Friday, December 29, 2017

Gifted Gorgeousness & TUSAL - December

Hello my friends,

Here's my TUSAL for December. I know, I'm late, but as it's the end of the year and I have collected quite a few ends from this month's stitching of "Butterfly" and "Stitch by Stitch", gathered in my mini thread catcher, I sooooo wanted to join in!

It really looks as if some sewing has been going on here!

But, I guess ..... come January we start a new jar?

If you haven't heard about TUSAL pop over to Daffycat's for all the gen, and if you would like to join in ..... now is the time to let her know ..... ready for 2018! Go on, what are you waiting for!

The Flashing Scissors - GG & TUSAL


..... a monthly link party run by Jo of Serendipitous Stitching. We can link up each month from the 15th until the end of the month. If you would like to find out more and maybe join up go HERE!

I nearly forgot to say "Butterfly" and "Stitch by Stitch" were both gifts I've received ..... and, as such, qualifies them for Gifted Gorgeousness - read all about who's joining in with GG HERE (on Jo's blog).

..... has taken a long while to stitch as its been my "travel stitching" this year, and our journeys have not been very long, but hopefully it should be finished any day now!

"Stitch by Stitch"
..... looking back I haven't blogged about this one since July, when our big cat "Tom" decided he was going to claim my lap to sit on each evening. Well, he tired of that idea and I've bought new lamps for evening stitching and its gone from this .....

Stitch by Stitch

to this .....

The Flashing Scissors - GG & TUSAL

It's only a quarter of the picture and actually I've started another quarter of the picture already, but don't have any photos yet.

Just before Christmas I received a very sweet gift from my blogging friend Benta, of SLIKstitches: a very handy scissor fob (just the right colour for my new purple scissors and a bag with a really appropriate quilt saying. In case you don’t know Benta, she’s really handy with her sewing machine and embroiders lots of badges for people, apart from the wonderful crafts that she teaches. You might not be able to see very clearly in my photo but the panel was stitched on with a very neat sewing machine buttonhole stitch.

The Flashing Scissors- GG & TUSAL

There was also a lovely card enclosed ..... a picture of a quilt Benta had made. Thank you again, Benta!

Thank you all for visiting me this year. I look forward to your continuing visits, and to visiting you too in 2018!

I'll take this opportunity of wishing all of you a Very Happy and Healthy New Year!

Take care out there!

Barbara xxxx


Benta AtSLIKstitches said...

Thanks for the shout! So please you liked the goodies! Happy New Year to all xxx

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

Nice gifts.
Happy New Year. I'll be here in 2018 to see what you will be up to. Thanks for being a friend.
xx, Carol

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Thanks for taking part in GG this month with two very sweet projects.

Julies Knit Stitch Corner said...

Nice stitching and a lovely card from your friend.
Wishing you a Happy New Year
Julie.C x

Gill2017 said...

Very interesting blog. Happy New Year to you. Always enjoy reading your blog.

Janine @ Rainbow Hare said...

Happy New Year! xxx

Brigitte said...

Very sweet projects you show for the Gifted Gorgeousness post. My last post in 2017 was also GG post. I hope more of these will follow.
Happy New Year, Barbara and hoping to see more of your great crafting in 2018.

Mini said...

Lovely projects for GG post. What are the pattern details for Stitch by Stitch?
Happy new year!

FlashinScissors said...

Glad you asked, Mini!
ACS29 - Stitch by Stitch is an Anchor pattern, on white 14 count Aida, using Anchor Stranded Cotton. Finished size is 24 x 20cm (9 1/4 x 7 3/4”) ..... and that’s a large pattern to me!
Happy New Year, Mini!
Barbara xxx

Sheryl said...

Pretty work Barbara and gorgeous gifts from Benta. Happy New Year.

allthingzsewn said...

Such lovely work, and your girl friend did you proud. a really true saying.

Anonymous said...

Hi Barbara beautiful gifts ,happy 2018 to you my friend xx

handmade by amalia said...

Lovely stitching, Barbara, as always. And a lovely gift as well. Hope you're having a nice start to 2018.

FlashinScissors said...

Hello Gill,
Sorry to be slow responding to your comment.
Thank you for your very nice comment.
It’s nice to know you enjoy visiting and reading my blog.
I hope you will continue to visit me.
I wish you a Very Happy and Healthy New Year!
Barbara xx