Tuesday, 12 February 2013

February TUSAL and a Lovebird

Lots of reds, pinks and whites for this month's Valentine TUSAL.  The reds have actually originated from my Maple Leaf stitch this past month and the pinks are from a little freebie I'm stitching called Lovely You. This one was offered by Plum Street Samplers last year.

I'm moving very slowly on all my stitching this past week. There has been virtually no time for stitching of any kind. This Thursday will be the first time I actually have to sit down and stitch in almost 2 weeks.

I received a lovely Valentine package in the mail yesterday from Bekca. This is actually from a birthday giveaway that I won in November but Bekca has been busy with her studies which is far more important as far as I'm concerned. I told her she needn't worry about the giveaway but a little email I received from her informed me of a Valentine parcel winging its way to me.
The Valentine heart pictured with my TUSAL contained a sweet little note and here is what accompanied it.

Beautiful trims, variegated floss, buttons, an adorable button heart ornament and the vibrant red felt on which the items lay. 
Thank you sooo much Bekca!! It was such a cheery package to receive especially after a rather stressful week around here. I tried hanging the heart ornament this morning but Clarisse found it rather fun to bat back and forth! I'll have to find another location to hang it where she can't reach it.
I hope to be back very shortly with some new updates for you. Until then I hope you all enjoy a very sweet Valentine's Day.


  1. Love the colours of your orts
    Cute freebie!

  2. Your TUSAL jar has a lovely Valentine flair about it. I hope you get more time to stitch in the next couple of weeks.

  3. Lovely red bird, Lynn! Happy Valentine's Day!

  4. Your ORTs are the perfect colour for Valentine's Day.

    Your little red bird is really cute!

    What a great package from Becka. I love the heart made from buttons.

    Happy Valentine's Day Lynn! :)

  5. Pretty love bird, love that thread
    Nice package from Bekca
    Happy Valentines Day

  6. Hello, my Dear! I've come to you from The "Grow Your Blog" party...it was over before I knew about it, but it was so nice of Vicki to leave the list up! Anyway, I always welcome new blogs to enjoy, and yours is delightful! I am now following you ~ please come and visit me if you get a chance!
    So nice to "meet" you!

  7. Yes, I remember this little freebie, it must be in my stash somewhere, too. Happens to me nearly every time when I visit your blog - I see a pattern that appeals to me and then I want to stitch it as well. You're the perfect enabler, lol.

  8. Love your lovely bird piece. Pretty colored thread you stitched her in:)
    Very nice goodies you received.
    love Annette

  9. What a lovely package from Bekka.
    Sweet stitching.

  10. Such a sweet package of goodies from Becka. I adore the button heart.

  11. What a sweet package! Love the PSS design!

  12. Happy Valentine's Lynn! What a lovely package from Becka. So cheerful and bright! Love your little love bird. I had to laugh about Clarisse batting the ornament. Those cats can't keep their paws off of dangling things!!

  13. Lucky you Lynn - what a super giveaway parcel you received - very thoughtfully put together!
    Have a happy week.
    Shane ♥

  14. All those ORTs! You've been busy! That button heart is SO cute, lucky you!