Friday, 6 November 2015

Book Signing and Stitching!

As I mentioned in my last post Abi and I were going to our first book signing on Saturday. We were both nervous as we've never been to one before but when we got chatting to the author she was nervous as we were! Lol! I had seen her first book in WH Smith in Hull, not bought it then wished I had when I couldn't find it anywhere else. One day when we were in again we saw signed copies so bought one each. I read it pretty soon after and was totally hooked and thought I'd have to wait ages for the next book in the series. I was delighted when I read it was going to be the end of October. I was also excited to see she was doing a book signing.

So here is Abi and I with CL Coffey who is a local Hull author. I have a stupid look on my face as I was fed up of waiting for DH to take the photo with Abi's phone! Lol! 

And here is my book signed :)

Onto my stitching now. I have had two finishes and three new starts although I can only show one finish and two new starts. You will have to wait to see the others!

My new start was the next Anniversaries of the Heart which is Evergreen Lane. I managed to get a lot of the green bit of the border done. I am looking forward to getting on with this as it is so pretty.

New start no. 2 is my last cottage. Yay! I have loved stitching these but I am so ready to stitch something different! This is the December one. I'm not sure what I'll stitch after this but I have plenty of Little House and Country Cottage charts in my stash!

My finish is part 2 of the Shepherd's Bush Shepherd's Fold. I love these Fold pieces so much. I still need to get some fabric for my box! 

Shepherd's Bush Shepherd's Fold My Home Fob

As kitted.

I'll get it made up over the next few days hopefully.

Barb and I are, hopefully, going to get this ornament finished this evening then we can start Fa Lal La next week ( sheep!). Not many to go on these then we'll be starting ornaments from the JCS Christmas mags.

Finally my lovely little robin. I managed to get about 450 stitches done for the challenge so I was happy. Of course the more I do the nearer I am to a finish!

Not long now to Chris and I starting our December SAL. We have chosen LHN The Florist from the Hometown Holiday series. We have also chosen our December SAL for 2016! It's a new Country Cottage Needleworks one but I can't remember the name of it. Merry Christmas My Deer I think. 

That is all my news for this time. Hope you are all stitching, knitting or whatever craft you do, up a storm!

Until next time.

With much love.

Sally xxx


Barb said...

Oh Sally lovely pic of you at the book signing.You certainly have been busy since you last posted , I hope to get a post done tomorrow. Lovely Robin!!!!!!!!!!!!!! if you have not got room for him I can give him a good home lol.
I have the Florist to do at some point but not this year . See you later with Merry.

Mii Stitch said...

Lovely stitching Sally!
Looks like you had a great time at the book signing. Make sure you look after your signed copy!

Le trame della Galaverna said...

Wow you lived a great experience
Beautiful photo
I'm very happy for you

Linda said...

How awesome to meet the author. Love stitching and great new starts.


Justine said...

Beautiful stitching as always Sally. Love the fabric for the December cottage. Have you stitched them separately or all as one piece? Reminds me I must get on with Frosty Forest.
That looks like a fun day out - a few years ago my mum and I went to see Jodi Picoult at the Trafford Centre signing books and we were nervous as kittens! She was really lovely though. Looks as if your local author was pleased to have two real fans show up!

Vickie said...

I have never been to a book signing Sally. How very, very cool. You have many projects on the go. And your Robin gets closer and closer to completion! :)

Margaret said...

So cool on the book signing! I've never been brave enough to attend one. Maybe someday. Love all your stitching. You are getting so close on your robin!!

Penny said...

Your stitching is lovely! And the book signing sounds like fun ~ it must be exciting to actually get to meet the author.

the Fairy Stitcher said...

Great projects 💝

butterfly said...

How lovely Sally to have your book signed .
I really love the robin he is looking beautiful , lovely new starts on your stitching.
Have a happy weekend hugs .

Mary Ann said...

Going to a book signing sounds so fun! And, a wonderful photo of you and Abi!! I love all of your stitching, and you are so close on finishing your Robin!!

Christine said...

Great stitching sally, and how exciting to get your book signed

Annie said...

So much wonderful stitching! They're all beautiful!

Jackie said...

What a real treat to meet a favorite author! That must have been a thrill. Nice to know she was nervous too.

Carol said...

How nice to meet the author and get your book signed, Sally! I've never been to a book signing--have always dreaded standing in line :)

Such wonderful projects you have going on--the robin is just looking sweeter and sweeter :)

gominam said...

That's awesome to have an autographed book! Your stitching is lovely, great progress:)

Emma/Itzy said...

I love the Merry Christmas My Deer chart if its the one I am thinking of! (a sneak peak was shown on their facebook page the other day?)

Lovely stitching as always and I love watching your robin grow :)

Julie said...

Lovely pic of you and Abi with the author, it does make the book so special when its signed and you have met them, happy reading!
Mr Robin is looking wonderful.
It's nice when you start an annual series and well done you for keeping up with it and finishing them all on time

Maggee said...

Glad you had fun with Abi at the book signing! You are making great progress on your Evergreen Lane. And I know your will fly through that cottage so you can start a different cute one! Love the Merry Merry and my Robin! :)

Brigitte said...

It must have been fun to attend the book signing. I have never been at one but there aren't many book events where I live.
Great progress on your stitching projects.

Mylene said...

Lovely stitching progress! wow! that's great to have an autographed book.

Karoline said...

So cool about the book signing, it's always very special to meet your favourite authors.

All your projects are looking gorgeous

Sheryl S. said...

A lot of progress Sally. I like the look of the Evergreen Lane piece and the robin is gorgeous.