I have a rather boring TUSAL photo... then some bling... and then some stash acquisitions!
Well here they are... my ORT's for the last month. Lots of gorgeous colours in that tin!
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 - 4 June 2016
********************As my credit card will reliably inform you I have been on a bit of stash/bling buying frenzy! And slowly all my purchases are landing in the the mail box!
First up I have Bling...
Gina (Gina's Unique Boutique) was having a moving sale so I just had to indulge... to be honest I do not know what I will do with them all (except have them in the craft room collecting dust) as I tend to only use them when I am stitching on large projects! But they were so pretty.... :o)
I have a couple more coming from Julie (Nifty Needle Nannies) and once they get here I will show you a pic...
Next up I have some new pretty Stash Acquisitions.....
I am the first to admit that I am normally very boring when it comes to threads... DMC all the way! Occasionally I will branch out to Weeks Dye Works or NPI Silks or Caron Waterlillies as required by a specific chart but I haven't ventured very far into the world of hand-dyed variegated threads before! Until now that is!
Have a look at these stunning threads that I ordered from Jodryi Designs in the UK. I also bought the April Limited Edition Fabric (Cairn's Birdwing Butterfly) and the matching thread (thread is the one on it's own on the right). It helps that she was having a sale which meant that I could order twice as many as I might have normally ordered!
Next up we have a Mira added to my stash....
One of the many Mira groups that I am in on Facebook is having a "Queen of Peace" SAL and I have always wanted to stitch that gorgeous design.... but as it is an Out of Print chart I was not able to find it in Australia.... so I when I did find someone (Hawkins Hobbies in the UK) who had it for sale I just had to buy it (along with the Krienik, beads and treasures). The kit also came with the fabric but that went into my stash as I am doing this on something else.... as you will see very shortly!
I am hoping to have this stitched and ready to take with me to the Mira Retreat next May (yes I did say next May - 2017!) in Katoomba.... after all I don't want to be the only one without a Mira lady to show at the retreat!! :o(
So that's it... my credit card has melted now from overwork!
So til my next post, happy stitching