It is a couple of days past the new moon, so I am late (again) in posting my TUSAL picture. (You can find out more about the TUSAL here.) I took the pictures yesterday, as the sun was going down. But I just didn’t have the motivation to get them posted.
This month I added all the bits from picking out old UFOs, a small piece of 25ct. evenweave I cut off an over-one bookmark I will never finish (I didn’t want to pick out anything over-one), a label from the yarn I am using to knit Lily Cardigan, some yarn from Lily Cardigan (I’ve weaved in all the ends on what I’ve knit so far), and some threads from Sewing Seeds and Sunflower Fairy. My jar is actually getting pretty full.
Yesterday afternoon I worked on the first part of the hardanger course that is running in The Gift of Stitching. It went very quickly, and I am pleased with the results. The materials are 20ct Irish linen and Ginnie Thompson Flower Thread.
My lovely husband totally reinforced my love for him when I showed this to him yesterday. He said “It’s very nice, but aren’t you pretty far beyond that now?” Obviously he does pay at least a little bit of attention to my needlework. Yay! And he is right, I have done some some more advanced hardanger before, but I am totally self-taught and I thought doing this course would be a nice idea.
If you’d like, you can see some of my finished pieces with hardanger:
- Teresa Wentzler’s Overdyed Odyssey
- Hardanger Pincushion from Permin
- Victoria Sampler’s Heirloom Christmas
I do like hardanger, but in small doses. And I don’t like dove’s eyes.
In my next post I will share with you a blog award that Loretta was nice enough to award me with a little while back. It totally slipped my mind, even though I was so happy she picked me. That just goes to show how unwell I have been feeling.