Tuesday, February 16, 2010

February TUSAL - Progress on BBBBB's and Snowman and a giggle


A day late, but here is my TUSAL for February - flanked by my two current WIP's.
The Sampler of B's is now onto the bottom row of B's - moving into the specialty stitches now.
On the right is LK Cold Hands Warm Heart snowman - on hand dyed aida.
Glass collectors will note the two Vallerysthal dishes at the back. They both date back to about 1880 - the one on the left was copied by Fenton, but the swag of shells on this one does not have the break in the shells that the Fenton one does. This dish is in perfect condition an is a high quality of milk glass. The Pinapple dish on the right is a marriage of top and bottom and the difference of milk glass can clearly be seen in this example. The lid has the original sticker and each have a lovely feel to the glass - a more translucent quality of the FireKing milk glass (of which I also have an extensive collection)

My TUSAL is growing - mostly for the threads for the Sampler of BBBBB's. I daresay by next month there may be some more white as the snowman progresses.

Oh yes... check out Coni's blog. For those who have not stumbled across this lady (and her little dog) - she has a wizard way with words and her latest post in relation to the Winter Olympics is the funniest I've read in a long, long time.

4 comments:

stitchinfiend said...

Love you little ort jar. And your stitching looks great.

Chars said...

Your container is looking good.... so is your stitching and the glass looks interesting. My nana had some pieces that looked similar to this... I wonder which relo nabbed them?

Aussie Stitcher said...

Your wips are looking great. Black Saturday was a day of reflection for us, such tragedy.

Tammy said...

Cool!!!