WIPocalypse 2012

Saturday, January 08, 2011

TUSAL and Celtic Autumn

I've been watching TUSAL posts since last year sometime and finally decided it's time I join in the fun so this is the container I'll be using...

My TUSAL container

It's a glow-in-the-dark cup I got way back when I lived in the dorms at Purdue. It used to hold pencils and things but has been my ort jar for the past few years. Since I'm a slow stitcher compared to some it takes me quite awhile to fill it up as you'll see.

I empty my jar out at the first of the year so there's not much to show right now but here are the current contents...

TUSAL 1/4/2011

The only project I've worked on so far this year is Celtic Autumn so lots of gold and orange to show today. And yes, I brought a Celtic Autumn pic for you too. She's coming along pretty well so far, just need some more time to work on her.

Celtic Autumn 1/8/11

Oh, and the details- she's being stitched on 32ct Mushroom Lugana and I'm using a color conversion to change her dress to more Autumn-like colors, at least to my mind. I got the conversion several years ago, I believe from Kathy. I'll have to double check that because I definitely want to give proper credit for the work.

In other news, it's snowing here. Lots. Not as bad here as some of the nearby areas but enough to make me want to stay home today at least for now. Too bad too as it's my birthday today and we were hoping to go out and celebrate tonight. We might still make it out though, all depends on the lake effect snow bands. Gotta love winter in northern Indiana! Either way we'll do something nice eventually. I've already gotten some lovely presents from my boys- a new season of Six Feet Under to watch, Avec Eric by Eric Ripert, and a beautiful necklace from my son...


In all it's been a good day so far and even if we don't get to go anywhere later I would certainly be happy to spend the rest of the day stitching and watching DVD's. Off to go get some lunch and a nap for Josh and then put some more time in on Celtic Autumn.


Christine said...

Happy Birthday, Sara! What a beautiful gift from your son. You've made a lovely start on Celtic Autumn!

It's snowing here today, too, so my plan is to do lots of stitching and baking and go nowhere.

cymberleah said...

Happy birthday!!

Susan said...

Happy Birthday-looks like you got some lovely gifts. I hope the weather cooperates so you can have your celebration as well!

Cath said...

Happy Birthday . Hope you manage to get out and celebrate . X

Sharon said...

Happy Birthday! You must be a much-loved lady - you received some lovely gifts!!!

I can't wait to see more of Celtic Autumn!! :)

Erin said...

oh, that necklace is gorgeous!! If that gift is any indication, your son should grow into a wonderful husband someday. :D
Happy Birthday!