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


cucki said...

Super sweet stitching
Big hugs x

Tricia T said...

{{Hugs}} to Abi. It is so hard to not feel well over a long period of time. I hope they can find the cause! Your stitching is beautiful and WOW on the Robin framed. Just Gorgeous!!

Vickie said...

Oh yes, the robin looks fantastic Sally. What a perfect, perfect gift for Barb. Sweet Violet is so pretty.

gracie said...

Sorry that Abi is not feeling well. I will keep her in my thoughts. Your stitching is lovely.

Beth said...

Enjoyed this post. Lots of wonderful stitching.

Manuela said...

The frame with the passepartout looks wonderful.
Lovely little finishes.
Greetings, Manuela

Justine said...

Your Robin looks fantastic Sally. Your framer really has done a fabulous job. Can I ask what count fabric etc as I plan to restart my HAED - I was doing 2 over 1 tent on 25 count but not sure about the coverage. Yours looks perfect!

So many other lovely things you've been working on. Your gift to Barb is gorgeous and I like the Shepherds Fold pieces too, in fact as usual I like everything!

Linda said...

The Robin is gorgeous Sally. Your framer does do a fantastic job. Your other stitching and finishing is gorgeous as always.
Sending hugs and happy thoughts for Abi.


Maggee said...

I will pray for the best for Abi. I am praying for my eldest daughter and family... last night their middle child was in the ER, and this morning their youngest is there! Two apparently different issues... they are a mess!!! The Robin looks wonderful! Great framing job! Wow! And your projects are all very nice, and coming along. Little by little, you do get them done! Thanks for sharing! Hugs!

Maggie said...

Your Robin is just beautiful Sally, and what a lot of other lovely stitching too, I love everything :-)

Sending positive thoughts to Abi, i do hope everything comes back ok and she will be feeling better soon.xx

Jackie said...

A good framer is priceless to be sure! Not easy to find at all.

Thinking of Abi. I know you're worried about her. It's hard for us mom's not to worry!

Carolyn said...

Yay! your robin is done and so gorgeous and I love the frame and mat decision. Your focus goes right to the bird. Dragon's history is coming along nicely. Cherish Life you have a great start. Both of your finishes are beautifully done. Your other WIPs are looking good as always. I will keep your daughter in my prayers that the tests come back for something simple. Hugs and happy stitching.

Kay said...

Hugs and prayers for Abi. x You really have outdone yourself with so many gorgeous finishes to show, the robin truly is a work of art. x

Le trame della Galaverna said...

Congratulations for yours beautiful projects.

Mouse said...

wow the framer has done a fabulous job ... gorgeous stitching all round and lovely gift for barb.... hope Abi doesn't have to wait to long to get sorted out ... love mouse xxxxx

Margaret said...

First off, lots of good thoughts for Abi. I do hope it's not serious and that a diagnosis comes through so she can kick whatever it is and feel better. Anyway, I love your robin all framed up! Gorgeous! I also love all your stitching -- everything looks great!

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

The robin looks awesome, you have a great framer.
And so much lovely stitching as well, you really have been busy. Love the Shepherd's Bush designs.
Huggs to your daughter too, hope she finds out what's causing the problems.

Christine said...

Your robin looks wonderful framed up. Great wips too and I love the piece you stitched for Barb.
Hope Abi is feeling better soon

Mii Stitch said...

As always there is some lovely stitching going on in your little part of the world! And beautiful finishes too :)
Your robin looks wonderful in its new frame!

Małgorzata Zoltek said...

Robinek wygląda wspaniale!!!

Cindy's Stitching said...

the Robin is beautiful framed.

gominam said...

Lovely to see Robin finally framed! it's so beautifully stitched! Everything looks great in your post, pretty stitching:)

Christina said...

Your robin looks fabulous framed. Yes I agree, I think a red mount could have been a distraction. I love all of your Shepherd's Bush stitching. It makes me want to start stitching some of the many SB charts I have in my stash!
Fingers crossed you get some answers from Abi's blood tests.

Penny said...

Sorry to hear about Abi ~ hoping you get some answers soon.

So nice to see the robin all framed up! Very nice job! You do such a beautiful job finishing and some lovely projects on the go. Love Barb's gifts. :)

Veronica Ong said...

Your framer did a lovely job on Winter Robin. Love the simplicity of the mat and frame. It really brings out your stitching.

Another post full of stitchy goodies. Just beautiful!

Sending good thoughts to Abi.


Irene said...

Meraviglioso con la cornice e sono tutti belli i tuoi ricami. Un pensiero per Abi, andrà tutto bene ♥

Michelle said...

Oh Sally I love Mr Robin he is adorable - lovely pictures. Hope you and the family are well xx

butterfly said...

Love love love the robin looks beautiful in the frame .
Your other stitching all looks just wonderful you always stitch the most fab designs .

Sure hope all goes well for Abi , there are allot of virus's doing the rounds at the moment .
Wishing and praying she will have good news.

Andrea said...

The robin looks fantastic, very striking. A great gift for Barb. I'm loving all of your other wonderful WIPs too.

Stitching Noni said...

I hope Abi is ok and that everything is fine with her.
I love your stitching progress... You are stitching some beautiful pieces :)
Hugs xx

Carol said...

Oh, the framed robin is stunning, Sally! I'm sure you're so proud each time you walk past it :)

Such pretty pieces for your friends and I love the little ornament with the white ruching...

I do hope Abi is okay--you must be so very worried.

Brigitte said...

Wonderful, your robin picture. Your framer was doing a great job on it. And you failed the free spot with another HAED piece. Great.
Love all your little finishes and also the new starts.
I hope the doctors will soon be able to help Abi to feel better as fast as possible.

Mylene said...

Robin looks beautiful! And i've seen that lovely piece you made for Barb earlier. Great job on all your finishes, Lovelies!
Hope all is well with Abi.

Mary - Lecoeurceltique said...

Lovely stitching and the robin design looks brilliant framed.

Julie said...

Your framed robin looks fabulous Sally, such a stunning finish.
Love Barbs gift, the purple fabric really does set it off well.
Best wishes to Abi, hope the dr can give you some answers and help.

Frances N said...

What beautiful stitching you have done! And so much!

Anonymous said...

Very lovely stitching! Your robin is amazing.