Tuesday, April 24, 2012

IHSW and TUSAL

Hello lovlies...how's it all going?

Things, as you can imagine have been busy busy. I don't think there is any other setting at the moment. But let's see if I can remember what I've been up to lately. There hasn't been much stitching going on. At least I don't think so...

I did finish two motifs on Mary Wigham and she is going to be put away for a little while. I can't believe I am still on Part 5 (of 9)! One more motif and over 1 wording (yuk!). It's going back in the wip basket for a spell. Oh, the two motifs I did were the big "Ackworth School" and the gold bird to the right of that one.

I also finished the stitching on Shepherd's Bush Little Eggs Pincushion. I finished before Easter but it took me until this past weekend to finally attach the buttons. I have to look in my stash to see if I have a suitable Easter or soft print to use for the backing.

I started some finishing I can't show yet. I am as slow as molasses when it comes to finishing so of the 3 pieces I wanted to finish, I only managed to complete 1.33 of them. Guess finishing will continue throughout the week/weekend although I am itching to get back to Fairy Moon now.

And lastly, the TUSAL report. I thought I would take a complete shot of what the top of my tv looks like. It has my TUSAL jar, some ranunculus that I picked up at the farmers market along my with roku and cute japanese figurines.

Wow, I am loving the new blogger template! Why did I wait so long to upgrade?! It puts pictures where they are supposed to go and I don't have to go into the html (which I don't even understand) trying to fix things. Awesome! I hope it continues to work this way!

And I thought I would request something that is a total longshot. If there is anyone out there who has Stitchmate scroll rods that they don't like or don't use, please contact me as I may like to purchase them. My order for rods was unfulfilled and I have to figure out another solution...besides qsnaps...or borrowing rods.

Well, I think that's it for me. Until next time...

28 comments:

Laura said...

I love ranunculus!!! Gorgeous! Glad you got a bit more done on Mary Ackworth but I can understand the need to put it away for awhile. So many projects!! Why did I stop stitching for 10 or more years! Think of what more I could have done (and what more stash I could have acquired!!)

Have a great week!!!

Handmade Redhead said...

Your egg basket is adorable! I put my MW away a long time ago and she hasnt seen the light of day since. I think I only did 4 motifs. TUSAL looks nice and full and your flowers are beautiful!

Hope to see you at NIAH soon!

Ann at Beadlework. said...

SB pieces are always so appealing - their colour palette is so relaxing to look at.

Veronica said...

Well, like I've always said, progress is progress, no matter how big or how small. Mary Wigham is looking fine :) Beautiful ranunculus. So will we be seeing Fairy Moon again anytime soon? ^.^

Hugs,
Veronica.

Christina said...

Stitching wording over one... Yuck, no wonder it's going back into the WIP basket! ;0)
I'm just as slow with finishing these days. I don't really enjoy doing it but I do like the feeling of accomplishment once it's done!
I'm not sure on the new blogger template yet...I was liking it but I don't understand how to insert a new paragraph? I guess it's a new HTML that I'll have to learn. Ahhh, I hate change!

Sadie said...

Lovely stitching Valerie :-) those little eggs are cute!
Very pretty ranunculas, i've planted some in my garden this year, hope they bloom :-)
I love the new blogger too

Daffycat said...

Oh yes, the new Blogger rocks. (Except for those people with old browsers ~ they are having a lot of trouble!) I had so many headaches with the post layout I switched to the new Blogger almost the minute it came out and never looked back lol

Giovanna said...

I'm far behind you on MW, so don't worry :-) She's looking great. Very pretty SB too - well done!

Chris said...

Beautiful progress Valerie! I love Mary Wingham.

Margaret said...

So THAT'S what ranunculus is! lol! I've always wondered, both ways. So pretty!! Your Mary Wigham is looking good. You'll get there. Love that SB Little Eggs piece. I might have to pick that one up sometime. Sorry about the scroll rods. I hope you find some.

Katrina said...

Pretty projects!!!!!! Love the little SB pincushion. Bummer on the scroll rods, hope you can track some down.

Julie said...

Mary Wigham is looking superb.
I hope someone can help you with the rods.

Anne said...

Love your Mary Wigham!! Too bad she's going back in the WIP pile!! I guess I can understand not wanting to do 1 over 1 letters!! Pretty little pincushion too!! I'm as slow as molasses when it comes to finishing as well...loads to finish!! What gorgeous flowers!! Never knew they were called ranunculus...that's a mouthful!!

Perhaps I should give the new template a go...I'm adverse to changes with technology/browsers!

Edgar said...

That's some super stitching!!! Love the flowers!!

Kate said...

At least you are making progress even whilst being busy - i need some of that, roll on May!

Dee said...

Very pretty stitching! Looks great.

♥ Nia said...

Lovely stitching :)

Carol said...

Your little SB Eggs Pincushion is adorable, Valerie! Such a sweet piece--I know you'll finish it beautifully. Good finishing does take a lot of time so don't be hard on yourself.

Oh, such pretty flowers--they certainly must brighten up your apartment.

Will have to give the new blogger template another try--I switched back to the old one already. I'm just not good with changes in technology at my age!

Linda said...

Great progress on your pieces.

Linda

Theresa said...

Can't blame you for avoiding Mary, I have been avoiding mine for a long time.... What was I thinking doing it over one?!

I love your Shepherd's Bush finish~ The soft colors are so beautiful~

Deb said...

Love the SB finish and Mary Wigham so far. Those flowers are very pretty. I've never heard of them before.

Sally said...

Sweet SB finish and your Mary Wigham is really coming along.

Rachel S-H said...

Those flowers are gorgeous! Almost as lovely as the stitching you have been doing.

dulcinella said...

Lovely pictures. The stitching is so delicate and stunning and the flowers are so beautiful!

Joysze said...

Valerie, they both look awesome. The colors in SB are too sweet for words.

Catherine said...

Love your stitches! Everytime I see yours, I think I need to get mine back out again. It's been over a year since the poor thing has seen daylight!
Such pretty flowers too!
Have you checked eBay for the scroll rods you are looking for?

Mangogirl said...

gorgeous stitching :D

Unknown said...

Valerie,

Are you still looking for Stitchmate scroll rods. I have a pair I will be glad to send you. Just email me (jthom24792@comcast.net) with your snail mail addy.

Janet