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Sunday, 5 June 2016

June 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:


The project on the left is Just Nan's Counting Bats which is the design I am stitching each month for the Hallowe'en Ornie SAL.  Here is this month's band:

stitched on 32 count lilac linen

And here is the whole piece so far:

There's a skeleton charm to be added in the gap under the bat

The other design is my nearly-finish of My Fair Ladybug, also by Just Nan.  It would have been finished today but I discovered I don't have the little ladybird charm for the centre!

stitched on 28 count evenweave

So I popped over the SewandSo's website, ordered the charm, some beads I need and a couple more JNs fell into my basket!  oops.  Here's a close-up of the beaded part:


I spent some time cataloguing my Just Nans this morning.  I have 49 of the small designs, not including the Hallowe'en ones!  The majority were the annual freebies but some are "bought and paid for" designs.  I have stitched a grand total of 6 of them!  Time to get cracking on another one I think.  I chose Beehive Violets to go with my bee-themed RAK from Kim.

Finally, I completed my exploding book!  As seen in the Stitch Bitch's blog.  More photos to follow in the next post.


18 comments:

  1. Ooo cool book and progress!

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  2. Oooh, I need to get cracking on my Counting Bats but I just don't want to stop my TAAT projects (although one is very nearly finished). Lovely stitching as always and I love your exploding book.

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  3. Love everything Jo.

    Linda

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  4. Ooh. I'm intrigued by the book

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  5. Great stitching on everything and very cool book!

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  6. Love your counting bats stitchery, and the exploding book looks like a fun project. The beaded work on My Fair Ladybug is lovely.

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  7. Beautiful stitching. That's a very intrguing book, what surprise could be inside...

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  8. The exploding book looks intriguing.

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  9. The book looks interesting.

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  10. Lovely stitching and ORTs. Wow the exploding book is amazing.

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  11. Hi,
    Love the counting bats, really cute. Have a great day!

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  12. Love both of your projects!

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  13. A very interesting book indeed.
    Wow, what a lot of Just Nan projects there are in your stash. I am totally in love with her band samplers, the old and the new ones. But I also love her smaller designs. They are small but they all have so many cute details.

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  14. Counting bats is really nice, it's a very clever pattern very well composed(?). The book looks great too very funny and elegant finish but I know the precision/attention needed for this cardboard. xxx

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  15. That book looks really cool! Gorgeous stitching and progress :D

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  16. Great progress.... :o) Me thinks that you like Just Nan designs!! :o)
    I am loving that book! Wow what a great finishing idea!
    Hugs xx

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  17. Lovely progress on counting bats, and The Ladybug-small looks great, even without the charm! I'm really looking forward to seeing more of those soon-ish. And don't you just hate it when stuff just falls in your basket?! SO annoying!!

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