Friday, September 5, 2014

My second post this week yahoo

Hello everyone: I hope this day finds you all well.
Thank-you for all your kind words and emails about my lovely Mother.
She is doing better, we took her out to dinner this week to Buca di Bepo for lunch, it was a little too early for her to be out, so a little setback, she insisted she wanted to go, I donot blame her, she was in the house for almost three weeks.

Now on to a little exchange information, Kim from Iowa  http://WisdomwithNeedleandThread.blogspot.com sent me the loviest blue square with my ential on it, I plan on putting it on a box for my beading stuff.
Thank-you Kim your stitching is beautiful, she also added a beautiful scissor fob, as you all know I am a hound for fobs,  the little hearts say  made with love I am nuts about them, the fabric is so beautiful, I have an idea for it I just hope it works out.
kim is so kind to send such lovely things.
Thank-you from my heart and soul.


 
 This is what I sent Kim, it is a TrLaLa pattern found at the Thread Basket, I have a link on my main page, try it out take a look you may find something you cannot live without.


 
 
I am almost finished with my Drawn Thread Sewing pocket, I plan on finishing the stitching tonight, I will post a picture on sunday or monday.
 
 
I have been working on a couple of bracelets that were given to me by my friend Jan at Needlework Guild Retreat, they are colorfull and fun, I will also post pictures on sunday or monday.
 
It is almost dinner time so must go,  its ribs, potatoes and salad tonight.
 
Blessings
To you all.
Catherine
 
 
 

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

I have missed you all

Welcome to all my followers so sorry I have not posted earlier, august was a bittersweet month.
I recieved a beautiful exchange from  June over at butterfly-butterflywings.blogspot.com, June is the sponser of the Round Robin, which I am enjoying so much.
This is what she sent me.
 
This is what I sent June:
 
 

 
This is a very old pattern from Dimensions it was a kit, I love this pattern.
 
I love pansy's, they are so refresing and so delicate, I did as a pansy pattern for June, we did not know what each other was stitching.
I love all the goodies June sent the soap is from Cath Kidtson wow I love all of Cath Kidston line of goodies.The Madera thread is so beautiful, the color will be used for a christmas project I have in mind.
I am a button freak, I have jars of them vintage and new, the buttons June sent are a very light color of lavander, oh so pretty, I want to use them on a bracelet I plan on making, I am not sure what I will do with the pansy' square just yet maybe on a pocket on one of my jackets.
 
I was at Minnesota Needlework Guild Retreat the week of 11th to the 17th, what a great time I had,
I took a doll class from Barb Kobe from Minnesota, she is an amazing teacher, I was not all myself that week my Mother became very ill and almost died, so my mind was not where it should have been, but I did finish a doll from start tpo finish, they are made out of tree beanches, batting, ducktape
molding clay and fabric with staing and paints.
This is the biginning of Sheba



Her face is made out of modeling clay the kind you buy from Target, I freeformed her face she is a littl on the homely but I love her, the hair is made out of yarn, the dress I ripped from a scarf, she will hang in the family room.



These lovely creatures were made by a Mother and daughter team they were a hoot to have in the same class, they are very creative ladies.

I will post somemore later this week, I have been busy making bracelets and stitching.

Blessings
Catherine

 

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Computer Issues an update and my late ISHW post

Welcome to my new followers, thank-you.
I wish to thank all my followers today without you I would have no one to show what I have done.
My Husband just says thats nice, men oh well, they do not get excited about crafting like I do.
I had the pleasure of joining a Round Robin put on over at  http://butterfly-butterflywings.blogspot.com, June has a lovely blog site stop over and take a look.
I recieved a lovely package from Heather from Ireland, sime threads, a lenght of fabric which will be stitched for a small box, and a beautiful Lifes A Stitch  by Lizzie Kate, 7x7 square, I love this I am going to make a needlebook with this, the fabric is a beautiful dyed piece. Heather is at  http://heathersstitchingstory.blogspot.com, stop on over and give a visit she just became a Grandmother, she is so lucky.
This is waht she sent me.
 
 
Next up is a piece from The Spring Fling that Stitchville USA put on last spring, this is a Drawn Thread  patter you could do a picture sampler or a sewing pocket I choise the sewing  pocket, I am almost done I stitched on this for my ISHW and did get loads done I have maybe two hours left, then I can stitch it up into a pocket.
May I Present
 


The picture looks kind of strange I just could not get  a great picture.

Next is a bracelet I did at a class at Becka Beads in Maple Lake Mn.
I plan on taking it again with the Minnesota Needlework Guild on august 12, there are so far 5 of us going, we have a week long retreat in Buffalo Mn. I donot have to travel far just 16 miles wow what a treat, I look forward to this retreat now, this will be my second time, the people are so wonderful loads of visiting sharing and stitching.
 This is the bracelet it comes in 5 or 6 colors.



So sorry about the crappy picture I tried several places to get a good picture this was the best very cloudy today.

Today I shall try and finish my Drawn Thread Sampler, wish me luck.

Happy stitching to all.

Catherine


 

Monday, July 7, 2014

A little stitching on the fourth week-end and some outdoor pictures

I made it through the week-end with a little stitching and a few margaritas, even the hottub was my friend,  we turn down the heat in the summer and use it to cool down, sitting in the tub and watching the fireworks going off on the lake in town was the highlite of the 4th, it was a stunning display, we sang America at the end of Mass on saturday night it was very emotional for me, I am so grateful to live in this country, even with all the crazy things that are going on that sometimes make no sense to me, maybe someday the government will start to think of its citizens and not themselves.

Anyhoo, I did get some stitching, one was a finish  from a pay it forward I recieved from Robin over at http://stitchingwitch.blogspot.com Robin has a beautiful blogsite so stop on over.


I know some of you have done this flag in the stitches it called for but I decided to due the traditional cross stitch, I was going to do a scissor fob but changed my mind and will hang it on my mirrow in my car.

Next is a stitch I have not finished as you can see, I used a 28 ct. White Opalescent fabric, I like the sparkle it has a little more pazazz, I hope to finish this today.







This is waht I am reading  this week, I finished Monica Ferris's book Thai Die it is a great mystery with a lovely pattern in the end of a Han Phoenix for cross stitching.





My Stella DeOros are in full bloom along my sidewalk and driveway, they are so pretty, when it is a gloomy day they still look bright and sunny.

 




I also want to show you the tree that someone poisened, we have a good idea who, just cannot prove it right now, we do have security camaras now and hope that they donot come back.






On to a better note here are some of the visitors from our yard, I just love birds and animals so much, enjoy, however we seem to be feeding the deer more bird seed then the birds that is o.k. they need to eat too.






A Downy Woodpecker eating suet from our deck railing hanger, these birds live in Minnesota all year around.


This frog just would not leave me he spent a good amount of time on my hands.



Sneeky deer.



This is a picture of one of the feeders I need to fill.




My last picture is of Blondie (Starlynn) our baby.






 

Thursday, June 26, 2014

My exchange to Cucki

Hello to all my followers, welcome to my new followers I do hope you enjoy stopping by.
I am so excited that the Fall pattern I stitched for http://cuckistitchingcove.blogspot.com likes what I stitched for her, I truefully enjoyed this little  stitch.
I joined the Round Robin that  June over at http://butterfly-butterflywings.blogspot.com June is a sweetheart for doing this, I do like exchanges soooo much  this one  was just made for me to join.
I shall now present to you Cuckis exchange to me I love Halloween and do decorate for all seasons, this is going to be a fold stand-up just what i want for a small stable gatherine.



This is what I stitched for Cucki, I love this design it is from the  Cross Stitch and Needlework magazine issue 9/13. I stitched the square on 14 count  cream color using DMC threads, fabric was bought at Joann Fabrics and Crafts.

 
This is Called Autumn Squirrels
 
 
 
I worked on another square for Heather in Ireland, but you will have to wait to see that one.
I will start working on one for June, I will start stitching on it this saturday. she is the  Round Robin moderator.
 
Blessings
to you all
Cathgerine

Thursday, June 19, 2014

A Great Givaway Over At The Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe

Nancy is having another great  givaway over at http://victorianmottosamplershoppe.blogspot.com
stop over and see what she has to offer, Nancy also sells patterns and other wonderful items on ebay, so jump on over.
Good luck on winning.

Blessings

Catherine

Saturday, June 14, 2014

A Round Robin and Vacation

While I was on Vacation a lovely exchange arrived from Cucki at http://cuckistitchingcove.blogspot.com, please stop over to her blog it is a lovely place to visit.
I think the name of this is Out Flying, I love this beauty, it is a  7X7 square, I am not sure what I will do with it  just yet I do have an idea so we will have to wait and see.
Thank-you Cucki.



Last sunday my wonderful Husband surprised me with a vacation to Cancun Mexico,  I had no idea he was going to do this he is so romantic, he cooked this up and even called my boss to ask for the week off for me, wow Mike you are the best.

This is the front of the Resort taken from about a half a block away.


The entryway is stunning offering two flat fountains which were something to see.




Live Aqua is the name of the Resort it is amazing you are pampered from the time you get there until you leave wow, on entering you are given a cool cloth to wipe you brow and a tea that was something I had never tasted before it was amazing.




You can see a few of the eight pools, they even had a hottub which we did not use, we have a hottub at home, the pools are so nice they had a long pool for the long distance swimmers which Mike used
 the most or you could go down to the sea and swim however the winds were high so I stayed by the pools.






We had many visitors that were just beautiful, the green iguana was so sweet he let me get only a foot away from him to get this picture, the bird stayed by us for a long time she even put her foot in the pool to tsest the water.





Across ther street from the resort was La Isla shopping center, it was big with loads of shopping and restaurants, we did not do any shopping just walked around and bought Starbucks coffee, we had our pictures taken with these to statues, I know Spiderman but not sure of the man on the bench.






Here are a few pictures of the restaurents ther are six places to eat on the grounds featuring specialtys of all kinds all food is made from  scratch including the sauces and dressings, yummy.
Of course Mike had to take a picture of my burned face ouch.





It was our 37th anniversary on the 11th of june, so Mike had something special done for me, while at dinner, a person went to our room and put rose petals everywhere it was so beautiful, I was shocked he is so romantic, the tub was big enough for four people,  the candles were lit and on the floor when you stepped into the room from the halway, it was so charming.

We had an awful experience at the airport, I was qued what ever that means and had a full search, I am not against it for the fact that with what is going on in this world we need positive security,
we stopped at my office to pick up my company car and got home about 12:00 midnight, it was a long day and a beautiful vacation.

Next week is ISHW week-end, I need to catch up on my stitching.

Blessings

Catherine