TUSAL is hosted at It's Daffycat. All that is involved is that you save all those bits of thread that you used to throw away and on the new moon, post a photo. Simple as can be. This month, my TUSAL photo is also my photo. Zeb at Keep Calm and Cross Stitch is hosting this SAL. All you have to do is stitch a piece or pieces designed by Just Nan. An easy one for me as I have a ton of her designs in my stash. So in an economizing post, I'm economizing on photos too!!
I know what you're thinking - the jar is full, the fabric is blank. Yep, getting the fabric (28-count Antique Ivory) straightened, ironed and marked is all I got done on my Just Nan piece this month. I do hope to get some stitches in Spring in the Air tomorrow as its rotation is up and Secret Victorian Garden will be going on the frame Sunday morning.
Next up is . Heather at Stitching Lotus is hosting this SAL. Pick a small, stitch it and post on the last Wednesday of the month. How easy is that? I really enjoy participating in this one as I tend to stitch large projects and if it wasn't for these smalls, I would have very few finishes in a year. I was able to finish this one just under the wire - I have a feeling my summer stitching slump is trying to make an appearance - while at my parents.
|Winter Sheep by Little House Needleworks - stitched on 30-count Weeks Dye Works Straw Linen with DMC and Just Another Button Company buttons|
The directions call for the holly sprig to be stitched onto the hanging cord, but I liked it on the piece and being the stitching rebel that I am okay I knew it would take me a while to actually finish this into an ornament and that I would probably lose the button so it was safer to attach it...
And last but not least, a not late, YOTA post. YOTA is hosted at Pull the Other Thread and is designed to provide incentive to work through those WIPs that you may have sitting around. I think I have posted updates of all the WIPs on my YOTA list so here is a photo of my progress on Lizzie*Kate's Holly and Hearts sampler. Although it's not on my YOTA list, it is a WIP that I would like to get done this year.
|Holly and Hearts by Lizzie*Kate - stitched on an unknown piece of hand-dyed linen with Weeks Dye Works fibers.|
It is supposed to be a wet weekend here in central Virginia, so once the laundry is done, I should have lots of time to stitch!! I don't even have to worry too much about cooking - the air conditioner's compressor went out last week and we're waiting for the part so trying to keep heat production to a minimum calls for slow-cooker and grilled meals - neither of which take lots of preparation time!!