Thursday, March 26, 2015

Some stitching and a Blogsot you must see

Hello to all: It is a sunny day here in Minnesota, in my part of Minnesota at least.
I was out on the patio for about 10 minutes, it was a little cool but worth it.
I sure hope spring has finally arrived.
Please Mr. Weatherman no more snow.

I did finish my Hearts Content scissor fob, I just need to construct it and add the trim and tassels.

I also finished the back side of the first Jeannette Douglas Biscornu, I did not do a duplicate of the front side since it will be hidden when tied together with the Biscornu's, I plan on starting the second one this week-end. Not a good picture for some reason.

Now I know I said I was going to start on the scissor fob from Shepherds Bush but I really wanted to get the Goodness and Grace  Pin Cushion done first this is the part three of the Shepherds Fold, I am loving this lovely pattern.

I love the green fabric for the backing, it is so soft and of course enough to do the backing on the scissor fob.

Thank-you all for your kind words for Michael, he is healing slowly but  still unable to use his right arm, a sling for six weeks, poor guy.
I do like to help him, he is so sweet and good to me, he deserves all my attention.
This evening I made coconut tamarind curry chicken and rice it was wonderful, I am full to the top of my head.

I want to tell you about a BlogSpot I have started to follow, this is the link you should stop over and see the super cute patterns she has they are wonderful. Eszter is a wonderful designer, she is very creative.

Well I need to get back to stitching, I am watching Cupcake Wars it is an old one from 2010 but well worth the watch.

Happy Spring
Happy Easter
Happy Stitching


Monday, March 23, 2015

What I did on my ISHW and surgery for Mike

Greetings all: This has been another day that was snowy and cold, I had to shovel a three car driveway this morning, we had 3 inches of snow, Mike had rotator cuff surgery last Thursday and could not  shovel, also he winterized the snowblower last week before surgery,  oh well it did not kill me, perhaps I lost three pounds, wishful thinking.
This is what it look like this morning ick.
Mike just had to get the mail by himself, bad boy I was nearby. Poor guy one arm man.

Last week-end was the ISHW weekend, I did loads of stitching, I did manage to get more done on my Hearts Content scissor fob, hopefully I will finish tomorrow.
I also finished the first of the biscornu pieces and started on  the bottom  piece.
I love this pattern, it is so sweet, I am doing my own colors and adding more beads to this piece.
I need to make a total of three biscornus.
This is a Jeannette Douglas pattern from  2010, this has been in my stash for a while.

I wanted to show you my next project, I plan on working on this in between the Jeannette  Douglas and beading bracelets.
I have been on a Shepherds Bush addiction, I do not know why.
This is the scissor fob from the Shepherds Fold, I stitched the  needle book last month.


I love the Shepherds Bush Fold it is so sweet, I hope to save enough to buy the box that it shows in the picture of the A Full Heart the box top the  first part of the Fold.

Lynn over at is having a great giveaway stop over and see the lovely things she designs and the Kat patterns she has designed.

I am off to stitching some more and watching Dancing With The Stars.

Happy Easter


Friday, March 20, 2015

A warning a few stitching items and some exciting news

Blessings to all my followers:  we had a strange phone call this afternoon, someone called saying they were from Microsoft and that they needed to help us with our computer, however  they were hackers I found out after a lengthy conversation with Michael (my main man) that they have found that 14 people were trying to hack into our computer, we were very careful not to give in they even argued with Michael that they needed to help us,  PLEASE  DO NOT give in to these phone calls they are hackers themselves, I have a friend who did give in and lost everything and  even her credit rating, do PLEASE hang up on them, you will never get a phone call from MSN asking to take over your computer.
I have been without internet service for a few days off and on, the company we have is the only one out here in the sticks to use, they are upgrading to a faster service and messed up the junction box, the big terds, so sorry for the bad language, first a bad computer tower and now this I give  up.

Now for some stitching news, I have been stitching off and on I have been so busy with work last week and part of the week before I was working at home for customer service, I am an all trades girl for the Emergency Service I work for, I am so excited that I am retiring on October 28, 2015, yippee I see loads of stitching and sewing in my future.

I did finish off a couple of ornaments that were waiting in my big drawer of unfinished projects, they are stitched just not completely finished.

The Santa is the  Von Claus #P923 I added a star and hanging thread to finish him.
The Partridge I am not sure of it has been so long since I stitched him, I am so sorry.

This is a Shepherds Bush 2013  scissor fob the pattern was gifted to me by a friend, with the leftover threads, I had to buy the ribbon to finish the edges, oh my the ribbon is not cheap.
The picture shows two fobs but I did them back to back, I like the finish, now I need a new pair of scissors to put it on.

I am not sure of the designer of the kitty pattern on my scissor fob, I did not do a great job of finishing this one, I added black beads on the edges, I used I think 36 count linen,
 The other pattern is a Drawn Thread  A Spot of Spring, I wanted a small scissor fob with this pattern and used 36 count  linen, I like the smallness of this pattern however the French knots were a mess to get on the sheep.

This is what I am working on now, this was a kit I have had it seems like forever, I love the Hearts Content kits, however my eyes tell me to take a rest from the small stitching holes, so it is taking me longer then I want to finish the stitching, I have a vintage scissor collection and want to give each one a special fob, this will be a while before I am done with all the fobs, I hope to show you all a picture someday.
This is stitched on 36 count ivory 100% linen which came with the kit, I am stitching this one over one threads, that is what is taking so long, I am finishing mine a little different then the picture I do not want any unfinished fabric showing like the picture shows.

I am joining the Scattered Seeds and Samplers Little Sparrow Pin Keep club, it is well worth  the money Tammy is a wonderful designer and a very sweet Lady, take a look at her blog at
Scattered Seeds and Samplers, just click on the Scattered Seeds and Samplers button on the sidebar of my blog page.

This is the ISHW stitching weekend so off to a margarita and some stitching.

Blessings In this Lenten Season.


Sunday, March 8, 2015

Just a little post

Without a computer for a while, now I am happy so far with my new tower, this is what my desk door looked like for a while, oh my.

This is the little girl looking at a lady bug just before she attacks it, yes it is that time of year, lady bugs are coming out of the woodwork ick.
A beautiful sunrise, just think warm weather is about to come to Minnesota

 This is the moon coming up and what a beauty it is.


I have this vintage pair of gloves from long ago and wanted to do something with one of them, so I filled it with crushed walnut shells added lace and a broken vintage earring for a ring, the little beads were already on the glove, it now sits on my sofa table just looking pretty.

Well I should go for now I am working at home this week and not on the road yahoo for me.
Happy stitching to you all.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

My Great Nephew his Sister and their new Cousin and some stitching

Welcome to my new followers, thank-you to all my followers that leave comments I really thank-you from the bottom of my heart, I would send individual thank-you's  I am so sorry I do not have the time.
I went to a baby shower on sunday, I had so much fun, we wore my Mother out it was a smashing time.
Baby Tahlea Simonne is so sweet, and of course the house was full at my sister-in-laws, good food and loads of fun.
I present Tahlea

This is my great nephew Rohan, he is a hoot, he came dresses to the nines, I told him he looked like one of the Men In Black, he was pleased, he is such a ham and a ladies man.
His parents are Sindu and Ryan.

This is Rajam Rohan's sister and Grandmother, my sister-in-law, Debbie holding  Rajam  she  is so cute, I just have to brag about my family, since I do not have any children, I am blessed with such a wonderful family unit. Debbie is a great Grandmother and gets to see the children everyday.

Now for a little stitching update:
I did manage to put some stitching on this piece, it is a Jeannette Douglas piece from her Spring Biscornus pattern.
I am off today due to a blizzard yahoo, after I get my computer problems fixed I will stitch in my comfy chair.
I hope this day finds you healthy and without crappy weather.