Tuesday, 12 April 2016
Blingely Blingely Bleep
Q: What's this?
A: a tin full of Bling ORTS!
I've been working away on Nora Corbett's Little Snowy Gray Cottage although to be honest, it should be Little Snowy Silver Cottage there's so much metallic sparkle in there. Even the fabric is sparkly, Blue Hydrangea from Crafty Kitten. I've been trying to alternate the Kreinik with the plain thread but the Kreinik is actually playing quite nicely and I'm enjoying the stitching.
In the evenings I am working on Just Nan's Spring Typography, approximately 30 minutes per evening while the Small Boy is splashing in the bath. NB do not sit too close to the tub!
Here we are today:
stitched on 32 count Dark Reed linen from Willow Fabrics.
Last weekend was the second weekend of the month so my rotation piece was The Christmas Cubes by Primitive Hare which I am stitching for the Christmas Ornie SAL. The theme this month is Ornaments and Decorations so I stitched the T cube:
I'm stitching them on a lovely 35 count linen called Country Mocha by Willow Fabrics using the recommended DMC. I have changed the white to B5200 rather than Blanc because it will pop more against the neutral fabric. I made a few changes to this one. One was a forced change because I made a booboo with the placement of the central ornie which meant the snowman was also too low down. Luckily there was enough room for the T to fit in. The other change was adding a Santa charm instead of the rusty bells shown on the cover photo of the chart.
The snowman is not stitched with any features but I asked the Christmas Ornie SALers and the consensus of opinion is "add eyes" so, the ayes have it and I will be adding eyes next time I stitch on this design.
(It's also responsible for the one tiny strand of red you can see in my ORTS tin. Yes, all the red in this ornie and I only "wasted" one tiny piece. That's how parsimonious I am with my threads!)
Finally, the Big Birthday Blog Hop which I'm thinking of calling The Days of Jo's Life as a nod to the soap opera made famous* by Joey Tribbiani in Friends:
Dr Drake Ramoray
Anyway, to take part all you have to do is leave a comment or email me. Nearer the date I will allocate you a Year of My Life and on the 17th September you do a blog post about that year or that life event in your life or what you were doing at that age (assuming you are that old!). Also, post something you have stitched which you think I will like.
* ps Dear American friends, yes, I know, I'm joking ;-)