Friday, October 19, 2012

Along time with no post

Good morning: It is 08:14 on friday morning and I am blest with working at home today, I have not fallen off the face of the earth as someone asked me I just have been soooooooooooooo busy, I have done lots of stitching, the most important stitching right now is my Blackbird Designs Exchange, I have finished the stitching I just need to put it into something special.

I have done an ornament for our tree, it is from the Just Cross Stitch Ornament issue 2012.

I love this design, it is so sweet and lovely in my eyes, I am going to put it into an ornament this coming week. I stitched this on 28 count one over one, it was a bit of a challenge I had an eye problem and did the best I could with one eye.

We have been busy with the house ripping up tile and carpeting to put in wood floors, this is something I have always wanted, I plan on making the throw rugs myself out of wool remnents, wish me luck it will take a while.

We are also designing a St. Michael The Arch Angel Garden, I am so  excited about this,  we live on the no. 2 fairway  of a golf course so no one can build behind us (it was the cheapest lot in Wright County) at the time otherwise I would like to have built out in the country on a dirt road.

My poor kitchen and eating area, I will be so glad to have this done.
I am leaving on a weeks vacation on sunday, Mike likes to do the finishing himself, I helped to tear the house apart what a job, but Mike wants to do all the laying of the floor himself.

I am going to do lots of stitching and lots of reading, from sunday to friday, on friday afternoon I am going to the Totino Grace Retreat Center in Fridley for  a great getaway to stitch with all of my stitching buddies ( I think there are about 32 of us this time) I have made needleminders and magnet boards as treats for all the ladies.
It is a wonder what you can do with wooden frames from the dollar store, with a little bit of fabric, I chose pink in honor of Cancer Awareness Month October, I hope everyone like them, they are not all the same.
I am working on making a bracelet right now I donot have a picture because nothing is put together, maybe I can work on it tonight, my favorite Bead Shop is Becka Beads in Maple Lake, Minnesota tonight Becky is having a Diva night we will be watching Bridesmaids, I love the women on the plane if she had not been in the movie it would not have been as funny, Milessa McCarthy she is a hoot.

I want to welcome all my followers new and old thank-you for hanging in there with me, I am going to get better at blogging promise, I do look at your blogs and sometimes if I have time I do comment, sorry if I donot comment all the time.
I am in awe at some of the lovely things people are working on everything from stitching to rug making, quilts scarves and  doll houses I am sure you know what I mean.

Well I am working at home today I need to get back to the phones.

Blessings to you all
Please vote with your Heart in Nov.




Chris said...

So glad to have a post from you Catherine! You have a ton of things going on!
I hope that you have a fabulous time on the retreat. The pictureframe magnet boards are a great idea.
I love your ornament. I can't wait to see it finished and to see your BBD exchange piece.
I am looking forward to that post retreat update!!

Hopblogger said...

Hello Catherine!
Loved all of your pics! The magnet board and needleminder is a great idea. I cannot wait to see those pretty floors!
Many hugs and kisses, conny