I am very late for both TUSAL and Gifted Gorgeousness!
TUSAL caught me out ..... last month TUSAL was the 19th and this month everyone else was posting on the 13th June! Eeeek! (It all depends on the date of the New Moon) Anyway, I'm here now, and taking the opportunity of linking to Jo's Gifted Gorgeousness at the same time.
Without further ado here are my ORTs: the little cotton pile you can see in the picture below, is from both of these cross stitch projects; the fabric ORTs are from making up the phone case, plus a few from a quilt I'm making for The Endeavourers. Now the little cotton pile is going to join the rest of my ORTs in this year's jar.
Not sure where the fabric ones are going yet.
Note to self..... must get round to making a label for jar!
The beach hut picture is from CrossStitcher, Issue 332, and the Flamingo was issue 331. The beach view is another project I was really excited to stitch ..... I know, I'm easily pleased! ..... but this is the one with a "button" depicting a VW van. I'm just a little disappointed that it is a cardboard button! However, CrossStitcher also included a pattern of a VW van which can be added to the stitched piece in the button's place and beads (which was a surprise) for flowers ..... so they're OK guys after all!
Yet again I was trying to be the first to finish stitching the beach hut ..... but alas, yet again, I'm not finished, and the next issue of the magazine is out now. This kit came with a card frame, but I'd like to make a pouch with it.
There were two free gifts in Issue 332 and I like the second gift too ..... so I've got plenty of cross stitch to keep me busy now!
And here is the Flamingo phone case I was stitching last month, actually “Fully Finished”, Yay!
I added black ribbon around the edge of the Flamingo as my phone case is slightly smaller than the one in the magazine and I was a little worried that the edge of the "evenweave" fabric might catch on things in my handbag. The wrist strap was also my idea .... makes it easier to grab quickly from whichever bag I'm using.
This was a great gift from CrossStitcher, and really "on trend" too as I've seen all sorts of merchandise sporting Flamingos, from pyjamas to dresses in local stores, and Flamingos on other blogs too. Well done CrossStitcher!
Stop Press. Guess what, I've just bought the next issue of CrossStitcher and hope shortly to start on the next project - a needlecase. Yes, I know, haven't I got enough needlecases already?!! Yes, but they are all small cases and I've decided I really need to label my needles to be able to track down all the different ones when I need them and I think this will be a good sized case to keep them in.
Come with me now over to Daffycat's post if you would like to see how Sharon (aka Daffycat) and our other stitching buddies are doing with their TUSALs this month!
And if you pop over to see Jo at Serendipitous Stitching ..... here she has an update on the current blogger problem. I've followed her lead and updated my blog accordingly so I'll be interested to see if your comment emails flood in! Can't wait to see 'em again!
Now I'm off to catch up on my blog reading. See you soon!
Next TUSAL July 13.
Next Gifted Gorgeousness July 15