I Never Finish Anyth

I Never Finish Anyth

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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.

Sunday, May 31, 2015

A New Stitchy Start - May

Hi Blogger Friends.  Thank you so much for all of the great comments that you have been leaving.  I really appreciate them.


I finally came to a decision.  I have been working on 17 projects a month for the last couple years and it has been stressing me out for quite a while now.  My darn stubborn side kicks in and tells me that I HAVE to stitch on all of them each month.  I don't want to feel stressed anymore.  We are suppose to enjoy our stitching and not make it into a job.  With that said, this is what I have decided to do:

1.  I will continue with the Sunday Santa 12 Days of Christmas SAL.  Only, because I have been working on them for two and half years and want to get them done.  Progress on day 10.

2.  I will never stop doing the Tuesday SAL of the Satsuma Street Pretty Little Cities.  I love working on these designs.  If I ever run out, I have about 50 other similar city charts by different designers that I also love.  In fact, I could ALMOST just strictly stitch city charts.  Pretty Little London.

3.  A New Stitchy Start SAL.  This is the first year for this one.  I don't know if it will continue next year or not.  This is Cinderella's Castle.  I am really really enjoying stitching on this one and will continue.
5-31-15
4-30-15

4.  Turtle Trot SAL - This one seems to have fizzled out somewhat.  I am not going to try and work on each one every month.  If I decide to work on any of them I will post a progress pick on the 10th of the month.

5.  Smalls SAL - I will continue with this one so at least I will have one finish a month.

6.  YOTA - I will not continue with this one.

I basically just want to stitch on whatever I want whenever I want.  I will be doing 60 starts in January and February next year.  I am also doing 6 different things for the April A - Z challenge next year.  4 cross stitch related and 2 crochet.  I am starting to work on those this year.  They will be started but finished during the challenge.

Be Naughty by Lizzie Kate.  A whatever project that I pulled out of the UFO box and have now put back.
(Hopefully I will be showing you more UFO/whatever projects.)  lol

Thanks for looking.   Linda

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

May 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.

Finish #9 - I only have 3 left.
Creepy - Boo Club - Lizzie Kate 
14ct Light Green
Started 9-10-14
Finished 5-27-15

I finished this one last year, but I forgot his eyes and mouth.

I want to thank you all again for leaving me such awesome comments.  I really do appreciate them.

Thanks for looking.   Linda

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Finish #7 and a late TUSAL

Hi Blogger Friends.  I am very late posting my TUSAL.  I even forgot to post last month.  My floss ORT jar is filling up nicely thanks to the April challenge and the SIX challenges that I am trying to do for next April.
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.



And a FINISH.  Sunday SAL with Kate and Kaye
Santa's 12 Days of Christmas - Prairie Schooler
14ct Summer Khaki
Started 9-28-14
Finished 5-17-15

And a START - I actually started Santa 10 on 12-31-14 with 8 stitches.  (If I finish nothing else this year - I WILL finish these last 3.  I am really getting tired of stitching on them.)

Saturday SAL - Candy Cane Christmas by Ursula Michael - I stitched some of the cranberries?

Tuesday SAL with Kate and Jo - Pretty Little London by Satsuma Street - I stitched the blue circle.  (I so love stitching these.  I sure wish she would hurry up and design a bunch more.)

Thank you all so much for leaving me such awesome comments.  If it wasn't for all of you I think sometimes I would throw in the towel.

Thanks for looking.   Linda

Friday, May 15, 2015

May 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.

Our awesome hostess sent me this magazine because she knows how much I love the Satsuma Street cities.  I started Paris on the lower left.  Thank you again Jo.



This fabric is actually Delft Blue.  Much darker than in the picture.

Thanks for looking.   Linda

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Linda's May Turtle Trot Update

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY

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.  We post a before and after picture on the 10th of the month.

1.  Seasonal Cat Welcome - Diane Arthurs - I added the pumpkin's hat.


2.  Pretty Little New York - Satsuma Street - I stitched the Statue of Liberty


3.  Disney Hero's #16 - Alina's XStitch - I have decided that I really really dislike confetti stitching.  You can't even tell I did anything.




4.  Winter Alphabet - Lizzie Kate - I added the Q and Z.


5.  Mitten Friends - Diane Arthurs - I did the scarf.


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


7.  Autumn Season - Sandra Cozzolino - I finished the bottom border and did some on the pumpkin.


8.  ABC Christmas - Lizzie Kate - I added Mistletoe.


9.  March Sampler - Waxing Moon Designs - I stitched some of the wind swirls.


10. 6 Fat Men - Lizzie Kate - I stitched the last house.



Thanks for looking.   Linda

I want to thank all of you for the awesome comments your leaving me.  I am still commenting on your blogs but your not getting the email.  Sure wish I could figure out the problem.