Wednesday, 1 January 2014

First January TUSAL on the First of January!

It's TUSAL time again!  For those of you new to blogging, the TUSAL is a project run by Daffycat, click on the button on the right hand bar for more details.

Today is the first New Moon of the year so the first time we post our ORTS picture.  This year is rather strange because there are 2 New Moons in January and in March but none in February!  Technically I should have emptied my jar and shown a photo of an empty jar.  But I didn't, so here is my full jar along with December's picture and my current stitching atop a selection box of chocolates:

Do other countries have selection boxes?  They are simply a cardboard box with a selection of different chocolate bars and sweets inside, this one is from Cadbury's.  There is a usually a game or activity on the back of the box.  Most children get one at Christmas time.

The new start is Just Nan's Lady Scarlet's Christmas which was a gift from Shirlee last year.

I thought I'd continue the "Round-Up" theme of the last two posts with a TUSAL Round Up or a TURU?

January and February
March and April
May and June
July and August
September and October
November and December

Finally, those of you who have been following Nicola's Scarlet Letter Year Challenge might like to know we have a new Gallery Blog which has photos of all the samplers completed for the Challenge so far and several which were completed prior to the Challenge starting.  The eventual aim is to have one of each of the Scarlet Letter Samplers to view!  There are nearly 400 and we have 148 so far, so there's a lot of stitching to be done.


Zeb said...

I've signed up for the TUSAL too. :)

It's the first time I've taken part in the TUSAL. Tickles me that I get to share my cast offs!

Giovanna said...

That Just Nan is very sweet, nice start.

Linda said...

Great new start and lovely finishes Jo.

Happy New Year,

Vickie said...

I adore Just Nan.
The closest thing to compare to a selection box is a sampler box. Russel Stover and Whitman's are two companies that do this. yummo!

AnaCristina said...

Wonderful tusal 2013!

My first TUSAL of the year 2014 you can see here:

Happy new year!
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Anne said...

I have never heard of those kinds of chocolate boxes. I think that's pretty cool though! Love all of your photos of each month's TUSAL. Thank you Jo for all of your work on the Scarlet Letter Gallery. It's nice to browse through and see all of the beautiful samplers stitched!! Happy New Year!!

Christine said...

Ah, The Cardboard Box of Diaappointment. I remember those. You too can pay over the odds for a Curly Wurly and a Freddo

Michelle said...

Lovely finishes Jo - Happy New Year to you xx

Lili said...

Lovely start!!

Julie said...

Happy New Year Jo .... Lady Scarlet is a great JN, I've stitched that, enjoy!

mmm choccie, I cant possibly have had enough in the last 2 weeks... can I lol

Kaisievic said...

Great TUSAL post although I didn't realise it was time already!

Loretta said...

Happy New Year!!

Love your TURU post!!!

Dani - tkdchick said...

Oh I love your TUSAL wrap up for the whole year with each of your monthly pages!!!

Happy New Year!

♥ Nia said...

All lovely works :)
Have a great year sweetie!! :D

Jan Gartlan said...

We have a Cadburys factory in Hobart where I live. Our Cadburys selection is called Favourites - it sits tall rather than flat. Our Cadburys chocolate differs in flavour from yours though- they use a slightly different process. Fabulous TUSAL progress and photos!