Well isn't that what it should be called when you have two in the same month?  Or does that only work for full moon dates?  Anyway welcome to Daffycat's Totally Useless Stitch-Along.

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 I'm afraid there wasn't but a few tiny orts put in the beaker this month.  Not even enough to see on top the previous months deposits.  Just a little blue from Camelot Sampler and some brown bits from 12 days of Christmas.  I really haven't been feeling like stitching at all lately.  With getting my last unemployment check last Sunday and the government refusing to extend it, even though I've only been unemployed for 6 months.  I've just been too depressed worrying about how I'm I going to pay for things in the mean time.
Not to make this a totally blue posting. Here is what I've done so far on day number 6 of TW's 12 days of Christmas.

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Stitched over-one on 28ct Cashel linen [antique white]. I went with the recommended model fabric but I find it's much to thin and wispy for my tastes.

Thanks for stopping by.  Welcome to my new followers.

Happy St. Patty's Day!

I picked this up at the public library today. 

It's a 7 day high demand hold book, so I won't be doing any stitching this week so I can get it back to the library on Monday.

The rest of you keep those needles smok'in!!!
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March Wipocalypse and Catching Up

I can't believe I let two Sundays slip by without my weekend updates.  Y'all know the last time I posted here I had a sinus infection and my stitching mojo was at a low ebb.  I basically whined about how I was tired of working on the jousting scene of Camelot Sampler.  Well since I was still pretty tired from said infection and I didn't do any treadmill workout for the week, I buckled down and made myself try to finish the background for most of the jousting scene.


Sorry for the dark blurry shot - had to use my camera as it was still on the frame.

Thankfully I'm now back up to speed with my treadmill workout again and have managed one mile every day this last week.  Which reminds me; I also missed my weigh-In post for the first Sunday of the month.  I have to say February was a hard month to stay on track.  One week I'd only do 3 days a week another it would only be 2.  Then there was the last week of February, I didn't do anything because I was sick.  Which made my water weight bounce up and down all month long; the good news is I didn't gain any, but the bad news, I didn't lose anything either.  It's getting to the point where I don't trust what the scale says, I'm much more inclined to notice how loose or tight my jeans are. Hopefully I'll have better news to report at the beginning of next month.

Just as a side note.  You know the one inspirational TV program that really keeps me motivated to stick to my exercise routine - "My 600 lb. Life" that airs on the TLC channel.  Granted at the moment I'm only 223, but still it gives me the motivation I need to get back down to 177 again.

Now for this month's topic question.....
March 16 – Topic:  Show us your favorite places to stitch. 

Since my bedroom is so crowed and my camera only has a 10 second timer on it I'm afraid all you get is a picture of where I sit in my bedroom (minus the stuff that is packed on either side of the chair including my floor stand OTT lite and magnefier). I designed and had a friend help me make the scroll frame cradle and table you see in the picture. I needed it to hold the 36 inch scroll frame I made for TW's "The 12 Days of Christmas" project. Since it's adjustable I can use it for any size scroll frame or slate frame.

Well that's it for this blog blurb.  Thanks for stopping by.

Sampler Update and March TUSAL

I was hoping to get a full 2 weeks work on Camelot Sampler, but on Monday the 24th I went to bed with a raw throat and woke up at 3am with a full blown sinus infection.  You know the symptoms - the roof of your mouth and back of your throat raw and acing along with pain from your sinuses filled to bursting that throbs in rhythm with your pounding headache.  And ears that don't work from the constant filling, draining and popping.  Needless to say I was not in the mood to do much of anything.  Surprisingly by Friday I was feeling better and took a stab at trying to finish the green knight.  I almost did it, I had one color left on the knight's horse to stitch when I quit Friday night. 

Here's the before.
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Here's the after.
Yea the correct color this time! - Click for larger Picture.

I'm getting a wee bit burnt out on this sampler, so I'm thinking of switching over to TW's 12 days of Christmas starting tomorrow.  Even though it's still over one stitching it'll be like working on a 'small' project and I really need to feel like I'm finishing something.

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As you can see there's been a few colors deposited in the Ort Beaker.  I've fluffed it up just a bit so you can see the gold braid remnants from the finished banjo section of the Musical Bell Pull.  The little colored bits of green, brown, straw, and plum are from Camelot Sampler.

Tai says thanks for stopping by.