Saturday, April 18, 2015

April Tusal and a couple of finishes.....'s that time again to post our TUSAL report hosted by It's Daffycat.  You can click on the picture link above or the blog link here at It's Daffycat.  Just move your cursor over the highlighted link and it will take you to her blog.

Here are the ORTS that I've saved since last TUSAL posting.  I saved them in this adorable little pink and green Thread Catcher that my best friend Janet made and gave to me as a present when at the SB retreat in 2014.  I LOVE pink polka dots and soft color florals!!!  I've very much a pastel color woman.

Since I know you REALLY can't see all my threads tucked down in this thread catcher, I did pull them out to photograph in my normal tin.  I just LOVE those little thread catchers as you can sew them up for any season or any reason especially if you find a fabric of your liking and just HAVE to buy it because you can't live without it.  LOL  

I've been working on several different things to help fill up this little thread catcher this past month but I have 2 old UFOs that I did completely finish to help fill up the thread catcher. 

First is my oldest UFO which is JN First Stitches 2000.  Ok.   I know that stitchers understand the meaning of UFO (Unfinished Object) so I don't have to explain myself WHY this wonderful project never got finished so I won't even go there. is now finished and REALLY did not take me that long to complete.  Which makes me wonder myself WHY I didn't just go ahead and perservere on and finish it??!!!  Like I said, I won't even attempt to even try to answer that question but just know that my DH did give me a look of "Really?  That long?" when I told him how long it has been. 

Now I can get it stretched this week so I can order the frame which I HOPE is still available to match the JN Last Stitches 1999.  Then they can hang together in my sewing room.

My other finish was a freebie from Just Nan as long as you bought the bluebird embellishment
to attach in the center of the wreath.  I also have the frame for this one in my stash so that will be another framed finish to hang on my walls!!!

Funny story about this JN Happy Bluebird UFO project.  I started stitching on it again and REALIZED I had not marked what was the top of the fabric.  Oh dear.  So after finally studying it enough, I found what was the top of the project.  Then I must have been so eager to start it that I had not started my stitching on a vertical thread.  WHAT was I thinking???  I had so much of it stitched already that it seemed like a waste to NOT finish it and restart the project on a vertical thread.   But I perservered through it all and FINISHED the project although it was not being stitched on a vertical thread.  Maybe that is why I put in in the UFO bag??!!!  lol

I will have more projects to show later on this month but that is all I have for now.



  1. Both are lovely finishes, Brenda! Hope you are able to get the frame for the 2000 piece. Enjoy your weekend!

    Robin in Virginia

  2. Two pretty projects finished. Wish I could get some of my UFOs completed.

  3. Two UFO's down! Congrats! I am working on a birthday present, THEN back to WIPs/UFOs...

  4. Well done on finishing your old UFO! That must feel good.

  5. Well done on finishing your old UFO! That must feel good.

  6. Well done! Lovely, simply lovely.

  7. Doesn't it feel good to get some UFOs done. I'm working on my oldest UFO as well and it's from 2000 as well. Great orts.

  8. Hi Brenda - I'm happy to be a new follower of your blog ! I used to stitch a lot of JN and I remember our former shop owner having a big party and all the JN fans started the Last Stitches of 1999 together - that was a tough for me personally but I won't go into that. It was happy to remember all the fun our JN group had with our former shop owner who was a love. Take care and have a grand memorial day weekend - Mel