Friday, 14 August 2015

August TUSAL


It's TUSAL time again!  For those of you new to blogging, the TUSAL is a project run by Daffycat, click on the button on the right hand bar for more details.

Here is my ORTS jar posing with the current stitching project:

And this is the part I worked on this week:

This is Pretty Little London from Satsuma Street my Tuesday SAL with Linda and Kate.  Or, for this week, my USAL (Un Stitch A Long).  You can possibly see the holes in the area between the two red columns?  That is this week's reverse stitching.  The problem was that when I started the project I was missing one colour.  So I decided to substitute it for another which looked fine in the first area I used it.  I duly noted the new number on the chart and continued.  However when I used it for the Gherkin it looked awful, totally wrong for that area.  So I bit the bullet and paid out 95p for the proper colour.

However, when it came to the latest building (Buckingham Palace) I inadvertently used the substituted colour.  Which looked OK until I added the red columns and then it looked awful.  So I'm restitching in the correct colour which you can see attached to the needle in the photo!

The rest of this week was taken up finishing my exchange piece which has been parcelled up and sent off to my partner.  It may even have arrived by now!

Short post today.  I've been at work all day and sat down to read a few blogs and noticed the TUSAL posts.  Darn!  Hadn't realised it was today!  So a quick post to make sure I'm on time.

Finally, the Summer Postcard Blog Hop:

First postcard from Cheryl goes to Noni at Fireflies and Cats in the Garden
Second postcard from Vickie goes to Katie at Jeremiah's Mom
Third postcard from Noni goes to Julie at Julie's Stitchyknitter Journal
Fourth postcard from Katie goes to Anna at Stitch Bitch
Fifth postcard from Julie goes to Bea at Thoughts and Musings
Sixth card from Bea goes to Narita at The Twilight Thread (not up yet)
Seventh card from Narita goes to Kaye at Kitten Stitching
Eighth card from Anna goes to Vickie at A Stitcher's Story (sent today)


  1. I will have the postcard up by Monday my friend! :D

  2. ORTs and London are looking good. Wretched frogs - when will they remember they belong in ponds, not craft areas.

  3. I love your Pretty Little London. Thanks for sharing the link. I will have to see what other cities they have. Can't wait to see it finished.

  4. London is still looking great Jo. I didn't work on mine this week.


  5. Your London keeps getting lovelier whenever I see it! Looking forward to seeing it done:)

  6. I will participate next year. Good weekend!

  7. London is lovely, looks that you shared "Pénélope work" with me this month. Should have a SAL on frogging, I'll be sure to post very often. Hugs

  8. Looking good Jo, there are times when substitute colours just don't work and it doesn't usually show until you've stitched a patch. Very frustrating, let's just hope that Mr frog has paid his only visit.

  9. Sorry about the reverse progress, but you're well on your way again, and your exchange piece is sent off, so you're ahead of the game.

  10. Lovely progress! Sucks that you had to un-do your work and start again - hate it when that happens! Hope it's smooth sailing from now on :D

  11. London is looking great, so it deserves the proper cpolour - better to switch it out now than regretting it later! :)

  12. London is growing more and more ...

  13. What a shame you had to frog it ....


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