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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

30 comments:

Rachel Tomkins said...

I can't believe what I have just read! Linda, you must be the most insane person in the stitching community! Naturally, I wish you well, but please promise me and everyone else who cares about you that you will look after your health first and not stress about the challenge you have signed up for. If it gets too much, give up. There will be no shame in it and nobody will think any less of you.
As for Cinderella's Castle - huge congratulations are in order for that as your progress this month has been amazing.
Obviously there's something in the water in your area in October! :)

Justine said...

Linda you are crazy! How long will it take you to cut fabric for 366 starts?!
Like Rachel said above, please do look after yourself and don't get stressed about finishing the challenge. A year of starts is a huge commitment.

gominam said...

You've done a lot of crocheting! Nice progress too on the stitching. You are so brave with all the stitching challenges for 2016, your hands will be full but a fulfilling year awaits! Go go go!

Beth in IL said...

I think you are crazy! I couldn't even do the 15 day challenge! But I am being tempted to try again. But I must admit watching you stitch so keep up the good work!

Annie said...

You are the best kind of crazy!
I agree with the others, it's a great idea and if you can do it, good for you! I don't even attempt things like that because I know it would stress me out. I will be cheering you on:)

Vickie said...

WOW. WOW. And yikes! I would be in a rubber room bouncing off the walls. Maybe 2017 can be the year of 365 finishes?!

Sally said...

Wow! 365 starts! Can't wait to see them all!

You've made fantastic progress on Cinderella's Castle.

Love your crochet circles.

Anna van Schurman said...

You sure do push the boundaries, Linda! LOL I'd be hard=pressed to do 30 more again. But I do plan to work on one a day through January. I have plenty of projects on the go to make that work. :)

cheryl said...

All I can say is "Wowsie woo-woo" !!!

sharine said...

You go girl. Can't wait to see your new starts. Great progress on Cinderella and love the colours in the crochet circles:)

Lynn said...

Yep, you are nuts. But you know it and accept it and live with it. And it will make for great blogger fodder!!! Cant wait to see all these projects started!!!!

Brigitte said...

Wow, now that is a real challenge to start a project each day of the year. BUt why not as long as it is fun. And it should be fun for us to see all your new starts.

You made some great progress on Cinderella's Castle and an your crocheting.

Brigitte said...

... and I hope that you are feeling much better by now.

Pull the other thread said...

Fantastic progress on your stitching, well done for catching up!! Wow a start very day for a year!! Your crochet looks lovely as well, best of luck with getting the rest of these done :)

Mii Stitch said...

You're officially bonkers!! :D But we all knew that :D
Looking forward to seeing all your new starts!
I thought I was a bit mad with my planned 15...

Thoeria said...

Oh dear.....nuts does not even *begin* to describe it :D :D :D
Oh my Linda!!!! I have no idea how you do it!! But I'll be cheering you on :)
Your Cinderella progress is super! ANd all that crochet! How big a blanket will you be making?

Stitcher said...

OMG 365 starts in 2016!!!! I can't even imagine. Can't wait to see it. I'm doing the 15 day challenge. This is my first time participating and I'm very excited about it.

Love all your progress on Cinderella's Castle. Maybe I should give myself a goal of an hour a day on my HAED. Great idea!

Do very glad you are feeling better and able to stitch again.

Faith... said...

Oh Linda...I can NOT believe you signed up for a new start everyday of 2016! You are TRULY ambitious and I wish you luck. My 2016 challenge will to be to get in some stitching time everyday :)

Hope you are feeling better.

KimM said...

HOLY SHMOLEY, GIRL! Starting a project a DAY for a YEAR?!?!?!? You are an ambitious stitcher. Looking forward to your posts and projects. Brave heart, brave heart you are.
xxx

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

That's a crazy challenge! Some people can't even stitch every day let alone start a new one every day!
I'm sticking with my 16 in '16 list for next year. I'd like to complete some of the larger WIPS too.

Sarah in Stitches said...

LOL!! That's a pretty insane challenge. I can't wait to see what you plan to stitch for 365 days next year! Great progress on Cinderella's Castle, and beautiful crocheting! :D

Carol said...

A new project a day????!!!! Wow! Well, if anyone can do it, you can, Linda--I look forward to following along on your progress in 2016!

Tiffstitch said...

A new project every day?? Now do you have to buy anything? Or do you have all these charts in your stash? :) Great circles and progress and 2016 looks like it will be interesting for you and your blog followers. :)

Stitching Noni said...

Those guys in the Stitch Maynia FB club are crazy... I am going to follow you all with your amazing challenge but unless I win lotto and can give up my job I ain't joining you!! But I am joining you in Debbie's challenge again next year (have signed up on FB already!)
I must sit down in the next week or so and do an update post on the 2015 FB page and on my blog to see what I started and managed to finish so far this year
Have fun with your craziness!!
Hugs xx

Leonore Winterer said...

366 starts in one year? Holy Mac and Cheese, as you put it! I usually allow myself one new start in January (and feel guilty about it as I never seem to finish anything), and here you go and do that every day! Lady, I think I want your confidence (and stash ;)) :D

Claudette497 said...

There's nothing like a new start - I feel the fire burning already! I think I'll be right there with you!

Annette-California said...

YOU are my hero! WOW 365 projects. Did I read this correctly - LOL!
I know you can do it. Great great progress on Cinderella! That was a lot of stitches you got caught up on. And what lovely colored circles you crocheted. love Annette

Preeti said...

Great job, Linda!! You are breaking all records. What next after 365 days? New start every hour ?;)
You are active equally in crochet projects too. I guess you have some kind of magic pill or magic wand :)
Wish you good luck with all your projects and wish you happiness in all that you do:)

Sheryl S. said...

Amazing challenge, interesting to watch your progress

Deb said...

Could not join the Debbie January Challenge for 2015. Looking forward to joining in 2016. Already have my binder full, lol.
I don't think you are crazy at all!