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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:

  1. Love this design and the colours are so pretty.

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  2. Great orts! Love your stitching. Beautiful pieces!

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  3. 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!

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

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

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  6. 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!

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

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

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  9. Well done, your finish is beautiful.

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  10. 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 :)

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  11. 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!

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  12. Mulberry looks fabulous, the drawn threadwork is so neat.

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

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  14. Oh what gorgeous stitching Jo. Love the colors.

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

    Blessings
    Catherine

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

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  17. Lovely stitching and orts Jo.

    Linda

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  18. Great post jo beautiful progress!

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

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  20. Bellissimi, con tanti punti diversi, mi piacciono molto

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  21. Beautiful stitching! Congrats on the finish :D

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

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  23. Hi Jo, so lovely ORTs! Happy stitching!

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

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

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

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