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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

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Finish #6 and Starts 34 and 35

Hi Blogger Friends.  Its hard to believe I now have 6 finishes.  If I'm not careful I just might pass up my 8 from last year or maybe if I'm really good, the 14 from the year before.  Another scary thought - with 6 finishes and my personal goal of finish 2 start 1 - I could start 3, but I'm just not in the mood yet.

First up - I need some help on this.  It is the Bear and the Bees by Prairie Schooler.  See those rust colored things in the tree.  Are they rust colored bee hives or wannabe red apples?  (you can click on pic to enlarge)
I am also thinking of doing the border in a dark blue outside and lighter blue inside.  Please let me know what those rusty things are.


Finish #6    I am so glad I changed the inside leaf colors and went a shade lighter with the word.

Summer & Winter - September
Prairie Schooler
14ct Natural
Started 1-7-12
Finished 3-13-13

I am very pleased with how much I got done on my SAL's this week.

Halloween House - Ursula Michael

Santa's 12 Days of Christmas - Day 4 - Prairie Schooler

Black Cat - Boo Club - Lizzie Kate

Start 34 - Pumpkin - Boo Club - Lizzie Kate  (I started these 2 because sometimes I like mindless stitching.  The border fits that bill perfectly.

Start 35 - Eek! - Boo Club - Lizzie Kate


I really need to work on my Turtle Trot pieces, The Library, start my March ornament and start the poopy pattern.  I also joined Evalina for a Thursday SAL working on Good Morning by Joan Elliott that I started 1-26-12.  She has graciously agreed to let me catch up with her.  Guess I won't sleep and I sure don't need to eat.

Thanks for looking.    Linda

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Linda's Turtle Trot SAL 2013 March Update

Hi Blogger Friends.  It's time for the Turtle Trot update again.  Each month on the 13th we post an update of the pieces we have worked on.  You can read about it on BAP Attack blog.  Yeah!!!  I managed to stitch on all 13 pieces again.  I even kept up with my SAL pieces except for this past week.  Oops! - gotta catch up.

1.  Cat Lessons - Lizzie Kate - added another phrase
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2.  The Old West - Little House Needleworks - finished the border

3.  Autumn Alphabet - Lizzie Kate - did the acorn and I square

4.  Blue Bird Floral - Diane Arthurs - finished the nest

5.  6 Fat Men - Lizzie Kate - did the bird and scarf
 


6.  Fredericka - Carriage House Samplings - did the two flowers

7.  Happy Camper - Diane Arthurs - did the water

8.  Summer Season - Sandra Cozzolino - did the border

9.  Mermaid Myrna - Diane Arthurs - did the pink coral (that was was one BIG piece of coral) and the orange in the tail

10.  Crabby All Year - Raise the Roof - did January border and started working on February

11.  Christmas Village - Prairie Schooler - started the 52 trees on top (most everyone that has or is stitching this, hate the trees - I really enjoyed them)

12.  January Sampler - Waxing Moon Designs - did January and the snowflakes

13.  Mississippi Riverboat - Little House Needleworks - did the blue under the trees on the right and finished the line under the words and the green under the swirls

Monday, March 11, 2013

Linda's TUSAL Update #2

Hi Blogger Friends.  Its Totally Useless Stitch-a-long posting time.  You can read about it on Daffycat's Blog.  I can actually see it growing.






I made the 3000th comment on Jo's blog and look what she made me.  My very first little pillow.  I just love it.  It's stitched over one and I can't even see those little itty bitty holes.  Thank you so much Jo.




I was also the lucky winner of the Turtle Trot SAL for last month.  Look what Claudette sent me.  Chocolates oh my!!  And look at that adorable turtle.  He will sit by my stitching chair and root me on.

Be back Wednesday with my Turtle Trot post.

Thanks for looking.   Linda

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Just a sad little update




Hi blogger friends.  I've been working on my Turtle Trot pieces this week.  I did manage to do a little on my SAL pieces.

We finished our Monday SAL piece, so Debbie and I picked another one to work on.
The Bear and the Bees by Prairie Schooler.  I started it 2-7-12.  This should be a quick one.  I am changing all the colors except for the color of the bear.

Halloween House - Ursula Michael (you can see everyone's progress on the SAL page at the top.

September - Prairie Schooler (I hope to finish this one Saturday)

Santa's 12 Days of Christmas - Prairie Schooler

Silly me decided that I didn't have enough different pieces to work on each month  (18).  So what do I do, join another SAL.  This is a UFO  stitch-a-long called YOTA.  You can read about it here.  You post a progress picture the first Saturday of each month.  (hope I get something done on it)  I chose The Library by Little House Needleworks.  Last time I worked on this was April 2012.
                                                                     




I'm still scaring myself badly cause I'm not in a starting mood yet.  Oh soon I hope.

Thanks for looking.   Linda