Saturday, September 11, 2021

A Sad Day In History

 After watching many programs today about the twenty year anniversary of the fall of The Twin Towers my heart still breaks, how can there be so much hatred in this world that some people could do what they did twenty years ago, it still baffles me.

We have a Memorial in Mike's Man cave for the lost lives of 9/11, it is a reminder that we will never forget in our household of the bravery and lives lost on that terrible day.

God Bless all the men and women who bravely tried to save as many lives as they could.

God Bless all the men and women who lost their lives.

Rest In Peace you will not be forgotten.



Sunday, September 5, 2021

Missing In Action Plus Kitty and Me New Designs

 Greetings to all my followers regular and occasional.

I have been very busy this summer many things going on.

I just wanted to post today about the new designs over at https://kittyandmedesigns.blogspot.com you have to stop over, Pamela has a new bird series, along with many other beautiful designs.

I will post soon about what is going on and how many beaded beads and stitching I have been able to get done.


Catherine

Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Some Stitching And An Above Photo Of the Fire-pit

 Greetings to all my followers the ones that comment and the ones that do not comment, thank-you for following me.

I have a few finish's, some I hope to have constructed very soon, I just need to find time to do so.

First up is Scattered Seeds Sampler Home Sweet Home, this is one of four auto ships from Tammy Black Scattered Seeds Samplers Designer



I really like Tammy's design's, I sometimes change up the colors as i did on this design, I
 am going to make this a stand-up finish.


I will be making the heart shaped pin cushion and hang the bird charm from it.

Up next is Cathy Haberman Snow On The Ground, I received this pattern from a stash relocation pile last year, I am only doing the house which I changed up a bit, I did a different color on the quilt square  and a few other things are different, like the door and window placement.



I really like this design, it is so sweet, I have met Cathy, she is an amazingly nice Lady, she has some you-tube videos out. This is the front door.


                                                        This is the back door see the change?


I also have a love for With Thy needle And Thread designs, Brenda Gervais has some lovely designs.
This is the Happy Birthday America, I love this design, I just need to order the ball trim.





                                                                     Such a sweet design.

I will post photos of the fire pit and one of my gardens on Friday, I will also post photos of my hanging and potted plants I have had a few request for photos.
My heart goes out to all the states that are having fires, such a loss, it breaks my heart to see this happening.
I hope you all are doing a load of stitching and getting some relaxing time to your selves.

Catherine



Wednesday, July 21, 2021

I Am Going To Try Again And Post Photos Of Stitching

I am working on a Hands On Design Cathy Haberman, this was a freebie from a stash relocation from a retreat in August last year.


Not sure why the camera is giving me such horrible photos, sorry, I really like this design but am only going to stitch the house on one side I will do a diamond design on the back like the one above the windows.




Up for my next project it is Blue Ribbon Design, Belinda is designing some really sweet designs,  I am looking forward to doing these, I need to look in my stash for fabric,  threads and ric-rack.



I have also in my stash to do pile  a Scattered Seed Samplers Design, I love Tammy's designs also.





I am also going to do some other smaller designs,  these are Kitty 😸 Me designs, I love these fruits, I am not sure how I will finish them, I am so in love with the water melons.




Well its warm here which I do not mind I like the heat and not the cold, yes I am an oddball because of that, at least my Mother thought so, giggles.
We are still making changes to the backyard, we are putting in a fire pit and sitting area, I will have an almost finished photo on my next blog post.
Can anyone tell me what I am doing wrong, I am trying to add followers blog address's so people can see who i follow, now I get something that makes no sense, (help)
Stay well and safe it is a different world now.



Blessings
Catherine

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Its Time For a Post

It has been very busy here at the Laurent Homestead, we have taken down 6 trees 4 of which were 85 feet high, two that were 60 feet high, plus all the landsacping we are doing with block rock and flowers. The temps have been warm very warm but we like it like that we never complain due to the harsh winters we have here. Her is a photo of the monkey man (that is waht i call him he climbs trees like they are a small pole. Enough of that stuff. I have been stitching a bit This is a Hands On Design free from stash relocation from a retreat last year. I am haviung trouble posting photos I will return. Catherine

Thursday, April 29, 2021

Some Stitching Lots of Garden And Yard Work

I have been having some horrible problems trying to post photos, I am typing ands do not see the Scattered Seed I clicked on preview and the photo shows the way it should, I am not sure what is happeing with google. I have started this beautiful design from Tammy Black, it is a four part series that auto ships four times a year.
I did stitch these adorable mittens they will be stand-ups for a display at Christmas. I also have received another large order for the beade crystal balls, i have them down to making in less then an hour, it took me two hours to make my first one, I have now made almost three hundred of these balls.
I needed some fabric and found this adorable set of beehives and the pattern, they will be going to a very sweet Lady across the big pond from the USA. I want you to pop over to Pamela has a few new charts that are adorable, i am going to have to order the apple designs, they are adorable, so is the watermelon what am I saying they are all adorable.
Please give her a visit, she also has a continous sampler design going for free. Well everyone its time to get the pups out and do some planting of pots. until next post Bless You All Catherine

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Great Britain's Loss

My heart goes out to the Royal Family and the citizens of Great Britain, what a sad loss. I have posted this photo before on my blog but wanted to post again. I think this is such a touching photo where the Queen is smiling at her Royal Prince in Uniform.

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