Sunday, 13 September 2015

September 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:

Which is going to be the ornie for the Christmas Ornie SAL Blog.  This month's theme is Trees and/or Presents.  I have chosen a design with trees in it although not indoor decorated trees as many people will probably chose.

Thank you for all the lovely comments on my little Nutmeg Company Cottage, which you can also see in the TUSAL photo.  I am slowly replying to all the comments!  Several people asked about the curved needles.  The one I used was a John James size 24 curved tapestry needle so specifically designed for this sort of thing rather than for stitching upholstery.  The charts are available as part of a kit from the Nutmeg Company's website.  I would really recommend getting the whole kit, they are not that expensive and include the plastic templates which will really help with the making-up of the cottage.  They also include the long bugle beads and the higher count fabric.  Which is useful if you don't use much 18/36 count normally.

For fans of 3D stitching, I also discovered this wonderful website with designs by Elli Jenks.  She does a whole range of houses which look slightly simpler to put together (no overhanging roofs for one thing!)

Finally, the Summer Postcard Hop is over so I will be launching the Hallowe'en Trick or Treat Hop soon.  Have a look at last year's to see how it all works and to be ready for the sign-ups this year!  I'll see you all on the 15th for a pre-Birthday Gifted Gorgeousness post.


  1. Nice choice, looking forward to seeing it grow (I'm not done with my Halloween WIP yet, but seeing these Yule colors make me itch to grab a new xmas start :)

  2. Oh the cottage looks lovely. Looking fwd to Halloween blog hop.

  3. I will definitely be looking at last year's Halloween blog hop!

  4. Your cottage is amazing!
    Definitely will be signing up for the Halloween blog hop :o)
    Hugs xx

  5. I recognise that new ornie you are stitching...

  6. I also found some outoor trees for the Ornament SAL, I like them better than the indoor Christmas trees that I found.

  7. Lovely new start! And thanks for the information about the Cottage. It really is so sweet! :D


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