Thursday, January 2, 2014

first TUSALof the new year

I hope that everyone had a wonderful new year. Ours was very low key. Hubby had to work on new year's eve, but got home just before midnight. We don't usually make it up that long, but this year we decided to watch the ball drop in NYC...kind of disappointing because just as it started to drop they plastered this "Happy New Year" graphic across the screen which covered everything up! We had a nice dinner with my daughter and grandson yesterday, watched lots of football, relaxed...and I got to all was well in our little corner of the world.

I finally picked up needle & thread on Tuesday night or the first time in almost a month. I had a round robin to stitch on...Frances chose this seahorse pattern (from one of the British magazines, I think) We each are stitching the same design but in a different color palette. It was a quick and easy stitch and perfect to get back into the swing of things.

Finished this up yesterday, and started a January 1st piece...Shades of Autumn from Dinky Dyes. I love anything Autumn, and have had this one for quite some time. The fabric is actually yellow, which isn't showing up at all, and the silks are gorgeous and so nice to work with. Hopefully all of the colors will show up better when it is finished and I can take a proper photo.

Finally, here is my first TUSAL of 2014...not much to show, but it is only really one day's stitching.
If anyone isn't familiar with the Totally Useless Stitch-a-long, you can read all about it at Sharon's

Still dark out this morning, but I can see that it is another foggy morning. We have been socked in with fog nearly every morning for the past week or so. It makes for a very strange driving through a cloud! Off to work to take down our holiday decorations...we made a book tree this year at the library...I'll try to remember to take a picture to share. It was lots of fun.

Hope you all have a great day...thanks for taking the time to visit!


  1. I think something happened. I posted a comment and it disappears. Let's try again.

    I'm glad to hear you were able to pick up your needle again. Love the seahorse. Your new piece is fantastic.

    1. Your stitching is nice. How cool that you made a book tree. I have been thinking about doing one at our library. Maybe next Christmas....

  2. Our new years was pretty low key too. Although can't complain, as it is always nice to have everyone home and be able to relax! I love the seahorse. There is something that you don't see very often in a cross stitch pattern. The colors were very nice. Take care and Happy New Years!

  3. Low key is also our slogan for New Year's Eve, lol. We had a nice dinner, then watchd a movie on TV and at midnight watched all the fireworks in the neighbourhood and in the neighbouring towns.

    Great to see that you are stitching again. Very nice New Year's start. I also love everything autumn, mainly because of the colours.

    I'd really love to see a picture of the book tree in your library.

    Have a great New stitching Year!

  4. Great starts, Lynda! I remember now the reason I stopped blogging...I can't figure out those numbers and letters half the time. I'm batting a thousand today though. Happy stitching in the new year!! miss you

  5. Happy New Year! Great job on the round robin!

  6. It sure is hard getting up and to work when it's so dark in the mornings, let alone foggy. I like your new autumn start, looks sort of Quaker-ish. Hope you have a great stitchy year ahead!

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  8. You sure can stitch! Keep up the beautiful work.


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