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Saturday, 1 March 2014

TUSAL of Gifts

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.

This year I am intending to stitch The Little Stitcher's Twelve Days of Christmas as a monthly project.  Laura has designed twelve charts with a different theme for each one to represent the days of Christmas.  She has invented the different themes herself using her lovely imagination!  The Day of Gifts is actually chart one but I moved them about so that I wouldn't be stitching Snow and Ice in April.

Here is the design as part of my TUSAL photo:


And here is the close-up:


And now the Gift part:


Martha (no blog) is one of the stitchers on the Scarlet Letter Year Blog.  She sent me this beautiful wooden pincushion and hornbook thread holder.  Both items are made by her brother who is obviously a talented wood turner.  The felted wool in the pincushion was made by her sister-in-law.  What a great present, thanks Martha!

Finally, we are approaching Easter which falls late this year, the weekend 18th - 21st April.  I will be hosting my Annual Easter Treasure Hunt again.  Each participant posts a picture of something stitched on an Easter or Spring theme along with a letter I allocate to them.  Over the Easter Weekend everyone hops around like a bunny, finds the Mystery Phrase the letters spell out and reports back here with it.  Prizes for the lucky winners chosen at random.  If you'd like to be a Picture Poster please drop me an email.

Here is the link to last year's Treasure Hunt if you are wondering how it all works - Easter-treasure-hunt-blog-hop 2013



25 comments:

  1. Sweet, little deer Jo.
    I will say those are wonderful gifts! Wow!
    ooOoo! I would like to be part of the Easter Hunt please!!

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  2. Nice gift :) and a lovely stitching!!
    Enjoy your weekend sweetie :)

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  3. Lovely finish! I would love to be apart of the Easter Treasure Hunt!

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  4. Lovely stitch'n work and what neat gifts I really like that wooden pincushion.

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  5. Lovely gifts - the wooden pun cushion is beautiful. I'd like to join the Easter Hunt.

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  6. Sweet finish!!
    How pretty the wooden pieces!!

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  7. Nice stitching, and what a wonderful gift!

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  8. Lovely gifts & lovely stitching : )

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  9. Such beautiful wooden gifts from Martha, how lovely.
    The 12 Days are lovely, a nice project to stitch each month.

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  10. Lovely finish. Talented work worker indeed! Very nice gift.

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  11. Sweet stitching. What a wonderful gift from Martha!

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  12. wow Jo!! The welve charts are so beautiful!



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    good week!

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  13. What beautiful gifts! I do love wood...there's just something warm and homey about the feel of it :)

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  14. Beautiful gift. I so love wooden items! Lovely charts too. I'm visiting from Daffy Cat's TUSAL report, and just learned of your Easter blog hop...would love to join in if there is still room! Let me know either way. Thx!

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  15. Lovely gift to have received xx

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  16. Lovely finish and the gifts are gorgeous

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  17. I love the hornbook thread holder !
    Will be happy to join your Easter blog hop, always fan of your ideas.
    I take great pleasure in reading your articles during my free sunday hours.

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  18. Oh dear, how cute! Lovely gifts too.

    Please count me in for the Bunny Hop!

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  19. Sorry didn't realise I could post here for the Blog Hop for some reason I thought I had to email you - please count me in for the Easter Bunny Hop x

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  20. I would love to take part in this.

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  21. Beautiful stitching and love the gifts you received.

    I would love to participate in the Easter Blog hop. Please add my name to the list!

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  22. Just became a new follower - and would love to participate in the Easter blog hop.
    KimM
    WisdomwithNeedleandThread.blogspot.com

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  23. What a fantastic idea..I would love to take part!

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  24. Hello I am new to your blog, been directed here by another stitchy friend to join your bunny hop along :)... if that is possible :)

    I really love your reindeer project, its rather cute. And by the sounds of it there are more to come, for the 12 days of Christmas... looking forward to seeing more.

    Really enjoying your blog, have a lovely weekend :)

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  25. I'd love to join in the hopping! I am determined to stitch something new for this year!!

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