Friday, 20 March 2015

TUSAL Update, A New Moon and An Eclipse

So today sees the new moon and another TUSAL post so how appropriate that we've had a partial eclipse in the UK.  Its the first time I really remember experiencing one.  The light certainly changes and it almost feels like dusk or early dawn not 9.30am.  We didn't have the glasses so made do with a pin hole in a piece of paper which gave a sharp, if somewhat small image.  However, I did get these on my phone.

This is the sun in the top left but if you look to the lower right you can see a crescent which is the reflection of the eclipse in the double glazing.

This one might take a bit of work to see (and was much better on my phone, I think it's lost some detail in the upload).  If you look at the bottom right of the blur that is the sun's glare you can make out an in focus semi circle.  This is the sun and on my phone there was a chunk missing which was the moon, but I think you are going to have to take my word for it.

And this one I just like.  You can see the sun underneath its glare. 

I know they are not going to set the astrological world alight with their quality but seeing it's only the camera on my phone I was quite pleased with them.

Anyways, back to stitching and TUSAL.  Here's my jar.  It's starting to show lots of the reds now from Dragonfly.

And the dragon itself continues to progress.

Celtic Winter will be back from the framers next week so I'll post you some shots then.

Happy stitching and thanks for visiting!

Thursday, 12 March 2015

Late Turtle Trot (March)

Celtic Summer has gone off to be frame, yipee,  Can't wait to get her back and put her up with Celtic Winter.  Two down, two to go.  Don't hold your breath though, it's taken so long to do Celtic Summer that the other two won't be here any time soon!

However, Christmas Pots is now finished.  It needs a wash and iron and then "finishing" but the stitching is done.  (The picture's a bit washed out, I'll get a better one when it's washed).

And I'm pleased to say the Dragonfly continues to progress.  The dragon's face is starting to appear.

And here's a close up of the dragons head.

Only a totally different note I've started a sewing course.  It's for complete beginners and started with real basics, like how to thread your sewing machine.  But at the end of week three I've learnt how to do various seams and darts and I've made a place mat using wadding and bias, which I was actually quite pleased with.  I might even try and show you a picture next time.