Good day everyone! Hope you are warm and cozy despite all the snow some people are getting.
Time for the February Turtle Trot update.
I joined Face Book a few weeks ago. And have joined several SAL's. One is the Ursula Michael Snow Men Tic Tac Toe. I wanted to stitch this on an afghan. HA!!!! The first afghan was the size I needed. Very stark white and the snowmen would not show up very well. I hand dyed it to a DMC #928 mottled color. Not the effect I was looking for. The dye did not take well at all. Turning into a very light ocean bluish green. I was willing to live with that. When I first touched the afghan it felt almost "sticky". Thought being was that salt, in the dye, plus machine wash and dry, would soften the afghan. NOT so. Decided that I couldn't take working with a "sticky" feeling afghan. Unfortunately I have two of these. Afghan #2 had too small of blocks. Afghan #3 was not square, rather rectangle middle and only corner squares to work with. So, nothing left to do but surrender... I ended up using Faith's great idea for a pillow.
After a week of wrestling with this project I dug out some 28 count Ice Blue Joblen fabric. I had started using #8 DMC Perle cottons on all the afghans. Got a lazy streak and decided to use the perle cotton, I had gathered up for the afghan, rather than go back through and select DMC floss/thread. Using DMC light Effects for the snowflakes and hat band.
#2. for my Turtle Trot projects ia a Joan Elliot SAL Spirit of the Orient Sampler. The SAL started two weeks ago. I got my book in the mail Monday evening.
Tuesday, did the set up and started stitching this beautiful piece last night.
Here is what the sampler should look like, there abouts, when finished.
Have the stitching done and ready for beads. Pattern does not require beads. I like to "dress up" these ornaments with them.
Started the sun on page one. Using DMC Variations.
#8 Is Brooke's Books Spirit of Knitting.
I didn't get any stitches in this one. Due to the arguments I was having with afghans....
Also did some spring cleaning and decorating! I know it is a little early(okay a lot early) for spring decorating. We are having very warm weather and it feels like spring here. Don't be too envious... That means this summer we are going to fry with 100 degree temperatures.
On the non stitchy side, I found my two ceramic bunny rabbits that I painted some years ago. Nice to see them out playing again!
Happy stitching and thanks for stopping by!
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