Wednesday, 1 August 2007

Stashing and SAL-ing again

I had a small pay increase at work so thought i'd treat myself to just one new chart. Seeing as we're doing LHN designs for the Heartfelt Friends RR i thought this chart would come in useful!
LHN's "The counting house." When i went to buy from my favourite online shop Thread Bear, minimum order was £5 and so i had to get something else. I could have just brought 1 skein DMC to bring it to the £5 mark but no, i bought this lovely book instead, bringing me way over the £5 mark! Kate at Thread Bear emailed to say that the package had been sent out 1st class yesterday. So i should have had it today. Unfortunately we have a series of postal strikes in the UK over the next 3 weeks and today was one of those days! I'll just have to be patient!

Here's a picture of the frame i got for the baby gift. The light is bad because it was taken late last night before i packaged it up for the mail. The frame has lovely sequins all over.I'm back to working on my RR again now as i'll be posting it off to Lesley soon. However, Jamie and i have started our Coffee Menu SAL again after quite a break. Here's the latest, rather wrinkled, progress picture


Looking forward to seeing where you're up to Jamie!

30 comments:

Tanya said...

Hi!
What a great frame for that baby gift - terrific! I like your coffee sampler progess even though I'm on a tea kick lately, still love the cup of joe.

Teejay said...

I just love your new sheep chart! I just bought one called "Sheep May safely graze" by homespun elegance that I need like a need a hole in the head. I have enough charts to stitch for the next 2 years and beyond, but I just loved the design. All of your works look great. I know that book is $$$, impulses.

Itching To Stitch said...

Wow, so much to comment on. Love the new stash, and the frame and glad to see Coffee Menu back ;)

Dawn said...

The frame is beautiful! Thanks for the heads up on the postal strikes:)

Carla said...

I love the frame...it's perfect!!!
Nice progress on Coffee Menu!

Karen said...

I love the coffee menu you have done well on it , when I have finished the ink circles I may have to get the coffee menu out to stitch

KarenV said...

Aren't the postal strikes a pain?!

The BD book is great, I've stitched a couple of things out of there already and have plans for more :)

Michelle said...

Beautiful frame! Coffee Menu is looking great. I have that With Needle and Thread book and it is well worth it! Enjoy!

rose_michelle said...

I always get excited over new mail orders ... sometimes more than going into the store. I guess its the suspense. The chart is adorable and so is your framed piece. I am hoping to get to the coffee sampler ... some day!

Barbara said...

Love that BD book, will start on Simple Harvest, a design from the book real soon I hope :)

Coffee Menu is coming along fine!

sugardoll said...

So glad you treated yourself. We need that every DAY! LOL

The baby gift is so precious. I am sure they will treasure it. =)

Paula said...

Hiya, awww that frame is gorgeous....really suits the picture you've stitched.
it's nice to treat ourselves every now and then ins't it? It's definitely a necessity to cheer us up during our horrible summer! lol
Happy stitching...

Barbara said...

I think that frame is brilliant! :D And your new stash is SO fun! :D

selina said...

your new books/patterns look great. It sucks the postal workers are on strike just when you want your things :(

Love the frame, it looks perfect - even in the dim lite.

Hazel said...

I love that book! I so want it!! I'm feeling a little splurge coming on. Love the frame it goes so well with the design. xx

Diana said...

I know what you mean - I have an order coming from Amazon that should have been here today, but because of the postal strikes, it's sitting somewhere being ignored!

Your projects are looking great...

lena-lou said...

Lovely frame, I can see the sequins sparkling :-)) Nice new stash when you get it, I got my BD book from Threadbear as well, excellent service from Kate!! Lots of nice things to look at today on your blog :-))

Jennifer said...

I love the frame for the baby gift!! Great new purchases, too. I'm such a coffee junkie, I may need to try that last piece myself! Very cute!

Barbeeque4 said...

Hi Cheryl,
You are gonna love that book BD, I got it a while back and have kitted out a couple of things but there always seems to be something else more pressing to stitch!! Your coffee menu is really great.. The frame is so cute.

Sharon said...

Your gift turned out lovely! Great stash too.

Carol said...

Great frame! You won't regret the Needle & Thread book - it is wonderful!!

Lauren said...

Congrats on the raise! Looks like you went and spent it all in one place :) I love the frame for teh baby sampler, too!

Michele said...

that chart is so nice! fun to treat yourself like that :)

love the frame .. it's perfect! and it's so nice to see Coffee Menu back .. I need to start on mine too lol

Jamie said...

I will post pics tonight. Ok there's one chance that I might not and it's if I go out after work and too much *fun* and then they'll be posted tomorrow.

I love, love, love LHN. They are so much fun. Coffee Menu looks great.

Congrats on the framing. I have to try my hand soon. I have two pieces I need to frame. Do you have a tutorial?

Ranae said...

Hi! I love the LK finished gift. The BBD has some wonderful designs in it. I think I am getting partial to sheep and love that design with the house.

mercy said...

That frame is gorgeous! I love that book :-)

stitcherw said...

Counting house is such a cute piece, it will be wonderful done up and the different parts (especially the little sheep) will be fun to have on hand for smaller projects. Coffee is looking good too. It was fun to see a posting of it again.
Sue

Heidi said...

What a cute new chart! And I like the frame for the baby gift. Looking forward to see your progress on your coffee SAL. :)

Aussie Stitcher said...

Love your new stash, so nice to play in new stash, the frame for the birth sampler is lovely.

Joanne

tkdchick said...

Lovely Stash and great progress!