Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Turtle Trot and the post from...

H-E-double hockey sticks!

An hour ago, this computer decided it wanted to shut down and restart. It took an HOUR to go from re-start to now. I obviously need a new computer.

I have been in a slump lately! I haven't been reading posts like usual, and I managed to sleep through two alarms this morning! That's never happened! And here I am, way past bedtime, trying to get this computer to work so I can post this!

Turtle Trot time-I have spread out my stitching time amongst more WIPs than last month, in addition to starting a new ornament and stitching the LHN sheep. And starting my Exchange stitching.

Here's where I got to as compared with below. The stitching below the snowman, house and trees was supposed to be chain stitching but I put in regular cross stitches.

Remember this one? Haha, I lost the floss key again, twice now in one year! I stitched in the pumpkin to the left of the sign and the vines and flowers below the sign. Check out what it looked like last time I picked it up
I was the first month winner of the Turtle Trot and lo and behold, I find a e-gift certificate from Claudette from BAP Attack who is hosting this here SAL, in my inbox. What a surprise! Claudette, Thank You so much! This is what I bought with it
Lousy picture; new threads for a Halloween design that I want to start later this year.

It appears that I lost a picture of another WIP that I stitched on. It's been one loooong day so I'm going to hit the hay! I'll put up pictures of the two other WIPs that I worked on in the next couple of days. I have to wake up in 5 hours so...Good Night! Oh, and Happy Valentines Day to you all. I bought myself a smallish heart with chocolate truffles, which I will be inhaling tomorrow! Take Care!

Sunday, February 10, 2013

TUSAL Time-Feb '13

First off, I'd like to say Thank You for your comments and the Happy Birthdays on the last post! I really appreciate it!

I redeemed myself from last months' TUSAL with much more orts
Yesss! I've been busy the last month and received and finished my Hope sheep from LHN as part of Vonna's SAL


I stashed again!
I got these off eBay. The Drawn Thread design came with the silks and beads. And this Rosewood Manor design spoke to me because of Arizona being one of the Four Corner states. I've never been there but intend to some day!

I forgot to mention that I signed up for a Stitched with Love Exchange. I have my recipients' name and info and am awaiting a shipment from 123 Stitch. If I was busy now, I'll be even busier once the pattern I chose arrives. I have exactly 1(one), yes 1 month, to stitch the pattern and get it and all the goodies into the mail. Nothing like a little pressure. Wish me Luck!

Right now I'm stitching on a WIP for the Turtle Trot. I'll be back to post on the 13th with pics of my WIPs. They're looking great and I think you'll see a big difference between now and the last time I posted pics of them. BTW, my Belated Birthday Giveaway items are on their way! Finally! I'll put up a post for everyone to comment on for an entry into it. It'll be the same as my other giveaways-just leave a comment!

Take Care everyone, especially those affected by Nemo!