Friday, August 10, 2007

One, two, three, four... SALs

It's high time I showed you some updated SAL photos, so here we go!

First, my Friday SAL on Blackstone Garden Fantasy. I haven't managed to get a lot done but I have been putting in a length or two of thread most weeks. I love the colours - it's really coming together.


Then last weekend's SAL with Karen on the CHS alphabet. I did N for Needle this month.


Then my Sunday SAL on Beatrix Potter's Quaker. Again, I've been putting in a length of thread here and there.


And last but not least, Monday's SAL with Lina. I didn't have a lot of time but I did almost get one side of part 5 finished.


I have a day off today. Hooray! It's my first day off for nearly 2 weeks and I need it. I was exhausted yesterday. But we're now owed a fair bit of money for the work I've done so it's worth it. I celebrated by buying some clothes for the first time in possibly about 4 years (I can't remember the last new clothes I bought!) and we have a bottle of fizz in the fridge for later.

We're also celebrating my Dad's birthday (though he's in Scotland we'll be having a drink for him!) He's been in and out of hospital over the last few weeks but he's home and getting better now. Nothing too terrible - a gardening gash on the leg that turned into cellulitis and then a bleeding stomach ulcer on top - but it's taken it out of him and it was scary when he collapsed because he's normally so fit and healthy.

And lastly we're celebrating the fact that we have a legal, taxed and registered car! It's taken months to get through all the red tape but we have wheels at last. A triple hooray!

17 comments:

  1. All your WIPs look wonderful! N is really sweet and I love the progress on your BP Quaker.

    Glad your Dad is getting better and enjoy a nice relaxing w/e after all your hard work! :)

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  2. Great, great stitching Nicki.
    Enjoy your day off! You certainly deserve it!!
    I'm glad your Dad is better - I bet that must have been pretty scary for you all.

    Have fun with your car! :)

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  3. Fantastic WIPs, can't decide which I like best! Enjoy your day off.

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  4. Wow Nicki, all your WIPS look amazing. Enjoy your day off!

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  5. Enjoy your fizzy and happy birthday to your dad!

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  6. Lovely work! I especially love Blackstone Fantasy. I've considered getting that one myself.

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  7. I love all your WIPs - especially M8 (love love love) and the colours you've chosen for Blackstone Garden are so perfect!

    Congrats on the car - and the day off! (I releate to that - I'm getting two days off this Monday & Tuesday, the first in 3 weeks - can't wait, it's sad that I'm so excited!)

    I hope your dad continues to feel better.

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  8. Love all your WIPs Nicki. You stitch such gorgeous designs.

    Enjoy your day off. Guess I'm going to have to get used to being a working girl sooner or later after I looked at univerisity for my eldest DD!!

    Hope your Dad is better soon.

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  9. Just beautiful! I love what you are doing to your BFG. :-)

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  10. Lovely WIP!
    Sorry to hear that your Dad did'nt fell well, but I'm glad is better now.

    Have a lovely weekend!

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  11. Enjoy your day off! And your new clothes :)
    You have such lovely WIPs!

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  12. Wow! That's a lot of SALs but they all look great!

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  13. Your works are beautiful, really inspiring! I hope your dad gets better soon.

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  14. Days off are glorious, enjoy it! I love the WIPs photos, especial the Beatrix Potter. What color of floss are you using?

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  15. Oh my goodness your poor Dad!! Glad to hear he is on the mend now though.
    Your WIP's all look fab and I am so pleased for you both that your car is now all legal and you have wheels again, there is nothing like it!!

    Have a nice Sunday Nicki :)

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  16. wow, you have been super busy with all those SALs. They look amazing!

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  17. Oh wow! All your pieces are looking lovely. I just love Tomboy - she is awesome!

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