Thursday, August 25, 2016

Oh my What a Summer and my ISHW update

Greetings to all my Faithful Followers: First of all thank-you to all who have emailed me to ask how things are going, a special shout-out to Conny at http://remakeremixreuse.blogspot.com and Joyce  over at http://joysze.blogspot.com  thank-you for emailing  about how things are going with Michael and I, wow it has been a very busy summer.
First Michael had triple bypass and what a road it has been, he was doing well and ended up with an infection in one of the incisions on his leg, they do not cut the whole leg to get a vein anymore they do three small incisions which is good, the infection was due to his rejection of the sutures inside the leg, he is allergic to the threads they used, so of course the strongest antibiotic was prescribed, he is off the med for the infection but still having reactions to the antibiotic, which is subsiding.

(I do have a stitching post today)

He is driving now and enjoying it more then I expected, he was able to go get an oil change and tire rotation today all by himself, yahoo some time for me alone, please do not get me wrong I do love my Husband but I need some me time, I am selfish.
I was at the Minnesota Needlework Guild week long Retreat from the 8th of August to the 14th I was just not relaxed worrying about Michael, things did go well for him, but not me, I had the best table mates who kept me happy with talk and smiles.
In July when Michael was in the hospital Mom's basement flooded, and she ended up having a leaking roof, so a new roof and new carpeting, sadly the insurance did not pay for the roof so Michael being the most generous Man I know paid for the roof, I love him so much.

So on to stitching, I have been busy doing my Scattered Seed Sampler pillow, I am so happy to have a needle and fabric in my hands, I will finish it this evening.
This is what I stitched on my ISHW week-end moderated by Joyce over at http://joysze.blogspot.com





I also have been making more pin pendants, one of the new ones is a Halloween one and another is a bronze color for fall, the bronze one will be a pendant to hang by a velvet ribbon.
They really are much prettier then the photo shows.

 
I did pick up some new stash, I wanted to do a table cover for fall for our kitchen table, so I picked a leaf pattern, I will not put the leaves on black but a different color background not so dark.
 

I also bought a cat wool  pattern I love me some kitty stuff.
I have the fabrics to do this little cutie, he is so cute.



I hope you all are having great weather and enjoying the summer or winter wherever you live.
Thank-you for being a follower.

Blessings
Catherine

 
 

Monday, July 4, 2016

Getting Ready for Surgery and Some Vacation Photos

Tuesday morning Michael will be having triple bypass, the Doctor said because he is in such good condition from working out this should be a breeze, he comes from a Family of coronary problems.


The above photo was the day we arrived  to the Resort, they do special things for repeat customers, we do not have a time share just love this place.


This is Mike enjoying one of the pools in the early a.m.


This was a nice surprise for us after a long day of being downtown shopping, this is made out of colored rice.



This was done for us on our Anniversary, fresh rose petals, and candles on the floor with a drawn bath with soap bubbles and rose petals.


My last picture a beautiful sunset in Cancun Mexico.


PLEASE PRAY FOR MICHAEL'S FULL RECOVERY.
Thank-you from my heart to yours

Catherine
 

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Many Things Happening Here

First of all thank-you to all who have written and asked if everything  is okay.
No many things have happened, first my Mother is doing better, thank-you all for your prayers and concerns, it touch's my heart.
Michael and I went to Mexico for almost two weeks, it was wonderful, we had a couple of things happen, one was that we had some extremely rude and very loud people on our floor in the five suites on each side of our suite, we had to call the front desk, they were finally told to leave on the third night.
The next happening was Mike became a little ill, now before you think food or water no it is his health, last week Mike went in for a consultation with a Cardiologist, he was then told he would have a stress test by treadmill, this should some problems, so yesterday he went in for an angiogram to have stents put in three arteries, they did not do the stents, the blockage is too close to the heart chambers, he needs to have a triple bypass,, we of course are very afraid, this surgery will be done on Tuesday next week, so please I beg of you to pray for his recovery, I need this Man in my life he is my everything.

I was crying my eyes out today and the doorbell rang it was the mailman, he delivered a package, I did not feel like opening it up but when I read the address label I had to open it.
Kim fromhttp://wisdomwithneedleandthread.blogspot.com sent me a beautiful Porcelain Box she hand painted herself, it is stunning, she also sent along a wonderful  Victorian Thumb Pincushion and a lovely Shepherds Bush Kit  Hearts For you, I was thrilled.
Thank-you Kim for your beautiful heart and kindness.

 
Next is a bracelet I made on Saturday last week, I love beading almost as much as counted thread.
I can make three more bracelets from the beads leftover, all I need to buy is the clasp, so I am going to make a bracelet for my lovely Mother and my Sister-in-law.
 

it really is much prettier then the picture, the gold beads look like real gold.

I have done some stitching on my Kindred Spirits from Ellen Chester With My Needle  Designs.

I did get the long band for the tray stitched, I finished stitching this on the ISHW that http://joysze.blogspot.com  host's I started the smaller band, which I hope to stitch on this evening.


Next I bought a Sewing Necessaire from Nancy Turner at http://victorianmottosamplershoppe.blogspot.com
 

I love this Nancy even sent some free charms, I need to pick out a design to add them to.
Time to eat dinner so I shall say goodby  until Sunday.
I will post a couple of photos our vacation but only special ones that mean so much.
I had to update this post I forgot to put a picture of Krissy on here so sorry.


Here she is relaxing on Daddy's chair, she knows not to  get on the furniture but just for the picture I let her.



This is daddy combing her hair she loves to get combed, she has to be the gentlest dog I have ever met.
Krissy has her own Facebook page Krusty A Musty is the Facebook page name we did not name her this, she was named by a rescue Society in Texas, she ended up in Minnesota due to the lack of bigger dogs in Minnesota.

Blessings
Catherine
 
 
 

Friday, June 24, 2016

Quick Update I will post more tomorrow

Greetings to all my Followers here in Blogland:
Thank-you for your lovely comments on the new babies which have now flown away and a new set of eggs are soon to be laid in the same nest.
We were on a two week vacation in Mexico, Cancun, love it there, more tomorrow.
We also have a new addition to the Family we rescued a dog who was not adopted for three years, she is a hoot and a very good dog.
Her Facebook Name is Krusty A Musty, she has 86 followers, we call her Krissy she is so sweet the only problem is she snores worst then Michael does.
I will also post Pictures tomorrow of her and my ISHW stitching.

Blessings
Catherine

Saturday, June 4, 2016

My Babies are growing

Hello My Dear Friends: I wanted to show you a picture of my new babies and how they are growing,
four just adorable baby Robins, Mom lets me get up close while she feeds them, and of course I cannot get a picture of me doing this.
This will be my last post for 111 days I am leaving on vacation, I will be taking my laptop but some wife's do not work, and I am sure Mike will not blog for me.


 
Aren't they adorable.
 
I will tell you about my getaway when I come back.
 
Hugs and Blessings
Catherine
 

Thursday, June 2, 2016

My ISHW Second Post A Little Late

Hello everyone: I am late posting my second half of ISHW hosted by the lovely http://joysze.blogspot.com, Joyce has been hosting this great ISHW week-end for a while now, I am so happy Joyce does this it motivates me to get stuff done.

I finished all the stitching on my Bristol Sampler Stitching Bag, by  Betsy Morgan Designer, from Willing Hands Needlework Design.
Now I need to find the time to put it together, wish me luck.


Next is my Retreat project from last year I am a bit slow, this is the Kindred Spirits from Ellen Chester With My Needle Designs, I love this project, I just get waylaid with other things like beading and sewing and stained glass.
I am almost finished with the stitching, I hope to have it finished by the time I return from vacation.
This is the longest band I need to finish the two shorter bands hopefully soon.

 
This is the finished project.
 
 
I am a Grandmother times four, look at our babies
 
Last week


                                                                         This week

 
They are so cute, I cannot wait to see them fly away.
 
I am showing you some beautiful sunset pictures from a couple of weeks ago, the fires sadly up in Canada and northern Minnesota gave us a lot of smoke, it did give us lovely picture of the sun.
 






These pictures are all untouched this is the way they looked when I took the 30 pictures I chose the best for you.

Time to stitch.

Blessings
Catherine
 

Saturday, May 14, 2016

ISHW week-end

Hello dear Friends: I am at a retreat this week-end Friday to Monday, this retreat is at Camp Onomia in Onamia Minnesota, Keli has done a wonderful job organizing and getting us all together, the food is great the stitching room is wonderful over looking a lovely lake, I am taking a break to try and catch up on my blogging.
The ISHW is sponsored by Joyce over at http://joysze.blogspot.com Joyce is a lovely Lady that has a beautiful blog, please stop over and visit her if you can, she opens the ISHW to all stitcher's.

I do have a finish just the stitching not the putting together, that will come later this week (maybe)

I present Betsy Morgan Bristol Sampler Stitching Bag.


I had to take the needle book apart due to not doing a better job of finishing the binding.
This is Betsy Morgan's finished project.I hope mine looks this good.



I am working on my Ellen Chester Kindred Spirits Class project from 2015 Stitchville Spring Retreat, I am going to be done stitching this next week and hope to put the whole thing together next week.





 
I love this project.
 
This evening at 19:00 I will be -playing bingo at the Village Stitchers Village, I have won a few times since they started the game. Please stop over at the Stitchersvillage and see what's going on you will like what you see, here is my Bingo card.
 
 
 
WISH ME LUCK
 
I have taken some great pictures of the setting sun due to the smoke from fires in Canada and northern Minnesota, however I would rather take pictures of the sun without the smoke in the sky.
 
 
 
This is a tree in our backyard that is three years old it somehow has decided to be a two tone white and pink, oh well it is pretty.
 
 
Happy Stitching
Catherine

Thursday, April 21, 2016

ISHW a little late

Thank-you to all my followers who left such lovely comments on my last post.

I have had a very busy week-end, it started out with stitching and ended up taking my Mother to the hospital via ambulance, she is home now and doing better, I had a Easy Chair lift installed in her home, Medicare and Insurance supplement do not pay for this, but  government insurance will pay for sex changes of people in jail or prison I do not get it, our tax dollars at work on the wrong things.
There now I ranted and feel better.

I am late with my ISHW post so sorry, I did manage to get a new pin finished and some stitching done.

This is the pin I did a little of my own changing of the style, what do you think:


The green one is the original pattern I like them equally.


This is from the Betsy Morgan class that Stitchville USA put on  Spring Fling 2016
I love this set, I did not get much stitching done on  this lovely piece.



 to this



I had hoped to get more done but my Mother comes first.
I will be stitching this afternoon and catching up on blogging post of other people.

It is partly cloudy and we are expecting more rain, that is good, Michael fertilized on Saturday and now the lawn is very green and long, soon the mower will be out, maybe Saturday, not me but Michael, he very rarely lets me mow, I do like to mow but he says its his job, really he means I do not do it like him giggles.

I want to learn to knit so I stopped into a yarn shop in Buffalo Mn, it was wonderful in there, the owner said just stop in sometime, I think I will this summer.
I also want to learn to quilt, I have loads of fabric and want to do something with it,  maybe I should start out with a placement or something.
 It is 13:33 and I need to get that needle in my hand.
Until nest time.

Blessings
Catherine
 

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Some stitching & A Little Beading

Spring Greetings my dear friends, I hope this post finds you well.
Three weeks since my last posts time does fly by.
The first weekend in April I went to Stitchville USA's Spring Fling, this year the teacher was Betsy Morgan of Willing Hands Needlework Designs, I am in love with her Designs.
This year we were the first class to do the Bristol Sampler Stitching Bag.
I was almost not able to make the class because of a wedding, but that was changed, so lucky me there was one last spot left when I called back in the late winter.

May I present Bristol Sampler Bag, this is Betsy's set, I needed to take a picture to show you what it looks like finished.


Mine is in the stitching state yet, I did finish the needlebook and the  pin cube, I love how small they are.

So sorry the pictures are so bad, not a good day to take pictures, it makes the needlebook look kind of goofy.


For the
 binding, I used a different kind of ribbon a gossamer ribbon which I like better then the one that came with the kit.
 
 
The Pin Cube is so small, that is a nickel sitting next to the cube, we had stuffing for the inside and coins, I used 56 cents to give it weight.
 

This is the bottom of the bag, again you can see the size of the triangles next to the nickel, I had to take apart two of the triangles they just did not match up like I would like them too.


This is the stitching so far on the bag and other little items, I hope to have the stitching done tomorrow evening, I then can start to construct the bag hopefully.




Deb really knows how to spoil us at her Retreats.


Again Deb at Stitchville USA has done it again, the gifts were wonderful.


Her are two very special lady's, Deb owner of Stitchville on the left and Betsy on the right, two extremely nice lady's, a real pleasure to know.


Again I am beading, I love beading but not as much as stitching.
This will be a pin like my green one from a previous post.






 
 
It is late so I need to get some sleep, I hope you are all in good health, happy stitching.
 
Blessings
Catherine