Thursday, April 21, 2016

ISHW a little late

Thank-you to all my followers who left such lovely comments on my last post.

I have had a very busy week-end, it started out with stitching and ended up taking my Mother to the hospital via ambulance, she is home now and doing better, I had a Easy Chair lift installed in her home, Medicare and Insurance supplement do not pay for this, but  government insurance will pay for sex changes of people in jail or prison I do not get it, our tax dollars at work on the wrong things.
There now I ranted and feel better.

I am late with my ISHW post so sorry, I did manage to get a new pin finished and some stitching done.

This is the pin I did a little of my own changing of the style, what do you think:

The green one is the original pattern I like them equally.

This is from the Betsy Morgan class that Stitchville USA put on  Spring Fling 2016
I love this set, I did not get much stitching done on  this lovely piece.

 to this

I had hoped to get more done but my Mother comes first.
I will be stitching this afternoon and catching up on blogging post of other people.

It is partly cloudy and we are expecting more rain, that is good, Michael fertilized on Saturday and now the lawn is very green and long, soon the mower will be out, maybe Saturday, not me but Michael, he very rarely lets me mow, I do like to mow but he says its his job, really he means I do not do it like him giggles.

I want to learn to knit so I stopped into a yarn shop in Buffalo Mn, it was wonderful in there, the owner said just stop in sometime, I think I will this summer.
I also want to learn to quilt, I have loads of fabric and want to do something with it,  maybe I should start out with a placement or something.
 It is 13:33 and I need to get that needle in my hand.
Until nest time.


Thursday, April 14, 2016

Some stitching & A Little Beading

Spring Greetings my dear friends, I hope this post finds you well.
Three weeks since my last posts time does fly by.
The first weekend in April I went to Stitchville USA's Spring Fling, this year the teacher was Betsy Morgan of Willing Hands Needlework Designs, I am in love with her Designs.
This year we were the first class to do the Bristol Sampler Stitching Bag.
I was almost not able to make the class because of a wedding, but that was changed, so lucky me there was one last spot left when I called back in the late winter.

May I present Bristol Sampler Bag, this is Betsy's set, I needed to take a picture to show you what it looks like finished.

Mine is in the stitching state yet, I did finish the needlebook and the  pin cube, I love how small they are.

So sorry the pictures are so bad, not a good day to take pictures, it makes the needlebook look kind of goofy.

For the
 binding, I used a different kind of ribbon a gossamer ribbon which I like better then the one that came with the kit.
The Pin Cube is so small, that is a nickel sitting next to the cube, we had stuffing for the inside and coins, I used 56 cents to give it weight.

This is the bottom of the bag, again you can see the size of the triangles next to the nickel, I had to take apart two of the triangles they just did not match up like I would like them too.

This is the stitching so far on the bag and other little items, I hope to have the stitching done tomorrow evening, I then can start to construct the bag hopefully.

Deb really knows how to spoil us at her Retreats.

Again Deb at Stitchville USA has done it again, the gifts were wonderful.

Her are two very special lady's, Deb owner of Stitchville on the left and Betsy on the right, two extremely nice lady's, a real pleasure to know.

Again I am beading, I love beading but not as much as stitching.
This will be a pin like my green one from a previous post.

It is late so I need to get some sleep, I hope you are all in good health, happy stitching.