Hello Dear Blogging Friends,
I'm linking to Daffycat's blog for this month's TUSAL report.
TUSAL is where we show pictures of our ORTs (leftover threads), for no particular reason (other than that they look kind of pretty)!
Both of the items I'm making also come under the category of "Gifted Gorgeousness" which, in case you don't know, is where we write about stitchy gifts given and received. Both of the following are gifts from magazines so I am shoehorning them in!
Jo! Don't faint ...... I've done it! I worked out how to add the Gifted Gorgeousness photo at last!
No new projects just yet as I'm trying to make sure I finish these two before I start working on my next project for Art Quilt group I'm a member of ..... The Endeavourers.
Our next challenge is an Improve Quilt!! I haven't done Improv before so it'll be a crash course in learning "how to"! It's funny though, last quarter the challenge was "Spiral" and I just couldn't think what to make ..... it was hard to think of something original, most things have been done before after all! I was really nervous, but, after a false start ..... eventually, I thoroughly enjoyed making my piece.
But, anyhow, I digress! Back to the subject .....
My ORTs are mainly from my Bee needle case which is finished except for stitching the case itself together, and some were from finishing the Camper Van, and, before you say it, I know they don't look much, but I do use each thread as close to the end as possible, so there isn't much left to gather!
If only I didn't hate back stitch so!
But, of course, it actually didn't take long, once I made myself sit down and stitch!
These fabric ORTs are from my Spiral quilt and also from the little Summer pouch I'm making for Camper Van.
(If you haven't read about either the Camper Van or the Bee needle case you can read more about them here!)
A little irksome cutting up a zip for the pocket, but at least I've used something that has been in the "Dreaded Cupboard" for forever (it seems).
Of course I got this far and then decided the back would look better quilted (that's the pink fabric). Took a while before I decided how to quilt it, but I made my mind up eventually.
I'm going to "box" the corners, it's so much easier to find things when you've got a flat bottom, don't you think? Then, I'll attach the Camper Van to the front, oh, and I need to make and add a strap.
I couldn't finish today without a picture from the garden .....
DH and I were watching "Gardeners' World" on TV last week when Monty Don showed a phenomenon we hadn't seen before!
..... these amazing little chaps will grow up to be Ostrich Ferns!!!!
At least, that's what I think that's what they're called .... and they will grow up to look like this:
|Ostrich Fern which just happens to be growing in our |
garden, and we never knew how it propagated itself before!
Strangely enough the little guys don't grow under the main plant, and the little chaps had suddenly sprung up in a plant pot quite a distance from any other ferns.
Well, what have you been stitching?
And if you want to know what TUSAL is, why not pop over to Daffycat's blog to find out more!