Wednesday, August 31, 2011

TUSAL 2011 - August

Here is my jar for the month of August. Right in the front, on top of the blue ribbon, you can see a bit of WDW Dutch Iris. That's the thread I'm using for the SAL piece (by Carol of iStitch) shown in the picture. The fabric is Country French Cafe Mocha...love it!

My jar still looks anemic in comparison to others. I think I'm too frugal with my floss...ha ha!

The magazine I used for a backdrop was a recent find at Books-A-Million. It's Issue 1 of Cross Stitch Creations, a new magazine out of Spain. It's full of gorgeous photos and charts by mostly French designers. There's also a French version of this magazine, published by the same company. On the back of the magazine, there is information on how to order back issues of the French version. It looks as if there have only been 10 issues so far (8 regular, 2 special edition). If subsequent issues are this beautiful, I'll have found a new magazine addiction (as if I need another one).

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Tuesday, August 02, 2011

TUSAL 2011 - July #2...and a recent finish!

I hadn't forgotten that there were two TUSAL rounds for July, I simply haven't had the time to post. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.

The project in the picture with my jar is the one that I'd hoped to finish off before it was time to take the picture. It didn't happen (still hasn't), but there are some new ORTs of GAST Raspberry Parfait & Midnight in there.

*Edited to Add: The stitched piece shown in my TUSAL photo is Texas Twirl by Redbird Designs. Lorraine had stopped designing, but recently started up again. As far as I know, she will NOT be re-releasing any of her previous designs, of which, Texas Twirl is one. This saddens me, as I'd love to collect a bunch of hers that I missed the first time around.

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I've also been meaning to share my most recent finish. I made this little pillow (my first!) for an exchange. The stitched design is a free chart from The Victoria Sampler. My soon-to-be 14-year-old son chose the finishing fabric and I think he has a good eye for color/pattern! My partner was very pleased with her pillow and I learned alot about what to do/not do for my next one.

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    I'm 41-years-old, happily married for 22 years to my high school sweetheart and a proud mom to our three fabulous teenagers.
    In addition to being obsessed with cross stitch, I also enjoy reading, logic puzzles, baking and gaming.

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