Don't get your knickers in a knot.
Nothing is solved and it just makes you walk funny.
~ Kathryn Carpenter ~
Onwards with the news... It's TUSAL time again!
|TUSAL November 2013|
One very English Bear and some pretty ORT's
|Mini Chatelaine B - November 2013|
Almost there now!
If you are interested in keeping in touch with what is going on with the 2013 TUSAL pop on over to Daffycat's blog and join in the fun. The next new moon is on 3 December, so let's see if I can get some serious stitching in over the next few weeks and get some more ORT's into the jar between now and then. A bit of last minute flourish for the end of year!
My postie has had to deliver 3 lovely packages to me over the last few weeks.
The first one was a giveaway win from Kym (A Stitch in Thyme) who is running a Year Long Giveaway - Kym does a monthly winners draw and I won her August draw.
|Gift from Kym - Year Long Giveaway August Winner Prize|
Valerie stitched this gorgeous design and turned it into a lovely needle case. She also sent me these gorgeous linen threads and buttons and charms. I first saw these linen threads on Valerie's blog and I had commented on how I hadn't seen them before... and now the lovely Valerie has sent some to me. Can't wait to stitch with them.
Over on the MS Lovers Blog we have just participated in our third exchange for 2013 - a Halloween Exchange! I received my exchange package from **Ysa** (Detallitos de Ysabel). Ysa lives in the Dominican Republic and she sent me a fantastic exchange package.
|Halloween Exchange Package from **Ysa**|
MS Lovers Blog Exchanges
My exchange package went to Judith in Germany and now that it has safely arrived at it's destination I can show you what I sent to Judith.
|Halloween Exchange - MS Lovers Blog|
Sent to Judith
|Exchange package for Judith|
For those that are wondering where the designs came from that I stitched for the exchange....
The pumpkin kitty is a Margaret Sherry design, of course... after all that is the main point of the exchanges - to stitch Margaret's gorgeous designs! "Pumpkin Pie" Kitty came the UK Cross Stitcher magazine, issue 232 (November 2010) and the bookmark images also came from a Cross Stitcher magazine - Issue 204 (October 2008) Joanne Sanderson's Halloween Alphabet. I only stitched the images not the letters, but I stitch Judith's initials at the bottom of the bookmark. One very spooky bookmark!
Thank you Kym, Valerie and Ysa for the lovely packages you sent... I am really happy and very lucky to receive such great gifts.
Well, I guess that's about it for this update.... Hopefully the next update will be full of lots of lovely stitching for you to look at and ooh and aah over!
Til next time, happy stitching everyone, see you again soon!