Thursday, 22 March 2012

TUSAL TIME

It's a new moon tonight which means it's TUSAL time :-)  I've not done as much stitching as I'd like to have done this last month with different things happening but here's my vase showing my orts...


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Monday, 5 March 2012

Lots of new things to do

Last month I made myself a little box using some of our sons old clothes, it's a handy little thing for the side of my bed and I get to remember how small the boys were when I see what they wore. This is mine....



 Obviously when DD saw it she wanted one but in pink and purple. On Friday when she got home from school we sat and got the fabrics ready along with buttons and threads. All the centre pieces are from clothing she wore as a baby up until about 18mths old, the outside is some purple fabric I had left from my flower project and the buttons are from an old jacket.  Saturday after lunch DD and I sat down with the sewing machine and put her 'box' together...lets just say having a 4yr old help doesn't make for an easy or quick job!!  But she's pleased with her box and says that she'll keep her hair clips and bobbles in it. Here's DD with her box....
 

The latest issue of Stitch magazine had a flower in it that I took a fancy to straight away. Although in the magazine it's stitched on white and in shades of purple/green I decided to do something a bit different and stitch it on purple with white stitches...here's my flower so far...
I haven't decided whether to do the centre part in white or in a pale purple as all the petals will be filled with different stitches in white. What do you think?

I've also been working on my French Postcard SAL and have finally finished another month - October.

Finally here's DS2's Tango all completed...hopefully the next time you see this will be when he's at his medal presentation for his Tango :-)

Here's Noah's Ark....it's not going as fast as I want as I'm constantly changing colours but page 2 seems to be going quicker thank heaven!