Tuesday, February 21, 2012

TUSAL and some Tulip Progress

Here is my February TUSAL installment:

The jar still looks a bit skimpy because I am still using a single thread.

I have made lots of progress on The Tulip Patch.

I should hopefully finish it up very soon. This one has been such fun to stitch!

I think it will be a tough one to frame though. The dimensions are pretty odd.
Today has to be just a fly-by posting. I will be back soon.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

And They Sinned is FINISHED!!!

About time! Right!?!

I finished it up Friday evening.

I have never underestimated a piece as much as I did this one! I thought it would be done by Thanksgiving, Wrong! I thought it would be done by Christmas. Wrong! I thought I would finish it up in the days just after Christmas. Wrong. I thought for sure, it would be finished in January. Wrong!

Well I am glad it is finally done!

Here is a picture of my husband holding it up.

And They Sinned

I have no idea when I will get around to framing this one, so for now it will have to go into the box.

I want to thank all of you for your words of encouragement on this one! I appreciated every one of them!

I needed a change of pace for my next project. I chose The Tulip Patch from Barrack Samplers. I love the Arts and Crafts styling of it, and, and very importantly, it has no grass in it! None at all!

I am stitching it on 40 count cream linen. I was disappointed that I could not find the called for, Antique Cotton in 40ct. This will have to do. I am afraid it might look too whitish in the cream, but what can you do? I am stitching it with Needlepoint Silks.

I made a small start:

I also started knitting a sweater. It has been decades since I knitted anything, so I wanted to start with something very simple. I chose the Neckdown Cardigan from Knitting Pure & Simple.

It got good reviews on Ravelry, so I decided to give it a try. I am knitting with Bartlett yarns from Maine. I haven't gotten very far yet, but this is where I am:

Hopefully it will look like a sweater when it is done! It's been a long time. Hope I get it right!

Happy stitching everyone!