Sunday, January 13, 2013

January's TUSAL





My TUSAL contribution for January.  

Does anyone else dream about floss and bobbins?  I figured my sub-conscious was telling me to get more organized, so I went and made a list of designs that I want to stitch this year.  These are mostly charts I gathered last year, but never got around to kitting up.  As you can see, my tastes are all over the place. So much to stitch, so little time.  If I can get even half of these finished, I'll be very happy.  

  • Cherry Blossom ~ Cross-Stitch & Needlework Magazine
  • Scriptures ~ Tempting Tangle Designs
  • Sara Cricks Pocket Roll ~ Stacy Nash Primitives
  • A Sweet View ~ The Sampler Girl
  • Sanctuary Shells ~ Dimensions Gold
  • Windswept ~ Heaven and Earth Designs

  I haven't gotten too much further along with the Memory Garden.  



But I have made good progress on the Feather Fairy.  From the picture on the pattern, her dress feathers appear to be bright blue and golden yellow.  Unfortunately, all that yellow I was looking forward to stitching turned out to be hues of pea green and pale green.  Most disappointing!  The thought of all those ugly green patches is taking a lot of the joy out of stitching this piece.  I'm seriously considering making color alterations. 








She's being stitched on 16 count Aida in Moonglow from Picture This Plus. I seem to have misplaced my little camera, so the pics above were taken from my phone.  Hard to get a good shot of the marbled yellow effect of the fabric. 

On another note, I’ve signed up for Chatelaine’s Mystery XVI.  This will be my first Chatelaine and it is quite the undertaking.  After downloading Part 1, I had to ask myself  "Can I do this?????".  The complexity of the piece is daunting, as is the list of supplies, but I'm pretty excited.  Just waiting for my fabric to arrive so I can get started.

That’s all for now.  Happy Stitching!

~ Kinley Rose




28 comments:

  1. Hi Kinley-
    I have just loaded your beautiful blog in for my Grow Your Blog party - I look forward to your special post-- I hope you make lots and lots of new friends.
    Vicki

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    1. Thanks for including me. I'm joining the party a little late today, but I'm glad to have made it.

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  2. I used to cross stitch and really enjoyed it. Then I had two little girls and had to put it all up, I swear babies are more into the strings than cats :)

    Hope you have a great blog hop!
    Hugs
    Caroline

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  3. Ohh, you're making want to start stitching again. Lovely.

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  4. You have a new follower! I'm also an enthusiastic stitcher. Come and visit me at CraftyCat!
    Cathy

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    1. Thanks for following. I'm heading over to you next.

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  5. Following through 2 Bags Full!! From the Phila area also! Check me out!

    ~ Darlene
    www.stork1.blogspot.com

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    1. Wow! You do some great work. Puts my poor windows to shame. Thanks for stopping by, Darlene!

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  6. Hi, stopping by on the 2 Bags Full event. I love your stitches. I used to do counted cross stitch but my eyes aren't that good any more. Yours are lovely.

    Elaine
    RetireKnitter@gmail.com
    http://mynext20yearsofliving.blogspot.com

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    1. Retirement has certainly not slowed you down! Thanks for stopping by.

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  7. You have a lovely blog! I can't wait to see more of your stitching!

    ~McKenna
    http://chiccrafting.blogspot.com/

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    1. Certainly not stitching today. I'm having way too much fun blog hopping. Thanks for stopping by.

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  8. Hello Kinley, I am here from the Grow your Blog party! I am happy to meet you! Your stitching looks great to me. I have always admired needle work like yours!
    Hugs,
    Terri
    artfulaffirmations.blogspot.com

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    1. Hi Terri! Thanks for stopping by. I am heading over to your blog next.

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  9. I'm also found you from the Grow Your Blog Party. Your stitching is beautiful. I will be following your blog now:) Come see mine, I have a giveaway!!

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    1. Thanks for following, Shannon. I love the name of your blog.

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  10. Happy Blog Party weekend...I SO admire the cross-stitchers, for they are possessed of the good eyesight! BEAUTIFUL work! Tanya

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    1. Hi Tanya. I wouldn't get far without my trusty magnifying glass. Especially in the winter, when it just too cold to stitch outside. Thanks for stopping by!

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  11. Thanks to everyone for stopping by. I've just signed on and will be making my way to your blogs soon.

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  12. Hi there I found you from the GYB party. You are the first Kinley I have heard of since my granddaughter got named that almost two years ago. Anyway, this party has been fun, and I wanted to tell you that I have a giveaway at my blog. Come check it out I am a new follower here.

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  13. ...fun blog party.. i, too, luv stitching... ty
    mitz_zee@yahoodotcom

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