Friday, 17 August 2012

TUSAL for August and another RR

Oh it is TUSAL time again. Once again I am able to fill my little frog.

 He is full of threads from 3 round robins, my Chatelaine, my etui, and my new start.
 Doesn't he look like he's saying "Lady - give me a break! You keep stuffing me til I want to burst!!!"
My birthday has lasted all week long. I received several beautiful cards in the mail. At stitching on Thursday, I received this gorgeous piece of fabric and skein of thread from Ann

From Judie this wonderful lighthouse pattern and a gift certificate to Knowledge and Needles.

With my two earlier gift certificates, I bought these scrumptious fabrics!

I think I will be 60 again next year ROFL.

I have two more RR's to show you.

The first one is Sophia's Band Sampler RR. I forgot to take photos when I stitched this one. Cat has kindly sent me photos of my work.

I will show the RR when it arrived and after I stitched on it. I find Celtic knots quite challenging but so beautiful when done!

Next is the latest Band Sampler. Joanne has let us choose our bands but asked that we use DMC 333 as our main color. What fun I had doing this. Her fabric is from Sparklies and is the most gorgeous purple called Purpleberry Sludge. I chose bands from Just Nan's Parlor Ribbons.

 And I have a new start! The is Prairie Moon's - Merry Xmas on PTP  Haunted. Isn't this just so cute!

My DIL will love it. It is her type of thing.

And for Barb - I stitched Sister Stitcher on cream evenweave and finished it the same as Beatrice's.

That's it for this week. I have this crazy skeleton calling my name from my stitching bag and I need to answer.

Let's home that all our future frogs are nothing but a bag of bones.


Daffycat said...

Such a nice fat frog! Love the Halloween piece, it makes me giggle!

Karen said...

My son would love the Halloween piece. It's adorable!

Samplers, Silks and Linens said...

I just love stitching on hand dyed fabrics especially in colours other than brown :} Prairie Moon looks like a fun stitch as well.

Minnie said...

I love your birthday gifts and all of your wonderful stitching, there is no wonder why your frog is stuffed.

Anonymous said...

Thank you again for my lovely gift dear friend! it was was such a great surprise.


Kasey said...

Your frog is looking wonderful and fat! Happy Birthday and I'm so glad you received so much love!

Mangogirl said...

Beautiful stitching :D love the skeleton.

Kellie from Indiana said...

I loved that Prairie Moon design, I stitched it for my mother in law last year! It was fun and you've made a great start!

Lianne said...


I am constantly amazed by your orts, the amount of projects you manage to stitch for yourself and for RRs, your stash, and, and, and,

Sister Stitcher is fantastic!

Dani - tkdchick said...

What a full frog! Fit to burst!!!

Beautiful RRs Kathy and that Skelton piece looks fab!

Mouse said...

love the frog and gorgeous goodies you got for your birthday .. sounds like you had fun .... wonderful stitching up dates and new starts ... purpleberry sploge is gorgeous as doing my band sampler on it :)
love the skeletons too :) love mouse xxxx

Carol said...

The Santa skeleton is a riot, Kathy--your DIL will be so pleased! And the little pillow for Barb is adorable :)

Those great gifts just keep coming! I can see why you want to turn 60 again next year :)

Anne said...

Happy Birthday Kathy!! Love your froggy with your orts!! You received some lovely gifts! Beautiful band samplers and I love the sparklies fabric!

Meari said...

Happy Birthday!! What great gifts. Your stitching is beautiful.

Valentina said...

Great stitching!

Heidi's Garden said...

Happy, happy birthday Kathy! I love the photo on the last post with you, DH and DGS. 60 certainly looks great on you.

Had a wonderful laugh at your comment on my blog. At least you only kissed your washing machine and not the toilet and toilet

Hugs from Holland ~

Miss LindaLee said...

My goodness! What a wonderful birthday you've had! Isn't it great when they last for a week? I try to stretch mine for as long as I can get away with it! LOL

Love all the things you're stitching on. Beautiful colors.

You have a great week girlfriend.

Judy S. said...

You've kept that needle busy! I love the samplers, especially the purple one. That lighthouse pattern is very nice although I can't stitch on dark fabric. It makes me crazy.