Friday, 16 September 2016

A Little Bit Of Stashing :)

Yes I have been stashing a little! Not a huge amount as I am still trying very, very hard to be good but in being good I'm not supporting my favourite online shop much so maybe next year I should get back into buying lol! I think I've only ordered twice from there this year so Karla must be wondering what on earth has happened! I did so desperately want to sign up for the new 5 part series from Country Cottage Needleworks and was going to do it when I was told not to sign up by my friend Chris. I'm not sure if she was being my voice or what but I've done as I was told................for now!!!

So what was my stash?! Well we have got to that time of year when the JCS Christmas ornament magazine is reaching our shores from across the pond and I couldn't resist ordering a copy but I couldn't order just that so I ordered another part of the Jardin Prive Histoire De Moutons series so I just have one more to get now. Oh and a couple of skeins of DMC white. Only one is in the photo as the other is in use!

There are some lovely ornaments in this issue so there'll be even more ornament stitching in my future!

When I blogged last I showed my cute little snowman by Val's Stuff which I've been stitching as part of the ornament SAL with Barb and Chris. Well I now have the snowflakes stitched so it's just to make up. I'm going to try and get this done this weekend as I have another piece which needs to be done very soon. I have picked out another to start for this month but I doubt it will get finished before the end of the month.

I also have another finish! 

Little House Needleworks Season's Greetings

28 count Vintage Country Mocha linen

Classic Colorworks

I'm so pleased with this one. It is so pretty. 

Once this was finished I started this beauty.

I've had this in my stash along with the fabric for a while now. My DH bought me it for Christmas a few years ago when I had it on my list :). It is Renato Parolin Sotto La Neve which I'm stitching on Crafty Kitten 32 count latte monaco. 

I have a little more progress on my AotH piece. I didn't get much done but every little helps doesn't it?!

On Saturday Abi wanted to go to Meadowhall and I was shattered and in a really strange mood with myself  when we got back so Saturday evening I couldn't be bothered to pick my Sk Dragons History. I just wanted some mindless stitching so out came Tilton Crafts Always ( Alan Rickman tribute ) and some black stitching! It's slow as I don't pick it up much but when Barb and I have our stitching for a week on one project I'm probably going to choose this piece to do.

This evening Barb and I will be doing our sheep SAL and look I actually have a sheep on mine now! Just love this!

Of course no post would be complete without Mini Jolly Old Fellow! As you can see I'm about halfway down the partial page on the right. The more I think about it the more I doubt it'll be finished for Christmas but if it's just after I do not mind. I'll probably want to keep it on my wall all year anyway. 

Just a quick post today as I wanted to get one in and try not to leave it so long between if I can. Thank you for visiting and for your lovely comments :) They truly mean so much to me.

Until next time.

With much love.

Sally xxxx


Pull the other thread said...

Well done on keeping your stash buying down this year, looking forward to seeing which ornaments you stitch. Love your two finishes, so cute and your progress on your other projects is great!

Mii Stitch said...

Beautiful stitching on all your projects!
I do love that handsome Santa.
Great new stash too :) You're going to have fun with those little sheep. I'm currently working on them this month.

Mary - Lecoeurceltique said...

Lovely stitching on all your projects. I stitched 'Season's Greetings' earlier in the year and was pleased with it. You have been good in doing so little stash buying - wish I could say the same :)

Vickie said...

Oh great work Sally. I just love the ornament issue every year!! :D

Barb said...

Hi there Sally , did you get my mail about SB again next year. You are doing so well with your stitching , Pink Snowman is gorgeous ,but then all of it is. Looking forward to seeing Vals stuff ornie done, it is intriguing me what you will do with the snowflakes might have to go look ,which issue is it in. Have you seen the NOEL from Renato ,oh dear jus,I am going to choose one from the new mag to do for October , wonder if you can guess which one lol.
See you later for sheepie night.

Manuela said...

Beautiful stitching as always.
Happy Weekend,Manuela

Mouse said...

ohhh dear ... can't say I have been as good as you ... lovely stitching progress and well done on your wee finish .. I have this at the side of me to start once I have made up the others I have stitched ... might be next year at this rate love mouse xxxx

butterfly said...

Yes I love the Santa too.
All your WIPs look great Sally .
Love your new stash. I have been good for a few days ha.

Linda said...

Lovely stitching Sally. I really like the Santa. Great new stash.


Jackie said...

Everything is just lovely Sally! Like you, I've been pretty good with not stashing all year but I definitely fell off the wagon(stitching and quilting). I have a couple of things left to come in. I don't do it often so I'll use that as justification!

Von said...

We do need to get a little stash every now and then, and you've done well to cut back this year, so no guilt, Sally!! :)

Southpaw Stitcher said...

What gorgeous finishes! I love all your projects. I just got the Christmas Ornament issue, too, and have earmarked a bunch of pieces to stitch. We'll see if any get finished before Christmas.

Kay said...

I always love seeing your stitching, you must have a house full of beautiful pieces especially around Christmas. I need to order myself a copy of the ornaments magazine too. x

Christine said...

Wonderful stitching Sally! I must track down a copy of the Ornament Edition

Julie said...

Jolly Old really is lovely, the detail in his beard is wonderful.
Lots of lovely things you have been working on this past week or so.

Penny said...

Some wonderful projects and finishes, Sally! I love that little round snowman and his striped legs on the Shepherd's Bush piece. : ) And you've added some lovely things to your stash!

Maggee said...

You are entitled to spend every once in a while, I am thinking... I love JP charts! Though I am not very good about stitching for long on my current three part WIP, I eventually will get them finished! I have earmarked a few ornaments...each magazine always has great stuff! Cute snowman and flakes! And your LHN finish is quite lovely! You are making great progress on your WIPs... can't believe there is so much progress done on Santa--that is great! Hugs!

gominam said...

Have fun stitching new beautiful ornaments. Who could resist Jardin, I'm about to give in too, haha. Lovely stitching as always:)

Brigitte said...

Lots and lots of lovely stitching to be seen here again, Sally. I love the variety of your projects, so you never get bored with what you stitch. The pink snowman is so sweet with his sheep. And your finishes are lovely.
I think sometimes we just have to have some new stash even when we are on a stash diet. As you say, we want to support our needlework stores :)

Loubie69 said...

It's hard not buying stash and I think you have done really well. Your stitching progress as always is fab.

Justine said...

Beautiful stitching on your gorgeous projects! You always have such a variety of lovely things on the go...I love your blog!
I think I have been making up for your lack of orders from Karla so don't worry! Good to treat yourself once in a while.

Le trame della Galaverna said...

Wow I adore your projects