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Friday, February 27, 2015

Days 56 - 57 and CAL

Hi Blogger Friends.  I want to thank all of you for joining me in this crazy challenge.  I know Debbie is smiling down at us and laughing at how crazy we all are.  I WILL BE DOING IT AGAIN NEXT YEAR AND HOPE ALL OF YOU WILL BE JOINING ME.

Day 56 - Disney Villains - Pixel Power
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Day 57 - Summer Owl or Pirate Owl - UAHome Made Studio
Cross stitch pattern PDF - Owl pirate


Only 33 starts left.

Mini Rings of Change crochet along being hosted by Kate.  34 rows done and it's 36 inches
I am so enjoying crocheting on this.  I can still see me making dozens in all different color combinations.

Thanks for looking.   Linda

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

February Smalls SAL - Days 52 - 55 DSDUCJFC

Hi Blogger Friends.  I'm still keeping up with my starts but not doing to good with my stitch along's..  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. This is my second finish for the year so I will be starting 10 more after my March 31 challenge ends.

 I Never Finish Anyth - Pixel Power
14ct Blue Ridge Aida
Started 2-5-15
Finished 2-23-15

Next up is - A New Stitchy Start SAL being hosted by Tammy.  You can read the blog HERE and see all the other stitchers projects.  Cinderella's Castle by Hornswoggle on Etsy.  I stitched on it for about 3 hours one day.  I am also doing this as a Sunday SAL with Kate of stitches, Scraps and Sparkles in the Sun.  Hopefully this will keep me motivated.

2-25-15  

1-31-15

I won an amazing giveaway from the Grow Your Blog Day from Lynda.  Please go visit her lovely blog.
2 Lizzie Kate chars that I don't have.  (Now thats amazing.)  Cupcake buttons, Mill Hill beads, scissors and a beaded fob, a piece of fabric, a piece of finishing fabric and 5 skeins of gorgeous Six Strand Sweets floss that I didn't have any of.  Thank you so much Lynda.  I love it all.

Day 52 - Pretty Little Paris - Satsuma Street

Day 53 - Angels Can Fly - Diane Arthurs

Day 54 - Tractor Santa - Stoney Creek

Day 55 - Pretty Little London - Satsuma Street
I am doing a Pretty Little Cities SAL on Tuesdays with Jo and Kate.  Does anybody want to join us?  You can choose any of the city charts.

Thanks for looking and for the awesome comments.    Linda

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Days 49 - 51 DSDUCJFC and CAL

Hi Blogger Friends.  I finally caught up with the Mini Rings of Change crochet along.  Just have to do this week.

Week 7 with the little monster.



 Week 8 - I can see me making dozens and dozens of these in all different color combinations or in one solid color.  Anybody want to buy one?

Day 49 - Pretty Little Chicago - Satsuma Street

Day 50 - Happy Halloween - Satsuma Street

Day 51 - Snowflakes Are Kisses - Diane Arthurs

I have decided to continue my starts through March.  There are 3 or 4 of us doing it.
Debbie's Insane Super Duper Ultimate Crazy January February March Challenge  (DISDUCJFMC)
Who wants to join us??

Thanks for looking.   Linda

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Days 45 - 48 DSDUCJFC and TUSAL

Hi Blogger Friends.  I want to thank you all for the wonderful comments.  I still haven't got back to you personally and I'm sorry.  Please just know that I really appreciate them.

Here are my next 4 starts:

Day 45 - Rainbow Parfait - Glendon Place   I'm not using the called for expensive floss just good old DMC.  What do you think of my color choices?

Day 46 - Mediterranean Harbour - John Clayton - Heritage Stitchcraft      I love his designs but didn't realize he uses a lot of single strands and blended threads.  I just like plain old x's.

Day 47 - Venice Balcony - Michael Powell     I scored big time and got 8 of his charts on ebay for $8.00 each plus free postage.

Day 48 - Spring Seasonal Mandala - Ink Circles   This is the one on the right.


It's time for the Totally Useless Stitch along update.  This is where we save our floss or yarn ends and post a picture of them on the New Moon.  This is being hosted by Sharon of It's Daffycat.

Sophie's Universe CAL - I had made up my mind to quit doing this CAL.  I love the colors.  The rounds are getting more complicated therefore they are more time consuming.  I like it but the texture is kinda rough.  But looking at it here makes me want to continue working on it.  What do you all think?

Thanks for looking.    Linda

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Days 39 - 44 DSDUCJFC and CAL and Gifted Gorgeousness

Hi Blogger Friends.  A big welcome to all of my new followers.  I also want to say a BIG thank you to all of you for leaving me such wonderful comments.  I really do appreciate them.  You all keep me going.

I still have a major problem.  See all the blogs on my sidebar.  I read those everyday if you have made a post.  I comment on about 90% of them.  Of that 90% - I am getting about 85%   "Delivery Status Notification Failure".  My comment goes on your blog post but not to your email.  I am now getting a few that leave me a comment and its not going to my email.  I am so frustrated and I don't know how to fix it.
I just wanted you all to know that I am still commenting on your posts.

I have been doing a new start everyday but am being a slacker about posting them.

Day 39 - Halloween Hoots - Ursula Michael

Day 40 - Happy Haunter - Diane Arthurs

Day 41 - Fantasy Blooms - Ursula Michael  (Another one that isn't my normal liking, but I am going to enjoy stitching this one.)

Day 42 - Autumnal Abstract - Vervaco  (Finished picture courtesy of Rachel.

Day 43 - Create - Living with Charm Flip-Its - Lizzie Kate

Day 44 - Pirates of the Caribbean - On Stranger Tides - Cheeky Shark Labs


Mini Rings of Change being hosted by Kate.  I know I'm behind in this but I don't even know how far.  lol



This is the full size version.  I'm thinking of doing it in color Cornmeal.  You can see the multi version in the lower left.  It has been very enjoyable so far.  You can see a better picture HERE.

I'm 2 parts behind on Sophie's Universe CAL and the next part comes out tomorrow.
My 3rd CAL started Tuesday and I haven't started it yet.  It's by Yarnspirations being hosted by Mikey of the Crochet Crowd.

Look at this awesome project bag that I won from Vonna.  I still can't believe that I won this.  Thank you so much Vonna.  I love it.

GIFTED GORGEOUSNESS  being hosted by Jo.  I'm a day early with this.  You can go to Jo's blog tomorrow and see all the other SALongers.  This is Autumnal Abstract by Vervaco.  I watched Rachel stitching this for quite a while and just loved it.  I was lucky enough to win it when she was done.  There again, not my normal stitching, but I loved working on it.  So I came up with a brilliant idea.  I made 4 working copies.  Now I can stitch one for each season by changing the colors and hanging them differently.  This is stitched like this but Rachel has it hanging horizontally.


I've talked long enough.               HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY

Thanks for looking.    Linda

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Linda's Feb. Turtle Trot Update



Hi Blogger Friends.   It's time for my turtle trot update.  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 managed to work on all 10 in the last 5 days and worked on 4 of them yesterday.

1.  Seasonal Cat Welcome - Diane Arthurs - I added the orange.



2.  Pretty Little New York - Satsuma Street - I finished the building on the left.


3.  Disney Heroe's #16 - Alina's XStitch - I did the darker blue.  It's now touching Snow Whites head.


4.  Winter Alphabet - Lizzie Kate -  I did the letter 'P'.


5.  Mitten Friends - Diane Arthurs - I started the 3rd mitten.


6.  Mermaid Myrna - Diane Arthurs - I did more of her face.


7.  Autumn Season - Sandra Cozolino - I stitched the word "falling".


8.  ABC Christmas - Lizzie Kate - I went backwards on this one.  I didn't like the fabric so I started over.


9.  March Sampler - Waxing Moon Designs - I did another strand in the top banner.


10. 6 Fat Men - Lizzie Kate - I finished the trees.  (Only doing one a year is gonna take another 4 years)


Thanks for looking.  Linda

PS  Thinking about continuing starts through March.  Anyone want to join me?