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Sunday, March 2, 2014

A Totally Useless Birthday Post

So sorry for the late ORT report...my computer would not cooperate with me yesterday and I ran out of good humor to deal with it! The ORTs in my jar are piling up. You can see the big load of black threads from my Trilogy Sneak Peek and for those of you that guessed I was stitching the cat? You know me so well ~ lol!


Today is my birthday as you can see by my post title. I've had a great time even if it is snowing/sleeting/freezing rain on my special day. 

Yesterday, Dash took me to the jewelry store because I told him I'd like more earring post wires. He had gotten me the Pandora posts (they are wires but the site calls them posts) last year and I've had loads of fun finding pretty charms to hang on them. The ones I already had have the London Underground logo on them in the picture. The new ones are at the bottom with some silver plated ladybugs. Pretty cute, aren't they? 

I've included a couple of the charms I have for examples. The posts are inexpensive and the charms are really, really inexpensive. Most of the charms I find at craft stores for next to nothing ~ since they are so cheap, I bet I have 50 pairs! I love them.


Since we were at the jewelry store I HAD to check out the Pandora charms too. I bought the little scissors one in the middle. My bracelet is filling up! 

While we were shopping, I told told Dash I loved the comedy/tragedy charm and if he wanted to get me a present to get that one next.


When we got home, I got out my bracelet to add my new charm and take a photo of it for you. Dash asked if I was going to take a photo and when I told him I was he handed me a little box and said I'd better have my birthday present early then.

I opened the box to find the comedy/tragedy charm and burst into tears!

Dash said the saleslady "looked" at him when I told him which charm I wanted next. Because she had helped him buy it a few days ago. Awwwww! I think I blubbered for at least an hour after unwrapping my gift.

=^..^=

We want to see your ORTs! Leave a comment on this post with a link to your March 1st TUSAL post so we can come visit! If I hold a Totally Useless giveaway your comment will earn you an extra entry.

Wondering what a TUSAL is and why all these people are posting pictures of rubbish? Click here to learn more and join the fun!

Thank you for visiting my blog today!
xox

76 comments:

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Happy birthday to you! Lovely bracelet and charms, how sweet of your hubby to have chosen the exact charm you wanted next.
Here is my TUSAL post, named the TUSAL of Gifts most serendipitously:
http://serendipitousstitching.blogspot.com/2014/03/tusal-of-gifts.html

sharah said...

Happy Birthday! I had a feeling that Halloween cat would be making an appearance soon :)

My current TUSAL checkin is here: http://sharah.wordpress.com/2014/03/01/tusal-march-1-checkin/

AnaCristina said...

Happy Birthday!!!

http://anacristinap.blogspot.com.br/2014/03/tusal-312-ano-3.html

gracie said...

Happy Birthday and wonderful charms....Dash is so smart!

Bente Lill M said...

Happy Birthday! What a wonderful and thoughtful gift - I would have blubbered too... :)

Oh, and here's my update: http://paakryssogtvers.blogspot.no/2014/03/tusal-mars-1.html

Love, Beni from Norway

Vicky L said...

Happy Birthday! Your new posts and charms are beautiful. How sweet Dash knew what you wanted before saying anything.

Sandy In Montana said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY !!!!, Sharon.
I posted my TUSAL report yesterday to show off the extra ORT's in the jar.

Take Care & Happy Stitchin'
Hugs, Sandy

Pam in IL said...

Happiest Birthday!

Angela P said...

Happy Birthday Sharon!

Susan Piluk said...

Happy Birthday! Love your birthday goodies, so pretty. Here's my update: http://www.thelazystitcher.blogspot.com/2014/03/tusal-update-for-februrary.html

Have a great day!

Lindsay said...

Happy Birthday my dear.

My post is up

http://purplepds.blogspot.co.uk/2014/03/tusal-time.html

Linda said...

Happy Birthday Sharon. I love your earrings and the bracelet is great.
How cool that Dash knew what you wanted.

Here is my TUSAL post:
http://www.bengalcatlover10.blogspot.com/2014/03/march-yota-sal-and-tusal.html

Linda

SoCal Debbie said...

What a wonderful birthday surprise! I've never seen a charm bracelet like that before, seems very modern!

Here is my TUSAL report: http://debbiescrossstitch.blogspot.com/2014/03/yota-ufo-update-and-tusal-february.html

Mouse said...

Happpyyyy Birthday :) sounds like you had a good one and had a giggle at the sales lady's look ...lol the bracelet is gorgeous :) and love the wee charms for your ears too :)
hope you had a cake coz we all want a slice with our cuppa's ..lol love mouse xxxx

bonnie said...

happy birthday to you!!!
here is my update
http://crossingthestitches.blogspot.com/2014/03/march-1st-on-2nd-tusal-post.html

Beaj said...

Happy Birthday Sharon,
Hope you got to enjoy your Special Day doing whatever makes you Happy..:)

Shelly said...

Happy Birthday! Wonderful gift too! Here's my link
http://shelly-anarizonastitcher.blogspot.com/2014/03/tusal-and-more-on-this-drizzly-day-yay.html

Silverlotus said...

Happy birthday! It sounds like you had a lovely day, and that Dash knows you perfectly.

I actually managed to post my TUSAL post on almost the right day this month. It is here: http://stitchinglotus.ca/2014/03/tusal-march-2014/

Lizette Morales said...

Hi,
Happy birthday and many more to come!!!! Well here is my blog www.lizylovelystitches.blogspot.com

Stitching Noni said...

Happy Birthday!!!
Oh, how wonderful is your husband... and how well he knows you!! :o)
Love those charms... you can never go wrong with a charm bracelet and the Pandora ones are lovely.
My TUSAL post is now up...

Fireflies & Cats in the Garden TUSAL Post

Blu said...

Happy birthday! Such a lovely present from Dash. It must be pretty awesome to have that one person who knows you so well :)

My tusal post is here: http://therapy-by-thread.blogspot.ca/2014/03/first-tusal-of-month.html

Sheryl S. said...

Happy Birthday wishes. My update is at sewingafterseven.blogspot.com

katica said...

Happy birthday!!!! Love your bracelet and your earring charms! Also love your kitty stitching! You've enabled me to go on the hunt for that chart!

My ort report is posted.

Thoeria said...

Happy Birthday Sharon!!! Sounds like you had a lovely day! Great little charms....I admit I'm partial to ladybugs :) Your bracelet is lovely! And what a great surprise that lil charm :) He knows you pretty well!

Julie said...

Happy Birthday wishes to you Sharon.
Your Pandora looks lovely, a great selection of charms on it. How wonderful Dash had chosen he exact charm you wanted, perfect!

Shari said...

Aww...how sweet! What a cute little bracelet. Happy Birthday!

http://refreshedintent.blogspot.ca/2014/03/tusal-march-1.html

Ariadne Skyrianidou said...

Happy birthday!I love the Underground earrings!AriadnefromGreece!

Mii Stitch said...

Happy Birthday!!! Love the little charms too :)

Gypsy Rose said...

Happy birthday! Dash knows you so well! Hope you had a wonderful day!

TUSAL post: http://dancingwithstitch.blogspot.com/2014/03/march-tusal.html

Chris said...

Happy Happy Birthday! Your bracelet looks lovely. What a great guy.
Here is my TUSAL link...http://totstitch.blogspot.com/2014/03/hello-march-tusal.html
Lovely stitching progress too.
Have a great week!

Vickie said...

Happy Birthday! What a neat story you shared with us. =)

Sheila said...

Happy BIRTHDAY

You can see my post here
http://sheilasstitchnstuff.blogspot.com/2014/03/tu-sal.html?m=1

Sherry said...

Happy Birthday! How wonderful that you got such great gifts!

D1-D2 said...

Happy belated Birthday!

my TUSAL post http://d1-d2.blogspot.ca/2014/03/march-tusal.html

Emma/Itzy said...

Happy Birthday! He obviously knows you very well! I have a bracelet too, however I only have a couple of things on mine so far, but I have plenty on my wish list! I just wish they still did a knitting or stitching one!

here is my tusal post - mine was late too!

http://myitzycreativecorner.blogspot.co.uk/2014/03/tusal-and-yota-updates-and-your-last.html

Loretta said...

Belated birthday greetings.

Love your charms!!!!!!!!

My TUSAL post can be found here:

http://lorettasstitchingblog.blogspot.ca/2014/03/totally-useless-stitch-along-tusal.html

Von said...

Happy birthday!! Love the new charms for your bracelet. :)

Boyett-Brinkley said...

Happy Birthday! I love the bracelet! I have a charm bracelet that my husband started for me years ago and have all sorts of meaningful charms on it but these Pandora bracelets are very interesting! Glad you had a good day despite the weather.

Dr. Dolphin said...

Happy birthday!

Here is my post!

http://thoughtsfromthestitchyside.blogspot.com/2014/03/tusal-and-dreamcatcher.html

Minnie said...

As the title of my post says I'm late, but I have shared my March TUSAL so come take a look.
http://minnie-allxxs.blogspot.com/

Happy Birthday!

Tania said...

Happy b-day!
You have such a lovely Dash!

You can see my ORT-report on http://poekietoe2.blogspot.be/2014/03/tusal.html

Carol said...

Happy, happy birthday, Sharon!! Love your bracelet's charms--and what a sweet husband you have :)

lynda said...

Happy birthday! I love all your charms!
Here is my TUSAL...or what it's worth!
http://acozylittleplaceforstitching.blogspot.com/2014/03/another-late-tusal-post.html

Katie said...

Sounds like a great bday indeed.

http://dragonsluver.blogspot.com/2014/03/tusal-and-finish.html

There is my TUSAL check in.

Brendon said...

Once again I am late I have 3 good reasons though. A 5 year old, a 4 year old, and a 2 month old.

I love your bracelet and all your stitchings...

http://jeffandbrendonjones.blogspot.com/

Laura said...

Happy Birthday to you!!!! Here's my ort-report for this time :)

http://flowersofthewind.blogspot.com/2014/03/so-where-is-it.html

Laura

June Scanlon said...

Happy birthday! Here's my first - and latest - ORT report.

http://stitchingaftereight.blogspot.com/2014/03/february-totally-useless-stitch-along.html

Michelle said...

happy birthday!

Bekca said...

Happy Birthday! How sweet of your husband to surprise you like that :) I'm sure you'll treasure your charm bracelet for many years to come.
Best wishes.

Jusie Sea said...

Happy Birthday!!!!!
My report http://jusiecreation.blogspot.ru/2014/03/tusal-2014-2.html

The Inspired Stitcher said...

Now that's the sweetest birthday story ever. I love that! Nice pile o'ORTS too. Here's my pile:

http://theinspiredstitcher.blogspot.com/2014/03/tusal-february.html

stitchersanon said...

Happy birthday! Wow, what a thoughtful gift...such a great thing to do for you xx

cerato said...

Happy birthday Sharon!!!
Love your charms!!

Here´s my ORT report:
http://cerato.wordpress.com/2014/03/01/tusal-marzo-4/

Hugs

Ingrid Senger-Perkins said...

Happy Birthday! Some lovely charms you have there :) Will have to get myself some underground ones I think.

My TUSAL update is here: http://crossstitchchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2014/03/tusal-update.html

Jan Jones said...

Happy Birthday Sharon!! Here's my ORT report.....
http://jan1228.blogspot.com/2014/03/sampler-update-and-march-tusal.html

Rike said...

Happy Brithday!
Hope you enjoyed your day :-)

BTW: here's my ort-Report:
http://blog.handarbeitskorb.de/2014/03/02/tusal-01-03/

Happy stitching
Rike

valerie said...

Happy Birthday Sharon! So sweet of Dash to give you the charm and goes to show he knows you so well. I haven't participated in TUSAL in months. Life has been crazy. Hope it's ok for me to start up next months and that I am still using old orts from last year. I didn't feel like emptying my dismal jar from last year. lol

mi maleta lila said...

Happy Birthday Sharon!

http://mimaletalila.wordpress.com/2014/03/01/tusal-marzo/

Here´s my ORT report

Hugs

msmartello said...

Happy Birthday Sharon! Hope you have a great day. Your bracelet looks great. I only have three on mine and I want the scissors charm.

Threeundertwo said...

Happy birthday! I love my Pandora bracelets - how did I miss the scissors? Thanks for hosting the ort check in.

http://litandlaundry.blogspot.com/2014/03/40-bags-in-40-days.html

Lesleyanne said...

Happy Belated Birthday. Gorgeous charms. I haven't done any stitching this month so no update from me. Hopefully my mojo will be back soon.

Kate said...

I wasn't late posting my TUSAL - just letting you know I had done it!
http://katesflossbox.blogspot.co.uk/2014/03/tusal-march-2014-1.html

Belated Birthday Wishes

Marsha said...

Love your new beads. And Happy Birthday. I have those Pandora posts and never thought to use other charms. Thanks so much for the idea!

Jessica said...

Happy birthday!! Very cute charms, my favorite is the tiny scissors.

http://blessingsinthecountry.blogspot.com/2014/03/march-tusal.html

ghemulet said...

Happy birthday!!!!!

lekae said...

Happy Birthday!
http://otnoroktushkana.blogspot.ru/2014/03/tusal.html

douglust said...

Better late than never - look at 'em grow!

Sara said...

Sadly no orts for me this month as it has been a hectic month but I wanted to stop and wish you a belated Happy Birthday! Sounds like you had a lovely one.

geeky Heather said...

Happy belated birthday!!! Isn't it awesome to have a guy that "gets" you?? =)

Liz Westlake said...

My update is ridiculously late, but I decided to do it anyways :) http://blog.handspunthread.com/blog/2014/3/14/tusal-update-march-14-2014

Maxine said...

Very belated Happy Birthday. I love your earrings and charms. Great that your OH knows exactly what you like ;)

Danice said...

Happy belated birthday. I love the charms bracelet. I also love the comedy/tragedy masks, as they are a symbol of the theatre (my BFA is in Theatre/Costume Design). 'Hoping the weather there soon turns warmer. Prim blessings :)

Boyett-Brinkley said...

Just stopping by to say "hi" and to let you know that your bracelet has started a Pandora obsession with me! My husband keeps asking if I want to go look at them and I keep saying no because I know once I get started I probably wont be able to stop. Yikes! Love yours though and am thinking a family history theme might be good! Have a great day!

Anna van Schurman said...

Isn't it wonderful when our partners know us so well that they know what we want before we do? Happy birthday (belatedly).

DJ said...

Happy Belated Birthday! What a sweet story of your husband and his gift, those are always the most precious gits! Here's a link to my most recent TUSAL...I'm sorry I was a couple days late, seems to be the story of my life lately! http://tickledpinkinstitches.blogspot.com/2014/03/merrily-i-stitch-along.html

Lija Broka said...

Aw, your birthday present almost made me cry too!

Nice bracelet and shopping.

My post:
http://stitchingincrossesandmore.blogspot.co.uk/2014/03/tusal-3-and-wipocalypse-3.html