Tuesday, 24 April 2012

IHSW Results and April TUSAL (Late I know!!!!!)

Laughingly I thought that this IHSW (click on the link in my sidebar for details) I would be able to complete a catchup on my SALs I take part in.  I have not even completed part one of the new Papillon Creations SAL, therefore I have not even touched The Great Escape or my Oakhaven SAL.  I had lots of stitching time this weekend but I found starting the Papillon SAL a challenge.  I wasn't sure that my Berwick stitch was looking quite right and I kept making mistakes with the Norwich stitch.  I think it was just that I was tired though because when I picked it up again the next day, I flew through it.  I am also pleased that I made the decision to not buy anything new to complete this project and to use threads and fabric from my stash.  A while ago I bought a thread pack from the internet of HDF threads.  I thought I was buying a random pack of threads but when they arrived it was specific colours for a design and I ended up with 10 skeins of three colours.  I never knew what to use them for so I thought this would be perfect.  I am also using a metallic that I got from my local LNS that I also never really knew what to use for it is DMC Diamant thread in a bronze colour.  I am also going to use a mixture of Madeira, HDF silks and some random silks that I got from Sophie Long at a needlework show last year.  I am stitching it all on 32 count Raw Belfast Linen.  Enough of my rambling, here are the piccys of what I have done so far:

The other colours I have chosen are a selection of purples.  I am really pleased with how the colours are looking but I have put it to one side now as I am going back to finish the current page of Siberian Forest.  

I don't think I have mentioned this but my sister is getting married in a few weeks and I have some sewing to do in preparation for the actual wedding and the hen party that I will share but I can't yet as they are a surprise for her!!! (Sorry for the tease!!)

Here is my Tusal pic for April.  It is mostly full of the orts from the first page of Fractal Bookmark 292, some from the current page of Siberian Forest, Sonic and I also found from miscellaneous scraps in the bottom of one of my storage boxes!!! 

It's getting really full!!!

Happy Stitching Everybody!!!


P.S. Thank you to Beverley who awarded me another Liebster Blog award!!!  Check out her blog !


  1. Your Papillon SAL is beautiful. I love the colour you have used for the Norwich stitch.I wasn't keen on the look of the Berwick stitch,so I opted for back stitch.Yours looks good though. Maybe I should not have used a variegated green.

  2. Great stitching on eh Papillon Sal. The colors look great. I'm going to start at it this weekend, so thanks for the tip not to work on it if I'm tired. Happy stitching and sewing!

  3. Terrific colour choices for the Papillion SAL. That's great progress.

  4. I like that you found a use for all those threads!! They look great!! Loads of orts too!!

  5. Well, you stitched... that's all that matters. Love your Papillon start!!!

  6. Love the Papillon SAL. I wish I could participate but, alas, it is not to be. Maybe I can join in next year and then REALLY play catch up! I'm loving it - great job!

  7. I agree with you - your colour choice is very beautiful. Looking forward to seeing progress pictures of it.

  8. beautiful SAL I love your colours.