Sunday, April 18, 2010

TUSAL and Inspirational WIP

Once again I'm late with my TUSAL - for some reason or other I always seem to miss the date to post my TUSAL picture. Well here it is for April. The pale patch at the top is all from this weekend - I was determined to finish page 2 of Rosewood Manor's 'Inspiration'. Just before it got too late to see by natural light, I finished all the stitching on page 2. There's a little bit of overflow onto the surrounding pages, but whew!! I do like this chart, and it is extremely easy to follow, but what is getting to me, is the sheer volume of confetti stitching. I cannot carry the thread over the back, so each time I have to cut the floss short, stitch 1-5 stitches then discard the ort. This leads to a lot of thread sitting in the top of my TUSAL jar!!!

I'm so glad that I took the previous photo...apart from knowing that I've finished the 2nd page, it still doesn't look like I've done much for all the hours put into it this weekend... There's been as much time spent selecting the floss and threading the needle as putting that same needle and floss through the fabric!

The offer from my last post is still open - anybody willing to swap a dark green fat 1/4 for one of my shabby chic ones??? - Let me know!

5 comments:

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

Rosewood Manor is really pretty! I know what you mean about a few stitches.... what a pain! Worth it in the end but painful getting there!

Daffycat said...

RM is beautiful! I feel your pain...confetti stitching gets old after a while!

Elaine said...

Confetti stitching is such a pain but it will all be worth it on such a beautiful project.

Bearly Sane said...

Thanks for stopping by Bron. I checked out your pink depression glass...you have lots more pieces than I have. And yes, I have been to Tyabb, but I have found their prices are getting a bit too steep, like so many of the antique places now.

Warmest Hugs,
Sandi @ Bearly Sane

Norma said...

It's beautiful Bronny. You are going to have a very nice peace when you are finished. Wish my stitching mojo would return. :o(