Friday, December 14, 2018

Santas Trial Run On his Route

 
Santa fell out of the sky working on his route, lucky for him it was a trial run and no toys or gifts were lost.
 
 
 
Merry Christmas
Catherine

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

My Twelve Days Of Christmas Photos

Merry Christmas Everyone: I will be posting twelve Christmas photos, as my twelve days of Christmas.

This photo was found in Annandale Mn. the town where I live.
The city police department told this person to take down the dummy, he one upped the police department by making a squad car and a Grinch, now coming from a law enforcement family I think this is hilarious, some people do not.


Enjoy this silly photo, I hope you all are having great weather, it seems parts of the USA are having horrible weather, be safe and happy.

Merry Christmas
Catherine

Thursday, November 22, 2018

I have to Vent boy am I mad

Okay I am sure I will get some comments and emails about this but what the heck is the matter with some people? Mrs. Trump made a comment about people not being with their families, we should keep them in our thoughts and prayers, I agree with her.
Some are over seas, some have jobs that keeps them away for the holidays, some are ill and in the hospital or nursing home.
Many tweets were political instead of agreeing with her, this makes me mad, one tweet was yeah the 5000 the POTUS sent to the border, I am sorry but that is what the men and women in the service do it is a   job of protecting us, its about time something is being done about the people coming into this country illegally, they are a drain on our system our welfare food stamp social security system and any other programs we have, I know of many illegal's getting social security disability, this was a program for working people which gave them money to live on after retirement not to be handed out to every person asking for it, dang it we hard working people have earned this money for us.
They should do as they did years ago do it legally, I am not prejudice but come on enough is enough.
So sorry I am sure someone will be mad at me that is your right, it is also my right to voice my opinion here on my blog.

I hope you Have a great evening.

Catherine 

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Have A Blessed Thanksgiving

Tomorrow I will be in turkey overload, I am going to overdose on turkey and dressing.
 
I hope your Day is a Blessed on.
 
Catherine  Michael Krissy and Blondie the Cat

Sunday, November 18, 2018

Some More Stitching

Happy Thanksgiving to all who celebrate this holiday:

Last evening and today I have been working on a kit that was given to my by a very sweet Lady from north Dakota, LaRue is an amazing Lady and Friend, she is loads of fun and an amazing stitcher.
This is a kit from Milady's Needle it is Milady's Quaker Pendant ll, I love doing this little design.


It is one over one on 36 count, I had to frog a little bit about 20 stitch's this is not easy on 36 one over one, as you can see from the penny how small this is, I was going to give it as a gift but became selfish when I finished one side, I just love it.

 
 
I am working on some new beading designs, I bought a bag of a dozen inexpensive metal bracelets at a craft sale, I did some experimenting yesterday I am happy with the result except I will be adding a ribbon on the top, the copper ones get a copper ribbon, silver  ribbon and gold  ribbon, along with matching beads, I will post a photo next week.
 
 
In a different light, they cost about 35 cents to make, I am going to mark them 2.00 for the Santa Workshop, so many people who come to the Luncheon are on a fixed income and would love to buy but need to watch theirs pennies, so less expensive gifts to buy are a great idea.
 
 
Well its time to stitch some more, I hope you all are having a great weekend
 
Catherine
 
 

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Wow Three Post In A Week

I have been very busy, family has kept me busy since my Father in law passed in September.
I have done some stitching and a finish.
I was at retreat in October, had a blast, I took two projects with me it was hard to have an unfinished design sitting at home but I need quiet to do the small stitching, I am almost done with the class project and hope to construct that and the Jeannette Douglas design I stitched from last springs retreat.
I brought my beads and the girls made scissor fobs at retreat, I sadly did not get a photo of them all.


Not the best photos, the sun sets so early here, we had our heating and air ducts cleaned today, I just could not find the time to take photos.


I did stitch this little ornament a while back,  way back in November 2017, somehow it was stashed away with my linen fabric, I love the bows.


This was a free kit I found in the stash relocation pile, I am thinking of giving this as a gift, it was hard to stitch at first, I took it apart and stitched then I put it back together, this is a Betsy C Stinner Design Earth Threads.


This is the inside needle holder, I love the felt it is so soft to the touch, plus I like the yellow color.


I did work on a Blackbird Design at retreat, however I finished stitching it today.


                                          Breath Of Spring, another pattern I found in Stash pile


I have been busy getting things done for the Christ Child Luncheon at St. Ignatious Catholic Church, we are on our 45th  or 46th  year of having this luncheon, it started out as a Baby Shower for babies in need.
Many and I mean many of the women at our Church make the meal and baked goods for the bake shop which I am in charge of, I have been doing this for 15 years.
This year the new CCW council granted me the right to have a Santa Workshop, I am so excited.
We had a craft day which we painted ornaments which was my station, made cookie in a jar ingredients, the State of Minnesota string art plaques (which I was not sure was going to be anygood) I cannot wait to buy one they are fantastic, another lady made sugar scrubs with essential oils,  another made hand lotion, we also had large boards with wreaths and the words Joy on them, plus some of the younger people made greeting cards.
My contribution from home is 35 beaded crystal beads, neck warmers which I will be sewing tomorrow and painted balls for the Christmas tree.


                                         
                                              I took photos this evening not good ones



I made one dozen beaded crystal balls for a fund raiser for Holy Spirit school, the dinner fund raiser is this Friday, sadly this year I cannot go.

Well its time to stitch and have a chocolate milk, my treat to myself every evening.

Just in case I am not able to post again before Thanksgiving I hope you all have a beautiful time with your Families.

Catherine

 

Big Problems

Hello to all my Friends in blogland: first I want to say if you are getting emails about products with my name attached please know from my heart I do not send them, I have received some with other bloggers names attached, I opened one, I then knew it was a scammer.
I am writing to tell you I have been trying to comment on your blogs I can only comment maybe every tenth blog, for some reason blogger is blocking me out from commenting, I need to do a little research, so sorry I have left comments on many blogs this past two weeks, I went back to add a comment on Stitching Friends Forever and found that my comments were not there.
Please understand I am not ignoring you.

Catherine 

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Blessings To All Who Serve For our Freedoms


God Bless The Men and Women who keep us safe from harm, here in the United States Of America.

           
                           Thank-you Veterans for your service to the United States Of America


Happy Veterans Day to All

Catherine

Thursday, October 18, 2018

I Have Been Busy

Hello my Dear Friends: I will be posting what I have been up to, I just wanted to tell you (if you do not know already) about a great blog site http://happinessiscrossstitching.blogspot.com you must see Lynn's  designs that are free, they are adorable, she is up too the month of November.
I will post a progress of my stitching on Friday or Saturday.

Happy Fall
Catherine

Monday, October 1, 2018

Things Are Back To Normal ( Finally)

🐇Hello to all my faithful followers and the ones that just take a peek,  thank-you from my heart for all your lovely comments on my last post.
It has been a trying three months, Pop is with Our Lord and not in any pain.

I have been stitching, not any beading but soon I will get back to beading getting things made for the Santa Shop at Church in December.
I have been able to get back to stitching again, it feels so good, outside projects are done for the year except for getting rid of the annuals that will freeze soon, it is cold here in the forty's brrrrr, ( I need to move to warmer weather)

I stitched on my class project today, I was able to get some photos even with the cloudy sky.




I used the dime to give you an idea of how small the stitching is, I am not happy with the directions but am able to work around them.

This is the Needleholder and the back of the Tool Pocket


This is the Needlebook, I just love the flower design Jackie chose.


                                               Button Page and Needle Holder again

                                                       
                                                        This is one of the panels of the box

                                                      
                                          This is Krissy looking out the front door in the
                                                             entryway she is so alert
                               

Last week on Monday, we needed a little getaway, we went to West Bend Iowa and visited the Grotto Of The Redemption, this is an amazing place,  it was pouring rain but I still climb to the top to take a photo, Mike went to the gift shop to stay dry.

I am amazed at how beautiful and peaceful this place is, I fell in love with all the beautiful statues and designs in the building, a Catholic Priest collected gens stones and rocks from around the world, he and two other men worked on this place for years, you can check it out on the net.

Just a few photos:

                                                                     The Holy Family
 
This is what you see as you drive up from the front
three story's high and amazing

                                              
                                                                    Jesus and Judas



                                                    Inside the Blessed Virgin Mary's Grotto
                                                A very pretty stain glass donated to the Grotto


                                                          The Most Blessed Virgin Mary


Well its now 20:00 time to get back to stitching and watching Halloween Baking Championship.
Have a safe and great week.

Catherine

Saturday, September 1, 2018

Just A Little Sttiching Beading And Other Things

This past couple of months have been very trying, my father had an accident and while doing the x-rays they found a mass on his lung.
Last month it had not changed, this past week it has gone into his liver, he is such a wonderful man a inventor a great step father to Mike and his sisters, just a wonderful person, please keep him in your prayers.

Soooo last Wednesday I was able to get some stitching in, it felt so good to have needle and fabric in my hands, I worked on my class project from June, normally I would have had the stitching done by now but life comes first.
This is where I was:


This is where I am, there are lots of very small items to stitch, I really need to get on the ball.


It really is a beautiful set, I only wish Jackie had better photos of finished items.


Loving this flower so pretty and dainty or should
 I say delicate.

I did make a new bracelet, I peyote stitched around carrier beads, the video can be found at Potomac Bead Company on Utube.

                                             
I love this bracelet, it is so much prettier in person sometimes Google does not do a good job on photos.


Well its time to go and sell tickets for the meat raffle, the Lions here in town, the money raised this evening goes to the Knights Of Columbus, I may have to have a margarita after the raffle.
Thank-you for stopping by, I will send thank-you emails tomorrow for my last post.

Catherine

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

A Retreat And Very Little Stitching

Hello to all my Friends: I hope you all are having a great summer of stitching.
Two weeks ago I was at a week long retreat, I had a blast, of course I sat with the friends I sit with every year, we have such a fun table, LaRue, Linda and Karen, I could not ask for a better table to sit at.

I did very little stitching but did lots of beading, I made beaded crystal balls for some of the girls there.
I bought a kit from a lady who had two it is called Edward Scissor Fish, I have wanted to make him for five years, now I can here he is, he is a scissor holder, he is a lot better looking then this photo when stitched up.


My Dear friend LaRue made this fantastic project bag, I love the color and the pattern of the fabric.


So sorry about the wrinkle, it was stuffed in the bottom of my bag, I had to leave early due to a family accident, I just threw everything in my bags.


I took a class and made a beaded tape measure, Becky at Becka Beads has a class for us every year.




I did get lots of free stitching patterns and fabric with threads from the stash relocation table, I am amazed at the stuff people are willing to buy and never stitch, all the better for me.




Just look someone started this and left it with the patterns and threads, yahoo.


This box with the pattern thread and fabric was a great find.


I did not get a front picture of the stitching so sorry, I did stitch this up at retreat it is a needle book and scissor holder.


I found lots of great pieces of 32 and 36 count linen.


I am making a carrier bead bracelet, (not sure why the beads are looking orange) they should be gold
 I hope to have this finished by Saturday so I can wear it to Church.
 

I had the idea to add  the heart and crystal bead.


I am cleaning house tomorrow which takes 6 hours, I move furniture every time I clean its an illness I am sure.
I will be stitching on my cross stitch class project again tomorrow evening, I will need to relax and what a better way then to relax.
We have been removing bush's and putting up a small privacy fence around the air conditioner, we had to remove the bus's because the dear were eating them.
Our next project is the railing around the back deck which is 52 feet long, this will take a while.
Well its time for a dog walk a swim at the wellness center then bedtime.
I hope you all are having a great evening, thank-you for stopping by and leaving a comment.

Catherine