice...I'd try it out! :)

Julie said...

Good luck with the sale of the house.
Beautiful,stitching, I hope you had some of the lovely sunshine we had today.

Mary Ann said...

Lovely stitching(as always)! I really like your May ornament.

Penny said...

You've accomplished some wonderful stitching! I especially like Winter Robin. Great news about your father's house. It can be so frustrating trying to get to the bottom of health issues - praying you have answers soon.

Stitchingranny said...

ooohhh my fingers are crossed about the house Sally, its a heart wrenching business which I am sure will be better once its over.
I am loving watching your robin appear bit by bit, and holly is so close now you will soon by happy dancing.

Mylene said...

Beautiful finishes and all your WIP' s are coming along great!
Hope all goes well with the sale.

Fiona said...

Great progress. After seeing your sheep virtues I took the plunge and bought the first two. I plan on stitching them between my SL sampler and HAED. Hope you feel better soon and that everything goes well with the house sale.