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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Linda's Turtle Trot SAL Dec. Final Update

Hi Blogger Friends.   It's time for the final Turtle Trot update for the year.  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 year.  I managed to get 3 and 1/6 done.

1.  Mitten Friends - Diane Arthurs



2.  6 Fat Men - Lizzie Kate - This is my 1/6 finish.  Gee it's only going to take me 4 more years to finish.



3.  Disney Hero's #16 - Alina's xstitch




4.  Pretty Little New York - Satsuma Street




5.  Mermaid Myrna - Diane Arthurs




6.  Dog Lessons for People - Lizzie Kate - I would like to try and finish this one this year.




7.  Autumn Season - Sandra Cozzolino




8.  Spring Alphabet - Lizzie Kate - FINISHED
14ct Marbled Antique Sage
Started 2-29-12
Finished 12-9-14








9.  March Sampler - Waxing Moon Designs



Summer Season - Sandra Cozzolino - FINISHED


Happy Camper - Diane Arthurs - FINISHED


That's 26 finishes for the year.  I will have another small finish and hopefully Dog Lessons.
Looking forward to next year's Turtle Trot SAL.

Thanks for looking.  Linda

PS  I want to say a great big THANK YOU for all the wonderful comments you all leave.  I'm still horrible at replying to them, but I'm trying.





Saturday, December 6, 2014

December YOTA SAL

Hi Blogger Friends.  It's Year of the Acronym time again.  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.

12-6-14   I'm almost done with Santa's bedroom.  I didn't think I got much done on this one this year.  But if you look at the bottom picture, I guess I have.  Hope to get a bunch more done on this next year.



11-1-14

11-2-13



Thanks for looking.  Linda

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Lots of stuff...

WARNING - Very long post.

Hi Blogger Friends.  Did you all get full-filled with turkey?  I only have enough left for one more sandwich.  (Note to self - buy bigger turkey.)  I wanted to mention that I am still reading all your blogs that are in my sidebar and leaving comments.  I am still getting alot of Delivery Status Failure.  The comments post on your blog but they don't go to your email.  Anybody know how to fix this problem?

First up is a tad bit of progress.

Santa's 12 Days of Christmas - Prairie Schooler

Candy Cane Christmas - Ursula Michael

Progress on the lapghan.  This is about 1/4 of it done.

I was sorta bad again.  I went shopping at Love My Stitch on Etsy.  If you buy 12 charts at $48.00 you get 6 free.  Can you guess how many I bought? - (more than this)

I decided to get the floss for 7 of them.  Joann's had them 3 for .99 and I had a 25% off coupon.  You can't beat .25 a skein.
486 skeins plus about a 100 I need to pull from my stash.  I didn't buy the 60+ skeins of black.  The round stained glass ones are suppose to be filled in solid with black.  I'm not sure if I'm going to do that.  As I was just on the site, I see she has added more of the round stained glass ones which of course I will have to get.
Last time the floss was on sale I bought about a 100 skeins to kit up 3 other projects.  Its going to take me months to bobbinate all this floss.  Helpers needed!!

ON SALE Counted Cross Stitch Patterns - Snow white  - 19.71" x 19.14"  - L768


ON SALE Counted Cross Stitch Patterns -  Elsa  Anna Olaf Sven Kristoff - 16.93" x 12.86" - L132

ON SALE Counted Cross Stitch Patterns - Princess ariel stained glass - 19.86" x 19.86" - L775

ON SALE Counted Cross Stitch Patterns - Pocahontas stained glass - 19.14" x 19.21" - L773

ON SALE Counted Cross Stitch Patterns -  Elsa  Anna Olaf Sven Kristoff - 25.57" x 12.29" - L648

My husband and I spent all day Friday and Saturday putting up our outside Christmas display.  Saturday night we're out there with a flashlight plugging everything in.  (We were still putting stuff out)  You can click on any of the pictures to enlarge.






I need to take some better night pictures.






If you made it this far, thanks for looking.    Linda

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

November Smalls SAL and TUSAL

Hi Blogger Friends.  On time with one and late with the other.  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.  (Holy mac and cheese.  This is finish 25 for the year.)


Christmas Blessings with Charm - Lizzie Kate
14ct Polar Ice
Started 9-13-14
Finished 11-26-14


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.  I do believe this is the most orts I have ever had and still have 1 month left to add to them.



I also won a giveaway from Sharah.  Isn't it great.  I've never stitched a Margaret Sherry design.  But I sure see them all over blogland.  Thank you Sharah.  I love it all.

Thanks for looking.   Linda

HAPPY THANKSGIVING

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Finally an Update and a RAK

Hi Blogger Friends.  I'm still spending wayyyyy to much time on this stupid computer.  BUT, my husband is finally getting his day shift back at work starting next week.  I'm so excited and I know my crafting is going to get a whole bunch better.
I got a package from Nancy at Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe the other day.  I know I didn't order anything.  I got a RAK from Evalina.  It came with the floss and bells.  Thank you so much Evalina.  I just love it.


Santa's 12 Days of Christmas - Prairie Schooler - Day 9    I am about half done with this one.  I have been working on these for 23 months.  I really am getting tired of them.  I would love to finish them by the end of the year.  (Do you notice how I like to dream alot?)

Candy Cane Christmas - Ursula Michael     Now this one is fun to stitch.  I did the candy canes and the CHR.

I also started crocheting a lapghan.  This is the pattern I used for the last baby blanket I made and forgot to take a picture of.  It's a fun quick stitch if I work on it.  I would like to get 3 done by Christmas.  There I go dreaming again.


Thanks for looking.   Linda