Wednesday, 17 January 2018

January TUSAL


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

Here are my current projects with the first ORT jar of the year. There are ORTs in there, right at the very bottom of the jar!

The little tin is where I keep my bathroom ORTs and here is the current bathroom project; Dracula by Dam Good Crafts:

stitched on 32 count Amortentia Belfast by Chromatic Alchemy

For those of you new to this blog, my bathtime project is the project I stitch on while supervising the Small Boy in the bath.  Not for stitching during my own bath!  I usually choose a monochrome or simple colours like this so I can thread the needle and stitch until it is done.  I can usually get 2-3 lengths per night and have completed several large projects in this way.

This is the other project in the photo; my focus piece for January - The Discworld Mappe by Lyndisfarne Designs:

stitched on 32 count Murano custom-dyed by Sparklies

I backstitched an island and started the turtle's foot.

Finally, I will be running the Secret Stitching Sweetheart Blog Hop on Valentine's Day.

Secret Stitching Sweetheart Blog Hop

It's really very simple, all you have to do is email me a picture of something you have stitched which is suitable for a stitching friend on Valentine's Day.  It could be a heart, or a pair of cute creatures, or the word "love" or anything which warms your heart. Really anything you think a fellow stitcher would like to receive in her email Inbox.   It can be something you've stitched in the past or something you've made especially for this year.  It could also be quilted or sewn this year as I know some of my followers do other crafts too.

Send me the email by 10th February.

When I have all the emails I will randomise them and send one to each participant on 13th February.  Then on 14th February you must post the picture you receive onto your blog under the heading
 Secret Stitching Sweetheart. 
There will be a list on my blog of everyone joining in, so check out all the blogs and find out who got your picture and identify yourself  in their comments as their
Secret Stitching Sweetheart. 

Does that make sense to everyone?  I hope so!

If you'd like to be involved then leave a comment on this post or send me an email if you are "no-reply".   I'll be putting little reminders up from time to time and will email on 9th February to make sure you send the pic in time.  


Christine said...

Not far to go on Dracula now

Leonore Winterer said...

Great progress on your projects :)

Katie said...

Beautiful progress on both projects.

Keebles said...

I had a rather scary first impression visualization of you stitching on the pot hence the bathroom orts...thanks for filling in the blanks on that one!

Suz said...

Wonderful progress. Still loving Dracula!

Julie said...

It wouldn't surprise me if you said you had stitched whilst relaxing in the bath!

deb said...

You're nearly done with Dracula's moon! I completely understood when you said it seemed to be taking forever - years ago a piece I stitched for my daughter that also had a good-sized moon and it felt like I was stitching something as big as the real thing.

Bethan said...

Dracula is coming along well! I have seen several ORT jars recently - what does ORT stand for? x

Angela said...

What a great colour your bath time project fabric is. Love the idea of the Secret Stitching Sweetheart, especially as I have a piece I am about to finish that would be suitable.

Desiree Ehleiter said...

Wonderful work! I love watching your projects develop.

Sherrie said...

Love all your projects. Would love to join in on the Secret Stitching Sweetheart Blog Hope. I sent an email, but don't think it went through. You can visit my blog, and sent me an email from there. Here is the link to my blog.....

Daffycat said...

Awesome ORTs Jo! Thank you VERY MUCH for explaining your "bathroom" project. I was having bad visions. I'm not new here but I must have missed it before!

Brigitte said...

Hahaha, Keeble's comment made me laugh out loud.

Mia said...

Of course, I am in!!!!!!!!! I love the Secret Stitching Sweetheart, Jo!!!!!!! Kisses, my friend.