Winners and TUSAL

Happy 2014! I hope your New Year’s Eve celebrations where exactly what you wanted, and that you greet the new year happy, healthy and optimistic. I know that I’m looking forward to this year. So far it is shaping up good with a cruise in a couple of weeks (followed right away by at least a week of jury duty), and a bunch of other great plans. I’ve also got a full plate of courses on Coursera, and I can’t wait to get started on them.

100DaysCoverOn to the winners of the 100 Days of a New Year giveaway. They are Kathy and Lynda. I’ve already sent out emails to those two ladies, and they should have their copy of 100 Days of a New Year very soon. If you’d like to buy a cpy for yourself, head over here. Remember to use the code 100DAYS3OFF to get the ebook for only US$5. The code is valid until January 15th.

Now, onto the Totally Useless Stitch Along (TUSAL). This is a non-stitching stitch along, sort of. You collect all your bits of floss and other leftover threads from your stitch and post a picture of them once a month. Why? Why not? 😉 You can check out all the information on It’s Daffycat.

TUSAL - Orts from December

TUSAL – Orts from December

This is everything I’ve collected since I lasted shared my orts (thread bits) in December. Not too bad considering that the holidays (and power outage) meant I didn’t get to stitch as much as I usually do.

Ort jar from 2013

Ort jar from 2013

And this is my jar containing all of my orts from 2013. I think it looks lovely, and it is so fun to poke through them and remember everything I stitched last year. I’ve emptied the jar so that I can work on filling it up again this year.

Now, its back to stitch. One of my traditions is to do as little as possible on New Year’s Day. I hope you are able to take it easy, put your feet up, and make a couple of stitches today too.

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2 Responses to Winners and TUSAL

  1. Zeb A. says:

    Congratulations to Kathy and Lynda! 🙂

    Love your ort jar. I’m looking forward to taking part this year.

  2. Kim McCool says:

    Congratulations to Kathy and Lynda – what a great ay to start your new year!!