Thursday, February 3, 2011

TUSAL, scarf and an outreach

Well today was a rainy misty day, but headed off to Athens, GA for stitching time with friends. The first Thursday of each month we get together to sit, stitch, eat and chatter. It is a great time with friends.

So now I am home, waiting for the meatloaf to cook and trying to get caught up with the computer things. Computer time is really cutting into my stitching time, but I love blogging and reading blogs and reading the groups messages, one learns so much about what people like to stitch and buy, but it is also an enabling tool for wanting to buy more things for ones self!!! It is also so good to see what new products, designs and classes that are available through out the country and the world.

Below is my jar for the TUSAL, this is one SAL that requires very little from me - I love doing this. I went to Marshall's and bought this great glass container for only $6.00 just for this SAL.

Here is another pompom scarf for one of the gals at work -it is finished, and it is long, we used 2 skeins of pompom.
These next two stitched pieces are for the EGA project - Kissing Pillows - theses will be made up into a small pillow and then they will go, with other pillows, to a military base and will be given to those that are deployed overseas. I believe one is kept by the military personnel leaving after it has been kissed by members of the family and then (I am not sure about this part) the other pillow will be kissed by the soldier and kept by the family.
I feel really strong about doing whatever outreach project I can do, since I love to stitch, knit, sew or whatever - it is something that needs to be shared and I do hope that what I do does make a difference.

So my goal for this month is to get at least 1 ornament done - I have 4 lined up and kitted; I will finish "Tis the Season" (WIP) work on getting the writing stitched on "With My Needle" and some motifs done on Witches Hollow. I could be biting off more than I should but we will see how it progresses - I can always adjust.

Well, off to read some blogs and finish up dinner - have a great weekend everyone.

Roberta

11 comments:

Margaret said...

Glad you had fun with your friends. Nice scarf! And what a great idea with the hearts for the military families. I know what you mean about blogs and computer time. It definitely takes away from stitching time, but I really enjoy it as well. Just have to avoid getting enabled.

gracie said...

The military pillows are wonderful...our stitch group makes them and we give them to Luke Air Force Base here in AZ....it is a warm feeling to know we help in our small way.

Erna said...

Goodmorning Roberta, sounds like you had a good stitching time with your friends.What a wonderful idea, the kissing pillows....
Hugs
Erna

Erica said...

Your TUSAL jar looks great.

Love the scarf and your outreach project.

Ziggyeor said...

Yeah for time with friends! I'm going to see my friends again tomorrow. We're going to go out to the mall for Stitch in Public Day.

Love the TUSAL and the scarf is lovely.

hazel said...

Your scarf is so pretty Roberta. The kissing pillows are cute I have been corresponding with a lady in USA about the pillows and mine will be going to our soldiers that I have made. I think it is a lovely idea.

Thanks for sharing and hope your beautiful jar gets filled soon.
Hugs and Crosses,
Hazel C (UK)

Measi said...

Those kissing pillows are an adorable idea! Happy stitching from a fellow TUSAL'er...

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Those stitching days with friends are just the best, aren't they? The scarf is cute as pie, too. Hope you're seeing sunshine today!

Daffycat said...

Your new ORT jar is just lovely!

Siobhan said...

I'm glad that you had a good time with your friends, Roberta! The scarf is so nice. What a beautiful idea to do the hearts for military families.

Gillie said...

So glad I can now read your blog on my new toy - an iPad, just couldn't on laptop, no idea why! Our EGA does the kissing pillows too and mine have gone to UK to be stitched there and sent back!

Just noticed your best beloved is left handed too, one of God's perfect people, lol!