A couple of things to mention today!
First, I'm linking to Daffycat for TUSALs. Click HERE to find out more, and, secondly I've been meaning to post about a blog hop I'm joining in with, I'm afraid there isn't much time, however, I know some of you are quicker workers than I, and you might like to join in, so read on for info!
It's been a while since I first posted about TUSALs and although I've done a lot of stitching since then I am very
For Jo's Secret Stitching Sweethearts blog hop last month I made a completely new project - the sachet you can see below with my TUSAL jar, and seemed to have a lot more trimmings from this than any other project I've stitched.
I've also been working on my "travel" project (which I am stitching "free style" as I don't have the pattern - the kit was a gift from my sister who didn't want it, however she had lost the pattern somewhere) whenever possible (see 4th picture below - the vase ..... waiting for its tulips!), so a lot of my ends come from that.
As well as "looking after" my thread ends, my TUSAL jar is also caring for some pretty ribbon from the next project I am just about to start.
When I visited Kerry of "Ramblings of a Biscornu Addict" recently, she was showing a picture of a needle book she had stitched for a friend by Textile Heritage, which reminded me I had a similar kit in my "Dreaded Cupboard" awaiting stitching - called Butterflies & Buddleia.
But before I could make a start on this new sachet I had to wash the fabric to try to remove the creases you might just be able to see - probably caused by the number of years it had been lingering in the cupboard waiting to be stitched! They are not completely gone, but hopefully won't be too visible once stitched.
While I was visiting Kate of Smiles from Kate I read of a blog hop being organised by Jen and Jan - with a competition to stitch a really darling block ..... I thought I'd join in! Read about it HERE on Jan's blog , Colour, Creating and Quilting. You can download the free pattern from Craftsy via Jan's blog.
These are the fabrics I thought I might use:
These are a couple of projects I'm working on at the moment, but of course there is always something else going on at the same time! One of them was the fun "printing for quilting" workshop I went to this weekend, and shortly I will share some photos with you!