CLICK HERE to go to Sharon’s It’s Daffycat blog to read all about the Totally Useless SAL and discover why I’m posting pictures of leftover thread snippets, otherwise known as orts.
The Silly Stitching Calendar says I had 25 stitching days since TUSAL check in time last month. I’m pretty sure that’s a new high count since I’ve joined the TUSAL fun, and I’m certain my March monthly total of stitching days – 28!! – is also a new high - woohooo!
Once again, Jane Turner has provided all the orts for this check-in. And yes, that ort pile has a fair amount of the telltale, short-fuzzy-twisted bits that show the frog spent several days in my stitching bag, and required me to rip out the lower right side blue flower. Twice. (er … maybe it only counts as once since I ripped out about half of it two different times? I dunno.)
The bottom center will have an almost-Celtic knot which I was just about ready to start when I decided a long run of stitches with only a few turns was in order and so shifted over to the lower line of that double green ribbon-like bit. It looked really good to me last night, but seeing the picture, I notice that the diagonal portion at the bottom is different from the one at the top – narrower space between, and it seems like the angle itself is different (how the heck can that be? 45 degrees should be 45 degrees ... right?).
Ugh, why do things like that hide when you’re stitching, but scream out their presence once you take a picture? Or maybe you don’t have that problem.
Perhaps this new moon will herald real, actual springtime for the northern hemisphere.
Happy stitching,all – thanks for stopping by today!