SAL’s, Finishes, Parties and Award

Well this  week has been super busy. What with getting ready for heading to Heathers party and looking forward to Lucie coming to visit and having a much needed catch up with Tricia, then there was the finishing of projects and the starting of stitch a longs, I’ve been very busy.

First things first were the stitch a longs I started with Lucie and Heather.
On Friday nights we work on Little House Needleworks Ornaments.

On friday night just gone I worked on Red House in Winter.
This is my progress so far and I’m expecting to finish it next Friday.

Little House Needleworks Red House in Winter

On Saturday at the party in Heathers we were able to have a live Stitch a Long, its not often we get to do that ! Our Saturday project is Liberty Lane by Country Cottage Needleworks.

Country Cottage Needleworks Liberty Lane

For our Sunday SAL we have chosen Home of a Needleworker (too! ) by Little House Needleworks and this is the progress so far.

Little House Needleworks Home of a Needleworker (too!)

At the moment my SAL pieces all seem to feature houses and homes lol

As I said I also had some finishes.
First finish was for the Lizzie Kate Exchange Blog My piece was for Elisa and I can show you now as she has safely received it.

Cushion for Lizze Kate Exchange blog

My second finish of the week was a picture for Heather for her birthday.

Picture for Heathers Birthday

When I got back from the party at the weekend it was to find that I’d won a Stylish Blogger Award from Silverlotus I must say I feel very honoured and I am delighted to receive it. Thank you so much for considering me for it.

The rules of the reward are as such.

  1. Thank the person who has awarded you
  2. List seven things about yourself
  3. Pass the award to 15 other stylish bloggers

The seven things about myself…..

  1. I love to stitch on evenweave and linen, any count or colour I’m not fussy.
  2. I love samplers.
  3. I love flowers of all kinds but roses are my absolute favourite.
  4. My all time favourite book is Pride and Prejudice
  5. I was a Corporal in our Reserve Army
  6. I’ve been for a hot air balloon ride
  7. I have 5 tattoos

Now to give the reward to 15 other stylish bloggers,

  1. A cozy little place for stitching
  2. A Kiwi Stitching
  3. Feathers in the Nest
  4. Lucie’s Stitching Journey
  5. Mear’s Musings
  6. My Little Corner of Cyberspace
  7. The Sampler Girls Blog
  8. Teresa’s Heartfelt Stitches
  9. Tricia’s Craft Box
  10. Stitching Obsession II
  11. Old Ragged Threads
  12. Linda K’s Creativity Works
  13. Hooked on Stitches
  14. Gadgets Joyful Page
  15. Bab’s Stitching & Stuff

I will also be doing my review of my daylight lamp this week so watch out for that, I can’t recommend them enough from the Daylight Company but more on that in a day or two.

Happy stitching,
Ruth xxx

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17 Responses to SAL’s, Finishes, Parties and Award

  1. It is fun to stitch with othersYour WIPs are coming along great.Congr. on the award.

  2. You lucky girl! An actual real live SAL with real people! Your finishes are lovely! Can't wait to see more of your SAL's! Thanks for sharing!Melissa

  3. I'm so jealous of your real life SAL! I've been wanting to organize one at my church since discovering there are quite a few cross stitchers there. I'm in a few online ones, but I imagine actually sitting in the same room woudl be lots of fun!I love the finishes. Very cute! I'm sure they were well received.Congrats on your award!

  4. blueladie says:

    Wonderful stitching Ruth. Love the LHN/CCN pieces. πŸ™‚ Cathryn

  5. Your recent finishes look great. Glad to hear you had fun! Hurray for your award! Fun information Corporal Ruth πŸ˜‰

  6. COUSON says:

    Lovely house!congratulations for your award.Couson

  7. Mouse says:

    ooo isn't it great to get stitching with other stitcher's in the same room ..lol and see a pattern or two appearing there .. LHN and houses heheheh well done on the blog award too πŸ™‚ love mouse xxx

  8. Tracey says:

    Lovely finishes- I esp. love the coffee one! The SALs are coming along great! πŸ™‚

  9. Lucie says:

    It was fab to have the real life SAL – we must do it more often πŸ™‚ Well done on your stylish blog award and thank you for passing it on to me :)Missing you all lots already!

  10. Meari says:

    Beautiful stitching, and congrats on your finishes!Thanks for nominating me for the award πŸ™‚

  11. Rita says:

    It sounds like you've been having a lot of fun with the gtg's.Beautiful stitching!

  12. Teresa says:

    Love all your stitching.I am flattered to be nominated. Not sure what to do.Teresa's Heartfelt Stitches

  13. Thoeria says:

    Sounds like the best kind of party to be to Ruth! Heather must have loved her gift! Lucky girl!And congrats on the award! Always knew you were stylish :-)And thanks for passing it along to me!

  14. Teresa says:

    Hi, Thank you again for the "Stylish" award. I have posted my answers today.Teresa's Heartfelt Stitches

  15. Kathy says:

    Love all your wips. But then I love anything from LHN. :)Your two finishes are just adorable. That LK coffee one is so me. Thank you for your comment on my Rory. He is my pride and joy. πŸ™‚

  16. Akila says:

    Your WIPs are coming along so well. And what pretty finishes. Love the coffee pattern, coffee addict that I am :)Congrats on the award

  17. Justflo says:

    Lovely WIP's and finishes.Congrats on your award.

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