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 thread snippets, otherwise known as orts.
Even though I took pictures on the correct day, I’m late posting this month’s TUSAL – last night I just *had* to stitch rather than crop pictures and type and edit. The Silly Stitching Calendar says I had 21 stitching days since TUSAL check in. And all the orts (again) are from working on Jane Turner.
I’ve hit bottom!
See that last blue line, the short one in the center? That’s the very bottom of Jane! Here, take a closer look.
It's hard to settle down and stitch, I'm so excited!
To bring you up to date, since my May Ort Report, I’ve finished the wide Montenegrin band …
… and the reprise of the narrow Montenegrin band.
I’ve learned how to do marking cross stitch – a reversible stitch (when done properly, that is) that I believe got its name because it was used to mark the household linens. The instructions said the stitch can be worked from any of the four sides, but I
wanted to insisted on making
sure the top of the Xs would ALL go in the same direction - between the top left and bottom right corners
(the way my plain vanilla cross stitches do).
I’m going to say that's the reason I’m having difficulty making the letters completely reversible.
Not too bad. And I'm getting better. But when you look at the back, it’s pretty clear my stitching would not have been good enough to mark those sheets and things!
Happy stitching, everybody – thanks for visiting today!