Saturday, March 5, 2011

TUSAL - March 2011. Sheep and Snowmen - perhaps a giveaway??

What a surprise.....  My TUSAL jar is full of mostly white floss.  But this time around, it's not all mine.....  My patchworky friend has been collecting her orts from her stitchity hexagon patchwork project (Insanity 2) for the past month, and surprised me when she added her clump of floss to the jar last week.  (I might fish it out and find her, her very own special TUSAL jar)  Of course, she had great delight explaining just what TUSAL was to a Kafe Fassett course she attended during the month..  The concept just might be spreading further than expected....

There are other colour floss in the jar, it's not all white and ecru DMC.  I was given a couple of charts for my birthday, another friend, Carolyn, found some sheepie charts for me.  Amongst them, was a Mill Hill band sampler chart.  The verse reads:  'A day in the country is worth a month in the town'.  The sheep at the bottom are supposed to be worked in french knots, but they've not worked for me so far - so at the moment, the sheep are languising in half cross stitches, until I feel up to attempting multiple colonial knot replacements.  There are a number of beads to place on the sampler too, there really is not a lot of work to do before it's finished - I really should pull my finger out and get it done.
Also sitting on my stitching table with the TUSAL jar is my current Snowman WIP - this is being stitched on a scrap of hand dyed aida and only just fits the fabric.  This is ok, as i'll be sewing it into a small wallhanging, rather than trying to frame it.  It is a Curtis Boerhringer Welcome Home Snowman - yet another gift received last year in a batch of snowmen charts from a blogging buddy.  I do have some babushka snowmen to show off too, but in the emergency rush cleanup on the night of the flood cleanup, they've been put somewhere 'safe' and have yet to make a reappearance.  (I will find them Chris, I will!!!)
You can also see a solitary sheep on a small scrap of aida.  This is adapted from the quickie sheep I've decided to stitch every 11th of the month, but this is destined as a gift for a Stitching sister.  I plan to make a few more of these for more giveaways.

Hmmm... speaking of giveaways.... I do believe I owe all my regular readers an overdue giveaway.  I do have a few bits and bobs stashed around - fully intending to fashion them into something worthwhile.  There's nothing flash - I don't have many new charts - most are second or third-hand to me, but I may have something interesting.  Some things are waiting to be fashioned into something useful to another stitcher - so it may be a little while before you receive a finished item.  I'll see what I can cobb together this weekend.  In the meantime, if you are interested in a mystery giveaway - please leave a message on this post

21 comments:

natalyK said...

I would love to be included in a mystery giveaway. Sounds like fun!

nutmegg said...

A mystery give-away sounds like fun ,please add me.

CalamityJr said...

Oh, this sounds interesting! Please count me in. And I had a thought about your knotty sheep - why not cross stitch with the "fluffy" floss instead? You might not be so frustrated and enjoy them more!

Stitchinowl said...

Ooh, a mystery giveaway - count me in! I love seeing your snowmen and sheep projects. So cheerful.
Carolyn

gracie said...

I love a good mystery...I can add Bronny to my Sherlock Holmes and Poirot collection!

Deborah said...

I love mysteries! I would love to be entered in your giveaway.

Terri M said...

I love your TUSAL jar with its enormous cork. It's fantastic. Beautiful pictures.

Marlene said...

Thank you for your giveaway and please add my name, I have a sheep pattern, if you would like it please send me an e-mail to marlenejjones@googlemail.com. Its a fun one.

Bette said...

Bronny, please add me to your giveaway. I love mysteries!

Kimberly R. said...

Your band sampler is beautiful!
I'd love to enter your surprise giveaway - Thanks :)
kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com

Kathy said...

Oh goodie. A giveaway. What fun! :) Please include my name in your giveaway.

Love all your wips. And they sure looks like you will son have a coupe of finishes. :)

Daffycat said...

I adore your ORT jar, Bronny! Great TU update!

Measi said...

Thanks for popping by my blog, Bronny. I'd love to be included in the drawing for your giveaway!

measiwitch(at)gmail.com.

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Well, what could be more fun than a mystery prize from Australia!? I'd love to be included in your fun giveaway, Bronny. Love all your stitch pics!

Denise said...

I love reading mysteries so why not a mystery give away?!?!

I would love to be entered - ohh, to get something from Aussie - fun fun!

Bridgette said...

Luv a good mystery....please add me to the giveaway!! Do we get "clues" to the mystery???

christhequilter said...

would REALLY!! like a BB original cross stitch......

add me please??

Carolyn said...

Well how fun is this? I love a good mystery and I ADORE sheep, sooooo....I would love to enter your giveaway Miss Bronnie. I've so enjoyed seeing all of your sheepie finished here and on 123. They are all just so cute!

Thank you for the chance! CarolynTX on 123

Pauline said...

Okay, put me in the draw for sheepie, I really, really want one!

Just kidding- I'd love to win something, anything, that you've made!

Mandy Currie said...

Bronny I think your blog is one of the best I've read, I tried to post five minutes ago but it wouldn't accept my message, I hope I've got it right this time. Your snowmen are brilliant and I hope you'll post the photos on Stitchtalk, which is where I followed you from. Thoroughly enjoyed looking through your photos and seeing your work which is great.

Mandy Currie said...

This is the 3rd time I'm trying to leave a comment here, obviously not as computer literate as I thought I was. I think your blog is great, thoroughly enjoyed reading 2011 so far and seeing all your projects. Your snowmen are darling and I hope you will post them in Stitchtalk, that's where I followed you from. Your blog is well written and enjoyable, keep up the good work.