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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Linda's Turtle Trot SAL September Update

Hi Blogger Friends.  It's Turtle Trot time.  This is a SAL being hosted by Claudette of BAP Attack.  We pick 10 projects to work on throughout the year and see how many we can finish.  I'm quite pleased with the amount I got done on them this month.  I would love to get them all finished this year except the Disney.  It's going to take 10 years.

1.  Mitten Friends - Diane Arthurs - Started the bottom of the mitten.


2.  6 Fat Men - Lizzie Kate - I planted two trees and then it started snowing again.


3.  Disney Heroe's #16 - Alina's XStitch - I finally added some color.  I couldn't handle the dark greens and browns any longer.  I have been working on this for a year.  How long ya think its gonna take me.


4. Pretty Little New York - Satsuma Street - This is so much fun to stitch on.  So I decided to add it to the list.

4.  Summer Season - Sandra Cozzolino - It's FINISHED
14ct Natural Aida
Started 9-24-12
Finished 9-10-14


5.  Mermaid Myrna - Diane Arthurs - I did a little more of the green in her tail.



6.  Dog Lessons for People - Lizzie Kate - I started another sentence.



7.  Autumn Season - Sandra Cozzolino - I worked on Autumn at the top.



8.  Spring Alphabet - Lizzie Kate - I added the e and k.



9.  March Sampler - Waxing Moon Designs - I stitched the cloud.


Guess what my hubby got me for my birthday.  Meet Sprinkles.  I just love her solid black left front leg and the left side of her face is black.  Her hair is just like silk.


Moon Dragon was saying hi.

I will be doing my craziness for the next 5 days.  Will be back Tuesday with pictures.

Thanks for looking.    Linda

Saturday, September 6, 2014

September YOTA SAL

Hi Blogger Friends.  It's time for the Year of the Acronym post.  This is where we pick a project and work on during the month and post a before and after picture on the first Saturday of the month.  It is being hosted by Pull The Other Thread and you can read about it HERE.
This is Bothy Threads cut-thru North Pole House.  I stitched the blue and green map.

9-6-14



8-2-14

I wanted to thank all of you from the bottom of my heart for all the kind and encouraging words on my last couple posts.  My leg is all better and I didn't have to go to the hospital.  Ya know, you can't keep an old horse down.
 (I promise to reply to all your wonderful comments.  I'm just a lot behind.)
I also decided to start a facebook group - Debbie's Ultimate Crazy January Challenge 2015 (DUCJC2015),  I would love for you all to join me.

Thanks for looking.   Linda

Saturday, August 30, 2014

leg infection

went to doctors today i have bad leg infection, don't get better by tomorrow i will have to go to hospital for treatment.   this from johnny

Friday, August 29, 2014

In Loving Memory of Debbie

It's with a saddened heart and tears in my eyes that I write this post.  We all lost a wonderful stitching friend today - Deborah Faris Bryant. I found Debbie's blog about 3 1/2 years and we starting commenting on each others blogs.  It only took a couple months and we started chatting a little everyday.  The last couple years we were chatting a lot every day.  In the last year we started talking on the phone and having are own telephone get togethers.  One of us would call, put on phones on speaker and sit and chatter and stitch for hours.  And we really did get some stitching done.

I'm sure most of you have heard of the Crazy January Challenge that started in 2011.  It's a group of crazies that have a new start everyday for the first 15 days of January.  I met Debbie about March.  The CJC2012 was to start 15 projects or you could do the UCJC2012 (ultimate) and start one every day in January.  Of course Debbie and I had to buck the rules and we started one every day in January and February or 60 starts.  We called it the Super Duper Ultimate Crazy January February Challenge (SDUCJFC2012).  We never succeeded in getting anyone else to join us.  January 2013 and 2014 we only started 31.  We were just starting to make our lists for our 31 starts next year.
Does anyone want to join me in memory of Debbie and start 31 next year?  There is a facebook page for the 15 starts but I'm sure we can start 31.  https://www.facebook.com/groups/284084435107424/

Debbie and I have also had a Saturday SAL since 2012.  There are still about 25 pieces to finish.  I will pick one and work on it on Saturday's in her memory.  Does anyone want to join me?  I have marked the ones that we were going to stitch on My Crazy List of UFO's/WIP's pages at the top of my blog.  I am almost done with Fall Welcome.  Are next one is going to be Candy Cane Christmas by Ursula Michael.

I know in my heart that Debbie is looking down and cheering me on.  She was like a sister to me.  She may be in heaven but I will Never Ever forget her.

RIP Debbie

August Smalls SAL and TUSAL

Hi Blogger Friends.  Sorry these are late.  I have been having a really hard week.  I did finally manage to finish my small for the month.  This is being hosted by Heather of Stitching Lotus.

Flip-It Stamp
Lizzie Kate
14ct Beige Aida
Started 1-2-14
Finished 8-28-14

This is my jar of orts for the TUSAL being hosted by Sharon of Its Daffycat.



Thanks for looking.    Linda

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Prayers Needed

Hi Blogger Friends.   I just found out that our stitching friend Debbie's Cross Stitch/Facebook just had a heart attack on Thursday evening and is in the hospital.  Please send prayers to her and her family.  

Friday, August 22, 2014

Start #35 and Updates

Hi Blogger Friends.  I'm still trying to finish my old and new challenge on facebook.  Wish me luck - I have till the 27th.  I also have to finish my small by the 27th.  Wait until you see what I'm going to do for my 22nd anniversay and my 65th birthday next month.   I really will be officially crazy.  LOL

Start 35 - Pretty Little New York - Satsuma Street on Etsy  What a fun design to work on.  I sure hope she designs one for all the states and Disneyland etc.  This is the new one for the facebook challenge.

Summer Season - Sandra Cozzolino - This is the old one for the facebook challenge.  It's almost done.

Bothy Threads cut-thru Steam Train - The cab is starting to take shape.

Santa's 12 Days of Christmas - Day 8

Thanks for looking.   Linda

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Only One Left

Hi Blogger Friends.  I finished another crocheted baby blanket.  I only have one more.


Old stuff - I crocheted these back in the mid 70's.


Thanks for looking.    Linda

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Linda's Turtle Trot SAL August Update

Hi Blogger Friends.  It's Turtle Trot time.  We pick 10 projects to work on for the month and post a before and after pic on the 10th of the month.  This is being hosted by Claudette of BAP Attack.  You can read all about it HERE.  Stop by and see who else is trotting.
I'm pretty excited this month.  I actually managed to put more than 50 stitches in them.

1.  Mitten Friends - Diane Arthurs - I stitched the brown on the mitten.


2.  6 Fat Men - Lizzie Kate - Did another strand on the border and then it started snowing.


3.  Disney Heroe's #16 - Alina's XStitch - So excited - I did about 250 stitches.


4.  Happy Camper - Diane Arthurs - IT'S FINISHED
Happy Camper - Diane Arthurs - Imaginating
14ct White Aida
Started 2-26-12
Finished 8-10-14

5.  Summer Season - Sandra Cozzolino - I did more on the banner.


6.  Mermaid Myrna - Diane Arthurs - I finished her arm.


7.  Dog Lessons for People - Lizzie Kate - I actually finished 2 rows.


8.  Autumn Season - Sandra Cozzolino - I started stitching Autumn.


9.  Spring Alphabet - Lizzie Kate - Did the umbrella and boots.


10. March Sampler - Waxing Moon Designs - I stitched the top line and March.


I so love this SAL and am already thinking about 10 projects for next year.  I would really like to get all of these done this year (except Disney) that's going to take me a hundred years.
I'm also doing the Ultimate Crazy January Challenge 2015.  I will be starting 31 projects in January and would sure like to get some done by the end of the year.

Thanks for looking.     I really appreciate your comments.     Linda