The suitcase on the left is my ORTs collection so far this year... and the ones on the right are for the last month. Can you see that gorgeous pile of purple ORTs on top? Aren't they adorable?
Here they are stitched up.....
I am using this gorgeous variegated thread for the new Lakeside Needlecraft / Durene Jones Fantasy SAL. The colour is called "Heliotrope" and it is a blend of blue, purple and pink - just stunning and perfect for this design! The thread is from an Australian hand-dyed thread company called Cottage Garden Threads. I bought a few of these threads when I went to the craft show recently - I have seen them a couple of times at the craft show but this year was the first time that I actually managed to remember to go and buy some. Serendipity!
I started this new SAL on Saturday afternoon and I have almost finished 6 of the 12 circles. My plan is to stitch all the circles in "Heliotrope" and then I will decide what I am going to do with the twiddly bits around the edge of the circles... I just want to make sure I have enough thread to completely stitch the main part of the circles before doing anything else!!
That's me done for now.... I am going back to the couch and stitching! I am still recuperating from my gallbladder removal operation last Monday.
This was me last Monday night (27/6) trying to stitch.... I had 2 cannula's in my left hand and I couldn't move very much but I did manage to get some stitches into that piece. And as you know it is now finished... I tried to return to work yesterday, but after being in the office for an hour or so it became very obvious that it wasn't sustainable for me to sit at work all day... so I went home at lunchtime. Today and tomorrow I plan to stay home and do some work from home and then I will see how I am tracking for Thursday and Friday.
I am way behind on my blog reading and email answering.... I will try and catch up on everything over the next week or so - but no promises! Thank you all for your lovely comments on all my posts. Take care... talk soon!
Til next time, happy stitching
What is a TUSAL and an ORT Report??
Essentially TUSAL posts are all about stitching and saving our ORT's (Old Raggety Threads) and every New Moon those of us participating in the TUSAL post a picture of our ORT's, and then leave little msgs for Daffycat on her blog to show that we have been stitching and have posted our wonderful pics.
Next New Moon - 3 August 2016