Friday, 16 October 2015

A Full Heart

So much for trying to get back to regular blogging! It just didn't happen did it?! However I have been getting some stitching done and I have had a finish or two but I can only show one for now.

Shepherd's Bush Shepherd's Fold A Full Heart ( as kitted )

I just loved every single stitch of this. It has taken me a while but it was well worth it as it is just beautiful.I now need to find some fabric to cover the paper mache box with then I can mount the stitching on the lid. Yes the proper box would have been nice but there is no way I can stretch to that much money! Anyway the chart and leftover threads are now for sale so do email me if you're interested. It is a lovely piece to stitch. I also have some Halloween pieces that I stitched for sale which I'll add to my For Sale page.

So last night I had to start part 2 of the fold which is the My Home Fob. One side is almost complete.

I don't think this will take long to stitch.

Barb and I have been stitching away on our CCN ornaments and she has finished Christmas Birdhouse. As you can see I have a few more stitches to pop in so I'll get those done this evening and start Merry Merry. I was sorting threads for Merry Merry earlier and realised I only had one of the hand dyes and I get them with the chart, fabric and button. I realised it must have been used on a previous one, which it had, but when I found what I had left there is not enough to stitch this one! I used it to make the cording on the other one. Arghhhh! So I'll use the DMC alternative instead.

Clara Ellen is coming along quite nicely. I think a couple more Mondays might see it finished. Margaret asked if I would show the whole piece so far so here it is :)

I have two Wednesdays to get my November Cottage finished and it seems to be going much better than it has in previous months! Love those colours.

Just a little more to do on December's Holly. I think I should have a big celebration when I've finished it. It's 2 years since I finished the first one of this series!

Of course no post would be complete without my lovely Robin. I still have not finished page 5 but it'll be finished this Saturday! 

Our PC ( well it is mine now as DH has had a laptop for a couple of years ) threw one this week. I used it Monday afternoon and it was fine but when I went to switch it on on Wednesday it was totally dead. It's rather old now and getting slow but I felt I couldn't warrant buying a new one as I don't use it that much. So we went to ask the advice of the repair place and he said it could be the switch, the power supply unit or the motherboard but he'd need to run a diagnostic to see what it was. So it turned out to be the power supply unit and it has a new one fitted at a cost of £20 so I'm quite happy with that. In the meantime though I have been trying to get Jess' old laptop updated as she reset it to factory settings so that I could use that. It is still trying to download the final 151 updates!

Thank you all for your lovely comments about our budgie Billy. We still can't over him being gone and we often look to where his cage was to talk to him. It is so quiet without him. I miss his frantic tweeting when we leave the room and when he heard the birds outside!

That's all my news for now. I'll be back next week with my October stitch from stash report and I'll hopefully visit you all over the weekend.

Until next time.

With much love

Sally xxx


Vickie said...

Lovely stitching Sally. I just hate computer issues.

Jacquie Morris said...

Oh my!! Oh my!! Gosh you have been one busy stitcher!! Wow! So many beautiful projects you have on the go. I love love love your completed Shepherds Bush one, well I would it has sheep in it! It's really something special and I bet you feel it's awesome too now it's finished :)
Big smiles :)

Le trame della Galaverna said...

I'am watching many beautiful embroideries
I look forward to see other preogresses
ciao Giovanna from Italy

Margaret said...

Love seeing all your beautiful stitching. Such good news on the computer -- always nice when something that seems dead turns out only to need a power switch for not much money. Good luck setting up Jess's old laptop.

Linda said...

Lovely stitching and gorgeous finish Sally.


Anonymous said...

Beautiful beautiful stitchng

butterfly said...

Wow Sally what wonderful stitching again.
I am working on the bird box one too.
Have a great week .

Brigitte said...

You have done a lot of lovely stitching since your last post. Ancongratulations on finishing the SB project. I can't wait to see it mounted on the box lid.
So sad that you lost your little budgie.

Kay said...

I do love seeing your updates, particularly the cottage of the month as it is always a reminder to me that I should be doing some stitching too in this department. x

Emma/Itzy said...

Busy busy stitcher! All your projects are looking wonderful :)

Carol said...

So glad your computer fix wasn't a costly one, Sally! I am afraid to turn mine off anymore as I fear it won't turn on again, so I leave it on all the time :)

Really love your SB finish and I agree about spending all the money on the suggested box--I'd much rather spend it on stash!!

Andrea said...

Wonderful stitching, lots of lovely designs. Just can't get in to blogging at the moment myself.

Southpaw Stitcher said...

Your Shepherd's Bush finish is awesome, and your WIPs are lovely--so many of them look close to finish, too. I particularly like the robin; he's looking gorgeous!

Lauren M said...

These are lovely! Great progress on you projects :)

gominam said...

I always look forward for your posts, it's always a treat seeing your beautiful progress on these lovely designs!

Christine said...

The Shepherds Bush finish is just gorgeous Sally! Great progress on all the WIPs too

Mary - Lecoeurceltique said...

Lots of stitching and it's all lovely.

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

The SB Fold looks lovely, I hope you can find a suitable box for it now.

Great progress on the rest of your pieces too. Your rotation really seems to work.

Sorry to hear about your little budgie, it's very strange when there is a space where a pet used to be.

Mouse said...

oooo thought I had commented on your wonderful finishes and progress reports but nope hmmmm ... any hooo they are all gorgeous as per usual ... glad to hear the computer is ok again for now ...sorry about your wee budgie .... you get so used to their chatter don't you ... love mouse xxxxx

Michelle said...

Lovely stitching Sally - your new finish is wonderful xx

Justine said...

As usual I love everything you're working on Sally. I will definitely give you a huge cheer when you finish the Cottage Garden Samplings as I know how much work goes into them. They really are beautiful.
I love your sweet Robin too, he looks like he's getting close to a finish. You have done really well to stick with him!

Julie said...

The SB turned out so beautifully, cant wait to see the box top finish you do with it.
Lots of lovely different things you have been working on. Mr robin is looking stunning.
Such good news the technology fix didn't cost you a lot.

Mii Stitch said...

Oh I do love & read your post! Always full of wonderful projects & beautiful stitching :) Those sheep are just adorable and your robin is getting ready to take off :)

Maggee said...

Congrats on finishing A Full Heart! And on being halfway through the My Home Fob! I finally got Christmas Birdhouse, and will look forward to stitching it this year! All the stitching looks great--making good progress on all your projects! Thanks for sharing! Hugs!