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

Friday, March 25, 2016

ISHW a little late post

Happy Blessed Easter to all who celebrate this Holy Season.


What I did on my International Stitch and Hermit Weekend:
I had the opportunity to go with my Husband on one of his business trips, yes I stitched beaded read and sat in the hot tub and did some swimming, it was good, so here are the things I did as far as stitching:


This is the needle roll I did finish the stitching, and will show a picture when  I do the finishing work on all pieces, this is from the Spring Fling that Stitchville USA put on last April with Ellen Chester
Kindred Spirits.



As you can see the top page is wrinkled a little due to the Miss  Puss attacking it, I have such a problem with her she wants to sit on my lap only when I stitch or am at the computer.


I finished putting together the Moriah's Summer Token Hand Fan from Tammy Black Scattered Seed Samplers here is the link: www.scatteredseedsamplers.blogspot.com please give Tammy a visit, she has a very interesting blog, she often talks and shows pictures of different stitching items of years past.


I am making these balls for some ladies and a few are for gifts at a retreat I am going to next week-end, Stitchvilles Spring Fling is going to be Betsy Morgan, I am excited I have never taken a class from her before, I was able to chat with her last year at another retreat but I did not take her class it filled up way to fast.
Some of the beads are larger then the ones I buy from Becka Beads in Maple Lake Minnesota, Becky sells 20mm and I think some of these are either 21 or 22 mm so I had to make adjustments.


This is the moon yesterday morning I was so lucky to be able to get these pictures, the first one was at about 07:00a.m. the second one is about 70:35 the third one is about 70:20 I know they are  out of order I am too lazy to correct them sosorry.




We had snow but only in the bottom and south east part of the state, we left Albert Lea just in time the snow was coming down hard and by the time we got to Stillwater it was just a few flakes here and there, that was Wednesday, temps are expected in the low 50s today yippee.

Today I plan on stitching again on some other parts of the Kindred Spirits project and hope to get it all finished by next week-end.

Happy Blessed Easter to you All

Catherine

 

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Happy St. Patrick's Day ISHW And I Changed My Mind

Happy St. Patty's Day to all my Irish Follower's  Friend's and Family

I will be drinking a green Margarita this evening, I am not much for Ale or Beer.

This week-end is ISHW offered by http://joysze.blogspot.com I plan on stitching loads I need to get caught up with some projects I started last year like the class I took last May, I am truly behind.
The Retreat  was Kindred Spirits that Stitchville USA  put on, I love Deb's Retreats. With My Needle Ellen Chester was the guest teacher wow what a great time, I am not sure why I put this project aside, maybe my mind is going.
I have done some of the stitching, I am excited to get back to stitching this lovely project.



 
I finished another ornament for my small tree for Christmas, I like beading as you can tell by my bracelets I have made, this is Mill Hill Charmed Santa Faces- Series two.
I just need to put felt on the back and wait for Christmas.
 


I will be going to Stitchville's Spring Retreat  in April, the Teacher is Betsy Morgan, the Bag and accessories are lovely we  had some pre stitching to do and I ran out of thread, a few of us had this happen, this is the needle book I love the colors red and white.


This is our baby girl taking a mid morning nap, she looks so peaceful until she wakes up and wants to play with my stitching.


Time to stitch Blessings On St. Patrick's Day to you all

Blessings
Catherine

 

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Another Finish And Closer To Spring And Lunch With Mom And Julie

Greetings to you all, I am so happy spring is almost here, I look forward to sitting outside with a latte and stitching and reading in the sun and of course the shade.

Thursday Mom and Julie brought over Chinese oh boy was it ever good, thank-you Mom and Julie, I was working for Karol from Allina while she was on vacation, I told my past Boss that I would help out when Karol goes on vacation, a little stitching money never hurts, I am retired but still like to help them out.

I have another finish it is the Scattered Seed Samplers From Tammy Black A Stitch In Time Pinkeep, I love this little pillow it is so sweet in my eyes, I did change out the ribbon finish, I just could not get it to look like Tammy's, I stuffed it with crushed walnut shell's, I did not have any sawdust to fill it.
I also put the little silver bird charm in the pillow (what do you think)


                                                                             Back



                                                                           Front

I am in love with this little pillow so sweet, the ribbon used is something I have never used before it is very interesting and snag a little if I am not careful.

I did this many years ago it is from an old magazine as soon as I find the magazine I will post the Designer.
I had wanted to post this yesterday  for Flash back Friday but as you can tell I am a little slow.


I opened the patio door in the kitchen and look what I found a spider a very small spider. So maybe spring is here finally.


I have been sucking up the Asian beetle like crazy at least 50 every morning, I hate these little things they stick and creep me out. Does anyone else have this problem? I would  have taken a picture but sucked them all up before this post.

I will be starting a new project this evening, it is Brenda Gervais's  I love this pattern I think it is so sweet. Paper Snowflakes



I have to go now we are getting ready for Mass, I run the library on Saturday evenings at Church.

Blessings
To You All

Catherine