Saturday, 28 May 2016

TAAT for me this Friday ...

My dear friend, Jo, from Serendipitous Stitching, introduced me to a new acronym the other day - OAAT (One At A Time) stitching, when she commented on my last FF post about my new start "Too cold to go out".

Well, this FF I actually did TAAT (Two At A Time) stitching.  During the day, when the light was better, I stitched on "Too cold to go out" and then in the evening (when I had less good light), I stitched on a new Christmas design from Rico Designs, which happened to take my fancy.

Now, enough chat, let's get to the nitty gritty - the pics!!!!!

Too cold to go out

This is where I got up to after last week's FF...

... and after some stitching during the week, I was up to here....

and then yesterday I managed only a bit of progress, as I had to frog the dark grey for Milo twice!  Aaagghh!

Christmas Design

 I had a bit more success with my Christmas stitch from the Rico Design book.

 This is what I had accomplished during the week.

... and this is my progress after FF (the fabric colour is truer in the pic above)

Now, this piece has no name.  It is rather prosaically called Design 77796.  However, I am calling it "Snowy Russian village"
 The reason for this is two fold.

One, the onion dome on the top of the tower reminds me of Russian churches.

Two, you may remember last week that I posted this pic of Furio reading my gripping thriller ...

I think that Brigitte, you asked the name of the novel, well, it was called Moskva and I found it to be a compelling thriller and can highly recommend it.

So, that is all for me for now,

hugs, Kaye


Mini said...

ha ha I like the abbreviations we stitchers invent.
Good progress on both the projects.

Jo said...

Lovely work...

FlashinScissors said...

Great progress on your stitching. Nice that Furio likes the same literature as yourself! It's obviously a fascinating book, I must see if my library have it, and find out whether my new cats have the same taste!
Barbara xx

Khristine Doiron said...

Great progress on both pieces! They both look like fun pieces to stitch :)

Brigitte said...

You were doing grast on your TAAT weekend. Since I started watching floss tube while folding my laundry and ironing I learned that there are all sorts of stitchers out there, from Oaat to Gaat (gazillion of projects at a time, lol) stitchers. Isn't that great?
Thanks for the book title. I'm always glad when I can add thrillers and mysteries to my list.

Stitching Noni said...

Love your TAAT projects :o)
You should ask Furio to read to you while you stitch! :o) Will have to try and find that book - I am always on the lookout for a new book to read and thrillers are generally high on the list!
Hugs xx