Tuesday, June 19, 2012

My first TUSAL!

There's always first time for everything and this month is my first time being a hermiter and also TUSALer! So far so great... I am so excited I think I am the first to post my TUSAL report :)

My jar is still look pathetic now and I am looking forward to make it full! To make it more attractive I put my daughter's pic when she was 6mo next to it :D

I started collecting ORT since I started blogging on cross stitch and found TUSAL logo on most of stitchers' blogs. I think its a fab idea, all this time I didn't know what to do with the snippets of floss left over from my stitching, usually I just left them wherever they fell, hoping that next time my vacuum cleaner would pick them up :)

 Most of my first batch of ORT came from my 'Keep Calm' project, here is the snap shot before I filled them in:

The pattern is from Cross Stitch Crazy magazine ed 161 (March 2012). I am very close to finish it, only word KEEP from the last series Start Stitching needs to be filled but I ran out of B5200 thread. I thought I had a couple but later I realise they were actually blanc. I have to wait until next week when my husband is back from his trip to India, because going to cross stitch & hobbies shop alone with two active toddlers is the least I want to do in this summer heat!

I hope everybody else get a lot of stitching done and managed to fill their jar full :) I have been trying to do blogwalking and leave comments as many as possible but its very frustrating because my laptop/internet is going very slow recently. I dont know why but our landlord did warn us that during summer the internet connection is very slow and sometimes unreliable :( with slow connection reading cross stitch blogs is really testing my patience and I got annoyed to wait all the pictures to load (sometimes with no resulr after waiting for quite long time!).

If you get a good connection I hope you do not forget to enter great and generous giveaways from Melissa (ended today), Anne (ended June 23rd), Teresa (ended June 23rd), and Milli (ended June 26th). I believe there are many more, I saw some last night but at that time I have lost patience with the connection. Maybe when it gets better I would track them again, I hope I will still have enough time :) Giveaways are amazingly fun, I tempted to make one too but firstly I need to find out where the post office is :))

***** many thanks, terima kasih, sağol, شُكْرًا


  1. the TUSAL challenge is beautiful idea, i hope i can meet beautiful jar for my floss soon. thanks for sharing this! <3 <3

  2. There's never much in my TUSAL jar either, so don't feel bad! Absolutely LOVE the Keep Calm projects!!

  3. Congratulations on your finish! Sorry to hear about your internet connection.

    1. Hi Shirlee, its almost finish, I will make another post when I finish it (after I stocked up on B5200 threads) :) thanks for stopping by and commenting on my post, I really appreciate it :)

      love, yuana

  4. Congrats on your first TUSAL! It's the main reason I started a blog because I wanted to join in LOL.
    Giveaways are great fun, hosting and taking part. I hope you find the Post Office soon.
    Cute pic of baby girl too.

    1. hahaha that's my reason too, Jo :D at first I made this blog only to store the links but TUSAL and IHSW tempted me to be a real blogger :)