Wednesday, 26 October 2011

TUSAL and small stitches

Here is my TUSAL update. With my neck and shoulder problems this past month my stitching has been very limited. I don't think I have ever had so few orts. Hopefully, next month will be better.



I did receive a couple of wonderful packages in the mail lately. From Patti - this nutcracker design



and from Jen this nutcracker pattern



My UFO RR went out in the mail this week. This is what the design looked like when I received it.

After 20 hours this is how it looks now.

And here is the latest Band Sampler RR. I stitched the area below the beaded blackberries.



The designs were chosen from 2 Sweetheart Tree Designs - Bleeding Heart and Pumpkin Time Heart. Aren't the little spiders just sooo cute. What a wonderful Autumn RR this is becoming.

I am not sure if I will be able to post now for a couple of weeks. We are in the process of packing up the house and getting ready for our winter migration to Arizona. We leave Sunday. I will have a big bag of stitching with me and hopefully, my neck problems will ease up and I will be able to stitch my way across the country. We are making stops in Guthrie Center, Iowa and Denver, Colorado to visit friends on our way south. We should be in AZ by November 8-10.

Until then, my friends, keep those x's crossed and those frogs away from your beautiful work.

24 comments:

Siobhan said...

Beautiful stitching, Kathy, even with the neck problems! I hope they clear up for you soon and that your trip across the US is pain free. Safe travels!

Mouse said...

love the stitching and the frog :) hope you neck etc gets better soon and your move goes smoothly and has no hiccups ... see ya when you get there :) love mouse xxxxx

Carol said...

Aww...even the spiders are cute on that Sweetheart Tree piece, Kathy. And I am not normally a spider lover!! How nice that you received more nutcracker designs to add to your collection, too...

Good luck with your packing and travel safely. I am so envious that you're heading south--the older I get, the less I can take these northern winters!!

Lynn said...

You definitely can't have been stitching 'cause those orts look more like mine!
Your stitching looks great Kathy despite your problems. I sure hope things improve before you leave. We'll miss you btw!

Rachel said...

I hope your neck is feeling better Kathy, and stays better. We need you stitching!! :)

Have a safe migration across the country! What an adventure. :)

Oh, and that spider web is just too cute!! :)

Rebecca (AKA - Rebel In Ontario) said...

Travel safe, I'm sorry I didn't get to see you as much as I would have liked. See you in the spring!

Vicki said...

Have a safe trip to Arizona. I live in the Phoenix area and if you're headed here you can expect a warm, dry winter this year. It may be just the therapy your neck/shoulder need! The Autumn design is gorgeous...

staci said...

Very nice mail Kathy! And that band sampler RR is lovely.

Safe travels! We got 8 inches of snow overnight and it's still coming down~~lots of downed tree limbs and power lines.

Always smiling said...

Aw I loved those Nutcracker Factory designs.. and your band looks lovely..
Chris xx

Becky K in OK said...

Love your stitching, and what great additions to your Nutcracker collection. Drive safe my friend.

Bette said...

Hope your neck continues to get better. It's hard when you can't stitch. If you plan on coming into Phoenix, this winter, please let me know. I'd love to see you again! Have a safe trip.

Bette
azxser@aol.com

Catherine said...

Love your tusal frog!
Best wishes for your journey. I hope you find some relief from your pain.

Margaret said...

Have a safe trip Kathy. Hopefully your neck will get some rest during your travels so that your froggie will be having full meals in the months to come.

Momentarily I'm busy stitching on the Nutcracker Factory so that we can have it up by Christmas. It is such a fun piece to stitch. You will love working on it.

Rachel S said...

Your stitching is wonderful and the Nutcracker charts are adorable. I love thatNutcracker factory one!

have a safe migration!

Carolyn NC said...

Hope you're better soon and you can stitch more. But your little is someone else's much...LOL. Nice RR and band sampler stitching. Love the gifties. Hope your move goes smoothly!

Daffycat said...

Lovely ORTs...20 hours on one project is a huge amount by my timescale!

I love your Sweetheart Tree row. Their designs are so delicate and pretty.

Safe trip!

Dani - tkdchick said...

Your poor froggie must feel sadly neglected after being fit to burst last month! What great gifts you've received!

Gret job on the RR's.

I was starting to wonder when you were hitting the road. Travel safe!

Carolien said...

Hi Kathy,

Lovely stitches you made.
All the best for your neck and shoulders!!!

Take care & hugs, Carolien

Veronica said...

Hope your neck feels better soon. Lovely RR pieces. You sure did a lot on that UFO RR. Do stay safe and take care during your journey.

Hugs,
Veronica

Brigitte said...

Very beautiful stitching, Kathy. I hope that your shoulder and neck problems will improve so that you can continue to stitch without pain.
Have a safe trip down to Arizona.

Suzanne said...

Lovely stitching! Hope yo have a safe trip.

Robin said...

Kathy - I am not sure but I think you may be the next one on the list for the traveling pattern. Tne name "Nataly" is listed but the link goes to you. I am currently finishing up the piece and I plan to mail it off on Monday. If you are next in the list, please send me your US Mail address.
Thank you,
Robin Thompson,
red1974@hotmail.com

Pumpkin said...

I love your Froggie ORT jar :o)

Sorry to hear about your shoulder but at least you got a few stitches in!

Have fun in the warmer weather. Soak up the sun :o)

Judy S. said...

Hope you are now safely in the AZ sunshine, and that it's working its magic on your sore shoulder. Take care, Kathy!