Friday, May 15, 2015

Roses, Gifted Gorgeousness and a VERY LATE Turtle Trot

It's been a very busy week around here. I'm FINALLY feeling better!! YAY!! It is soooo wonderful to be able to function normally again. I'm on some new vitamin supplements that help a lot. The pain is always a constant, but it's very mild and doesn't interfere with my daily activities right now.
That being said, I've been running around like crazy playing catch up. School, housework and planning for Alex's first birthday have consumed most of my time. I've squeezed in a tiny amount of crafty time lately and have a few things to show.

Astri of Apple Blossom Dreams is hosting a Granny Rose CAL; this is a pattern I've always wanted to make. I'm dreadfully behind because I spent forever choosing my colors. I've managed to make a few roses and would like to get a lot more made this weekend.
So far, I have 8 in Panther Pink and 1 in Pretty N Pink. I'm going to make some two-toned with pink and black and some two-toned in pink and Panther Pink.

Jo of Serendipitous Stitching is the host of Gifted Gorgeousness. We work on projects that are gifts to us or gifts for someone else. I worked on two charts this month.
Prairie Schooler Santa's 12 Days of Christmas was a gift from Linda. I finished all the red on Day 1.
Phineas and Ferb from Clouds Factory is a gift for my daughter, Hope; this is one of her favorite shows.

And I'm way late with Turtle Trot! On the 10th of every month, we (are supposed to!) post progress pics of 10 pieces we've picked to stitch in 2015. This is being hosted by Claudette of BAP Attack. I only managed to work on 7 this past month.
Lid Up
Finished the toilet
Sunflower Seeds
Filled in the blue border
Next Trick
Stitched more the cat and all of the water
God So Loved the World
Stitched more of the sky
April Roly Poly
More stitches on the raincoat
September Roly Poly
Finished the one brown section
August Roly Poly
Finished more of the blue section

Thanks for reading and looking.
Blessings :-)


  1. The roses are gorgeous, as well as the rest of your post. I LOVE the pink!

  2. The roses are gorgeous, as well as the rest of your post. I LOVE the pink!

  3. Oh, wow, congrats on all your projects! I ignored the TT this time around XD
    I love that new afghan! It's going to be gorgeous!!!

  4. Awesome post Kate. I love the Panther Pink yarn. Those roses are gorgeous in that color. Great progress on the GG pieces. You made some really good progress on your TT pieces also.


  5. Glad to hear you are feeling better this week. Your stitching is lovely and you're working on a great variety of projects!

  6. Lovely stitching - and so many projects on the go! I admire your ability to work on so many things at the one time. I can only manage one at a time!

  7. How do you find the time for all of that wonderful stitching? 😊
    Glad you are feeling better.

  8. Thanks for taking part in GG this month. The Santa is looking good and you've made a great start on Phineas and Ferb too.

  9. You've done quite a lot. Love the roses;)

  10. I'm so pleased that you're feeling a lot more agile, Kate! It's no fun being in pain!
    I would expect a turtle trot to be slow getting to a a few days off the mark is not *really*'s more like on the mark :D
    You've done some lovely stitching this month. And the crochet too!
    A one year party?!! Fun!!!

  11. That's a lot of progress! Congrats!

  12. So good to read that you are finally feeling a lot better. It's so tiring when the energy level is down and you don't feel like doing anaything useful.

    V very nice progress on your stitching.

  13. Glad you are feeling better.
    Lovely stitchy progress!

  14. I love the colour of your yarn!

    Great progress on all your stitchy projects! Well done :)