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Thursday, 15 February 2018

Happy Dance with the February TUSAL

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It's TUSAL time, the Totally Useless SAL where we all show our ORTS and link-up on Daffycat's blog.

Here is my TUSAL jar with two current projects:


What's that you say?
The borders on Dracula have joined up?
Does that mean a finish?

It most certainly does!

This is Dracula by Dam Good Crafts (chart no longer available)

stitched on 32 count Amortentia from Chromatic Alchemy

The fabric was a gift from Tiffany and looks absolutely stunning with the solid black stitching.  I plan to photocopy the finished piece and make that into a book cover as I did with Book of Spells.  Then I will frame the original piece.

The other piece in the photo is my Chatelaine, Gardens of London:

stitched on 32 count Cotton Clouds Belfast by Crafty Kitten

Making nice progress going round and round with various shades of green!

Finally, the Secret Stitching Sweetheart Blog Hop was a great success, I believe everyone now knows who their Secret Stitching Sweetheart is and hopefully has some new friends.  Here are the collages of the designs sent in, some absolutely gorgeous stitching and a cute dragon too!



Don't forget to leave a comment on the original post if you want to be included in the Five Hops Challenge this year.








24 comments:

  1. Dracula looks fabulous and I love the idea of using a picture of the finished stitchery on a book cover! Your Chatelaine is coming along nicely - this one's going to be great fun to watch!

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  2. Congrats on the finish it is just a beautiful piece and that fabric really does make the black pop, the Chatelaine piece is stunning and nice batch of orts too.

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  3. Dracula is a wonderful project! It looks just perfect with that linen. I would love to see how you use the photo copy as a book cover!

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  4. Lovely ORTs Jo! Cute jar too. Borders always give me a good scare.

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  5. You KNOW I'm always in for the easter blog hop..EVERY YEAR..I'm so excited! Five Hops Challenge is a cute name :D

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  6. Dracula looks stunning on this fabric. x

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  7. Congrats on the wonderful finish! The fabric is perfect for the design. Does photocopy give the same color results? because usually the colors get more darkened in a photocopy.

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  8. The Dracula design is ideal on that fabric. I like your idea of photocopying it to make a book cover. The collage of the Secret Stitching Sweetheart makes you realise how varied everyone's work is.

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  9. Love your Dracula finish and that fabric is perfect.

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  10. Wohoo Congrats on the finish! You are making beautiful progress on your Chatelaine too. The Valentine's piece look beautiful all together like that.

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  11. Wow!! Love Dracula, it look so good. Congrats on your finish! Can't wait to see how the Chatelaine goes for you too.

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  12. Congrats on the finish. I remember reading the book on my office computer and it gave me chills some time.
    I enjoyed my visits for the sweetheart blog hop but what is the elephant about? Quilt?

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  13. Nice TUSAL jar! I love the fabric that u used for the dracula.

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  14. Dracula looks fantastic,congratulations.The book beats all the movies in my opinion.
    Gardens of London is looking good too.

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  15. Wow Jo, I love the Dracula finish, it's just fabulous!
    The Secret Sweethearts look lovely all together like that

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  16. YAY for Drac, a gorgeous finish, the fabric is amazing.

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  17. A stunning finish! Congratulations on another successful blog hop.

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  18. Wohoo! Dracula finish means happy bat-flappy dance! The fabric really is perfect for it.

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  19. Oh yes, Dracula looks fab with that fabric!
    I love all the hearts, another Valentine's Day filled with love.

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  20. I love your TUSAL, Jo.
    Great stitches on the blog hop. Congrats to all!!!

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  21. Such a gorgeous finish! And I love the collage of all the hearts that were sent out during the Valentines blog hop.

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  22. Congratulations on your Dracula finish! It looks amazing x

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  23. Oh man I love that fabric for the Dracula chart. That is more than wicked! Chatelaine is looking beautiful too.
    xo Alicia

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