Thursday, March 26, 2009


It's a new moon so time to show my TUSAL (Totally Useless Stitch Along)

Progress actually looks very good, but I did have to start a lot of threads for Enchanted Flute so there are a fair number of thread wrappers in there.

I've been working on the round robin since my last post so have nothing else to show at the moment.

It's funny though, when I started reading peoples blogs they would talk about projects they had forgotten they had started and really must get on with and finish. To me, this sounded so strange (I was a one piece at a time girl back then). However, I've just had a quick glance through my stash box (I never used to have one of those either!) and found two projects that I'd forgotten about. And I really do mean forgotten. I've got other UFO's as well but these I really had forgotten I'd even started them. What is happening to me? - too much contact with enablers I think. Will they ever get finished - I don't know - one of them hopefully, the other I'm not sure about.

Anyway, enough rambling. I've got a really busy weekend ahead, away tomorrow night then lots of socialising so probably not much stitching will be done.

Have a good weekend all.

Monday, March 23, 2009

More Enchanted Flute

Well, here is the result of all my stitching time since my last post! I am loving this and really can't put it down at the moment. I've very nearly finished the first page, leaving about 23 to go!!!!

I am going to have to put this down now for a week or so as I must do the next part of the round robin stitching and finish the Golden Retriever, both of which are needed by early April. So until they are done this will have to wait.

I hope everybody is getting plenty of stitching time.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

HAED Update

I have to admit to concentrating on Enchanted Flute since I last blogged. I'm really enjoying the challenge of it, and have even joined Our Friends HEAD sal blog to keep me motivated and watch what others are doing. There is some amazing stitching going on there and worth a look even if you're not a HEAD fan.

My camera and I have had a long talk about it's recent behaviour and I've even threatened it with the scanner. I've always believe that you shouldn't make a threat that you won't carry out, so I've used the scanner and the camera to take pics of Enchanged Flute. I am posting them both in the interests of research, so that I know which looks best and if the camera and I have a future!

So, this one is from the scanner:-
and this is from the camera.

In fairness, I think the camera has justified itself. The colour are much truer. They should be blues, not purples. Interesting experiment though, and shows that the camera is worth perservering with.

Happy stitching all.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

A Little Finsh and Some Fun

Most of my stitching time recently has been taken up with "Enchanted Flute" which is actually starting to show some progress. I'm keen to continue on this for now as I'm sure I will lose enthusiasm at some stage, so want to do as much as I can now.

However, I was having a little sort out (or rather through, as nothing actually goes out!) and realised I had rather a lot of WIP's and it was time I finished one. So here it is, a little biscornu. It still needs a button, but I don't have anything suitable at the moment. I'm not sure that the green colour really works but otherwise, I quite like it.

And now for the fun! I came across The Totally Useless SAL link from Rachael's Blog and thought I'd join in. I can't justify a purpose bought jar, so I'm making do with an old Honey Jar. The idea is to keep all your orts in the jar, and then post an update pic on each new moon showing how much you have collected. (Next post is 26 March).