Tuesday, April 28, 2015

3 for 1 deal, SFS, GG and Smalls!


Stitch from Stash - April
Well, another three SALs for the price of one.......and since time is running out on the above one let's not waste any more time........

Carried over from March $78.58
April Budget                     $ 25.00
Finish 75 x 85                   $  8.00
Spent #                              $  8.00
Available to Spend            $103.58

# Small confession here....I lost the receipt, I know I bought four GAST threads to use on Anniversaries of the Heart, but not entirely sure of the cost so putting down $2.00 each and will adjust next month if necessary.........


So here's the finish......finally....the May farmhouse......I did NOT like the choice of colour for the flower on the right so used.....um.......drat, can't remember....!

Gifted Gorgeousness

And moving swiftly on........to........


VERY late, sorry, Jo......but the above qualifies for GG as well as dear Mouse gave me the chart several years ago for my birthday.......thanks, pet!

I'm taking a bit of break with AOH as building houses is quite stressful and I've run out of the Used Brick colour too!  I've moved onto a band sampler that's been lying around in at least two states and another country so its time has definitely come around again!  Pictures next time!

Smalls SAL

And finally.......a day early........gosh.......


Okay, well, this SAL.......just forget all the rubbish about only showing completely finished items, whose daft idea was THAT?


This is JBW's Bienvenue .....lots of dear little houses on hills, not sure how I will finish it yet.....

So, three SALs compacted into one post.......click on the appropriate icons in the sidebar to find out more about them.

Finally.......some received Gifted Gorgeousness, both on the same day, from Maryland and Saudi Arabia......aren't I lucky?

First of all...from DJ......a combination birthday gift and RAK........goodness, a hard act to follow, the first picture isn't brilliant but in the second one you see the beautiful stitching and the pop of red in the heart and the initials.  Thank you, DJ!


And then all the way from the Kingdom .....finally.....when both Denise and I were giving up hope........this arrived for the Valentine's Day exchange.....along with some delicious white tea.....




A beautiful LHN design with the words Vanilla and Chocolate on, which immediately gives a feeling of contentment, doesn't it?  Beautifully stitched and put onto a project holder from Impie, Hattie and Bea.  The threads inside are the ones I am using for the Bienvenue piece, a place for needles and our initials and the date in the corner.  Perfect!  Thank you Denise!

So.....off to link up and have a little look around to see what everyone else has been up to......

15 comments:

  1. oooo I am famouse ... mentioned in your post ...lol ... love the gifts simply gorgeous :) and the AOH is coming along beautifully ... love mouse xxxx

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  2. Lovely farmhouse finish and your gifts are beautiful

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  3. Your gifts are both beautiful. What talented friends you have! I like your May farmhouse too, very prim.

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  4. Lovely stitching Ms Gillie :) And what gorgeous stitchy gifts from DJ and Denise!

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  5. The May farmhouse looks lovely, a great finish.
    Such pretty gifts you've had been sent, how lovely.

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  6. Oh, Gillie -- beautiful, just beautiful. I think you are a most successful contractor-- but I do understand that your little development might need to take a pause while you say... apply for more permits?

    Congrats on all the lovely stitching and the beautiful exchange!

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  7. Oh, Gillie -- beautiful, just beautiful. I think you are a most successful contractor-- but I do understand that your little development might need to take a pause while you say... apply for more permits?

    Congrats on all the lovely stitching and the beautiful exchange!

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  8. Love the color you've used in the flower, Gillie--nice choice :) So happy the package finally arrived from Saudi Arabia--isn't it amazing how long it can take some times!! Lovely gifts from Denise and DJ!

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  9. Thanks for taking part in GG this month. Eventually LOL
    There really are some gorgeous things in this post anyway.
    Especially the very belated Valentine exchange. It's so nice when things do eventually arrive. Just like GG posts Hahahaha.

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  10. Well done! Beautiful stitching!

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  11. Love your farmhouse finish and you have received some beautiful gifts.

    Well done on SFS!

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  12. Pretty stitching. Love the little house on the hill, looks promising

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  13. Such lovely gifts that you received. And great success on all three challenges and SALs. I missed last month's linking up to the SFS challenge, oh well.

    Oh, you finished the BBD farmhouse. I still have to stitch it and will do so soon. It's time for me to get back to this series.

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  14. Sorry I'm so late commenting on your blog. So glad you liked your gift. Happy Belated Birthday! Such pretty stitching, what you've done and the gift from "The Kingdom". You are one lucky lady!!

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