Thursday, 17 September 2020

September TUSAL


It's TUSAL time!

Here is my TUSAL jar with my current project:

And here is the Garden I have been working on this week.  Yes, there are a lot of Queen Stitches to do.  All the way around in pink and then all the way around in blue.

stitched on 32 count Belfast in Cotton Clouds by Crafty Kitten

Did you spot something else in that top photo?  The adorable scissor holder!  Remember the friend who I gave the Hallowe'en Countdown box to for her Birthday?  She has a 10 year old daughter who wanted to make me something for my Birthday.  I really needed a scissor holder as mine currently live in the plastic case they came in which is split and held together with tape.  She used the fabric that her Dad made a project bag from to make me a matching scissor holder.  Look how well she cut the fabric so the fairy looks like she is holding the scissors!  I love it.

I will take photos of the bag when I get a chance but I wanted to get this post up before the weekend.

I have got photos of another finish to share:

stitched on 28 count linen in Radioactive from Chromatic Alchemy

This is the third in the Scary Apothecary series by Hands On Design - Broomstick Fuel.  My goal for this year was the first three and I have achieved that which is great news.  Three more next year and the final three in 2022.

I used the DMC conversion provided and DMC Metallics too, apart from the black which is Weeks Dye Works Kohl.

I used a blend of two DMC for the pink around the word "Fuel" rather than the charted variegated:

Finally, a little spooky finish from this year's Just Cross Stitch Hallowe'en Ornament Special:

stitched on 32 count Platinum Linen

This cute little one is called Downdraft designed by Turquoise Graphics & Designs.  I used a Jodyri variegated thread for the smoke and some random beads for the sparkle.  This was a very quick stitch - 2 bath time sessions and an hour to bead.


Barb said...

Lots of really cute Halloween things in this post!

butterfly said...

Love the gift your friends daughter made so sweet.
Lovely stitching again Jo.

Christine said...

The scissor case your friend's daughter made for you is wonderful!
The chemist in me absolutely wouldn't let me stitch on radioactive linen!

Mary - Lecoeurceltique said...

London Gardens is looking good. I enjoy seeing your Halloween stitching.

Shelly said...

Love your Halloween designs! That green for the HOD is amazing! Are you going to stitch them all on the green linen? The Downdraft design is just cute with the beads, very sparkly. I need to get on the ball and buy the Halloween issue. Wow, your first project is gorgeous. Is it a Chatelaine? Bravo! I can't see myself attempting one of those! Nice!

RJ said...

As always, your stitching is wonderful to see. I'm always amazed at how much you accomplish. Love the little gift that your friend's daughter made you..that is so sweet and kind. RJ@stitchingfriendsforever

diamondc said...

Jo: Your scissor holder is fantastic, she has a talent and an eye for perfection when placing patterns.
Nice stitching, I do not celebrate Halloween but love the Broom Stick fabric and design, so cool.
I am not a big fan of Queens stitch but do it when called for, you have many to do.
I look forward to seeing this Sampler finished.
The Caldron is cute.


Katie said...

More beautiful things. Love them all. The scissor holder in perfect indeed.

Leonore Winterer said...

Great progress and finishes! I love the little cauldron.