Wednesday, 24 June 2015

June Stitch From Stash, A Finish and A Giveaway!

Here we are again at that time of the month.  The final report for part A of SFS. Next month is a whole new start on it.

Balance carried fwd : £119.46

Amount spent : £58.16 ( fabric and hand dyed threads for CCN ornament auto, parts 1 & 2 of the Shepherd's Fold )

Amount earned 0

Balance: £86.30

So I have done well which is thanks to the "earnings" I've had. I haven't declared any earnings for this month as we are allowed to carry them over if they've not been declared. I did check that with Mel.

I have not been well since last Thursday but thankfully I have still managed to stitch. I started with a mild vertigo attack ( not had one for over a year ) which I think may have been caused by the fact that I appear to be getting a cold. My DH has one so I think he's kindly shared it with me. I must admit that I felt rotten from tea time last night and I've hardly been out of the house since last Thursday.  I did get to craft group yesterday as it's only a minute or so's walk from me now and I thought it would do me good to get amongst some different company.  I'm hoping that I will feel much better soon.

So I am sure you are all here for the the stitching and not my pity party lol so here's my finish!

Little House Needleworks Comfort

40 count Gander linen

Crecent Colours

This was such a lovely stitch.  I'm not sure how I'll finish it yet but I think it might be a pinkeep. I won this from Mii so am now ready to pass the chart along with the left over threads.  So if you'd like to be the next stitcher please say so in your comment and I'll pick a winner next week.

So it'll be a new start next week maybe! I really need to get on with my July Cottage as I am way behind again! I actually stitched twice on this last week to try and get further on with it and I'm hoping I can maybe get it finished tonight as it's parlour stitching with Barb and the ladies at Needlecraft Haven ( virtually of course! ).

Speaking of Barb we are SALing away on our Halloween, Shepherd's Bush and Country Cottage Needleworks pieces! I have added a different colour to Ghoul Tidings at last! This is such a fun stitch but that top took a lot of concentration lol!

I completed the house on A Full Heart and stitched a bit of the heart above the house. Part 2, My Home Fob, arrived today and it is so sweet! It'll be a few weeks before I start on that though!

After having to frog where I should have stitched a door on the church on Let Us Adore Him I started stitching white again! Duh! Thankfully I had only done about 4 stitches when I realised so out they came and I now have a door! I think this might be a finish this week providing the frog stays away.

I have also stitched a  couple of times on my lovely robin. I can't quite believe now much quicker ( even though there is really nothing quick about it ) this page is going compared to the last one. I am planning on 2 evenings stitching on this once the garden journal pieces are finished.

So that leads me to my progress on November's Chrysanthemum which is coming along very well :). Just one more to go after this!

I have started reading again. I was always a very keen reader and would get through a book at least every week but the cross stitch took over! Not long ago I read The Five People You Meet In Heaven by Mitch Ablom which is a wonderful book. It got me hooked again.  Whilst we out and about I  bought a few books which I am looking forward to reading. I still have books to read from a few years ago as well . I decided to start Dicken's A Tale of Two  Cities which Jess bought me for  Christmas a few years ago along with Great Expectations.  I just read for half an hour or so before I go to bed. I must say I am finding this one hard going! Anyway I have joined Goodreads so if you're on there look me up if you'd like to!

Thank you for continuing to  visit me and leave such lovely comments. I truly love reading them all. I will get around to visiting you all again soon. I did start but still have to get caught up fully.

Until next time.

With much love

Sally xxx


Barb said...

Great post Sally, Loving the Ghoul Tidings are you enticing me again. I will see when I have finished the cubes. The Lhn piece is lovely as they usually are and I like the little birds on that one. Another one to look out for. Your Robin is simply gorgeous and your fingers are very amazing they stitch so fast. July is coming along well ,I thought you had loads of time but when I wrote the parlour blog today its Next week.
Hope the cold soon goes , Summer colds are horrid , well in the winter you expect them but not the summer,mind you we still have it to come.
Take care and I shall be there this evening with a mask on !!!!

Carin said...

Ohh I would love to have a change at the LHN pattern.

You did another great updates on your stitchings. Love the plumstreet sampler one.
I just wrote the book Almost Amish from Kathryn Cushman and I loved it !!

Vickie said...

Sally! Thank you for my gift of the chart. It is lovely. I will be stitching it up soon.
I am sorry you haven't been feeling great.
Good for you reading again. I love to read. Always torn between reading and stitching I am.

Justine said...

So much gorgeous stitching going on here as usual! I love the cute chart from Mii and entered her giveaway last time so thank you for another chance! I love your Robin, it's coming along so well, and your CCN ornie is so sweet.

Linda said...

Lovely stitching and progress as always Sally. I hope your feeling better.


Heather said...

You have done a fantastic job on your spending! Way to go!

I love your newest finish and would love a chance to win the chart!

You are making great progress on your wips! :-)

I am sorry that you are feeling poorly! I hope that you are better soon! Hugs!

Shari said...

Happy Summer, Love your blog and your progress photos! Would love to win your "Comfort" chart. We can all use more comfort! Thanks, I'll be following along... <3 Shari (

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

Beautiful work, Sally! I'll pass on the chart draw, although I love it! I need to keep plugging away at my WIPs (at least until I see a "must start immediately" pattern!). So sorry you aren't feeling well. I hope it will pass soon!

Hooked on Stitches said...

Sorry to hear you haven't been feeling well Sally, Vertigo is such a nasty thing to deal with. Hope you are feeling better soon.

Lovely stitching, love the LHN finish and I'd love to be entered for a chance to stitch it next. I even have a "perfect" finish in mind for it :)

Great June SFS report :) I'm not going to continue after this month.

Christine said...

Well that was kind of DH wasn't it? Bet he says he had the flu and yours is only a cold, that's what mine would do.
Lovely stitching as always. I won't put my name in for the draw thanks, I seem to have won such a lot from you over the years perhaps someone else should get a chance :)

Julie said...

You've still managed to stitch way more that me even with being poorly. Get well wishes and I hope you are soon feeling much better.

Mary - Lecoeurceltique said...

Some beautiful work. I've read 'Five people ...' twice and thoroughly enjoyed it each time. Hope you feel better soon.

Mii Stitch said...

Sorry to read you're not well! Here is to wishing you a speedy recovery.
Glad you've finished Comfort, it looks so much prettier than my version :)
Beautiful stitching update as always!
Take care x

StitchinByTheLake said...

I'm so sorry you've not been feeling well - maybe it will pass soon. I have to laugh when I tell you I hated A Tale of Two Cities when I was reading it in high school and got a very bad grade from my teacher because I would not finish it. :) But I loved Five People...! I would love to be included in the giveaway for this pattern. blessings, marlene

Kristie Kreations said...

Lovely blog I just found through bloglovin. Truly a good read. Would love a chance at winning the chart. Hope you feel better soon. Happy Stitching! ~Kristie's kreations~

Sheryl S. said...

Beautiful stitching as always Sally, I like to see how the robin is coming along, so pretty. Hope you are feeling better. Vertigo is awful.

Mouse said...

hopefully you are on the mend now and you have managed some lovely stitching ... gorgeous wee finish from the chart from Mii ... would love to be entered into the hat for it :)
ooo good luck with the ye old reading .... love mouse xxxxx

Margaret said...

All of your stitching looks great. Keep going with Dickens. OMG, he's my favorite author! I've read all his books twice over at least. A Tale of Two Cities is so good!

butterfly said...

Sorry you have not been feeling to well Sally , hope you get well soon.
Your robin is looking so pretty , will you have it finished for Christmas ?
I know these designs take a very long time but it looks so beautiful.
You have some wonderful new starts take care sending you many hugs.

Carol said...

I'm hoping you feel better very soon, Sally--having had vertigo before bad enough to be hospitalized, I know how awful it is!

Lovely stitching and, as always, your Robin is looking magnificent...

I do the same thing--read about half an hour before bed each night. I have to read or I can't sleep :)

Mrs Milkybar Kid said...

I always love reading your updates Sally as your beautiful stitching always brings a smile to my face - you always choose such joyful and happy designs! Hope you are feeling better by now and good on you for staying in budget with SFS!

Tina said...

Lovely wip's Sally,love the robin,HAED are so lifelike and detailed.
Hope you feel much better soonx
Would love a chance to winthe chart

gominam said...

Beautiful stitching and new purchase. I hope you're feeling much better now. Good you've picked up a great book to keep you great company at night:)

Michelle said...

Hope you are feeling better Sally. Love your stitching you always achieve so much and it looks stunning xx

Angela CG said...

Oh what lovely stitching you were able to accomplish this month. I just love LHN patterns, count me in.

Maggee said...

First off, congrats for being so dedicated to SFS... you did very well! I really like the LHN 'Comfort' piece, and would like to be entered (to win of course!!) in the giveaway! I made a similar mistake on a big piece, by not stitching a window! Didn't realize it until AFTER I completed the house, and did NOT re-stitch it! It looks fine enough... :) Great progress on your WIPS as always. Who has time to read, when there is so much stitching calling your name??!! Ha!

Brigitte said...

A great update on all your projects. And well done on the SFS challenge. Good luck with part B.

I have also always been an avid reader but I'm also an avid stitcher, so I always feel torn between stitching and reading. During summer I read more because I love to sit outside in the garden and read, and during winter I stitch more than I read. But I'd like to do more of each all the time, lol.

I hope that you will soon feel better.

Esmeralda said...

beautiful wips and a good update
my favourite is the robin :)
Congrets on your SFS, very well done
i will see you in part B from SFS
greetings from Holland

Esmeralda said...

Great progress on your WIPS
the Robin is my favourite
Congrets on your SFS part A
i will see you in part B
greetings from Holland

Miamina said...

Sorry to hear you were unwell, I've been a bit poorly myself (hence the late comment). You've done so well with your SFS so far, I really hope you continue to do well through the second part.

Beautiful stitching, although I always say that (but it's true!). You have another lovely finish as well!