Friday, 13 March 2015

A Little Birthday Gift

Hello Fellow Bloggers. I hope this post finds you all well and warm where you are still having lots of snow. Last Saturday we had some Spring temps but now it's a bit chilly again. 

I have been stitching up a storm since I last posted and have had three finishes but I can only  show two of them. The third one is my piece for the Four Seasons SAL over on Needlecraft Haven and I can only show it on the forum before reveal day which is 31st March. 

First though I want to show you the little gift I sent to Lesleyanne for her birthday last Saturday. I'm very happy to say that Lesleyanne loves it :)

Lizzie Kate Things Unseen Pin Pillow

32 count Vintage Country Mocha linen


Birthday gift for Lesleyanne.

This was so lovely to stitch so I'm looking forward to stitching the sampler and the smaller design as well as this one again for me!

I finished my Halloween ornament for mine and Barb's SAL so I'll be starting another one on Monday. It'll be another Blue Ribbon Designs one.

Blue Ribbon Designs Owls in Moonlight ( October 2014 JCS magazine )

40 count Sand linen


I also decided to get on and finish this one.

Little House Needleworks Blessed

32 count Vintage Country Mocha linen


Thank you so much Lesleyanne for the loan of that chart. Hopefully postie should have delivered it back to you this week :)

Of course these now need making up! I'll be delving into my fabric and trims stash to see what I can find!

Everything else is getting some progress made on them. I'm getting more and more determined to finish both the Frosty Series and the My Garden Journal series so I have can some new starts! Lol! Plus I earn extra pennies for Stitch From Stash when I finish things from my stash I've had more than 6 months! 

So here's Frosty Forest. The final block is started and shouldn't take too long to stitch. 

September's Morning Glory is almost done. I've had an extra few hours on this when I finished my Halloween ornament on Monday. 

Barb and I started our next Christmas ornament last Friday. We started Snow Love which is just so cute! I managed to get quite a bit done and am looking forward to doing more on it tonight :)

Last night I picked up my Shepherd's Bush Four Seasons fob which I started God knows how long ago but I decided to get it out again and finish it this time before I start anything new on Thursdays! I forgot to take a photo though but the back is now finished and the front is started! Thursdays, I think, are going to be another SAL night for Barb and I. This SAL will be for Shepherd's Bush pieces :) I will tell you why later in the year!

The April Cottage is looking rather lovely in lilac :)

Last, but by no means least, progress on my lovely robin :)

I updated my for sale page with a couple more bits. Please take a look and see if there's anything you might like. My email is in my profile.

That's all for now. Take care everyone. Thank you for visiting and for all your lovely comments :)

With much love

Sally xx


butterfly said...

Wow Sally some lovely designs you have worked on.
Love your gift to Lesleyann.
Hve a great weekend .

Hazel said...

Very pretty wips Sally. I noticed the gallery is already up on NH for the SAL. x

Anne said...

Such a pretty pillow you made for her birthday Sally! All of your stitching is coming long beautifully! The frosty series is just darling!

Jeanne said...

Trying to catch up with my blog reading Barb. Everything looks great and you are so close to finishing up Frosty Forest - cheering you on! Love all your projects - that HAED is amazing but it would take me eternity I think to get it done haha.

gominam said...

Two lovely finishes and more coming! Congrats! Am so excited to see Frosty Forest and the four Seasons Sal, you always do a fantastic job!

Manuela said...

All your works are so beautiful.
Greetings, Manuela

Daniela Bencúrová said...

Dear Sally, and warmed us for a few days sunshine and winter came again. He attacked the new snow, the wind is blowing: - ((((
You have made great progress in all segments!
It's sweet!

Vickie said...

Oh Lesleyanne's gift is wonderful! And Blessed is so lovely.
We finally have very mild weather and snow is melting!1

Margaret said...

Everything looks wonderful! I bet Lesleyanne loved her birthday present -- it's gorgeous! Love the colors!

Beth said...

My but you have been busy. We share many similar tastes in stitching, bees and owls and the Cottage Samplings series!

Mrs Milkybar Kid said...

Such a beautiful array of finishes! The thought of new starts is such a great motivator to finish pieces isn't it!

Petites xxx et Cie said...

Lovely stitching!

Andrea said...

Wonderful finishes. A beautiful gift too.

Kay said...

I ove the Lizzie Kate design as I have a thing about bees. Another chart to add to my list. x

Sheryl S. said...

Pretty finishes and stitching as always.

Carol said...

Your gift for Lesleyanne is darling, Sally, as are your other finishes. I do love that LHN Blessed angel so much! Lovely choice of fabric for your piece :)

Enjoy your weekend!

Barb said...

Well my dear you never disappoint with your blog posts, Love the owls and I am about the same situation after last night with the snowpeople. I love my sal nights with you Sally not to mention the tea and cake lol.
ALL the stitching is lovely well done You.

Frances N said...

I'm behind in blog reading, but I LOVE all the stitching you are showing! That Lizzie Kate gift is just precious, and I'm sure she was thrilled to get it!!! All of your stitching is great--I think I will have to get some of that dotted fabric--it's just too cute for winter stitches!! Such fun!

Stitching Noni said...

Wow! Great stitching happening! I love the Lizzie Kate pin keep :). They are all just so beautiful to look at!
Hugs xx

Christine said...

Wondeful stitching Sally. I love the polka dot linen on the snowman ornament

Christine said...

Wondeful stitching Sally. I love the polka dot linen on the snowman ornament

stitcherw said...

Wow, so many lovelies to look at, your updates are always a please to see. The little LK pillow finish was so cute, love the bit of rickrack at the bottom. Owls in the moonlight was sweet too, I love Blue Ribbon designs. Frosty Forest is looking awesome, this piece with all the different blocks is going to look spectacular all finished up! Thanks for sharing all your lovelies :)

Jackie said...

Everything looks great Sally! You always make such good progress and work on lovely things!

Mylene said...

A lovely gift for Lesleyanne and all your stitching are looking gorgeous!!

Julie said...

You've had a busy week with 3 finishes, well done.
Like Christine, I like the polka dot fabric, it really is cute with the snowmen.

Miamina said...

Gorgeous stitching and great progress. Well done on the beautiful finishes!

Justine said...

Where to start?! So many gorgeous things you're working on. I love your gift for Lesleyanne, and September's Garden Journal, and your SAL with Barb, and...and...everything! You really have been stitching up a storm.

Mii Stitch said...

Sweet little crosses and great progress on your various projects.
Love the finishes & your little birthday stitching for Lesleyann!

Mii Stitch said...

Sweet little crosses and great progress on your various projects.
Love the finishes & your little birthday stitching for Lesleyann!

Lois said...

Sally, you have been stitching up a storm lately! Lovely progress on all your WIP's and a lovely gift for Lesleyanne!

Lisa said...

beautiful stithing Sally, love the gift for Lesleyanne. The polka dot fabric is so cute

Brigitte said...

Oh wonderful, you have three new finishes. They look great. all of them. And there are two more finishes ahead. Frosty Forest is nearly done and I think you will soon show it here. Nice progress on your other projects.

Mary - Lecoeurceltique said...

Lovely finishes, Sally. I am in the process of finishing Shepherd's Bush 'Peace and Plenty' and I also plan to do more of their designs.

Annette-California said...

Beautiful gift for Lesleyanne! Blessed is lovely. All your wips are looking beautiful & you've made great progress. Frosty series is Gorgeous! love Annette

Dani - tkdchick said...

Sally what wonderful finishes and stitches!!! How wonderful for you to send out such a beautiful gift for your friend!

I'm looking forward to your upcoming finishes!