Monday, 4 July 2016



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 left we have You Were Hatched by Teresa Wentzler.  Here is what it looked like last week with just the green and blue stitched:

Here is the addition of yellow:

And now the pinks:

The fabric colour is a much better likeness in the middle photo.  It is a very pale lilac 28 count evenweave.  I have lots of backstitch to do and then a celtic knot border.

Here is the other project in the photo, a new start!  Bonus points for anyone who can identify the design or even guess what it might be.

stitched on 32 count linen

I finished my Just Nan Big Bee, Little Bee and intended to put it on a scrapbook page along with Beehive Violets but I got sidetracked by re-mounting an older piece which had gone "saggy" in the frame.

Remember this one from 2013?  It was a FB SAL from Threadpickerz:

Threadpickerz Heartz SAL photo DSC03706HeartzSAL_zpsa9186cd7.jpg 
stitched on 32count white evenweave with De Havilland rainbow silks

Finally, we all like a bit of beading on our projects and I know some of my followers actually make things from beads so I thought you might like to see these I found on Mr X-Stitch's blog:

They were made for an event called Battle of the Beadsmith and there's a FB group and an older website if you want to see more beautiful beading.


KimM said...

Wow, great stitching and love the beading.

Thoeria said...

That beading is amazing!

Kerryp77 said...

Fabulous progress on the TW. Gorgeous colours. I've no idea what the design or designer is but my money is on a Halloween design. I remember that threadpickerz design!

Bea said...

Hatched is looking really good. And the beading is beautiful.

Mini said...

You have good progress on You were hatched. Oh i love the hearts!

Linda said...

Lovely stitching Jo.


Lili said...

No idea about your new start, but looks good, so very pretty fabric.
Your hearts are amazing!


Christine said...

Great progress on the dragon. Those beaded flowers are incredible

Irene said...

wow, usi delle tele bellissime, e che belli i fiori!!

Dani - tkdchick said...

I'm always so happy when I see people out there still working on Teresa Wentzler designs. There's just nothing else out there like it!!!

Unknown said...

That's CRAZY beading. Love the colors on your Hatched. It is really starting to come alive.

gominam said...

Great progress on Hatched. The hearts colors look wonderful. Gorgeous beading!

Katie said...

Wow love your WIPs. No guess on who/what the 2nd one is. The hearts SAL is adorable!! Just LOVE the beading. Wow.

Stitching Noni said...

Great progress on your TW! No idea what the new start is... either a Just Nan or a Halloween something is my guess!! :o)
Goodness me that beading is amazing... I love beads but not sure if I could ever do something that big!! Will have to have a look at the FB group though and drool!
Hugs xx

Heather said...

Ooo beautiful progress! I love that the dragons is on a purple fabric I think it makes it pop!

D1-D2 said...

Beads! Thanks for the link, can't wait to look at it.

Leonore Winterer said...

Wow, great progress! You were hatched is looking awesome. But a great side effect of your marathon that you are getting this done now! The news thing kind of looks like come Just Nan ghostie, but I'm looking forward to see what it actually is :)

And holy cow, that beaging is amazing! I used to work with beads a lot, but nothing anywhere as stunning as this!

The Crafty Princess said...

I love the building of colours it looks amazing. And that beading project is amazeballs. My mum would love it, she's the beader in the fam.
xo Alicia

Unknown said...

Can you give me an idea where I can find the rainbow silk thread? That is exactly the colors I am looking for!!!