Tuesday, November 13, 2012

TUSAL and other updates

Although my cross stitch bug has abandoned me and shows no sign of returning, I do (surprisingly) still have a few orts in my jar to show...


Most of the orts come from the felt stocking I have been working on, but more of that later! The little bear and the diary and address book were a lovely surprise from Michelle at Shells Stitching for being her first guest blogger - thanks Michelle, that was a lovely surprise! Do pop over and check out her blog  -  she's having a fab giveaway too!

So, onto the threads that were in the ort jar. Most of them were from my stocking which looked like this the last time you saw it...

...but now looks like this....


After what feels like a million sequins and a million and one of those oh-so-tiny beads that refuse to  do what they're told, I'm almost finished...yay! Unfortunately, I have run out of those annoying little beads and also one colour of thread. Of course, stitchers law...every blue thread that I own doesn't match the thread that's in the kit! 

Anyway, here are some close ups of the stocking. Unfortunately, it's such a miserable rainy day here and the light isn't good to catch the sparkly effect of the beads and sequins.



So just the arms, mittens and the top part of his scarf and he'll be done!

And in the hope of tempting my stitchy bug to return, here are the updates of the WIP's, although I'm not sure if technically they can be called WIP's since I haven't worked on them in a couple of weeks.

Simple Treasures....


Geisha...


And last but not least, the good old Granny Squares!


This angle makes it look like there's even less than last time, but there's a couple more piles hiding behind the ones you can see!

And this is how it looks when they are all laid out...


Now I just have to figure out how to join them all together...YouTube, here I come!

Phew! For someone who has lost their stitchy bug, I'm quite surprised at how much I have to show you!

Until next time...happy stitching!

Rhona

14 comments:

cucki said...

wowwwwwwwww
super busy..everything is so lovely..
well done x

Viver por Amor said...

wow, amazing work!!!
i love this!***

Mii Stitch said...

Awww that little stocking looks fantastic!! It is soo cute, I want one :D... You're doing a great job!! On this week's rotation, I'm working on Simple Treasures! Yours is more advanced than mine!! ☺

Pull the other thread said...

Everything looks great. Love the stocking, so super cute. Hope you find that bug again soon.

Mouse said...

awwww that stocking is super cute ... love his wee sparkles ... and wow with the granny squares ... you have been busy ... sorry about the stitchy bug disappearing .... hope he comes back soon :) love mouse xxxxx

Le trame della Galaverna said...

Hi Rhona
oh my god
everything is so beautiful
the stocking is spectacular!
ciao Giovanna

Caitlin Jordan said...

Gorgeous stocking. just because you haven't been stitching doesn't mean your hands have been empty.

tadamama said...

Ooh, those granny squares will make an amazing afghan!

Yana Hanim said...

Lots of gorgeous works, hands down to you!

Helen said...

Your felt stocking is BEAUTIFUL!!!! Well done, it looks like it's pretty fiddly but oh so worth it ;) Your grannies are gorgeous! That will be one awesome blanket when you pick a joining method :) Have fun, hope your stitchy bug returns home soon, Helen

Steph said...

The felt stocking is beautiful!The granny blanket is going to look gorgeous too! Lovely and bright and cheerful.
xox

Valma said...

woooow, you've been a very busy bee !
your stocking is wonderful !
really beautiful
can't wait to see all the granny squares together =)
happy sewing....
xxx

sheepies said...

Gosh you have been busy love the christmas stocking , glad you liked the little gifts, and thank ewe once again for been a guest on my blog :)
michelle xxx

Stitching Noni said...

The stocking is gorgeous. You have been a very busy girl!!! Now going to catch up with your other posts to see what else you have been up to!! :)