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Friday, July 21, 2017

July Gifted Gorgeouness

Hi Blogger Friends.  I'm late as usual posting for GG.  This is being hosted by Jo.  We all have projects that have been gifted to us or pieces that we are doing as gifts.  The magazine was gifted to me by our wonderful hostess.  I finished mini London and started mini New York.  The last one in the set.  The bottom fabric is the same color as the top one.



New York has a lot of large sections of color so I plan on getting it done in the next few months.  IF I do I will start Marie Antoinette for this SAL which will probably take me about 10 years to complete.

The weather turned nasty hot again and my 4 month headache is really beginning to agitate me.  Needless to say, I spend a lot of time laying on the bed with the AC and fan on.  I have finished a small that I'll post at the end of the month.  I have also been working on Hatter.  I only have about 6000 stitches left but when I am only managing maybe a 100 stitches a day its going to take me forever to finish.

Thanks for stopping by and leaving me such sweet comments.   Linda

Sunday, July 2, 2017

June Smalls SAL and Longest Day SAL

Hi Blogger Friends.  I'm a couple days late with the Smalls SAL.  At least I got one done this month.  This is being hosted by Heather of Stitching Lotus.

Finish 15
Mini London - Satsuma Street
14 ct Delft Blue
Started 10-12-15
Finished 7-1-17

I seem to be doing the same thing that I've done for the last several summers.  NOT STITCH MUCH
I live in the Sierra Nevada foothills at about 1200' elevation.  In the last 3 weeks we had 11 days straight at over a 100.  We had a few nice days but now we're going back into the very high 90's.  What was worse at night it only cooled down to the low 90's or high 80's. Needless to say, not much stitching got done.  My legs were not very happy.  I did sorta do Jo's Longest Day SAL except mine was a Longest Day stitch-a-thon.  It took me 5 days to work on 16 projects.

1 - 4  Halloween Rules by Lizzie Kate

5 - 8  Same


9 - 12  Same


13 - 16  Flip-it Stamps by Lizzie Kate.  I just stitched the borders.

Just for fun today I counted my 750 UFO's by designer.  These are the top ones:  Lizzie Kate 215
Heart in Hand 76, Prairie Schooler 50 and Little House Needleworks/Country Cottage Needleworks 47.

Thanks for stopping by.  I hope to post an update on something next Sunday.    Linda

Sunday, June 18, 2017

So Many Stitches a Week - Week 24

Hi Blogger Friends.  As always, thank you for all of the awesome comments.  Two weeks ago it was in the 60's here and rainy all week.  This past week has been in the 90's.  I guess staying in the AC makes a lot of stitches.  I did 3388 stitches this week.

After

Before

I know I won't get near that much done this week.  I'm joining Jo in her Longest Day SAL on Wednesday.  I'm going to see how many of the Lizzie Kate smalls I can work on that I have started.
Tuesday is shopping day.  We'll see how many I can do.

Thanks for stopping by.    Linda

Sunday, June 11, 2017

So Many Stitches a Week - Week 23

Hi Blogger Friends.  Thank you for all of the nice comments.  They are very aopreciated.
I'm kinda in shock right now.  I didn't think I did as many stitches this week on Hatter as did last.  I actually did more.  I did 1952 stitches and I finished the gigantic hat.  I'm still loving working on it.  Sorry, you have to see it again next Sunday.

This week

Last week

Thanks for stopping by.    Linda

Sunday, June 4, 2017

So Many Stitches a Week - Week 22

Hi Blogger Friends.  Well, it's hot and my stitchy bugs ran away to San Francisco where its cool.  The only one that stayed is Hatter.  I guess for a while I will only be working on him.  When one comes back for a visit I will work on one of the others.  I was determined to get the ginormous teapot done this week.   All 1562 stitches for a total of 1634 this week.


I did manage to work on two more before the bugs left.

Sweet Spring  (I didn't like the big blue flower in the middle of the rabbit so I left it off)

Jane Eyre

Thanks for stopping by.   Linda

Sunday, May 28, 2017

So Many Stitches a Week - Week 21

Hi Blogger Friends.  Thank you for the nice comments and well wishes.  My legs are doing okay I just have to live with it.  I just finished stitching on New York and Mad Hatter for last week.  At least I got them done.  Hope to do better this week.

Sweet Spring

Dog Park

Garden Cat

Pretty Little New York  (She's releasing Pretty Little India next week.)

Mad Hatter

Jane Eyre

Cheshire Cat

Thanks for stopping by.  Linda    (No Smalls or GG this month.)

Sunday, May 21, 2017

So Many Stitches a Week - Week 20

Hi Blogger Friends.  I just now finished working on my projects for the past week.  I've had to lay down more than usual so not as much stitching.  All is good though.

Sweet Spring

Dog Park

Garden Cat

Pretty Little New York

The Mad Hatter

Jane Eyre

Cheshire Cat

Thanks for stopping by.  Appreciate your comments.    Linda

Sunday, May 14, 2017

So Many Stitches a Week - Week 19

Hi Blogger Friends.  I did another oopsy this week.  I stitched over 1200 stitches more on my big projects than I needed to.  I just couldn't help myself.  It will take me 4 years to stitch the ones she already has released so if I can get one done sooner this year I can start another.  She might be designing the Seven Dwarfs each separately as the large chart but won't be able to start until October.  My toes are crossed.  I'm trying really hard to talk her into it.

Sweet Spring

Dog Park

Garden Cat

Pretty Little New York

The Mad Hatter

Jane Eyre

Cheshire Cat

Thanks for all the nice comments and thanks for stopping by.   Linda

Sunday, May 7, 2017

So Many Stitches a Week - Week 18

Hi Blogger Friends.  Thank you for all of the nice comments.  I do appreciate them very much.  I'm still keeping up with my weekly stitching and loving every minute of it.

Sweet Spring

Dog Park

Garden Cat

Pretty Little New York

The Mad Hatter

Jane Eyre

Cheshire Cat

Thanks for stopping by.    Linda

Sunday, April 30, 2017

So Many Stitches a Week - Week 17

Hi Blogger Friends.  I managed my 2150 stitches again this week.  Actually I did a few more than that.  I sometimes have a hard time stopping.

Sweet Spring

Dog Park

Garden Cat

Pretty Little New York

The Mad Hatter

Jane Eyre

Cheshire Cat

I have a couple gals that are going to join me next year and a few maybes.  Who else is going to join our So Many Stitches a Week craziness?  You can do 1 day a week or like me 7 projects a week.  It really is a lot of fun and I find that I am getting a whole lot more stitching done and I'm not stressed.  Pick one of those projects that you love and want to finish but hate working on.  You just might get it finished next year if you join us.

On a side note.  My Mom passed away 23 years ago on the 23rd.  I was thinking a lot about her this week.  One thing made me giggle for days.  I'm sure a lot of us had nicknames when we were growing up.  My Mom either called me SKUNK or TURDBIRD.  All I can say is I must have been a really smelly kid.  What was your nickname?

Thank you for all of the nice comments.  I so enjoy reading them.

Thanks for stopping by.   Linda