It's TUSAL time again, the first one of the year! 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 tin posing with the current stitching project:
The new project is one of Nora Corbett's Alphabet Fairies. This one is C. I'm using a 32 count Murano called Oceanic Fantasia from Crafty Kitten. I chose this fabric because it will work well with S and also because C features a solid stitched background which none of the rest do. I'm not a fan of solid stitching so it makes sense to use a lovely fabric instread.
I also debated which threads to use. The letters are all charted in Crescent Colours (now called Classic Colourworks) but you don't use much of some of the colours so I wondered whether it was worth buying them. A friend sent me some she wasn't using when I started J so I looked at those and realised I needed a few of them for C too. So I sat down and made a list, nearly all the colours feature in at least 3 of the designs I have (C, E, J and S) so it was definitely worth getting those.
I tried a new-to-me supplier - Patchwork Rabbit and I have to say I was very impressed. I ordered them Friday lunchtime and they were with me less than 24 hours later. All nicely wrapped in a waterproof envelope because it does rain here and the postman will carry the mail in his hands on the way to our door.
I had another new start and a partial finish on Friday this weekend. My loose rotation said to start the design for the Christmas Ornie SAL blog on the second Friday of the month. Like the Hallowe'en Ornie SAL blog I have a cunning plan to enable me to join in with the SAL and complete a larger piece at the same time! Here is my finish for the theme Music: