Sunday, 21 May 2017

A Holiday, Good News and Stitching. ( Picture Heavy)

Oh dear it has been a while since I last blogged. I had intended to do it a few weeks ago but.............well it didn't happen!

I have been doing some stitching. Not quite so much in recent weeks due to a holiday ( more about that later) and just not really wanting to. I haven't hit a slump. I just haven't been wanting to stitch as much.

That is mostly because mistakes have been made and the type of fabric I'm using!

You may remember I had started Silver Creek Samplers Through the Storms. Well I had almost got all the verse stitched when I looked at the thread key and realised I had been stitching in the wrong colour! Arghhhhh! I could have left it but I wasn't sure I'd have enough thread to finish the verse and stitch what should be stitched in that colour so it all came out. Every last stitch :( I then got started in what I thought was the correct thread only to discover that it was the wrong shade of blue! Needless to say I haven't taken it out again as I think, if I did, I'd end up scrapping it and never stitching it! So here is where I'm at now. Please excuse my awful photos. I really should have taken them somewhere else.

I had a new start of Lizzie*Kate Promise Me. I'm stitching this for Abi. I did a little bit of this while we were on holiday. I have now run out of one of the colours and, as my local shop has closed, it's no longer a case of just nipping in there for more. So I'll stitch on other bits until I can do an order. I am really enjoying this one.

I am not doing so well on The Magic with it being over 1 on 32 count. I did consider scrapping it and restarting it over 2 as I don't think I'm going to finish it as it's supposed to be but I've got quite a bit done. 

I almost forgot that I haven't shown my finish. I looked back at my last post and saw it was only a WIP then. So...........

Lizzie*Kate Good Things

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Started 13th April 2017

Finished 24th April 2017

My sheep SAL with Barb is almost finished so I'll be finding another sheep inspired chart from my stash to stitch. This one has been such a lovely one to do. Just the house to fill in and a bit of border.

Finally my Father Christmas! I have, at last, finished page 6 and made a small start on page 7. I can almost taste that finish!

That's all my stitchy news for now. I forgot to take a photo of My Lady at Christmas but it is coming along nicely.

I don't remember if I have mentioned it on here but my youngest DD has been learning to drive since October last year. She did her theory test earlier in the year and on Friday she took her driving test and passed :). She was so happy and on such a high she looked like she was fit to burst! So yesterday she wanted to go looking at cars. She said it a bit overwhelming especially when we came across a bit of a pushy salesman at the final place we looked. We'll be taking her again to look and hopefully she'll find something within her budget that she likes.

As I said earlier we have been on holiday. We only plan on going once this year rather than twice like we did last year. I already want to go back which isn't good!! We went up to the Galloway area of South West Scotland again and stayed in a lovely little cottage just on the edge of the Galloway Forest Park so it was quiet and peaceful. We had red squirrels coming into the garden and lots of birds. We visited places we hadn't gone to before, some we had seen before, and the scenery was just amazing. I'll pop up some photos so this might be picture heavy if I get a bit carried away!!!

So until next time.

With much love.

Sally xxx


Vickie said...

Oh I am sorry to hear of all your stitching woes Sally. Your LK Good Things is a sweet finish. Father Christmas is so close! That will be so spectacular! Your pictures are wonderful. It looks as though you all like taking photos. :D I especially like the one of your daughter and husband in the big wheel.

Lynda Ruth Bowers said...

what is the unicorn made out off. I love the deer at the window. hugs

Christine said...

Great stitching Sally, and your holiday pictures are fabulous.
Congratulations to Abi

Mouse said...

So pleased to hear the news of Abi passing her test :) love all your holiday photos and sorry about the frogs .. but gorgeous progress on the others :) love mouse xxxxx

Linda said...

Loved all the vacation pics Sally. Looks like you had a wonderful time. Lovely stitching as always.


Mii Stitch said...

Great stitching! Your Santa is so close to a finish, it looks splendid! Great holiday pictures, those squirrels are just so cute.

Justine said...

Congratulations Abi! Looks like you had a great holiday. You took some beautiful photos.
I love your stitching, you must go back to the Silver Creek one it's gorgeous! Well done on your amazing progress on Santa too.

Andrea said...

Your WIPs and finish look great. Congratulations to DD on passing her driving test, it will be one of the best things she can do. Wonderful photos of your holiday. The weather looked glorious for saying it was Scotland.
Have a good week.

Jackie said...

Your holiday looks wonderful! I love how the pics of your family show that they too are toting camera(s). Your entire family is creative! :)

Julie said...

Well done Abi.
Lovely snaps of your holiday, what a great place to visit.
Lots of lovely stitches you've been putting in, Jolly Old is almost finished.

cucki said...

Great stitching my dear and your holiday pictures are fabulous.
Congratulations to Abi
Big hugs and smiles xx

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

Sorry to hear the frog came a'visiting! At least lettering is quick to stitch, again!
Lovely work on your other pieces and congratulations to your daughter!

Christina said...

Your holiday looks amazing! We go to the Isle of Wight on Friday. I've never been before. Our three little munchkins are very excited!
Congratulations to Abi on passing her driving test. An unrelated comment, but isn't her hair beautiful?!

Brigitte said...

What a wonderful place it is where you went on holidays. These pictures are just gorgeous.
Great progress on your stitching. I can't wait to see Santa finished.
Congratulations to Abi!

Carol said...

Oh, I always love seeing your nature photos, Sally--they are just delightful! I'm so glad you got to get away and relax a bit :)

Love seeing your stitching updates and congratulations to your new driver--always a big milestone in a young person's life!

Kay said...

Making mistakes with stitching can be a nightmare. I have a framed piece that I did many years ago for our 10th wedding anniversary, and every time I look at it I see a mistake that I hadn't originally noticed. x

Barb said...

Hi there Sally, oh wow!!!! your holiday pics are fantastic, I just looove that sheep coming over the hill. Lots of interesting places like the obelisk one oh and the reindeer coming for a look at who is in there is just lovely. I will be showing Martin when he comes home ,as he really admires your photography. Lovely stitching but that is nothing unusual your work is always something to write home about.
Much love.

Irene said...

bentornata Sally! Bellissimi i ricami e complimenti per la patente!

Lesleyanne said...

Love your stitching updates Sally. Sorry you are in a slump. A feeling I know well. Congrats to Abi for passing her driving test. Gorgeous photos from your holiday.