Saturday, May 31, 2014

A Small, TUSAL and Just Nan post

After a wonderful long weekend, I had an entire week of Mondays!  It was not a week I want to repeat soon.  I keep telling the boss that everything can't be my first priority but he doesn't seem to understand that concept - could by one of the reasons 3/4 of the staff is looking for other employment opportunities...

Anyway, I had a wonderful four days off from work and did a lot of stitching in between the housework and lawn mowing and various other things that kept screaming to be done.

For my 2014 Smalls SALI had a finish although not this past weekend. The Smalls SAL is hosted at Stitching Lotus by Heather.  Clicking on the badge should take you to the site. Here is Frosty Flakes from Little House Needleworks:

He she? is stitched on Weeks Dye Works' 30-count Straw linen with DMC, WDW and Crescent Colours and Mill Hill beads.  I really enjoyed this one and will probably stitch it again.

2014 TUSAL  I'm really not sure that TUSAL really is a totally useless endeavor - it puts a smile on my face and I think that is VERY useful!!  Again, clicking on the badge should take you to the site so that you can read all about collecting those little bits of thread that you used to toss away.  Here is my TUSAL jar in front of my current rotation piece, Secret Victorian Garden by Chatelaine.  I finished another corner through part 11.  You can see my progress on part 12 where the thread is hanging.  I am hoping to finish this quarter of part 12 today before putting the doily on the frame for its week.

And finally.  Zeb at Keep Calm and Cross Stitch is hosting the Just Nan SAL 2014.  A year long hopefully longer SAL to work on all those Just Nan's you have in your stash.  I am still working away on Strawberry Summer.  I showed it on my last post and it was here:

Unfortunately, this was on the frame on my lawn mowing day, and it took me much longer than normal or expected to finish the lawn up so I wasn't able to do a lot more, but did get to here:

This is getting really close to a finish.  I do have to chart out a 4 as this one is dated 2001 with no additional numbers given.

Thanks for reading!!!


Elunia said...

Nice works :)

Sheryl S. said...

This is a lovely piece of work. The colours are very pretty

Lumiruusu said...

Your Just nan stitching looks fantastic..I will start The Fowering Crown pattern as soosasI get the threads from Casa Cenina Italy.

Chris said...

Sorry you had a crummy week, I hope that the upcoming one is better!
Lovely stitchy update. I love the LHN snowman and you have made great progress on your other pieces.
Have a relaxing weekend!

Giovanna said...

Cute finish, and the WIPs are looking great (love the Chatelaine, especially)

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Beautiful stitching to make up for a dreadful week!
Your boss sounds like our's. Sets me four goals to achieve in only 10 hours a week then sends me to another shop for three weeks so I can't work on any of them!

The Chatelaine is so lovely and you are so close to finishing the Just Nan. Very exciting!

Marcy said...

Love the snowman. The Just Nan project is gorgeous.

Brenda said...

Oh beautiful stitching. ARe you using the recommended silks or DMC?

Shebafudge said...

Beautiful stitching on such lovely designs. Very pretty!