Jan 14, 2016

Adios Sally!

Hey!  How you doing?  Hope you're not having to deal with anything right now, but if you are, hoping you have support to get through it.  Have you ever sat quietly and recalled the difficult times in your life, some that you never thought you could handle?  But you did, and each struggle made you stronger.

I couldn't wait to post this, and while Mark is cooking sausage, bacon, peppers and onions for our scrambled egg and peppers subs, I am typing with greasy fingers.

Sally is over, done, complete, finished, concluded, ended!  I seriously doubt that she was the reason for the vengeful return of the flashes, but I am keeping fingers crossed.  I don't know where they are coming from now that things have calmed down.  So here she is.  A few changes, not many.
 
Some details....
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
I bought several yards of the Dritz Flexible Boning at JoAnn's with my coupon for hanging.  Sally may end up framed because of her size, but for now, I removed one thread of linen for alignment, folded over and machine sewed a hem just enough for the boning, and slid it in.  I had to first press it with a medium hot iron over a heavy cloth to get the bend out since it is stored on a spool.  I've melted it before but was lucky this time.  If you cut it to size and leave it alone for a day or two it usually straightens itself and pressing isn't necessary.
 
 
 And that's the end of Sally Fiske.  Now I can finish listing the Santas for sale which will be under the new For SALE tab.  I think the sale will be Sunday and I will let everyone know a day before.
 
That's it for now!
 
Say good-bye to Sally.
 
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35 comments:

Mary said...

Well done, next! I love starting new pieces, yet almost finished I cannot wait to start next new one. Just finishing " Poinsettia and Pines" but have next one all kitted up and ready to go. I must be addicted..........

Cricket-bug Corner said...

WOO HOOOO

angelasweby said...

Sally Fiske, gone but not forgotten :-) What a momentous finish. It really looks stunning.
Sorry about the hot flushes. Mine came, went for several years and are now back with a vengeance so I can sympathise.
I love your blog, follow it several times a day but rarely comment but I did want to wish you and your family a Happy new Year. last year was a tough one. I hope this one is full of good health, happiness and success in all things.

Cheryl WNC said...

Wow! She's beautiful. It amazes me how quickly you finish a piece. Thanks for sharing. Love reading your blog and hearing about your work and the animals. Hope everyone is well. Enjoy the rest of your week.

Glenna said...

Goodbye, Sally! We're going to miss seeing you! (We are sitting at our desk, drooling over Sally instead of working.)

Linda said...

What a Thing of Beauty For you Im glad your done Have fun with the process of choosing something new to stitch Enjoy
Linda m

Jacqueline said...

She is big and beautiful.

Karen Budnick said...

Love your samplers. Yeah, going through and shredding old checkbooks - bringing back old stuff - problems with kids, late husband's cancer treatments, my mother's passing, pets who passed - oh, my. Thankful for the good things in life. Keep looking forward. Blessings on you.

Robin in Virginia said...

Yay Marly! Congratulations on whipping Sally into submission! What a grand gal she is! I really like the pot with flowers.

debbie haggard said...

Faretheewell dear Sally. a challenge to be sure, but what a prize when completed. Congratulations!

Von said...

Bye bye, Sally! We loved having you around and know you'll continue to bring joy in your finished state. :)

Merilde said...

She is lovely, Marly!

Sue Robinson said...

I love the finished Sally! I know she's been a trial and tribulation to you at times but just look at what you've achieved! I'm going to have to add her to my list of samplers I MUST stitch ...... assuming I ever finish Eleanor Parr (have you SEEN the size of that girl!) and that I live long enough to plough through the ever-growing list!

The Eveningstitcher said...

It's just gorgeous, Marly...I don't know how you do it....I can't seem to stitch a sampler in three months and yet you get large ones stitched in a matter of a few days. Its beautiful!! I love the way you are going to hang it..

Kathy Barrick said...

A fabulous finish and superb stitching! Good for you!!!

Dogwood Farm said...

I love it Marly!! Your needlework is pure perfection!!

Janet said...

What a wonderful sampler.... You did a super job...Janet a reader and fan from Canada :)

Janet said...

What a wonderful sampler.... You did a super job...Janet a reader and fan from Canada :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Marly, Oh she is beautiful, congrats to you and your perseverance with Sally!!! You do such lovely work and finishes as others have said.
And your words of wisdom...yes, when the going gets tough, somehow we find the strength to get through. I have reflected back at times and wondered, gee, could I do that today? I would hope the answer would be yes! Just never ask "what next" as sure as heck you will find out.
Hope your supper was as good as it sounded, blessings as always for all you do for the kitties, Debbie in IL

Marie said...

I am certain it feels good to be done…Congratulations on a beautiful finish!

Ele said...

A beautiful sampler, congratulations!,

Evelyne said...

Well done Marly.It's a beauty!!

Have a nice weekend,
Evelyne

Anonymous said...

Oh Marly, you did a wonderful job with Sally. Such an accomplishment. All the best to you and your family for the New Year. Cheryl

Truus said...

Sally is beautyful and you will be glad it is finished.
How was Carole with the Echo and her son going for the MRI scan? And your appointment with the dentist?
Have a peaceful weekend
Greetings Truus from Holland

C. M. Designs said...

AWESOME, is all I can say for Sally and you included. She will be gorgeous framed. I know you are ecstatic that she is finished. Now on to more, enjoyable, stitching.
Charlotte in Va.

gracie said...

Magnificent!~

Annmarie said...

Love Sally. So happy she is going to hang somewhere in your home and you can admire her each time you pass by. Would love to see where you choose to place her - I so enjoy seeing parts of your warm and cozy home. Have a great weekend and enjoy!

Kathy F said...

Very very nice!!! Why do I love samplers so much?? I loved them & dirty linen long before it was cool. Finishing up a dumb SAL I committed to but them I have a big sampler waiting for me with a fantastic brick house. I know I will hate myself halfway thru the bricks, but that's ok. Hope hope the new year is better for us all. So good hearing from you, Marly. Let's hang in there together. Lost my husband to brain cancer last year. Wish we lived closer....we'd start a helluva stitching group!!!

Chocolates4Breakfast (Terri Malinovich) said...

Absolutely superb finish, Marly!!!

Barb said...

Sally is just beautiful!!The colors turned out just great.

Margaret said...

She is just lovely! Gorgeous! Congratulations! (I don't get how Dritz Flexible boning works. No worries. I'm just dense....)

Kathy C said...

Sally is beautiful...awesome work!

Jessica said...

Well done on Sally! Beautiful work! Congrats on finishing.

Vonna, The Twisted Stitcher said...

You are such an accomplished needle woman. Spectacular!

Maggee said...

Sally looks great! Congrats! You always come up with great finishing ideas... I have a piece that I may do that boning finish on... Thanks for sharing!

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