another post today to (finally!) catch up with this month’s TUSAL report, only a couple of days late.
this month it’s a huge pile, you can see it on the right. there are ends and frogs from Mary’s Sampler, mainly browns and whites, plus lots of bright greens and pinks from Manu’s StitchME.
but the big stuff comes from my crocheting attempts on top, lots and lots of twisted chains in white and blue, plus a few gone-wrong starts on the potholder, my very first crocheted project.
on a happier note, on the left you can see the much improved 1sr side of the potholder. finally got the hang of those DC rows! 😀
also, a start on the other side, in red. I discovered that I’m a pretty tight crocheter, and I holy my hook and working yarn as if I was knitting. kind of funny, considering I’ve never even held a knitting hook in my entire life!
another update comes from Mary’s Sampler or Sunday Mystery Sampler from Plum Street Samplers.
I’m still not sure about the green in the new guy on the right. it seemed perfect in my mind, but the more I look at him, the more I see a green monster.. we’ll what happens next week, I might just frog him out – oh dear!
now that we’re on the Mary subject, here is a complete recap of what I’ve been using. enjoy 🙂
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Sunday Mystery Sampler/Mary II
a complete recap of weeks 1-6
fabric: Nina’s 40ct. Dark Beige linen
[if you’re interested in the complete list of threads I used, use the contact me form you find on top of the header (between about me and finishes)].
- week 1: Mary’s hair and shoes in Grizzly; Mary’s band in Old Lace; Mary’s dress in Sea Breeze; skin in Desert Rose light; Joseph’s dress in White Sheep; headband in Steel; both veils in Mill; stick in Espresso.
- I added a motif to both dresses, a backstitched line in the lowest cross-stitched row that goes like |_|_|_|_|_| between every cross-stitch.
- I added backstitched lines to Joseph’s sandals (two at the bottom, one on top of every feet)
- week 2: manger in Grizzly; straw in Old Gold; star in (from outside towards inside) Old Gold, Sea Breeze, Pecan; aura dots in White Sheep.
- week 3: single sheep on top in White Sheep; other three sheep in Pearl; sheep’s ears and feet in Espresso.
- week 4: angel’s clothes in White Sheep; skin in Desert Rose light; wing in Mill; trumpet in Apricot; hair in Grizzly.
- week 5: angel’s clothes in White Sheep; skin in Desert Rose light; wing in Mill; hair in Grizzly; big star (from outside towards inside) Old Gold, Sea Breeze, Pecan, Pearl; small stars (from outside towards inside) Old Gold, Sea Breeze, Apricot.
- week 6: pastor’s clothes in Olive Oil; skin in Desert Rose light; headband in Steel; veil in Mill; stick in Espresso; big star in (from outside towards inside) Pecan, Old Gold, Sea Breeze; Apricot.
- I added a motif to his dress, a backstitched line in the lowest cross-stitched row that goes like |_|_|_|_|_| between every cross-stitch.
- I added backstitched lines to his sandals (two at the bottom, one on top of every feet)
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last but not least, I’ve been lucky enough to win a little something from none but Susan Myers/Acorn House Designs. she had this funny treasure hunt on her FB page and the competitive beast in me didn’t go to sleep until she got it. 😉
oh did I sleep well last night! 😀
what I won is a handmade polymer clay poinsettia as in Susan’s design featured in this year’s JCS Christmas Ornament issue. WOOOHOOO! 😀
you can still have a chance to win one, she’ll draw the winner today so go and check out her Facebook page NOW! 😀
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lots of hugs and happy xxx,