Loads to show

Yay - Part 1 of my blackbird SAL is the first thing, what a great design we have picked this time to stitch its 'Garden of Life' I opted to stitch mine on 40ct cream linen using the recommended threads, its such a quick stitch so far and I'm really delighted with it, you can see more of our pictures here http://perso.bellapix.com/SALBLACKBIRD this time there are 21 of us in the SAL.


My next picture to show you or should I say the next 2 pictures to show you (and I apologise for the yellow tone, its just so dark here at the moment - I will edit and replace with better pictures when the lighting improves a bit) is the wonderful Quaker Exchange I received from Becky today, she has made me the most beautiful pinkeep and I was well and truely spoiled with some wonderful goodies too.

Front of pinkeep


Back of Pinkeep


Now whats next? - Ah yes I have completed my part on Rachaels Neighbourhood RR, I really hope that she likes it, I have adapted about 4 Elizabeth Designs charts to do this square and I really hope that she likes it as much as I liked stitching it.




I was away for part of last week getting my hair cut etc etc - I had an extra long weekend and stayed with my SIL and family - it was Kiers birthday and as a surprise we went Go-Karting - now bear in mind I can't drive a car, so with trepidation I sat in this very low Kart, when we set off (we had the track to ourselves, so there was just us 5 on it), the boys soon realised that Aunty Su was not going to be any competition - in fact the birthday boy shunted me out of the way once and I crashed once which wasn't so bad as Dawn who can drive she crashed twice. Well I couldn't manage the 30 laps of the track after about the 18th and my fastest lap (21seconds) I felt very nauseated and had to pull in to the pits, its to low to the ground for me and the diesel fumes and the bends soon took their toll. Still it was an experience I really had fun doing and at least I can say I did it and the boys were really proud that I managed it (I think they think I'm ancient), but I won't rush to have another go, course now the back/shoulders and forearms ache like mad LOL!!

Oh and guess what else I have started doing which I haven't done in a long time - knitting - more o show of that later in the week along with a couple of finishes I have done too.

26 comments:

Annemarie said...

You've started knitting again??? Traitor! *Someone* told me you used to be a wiz with the knitting needles, so I can't wait to see what you're up to, yarn-wise.
I loved your story about the Go-Karts, and could just imagine you holding on for dear life!
Your block for Rachael is absolutely lovely. I'm sure she'll be thrilled! Becky's pinkeep is very prett too, Su.

KarenV said...

Your GoL start is gorgeous! I'm planning on starting this one soon - a friend and I are doing a mini SAL and I'm really looking forward to it. It looks very delicate on the 40ct :)

Lovely pinkeep too!

Carol said...

Oh my! I was thinking of doing Garden of Life on 40 ct too (I think I do everything on 40 ct...) - now I know I will! Gorgeous! I love the exchange you got from Becky - she is so special to all of us! And... wow, what an awesome job you did on Rachael's RR!! I am off of work today and hope to spend some time looking at charts to start on hers soon! Thanks for all the pics!!

PS - that go-Kart story is too funny!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful progress and I love the pinkeep Becky did for you! The house you stitched is also lovely (you did have loads to show!)

Coonie said...

Beautiful progress and a gorgeous exchange from Becky!

Anonymous said...

All of your stitching is beautiful. Gorgeous pinkeep that you received from Becky.

Anonymous said...

Wow, busy lady! I love the Blackbird SAL you are doing, I will enjoy seeing your progress on it. The house is cute, I like the little basket hanging off of it.

Sorry about the go Karts, those can be a little obnoxious huh? :) It's good you went for it and did it though!

Anonymous said...

Wow, busy lady! I love the Blackbird SAL you are doing, I will enjoy seeing your progress on it. The house is cute, I like the little basket hanging off of it.

Sorry about the go Karts, those can be a little obnoxious huh? :) It's good you went for it and did it though!

Anonymous said...

I had to LOL about the go karts! They are fun, but the fumes do make you sick and all the turns and twists...Yikes!

Becky's Quaker is a beauty lucky you!

Your new SAL piece is gorgeous!
:o)

Anonymous said...

sounds like you've been having fun Su. Your piece for the RR is great and I like your Sal too.

Anonymous said...

sounds like you've been having fun Su. Your piece for the RR is great and I like your Sal too.

BeckySC said...

OOOH, GoL is looking gorgeous! WOW!
And the RR...just beautiful!
I am so happy that you like the pinkeep-it was such a pleasure to stitch for you :)

hugs :)

Isabelle said...

That RR square is awesome, Su. I love Elizabeth Designs, should really stitch one some day!

The exchange Becky sent you is lovely :)

Anonymous said...

Wow! Your work is lovely as usual, great exchange piece, can't wait to see your knitting. LOL re: go karting, the things us Aunties go through ;)

lena-lou said...

It is all lovely, a great SAL start and great exchange :-)

Anonymous said...

Su, you are so much braver than I to get into a go-cart!! And I'm a driver, lol!
You gave me quite a treat this evening with all the lovely pics - who needs dessert. :D

Anonymous said...

I love your RR piece-it is gorgeous as all your work is. I look forward to seeing the knitting.

Barbara said...

I've seen Becky's exchange to you on her blog, but I have to say I sort of like the yellowish tones of the picture here - it makes it look timeless. :)

Your Blackbird SAL is off to a gorgeous start - wowser!!! It must be so fun to stitch.

And your piece for Rachael's NRR ... Su, I'm speechless. It is so delicate and gorgeous. It's amazing.

Anonymous said...

nice start on the SAL, love the pinkeep - a wonderful gift to treasure, RR is stunning, you're so clever, Go Karting??? you did well to last 18 laps i'd have been out of there after the first couple. Looking forward to seeing your pics of the knitting

Anonymous said...

Everything is gorgeous, love the pinkeep Becky made for you! I think your BBD piece is really pretty, love the colors. I don't think I'd care for go karting, you are a sweet aunt, sounds like a fun day :-).

nath1306 said...

Tu as fait de très jolies broderies, et ton blog est très agréable !
bisous

Anonymous said...

Wow, Su,
What a busy girl you've been.I love your start to the SAL. It's looking great on the 40 count. I've almost finished my section, it really does stitch up quickly.
Your RR is lovely. Elizabeth Designs patterns are just great for this. Beautiful Quaker exchange too. What a great week of stitching and receiving..haha!
Angela

Anonymous said...

Wonderful work on the BB SAL! I am almost at the same spot as you are. Your RR looks lovely too. I admire how creative you are with merging 4 different charts to stitch this.

Anonymous said...

What a gorgeous exchange to receive. Your wips are looking lovely

Anonymous said...

All your stitching is great Su. I know exactly how you mean for the go carts. I went on an adventure weekend with my cousin and his then girlfriend and we all chose something to do, his was go carting, but I didn't manage as many laps as you and my crash helmet kept falling down so I couldn't see and I got kicked off the circuit!!!

vavadesneiges said...

Becky's pinkeep is lovely : i can't see the fabric color : is it green ?

nice start on the BB SAL :)
i like your cream fabric
can't wait to start mine ...

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