Wednesday, December 25, 2013

The King Has arrived Merry Chrisymas

The King has arrived

A Blessed Merry Christmas to you all.


Monday, December 23, 2013

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to all my followers, I have been very busy with gift buying and wrapping and making loads of goodies for Christmas Eve and christmas day.

I am working on my Blackbird Designs exchange and have one piece finished, i was not happoy wth what I did so I am making my partner another piece to go with the first one, you know sometimes when you stitch something and you look at it and say what was I thinking, I did just that,
I will send them off on friday this week.

I finished putting together two owl scissor fobs and will show you pictures later this week, I am just to lazy oops too busy to take pictures right now.

I took my Mother shopping to pick up last minute gifts, we are not big gift givers mostly we like to just get together and celebrate the season, and eat loads of stuff we donot normally eat during the rest of the year.

It is a balmy -7 degrees right now wow are welucky or what, this weather really makes me appreciate the warm weather yes even the 90 degree weather I love it and hope it gets here soon, ummm Santa, could we have warmer weather please.

I have to show you this picture only because I think it is a hoot, it is a billboard on I94 in Minneapolis, I think it is so funny, the cows are the size of a real cow.

I love Chic-Fil-A, yummy food and great people who work for the company.
I am getting ready to purchase my threads for Easter projects, I will buy  Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe, I love Nancy's threads.
I am working on a Blackbird Designs Easter Parade Bunny love it so much.

I am also working on the stash of finished stitching projects that have been in hiding for so long its time to get things framed and finished into something I will keep you posted.

Merry Christmas to you all Blondie says  Merry Christmas to all her friends in Blogland.

Merry Christmas from my Home to Yours



Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe givaway

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you all:

Nancy over at Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe is having a great giveaway,  you will have to go back a few post to find the 50.00 giveaway post but make sure you do, what a generous Lady.  please stop over she always seems to have a giveaway going and the fact that she dyes her own threads and trims should get you to stop over and take a look, I have used her threads and trims and love them, you get almost three times the amount of hand dyed threads from Nancy as you do from some other companies.
I won a trim package a couple of years ago and love the trims, I need to order more, so you can guess where I will be this week-end yes ordering more trims and threads for my Easter projects.
So just pop on over and see for yourself how lovely Nancy"s blog is.


Wednesday, December 11, 2013


Thank-you for all your kind words about my problem with the hacking, as I sit in the Dunn Bros. coffee shop in Alexandria Minnesota after a long 2 1/2 hour trip in minus15 degree weather with a wind chill of about minus 35 degrees I am content, even after spilling my latte, what a mess I made,  I am worried that this world has come to a drastic kind of world  one person turned my world upside down.
I am one who is so skeptical of things like let us protect your world, I mean the company Lifelock, I am not doing an advertisement for them I just want to say thank-you to my wonderful Husband for purchasing this program without them I do not know where I would be today with the hacking, they are fabulous, Mike purchased this program even tho I said no, I am so glad he did it saved us lots of headaches and heartache.
I am again not trying to get you or anyone to purchase this I am just so glad we had it with the hacking of my computer that has all our personal stuff and banking on it.
Now on to some great news, my wonderful and sweet Mother is having a good winter by this I mean the turkey comb injections she is getting are working she has bone on bone in one of her knees, the first injection was a steroid the next three which were one each Monday for three weeks,  they are  working, she has to go back in may for a series of three more, she can almost walk without the walker now I am elated.
I love my beautiful Mother so much, however we did not get along for many years I guess that when you have two headstrong people that do not share the same ideas it can be a bit hard, I am extremely conservative she is a not,   she use to be so  liberal  not anymore, you  see she was at one time a union organizer a women who was very strong in her beliefs.
Now I look forward to seeing her every week-end, she has turned into a hoot, I am so sorry if I hurt any ones  feelings I am just not a union person. I was getting bigger raises before they came in.

Now I have to tell you I have not done very much on the decorating side of the season, last Thursday and Friday I was busy at church with the Christ Child luncheon, I am in charge of the bake shop, wow we make some pretty good money for charity, St. Ignatius Church has been doing this luncheon for 35 years, we get people from far away coming to the luncheon, the dining room is decorated in a Christmas scene this year we did blue in Honor of The Vergin Mary this is her season until Baby Jesus is born, some people were asking why we did not have Baby Jesus in the manger, he comes on Christmas Eve.

I have been working on some exchanges and cannot show you anything today and besides I forgot my camara today.
I plan on working somemore on the needlepoint I won from Edgar over at Blacksheep  Bit of the web, he is a hoot, I hope you follow him.

I hope you all are staying warm and cozy in this awful weather.

Happy Holidays


Monday, December 9, 2013

Being Hacked ISHW and a Beautiful Exchange

Hello everyone and welcome to my space in blogland.

I was hacked and had someone purchase itunes worth 50.00 from my Paypal account, I had to change all my passwords, in total that would be 22, they are all different so the process took much longer then I wanted, if you ever get hacked please change your passwords as soon as possible, I was on the computer when this happened so was aware of the theft right away when Paypal sent me an emailthanking me for my purchase,  can you imagine my surprise, what a mess, I even had to go to my bank and let them know what happened, they are keeping an eye out for any unusual activity.

I did loads of stitching on my ISHW weekend, some things I cannot show you because they are gifts and another exchange. 

I stitched this free Drawn Thread pattern for Shannon, on my ISHW week-end I only used part of a pattern,   I found this on the Drawn Thread web site, I used Victorian Motto Sampler Threads and DMC threads, I am not much at  finishing so  had to do this one myself.
I can show you now because she has recieved it.
I need to get another green gift box this one I fell on and smashed before I could get to the post office so sorry Shannon.

                                                            This is the pattern

I was in an ornament exchange with Shannon over at  A Bit Of This and That,  I only sent Shannon an ornament,  I feel bad so will have to send her a special gift, she has a beautiful Heart she  sent me this beautiful ornament and a few goodies, I love buttons and trims and beads all things dear to my heart.

 Thank-you Shannon I love all the things you sent the ornament is so beautiful.

 This is the new star that was made by one of our Parishioners it covers up the Crucifix but lets Jesus figure show through it is really beautiful, this was an idea from Father Victor, thank-you Father for a beautiful display for the Holy Season.

 This is the Nativity we used to have in front of our home, we decided to donate it to Church it really is large there are three hay bales under the building holding it up. I will miss it so much but will be able to see it at Church, some children are wondering why they cannot see Baby Jesus, they are very curious about this, we tell them Baby Jesus comes on Dec. 25 they are okay with this bit of information.

I am so excited about the Holy Season, I love this time of year even the cold is bearable now but only until the first of the year then I want warm weather.

To some of you who have emailed me about my lovely Mother she is doing much better now that I am making sure she is seeing the doctor like she should, she has only been in the hospital four times that is when myself and three brothers were born.

So I want to keep her as well as possible so I may have more time with her she is 83.
Thank-you all y comments in my previous post.
Please stay warm and pray for better weather for us all.

Merry Christmas