Hints of spring and a TUSAL 1.5 update

Time for an overdue hello and check in...
I have realized that I am overdue for a TUSAL check. Stitching mojo has kicked in a bit for seasonal smalls on this turn, and the rotation has been ongoing. It is good to keep the work flowing!
As a result, the TUSAL check is overdue (or in the mail , HA!!!). 
I will now label this post as 1.5, posting with the full moon rather than the new. Fingers crossed, I will attempt to be on time with the next round...

I hope the pieces speak for themselves...

"Medieval Town Mandala"
Chatelaine Designs
My BAP baby has not garnered as much attention as I would have liked, or that it deserves. I am setting a goal to turn attention back to MTM, so I can clear the turn to the next section. Someone give me a "Woot-woot"!!!

The following have had most of my focus for the previous round. These are individual designs from a trilogy design set, as published by Cross Eyed Cricket in 2004. I have not yet stitched the coordinating designs from the other leaflets, "The Rabbits' Big Day" and "Rabbits' Garden".
The fabric, as suggested by the designer, are not done any real justice with the limits of my digital images.
Stitching upon 30 ct Carved Pumpkin and Colonial Pumpkin linen from R&R Reproductions. The JABC button packs were also worth the wait from the LNS.

"Garden Patch"
The Cricket Collection - "Rabbits' Delight" 
The Cricket Collection - "Rabbits' Delight"

"Rabbit With A Heart"
The Cricket Collection - "Rabbits' Delight
"Eggs In One Basket"
The Cricket Collection - "Rabbits' Delight"

And for the final addition to this update, I submit my on the fly project. Grab the occasional stitch on a work break, the outdoors project while the kids play, you name it... Virtually all my work is stitched with scroll frame support. Scrap cuts of linen banding, as sold by my LNS, cannot be accommodated with a frame.
So here you go. Over one stitching with linen banding on the fly

"Watermelon Argyle"
The Cricket Collection - "Summer Sundries"

Cozy stitching in the spring!!! Enjoy.

Time to introduce me and my orts with TUSAL!

"Hello, my name is Connie and I am a stash hoarder." Quick, simple introduction, and being honest with my shortcomings. Ha!!!

I am an occasionally chatty lurker from various message board communities relating to needlework/stitching. My commonly used handle (FeySidhe) on the boards is carried over for the title of this blog.

General purpose for this blog is a visual accounting for my ongoing rotation of projects, in progress and completed. It exists as proof of what I can do. Haphazard attempts with finishing will be included too...

I have to admit that previous attempts with maintaining a blog have been mixed a best.

Hence, I am including my work in the TUSAL challenge. A link for Daffycat's blog with the 2014 challenge is included in the sidebar. As part of the challenge, participants document their ORT collections based on their current work.

ORT or ortCapitalized, it stands for Old Ratty Threads, the cast-off thread ends a needleworker cuts away. These ends are often saved in clear jars as a decorative object. The word, "ort" does appear in the dictionary, meaning: a bit of something left over; usually concerning food. 

Stitching ORT cycles are based approximately on the lunar new moon.

Now, to the general accounting of my current stash of ORTs.

"Queen of Bumblebees"


"Queen of Bumblebees"
designed by Terrence Nolan of Pangaea

Stitched on: 32 ct Autumn Blush vintage Belfast
"Sweets to The Sweet"
"Candied Confections" by Cross-Eyed Cricket


"Sweets to The Sweet"
designed by Vicki Hastings of Cross-Eyed Cricket; published under "Candied Confections" (No. 253)

Stitched on: 30 ct Beach Plum linen from R&R Reproductions.

"Medieval Town Mandala" by Chatelaine

Work in Progress, otherwise known as WIP:

"Medieval Town Mandala"
designed by Martina Rosenberg of Chatelaine Designs

Originally distributed as part of an online class, Part 7 of 12 currently in progress.
Stitched on: 32 ct Griffon Lugana from Sugar Maple Fabrics

Now, any feedback is greatly appreciated. Readers help keep me accountable for my progress and I love to share what I can do!

A method to express an interesting thought... display the work wrought of my own hand... and share with the world.




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