TUSAL and weekend update

First of all I’d like to share my TUSAL update. There’s quite a bit in there really, considering we’re not even a full month into the year, but I have been having some tangling/knotting issues with the Hand Dyed Fibers I am using for Moonlight Garden. I’ve now found some Thread Heaven so will try using that for a while to see if it helps.


All of my stitching time since my last post has been spend on Moonlight Garden. I’ve now finished the second page of the chart, two more pages left, although the final page is a little smaller than the rest, so I am more than half way through.


There was some over one stitching involved in this section, which is always a challenge, but after a few visits from the frog I am happy with the way it looks. Here’s a close up of the over one part


I have had a lot of trouble this week leaving comments on Blogger blogs for some reason. When I try and leave a comment using my OpenID/Wordpress log in details I keep getting an error message saying that the verification word I have entered isn’t correct. I have resorted to commenting using my Blogger ID so if anyone has a comment from someone they don’t recognise it could well be me. I think the problem is more to do with WordPress/Open ID than it does with Blogger. I do still have a Blogger blog, which I used before moving to WordPress so I’m debating whether to go back to using that. For the time being I will duplicate my blog entries to both, until I decide what to do.

I joined in with the International Stitching Hermit Weekend, so have spent a large part of the day in front of the TV watching Spooks and stitching. I intend to carry on with much the same this evening, although will be watching series 3 of The Wire.

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend.


WIPocalypse update

Even though I had chosen five of my numerous WIPs to be my focus pieces for the time being, only one of them has seen the light of day since the start of the year. I am enjoying stitching on Moonlight Garden so much I think I may end up carrying on until it’s finished. It has the variety of speciality stitches, together with repeat patterns in the borders which make for easier stitching, the best of both worlds!

Here’s where I’m at as of earlier today


I took this a few hours ago, and since then I have finished off the right hand side outer and inner borders and have started on the next section of stitching under the white lacy effect part. I’m working on page 2 of the design so I’m not far off 50% done.

Happy New Year

Firstly, I’d like to wish you all a very Happy New Year! Secondly, thank you to those of you who left comments on my last post, they were very much appreciated.

Phill and I had a very quiet New Years Eve, as usual, and stayed home, had a couple of drinks and watched some films. We did manage to stay awake until midnight and watched the firework display in London on the TV before going to bed.

I have been getting loads of stitching done since my last blog post and am certainly making the most of the last couple of days holiday before returning to work on Tuesday.

I’ve chosen to work on Moonlight Garden by Drawn Thread and am really pleased with the way it’s coming. There are lots of speciality stitches in this one, so it’s a little slow going at times, but well worth the effort

Here’s what it looked like at the beginning of this week.


And here’s what it looks like today.


I’m going to have a break for a few hours now while we watch The Kings Speech, then I’ll carry on stitching while Phill plays Call of Duty