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, 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, 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.



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 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.