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Sunday, July 31, 2011

TUSAL and a Finish

Man, time has just flown by! I haven't added much floss, but here is my TUSAL jar posing next to a pretty shell:

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I've been working on Rapture, but most of the work has been turning this:

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into this:

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Much better! Now maybe I can get back to the stitching - I really, REALLY want to work on Ice Wind but I need some progress on Rapture first.

I have a love/hate relationship with two things in cross stitching
1. French Knots
2. Rustico Fabric
So that made this little ornament really, really ...interesting.

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I do like the way the Rustico fabric breaks up the monotony of all that antique white. I'm not using the big piece of fabric that came with the kit; I started to cut it up per the kit instructions, then I remembered that once upon I time I had bought someone's abandoned stitching at a yard sale. In the bag were a lot of little squares of antique white, all backstitched with the word 'His' or 'Hers'. I have no idea what they were supposed to be for - maybe coasters? Anyway, I've been frogging out the backstitching and using the squares for ornaments and Sprites.

There were a few squares of Rustico among the white, all of them with very badly stitched little hearts, like so:

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I feel a little guilty for frogging out someone else's work, even if the stitches do go in all directions, but not guilty enough not to do it. And now I have the big piece of kit fabric left to play with, so, bonus!

Hopefully I'll have a pic of Rapture later this week - happy stitching!

4 comments:

  1. no need to feel guilty since whomever it was sold it.

    I've never used rustico, but I like the look of it.

    I had bobbinating so much, I now use floss away bags. I'll never go back!

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  2. You said the evil word...French Knots! I hate those things and it makes me crazy that they are classified sometimes as easy stitches?! Says who I would like to know.

    You know when I saw that little heart, I immediately noticed the inconsistency of the stitches and it made me think of the designs I did when I was younger. If only I could go back and redo those.

    Hope you had a nice weekend. :D

    Jen

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  3. Cool beans. Love the little ornie too. It's cute. And I don't blame you for taking out someone else's bad stitching. Grats on getting all your floss wound on bobbins. I hate winding them!!!

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  4. Love the little ornie!! I too hate french knots...ugh...I have some in a piece I'll be working on here soon, and I'm dreading them! Wanna do 'em for me? LOL

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