Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Valentine Design by Kitty and Me

 Hello everyone, please stop by https://kittyandmedesigns.blogspot.com    she has a new Valentine design.


Catherine

Sunday, January 15, 2023

It Has Been A While

 Thank-you to all who commented on my last post, it has been very busy, I am so sorry I did not send individual thank-You's, with Mikes appointments it has been an ongoing busy trying month.

Anyhoo, I want to tell you about a new to Blogland Blogger her name is Toki you can find her at: https://watashigameganewokakerutoki.blogspot.com Toki lives in Japan does jewelry making, she has some amazing rings she posted about last week, please visit her.


I have been busy trying to do some finishing, I did complete the stitching and construction on my Hares                                          Christmas, I did a flat fold, I wanted a stand up instead.



I stitched this on 26 count unknown fabric, I pick up fabric 36 count Edinburgh at stash relocation at                                                                             retreat last August 


Then I worked on some towels for Christmas presents, my sister-in-law has a chicken theme going, they were easy I bought fat quarters and already made towels sewed the fabric onto the towels, of course I made some for myself






I also worked on my felt table place mat, I really like this design I bought from Northern Lites Quilt                                               shop, I do need to add the tendrils to the pumpkin tops 



I also did some stitching on a free design from:  Brick City Cross Stitch  I did call their number it seems  they are still in business this is a Raise The Roof design, it can be shared as to the note on the bottom, if you would like one I will gladly send you one, however here in Minnesota we are very short of postal         workers and do not get mail every day or sent out every day many of my friends are now getting their                                                                          Christmas cards


                              There is a load of red in this design, it is an unknown UFO fabric 32 count



I did finish stitching my Plum Street Cow Pile, when I was stitching it I was not a big fan, now I love it                                                  to pieces I used an unknown UFO fabric 32 count










This was a free design from Donna Bayliss at By The Bay Designs, she sent it with a design I ordered which I have stitched and will construct this week, it will be another stand up for an easel, the leaf will be a scissor fob for my sewing scissors, again UFO fabric 36 count


Today the sun is shing the weather is almost 40 degrees for Minnesota that is a warm January in this neck of the woods, I am going to take the dogs (one at a time) for a walk, if I do both they get tangled and almost pull me down, I need to get out and not just to push snow or go shopping, however I do like                                                           to go to Mass daily and on Sundays
I hope to visit many of you this week and comment, I hope to see lots of stitching and hear how things                                                                           are going for you all

                                                                                Blessings
                                                                                Catherine

Sunday, December 25, 2022

MERRY CHRISTMAS


 Merry Christmas to all my follower's people in Blogland, Happy Holidays to all, I hope you are having a Blessed Day and a wonderful and healthy Holiday


Catherine & Michael

Blondie the cat

Krissy & Mikey

Tuesday, December 20, 2022

Happy Holidays To All

 It has been a very busy week, her in Annandale, Mn. The Christmas Train was here last Wednesday, they collect food and money for the Food shelf which I am honored to be a volunteer at, the Canadian Pacific Train comes with Santa and Music, a wonderful evening to start off Christmas week with.

Thank-you to Stasi Bee for the lovely gifts she sent, she has a wonderful Blog site please visit her https://beemusedandbeestitching.blogspot.com  she has many lovely projects she has done and working on now.

I just love the ornament she made, it is beautiful, going on my tree today, the thread is a stunning color, thank-you Stasi for this lovely package.


Our post office is short three people and delivering mail between 9:00 and 11:00 p.m. I feel so sorry for our Mail Man Bob, he is amazing working is such horrible weather and such long hours.
We are hoping that soon they will have more help.

I have been stitching a bit, i did finish stitching the Santa from Tiger Lily on Flosstube, I hope you look her up, this is a free design she also has a Mrs. Santa and a Snowman design.
This was done on 14 count something i have not worked on for years, it was not bad, I rather liked it, I hope to have him constructed soon.


                       I start on this last evening and hope to have it finished by Sunday evening
                                                                                

I just love this design


We are getting things ready for Saturday Christmas at Mikes sisters' home, hopefully it will be a bit warmer and no falling snow, we are expecting 5-10 inch's tomorrow with very cold weather
I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and happy New Year

Catherine, Michael,
Blondie the Cat, Krissy and of course Mikey





Friday, December 16, 2022

Merry Christmas Happy Hanukkah

 Thank-you to all who have left comments about Michaels surgery, he is still recovering but doing well.

I have been decorating a bit but not as much as usual, we have had so many doctors appointments and Christmas Parties to go to its very hard to get much done.

I did finish a By The Bay Design


                                I love this design I cannot remember when I bought the pattern, 

                                                          I hope to construct it tomorrow



I have been watching Tiger Lily Youtube videos, Kari has a load of energy and a very informative                                                           Youtube site, check her out if you get a chance

I started stitching the Santa that will go on a sleigh ornament, there is also a Mrs. Santa and a Snowman                                               design, they are all three free designs from Kari



                            Mrs. Santa is so sweet looking, I hope to start her sometime on Sunday


                                              This is how far I am on Santa; it is on 14 count
                         ( I cannot remember the last time I stitched on 14 count but its not bad at all)




                        I have ordered a few PDF designs, one is from Belinda at Blue ribbon Designs, I am                                                        thinking I will do the tree on a lighter green fabric

                                                              https://blueribbondesigns.com



I also ordered a Penguin design from Just Another Button Company, I did order the hat and pins also, 
                                                 he is so cute not sure when I will start him




I was having a very bad day, my feelings running crazy about Michael's health, I am okay now just a bit                                                                      more bad news for him

I went to the mail box found this amazing package from Marilyn in Wisconsin (No Blog), she made this beautiful pin pillow and sent along things IO can really use, the floss tags were put to work immediately, they are beautiful, I am out of lip saver, these will come in handy for sure, the Kleenex is such a sweet                                                     idea, everyone can use Kleenex especially me

                                                                 Thank-you Marilyn



The last three days we have been waking up to snow lots and lots of snow, the trees are full of snow, it                                                                      really is beautiful to see
I have been doing the snow blowing, it is not easy it's a big machine and my small hands have a little bit                           of a problem, I did three driveways yesterday two of our neighbors and ours


                   Looking out on the golf course where it was such a beautiful green not so long ago





We decided not to put the tree up in the kitchen this year instead we put up a garland and hung some of my Campbells Soup ornaments on the garland, I will need to take a night photo and put on my next post
I also put out a few of my Nutcrackers and a couple of my favorite Christmas statues, however I see the                                               Angels star is missing I need to glue that back on











My Favorite Campbells Soup ornament are the raccoons with the soup cans for a soup phone



                                               My three-foot Santas hanging out in the kitchen


I hope you all are well, and enjoying the Holiday Season
Please have a wonderful weekend
Catherine🎄

Monday, December 5, 2022

Thank-you For All Your Prayers

 Michael had his surgery this morning, he is doing okay but not out of the woods just yet.

I will keep you updated.


Hugs

Catherine

Thursday, December 1, 2022

Who Was Looking For Old Photos Of Buildings

 The Blogger looking for old photos of buildings please leave me a comment so I may contact you back with photos.


Catherine

Tuesday, November 22, 2022

Some Stitching & Good News

 Thank-you to all for your lovely comments and concerns for Michael, it warms my heart to have so many friends who really care.

Hi surgery date has been reset for December 5thPrayers are really needed the blockage is very near the brain.

I have been stitching a bit, I worked on Sue Hillis design and finished stitching all the parts, Sue does an amazing job with her display on how to finish a design, I am excited to get it all constructed, I need to finish adding the buttons.







I also did a couple of constructions, one is from Scattered Seed Samplers designs I stitched this one back in 2020, it is from The Seeds Of Kindness four-part series, it was a club four times a year, the design can be bought on Esty site, it was supposed to be a mat, but I wanted a barrel to add to my barrel collection which is a small one for now.







I am going to start a new design, I hope to have it finished before next Monday, it's a smaller design and not much stitching, I just love this Santa and reindeer, Its a By The bay Design 



I bought the new Book Of Days from Stitchville USA  952-474-1700 I order over the phone which gets me the things I need faster plus Deb uses different distributing site like Hoffmans.

I really need to keep better track of what I stitch and when



I ordered a four time a year club from Just Another Button Company, the first one is adorable, I hope to have it finished before Christmas



I also ordered a Christmas design from Kanakis https://kanikis.com they do not have much on their web site, I did find this adorable Church design, it is a PDF



I hope you all enjoyed todays post have a beautiful Thanksgiving for those who celebrate it 🍗


Catherine💖