CARS - AvroraCS

CARS - AvroraCS


Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Year

I just want to wish everybody A Happy and Stitchy New Year.

Thursday, December 29, 2011

OMGosh!!!!!! I have FOUR finishes!!!!

Hi Blogger Friends.  I decided I'd better get with it and get something done.  I will be starting 60 projects in Jan and Feb and have about 50 started; so I finished 3 last night.

I finished this last night and forgot how much fun it was to work on, so I am going to add another one to next years crazy list.
Letters, Leprechauns and Luck - Blue Ribbon Designs - 14 ct summer khaki aida
started 2008
finished 12-28-11

Cow Pies - Stoney Creek Kit - 14 ct white aida
started 10-2-99
finished 12-28-11

Christmas Carols - CCN - 14 ct moss aida
started 1-4-11
finished 12-28-11

This was a SAL with Debbie.
Trick or Treat - Ursula Michael - 14 ct fiddler aida
started 9-2-11
finished 12-21-11

Thanks for looking.  Linda

PS  I will be updating both my 2012 lists later on today.

Friday, December 23, 2011

2012 Pages

Hi Blogger Friends,  I have loaded pictures in both of my 2012 pages on top.  If you have time take a look.

Merry Christmas to all.  I hope your holiday is full of stitchy stash.


Monday, December 19, 2011

Christmas Display

I found this in my mailbox Sunday evening.
you can click on the picture to enlarge


Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Finish #13

Hi Blogger Friends.   I have been so intent on trying to decide my UCJC and SDUCJC charts that I forgot to update my blog.

Here is finish #13.
Winter ABC's - Lizzie Kate - 14 ct fiddlers
started 2007
finished 12-7-11

Trick or Treat - Ursula Michael
SAL with Debbie

Christmas Carols - Country Cottage Needleworks
This is a 2011 crazy January challenge start

Thanks for looking.     Linda

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Finish #12 - SAL Update - Xmas Display Update

Hi Blogger Friends.  Thank you for all the lovely comments on our xmas display.

 I started this back in 2007.
Winter ABC's - Lizzie Kate

Trick or Treat SAL with Debbie.

Finish #12.  This was also a SAL with Debbie.
Dog House Sampler - LHN - 14 ct natural brown
started 10-12-11
finished 11-29-11

I think we're finally done putting up decorations outside.  Here is the end result.

Thanks for looking.     Linda

Saturday, December 3, 2011


Great giveaway can be found here.

Outdoor Christmas Display

Hi Blogging Friends.  Well, I think the yard landscaping was a success as far as our xmas display goes.  Its still a work in progress; but, its almost done.  We actually have more room now than we did when it was just dirt and weeds.  Might have to go buy a few more things to fill in the holes.  lol

You can click on any picture to enlarge.

I hope you enjoy are display and please let me know what you think.

Thanks for looking.  Linda

My cats have a zillion toys, but Moondragon prefers to play with a Taco Bell wrapper.  Go figure.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Finish #11 and SAL Updates

Hi Blogger Friends.  Thank you for all the wonderful comments.  I so appreciate them.
I have finish #11 for the year.  Yeah!!!  If I wasn't so old and worn out I'd do a happy dance.

Chocolate Shoppe - LHN
14 ct Old Gold
started 8-1-11
finished 11-27-11

Progress on my SAL pieces with Debbie.

Dog House Sampler - LHN

Trick or Treat - Ursula Michael

You can click on pictures to enlarge.

I'm sure alot of you are aware of the 2012 Crazy January Challenge.  A few of us crazies are doing the Ultimate Crazy January Challenge.  I have decided to do a 2012 Super Duper Ultimate Crazy January Challenge.  More about this later.

Thanks for looking.    Linda

Monday, November 21, 2011

SAL Updates

Thank you all for the lovely comments on my yard.  We have put up 23 strands of lights on the house and have about 15 to go.  Then we will start putting together the deer, santas, trees, etc.

Here is my progress on my 2 SAL pieces with Debbie.
Dog House Sampler - LHN

Trick or Treat - Ursula Michael

Almost done with the Chocolate Shoppe - LHN

You can click on the pictures to enlarge.  
That reminds me - do any of you hate the black background and the way your pictures come up when you click on them?  It's very easy to change:
go to settings
show case images with lightbox (click no)
Thats it.

Thanks for looking.  Linda

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Before and After

It only took me 42 years to get a front yard.

10 tons of rock and a 1,000 sq ft of sod later.

Now I'm getting really excited.  Can't hardly wait to start putting out the Christmas decorations.  We have about 65 pieces (alot animated) plus about 14,000 lights to put on the house.  Will show pics when were done.

Thanks for looking.     Linda

Finish #10 and SAL Update

Hi Blogger Friends.  Thank you for all the nice comments.  I really appreciate them. 

Finish #10 which was a Crazy January start.
Kitty Cottage Sampler - Little House Needlework - 14 ct Natural Brown Aida
Started 1-14-11
Finished 11-7-11

I worked some on The Chocolate Shoppe by LHN.

The next two are the SAL pieces that I'm doing with Debbie.

Dog House Sampler - LHN

Trick or Treat - Ursula Michael (this is such a fun stitch)

Thanks for looking.   Linda

Wednesday, November 9, 2011


Blu Stitcher is having a giveaway.  You can check it out here.


Saturday, November 5, 2011

Dog House, Kitty Cottage, Trick or Treat Updates

Hi All,  Greetings from cold and rainy Northern Ca.  Thank you all for the comments.  I so enjoy reading them.
Here are my updates for the week.  Dog House and Trick or Treat are SAL's with Debbie.

This is such a fun stitch.  The only thing I don't like is the two shades of orange in the pumpkin.  You can hardly see a difference.  If I can find something else, I may change it.

We hope to have these pieces done by the end of the year.  We have both joined the Ultimate Crazy January Challenge.  We will be doing SAL's on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

I have decided that this has to be a male cat.  He has caused me nothing but heartache.  I have had to rip him out twice.  lol  I think he's good to go now.

Thanks for looking.   Linda

Monday, October 31, 2011

And the winners are.....................

Hi.  Thank you to all who entered my Halloween House giveaway.   The winners are:

Joyce of Joyces Love of Life

Jen of Crafty Imaginings by Jen

Please email me your snail mail address.

Anybody wishing to join us in are SAL - we would love to have you.  We will be doing a Friday SAL starting on Jan 6.  Please join us - the more the merrier.  Please email me so I can add you to the list.


Sunday, October 30, 2011

Awesome Kit Giveaway

Kaye at Kitten Stitching is giving away an awesome Olga Gostin kit.  You can go here to enter.


Saturday, October 29, 2011

SAL updates

Hi All,  Just a quick post to show my weekly updates.

Dog House Sampler SAL with Debbie.

My alien kitty cottage.

Trick or Treat SAL with Debbie.

Don't forget to enter my giveaway.  Leave on a comment on my Oct. 18 post only.  We would love to have some stitchers join us.   Just email me and let me know.  We will start on Friday Jan 6.

Thanks for looking.   Linda

Monday, October 24, 2011


Daffycat is having an awesome giveaway.  You can check it out here.


Sunday, October 23, 2011

Trick or Treat update #5

Hi all,  Just a quick update to show my SAL with Debbie.  I almost had the cat done and was off a stitch so I had to rip the whole thing out, so I didn't get much stitching done.

Don't forget to enter my giveaway.  Leave a comment on the Oct. 18 post for a chance to win.

Thanks for looking.    Linda

Friday, October 21, 2011

Doghouse Update #2

Hi All,  Thanks for the nice comments on my last post.  Here is a couple updates of  Dog House and Kitty Cottage by LHN.   I am doing the Dog House as a SAL with Debbie.

Thanks for looking.   Linda

PS  Don't forget to enter my giveaway on the last post.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011


My stitching/blogger friend Debbie and I are doing a Friday SAL.  We are stitching Trick or Treat by Ursula Michael (pictures is previous post).  When we finish this one we are going to start a new one.  It will be Halloween House by Ursula Michael. 

I have 2 extra charts that I would like to giveaway.  We hope you will join us in our SAL.  We probably won't be done with the current one until the end of the year.  So we are going to make this one part of our Ultimate January Challenge.  I will pick 2 winners.  The drawing will be on Oct. 31.

The rules are simple.

1.  Be a follower of my blog.  new or old
2.  Leave your comments on this post only.
3.  If you post a link to here on your blog, you will get a second entry.

That's it.   Good Luck,    Linda

Two updates

Hi All,  Thank you for the nice comments.  Still spending way tooooooooooooooooo much time on the computer and not stitching or crocheting.  I do have a couple of updates.

Kitty Cottage Sampler by LHN - This was a crazy January start.

Trick or Treat - Ursula Michael  This is my SAL piece with Debbie

Thanks for looking.    Linda

Thursday, October 13, 2011

New SAL Start

Hi All,  Thank you so much for the nice comments.  I started another SAL with Debbie.  We are doing it on Wednesdays.  We picked Dog House Sampler by LHN.  What a fun quick stitch.

14 ct natural brown

This was so much fun I think I will dig out the Kitty Cottage Sampler that was a crazy January start.

Thanks for looking.   Linda