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Sunday, March 25, 2012

TUSAL, More New Stash, TUIAJ and an Award

Okay this is the 3rd time today I have tried to do this post. Hopefully I will get it right this time. I am trying to do my post for the neat award I received this week from my friend Vickie at http://reading--stitching.blogspot.com/. She awarded me the

Liebster is a German word, meaning favorite, dearest or beloved, and the Liebster is awarded by bloggers to other, newer bloggers who have fewer than 200 followers, to spread the word and help the new(er)bies gain wider recognition. The award comes with four conditions that each recipient must satisfy when accepting:

1. Choose five up-and-coming blogs (with fewer than 200 followers) to award the Liebster to.

2. Show your thanks to the blogger who gave you the award by linking back to them.

3. Post the award on your blog. List the bloggers you are giving the award to with links to their sites. Leave comments on their blogs so they know about the award.

4. Share five random facts about yourself that people don't know about you. 
I spent all week coming up with my list of bloggers to give the award to & it was not easy.
#1 is my friend & stitching sister Theresa at http://octoberlace.blogspot.com/. She is the most fearless stitcher I know.
# 2 is my friend & stitching sister Mary at http://mivancicts.blogspot.com/. She is the strongest woman I know and a great inspiration.
#3 is my friend Judith at http://judiromi.blogspot.com/. She is the one I blame for my obsession with HAED. I watched her stitching Little Red Riding Hood & the rest is history as they say.
#4 is my friend Annette at http://seaqsiderstitcher.blogspot.com/ who stitches the most awesome projects.
#5 is my friend Val at http://talesfromastitchingwitch.blogspot.com/ who not only stitches beautifully but also makes awesome jewelry.
Now for 5 things about me.
1. I have been married to the same man for 37 years & haven't killed him yet.
2. I am a senior customer service rep & account manager for a global chemical company.
3. I was born & raised in Montana
4. I love all kinds of tea
5. My oldest daughter Shannon was handicapped & passed away when she was 16.
Whew. Got this far this time.
I know I'm late for TUSAL but as I only update on Sunday so be it. As you can see I am back to singing the blues (see a previous post) but this time it is not bothering me as much.
I made great progress on TUIAJ this past week 1330 stitches. Only one more week on it as next Sunday I will be starting Village Bookstore by Randal Spangler as a SAL on one of my groups in support of HAED. I will probably do a week on VB and the either switch back to TUIAJ or pull out another one of my sadly neglected rotation. They are starting to whisper so maybe I will give them all a turn before they start really yelling.
It is cold 45F & rainy here in MA today. Last week we were in the high 80's. Can we say everyone will be sick this week?
Last but now least is new stash. I got the last HAED that I ordered during the 50% off sale & then I picked up 3 charts at my Friday stitch group.
Well I've made it this far so I better not push my luck. Here are all the pics.



  1. Great progress on your WIPs. Blogger is such fun.
    Great way to meet and make new friends that have the same stitching hobbies.
    I was also just awarded the Liebster and had a hard time just picking 5 blogs.

  2. I have always wanted to visit Montana. In pics it looks so beautiful. I am sorry for the loss of your daughter. My first daughter was stillborn which is something most people don't know about me. Thanks for sharing you five things.

  3. Cindy, thanks for including me in the blog awards! Congrats on the progress on TUIAJ, which is coming along so nicely. I'll look forward to seeing your progress on the Village Bookstore, too. Theresa

  4. Thanks for sharing, how cool that you got this award. Have really enjoyed watching your progress on your HAED's.

  5. Congrats on the award Cindy!
    I am sorry to hear of your loss it is very hard to lose a child.
    Amazing progress on your HAED!

  6. You have so many HAED going incredible I am still a little scared to start mine. Congrats on your award I saw on the post. I also felt your pain reading the post about your child please stay strong! Big Hugs Kim

  7. Congratulations on the award. Your progress is amazing. I love the colors. Great patterns you got too. Have a great week!

  8. You have made fabulous progress on your HAED this week.

  9. What great progress! Thanks for sharing!

    Melissa J.

  10. WOW! Really great progress on TUIAJ this week - amazing. Love your four new charts, especially Frost!

  11. Congrats on the award Cindy and also the amazing progress on TUIAJ. Love your new stash, but especially IC Nut Jobs - this one is on my 'need to buy' list. I cracked up laughing when I saw it on Tracy's blog - just love her sense of humour.
    Liz x

  12. Cindy....Congrats on the award!!!!! Great progress on the TUIAJ! I love the new stash.....Ink circles....I love love love! now on my list!!!

    Thanks for the award!

  13. You can really see the progress!
    You brought the same HARD chart as I did lol. Love the other new charts too!

  14. Cindy - first congrats on your award! :) You got in lots of stitching this week! WOW - your TUIAJ is looking great! Can't wait to see your stitching on the Village Bookstore - that is going to be another awesome piece.

    So sorry to hear about your daughter, but thanks for sharing a little bit of info about you so I could get to know you better!

  15. Congrats on the award :) and for not killing your DH yet LOL. Your stitching looks good and Wow that's a lotta orts. Good job.

  16. Congrats on your blog award and I liked learning the 5 things about you. You've made good progress on your WIP and filling your TUSAL jar. Who doesn't love new STASH!

  17. Glad you got it posted this time, Cindy, and grats on the progress. And on the new stash. That's always fun. Can't wait to see your VB start!!!

  18. congrats on your award.
    good progress!

  19. grogeous stitching :D you're making great progress!

  20. you got your links to work!!! Your stitching looks wonderful!!!