Sleeping Beauty

Sleeping Beauty


Thursday, November 9, 2017

Crochet Madness and Finally Stitching

Hi Blogger Friends.  Did you miss me?  I have been crocheting like a mad woman for the last six weeks.  We have a very dead pine tree in the back yard.  If it falls it will land on our house or the neighbors.  We don't have the money to get it cut down so I have been crocheting afghans and trying to sell them.  I did these and they are in a store in town.  She just has them folded on a shelf so I will be very surprised if she sells any of them.

I did get orders from my neighbor and DH's co-workers for 6 baby blankets, a toddler blanket and an afghan.  I have made 3 baby blankets.  (Forgot to take a pic of one.)

Toddler blanket

I'm working on the afghan now.  It is the same pattern as the third picture.

Last month I joined a SAL group on Stitch Maynia FB group.  It is NaNoStitchMo.  You stitch somehow related to 50.  It could be 50 starts, 50 minutes or 50 stitches a day or 50 WIP's etc.
I have 66 Clouds Factory charts started so I decided to work on 50 different ones for the month.  Of course I'm behind as I only started stitching 3 days ago.  So now I'm playing ketchup. (lol)

UFO 1-2/50

UFO 3-4/50

I have decided its time to start selling my excessive charts and kits that I am never going to stitch.  I hope to start listing them on my stash for sale page in the next few weeks.  I will let you know when I do.  I have over a 1,000.

Thanks for stopping by.   Linda

Friday, September 29, 2017

September Smalls SAL

Hi Blogger Friends.  As always, thank you for the nice comments.  I did manage to finish 2 smalls this month.  This is being hosted by Heather of Stitching Lotus.

Finish 17
Blessings with Charm - Lizzie Kate
14ct Lemon Twist Aida
Started 12-28-15
Finished 9-4-17
Finish 18
Blessings with Charm - Lizzie Kate
14ct Grasshopper Aida
Started 12-28-15
Finished 9-13-17

I managed to start The Apple Orchard by CCN on the 19th but don't have much done.  My stitchy bug called and he is at the North Pole hanging out with Santa.  He said he won't be back until it gets cold.  I guess there won't be alot of stitching progress by me for a while longer.

Thanks for stopping by.    Linda

Monday, September 18, 2017

September Gifted Gorgeousness

Hi Blogger Friends.  The surgery on my wrist went well.  I am finally able to start stitching and crocheting a little bit.  Only problem is my stitchy bug is still on vacation.  I think I am going to start something new.  A LHN or CCN piece for an autumn SAL on facebook.

It's time for my late GG post.  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 made a tad bit of progress on Mini New York by Satsuma Street.     

I have been working on my Groovy Granny afghan.  This is the first strip minus the last round.

I will be back Friday for the smalls SAL.  I actually managed to finish 2.

Thanks for stopping by and leaving such nice comments.   Linda

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Lizzie Kate Month - Week 3

Hi Blogger Friends.  Thank you for all of the nice comments and well wishes.  I did go see the orthopedic surgeon last Tuesday.  I have
De Quervain's Tendinosis
De Quervain's tendinosis occurs when the tendons around the base of the thumb are irritated or constricted. The word "tendinosis" refers to a swelling of the tendons. Swelling of the tendons, and the tendon sheath, can cause pain and tenderness along the thumb side of the wrist. This is particularly noticeable when forming a fist, grasping or gripping something, or when turning the wrist.
Two of the main tendons to the thumb pass through a tunnel (or series of pulleys) located on the thumb side of the wrist. Tendons are rope-like structures that attach muscle to bone. Tendons are covered by a slippery thin soft-tissue layer, called synovium. This layer allows the tendons to slide easily through a fibrous tunnel called a sheath.
Any swelling of the tendons and/or thickening of the sheath, results in increased friction and pain with certain thumb and wrist movements.

I'm having minor surgery done tomorrow and won't be able to stitch or crochet for 2 - 3 weeks.  In fact I haven't stitched in the last week I have been doing jigsaw puzzles.  I strongly urge all of you to see a doctor if you have any pain in your wrist or thumb.  This has been going on for about 8 weeks and it is very very painful.  You can go HERE to learn more about it and see what he is going to do.  (Easier than me trying to explain it.)

I did work on a different piece for the third week.

Day 15

Day 16

Day 17

Day 18  (the next 4 are Halloween Rules)

Day 19

Day 20

Day 21

I thought I would show you what my very very bad husband did a couple months ago.

HE BROUGHT HOME TWINS!!!!!!  They are about 4 and half months old now.  Meet Mikey and Mickey.

I will let you know how the surgery goes.

Thanks for stopping by.   Linda

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Lizzie Kate Month - Week 2

Hi Blogger Friends.  Thank you for all of the nice comments.

I have made a little progress the last week on my projects.  Not so much the last 2 days so not sure if I will have anything to show next week.  Its getting harder to stitch with my stupid hand.  I see the orthopedic doctor next Tuesday.  Next month is my birthday.  I have a couple ideas in mind.  Work on a different Clouds Factory piece each day and/or start a new piece each day.  Just depends on what the doctor does.

Progress on Flip-its - A Bit of

Day 8

Day 9

Day 10

Day 11

Day 12

Day 13

Day 14

Thanks for stopping by.   Linda

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Lizzie Kate Month - Week 1

Hi Blogger Friends.  As you can tell by the title - Lizzie Kate sorta won.  It was a tie so I broke it.

First I thought I would show you what I worked on in July.

Mad Hatter - I had to stop for a while.  I had major burn out on all of that dark blue.

Australia by Clouds Factory

Flip-it Stamps - It's still very hot here and my left hand is not working so I haven't been to productive.

Day 1

Day 2

Day 3

Day 4

Day 5

Day 6

Day 7

Thanks for stopping by.    Linda

Saturday, July 29, 2017

July Smalls SAL

Hi Blogger Friends.  I'm only a day late this month.  The smalls SAL is being hosted by Heather.  Her blog is Stitching Lotus.

Finish 16
May Stamp - Lizzie Kate
14ct Beige Aida
Started 9-14-14
Finished 7-9-17

Boy am I good or what.  It only took me almost 3 years to finish.

I have decided that my So Many Stitches a Week is going to be January - May and October thru December.  The older I get the worse the summers are for me and I have a birthday in September.  I haven't touched Hatter in a couple weeks.  I have been working on Australia by Clouds Factory.

For August I have decided to stitch one designer for the month.  I will pull out a different UFO each day and work on it.  I need your HELP.  Please help me decide which one.

Lizzie Kate
Satsuma Street
Clouds Factory

I will be starting on August 1.  Anybody want to join me??

Thanks for stopping by and voting.  Thank you also for the well wishes.   I am finally getting fewer headaches.       Linda

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