Saturday, July 13, 2013


I am a bit late with my TUSAL posting, but as I didn't do any stitching between Monday and today, my container looks the same as it would if I had posted on time.  Who would have thought that not stitching would be a good thing?

Given that the majority of my stitching has been beer bottles this is actually rather colorful.  There are some fairly long pieces in there - I am getting wasteful in my old age...

I have been rather remiss in welcoming new followers and thanking those of you that pop into my little corner of the world, it is not that I don't appreciate you taking the time out of your day to stop in, it's that old "life" thing. I am taking the next two weeks off from work so I hope to finally get caught up with my blog reading and commenting and maybe get some quality stitching time in.

Saturday, July 6, 2013

YOTA Saturday and a finish

It is the first Saturday of July already!  I finally picked a focus piece for this year and have been steadily stitching on 99 by Ink Circles for the past month.

Here's where I was the beginning of June:

And here's how it looks today:

I stitch about a row and a half each month, I am taking a couple of weeks off the end of this month, so maybe I can up that count for July.

So that none of us becomes terribly bored with looking at bottles, I am still stitching on smalls on alternate Fridays and have another finish.

This is Heart in Hand Needleart's Wee Garden Gate:

The bird is charted to be white, but I don't have any white birds around my house and I like crows so a crow it is.  Since there is a finish, I also have a new start.

This is a freebie called Strawberry Delight Ornament by Tink Boord-Dill Needlework.  It's copyrighted 1999 but I'm not sure I have had it in my stash for that long.  It is stitched on 32-count Lambswool with DMC.

Strawberry Delight Ornament by Tink Boord-Dill Needlework

 The Smyrna crosses are charted as Algerian eyelets but I didn't feel like pulling this fabric as it is rather stiff.