Tuesday, January 14, 2020

A New Old Blogger Is Back

Greetings to my fav people in the world:  I have found a Blogger who is back, she only has 5 followers and I hope you are kind enough to start following her, she has many lovely designs she is working on.
http://needleseverywhere.blogspot.com
Check her out you will enjoy seeing what she is working on.
I will post an update on my stitching tomorrow.

Hugs
Catherine

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

A Full Finish Times Two

Thank-you for all your lovely comments and well wish's, I am feeling better, doing laundry, a little cleaning and stitching.
I was able to find a suitable frame for my Owls, I love this design, I may have to do another and change to colors for a friend.
The photo looks like it is crooked and wrinkled, it is not, the camera is playing ricks on me.
I won this pattern from Lynn over at http://happinessiscrossstitching.blogspot.com please stop over and see her new Kat pattern.



Up next is a small finish, I will show all the finished pieces after I get the lace I need for the pin  pillow, which will hopefully be Friday or Saturday.
The pattern is from the Berry's & Bloom's design.
I used a thread keeper for the base, it was one I bought when I was in Madison Wisconsin for Betsy Morgans class last summer, I felt it fit perfect for the base.


I have done some stitching on my Blue Ribbon Design, I am so happy to have needle fabric and thread in my hand, this is my progress this week, I even matched up the circle all stitches met.


This is a side view of the lap/table top frame I have wanted for so long, it truly is a treat to have, I recieved this for Christmas from Mike.



I will be doing some more finishing this week, I found a basket I put away a long time ago, it has many items in it to be framed or whatever.
It is time to start dinner, I hope you are all feeling well, to all our dear friends from Australia, Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this devastating time.

God Bless
Catherine





Saturday, January 4, 2020

Check Out LindaLees Blog

Happy New Year My dear followers: I am down with norovirus, it sucks to be sick, I tried to stitch last evening had to rip all I put in, that really sucks.
Please visit LindaLee @http://lovenmystitches.blogspot.com she is at 99 people trying for 100, come on everyone this Blogland is the best place to meet stitcher's, she will have a giveaway when she reaches 100 followers, maybe it will be one of you.
I will post some constructed stitching this week when I feel better.

Have a love weekend
Catherine

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Happy New Year 2020

This is my last post for 2020, just imagine how time fly's, it is amazing when I look back to the day I started stitching and the day many years later when I started this blog.
I have been Blessed with many friends, I am a very lucky Lady, to all my dear followers thank-you for sticking with me.

I did get a great gift from my husband for Christmas, it is something I have wanted for ages, it is a Kays Creation frame stand, it can also hold Q-snap frames, I can use it on my lap or table top, I am excited to use it.


And looky there my big fat duck feet showing, if you comment about my feet be kind, giggles

I have been doing some stitching, I started a Bee Pincushion by SubRosa .

Sorry about the dark photo not sure why it came out that way.

 http://e-subrosa.blogspot.com she has some lovely designs for sale, I have done a few of her designs.


My new start last evening is  a  Blue Ribbon Design, it is My Precious Treasures, I love the colors in this design and the design.





We have had lots of snow, today is cold but with the beautiful sun shining I do not mind the snow.
Tomorrow is a Holy Day Of Obligation, I will not be able to go I have a runny nose and a bit of a sore throat, I did not get a flu shot this year, I will when I am feeling better.

Happy New Year my dear friends, I hope you are Blessed with good health, prosperty and all the happiness in the world.

Catherine


Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Merry Christmas To All

Merry Christmas to all my dear followers, thank you for your comments on my previous post.
It has been a very busy Christmas season in our home, I have done some stitching along with alterations and gift making, baking and a nap here and there.
I feel very Blessed to be able to celebrate the Holy Season with family and friends.
I hope those of you who celebrate Christmas have a very Blessed day today.
Last Saturday I was Blessed with a beautiful package from our friend RJ from http://stitchingfriendsforever2.blogspot.com 


This is so beautiful I love it, thank you RJ it is perfect and the scissors are wonderful, this caddy can carry scissors, pins, a pattern and needles along with threads, it is filled with lavender crushed walnut shells and poly-fill , her construction is perfect.
She also sent along the sweetest pattern from  the Cricket Collection, I would show you but am not sure about copyright, it is a free pattern but do not want to chance getting in trouble.


I love the design she used  Patriotic designs are my favorite designs.
Thank you from my heart.



I did manage to get a couple of finish’s done, one is a pattern from Lynn at http://happinessiscrossstitching.blogspot.com it is from her Black Cat Designs, this is Noel, I bought from here shop, she also has a new design out this month check it out.




I also finished stitching the pattern I won from her, I just love this, I need to find the right sized from for it.


I really like the fabric and rick rack, I found the rick rack in the scrap booking section of Crafts Direct.

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I do have more to show but will save for another post.
Merry Christmas Happy New Year
Catherine




Tuesday, December 17, 2019

I Need To Vent

After watching the news the last couple of days I am mad very mad and upset over the fact that a snot nose person could refuse service to two Deputies at a Starbucks.
I am a major fan of Starbucks but am about ready to boycott them.
If a Starbucks needs law enforcement to respond do they think maybe that law enforcement should do like they did refuse service, no all law enforcement will go above and beyond to help people.
It is a total shame that Starbucks that has been around for decades would let this happen.
I am not sure what the training for employees is but Starbucks needs to have a reality check, they should realize that if everyone stopped for one day from buying a coffee or treat from them it would be a financial disaster.
So please forgive me for ranting, I come from a law enforcement family, I honor and love all who get up everyday in hot cold and horrible weather to make sure I am safe each day, if I need an officer they come without hesitation.
God Bless Them All.

Catherine

Saturday, December 14, 2019

By The Bay Givaway

Hello Everyone: Just think two posts from me in less then 24 hours.
I want to let you know that Donna Bayless is having a great giveaway a big one in her ETSY Shop
http://bythebayneedleart.blogspot.com
Please stop over and visit her Blog and ETSY Shop, you may find something you really need.

Merry Christmas
Catherine

Friday, December 13, 2019

I Am So Busy

Hello to all my faithful followers and the occasional follower.
Monica: I noticed you as a new follower, please email me your blog address so I may follow you, the same to all others who I do not have your blog address.
So sorry I have not sent emails thanking you for stopping by, I have been very busy.
It is a very busy time here in the Laurent household, I was busy with the Christ Child Luncheon, baking (still baking now for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day) snow removal, visiting and of course stitching.
I am this day working on a couple of side Alters for Mary and Joseph Alters, the lace was old and  the fabric needed help.
I am also sewing a new Credence Table Cover, so much to do beside laundry for Church, I love it.
I do have a couple of finished items to show, they were stitched a while ago.


This is a With Thy Needle Thy Needle & Thread design, the frame is very small inside of hoop is three inch's across, I used a pomp pom trim I received as a gift.



This is a Just Nan design  I am not sure of the name because I could not find the pattern, I may have donated it.


This is a piece that was started by someone at Needlework Guild, they put it in the stash relocation pile, I then took it home and finished it into a coaster, I will try and not spill coffee on it.

 This is what I am looking at today light snow falling, my Dear Barbara in Florida: if I could  send you snow I would but the weather man down there may not like me for doing so.



I have started stitching the Pope John Paul design, it is a challenge, I am not a fan of colored charts, I am going to give this to mike for his birthday next year.
I will be starting on my By The Bay design this weekend, that means I will have two projects going at once, not sure how I will do I am a one at a time girl.
Check out the SAL at By The Bay  http://bythebayneedleart.blogspot.com plus Donna is having a giveaway in her Etsy shop, stop over and see what she has going on.

DMC has a boat load of free designs to download, you may have to fidget with  t downloads a bit but there are a few really cute Christmas designs that stitch up fast.
It is time to start dinner.
Thank you for stopping by.

Merry Christmas To All who Celebrate Christmas
Catherine

Sunday, December 1, 2019

Saturday, November 30, 2019

The Christmas Season Is Here

I wanted to show you my background and header photo, if its too busy please let me know.
Both items were found on Pinterest.

Have a wonderful weekend
Catherine

Monday, November 25, 2019

A New SAL From By The Bay

I am participating in a SAL that Donna at By The Bay is doing, it is called Seasons.
I never have two projects going at once we will see how this works out for my nerves.
http://bythebayneedleart.blogspot.com
This is the first section, I love the looks of this so much, Donna is a very creative Lady she not only does cross stitch but other things, please check her out.


I did finish the Preserve Liberty I will post a photo soon.
It is coming the snow is we are supposed to get between 6&8 inch's, lucky for us we have a new big snowblower, the last one we gave to our young neighbors it was 15 years old, Mike did not want to sell it do to its age, we would feel bad if we took money and it broke down after they use it once or after this snow season is over next year.
We are taking our families out for Thanksgiving, this way we can all go home and take naps, no one stay for hours or goes home at midnight, plus no cooking,

Have a Beautiful
Thanksgiving
Catherine

Saturday, November 23, 2019

I Have Been Very Busy

Happy Thanksgiving To all who celebrate Turkey day.
I have been very busy I have been volunteering more of late, my number one place to volunteer is at Curch, I have taken on several duties along with Funeral Cahir with two other ladies, sewing of Creedence Table, Alter Cloths for side Alters, repair of Albs and  any other sewing that is needed.
I am also washing once a week the Purificator's and Corporals for the main Alter, I am also going to be color coordinating the Albs into sizes so the Alter service just need to look for the color marking in their size.
I have been stitching while getting ready for the Holidays, it seems the days are just melting away.
I stitched this cat from a SAL from http://stitchersvillage.com, I chose these colors because they made me smile, this will be a flatfold.


I also have been working on a started design from Chessie & Me, this was in the detash pile at Needlework Guild in August, I have this thug about finishing UFO's especially if they are givaway's, I di really like this design, I plan on having it framed soon, I do like Joann's coupons for framing.
This is Preserve Liberty 

This is where it was when I found it in the de-stash pile, below is where I was last Monday, i will show a finished piece on my next post.


I did manage to get a couple of things constructed, One is from a blackbird designs class, I really like how the box came out.


This is a small round pillow I did not know what to do with, I went through my finished designs and found this one that was an exchange from Shelly who lives in New Zealand, way back in 2014, I love this sweet design and the finish, it will go in my wooden bowl with other smalls for Christmas.


I was able to order the Inspirations Book that is authored by Betsy Morgan, she is an amazing designer, Betsy said she will be retiring very soon.
This is a beautifully illustrated book, a bit spendy but well worth the money.




These are just a few of the beautiful designs in this book.

I hope you all are having a great week and getting stitching done for the Christmas Season.

Catherine


Friday, October 25, 2019

I Am So Busy

Hello to all: It is fall here the colors are hanging on for a while longer then normal due to the cloudy skies and rain, which is okay with me.
I want to show you what the Lovely Marilyn sent me, I was so surprised to get this package it was unexpected.
I love the pin pillow, Marilyn you did a beautiful job of stitching and finishing, I will proudly use and brag about it at my next stitch-in, I love trims, I plan on using this trim on the design I am stitching of the owls.
Do you see the small foldable scissors, I love them, I am an avid reader she also sent along book markers, I usually have a few books going at a time they will be used.
Marily: From my heart thank-you.


I have done a bit of stitching, I finished my Noel from Lynn over at http://happinessiscrossstitching.blogspot.com  I love Lynn's Black cat series.
I finished this beauty on Sunday. So sorry about the wrinkles, i hope to have this framed this evening.


I started and its a little start on the pattern I won from her giveaway, I love owls, this design is adorable in my eyes.


I hope to have this finished by next Saturday, hopefully and have it framed to display in the kitchen.
I have been very busy helping to plan the fund raiser and brunch at Church, this is a fund raiser for the Stain glass windows we are putting in, we will be having some of the Beatitudes put in the Sanctuary and a very large Stain Glass I think Jesus Being Baptized.
We have been planning something and making items almost everyday, it is a lot of work for five people.
I have also been at planning meetings for the Christ Child Luncheon that is coming in December, we have had this event for 50 years, it takes three months of planning and doing.

I ask you to please pray for the people in California, the fires are horrible, it looks like hell here on earth, please pray no one gets hurt fighting the fires and no lives are lost.

Blessed Fall To Everyone
Catherine

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