Saturday, 12 November 2016

A Little Bit of Halloween

Yep I know Halloween is gone but I didn't get a post done before to show my finished Shepherd's Bush roll so, without further ado, here it is!

Shepherd's Bush Frightful Halloween Roll

Stitched using fabric and threads in the kit.

I just LOVE how this turned out. Of course those of you who have been visiting me for a long time will know my love of SB rolls and how many I have stitched over the years! So this one has now been added to my 2 baskets full of SB rolls! Thank you to my dearest friend Barb for gifting me the kit. Barb also stitched it so do pop on over to her blog and have a look :)

Anyway I'd like to pass the chart and leftover threads onto someone else now so if you'd like to stitch it and then pass it on to someone else please just say so in your comments. 

I don't have any other finishes to show as the only other one I have is for a private ornament exchange. I'm also on with stitching another ornament for another private exchange that I do each year. I can, however, show my start on my November ornament. I had to do this one didn't I?! It's Swallick Stitchery Waiting for Santa from this year's JCS ornament mag. This one is so cute! 

No new sheepy SAL start as I've been trying to concentrate on getting the ornament for the exchanges done and I'm not sure if I'll start again now until after Christmas. There are so many lovely Winter/ Christmas charts in my stash that I always want to get done and never seem to so I'd like to maybe get at least one stitched but we shall see. Chris and I will be starting our December SAL soon ( can you believe it is only a few weeks to December?!) and I want to keep up with my HAED stitching so it'll depend on what time I have. Barb and I are going to be SALing throughout December too on Cross Eyed Cricket Winter. Barb had ordered the chart then realised she already had it so is kindly passing one onto me so we SAL :)

So I've made some really good progress on the bonus block of my AotH piece. I am desperately hoping to finish it this month. I still have to finish some personalisation on a couple of blocks especially as I decided to unpick the name on the August block as I think it will look better over 1! 

I am loving how Sotto La Neve is looking. Just looks as those sweet deer under the tree! I'm really pleased that I chose this fabric to stitch it on. I think it is perfect! 

Onto my HAEDs now. Mini Jolly Old Fellow is growing slowly but surely. I now know that there is no way he is going to be finished for Christmas but I am very happy at the progress I've made this year. When you consider all I had done at the beginning on the year was a few rows of the first page and now I have finished 4 pages! If I had stitched solely on it it would have been finished now but I can't be a one at a time girl anymore as I'd get bored!

Finally SK A Dragons History. Isn't he a cute dragon!

Typing of HAED they have just had a quick more or less 24 hour sale of 50% off and guess what?! I didn't buy anything!! That is several sales I have resisted so I am very proud of myself! I figure I'll stick at finishing the two I'm stitching then when they're done Guardian will come out again and I'll start another small one. I have way more than I'll ever stitch in my lifetime! 

That's all my news for now. Hope you are all well and keeping warm where it is cold and cool where it is warm! I was hoping we would get some snow here during the week but we didn't. Some parts of the country were lucky enough to get some but not here. I just hope we're not going to have a mild, wet Winter again. It's so depressing!

Until next time.

With much love.

Sally xxx


Vickie said...

I am cheering you on for a grand AotH finish Sally!!

Mary - Lecoeurceltique said...

Lovely progress on your stitching projects. Your Halloween needle roll is lovely and I would love to stitch it and pass it on when completed. I've not stitched a needle roll before.I hope you get your AotH finished this month as you hope.

Frankie said...

So much beautiful stitching! That HAED Santa is just gorgeous! Love the SB roll -- I just love all things Halloween. Happy stitching!

Christine said...

Beautiful needleroll Sally, and great progress on your WIPs

Kay said...

I always love visiting your blog, I am never disappointed because you have such beautiful finishes and are so inspirational. x

Julie said...

Lovely needleroll finish to add to your basket.
Guardian coming back out, how lovely, can't wait to see more of him
Those little deer are so cute at the base of your lovely tree

Mii Stitch said...

Wow Sally!!
I love Halloween stitching and needle roll finishes!!!
Yours is spooktacular :)

Justine said...

I'm a bit behind with blog reading as you can see - how did I miss this goodie? Everything is just gorgeous as always but I really love your Jolly Old Fellow. You've stitched so much on him and he's so handsome!
Looking forward to seeing your Winter SAL with Barb and I promise to reply to your email about fabric soon.

gominam said...

Lovely stitching. I'm in awe of your HAEDs:)

Maggee said...

Nice update on your projects and the SB finish! As always you have plenty going on! Good on you to RESIST buying anymore big charts! I look forward to seeing the next one you will start tho! Hugs!