Tuesday, 6 August 2013

August 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.

The picture in the frame is Brooke's Books' August Cake stitched last year.  The gorgeous fabric is Andie's Mirabilia Round Robin piece which landed yesterday and I started immediately.

The theme is The Dreamers and I'm stitching Lilly of the Woods.  There's alot of red in the TUSAL jar because of Scarlet Letter and my cousin's wedding sampler too.

The Summer Postcard Blog Hop continues apace, Vickie's card went to Julie just in time for her Birthday Post, check out her Bagpuss cake!!

My card goes to Debbie at Debbie's Cross Stitch
Debbie's card goes to Christine at The Alchymyst's Study
Christine's card goes to Lynn at Kearnel's Korner
Lynn's card goes to Clare at Aimetu's Stitching
Clare's card goes to Vickie at A Stitcher's Story
Vickie's card goes to Julie at Julie's Stitchyknitty Journal

There's not really much else to report here.  Stitching OAAT is my favourite but it does not make for exciting posts!  I did try on some hats for the wedding which was fun.  My cousins are both 5' 10 or taller so I need a big hat or at least a substantial fascinator so everyone can see me in the photos.

I am also behind on mailing things out.  I am on a strict budget and during the holidays I have to spend my money on ice-creams and the suchlike for the boys rather than postage for my friends!!  So if I have promised to mail you something, it will come, just don't hold your breath LOL.  The Large Boy needs a haircut and I've promised him a trip to the cinema to see the new Percy Jackson film too.  Today was a cheap day, we went for a walk as far as the local churchyard via the horse fields.  The Small Boy cannot walk far so we are limited!  The old headstones make very interesting reading anyway and the view over the marshes is amazing.

My friend has signed up for this project Gravestone Photos and several of us have said we'll go round with her so she doesn't look like a lone weirdo in a graveyard!  We'll  just look like a group of weirdos in a graveyard instead.  They need volunteers in all these countries too so if you have some free time and enjoy local history why not get involved?

Finally, we have a new FB Group just for Hallowe'en stitching found here.  So if you're on FB and love Hallowe'en come and join us!


Vickie said...

Thank you for including me in the blog hop, it was fun! =)
I hear ya on the budget thing. Postage has me worried too. *~*

SoCal Debbie said...

I read all about the Gravestone Photos project. Maybe I'll submit some photos I already took during previous vacations. I also requested to join the Halloween Facebook group. Thanks for the links!

Annette-California said...

Oh My goodness! I love how you added August Cake to a picture in the frame!!! It is beautiful how you incorporated the piece and it's incredible. I'm in AWE
love Annette

Mouse said...

love the cake and the purple fabric ...hmmmm wonder why you started straight away heheheh ..
with you on the ice creams too and can I come with you to see the film ... want to see Despicable Me 2 but not got any one to go with
and Gravestone photos are fun ... like looking at all the different ones and the crypts too :) love mouse xxxxxx

Christine said...

I can see why you needed to start the RR straight away, what gorgeous coloured fabric.
Enjoy Percy Jackson

Julie said...

Enjoy the film and your graveyard hopping!
Looking forward to seeing your part in the RR.

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