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Sunday, May 6, 2012

I'm a Winner - SAL Updates - Stash - Crochet Tester

EDIT:  The Disney kit I bought is Cinderella's Castle - not Sleeping Beauty.

Hi Blogger Friends.  WARNING - Long Post
  Thank you for all of the great comments.  I so enjoy reading them.   First up - SAL updates:

Halloween House - Ursula Michael - I did all the fill in around the witch and worked on the step.  (oops! forgot to fininsh above the door)

The Old West - LHN - I finished the window frames and one strand of the border.

Snow Pals - Diane Arthurs - I finished the hat and mittens and some of the white on the little girl.

Lady Liberty - Diane Arthurs - Worked on the kitty and basket.

April - Prairie Schooler - Worked on the rabbits.

I bought the most expensive kit ever - for me.  I ordered it from WDW in Florida.  Cinderella's Castle - How excited am I!!  It's on 14ct aida.

The Lion King - Thomas Kinkade (Candamar Kit)
I have been reading blogs for several years and entering giveaways, etc and have never won.  UNTIL the last several months.  I finally won.
I won this awesome magazine from Sharon at Shebafudge.

I won these great knitted slippers from Sharon at Sharon's Eclectic Retreat.

I won this great floss just because.  Nancy at Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe randomly picks someone to receive some floss AND it was my lucky day.  She is having some giveaways now, so click on the link and sign up.

I also won two more giveaways that I will post when I receive them.

Wow! Are you tired yet?  lol    One other thing I'm excited about.  I read several blogs that do model stitching for designers.  I would not do that (I have too much speciality fibers flying around and I can't stitch on the higher count fabric).  However, I also love to crochet.  I signed up to be a pattern tester and tested my first square.
Purple Snowflake Juice
This was designed by Donna of SmoothFox Crochet and Knit.  She has free designs and also sells designs at her Etsy Shop.
This is Donna's design - 24 Point Round Ripple - This won first place at the county fair in 2011.    

Holy Cow!!  I think I ran out.  Hope you all made it to the end.

Thanks for looking.  Linda  


BeckySC said...

You have some great WIPS :)
They are all coming along nicely :)

Kaisievic said...

Hi Linda, Fantastic stitching - you are going great guns on your WIPocalypse pieces. Congrats on all your winning - you deserve it. I love your new Sleeping Beauty Castle design.

hugs, Kaye xoxox

Jennifer M. said...

HOW did you order that Sleep Beauty Castle??!! You MUST tell me! My understanding was you couldn't order those. You could only buy them in person at WDW. I bought a Mickey Mouse design from the Art of Disney store, but I didn't see this one. Please share your secret. :D

Great progress on all your pieces. I'm going to get back to HH tomorrow. All of my obligation stitching is finally done for a while.

dulcinella said...

great stitching! I love your updates and I think the colors of your projects all look so vibrant!
Happy stitching week

McKenna C. said...

Your pieces are coming along nicely. Sleeping Beauty's castle is going to be super fun to stitch!

You won 5 giveaways? Did I read that right? Congratulations!! That's so exciting!!

That afghan pattern looks super cute! :D


Stitching Noni said...

Fantastic wins! Well done ;0). You have been very busy stitching & crocheting too. Fantastic WIP's - they all look great. Your square is lovely. Well done on being a pattern tester! Your new kits are gorgeous. I love the Thomas Kinkade designs.

Sharon Marie said...

You've been busy! Everything is looking great.

sharine said...

They all look fantastic. Your crochet is lovely!

Veronica said...

Great progress on your WiPs. Oh, I love that Thomas Kinkade's kit. It's actually Cinderella's Castle though ^.^

Whoa, that's quite a number of wins in one go. Congratulations!


Lesleyanne said...

Great progress on your wips. Congrats on your wins. Lovely crochet.

stitchersanon said... the crochet. Well done.

Mia said...

Wonderful stitching and great progress :D

happy stitching!

Unknown said...

Brilliant post Linda and congrats on the wins, its lovely when you enter them so win some. Great work on the wip's and Old West is looking good. We'll crack on this Thurs better I'm sure.

SJ Scott said...

Great post! Nice job on that square~ Thanks for the kind words on my blog.

Rosemary said...

Of course I made it to the end, it was a very nice read and lots pretty pretty photos! You are making such progress on ALL your projects, I'm impressed! That square looks so good, I have a long way to go on my crochet journey to be that good!

SoCal Debbie said...

Oh Linda, your needles are flying! Great progress on all the SAL pieces! Good for you for getting that Disney kit from Walt Disney World without leaving your chair!

Congratulations on all the wonderful wins you've been getting. The crochet test square is beautiful and the afghan is so bright and pretty!

Lumiruusu said...

Hello Linda !

I love to read and write long posts !! :) :)

I think it is because I am a talkative person and I allways have difficulties to say something shortly :D

Your Cinderellas Castle must be one of the most beautifull
cross stitch kits I have ever seen !!
It is so amazing !! :)

All Your WIPS are pretty too !

Jan Gartlan said...

I especially love Halloween House! Your progress is fantastic in all your projects. Well done on the prizes. Now you are a master at winning giveaways.

Denise said...

all your WIP's look great! I really like snow pals. Congrads on all the wins, you got some lovely stuff.Love the colors in the round ripple design.
Happy Stitching

Dani - tkdchick said...

Congrats on winning some giveaways!!!!! Great progress on your wips

Otter said...

Wow Linda, looks like you've been busy! Love the colors in your winning crochet piece.

I love watching your progress on your SAL updates. I'm about to start on my first SAL and I'm so excited about it.


Valentina said...

Nice progress on everything. Can't wait to see more of The Old West, that's in my to do list. Well done with your crochet also, the ripple is really nice.

Ewa said...

I'm SO jealous of your Disney kits! They're gorgeous and I want them! lol Very nice progress on your pieces! Look great!