Saturday, 7 September 2013

TUSAL and Stitchy Updates

I'm afraid I'm a couple of days late with my TUSAL post. Time just got away on me and if I hadn't read of it on some of your blogs I just might have forgot it completely. 





Not a lot of orts produced over the last month but we had a very busy August and at times stitching took a backseat. Lots of black orts from my Torah stitch. I stuck my little ort jar next to a BBD called Sunflower house which I finished up right around this time 2 yrs ago. I thought it fitting with all the gorgeous sunflowers I've spied around the countryside out my way.

I'm more than halfway through my Torah stitch at this point. A friend gave me a book of Celtic stitch patterns and there are some lovely borders in it that might work well for this piece. Here's a progress pic.



I love the look of the Hebrew. Hebrew is written right to left but as you can see I'm stitching it my usual way of left to right. I just find it goes more quickly that way. 

Besides the Torah I picked up my Song of Spring and put in a little time with it.



I am loving the colours on this one as well as that sweet bunny. The printed pic on the chart actually makes things look as though the design is stitched in shades of blue and rose with soft pink. It's not at all what I was expecting but I'm loving it.

I was getting itchy to start something with an Autumn theme so last night I picked out BBD Pumpkin Blossom Pinkeep from the Autumn leaflet. This should be a fast stitch and will make an adorable pinkeep.



The weather this past week let slip that my favourite season is almost upon us... cooler days and even cooler evenings. In fact there was a frost warning Thursday night! It's sure putting me in the mood and I'm already pulling out some Autumn decor. Date squares are in the oven and we've already gone through one pumpkin loaf (with the help of friends!).  The house smells wonderful! Hope you're enjoying a fabulous weekend.

23 comments:

EvalinaMaria said...

Your stitching looks absolutely lovely!

Patrizia Valle said...

your embroidery is fantastic !
pat

Marilyn said...

The Torah is looking good.
Your new BB starts are pretty, nice Autumn colors.
I too am ready for Fall. :)
Marilyn

Lianne said...

Lynn, how is it that you channel my stitching choices so often..... I have Pumpkin Blossom kitted and ready to go and every time I walk into my stitching room lately it has been calling to me.... "stop stitching that silly old BBD Summer House and come pick me up! I won't wait for you forever....!"

LOL, anyway, can't wait to see how yours turns out!

You have also been giving me ideas about joining the Ladies Prim Society to get that beautiful Song of Spring kit.

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Great progress on your Torah.

I love the BBD in the TUSAL photo too, just right for this time of year.

SoCal Debbie said...

What a beautiful finish! The Torah looks very nice too.

Kay said...

I really love the Sunflowers by BBD, sunflowers are such happy flowers.

Penny said...

Your Sunflower house is beautiful! Sunflowers are one of my favorites. You're making good progress on The Torah - can't wait to see the finished piece. Lovely stitching on your other projects, too!

Mouse said...

gorgeous stitching and hope you find the perfect border ... glad some one reminded me as well ...lol and love the autumnal air :) love mouse xxxxx

Dani - tkdchick said...

Well done on the Torah stitch, I thought there were all kinds of rules with stitching it. I had heard somewhere it had to be stitched right to left.

Chris said...

Great update Lynn! Your stitching looks great. I love the frame on the sunflower BBD piece.
Have a great week!

Mii Stitch said...

Great new starts! I can't wait to see more of these :)

Carol said...

Hasn't this fall weather been fabulous, Lynn?! I sure hope it continues for a few more weeks... Lovely fall stitching and congratulations on reaching the halfway mark on your Torah stitching!

Karen said...

Lovely stitching! Song of Spring is really cute. Love the little bunny. It's getting cooler here too. It's only 8 Celsius this morning!

Andrea said...

Lovely stitching. It's definitely felt colder this morning here in the UK when I set off for work.

Julie said...

Nice stitching. Autumn is certainly arriving here.

Angela P said...

All of your stitching looks lovely :) Autumn is my favorite season too!

Brigitte said...

The Sunflower House is just perfect for the end of summer. And Pumpkin Bloosom is great for the beginning of autumn. So you have both seasons together.
Your Torah stitching is coming along great, and the little BBD piece is a good change from the black letters to some brighter colours. It doesn't surprise me that the colours on the printed picture are so different from the colours that are indicated on the chart. Happens to me all the time with many BBD charts.

Catherine said...

Fabulous stitches!

Bekca said...

I'm so glad Autumn is finally here! Great stitching :)

stitcherw said...

Fun projects, and a nice mix of colors and patterns so you can rotate, they're all looking great.
Sue

Judy S. said...

You've been busy! Hard to believe we are almost halfway through Sept. and it will be officially fall very soon. Summer sure flew by!

Giovanna said...

Very beautiful stitching!

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