Saturday, October 19, 2019

Found A New Blogger

Greerings everyone: I have found a new Blogger http://theprimitivemoon.blogspot.com her first post was September 12 2019, please visit her.
  This is what I see outside my office window, I do surveys for a couple of hours everyday, it so nice seeing the sun and beautiful colors of Autumn.
I will post maybe tomorrow or Monday what I have been up to in the finishing room.


Thank-you for visiting and leaving comments.

Catherine

Thursday, October 17, 2019

A Beautiful Package From Lynda Ruth And Some Stitching

Hello to all my faithful followers, I have not been very good about posting my goings on, however I have been having problems with commenting and posting, for some reason I can only comment to a few blogs then nothing.

I want to show you what the beautiful Lynda Ruth over athttp://twododo.blogspot.com sent me when I guessed the closet to her stash of patterns and magazines. I am very lucky.


I am totally loving my gifts, Lynda Ruth is a very generous Lady. I have to start the Snowman design soon.



I have many hand towels I want to stitch with flowers, these books are perfect, many designs to choose from.


I love the bird house notebook, and the grease board which is perfect for my sewing room.

  I have to tell you I have wanted to buy a fruit knife since I had a friend use one, they are perfect for cutting fruit, I have used this one for my apple today, loom at the beautiful fall napkins perfect.


Many people would use the bags here for make-up, I am going to use them as thread bags for my projects.


This is a beautiful piece of fabric I am a sucker for fabric, the Aida will be used for a design I have in mind, I have it in my to do basket.


Another project bag my small Q-Snaps fits perfect in this bag, look at the great booklet for keeping  notes and dates.


I have never used one of these before, however I will, Mike and I take a 20 minute nap everyday, this will be perfect.

 Do I really need to explain this, I love candy and candy loves me, I am chewing a Werther's as I type this post, yum.

Now this bag will be perfect when we take a road trip next year to Canada, I have Canada on my bucket list.


Lynda Ruth crocheted or knitted this lovely piece, it is perfect for my counter, I have my spoon jar resting on it, the large jar is the color of the brown in this piece, I love it.


I see that this butterfly booklet can be used for beading patterns which I will get to hopefully soon.


I did have a finish  finish, it is a design from Lynn over at  http://happinessiscrossstitching.blogspot.com I enjoyed doing this design, I hope you like the finish simple but perfect for me. We do not celebrate Halloween, however I do love this design, it is the only Halloween item in our home. I just love the Black Cats Lynn does.

I do have more to tell you about but will wait for the next post, thank-you for visiting.

Catherine

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

So Sorry I have not sent out email thank-you's

Greetings my loyal followers, I will send out thank-you's this evening, I have been very busy trying to get things done outdoors and in.
I will post photos of what I have been up to this evening, I have been busy.

Hugs yo you all
Catherine

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

My ISHW Progress

Jo over at: serendipitousstitching.blogspot.som  is the Hostess of the International Hermit Stitch Weekend, you stitch the third weekend of each month then go to Jo's site and click on the participation link.
I hope you join each month.
Jo has many beautiful designs going, you should stop by her Blog and say hello.

I did work on my Boo a design from Lynn over at: http://happinessiscrossstitching.blogspot.com
Lynn has many lovely free designs and some for purchase in her Etsy shop, another blog site I encourage you to check out and say hello, P.S. I have bought things from Lynn, she ships fast and does beautiful work on all her items.

Well here is my progress:   So sorry about the wrinkles, this one I am stitching while holding my hand, it is a small piece of fabric, not big enough for any of the stitching frames I have, the cats butt looks like a cup with a big handle, I hope to have this finished tomorrow evening, this will be finished into a flat-fold and given as a gift for the Bingo game next month at retreat.


I sent Gracie some beads for a project she is working on, I never pay full price for beads or gems of any kind, I use coupons, thrift stores and big discounts, that way I have lots to choose from when creating something and sharing.


Its kind of a mess this is the only messy part of my studio, I can close the door but know what is exactly where I want it, easy to find, the plastic box's I bought at Menards, they work perfectly for beading and floss cards, I keep my floss in box's just like this, they are cheaper then the ones at Joann's, Hobby Lobby and Crafts Direct.




This is Blondie The Cat, she gives me this look when she wants something like a treat, we cannot say treat anymore because she has figured that one out, plus I watch the crabbiest woman on TV every day her name is Judge Judy, she sure can be crabby, getting to the point I cannot say Judge Judy time because the cat and dog know that is their dinner time, it has become a time when we have to spell out treat when i or mike ask if they have had a treat yet they soon will figure that one out too I am sure.


I was asked at Church by Father Stueve if I would wash the towels, Purificators and Corporals, the linen that has cross's on them that are used during Communion, I am honored that I am trusted to do so, it is a process, the Purificators and Corporals need to soak for four hours then be washed alone dried and then ironed, I am so proud to be able to do this.

Well its time to make a Latte do some more blogging and surveys, I get points which I turn into Amazon money, I love doing them, I have done this for over ten years, some I qualify for some not.
I also do the national Consumer Panel, I get point for keeping track electronically, they give a scanner which you scan each item with, it is amazing how fast points add up.
If anyone is interested please send me an email, I will let you know how to get in touch with them and you can ask questions.
Thank-you to all who stop by, if you leave a comment on my blog I can then find your blogsite and leave comments.

Have a lovely week
Catherine



Friday, September 20, 2019

A Little Surprise In The Mail And A Finish

Hello to you all: Thank-you for your comments and concerns, it has been a bad week but getting better.
I have been able to stitch some each day but find it hard when my nose runs, ewwwww.
I had a big surprise in the mail today,  Lynn over at  http://happinessiscrossstitching.blogspot.com
had a giveaway, I won, I did not expect to have the package arrive so soon, it came within a week.
Lynn is so very generous, this is what I won: A pattern by Madame Chantilly Summers Owls, it is so sweet, I will be stitching this as soon as possible, plus the  adorable charms.


She also sent the cutest buttons of owls, and  very sweet bag, if you ever get a chance she sells bags every so often, they are amazing, she does a beautiful job of mixing colors and patterns as you can see in the photo.


I had a new start, today it is a Boo pattern I bought from Stitching fairy which is her Etsy Shop, I need to bring three items for a dice game at retreat I wanted to make some fun items, this Boo design is adorable.
I did this on a gold color fabric, I hope to have it finished by Monday, depending on how I feel.
(so sorry about the photo)



I did finish my Shepherds Bush design, I will go to the framer next week, not sure who I will use just yet.


Thank-you for your comments, please stop by again.

Catherine

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Finally A Post

Please Note: I cannot access Debra's Bits and Pieces and Kearnel's Korner, I get a malicious page notice, not sure what is going on, does anyone else have this problem?

I am so sad I have not been able to comment and post about what I am up to, as many of you know I have had issues with my PC and IPAD, for some reason Google did not like my IPAD.
I have been in bed for the last week, I did not get my flu shot last winter, shame on me, I have been suffering with the flu and will not ever forget to get the shot again.
Well apart from being sick I did get some stitching done but only for short periods of time.

First I did stitch the SAL along with http://crocetteagogo.blogspot.com, I did the colors of threads a little different then hers, I hope you like it, I plan on turning this into a box top and giving as a gift.
So sorry about the bad photo.
If you can please stop over to her Blog she has a lovely fall design she is sharing.


I also have been working on a Shepherds Bush design I found for free at the Stash Relocation Pile at retreat in August.
I hope to be finished by Saturday and take to the framers, this is going to hang in honor of my Mother, she loved Angels Stars and the Moon.


I found in my mail box  my kit from Scattered Seeds Samplers, I love Tammy Blacks designs,  she has an automatic shipment four times a year, I want to start stitching this very soon.


Tammy includes everything to stitch this design, I love strawberries and this one has my heartđź’–


I have ordered two really sweet designs from http://happinessiscrossstitching.blogspot.com
Lynn is a very talented designer, you must stop by her blog and check out the designs she has done in the past and present, Lynn has a gift to match colors perfectly together.
I found out that I won her giveaway, she is very generous with her giveaways.
Lynn also has an Etsy shop she makes the prettiest bags, I am not sure she has any right now but please check her out.
I plan on doing these as stand-ups, they will be used for the dice game at retreat next month.


I just love these two designs, we need to bring anything handmade or related to stitching for the dice game, I am thinking maybe a nice pair of scissors and needles the third gift.
I am looking forward to this retreat, the ladies are a hoot and so sweet to be around.

It is raining and time to do maybe a little stitching.
Thank-you to al who follow me and leave comments, I look forward to reading them all.

Catherine


Monday, September 2, 2019

Please Vote at Marulas Blog

Hello everyone, I am so sorry I have not been commenting, I have been without a PC< my iPhone will not let me upload photos, so had to wait for PC to come back from the doctor.
I would love it if you could go over and vote for a beautiful SAL at http://crocetteagogo.blogspot.com there are a couple of Bloggers that need our Votes, RJ and June whom I follow, they both have such lovely finish's.
Have a great day I will post photos of my stitching tomorrow.

Happy Day
Catherine

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

ISHW A Late Post

Just a note: Debra Of Debra's Bits and Pieces and Kearnel's Korner I cannot access your blogs,  I get a page saying it is a bad site to visit.

Last weekend was the IHSW  ( International Hermit Stich Weekend) appears every month on the third weekend starting on Friday, Jo over at serendipitousstitching.blogspot.com is the hostess, look her up this is a way to let others that are not your followers see what you are up too, plus you get to see Jo's site, she is working on a Discworld Mappe which is amazing.

I have been to the Minnesota Needlework Guild Retreat the 5th -11th, I always have such a great time.
I took a class and will show you in my next post what I worked on and how much is done, plus the big mistake I made which is fixable.

So I finished stitching the Betsy Morgan class I took in Madison Wisconsin in July, I am so happy with this set, the fabric is a beautiful yellow and worked with black and gold silk threads.
I did change out the CAL and date for Save Our Bees, plus on the needle holder strip at the bottom I changed out three of the long arm over four stitch's, I just could not get them to look right or lay right.
I will need to get the set constructed now which I am way behind on my other construction of stitching I have done, I need to have just two or three days to get caught up on that.

So sorry about the shadows in the corners I had to take a photo outdoors and it was windy, this is the best I could do.

We have been busy with so many things around here I am doing so much in my sewing room and still do not see a light at the end of the tunnel, so many things need to be finished including stain glass and beading projects, Christmas will soon be here. Where did summer go? I am not sure.
Well I hope you all have a beautiful week and get lots of stitching done.
Thank-you for visiting and your comments.

Catherine

Monday, August 5, 2019

Some Stitching Baking And A Retreat

Hello to all my dear followers, it is still busy here at home but getting things done.
I have been stitching my fingers off, I do love to stitch but first I want to show you something, A sweet Lady named Shirley whom volunteers at the food shelf as I do wanted me to post about the croutons I make.
It is a very simple recipe and well worth the time.

First I buy a loaf of garlic bread pull apart from Target, you may find it elsewhere, then I cut the pieces into small squares, some are a little off shape, then I put in a very large bowl pour a small amount of olive oil spices of my liking, I do not put in salt there is enough salt in the bread and garlic already, see photos on how to do this, it is like a great treat or great on salads.





Oh so good, Mike and I like them like a snack when we want a treat, I hope if you do this you also like them.


I was working on my class project from Madison and am almost finished with the box, I am loving this design, Betsy Morgan does such a beautiful job designing. The fabric is a bright yellow the camera will not pick that color up for some reason.


I will be taking that above project to Needlework guild this week, I will be gone from Monday to Sunday, Mike is having family come over for a little getaway, they do not have much money so this gives them a chance to see him and have a staycation.

I have been working on a class project from the guild retreat there is pre-stitching, I will post a photo later this week.
I promise to send out thank-you emails this week for the comments on my last post.
I hope you all are having a great week and do loads of stitching.

Hugs
Catherine

Monday, July 29, 2019

I am Back Finally

Hello to all my followers: I am so sorry I have not emailed thank-you's for the comments left on my last two posts, it has been crazy nuts here, we are trying to get so much done before the cold weather hitsus.
We had a Family reunion with Mikes cousins which was a blast, we are connecting with people we have missed over the years.
I was at a retreat in Madison Wisconsin, I had a table mate which I hope to continue to connect with a gain, she is from Colorado, originally from Minnesota, she was a lovely stitcher and a blast to talk too, she did such beautiful stitching.
I was able to finish stitching a needlebook but need to construct it, it is a Betsy Morgan (Wiling Hands) Design.



This is the same fabric as the needlebook, the lighting yesterday was horrible, so the yellow fabric looks brown, this is the box which has six sections, I am now working on section three.
 Betsy was a delight and so much fun, she told us she is going to retire to stay home and stitch, I think she deserves to do so after all her traveling and teaching, she travels across the sea and teach's, what an amazing lady she is.



This is the pre-stitch I did  before going to Madison, I still need to construct it, it is the Waxer Box, it is adorable when finished, I hope to get to it soon.


This is the complete set, which I hope to work on soon, it is really pretty in person. it is called this One's For Betty, which has a beautiful story attached to it, I would tell you but Betsy still has classes of this design and I do not want to say anything because Betsy talks about it in her class's.


I want to show you what the beautiful Pamela from japan sent me, a scissor fob it is beautiful, her work is perfect, even Betsy commented about how lovely it was. http://hokkaidokudasai.blogspot.com stop over she has been doing a temperature quilt, it is an amazing color combination.


Well its has been busy, we finally finished the railing and floor on the deck, we are enjoying it so much.
We will be doing some landscaping and planting a new tree.

I will be at retreat all next week Monday to Sunday, it is the Minnesota Needlework Guild retreat, I save up all year to go, I am a day stitcher which saves me money, I live only 14 miles from the retreat center, this gives one more person a chance to stay at the center, a room I do not need, I do not mind traveling back and forth, I still get two meals a day but save money this way.
I won two blue and one red ribbon at the County Fair, I will post photos on my next post after I pick up my items from the Fair.
Time to go shopping you al, stay safe and have a great week.

Catherine

Saturday, July 13, 2019

Please Stop By Samplers and Santas

hello everyone, just a super fast drive by post.
Please stop byMarly’s blog http://samplersandsantas.blogspot.comMarley has a new freebie, please click on her freebie page at the top she has some lovely designs to b3 had.
I am at retreat will post on Sunday evening of my wonderful week.

Catherine 

Monday, July 8, 2019

It Has Been A While

Thank-you for all your comments in my previous posts, I really am thankful for them.
I have had a busy month, many graduations, 90th birthday party, 50 wedding anniversary party, our 42 wedding anniversary, painting the bedroom which was a chore, working on the railing and floor of the deck in back which is 52 feet long with extensions. a car accident, (I was driving) a deer decided to land on my car,  and of course I did  some stitching.

I was able to almost finish completely constructing my Jeannette Douglas project from last year, I just need to add the ribbons on the needleroll and finish stitching up the ends.

                                                               
                                                                Pin Pillow


Scissor Pocket which I love, however I did not like working with the silk duponi.


                                                         
                                                                   Six Sided Cube


                               
                                                                   Scissor Fob


                                                                  Needleroll


                                                                      Needle Book


                                                   
                                                                The Box Top

I finished stitching the Scattered Seed Drum, I forgot to take a photo of it before starting construction, so sorry.





 So sorry about the crappy photos, I need to press this before  finishing, I have a sleeve for ironing, its an antique but works for ironing anything that is round and you do not want a crease.


I am going to a Betsy Morgan class in Wisconsin this week, I am going to leave a little early so I may check out Lynn's Shop in Madison and spend a little or lot of money.
I have some pre-stitching to do, I am not sure I like the black stitch's for framing, I may just change it to a lighter color, it is just to much for me.


I will be taking two classes, I am really excited about this, I love Betsy's designs.



                                          
I am looking forward to seeing some of the other stitcher's  that I have stitched at other retreats.
If you ever get a chance please do a retreat it is so much fun meeting people from other states and I have met a few from other countries.

Well its time to stitch some and then off to bed, I worked at the Food Shelf today cleaned out their freezer in the front of the store sorted donations and put on shelves, it is busy on Monday mornings, we open in the evening on Monday's, Wednesday's and Friday mornings, I truly enjoy volunteering there.
I hope the storms stay away from the south east coast and the fires in Arizona do not hurt anyone.

Blessings
To you all

Catherine