Thursday, 12 October 2017

A Finish for Autumn and A Birthday Gift for Lainey

Actually it's two finishes but one is a Winter one! Yes I am here sooner than usual as I thought I could show my finishes now and maybe I'll have some more later! Well you never know!

First finish is this beautiful one.
Little House Needleworks Autumn Band Sampler

32 count Belfast Light Mocha Linen

GAST, CC and DMC

Started 1st September 2017.

Finished 11th October 2017.

I thoroughly enjoyed stitching this one and just love the lovely Autumnal colours. I think I will finish this one off the same as I did the Winter Band Sampler a few years ago.

My second finish is this cute one. The chart was a gift in the advent box that my dear friend Lisa sent me a few years ago. I feel quite ashamed that it has taken me so long to get around to stitching this but, you know, when you have too much stash things end up wallowing in the pile!

Lizzie*Kate Snowman '10

Unknown fabric

DMC, CC and WDW.

Started 14the August 2017

Finished 11th October 2017.

I have some pretty blue Pom Pom trim to use for this one when I actually get around to doing some finishing. What happened to that I'll finish a few at a time?! I'm not sure what I'll be starting next for mine and Barb's LK SAL but I have an idea or two! 

Last month it was Lainey's birthday and as she loves sheep like me I stitched this for her.

Shepherd's Bush Friendsheep ( free chart with purchase of button. Not the button shown as I have already used it )

Unknown fabric

DMC

Started 27th August 2017

Finished 29th August 2017

I am happy to say that Lainey loved it. I added a sheep pin that I bought ages ago from The Primitive Hare.

I had a memory come up on Facebook this morning and it was my HAED Mini Jolly Old Fellow from last year. In that year I have managed to complete another 3 pages but I really feel that I should have had it finished by now! I took the up to date photo of him this morning and just looked and thought am I really going to get him finished for this Christmas? I do hope so. There is not much to do but it's keeping the momentum going when I sit down to stitch him. He is looking rather good even though I do say so myself.

It's not often I actually sit down and stitch during the day anymore but on Sunday I decided to say to hell with it and I stitched away the afternoon, cooked tea, then carried on in the evening. This is what I stitched on.

As you can see this house, well mansion, is taking a while to stitch but the roof is now going on and hopefully we should have the window frames all in soon! 

Barb and I are stitching away on our sheep SAL and we are both stitching Country Cottage Needleworks Jump for Joy. I just love this piece as it's so bright and cheerful. Look at those cute little lambs! 

My final WIP pic is Mani Di Donna Winter Days Sewing Basket. I have almost finished stitching the sides so am hoping to start on the ends soon. 

I have been a bit naughty recently and bought a few charts. Two I can't say what they are as one is to stitch for a private ornament exchange and the other for a Christmas gift! The other is an LHN ornament chart so that I can take part in the ornament SAL on the LHN/ CCN Facebook page starting, I think, in November. Would you believe I had none in my stash although now that I think about it I could've stitched one from the JCS Christmas ornament mags! Oh well!!

A couple of weeks ago we went on our annual trip to the Yorkshire Wildlife Park at Doncaster. I took a few photos and am showing a few here. We were very lucky as moist of the animals were out and about. I think I fall in love with lions, tigers, polar bears and leopards more every time we go!















So after using an app to do my blog last time on my iPad this time I'm just using Chrome in desktop mode on my iPad then I'll add my photos laptop later. Blogo, which was the app I used, was really good but I didn't like the idea of not being to log out of it. The first time I used it I found a way to disconnect my blog but then the next time I couldn't find that so ended up deleting the app and reinstalling it! Not something I want to have to do every time. So I decided to try it this way for now and maybe next time I'll try adding photos through Chrome as well!

Has anyone who has an iPad or iPhone done the update to IOS 11 yet? I have heard some not so good things about it so am holding off for a bit. My DH has done it on his own phone but is holding off on his works phone until he gets the all clear from their tech team. I am thinking I may hold off until then too lol! 

That is all my news for now. 

Until next time take care everyone.

With much love,

Sally xxxxx


12 comments:

butterfly said...


Oh Sally what lovely stitching , you have been so busy .
I always love to see what you have been stitching love all these designs .
Fab photos too, what a treat to come to your post today.
Enjoy the rest of the week hugs .

ricketyjo said...

What pretty stitching, congratulations on your finishes!!
And lovely photos from the YWP - we've been a couple of times and really loved it, it's a great day out :)

Manuela said...

Wonderful finishes. I like them.
Beautiful progress on your stitching.
Santa looks great.
Best wishes Manuela

Vickie said...

Sally I really, really love the looks of Mani Di Donna Winter Days Sewing Basket! I enjoyed the animal pictures very much. :D

Kay said...

I always enjoy seeing your stitching, the autumn sample is especially pretty. x

Linda said...

Congrats on the beautiful finishes Sally. Love the progress on your other projects. Awesome pictures of the animals.

Linda

Maggee said...

Lots of inspiration here! I have several of the charts you show here... and I should get busy stitching! Can't pick a favorite, they all are great! I have an iphone and updated it fairly soon after it arrived. Other than making my favorite game obsolete now... haven't had any problems that I KNOW of! But, this past week there was an Update to it, and I was holding off on it... kept hitting 'Later'. But, I never hit OK. However, it is no longer pending... ticks me off!! Don't even know what it was for! The phone is okay. Just don't like them doing it without MY permission! Ok--rant over! Loved seeing all your finishes and WIPs! Thanks for sharing! Hugs!

RJ said...

Sally I enjoyed seeing all of your lovely stitching. Autumn Band is so pretty. I did the Winter Band and enjoyed stitching that one as well. The LK snowman will be so cute when you have him finished with the great trim you have chosen. I love the SB friendship stitch and your sweet finish. Your Santa is sooooooo close. I'm sure that was a big project. Love Lantern Lane...the colors are so pretty. Houses are very time consuming too. Jump for Joy is adorable. And the basket is going to be so pretty.

Great trip to Yorkshire. Thanks for all the photos. We are having a little give away. Come by and sign up. RJ@stitchingfriendsforever

Julie said...

Jump for Joy is so sweet and what a great finish the Autumn band sampled is too.

Carol said...

Such a pretty LHN finish, Sally--it has all of the elements of fall which make it such a special season. Not to mention the great colors :)

Lovely progress on your Santa--you WILL get it finished before Dec. 25th, I'm sure!

Enjoy your weekend!

Brigitte said...

Great to see your lately finished pieces, Sally. And the gift for Lainey was so perfectly finished.
I love the progress you made on your WIPs And wow, you have a lot on the go. That sewing basket will look gorgeous once it's done.
Absolutely great pictures from the Wildlife Park.

Christine said...

Gorgeous finishes Sally, and a beautiful birthday gift for Lainey.
I really enjoyed your zoo pictures as well, especially the one of the tiger taking a dip