CARS - AvroraCS

CARS - AvroraCS


Saturday, July 26, 2014


Hi Blogger Friends.  I'm sure glad that your all sitting down for this shocker.  I actually finished the Stable today at 2:26 AM.   AND, it only took me 16 months.  I sure hope the Steam Train doesn't take that long. (You can click on any of the pics to enlarge.)

Cut-thru Stable - Bothy Threads
 14ct  Blue Whisper Aida
Started 4-1-13
Finished 7-26-14

I failed the Serial Starter Challenge on FB.  I didn't get Happy Camper by Diane Arthurs quite done.
as of 7-10-14

So I joined another challenge on FB.  It's the old and new challenge.  We pick one old project to try and finish and start a new one and try to finish both by August 27.  I think I have a better chance of getting this one done.

Thanks for looking.   Linda

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Linda's Turtle Trot SAL July Update

Hi Blogger Friends.  It's turtle trot time.  This is where we pick 10 projects and stitch on as many as we can each month and post a before and after picture on the 10th.  This is being hosted by Claudette of BAP Attack.  You can see who else is turtle trotting HERE.
Geez, I'm getting worse instead of better about working on these.  (I really do enjoy stitching on them.)  I worked on 5 today, 4 yesterday and 1 a few days ago.

1.  Mitten Friends - Diane Arthurs - I started the backstitch on the mitten.

2.  6 Fat Men - Lizzie Kate - I built another house.

3.  Disney Heroes #16 - Alina's XStitch - I did 45 stitches.  YEAH!!!  If you look really close, you can see some blue stitches.

4.  Happy Camper - Diane Arthurs - I did some green, finished the fishing pole and basket and did the fish.  I am in a challenge on facebook to pick one WIP or UFO and finish it by July 23rd.  It started two weeks ago.  I picked this one but I don't think I will get it done.

5.  Summer Season - Sandra Cozzolino - Finished the words.

6.  Mermaid Myrna - Diane Arthurs - Yeah!  I finally finished her hair on the right side.

7.  Dog Lessons for People - Lizzie Kate - I added one word.

8.  Autumn Season - Sandra Cozzolino - I did more on the border.

9.  Spring Alphabet - Lizzie Kate - Stitched the basket and eggs.

10. March Sampler - Waxing Moon Designs - I filled in the shamrocks.

You can click on the pics to enlarge.

I finally finished organizing the tubs of cross stitch kits.  I still have several other things to organize but its to hot right now.

Thanks for looking.   Linda

Saturday, July 5, 2014


Hi Blogger Friends.  It's YOTA time again.  You can read all about it HERE.  I'm getting so good at doing hardly any stitches.  I still have my 10 turtle trot pieces to work on before the 10th.  But, I'm still working on those storage boxes, almost done.  I managed to do 45 stitches of the goldy brown in the roof last night.

7-5-14  Bothy Threads cut-thru North Pole House


I wanted to let you know that Parsley is having an awesome giveaway.  You can read all about it HERE.

Thanks for looking.  Linda

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Linda's June Small's SAL and TUSAL

Hi Blogger Friends.  I didn't get lost.  I just haven't been doing alot of stitching.  I'm late with the Smalls SAL post.  I guess better late than not at all.  (I still need to add the eye buttons).

Lizzie Kate (Boo Club)
14ct Green Marbled Aida
Started 3-17-13
Finished 6-29-14

I'm also late with the Totally Useless Stitch-a-long post.  You can read about it on Daffycat's Blog.

See that purple binder.  That's what I have been doing for the last couple weeks instead of stitching.  It holds a handwritten list of all my kits (over 1000) and all my charts over (1000).  In 2011 I did some craft fairs and wanted (still do) to sell alot of my kits and charts that I know I will never stitch.  I went through my 46 plastic storage bins of just kits and pulled out the stuff I wanted to keep.  The rest got all mixed up for pricing purposes.  I didn't take any of the just charts.  So, I have spent the last two weeks trying to get them back in order.  I still have about 10 bins to go through.  I hope to be done in a day or two.  If your looking for anything older, I probably have it.

Thanks for looking.    Linda