Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to all who visit my site, during this most Blessed of Seasons.
All the work that goes into the days of Christmas are sometimes so busy I barely have time to give thanks to all the wonderful people who leave comments, I Thank-you with a big heart.
Merry Christmas to you all In the Name OF Our Lord Jesus Christ
Catherine, Michael and Peanut the dog

Monday, December 20, 2010

I am finally posting my finished ornaments, after a horrendous day on the road with lots of snow I am home, today we had 5-6 inches of the nasty stuff.
Patricia In England knows I HATE SNOW even in England they are getting lots of snow.
The Stockings are from The Need;l Love Company an out of print chart I have used this chart over and over again (1992).
The Shepherds Bush Sweet Baby is from the Just Cross Stitch Ornaments Issue The Trianglr tree is also from this issue, Erica Michaels Quiet Night, the Christmas Candy is from the Just Cross Stitch Ornament issue 2001 the unfinished Bear is also from the 2001 issue.
Tomorrow I am working at Phillips Eye Institute and P.E.I. is having Famous Daves B.B.Q. catered oh my ribs and corn
on the cob in december I am in heaven or I will be.
Merry Christmas

Saturday, December 11, 2010

The week from you know where

As sit here typing I feel very lucky I donot work week-ends.
The snow is up to my oh you know that special spot you sit on, the snow is still coming down not so hard now but still falling with very high winds.
On wednesday while I was working at home (sometimes I can work from home, I am a jackie of all trades) we had a brown out if you have never had one of these it is awful, the lights dim to about half power the computer shuts down and all else seems to come to a halt.
The worst thing that happened was our hottub went on the fritz because of the brown out.
We have a ceremic heater under the frame inside keeping the pipes from freezing, we have two blankets and a tank heater in the water to keep the water from freezing.
We cannot get a service tech out till monday, I miss my hottub nights with my sweety.
I did manage to put up our tree and some other decorating was done, I will finish decorating outside on monday or tuesday.
We did get stuck in the snow out in the driveway we had two feet of snow we wanted to go to church tonight because the temps will be below zero tomorrow. In church I ushered and counted only 58 people including Father Victor our pastor.
I think when they built St. Ignatius Church back in the 18oos they had more people at mass then we did tonight.
I did get some stitching done this week, I will finish them tomorrow and will post pictures
Oh and we had to replace our printer and
that also turned into a mess, first we ordered a Brother printer fax scanner from Officemax and had to return that because it was black ink only and no way to post pictures you see you can only post if you have a port to put the disc in, this printer did not have one so off to Office Max to return the Brother printer.
Now we have bought a Hp Officejet Pro but this machine has problems so yesterday off to Office Max we go again this was a return and the Office Max people did not even check to see if the thing worked before putting it back on the shelf so we came home with a new HP Officejet and finally today this machine is working what a great machine I love this thing, I am now happy in the office, but still sad about the hot tub.
Now I want to show you pictures of some of my ornaments I did the last 10 years or so, my tree is 85% stitched ornaments.I stitched four ornaments this week and hope to put them on the tree tomorrow.Merry Christmas Catherine

Thursday, December 9, 2010

The Tea Kettle Corner

Ma at Tea Kettle Corner is having a great givaway please pop over and visit her blog.
Merry Christmas

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Exchange for Donna Daisygirl

Now that Daisygirl has recieved the Blackbird Designs Exchange I did for her I can post a couple of pictures, my camara was on the blink so I am using Daisygirls photos with her permission, thank-you Daisygirl.

This is a design from a Blackbird Designs Spring Fling that was put on By Stitchville U.S.A. in Minnesota.

Barb and Alma are such a hoot if you can I hope you meet them someday.

Barb and Alma designed this pattern for this retreat, I do hope that they will someday put a booklet out that has all the patterns from retreats. I stitched this on 32 count fabric I am not sure of the type of fabric, I used weeks Dye Threads and Crescent Colors Threads, I used leftover Blackbird Designs Moda fabric from their Beach Collection, I had fun doing this little box that was sanded and stained, I bought that box from Hobby Lobby over the internet.

I am so happy Daisygirl likes it.

Happy Holidays Everyone.


Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Ornament Exchange With Vonna The Twisted Stitcher

I am using the picture from Vonnas blog with her permission, my camara decided to not work just when it was time to take picturs for exchanges.

This is the ornament I made for her.It is from the Need'l Love Company, Joyful Stocking Stuffers.

You can see the ornament at The Twisted Stitcher blog site if you are not a follower please do so she is a hoot with a wonderful family value.

I picked this pattern because her home is so lovely and I thought that maybe it would fit in.

Happy Holidays to all.