Friday, February 13, 2015

Mini Rings of Change CAL: Week 8, Stashbuster #2, and Starts #35-44

Warning: Long, picture-heavy post!

My apologies again for getting behind on the Mini Rings of Change CAL. I'm not very good at leading this. 
This past week's assignment of rounds 26-29 was so late, but Linda of Linda's Crafty Corner still managed to pull it off. 
And, if you click on the link, you'll see an amazing picture tutorial for the cross stitch. She makes it look very easy. Thanks, Linda!

I've updated the CAL page with everyone's progress pics, including our new CAL stitcher, Carla, of lifemultithreaded.

For this week, let's just do round 30. That'll give everyone a chance to catch up. If you feel comfortable going ahead with round 31, do so; if not, you can wait until next week.
Here's a little step by step of the inverted V-stitches in round 30:
The chain 2, skipped stitch, and double crochet count as the first inverted V.
Chain 3 and skip a stitch. Yarn over and draw up a loop on your next stitch.
Yarn over and draw through two loops. You'll still have two loops on the hook.
Skip a stitch. Yarn over and draw up a loop on your next stitch.
Yarn over and draw through two loops. You'll still have three loops on the hook.
Yarn over and draw through all three loops. It's basically a double crochet two together with a skipped stitch in between.

I managed another small crochet finish this week, Stashbuster #2. They're face scrubbies for Hope's bathroom. I used two colors of cotton, but I don't know the names.



I'm still keeping up with my starts for the Super Duper Ultimate Crazy Challenge. 
#35: I Love Quilts
Source: Patchwork Memories by Caron Turk and Lynn Waters Busa
#36: Life Before Coffee
Source:Introducing Stanley by Kount on Kappie
#37: Purrfect Office
Source:Introducing Stanley by Kount on Kappie
#38: Cowgirl
Source:  Girls - Girls - Girls by Gail Cadden
#39: Christmas Gentlemen
Source: Leisure Arts by Marilyn Gandre
#40: Simpsons
Source: www.sewstunningdesigns.com (this one is not available anymore)
#41: Jack O Lantern Welcome
Source: Frightfully Friendly Stitches by Stoney Creek
#42: Victorian
Source:Victorians Across America by Debbie Patrick
#43: Grumpy Notice
Source: Leave 'Em in Stitches by Stoney Creek
 #44: Fishin Frogs
Source: Leave 'Em in Stitches by Stoney Creek

Thanks for reading and looking.
Blessings :-)

20 comments:

  1. I so love all of your starts Kate. I have a Stanley book and I think it's the same one. I also have a few Debbie Patrick houses. I really like #38. Is that book #417. If it is I HAVE to have it and found it on line. LOL
    Love the face scrubbiies.
    I am a couple rounds behind on the CAL but will get caught up soon.

    Linda

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    1. Thanks, Linda :-) I've been eyeing several listed on the back; they're all so beautiful. This one is #77, the Glen Auburn in Natchez, Mississippi. No worries on the blanket; with the exception of Linda, we're all a little behind.

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  2. That CAL is so pretty! Love all your cross stitch new starts. They are all so different.

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    1. Thanks, Justine :-) I like all different kinds of charts.

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  3. Hi Kate, the blanket you are working on for the CAL is very pretty. That is a good idea for the facial scrubbies, I'm sure your daughter appreciates them. I hope you have a nice weekend. Heather

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    1. Thanks, Heather :-) It is a beautiful blanket, and everyone's looks so different based on their color choices. The face scrubbies are wonderful; we shared all the ones I had made in Florida when we had one bathroom. Now that we have two, she needed her own set. Have a great weekend!

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  4. Everything looks so nice! I 'specially like your cat & coffee start and the Victorian house! I am BEHIND on my Mini-Rings but I'll post a pic soon!

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    1. Thanks, Tama :-) That cat is so me in the morning, and the house is just gorgeous. No worries on being behind; with the exception of Linda, I think we all are. Hence the small assignment this week :-)

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  5. so pretty! you're very busy :)

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  6. Lots of Lovely work here! I am grateful for just one round this week, I am behind! Your cal is beautiful!

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  7. Great starts and nice work on your crochet too!

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  8. I really don't know how you manage to keep up with everything Kate, I love those little scrubbies such a great idea, thank you for the tutorial I know I will find it very useful and thanks for linking, have a great weekend. :) xxx

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  9. Great work! Hope everyone is doing well and staying warm!

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  10. Well done on keeping up with the challenge! You have some great designs here with lots of humour.

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  11. Oh my, that's a whole lot of projects going on. I think I would stick with making the face scrubbies over and over and over. Quick and easy is my goal when it comes to making stuff. Ha! Best wishes, Tammy

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  12. So many great starts!! Your crochet mini rings is looking pretty:)

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  13. Your crochet work just look wonderful! Wish I could find time to learn this skill :)
    Love all your cross stitch starts too!!

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  14. Really nice works! I will add your blog and follow your WIPs!!

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  15. Congratulations Kate your scrubbies was one of the most clicked links in February's stash link party, thank you for inking. :) xx

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