Tuesday, March 3, 2015

My Great Nephew his Sister and their new Cousin and some stitching

Welcome to my new followers, thank-you to all my followers that leave comments I really thank-you from the bottom of my heart, I would send individual thank-you's  I am so sorry I do not have the time.
I went to a baby shower on sunday, I had so much fun, we wore my Mother out it was a smashing time.
Baby Tahlea Simonne is so sweet, and of course the house was full at my sister-in-laws, good food and loads of fun.
I present Tahlea


This is my great nephew Rohan, he is a hoot, he came dresses to the nines, I told him he looked like one of the Men In Black, he was pleased, he is such a ham and a ladies man.
His parents are Sindu and Ryan.




This is Rajam Rohan's sister and Grandmother, my sister-in-law, Debbie holding  Rajam  she  is so cute, I just have to brag about my family, since I do not have any children, I am blessed with such a wonderful family unit. Debbie is a great Grandmother and gets to see the children everyday.


Now for a little stitching update:
I did manage to put some stitching on this piece, it is a Jeannette Douglas piece from her Spring Biscornus pattern.
I am off today due to a blizzard yahoo, after I get my computer problems fixed I will stitch in my comfy chair.
I hope this day finds you healthy and without crappy weather.

Blessings
Catherine

 

Friday, February 27, 2015

Ishw Update sorry it is late

I did manage to get a little stitching done, I started and finished my Shepherds Bush Spooky Stitches bag I love it, it is an easy stitching project, I have one other bag from Shepherds Bush and plan on doing them all.


Next I started my Jeannette Douglas Spring Biscornu Stackers, I am doing them in three different fabric threads and fabric colors.
I love the look of the stackers.


I did also get two bracelets done, Becky at Becka Beads in Maple Lake Minnesota the blue bracelet is for me,  I also  started  a green bracelet for my Irish friend Kathleen, I hope to have it finished this weekend.


The next bracelet was rather easy, I want to make few for myself in spring colors.


So sorry about the horrible pictures my Nikon  is not working well, maybe it is time to get a new one, you never know.

I am so sorry all the snow is going east, we have only a dusting on the ground, we need snow or rain in the spring for the farmers.

Happy stitching to you all.

Catherine



 

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Some stitching, beading and the upcoming ISHW week-end

Welcome to my  followers old and new I Plan on doing lots of stitching this week-end it is the ISHW week-end, sponsored by http://joysze.blogspot.com pop on over and visit her lovely blog and maybe sign up for the ISHW it is free.
You can see what other bloggers are doing and will have done this week-end.

Now for some stitching news: I am doing the Shepherd's Bush Fold, I love this series it is so sweet, I  finished with the needle book, now I need to put it together. I am enjoying this series.

                                                                     A Full Heart


                                                                My Home Scissor Fob

                                
                                                        Cherish Life  Needle Book
 
 
I am on a Shepherds Bush kick this winter, I am also going to stitch the Spooky Stitches bag it is so sweet.
 


                                                           Spooky Stitches Bag
 
This is the 2013 Scissor Fob which was a gift to me.
 
 
Now as you can see I have loads of Shepherds Bush stitching to do.
 
I did manage to get another bracelet finished last week-end, I was at Becka Beads for beading last week-end, this is a simple and easy bracelet, I love the colors I picked.
 


I am going to do one on green for my friend Kathleen the Irish girl and a pink one for me for easter.

Now my message to the Mayor of Boston, how can you stop the people from jumping from their windows, they should know what hazards are on their property, this is like telling them to stop sledding you may run into a tree or something else, I say let them have their fun, but that's just me.

Please stay warm in this cold weather and stitch stitch stitch.

Blessings on this Ash Wednesday
I gave up chocolate, pepsi and sweet rolls for Lent ouch.
Catherine
 

Sunday, February 15, 2015

I had the Pleasure of meeting a wonderful Lady

Greetings to all my followers and new followers welcome: I have some exciting news, I have had the pleasure of meeting a wonderful and beautiful Lady this past friday evening.
She is one of my followers and I am one of hers.
I had mentioned to her that if she ever was in Minnesota to please let me know and maybe we could meet.
Lucky for me that day was friday last, I picked up Chris at her hotel and we went to dinner at the Star Of India in St. Cloud Minnesota, I only live about 20 miles from St. Cloud.
This is one amazing Lady, very intelligent and very charming.
We hit it off immediatly,  we talked about family, stitching and many other subjects, we agrre on everything, the thing I find so amazing for me is it was like we had been life long friends, how cool is that.
Our husbands are almost exackly alike in that they read the same kind of books, like to hike for Chris's husband and my Mike like to run, they both like to hike, Chris does also as do I.
Chris's husband is in the same lione of work that Mike and I used to be in, however Mike and I changed proffessions midlife.
I must tell you I already miss Chris, she is so charming and very pretty, Chris has a grand personalty that is oh so lovely, very gracious and  just a wonderful lady.
I was a little nervous about meeting her at first when I arrived at her hotel to pick her up, I have met one other lady who is an avid beader who really put the scare in me, so meeting Chris was a very
 pleasent surprise.
We had a beautiful dinner, Chris had a great dish that had spinach and veggies, I had a chicken dish that I fell in love with, we shared a combo appitizer plate with loads of goodies on it.
Chris also shared her yummy dessert with me, thank-you Chris.







Chris brought me a birthday gift and what a gift it is she gave me two bars of wonderful chocolate:
Mosher Roth Mint and Mosher Roth Toffee Crunch, I did try the toffee crunch tonight, I held off for as long as possible the temptations gave in wow this chocolate is wonderful, thank-you Chris.
She also gave me a gift certifacate to Stitchville USA from here in Minnesota along with a punch card, I almost started to cry, what a lovely and generous lady she is.
I hope to see Chris againg someday, her blog is Tot Hill Farm Stitches, I love the name if you are not a follower please start following her is a wonderful Lady.
Thank-you Chris for a wonderful time.






I have tried to upload pictures, I will try again tomorrow on my lunch break.
Thank-you for understanding. Blogger will not let me upload for some reason.

I should go now I need to get up at 03:30 so need to get my briefcase and other things together.
Happy Stitching

Catherine
 

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

I was away

Greetings to all: I was on a two week vacation to Cancun Mexico, came home last week=end, had a wonderful time and have the best tan I have ever had.
I did do some stitching, loads of reading and lots of relaxation.
We donot take our phones or any electronic devices with, this is after all a vacation from everyday life, we did take our camaras, I have many pictures to show, but today will show only a few.
So here goes.

PELICAN AT POOL SIDE





He was a hoot, he sat by me for a very long long time, no one else had the pleasure of his company, I felt very lucky to get these pictures.

This is a great picture of my wonderful husband, he is my life and heart, thank-you Michael for a great two weeks.





We stayed at the Live Aqua  again, we stayed there last june for five days, it is a beautiful resort.
Great food and wonderful relaxation.




WE had a special meal made for us, the waiter we had for breakfast every morning had arranged for us to be served a special meal no other table was served that evening, we had a seafood salad, salmon,  crepes and a special wine that was out of this world, the rest of the meal was fantastic.
We plan on going back maybe in may or june, if Michaels surgery on his rotator cuff goes well in march.
 
I am on the road today and hope to get home early tonight to do some stitching.
I will post again on Friday some pictures of my stitching and more vacation pictures.
 
 
Catherine

Thursday, January 22, 2015

ISHW Week-end

So sorry I did not post my ISHW post yesterday, I was so excited to just do an update with all the problems I have been having with blogger.


This is a sweet little ornament Sue H. my sister from another mother gave me, I think it is so adorable, thank-you Sue.


I found this adorable pattern on Pinterest, I am not sure of the artist, I did this on 32 count two over two, he is going to be a scissor fob. I stitched him on my ISHW.



I also worked on Just Nan Little Princess Snow, I did change out the fabric color and thread colors, I wanted something a little different, I am also going to cut the big round eye circles in half, I want her to look a little more dramatic, wish me luck.


My next project to start is a Jeanette Douglas pattern,  I bought this pattern when Jeanette was teaching a class in Minnesota a few years ago, I was at the retreat she gave the class in, she is a hoot.
I just need to get the fabric, I plan on starting this sometime next week.



My wonderful sister-in-law sent this card to me early, she is so funny please read the card it is so funny, sorry about the cuss words, very early for my birthday, we are going to Mexico next month for a great getaway, I so look forward to this vacation every year.
The people staying at our home for us are a beautiful couple, it is a little vacation for them being away from home, and taking care of our home for us, besides boo boo kitty needs someone here to keep her company.

I should get ready for bed the alarm clock goes off at 03:00 tomorrow for work, ugh, it is going to be sleeting out and turn into rain later in the day ugh again, I do love my job, I have a wonderful boss and work for a wonderful company.
 
Blessings
Catherine






 

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

This is an update to my thank-you 1/21/2015

Thank-you all for your help, I do have Google Chrome, tried Firefox also gave me problems, its time for the computer doc. to stop by.
I am updating my post this is the only post I have been able to update, so I went with it.
First is the December/January exchange from Lynda Ruth, who lives in our neighbors to the north, Canada.
http://twododo.blogspot.com
First ( only because I do not want to push it with this picture problem) is some positively beautiful fabric, it is 21x10 in size I have a plan for this fabric, stop by sometime soon to see.




Lynda Ruth also sent along an adorable bag with a blackbird on it, I love blackbirds with candy inside yummy, I was also gifted with this adorable little TY Beanie it is from the Beanie Boo's Collection. So sorry the picture is not so good.

 
This is the exchange piece she sent me. this is a Little House Needleworks pattern, she is just so  sweet.

I was also gifted with a notebook which will be put to good use along with an adorable C of course for Catherine, this will be hung on my office door. Do you see the sweet little card, it is just so sweet.
Thank-you Lynda Ruth for the beautiful gifts,  I am very touched by your kindness.


 
 
 
 
I was lucky to have purchased this Tilda book on Amazon, I do surveys for three companies and get Amazon Gift cards, what a better way to use that card, shopping on Amazon.
 


I did buy this book along with the other book, I just love the Tilda books, I am sure I will be busy this spring.

I won a drawing from Lynn over at http://happinessiscrossstitching.blogspot.com stop over to her blog, Lynn has some sweet freebies to share. She just posted a freebie cat who has knitting needles and yarn it is adorable.
I plan on printing this onto fabric and using the labels for my stitching and gift giving.


I will post again tomorrow, I want to show you what I received from Sue H.
I hope to post pictures of some other fun things, but only if blogger cooperates with me, I feel lucky tonight.
I have not even been able to comment on your blogs, so sorry.
I wish you all a safe and warm winter.

Catherine









Monday, January 19, 2015

Blogger is no help

I am about to give up on this blog site, I posted on saturday and now my post is gone, I cannot upload pictures and want to just leave this alone and stitch.
Any hlpe out there?
Thank-you for any and all help.

Catherine

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

A Bitter Sweet Christmas

Happy Holidays to all my followers and the people that just stop by to take a peek.
This year has been a real trial for me, the long hours and bad weather has really taken a toll on me, wow what a year I do hope for a better 2015.
My hopes are to do more stitching,  have a huge garden,  get loads of sun (whenever it appears) excercise more,   ride my bike, spend more time with Family and Friends.
I donot make new year resolutions only because I break them.
I have had very little time to stitch, I hope that changes, I have so many things kitted up even the repair of a quilt my Husbands GrandMother made, simple squares with yarn ties, had to take this apart and am working on taking out the worn pieces and replacing them, what a job, ripping is not fun.

I did manage to get my Just Another Button Co. Turtle put together this week, he is adorable and so small.

I was looking for a cookie press and found a ginger bread boy press, I love to make pressed cookies and this one will be perfect added to my collection, found him at a second hand store, I really scored this time.



I want to tell you about a very special Lady, her name is Donna Faye, she is a lady I know from church, the first time I met her she was a force to be seen, very vocal and knew what she wanted and did get it, I love this lady, sadly a few years ago she became ill, had suffered so much but gave this illness a run for its money.
Donna Faye was just a little bit of a thing, she was so tiny I called her little girl, she loved it, Donna Faye was 82 when she went to be with our Lord before Christmas this year, I am going to miss her so much, my heart hurts.
She helped me with the Christ Child Luncheon every year, she was so cute, and knew what had to be done to get the sales we wanted.
Donna had three children, 7 grandchildren and a wonderful Husband which she was married to for 58 years.
Thay owned a hardware store in Annandale for many many years which is still my go to store for washer, dryer and any other large appliance I need, they beat everyones prices and they deliver.

Donna loved to garden, knit, crochet, play cards and many other things that interested her, she organized the Red Cross Blood Mobile since 1960 what a lady, her daughter Val helped her with this great events she will be greatly missed.

The reason I am writing this is to pay tribute to a beautiful wonderful Lady.
I will miss you little girl.


I hope everyone has had a geat week, please pray for the people lost in the ferry fire and the downed plan in Asia.

Blessings

Catherine

 

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

He has arrived The Blessed Baby Jesus



 The King has arrived the Blessed Baby Jesus
 
From our home to yours
Merry Christmas
 
Catherine

Monday, December 15, 2014

Happy winter and Merry Christmas

Greetings to all: I have been so busy with work and other important things, you know it being the Christmas Season, I have been trying to get my home decorated inbetween being out of town for work and other Family obligations.
The first friday of dec. every year we have thew Christ Child Luncheon, I am in charge of the bake shop, whew what a job, all the goodies coming in and the organizing of the sale tables and packaging up all the goodies people buy is a load of work, two days worth, we are already planning on the next years Luncheon.

I have been trying to get my stitching done, what a job that is, I did want to show you the towels I am working on, they are from an old pattern from the year of 1986 Faye Raye Stitcheries is the designer.
I want to get four of each pattern done, wish me luck.






I want to show you the lovely stitch RR from  Michelle in the United Kingdom, I am so lucky to have been part of this great exchange. This is a pattern from  Homespun Elegance one of my favorite designers. Michelle also sent along some lovely fabric with lace yes lace I am a nut for trims and lace. I present to you:





Up next is the exchange I sent to Shirley in New Zealand I present to you: I stitched the heart for the exchange and added the Christmas Moose.




The heart is from this book, it is loaded with lovely patterns, I have stitched a few things from this book.
The Moose is  french pattern, I donot have a picture of the pattern front so sorry.



I still have loads to do and need to get to bed the alarm is going off at 02:30 a.m. I have  a long day tomorrow.

Merry Christmas

Catherine