Sunday, October 14, 2018

Slow Sunday Stitching and October TUSAL

Oops I missed it again the New Moon for October and I forgot to post my orts for the October TUSAL report, better late then never here are my orts and if you don't know what a TUSAL it's the acronym for Totally Useless Stitch A Long.

For more information and to join in the fun of posting orts check out the link and see for yourself.
My orts include bits of blue yarns from two crochet projects I've been working on, the Granny Square afghan throw I made for my sister is completed and she loves it, I gave it to her yesterday when we met to do some shopping.
It's not a great photo but it does show the different shades of blues and gray of the Mandala yarn, I didn't take measurements but it fits nicely on a queen size bed.  I have also started a new afghan throw for my brother in law in the Echo Caves colorway of the Mandala yarn.

I enjoy all manner of slow stitching and besides the crochet I do love hand embroidery, I'm working on a kit a friend bought and asked me to stitch for her, we always trade off each others skills since she doesn't hand embroider I'm stitching it.
I have to admit these are the best satin stitches I have made in a long time seriously I think I stared at them for 5 minutes after I finished them.  This is the kit. I'm linking my post today to Kathy's Quilts for Slow Sunday Stitching
The Fall issue of Wool Works has some lovely projects in it which has peaked my interest in learning to do punch needle work. I love primitive patterns  and over the years I have made a few penny rugs too. The photo under the issue is part of a project I want to make.

So I purchased a starter kit a few days ago mainly because I am too lazy to dig through the bins in my garage to find the ones passed to me by a late friend.
I have never tried punch needle embroidery, I have done rug making using a latch hook and also a punch needle so I'm wondering if its similar method for punch needle embroidery.
Last week at Joann's I picked up the fall issue of Punch Needle and Primitive Stitcher  and Redwork Blizzard Buddies which is full of snowmen motifs and I just  love snowmen. I'm going to give it a try and if I don't like the punch needle I can always use the patterns for hand embroidery which I have done before.
I did a little online shopping over the weekend, the newest line of DMC Etoile floss has been released so I order a set, it comes in 35 colors with a bit of sparkle packed in a collectors tin you can also purchase the skeins separately. Here is a link if you want to have a look:
Here's a link to Stitched Modern's informative post about the using the new Etoile Floss:
DMC Etoile floss

Working our way into the month of October the weather has seen a few changes one being hurricane Michael that blew  through the panhandle leaving massive damages, here in my area of Ocala the only sign the weather  had changed was my wind chimes tinkling non-stop for a few hours the day the hurricane hit landfall in the panhandle, we had some light rain the day before but nothing like we usually get during a hurricane.  The day after we had some wonderful cool dry air and temps hanging in the upper 70's for most of the day.  Fall has arrived in Ocala.

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I leave you with a little bit of sunshine

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