Saturday, September 7, 2013

New start, TUSAL, and more stash!

I just found out about this new free SAL from Jardin Privé!  It is called La Pensée Positive (Positive Thinking).  It comes in five parts, one each month, and just started in September.  You can find it on the blog, Les Marottes de Nathalie.

La Pensée Positive
It will have this quote from the book, "The Power of Positive Thinking" by Norman Vincent Peale:  "The way to happiness:  Keep your heart free from hate, your mind from worry.  Live simply, expect little, give much.  Scatter sunshine, forget self, think of others." 

The chart comes in English and French versions.  I'm going to stitch the French version for my daughter.  I'm stitching it on baby pink 18 ct Aida using DMC and Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe floss.  The flowers are supposed to be pink, but I'm using a pink/purple over-dyed floss instead.

Here is a picture of my ORT jar for the Totally Useless Stitch-A-Long.  Check in on Daffycat's blog with your September blog post, too!
TUSAL 2013 #9
I'm happy that I bought this Disney cross stitch kit from someone on Facebook.  It is called Family Dinner and features lots of Disney characters having Thanksgiving dinner together.  Maybe I'll start it next year.

I was so lucky to get the traveling pattern, Life's a Stitch by Lizzie*Kate from Annette, California Stitcher.  This chart has been all over the world, from Canada to South Africa to France, back to Canada and then to California.  I'll have a giveaway when I'm finished and pass on this chart.  Annette was so generous that she also sent me a Joan Elliott alphabet book and a pretty zippered pouch full of Cosmo floss and handspun silk thread from Dragonflylotus, and a beautiful handmade card!  Thank you so very much, Annette!

A friendly stitcher on Facebook also sent me the chart, Woodland Splendor by The Sweetheart Tree.  It is a heart with acorns and oak leaves.  I already have the name of the next stitcher who gets this traveling pattern after I finish.

Cross Stitchers are such wonderful people!

16 comments:

Linda said...

Great new start Debbie. I love the colors you picked and the pink fabric. Your ort jar is filling up.
I have that Disney kit. Another SAL for next year. Annette is such a kind person. She sent me lots of goodies with the chart she sent me.

Linda

Shebafudge said...

Love the start you have made to the new SAL. I am still waiting for my threads to arrive to get started on it.

What a gorgeous package you received! Lots of lovely things.

cucki said...

Beautiful stitching x

cucki said...

Beautiful stitching x

Kaisievic said...

Lovely new start, Debbie and, thanks for the link. Great post, lots of interesting stitchy news.

Annette-California said...

Love your new French SAL start and Disney kit is waaaay cool. Glad you received the chart and goodies.
Enjoy - love Annette

Linda K's Stitching Corner said...

Wow Deborah...I love everything that you got in your stash from your friends.

I love your new WIP as well too....

Happy Stitching

My Xstitch Place said...

great new start, happy stitching

Clare - Aimetu said...

Jardin Prive have some beautiful charts - your jar us getting quite full. Congrats on having the travelling chart :-)

Pat said...

Great start to the new SAL. I'm hoping to start once I get some supplies :0)
Love your stash.

Julie said...

I've just had to go and print off part 1 of the SAL, yours looks lovely, the pink fabric is really pretty.

Melinda said...

Great new Start. Thanks for the link, just had to click over. What a lovely chart - I love the verse.

Lindsay said...

I'm tempted by the SAL myself but know if I start it now then Firefly Fairies will get ignored even more and I have to get that done!

I lusted over that Disney kit for years along with the other one it was always advertised with and I finally got my hands on the chart for one of them and can't remember which one right now!!

Stitching Noni said...

Great new start - I am tempted to go and have a look at it myself :o)
Love that Disney chart. What a lovely package that you received from Annette with the Travelling Pattern
Enjoy!

Mii Stitch said...

Great new start on the SAL! I'm thinking of doing this one too :D

AnaCristina said...

:-)