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Thursday, March 29, 2012

Start #63 - SAL updates - blog award

Hi Blogger Friends.  I feel so honored.  I was awarded the Liebster Blog Award twice more.  First by Jan of Thread Garden.  She does great stitching and also post receipes.  Second was by Thoeria of My Little Corner of Cyberspace.  She also does awesome stitching.  Please stop by and say hi to them.

Start 63.  I really need to catch up with Debbie and Rosemary as they both have one done and guess what - I have none done but 3 started.

Spring and Fall - April - Prairie Schooler

Santa's 12 Days - Prairie Schooler

Snow Pals - Diane Arthurs
Lady Liberty - Diane Arthurs

Out of sight - out of mind.  I won this awesome giveaway from Stephanie at Blue Star Stitcher a while back and keep forgetting to post a pic.

I also just won this awesome giveaway from Ruth at Ruth's Little Leprechauns.

Aren't they great?  Thank you to both wonderful ladies.

Up next.   My versions of a HAED.  They are stitched on 18ct aida (which I don't really like) but better than 25ct.  They are stitched solid, but I think I can do these.

Snow White Discovers the Cottage by Thomas Kinkade (kit by Candamar)

Bambi's First Year by Thomas Kinkade (kit by Candamar)
Bambi's 1st Year - Thomas Kinkade Disney Cross Stitch Kit

Thanks for looking.  Linda

PS  We badly need help.  As you know, we landscaped are front yard last November.  About a month ago, a golpher decided to make it his home.  He now has 14 holes in my lawn.  We have tried poison, castor oil granules and a golpher trap.  Nothing has worked.  Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.  Linda


SoCal Debbie said...

Oh Linda! What a great update! Your April rabbit looks great! Santa is super and the partridge's feet are the perfect color. It's so cute how both our snowmen are wearing sweaters and scarves. We are stitching neck and neck on our SALs. What fantastic prizes you won! The Kinkade kits are awesome!

Rosemary said...

Wow, you are really making progress on so many of these projects! I need to start April, I've gotten caught up in the larger project that I just had to start...

I agree with Debbie, these Thomas Kinkades look like they are going to be grand.

sharine said...

Great starts. I love the Snow White kit.

Unknown said...

Great work Linda on the crazy pieces. I just love those Kincade pieces, so detailed. Can't help with gophers I'm afraid and I'm glad your prize got there safely.

Katie said...

Great Update. You definitely won 2 fantastic giveaways. The Kinkade kit is wonderful. You can choose to do HAEDs on 18ct. I know someone who has done that. Just makes them large. Good luck with your piece. I look forward to watching it grow.

Sorry not much help with the gopher. Knowing me I would make a pet out of it haha.

Joysze said...

Love all the WIPs, Linda.

The Kinkade Disney designs are taking the stitching world by storm... well, at least from what I've noticed. I've been hearing so much about them lately. In fact, one of my friends just started the Lion King one yesterday.

I don't have any suggestion about the gopher other than getting a big rubber mallet.... :S

Jackie said...

Hi there Linda,
Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and leaving your kind comment. I appreciate it.
You have some wonderful starts and nice giveaway gifts. I like the HAED Snow White. Wow, that looks like some work. I don't believe I would enjoy stitching a large piece like that over 1. That just be my preference. I like over 2 stitching. I certainly look forward to seeing that piece stitched.
Sorry can't help you with the lawn.
Stop for stopping in again.
Take Care.

Lesleyanne said...

Your stitching looks great. Love your Thomas Kinkade kits. Great giveaways received.

Mouse said...

oooo well done on the awards ... blog wins and the stitching too ... those kinkades are cute ... and mmmm hubby is a pest controller but we don't get much call for golphers this neck of the woods sorry ... love mouse xxxxx

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

Congrats on the awards. The Kinkades are certainly vibrant! How many colours are there in each one I wonder?
We have moles in our garden and haven't managed to get rid of them but I've heard about sonic alarms you can bury in the soil which scare them away. That might work on gophers too.

Carol said...

No advice on the gophers, I'm afraid, Linda--good luck! Sounds like our problems with moles here in Pennsylvania :)

Lots of cute project in the works--amazing that you have the patience to tackle the Kinkades!

Ewa said...

The Kinkades are on my MUST HAVE list - good luck with them - I know you can do it!

We got rid of a gopher in our yard, permanently, by putting the end of a hose in one of his holes and turning the water on. Water started to bubble up out of the rest of his holes in no time and the sucker was flushed out and ran down the street. He never came back.