Sunday, 13 January 2013

TUSAL, Turtle Trot, bad news and a mystery

Well the title is summing up this post quite nicely.

For my Turtle Trot update for January - please have a look at the page dedicated to it.  There is not a lot of progress.

First off we have my first ever TUSAL post.  It is causing great hilarity between Rachael, Luke and Colin.  They are rolling around at the mention of a TUSAL pot and the fact that I intend to gather my orts for a year rather than throw them in the bin next to me.  Just out of interest, how do you pronounce it?  In our house, it has become 'mum's toosall pot'.


As there wasn't a lot in it, I have done a shot looking down on it from above.  The blue is from frogging Cinderella, which was one stitch too far to the right.  The green/red is from the start of Santa's House which you can see on the left of the photo.

This brings me nicely on to the mystery.  I had a skein of DMC321 sat next to me.  It was a nice full skein and actually it wasn't DMC321 it was the smelly threads equivalent of it (and out of interest, I think it smells more like cherries than strawberry).  It has vanished...completely and utterly vanished.  How on earth does a whole skein of thread just get up and walk off?  I can't find it anywhere, the kids can't find it anywhere, it is a complete mystery.

And finally, the bad news, which a few people already know.  Colin (my hubby for new visitors), is being made redundant.  He was told about it before Christmas but only had his 'official' meeting on Tuesday. His finishing date will be 5th March so he has a reasonable amount of time to find another job.  Sadly medical underwriting jobs are not as common round here as they used to be so it could be hard for him to find something.  Please keep him (and us) in your thoughts and prayers.

12 comments:

Mii Stitch said...

I love your choice of "Toosall Pot"!!! Hope the mystery skein of thread reappear :D On a more serious note, sorry to hear about Colin, I truly hope he walk into a new job, even if it's something totally different, Mii xx

Rhona said...

So sorry to hear about your hubby, I do hope he gets another job soon. We went through the same thing quite a few years ago and ended up moving the the USA!!!!
Your TUSAl has lots more threads than mine, I was quite embarrassed at how few threads there were. I'm not sure how it's pronounced but I sat 'toosal' too :)
Good luck with all those wonderful designs for the turtle trot, can't wait to see your progress!

Kerryp77 said...

That's how I'd pronounce it! sorry to hear about hubby's job. I can say first hand it's not a good thing at all, but hope he finds a new post soon

Lesleyanne said...

I think I probably pronounce the same as you toosal. So sorry to hear your husband's news.

Jo said...

I say toosal - sal as in sally, not ball, of that makes sense. But it down't matter really, especially given it's a very international thing.I don't think my other half gets it either...

Sorry to hear about Colin, hope he finds something else suitable soon

Nicola said...

I have been thinking about you and your husband since you told me and keeping you in my prayers.

I am always amazed by how easy it is to misplace sewing things. My scissors seem to walk every night

Linda said...

I love all the pieces you picked for the TT SAL. Looking forward to seeing your progress. Did you look in the chair for the floss. It will show up when your not looking for it.
Sorry to hear about hubbys job. I'm sending happy thoughts that he will find something before March.

Linda

tiffstitch said...

So sorry to hear about Colin! I hope he finds something even better quickly. Good luck with Cinderella and hope you don't have to frog anymore.

SoCal Debbie said...

I pronounce it toosal just like you! Maybe the floss is under the seat cushion. Good luck finding it!

Shirlee said...

Doesn't it drive you mad to know exactly where something should be but for the life of you, you can't find it there or anywhere else?!?!? You will find the skein after you've gone & bought another : ) I am so sorry to hear about Colin's job. What a worry for all of you. I will definitely be praying for everything to work out.

Faith... said...

So sorry to hear about your DH's job; praying that something else will come along for him soon.

Hope you find your floss!

DJH said...

Sorry to hear about your hubby's job. I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers.
I pronounce TUSAL the same as you!
Hope you find your missing floss soon. I have had that happen once, never did find it either...