Thursday, 21 May 2015

May Stitch From Stash & Birthday Gift for Michelle

It's that time of the month yet again! So here's my SFS report then I'll show my birthday gift for Michelle.

May Report.

Carried fwd from April : £86.84

Amount Spent : £16.38 ( more than I'd hoped but I needed more fabric for my cottages )

Earned : £24.00 ( for 3 finishes, Summer Witch which I can't show yet, May Calendar Girl and another I can't show yet!)

Balance to carry over : £119.46.

I must say this month has been difficult. I don't know why. Maybe it's my mood as I always crave new stash when my mood is low but I have managed to stop myself by looking at what I already have and giving myself a damned good talking to ( and calling myself some not so nice names ) plus reminding myself that I do have the Shepherd's Bush Fold to look forward to for the next 6 months or so. Of course I am getting rather impatient now for it to arrive but, fingers crossed, it should be soon. I hope so as if it doesn't arrive before July I will be well and truly screwed on SFS! Lol! 

Onto my actual stitching now! The lovely Michelle had a birthday at the beginning of May but I was late with her gift as I didn't even finish the stitching until the day of her birthday. I was so pleased that she loved what I stitched for her and here it is.

Little House Needleworks May Calendar Girl

32 count Colour Cascade Fabrics Silver Springs


Birthday Gift for Michelle.

Another finish is this cute one. Makes me smile.

Country Cottage Needleworks Christmas Cheer

32 count Lambswool linen


SAL with Barb

After weeks of waiting my LHN Song of the Seasons was ready to pick up from my framer. He had problems with his oval mount cutter and ended up having to order a new one. I have to say it was well worth the wait and this photo really does not do it justice.

I have been busy trying to get plenty done on my June Cottage seen as June will soon be here! Love this one. 

Barb and I are also SALing on Shepherd's Bush pieces. This is my progress on My Mom's Garden. I should get all the cross stitching done this evening then move onto the speciality stitches.

My robin is getting there on page 4. Hopefully not much longer! I say that every time don't I?! Lol!

Finally October's Marigold is almost done! Just a little more on the flowers and some bits to fill in here and there and it'll be done!

I almost forgot about the charts I was giving away. There were not many takers for them but here are the winners.

Shepherd's Bush Happy Birthday : June

JBW Designs To The Beach : Heather

Little House Needleworks May Calendar Girl: Kay

Heather and June I have your addresses so Kay can you please email me yours :)

That's all from me for now. I got caught up on visiting and commenting but I am probably a long way behind again now! Thank you all for continuing to visit me  and for your lovely comments :)

Until next time.

With much love.

Sally xx


Margaret said...

Lovely finishes! Love all your WIPs too. I admire you for sticking with the stitch from stash. I am so bad at not buying stash (these days it's yarn stash). Good for you!

Vickie said...

Yes! I saw your wonderful gift for Michelle.
Your framed piece is fantastic!
Mom's Garden is so sweet, isn't it?

gracie said...

Love your stitching...congratulations to the lucky gals who get those charts.

Angela CG said...

Beautiful stitching!

gominam said...

Your finishes are beautiful! Love the colors on christmas cheer. Your framed piece is a stunner, definitely worth the wait:)

Julie said...

Lots of lovely stitching as always. The robin is looking super and such a nice gift for Michelle.

Linda said...

Lovely finishes and stitching as always Sally. You make so much progress each week.


butterfly said...

Beautiful stitching and finishes .
Lovely one for sweet Michelle .
Thanks Sally for the chart what a lovely surprise Thank you , I will pass it on once I stitch it.
I am very naughty with my spending on stash there is no way I can write in down . I just buy when I feel the need ha.
Have a great day hugs .

Daniela Bencúrová said...

Sally, everything is beautiful!
You are very clever!

Kay said...

I love the calendar girl, she makes a special birthday present. Thank you so much for the chart. Just going to look for your email address. x

Christine said...

What a lovely gift for Michelle.
The Song of the seasons looks fabulous framed

Mrs Milkybar Kid said...

Beautiful stitching, I love the framing job on Songs of the Seasons - so satisfying to be able to display your stitching like that! Well done on SFS, it is hard sometimes to resist the call of new stash, but good on you for remembering what you already have and avoiding temptation!

Brigitte said...

Such lovely finishes and WIPs. It's amazing to see the amount of stitching you do each month. Your blog is a real inspiration when my stitching mojo wants to fade a way.
Greta job on your SFS challenge. Going through all the charts and magazines that I have is always a good means to stay away from buying more, lol.

Mii Stitch said...

You are always so productive! What lovely stitching :)

Barb said...

Lovely post Sally, love how the Seasons looks must really finish it ,hanging head in shame here. Oh sweet little elves still have not finished mine but hoping for a finish next week, the Robin is gorgeous and your May has been finished before mine. Ok now to give myself a stern talking to , must stitch faster and more!!!
Hugs to you

Angela P said...

Love the framed finish and the gift for Michelle :)

Justine said...

There are always so many lovely things to see on your blog! I love the May girl you stitched for Michelle, and all your regular WIPs. Hope you feel better soon.

Stitching Noni said...

Gorgeous finishes!
Love the May calendar girl
Hugs xx

Lesleyanne said...

Lovely finishes Sally. Your framed piece was definitely worth the wait. Great progress on your wips.

StitchinByTheLake said...

Sally I love your June cottage and your May girl but that Christmas Cheer just made me smile. What a lovely way to frame that beautiful sampler! blessings, marlene

Andrea said...

Wonderful finishing. It's good when a framer can do something a bit different from the normal. Great progress on your WIPs too.

Maggee said...

You always have made great progress on your WIPs. I look forward to seeing them! The LHN framed piece is gorgeous--yes, worth the wait for sure! Thanks for sharing! I know about getting behind on blog reading and commenting... but we must keep trying! It is so inspiring! Hugs!

Dani - tkdchick said...

Your gift for Michelle is just lovely!

YOur ornament is a cute finish and your framer did a fantastic job!

Miamina said...

Beautiful stitching! Gorgeous finishes too! You've been doing great with all the WIP's. Let's hope everything arrives in time and you don't blow the SFS budget!

Heather said...

I am sorry that you are having a rough time! I completely understand! I have to give myself talks too! Hugs!

I love your stitching! I love how you had the LHN piece framed! I have that kitted up and I need to stitch it!

What a sweet gift for Michelle! You are a lovely friend!

Yay I won! So exciting! :-)

Mary - Lecoeurceltique said...

Beautiful finishes and I like the framing. Your are making good progress in your projects.