Monday, 24 March 2014

March Stitch From Stash

Well can you believe it is almost the end of March?! Where did it go? So time for my March Stitch From Stash report before the week gets away from me and I'm too late to do it.
Firstly from my stash I started Country Cottage Needleworks Frosty Forest Racoon Cabin. Ooops I put Little House Needleworks on the photo!
I also started Cottage Garden Samplings My Garden Journal April's Daisy.
Day 6 of The Little Stitcher 12 Days of Christmas was started. 
Day 5 was finished.
Progress was made on Country Cottage Needleworks The Tea Room.
Little House Needleworks The North Wind.
Lone Elm Lane Snow Angel.
And Brightneedle Lo How A Rose. Unfortunately when I finished my skein of DMC 3022 and started my new skein the difference between the two was very noticeable so I am going to have to frog what I had already stitched in it so I was not a happy bunny!
I did spend a wee bit more in March.  I was sick of going to my local shop and paying 80 p for DMC when I ran out sooooo I went through what I am using at the moment and put a  small order together for Cross Stitch Heaven and spent £7.83 including postage on 17 DMC.
So that's my report for March.
On Friday I had a lovely surprise through the post from my lovely friend and SALing partner Shirlee. She sent me a beautiful belated birthday card and gift of Little House Needleworks Hands to Work with the fabric and threads to stitch it with. Thank you so much dear Shirlee.  I'm looking forward to stitching this one and getting it on my wall. Hope you received the email I sent :)
Abi and I went to the mere again this morning then we decided to have a look at the stream / dyke that runs from there to the sea at the end nearer to the sea. A kingfisher had been spotted there on Friday so we wanted to try and spot it ourselves. Unfortunately we didn't see it but we did see 4 water voles which are supposedly becoming quite rare. I managed to snap this one sunning itself on the bank. Not a good photo as my camera doesn't take very clear photos when you have to zoom well in.
In the field next to the road going to the mere we spotted sweet little lambs. 
I love this beautiful black swan.
This swan was looking to see what Abi had.
And these were taken last week in the memorial gardens. 

I am back at the drs tomorrow early on. I am feeling brighter and hope it is going to last as I am just so fed up of feeling ill. My dr suggested I see my dentist to rule out any dental problems so  off I went last Wednesday. A good examination, an x ray and £18 less in my pocket showed nothing. No shadows on my jaw, no problems with my teeth, clear nasal passages and sinuses. I am beginning to think I have just got very run down and am tensing up which might cause discomfort and pain  but who knows. I feel as though a damned good cry would help but it just doesn't come. I daren't cry in front of people so hold it in then I can't cry!
Well that's it for this time. Way behind reading and commenting so I really must apologise. 
Until next time.
With much love
Sally xxxx


Pull the other thread said...

Beautiful stitching and lovely photos. I do hope you feel better soon.

WendyCarole said...

Great stitching and photos . I hope you feel better soon.

I clench my jaw and my hands a lot which cause me quite a bit of pain. I don't realise I am doing it most of the time.

Von said...

Lots of sweet stitches in March!
Be good to yourself, Sally, and maybe some sunshine will help you feel better. Hugs!

cucki said...

beautiful stitching...
hope you feel better soon..
big hugs x

Vickie said...

Your stitching is coming on great. I am glad you are feeling better. That water vole looks so much like our "Gracie" guinea pig we had years ago.

Kay said...

Beautiful stitching. I find it so annoying when the colours are so very different even though they are technically the same shade, this is my favourite piece that you are working on too. xx

Linda said...

Lovely stitching Sally. Great update as always.


Margaret said...

Lovely stitching! You always accomplish so much! Love your pictures too. I can't wait for daffodils. Hope you are on the mend and feeling happy and healthy!

Simply Victoria said...

Lovely photos from your out-and- about walks. I hope you have a time when you can just let it all out. It really stinks to have to stuff it. Take care of yourself!

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

You are doing so well on your stitching. I really like how the North Wind piece is turning out. Isn't Shirlee a dear??? You'll have fun stitching that. Great job on your SFS budget!

{Here's a hug for you}


Christine said...

Great work Sally, I love the 12 days ones.
Lovely photos too, I've never seen a water vole before, makes me think of Wind in the Willows

Chris said...

Great update Sally! Great progress on your stitching.
What a lovey gift from Shirlee.
All of your pics are lovely.
I hope that your spirits stay up! Have a good week :)

Mary Ann said...

Wonderful photos from your walk! And, great stitching progress on all of your pieces!!

Barb said...

Oh Sally I have been admiring that Handus to work chart .I can see another Sal in the future perhaps . The water vole is adorable , soo sweet and blue eyes too , you were so lucky to get him or her to pose for you. Of course the sheep and lambs are gorgeous and you are so lucky to have them near you. Lots of lovely stitching to see as usual and I do hope you start to feel better soon.

Vonna, The Twisted Stitcher said...

You have beautiful pictures of the flora and fauna that surrounds your home :) I enjoyed looking at them. I wonder if your water vole is the same thing as our muskrat? Hmm...gonna look that one up.
Your stitching is wonderful and you always accomplish so much!

butterfly said...

Lovely stitching , and a lovely gift from Shirlee.
Love the photos .
Hope you feel better soon maybe the warm weather will make you feel better, hugs.

Julie said...

Lots of lovely stitching happening, what a shame your new thread was so different.
Great price for the DMS, and well done on this months SFS.
Cute water vole, never seen one before.
Hope the dr can help and you soon feel much better.

Clare - Aimetu said...

Beautiful stitching and spring flowers - regarding feeling unwell have you seen a chiropractor, it was amazing for me.

Lesleyanne said...

Beautiful stitching Sally. Love the pictures from yours and Abi's walk. The black swan is stunning. Perhaps you need to put a really sad film on and let the tears flow and blame the film. Sending hugs xx

Mylene said...

Beautiful stitching as well as pictures from your walk.
Hope you feel better very soon!

Angela P said...

Love all your stitching and pics but that Black Swan is gorgeous! I have never seen a Water Vole either :)

Take care :)

Carol said...

I do love your nature photos, Sally! Have never heard of a water vole before--I wonder if we have them here in the U.S. Amazing amount of lovely stitching and what a sweet birthday gift from Shirlee...

Hope you feel better now that the sun will be out more often. I find that exercise is a natural mood lifter--keep going on those long, brisk walks and I'll bet that will help a lot :)

Kate said...

Lots of progress on your gorgeous stitching Sally. It's irritating that there should be such a variation with a DMC thread. Love the water vole, I am amazed he posed for you - I've only seen them rushing off before.
Hope the Dr gets you sorted.

Brigitte said...

Oh my, oh my, you have been busy stitching this month. And aƶƶ from your stash Well done.BUt we all know that with the amount of charts and magazines we already have we don't really need any new ones, lol. So, when I need some stash therapy I pull out my oldest magazines or the ones I haven't looked at for quite a while and browse through them. And it's always a success - I always find something I want to stitch immediately.

I hope you feel better and better with spring coming in. We also have the first flowers in our garden and it's the first thing in themorning to go out and look at them. All these wonderful colours.

Michelle said...

Sally I do hope you feel better soon - I am going to email you my friend.
Lovely photos xx

Andrea said...

Beautiful stitching. Wonderful gifts from Shirlee. Love the out and about photos. The swans are my favourite, even thought hey can seem evil at times!

Karoline said...

Lucky you in seeing a water vole, I have very occasionally seen a kingfisher at our local reserve at Fairburn Ings but never close enough to photograph.

You are making great progress on your projects, they're looking lovely

Heather said...

Way to go! You are doing so well! You are making great progress on your projects! What a fantastic gift. Your pictures are lovely. The water vole is so cute! :-)

sally said...

Hello Sally

I've just found your blog while surfing.
Your stitching is lovely and I love the photos too.
I enjoyed visiting your blog very much.
Hope you start to feel better soon and have a good weekend.