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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:
On the left we have the most recent Just Nan Small finish, Honeysuckle Rose:
stitched on 32 count Antique White linen
I need to add a charm in the centre. I ordered a batch from eBay and will be having a little finishing session this weekend.
The project on the right is the next Just Nan Small to be the focus, Dragonfly Summer:
stitched on 32 count white evenweave
I am undecided whether to buy a large dragonfly to go in the middle or use one of the butterflies I bought this week. Watch this space!
Having finished the SALs part of my rotation, I started on my focus piece for the month; Gardens of London by Chatelaine:
stitched on 32 count Cotton Clouds Linen by Crafty Kitten
I'll be working on the little garden this month and it would be great to finish all the plain cross stitching by the 25th. But I do have some extra work shifts to cover holiday so we shall see.
There is an extra incentive to finish this. A group of Chatelaine stitchers have put together a Gallery of Martina's designs and they don't have Gardens of London yet. So no pressure there! You can find the Gallery here:
Finally, the email comment notification issues are still on-going. Blogger had said they were working on it back on 31st May but have said nothing since then. Blogger is a free platform so there's no sense of urgency for them. The work around of clicking "Notify Me" or "send follow up comments to..." is working insomuch that you get the emails but from a "no-reply" address. So please keep commenting, on my blog and the other blogs you follow. Please spread the word that people need to check their dashboard for comments and how to work-around it.
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