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Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Survived - despite the odds....and TUSAL

Well, to my great surprise, I seem to have survived the great embroidery teaching venture.  And, it seems, so did the ladies who thought they might learn something from me.  Wonder of wonders!!

To be truthful, once I get over my nerves and actually get into it it's not so bad.  Just wish my jitters beforehand would go away so that it would ALL be a fun experience.  Hopefully I taught them a few little secrets and that they went home feeling as though they got at least some of their money's worth.

I'm late....I'm late.....(but what else is new?).....but here's my TUSAL  pile for last month (shown alongside a skein of embroidery floss for perspective)....

Guess this proves I actually did some stitching!

For those of you who don't have a clue what I'm babbling about....TUSAL is the 'Totally Useless Stitch A Long' guided along by Daffycat.  Once a month the particpants post a picture of their ORT's (old recycled threads)...or, in this case, the leftover bits from our stitching efforts.  Yep, it really IS a totally useless venture, but it's a lot of fun.  This little pile of threads has now been added to my jar and in December I will show you the end results. 


  1. I'm glad you survived, but I'm guessing you triumphed!


  2. sounds like all went well with your workshop. I was thinking of you yesterday and sending good vibes.

  3. How fantastic that your embroidery class went well, but that was what we all expected. ;-) I bet those ladies will want you to come back and teach more tips.

  4. See, that wasn't so bad, was it? Did you relax enough to enjoy it and did you end up using my visualization technique? LOL!

  5. Glad to hear it went well. I'm not surprised! I should take some pictures of my ort jar. It's full at the moment, but it's small.

    Heather M.

  6. See? Knew you could do it! Yay!

  7. They would have loved you totally MA and on top of all that - they got to learn how to stitch!!!
    Passing on life's lessons is what happens when we get to a certain age - LOL!!

    Good for you gal!
    much love and hugs
    enjoy your weekend

  8. you did a class....I should have come...I would have behaved myself....honest!!! I hope it was only stitchery you taught them and not naughtiness....


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