Chip and Dale

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Saturday, December 30, 2017

Finish 19 and 2018 plans

Hi Blogger Friends.  I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and got lots of stitchy stash from Santa.  I bought myself 17 charts from 123 Stitch.  (Cause ya know I don't have enough.) lol

Finish 19
The Mad Hatter by MrsPeggottyArts on Etsy
14ct white aida
Started 2-11-17
Finished 12-30-17

I didn't do as good as last year with the finishes but better than I thought.  In my defense I have crocheted 4 afghans, 1 toddler and 5 baby blankets.  I'm still working on a baby blanket and 2 afghans.

I am going to try and explain my monthly stitching plans for 2018 so they make sense.

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday are sorts free days.  More likely to play catch up on the challenges.

Thursday - Little House/Country Cottage Needleworks - FB SAL group.  You pick a series from either designer and stitch on one a month.   I will be doing LHN Hometown Holiday and maybe the new Farmhouse series.

Friday - Tiny Modernist - 50 State SAL on Stitch Maynia - I will work on 1 state a month

Saturday - Clouds Factory - Princess SAL on Stitch Maynia - I will work on 1 princess chart a month

Sunday - Lizzie Kate - a Christmas ornament a month for Stitch Maynia - Smalls SAL

5.  12 Days of Christmas by Satsuma Street for Kaye's Christmas Ornament blog

6.  Gifted Gorgeouness being hosted by Jo

7.  Zodiac SAL being hosted by Jo

8.  Soda Stitch SAL on FB - Stitch on any fairy tale chart - I am starting Fairy Tale 1

9.  Full Coverage Fanatics FB group - do 1200 stitches a month on the same piece - I am starting Chip and Dale by Avrora on Etsy

10.  Weekend SAL with Kate on Alice in Wonderland by DoNa Stitch on Etsy

11.  Alice in Wonderland by MrsPeggottyArts on Etsy - SAL with Jo - 100 stitches a day

12.  Ultimate Cross Stitch FB group is doing a month something next year but I don't know what yet

Okay, you can all call my nutso now.  I will be hard pressed to get it all done in January as I am still crocheting 2 afghans.  Don't know what my excuse will be for the other 11 months.  I will be doing a weekly update on Mondays starting with the 8th.

I wish you all A VERY HEALTHY, STITCHY AND HAPPY NEW YEAR.

Thanks for stopping by.   Linda

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Christmas display and almost a finish

Hi Blogger Friends.  Thank you for all of the nice comments.  I truly appreciate them. 
Here is this years Christmas display.  Sorry for the not so good pictures.










Mad Hatter my MrsPeggotyArts on Etsy.  10 days of stitching and 3437 stitches later I almost have a finish.  I have about 1300 stitches left.  I WILL finish it this year.


I'm still working on next years stitching schedule.  In fact I bought a planner yesterday.  I will be back with a finish and stitching plans the end of the month.

I want to wish all of you (my friends) a very Merry Christmas.  Hope you all get lots of stitchy presents.

Thanks for stopping by.   Linda

Monday, December 4, 2017

Final count on NaNoStitchMo

Hi Blogger Friends.  Thank you for all of the nice comments.  I managed to work on a total of 40 Clouds Factory projects in November.












I also crocheted another baby blanket.


I signed up for 3 SAL's on FB but not sure I will accomplish them this month.  I have orders for 2 crocheted baby blankets and 2 afghans.  In fact, Beth ordered the afghans for her 2 sons that are in collage in Ohio.  She would like them mailed to them the middle of January.  My love of stitching and crocheting will always keep me busy.

Thanks for stopping by.   Linda



Friday, November 24, 2017

UFO Progress

Hi Blogger Friends.  I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving and found time to stitch.  DH had to work so I spent the day with my cats and the computer.  I have managed to work on 25 UFO's and I crocheted an afghan.

























 The only way I'm going to get all 50 worked on this month is to do just a few stitches in each one.  I'll see how that works.  lol

I love the colors in this afghan.  It is light blue not white.

 I have been doing a lot of thinking about my stitching plans for next year.  I have a couple ideas but I need more.  I still have a gazillion projects started so one thought was when I finish 2 I can start 1.  Any thoughts on a rotation or schedule would be appreciated.

I found a new to me shop on Etsy:  https://www.etsy.com/shop/AwesomePatternStudio/items  I HAVE TO HAVE ALL OF HER CITY CHARTS.

Thanks for stopping by.   Linda

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Crochet Madness and Finally Stitching

Hi Blogger Friends.  Did you miss me?  I have been crocheting like a mad woman for the last six weeks.  We have a very dead pine tree in the back yard.  If it falls it will land on our house or the neighbors.  We don't have the money to get it cut down so I have been crocheting afghans and trying to sell them.  I did these and they are in a store in town.  She just has them folded on a shelf so I will be very surprised if she sells any of them.




I did get orders from my neighbor and DH's co-workers for 6 baby blankets, a toddler blanket and an afghan.  I have made 3 baby blankets.  (Forgot to take a pic of one.)



Toddler blanket

I'm working on the afghan now.  It is the same pattern as the third picture.

Last month I joined a SAL group on Stitch Maynia FB group.  It is NaNoStitchMo.  You stitch somehow related to 50.  It could be 50 starts, 50 minutes or 50 stitches a day or 50 WIP's etc.
I have 66 Clouds Factory charts started so I decided to work on 50 different ones for the month.  Of course I'm behind as I only started stitching 3 days ago.  So now I'm playing ketchup. (lol)

UFO 1-2/50


UFO 3-4/50


I have decided its time to start selling my excessive charts and kits that I am never going to stitch.  I hope to start listing them on my stash for sale page in the next few weeks.  I will let you know when I do.  I have over a 1,000.

Thanks for stopping by.   Linda