Saturday, 24 October 2015

October Stitch From Stash

It is that time of the month yet again for reporting our stitch from stash triumphs etc! So I'll get that bit over with and get onto my stitching. 

Month : October

Spent £44.55

Earned £30

Balance Carried Fwd: £92.44

I did spend a little more than I intended as I needed two lots of fabric. I have one more Shepherd's Fold to come probably next week and that is done. I am intent on treating myself to a few new charts before the end of the year then next year NO CHARTS lol! Just fabric and threads when I need them. I will need lots of encouragement though!

So I have had a couple of finishes since my last post. Finish no.1 was Christmas Birdhouse.

Merry Merry was started by both Barb and I. Love this one.

Finish no. 2 and a massive happy dance was December's Holly which is the final one in the series of the Garden Journal charts. I do still have the journal cover to stitch but I think I'll do that later.

I had a page finish on QS Spirit of Winter Robin and made a small start on page 2. I may do 2 evenings on this now to try and get more done.

Ooooh I can now show my square for Mouse's quilt.

Dragon Dreams A Spot of Tea

32 count white evenweave


When I posted this to Mouse I also sent this.

Lizzie*Kate Night Before Christmas Sled Mouse

Brown perforated paper


As soon as I saw this chart I had to stitch the Mouse one for her! I am happy to say that she loved both the square and the sled :)

My November Cottage is coming along nicely. I do love these bright colours in it.

I finished one side of the My Home Fob and started the other side. It is so pretty. 

A few weeks ago my lovely friend Chris broke her ankle and was feeling rather down. All her crafting supplies are in her loft so I decided to pop onto Patchwork Rabbit and kit her a little something up for her stitch. I chose Potted Poinsetta which is one of the Little House Needleworks Sampler Tree ornaments. Well imagine my surprise when an envelope from Chris arrived this morning and I found that she had also stitched it for me as well as herself and sent the chart to me. Thank you so much Chris. I love it. 

So if you would like to stitch this chart please say so in your comments and I'll pick a winner next time I blog :)

I have still not managed to catch up on blog reading and commenting. I feel so bad as it's something I used to do so regularly and I really must try so much harder. I much prefer blogging to Instagram etc and I most certainly do not want to lose the friends I have made. 

Until next time.

With much love.

Sally xx

PS I don't know what has happened to the writing on this post!


Linda said...

Lovely stitching Sally. I would love to stitch that chart.


Manuela said...

Wonderful finishes and wonderful progress on your WIP's.
Have a nice weekend, Manuela

Jackie said...

I would love to have the chart! I'm just getting back into doing cross stitch. I love all your finishes. I hope that Chris is doing better. Thank you for the opportunity....

Mouse said...

heheheh ... I certainly do love them :0 and can't wait to make the quilt up and hang the wee sledge up .... ... I think you have hit the highlight text thingy ... technical term that is you know !!! well done on the stitching from stash and awwww that chart is lovely stitched ... I already have this in my to do pile for this year hopefully ... wish me luck love mouse xxxxxx

Vickie said...

Oh Sally, you have accomplished so much. That tiny mouse on the sled is adorable. What a nice to do for Chris, and she is obviously a nice person as well! :D

Ali said...

You have some lovely finishes to share, my favourite has to be your first one the Christmas bird house, just lovely. I am sorry that your friend broke her ankle I hope she is now on the mend. What a lovely surprise to give your friend and what a lovely surprise to recieve yourself too. I would love to enter your draw for the chance to stitch this ornament. Ali

Just Another Old Geezer said...

These are so pretty and just in time to use for the upcoming season, Thanks you so very much for sharing your talents with everyone

gypsyelves said...

I would love to stitch that! Very nice of you to pass it along to someone. I hope your friend is healing well and is up and about soon!

Le trame della Galaverna said...

Great progress and beautiful stitches

Barb said...

Sally I see you have been having 3 shredded wheat for breakfast again with how much you have achieved lol. Hard to choose a favourite but I love the one with the Holly on,and of course your Robin. What a lovely thing to do for Chris, hope she is on the mend now. I am in about the same place as you with Merry it may make 2 visits to get it done for me but you never know it may not take as long as I think.
See you tomorrow when I shall be out with the 2nd cube.
Hugs to you from me ,

Julie said...

Adorable little sled fir mouse, I have one of those that was gifted in an exchange.
Lots of lovely things you've been working on this past week.
What a lovely gift for Chris, I hope she is soon feeling much better.

Claudia Valle said...

Everything looks amazing ! Congrats on the happy dances

Kay said...

Lovely finishes, I really like the December stitch with all of the holly. x

Margaret said...

Everything looks wonderful! Love that little mouse sled you sent mouse. No worries on the blog reading and commenting. It's so so hard to keep up!

gominam said...

I love your Christmas finishes, esp. the Birdhouse, so pretty! You've made a lot of progress on your beautiful robin, can't wait to see that done. Great progress on you other WIPs too!

Irene said...

sempre meravigliosi i tuoi ricami, bellissimi

Annette-California said...

Beautiful Christmas stitching and great progress on HAED.
Darling mouse sled for Mouse - LOL! That was a sweet thing to do for Chris and love that she stitched a ornament for you as well.
love Annette

Justine said...

What beautiful stitching as ever Sally. I really need to get to stitching those Cottage Garden months again as I love each one - I'll miss seeing your updates. I have the CCN ornaments too - have finished Merry Merry but I love the Christmas Birdhouse one best.
What a lovely gift to/from Chris and how generous of you to offer it - I love the finished piece but have plenty of ornaments still to stitch so please don't include me this time.

Christine said...

Well done on your stitching goals Sally. Lovely finishes too, the little sledge ornament is wonderful. I love the poinsettia ornament too, please chuck my name in the hat for the chart :)

Mii Stitch said...

Beautiful stitching & finishing as always & lovely progress too!!
Love that little Lizzie Kate mouse, perfect for Mouse :D

butterfly said...

Wonderful stitching again, just love what you stitched for mouse how cute.

Maggee said...

Where to start?? I just got Christmas Birdhouse and it is on top of my projects to be started...soon... Yours is the inspiration to me! And I like that Merry Merry... guess it will move to the pile too! I know you are glad to be finished with the Journal charts, but you did a wonderful job on the lot! The Holly on this one is beautiful! My Robin is beautiful...! Ahh, I could go on and on, but, well you get the idea! I would love to stitch Potted Poinsettia! Thanks for sharing! Hugs!

Anonymous said...

beautiful stitching and finishing ♥

Brigitte said...

So much wonderful progress on your pieces. And even some finishes. I love the December Garden Journal very much. I'm very curious to see how these Garden Journal pages will be finished.
Enjoy your surprise gift from your friend.

Carol said...

Well done on finishing the Garden Journal series, Sally--December looks fabulous! And I fall in love with your robin more and more each time I see him :)

I do love the teeny mouse sled you made for Mouse--how perfect :)

Happy Halloween!

Andrea said...

Wonderful stitching and finishing. Hurry up with that Robin, I'm longing to see it finished!! :) Sorry to hear that Chris has broke her ankle. Would love to be included in the draw.

Clare said...

Nice that you both had the same thoughts. Little House Needleworks are lovely patterns. Enjoy stitching your Lizzie Kate mouse too. Happy Stitching.