Thursday, June 18, 2015

I have been so busy.

I have been a little busy with Mom's move trying to unpack her belongings and hang pictures, wow I hope I never ever move myself for a long time so much packing and unpacking, I think I will stay where I am at and hope this will last until I live to be 100 years old.
You know I have enough stash to last three lifetimes.

I am so perplexed at my self for the huge mistake I mad on my Scattered Seed Samplers A Token Of Spring, I was going along so well and boom just like someone hit me with a bat, I realized I had made a big and I mean big mistake on counting,  the lower half of the Sampler has a row of diamonds, do you think I would sit and look before stitching nope just went ahead and stitched without a care, I had to rip out so much, it is almost enough to make a girl have five margaritas, what would the stitching look like with all that booze in my system? just asking, please forgive me for my comment, I am just so mad at myself, count ten times stitch once, nope not me, just forge ahead and this is what I get.

This is kind of what it looked like before I put in the Basket and Bird and the Diamonds on the bottom and the  side stitching, lo and behold I had to rip it all out, as you can see by my little sticky notes, argh and argh again. I do not have a picture of the before ripping.

So I decided to start with the Flowers and Branch's around the Birds, maybe that is where I should have started.
I wanted to get this done before the next installment comes at the end of June, oh well I am doomed until then.

I will be doing the ISHW weekend this Friday, Saturday and Sunday minus a graduation party many miles away.

I am counting the days until retirement, I am getting so excited, just think me with no work load, I have been working since the age of thirteen, I worked on weekends for two years until they found out I was only fifteen, then I found another job and worked there until eighteen, then I went to work for a printing company, worked there for seven and one half years, the company closed down, off to another job as manager for a restaurant, so as you can see I need to retire, I have been working for fifty two years minus two months.

The newest additions to our neighborhood, three baby robins and a cardinal, they are all so sweet, one of the robins was with me in the garden picking strawberries, he/she could fly but stayed with me, I just wish I had my camera  with me at the time.
there was a hawk flying around and landed in the tree, when I came out of the patio door in the bedroom to see what all the ruckus was bout he took off, I am sure he wanted one of the babies.

look hard the cardinal in on the rope of the neighbors waterfall fence, by the tassel.

Well that's it for today, I hope all are having a wonderful season of spring and getting loads of stitching done.


Monday, June 8, 2015

Some Stitching and some fun things

Greetings to all:

Than-you for your lovely comments on my last post, I am totally in love with the Little Sparrow Stitching barrel, Tammy is so talented and such a sweet Lady.
I do have some progress to show not much because I have been busy, tell you more later.

I had to rip the left side out yesterday, I was almost to the end, as I was putting the frame down to get a drink I noticed the lower hump was a little off, yep by adding one stitch I had to rip it out, nope it could not be closed to the end it had to be at the beginning, oh pooh, the more I stitch on this little lovely the more I like it.
I hope to have it finished and put together by this Sunday, the next installment comes near the end of June, wish me luck.

Next is the second bracelet I made, I did this one in a black and white with silver rings and a pewter heart that was a gift from a friend.
These go together so  fast  I want to make more, they are a simple bracelet but just the same I love them.

So sorry the pictures are so bad, I took them this morning when having my latte at Starbucks.

Next is a picture of my Mother signing the papers for her new home, the lady behind her is my Sister-in-Law, this was an exciting day for my Mother, you see she has never owned a home before, I am so proud of her.

Happy New Home Mom, I love you so much and am so proud of you.
Just a couple of photos of my Mothers home.

That chair looks so lonely.

Last week was a special week for me, I was able to travel with my wonderful Husband to Alexandria Mn. you see he teaches a Background Investigation class at some of the Law Enforcement Tech Schools in Minnesota a few days out of the year.
I went with and sat at the hotel and stitched and read until he came back, we went out to dinner that evening and I had my favorite food walleye dinner oh yum, popovers, green beans, salad, baked potato and a very large  margarita, you see our Anniversary is the 11th of June and we just could not fit in anytime to get away this week, so my wonderful Husband called my boss and set up some days off to my surprise, I was so surprised that these two men would do such a lovely thing for me, I had no idea about the days off until Wednesday morning, so we spent several days after his class and relaxed at the hotel.
On the way home we stopped at the only distillery in Minnesota, it is in a very small town (Osakis) Mn. While there Mike was able to tour and taste the whisky, he said it was so smooth and wants to buy some just to have around for sipping, you see we are not big drinkers just a little nip and some for cooking is good.

While Mike was busy I went to a place called Grandmas I bought some gifts which I cannot show you because they are for friends that belong to the Minnesota Needlework Guild.

Michael and I were sitting out on the deck reading yesterday and an Oriole decided to visit the grape jelly feeder I have out, he or she fluffed their feathers for us.

Of course we get the back side to this lovely bird, just the same they are so beautiful.

The next picture is of a deer that was eating Dr. Hurrele's flowers, I just had to take a picture, this happened this morning when I arrived at his home to pick him up to head to Brainard to see patients.

What a beautiful creature, I told him to have his wife go to the hairdresser and get hair and put it around the plants this does work I have done this for a few years now, the dear smell the hair and stay away from the gardens and bushes, sounds icky but still works.

Michaels arm is doing so well the Dr. said he is three weeks ahead of schedule, he is doing wall push-ups as part of his home physical therapy, just one of the many things he needs to do to get back in shape.
I will have some exciting news next post, at least for me it is, I will post pictures soon.

To you all