Thursday, 22 March 2012
March TUSAL and a couple of Public Service Announcements
Jacqui's theme is "Your Favourite Joan Elliott Design". Well, I like them all but as I haven't stitched a geisha before I chose one of those designs. Most of IHSW was taken up with the black! As my daytime project is also mainly black it was a rather dark IHSW. You can see the mass of black ORTS in the jar.
The PSA part of the post is two rather sad pieces of news and two nice ones.
Sad Thing One - Gift of Stitching is closing. This is an online mag I've been subscribing to since last year. It went bi-monthly in December but now the editor has decided to close it partly due to the global recession and partly due to piracy. Too many of the charts are being shared and appearing online. We have a choice of either a refund or back issues. I've decided to go for the back issues as I don't have many and I'd rather not take any money out of the GoS account. I'm just waiting to see how many I can have!
Sad Thing Two - Quilt Theft. http://karencombs.wordpress.com/2012/03/18/quilts-stolen/ If you live near Texas then keep an eye out for Karen's distinctive quilts. I saw this posted on the San Man board and although I've not heard of Karen Combs before (not being a quilter myself) I wanted to help put the word out. Hopefully she'll get the quilts back.
Happy Thing One - Sampler Makers Spring Sampler. Jennie Lynn has designed a few spring themed motifs for us to put together in a Spring Sampler. I spent a happy afternoon with pencil and graph paper drawing out a design. Now all I need is the fabric, some tea and the colours.
Happy Thing Two - my Blogaversary, which is on 8th April 2012 which just so happens to be Easter Sunday! So the Easter Treasure Hunt I have planned will now be an Easter Treasure Hunt Competition for my Blogaversary.
There will be two prizes, one for the people who post pictures for the hunt and one for people who just play the game. Anyone who remembers it's my Blogaversary without prompting will get another entry in their draw! I'll be asking for people to sign up in my next post this weekend as it's time for bed now!