Sunday, March 13, 2016

A late TUSAL, Secret Garden, and Gifted Gorgeousness

It's TUSAL time!  TUSAL is hosted by Daffycat  and gives us something to do with all those little ends you cut off.  Instead of throwing them away (or picking off your clothes or cats), collect them in a pretty jar and participate in TUSAL!!

Here is my March offering:

It looks like some tamping is in order soon, that or a slight redistribution.

This month, the jar is sitting in front of Chatelaine's Secret Victorian Garden which saw more beading this week.  I am moving along at a fair clip, so should have it done in a couple of weeks - although the center is much more heavily beaded than the area I am working on right now - so I am probably being a bit optimistic with that thought.  Here's a shot of the gates, corner and path under the conservatories.

and here is a closer picture of the corner.  The picture should be clickable to enlarge a bit.

While I am late with TUSAL, I am early with my Gifted Gorgeousness post.  Jo at Serendipitous Stitching came up with the idea and gives us all a way to say "thank you" to everyone that has gifted us with something for our stitching.  I worked on three projects, all Heaven and Earth Design pieces that fit this SAL.

The pattern for Shakespearean Fantasy was gifted to me by Pull the Other Thread.  I filled in more green this week and found a number of stitches that I missed during my first pass through the area.  I think I will go to a stitch by column method rather than cross country to avoid missing any more.  When I put it away Friday night, it was here:

My second gifted piece is It's About Time.  Kate at Needle and Haystacks gifted me the pattern.  It has been a very different experience from Shakespearean Fantasy as there is design as soon as you start stitching.

The photo is rather washed out but you can still see the wheels, hands and designs.

My last piece, Christmas Presence, is a shoehorn in that it was a freebie from the company and therefore, in my opinion, a gift.  I worked on this one a bit longer than normal on Friday, but I was so close to a column finish that I didn't want to stop.

Not many columns left before page 2 is finished.  Page 4 is much smaller and has fair amount already done, so I am not too far from a finish.


Diana said...

Beautiful work!

Linda said...

Awesome progress on everything Susan.


Heather said...

Awesome progress on all of your pieces! They're turning out beautiful!

Kerryp77 said...

Great going. Secret garden is stunning.

Leonore Winterer said...

Great progress on everything! SVG is looking sooo good with the beads in :)

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

Don't frighten me like that! It's usually only the Aussies who post this early, how far forward did you put your clocks?

Anyway, the stitching is looking great. Fantastic progress on Santa.

But the Victorian Garden is just wonderful, there is so much detail in every tiny area of that piece. I would just be staring at it and not stitching!

Robin in Virginia said...

Super progress with adding the beads to your piece! Nice progress on your HAEDs.

Justine said...

I'm with Jo, I would never get any stitching done on your amazing Victorian Garden! I'm amazed at how much progress you've made on all these huge projects. Great stitching!

Mini said...

Hi Susan,
Hopping on from Jo's GG link up post. Great progress on your big projects however Victoria Garden steals the show. Its stunning!


Linda K's Stitching Corner said...

Great Progress on all of your WIP's...they are looking great. Beautiful WIP's. Keep up with your beautiful stitching.

Happy Stitching
Linda K