Saturday, December 24, 2011

Some stitching and the LAST TUSAL of 2011!

Very hard to believe that the last new moon of 2011 has arrived!

Here is my jar:

I will wait until late winter and then sprinkle it about outside on the bushes. I hope the birds will use it in their nests.

A lot of it is filled with threads from this:
Just impossible to get a good shot of this!

I am stuck in this sea of green right now. IT IS TAKING FOREVER!!! I do not like this stripey bit in the grass at all! I like the other parts where the green looks more natural. I thought about taking it out, but I didn't want to do all that frogging. Not sure how I like the way this looks though.

Here is a close-up:

I have one more finish, to show you. I stitched First Snow, a freebie from The Drawn Thread. I love this design, but I am a little disappointed that the snow did not show up so well on the fabric I chose. It is on a pale blue. I may stitch this again on a raw linen or a gray color for more contrast.
I do not know how I am going to finish this one just yet.


Margaret said...

Ok, I'm stopping in my tracks now. Whoa! You are so close to being finished with ATS!!! And it's gorgeous! Wow! I'm drooling all over my computer now. lol! Love your DT finish as well! But ATS. Ok, you've inspired me now. Maybe I'll actually get my ATS back out now. :D I think the striped effect on the bottom grass is fine. But I know how that can go -- it's annoying to end up with an effect you didn't want.

Happy holidays!

Nicola said...

ATS is looking good. Progress on mine is frustrated by threads on back order, I am umming and arring over wha to do on mine about the stripey grass but still a far way off yet. Have a good Christmas xxx