CARS - AvroraCS

CARS - AvroraCS


Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Starts 86 - 90 DISDUCJFMC and a GIVEAWAY

Hi Blogger Friends.  N-E-V-E-R   A-G-A-I-N  will I do 90 starts in 3 months.  Here are my last 5 starts.

Start 86 - No Pouting (Christmas Rules) - Lizzie Kate

Start 87 - Cookies (Christmas Spirit with Charm) - Lizzie Kate

Start 88 - Scare A Crow (Halloween Rules) - Lizzie Kate

Start 89 - Calendar Girls - January - Little House Needleworks

Start 90 - Alice - Sprite Stitch

A New Stitchy Start - Cinderella's Castle - I'm very pleased with my progress this month.  I did about 700 stitches in 3 days.




My 4 year blogoversary was in January and I have just reached 400 followers.  Thank you all for reading my blog and leaving me such awesome comments.

I am going to  be having a little contest.  Guess how many TOTAL UFO's/WIP's that I have right now through March 31, 2015.  A couple rules:
1.  Be a follower old or new.
2.  Leave your answer on this post only.  The person that comes the closest wins.  Last years winner guessed the exact number. (I get to play too because I don't know how many I have.)  lol  Only 1 guess per person.  I will keep this open through April 15.

You can choose which prize you would like.  Please tell me which prize you would like in your comment.

1.  A $20.00 give certificate to 123 Stitch.
2.  A little stitchy surprise package.
3.  This is my Mini Rings of Change Lapghan (I need to finish).  You can have this one.  I would love to crochet another one in your color choices or you could pick just one color (sorry, I cannot see to crochet with dark colors).  Or, I have a couple other granny square type patterns that I really want to make.

Put on your thinking caps and come up with the right number.

Thanks for looking.   Linda

PS  Somehow or another I got roped into doing a third A - Z Challenge.  I may fall flat on my face the first week. :D
See you tomorrow with Letter A.

Friday, March 27, 2015

Starts 81 - 85 DISDUCJFMC

Hi Blogger Friends.  I ONLY HAVE 5 STARTS LEFT.

Start 81 - Amsterdam - Natali Needlework

Start 82 - Not How Many You Finish - My Big Toe

Start 83 - January (Blocks with Charm) - Lizzie Kate

Start 84 - Spooky (Boo Club) - Lizzie Kate

Start 85 - May (A Year with Charm) - Lizzie Kate

Thanks for looking.  Linda

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

March Smalls SAL and TUSAL

Hi Blogger Friends.  I'm barely on time for one and very late on the other.  Oops!!
It's the last Wednesday of the month and time for the Smalls SAL.  This is being hosted by Heather of Stitching Lotus.  We pick a small project to stitch on and post a finished picture on the last Wednesday of the month.  I just finished it about 10 minutes ago.

Christmas Blessings with Charm - Lizzie Kate
14ct Lemon Twist
Started 9-13-14
Finished 3-25-15

It's past time for the Totally Useless Stitch along update.  This is where we save our (ORTS) or floss and yarn ends and post a picture of them on the New Moon.  This is being hosted by Sharon of It's Daffycat.

Thanks for looking.   Linda

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

A - Z Challenge Theme Reveal

A to Z Challenge Theme Reveal

Well, I decided that I didn't have enough to stitch on, so I decided to join the A - Z challenge.  You pick a theme and post everyday in April except Sundays.  April 1 is letter A, April 2 is letter B, etc.  I'm not just doing one, I'm doing 2.  (No smarts here whatsoever.)  Both charts are available on Etsy.
The first one is:


The second one is:


I'm very excited to be doing this challenge.  Kate is going to be doing it with me so we can support each other along with all the other craziness that we're doing.

See you on April 1 for the challenge.  


Saturday, March 21, 2015

Starts 74 - 80

Hi Blogger Friends.  Geez but I'm bad.  I didn't realize that I was so far behind in showing my starts.  I've still been managing a new start everyday.

Start 74 - Autumn 4 Seasons - Lizzie Kate

Start 75 - Goofy - PIXcross on Etsy

PDF Cross Stitch pattern - 0241.Goofy - INSTANT DOWNLOAD
Start 76 - Summer - A Banner Year - Lizzie Kate

Start 77 - Summer 4 Seasons - Lizzie Kate

Start 78 - Disney Princess Villians - Clouds Factory

Start 79 - Disney Panoramic - lovemystitch on Etsy  This is another SAL with Kate

Start 80 - Big Bang Theory - Cheeky Shark Labs

Big Bang Theory Pixel People Character Cross Stitch PDF PATTERN ONLY

I want to thank you all again for visiting my blog and leaving me such wonderful comments.  I am still getting failure notices to your email when I leave a comment on your blog, but I'm still leaving comments.

Thanks for looking.   Linda

Sunday, March 15, 2015

March Gifted Gorgeousness and Starts 69 - 73

Hi Blogger Friends.  Kate and I (sorta) came up with a great rotation plan.  Ha Ha to me.  She's been doing great with her's and I haven't started mine yet.....

GIFTED GORGEOUSNESS is being hosted by Jo of Serendipitous Stitching.  We all have projects that have been gifted to us or pieces that we are doing as gifts.   This SAL is so we can work on those and post on the 15th.
This is February Hearts by Erica Michaels.  There are lots of free charts from Rainbow Gallery.  I received a box of the new DMC colors as a gift.  The purple is one of them.  I will be using as many new colors as I can on this monthly set.

Start 69 - Christmas Cookies - Country Cottage Needleworks

Start 70 - Spring String - Lizzie Kate

Start 71 - Alice in Wonderland - Clouds Factory
Alice in Wonderland parody - Cross stitch PDF pattern

Start 72 - Spring (A Banner Year) - Lizzie Kate

Start 73 - February Hearts - Erica Michaels

Only 17 starts left.  YIPPEE!!!!!  I hate to say that 4 of those are going to be BAP'S.  I need H-E-L-P....

Thanks for looking.   Linda

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Linda's March Turtle Trot Update and Starts 65 - 68

Hi Blogger Friends.   It's time for my turtle trot update.  This is a SAL being hosted by Claudette of BAP Attack.  We pick 10 projects to work on throughout the year and see how many we can finish.  I stitched on 4 yesterday, 3 on Sunday and the other 3 this past week.
Kate is doing a rotation on hers and it seems to be working really well for her.  You start on the 11th and stitch on one piece for 3 days.  Pick another one and stitch on it for 3 days etc.  Some days you  may only have time to work on one  but at least they will all get some  stitching on them.

You have to admit that I'm pretty darn consistent with my crooked pictures.

1.  Seasonal Cat Welcome - Diane Arthurs - I did the rest of the purple cloak.

2.  Pretty Little New York - Satsuma Street - I finished the blue on the building on the top right.

3.  Disney Heroe's #16 - Alina's XStitch - I added more to the tree trunk.

4.  Winter Alphabet - Lizzie Kate - I did the letter "G".

5.  Mitten Friends - Diane Arthurs - I finished his had and started his face.

6.  Mermaid Myrna - Diane Arthurs - I did another 100 stitches in her face.

7.  Autumn Season - Sandra Cozzolino - I stitched "Leaves".

8.  ABC Christmas - Lizzie Kate - I did another word.

9.  March Sampler - Waxing Moon Designs - I finished the cloud.

10.  6 Fat Men - Lizzie Kate - I did more snow.

Believe it or not, I'm starting to get tired of the starts.  BUT, I will prevail and finish them for the month. Remember when I said I would finish 1 and start 5.  I changed my mind and will maybe finish 2 and start 1. Of course that is subject to change.  lol
Here are my next 4 starts:

Start 65 - Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs - Clouds Factory

Start 66 - Cinderella - Clouds Factory
Cinderella Princess parody - Cross stitch PDF pattern

Start 67 - Mickey Mouse and Friends - Clouds Factory
Mickey Mouse and friends parody - Cross stitch PDF patterb

Start 68 - Doggy String - Lizzie Kate

Thanks for looking.    Linda