Wednesday, 1 February 2012

A Sheepy Month!


Well here comes February! I hope I get to play with my needle and thread as much as I did in January. I managed to complete 4 Birthdays gifts, 2 RAKS, 1 Exchange piece and my January ornament. Wow, even I;m amazed I did all that..lol.



I;m still awaiting my results from the hospital and was feeling a bit sorry for myself this week but my postman brought me this wonderful treat from my dear friend Sally. She knows how much as old Ewes love our Sheep. Thank you so much Sally it was the perfect pick-me up. I;ve got them both kitted up already. February is going to be my Sheepie month.


Just in the nick of time I finished my Santa for the Christmas Ornament SAL. Those pesky frogs were all over him so he isn;t quite perfect but I do think he;s cute. This was also the first time I used the bobble trim. As we say in Scotland it was a footery (awkward) job that I won;t be in a rush to do again. Please visit the blog and see the other beautiful Santas. Our theme for February are Ornies with a Christmas tree in them. You can join in whatever month you wish and complete as many as you like.



Finally I will leave you with a picture of  Patch the newest member of the family. My DD Heather and myself have begged and pleaded to have a dog  for many many years but DH just wont; agree and I suppose to be fair I can;t really have one with my job either. I was so thrilled when my dear Mum gave us Patch for christmas. She lovingly made him for us. He;s just pefect no barks, , no walkies, he just stands there and looks adorable..lol.
Be back soon with my sheepies. Hugs!

30 comments:

cucki said...

Beautiful stitching..Iove sheepie too,,they super sweet..
Aww I love the patch dog so much..
Very sweet..
LOve for you
Hugs cucki xxx

butterfly said...

Lovely gifts and lovely stitching , I love sheep too they are so cute I saw some today on my way to Teignmouth
Little baby lambs.
Your dog is cute some of my girls at the club made some last month one girl made a tiny one .
No news is good news Elaine.

Dee said...

Your Santa is adorable. Love his little peppermint button.

Hope you get your results soon. Waiting is SO hard.

Lesleyanne said...

Patch is gorgeous, the ideal dog lol. Lovely gift from Sally. Your Santa is gorgeous. I think I have a tree ornament to stitch - can I join please. Congrats on getting so much stitching done - you deserve it.

Annette said...

WOW... you stitched all that??.. great job.. love to see them soon..

I think March is also a sheeo months.. lamb come to the world.. so finish all in Febraury and then in March put them every where!!!

Catherine said...

You've certainly been busy! Great. Gifts from Sally ~ I love my sheep!
Your Santa is so sweet ~ the trim looks great! I havne't used that type yet.
Our boys want a dog in the worst way, perhaps I need get them a "Patch" of their own!

Mouse said...

awwww lovely gifts off sally and well done on the awkward stitching ... looks pretty good to me :) and love patch ... just perfect ..lol :) love mouse xxxxx

Beth said...

Love all the she including the calendar - your darling Santa, and of course, Patch!

Michelle said...

Oh Patch is stunning. Lovely gifts received off Sally - enjoy xx

Ali said...

Lovely new patterns loving your completed Santa too xx

valerie said...

Your Santa finish is so cute! Love the pompom trim. And what nice charts from Sally. I hope you get to feeling better soon and so nice you have Patch to keep you company! :)

Sherry said...

I love Patch! And your Santa is beautiful. Love your sheep calender and the patterns you have pulled for February.

Friendship Crossing said...

Hey Lainey!
I can't believe what all you got accomplished in the month of Jan! You did good girlie!! LOL
Your santa turned out adorable and I love Patch~SEW cute!!
I'm w/you when it comes to sheep~can't have too many of them!!

Hugs,
Tanya

Deb said...

Wonderful stitching and finishing on your Santa and love the Sheepie projects you have picked out for February.

Christina said...

I love the pom pom trim on Santa! It was worth all of the effort. How great that we get to learn new words too...footery? Never heard of that one - great word!

Carol said...

Wonderful sheepie post, Lainey (what is it with stitchers and sheep anyway? We all seem to love them :)

And I love your pom pom trim on your cute Santa finish--adorable!!

Lillie said...

The sheep are all so adorable. Love your Santa trim too. Enjoy Patch!

Shirlee said...

Cute things! Blessings, Shirlee

Siobhán said...

Patch is too cute!! Love your stitching and gifts, too!

Rachel S-H said...

Santa is darling! And I love the sheep patterns you recieved. And that sweet Patch put a smile on my face.

Fiona said...

The footering with the trim was worth it, Santa looks fantastic. What a lovely gift from your friend as a pick me up. What can I say about Patch is is just gorgeous and the fact that you don't have to feed him, walk him or hear him bark, enjoy your dog.

Teresa said...

Cute santa, love the pom poms.
Can't wait to see all the sheep this month.
My kind of dog.
Teresa's Heartfelt Stitches

Catherine's Sewing Corner said...

Wow you were a busy stitcher last month. Lets hope you can do the same this month. Your finishes are beautiful x catherine

Wendy said...

love your Santa´, can´t see a frog anywhere !

and that black n white dog is just to cute !

Sally said...

I thought you just might like those charts Lainey lol!! Hope you enjoy stitching them as much as I did:)

Love your Santa.

Aww what a cute dog! Maintenance free too which is even better!

Lindsay said...

Love the sheep.

I learnt patchwork (the old fashioned way) making those dogs only we called them wooftums no idea why!

Brigitte said...

Congratulations on the lovely Santa finish. You managed great finishing it.
Enjoy the nice charts you've received from Sally. They will be a perfect fun stitch for you. And oh, such a lovely little doggie.

Carin said...

Beautiful gifts ! And Patch is wonderful !!
I also love your head picture. Since I have been to Scotland, I fell in love with the sheep with dark heads. Ovrhere they all have white heads. The sheep on your pcitures are so funny with those boots on !!

Edit said...

I hope you will receive good news about the tests Elaine! When I had my surgery last year and I was waiting the results of the analysis I was told that the longer it takes the better, as if there is something bad, they tell you fast.

You have received beautiful presents! I hope you will have time to stitch the sheep designs soon :)

Your Santa is also great! I like it a lot :)

And Patch! He is a really handsome dog :)

Pumpkin said...

That was very sweet of Sally to send you those patterns. I can't wait to see them stitched up :o)

Your Santa is adorable! I saw well done!

LOL! That's a good kind of dog to have ;o)