Tuesday, 21 February 2012

TUSAL time, pretty stitches and stash shopping

It is TUSAL time again. There are lots of pretty threads in my martini glass especially since the frogs came to visit and stayed far too long.






I stitched the La-D-Da - ABCD - travelling pattern. I chose Carries Creations - Sunflower and JellyFish as my threads and a piece of mystery 32 count linen from Silkweaver. Here is my finished stitch.




It will go in the mail next week to the next stitcher. The pattern is making a trip to western Canada.

Talking to a group of stitchers on Facebook caused a shopping experience. From 1-2-3 Stitch came these lovely patterns. What can I say - I love nutcrackers and the embroidery one was on clearance. I did need that skein of thread and couldn't order just that!


Until next week, keep stitching and watch out for those frogs. I kicked them to the curb and I hope they hop off!!!



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32 comments:

Poussy Stitches My Love said...

bisous de France !!!

Erin said...

The traveling pattern looks great! Lovely colors.

And the stash is nice, too! My mom is a nutcracker lover, too...someday I'll stitch one for her, maybe. And is that a little turtle doodad I see in there?? I *heart* turtles. LOL

lynda said...

Love the La-D-Da piece! Those colors are amazing!

Catherine said...

Ooohhh!! Love the bright colors! It's so fun seeing what everyone has chosen!
Hope those frogs don't hop in my direction!

Lesleyanne said...

Your finish is lovely - great colours. Gorgeous new stash. I hope the frogs don't come here I have had enough of them for the time being pesky things.

Myra said...

Lots of orts there! I love the bright happy colors you used for the ABC piece.

Teresa said...

Wonderful new stash. Like your choice the for the traveling pattern. I hope I didn't send the frog to you with the pattern.
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Anna van Schurman said...

Your sampler is so happy! Such great colors.

StitchyWoman said...

I love the colors in the traveling pattern!

I hope those rotten, stinkin' frogs stay away from here! I got deadlines to hit!!

Meari said...

Nice stashing! The colors in your traveling pattern are very pretty. Congrats on your finish.

Blu said...

Wow, you zipped through that pattern! Love the floss! They're so pretty.

Bonnie Brown said...

Lots of colourful orts :
Love the La-D-Da finish. Wonderful colours!
You are such a nice person to not let that floss travel through the mail on its own :)

Kathy Ellen said...

It looks like you have been stitching a lot, but too bad that those pesky little frogs had to jump all over your stitching:)

My goodness, your ABCD travelling pattern is so cheery! Wonderful stitching!

Bette said...

I LOVE the colors you picked for the La-D-Da pattern. Very pretty

Lynn said...

I love your choice of colour for the Travelling pattern. It's nice and bright!
Great stash! I'm hoping to get to Ann's open house after market and add to mine considerably.

Margaret said...

What a pretty finish Kathy - such happy colors.

Great new stash.

Ziggyeor said...

darn those facebook enablers. Pretty stash though.

Beth Pearce said...

cute finish - and any excuse of stash enhancement is a goood excuse!

Mangogirl said...

gorgeous finish :D I love the colours!

Also wonderful new stash :D

Daffycat said...

The ORTs overfloweth! Beautiful!

Awesome finish, Kathy.

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Sharon said...

Love your La D Da finish, very pretty colors! Congrats!

cucki said...

aww very beautiful finish..so sweetttt
yummy orts..
love for you xx

Peggy Lee said...

Love the threads you chose for ABCD! Very festive.

Beautiful.

Nancy said...

Love your take on the traveling pattern! Such pretty colors! Nice new stash!

Sherry :o) said...

beautiful finish on that traveling sampler - it sure was a fun stitch!!

Judy S. said...

Sorry about the frogs, but you have some pretty ORTS as a result! Fun sampler!

Siobhán said...

Beautiful stitching! Congrats on the finish!

Cathy said...

Beautiful finish! I love the colors.

Pumpkin said...

Very colorful! Congrats on your finish :o)

New stash is always a good thing! LOL!

Heidi said...

What a fancy way to hold your snippets. :-)

Congratulations on your finish. You have lots of lovelies to choose from now. Which is the first you will do now? I love the nutcrackers!

Hugs from Holland ~
Heidi

Patty C. said...

Wow - your ABCD pops !!!

Suzanne said...

I love the bright colours of the La D Da piece, nice finish. Great stash!