Friday, April 24, 2009

Totally Useless SAL / A New Start


I pondered for days trying to find a nice jar/bowl to do the Totally Useless SAL. Firstly I decided on a long tall jar and the other morning I used the last Coffee in the Jar and I thought why not use this as you can put orts in the lid too. So here is my stitching orts for last month. A couple of DMC wrappers in there too. There looks more than what there really is as I haven't squashed them down.









Here is my new start Roosters. I discarded the aweful Aida and have gone for a beautiful 28 count green dyed Silkweaver linen.

It is a Permin Kit so there was no floss to pull and it was already organised on the card. I have had this kit for quiet a while. I was sitting there looking at the fabric when I noticed that I needed to add white to the threads as the chooks on this piece aren't stitched and so I would end up with green ones. It started me off giggling at the thought of green chooks.

My surprise stitch this week is "Oh Holy Night" a Christmas ornament from Gift of Stitching magazine and it is a new start and as it is only small I could possibly finished it. I have another new start coming up so keep tuned.

I still have DH home with his arm so I am not getting as much stitching done as I would have normally. We have finally heard from DD in South America. The managed to do the Inca Trail and they have been out to Lake Tittacu (sp?) I am too lazy to look it up.

We have a Bible Study group tonight and tomorrow at church we are having a themed luncheon - teenage food - so it will be full of junk.......LOL.

9 comments:

Yoyo said...

Oh great TUSAL Jar, I love that you put orts n the lid, very cute. Discarding a fabric from a kit is such a pain, but then you have a good piece for some little stitching. I love Permin kits, no unknotting threads to separate them! The snowglobe is darling.

dianemi said...

Love the TUSL jar. Being able to put orts in the lid is such a great idea. BTW, I *really* like the Silkweavers fabric you chose for Roosters. Just beautiful and I can't wait to see your WIPs!!

Elfie said...

I love your TUSAL container. I once used only Moccona jars for storage in my pantry, and I always filled the top. It looked so pretty. Then I developed arthritis at about the same time I moved to a house with a slate floor in the kitchen - the glass jars had to go, unfortunately. I might copy your TUSAL idea when I run out of room in my current TUSAL container.

Carol R said...

Nice blog! Clear pics and easy to read font!

PaulineD said...

I love the TUSAL contribution in the lid- very artistic!

Chars said...

Love the fact you are adding orts to the lid of your TUSAL jar - very cool.

Karen said...

Great progress on your SAL...and new start!

Ingrid said...

oh my i love all your WIP's and your containers with threads are so fun, it is a good idea !

disa said...

I love it ! Very creative ! That's actually really cool Thanks.

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