Tuesday, February 21, 2012

TUSAL & IHSW

TUSAL
(Totally Useless Stitch Along)

I really wish I could stage things real pretty like a lot of you gals but obviously my talents lie elsewhere. 
It doesn't look like I've done much stitching this past month, does it?  But I did!  There are a lot of white orts in that jar, as well as other colors, from my liaison with Frosty & the dreaded January Trip to Hell (aka January Word Play) ... & the blue orts you see are from my feverish stitching on my mystery project.  

IHSW
(International Hermit & Stitch Weekend)

I did not get to do as much stitching as I would've liked to have done this weekend but I did accomplish something so I'm happy about that   : )   Of course I ran out of floss for my mystery project but I did as much stitching on that as I could on Saturday.  See my Sunday post for a photo of this.  Then I looked through my stash & decided to torture myself with a Stacy Nash design which requires stitching with 1 strand of floss over 1 on 32 ct linen.  Actually it's not really a torture.  For some reason I enjoy stitching like this despite the fact that I am way overdue for new glasses & feel like I'm stitching through fog most of the time.  I decided to stick with my decision to stitch Christmas/winter related things this year.  This design is called Christmas Goose Pinkeep.  This is how far I've gotten on it.
Please excuse the lousy photo.  Not only am I using my worthless camera but it's a dark, overcast day &, well, I'm taking the picture!  Here is the pattern photo showing how it will look when it's finished, Lord willing.

12 comments:

Siobhán said...

That's such a pretty design! I can't wait to see your finish. I was busy gawking at the pottery in your TUSAL photo--beautiful!

Lucie said...

It's looking great so far and well done for the 1 over on 32ct - very brave!

Shebafudge said...

That's really pretty. It will be lovely when it is finished.

cucki said...

aww such a sweet stitching..
that girl is so much me and i love goose too..can you please tell me who is the designer of this lovely design?i love it so much..so sweetttttttttttttttttttttttttt
lovely orts..
hugs cucki xx

Vickie Niggemann said...

oooo I like that one Shirlee. I just started a blog today, come see. :)

Hazel said...

Beautiful!! Love the design. x

Chris McGuire said...

I love it when I run out of floss... time for a trip to the stitching store.

Paula Nunes Lima said...

If the time goes by has fast as it seems, Christmas is right around the corner!!
Love it!
Hugs

Nicola said...

The bowls on your dresser are gorgeous. They would look beautiful on mine. LOL.

Do you collect pottery?

Joysze said...

I think that's a nice picture of your ORT jar, Shirlee. :D

Stitching looks great.

Ziggyeor said...

Nice orts, I hope your pillow finishes out nicely too!

TheCrankyCrow said...

Loving that Polish stoneware girl!!! But....gee....is it just me, or does your Christmas goose stitchery look a bit smaller than the original??? ;o) (Sorry, I couldn't resist!!) Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin