A blog trying to focus on all the nice things in life, those moments when everything turns out right. Finding the perfect fabric for that chart you love, the ideal sampler quote, just the right picture in all the 1000s of magazines you own. Meeting people who share your interests and obsessions and totally understand why you NEED that chart when you already have enough to last until you're 104
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 we have Nora Corbett's Little Snowy Metallic Gray Cottage:
stitched on 32 count Blue Hydrangea opalescent from Crafty Kitten
The white walls are very boring but once they are done I can move onto the more interesting hedges which are stitched in a Jodyri thread called Emerald Forest.
The piece on the left is a new start for the evenings, a giveaway prize from Vickie called Finger Fun 1 by The Sweetheart Tree. I had no idea why it is called Finger Fun, that sounds more like a knitting project than stitching. Anyway, the centre is all over one and then there's some blackwork and some borders and it's very pretty and quite tiny.
stitched on 28 count Platinum linen.
Here is the reason I got a new start - a finish! This is Byzantine Ornament Number 1 by Teresa Wentzler which I am stitching as part of my 16 Series in '16, part of the Smalls SAL and to fill the Fifth Friday portion of my rotation.
stitched on 28 count burgundy linen.
The photo shows the original ornie as designed by Teresa and you can see I made a couple of changes! The fabric being the big one. I used the yellows as charted but changed the accent colour to DMC321 and all the backstitch to DMC's gold 5284. I also changed the beads to 42011 because I didn't have enough 40557 and I thought they were prettier too.
I also did a little framing this week:
Just Nan - Spring Typography
Because I wanted to get this one up on display now Spring has finally arrived! I bought a raw wood box frame and painted it using a tester pot of emulsion. It's a method I've used several times. Then I added a few stickers to the edge.
Finally the postman delivered a nice surprise:
A postcard from Jocondine who is on her holidays in one of the lacemaking regions of France. I expect we will hear more on her blog soon.