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Monday, January 23, 2012

My 1st TUSAL and IHSW of 2012


It is the day to share my very first official TUSAL and my first IHSW for 2012.  I know in my last post I said that I may work on my Rose Sampler or a variety of other things  but I go so caught up in the developing of the African Women that I didn’t work on anything else. The freezing rain that was predicted arrived but was less than I expected, my car only had a thin layer of ice over a dusting of snow.   It warmed up enough the next day for the roads to clear and no one that I know of suffered any power outages so that was a good thing.

On the African Women I decided to change the skin tone of each of the ladies, it’s more natural because even in my family of four sisters and one brother there are six different shades of brown.  Bud was on hand this morning to access my progress and he expressed that he liked what I had done over the weekend. I saw it in the glint in his eyes.
 I like the way others have used different little jars for their orts and there are some really creative photos of them each month, so I have been trying my hand at selecting a different little votive holder or canning jar to put my orts in for the TUSAL, I hope you like what I’ve done this month.  I really like how the sparkly red from the beginning of the month shows at the bottom and the shades of brown build to the top with the little bits of black that defines the division between them… Oh sorry I was letting my creativity flow and it got away from me there for a moment.  It’s only the ratty bits at the end of threads.

Well since I’ve pretty much neglected everything for the last week or so to stitch there are things growing that need my attention.   The protective dust cover over all of my figurines needs to be removed so I can take pictures to share, the clothes hamper is beginning to show signs of weight gain, and some of the wildlife will expect a meal later today so I guess I should pause any cross stitching for a few hours.   Thank you all so much for stopping by and please leave comments, I love reading them.

Can’t do it right now but later, I’ll make some wonderful little xxs.  

12 comments:

Shirlee said...

Love how the African Women is turning out! Blessings, Shirlee

Jan said...

I like your model sitting next to your piece. He's quite the thing. The stitching is nice too! LOL!

Freddysmama (Kirstin) said...

I love the eyes on the African Women, Minnie. There's something really engaging about them... beautiful...

Julie said...

Hi Minnie,your going great guns on everything.All looking good.

Bud looks contented,properly happy he's not got to go out in that freezing rain. ;)

Melissa said...

Great job on the African ladies-I like the change in skin tone :)

Ziggyeor said...

what the wildlife can't feed themselves? Great progress on the ladies. I like your color changes.

♥ Nia said...

lovely work :)

Mary said...

Great progress on AW! Why does work have to cut into our stitchy time??

TammyK said...

Great piece Minnie. Love following your progess on the African Women. Looks like Bud loves it ;-)

Siobhán said...

Your African Women looks great--I like the varying skin tones! Your stitching companion is adorable.

Jackie said...

Love your progress on the ladies Minnie. Beautiful!!!

Mangogirl said...

gorgeous stitching. I don't know 2 people with exactly the same skin tones. There is always some difference.