Tuesday, June 26, 2012

SAL updates

All of them.....geesh!  I'm late on all of them.

So....let's begin...first before anything else, here's is my TUSAL for June. I am really late on this one.  Time gets away from me this time of year.  Things start to stir with Summer plans and road trips and yard work (however not much of that has gone on in the last few days....rain, rain, rain!) but today looks like the last of the rain.   AND  exciting news....the window and door installers were here yesterday and I have new windows and doors!!!  Finally!!!! We ordered them end of April...but because the weather in June has been so crappy they were weather delayed.  The sun peaked out for us yesterday though and they are in and they are gorgeous, and it looks like the house and the room got a face lift.  I love them.  When it's sunny out I will got and take pics...I can finally go out and do the planting under the windows as well because we've been holding off on that as we didn't want them to be trampled.

Second SAL update is Susannah!  My SAL with Kati.  She is getting close to the end too.  I was hoping to finish up the vine this Sunday but I just couldn't stitch anymore....this is actually a two week update because I didn't get a chance to post last week.  Just the vine and the flower left now.  WOO HOO!!!  Don't know if I'll be doing any stitching this weekend, with it being the long weekend.  It's all going to depend on whether we are going away....or going camping...or staying home.  It'll be a surprise...for me anyway.  LOL

And my last SAL update...which also includes my next finish...is 6 Fatmen.  Finally finished the 3rd block.  It was a biggie...but a goodie!  Snow Friends is so cute.  I LOVE the owl, and the birds and the bunny, and lets not forget the colour of that jacket!!! Love it!!!  So my next block is going to be the one called "Snowed In"  this is also going to depend on what is happening this weekend and whether I need to do a pile of laundry...or just enjoy a nice hot shower and relax.  Or I could be stitching all day...It'll be a surprise...again LOL

And finally a new start!  There are so many things I want to start, but this one has been calling me since I got it. It's the companion piece to Sergei....this is the start of Plum Street Samplers - Maxim & Moya.  Love the colours on this one.  It's stitched on the same fabric as Sergei the Violet Twist.  I really love this fabric and wish that I had more of it...but with hand dyes you never know what you're going to get if you order it again...but it might be worth a shot cause I really love this fabric.

I still have to do my June square for 12 days of Christmas, 6 geese a laying....I got the border stitched but that's it.  Perhaps tonight I'll put needle to fabric and get it done.   And I am dying to start another Mirabilia!  I even dreamt about it...now you know how sick a puppy I really am.  I spent hours in my sleep one night, going thru charts and fabrics and floss trying to decide which one to do.  Didn't get very far because I still don't know which one I want to do, but I am definitely leaning towards Elizabeth. But I really would like to do the In My Garden seasons as well.  Decisions...decisions.

At any rate...that's my story....those are my updates...This is my post.  :)

OH!!! And this is my dog  :)

13 comments:

katica said...

Awesome update!! I haven't been doing much stitching lately, or much of anything for that matter... so I am way behind on both Suzanna and 6 fat men...I may need to cheat and start stitching them on other days just to get some stitching in on them!

Love your tusal, and your new start as well!
Lulu - well what can I say, she is as darling as ever!

Have fun whatever you do this long weekend! We're heading to fairmont so probably no stitching for me again...

Barb said...

I love the "Fatmen" What a cute finish.Susannah looks to be close to being finished.
So glad you finally got the windows and doors!

valerie said...

Great progress on all your SALs Barbi!

Linda said...

It's fantastic seeing all the progress you are making on your stitching projects - they are all looking fabulous.

Veronica said...

Susannah is nearly done! She's pretty. Congrats on finishing Snow Friends. He is cute. Love the peacock too. Your dog is such a doll!

Hugs,
Veronica.

Kaisievic said...

Lots of lovely stitching progress - well done!

Chris said...

Great progress. I love Maxin & Moya's colors.
That looks like a happy dog.
How did it get to be almost July?

Ziggyeor said...

OH very nice, She's coming along nicely. Love the 6 Fat Men.

Great new start, have fun if you start a Mirabella :)

Carol said...

Yay for new windows and doors, Barbi--I'll bet you can hardly believe the difference :) And all the better to see your pretty stitching--you've made wonderful progress on all of your WIPs and your new start is filled with such great colors :)

Dani - tkdchick said...

Barbi, your SALs are fantastic!!!! Its hard to get a lot of stitching in at this time of year!

Catherine said...

Great projects!! And what a cute pup!

Daffycat said...

Lovely stitching today! Awesome new start on M&Z. I am really itching to start some of these PPS designs but there are a few things I need to clear off my needle first.

Anne said...

Beautiful stitching Barbi! I love Maxim and Zoya! That fabric is so pretty for that design!! Your girl is looking great so far!! And so are the fat men!! Yay for getting windows!!