Sunday, 16 September 2012

TUSAL for September and what filled the frog!

Well September it is. What a month I am having! I have stitched like crazy over the past moon phase and have plenty to show you!

Check this out - these are the threads that filled the frog!


 Just Nan - True Blue Heart



Ginny's Mirabilia Round Robin
I stitched Midsummer Night's Fairy. This one was frog-infested. What a time I had with her and all the Kreinik.


M Designs - Las Vegas tree


First Section of my Etui done.


Victoria Sampler's O Canada on 2012 Round Robin - her theme was souvenirs and so I stitched the Parliament Buildings in Ottawa, a Canada Goose and our national symbol - the beaver. I hope she approves.



My Desert Mandala

 188 Algerian Eyelets, 212 Dense Rhodes Stitches, 40 Rhodes Stitches and 16 Algerian Eyelets - all around that gorgeous border. Now I'm working on those black borders. The inside one is all Black Marlitt and it makes me cranky. It is awful stuff to work with even heavily coated with Thread  Heaven. And I just had to do one of those pretty, pretty feathers - only 7 more to go.





 I had some help from another wonderful stitcher and quilter - Barb - and we made my Band Sampler Round Robin into a bell pull. It is so pretty done and hanging.



And someone recently introduced me to the evils of Ebay and look what I bought. These are brand new - in perfect condition and cost me $10. How could I resist?


I will post some photos of the stitching get together at my house for the first weekend of September in a few days.

I am stitching now on a secret project! What fun and I'm making great progress.

Until next time, I hope those blasted frogs that infested my Mirabilia are now toasted and a delicacy for some one LOL.

27 comments:

ariadne said...

Hey Kathy, is it me only or there aren't any photos on your post?AriadnefromGreece!

Harmien said...

That frog looks mighty happy... *grin*... Your True Blue Heart is sweet!!

blue star stitcher said...

Wow, you have been getting a lot of stitching done. All so lovely!

Vickie said...

ooOoo! I have forbidden myself from ebay for weeks. Toooooooooo much trouble. ;)

ariadne said...

Ooops, it must have been me I can see all the photos now and they are amazing!You have made and finished so many beautiful things! Is that a Greek nutcracker?Oh my I must find that!I could stitch it and send it as a souvenir to my pen friends!AriadnefromGreece!

Kathy Ellen said...

Love that cute frog! Your stitching projects are really amazing. The angels are gorgeous! One would never guess that the pesky frogs visited any of them:) The first part of your Etui is beautiful. What is the name and designer?

I love your finished band sampler too! Soft, serene blues are among my very favorite colours.

How ever do you manage to stitch so many wonderful pieces? Incredible!

Nicola said...

Wonderful stitching Kathy! Really love the Desert Mandala - it's going to look gorgeous!

Karen said...

Love seeing your progress on the Desert Mandela. Every time I see a photo of it, I just get the urge to stitch it. It would make a fantastic gift for my cousin and her hubby who are fans of anything 'southwest'.

Great buy on the Nutcracker patterns!

Karen

robindefender said...

All your stitching looks great. If I had to stitch a border with Marlitt, I'd probably just switch to cotton or silk. Bravo to you for toughing through it!

Judy S. said...

You've been busy! They are all nice, but I really love the Mandala.

Mouse said...

well you can certainly tell your needle has been busy :) hehehe to the bay of evil ... good luck to your purse !!!
gorgeous stitching and finishing of your RR bell pull too :) love mouse xxxxx

Daffycat said...

Whoa! Look at all that stitching! Your butt must be sooo sore! A nice fat frog for the TUSAL is worth it - good job Kathy!

Catherine said...

You always have such wonderful projects going on!! Your frog is too cute!

tadamama said...

Wow, no wonder why your froggy's full! Great job!

Samplers, Silks and Linens said...

that desert mandala looks like a lot of work but it sure is pretty - i am loving that band sampler too - beautiful work

mytimestitching said...

Wow! How do you ever find so much time to do so much stitching with all of the traveling and other things that you do? You are amazing! I love all of your finishes. I'm a bit partial to the fairies piece :o) Your block is beautiful. I'm so sorry it gave you such a froggy time. I hope they have all hopped away and leave you alone now. Hugs.
Ginny

sandra said...

That's a lot of gorgeous stitching!

Jennifer said...

It's a good thing that these specialty stitches produce such stunning results. Otherwise all that cursing would be for naught. :-)

Bette said...

Desert Mandala is gorgeous! Makes me want to pull mine out and get started on it.

Lynn said...

Goodness, you have been busy!! Such a variety of projects too!
I think Desert Mandala is just amazing. You had a wonderful idea to finish that band sampler as a bellpull. It looks so pretty!

I like your earlier finish of Acorn Hill too. I just pulled mine out this week to display for fall.

stitcherw said...

Wonderful pieces, I especially like the fairy finish. Your Desert Mandala is looking gorgeous too. Love your frog ort holder, everytime I see him I smile.
Sue

Anne said...

ooof! you've done a lot of stitching! That frog doesn't know what to do with himself with all those threads! Love your Just Nan heart, your mirablia girls, the vegas tree is so awesome and your Desert Mandala is coming along beautifully!!

Brigitte said...

Wow, this post is a real treat. So much stitching and even some finished pieces. That Mirabilia RR is such a beauty again.
If I lived in the US, Ebay would be my downfall, lol. I have seen such great charts there that I'd bid on immediately and that are not available over here. But that's OK - so I have to stitch from my stash.

Dani - tkdchick said...

You have sure been busy!!!!!

barbara said...

Love that fat orts frog - and the levitating beaver has me cracking up!!

Cheryl said...

Evils of ebay indeed lol
Great stitching!

Suzanne said...

Such beautiful stitching. I really love the desert mandala.