Thursday, 3 February 2011

TUSAL and other news

I joined the TUSAL for this year. Today is posting day. Here is my latest accumulation. I have graduated from a shot glass to a crystal martini glass. Does that give you any idea that my fingers have been busy? There are threads from my Santa stocking, threads from my Winter Exchange and threads from sewing the binding on my Fair Square wall hanging. I hope next posting I will have graduated to a larger container.

Without further ado, here are my latest goodies.

I won this giveaway from darling Sharlotte before Christmas. She was kind enough to hold it and send it on to me after I returned from Canada. There are some beautiful designs here and I hope to stitch them one day soon.

I can now show you my Seasonal Exchange - Winter! I stitched JBW's Snow Globe on 32 count mushroom lugana and finished it into this little pillow. Marjorie assures me that she likes it.


I received this wonderful LK -Winter Wishes from Conny. It is so cute and the little pompoms on the corner add that special finishing touch.


I have met two new stitcher/bloggers through this exchange and look forward to getting to know them.

 Since I was at the sewing maching making the Snow Globe into a pillow, I also finished my blackwork SanMan Snowmen into a pillow.


I have finished quilting and sewing the binding on my Fair Square wallhanging.. Here it is all done and hanging on the wall. I will be taking it home and it will hang in my sewing/stitching room! I am reminded of each of my exchange partners as I view this wall hanging. I love it. 


And look at this - I have been addicted to this one. For some reason, I cannot put it down and have accomplished lots. I will stick with the backstitching so I can see this wonderful Santa finished. Then I will stitch the heel and toe and the funny little penguin who is shooting at the net. I LOVE THIS ONE!!!!!  I hope to finish it in the next couple of weeks.


That's it for now everyone. Have a great week. My BFF Beatrice is on her way here for a visit and I can hardly wait. I miss her so much and look forward to seeing her. Until next time keep those needles smoking!

39 comments:

Annette said...

I adore the finishing on the snow globe! How cute...

I have been meaning to ask about the SanMan blackwork snowmen... where can I find that chart/design?

sandra said...

That's why you were so silent! You've been finishing lots of gorgeous things! Everything is so beautiful, the pillows, the wall hanging, the Santa... Great job!

Carolyn said...

Kathy,
You have been a busy needle worker. I wish I could say the same for me. I love the martini glass. Nice giveaway from Sharlotte. What an adorable exchange. Your snow globe pillow is adorable. Conny did a great job on her pillow and those pom poms are so cute. Awww Your Blackwork Sanman Snowmen are the bomb. Love, Love the quilt and it would look great in a stitching room. How cute is that Santa? Your doing a wonderful job!

Hazel said...

Lovely finishes and wip Kathy. I love thqt snowglobe. Great goodies you won from Sharlotte. x

Amy said...

I love your jar and winter wishes pillow! Best..Amy
www.knitterofhatsspeaks.blogspot.com

Patty C. said...

I just love the blackwork snowman pillow - how cute !!!!!!

Lisa V said...

I'm soo pleased you enjoyed your first exchange with us.
LISA V

RuthB said...

HI Kathy ! Wow, aren't you the accomplishful one! Congrats on the cool exchange. Your hockey santa is divine! And you finishing... well, I think your sewing machine has a special "extra-wonderful setting :)

Pointed Stitcher said...

Lovely finishes and exchange you received.

Myra said...

I love the pillows you made and your exchange from Conny is fabulous. Have a great weekend!

Judy S. said...

Love what you did with the Sanman Snowmen. I need to get going on those charts!

Catherine said...

You've been busy! Great goodies all around - I love the snowglobe finish!

Linen Stitcher said...

What a great finish on your Fair Square blocks! What fun it will be to see this on display in your sewing room!!

Have fun stitching with Beatrice!!

Carol said...

I love how you've chosen to display your Fair & Square blocks, Kathy--lots of nice memories there. And what great finishes--the little pompoms on each corner of the Winter Wishes pillow are darling!

Erin said...

What a lot of pretties here today, Kathy! And your ort glass looks great. I'm actually working on "Winter Wishes" myself, and is one of those Just Nan patterns the one with the little turtle bead in the center? I've always loved that one! Someday I just know I'll break down and buy it. LOL

Erica said...

From the looks of those ORTs, you've been stitching your fingers off. I wonder how big your container will be by the end of the year?

All of your finishes and gifts you've received are just lovely.

Scully said...

Oh, wow, Kathy, the stocking looks fantastic. Perhaps you have inspired me to get back at it! I wish I enjoyed it as much as you are.

Maureen said...

Wow - your finishing skills are so good. Love how you have made all the squares into a wall hanging, what a great way of utilising these- hope you enjoy spending time with your friend

Conny said...

Love your squires quilt. So glad that you like the Winter Wishes piece.

Lynn said...

Wow, where do I start?! I love your pillows, both given and received. The SanMan finish is fantastic too!
Your Fair Square wall hanging is amazing! It's a unique way to display the talents of our blogging friends.
Ryan's Santa is so cool! It's just perfect for a hockey loving kid.
Enjoy your time with Beatrice and say hi for me!

Mary said...

Goodness, you have been busy! Love all the finishes. I really like the way you finished the squares into the wall hanging.

Enjoy your time with your friend while she is visiting.

Happy stitching!

Rachel S said...

You have been stitching up a storm. Great job!

Beth said...

I love all your finishes! I have become quite a fan of the JBW Designs just recently, and I see a collection in my future. What a cool wallhanging with all your RR partners works - great idea for a finish! Oh, I am already a Lizzie*Kate and SanMan fan, so I love those pieces too!

Elaine said...

Lots of beautiful finishes and your Santa is so cute!

Raven/Missy said...

Wow lots of threads in your ort jar, shows lots of stitching being done. I love the "jar" itself too, it is cute :)

Congrats on the giveaway, looks like you got some wonderful prizes!

The snow globe is beautiful and the piece you received from Conny is gorgeous!

I love that sanman blackwork snowmen piece! Could you tell me where to go to purchase the chart? Or is it no longer available?

Your wallhanging looks fantastic. What a wonderful thing to do with the fair and square exchange squares!

Your hockey santa looks great!

Ziggyeor said...

Oh wow love the upgrade. Next it will be a wine glass? Then maybe a Hurricane glass ;)

Love all your finishes. That snowman globe is adorable and I love the black work ones as well. Great progress on the stocking! I keep thinking I should get that pattern but I all ready have 2 stocking patterns that I haven't started yet!

Margaret said...

What a lot of beautiful stitching. You certainly have been busy and before you know it will need a larger glass for your orts.

How fun that your BFF is coming. Enjoy!!

Cathy said...

I envy you your finishing abilities. They look great. Your stocking is coming along nicely.

Carolyn NC said...

I love all of these! Lovely exchanges and finishes you have!!

Suzanne said...

Great finishes and lovely exchanges. Nice work on your stitching.

I love your Fair and Square wall hanging.

Terri said...

Great stitching, Great gifts. I love that santa

Measi said...

I have a very dear stitchy friend who's also a huge hockey fan and would covet that Santa! Lovely stitching on all of your projects!

Daffycat said...

Holy crows, Kathy, you keep this up and you will need one of those two-foot brandy snifters!

Michele said...

love all your finishs! and your quilt is lovely!

Siobhan said...

Beautiful finishes!! I love the quilt. The stocking WIP is perfect for a Canadian stitcher to do--I love it! Great job. Nice gifts, too!

Sharon said...

Oh my gosh - such much gorgeousness (is that a word??) in one post!! Your pieces are truly lovely! Congrats on the new stash@@ :)

Einschies blog said...

Hi Kathy....

love all your stitching, especially the snowmen sampler by SanMan...hadn´t you a hard time to stitch blackwork??? I normally hate to do lots of backstitches;-)))

Well, you wrote a comment about my RRs....what about doing a RRexchange, don´t you have an RR you would love to have finished???? So we can stitch on each others???

Have a nice weekend,
Gaby

Michele B. said...

What a wealth of goodies to see! That snowglobe piece is charmingly finished, and the pillow looks wonderful. Your quilt is the perfect showcase for all those blocks. I love the Santa! I'm looking forward to seeing the penguin - I am very fond of penguins. My son is going to a hockey game today - too bad Santa won't be on the ice.

Heather's Stitching Story said...

Love your stitching and TUSAL!