Wednesday, May 15, 2013

May Theme-alicious Progress Report and a Late TUSAL

 I managed to take my TUSAL photo only one day late - but now here I am, several days late in getting it posted.  I'm taking advantage of the photo op to show off getting my floss organized (finally):

This old and very large plastic organizer bin (I think it's for hardware?) is one that Michael has had - unused - for a few years now, and somehow it wound up in a corner of the porch, neglected, forgotten, and rained on.  We washed it - unfortunately, the paper that was attached to it on  top had never been removed and at this point, it's flat out welded on.  So, it ain't pretty - but it holds all my DMC floss with drawers left over for other brands, and that excites me a whole lot!

At some point (soon, I hope), I'm going to re-cover it, maybe by decoupage, so that it looks as happy as it make me feel to get my floss organized and easy to access.

As for my TUSAL jar - these are the things that have been feeding it this month: 

More progress on The Stitcherhood's "Midnight Dip" - because of the blocks of color and small number of color changes, this is a good one to keep tucked into my purse, for times when I'm waiting or listening without doing anything else (I find I pay attention much better if I keep my hands busy).  I've now run out of  the lighter blue, with just a tiny bit left to do in her tail - so this won't be fully complete til I get myself to a craft store (awww.....).

The Theme-alicious challenge for May is:
Pick a color, any color, then stitch only on projects that contain that color for the month!

I chose purple, picked out a few WIPs and then promptly ignored them in favor of some new starts - but I did pull in some purple!

A new start and a finish, all in one month - gasp!
Basket of Spells
Blackbird Designs
stitched on purple overdyed 28ct linen
DMC variegated floss

Folk Doves
Ginger & Spice
(from Just Cross Stitch, Nov/Dec 1987)
also stitched on the same purple fabric
DMC 4215
Not finished yet, but this will be my monochrome ornament for this month.

Lastly, I joined Ink Circles "Roll Your Own 2013" SAL - we're each working our own choice of colors on the mandala Tracy designed for the occasion.  I'm really loving how mine is coming out so far!

I may be doing one more new start, for a fundraiser coming up mid-June.  I'll decide that sometime before the end of this week.

That's it for me - happy stitching!


  1. Midnight Dip is looking great! The end is in sight!! Love your purple projects. That mandala will be amazing.

  2. I hope you know, I'll spend the next few days saying "theme-alicious" every chance I get. I love how the word feel in my mouth ;-)

  3. Fabulous work! I love it all!