Monday, March 27, 2017

A New Start And A Finish

Hello my dear friends: I was able to finish my Santa beaded ornament, however the package did not have all the beads I needed to finish or enough of one color, so I had to hunt in my beading stash and find the right beads, lucky for me I had what I needed. The Snowflake was also missing so I just used gold beads to make a fringe on the tip of his hat.

I started a new design it is Rose Hamilton Heart from Sub Rosa, I have a few of Eszter's designs, I love the simplicity and beauty of her designs,
Here is my progress

So sorry about the wrinkles in the photo, my printer tried to eat my paper when printing the pattern it is a PDF from her site.

I hope to have this finished by Wednesday evening or before, I plan on using it for a top on a box for my scissors.
I wish you al a Happy Spring

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Greetings Friends

Well it has been a rocky start to 2017 for my Mother Michael and myself, finally we are all three getting things back to normal, I am so proud of my Mother and the great progress she is making with her weight loss and her rehab program, she is an amazing 86 year old woman. I LOVE YOU MOM.

I have been feeling better just get tired easily, I did finish the Paper Snowflake, I was off by one stitch but it all worked out in the end.

So sorry about the wrinkles, I do want to get this framed soon.
I must say the fabric called for does not look like the photo on the package photo, I looked closer and it seems that there is a film or something on the photo giving the design a darker look, I do wish designers would not do this, I was expecting my fabric to look like the photo, does anyone else find this annoying?

I started this on Monday evening and finished stitching it Monday evening a fast stitch,  I need to have a couple of finishing days, I have loads of designs I have stitched and are sitting and waiting for them to be finiahed.

I started a Christmas ornament last evening and hope to have this finished tomorrow evening.

That's about it for now.
Thank-you to all the wonderful people who are following me here in Blogland, thank-you to all of you that leave such beautiful comments, I am really grateful for your friendship.



Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Finally Stitching

Hello to all my dear followers: Thank-you so much for your comments about my health, I am rid of the pneumonia and slowly getting my strength back, I am sad to say that pneumonia is making a big arrival here in Annandale MN, I know of 11 people with pneumonia, wow what a number.
I hope they are all getting over this nasty bug.
I have been busy cleaning and doing laundry, I cleaned yesterday, it normally takes me 3-31/5 hours to clean the main floor but yesterday it took me a good eight hours, I would clean a little and then rest clean a little and rest again, it feels so good to have a clean home, I clean every week faithfully but since being sick Mike has helped as much as possible.
He is such an angel to me.

I have done some stitching on my Paper Snowflakes and will be done this week-end, I wanted to be done by January 26 but being sick would not let me do so, January is the month od pneumonia for me, yuck.

 So this is my progress:  From this:

I am going to stitch this evening and hope to have more done barring any interruptions.
I have to show you what mother nature left for us earlier this week: 5 inch's of snow yuck, I am so ready for spring.

I have to shoiw you what the cat and dog did yesterday, they never sit or walk beside each other however they took a nap together in the sun, Blondie The Cat usually hates the Krissy but for some reason she did not mind Krissy laying with her, Blondie is really Starlynn  but because of all the silly things she does we started calling her Blondie, she reminds me of Blondie and Dagwood, she is so funny.

My wonderful husband had cards printed up for me, I was thrilled, what a thoughtful man he is, I love them and am ready to hand them out.
Thank-you Michael, I love you.

This is Mike and Krissy out on the golf course, I get a kick out of seeing them out there, they are like two kids playing together, Mike even carries a poop bag  just in case Krissy needs to make a pit stop.
I need to read some emails and stitch and stitch some more.
I hope you are all well and getting loads of stitching done.
Thank-you all for stopping by.


Monday, March 6, 2017

A Quick Update

Greetings My Dear Friends: I am feeling better and hope to be stitching tomorrow evening, I have a test in the a.m. a little shopping if I do not get to weak and out to lunch with the best Man in the world, my Husband.

I will post an update of my stitching on Thursday.

Thank-you all for  praying for me and thinking of me during my illness, I have not sent out thank-you emails from the last post comments, but please give me time and I will get caught up.


Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Just A Little Stitching And some Bad News

Hello to all my lovely followers: Thank-you for your comments in my last post, I thank-you from my Heart.

I made a couple of charms for a friend, she wanted  to  give them to her sister,  I need to add the charms  and the chain, I stamped the lettering and pounded the metal, she likes what I did so far.

I have not done much stitching of late, I have been very ill, last month I went to the ER and diagnosed with dehydration, a week later I was diagnosed with Pneumonia, I am on double doses of antibiotics, yuck, it has not been good this year, I just want to get back to cleaning and stitching, beading and having a date with my wonderful husband and take my mother and sister-in-law out to lunch.
I have also been diagnosed with an enlarged heart, the doctor said this could be the result of the pneumonia or dehydration, so next week if I can I will be taking a stress test, UGH>
Anyhoo here is the stitching I did yesterday.
Not much but a little is better then no stitching, is what I think.

I had to take a photo of the dad and his dog out on the golf course, I think the dog looks forward to this everyday.

It is so much fun to see them out and running, Mike is the only dog owner who carries a poop bag and picks up after Krissy, other people just let their dogs do their thing ick.
Krissy has found over 20 golf balls from last season, Mike gives the found balls to a friend of his.

Time to relax and read a little reading a  Lee Child novel Jack Reacher  Never Go Back, love this series, a great read, lots of intrigue and excitement.

Time to rest, I will post again soon.


Thursday, February 16, 2017

A Post About Stitching

Hello My Dear Friends: Thank-you all for your kind words in my last post, I will be emailing out thank-you's tomorrow.

 ( Note I posted this on  earlier in the week but forgot to publish)

I can finally show you my progress on  Paper Snowflakes, I wanted to have it stitched and ready for framing by my birthday last month but as you all know I did not make it, times march's on.

                                                                           From This

To This

I have not picked up a needle and thread in over a week, I am not felling sorry for myself just lost without any stitching.
I have to show you what my Dear Friend Cheryl made for me, she is a fabulous quilter and made me  this lovely table topper, I am in love with it, sometimes I take the dog for a walk at 11:30 at night, of course this is if I cannot sleep, and she is quilting away I see her sitting at her machine and am totally amazed, Thank-you  Cheryl.
So sorry my photos are not so good I took them when I did not feel well.
When I go shopping I have to put the empty bags on the floor so Blondie can play she plays for a very long time with them.

Friday, February 10, 2017

Some more bad news and then good news

As I sit here, I am over whelmed by how beautiful the Blogging Community is, that you all for your lovely words and prayers, you all touch my heart.
When I posted the last post I did not expect to have such a chain reaction of events, many of you know Michael had triple bypass last July and recovered well, in October he lost the hearing in his right ear due to things that happened inViet Nam and at the Sheriff's Dept.
On Tuesday evening at 23:00 I had to call an ambulance, he had fallen due to the loss of hearing and the blood pressure meds, he has been fighting this dizziness since losing his hearing, he does have hearing aides they help him to hear but not with balance, so after four hours and 55 minutes I went home, but as I sat in the ER with home I started to get a tight pain across my chest and my clavicles, I went home (dumb thing to do) got the dog put out enough cat food for a week and took the dog to the Vet Clinic and explained I may be admitted, I have to be the luckiest person on this earth, I was dehydrated so bad that I had to be given  a solution to rehydrate me, I could not breath only small breaths, wow I do not wish this on even the devil him horrible self.
On  Monday my Mother was able to go home, yahoo but not really they sent her home way too early, she was taken by ambulance again on Wednesday to the hospital, she will be going to acare center next week for rehabilitation, hopefully this will help, Mike came home on Thursday, he is doing well, I am so happy  we have been running our tails off trying to get my Father in laws life back on track after his if you will all pardon my language asshole sister ripped him off, Mike and his other sister have power of attorney and are getting things done another Yahoo!
I am so sorry to dump on you I promise tomorrow I will post progress on my Paper Snowflakes PROMISE.
Again thank you all for thinking of us.

Many Blessings

P.S. I will email thank you soon.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Please pray for my Mother

Hello Dear Friends: I would like to ask you to pray for my beautiful Mother, she has been in the hospital since Saturday evening, she is having trouble breathing, she has COPD and CHF, this is being a very hard time for me, I only have my Mother  and Brother left.
Lucky for me I have my Sister in laws and Mikes side of the Family for support, Mike has been so wonderful during this time, I had a bad sinus infection for a week and had food poisoning I think from not washing my strawberries very good, I do not wish that illness on anyone.
I will be posting my stitching update tomorrow or Thursday.
So sorry I have not responded with thank you to all that commented on my last post.
I will try to get caught up soon.


Sunday, January 29, 2017

My Birthday Present and an Illness

Hello My Dear Friends: It has been a trying four days, I have not been ill for over 15 years, now I am suffering with a terrible sinus infection which has kept me down for three days, I have never slept as much as I have in the last three days, I used to love the pillow top mattress we have but now it has become my enemy, along with the Benadryl I am taking three times a day, I am up only about an hour and then back to bed, I hate this so much, at least it is not in my chest or throat.

Last Sunday Mike surprised me by going to the ATT store and getting me my first IPhone and IPad, I have finally grown up, now I can use the discount app for Target yahoo.

I know some of you are saying what took so long, I am not sure, I guess it has a lot to do with not being very technologically talented, but hey we are talking about me, someone who does not like change, I am finally here, I am excepting the change, yahoo.

I do have some other things to show you, I am getting sleepy eyed and need to sleep a little more until tomorrow.

My Friends

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Just a drive by post

It is snowing lightly today it is very pretty, but the roads are slippery, Mike is shopping for his Father today and I am home waiting for ATT to come out and put in the new box's for our t.v."s yahoo, we bundled and boy did we get a deal, we do not have to pay for channels we do not use,  60.00 yep 60.00 a month for satellite t.v. yahoo we were paying 145.00 a month what a rip off for two years we get a great price of 60.00, it was worth the change.

Now on to stitching news, I received the new Scattered Seed Samplers Gate Keeper Pinpoke, I love this simple but lovely design, it even has little keys to attach to the finished pillow, Tammy has such sweet designs, she is working on a Sampler I have to get, I hope she finish's soon so I may order it.
Her is the new kit I will start working on next week.

I have not done much in the stitching  way this past week, we were moving my Father-in- Law into assisted living he loves it and now its is  hard to get him out to lunch.
This evening Mike teaching  9th grade Religion CCD.
I will be busy stitching on my Paper Snowflakes design yahoo.
I would show a photo but nothing has changed since my last post.

I had trouble with my camera (my own fault) and now want to show you what my wonderful neighbor Cheryl made for me for Christmas a kitchen towel with the shape of the state of Minnesota, I love Minnesota just not the cold that comes with the sate in the winter ugh. I love this towel, I had to promise I would use it and I am, Thank-you Cheryl my dear friend.

In a couple of days I will show you what Mike bought me on Sunday for my birthday.
I hope this day finds you well and stitching, knitting and having a good day.

Monday, January 16, 2017

Greetings Friends

Happy Stitching everyone: I have not gotten much done on the stitching front, we have been busy getting my Father-in-Law ready to move to assisted living, he is happy and sad at the same time, he will be losing a bit of independence, he is 93 still gets around and can do most things for himself, he just needs a little help with eating, he makes not the bet choice's.

I did get some stitching done on Paper Snowflake, I love this design, however I am not sure about the fabric, it looks a lot lighter then the fabric in the package photo, I want to try and do a little dye job before I put on the hands or face, I am scared of doing this but if I spray lightly from a distance maybe it will work.
The thread choice for the skirt looks different then the photo also.
Hopefully it will be finished by January 26th.

I am a member of Stitchersvillage, I love this Village, they have a Forum that you can comment on daily, they have many other things to see and visit, I play Bingo  when they have it, so this month I played and won a lovely design, it is Legacy Pattern Hilltop House and Quilt Barn Christmas Village Ornaments, with backing fabric, pattern, ribbon and padding for the ornaments, I love this, design and will stitch them after I finish Paper Snowflake.

Well today the themps were in the upper 30's yahoo, we are in a January heatwave, for about a week, next week they are saying upper 40's, I cannot wait, I am enjoying this January thaw.
We are suppose to get an ice storm but I think that will not be, so far it is staying in the southern part of the state about two counties away, that is okay with me.
I took Krissy for a long walk today, for her a half hour is long she is still recovering from her knee and ligament surgery  from November, she had a blast sniffing and snorting.
I hope you all are well and are having great weather.
Thank-you for stopping by and leaving me a comment.


Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Hello My Dear Friends

Thank-you all for your comments on my last post, you all are so wonderful to continue to follow and comment.
I have done some stitching in the past week, I started this on Sunday the first and have not gotten much done, appointments, arranging for my Father-in-law to get ready and move into assisted living,
snow shoveling I do the deck and front porch, Mike is able to work the snowblower so far, taking down Christmas decorations outdoors, reading and more reading (trying to get caught up) finished one book, started another Debbie Macomber  Blossom Street Brides, love her writing style, and of course stitching and beading.
I was contacted by a Lady Susan Morris she asked about a beading project, if you see this post please let me know if you have a Blog Spot, or if someone knows her from Google.

Here is what we woke up to this morning lots of snow we had in the end 6 inch's argh.

WE needed new garage doors, I love the color, Mike did a wonderful job choosing these, I was so sad for the man that put these in last week it was only 5 degrees above zero, he would not come into the house to warm up he sat in his truck, I felt so bad, he did a wonderful job for us.
Our old doors were pooping out.

I took down the last of the ornaments on Saturday, Krissy wanted to help, she snatched this off the coffee table, she does not chew anything but likes to have her own stash of goodies to lay on.

This is what I have been stitching on, this is Brenda Gervais Paper Snowflakes, I did get a little stitching in this week but not as much as I wanted.

                                                so sorry about the blurry photo.

I love this design, I bought he required fabric but it seems to be so light compared to the package photo, I guess different dye lots make a difference, I hope to have this finished by January 26 I want to have it framed for a birthday present.

Well its almost time for one of my favorite programs The Killing Fields, it is a real time series, very interesting to me.



Sunday, January 8, 2017

Happy New Year

So sorry about the late post, I have been busy and was only able to comment on other Blogspots.
I want to wish you all a very Blessed and Happy 2017.
Mike and I were talking about how time flies by, I mentioned that when I was teen I thought life ended at 30, wow was I wrong, I am coming up on my 66 Birthday and feel young and am Blessed with very good health, I am not on any meds yet, who knows when and if that will happen.
I am keeping a journal of the stitching I am doing, I will see how long before I forget to journal I may miss a day here and there.
I am working on Brenda Gervais Paper Snowflakes and will post a photo tomorrow.
We have been in a deep freeze for about a week now minus degree temps, brrrr.
It is snowing now and the weather man says up to six inch's to come this week, ick.
We took My Mother to Applebee's today for her Birthday, went shopping and took her home she was tired and wanted to rest.
Well Hotel Transylvania is on, I love this movie, I am an animation freek, it reminds me of cartoons and makes me feel young.

Until Tomorrow


Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Some Christmas Photos And A New Start

Happy New Year my Dear Friends: I have a new start, this is a it is Perforated Paper Heirloom Santas this is Sinterklaas, this was a freebie from the Needlework Guild of Minnesota stash reduction pile.
I like working on perforated paper, I hope to have him done by tomorrow evening.

Then I plan on starting Brenda Gervais Paper Snowflakes, I love this design, I can leave this up all winter, I do not need to take it down because it is not directly related to Christmas, I did buy the required threads, ouch is all I can say when paying for the threads needed.
I bought his a while back and am finally getting to it. ( bought way back in March) sorry about the blurry photo.

Now how about a few Christmas decorating photos, I did not do a lot of decorating this year.
Our tree in the living room, small but sweet. Not a really good photo, so sorry, I was in a hurry.

This is the tree in my office, I spend a few hours a day selling on Ebay and wanted a tree to look at.

This is a snowglobe I bought at Walgreens a few years ago, I have a green  Christmas Tree also that is a snowglobe with light and floating flakes.

This is the setting on my coffee table, I should have turned on the electric candle before taking the photo.
This is my Husband sister and brother in law, they host Christmas Eve every year, she is such a hoot, we make each other laugh all the time, I can look at her and not say a word and we start to crack up.
She hires a Santa every year we all have to take out turns sitting on Santas lap just to get a present and listen to what we need to change in the new year, Santa said I need to stop nagging Mike about his driving before we get out of the driveway, it is all for laughs.

So after the last snow fall I was shoveling off the back deck, Mike came out with this outfit on so I told him he was going to have to have a photo taken so I can post it, he said no but what he does not know will not hurt him, giggles, it was a whopping 05 degrees above zero that day.

Mike was is very generous to me  when buying gifts, we were only to buy one gift each he does not know how to listen to what he says.
There is a company here in Minnesota called Thymes, they have the best lotions and other great items, he bought me way to much. This first photo is a sampling bag, there are a few new fragrances.

I love the smell of Frasier Fir candles, they are yummy.

This is my favorite lotion and soap from Thymes, it is so soft and smell so good the Ladies at the Fragrance counter at some of the big stores like the smell.
This is Olive Leaf, it is so yummy.

I want to Wish You All A Happy New Year

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Oh Boy The Holidays were Fun

I had so much baking and cooking done before leaving for Mikes sisters place, whew now to relax.
I will post a few photos tomorrow, I just need to keep winding down a bit.
It was a little warmer here today about 19 degrees, still cold for me, you know I like it hot.
Thank-you to all the lovely people that commented on my last post, I still need to email you thank-you's so sorry I am behind, I have been stitching and hope to keep up the stitching pace  into next year.
My tummy is full and now to plan on my new exercise routine, I hate to exercise but I have to do it, I packed on eight pounds over Christmas and I feel it now ouch is all I can say.
I had a bone scan today and hope all is well, I will find out in the next week hopefully.
I am trying to get so much  done health wise  before the end of the year, I have a bigger copay next year with my supplement.
Mike is feeling better each day, hopefully he will be back to a better health soon, I whispered oh crap and he heard it from the other room, I was folding laundry and dropped a few things all I said was oh crap and he heard it with his new hearing aides

Just a few fun photos, I will post again tomorrow, all photos found on Pinterest

I want to make these cupcakes they are so cute and look so yummy, I like marshmallows.

Some feathered friends having fun with a snowman, this is so sweet, I love the nose on this snowman.



Thursday, December 22, 2016

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays
It has been a little hectic around here and finally things are calming down a bit.
I did get my baking done yesterday and cleaning today.
Mike has had more doctors visits and will get his hearing aides tomorrow yahoo he is so happy, I am saddened he has lost his hearing completely in his right ear, the fact that he came into contact with agent orange when he was in the Navy back in the late 60s early 70s has done so much damage, his triple bypass the huge mass on his lung and the hearing loss has taken a toll on him.
The V.A. has been wonderful and very accommodating  to us, they say that this is a pattern of illness from agent orange, two times he was on land from the ship on  the days they had dropped agent orange so sad.
Anyways that is why I have not been around much this year, I plan on posting more next year and yes I am doing New Year resolutions, number 1 is to lose some weight and two is to stitch more and three post more here in Blog land.

Soon The King Will Be Here
What a beautiful Family

                                                Photo Found On Pinterest

Me getting ready for Christmas
Photo found on Pinterest
Merry Christmas.
 Blondie the Cat
And Krissy