Sunday, December 25, 2011

Floss Giveaway

Nancy over at Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe is having a give away ending New Years Day. She is giving away 2 sets of 15 skeins of hand dyed floss. Tell her that I sent you.

Last TUSAL of 2011

Here is my last TUSAL for 2011. I'm hoping for 2012 that I do more cross stitching then knitting or crocheting.

I want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011


This is a pic heavy post so if you want to leave I understand.
I have taken pics of all my WIP/UFOs that I wish to work on in the coming year. I also have a crochet project that I'm working on but since it needs to be done by February I didn't add it to the list. I will be listing them on my WIPocalypse page and then posting pics of updates on that page also.

 First pic is of Bird Alphabet (for my mom)
 Birdhouse Collection (for my mom)
 Birth Sampler
Believe (for my sister)
 Earth Song (for me)
Gettysburg (for me)
 A Long Winter's Nap (for my DH)
 Love (for my BIL and his future wife)
 OHD 2008 or 2009 monthly SAL (for me)
 OHD 2009 mystery SAL (for me)
 The Quiltmaker (for me)
 Millennium (for me)
 Silent Journey (either for me or my sister)
Riding the Wave (for my cousin)

Sunday, December 11, 2011

A new challenge

Well I've decided to join in Measi's 2012 WIPocalypse. I need all the encouragement that I can get to do some stitching on my WIP/UFO in 2012.

While I have everyone here I have a confession to make. I haven't picked up a cross stitch project or needle in I don't know how long. What I have been doing is crocheting and knitting busily on Christmas presents.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

2012 TUSAL

Daffycat is hosting the 2012 TUSAL again. So if you are looking for a fun non-stressful blog game with prizes then com join here.

The 2012 Totally Useless Stitch-a-long is launched for sign-ups!

If you would like to join the SAL for 2012 leave a comment on this post. The rules are simple:

1. Get a glass container and save your thread clippings or ORTs (Old Ratty Threads!) Some stitchers include fabric trimmings, thread bands or any other stitching cast-offs they gather. You may continue filling this jar throughout the year OR you may empty the jar and start over each month ~ no firm rules here!

2. On (or about) each New Moon take a picture of the ORTs in your jar and post it to your blog. This is a blog game so YES, you MUST have a blog to be included.

3. Yes, you can use your current ORT jar or jars. This is no contest...the stitcher with the most ORTs doesn't win!

4. You should post a picture each New Moon, even if there has been no "progress" to show.

5. Label your Totally Useless posts with "TUSAL" to make it easier for me to find your posts at the end. If you don't know how to "label" your posts email me.

Please DON'T comment on this post if you are not joining the stitch-a-long! Since some of you have multiple blogs, please tell me the name of the blog you will be posting your updates to. I will add your name & blog link to the list in this post. If you have commented and you have not been added to the list within a few days...I may have overlooked me! Questions? Feel free to email me! International bloggers are welcome!

Some changes to the SAL from last year:

1. New participants are welcome to join at any time, yes, even in December of 2012!

2. I am not accepting stash donations for a prize this year but there will be prizes ~ probably something stitched by me.

3. Edit to clarify things a little: You DO NOT have to post an ORT Report every New Moon to be included in this SAL. This is only meant to be FUN not WORK. However, you MUST be ON THE GUEST LIST to be included in the giveaway.

4. A request: I notice there are a lot of bloggers completely in the dark about your Totally Useless posts. They see lots of people posting pictures of ORT jars but they have NO IDEA why. They might want to join in the fun too! Please put a LINK to this sign-up page when you make your TUSAL posts. A link in your sidebar is great but ONLY if your readers SEE it and realise what it is. If you need to learn how to create links email me. I can teach you how!

There are 12 2012 New Moon Dates:

January 23
February 21
March 22
April 21
May 20
June 19
July 19
August 17
September 16
October 15
November 13
December 13

Thursday, December 1, 2011

TUSAL for November

Here is my TUSAL for November I know it's late but with the holiday season upon us its been very busy. I work retail at a major retailer so it's been go-go for about a month now and I don't see it slowing down until after January. Needless to say I haven't been stitching like I want too. I have knitted a couple of scarves and I'm working on a crochet baby blanket that I should work on some more if I ever want to get it done in time for the baby shower in Feburary.