Friday, 3 October 2014

Travelling Pattern Is Ready To Go!

Get your pompoms out and happy dance with me! The travelling pattern is done so ready to go on to the next stitcher!

Here is my version.

Little House Needleworks Summer Garden

32 count Crafty Kitten Fantasy Wings second

Carrie's Creations, Crescent Colours, DMC Variations

I changed all the threads except for one and I really like now it turned out.

So if you would like to be the next stitcher of this travelling pattern please say so in your comment. Open to all who have a blog. If you know someone who might be interested who doesn't read my blog then please send them my way. I'll pick a winner next week.

Last week the lovely Lainey had a birthday . I had planned what I was going to stitch for her but still managed to be late getting it in the post to her. Here is what I made for her. I'm not 100% happy as I struggled to get ribbons that would match.

Lamb Alphabet from World of Cross Stitching

Vintage Country Green linen


Birthday gift for Lainey.

I also included a sheep needleminder from No More Needles ( if you're on Facebook have a look for the page. It is my surrogate sis Lisa ).

I'm very happy to say that Lainey loves it :)

I've been beavering away on my WIPs although as you can see from this photo HAED QS Spirit of Winter Robin is going slow! I'm SALing with Lisa and she is the one keeping me going with it.

Another HAED has come out to play this week as Gill and I decided that we'd get our Gelsinger Santas out again this month and stitch on them through until Christmas. We will stitch on these when we have our crafting mornings.

I'm getting on very well with Garden Bliss. It looks prettier with every stitch! A few more weeks and it might be done :).

I am getting back into Frosty Forest now. I hadn't said anything but I'd got a bit fed up of it although I love all the blocks. Anyway I started building Bluebird Cabin and am now feeling much better about it! It's funny how a slight change can make all the difference.

My delphiniums are growing nicely on July's Delphinium.  Love these colours. They look so pretty. I'm so bad as no sooner have I started one of these I'm desperate to finish and start the next one! I've seen WIP of both the August one and October one and wish I was stitching those lol!

Final WIP which I adore is Tra La LaTricotine.  I just love every single thing about this and of course there will be a sheep on it soon! Poor Barb has had problems with hers and is now on her 3rd start :(.

I had some super post yesterday as my Just Cross Stitch Christmas Ornaments magazine arrived and also the last year's Halloween special. I have been following Dani's WIP and finish on Instagram of Silver Creek Samplers Happy Halloween from that mag and loved it. By the way if you're on Instagram please feel free to follow me using the link in my sidebar :). I haven't had a proper look at the ornament mag yet. A quick glance left me deflated after the excitement of it arriving but I usually feel like that until I've had a proper look!

My tickets for Harrogate arrived the other day so reality has set in that I'm actually going! Time to start that list I think!

That's all for now. Thank you for continuing to visit me and leave me such lovely comments. I appreciate them all. It seems to have been a little quiet of late on the blogging world.

Take care everyone.

With much love.

Sally xxx


Vickie said...

yay! Your version is very pretty Sally. :)
Yes, I too noticed it is a bit quieter. I do believe so many are on facebook and instagram. Not me though. ;)

jhm said...

I would love to have the traveling pattern arrive in Indiana. It's a great design.


Brenda A said...

How fun! Your finish looks so nice! I also just finished the Happy Halloween pattern (she saw it on mine and wanted to do it too) I feel like I started a trend! I can't wait to see you stitching it as well! :)

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

Beautiful stitching! I really like the sweet sheep box and needle minder. I'm sure she loved it!! Your projects are all coming along so well. I can't wait to see them finished!

Cath said...

Lovely stitching Sally . If you plan on selling the Frosty Forest charts when you've finished , please bear me in mind , xx

Pam in IL said...

WooHoo! Congrats on finishing Summer Garden! Your version is awesome and I love the fabric you stitched it on. I'd love a chance to stitch this too, so please include me in the drawing.

You've made great progress on all your projects!

Margaret said...

I love everything you are working on or have finished! Bet Lainey loved her present -- it's so sweet! Love that delphinium piece and the Garden Bliss the most -- they are my favorites of the bunch!

Michelle said...

It looks wonderful Sally well done my friend. I will pass on the pattern for now - so much I still have to stitch, knit and crochet for Christmas x

RuthB said...

Oooo I love everything and congratulate you mightily. Your little sheep is particularly adorable. Have fun with the ornie issue -- do let us know what you think-- I've been disappointed with them for the last couple years to the point that I decided not to even bother this year. Let me know if that was a judgement error :)

And, I'd be honored to be included for the travelling pattern adventure.

Ellen said...

Ha ha, I have not blogged for a long time...just not in the mood but I am still stitching!

Love all your wips, they are just beautiful! Love your version of Summer Garden, it's gorgeous! Would love a chance to stitch this, thank you!


Lesleyanne said...

A beautiful finish Sally. Your wips are gorgeous.

cucki said...

Beautiful stitching my dear like always
Happy weekend x

Christine said...

Lovely finish Sally, I really like your changed out colours.
The box is beautiful, I'm not surprised that Laney loves it, great progress on your WIPs too

Beauty Bonnet said...

Wow, that is a lot of lovely stitching. I wish I were as talented! I particularly like Garden Bliss.

I'd love to be included in your travelling pattern draw, if you don't mind sending to Asia.

best, Tracy

Stitching Noni said...

Just been catching up on your blog.... You have been busy :)
I love your travelling pattern version - and yes please I would be very to host such a pretty design here in Oz! :)
The gift you stitched for Lainey is beautiful... Love the colours :)
Hugs xx

Kay said...

I ordered my Harrogate tickets this week and am so excited to have something lovely to look forward to as life is a bit stressful right now. Your sewing is coming along so quickly, I do love the Frosty winter series. x

Emma/Itzy said...

Congrats on your finish, it looks lovely.

Lots of stitching done, well done you :) Enjoy Harrogate, I went last year and it was good fun.

Kathy A. said...

Lovely, lovely version. Bright and cheerful.
I have seen Dani's finish and it is very cool.
I would love to be entered for the travelling pattern.

Maggee said...

Love all of your stitching pieces--but the Winter Robin is something else! So spectacular! Hugs!

butterfly said...

Beautiful stitching again Sally you do stitch some beauties .
You will have a great time at the show .
I went to miy one last week but it is only a small one your's will be alot bigger.
The gift for Lainey is beautiful .

stitcherw said...

Oh my, you gave us so many wonderful pictures to look at. Love how your Summer Garden turned out, the coloring is so pretty. It's been quite a while since I worked a Little House Design, they are such fun to do. Your little lamb tin turned out adorable, what a cute way to finish it and the little needle minder was perfect. All your other pieces were lovely too, especially your Robin, he's looking absolutely gorgeous. Sue

Julie said...

Lovely gift for Lainey, very pretty.
Lots of lovely stitches you've been putting in.

Mii Stitch said...

Absolutely love your version of the TP!! And the little box is just a-do-ra-ble :)

Irene said...

Quanti WIP e tutti bellissimi!

Erin said...

Beautiful stitching!

With fall here (and winter rapidly approaching!), I'd love a chance to stitch the Summer Garden traveling pattern. Please toss my name in the hat!

Carol said...

I love your version of Summer Garden, Sally--so cheerful! And your gift for Lainey is wonderful--the ribbons look great to me :) Wonderful progress on all of your WIPs...

Yes, the world of blogging seems to be getting quieter--I feel sad that so many have moved on to FB and Instagram as I don't feel the personal connection is quite the same on those...

Lindsay said...

I think the travelling pattern would like to visit Cheshire next :)

Your WIPs are looking fab

Nic said...

Hi I've just found your blog after your comment on my blog. Your stitching is gorgeous and I would love to stitch the travelling pattern. Looking forward to reading more on your blog.


Andrea said...

Wonderful finishes and WIPs. Love the sheepie finish and the robin is a favourite too. My Christmas ornie issue came last week too, I'm having fun making lists!

Solstitches said...

Lovely post Sally.
The little box you stitched for your friend is adorable and all of your WIPS are looking just lovely.
Hope you have a great time at the Harrogate show. I used to go when I was in UK and am very envious.

Heather said...

Yeah for a gorgeous finish! I need to pull out mine and work on it. I really like the colors that you chose! I may have to switch out some of mine. :-)

I can't wait to see what you do with it!

Mary - Lecoeurceltique said...

Your gift for Lainey is lovely. Love all the progress on your WIPs. I couldn't manage so many at once.