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Monday, 18 May 2015

May TUSAL Post

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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.

Here is my ORTS jar posing with the current stitching project:

 
 
This month my jar is seen from above, posing with Elizabeth Shephard.  I stitched most of the rose motif this weekend including the lovely splashes of red.
 
I also added some turquoise to the Kingfisher who was in my previous post:
 
 
This is stitched on blue evenweave but it seems to be difficult to get a good colour match in a photo.
 
I was invited to link up this post with the Super Mom No Cape's Monday-stitchery-link-party-#6.  So that's what I am doing.  Super Mom hosts this link up every Monday so if you want to see what everyone else is stitching it's a great place for newbies to blogging.
 
I mentioned the Summer Postcard Blog Hop last post.  Some of you have taken part in Blog Hops before but quite a few people haven't.  So for those of you who haven't done a Summer Hop before, here are some guidelines:
 
The theme this year is Pets (either one you own or would like to own)
You find a piece that you have stitched on the theme of Pets and take a photo of it (it could be an old piece or one you make specially for the blog hop)
You email me the photo along with a message about what your pet means to you (or would if you had one)
I collect them all and then start emailing them to other participants.  They will post the photo on their blog along with a link to your blog and hopefully we all make new friends!
Obviously I need some photos as soon as possible to start the hop.
It will take place over the whole Summer with one photo going out each week.
The deadline for photos is the middle of August.
 
If you'd like to join in, leave a comment.  If you have any questions, leave a comment.  If you have a suitable photo already, then email me now!
 
Finally, the 8000th comment on my blog was left by Gominam of Stitch Niche.  Unfortunately, she is a "no-reply" blogger so I have left a comment on her blog asking her to contact me.  If I don't hear from her I will randomly choose one person from comments 7900 to 8000 to receive a little something.  I always do this every 1000 comments but somehow forgot to send something to the 6000th commenter which was Kim. Thankfully we have pdf charts which can be sent in a twinkling of an eye.  Before I could say "Paypal" the pdf of Pretty Little London was winging its way across the ether from Satsuma Street to Kim.  Phew, conscience saved! 
 
 
 


24 comments:

Angela P said...

Love the projects you are working on :) I came over to see what all this GG is all about!

gominam said...

Lovely progress! Yup, I saw the comment you posted, I'm so sorry for not replying earlier as I'm so bad at keeping up with reading schedule and new to the blogging biz. pls accept my apologies for being a no-reply. I really do appreciate you for giving all stitchers a space in your blog. I do hope the prize goes to someone who really deserves your wonderful goodies:) Hopefully I'll have more time (and knowledge, lol) in the future to join these wonderful SALs and hops. HUGS:)

Shelly said...

Your projects are looking great. 8000 comments, wow! Congrats! I'll have a look-see through my finished stuff and charts to see if I can join in on the Summer blog hop.

Michelle said...

Lovely progress Jo - you have been busy xx

Katie said...

Love your projects. Great job on both! Congrats to Gominam! She is regular commenter on my blog too. Also Congrats to Kim. Glad your conscience is saved haha.

Barb said...

Your WIPS are coming along great!

rosey175 said...

I am still thinking about the blog hop; I do not have many animal finishes! Maybe I should work on that!

I am also apparently very sleep as the Kingfisher looked like a very different subject ahaha. Lovely progress on both. :D

Mini said...

Elizabeth Shepherd looks lovely. Congratulations to the winners for 6000th and 8000th comment give away.

Christine said...

Great stitching! I didn't know it tracked the number of posts in total, I've just been over to blogger and hunted the information down, 8000 is pretty impressive. mine is at a very modest 3800 or so!

jocondine said...

Kingfisher is taking beautiful colors. Wow 8000, what a summit, it is an Himalaya number, you must do something special for 8849 th "K" JO. High hugs.

Sarah in Stitches said...

Beautiful stitching! :D

Renee said...

Your stitching projects are gorgeous! Beautiful work. I discovered your blog through Super Mom - No Cape and look forward to following you on Bloglovin'.

Carla Eldridge said...

I'm really loving the sampler you are working on! And YAY for winners! I love seeing people win things, it's fun and keeps stitching fun!

Leonore Winterer said...

Now that red in Elizabeth Shepard came as a suprise, I thought it'd be a monchrome sampler again. Looking lovely though! As does that kingfisher, I love birds with bright colors :)

Brigitte said...

Such a lovely idea to send a little something to your x000th commenter. Maybe I will adopt it but I still have to wait quite a while until such a number is reached on my blog, lol.

Julie said...

The kingfisher is very beautiful, it'll make a nice gift.

Lili said...

That sampler is very beautiful!
Nice stitching progress!
Hugs,
Lili

Bea said...

ORTs are looking good, as are both your projects.

Christine Barnsley said...

Love both your cross stitch projects! Looking forward to watching their progress! :) x

Katherine said...

I love seeing other peoples CS but very rarely do I contemplate doing it myself. All that counting and following are just not me lol. I love the motifs and the way they are bordered in your sampler.

Elle said...

More wonderful stitching from you! Best I get stitching on something pet related as I'd love to join the summer blog hop!!

jocondine said...

Sorry, my last comment does not work, so congrats again for your 8000th. I'd like to be in the SPBH but no pet, maybe a couple of ducks visiting me every day for several weeks will be ok? ;) Hugs

Mrs Milkybar Kid said...

Elizabeth is looking beautiful - love the addition of the red!

SuperMomNoCape said...

Congratulations on your 8000th comment! Your projects are lovely!

Thanks so much for linking up to last week's Stitchery Link Party and for linking back and helping to get the word out. I do so appreciate that! I hope that you'll come link up again soon. I'm having a small giveaway and anyone who links up in the next few weeks will be entered into the drawing.