WARNING! Very long winded post.
Hi Blogger Friends. Yipppeee!! I finished my second piece for the year so I get to start a new one. Only one problem, there are a whole lot more that I want to start than just one. My fingers and brain are being very bad, BUT, I haven't started anything yet. I do need to start an ornament for the monthly SAL and a traveling pattern that I won. That leads into lucky, lucky me.
I really should buy a lotto ticket. This year, I have won: 4 giveaways, a traveling pattern (I will be offering the pattern when I am done), a wonderful blogger friend had finished stitching a piece I really liked. I asked if I could buy the chart and she just gave it to me. Another great blogger friend from the UK ordered a UK cross stitch magazine I was looking for and its on its way.
I won this adorable chart from Angie at Lovie Dew Stitchery. And look at the great card she sent. Go check out her blog.
I won these 2 cards and a chart in a giveaway by Sharine at Charbella Stitching. Go check out her HAED Faery Tales.
Sadie at Stitching up a Storm gave me this chart. Go check out her stitched piece.
Dani at Black Belt Stitching Wizard has been working on this one. And of course I found it on ebay and had to have it.
The traveling pattern that I won. It started with Parsley at Seasons of my Mind. Click on the link to see what happened. Next up it went to Astrid at Dragon Stitches and Stuff by Astrid. Click the link to see what happened at Astrid's. I WILL break the curse. (I will be having a giveaway when I'm done)
Now for my ta-da FINISH #2 and its only February.
Santa's 12 Days of Christmas - Prairie Schooler
14ct Summer Khaki
I also worked on a couple SAL's.
Halloween House - Ursula Michael - did 3 rows in the roof and finished the gray under the witch.
September - Prairie Schooler - finished the squirrel.
I am in SAL's Friday thru Monday. I have decided I want to do my own rotation stitching Tuesday thru Thursday. I have 3 pieces I will rotate - one a week.
1. Boo Club by Lizzie Kate (actually a SAL to finish one word a month - OOPS the other 3 gals have three done and I have NONE)
2. Gee, but I can't seem to decide.
3. Stitches, Stars and Stripes by Blue Ribbon Designs. No progress pic as I have only been making blue boxes. I sometimes love mindless stitching. When I have a few minutes I can just pick it up and make squares without having to worry about getting out the chart, floss, etc.
This one is waiting in the wings.
One last thing. I learned something interesting on Animal Planet last night. My Sassy is a Calico. A true calico is the coloring of Sassy - black, brown, orangey, gray, white. Another thing, 99% of calico's are female.
A Tabby cat, which calico's are often called, have one distinctive marking. They can be striped, spotted or multi colored, but lighter. But, they all have an M on their forehead. If not, they are not a tabby.
Photos from web:
http://images.search.yahoo.com/search/images?_adv_prop=image&fr=yfp-t-762-1-s&sz=all&va=tabby+cats (More photos)
Thanks for looking. Linda