Sunday, 15 September 2013

Darn Sheep!

I have been doing a bit of frogging this week! I sat down eagerly anticipating a good evening's stitching with Barb ( oh how I wish) on Monday evening on Faith. Everything was going swimmingly until I suddenly realised my sheep was in the wrong place. Why? How could this have happened. Simple. I had too much grass which meant if I left it my border would not go right. So lots of unpicking happened. Poor sheepie had to run away to pastures new until the grass grows again. Poor sheepie hasn't returned yet :(. I had high hopes of getting this finished tomorrow evening. Not a hope in hell now! Lol! Sorry Barb I will give it my best shot!

Last Sunday I was very naughty. I fancied a new start so I had one. This is Cottage Garden Samplings January's Snowflake from the My Garden Journal series. I'm stitching each one on 40 count Pearl Grey Newcastle linen. Yep 40 count. I think I've taken leave of my senses. 

Tuesday at craft group I continued with my ornament for September. I'm loving the colours in this one.

A little bit of progress this week on my robin. Hopefully I'll be able to go back to two evenings a week on this soon.

Finally some of the border on Curly Q Ewe which is my SAL with Lainey and Mouse. 

Last Thursday was the year 13 celebrations evening which Abi did not want to go to but I received a phone call from one the deputy heads who organises the evening asking if we would go as Abi was going to receive two awards. I persuaded her to go and off we went for a very proud parents moment. She received awards for Art and Photography and here are some photos. 
 Abi and Mrs Egan, her art teacher.
 Abi and Mr Skinner, her photography teacher.
 Abi with Mrs Egan and Mr Skinner.
Abi with Mr Dawson, one of her IT teachers.

Finally more photos using my new camera. I will admit that my DH set the shutter speed and aperture for the moon shot for me. I asked him to help me as it's all double Dutch to me at the moment! 
The Moon.

Playing with scene modes. One taken in through glass mode and one in sunset mode.

Thank you all for continuing to visit me and for leaving such lovely comments. They mean so much.

With much love.



Vickie said...

Well done! Well done Abi! =)
Great photos Sally.

Jackie said...

Congrats to Abi on her awards! It's always a great moment to see one of our children earn such wonderful recognition! I'm glad you all went!

Wishing you a frog free week!

Lainey said...

Oh dear Sally that sheep is naughty, I think Cupars been chasing
Beautiful stitches in all your pieces but I so love that Robin!
Well done Abi and well done you on all those great photos you are taking with your new toy. Hugs!

cucki said...

Well done to abi ..big hugs xx
I hope mr.frog hide somewhere this week... because he visited me twice too...
Sweet stitching projects x

Gillie said...

Oh dear, I have a frogging problem too, drat it! Well done to Abi. I have that country Garden chart, might start them month by month next year. Love the photographs, I am thinking about using the WT's old camera but my point and shoot is SO easy and I have some pretty good pictures with it.

Ellen said...

Beautiful progress on your wips except for that darn sheep!

Congrats to Abi on her two awards! Great photography, you are really enjoying your new camera ha ha!


Margaret said...

Lovely stitching! Congratulations to Abi -- you must be so proud! Love your photography too -- wow!

Penny said...

Having to frog is bad enough, but grass - ugh! Hope the frogs are gone for good. :) Congratulations to your lovely daughter! And your pictures are wonderful!

Christine said...

Oh dear, we shall have to start calling you Little Bo Peep :)
Congratulations to Abi

Sue said...

Congratulations to Abi great to win two awards. Lovely stitching and I do love that robin, can't wait to see him grow.

Brigitte said...

Beautiful pictures and beautiful stitching on your pieces. I hope that the frog is banned by now, lol.
Congrats to Abi on her awards!

Chris said...

Congratulations Abi!
I love all your projects. So sorry that sheep are not cooperating :(
Have a great week!

Mii Stitch said...

Hope the frog hop away somewhere else ;) And congratulations to Abi!!

Mary Ann said...

Wonderful stitching progress and beautiful photos! Congratulations to Abi!!

jane said...

Lovely photos of Abi, congratulations to her.
Your stitching looks great, how annoying about your sheep!

Barb said...

Oh dear I hope the gremlins about sheep and grass have not been caught from me. I expect the sheep will be just around a corner and it will reappear very soon when there is some nice new grass to munch,. Gosh Abis' hair has grown. Well done again to her. OOh love the pics of the clouds really atmospheric. Speak soon Sally.

Kay said...

Congrats to Abi! We all frog occasionally, I usually do it with chocolate nearby to keep me sane.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for being my friend on FB! I don't have many. I like to keep things family and "special" friends.

Sorry about the frogging and do hope the sheep reappears soon.

Everyone is doing new starts. I love your start so far. It must be something in the air. I've been wanting to do a new start and will shortly.

Those are some nice colors on that ornament.

Your robin is coming along nicely.

I'm loving your Curly Q Ewe. I have mine waiting for me to stitch it someday. I love this one because when I was little my nickname was Curly to my family.

Big congratulations to Abi. Job well done. You must be so proud as parents!

You take beautiful pictures. My husband is the one who controls the buttons I can not. I don't have the patience.

Have a wonderful week!

Lesleyanne said...

Congrats to Abi on her awards. Lovely stitching Sally. Sorry about the frogging. Gorgeous pictures with your new camera.

Emma/Itzy said...

40 count? Even the thought of that gives me a headache!

At least your realised your mistake (trying to see the positive side!)

Mylene said...

Congratulations to Abi and beautiful pictures. So sorry about the frogging though!

Kate said...

Hope the sheep re-appears soon. Huge congratulations to Abi on her awards. Photographs are great.

Simply Victoria said...

Nice job for your daughter! Love the moon shots.

Clare - Aimetu said...

Good frogging - never an enjoyable task. Well done to Abi on her awards. You're photos look great, keep clicking.

Michelle said...

Oh Sally your photos are lovely - you have quite a talent there. Well done to Abi you must be so proud of her xx

valerie said...

Congratulations to Abi on her awards! Well done! And your photos are great. I really love the glass mode. Wow! Great stitching as always Sally! :)

Southpaw Stitcher said...

Hope the frog goes away and the sheep comes back. Congratulations to Abbi on her two awards. Love the photos you're taking with your new camera, especially the moon! Your stitching is lovely, too!

butterfly said...

Naughty sheep they do this to me all the time I think they have a mind of their own ! Congats to Abi.
Love all your beautiful stitching, and your photos.

Veronica said...

Aww... Poor, poor sheepie. I hope it returns soon. You've done good work on your new start and other WiPs though :)

Congratulations to Abi. You must be so proud.

Love that moon shot. It's great! Those cloudy skies are very dramatic too.


Karoline said...

Congratulations to Abu on her awards!

Your wips are looking lovely, sorry to hear you've had a visit from the frog :( Great new start.

Carol said...

It appears that Abi has inherited her mom's creative talents, Sally!! Congratulations to her... and your stitching is wonderful. Don't worry, you'll get that sheep back in place soon :)

Anne said...

Congrats to Abi for winning her awards! Such great photos of her and her teachers! I hope that the sheep comes back into the picture, minus the frogs!! Lovely progress Sally!!

Julie said...

Congrats to Abi. I hope your sheep comes home on lol.

Stitchingranny said...

40 count you must be completely bonkers Sally, I couldn't even see that never mind stitch on it - having said that it will look stunning when its done, I think the finer the count the better they look but alas 32 is the least I can cope with these days.