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!

Monday, August 20, 2012

Totally Useless SAL - New Moon 17 August 2012 Update

Goodness another month gone by!  Where does time go?  I know that each day is the same length as the day before but I am positive that some go way quicker than others!

Before I show you my TUSAL pic for this month I need to do a shameless promotion of Hubby's giveaway :o)

Hubby has put together a lovely package of 3 different types of fabric, a pattern for a little girl's dress (un-used), a new pair of scissors, a wheel of lovely white pearl pins, a handmade pin cushion (made by hubby) with 8 reels of cotton, a Chinese people pin cushion and 2 small coin purses from Hong Kong.  To enter the giveaway you just need to be a follower of hubby's blog and leave a comment on the giveaway post.  If you're not a current follower - no problem, become a follower and then leave a comment to enter.  Giveaway closes 2 September, so hurry on over and sign up now!
Hubby's giveaway - closes 2nd September 2012
Ok, so onto the ORT Report.  Do you know I can't even remember what I have stitched over the last month - I know it wasn't very much though....

I did finish a couple of little stitches that I can't show you just yet as I need to finish them off and then send them to some lovely pixies.  I have been very slow at getting myself sorted out lately with regards to my stitching..... I do hope that this malaise ends soon so that I can get back to normal.  Do you know the feeling where you want to do something but you just can't seem to get the creative juices flowing - that's been me for the last few weeks.

So here they are:  ORT's and the dragon for the August update
ORT's and Dragon - August 2012
This past weekend was also the IHSW for August - but I didn't get around to signing up..... oops!  Time got away from me again.  Funny thing is I didn't sign up but I did manage to do some stitching.  I have to do a card for the Craftbubble Crazy for Kitties birthday exchange so on Friday afternoon I started a new kitty card.  The design was in the latest issue of Cross Stitch Crazy (Issue 168) and was designed by Durene Jones.  The designs are all crafty animals and there is a kitty knitting - perfect for a birthday card for a crafty lady.

As of last night this is where I am up to...
Crazy Kitty designed by Durene Jones
Cross Stitch Crazy, Issue 168

Well dear readers, that's it for another ORT report.  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 16 September 2012, happy stitching and may your collection of ORT's keep growing!

New Moons - 2012
16 September
15 October
13 November
13 December


  1. Aww beautiful gift and lovely stitching
    Sweet Orts
    Hugs xxx

  2. Lovely giveaway he's having and I entered Noni!! Nice orts and hey I've forgot to enter IHSW before too. Glad to hear you got some stitching done on your Krazy Kitty!!


  3. The months fly by don't they?! Very nice stitching and am now of to check out you DH blog.

  4. Look at all those ORTs! You had a busy busy month! :)

    On my way to check out hubby's blog and giveaway!

  5. what a cute kitty you found, it will make a great card =)
    can't wait to see the finished piece
    and can't wait to see what you can't show or the moment, hehehehe
    I'm going on your Hubby's blog... =)
    big hugs and take care

  6. Great to have you back!! :)
    Oh I need to try my luck on your hubby's giveaway! :D
    Another cute card coming soon! Can't wait to see it :))))

  7. Hi Noni, good morning :).

    Coming from Nia's blog, I was delighted to find your blog some weeks ago, but only today I found courage to comment. It's so lovely, peacefull and full of serenity, joy and also so much good energy. Excuse for my rusty English, but it's been a while since I last had put it to practice :).
    Though he doesn't sticht (yet), my husband is also very found in crafts and quite a supporter on my works :). Often gets far more distracted than I in craft shops and loves to follow up some blogs along with me. We're quite a team :).
    I'm putting up time and courage to embrace MS group, because I don't want to commit myself without being sure that I will be able to fulfill the group goals (truth be said, altough I love the designs I still haven's tried to sticht one of them...).
    Since this comment is already too long, I'll be going now (but sure to come back often). Loved the ORTs idea and your works :).

    Until next time, hugs and smiles, Rosália.

  8. Hi Noni, I hope that you get your stitching mojo and energy back soon.


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