July 27, 2012

It was Forgotted

While browsing through the JCS Halloween issue, I noticed that the Plum Street Samplers chart "Not Forgotted" that was displayed on the cover was missed in the magazine...  how ironic!

Just CrossStitch has added the chart to their corrections page, found here :)

July 23, 2012

TUSAL ~ July

I don't know how I always miss the new moon!!! Jeez, feels pathetic, lol :) But there's been a lot of exciting things happening around here lately... Weddings, lots of family in from out of town, and we bought a house! We're very excited, it's been a long time coming!!

But anywho, back to the TUSAL update... Not a lot, but a wee bit of new orts this month. Here you go!

July 16, 2012


We're one step closer to SABLE here this week... My LNS called to let me know my copy of the JCS Halloween special arrived! Now I just can't wait to get my hands on the Christmas ornie issue...

July 7, 2012

Duct Tape Belts

We always like to incorporate a little bit of handmade with all of our gifts.  I think it's important for my kids to actually put a little bit of thought into a gift instead of just going to the store & pulling something off the shelf that they think someone might like.  Don't get me wrong, there's usually some store bought in there too, but there's a lot more pride in the gift when it includes a little handmade.

Last month Ethan had a birthday party for a friend at school and so we pulled out the duct tape & made a belt for his friend. {inspiration here}

 And then of course we made one for the gift-giver as well :)

These are fun, and so quick to make too!  And a recent trip to WalMart had a new print (mustache's!) landing in our cart, so now Jocelyn thinks she should have one too ;)

Happy Saturday!  I hope you're all managing to stay cool... we're just starting a forcasted week long heat wave, so I think we're going to head to the pool for the afternoon.  Cheers!

July 4, 2012

Exchange Received and July Goals

I received a great exchange in the post from Lynn a couple of days ago.  Lynn chose to stitch me Woodland Snowfall from LHN and she did a wonderful job on it!

Lynn also enclosed a packet of seed beads as well as a hand turned needle threader her husband made.  The needle threader is made of black palm and is just beautiful!  Thank you Lynn (and your husband too!) for a lovely exchange :)

And an update on goals...  I almost forgot about these since I just started doing them.  Alrighty, here goes.

June Goals:
~ finish ornament exchange & mail for June 15 deadline ~ yes!
~ stitch & finish an ornament for Christmas gifting ~ no :(
~ work on backstitching for hubby's stocking, chart his name ~ backstitching yes charting no
~ play with new software (I'll share more about this soon!) ~ yes, My Memories software, and held a giveaway too!
~ make one project with duct tape ~ yes, two! will share this week :)
~ prepare next stitching project (HAED) ~ partly, bobbins wound & still need to grid fabric

July Goals:

~ stitch & finish one ornament for Christmas gifting
~ continue backstitching on hubby's stocking, chart his name
~ one duct tape project
~ grid fabric & start HAED

I think that will work for July...  I am on holidays for the next 2 weeks so I should be able to accomplish something!  Ha!

Happy 4th to all my American friends & family, I hope you enjoy some fun & safe celebrations today!