Monday, 4 February 2019

February TUSAL


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 projects:

The current rotation is as follows:
1. Christmas Ornament
2. Hallowe'en project
3. Gardens of London
4. Discworld Mappe
5. Something from my 19 in '19

So you can see we are on item 2 - my spooky conversion of Lavender & Lace's Enchanted Alphabet.

stitched on 32 count Murano in Tiger Lily from Sparklies

I completed all the letters last year and now I am adding various motifs to fill the gaps in.  Last month I added the gate and this month some cats are appearing.  The plan is to use Just Nan designs as much as possible so everything goes well together.  The gate came from Jardin Prive though.

The design on the right is my third finish for this year and my second Christmas design.  This is Poinsettia by Ink Circles from the 2008 issue of Just Cross Stitch Christmas Ornament Special.

stitched over 1 on 28 count green evenweave

Behind it is the backing paper I am going to be scrapbooking this piece on to.  You'll see that on the 10th for Rachel's Fully Finished Gallery SAL.

Finally, you still have time to sign up for the Secret Stitching Sweetheart Blog Hop due to take place on Valentine's Day.  See previous posts for more details.  And if you have already signed up, don't forget to email the photo of your secret piece to me!  Obviously I can't take part in the Hop myself but I do enjoy seeing all the hearts and love in my Inbox in the run-up to the Hop.  So thank you for that.


Keebles said...

I still collect my Orts, but I'm not back in the groove enough to join into things just yet, but it looks like you have some great pieces in rotation! I'm really looking forward to see how these two turn out!

Katie said...

Great ORTs and great projects. Your new Christmas ornament is beautiful. Love the background paper. Perfect fit. I need to get my piece done for the blog hop.

Beth in IL said...

Thanks for reminding me about my orts. I can never remember what day I am supposed to post!

gracie said...

Love the alphabet... the ornament is pretty.

Mary said...

Great poinsettia and that green fabric is lovely.

Barb said...

I just love that enchanted alphabet. It is such fun to see the the things you are adding!

diamondc said...

Jo: Beautiful projects, that Poinsettia is beautiful, your oRTS show you have been busy.


RJ said...

Love your rotation. I can't seem to get in the habit of doing more than one or two at a time but I keep trying. Love your new Christmas ornament. Lovely stitching as always. RJ@stitchingfriendsforever

Margaret said...

Great little cat. Your Christmas ornament looks neat too.

butterfly said...

Great rotation , I have started to rotate some of my UFOs or they will never
be stitched .Love the Poinsettia.
I got most of my blog back in place Jo , really don't know what happened there.
Thanks for your help.

Aimetu Clare said...

Good rotation, lots of orts collection opportunities. I still collect my orts but am no longer in the monthly postings. It's interesting to see how many I collect and of course use them for my year ornament.

Julie said...

The Ink Circles is nice, lovely choice of paper to compliment it.

Christine said...

The Spooky Alphabet is coming along nicely. Wonderful InkCircles finish, that one didn't grab me at all in the magazine, but I love your version

DJ said...

What lovely stitching! I love the little black cat you added to your spooky alphabet! I think your other piece will look perfect on that paper! Well done!!

Astrids dragon said...

Bring on the cats, you know I love that Alphabet!
The Poinsettia looks great on that green.

Penny Post said...

Love the fabric you are stitching the Enchanted Alphabet on, such a lovely colour.

Leonore Winterer said...

Your jar looks so empty right now! I'm looking forward to seeing it fill up.

Janet said...

I am so in love with “your” enchanted alphabet. I can’t wait to see it done.