Saturday, May 7, 2016

this month's TUSAL

Froggy couldn't wait to share his basket of orts on this bright, sunny day! Lots of pretty colors in there this month.

Until next month...

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

update for april

April turned out to be a pretty good month for stitching. We had lots of lazy days...some beautiful weather and time to relax. My hands still hurt from time to time, but I just have to be careful to take more breaks than I am used to taking (since I'm used to taking none, even one or two seem to help!)

I finished the stitching on two ornaments. This one was mostly stitched in March, but since I always seem to wait until the end of the month to do my ornament, it didn't get finished until the beginning of April. It is Merry Christmas, designed by From the Heart for the Just Cross Stitch 2015 Ornament issue, stitched on a beige evenweave with Gentle Arts threads.

My April ornament is from La-D-Da. It was in the Just Cross Stitch ornament preview issue from 2010, and is called 'Tis Green. I stitched it on an off white evenweave with one of Nina's Silks. The color of the floss is Fairy Kingdom, and I love it. These silks are such a joy to stitch with as well!

I stitched on my Lizzie Kate (ABCs of Aging Artfully) three out of four of the Fridays in April. The top photo shows where I was, and the bottom is where I am right now. The top shows the color of the fabric better. Sorry for the wrinkles and hoop marks in the update. I'm getting to the finish line though. Maybe a few more weeks of stitching...we'll see!

My mitten this month is called Alphabet Mitten, stitched on a beige evenweave with DMC threads. I loved all the different colors in this one.

The last piece I finished was stitched in memory of s wonderful stitcher, Sue Drury,  who passed away in February. It is Seaside Retreat from Blackbird Designs, stitched on a piece of Picture This Plus lugana in pewter with a pretty blue threadworx floss that was gifted to me by a fellow stitcher. I personalized it with both our initials and the years of Sue's life. She was in my thoughts throughout the stitching, and I will always remember her whenever I look at this piece.

Anyway, I guess that all for now. Hopefully I'll have some more finishes to show next time. Until then, thanks for taking the time to visit! Hope you are all having a wonderful day.