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Tuesday, November 26, 2013


Wishing everyone a HAPPY THANKSGIVING.

Hi Blogger Friends.  I didn't seem to get to much done on my SAL pieces this week.  I did get quite a bit done on the January Sampler, one of my Turtle Trot pieces.

I backstitched the brush, shovel, pail and two stars on the cut-thru Stable.  I also finished stitching the dog house roof.  I think I'm going to start doing a couple strands of backstitch a week until I get it caught up.

Fall Welcome by Diane Arthurs - This is a Saturday SAL with Debbie and Kaye.  I finished the one color in her shirt, started her hat and did another strand in the border.

Santa's 12 Days of Christmas - Day 5 - Prairie Schooler - This is a Sunday SAL with Kaye and Debbie.  Santa has a head already.  For some reason I seem to stitch heads/faces towards the end.  I don't think I'll get this done next Sunday.  Looks like another 2 or 3 Sundays.

Debbie and I have decided to do the UCJC2014 again.  We will start a new project everyday in January.   I guess my 141 UFO's/WIP's aren't enough for me.  LOL  But ya know, its just so darn much fun to start new ones and I have been really good this year with my starts.
I'm also very excited about next years Turtle Trot SAL.  We are only going to work on 10 projects next year.  I decided that when I finish one I can add another one in.  And it won't be so stressful trying to work on 14.

I'll leave you with a picture of Mocha and Sparky.

Thanks for looking.   Linda 

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

New Start and Updates

Hi Blogger Friends.  I'm starting to get startitis, but I'm trying really hard not to start a bunch.  I would really like to get some finished.  I did start 12 Days of Christmas - Day 5 by Prairie Schooler.  This should be done in a couple of Sundays.  The rest are gonna take a whole lot longer.   This is a Sunday SAL with Debbie and Kaye.

Fall Welcome by Diane Arthurs - started the border and her sleeve - also did about 100 stitches in the basket - This is a Saturday SAL with Kaye and Debbie.

HAPPY DANCING here - I finally finished stitching page 4 on the Stable.  I also backstitched the basket of carrots and the wall.  The girl now has a bucket to stand on.
You can see everyone's progress on the SAL page at the top.

Thanks for looking.   Linda

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Progress Made

Hi Blogger Friends.  I want to thank all of you for leaving me such inspiring comments and for voting on my last post.  Looks like January Sampler will be my next Turtle Trot finish.

I worked on Fall Welcome by Diane Arthurs.  All of her designs are just so much fun to stitch.  This is a Saturday SAL with Debbie and Kaye.  I am almost done with the basket but it has a whole lot of backstitching.

The Stable now has another strange looking mouse.  He has a big odd shaped head and a broken tail.  It also has another ribbon and a pile of sacks.  Again, almost done with page 4.  I WILL finish the page Monday.  (You can click on the pics to enlarge)

Close up of mouse.

Thanks for looking.  Linda

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Linda's Turtle Trot SAL November Update

Hi Blogger Friends.  Well yippee!!!  I actually have been stitching on these for the last couple of weeks.  I'm proud to say that I made some decent progress on some of them.  You can read all about the Turtle Trot and see the other stitchers that are doing it at BAP Attack hosted by Claudette.

1.  Cat Lessons - Lizzie Kate - (Finish 18)

14ct Summer Khaki
Started 1-17-12
Finished 11-1-13

2.  The Old West - Little House Needleworks - started the border on the bottom

3.  Blue Bird Floral - Diane Arthurs - worked on the pink square

4.  6 Fat Men - Lizzie Kate - added the owl and more snow

5.  Fredericka - Carriage House Samplings - added a squirrel and another key

6.  Happy Camper - Diane Arthurs - did the sun, the rest of the trees and started the endless grass

7.  Summer Season - Sandra Cozzolino - really happy with how much I got done on this one since it was all starting and stopping - the vines are done as are the flowers on top and bottom

8.  Mermaid Myrna - Diane Arthurs - did more of her fin and started her hair (She has a whole lotta hair)

9.  Crabby All Year - Raise the Roof - I decided not to do this one anymore.  It's big and I don't want to buy all the buttons.  I cut out the part that was stitched and saved the rest of the fabric.

10.  January Sampler - Waxing Moon Designs - did a little bit on the house and the two green trees need white and another strand in the top banner

Yeah!!!  I have now finished 3 and tossed 2.  I am so looking forward to next years SAL and am having a hard time deciding which ones that I want to add in.  See, the more I finish the more new ones I can add in.

I would love to finish 3 or 4 more of these this year, but I know I am only dreaming.  I think I can finish one or maybe two.  How about voting for which one or two that I should try and finish this year.

Thanks for looking.  Linda     (you can click on the pics to enlarge)

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Baby Blanket Ta Dah

Hi Blogger Friends.  I finished the baby blanket.  These are sure a lot of fun to crochet.  I have been thinking about using a 4 ply yarn and bigger hook to make some lapghans.  They are so pretty.

I came across a fun giveaway.  Go check out Heather's blog Heather's Stitching Story to enter.

Thanks for looking.   Linda

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Cut-thru and Fall Welcome Update

Hi  Blogger Friends.  I would like to say hi and welcome to my new followers.  I would also like to say thank you to all those that read my blog and thank you to those that leave me a comment.  So encouraging.

Made some progress on the stable.  I did the orange, yellow and gray across the bottom and the last panel on the wall under the basket.  I'm getting closer to getting page 4 done.

Fall Welcome - Imaginating designed by Diane Arthurs.  I did the stem and started the basket.
This is a Saturday SAL with Debbie and Kaye.

(You can click on the pics to enlarge)

Nancy from Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe is having an awesome giveaway.  Go check it out and tell her I sent you.

Thanks for looking.  Linda

Saturday, November 2, 2013

November YOTA SAL and TUSAL Updates

Hi Blogger Friends.  It's time for the Year of the Acronym update.  It is being hosted by Pull the Other Thread and you can read about it HERE.  This is Bothy Threads cut-thru North Pole House.  I only worked on it for a few hours this month and I didn't get very much done.  I hope to get more done this month.  Although, I do have a baby blanket to crochet by the 10th.



It's time for the Totally Useless Stitch a-long.  You can read all about it on  Daffycat's blog HERE.   I do believe that I might actually be able to fill up the clear snowman ornament this year.  I smashed it down so it doesn't look like as much as it did.

Thanks for looking.   Linda