I don't have fireflies in my garden - which is a shame... only cats, bees, a dog and the odd dragonfly!! So please settle down with a cuppa, put your feet up and enjoy!

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Double Bubble! TUSAL & IHSW Update June 2012

Hello again!  Long time no post....  I do seem to be a bit behind in everything this month for some reason.  Not sure if it's the weather or just getting over the stress of losing Miss Dinky Dog....

Things are getting back on track now... so July should be a better month for stitching and blogging (I hope).

This post is a bit of a double bubble for you - a TUSAL update as well as an update on the IHSW that was last weekend... or wasn't as is the case for me.

My ORT's jar is full of lovely thread this month but as all my stitching was secret stuff I can't show you any pretty pictures.  Sorry.... pictures will come once the packages arrive at their destinations around the world.

ORT's and Dragon - June 2012
Now for my IHSW report - well there is not a lot to report here.  All I managed to do was a bit of stitching on Sunday as we were out most of Saturday.  My little bit of stitching is to be turned into a card for the Craftbubble Crazy for Kitties birthday exchange... a card that is late!!

Cat Alphabet - Designer Maria Diaz
Cross Stitch Crazy
I can't remember the issue of Cross Stitch Crazy this design came from but the designer of the kitty alphabet is Maria Diaz.  Such cute kitties!  I should get this made into a card over the weekend and then in the mail on Monday to the UK.

If you want to see what everyone else has done over the weekend, drop in on Joyce's post for this month's IHSW and click on the list of links!  There is lots of visiting to be had and no doubt a lot more stitching to see than I have to show you this month!!

Before I go I have to show you the gorgeous package that arrived for me last week on a day of rain and fog and cold winter winds!  Nia from Caixinha de Pirlimpimpim sent me a lovely box that she painted and then added this delightful Margaret Sherry hedgehog to the top.  And look what is inside!  Nia made these gorgeous flowers and filled the box!!  Thank you Nia :o)
Cute little hedgehog
A box of sunshine from Nia
This lovely little gift from Nia was a replacement gift from when the Spring Exchange didn't work for me..... I think I have been well and truly spoilt by the ladies on the MS Lovers Blog!  Thank you all so much :o)

Well dear readers, that's it for another ORT report and an update on last weekend dismal stitching weekend.  See you all again same time next month.... Pop on over to Daffycat's blog if you are interested in signing up or keeping in touch with what is going on with the 2012 TUSAL.

Til the next new moon on 19 July 2012, happy stitching and may your collection of ORT's keep growing!

New Moons - 2012
19 July
17 August
16 September
15 October
13 November
13 December


Bea said...

That is a really cute "A" - it'll be a wonderful card. And what a super parcel to receive!

Lesley said...

I love the dragon that features in your ORT pictures Noni.
The ORT's are pretty too.
I love your alphabet card and the gift from NIa is gorgeous.

Thoeria said...

What a lovely gift from Nia :) Lovely orts and dragon pic!

Lumiruusu said...

The grey longhaired cat you have stitched for a card looks just like my sweet Melissa-Baby!
Lovely stitching as allways ,Noni ! :)
Nia send you a lovely box-I love her cute style of stitching and the flowers inside the box are all pretty !
Thank You for visiting my blog again.

sharine said...

The hedgehog is a little cutie.

Valma said...

what a wonderful spring exchange you finally had =)
I'm happy for you
what Nia made and sent to you is so lovely
I know how cute her boxes are =)
happy stitching and can't wait to see the Summer exchange..
big hugs

Mouse said...

awww the hedgehog and goodies are lovely :)
will wait patiently to see your stitching :) and you have done some your orts say so hehehe love that dragon too :) love mouse xxxxx

Rhona said...

What a beautiful gift you received!

♥ Nia said...

Ohhh =) I'm still catching up on the IHSW blogroll and look what I found Here =) hehehe
I'm glad to know that we all made you smile :)))))))))

Every little stitching is stitching ;) your card will be adorable for sure! That little cat is a cutie =)
Hugs to you my sweet friend

Anne said...

Aw Noni! I'm hoping July will be better for the both of us! What a sweet gift from Nia! I love that hedgehog and those little felt bits! So cute!!


Kathleen said...

Hi Noni, what a lovely gift. Thank you for your kind comment on my card blog. I'm so pleased you stopped by as otherwise I would not have known of the Chatalaine cross stitch patterns, they are so beautiful I have the must have urge to buy one.. Your pattern for the card is a real cutie whoever receives it will be thrilled to bits.
Kathleen x