I Never Finish Anyth

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Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Starts, WIP's and Yarn

Hi Blogger Friends.  I want to thank you all for the wonderful comments that you left on my last post.  You all made me giggle with your (creepy walnut shell) guesses as to what the object was at the top of the picture.

Still not a lot of stitching.  I think a little more crochet.  I did get crazy again and joined 3 SAL's.  First up is Stitch Maynia on Facebook.  Somebody put up a challenge to do a new start each day for the last 6 days of August.  Duh!  Of course I had to join.

Merry String - Lizzie Kate

Buzzy String - Lizzie Kate

Autumn Sampler - Lizzie Kate

Unwrap the Joy - Lizzie Kate

Love My Coffee - Lizzie Kate

Is It Coffee Yet? - Lizzie Kate

These next 2 are new SAL's being hosted by Kaye of Kitten Stitching.
Prairie Schooler - I started this one several years ago.

Americana - July by Waxing Moon Designs

Stars and Stirpes by Ursula Michael
The Prairie School July also counts for this SAL.

WIP'S

Doggie String - Lizzie Kate

Pretty Little London - Satsuma Street - Not much progress.

Cinderella's Castle  Only 3 days of stitching.  It always surprises me at how much I get done.  This is a SAL called A New Stitchy Start 2015.
8-31-15

7-31-15 

YARN

20 more colors of variegated yarn.  I only have 76 different colors left.

This is the (creepy walnut shell paw) in my last post.  It's Moon Dragon.

Thanks for looking.   Linda

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

August Small's SAL

Hi Blogger Friends. It's the last Wednesday of the month and time for the Smalls SAL.  This is being hosted by Heather of Stitching Lotus.  We pick a small project to stitch on and post a finished picture on the last Wednesday of the month.

I only have 6 more of these to do.

Christmas Blessings w/charm - Lizzie Kate
14ct Polar Ice
Started 9-14-14
Finished 8-23-15

Does anybody know what that is at the top of the picture?

Thanks for looking and all of the awesome comments you leave.  I truly do appreciate them.  Linda

Saturday, August 15, 2015

August Gifted Georgeouness and TUSAL

Hi Blogger Friends.  GIFTED GORGEOUSNESS is being hosted by Jo of Serendipitous Stitching.  We all have projects that have been gifted to us or pieces that we are doing as gifts.   This SAL is so we can work on those and post on the 15th.
Pretty Mini Paris by Satsuma Street.  The magazine was gifted to me by our awesome hostess Jo.  I stitched the windmill.


TUSAL This is where we save our (ORTS) or floss and yarn ends and post a picture of them on the New Moon.  This is being hosted by Sharon of It's Daffycat.  Don't tell anybody, but Kate and I are up to 14 different projects for the April challenge next year.  I have been doing more crocheting than cross stitching the last couple weeks.

Yarn ORTS

Floss ORTS

Look at the RAK with all its lovely gifts.  This was received from the super duper Kaye of Kitten Stitching.
Isn't that an awesome nail file?



Thanks for looking.  Linda

Monday, August 3, 2015

Crocheting and a little Stitching

Hi Blogger Friends.  I would like to thank all of you for visiting my blog and leaving such awesome comments.  I really enjoy reading them and they are truly appreciated.  (I did want to mention that I am still leaving comments on your blogs but your not getting an email from me.)  As the title says, I have been doing a lot of crocheting and very little stitching.  It seems like every summer I get in a stitching slump.

Australia by Clouds Factory

Pretty Little London by Satsuma Street.  I did the blue on the ferris wheel.

Cinderella's Castle - I did make some good progress on this one in 3 days.
7-31-15

6-30-15

Tama had asked to see some of my variegated yarn.  This is 30 different colors.  I have about 80 more.  (I have been collecting yarn since 1972 when I taught myself to crochet.)

These are squares for 2 afghans.  I only need to make 219 more.

These will become squares for 2 more afghans.  I only need 170 more.  (Circle 1, 2 and 4 on the bottom row are from yarn bought in the 70's.)

These are squares for 4 more afghans.  I need 24 more top squares, 7 more of the one on the left and 109 of the one on the right.  See those little tiny squares on the bottom - I only need 394 more of those.
I only have 2 afghans left to start.

Thanks for looking.  Back to crocheting.   Linda

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

July Smalls SAL

Hi Blogger Friends. It's the last Wednesday of the month and time for the Smalls SAL.  This is being hosted by Heather of Stitching Lotus.  We pick a small project to stitch on and post a finished picture on the last Wednesday of the month.
Are you all sitting down??  I finally finished Santa's 12 Days of Christmas by Prairie Schooler.  Day 12 took me 4 days and the other 11 took 2 years and 7 months.

Finish 14
14ct Summer Khaki
Started 6-21-15
Finished 7-24-15
Finish 15
14ct Summer Khaki
Started 7-24-15
Finished 7-27-15

I am so happy to have these done.

Thanks for looking.    Linda

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

July Gifted Gorgeousness and TUSAL

Hi Blogger Friends.  GIFTED GORGEOUSNESS is being hosted by Jo of Serendipitous Stitching.  We all have projects that have been gifted to us or pieces that we are doing as gifts.   This SAL is so we can work on those and post on the 15th.
Pretty Mini Paris by Satsuma Street.  The magazine was gifted to me by our awesome hostess Jo.  I have finished all of the stitching from the Eiffel Tower over.  I should get this one done in the next month.



This is where we save our (ORTS) or floss and yarn ends and post a picture of them on the New Moon.  This is being hosted by Sharon of It's Daffycat.  Don't tell anybody, but Kate and I are up to 12 different projects for the April challenge next year.  I have been doing more crocheting than cross stitching the last couple weeks.



I'll leave you with a picture of Mocha and ?  (I think its Smeegol.)

Thanks for looking.   Linda

Giveaway



Nancy at Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe is have another awesome giveway.  80 beautiful skeins of floss.


Linda

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Finally an Update

HAPPY 4th OF JULY

Hi Blogger Friends.  I hope you all had an enjoyable day and ate lots of BBQ.  We had ours yesterday.  We had BBQ'd Kona tri-tip and BBQ baked potatoes and BBQ corn on the cob.  It was so yummy.

I have been doing a little stitching, a little crocheting and a-l-o-t of playing in my yarn.  I am absolutely obsessed with variegated yarn.  Especially Red Heart Super Saver.  I have 97 different colors.  I have some that is 43 years old.  I am doing 4 crochet blankets for the A-Z challenge next year along with 4 different cross stitch themes.  So I HAVE started working on them this year.  Wish me luck.

Cinderella's Castle - I did about 750 stitches in 4 days.

6-30-15

5-31-15

Santa's 12 Days of Christmas - Day 11 - Prairie Schooler

Pretty Little London - I worked on Big Ben.

Thanks for looking.  Linda

Thursday, June 25, 2015

June Smalls SAL

Hi Blogger Friends. It's the last Wednesday of the month and time for the Smalls SAL.  This is being hosted by Heather of Stitching Lotus.  We pick a small project to stitch on and post a finished picture on the last Wednesday of the month.  The reason I'm a day late posting this is because I fell sound asleep stitching in my chair last night and woke up in time to go to bed.  (Must be old age)

Finish 12
Santa's 12 Days of Christmas - Prairie Schooler
14ct Summer Khaki
Started 12-31-14
Finished 6-21-15

Finish 13
Boo Club - Lizzie Kate
14ct Yellow Gold
Started 3-26-15
Finished 6-25-15

Thank you for all of the great comments you leave.  I really do appreciate them.

Thanks for looking.  Linda

Monday, June 15, 2015

June Gifted Gorgeousness

GIFTED GORGEOUSNESS is being hosted by Jo of Serendipitous Stitching.  We all have projects that have been gifted to us or pieces that we are doing as gifts.   This SAL is so we can work on those and post on the 15th.
 
Pretty Mini Paris by Satsuma Street.  The magazine was gifted to me by our awesome hostess Jo.  I managed to stitch the green building and car in the last week.


This is going to be a lapghan for a good friend and neighbor Shirley for Christmas.  The gray is Red Heart Team Spirit in red and gray.  They are the color of the San Francisco 49 er's - her favorite football team.  The solid color is Red Heart Cherry.  I think I'm going to do the squares in the Team Spirit variegated yarn and the flat braid join (new to me) (how did I do?) in the red.


Thanks for looking.  Linda

Thank you all again for the awesome comments.  I really appreciate them.

Thursday, June 11, 2015

3 Finishes and a SAL Update

Hi Blogger Friends.  Thank you all for the encouraging comments on my last post.  I really appreciate them. I am so much happier with the decisions that I made.  Work on what I want, when I want and for as long as I want.
I did work on 3 Turtle Trots before I came up with my new plans.

ABC Christmas - Lizzie Kate



Mitten Friends - Diane Arthurs



Finish 8 -  Snow Day -  6 Fat Men - Lizzie Kate



Finish 10 and 11
Two of my DH co-workers had babies last month.  I decided to give them each a crocheted baby blanket.  I started them last Thursday and wanted to get them finished for his company picnic yesterday so I could give it to them.  I finished yesterday at the picnic and was able to give it to them.

Squircle Square - free pattern at Dly's Hooks and Yarns (Squircle is a circle in a square.)  I modified the squares some and they sure are fun to make.  I see me making lots of blankets with them in the future.

Sunday SAL - Santa's 12 Days of Christmas - Prairie Schooler - I had been working on this one for several days before I started the baby blankets.  He's almost done.


Tuesday SAL - Pretty Little London - Satsuma Street - I worked on this one last week but not this week yet.

Thanks for looking.   Linda

PS  Nancy at Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe is having an awesome Fourth of July giveaway.  Go enter for your chance to win.