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TUSAL August 29, 2011

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I remembered…. the New Moon on 29 August 2011….wonders will never cease lol

My container looks almost full which shows that even though I haven’t been blogging I HAVE been stitching 🙂 Here is how it looks today

and with a quick shake and a prod – still plenty of room for next month (if I remember)

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TUSAL May 6, 2011

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Late again but at least I’m consistent – thanks to those bloggers who manage to post on time and give me a little push!! Not a great deal of difference this month as I’ve done very little stitching. Will try and post on time on the next New Moon 🙂

TUSAL April 3, 2011

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Another New Moon today so here is my ort container which I think has filled up a little since last month – a slightly better picture this month.

Masquerade SAL and other things April 1, 2011

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As usual it has been weeks since I have posted and my pic of our Sunday SAL covers weeks 3,4 and 5 and this Sunday should see me starting page 2. Hopefully Sandra will be able to get back to her stitching now she has finished her work and we can get back to posting our progress weekly. It’s been hard to stitch on this just once a week as it is a joy to stitch – I must do something about ordering a frame. I have still not had Queen Lily framed and it’s such a shame to see my stitching tucked away in my stash cabinet.

I’ve also had a birthday within the last few weeks and received a lovely surprise from Claire which was one of her own design book marks stitched in my favorite colours – it really is very pretty. If anyone would like to make one pay a visit to her blog where she has several charts which she will generously share for us to stitch and enjoy.

And having a birthday means….treating yourself 🙂 As I have very few stitching projects on the go at the moment it was the perfect time to try some new designs and these are a few I have chosen

Little House Needleworks The North Wind and Winter Whites and
Country Cotage Needleworks – Snowflake Serenade.

(Sandra if you are reading this did you have any Lakeside Linen Vintage Tundra in your stash?)

and of course some fabric (28 count Lambswool Linen – Wichelt) and threads (Crescent Colours Hand Dyed Floss, Gentle Art Sampler threads and Weeks Dye Works) ……..

The Winter Whites chart was bought from Lisa .. she has some lovely things for sale/swap and it’s well worth a peek here.

I’ve just realised today is a new month – perfect for a new start. I’ve have done very little stitching over the last few weeks – I don’t know where the time goes. I am determined to get a few hours stitching done this evening, then I can put up another post!!

On the topic of new starts I have decided to join in a SAL In the Night” by Jardin Privé which Claire mentions in her blog – I can never resist a cat design.

It is being run by her stitching friend Mamoure and starts on the 15th April so there is plenty of time if anyone wants to join in. I have already purchased the chart – downloadable pdf format was the easiest method for me – and have my fabric and threads sorted.

Oh I almost forgot…I did have a very small HD – another one of my Prairie Schoolar Snowy Nights ornaments – this time the little snowman. I managed to buy some green felt locally and once I buy a few other bits and pieces will try my first attempt at finishing the PS way. I think he’s cute…

And that’s about it..but before I end I’d just like to say a big “merci” to Claire for her encouragement and also to remind those participating in the TUSAL – the New Moon is Sunday 3rd April – also Mothering Sunday.

Thank you for taking the time to visit – have a good weekend 🙂

TUSAl March 4, 2011

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Browsing through some blogs I’ve just realised today we have a new moon and it’s time to post on the Tusal. I’ve quickly taken a pic of my container but it’s a little on the dark side. I’m surprised how quickly my container is filling up this year!

TUSAL February 3, 2011

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I didn’t get around to posting on the last New Moon but I did empty my ort container and started collecting my threads again in 2011. Here is a pic of my ort at the end of 2010

…and my container today which is starting to fill up with the green thread I am using to stitch the Bramble and the Rose

Totally Useless SAL 14 February 10 February 15, 2010

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Only one day late which is an improvement. Here is a totally useless pic of my container which shows how much has been collected since it was emptied on the 15th January.

Totally Useless Sal January 15, 2010

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Since joining this SAL, where posts are made on the date of the new moon, by the time I have remembered to check the date I find I’ve already missed it! I was going to show a pic of my container at the end of 2009 then start afresh in 2010 but didn’t get around to taking the pic. As the first new moon in 2010 is today, 15 January, here is how my container looks. As you can see it’s almost full and I didn’t start this until 24 May 09.

I think my CDT frogging added quite a lot 🙂 plus I have loads of threads from my HAED stitching. I am now going to empty my container and see how much I can collect in a full year – although I have absolutely no idea what I am going to do with the threads I’ve collected. Apart from put out for the birds for nesting material – ideas anyone? What do you do with your ORT?

Full Moon – 24 May 2009 May 25, 2009

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This is the day we post a pic of our Ort container in the Totally Useless SAL (I know I’m a day late but given my track record of blogging that’s good).

This is my first post since I joined the SAL and my bottle is filling up quite nicely – it’s really surprising how the threads mount up. Here is a pic of what I’ve collected so far.

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If you’ve don’t know what the Totally Useless SAL is all about check it out here and come and join in!

What do you do with your Ort April 28, 2009

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I’ve just joined the Totally Useless SAL and it’s really surprising how my cut off threads have mounted up over the last week or so. I was originally going to use an empty bottle of Mickey Finns butterscoth and vanilla schnapps but the bottle is still about half full and even though it would be nice to drink it all I can’t get this particular flavour anywhere so I keep it as a little treat :).

I had a browse around my local shops and I came across quite an decorative bottle in the local Animal Sanctuary Charity Shop which cost me the grand total of 50p. I’ve since found out that this could be a collectable so I will do a bit more research on this and report back.

Not sure how clear the designs will show but I like it. I’ve taken a pic of the empty bottle and another with what I’ve collected, mostly threads from my Queen Lily.

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