Friday, May 5, 2017

TUSAL, Smalls SAL, and WIPocalypse - All a Little Late

Never had a chance last week to post and check in to the SAL's I've joined for this year. I thought about just blowing it off for this month, but then decided -- Better late than never! So here goes...

The most overdue is my TUSAL post which is due on the New Moon. The TUSAL is hosted by Daffycat and you can get more information on this fun little SAL here. Definitely seeing some increase, so some stitching must be getting done.

The next was the Smalls SAL hosted by Heather at Stitching Lotus which you can get more information about here. I was able to finish my April small on the last day of the month! Happy that I have finished a small every month so far this year, and still loving this little set of mouse themed greeting card designs.

Finally, the WIPocalypse was due on the last day of the month. WIPocalypse is hosted by Melissa at Measi's Musings. You can get more information about this SAL here. Well this is a perfect SAL for me. Since I am such a slow stitcher, this project is seriously in danger of not being finished before the end of the world. But I keep plodding along, and I can see the progress from month to month. Hopefully you can see it too - haha! This is where I was at the end of March...

 And here is where I am today...

This year there is also a Question of the Month, and I actually have an answer for this month's question, What projects are in your UFO pile? When I thought about this question I realized that the very first cross-stitch project I ever started is my most significant UFO. This is where I had gotten after working on it for about a year, and then I just stopped...

The only other UFO I have is a project I started for my cousin. I really did well on it, and I can even say I enjoyed it. Then we had a little disagreement, and at the same time, I reached the point where I needed to add in the backstitching, the metallic threads, and the beading. Working with metallic threads and beading are two things I have not done before. After a little work with the metallic thread... well, I guess you know what happened. And here's where it stands.

The good news is that I haven't totally rolled it up and put it away. It's still out and ready to be worked on if I get the motivation. Hoping to get the motivation and maybe finish by November. It would be nice to give it to her as a birthday present.

So why didn't I have time to post last week? Well, I spent the day on Saturday celebrating my little cousin's 3rd birthday!

Then in the evening we went to my other cousin's home and booked an August vacation to Disney World. I am so excited to go back, see the parks we didn't get to see when we went down in February, and share the experience with my cousin!

Sunday was spent preparing for a business trip to Cincinnati. Since I don't like flying I try to prepare in advance as much as possible to reduce the stress on the day of the flight. I am happy to report that the trip went really well. I learned a lot of things that will help me in my job, and my talk went really well.

But now I am back and ready to stitch! Thanks so much for visiting!


  1. Thanks so much for your recent comment on my blog. I don't have your e-mail address, but I wanted you to know how much I appreciated it.

    Your little mouses are just too adorable!

    I try to not to start those big projects because I know where they end up for me and it's not in the finished pile! But it is fun to have a rotation.

    Your cousin is such a cutie! She really enjoyed herself.

  2. Great update! I love the mice. I look forward to seeing an update on the piece for your cousin, it is gorgeous and Isabella is a cutie.