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


Barb said...

Oh Sally your work is always soooo lovely,just like you !!! I too think this awful weather is depressing , today has been really grim. Thanks for sending anyone over to visit me, I really need a lift right now. Take care sweetie speak soon

Linda said...

Congrats on the pretty finish Sally. Great progress on your other projects.


Angela said...

Love your SB finish and the Santa HAED!

gominam said...

Great lovely progress esp. the HAEDs. Love the Sotto la neve piece, I like stitching deer too😊

Irene said...

che belli Sally, tutti ricami impegnativi sei davvero brava

Brigitte said...

Oh my, this needle roll is just gorgeous. I love needle rolls a lot and these SB ones are among my favourites. So, please, count me in on this Halloween one.
You have done a lot of stitching lately, these HAEDs have seen a lot of progress, Sally. As all your other projects.

Mii Stitch said...

I think I've already commented on the previous post... it's a duplicate isn't it? Am I dreaming?

Le trame della Galaverna said...

Very beautiful progresses

stitchersanon said...

Love the finish..perfect. So many gorgeous things as always.

Deb said...

Sally, I too am a big SB fan and have done a couple of their needle rolls. I would love to stitch your Halloween roll. I am also enjoying your progress on Santa. L have never attempted a HAED.
Happy stitching.

Joanne said...

Love the SB needle roll! I can't wait to see your "Waiting for Santa" finish as well! It's also on my list to do.

Joanne said...

Love your SB needle roll. I can't wait too see your "Waiting for Santa" finish. It's on my to do list!

Penny said...

Very pretty stitches on your Halloween roll! And your AotH is beautiful! I've recently pulled all of the charts together and am thinking about a start sometime soon. : )

Andrea said...

A great needleroll. Love the Santa HAED. Looking forward to your Waiting for Santa finish, my magazine has a post-it on that page too! :)