Monday, January 23, 2012

2012 TUSAL #1

This is my first post for the Totally Useless Stitch Along over at It's Daffycat ........ If you wish to know what it's all about and would like to join in........ here is the link . There were 296 participants when I last checked the sign up list.

What's it all about you say???????

Basically, I will be collecting all my thread, yarn and fiber ORT's from my stitching......and, all my scrappy fabric bits from my sewing that I would normally throw away and will be putting them into mason jars.......and then posting a picture of said mason jars every month on the full moon....see....a totally useless pursuit:)

The Mason jars.

A close up of a mason jar:)
I'm sure there is something that can be made from all of this stuff at the end of the year.

p.s. I googled to find out why these types of jars are called mason jars....well....they are named after John Landis Mason who invented and patented them in 1858........Wikipedia. 

Take care:)

Sunday, January 22, 2012

I won a giveaway....

Well I never........I just found out that I won the giveaway over at It's All About Me.

I love cross stitch and it's been awhile since I've done such a big project. TV is the pits at the moment so now I can listen to an audio book and stitch away.........bliss :)

I definitely need to buy a Lottery ticket.

Take care:)

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Purse handles:)

Annie over at The Felt Fairy was giving away 22 sets of handles for purses and I was the lucky recipient of a pair....and, since she hosts the Monthly Make-it Challenge I will be making a new purse for one of my makes.

As some of you know, I belong to a monthly fabric club over at Sew Sisters....10 fat quarters per month for $18.99....and this months selection are retro spring and are a very nice match to my new handles:)

Hmmmm......sorry but the colours are a bit faded looking with the horrible light today. They are really pretty bright colours.  I really like the polka dot one. I might even visit the store and buy more for some curtains for my kitchen. It's a very pale cream colour with multi coloured dots....:)

Take care:)

Monday, January 16, 2012

A Stitchy Giveaway.....

For all of you who like to do cross stitch there is a giveaway over at It's All About Me.

Ricketyjo is having the giveaway to celebrate her 100th is a stitch chart by Jane Dewberry.

Please go over and take a look:)

Take care.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Blogger problems...

I seem to be having problems leaving comments on certain blogs. Why blogger allows me to comment on one blog and not the next is very strange.

Anyway, I do visit and read your blogs but I may not be able to comment...

Friday, January 13, 2012

Blog Feature!!!!

I am so blog A Cloth Doll Maker's Diary was featured on "Dollmakers on Thursday" by Rhissanna on her lovely blog by the same name.......Rhissanna.

She said some loverly things....blush:)

Please go visit and take a look:)

An interesting quilt challenge.....

At this time of year there are so many different challenges starting up for the new year. This year I'm doing the Monthly Make-it Challenge again that I blogged about here and I'm also doing the TUSAL. I'll tell you about TUSAL later in the month but if your interested I have created a separate page on the top bar stating the rules.

I found a challenge for quilters today that I thought you might be interested in....
Colour My World - Colour Your World Challenge? I found it over on a blog called Quilt Matters.

The rules are very easy and open. The basic rule is that you have a main colour that you focus on each month:

January - Red
February - Purple
March - Black
April - Yellow
May - Cyan/Aqua
June - Brown
July - Pink
August - White
September - Orange
October - Grey
November - Blue
December - Green

I'm not a quilter but I thought I could informally follow along and work within these colour guidelines myself for my other little projects that I'm doing.

And, for some of you bloggy friends who have wondered where I have been......I have been SICK...:(
I have had a really bad cold since Christmas. It started with a teeny tiny tickle in my throat and then grew to be a major event. I ended up with this major sinus headache that lasted for about six know the kind...where your brain feels like it's bouncing off  the inside of your skull.

I had a doctor's appointment on Monday and he gave me (at no cost) a triamcinolone acetonide aqueous nasal spray. After reading the two page insert explaining all of the possible side effects and the fact that I would have to take the medication for 30 days!!!!!! I decided not to use it. Instead I took two extra strength Tylenol, two big teaspoons full of Buckley's original cough syrup with decongestant, a Reactin and put some Vicks Vapo rub under my nose. I then wrapped my neck with one of those microwave hot wheat bag thingies. I was desperate:(

Next morning no headache:) I had a bit of a twinge in my sinus last night but today I'm feeling almost my old self again:)

So far we have been very lucky this winter. We had our second serious snowfall last night that gave us a dusting of snow this morning. It looks like we may be getting more rain next week so this snow will probably be gone soon:) It's so weird. It feels like spring but it's only January. I'm not complaining:)

Take care.