Thursday, 24 April 2014

April Stitch From Stash

Wow where has April gone? Time for my SFS post for the month.  Not really much to report especially for this week as I haven't picked up a needle since Monday! Very unusual for me but I'm hoping to get some done this evening once I recover from our trip to York. It's been a busy week as we've been out and about just about every day.

So since my last SFS post I have started two things from my stash, The Little Stitcher 12 Days of Christmas Day 7 and something else I can't give the name of, and I have also started Country Cottage Needleworks The Needlework Shop but that is on loan from a friend. 

WiPS stitched on since my last post are Cottage Garden Samplings My Garden Journal April's Daisy, CCN Frosty Forest Racoon Cabin, Brightneedle Lo How A Rose and Lone Elm Lane Snow Angel.

Of course we have a budget of $25 a month ( somewhere around £15 ) and this month I have spent.........absolutely nothing!  I am so proud of myself for sticking to this especially these last few weeks where I've been so up and down I feel a bit like I'm on a roller coaster!

Before I go I just want to say a massive thank you and send hugs to everyone who posted support,  kind words and hugs on my last post.  It means a lot to me and gives me such a boost.

No photos for this quick post but, hopefully, I'll be back with some progress pics etc next week. I just wanted to get this post done then I can email Mel :)

Until next time,

With much love

Sally xxxx

Saturday, 12 April 2014

The North Wind and Other Stories

It has been a wee while since I last blogged. Unfortunately I have found it to be a bit of a chore and I have read before of several bloggers feeling that way. I will continue to blog at least once a month to keep up with my stitch from stash and I will try and get back to regular commenting as I know I've been very bad of late. I hope this won't mean I will lose visitors and commenters but it's for my own sanity and right now I don't think my sanity is good! I have founds things very difficult of late, I go to bed and my mind goes into overdrive so I cannot get to sleep then when I do I don't have a good nights sleep. I have felt unwell for a while now but my blood tests came back fine which, as silly as it sounds, was disappointing as I just want to know I'm not going mad! I haven't said much on my blog as it is, after all, a stitching blog. I miss my Dad terribly and still cannot come to terms with never seeing him again and I often find myself thinking I just want my Dad. I know he will always live on in my heart and in my memories but it hurts so much still. I have even found that my stitching is not really making me that happy and I'm forcing myself to do it, possibly because I'm stitching Snow Angel and haven't been enjoying it and having the thread shade problems on Lo How A Rose put me off. However this week has been better with my stitching and I can see the end of Snow Angel.

So since I last blogged I've had two finishes. The first one being this :)

Little House Needleworks The North Wind

28 count Polstitches Clouds


Started 29th January 2014

Finished 2nd April 2014

In place of this, as it's a SAL in the parlour over at Needlecraft Haven I started CCN The Needlework Shop.

My other finish is The Little Stitcher 12 Days of Christmas Day 6 which I am SALing with Barb.

And here are Days 4 and 5 ready to display.

Ooooh and my 12 lovely Little Sheep Virtues ready to hang when I feel up to getting on steps to hang them how I want. 

My Monday SAL with Barb is CCN Frosty Forest Racoon Cabin. It's steadily growing. Barb is stitching the LHN Calendar Girls.

CCN The Tea Room is coming along rather nicely. I think this is the only thing that has kept my interest up as I just love it.

I didn't stitch on April's Daisy last Sunday as I had some secret stitching to do but here is where I left it the Sunday before.

Finally the dreaded Snow Angel which is my SAL with Shirlee. Shirlee has finished hers ( I'm so jealous! ) but, as I said, I can finally see an end to it. I do still have quite a bit to do and am hoping to have it done by the end of April then Vonna, Shirlee and myself are starting LHN Warm Winter Woolens which I am very much looking forward to.

The other week I received a lovely RAK from my lovely friend Michelle. She had been to a stitching show and sent me these gorgeous fabrics and trims. Aren't they beautiful? I have to find something to use one of these on soon. Thank you so much Michelle xx

I can't end my blog post without some photos. I hope you don't get bored of seeing these as I mostly take them at the mere. I love it there and feel at peace when I'm down there. I am thinking of upgrading my camera sometime this year as, although it's a great camera, I don't have the scope to do certain things and the aperture setttings are  not brilliant on it but I shall see!

Until next time take care everyone and have a wonderful Easter weekend next weekend. My sister was saying the newspaper says we are going to have freezing weather and snow. I will believe it when I see it!

With much love

Sally xxx