Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Finally A Post

 Greetings to all my lovely Blog followers, it has been very busy her in the old homestead, we are still doing home improvements and doing outdoor chores, getting ready for flowers and planting hopefully soon. This is Holy Week, a week I look forward to every year.

I have been busy with orders for the beaded crystal balls, working at the food shelf and stitching with  load  reading when I can.

I did  finish stitching Jesus Wept, I changed many of the colors due to so many of the same lite colors were use, plus I did move around a few of the designs due to them either touching each other or very close, some I did leave as you will see in the photo.

I plan on getting it framed soon.



      The finished stitching
I did buy some new stash, this is from Tammy Black, Scattered Seeds Samplers, Tammy does a auto ship every year, her kits have everything needed to stitch the design plus the needle, she even includes a lovely little charm.I will start this one tomorrow evening, after working at the food shelf.


I also bought a By The Bay Time To Blossom, I am going to change her dress to a medium pink color, I think she is adorable.


I also bought a Stitch Starter from Blue Ribbon designs, Belinda also sent along a free pattern which I will stitch soon.


This is where I was last Wednesday



I just had to have the Little Stitcher's Little Snowbird and The Days Of The Blackbird
designs.




Well it is time to walk the dogs and get to bed, I hope you all are keeping safe and healthy from pandemic.


Catherine





Friday, March 26, 2021

Found A New Blogger To Me

 I am hoping this post goes well and no problems.

I found a new blogger to me kitty and me designs she has some lovely designs for sale and some freebies, her spring design is lovely.

I will be posting an update on my stitching, it has been very busy, we are cutting down trees and doing some more yard work now that the snow is gone, yippee.

I got my last order for the beaded crystal balls delivered today, I am amazed at how popular they are.

I hope you are all having a wonderful week-end.


Catherine

Monday, March 1, 2021

I Am Unable To Comment On Almost All Blogs

 I have been trying to post comments on all the blogs that have done a post, I am finding I cannot leave a comment on 99% of blogs, I am not sure why, i have cleared my cookies and cache to no avail, please know I am following you al, but cannot post a comment as of now.

So sorry.


Catherine

Thursday, February 25, 2021

New Too Me Blogger

 Hello everyone: I was surfing the blogland and found a new to me Blogger, she has a lovely blog-spot  and has some very sweet freebies I hope you pop on over to visit her.

https://pccrafty.blogspot.com


Have a lovely day

Catherine

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

An Update on My Stitching

 First of all I want to thank-you all for your comments on my last post, I am grateful for all my followers and comments.

Now on to commenting, I have tried to leave comments on some blogs I get an error saying oh oh something is broken, not sure why this is happening, I have tried several times and had no luck it is only a few blogs as of now, I just want you all to know that if I have commenting in the past I am still a follower but cannot comment for some reason.

I am so happy to show you a little progress on Jesus Wept, some of the words in the Sampler are different, like the word Wept, the young girl that designed this Sampler many years ago spelled Weept, I did keep that word that way on the Sampler, I also have changed a few things on the page like the border, for some reason it just did not look right so I changed it a little.

As you can see many of the things she stitched are very close together, I did not want to change them I thing they are charming in this Sampler.


I stitched this on 36 count linen, I wanted something smaller when framed, I have done a little more stitching since this photo was taken, I hope to have it finished by Sunday or Monday next week.


I am having my veins taken care of in my right leg there are only two, one of them is so painful I have to get it done, I hate going under and coming out of anesthesia, I get such migraines, I will be off one day from the food shelf and back on Monday.

I hope things are getting better for our friends in the south, how sad that energy companies are taking advantage of people in this time of the pandemic and charging such high prices for natural gas, shame on them, I hope the government does something about the price gouging.

Have A Wonderful Day

Catherine

Sunday, February 14, 2021

A Little Stitching

 First Of all thank-you from my heart for your kind words and prayers, they are very comforting.

One person went home hopefully the other three will be home recovering at home with family and friends.

I did get a little stitching in last evening, I was working on Jesus Wept, I love this Sampler however I have changed a few things, the designs was done by a 9 year old girl, it is a reproductive Sampler, I just cannot handle stitch's being of so i straighten many so it is more cohesive.Not a very good photo, the colors are so lite, I am making some more changes when i start stitching again tomorrow.




We are very Patriotic people, tomorrow is Presidents Day, I know some of you are off tomorrow, I hope you enjoy it and do some stitching.


I hope you all are having a great weekend
Catherine

Saturday, February 13, 2021

Please Pray For My Friends At Allina Shooting

 With a heavy  heart I ask for you all to pray Lindsay who lost her most beautiful life when shot by a mad man at the clinic she worked for, please pray for her family and friends who miss her terribly.

Also keep the other four who were shot and recovering, hopefully they all will be home soon and back to work.

I worked for Allina for twenty three years, I have been retired for six years now but still consifer them my family.

Thank-you from my heart.


Catherine

Sunday, January 24, 2021

A Special Request

 Hello to all my new and faithful followers: I has a special request, Vickie over at http://astitchersstory.blogspot.com  is doing the series Rick Rack Row, she is missing March and October, is anyone willing to share with her? 

Thank-you all for any and all help.

Vickie is an avid stitcher and reader, she is a joy to know and follow, stop over and say hello to her.


Hugs

Catherine

Saturday, January 16, 2021

So Today The Blogs I Follow Are Not Showing On My Sidebar

 I am not sure what is happening but all the blogs I follow are not showing on my sidebar, now I have to get on the ball and find blog address and reinstate them.

What a mess.


Catherine

Thursday, January 14, 2021

Lost Followers

 I was looking at my blog yesterday and noticed that some of the follower address's I had on the side of my page are missing, I am so sorry for this not sure where they went, it must have something to do with google messing around and trying to fix something which is not broke.

I am slowly accumulating names and address's to add to my sidebar.

It is snowing and raining today pray for the safety of everyone out today.

Please Pray for our country, we really need the Prayers now more then ever.

Hugs to everyone

Catherine

Monday, January 11, 2021

I Am Not Liking The New Blogger Nothing But Problems

 Hello to all my lovely followers, thank-you from my heart for sticking with me for so long.

I have been stitching some, I did finish a small design I found on Pinterest, not sure who the designer is.

This is the Most Blessed Virgin Mary With baby Jesus, I use varigated threads not sure I like the outcome of the way the threads worked out, looks too stripy, I plan on making it a stand up.



I also did get some stitching done on my Jesus Wept Sampler,  the thread colors are so light looking, I bought all the silk threads from Sassy Jacks, I am not ready to change to another type or color of thread, way too expensive for my blood after spending money on the ones I am using. (sorry about the bad photo)


Here the restaurants will open again today, I am so happy, book club will be tomorrow evening, the book for discussion is a mitch Albom Have a little Faith, it is a true story but and lovely one, I have read his other books.

We went to a Latin Mass yesterday it was so amazingly beautiful it brought tears to my eyes, oh how I miss the Latin Mass.

The snow is melting and weather is warm for January I am not complaining, I like warmer weather.

Have a beautiful week

Catherine



Saturday, January 2, 2021

Happy New Year

 Thank-you all for your lovely comments on my last post it seems like months since that post.

 I am so happy 2020 is over I hope and pray that 2021 will be a better year, it has been very hard for many of my family and friends, I have not had to adjust too much due to being retired, I still go into the food shelf because there is a need, I just cannot stay home and let people in need suffer, it could have been me, I do love going and giving to those in need, it warms my heart when they thank us for being there for them.

I work with the most amazing people everyone from the director to my husband who also volunteers there three days a week.

We have been very busy with improving our 20 year old home, it is a refreshing feeling to be able to do these thigs.

I also had a large project to work on, I did many and I mean many crystal balls with seed beads, I am now out of crystals and will have to order more, I have now completed over 200 of them.

I do not have much to show you for stitching, being busy with beading and home improvements has taken up much of my time.

I will post a finish tomorrow, I just need to add a few more stitch's to finish.


Happy And Healthy New Year To You All

Catherine

Monday, November 30, 2020

Troubles With Google And Many Other Things Going On

 I do hope you all are doing your

best during this lockdown phase, frankly I am tired of it, I hope soon it will be over and back to normal.

I have not posted due to problems with google, somehow some of my follower tags were deleted, I now have to find them which will not be easy.

Anyhooo, we have been having many things done here at the old homestead, we had the rest of the windows put in which the house was torn apart by moving furniture, then some painting, then cleaning out cabinets plus the stove pooped out and trying to find one was not easy, however I love the new one it is a beautiful blue in the oven.

I have done some stitching, I finished my Betsy Morgan two weeks ago, I will try to get it constructed before Christmas if all goes well.


 



I also finished a Scattered Seeds Sampler Remember Me Pin Pillow, I do like Tammy's designs, I have a basket of Pin Pillows started, will show you someday.



I finished a gift to me from Donna over at https://cardsbydruth@blogspot.com I could not get the link to work, so sorry.


Not sure why I have two photos of Tammy's Page
I cannot remove it




I am going to start on Jesus Wept this evening, I love this design and hope to have it finished
by the end of the year.


Now for the fun news, we have an addition to our family, his name is Mikey, I named him after  my Brother who passed away in 2003, my Husband, a Friend from the Food Shelf and of course my new found nephew who was a born 50 years ago, I  have not seen him since he was about 5 years old, he contacted me by mail, I was so excited to meet him and his beautiful family, he looks and sounds like my brother, he was adopted by his step father, he is an amazing man who I look forward to spending time with.
Sadly there are only two of us left my brother Joe and myself, Mother and Father passed away a few years ago as did my younger brother Bob, I am so happy I never smoked, they passed away from lung cancer due to smoking.

Meet Mikey he is a small dog he is a Havenese  Chi, he is a bundle of joy even the Cat loves him, Krissy the dog loves him she is no longer sad looking.









He is a bundle of energy, it only took two days to potty train him, he likes to carry our slippers around.
Well that's it for today, I hope to show you a start sometime this week on my Jesus Wept design.
Have a safe and healthy week

Catherine 
 

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Some Finishing And New Fabric

 Greetings to all: Thank-you from my heart for all your comments on my last two posts, so sorry i have not sent out individual thank-you's, it has been busy here.

I bought some fabric from the Primitive Hare, I am loving the fabric, there is a slight stiffness but not very just right, the dye she did is beautiful, i am now a new customer of hers, I still buy from my favorite Needlework shop Stitchville USA but want a back up just in case I cannot find what I need.

I do have three finish's one was a trade from Lynda Ruth From Canada, https://twododo.blogspot.com 

I had so many ideas for this beautiful December Girl, I finally decided to make her into a frame, she will grace my buffet table for Christmas Season. I just love her, thank-you Lynda Ruth, so sorry it took so long to get her into a frame.


This is Scattered Seed Sampler Skeptical Gatherings, I wanted to finish it into a stand-up for my bird 1/2 bathroom. It is sitting on a bent antique fork.


This is Brenda Gervais design, I love her designs, I hope to stitch more of hers, This is from Pin feathers, I have stitched this twice now.


I love this new fabric, it is beautiful. Old Salem, this shop has a knack for dying fabric.


Well that's it for today I  hope all is well with you and all are staying healthy, have a great week.


Catherine


Monday, October 12, 2020

Having Trouble Posting

 Not sure if this will show up or not, I seem to be having problems with posting and photos, I am so mad at Google for changing something that is not broke, now I have to check off pictures before I can post a comment on most blogs, to make sure I am not a robot, this is nuts.


Catherine

Monday, September 21, 2020

I Am Still Here But Very Busy

 Hello to all my faithful followers, I am so happy to be posting today, I have so much to show you but will keep it low key and show more later this week.

I had two of my finished stitch's framed, one at JoAnn's and one at Hobby Lobby, the price at Hobby Lobby was much less then JoAnn's.



This is Shepherds Bush I am not sure of the name, I sent the on to someone else, so sorry, the one button on thr dress is a little off, Hobby Lobby said they will correct that for me.


This is Sea To Shining  Sea By Little House, I am so loving this frame and mat, the colors are perfect for the design.
Both designs were freebies from the stash relocation pile at Minnesota Needlework Retreat, they were both started but only a little, I just felt I needed to finish them.


I have not gotten very far with This Ones For Betty, by Willing Hands Betsy Morgan Designs, I had hoped to have more done but life has gotten in the way and with fall here we are trying to get loads of outdoor work done, we have been over to my sister in laws doing cement work, working at the food shelf, we have both added hours to our week.


                                                       So sorry about the dark photos.


I hope you all will keep the people in the fire torn areas in your thoughts and prayers, it is a shame so many have lost lives and the animals who have perished, I am a little upset about the fire that was started by accident from the baby gender reveal party, did they not realize that it is dry out that way? not sure what the heck they were thinking.
It is a breezy day today with the temps climbing, hopefully we will see a few more warmer days.
Thank-you to all who have left comments on my last post, I will  be sending thank-you to those who I have not sent to soon.

Have a lovely week
Catherine

Sunday, August 16, 2020

I have Been Busy And A Retreat

I do have a finish, it is a Blue Ribbon Design, Brenda is a wonderful designer, I am not a big fan of purple but love the green with the lavenders and purples.
I did do mine a little different then the finishing instructions.
Https://blueribbondesigns.blogspot.com




I also constructed the Scattered Seed Sampler https://scatteredseedsampler.blogspot.com this is Out On A Limb, from the Little Wren Club kit.

I added the ric rak of my own.



I was away for a week at a stitching retreat, it was wonderful to not be cutting wood staining or hearing a drill or hammer going. I taught a beading class and Keli the moderator taught a soap making class, I made the Peony scented soaps which are the blue soaps, Liza made a Vanilla soap and Keli made a scented soap I cannot remember, we did share a soap from each other. I brought a mold, they will be gifts at Christmas. The soaps  need to cure for six weeks before use.


Keli was very generous with gifts, she made hand balm which smells so good and makes your hands so soft, she also gave us a new pair of scissors with sheath, a needle threader, handmade soap bar and a project bag.



Liza and Theresa gave us little cute project box carriers, with pens notebook and other needs for crafting.


 

A special thank-you to Pamela Allen https://hokkaidokudasei.blogspot.com, thank-you for emailing me and asking if everything is okay, since I have not posted since the middle of July, here in Minnesota it is a short season to get outdoor things done.

Plus having a few family members ill has kept us busy, thankfully it is not the virus, just surgeries and other ailments.

We have been very healthy here and hope to stay healthy, we are still volunteering at the Food Shelf, we work with the best people in the world, we are very Blest to work and call then friends.

Time to sign off.

Stay Healthy


Catherine

Friday, July 17, 2020

Check Out Priscilla's New Free Pattern

Priscilla's has a new free pattern:
https://priscillas2000.blogspot.com

Have a great Day
Catherine

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Some Gifts And 45 Minutes Of Stitching

I am amazed at the generosity of the Blog world, I have seen in Blogland that many of us are gifted lovely items such as the gifts I received from two lovely Ladies.
One is from Sandra Carstairs who I found on Pinterest, she graciously sent me a pair of lovely scissors, some thread I am very anxious to use and a very sweet patter that I hope to stitch by Thursday. Thank you Sandra.



Then on Saturday I received a beautiful beading book from Gracie over at https://needlespinsanddragonflies.blogspot.com
This is an amazing pattern book, thank you Gracie.



I added just a couple of photos to show you how lovely the beading is.


I have stitched today for only 45 minutes, so much has to be done here, Mike had his eyes dilated, I had to drive him home, his glaucoma is holding steady, he has been taking Focus Select that the Doctor recommended.




I love Tammy’s design, she can be found at https://scatteredseedsamplers.blogspot.com

I want to show you my sister in law and great nephew 
feeding a giraffe it was amazing, I also fed the birds in a cage, they tried to eat the crystals off my sandals.



This was fun, I will show a photo of the birds eating my sandals on my next post, my sister in law has to send me the photo.
Be safe have a lovely week.

Catherine