|January 2013 TUSAL|
There appears to be a lot of threads in that jar for the first ORT report but most of them are the green threads from when I was doing some beading around one of my secret stitchings in December.... three needles and lots of broken metallic Madeira thread later and the beading was done.... I am so glad that I kept on with the beading as at the end of the day the finished ornament looks lovely - I hope you agree - here she is....
Cross Stitcher, Christmas 1998
Seraphina was a very quick stitch, and she was so lovely to stitch. Love the greens of her coat. After raiding hubby's fabric stash I found this lovely green holly fabric to back the ornament with, and then beaded the edges, added the bells, charms, bows and hanger. I am so pleased with how this little Christmas ornament turned out.... Seraphina arrived safe and sound in France and Valerie adores her.
My other secret stitching went to Nia from Caixinha de Pirlimpimpim.
|Kokeshi doll - designer Lucie Heaton|
Cross Stitcher, Issue 223, March 2010
So besides the threads from these two delightful little secret gifts what other threads are in the ORT jar?
Well, also in the jar there are some threads from the MS Cool Cat - Summer. I started "Summer" a couple of weeks ago but he is a bit slow going - its all the white.... I don't know why it is but my white stitches never look nice... Does anyone else have that problem? "Summer" is the last Cool Cat in the MS Lovers Blog SAL #3.
|Progress photo - Cool Cat - Summer|
Designer: Margaret Sherry
|Progress photo - Lickle Ted Freebie|
Cross Stitch Crazy
If you are interested in joining in the fun then drop on over to the MS Blog and have a look at the post explaining all the details. This SAL will last the whole year with monthly check ins at the beginning of each month starting February.
As well as the new SAL for 2013 Nia has also posted the Exchange calendar for the year. The first one is for Easter and I think I have already found the perfect design. But I still need to think about how to "finish" it....
Well dear readers, that's it for another ORT report. See you all again next year... Pop on over to Daffycat's blog if you are interested in keeping in touch with what is going on with the 2013 TUSAL.
Til the next new moon in February 2013, happy stitching and may your collection of ORT's keep on growing!