Saturday, April 21, 2018

Gifted Gorgeousness/TUSAL - April 2018

Hi there!

Thank you for popping by. It's funny, isn't it, I don't post for ages and then I have lots to say!

You can see another of my cross stitching projects over at "Kitten Stitching and the Friday Frolics", and I will be back again soon with a IHSW post, and if I have time there are a couple of other things I want to post about, but for now I am joining in with Jo's Gifted Gorgeousness and Sharon's April TUSAL.

I do hope Jo and Sharon won't mind if I tie these posts together this time as I'm running late again .... and the two posts do "go together" in a way as all my threads are from my GG projects.


Firstly these three are my "travel projects":


I've been finishing this free gift from The World of Cross Stitching (TWOCS) ..... mainly working the backstitching which I found really tricky! The magazine states the fabric is 14 hpi but it seemed smaller than that to me, but then I do soooo hate backstitching!

Anyway, it's finished, Yay! All bar putting it in the card.

The Flashing Scissors
 TWOCS - Issue 266


 Slow progress here, as the colours are all soooo very similar.

The Flashing Scissors
Free gift from TWOCS - Issue 267

I'm really looking forward to starting on the leaves as I'm getting a little bored with all these light pinks ..... apart from which I'm actually a little disappointed as I've just been looking at the photo in the magazine and I think I might have used the light pinks the wrong way round!!!!! Oh, well, its too far gone to frog it now!


This pattern is from a TWOCS Design Library - Victoriana Collection by Joanna Sanderson. It was going to be a gift but, so far, I'm not very happy happy with the colours I've used.

I mostly used the colours from the key, but as I was using colours from stash I changed a few ..... the frame around the rose and between the rows was a very pale yellow in the original which I felt wouldn't show up. I've inadvertently squashed the alphabet too much and maybe I might frog that and put it at the bottom as there is plenty of space ..... not too sure what could replace it though ..... maybe beads! Oh well, that means a trip to the shops so we'll see!

The Flashing Scissors
TWOCS - Issue 121

The following is one of my long term projects, or evening stitching, as it were!


The Flashing Scissors
"Stitch by Stitch" by Anchor
The picture within the stitched frame is taking shape nicely now, after a visit from the froggy ..... I got in a muddle with the greens, they are really so similar!


And for my last project I knocked up another Mini Thread Catcher, which will eventually be a gift.

Not much use on its own, it needs a pouch or something to anchor it to, or I can imagine it being lost pretty quickly, but I haven't decided what that something will be yet!

The Flashing Scissors
New MTC is mid picture.
And, of course, those are my last month's ORTS from all the above projects and they will now be joining the others in the jar.

I'm looking forward to visiting and seeing what everyone else has been stitching this month.  If you want to join in with either of these lovely get together's there is a link at the bottom of this post. In fact the link below for Daffycat will take you to the rules etc, the link at the top takes you to Sharon's current post where you can see who is joining in.

I do hope you will be back to visit again soon, and don't forget ..... if you don't say "Hi" I can't come to visit you!

Barbara xxx

If by any chance you don't know what GG and TUSAL are read all about them over at Jo's blog - Serendipitous Stitching and Sharon's - Daffycat.