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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Linda's March Ornament - Finishes 7 and 8

Hi Blogger Friends.  Can you believe that I have now tied my finishes from last year.  I think I might be able to beat the 14 finishes I had in 2011.  I was just looking back at last years posts, and I really didn't stitch much for about 5 months when I had the blisters on my hands.  Fingers and toes crossed that I don't get them this year.  (You can click on any pictures to enlarge)

Finish #7 - The Bear and The Bees - Prairie Schooler - This was a Monday SAL with Debbie.

Thought I would show you what the original design looked like.  I took the advice of the majority and made the rusty colored things in the tree apples.
The Bear and The Bees
Prairie Schooler
14ct Fiddler Lite
Started 2-7-12
Finished 3-25-13

Finish #8 - HoHoHo Holiday (Jingles) - Lizzie Kate    These are so much fun to stitch.   This is for the  2013 Ornament SAL.
HoHoHo Holiday - Jingles
Lizzie Kate
14ct Natural Brown
Started 3-21-13
Finished 3-26-13

I got alot done on my other SAL pieces this week.

Halloween House - Ursula Michael   I think I'm finally getting caught up with this.

Summer and Winter - June - Prairie Schooler   I haven't worked on this since last year.  I enjoyed working on it again.

Santa's 12 Days of Christmas - Day 4 - Prairie Schooler   I almost have Santa done.

ABraCaDaBra - Lisa Cowell    This is one of my three week rotation pieces.  I did quite a few more letters and one bottle.

My personal goal of finish 2 start 1 now means I could start 4 just because pieces.  Still not quite in the mood yet.  However, Debbie and I are going to be doing a Monday SAL with Sharon.  We are going to be doing Bothy Threads Cut-thru designs.

Sharon and I will be doing The Stable.
http://www.stitchers-paradise.com/XStitch_Charts/images/BOT/BOT-Stable.jpg

Debbie will be doing The Igloo.
http://www.stitchers-paradise.com/XStitch_Charts/images/BOT/BOT-Igloo%20(Small).jpg

Debbie and I have also decided to do a weekend rotation.  One weekend we will work on our Prairie Schooler months and santa's 12 Days.  The next weekend we are going to work on Thankful Critters by Ursula Michael.


I'll leave you with a picture of Mocha, Moon Dragon and Midnight.

Thanks for looking.   Linda

25 comments:

SoCal Debbie said...

What a great blog post, Linda! Your Bear & the Bees looks so light and bright! I love your color changes. Great job on the ornament and keeping up with the challenge each month! The pumpkins look great on HH. This is so fun to stitch! I have so much fun keeping up with you on SALs. Looking forward to having a cute Thanksgiving picture to stitch.

Your cats look great! You always catch them in the best poses.

Ruth McKeon said...

Well done on both your finishes Linda, I love your bear and bees and the changes you made and your LK ornament for this month looks super. I hope this year you don't suffer with the blisters again and that your finishes keep flying off your needle. I've just now finished off the Kris Kringle I was workig on.

Faith... said...

WOW...you are on a finishing roll, good for you! I don't remember seeing ABraCaDaBra before - that is a cute piece.

I love your kitties.

Lynn said...

Great job! And I have to say, I really like The Stable!

Silverlotus said...

The Bear and Bees is very cute! And great finish with the ornament.

sharine said...

Congrats on your finishes. Can't wait to see how the stable stitches up:)

Margaret said...

Love the pic of your cats! Congrats on your finishes -- love them! Love those Bothy Thread pieces you are going to SAL on!

EvalinaMaria said...

Well done!

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

Yay for finishes! And the Thankful Critters piece is ADORABLE! Can't wait to see it come together!

Tricia

wilma b said...

You ornaments are great... wonderful stitching!

Preeti said...

Congrats on the finish, Linda! The 'stable' looks a fun project with so many colors. Thankful critters looks very cute! I hope you will enjoy a lot stitching those :)

Lesleyanne said...

Two gorgeous finishes. I especially love the L*K one. Great progress on your wips.

Annette-California said...

Love your choice and made those rusty things apples - LOL. Bears and the bees look fantastic. Congrats on finishing:) i never tire reading your posts. I still don't understand the overall rotation - you must have a calender:) love Annette

cucki said...

So sweet...well done x

Mii Stitch said...

There is no stopping you!! Congrats on your finishes sweetie x

Angela P said...

Two great finishes to be proud of! I love all your projects :)

Virpi said...

I love those ornaments and those cut thru designs looks amazing!

Carol said...

Congratulations on two adorable finishes, Linda--I have no doubt you'll exceed your number of 2011 finishes if you keep going at this rate :)

Beth in IL said...

Great job on your finishes!

Shebafudge said...

Great finishes!

I can't wait for our SAL to start - excited!!!!!

Anna van Schurman said...

Love your Lizzie*Kate ornament. I once took my niece to a cat show where we saw a sphynx cat. She was quite taken with it. The woman was very eager for me to buy it for her. (As if! And without her mother's permission??) Anyway, that's my sphynx cat story. :)

Catherine said...

Sweet finishes! Love the pic of your kitties!

Sarah in Stitches said...

Your progress looks fantastic! I love what you did with The Bear and The Bees, it looks great. Can't wait to see how the rest of your pieces turn out - I think you can definitely beat last year's record!

Deb said...

Darling ornaments! Love the kitties!

Tama said...

Hmm, I missed this post somehow! I dunno what I like most - the finishes, the progress, or the kitties!
And I do adore that stable! Looks like a really fun project!