Sunday, 10 February 2013

February TUSAL

Here is February's TUSAL.  Posing with my Scarlet Letter Sampler and my February page from my scrapbook.

There's alot of red in the ORTS this month.  I had an attack of the frogs on the Joan Elliott February Diary design, SL is all red and so is another piece I've been stitching and can't show yet.

The designs featured in the box frame as freebies from Barbara Ana and Happiness is Cross Stitching.   Giovanna has been helping me find some lovely links for Valentine's designs too.  Here are a selection of my favourites:

And of course we must never forget the Patron Saint of Free design - Gazette 94!

(there are 21 designs labelled Couer or Heart).

I do have more designs in my freebie folder but no time to add them all here today!  I'll try add the rest another day.

Finally I'm doing well with my National Letter Writing Month Challenge.  Here's the total so far:

Fri 1 - giveaway winner 1 - received
Sat 2 - giveaway winner 2 - sent
Mon 4 - giveaway winner 3 - sent
Tue 5 - book for friend - sent
Wed 6 - postcard - written
Thu 7 - postcard - written
Fri 8 - postcard - written
Sat 9 - postcard - written
Mon 11 - postcard - bought

Here's a photo of the five postcards together.  They'll be posted tomorrow after I've written the final one.  Then it's Thank You Letters for the Small Boy and then I start thinking about who else to write to!

who will be getting one of these?


  1. Thanks for the list of freebies - how convenient to have a list all in one place! Your letter writing campaign is impressive, too - that takes time and thought. Yay to you!

  2. I did a double take when I saw the Broads....since when did the USA have a broads? (you can tell I am from Norfolk lol)...and then I read your side bar: east of England lol. I think writing letters is a lovely idea..I miss nice mail, email just isnt the same!

  3. How thoughtful of you to list these great places for us. Thank you ...

  4. You don't have a postcard of Beccles, do you, it is on the train line to Lowestoft, lol? You could send it to me! All of above said in appropriate accent that they never get right on the Telly except for the Dalgleish series!

  5. So nice of you to share these lovely charts with us!!! I need to print them all :D

  6. Beautiful TUSAL photo. Thanks so much for the list of freebies - I found at least 3 that I will be stitching (sometime).

  7. Thank you so much for the list of Valentine charts! I really need to stitch a little Valentine something to display at this time of year.

  8. Hello Jo

    ovely stitching and great orts.
    Have a good week.

  9. "Patron Saint of Free Design" made me laugh! I have stitched some designs from gazette94. Thanks for the wonderful list!

  10. Thanks for sharing! I found a couple I'd like to make, one of these days!

  11. There certainly seems to be a red theme going on in your stitching this month!
    Well done on the letter writing, I love those old railway posters, there is something so clean and inviting about the style of them

  12. not a bad stock of orts there. I love the postcards - you gave me a kick up the **** to catch up with my penpals.

  13. The postcards are beautiful Jo. Good to see some progress on your SL piece.

  14. Hello, my Dear! I've come to you from The "Grow Your Blog" was over before I knew about it, but it was so nice of Vicki to leave the list up! Anyway, I always welcome new blogs to enjoy, and yours is delightful! I am now following you ~ please come and visit me if you get a chance!
    So nice to "meet" you!

  15. I loved receiving my letter abd chart Jo, thank you.

    I too love old old railway posters, my calendar this year is just that.

    your Feb scrapbook page looks superb, great start on SL too.

  16. I really love this idea of a month of letters. Maybe I'll do it one day during a month of my choice.


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