Sunday, 12 April 2015

Just A Little Stitching Lol!

It's been a busy week this week as my DH and Abi have been on holiday so we've been out and about a bit. So stitching has been not so productive as by the time we've got home time has been getting on. However I didn't miss an evening's stitching so that is good lol! I had planned on getting to the little fabric shop in Cottingham that Chris introduced me to but we didn't make it. Bummer! 

Before I forget I have added a couple more charts to my for sale page above. Please email me if you are interested :)

So without further ado time to show what I have been stitching! Oooh I forgot that I could show you my Four Seasons SAL finish last post so here it is. Not finished up as I wanted some small pom pom trim in different colours so that I could finish it the same as the Winter Witch that Julie stitched me for my birthday but I haven't managed to get any as yet.

The Snowflower Diaries Spring Witch

Unknown fabric


I'll be stitching the Summer one soon :)

I had another finish on Monday. It only ended up as a finish because I messed up so I didn't stitch the outer border! 

Blue Ribbon Designs Perched on a Pumpkin

40 count Sand linen


I need to get my next Halloween start chosen ready for tomorrow and my continuing SAL with Barb :).

No new start on Tuesday as I hadn't got anything kitted up. I know what I'm starting but won't be able to show it for a while. The cottages have now moved to parlour stitching with Barb and the ladies over at Needlecraft Haven so here's a little progress on May. Loving these colours!

Barb and I have started a new SAL :) This time it's Shepherd's Bush themed. Barb started Earth Gatherer I think and I started My Mom's Garden. Barb very kindly passed the chart onto me when she had finished with it a few years ago. I have subbed the threads for DMC best I could and I'm stitching it on 32 count vintage country peach linen. Just a small start :)

A little more progress was made on October's Marigold. I really, really want to get this series finished so that I can have another evening to work on my robin.

And here is my robin, my SAL with my surrogate sis Lisa! 

Finally mine and Barb's final SAL is, of course, the CCN ornaments. Here's how Christmas Cookies is looking :)

I was so excited to see that I had won a chart in Chris' giveaway. Look what I entered for and won!

Yes I know it's so me! I think I'll be stitching this chart a few times :). Thank you so much Chris :)

Last post I showed a photo of the shawl I knitted for Abi after it been blocked once. Well here it is again after the second blocking modeled by Abi :)

Before I go I'll show you a few photos from last week. Well one from York ( the minster ) and a few from Honeysuckle Farm :)

Until next time.

With much love.

Sally xxx


Anonymous said...

Lovely stitching and the shawl is beautiful.
Happy Sunday x

gracie said...

Wonderful stitching progress and love the farm photos

Linda said...

Your updates are always so much fun to read and so inspiring Sally. I'm still amazed at how much stitching you get done each week. Congrats on the cute finishes and lovely progress on the others. The shawl is gorgeous.


Daniela Bencúrová said...

Looks like it was a wonderful holiday!
Just a pity that you missed fabric shops:-)

Daniela Bencúrová said...

Looks like it was a wonderful holiday!
Just a pity that you missed fabric shops:-)

Justine said...

Abi's shawl looks gorgeous, and what a beautiful model she makes! Lovely things you are working on Sally. Your Robin is really coming along!

Vickie said...

How very nice of Barb to pass on her charts to you. I had to look up the SB My Mom's Garden. How pretty. :)

Clare-Aimetu said...

Great stitching, I love your robin. Abi looks lovely in her shawl. Animals are so cute aren't they :-)

Christine said...

Lovely stitching Sally, and the shawl is absolutely gorgeous!

butterfly said...

Lovely post , wonderful stitching and photos ,and a great win from Chris hugs.

Julie said...

Beautiful shawl, it looks so very lovely on Abi.
There overheard a conversation recently when Richard III was reburied about the high charges to go into York Minster, I expect they will soon be charging to go into our cathedral!
Lovely animal pics.

Barb said...

Arghh Sally please stop!! I now am in need of knitting a shawl and I love the Giveaway chart,You did a fab job of the shawl and Abi is so pretty, Love the farm pics the rooster is so unusual but the sheep well has to be the best. See you this evening when the spooks will be out. Nice start on Moms garden . I think I will dig out my SB bits and bobs and have a table of them. See you later

Miamina said...

I love the shawl! Well done :)

York is a lovely place, I grew up not far there and it's always been a favourite and familiar place for me!

Hopefully you can get a little more stitching squeezed in this week!

Angela said...

The Shawl is so beautiful :) Great progress on all your stitching too!

Gillie said...

The shawl looks wonderful and that picture of York is terrific!

Margaret said...

Lovely finishes and stitching. And I love your animal pics! So cute!

Mrs Milkybar Kid said...

Such beautiful pictures! All the stitching is wonderful and I adore the shawl!

Mii Stitch said...

Beautiful stitching & finishes :)

Mylene said...

The shawl is beautiful, love it!
Lovely updates on your stitching! Great pictures of the animals.

Carol said...

Sally, your animal photos are splendid--just love them. Abi is so pretty as is her new shawl...

Love your stitching--very cute pieces :)

Lois said...

Abi's shawl is lovely Sally! Nice progress on all your WIP's and I love your new SB start.

Barbi said...

Great updates and WIP's! Aren't those little seasonal witches awesome! I love them...they are in my "someday" pile.

Brigitte said...

So lovely, your finishes. That little bunny that is sitting on the witch's broom is so funny, it made me laugh out loud.
Nice progress on your WIPs. And great pictures that you took from all these animals.

Andrea said...

Great farm photos. Love Abi's shawl, it suits her so well. Beautiful stitching as always.

gominam said...

Lovely stitching, beautiful photos, and here's another vote for that magnificent robin, can't wait to see it done;)

stitcherw said...

Love the little witches, the bunny on the broom and her holding the flower is great. Can't wait to see the summer one. Perched on a pumpkin was adorable too. I like so many of the BRD ones, they make me smile. Looking forward to seeing Marigold grow, blacks/oranges/halloween motifs, my favorite designs :) Your Robin is looking lovely as well, the detail in the HAED pieces is stunning (helps make all the confetti a little less frustrating when it gives such exceptional effects). Loved Abi's shawl too, your knitting is so pretty, all I can do is a straight crochet for cat mats, so I really admire your talent on these.

Esmeralda said...

Well done on all your finishes
Love love your robin that on will be on my to do list, so stunning
Very lovely winning price :)

Marexstitch said...

Love your little witch and the Halloween pieces. Super shawl! And your animal photos are fun. You have a great eye.