September TUSAL


It's TUSAL time!

Here is my TUSAL jar with my current project:

And here is the Garden I have been working on this week.  Yes, there are a lot of Queen Stitches to do.  All the way around in pink and then all the way around in blue.

stitched on 32 count Belfast in Cotton Clouds by Crafty Kitten

Did you spot something else in that top photo?  The adorable scissor holder!  Remember the friend who I gave the Hallowe'en Countdown box to for her Birthday?  She has a 10 year old daughter who wanted to make me something for my Birthday.  I really needed a scissor holder as mine currently live in the plastic case they came in which is split and held together with tape.  She used the fabric that her Dad made a project bag from to make me a matching scissor holder.  Look how well she cut the fabric so the fairy looks like she is holding the scissors!  I love it.

I will take photos of the bag when I get a chance but I wanted to get this post up before the weekend.

I have got photos of another finish to share:

stitched on 28 count linen in Radioactive from Chromatic Alchemy

This is the third in the Scary Apothecary series by Hands On Design - Broomstick Fuel.  My goal for this year was the first three and I have achieved that which is great news.  Three more next year and the final three in 2022.

I used the DMC conversion provided and DMC Metallics too, apart from the black which is Weeks Dye Works Kohl.

I used a blend of two DMC for the pink around the word "Fuel" rather than the charted variegated:

Finally, a little spooky finish from this year's Just Cross Stitch Hallowe'en Ornament Special:

stitched on 32 count Platinum Linen

This cute little one is called Downdraft designed by Turquoise Graphics & Designs.  I used a Jodyri variegated thread for the smoke and some random beads for the sparkle.  This was a very quick stitch - 2 bath time sessions and an hour to bead.

September TUSAL