Wednesday, 25 June 2014

June Stitch From Stash

It's that time of the month again when all us stitch from stashers send in our reports! It hardly seems like 5 minutes since I was doing my May report. I really don't know where the year is going and cannot believe it is July next week! 

Since my last report saying I have to be good I have been bad. *hangs head in shame and steps into the naughty corner*. Having said that I have not gone over the £15 budget which means I haven't gone into the $50 ( around £30 ) bonus which Mel allowed us for the final two weeks of June.So I spent the grand total of £10 from my £15 budget leaving me with £5 to add to my accumulated budget of £27.90 meaning I have £32.90 leftover. I did actually spend more, as I bought two sets of charts and threads, but the other one was a gift for Barb it does not count :)

I must admit that I still feel like I've failed a little as the idea for me was not to buy charts until December but I've not been feeling too happy or healthy of late so the treat I had this month and last month were a wee pick me up. I really do need to behave for a few months now and try harder to get more stitched from my stash!

So this is what is what I bought along with the two Atalie threads for it.

I fell in love with it after seeing it stitched up on a blog so off I went to Des Filles et Une Aiguille to see if they had it. I ordered on Thursday and it arrived on Monday. 

Stitching wise I have started two things from my stash one of which I can't show as it is for a gift. So this is one start.

Nothing to see really. No snowman and no cottage! It is Country Cottage Needleworks Frosty Forest Snowman's Cottage.

So the rest of my pics are WIPs. I really need to get my stitch on as I'm itching to get at least two of these finished so I can start some news things! 

This is one I really want to get finished. I'm loving how this is looking and now I've got going with it again it's growing quite quickly.

Tonight I'll be stitching on The Needlework Shop, another one I would like to get finished, and it now has a roof so maybe I can open soon!

Shirlee and I stitching on Warm Winter Woolens. I don't know how my poor sheep is staying upright as she only has one leg at the moment bless her. She looks very proud of her jumper though :)

Finally some progress on May's Lily of the Valley. I am loving each and every one of these pretty designs.

Last week I saw an ENT specialist at our local hospital and for the first time in a long while I came out feeling a little more positive. I have had feelings of being off balance getting gradually worse for a long time plus the odd bout of vertigo. To cut a long story short he thinks it's damage in my inner ear from ear infections so I am going to be doing vestibular rehabilitation with a physio. I don't know when I will get seen but in the meantime I have a few exercises to do to get me started. Then today I have been back to my GP about gynae stuff after 6 weeks trying a form of HRT and, in all honesty, I feel a little like I'm fighting a losing battle getting sorted. Granted she's sending me for a scan to see if that shows anything but she also wants me to take some medication for nerve pain even though I kept telling her I wasn't in pain. I haven't got the medication yet as I'm in two minds what to do. I don't want to take something that's going to make me feel ill as the vertigo and feeling off balance can that do enough! Then if the scan doesn't show anything she's sending me back to gynae but after the attitude of the consultant I saw back at the end of April I don't want to go. I think that in the end I'll have to live with it and hope there's nothing nasty hiding somewhere! *sigh*

No other photos today as I haven't sorted through any but do you remember the male Red Crested Pochard from a few weeks ago? Well we've finally spotted the female so I have a photo of her.

That's all for now. Thank you everyone for keeping visiting me and for your wonderful comments. I'm still stitching ( obviously ) and will continue to do so. I don't know what I'd do if I didn't stitch! I love the stitching community as everyone is so friendly and helpful ( apart from the copyright infringers of course!) and I'd be lost without you all.

Until next time.

Take care everyone.

With much love

Sally xxxx


Mii Stitch said...

Oooooh, I LOVE your Tralala new chart :) Have fun stitching this cutie!

Justine said...

I had labyrinthitis which sounds like your vertigo problem. Hope they can do something for it. You did right treating yourself! Hope you feel much better soon. Gorgeous stitching.

Beth said...

The new Tra-la-la is very pretty. I can see why you felt you had to be 'bad'. I am enjoying watching your progress with Lo the Rose.

Chris said...

Well done on all your stitching, all making progress and I love that chart you've just bought but..... I promised myself not to buy anything till I have finished what I have on the go, only 5 designs; at the moment I am making a quilt for my GS... So little time!! Hope you get all your medical stuff sorted. I saw a very unpleasant gynae man but as I live the other end of the country can't be the same as yours. But I am not going back to see him!!
Happy Stitching
Chris x

Julie said...

Lots of lovely stitching happening at your place, the new chart is super, perfect and no wonder you couldn't resist it.

Hope you get your health issues sorted quickly and you are soon feeling much brighter.

cucki said...

My dear all your projects are so cute..
Big hugs x

Vickie said...

Well you certainly have been stitching! I am sorry you are all out of sorts. I am hoping your health greatly improves shortly Sally.

Fiona said...

Take care Sally. Being a woman of a certain age is tough and I keep hoping it gets better. Your stitching is coming along nicely.

Heather said...

Hi Sally! I'm sorry that you are having health issues. I completely understand! Big hugs!
I love your stitching. I haven't been able to stitch much this month. Hopefully more in July. :-)
Good job on the budget. I took advantage of the extra money this time. :-)

Linda said...

Another great update Sally. Awesome progress on all your pieces.


Margaret said...

Love seeing all your stitching. Hope the rehab helps with the inner ear trouble. Vertigo is no fun. Sorry about the GYN problems and sorting it out. Hope it works out for you.

Jackie said...

So sorry you've not been feeling well but I'm glad you're feeling positive about your ENT visit.

LaNelle said...

You have certainly been busy they look great...hang in there with your health extra thoughts & prayers are being sent your way. Keep on stitching...

Ali said...

Awww I am sorry your going through a bit of a rough patch at the moment I hope the health issues are soon sorted for you. Don't feel bad about the pick me ups we all need these every now and then.
Love the progress pics and your new projects too looking forward to seeing update pics. Sending you a big hug and don't be too hard on yourself.

butterfly said...

Sorry Sally you are not feeling to good,
Hope you will very soon.
Life is to short if you want it buy it, thats what I always say , love your new chart .

Lovely stitching work.

Wishing you a happy week , big hugs.

Christine said...

Great stitching Sally and I love the new chart. Hop a long sheep does look funny at the moment doesn't she? I now have the one-legged Tarzan sketch stuck in my head!

Kay said...

It is amazing how happy a little chart can make a girl, isn't it. xx

Brigitte said...

So sorry to hear that you are not feeling too well. I hope that the exercises will help you to feel better with the vertigo problem.

I think, you were doing great with the challenge. We all need a little stash therapy every once in a while don't we. Your new Tralala chart is so cute, I just love her designs and whenever I'm in France I enhance my Tralala stash, lol. Well, I usually do this, but last time I couldn't get to my French store early enough and there were only ten minutes left until closure. So, nothing went home with me :(

Great stitching that you have been doing this month. The Garden Journal designs are fantastic and one day I have to buy them all, lol.

Mary Ann said...

I love your new chart--will be looking forward to seeing stitching progress on it(and you shouldn't feel guilty for buying it--enjoy the little things in life that make you happy)!! And as always, lovely stitching progress!

I hope you are feeling better soon!

Kate said...

Love the Tra La La chart and all your progress pictures. sorry to hear that you are still struggling with health issues. Hugs

Andrea said...

... and we'd be lost without your posts.

Wonderful stitching. Why not have a treat now and again.

Sorry to hear you are still having health issues. Sally, keep making a fuss, it seems this is the only way to make them take notice sometimes. It's their job to find out what is wrong and you had paid in to the system so why shouldn't you get proper treatment. Sending you (((hugs))).

Carol said...

So sorry to hear about your ongoing health issues, Sally--I do hope you get some answers very soon.

Glad you have your wonderful stitching to keep you happy... Lo How a Rose is looking very tempting--may have to pull out my own copy and get started :)

Take care now and enjoy your weekend!

Michelle said...

Sorry to hear about your health issues Sally - I am having a spot of vertigo and am putting it down to the changes my body is going through at the start of the menopause - lovely stitching my friend xx

Karoline said...

Sorry to hear about your health issues, I hope you can get to a satisfactory outcome soon.

Your new stash is lovely & your projects are all looking great