Thursday, 7 May 2015

May Already?

Hmmmm we are already a week into May and I am just doing my first blog post of month.  It must be 2 weeks since I last posted but I just couldn't be bothered to do one.  That is bad isn't it?!

I've had a few finishes since I last posted. One I can't show until it has been received as it's a birthday gift. So here's my first one. I did mention in my last post that this would be finished and, indeed, it was. Look I have even got it all made up!

Country Cottage Needleworks Christmas  Cookies

32 count Patina linen

DMC and  Classic Colorworks

SAL with Barb.

Chart is now for sale.

Of course finishing this meant starting Christmas Cheer:)

I ran out of the green so had to work round that.

I had several extra evenings stitching on this to get it finished ready for May.

Country Cottage Needleworks May Cottage

32 count natural opalescent linen


I also finished a couple of ornaments that had been stitched up a while ago as well as my finally finished SB All Seasons Fob which Barb bought me. I started it when she sent me it and got it out again recently to finish stitching. Snow Love is almost made up. I just have to  make some white cording.

I have had a few new starts but can only show one as one is a birthday gift and one is for the Four Seasons SAL at  Needlecraft Haven. That one is Snowflower Diaries Summer Witch and I am also stitching it as part of the Halloween SAL I am doing with Barb. So June Cottage is the only one I can show!

I have been  making a bit of progress on my WIPs. In my bid to get the May Cottage finished my robin and October's Marigold took a back seat but I was back to them last weekend.  Lots still to stitch on the marigolds!

Final WIP is My Mom's Garden which is another SAL with Barb. We thoroughly enjoy our SALs even though they are only  virtual. Maybe one day we will get to stitch together for real.

I was so excited to see I had won Mii's giveaway for the beautiful Little House Needleworks chart Comfort along with the leftover threads and it arrived yesterday.  I am looking forward to stitching it and will be passing it along when it is done. I have been very lucky lately as this is my second win. I do only enter for something if it's something that I really love.

So I am having a wee giveaway for the following  charts:

Little House Needleworks May Calendar Girl ( was sent by mistake last year and Annie told me to keep it rather than return it. So I'm giving it away. Thank you Annie ).

Shepherd's Bush Happy Birthday with leftover threads.

JBW Designs To The Beach.

Please say in your comments which one you would like or if you'd like 2 or all 3 lol! If there's more than one person I'll pick a winner for each chart. It is open to everyone providing you are a regular commenter :).

My DH and I went for a walk so far around the mere and look what we spotted. She's a bit far away but she's a beauty!

That's all from me for now. Hopefully I'll be back sooner next time!

With much love.

Sally xx


Cindy's Stitching said...

You have been busy. So many finishes. Love the may calendar

Linda said...

As always Sally your stitching and finishing is absolutely stunning. I would love to be entered for the May Calendar Girl.


Vickie said...

Oh Sally,you really managed to do finishing on quite a few things! Very nice trim.
Please include my name in the draw for the SB Happy Birthday chart. Thank you!

gominam said...

So this is what you've been up to for two weeks? WOW! Your ornaments are so gorgeous!And your WIPs are looking great. Lovely view:)

Heather said...

Sally, your finishes are all lovely! I am trying to motivate myself to do some finishing. :-)

Your stitching is coming along nicely!

I would love a chance to win the To the beach chart.

I love your bird picture. So pretty!

Christine said...

Great stitching Sally!
If no-one else wants it, I'd quite like the seaside chart

Brigitte said...

Wow, you were having a lot of that finishing mojo lately. Great to see all these lovely finished ornaments. And nice progress on your WIPs.
Please, don't include me in your giveaway, I already have far too many charts :)

Vonna, The Twisted Stitcher said...

I love, love all your finishes! GREAT, beautiful jobs on all of those. The spot of lace on the bottom of Blessed is gorgeous! At first I thought it stitching :)
All your WIPS are going gangbusters too!
Is that an Owl? She is gorgeous!

Mii Stitch said...

YOu have been productive Sally! All those finishes are just lovely. Well done!

Justine said...

Sally your needles must be on fire! Such gorgeous designs and great progress. Well done!

Carol said...

I'm always amazed at how productive you are each time I visit your blog, Sally! Just love your finished ornaments and the robin piece is growing ever more beautiful :)

Mrs Milkybar Kid said...

You have been on an awesome finishing streak Sally - think I need some of that in my life lol! Beautiful stitching as always and I love the way you finished your May cottage.

Margaret said...

So many beautiful finishes! Love your WIPs too, of course.

Kay said...

I am always so impressed when I see finishes. I lie to do the cross stitching but struggle to get them made up. Thank you for a sweet giveaway. I would love to win the May chart.x

Andrea said...

Lots of wonderful finishes. Love the robin WIP too.

Rachael G said...

Lovely Stitching and superb Finishes.
Good Luck to everyone who wishes to win the charts.( Please don't add me I am not stitching at all at the moment)

butterfly said...

Wow Sally you have been busy , love all your stitching and the finish .
Always lovely to see what you are working on.
Love to enter your giveaway love the boat one or SB.
Have a great new week.

Miamina said...

Beautiful stitching made into stunning finishes. Well done :)

Lesleyanne said...

Lovely finishes and great progress on your wips.

Mylene said...

LOvely finishes as always, Sally!
As well as all your WIP's are all coming beautifulY!

Maggee said...

You have been VERY BUSY! It all looks great! Lovely finishing of your projects!

Mary - Lecoeurceltique said...

Lovely finishes and good progress on your WIPs. I love seeing how the winter robin is progressing.

Julie said...

Lots of lovely things to see here this time Sally. I cant believe May if whizzing along so fast!

StitchinByTheLake said...

Oh my goodness Sally - such beautiful finishes, and you've done so many! I feel like I must be slower than everyone else since I take forever! I've only recently started cross stitching after being away from it for 30 years but now I'm totally addicted! blessings, marlene

Angela P said...

Lots of lovely finishes!

Patty C. said...

Beautiful work

Karoline said...

Lovely finishes and great progress on your other projects