Tuesday, 29 November 2016

It's Nearly December!

First of all I must apologise for my double post last time. I have no idea what happened and by the time I realised there were two the same I had comments on both so didn't want to delete one! I know I edited my post but it shouldn't have duplicated it so I can only assume it was a Blogger hitch! I will check if I edit a post in future! 

I have been trying to get more done on the pieces I have started rather than having more new starts in the last couple of weeks so I've stitched a bit more on HAED Mini Jolly Old Fellow. I just love how he is looking.

My November ornament is finished but oh do I wish I'd chosen different fabric as the snowflakes don't show up very well.

Swallick Stitchery

Waiting for Santa

36 count lakeside Linens Vintage Buttercream


I have finished two ornaments for private exchanges but will show those once they have been received in December.

The end is in sight on my BBD AotH! The bonus is just about finished then I have the personalisation to do on 3 blocks! I'll be getting the disco ball out and having a huge happy dance when it is finished I can tell you!

I am also fairly close to a page finish on my HAED SK Dragons History. There are a fair few colour changes on this so it might still take me a few weeks!

Finally my progress on Sotto La Neve. This is just so pretty. Lots of snow to stitch on this!

A while ago lovely Gaynor of Stitchers Anon was having a giveaway on her Facebook page and I was one of the 20 ( yes 20!) lucky winners. Here is what I received. Aren't they brilliant?! I was so tempted to start Marley Was Dead as I've just started reading A Christmas Carol but I think it'll be one on the list for next year now. Thank you so much Gaynor.

It's not long now until December and I will have a few SALs going then. I will be stitching my final Christmas ornament for 2016 with Barb and Chris as well as keeping going with my HAED SAL with Lisa. Then I will have December SALs with Chris and Barb so a nice, busy stitchy December!  My HAED  SAL with Lisa will carry on into 2017 and beyond. I am planning on keeping up with my ornaments and am wondering if Chris and Barb will join me again. Another stitching friend who I have known many years is SALing with me too on the ornaments.

I have joined a Stitch from Stash group on Facebook for the first half of 2017. It works very much like the one Mel ran the other year with a monthly budget which we choose ourselves up to the equivalent of $25 so I have gone for £20 which is what xe.com converts $25 to. We also get credit for finishes and each month's balance is carried forward to the next month. I am hoping to do well with it  but decided on £20 just in case I see something I can't live without. I am still toying with signing up for the Country Cottage Needleworks Snow Place Like Home series  but I'll see! That might be a birthday or Christmas to myself!

There weren't many takers for the Frightful Halloween chart with leftover threads but I have chosen a winner and it is Mary! Congratulations Mary! Please email me your address and I'll get it in the post to you :).

That's all my news for now. Next month is going to be a stitch filled month as well as my birthday, my sister's wedding and of course Christmas! I have finally managed to get a dress for the wedding  but also need something to wear over it as it'll be chilly!

Until next time.

With much love.

Sally xxx


Lesleyanne said...

Lovely stitching Sally.

Mii Stitch said...

Lovely progress & designs, as always.
Love the sheep waiting for Santa, they look so well behaved :)

Tricia T said...

Beautiful stitching, Sally!

Christine said...

Loads of great stitching there Sally. I love how the sheep design came out

Vickie said...

haha! Disco ball. ;) Yes! That IS a good idea for a BIG finish like that.
Oh your sister is to be married. How lovely.

Maggee said...

You always stitch such a great variety of pieces, and these are no exception. Love the English Robins in the RP piece. They are quite different than ours over here. Such a lot of stitching coming up in December. I can only hope that I am half as ambitious! That would be enough! Congrats on the win from Gaynor... she is a wonderful, generous soul! I just stitched a piece on fabric she gifted me (can't show it yet as it is a Christmas gift), and it is my first time stitching over two on evenweave. Not sure I like it better than my linen! Thanks for sharing! Hugs!

CalamityJr said...

Your fingers have certainly been flying! Your WIPs are really looking good, and what lovely new designs from the giveaway. I don't know how you managed to not have a new start, :).

Linda said...

Congrats on the pretty finish Sally and awesome progress on your other projects.


Angela P said...

I love to watch your progress on all your projects!

Kay said...

I always love seeing your stitching. I haven't down much recently but that didn't stop me buying more on my annual visit to Harrogate and Knitting and Stitching show on Saturday. x

butterfly said...

Wonderful progress on all your stitching , Santa looks great.

Mary - Lecoeurceltique said...

Good progress on your stitching, Sally.
Thank you for the Halloween chart. I will email you my details.

Andrea said...

Wonderful progress on all of your pieces. Love the Santa project. Well done on your win.

Brigitte said...

Always great to see your progress on all these wonderful WIPs. You are such a busy stitcher, which I can fully understand. Stitching is also my favorite hobby and I am happy whenever I have a needle in hand.

Julie said...

Santa certainly does look a jolly old chap, I could just imagine you telling him your dearest Christmas wish.

Le trame della Galaverna said...

Beautiful progress

Justine said...

You always have such a great variety of stitches on the go! These are all so pretty. Jolly Old Fellow must be so much fun to stitch, he's gorgeous. I also love the little sheep waiting for Santa, it's so cute with just the one turned round looking at us!
Hope you have a lovely stitchy month with all those SALS.