Friday, 2 September 2016

September TUSAL


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 projects:

Bit of glare on the jar there!

On the left we have Ghostly Mandala by Ink Circles, I have now reached the bottom left hand corner and have approximately 5.5 ghosts left to stitch.  But four of them are big ones!

stitched on 32 count Autumnal Woodland by Crafty Kitten

On the right we have a Happy Dance!  Counting Bats by Just Nan has been my Hallowe'en stitch this year with each band fitting the monthly themes for the Hallowe'en Ornie SAL Blog.

I finished the final bottom border today:

stitched on 32 count lavender linen

I didn't have the skeleton charm provided with the original kit so I had to source one for myself.  The original one I tried was too small so I found this one from an eBay shop called Pink Cat Charms.


Finally, it's September so it's my Big Birthday Month, yay!  Nearly time for the Big Birthday Blog Hop.  Some people requested they be advised of their year for the hop early due to holidays, so I have now done that.  For the rest of the participants, you will be getting an email from me in the next two weeks giving you all the information you need to know.  I still have a few spaces left, so if anyone is late to the party, leave me a comment and I can fit you in!


  1. Congrats on the awesome finish Jo. Great progress on the ghosts.


  2. Great progress on your ghostly mandala! Wow, you have worked that up quickly. The Just Nan piece is cute as well. I will be watching your Birthday Blog Hop to see what it is all about.

  3. Wow, Ghostly Mandala is nearly there, and great finish on counting bats!

  4. Hooray for dancing! That is a smashing finish and your ghosts are looking properly spooky.

  5. Counting Bats is finished at last! It looks great and your skeleton is a good fit.
    I love Ghostly Mandala on that fabric.

  6. Counting Bats is fantastic and that skeleton looks great on your finished piece.
    Ghostly Mandala is looking really good... so many ghosts:)

  7. Forgot to say thanks for the link to Pink Cat Charms,what a great shop.

  8. Counting bats turned out really cute! The skeleton charm is just right. I'd love to participate in the blog hop!

  9. I just might have to stitch Counting Bats for my grand children. It's so cute!

  10. Lovely stitching. Cute skeleton charm! Looking forward to reading the Birthday Blog Hop:)

  11. Your Just Nan is so beautiful! Congrats for the finish!! The charm is so cute!

  12. Since you're stitching the inverse wouldn't bigger ghosts mean less stitching? Nearly finished either way
    Counting Bats is wonderful

  13. Wonderful ORTs and I am so thrilled for you with your Happy Dance - such a great design and beautiful stitching, of course!

  14. Oh wow! Well done on your gorgeous finish! I love the idea of doing one piece for the year - depending on what coems out for next year I am going to try something like that as well :o)
    Ghostly Mandala is looking amazing - great progress!
    Hugs xx

  15. Wow, you've made some great progress again - the Ghostly Mandala looks delightfully spooky, and I love Counting Bats - that charm is just perfect!

  16. Amazing progress! I can't wait for your Birthday Blog Hop :D

  17. Counting Bats is a wonderful finish.

  18. Wow, so great to see Counting Bats finished. It must have been so much fun to stitch it. And Ghostly Mandala will follow soon. Not bad!
    Looking forward to seeing your birthday blog hop.

  19. Yay congrats! They both look awesome!

  20. A beautiful finish on the Counting Bats, a real fun design but I love the Ghostly Mandala which will soon be finished too.

  21. Yeah!!! You did Counting Bats in record time (compared to me).
    Did you enjoy it?
    I so didn't by the end so just curious to know if you experienced differently and it was just me.
    Oh, so excited for you!! :)


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