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Sunday, October 19, 2014

Etsy Enhancement

Hi Blogger Friends.  Several of you asked what charts I bought on my Etsy shopping spree.  I thought I would show you a few of them.

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs parody - Cross stitch PDF pattern

Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End parody - Cross stitch PDF pattern

Counted Cross Stitch Pattern, Disney Classic Characters Scene #1, Instant PDF Download

Elvis Presley - Digital PDF Cross Stitch Pattern

GOOD PRICE - Limited Time Counted Cross Stitch Patterns - London with Big Ben - 26.36" x 35.36" - L633

San Diego Cross Stitch Pattern Instant Download
Big Bang Theory Pixel People Character Cross Stitch PDF PATTERN ONLY

Disney Cars Mater and Lightning McQueen Counted Cross Stitch Embroidery Pattern or Needlepont Design in Printable PDF Instant Download

9.  My all time favorite TV show.
Rock, Paper, Scissors, Lizard, Spock Counted Cross Stitch Pattern PDF

Bambi 4. Cross Stitch Pattern. PDF Files.

Pretty Little Barcelona - Modern counted cross stitch pattern PDF - Instant download

The Big Bang Theory parody - Cross stitch PDF pattern

ON SALE INSTANT Download - Jack Sparrow alias Johnny Depp - 17.86" x 12.86" - Cross Stitch Pattern Pdf C167

ON SALE INSTANT Download - Disney Magic - 35.43" x 26.57" - Cross Stitch Pattern Pdf

Don't forget to look at my MMMM post.

Thanks for visiting.  Linda

Mega Mini Month Madness - Post 4

Hi Blogger Friends. It's MMMM time.  This is a SAL being hosted by Pull The Other Thread.  You can see all the other SALongers HERE.  We are to work on smalls for the month of October and see how many we can get done.
My bad.  I didn't get a small finished again this week.  I wanted to finish the 15 I started last month.  I only have 2 done.  I don't think I'm going to make it.  I did work on 2.  But I'm still working on printing out charts and trying to get them organized.  And I'm starting to pull charts for the Jan/Feb starts next year.

I should get these done this week.

Thanks for looking.    Linda

Monday, October 13, 2014

Mega Mini Month Madness - Post 3

Hi Blogger Friends. It's MMMM time.  This is a SAL being hosted by Pull The Other Thread.  You can see all the other SALongers HERE.  We are to work on smalls for the month of October and see how many we can get done.  I didn't get a mini finished this week.  I was working on my Turtle Trot pieces.

Then I decided I wanted to crochet another lapghan and went digging through my 44 plastic storage boxes.  Needless to say, they haven't been looked through in a looooong time.  My cats like to lay on the top boxes and boy was there alot of cat hair.  I took them all out of room and cleaned them and the hairy wall, etc.  Took me all day.

Worse than that, I went shopping on Etsy.  I bought 39 charts.  I have spent several days printing out the charts and trying to organize them in binders and folders.  (Not done yet.)

In between writing this post I'm getting rid of tops that I've had for 30 years.  I'm doing this so I can clean out the coat closet so I can put my rolls of aida fabric and my 59 starts for next year in there.  I have very bad cats and everything needs to be enclosed.  I also really really need to get back to my SAL pieces.

I did get a little stitching done on my small.  This is April Stamp by Lizzie Kate.

Thanks for looking.   Linda

Friday, October 10, 2014

Linda's Turtle Trot SAL October 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 managed to work on all of them again but just by the hair of my chiny chin chin (which I do have).

1. Mitten Friends - Diane Arthurs - I did more on the mitten.

2.  6 Fat Men - Lizzie Kate - I did another strand of snow.

3.  Disney Heroes #16 -  Alina's XStitch - I feel like I sorta accomplished a little.

4.  Pretty Little New York - Satsuma Street - I worked on the buildings in the center.

5. Mermaid Myrna - Diane Arthurs - I finally finished her tail.

6. Dog Lessons for People - Lizzie Kate - I added two words and a fire hydrant.

7. Autumn Season - Sandra Cozzolino - I worked on the U and M and finished the inside border.

8. Spring Alphabet - Lizzie Kate - I was trying to get this one done for this post.  I will get it done by next post.

9. March Sampler - Waxing Moon Designs - I did 2 strands in the top banner.

Thanks for looking.     Linda

P.S.  At least I'm consistent with my crooked pictures.  LOL

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Mega Mini Month Madness - Post 2

Hi Blogger Friends.  It's MMMM time.  This is a SAL being hosted by Pull The Other Thread.  You can see all the other SALongers HERE.  We are to work on smalls for the month of October and see how many we can get done.  I managed to get two done from the ones I started last month.

Christmas Blessings w/charm - Lizzie Kate 
14ct Lemon Twist 
Started 9-13-14
Finished 10-2-14
(This fabric is very bright yellow not green)

Boo Club - Lizzie Kate
14ct Orange
Started 9-12-14
Finished 10-6-14

Thanks for looking.   Linda

PS  Of course I'm still working on my Turtle Trot pieces.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

October YOTA SAL

Hi Blogger Friends.  It's Year of the Acronym time again.  But, OOPS, I'm a day late.  This is where we pick a project and work on it during the month and post a before and after picture on the first Saturday.  It is being hosted by Pull the Other Thread.

This is Bothy Threads cut-thru North Pole House.

10-4-14  I managed to get the section done to the right of the elf.


Thanks for looking.    Linda

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

2 Finishes, 1 Start and a new SAL

Hi Blogger Friends.  I signed up for another SAL - Mega Mini Month Madness - You work on smalls for the month of October and see how many you can get finished.  It's being hosted by Pull the Other Thread.  I would like to finish all the ones I started last month.  Wish me luck.  I also want to try and keep up with my other SAL's and also my Turtle Trot pieces.  Wish me more luck.  LOL

Finish 17 -  Sunday SAL with a Facebook Group.
Santa's 12 Days of Christmas - Prairie Schooler
14ct Summer Khaki
Started 8-3-14
Finished 9-22-14

Finish 18 - This was a Saturday SAL with Debbie.
Fall Welcome - Diane Arthurs
14ct Fiddler Lite
Started 1-19-13
Finished 9-28-14

This was going to be our next Saturday SAL.  I know she's cheering me on.

Sunday SAL - Santa's 12 Days of Christmas - Day 9

My friend came by and took me out to lunch for my birthday and gave me this great (Russian Doll) but its cats.

I have been going through charts trying to pick just 31 for DUCJC2015.  I have barely made a dent and am already past 31.  Evalina is going to do the Super Duper Ultimate Crazy January Challenge 2015 and start everyday in January and February.  She didn't have to twist my arm to hard to convince me to do that too.  After all, I only have 175 started now.  What's a few more!!!!

My little town just got a Joann's.  I have been anxiously waiting for it to open for the last 3 months.  It opened today.  I was so disappointed.  Their cross stitch section is very small (it is considered a small store).  They do carry all the DMC colors, some tubes of fabric, a few books and some supplies.  They are not going to carry any kits.  BUT, they do have an awesome yarn section.

Thanks for looking.   Linda

Thursday, September 25, 2014

September Smalls SAL and TUSAL

Hi Blogger Friends.  I did get the baby blanket crocheted in 3 days and forgot to take a picture.  Duh!  I'll just have to make another one.  It was a lot of fun to make.

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.
Flip-It Stamp - Lizzie Kate
14ct Beige
Started 9-14-14
Finished 9-25-14

It's also time for the Totally Useless Stitch-a-long.  This is being hosted by Sharon of It's Daffycat.  We keep our floss scrapes for the month and post them on the New Moon.

Thanks for looking.   Linda

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Celebration Startitis

Hi Blogger Friends.  Thank you all for the birthday wishes.  I swear I'm going to reply to all your comments for the last month.  My arm decided to get another infection.  Hard to do anything when your laying in bed.

The 12th was my 22nd anniversary.  What a wonderful man.  I know in my heart that he was sent to me.  I truly believe if not for him, I wouldn't be here today.  The 14th was my Medi Care birthday.  I had told Debbie about a month ago as to what I wanted to do to celebrate.  We were talking on the phone and she just started laughing.  We must have been on the phone for at least 3 hours and she would just start laughing again and call me silly names.  I thought maybe she was right and I wasn't going to do it.  In light of what happened, I decided to go ahead with it.  I'm so glad I did.  Every one that I started made me think of that phone conversation and put a smile on my face.  This is part one.  I started these in 5 days.

Boo Club - Lizzie Kate

Christmas Blessings - Lizzie Kate

 Flip-It Stamp - Lizzie Kate

I'm a weiner.  I won Angela's - Hooked on Stitches 6th Blogoversary giveaway.  Look what she made just for big ole me.   This is actually a box.  My very first box and I love it.
And this adorable ornament.  Her stitching and finishing are absolutely stunning.
And these dishclothes.  You can never have enough of these.
Thank you again Angela.  These are so special.

Thanks for looking.   Linda

On a side note: I have to crochet a baby blanket in TWO days.  Wish me luck.