Sunday, January 13, 2013

TUSAL and some other progress

Good morning everyone!  I'm overdue for my first ort report of 2013.  I slipped outside early on this foggy morning and took a quick photo of my freshly emptied ort jar.  The threads from this month are all from Coraggio:
If you'd like to learn more about the TUSAL, or maybe even join in yourself, check it out here on Daffycat's blog.

As I mentioned, the only thing I've worked on so far this year has been "Coraggio" by Scarlet Letter.  I've been plugging away at the top band and the over one alphabet... that over one is S L O W.  Still no word on the back ordered threads.  I'll have to put this down soon if I don't get them.  But anyway, here's where I am as of this morning:

When I went out to get the paper this morning, I noticed that the crocuses (crocii?) have started popping up in the front yard:

I love these fresh, pretty little flowers.  And I'm happy to see that the bulbs seem to have divided quite nicely since last spring.  BUT, I know that a nasty freeze will come along before too long and I will probably not see the daffodils or many of the other crocuses this year.  Sigh.  That's the life of a garden, I suppose.

I think that on Monday morning I will set to work on the Christmas ornament I mentioned in my last post.  Turns out there is a little more work to do on it than I realized.  There are supposed to be lots of eyelets in varying threads all over it.  I'm trying to convince myself to add them.  But part of me doesn't really want to.  Who will win?  Lazy robin or perfectionist robin?  Tune it later to find out!


Faye said...

Is this not crazy weather for the Carolina's???? Fog and warm temps.... My granny always said, hard weather will follow.... We will see!!!! Great progress on SL sampler!

Emma/Itzy said...

Great progress on your wip. Just make sure HAPPY robin wins :)

Giovanna said...

Coraggio is just beautiful!

Margaret said...

Your Corragio is so beautiful, I'm just drooling! Hope you get those fibers soon. Love crocuses!

Nicola said...

Your Corragio is stunning, my chart has arrived and I have been studying it. I will be stitching this before too long you are tempting me.

Anne said...

Corragio is so beautiful!! Love the progress! Oooh a crocus! I love them since they signal the first sign of spring!!