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Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Dec. Smalls SAL and Stuff

Hi Blogger Friends.  I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and got lots of stitchy goodies.  I bought myself about 30 charts because hubby doesn't know what to get.

I want to thank all of you for visiting my blog this year and a special thanks to those that leave comments.  I am still visiting your blogs and leaving comments but you don't get an email from me and no one can fix it.  Just know that I do read and comment.

I have read several blogs today that have done a year end post.  That would take me a week to do with all the pictures so I am going to do (hopefully) a short version.  I ended this year with 274 UFO's/WIP's.  I started 129 cross stitch projects this year and finished 18.  I also crocheted 2 baby blankets, 3 lapghans and 1 doggie blanket.

Onto next year.   I still have about 300 squares to crochet and than crochet the 800 squares together into 10 blankets by the end of April.  NO PROBLEM.  I HOPE to have 54 cross stitch projects fiinished by the end of April.  MIGHT NEED SOME LUCK WITH THIS ONE.  Yes, I am starting 366 cross stitch projects next year.  (I was tested and yes I'm certified crazy.)  LOL  I have the fabric cut for January and February and pretty much know what the rest of my starts are.  I'm sorta saving December for those new charts that insist on being bought and started.

It's the last Wednesday of the month and time for the last Smalls SAL post.  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.

Christmas Blessings with Charm - Lizzie Kate
14ct Lemon Twist
Started 12-29-15
Finished 12-30-15

Cinderella's Castle - I only stitched on this 7 days this month but did get 1,033 stitches done.
12-30-15
11-30-15

I did finish the lapghan for my friend for Christmas and one for her doggie.


My orts for the year.



Thank you again for stopping by this year.  I hope you don't get tired of my posts next year.  My plans are to post my starts every couple days and post everyday in April.

HAPPY STITCHY NEW YEAR
Linda

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Dec. Gifted Gorgeousness and TUSAL

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.  The magazine was gifted to me by our wonderful hostess.

Mini London by Satsuma Street.  I did a little teeny tiny bit.

TUSAL 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 It's Daffycat.  I'm still crocheting and doing very little stitching.  Stitching an hour a day on the castle use to add lots of orts to the jar.  I haven't worked on it since Dec. 7.  I have been crocheting on the red and gold lapghan.  

Only 16 days left in this year.  I still haven't cut any fabric for my 366 starts next year.  I am still no where close to being ready for the April A - Z challenge.  BUT, I must admit that I do tend to work better under pressure.  I will get it done.  (Toes crossed)  lol
I'll be back with the finish of the lapghan.

Thanks for stopping by and a special thanks to those who leave comments.

Linda

Monday, November 30, 2015

Cinderella's Castle

Hi Blogger Friends.  I did it again.  I managed to stitch an hour a day on the castle.  I did 3,982 stitches.  Once I start working on the castle I won't be getting as many stitches done a month.  My other stitching this month has been for the April challenge next year.

11-30-15

10-31-15

I changed my mind again on the squares for my friends lapghan for Christmas.  These are 12" squares.  There was a crochet a-long a few years ago and the gal designed a square a month for a year.  I really am enjoying doing these but they do take me about an hour and half each to crochet.  I will need 16 and I will get them done.

Thanks for stopping by and a special thanks for the comments.

Linda

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Nov. 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.

Christmas Blessings with Charm - Lizzie Kate
14ct Lemon Twist
Started 11-24-15
Finished 11-25-15

Ick is done.  I actually like the colors now as you can see the diagonal pattern.  (Note the inspectors)

My furbabies do like catnip.  (Don't look at the mess - we were cleaning.)
 
HAPPY THANKSGIVING.

Thanks for stopping by and thanks for the nice comments on my last post.

Linda

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Nov. Gifted Gorgeousness and TUSAL

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.  The magazine was gifted to me by our wonderful hostess.

Mini London by Satsuma Street.  I stitched the clock face.



TUSAL 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.  I'm still crocheting and doing very little stitching.  Stitching an hour a day on the castle has actually created lots of floss orts.  I'm still doing tons of crocheting but I'm really bad about weaving the ends in.  I tend to do them all at one time.


This is an order for a lapghan.  (I did not choose the colors - ick)  It is a Christmas gift for her sister.  It sorta counts as GG.


Thank you all for visiting my blog and a special thank you to those that leave comments.  I'm still commenting on all your blogs but you still don't get an email.  Nobody can seem to figure out the problem.  Just know that I am still visiting and enjoying your blogs.

Thanks for stopping by.    Linda

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Holy Mac and Cheese

Hi Blogger Friends.  I want to thank all of you for visiting my blog and a special thank you to those that leave me such wonderful comments.  They do keep me motivated.

I have started another facebook group for Debbie's Ultimate January/February Challenge 2016  Please come and join us there or on your blog.  The more the merrier.

With that said - there was a challenge put out on another facebook group Stitch Maynia.  This one is to start a new project EVERYDAY next year.  I must have had a brain toot because I just signed up.  Hey, I'm starting 60 - what's 306 more!  I will say that about 90% of them will be smalls.  You can all start calling me insane now.

My Holy Mac and Cheese moment.  I decided at the beginning of the month to do an hour's worth of stitching a day on Cinderella's Castle.  That lasted about 4 days and I started getting behind.  Then I was sick for a couple of weeks so I had to stitch 3 or 4 hours some days to catch up.  BUT, I did it.
3,448 stitches.

As of 10-31-15

As of 9-30-15

I have still been doing more crocheting than stitching.  Here is 110 circles that will be turned into squares for the April challenge next year.  I think I ONLY have about 600 (give or take) more to do.


Wish me luck and thanks for visiting.  Linda

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

October 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
Hip Hip Hooray!!!!!!!!   I finished this series.


Boo Club - Lizzie Kate
14ct Mist Green
Started 10-6-15
Finished 10-28-15

I will be back Saturday with Cinderella's Castle.

Thanks for looking.   Linda

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Oct. Gifted Gorgeousness and TUSAL

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.  The magazine was gifted to me by our wonderful hostess.

Pretty Mini London by Satsuma Street.  I started Big Ben.


TUSAL 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.  I'm still crocheting and doing very little stitching.  There might be 10 teeny tiny floss ORTS in my jar so I am not even going to show a picture.  However, I have dumped and filled the 2 jars again this past month with yarn ORTS.

It took me 13 days to go thru my yarn and organize it.
Row 1
Row 2

Someday some of this yarn will be used as gifts.

Thank you for all of the nice comments on my last post.  If I ever get back to stitching I will do more posting.

Thanks for looking.   Linda

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

September Smalls SAL, A New Stitchy Start SAL and Yarn

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.

Only 1 left of this series to stitch.  Those silly little spiders took me forever to stitch.
Boo Club - Lizzie Kate
14ct Smoketone
Started 9-18-15
Finished 9-29-15

Cinderella's Castle.   This is a SAL called A New Stitchy Start 2015.  Not to much progress this month.
9-30-15

8-31-15

Do you think I have enough yarn?

This has been keeping me busy sorting and re-tubbing for the last week.  This is only about one-third of my yarn collection.  I'm glad that I've been collecting it for 43 years.

Thanks for looking.   Linda

Friday, September 25, 2015

Sept. Gifted Gorgeousness and TUSAL

Hi Blogger Friends.  I'm still here.  I got a year older and my computer decided to croak.  I bought a new one and it came with Windows 10 which I hate and a very tiny keyboard which I hate.  I wasn't able to load pictures on my blog until the tech came out and fixed it.  So here are my very late SAL pics.

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.  The magazine was gifted to me by our wonderful hostess.
Pretty Mini Paris by Satsuma Street. I finished it.

Mini Paris by Jody Rice of Satsuma Street
14ct Delft Blue
Started 5-13-15
Finished 9-6-15

TUSAL 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.  Don't tell anybody, but Kate and I are up to 15 different projects for the April challenge next year.  I have been doing more crocheting than cross stitching this past month and still am.



More afghan squares for the April challenge next year.


Thank you all for visiting my blog and leaving me such wonderful comments.  You are the best.  It would sure be awesome if we could all meet someday.

Thanks for looking.   Linda

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Starts, WIP's and Yarn

Hi Blogger Friends.  I want to thank you all for the wonderful comments that you left on my last post.  You all made me giggle with your (creepy walnut shell) guesses as to what the object was at the top of the picture.

Still not a lot of stitching.  I think a little more crochet.  I did get crazy again and joined 3 SAL's.  First up is Stitch Maynia on Facebook.  Somebody put up a challenge to do a new start each day for the last 6 days of August.  Duh!  Of course I had to join.

Merry String - Lizzie Kate

Buzzy String - Lizzie Kate

Autumn Sampler - Lizzie Kate

Unwrap the Joy - Lizzie Kate

Love My Coffee - Lizzie Kate

Is It Coffee Yet? - Lizzie Kate

These next 2 are new SAL's being hosted by Kaye of Kitten Stitching.
Prairie Schooler - I started this one several years ago.

Americana - July by Waxing Moon Designs

Stars and Stirpes by Ursula Michael
The Prairie School July also counts for this SAL.

WIP'S

Doggie String - Lizzie Kate

Pretty Little London - Satsuma Street - Not much progress.

Cinderella's Castle  Only 3 days of stitching.  It always surprises me at how much I get done.  This is a SAL called A New Stitchy Start 2015.
8-31-15

7-31-15 

YARN

20 more colors of variegated yarn.  I only have 76 different colors left.

This is the (creepy walnut shell paw) in my last post.  It's Moon Dragon.

Thanks for looking.   Linda

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

August Small's 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.

I only have 6 more of these to do.

Christmas Blessings w/charm - Lizzie Kate
14ct Polar Ice
Started 9-14-14
Finished 8-23-15

Does anybody know what that is at the top of the picture?

Thanks for looking and all of the awesome comments you leave.  I truly do appreciate them.  Linda