Wednesday, 13 August 2014

A Little Bit of Winter

No, not the weather! Just my finishes from the past week! All winter themed ones which is nice. 

I only had a little bit to do on Day 10 of The 12 Days of Christmas with Barb on Friday so it didn't take me long to get it done. Only 2 more to go now. I have loved stitching these as they are so quick and easy. I think I'll wait until I get tne other 2 done then make them all up together.

The Little Stitcher 12 Days of Christmas Day 10.

32 count Vintage Country Mocha linen


My second finish is this one. So pretty and I think I'll make it into an ornament for my tree.  Loved stitching this and this week I plan on starting Marching Orders which is another Just Nan.

Just Nan Wintry Mix.

32 count unknown fabric


Final finish this time is part 3 of 9 but still a finish! I took it to craft group yesterday to pop the final few stitches in and many of the ladies were admiring it.

Country Cottage Needleworks Frosty Forest Snowman's Cottage

32 count Pearl grey linen


I was stitching away in the hope of getting Carriage House Samplings 1823 Emma Elizabeth Blackwood Sampler but didn't quite manage it! Just the rest of the border and a couple of black stitches to go. I'm going to stitch the alphabet chart as well then, if Faye still would still like the mag, I'll be passing it on.

I think my needles were on fire stitching June's Honeysuckle on Sunday. I've got behind on these as I really would have liked to get one per month done but as we're now into August and I'm still on June something tells me it's not happened! 

Finally progress on my lovely Garden Bliss.  This is just so nice to stitch and so comforting to work on.

Has anyone signed up for the new ornament series by Country Cottage Needleworks? I haven't as I'm going to wait and see what each one is like. I was extremely tempted when they were first announced but as time has gone on I talked myself out of it. Glad now that I did as I need to be a good girl for a few more months then I can have a good spend up lol. I have bought already this month ( more about that slip up in my Stitch from Stash report ) but as we have a bonus this month that we can spend before our budget my whole budget will get carried forward!

I tried to get a photo of the super moon the other night but because of the cloud couldn't until it cleared which meant it was high up in the sky so, to me, it looked like a normal moon! Posting a few more of my recent photos too.

We have a lovely sunny day up here today although it is rather windy. We've had a couple of days of awful wind and rain and even though we do keep getting the odd shower the sun is shining brightly in between times. It is feeling rather autumnal is a morning now but I don't think summer is over yet. The forecasters are saying it will return but I have to admit that I'm enjoying these slightly cooler temps.

Until next time.

With much love

Sally xx


gracie said...

Wonderful stitch pictures and nature too. Love the Just Nan, one of my favorite designers, piece....

Bianca said...

Great job on your finishes. Wintry Mix is so pretty.

butterfly said...

Sally all your work is looking beautiful , I must get started on my Christmas stitching I did start then left it.
Love your photos , we have loads of little baby frogs
jumping all over the garden .

Whishing you a lovely week.

Ranae said...

Hi sally,
Cute finishes and the WIP's look great
I love your beautiful photos
Take care

Vickie said...

Beautiful work Sally. You must truly be having lots of stitching time. Your pictures are fantastic!

Pam in IL said...

All your stitching is gorgeous! I did sign up for the CCN ornaments -- I have such a weakness for the CCN and LHN designs :)

Linda said...

Congrats on all the great finishes Sally. You get so much stitching done each week. It's A-M-A-Z-I-N-G.
Great progress on all the other projects.


Margaret said...

Beautiful finishes and WIPs! We saw the super moon at the perfect time, but our cameras couldn't get a good pic. At least we got to see it!

Marsha said...

What a bunch of wonderful stitching. Your fingers have been busy.
Your photos are wonderful.

Annette-California said...

Congrats on your 3 finishes! JN is Gorgeous - love the colors. All your stitching is beautiful.
love Annette

Christine said...

Great finishes Sally, I love day 10.
Lovely photos too

cucki said...

Very sweet finishes my dear
I saw the super beautiful
Sweet hugs x

Kay said...

The Just Nan design is so pretty, love the colours. I tend to get a bit behind in series following too, I am doing the Country Cottages cottage of the month series and have done April, May, and June, and started August. I skipped July as it is very American and I need to find a way to change it. x

Mii Stitch said...

Great finishes! I love the Just Nan one, it looks so pretty and as you say, will make a fantastic ornament :) xo

Julie said...

Wintry Mix is gorgeous, I have a few JN's in my box that could do with coming out to play!
Well done on such a lot of finishes this post, you put me to stitching going on here...motivation lacking lol.

Kate said...

Gorgeous work as always Sally, I must start my 12 Days of Christmas!
We couldn't see the super moon at all due to the cloud cover - I too was disappointed.

Christina said...

I love the Just Nan pieces you stitch Sally. Looking forward to seeing it hanging on your tree! :0)

Angela P said...

Congrats on your finishes, your wips are all lovely too. I am waiting to see what the CCN ornaments look like too before I buy any of them.

Love the pictures of the Moon and the Dragonfly. The detail in them is lovely.

Deanne J said...

Beautiful stitching. Congrats on your finishes, I love the Just Nan.

Michelle said...

Oh Sally your stitching is always wonderful as is your photography - you have a talent there my friend xx

Shebafudge said...

What wonderful stitching. They are all beautiful designs. :)

Carol said...

Your wintry finishes are so lovely, Sally... With our cold temperatures this summer, I should be doing more of those, too!

I think the photo of the moon is wonderful--so glad you're enjoying that new camera of yours :)

Tina said...

All these winters finishes,no wonder the weathers turned cooler lol.
Gorgeous finishes,love the JN,really love doing JN have lots of charts so must start one soon.

Fab photography xx

ricketyjo said...

Congratulations on your finishes and all your other stitching! I'm really drawn to the Frosty Forest, I think it's the minty green colour, it's just really unusual and I think it stands out brilliantly!
What great sunshiney photos as well, they are lovely! Have a wonderful weekend :)

Karoline said...

You've had some great finishes lately. Wintery Mix is gorgeous, I must drag it out of my stash and get it stitched.

Andrea said...

Wonderful stitching, love the Just Nan Wintry Mix finish. Love your other photos too, the dragonfly, wow, so detailed.

Mylene said...

Beautiful pictures!
Lovely finishes and WIPล›!
Hapy weekend!

Faye said...

Beautiful stitching!!!! And, I love the photos also~~ yes, yes! yes!

Sheryl S. said...

A lot of pretty work achieved. Interesting photos too.

Anonymous said...


Just found your lovely blog.
Your stitching is beautiful, I love the colours in Wintry Mix.
Happy weekend (: