Thursday, February 15, 2018

TUSAL February 2018

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.    

My orts this time are exclusively from Jane Turner. 

The Silly Stitching Calendar says I stitched only 8 days since last month’s TUSAL check in.  Yikes, that’s patethic!  Work has been especially hectic for the last month or two (and not likely to let up for at least another month) and fairly often lately I get home too tired to remember my own name - not a good condition for stitching.

But he *good* news is that I’ve finished Band 12 (yay!).  I know I’ve mentioned before that Jane’s wider, more complicated bands are bracketed by pairs of narrow bands that are essentially mirror images, and I had decided to show you that when this band was finished.  But while stitching it, I noticed that the colors on the satin stitched circle flowers in Band 12 were reversed from those in Band 10.  So that would mean that instead of being mirrored, it’s spun around 180 degrees, right?  Nope.

Band 10

Newly-finished Band 12 (I like the darker green outlining better...)

Weird, huh?  Now I’m curious about the other paired bands.

And I’ve begun Band 13 - the first, narrow Montenegrin stitch band!  Next time I hope to show you a bit of progress there, and some detailed pictures of the stitch.

Thanks for stopping by!



  1. Deb your stitching is beautiful. It is coming along so nicely. What do you use for a stitching calendar? Happy stitching. RJ@stitchingfriendsforever

  2. Your stitches are so well done. Nicest satin I've ever seen.

  3. Beautiful work - I don't keep a record of my stitching times, just a list of my finishes

  4. What a pretty band.
    That's a lot of stitching in that band!

  5. Beautiful bands! ( I like the lighter green outline better but who asked!) They are both lovely!!

  6. Nice work on the bands, Jane did like to mix things up, didn't she?

  7. Lovely bands and stitching, nice batch of orts too.

  8. Wow! Wow! Wow! Beautiful stitching.

  9. It looks wonderful! Mirror image or not, it's beautiful. (Too complicated for me! lol!)

  10. That's such beautiful stitching, Deb! Great sorry work is interfering with real life!

  11. I'm sorry work is so stressful lately, Deb! (Are you in tax accounting by any chance?!)... So glad you finished beautiful band number 12--beautiful!