Monday, March 26, 2012

A Start, A Finish and a late TUSAL report

IMG_0307Wow, I've been super busy the past few weeks and haven't had an update in awhile but I have managed to get some stitching done in between taxes, dog stuff and a couple dentist visits.  I decided to replace the old silver fillings with white ones a year ago and I finally conquered my fear of the chair and just did it.  And guess what, it wasn't that bad!  Although as I write this my bottom lip still feels a bit fat! 

Anyway, let's get onto the stitching!  At the last Sampler Guild of the Rockies meeting I started stitching our latest fundraising piece, designed by Tanya of The Scarlett House.  Here it is shown with all of the basically 12 stitches that I managed during the three hour meeting.  I guess that's a sign of just how much fun we have at our meetings because we talk and laugh the whole time and get very little stitching done!  

I did manage to finish this piece and just love the thread colors, the backing fabric and that yummy 40 count Vintage Buttercream fabric.  It's been awhile since I worked on 40 count since I've been doing so much 36 count and it's just wonderful stuff.  Makes me want to start the project I kitted up on 45 count fabric while at the Attic back in January.  But, I digress... here's the stitched piece: IMG_0321

Isn't it great???  It will be stitched into a pincushion with hand dyed ric rack that my friend Katrina dyed especially for this project.  There are also some cute beaded pins that coordinate with these colors.  :)

I also managed to get some stitching done on my class piece for the Sampler Guild of the Rockies Seminar in April.  The vine is done and I've started the flowers.  There are 24 flowers each outlined over one with a rice stitch center and varigated tent stitch fill.  It's going to be very pretty but I must admit that I'm ready to have the stitching done as I'm just itching to start another big sampler!  IMG_0314

IMG_0316And lastly, I missed last week's TUSAL posting so here's my TUSAL for March.  I actually took this photo on the new moon day but was too busy to get it posted so please forgive the late posting.  Of course, if you want to get in on the fun, you can read all about it on Daffycat's blog

Well, thanks for dropping by to see what I've been up to.  I can pretty much feel my face again so I think it's time to hit the post button and go make dinner.  Happy stitching! 


  1. I love the pincushion that Tanya designed for your Guild.

  2. Pretty finish!!!! I love that little pin cushion :-). Not so crazy about the class piece, LOL. I really need to re-think getting mine out.

  3. I can't wait till Tanya releases that piece to the public. It is so pretty! You have the wonderful ric rac and fabric too. Pout pout. :D Good going on the class piece too!

  4. Very pretty, Jen! It will make a great pincushion!

  5. That looks wonderful. Can't wait to see it all finished!