Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Thank You & A New SAL

Before I go any further I just want to thank everyone who commented on my last post SO much! It brought tears to my eyes to realise I have so many wonderful stitchy friends around the world who really do care and who still want to read my ramblings when I've been missing for so long.
I joined a new mystery SAL that Carol at IStitch has kindlly organised. The SAL is hugely popular and so unfortunately sign ups are closed for now, but go have a look at all the wonderful wips so far. I chose to stitch mine over 1 on 28ct and will possibly make it into a pinkeep when it's finished. The fabric I chose was a Jayne's Attic Count On Me called January and the thread is a Hand Dyed Fibers skein I had in my stash called Enchantress which is a gorgeous variagated pink. The next part isn't due to be released til a week on Saturday, so I've put it away til then, but am looking forward to seeing how the next part looks.
Today is LHN's Travelling Stitcher SAL day with Sally and I'm really looking forward to making more progress on it. I can't believe it's a week since our wonderful stitchy day, makes me sad to know that I don't know when we'll be able to do it again :( So I will just have to imagine myself sat in Sally's dining room tonight stitching together. I'll post a pic on how far I've got later in the week hopefully.
One of my friend's from the gym had a baby boy recently, a surprise miracle for them as they had tried for a baby for years with no success and at 45 she found out she was finally pregnant! I went to see her and the baby, Amos Charlie, yesterday and he is the most gorgeous baby, I could have eaten him, and if I was ever going to get broody for another child myself yesterday would have been it lol. Anyway, I decided I'd like to stitch a little something for them so have been trawling through my stash trying to come up with something. I have Lizzie Kate's Welcome Baby chart which I thought might be nice, but I keep going back and looking at JBW's Teddy Bear Chart, which I don't have lol. I could get it pretty quickly by ordering from Sew & So in the UK, but I'm trying to be good at the moment. So what do you think I should do? Go with the LK design or say to heck with it and order the JBW design?
And finally, I saw yesterday that Daffycat is having a giveaway on her blog of THE cutest gnome fob & needleminder. Get yourself over there and have a look!

7 comments:

Dani - tkdchick said...

Lisa, get the JBW Teddy! He's so cute and stitches up SO quickly! I've already done him once, white floss on pink fabric and I'm doing him again white floss on blue fabric. Two friends have recently had babies and figured it would be a versatile finish either framed, flat fold, cube or pillow.

Love your SAL piece I didn't find out about that one in time!

Lesleyanne said...

Lovely new start - I saw Carol's mystery but the thought of 40ct scared me too much and I would never have thought of putting it on a lesser count. I vote for the L*K as I adore her designs although I did have a look at the Teddy but still prefer the L*K one.

Sarah said...

I vote for the JBW teddy bear that is one I have not seen before and is going on my Wish List. Love your SAL I am so enjoying seeing it in so many different colours.

jane said...

Lovely new start - I was too afraid of the thought of 40ct or over 1 but I will enjoy watching everyone else's!
Go for the teddy bear, he is so cute!

Christine said...

Great new start, the colours are lovely.
Go on, get the new chart, you know you want to...

Sally said...

Love your SAL Lisa. The fabric and thread you are using is gorgeous.

Have you decided on which chart to go for yet?

Barb said...

Don't ask me Lisa, as I am cannot stick to the wagon very long. I have to say though I love JBW designs so I would prob go with that . Liking the look of your SAL ,wish I had signed up now . So maybe that answers the first question, if you see it and don't get it you end up regretting it!! Let us know what you decided .