Wednesday, November 15, 2023

Happy Thanksgiving Happy Fall

It has been a very busy here in our neck of the woods, I have missed three book club meetings and a Council Of Catholic Women meeting.

Mikes doing better thank-you for all your Prayers and kind thoughts, he is back to about 80% yahoo.

I have the first photos dedicated to Jerimiah, his Mothers blog is please visit her and see what she is up to in life.

Here we go Jerimiah: My husbands family was into wrestling, my late brother in law wrestled a bit but gave it up to farm, no photos, but here are a few other photos of friends of ours

The above photo is of me with Mad Dog Vachon sadly he has passed away, he was a very kind and                                                               gentle man taken back in the early 80s

                                                            He was an Olympic Wrestler

My husband made this head out of clay when he was in high school Mad Dog was his favorite wrestler 
        at the time. Mike went to a meet and greet back in the 90s Mad Dog saw this and had to have his                                                                             photo taken with it

This is one of Mikes sisters, Jesse Ventura lived just down the road from the farm she and her husband                                                                   had, he is a very nice man

This is Billy Robinson he dated Mikes other sister back in the 90s after her divorce, he was a funny guy                  and love to play cards, he wrestled in Japan at the timer this magazine was printed

Now for some finishing: I have been busy, making Baptismal Bibs sewing and doing mending plus a                                                                  few finishing of my stitching


The above is a BlueRibbon Design, I really like Belindas         designs, you must check her blog out she has some amazing bags and other items she creates

This is a Homespun design Avery's Cycling Santa, I am not real happy with the finish but it is what it is

I do not remember if this was n exchange or if I stitched it, it was in my pile of need to finish, I wanted a                                                                 simple finish for our three

I was the lucky winner of these threads, the threads are Sulky threads, and needles are ball point needles from Liz Mathewson her site, she does videos of items she has tested and then gives them away, you must follow her, she also has a Patreon site that has three categories for monthly subscription, I have the                                top tier which is only 20.00 dollars you get a pattern design every month.

I have joined the Jingle Ball this year, I will share with you what class's I will be taking on my next                                                                                      blogpost

                                                             Happy Blessed Thanksgiving

Sunday, October 29, 2023

Some Stitching Some Finishing And many Thank-yous

 Greetings from my heart Friends, thank-you from our hearts for your concern about Mikes health, he is doing much better and hopefully over the hill and on the down side of healing, he had one set back two weeks ago, he is doing a lot better.

There are too many thank-yous to send out about the emails I received with prayers and good wish's, i want to thank-you all.

I have done a bit of stitching, I have been working on a Christmas ornament it is a Homespun Elegance design Simply Santa 2022, I love this design, I did it on 28 count unknown fabric, using two over one thread, I did change up the colors a bit, I hope to have it done this weekend or Monday.

I did finish one of the Just Another Button Company designs, I love this cake

I could not find a good place to take the photo so had to use a pillow as a background, I bought the cake plate at Hobby Lobby, I did change up the trim instead of using the mini pom poms I used a trimp it looks more like I iced the trim on

I did the Bunny Cupcake which I need to add the eyes and add the pink in the ears which I will be painting on

I think he is so adorable, these are from the Pin Lovers Club

Thats it for today, thank-you for your visits on my last post
I will be posting the ornaments I finished maybe in two days, who knows maybe tomorrow.
Have a lovely week


Monday, October 9, 2023

Some Stitching And A Finish Please Pray For The Safety Of Israel

 Hello Dear Friends: 

Please I ask from my heart for you to Pray for Peace in Israel 

Thank-you for all your Prayers thoughts and kind words on Michaels health, so far he is doing better, out of the hospital and hopefully healing properly.

I have been able to do a bit of stitching, I found this lovely kit at retreat and wanted to stitch it, I just have to stuff it, I will show a photo next post. It is a Shepherds Bush Needleworkers Roll, the kits was a partial I used an unknown fabric two over two and specialty threads, there were leftover threads, the scissors were in my stash.

I have a bunch of needle rolls I will have to show sometime, that I have made over the years.

Not a great photo so sorry, I will be stuffing it this evening

I Stitched a Christmas ornament and will construct it this evening, it is a  A sweet design I used Fuzzy                                                 Stuff from Rainbow Gallery's threads for his beard, 

            I also used an unknown fabric and mixed threads to stitch him, he is a hoot, he is stitched                                                                  on 32 count fabric two over two threads

I was able to get a day away for myself last month with the Potpourri Stitchers a group of amazing ladies from Minnesota Needlework Guild members, we went to Buttermilk Basin store, they sell fabrics wool threads and patterns for quilting and felt work, I love this store, so many other items that were not stitching related, it is an amazing store here in Minnesota, they also have a web site, many of their designs are Buttermilk Basin designs. I bought some wool for a Steamer Box top which I need to work on

I bought this a sweet design for winter of deer in snow, I plan on making this in the shape of a heart, it is            beautiful as a heart finish, I bought the kit

Someone at retreat started a bookmark, I finished it by adding the stitches inside the border that was already stitched, I also added the beads and tear drop

I stitched this in April and finally constructed it this weekend, I stitched this on 28 count two over two threads with the called for threads, it is a Blue Ribbon design, I like Belindas designs, if you get a chance pop on over to her site
Belinda has quilt stitching and so much to see on her site, please visit

 I was the lucky winner of the giveaway at please visit Carols blogspot, she has so many beautiful Christmas ornaments she makes her finishing is beautiful.
I won Spirited America Angel, it is a Brooks Books design and so adorable, I hope to start it this week
Thank-you carol

Well its been a roller coaster of a few months, I have lost 15 pounds and not the good way to lose it, I just hope it stays away, due to all the running back and forth to the hospital for Michael and his health
I have been watching a few YouTube videos, my favorite is the Country Stitchers, Northwoods Stitcher, 
Helen D, Blue Ribbon Designs, Vonna Twisted Stitcher, Teresa Kogut, Kindred Stitcher and a few more, it is fun to see what other stitchers are up to.

Until Next Time

Tuesday, October 3, 2023

Please Visit Magpies Mumblings

 Greetings my dear friends: First of all thank-you to the commenters who do not have an email for me to thank-you for your thoughts and prayers for Michaels healing, thank-you all who comment for all you have done to pray his healing.

I am asking for you to visit Magpies mumblings MaryAnn has entered three quilts they are beautiful, please stop by her post and click on the link to the quilt week and vote, there are so many beautiful quilts, she has a talent which is amazing for turning photos into quilts.

I will be posting tomorrow what I am stitching now that things have quieted down a bit.



Sunday, October 1, 2023

An Update On Michaels Health

 Thank-you to all who have left such loving comments, Michael has been struggling to get past the bleeding, however there is light at the end of the tunnel.

Mike went into the Emergency Room on Tuesday last week, with very bad bleeding, he passed out in the er waiting room as we entered, he was taken back to a room and worked on, the pain was so bad he passed out.

The Er Doctor on call that evening was an amazing Lady, she said he should have been admitted to the hospital the first time he went to the er with bladder bleeding, you see he had a surgery called Rezum which shoots four nine second shots of steam to shrink the prostrate (it was horrible) he only received laughing gas which did nothing for the pain during the surgery.

Last Tuesday I almost lost him, he came home yesterday s far no blood in the bladder, he is very tired and has a low hemoglobin which with time will come back.

Please continue to pray for his healing.

I am hanging in there, it is not easy but I know my Faith in God will keep me going plus Praying and meditating everyday.

I will post what I have been working on tomorrow or Tuesday. (I have done a little stitching)


Friday, September 15, 2023

I Am Sorry I have To Step Away For A While From Blogging

 Please forgive me if I do not comment or respond to your comments, Mike has taken a turn for the worse, I need to take care of his needs first, I am busy all day with his health care.

God Bless You all for Visiting My Blog.


Monday, August 21, 2023

Just Think Another Post

 Hello dear followers and commenters, thank-you all, Heritage Hall thank-you for your comment, I do not have your email.

I have some things to show you, I did attend retreat and had a blast, I had the greatest roommate we had a ball.

I was able to visit the stash reallocation tables, I did not take much in the beginning but on the last day I did grab what no one else wanted including fabric and trims.

It really is an amazing place to visit and find so much to take home, the fabric I waited for just before                                                they packed everything up at the end of the retreat.

                                                               Some very nice fabrics

                                I found this great book and plan on doing the Santa on the Donkey

                                 I also found these and many other great patterns no one wanted

I love the trees Liz Mathews does this one is added to my collection of two others, hopefully I can get to                                                                              them soon

                                       I Like this Stacy Nash not sure when I will get to it

These are some of the items in our goodie bags this year the theme was Dog Days Of Summer, the two                                                       chair ladies were a hoot and so much fun

Some more goodie bag items the back of the coaster is so cute, there was also a big project bag that 
                                                                          these items were in

Some threads a sweet card made by one of the team for the goodie bag and some trims from the stash pile

An adorable needle holder from a very sweet lady I sat by while stitching, I think her name was                                 Rosanne, it is a lipstick holder, great idea it has a magnet inside I am already using it

A sweet lady by the name of LaRue gave me the adorable scissors and notebook, I love them both and                                                     have used the scissors and boy are they sharp

                                Nancy gave me adorable needle minder she made, oh so cute

I found these two needle minders in the stash pile, I have many needle minders I will have to show you                                                                                someday

In my next post I will show some of the designs I found and the unfinished projects that some have started and did not finish, I have a thing about unfinished projects, that is the only time I have more than                                                                 one project going at once

I will post again soon, please Pray for the fire victims in Hawaii and Canada and the hurricane in                                                                      California, so sad what is happening



Thursday, August 17, 2023

As Mr. Rogers Said Won't You Be My Neighbor

 Greetings to all my followers who comment and the ones that do not, I am always happy to read your                                                                   comments and it warms my heart.

                    I thank-you for still hanging in there with me and being my neighbor in Blogland

Thank-you also for all your kind words on Michael's health, I will not go on about it, but he is doing                                                              better, Prayers and kind words do help.

As for stitching I have done a little I did get some finishing done not as much as I wanted but any is                                                                            better than no finishing.

I follow Tiger Lily on YouTube, she had three free designs that she offered in her 44th episode, one of Santa and one of Mrs. Santa and a snowman, I hope she does a reindeer this year, I did completely finish the two will do the snowman later, I did mine a little different, I used popsicles stick's for the sleds, not really like hers but my own version.

I did add the pom pom to Santas hat used two different ribbons the hanging ribbon I found at retreat in the stash reallocation pile, I also added a holly bit to Mrs. Santas hair, I hope you like my finishing.

    I did get a couple of things stitched, I also did a finishing on a few other stitched items which I will                                                                             show in my next post.

I stitch this sweet design from Belinda over at she sent me this adorable Noel pattern when I bought a quilt bag pattern from her please check out her site it is amazing, she does everything from cross stitch to quilting, also check out her Esty shop, she has some amazing                                                                                bags she makes

I also finished stitching this freebie from The Wishing Thorn, it was sent to me by Birgit when I bought                                    the Wooland Walk Sampler design which I have not constructed yet, she is                                                      at Birgit has beautiful Samplers for sale.

I also worked on a design that was started that I found in the stash relocation pile, it had one line of                        alphabet done I did the rest, I just need to add the wool flowers and make into a pillow.

So sorry about the upside-down photo I am not able for some reason the get it upright, Google is tricking me, you can see the wool flowers in the upside down photo

I have been very busy with the yard work all the heavy things that Mike cannot do, so very little stitching and beading, I have been able to do some alterations here and there, hopefully he will be back to normal before the snow flies, so sorry for the bad word (snow) we will be having very warm weather starting                                                       this Saturday which does not bother me at all.

I have one favor to ask: Please Pray for the people in Hawaii, it is so sad that they did not use the sirens for the fires, the sirens are not just for hurricanes, many people would have had so much time to get out         for many at least two hours, please pray they get all the help and assistance they need to recover

                              In my next post I will talk about the retreat and all the fun I had

                                                                    Hugs Catherine