Saturday, March 17, 2018

TUSAL March 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.    

I’m happy that the Silly Stitching Calendar says I had 19 stitching days since last month’s TUSAL check in.  In that time, I’ve finished Band 13 of Jane Turner and made a good start on Band 14 while collecting a pleasing little pile of orts. 


Thought I was going to stitch the large green line/band first so I could use it as a reference for where the flowers go.  Uh, nope.  Turns out I needed to stitch flowers to know where the green band goes.  Maybe Jane and her 17th century friends and fellow students didn’t get confused by Montenegrin stitch - applause for them! - but I find it especially befuddling when it’s on the diagonal.


Since I’ve already made some intentional changes in the stitching, I gave in to my compulsion desire for balance and symmetry and made that lower dark blue flower the same on both sides/halves. 


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15 comments:

  1. Wow is all I can say Deb. All of the different stitches and the exactness to this pattern are not easy and you are doing such a wonderful job. I look forward to seeing it completed. RJ@stitchingfriendsforever

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  2. Befuddling. A word I haven't heard in a long while but the older I get, the more my vocabulary shrinks. The Monty is a complicated stitch but doesn't look it because it is so neat and concise. Well.... when you do it, it is.

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  3. Deb, your stitching is stunning! I have this kit but have been so intimidated by it that I haven't started it but it's definitely on my bucket list. So I'm watching your progress with much interest. Please keep the posts and photos coming. Thank you!

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  4. Jane is looking great.
    That looks like a wide band this time!
    The flowers are looking good.
    Marilyn

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  5. Jane is looking wonderful! The colors are so bright and cheerful..perfect for spring stitching! I'm not sure I'd have the patience for the "M" stitch and I admire your tenacity.

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  6. Looking so great! I love watching each section unfold. Montenegrin still scares me!

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  7. Nice collections of Orts for the month, and what a lovely piece you are stitching.

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  8. Your bands are looking good, I'm a symmetrical person too :-)

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  9. This is coming along so nicely, Deb.

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  10. This design makes lovely ORTs!

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  11. Great work on this band. It pays to take your time and get the placement exactly right.

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  12. Your stitching is really stunning Deb, and what great progress!
    Nice ORTs too.
    Hugs,
    Barbara xx

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  13. Love what you are working on...nice ORTS too :)

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  14. Gorgeous stitching and such lovely colours.

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