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SFS2014 - June

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Ack! It's the end of June already? Where did the time go?
This month was split between Frog Pile, which I did finish.

 And various crochet projects with some needlepoint and a latch hook thrown in for good measure.








And of course, stash accumulation of mostly yarns.


But I did break down and get some cross-stitch stash.

 I passed up several kits that had caught my attention while in Joann's but these I couldn't.

I spent a lot of time perusing ravelry this month.

A commission

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I did a little more craft bouncing this week. I picked up something I hadn't worked on in years. A latch hook. A really big latch hook.


As you can see, it takes up nearly the length of my bed. I also caved and went back to my cross-stitch for a bit and put about 10 more rows in on Black Stallion. As it still just looks like a purple rectangle, I didn't take a picture of it.

Tuesday, I got a comission for a baby blanket. So I bought yarn and have been making lots of squares.

At the time of this posting I have made 39/48.

Of course, getting yarn meant I went to a craft store, which meant I came home with more than I should've. Although, I didn't come home with nearly as much as my list of possibilities due to lack of yarn in a color or two for the entire project. I did however, buy yarn to make placemats and several more ruffle yarn colors I hadn't seen before.

And then there are the magazines/books I picked up.
I passed by several new cross-stitch kits but I couldn&…

An unsettled week

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What did I work on this week? It's more like what didn't I work on. I started a lot of crochet projects, but none could really keep my attention.

There's a skirt.
Two shawls (the brown I'm unhappy with the drape. By the way, that's an E hook).
A dress.
I even did a bit of plastic canvas in the form of an e-reader case and the kitty purse. And started a fuzzy scarf (not pictured.)

I additionally bought more yarn stash. I local yarn store is closing at the end of the month and I took advantage of their 50% off sale. Most of this is cotton. The green is a superwash wool blend and the orange/brown is merino. I'm going to see if this is the one wool I'm not allergic to. It's also where I got the e-reader case.

Then today, a friend called and told me there was yarn at a yard sale. I went and picked up this. The one on the bottom right contains 30% wool and I swear it made me itch (there was also a dog around which may have contributed to my reaction). I also…

Say hello to my little frogs

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I finished frog pile! Here's a pictures without backstitching.


And one with backstitching and a few french knots.


I'm going to do a bit of crochet for a while. Build up my inventory for my Etsy page.

What a week.

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My current progress on my frogs.


Several things happened this week. Tuesday, my phone dropped onto the driveway, landing screen down and it cracked. I need to find a place to replace it. Thankfully everything else on the phone is functional.
My rosebush is in bloom. A bit later than usual this year due to the weather.


And finally, my partner and I participated in a competition yesterday. We got a 3rd and a 2nd in the Samba, Cha Cha, Rumba rounds and won both Jive contests.

New lamp

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All 11 frogs have been started. I'm getting close to finishing all of the stitches. Then to backstitch.


I also had to buy a new Daylight lamp this week. I had two of the same design I bought about 10 years ago. One I kept at home, the other in my dorm room. The same thing happened to both, the foot switch stopped working from use. There was a loose connection so I opened the housing, but after I put it together again, it would take several tries to get it to switch on again. Lately, it got even more tedious to turn it on. I even exposed the actual switch the past few days but could feel it was dying. So, I bought the latest version.


The old lamp is in front, the newer one is the one in back. I'm happy to announce the switch is a normal lamp switch and not a foot switch. Additionally, the height of the lampshade is adjustable. I am not happy about the new length and placement of the pattern holder and magnifying glass.

The older one had them on the tray and they were longer, e…