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Wednesday, 9 March 2016

Here We Go Round the Mulberry TUSAL

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 projects:


On the right hand side is the Easter chart I won in Justine's GGG (Gifted Gorgeousness Giveaway).  I'm trying to get it done quickly so I can pass it on for my Easter Treasure Hunt Blog Hop.

On the left we have Shepherd's Bush Mulberry.  One of a series of mini plant based band samplers.  I stitched the four Christmassy one way back when and Bilberry more recently.

Here is the finished design:

stitched on 32 count Antique White linen
using recommended DMC threads and perle.


There are lots of speciality stitches in this one, including some lovely bargello and this hemstitching where you cut the fabric and remove the horizontal thread then weave a strand of perle through the verticals.  Before I frame this I will straighten up the woven thread!


Here is Bilberry which I finished and framed back in 2013.  I'm hoping to get the same frame and mount it in a similar way.

Shepherd's Bush Bilberry photo DSC03721_zpsbc3d7ae9.jpg

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Easter Treasure Hop

Finally, it's nearly time for the Easter Blog Hoppity Hop!  Taking place over the Easter weekend each participant will be allocated a letter of the alphabet which they must post along with a nice Easter or Spring themed stitched photo.  In recognition of the varied talents of my followers I think you can also show any sewn, quilted or otherwise crafted Easter or Spring themed items.

Everyone will then hoppity hop around like a little fluffy bunny and collect the letters which will spell out something seasonal.  If you would like to be a picture poster then please drop me an email.

If you'd like some inspiration then look at the freebies on this page of my blog - Themed Freebies


29 comments:

Sheryl S. said...

Love this design and the colours are so pretty.

Katie said...

Great orts! Love your stitching. Beautiful pieces!

Thoeria said...

Lovely stichies, Jo!
Will have to do Easter bunny hop next year....I'm unfortunately hopping...skipping...walking and plodding in that race on the Saturday!
Orts are looking good!

geeky Heather said...

Congratulations on finishing mulberry...it's beautiful!

KimM said...

Beautiful stitching....love the framed piece. Orts are fabulous....lots of stitching in there.
xxx

Daffycat said...

Lovely ORTs! I'm not bragging but mine are much bigger! Lol...you'll get the joke when you visit!

Thanks for linking my blog in your freebie list!

Bea said...

Such a lovely finish.

Barb said...

All the stitching looks great. I do love the colors in the mulberry design.

Stitching Noni said...

Love that mulberry! Great looking ORT's :o)
Hugs xx

Mini said...

Beautiful stitching

Irmeli said...

Well done, your finish is beautiful.

Brigitte said...

Your Mulberry and Bilberry samplers are wonderful. These specialty stitches are very interesting to stitch, particularly the hemstitches, and they produce a great effect on the piece. It would be really great if you could find the same frame and mount for the Mulberry sampler.
GGG, a wonderful idea from Justine :)

Justine said...

Your mulberry looks so pretty - and you are going great guns on the Easter stitch! I told you it was a quick one. Yours looks so different to mine, I think that's what so great about these little charts, they are perfect for experimentation!

Julie said...

Mulberry looks fabulous, the drawn threadwork is so neat.

Christine said...

Great stitching Jo. I love the Mulberry sampler, especially all the speciality stitches

Vickie said...

Oh what gorgeous stitching Jo. Love the colors.

diamondc said...

Jo: Lovely stitching, your Mulberry looks wonderful in that frame, Drawn Threadworks is so sweet.
Love your Easter Bunny.

Blessings
Catherine

D1-D2 said...

Lovely finish.

Jan Jones said...

Super stitching Jo....Mulberry looks fabulous!!!

Linda said...

Lovely stitching and orts Jo.

Linda

Heather said...

Great post jo beautiful progress!

rosey175 said...

Oooh mulberry does look lovely. Nice, tasteful purples. Does this mean Justine's GGG is the new bathtub stitch for the moment?

Irene said...

Bellissimi, con tanti punti diversi, mi piacciono molto

Sarah in Stitches said...

Beautiful stitching! Congrats on the finish :D

Lili said...

Sampling Easter is so pretty, lovely stitching!!
How pretty finish!! Congrats!

ANGIE said...

Hi Jo, so lovely ORTs! Happy stitching!

Rachel Tomkins said...

Love the mulberry colours on this one. Here's hoping you can still find the same frame. :)

Leonore Winterer said...

Looks great, I love band samplers for all the speciality stitches you get to learn and admire when attempting them :)

gominam said...

Lovely stitching as always. Your ort jar is always happy, lol.