Friday, 5 January 2018

Sally from Stitchyangel's Treasures

Welcome back after the Christmas and New Year break.  I am so pleased that everyone enjoyed the Christmas Special, a big Thank You to everyone who sent in photos and especially to Giovanna, whose choice prompted me to think of the way to tell the story.

Our very first Blogger of the Week of 2018 is a long time blogger from the UK.  She's been a commenter on my blog for many years too.  There's always something lovely to see on her blog, her finishes skills are wonderful and one of the projects featured today is a real treat for the eyes.  Please welcome Sally from

1. Please introduce yourself – name, where you are from, family, pets etc.

My name is Sally. I am from a small, seaside town in East Yorkshire. I am married with 2 daughters in their 20s. We have a budgie named Freddie.

2. How long have you been stitching and how did you start?

I’ve been stitching for about 25 years. My manageress where I worked did it and I took quite an interest in it. So, I went to the local shop that sold stitching supplies and bought myself a kit. I think my face would have been a picture when I opened it and saw a blank piece of fabric and the chart!

3. How long have you been blogging and what inspired you to start? Is there a story behind your blog title?

I used to blog on the MSN blogs (I can’t for the life of me remember the name ) and went over to blogger when I saw others on it. I’ve been on blogger for 11 years. Originally, I started just to have somewhere to keep a track of my stitching never thinking I’d become part of such a lovely community. My blog title was inspired by my friend Julie.

4. How would you describe your stitching style? Are you a serial starter, a rotator, a OAAT (one at a time), highly organised, random and eclectic, etc.?

I am a rotator I like to stitch something different every evening but that can change if I want to stitch gifts! I used to be a OAAT but I couldn’t go back to that now.

5. Do you have a favourite designer or style of design you are drawn to?

I do love Little House Needleworks and Country Cottage Needleworks but if a design calls to me I will stitch it.

6. Which piece are you most proud of in your collection?

That has to be Just a Thought Sampler Garden Casket.

7. What has been your worst stitching disaster?

Attempting to make a tea bag pouch and making it too small! It barely fit a teabag in it! I used a free chart by The Little Stitcher called Tea Time.

8. Which new technique would you like to try, either stitching, finishing or another craft?

I don’t think there is anything really. I’m quite happy with the crafting etc that I do and I’ve tried quite a few different ways of finishing.

9. Do you have a box of finished-but-not-fully-finished pieces? Or is everything FFO'd? What's your favourite way to fully finish a project and what do you do with them?

I have quite a few not fully finished pieces! I promised myself I would try and finish a few a month but I broke my promise! I quite like to do pin keep type finishes and ornaments.

10. Which of your projects most represents "you"?

Anything with sheep!

11. Anything you would like to add?

Nothing to add other than I love the stitching blogging community even though I may not blog that often these days!


  1. Hi Sally, it was fun revisiting some of your older projects

  2. Great answers. Thanks for sharing Sally.

  3. Hello Sally. I love seeing your finishes my friend. :)

  4. Hello Sally,good you read about you.Your Just A Thought Garden Casket is gorgeous and I love your parade of Sheep Virtues.

  5. Nice to get to know you Sally.

  6. So nice to learn more about you. Beautiful work.

  7. It's so nice to meet you and see your lovely work x

  8. Love all your sheep!Happy new year!AriadnefromGreece!

  9. Always enjoy visiting you at your blog, Sally! Here's to many happy stitching moments in this new year!!

  10. Hi Sally, nice to meet you! You showed us some beautiful stitching. I do have a few of the Little Sheep Virtues in my stash and I need to remember to buy the others when I have some stitching budget to spare!

  11. Hi, Sally. It's so nice to meet you through Jo's Blogger of the Week and to see your beautiful work. You'll find me as a new follower on your blog. :)

  12. Hello, nice to meet you~ I can see why you're proud of the casket finish; the whole set looks nice! And your teeny tea bag pouch is adorable. What a great garland of fluffy virtues!

  13. Hello Sally, the garden casket is a stunner. The little sheeps look so lovely all in a row.

  14. Hello Sally. Your Just A Thought Garden casket is beautiful.

  15. Please to meet you Sally. I LOVE your Sampler Garden Casket, it is beautiful!

  16. Hi Sally. It was fun to learn a little more about you.


  17. Lovely to read more about you Sally and see some of your older finishes. The casket is really something, I can see why you're so proud of it.

  18. Hi Sally, so nice to meet you here, too, and to see some of your work again.