Saturday, 21 April 2012

TUSAL and My Robin Has a Head!

I can't believe it's the new moon already! Between TUSAL and WIPocalypse it seems as if time is just flying by each month. Here's a closeup of my little ort jar which is full of lots of reds from Feather Your Nest and Peace Inside. I'm very stingy with my orts so there never seems to be enough for the amount I've stitched.
I dug out my large ort jar and then ceremoniously dumped the contents of this one into it. This larger ort jar also serves as a scissor frog when needed. My Spring chicken is standing watch since these orts belong to my spring designs.




Having put aside Peace Inside earlier in the week, I spent some quality time with FYN . I'm now working on the upper part of the chart which showcases the lovely robin which I'm pleased to say now has a head.





The chart calls for this design to be stitched over one on 28ct fabric but I wanted this fellow to be a bit larger so I'm stitching over two.
I'm having to be really careful when I'm handling the fabric on this because that red floss from the roof continues to bleed. No steam iron for this piece which means the linen will probably look like hell by the time I'm finished. I'm placing another piece of fabric between the linen and the Q snaps to prevent bleeding but I've noticed that even the plastic on the snaps has turned a pale pink in colour!


Today I started a freebie offered by Threadwork Primitives called Dutch Tulip. It's a gift for a friend's birthday which is tomorrow but I won't be seeing her for a couple of days so I should have it finished up by then.


Suppertime calls! My DH just pulled in the drive from work and the timer on the oven went off. I'm trying a new Ravioli Lasagne. It smells delicious!!

17 comments:

Littlebit said...

Your work is so beautiful, Lynn! Omg! i cannot believe something will bleed that easily..how unnerving.

Sally said...

I adore your Spring chicken who is guarding your TUSAL jar! So cute.

Lovely progress on your FYN. What a shame about the red floss from the roof.

Chris said...

I really like the jar you are using for you TUSAL. It has personality.
Great progress. It stinks about the red floss.
How was the lasagna??

Mouse said...

love your wee chicken and your jars are really cute ....
eeeekkkkk re the thread bleeding what a pain as you really can't do anything now you have stitched it .... love mouse xxxxx

Penny said...

Your little spring chicken is so cute! Glad your robin has it's head now. :) That thread sounds terrible! Dinner sounds delicious! :)

Carol said...

Oh, that must be so frustrating to have that thread bleed like that, Lynn! I wonder if it just the red?

Your WIP is looking very cute, though and it looks like a relaxing piece to stitch...

Hope your new recipe turns out well--let us know!

Rhona said...

Your spring chicken is so cute! The thread must be driving you nuts!!!

Lois said...

What nice progress Lynn although the red bleeding so easily must be a nightmare!!! That Threadwork Primitives freebie is so nice. Perfect for a birthday gift.

Daffycat said...

Lovely stitching! Bleeding colors would drive me insane. Thank goodness for DMC!

Krista said...

Lovely stitching, Lynn! Love your TuSal jar, I am the same way though, I work my threads till there is practically nothing left, so my orts never seem to grow. Thanks for the link to that freebie pattern, I love tulips and this one is real sweet. Have a great week!

Vickie said...

Believe it or not, thus far I have used nothing in my life but DMC. I know that is about to change, but it is tried and true. I love the piece you are stitching. What a robin!!

Anne said...

Cute chicken an Ort jar Lynn!! Love your FYN piece! Too bad that the red is bleeding :( So far I can't tell but I suppose you have to be really careful now when you iron it.
Hugs

Anne

Anonymous said...

Love your FYN - it's looking great! Your new recipe sounds delicious. Hope you are going to share the recipe!
Judie

Bonnie Brown said...

Your Wip is looking great! and so are your ORTS :)

Dani - tkdchick said...

Your robin is looking fantastic! YOu've got some beautifully coloured orts mine were pretty dull this month!

Catherine said...

Bummer on the red problem! The piece is looking really good!
Love the large ort jar!!

Anna van Schurman said...

Hi--Catherine ^^^^ sent me because she knows I have a solution for bleeding. I once (unthinkingly) washed a piece stitched with overdyed floss and the hot pink bled. I read somewhere that if you just put it in cold water and keep changing the water that it will eventually come out. I lived in Los Angeles at the time and even with ice the water didn't stay cold. So I put the piece in a tub in the refrigerator and changed the water twice a day. Eventually the dye came out and the piece was saved. Good luck!

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