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Saturday, August 30, 2014

leg infection

went to doctors today i have bad leg infection, don't get better by tomorrow i will have to go to hospital for treatment.   this from johnny

Friday, August 29, 2014

In Loving Memory of Debbie

It's with a saddened heart and tears in my eyes that I write this post.  We all lost a wonderful stitching friend today - Deborah Faris Bryant. I found Debbie's blog about 3 1/2 years and we starting commenting on each others blogs.  It only took a couple months and we started chatting a little everyday.  The last couple years we were chatting a lot every day.  In the last year we started talking on the phone and having are own telephone get togethers.  One of us would call, put on phones on speaker and sit and chatter and stitch for hours.  And we really did get some stitching done.

I'm sure most of you have heard of the Crazy January Challenge that started in 2011.  It's a group of crazies that have a new start everyday for the first 15 days of January.  I met Debbie about March.  The CJC2012 was to start 15 projects or you could do the UCJC2012 (ultimate) and start one every day in January.  Of course Debbie and I had to buck the rules and we started one every day in January and February or 60 starts.  We called it the Super Duper Ultimate Crazy January February Challenge (SDUCJFC2012).  We never succeeded in getting anyone else to join us.  January 2013 and 2014 we only started 31.  We were just starting to make our lists for our 31 starts next year.
Does anyone want to join me in memory of Debbie and start 31 next year?  There is a facebook page for the 15 starts but I'm sure we can start 31.

Debbie and I have also had a Saturday SAL since 2012.  There are still about 25 pieces to finish.  I will pick one and work on it on Saturday's in her memory.  Does anyone want to join me?  I have marked the ones that we were going to stitch on My Crazy List of UFO's/WIP's pages at the top of my blog.  I am almost done with Fall Welcome.  Are next one is going to be Candy Cane Christmas by Ursula Michael.

I know in my heart that Debbie is looking down and cheering me on.  She was like a sister to me.  She may be in heaven but I will Never Ever forget her.

RIP Debbie

August Smalls SAL and TUSAL

Hi Blogger Friends.  Sorry these are late.  I have been having a really hard week.  I did finally manage to finish my small for the month.  This is being hosted by Heather of Stitching Lotus.

Flip-It Stamp
Lizzie Kate
14ct Beige Aida
Started 1-2-14
Finished 8-28-14

This is my jar of orts for the TUSAL being hosted by Sharon of Its Daffycat.

Thanks for looking.    Linda

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Prayers Needed

Hi Blogger Friends.   I just found out that our stitching friend Debbie's Cross Stitch/Facebook just had a heart attack on Thursday evening and is in the hospital.  Please send prayers to her and her family.  

Friday, August 22, 2014

Start #35 and Updates

Hi Blogger Friends.  I'm still trying to finish my old and new challenge on facebook.  Wish me luck - I have till the 27th.  I also have to finish my small by the 27th.  Wait until you see what I'm going to do for my 22nd anniversay and my 65th birthday next month.   I really will be officially crazy.  LOL

Start 35 - Pretty Little New York - Satsuma Street on Etsy  What a fun design to work on.  I sure hope she designs one for all the states and Disneyland etc.  This is the new one for the facebook challenge.

Summer Season - Sandra Cozzolino - This is the old one for the facebook challenge.  It's almost done.

Bothy Threads cut-thru Steam Train - The cab is starting to take shape.

Santa's 12 Days of Christmas - Day 8

Thanks for looking.   Linda

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Only One Left

Hi Blogger Friends.  I finished another crocheted baby blanket.  I only have one more.

Old stuff - I crocheted these back in the mid 70's.

Thanks for looking.    Linda

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Linda's Turtle Trot SAL August Update

Hi Blogger Friends.  It's Turtle Trot time.  We pick 10 projects to work on for the month and post a before and after pic on the 10th of the month.  This is being hosted by Claudette of BAP Attack.  You can read all about it HERE.  Stop by and see who else is trotting.
I'm pretty excited this month.  I actually managed to put more than 50 stitches in them.

1.  Mitten Friends - Diane Arthurs - I stitched the brown on the mitten.

2.  6 Fat Men - Lizzie Kate - Did another strand on the border and then it started snowing.

3.  Disney Heroe's #16 - Alina's XStitch - So excited - I did about 250 stitches.

4.  Happy Camper - Diane Arthurs - IT'S FINISHED
Happy Camper - Diane Arthurs - Imaginating
14ct White Aida
Started 2-26-12
Finished 8-10-14

5.  Summer Season - Sandra Cozzolino - I did more on the banner.

6.  Mermaid Myrna - Diane Arthurs - I finished her arm.

7.  Dog Lessons for People - Lizzie Kate - I actually finished 2 rows.

8.  Autumn Season - Sandra Cozzolino - I started stitching Autumn.

9.  Spring Alphabet - Lizzie Kate - Did the umbrella and boots.

10. March Sampler - Waxing Moon Designs - I stitched the top line and March.

I so love this SAL and am already thinking about 10 projects for next year.  I would really like to get all of these done this year (except Disney) that's going to take me a hundred years.
I'm also doing the Ultimate Crazy January Challenge 2015.  I will be starting 31 projects in January and would sure like to get some done by the end of the year.

Thanks for looking.     I really appreciate your comments.     Linda

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Start #34 and Updates

Hi Blogger Friends.  I can't believe that I have only started 3 pieces besides my January starts.  Sometimes I really do scare myself.  LOL   I have to finish working on my 10 Turtle Trot pieces to post on the 10th.  Then my MIL called and told me she was having a baby shower for her granddaughter on the 23rd.  So now I have to get a baby blanket crocheted by then but I just wanna stitch.

Start 34 - Santa's 12 Days of Christmas - Day 8 by Prairie Schooler.  I love this cow and he was so fun to stitch.

Fall Welcome - Diane Arthurs - I stitched the box on the bottom and did more on the border.

Cut-thru Steam Train - Bothy Threads - This is my new Monday SAL piece.  I worked on the roof of the cab.

Thanks for looking.    Linda

Saturday, August 2, 2014


Hi Blogger Friends.  It's time for the Year of the Acronym SAL.  You pick a UFO to work on and post a before and after pic the first Saturday of the month.  This is being hosted by Pull The Other Thread and you can read all about it HERE.
This is Bothy Threads cut-thru North Pole House.  I actually got a little done on it by stitching Thursday afternoon and evening.  (I guess that's what happens when you don't have a computer to play on.)  LOL
I started the Christmas Tree and whatever that red and blue thing is.  I also finished the white in Santa's bedroom.



Thanks for looking.   Linda

Friday, August 1, 2014

Linda's July Small's SAL and TUSAL

Hi Blogger Friends.  I'm a few days late with my stitch a long postings.  My computer decided to almost quit working.  I was getting ad pop ups on every blog I read including mine.  Then on Wednesday I started getting messages from Norton that the blog contained something?? and would shut it down - including mine.  I  think that Norton Anti Virus bites big time.  We had 96 viruses plus a bunch of other stuff.  Took it to Staples and now it works like new.

First up is the Small's stitch a long being hosted by Heather of Stitching Lotus.  You can see all of the other stitchers HERE.

Flip It Bit - Lizzie Kate
14ct Summer Khaki Aida
Started 1-3-14
Finished 7-30-14

I also finished another Santa.  Yippee yahoo no more birds to stitch.

Santa's 12 Days of Christmas - Prairie Schooler
14ct Summer Khaki Aida
Started 4-20-14
Finished 7-28-14

It's also time for the Totally Useless Stitch a-long update.  This is being hosted by Sharon of Daffycat blog fame.  You can see stitch alongers HERE.

Be back tomorrow with my YOTA update.  I would like to thank all of you for the encouraging comments.

Thanks for looking.   Linda