Thursday, February 21, 2019

Found a great Blogspot

Thank-you for your lovely comments, I will try and get thank-you emails out tomorrow afternoon after coming home from volunteer work.

I found this great site, she has so many free and sweet deigns.
http://millecrocette.blogspot.com

Please check her out, it is in French but she does have a translate button on her sidebar.

More snow coming our way. ICK

Catherine

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

A Finish Finally

Thank-you to all who have left comments on my last post.
Lynda Ruth from http://twododo.blogspot.com was right about Mother Teresa, she led an amazing life.

I took my finished piece to Michaels yesterday to have it framed, I am not sure I will like the finished framing, I will have to see, the colors in the piece just did not go with any colors of matting but found a beautiful frame, they honored the 80% off coupon I had, she even gave me a little more off, what a great place.


I did the two not sure which looks the best, I used initials of my parents the years they were born Mikes parents initials and years they were  born and the dates mike and I were born, I also used our initials for the middle of the leaf circle.


It is snowing here today I am so sick of snow and cold weather, we have about 5 inch's on the ground so far, it started snowing about 5:00 a.m.
I hope you are you are having great weather.
I will be working on some aprons for the gift shop at the Pioneer Park gift shop, we have a very old looking village here in Annandale, Mn. one of the volunteers asked me to cut out and sew together the aprons, I am enjoying a little change.

I hear my latte machine calling my name, I will be picking out a project to work on later today, I will post what I am doing tomorrow.

Thank-you for stopping by

Catherine


Sunday, February 17, 2019

Yes It Is

Yes that is a very handsome John Wayne, oh so cute, he is my favorite star of all time.
You are so right Lynda Ruth it is Mother Teresa, she was an amazingly beautiful Lady, what a beautiful life she led caring for the poor and ill.
I will be posting photos of my finished project tomorrow before I take it to the framers.
It is not so cold here, we do have more snow coming tomorrow evening into Wednesday 2-4 inch's.


This is for Marly, http://samplersandsantas.blogspot.com I thought you would get a kick out of this photo, I know you like cats as much as I do.


Found both of the previous photos on Pinterest, I love the look on the little guys face, so funny.


Remember to look through the rose colored glasses the world will look so much better.

Thank-you for stopping by.

Catherine




Thursday, February 14, 2019

Happy Valentines Day

To all my followers: Happy Sweetheart day.
Thank-you for your lovely comments on my last post.

I have done a little stitching this week, here is my update:


I am using our parents dates of birth Mikes and mine also, I put our initials in the wreath, I am not sure if I will use the cities we were from or add more roses, I did change the color of the small roses on the bottom of the design, I wanted a little pink in there.
I hope to have this finished by Saturday evening.

Flashback: I made this small pillow way back when not even sure of the year, it ( I think was a design from Cross Stitch and Country Crafts)


I wanted to display my hearts on my table, however I cannot due to the cat has a love of playing with these, I hate when she gets on the table, I have to sanitize every morning just to have breakfast.


I am going to show you two photos I found this week, can you guess who they are? One was from Iowa and in the movies my favorite man of all times beside my husband and father.
The other was in Religious life.

                                                                He is so handsome

                                                     She is amazingly beautiful inside and out

I hear my needle calling my name, time to stitch.

Catherine

Friday, February 8, 2019

A Little Update And Snow

Greetings Friends: Thank-you for all your comments, I have sent email thank-you's to some of you and some do not have emails, thank-you from my heart for your comments, it  mean so much to me.
So this is how far I am on my Blackbird Design,  I did a little stitching last evening and this morning.
I am adding the birth years of myself Mike and our family members, I am not sure what the middle words will be just yet, I need to think about that for a while.


It has been snowing here, today it is minus 8 degrees very cold, it is sunny and very pretty outside, I went to drops some items off at the food shelf, I volunteer there three or four times a month, I love doing so, it makes me feel good to know I am able to help the people who are having a tough time, as I left our housing entrance the roads were so slippery,  glare ice I was only going 20 miles and hour and almost turned my car around in a circle, very scary, I present some snow photos.


The above photo is of snow on the one side of our driveway, the second photo is of the neighbors home, see all the snow up on there roof, I hope it goes away soon.




This photo of my Dear Friends home is adorable even with the snow on the roof, we were over there for coffee and pie yesterday, we are so Blessed to have them as friends, they keep an eye out on our home and we do the same for them, I could not have asked for better friends that are also out Dear Neighbors.


I know the Ground Hog said winter was almost over but come on this snow is crazy. So sorry about the swear word in the cat photo.


This could be my dog this is what she looks like when she does not want to go potty in the cleared spot for her.



And this little bird has it right winter its time to move on, let spring begin, all three photos were found on Pinterest.

I hope things are going your way today and always, thank-you for stopping by and leaving comments.

Catherine

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Just A Little Stitching And More Snow

I am so sick of winter, I know we are on the downside of winter but still, she is giving us a run this year, with subzero weather, I am sure many of you have heard the temps last week, then ice storms now snow on top of the icy roads, the main Hi-way and Interstates are clear but town roads are not.

I have been stitching some on my Blackbird Design from 2017 retreat, I love this design.

 

I would like to have this finished by the end of this month, I want to paint the bedroom, before having this framed, so I have an idea of what kind of frame I want.


It is snowing again, UGH

Time to work on our half bath, i will be painting today and hopefully have the room done by tomorrow it is a half bath and will go fast.

Enjoy this beautiful day God has given us.

Catherine

Monday, February 4, 2019

Some Blogs I Found

I was traveling through the Blog world, I found a couple of sites new to me.

http://rosystitches.blogspot.com, she is a beader, stitcher and either a knitter or crocheter.

http://millecrocette.blogspot.com she has lots of her freebie designs to use, she has  a beautiful blog page also.

Well time to stitch, I will post an update tomorrow, so I am giving a promise and I cannot break it, until tomorrow.

Catherine

Friday, February 1, 2019

Oh My What a Month

Hello To All: Thank-you for all your comments on my last two posts, I do want to tell you how sorry I am I did not send email thank-you's, it has been a very busy three months.
We have had our kitchen torn up for so long I forgot what it looked like before.
Finally last Thursday I was able to start the clean up what a mess dust makes when so many people are in and out of the house, I love my new cabinets.


I have a small kitchen and love it, in our last home the kitchen was so big you could have 20 people  in there at once, I love a smaller area to work in.


Mike bought me a lot of goodies to put on top of the cabinets I wanted just a couple of fake vines in baskets but nope my sweety pie went shopping, I think her did a greart job.


I have been away from the computer do to a virus, I will never again have an external harddrive again, Best Buy found a virus hiding which caused me lots of problems, after the tower and harddrive were at Best buy for a week  we decided to buy a new tower, what a difference.
I did not want to post or email much due to I did not want to infect anyone else, I am not sure where it came from, however I was told that even though it is hard to get a virus on an IPAD or iPhone I did not want to chance it.
I have been busy stitching and beading not so much beading, I had orders for the beaded crystal beads.

I did a small which I love doing one over one on 36 count, this is one of the Doodles which I love doing, the fabric called for was a little bit bigger count, I wanted to make a scissor fob so wanted it smaller, the bumble bee  came in the little box I had to supply fabric and thread.


I did another project I started last fall, I finished this set when staying in a hotel for a week during the last week of construction, this was a kit I found in the stash relocation pile at Needlework Guild retreat last August, it came with a pattern and I had to cut all the pieces out and stitch together.


I love Brenda Gervais designs,  as you can see this is a Pin Cushion, I have an old wooden spindle I plan on putting it on, if I ever get the time to do some finishing.


I started working on a Blackbird Design it is from a retreat I took a little under two years ago, Stitchville USA has a spring retreat every year, I have not missed on in ten years, again this year we have the pleasure of having Alma and Barb back again, this will take place in April.


It is a large piece, I am excited to do this one and have it framed, I want to repaint our master bedroom and have all Blackbird Designs on my walls.

Well its time for a little stitching, I have been kind of staying in the house this past week it was minus 31 degrees Tuesday and Wednesday, however we did make it to daily Mass on Thursday it warmed up to minus 27 degrees, this morning it was a - 7 degrees so a lot warmer but still bone chilling, tomorrow it will be  warmer in the 40s that at this time of the year is a treat.
I hope you all are getting as much stitching done as your heart desires, I am off to stitch.
Thank-you for stopping by.

Catherine

Sunday, January 6, 2019

I Am Adding New Bloggers To My Post

Greetins Everyone: As I sit here eating my Christmas Chocolate (Swiss Chocolate yum ) from Mike, I decided I will be adding people to my blog roll periodically.

Today I welcomehttp://justinescrossstitch.blogspot.com/

http://stitchthrifty.blogspot.com/

Please stop by and visit them.

Catherine

Friday, January 4, 2019

My New Start And A Note

I hope this year has been good to you so far, it has been to me except the kitchen, I have been trying to keep it as neat as possible, they did deliver center island half finished which is okay with me.
I know it looks a little odd but the doors and drawer fronts need to be added, it really is pretty, we went with hickory for the strength of the wood, I wanted a bright color and not painted, I have asked realtors how hard it is to sell a home with painted cabinets, they said it can be a hard sell, I love painted cabinets.



I did get another Christmas present a big one, a new table and chairs, I love what Mike chose, they are heavy and the chairs are so comfy you could sit in them for hours.


I have been stitching, I started this on New Years Eve, worked on it night before last and plan on stitching on it this evening, I am not sure  why the fabric looks so light, it really is a more wheat color. This is the Spring Fever Loose Feathers Series For The Birds.



I wanted to show you an amazing note that was under our windshield one day last week, we have Viet Nam Vet plates on our car, someone left this note
I find this so sweet.


Thank-you for all your sweet and lovely comments, I hope your needles are working hard this weekend.

Catherine

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Happy New Year

2019 oh my: When I was a teenager I never thought I would live to see this year let alone the year 2000, it just seemed so far away, I am going to be 68 this month and feel young, I have been blessed with great health with this short and very pudgy body.
I hope this year brings you all a beautiful family fun filled with loads of stitching  year.
I want to Thank-you all for your sweet comments I only had two that had to be deleted by me.
I am also writing today to say please please if you get an email with my email address on it and it is an ad for anything, please know I would not do this, you can tell if it is an authentic email by looking over the address it came from.

 I will be posting my new project this evening, it is another Blackbird  Design, I love this series, I do have a place in mind where I want to hang them when I get them all done.

 
 
I am so sorry I have not sent thank-yous to everyone for your comments, it is very busy here with the remodel of the kitchen cabinets and other things going on.
From my Heart thank-you for your comments.


Happy New Year
Catherine

Sunday, December 30, 2018

The Count Down Is Almost here

I hope and wish every one a happy and safe New Years eve.
Be safe stay warm have fun.

                                                            My New Years Eve outfit*
 
Remember: If You drink find a ride home
 
 
The New Year 2019 starts at  05:00 a.m. Monday morning in Samoa & Christmas Island Kiribati
 
 
Happy New Year
Catherine
 
 

Thursday, December 27, 2018

Our Tree And A Wood Project


I really like a white tree but next year I will do a green tree, I just need a change.



I found the deer at Joann’s a couple of weeks ago, I decided to glue fabric on the wood instead of paint, what do you think? I really like them.

It is snowing here today Mike is out snow blowing, it is supposed to snow straigh5 through tomorrow, I think I have had enough snow now, time for warm weather, we have not really had any snow until now.

Happy New Year
Catherine

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Merry Christmas

Today was a relaxing day after Mass we came home and took a nap, you see we were at Mikes sisters for a while yesterday, it was a blast.
My younger brother who passed away in 2000, his wife stayed in the family with her son and grandchildren, she was home alone for the Christmas evening and Michaels sister invited her to come along, I think at first she was reluctant but came and had a blast, she is looking forward to going again next year. Santa came and of course we had to sit on his lap, every year we get to tell Santa something we would like to change about our spouse or child, mine for Mike was leave my dish's alone it is my kitchen, I like it better when I clean the kitchen.
I have to show you a photo of a lone corn stalk in a field at the entrance to our housing area, it started with someone putting a bow on the stalk then someone put solar lights, then someone else put a wrapped box, what a hoot.


I played with my embroidery machine last week, I love this machine, I will need to practice some more, I want to make place mats for my table.


I was asked by Father Andrew if I could make a small bag to hold his Baptismal Shell, that is a shell he uses to pour the Baptismal Holy Water over the forehead  of the baby being Baptized, I think I did okay he really like it.
It is a velvet material, it was hard getting the thing to cooperate with me, I did get it done as you can see.


I think this is what I looked like after partying last evening, lots of goodies. Photo found on Pinterest.




My fingers are itching to do some cross stitch, I am off to my favorite chair. I hope you all are having a beautiful Holiday Season.

Merry Christmas
Catherine

Monday, December 24, 2018

Pentatonix Mary, Did You Know

 
 
Merry Christmas



From Our Home To Yours
Merry Christmas

Michael & Catherine

Sunday, December 23, 2018

My Eleventh Christmas Photo Merry Christmas

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I found this photo on Pinterest, I have had some emails as how to get the animation, I went to Pinterest looked for Christmas animation or GIF's ( not sure what GIF stands for) I right clicked the picture, then hit save  picture as, this will then add it to your photo gallery, I use Picasa to save my photos, I am not sure what all the different computers use for saving photos.
Then if you want to email the photo right click on the photo and hit email, you can also go to Pinterest and right click on photo and hit email, a page will come up for the email address, then type in who you are sending it to.
Please let me know if any of you are doing this and if it is successful.
I love animation it makes me smile.
I asm wrapping up the last of my Christmas presents today baking a ginger bread house and getting food ready for tomorrow to take to mikes sisters home, my sister in law from my side of the family is going with us, you see we do not have much of our families left, many have died, Julie was married to my youngest brother, we have kept her in the family because she is an amazing Lady, we love her so much.
Mikes sister was kind enough to invite her, we will have a blast with her along.

From Our Home To Yours
Merry Christmas

Catherine, Michael,
Blondie The Cat
Krissy The Dog 

Saturday, December 22, 2018

Mt Tenth Christmas Photo



Just a few of my Santa's from my collection, the Santa Head is a gift my Mother gave me 20 some years ago, he is the first decoration I take out each year.

It is 10:38 P.M. with light snow falling, it is very pretty, my phone just pinged with news that the roads will be slick until 01:00 a.m., they just do not know I will be in bed, giggles.

Merry Christmas
Catherine

Friday, December 21, 2018

Ninth Christmas Photo

 
 
This is a stocking I stitched many years ago, it is from the  Cross Stitch & Country Crafts Magazine,  it may be from the 1989 issue, not sure, I love this stocking, I should make one for myself.
 
It is rather mild here no snow yet maybe on Wednesday next week, I am not sad we do not have snow but worry for the farmers, the top soil it  gets blown away when there is no snow on the ground, plus they need the moisture for the spring planting.
 
I have all my Christmas shopping done, I just need to wrap things.
 
I hope you all are well and having a great Holiday Season.
 
Blessings
Merry Christmas
Catherine 

A Late Eight Christmas Photo


I just love this Photo

 
I had to add this tree, I want to try and make one this evening, if I do I will post a photo.
 
To Heritage Hall and all other Bloggers: If you right click on the photo a page will come up, on that page click save photo, after saving go to your photo link, right click another page will appear hit email, this should enable you to send the GIF with animation, try sending one to your self first.
If this does not work send me an email with the persons email address and I will send it from my computer.
I do not own the rights to this photo, it is from Pinterest so can be shared.
 
Merry Christmas to All
 
Catherine 

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

My Tree Is Decorated And The Seventh Christmas Photo


I found this photo on Pinterest, I love the snow effect, I have my tree decorated now and all my decorations up, at least the ones I can put up, the kitchen is a mess from the cabinet guys.
I am not sure why my letters started to slant, or how to stop it.

Merry Christmas
Catherine

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

I Have A Few Pictures Of Stitching


I have finally had time to stitch some, I am almost done stitching my Jackie Du Plessis  design, a class I took back in June.
These are the front and back of the outside of the box, I am getting excited to get this done.

I never make New Year resolution but this coming year I am, I am going to get all my stitching that is waiting in a basket for me to construct or frame, I just cannot understand why I am so lazy at doing so.


This is my Christmas present from Santa, I am excited to have this, it is a simple machine but a good one to start with, maybe if I do enough embroidery by machine I will up grade a little.
I have already done some work on velvet which was a challenge the first time alone now I get the idea of how to do it.


 
My Sixth Christmas Photo
 

I stitched him in March of 2017, I love the perforated paper and beads ornaments, he is so sweet.

We are very busy getting our kitchen ready to redo the cabinets, you see the year we built this home we had custom cabinets done, the construction is beautiful but the stain and varnish is horrible, we found a company in the next town over, we looked at and talked to many people who recommend this company, they are called Jewel Cabinets and refaceing, they are going to come tomorrow and take measurements and start on the cabinets.
We are also redoing the floors in our two bathrooms upstairs on the main floor, I am already getting antsy to get this done.

Well its close to bedtime and Krissy wants to go for a little walk, the temps here have been in the upper 30s in the evening,  upper 40s daytime almost all the snow is gone, now they are talking rain.

I hope you all are having a great week, thank-you for stopping by and leaving such lovely comments.

Merry Christmas
Catherine