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 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.
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