Thursday, 18 February 2016

Back From The Framers

First of all I just want to say thank you for all your wonderful comments on my robin finish. I truly appreciate each and every single comment. After some messing about getting the piece washed and dried I finally got it into the framers and picked it up yesterday. My framer has done a fantastic job and if he ever retires I don't know what I will do! I have been trusting him with my stitching for many years now. So here is my lovely robin framed!

I am so pleased with how it looks. I was going for a red mount but he suggested this one as he thought anything else would take your eye away from the robin and I think he is right. I can't get a brilliant photo I'm afraid.

It was my dear friend Barb's birthday this week and I stitched this sweet design for her and framed one of my very own sheep photos!

Shepherd's Bush Friendsheep ( free chart with purchase of button)

Vintage Country Mocha Linen


Birthday gift for Barb.

I am very happy to say that she loves it :)

Of course after finishing my robin I had the problem of which HAED to pick up next. There was Guardian, Mini The Forgotten, Mini Jolly Old Fellow and SK A Dragon's History. After much deliberation I decided on the SK as it's only 4 pages and I was well down the first page when I put it away I don't know how long ago! I've stitched 2 weekends on it and manged about 20 or so rows. Mini The Forgotten may well be restarted at some point as I hate the metallic!

I forgot to show my new start a few weeks ago on the next Shepherd's Fold piece. This one is Cherish Life and it is just so pretty. 

Typing of the Shepherd's Fold here is my finished Goodness and Grace.

Oooh also my finished up Be Merry! This one was finished towards the end of 2015 but I didn't get it made up to put on my tree.

Barb and I still stitching on our SALs. This is my progress on my ornament. Barb I think you'll guess pretty quickly what this one is!

We made a start of With Thy Needle and Thread Sweet Violet for our sheep SAL. I had to change the colour for her dress as it didn't show up. Unfortunately she is headless, armless and legless at the moment!

I am finally getting going again on Anniversaries of the Heart and Evergreen Lane. The frog came to visit but I managed to restitch what had to come out. Phew!

Finally my progress on Countdown to Christmas. 

That's all my news for now but before I go could I please ask for some good thought for Abi. She is waiting for results of blood tests to come back. She went to the doctors last week as she's been feeling unwell, not eating very well and has lost 3/4 of a stone since Christmas. She seems to picking up a bad throat every other week and keeps feeling sick. It's such a worry and I just hope something will show and they can give her something to make her well again. 

I'll be catching up on blogs soon. 

Until next time.

With much love

Sally xxxx

Wednesday, 3 February 2016

It's A Wrap!

I am having a huge happy dance and it deserves a post all of its own! Without further ado here is.....

Heaven and Earth Designs QS Spirit of Winter Robin ( artwork by Ciro Marchetti )

25 count Magic Guide fabric


Started 10th February 2013

Finished 2nd February 2016.

I will admit to feeling rather emotional when the last stitch went in as it a very special piece and means a lot to me. For those of you who are new to my blog I stitched this as a memory piece for my Dad who passed away in January 2013 and in stitching it it helped me through a very sad, difficult time. Of course without Michele of HAEDs wonderful charting and getting this released for me it wouldn't have been possible so thank you so much Michele and also very special hugs and thanks to my surrogate sis Lisa for gifting me the chart.

I'll be back another time to show some WIPs.

However I would like to show the latest little member of our family.

Meet little ( although not so little! ) Freddie the budgie!

Until next time.

With much love.

Sally xxxx