Thursday, July 23, 2009

Inspiration - Hyacinth and TUSAL update

It's about time I posted again - fancy that! nearly a week without me blathering on about .....well there's not much to blather on about stitching-wise.

I don't seem to have made much of an impression on 'Inspiration' - although I did stitch on it exclusively over the past weekend. I'd forgotten how time consuming stitching 3 stitches in one colour, then perhaps 24 in another colour, then skip to yet another colour for 8 stitches........ I'm also doing the backstitching of the vines as I go, which helps with placement of the flower buds. At least I can see what I've achieved with the back stitching.....

I have also picked up again the 2nd copy of 'Too much Stash' - finishing that before I start another. No pic's of that 'till it's finished.
My hyacinth for all it's early promise, has flopped. Too much too soon! Perhaps the other bulbs will put in a show.
Nearly forgot my TUSAL contribution for this month. I found a little bell and put that around the neck of the container, but there are threads in there from Poppies, Inspiration, Too much Stash, Liz's Cushion and the birdhouse sampler - that I can think of. Behind it is the ex-rosebowl/fishbowl - as you can see, it's nearly full and time to empty out and put away all the extra bits that have accumulated the past few weeks. I do tend to use the threads that are in the bowl as first preference when stitching itty-bitty hap-hazard ornies that leap under the needle.

Lazy stitching in practise! Oh you can also see my GPS bag I made for myself - rather proud of myself for that one, 90 minutes from idea to eventuality! Protects my GPS from knocks and bumps in my handbag and glovebox. I have to be nice to this one, it's my 4th in six months!!!
Happy Stitching!

5 comments:

Branlaadee said...

I love your TUSAL jar. It looks like a magicians potion bottle! Your inspiration looks lovely.

Cindy F. said...

Very pretty progress on Inspirations!

Siobhan said...

Lovely progress on Inspirations--even if it is a tedious stitch! ;)

Stitched Up said...

Inspirations is coming on ncely.Looks so delicate.Thinking of you today as I know from 123 that its a special one in your heart

Daisie(123)

Chars said...

Your jar looks great and I love the fishbowel...Making a mental note to steal that idea when my kidlets are older...

I try to be good and put everything back each night before I pack up - otherwise the toddlers get it and it quickly becomes bin fodder :(

Love your progress on INSPIRATION :) Its looking great even if it is fiddly.