Tuesday, 27 September 2011

TUSAL and The Tangled Skeins SAL

Is it really TUSAL time again? Seems like it was just yesterday that I posted the last pic. Is it just me or did September just fly by? So my two little ort jars filled rather quickly this month as I had 4 finishes, 2 which I haven't been able to share with you yet. My exchange gift is in the mail and I haven't completed the finishing on my other gift. The jars hold lots of lovely golden colours from Sunflower House, some black & white from Quaker Halloween and of course red & white from my LHN Canada finish. Then there are a few glimpses of browns from my new start Gobble.
Now these orts will be ceremoniously dumped into the giant ort jar! What colours will they hold next month?

I enjoyed the most fantastic day this past Saturday as 10 ladies from the Tuesday night group made the trek out to my little village for a day of food, fun and flying fingers! The rain held off and several of the group were able to sit outdoors in the gazebo. As the hostess I'm afraid I didn't put in too many x's. I was too busy jumping up to check on food and to make sure everyone was comfortable and had everything they needed. I also grabbed some pictures of the ladies as they stitched away. First off is the gazebo gang who were thoroughly enjoying their surroundings.





Do they look like maybe they're just having too much fun?!  This was the first  visit for both Jeannine and Barb and we're glad they could join us.

Now for the indoor crew.

Leslie with her Silvercreek Sampler stitch

Karen, who is stitching a chart she ordered of her home!

Lianne with her La D Da

Diane with her LHN Cherries

Dani with her Enchantment of Winter
It didn't seem to matter whether they were outdoors or inside ,either way there was a heck of a lot of stitching progress going on.
Here's a pic of my stitch, Gobble, most of which had been completed prior to the ladies' arrival.

Isn't he a fine looking fella? This is a really fun stitch and I plan on continuing with this one over the next couple of days. Apparently there are 3 others in the series, Give, Gather and Ghoul. I'd love to do them al eventually.

Jeannine and Leslie were so sweet and brought me a lovely gift both for hosting our day and as a retirement gift. Look at this fabulous Dolly Mamas stitch called Big Deal.

They said that as soon as they saw it, they thought of me and my blog! It's just too cute!! Thanks ladies!
In addition, Sally has started a newsletter for our group who call themselves The Tangled Skeins. Her first issue features my blog and my LHN Canada finish.

The Tangled Skeins newsletter, volume 1

Besides being a weekly reminder for stitching, the newsletter has upcoming events and links to ONS and will also feature stitching blogs. I think it's a fabulous idea Sally. I love it!

I want to thank each and every one of you that took the time to stop in and comment on my recent LHN Canada finish. Your comments just about had me bursting at the seams with pride! It was the first time I ever had a go at redesigning something like this and your favourable comments encouraged me to give this a try again sometime. Thank you all!!

That pretty well wraps up everything for now. I did receive a wonderful giveaway win in the mail today but I haven't had time to take pictures of it yet so I'll save it for my next post.
Keep those fingers flying!


  1. Love the colours in your TUSAL

    Looks like your visitors had a great time!
    Can't wait to see you again :)

  2. Looks like a fun time was had my all. Wish I was close enough to join in.
    Teresa's Heartfelt Stitches

  3. What a wonderful group of stitching buddies!1 I would have been out there in the gazebo with the others. Gobble looks grand, and I am looking forward to seeing the others in the series.

  4. Oh wow!! What a fun bunch of ladies--I am so jealous but oh so happy for you, too. ;) I LOVE the new start! Again with the jealousy. ;) I'll get there eventually but for now, will enjoy watching your progress.

  5. Wow! It looks like you were all busy stitchings beautiful projects. Sorry I missed the opportunity to join you due to my son football game. I am sure you had a good time and you laugh a lot!

  6. OH WOW!!! What a super fun day! :)
    All those lovely ladies and their stitching, not to mention a fabulous newsletter?! GREAT!!!
    And I love that design that you were given :) You are a big deal on your blog!

  7. It was a great day and great to get away! Oh boy what a picture of me. I've got to do something about that eye when I smile!!!

    Thanks Lynn!

  8. How great to be surrounded by all those fellow stitchers for the day, Lynn. I really enjoyed seeing what each one is working on, too. And a newsletter for the group--what a great idea!

    Love "Gobble"--thanks for the heads-up on Give, Gather, and Ghoul, too--I'll have to check them out.

    Have a great weekend, Lynn!

  9. It looks like you all had a blast having a stitchy evening in, thank you for sharing such lovely pictures. I love your latest start Lynn, I hope to see the others in the series too. Best wishes.

  10. How fun! Stitching with others and I'm sure many laughs.

  11. You're right, September did seem to fly by...maybe because there's only 30 days? Looks like your stitching friends had a great time!
    That Enchanted Winter piece is amazing!

  12. looks like everyone had a fantastic day!

  13. Everyone looks so happy! Looks like a good time had by all! :) Some great pieces being stitched as well.

    You have every right to be proud of your LHN piece - It turned out fantastic! :)

  14. Your ORT jars look fab. Inorite? How can it be October? Did I sleep thru September???

    Your get together looks so much fun! I sure wish I lived close enough to drop by. I love the little kit-giftie, it's perfect for you!

  15. Looks like you guys had a great time. Wish I lived close by so that I could join you. Loved the newsletter too. Sherry

  16. What a great group of ladies! I wish we had a group like that nearby, what fun!

    Congratulations on having you blog mentioned, your LHN stitch is certainly a great piece.