Friday, January 31, 2014

A very late post

 Welcome to all my new followers and all the followers that are still following me:                                                                                                                                                                     Have you ever wondered why a device works for so long and then poof it stops, this has happened to me, I am so tired of trying to find out why things happen I almost give up, but being the person I am I tredge on, the copy machine that lets me insert my little disc into for downloading picture just up and quick maybe it needs a raise, right off the end of my foot.
Just kidding but very frustrating.
I have an update to my ISHW I did almost finish the stitching on Lavander Wings If I Could Fly, I just need to add the beads and finish the straight stitching around the edges, I hope to have this finished tonight, so here goes:
I am going to use beads for the rainbow,s I had done the stitching on the smaller rainbow but did not like the look.
Next is  the stitching project I did for Conny over at she is a lovely lady who blessed me with three quilt tops which I adore, one is sitting at the quilt shop in Kimbel Minnesota waiting for me to pick up I just need to save a little more money, I picked a light tan and white backing for the quilt, I am so anxius to pick it up.
This is a  Homespun Elegance 11 Design, I love this picture, I did have a rose colored mat but it looked to funny,  it took away from the picture too much.
I am going to look for the Stitcher 1 and maybe stitch that one also.

Can you see the little reindeer hanging from the knob, that is an ornament that was made my my dear friend Sue from northern Minnesota, I forgot to post a picture in december so sorry Sue.
I love this little ornament it is worthy of staying  out all year, I love it.

I have to show you and tell you what my Most Wonderful Husband did for me, I have had a serger for 28 years it finally died a very fast death in the middle of taking in a shirt for Mike, ouch he wanted to wear that shirt the next day but no go, he had to wait.
He surprised me with so many wonderful things for my birthday,  here they are.
A Brother overlock, which I am in love with, it will get loads of miles put on it for all kinds of things I plan on sewing.

This is the Olive Leaf line from the Thymes Company in Minneapolis Minnesota, the web site is, Mike usually buys me the Eucalyotus line, instead he surprised me with this beautiful smelling lotion, the fragrence last all day and is is very soft and refreshing smell.

 I donot have a picture of the washing machine he bought me (of course for my birthday) now I know some of you are saying if he bought me an appliance for my birthday I would be mad but when you get to be my age any gift is a wonderful gift, sure I can get stitching stuff anytime I like but the thought he put into this is in my mind wonderful.
One of the secretaries at work said if my husband came home with an appliance he would be out the door, I call women like her very very high maintanence women, so sad.
I also recieved a long dress sweater, and two blouses that I picked out when he took me shopping, what a man.

He took my Mother and I to PF Changs for lunch wow what a great place to eat, I had a beef dish with veggies that was out of this world in taste, Mom had a chicken dish a little to spicy for her and Mike had a yakisoba dish.

I am working on getting my Up For A Challenge 15 done before the first of july only because I have many more wips in the basket and drawer, wish me luck.

I am sick and tired of snow we had a snowstorm yesterday that had me pulling the rest of my hair out, oh how I hate storms, if the ground hog says we are going to have a longer winter like we did last year I think I will cry and cry hard.

I hope all is well with you all and you are getting in loads of stitching and crafting.

Many Blessings




Lisa V said...

You received some lovely things for your birthday Catherine.

Marilyn said...

If I could Fly looks soooooooo pretty!
The HE piece is nice too, as is the little Reindeer.
Oh, what great gifts you received!
Happy B-Day to you!
P.S. I'm sick of winter here in WI also!


Catherine said...

Love the stitches! Oh how I am laughing about appliances for birthdays ~ when we were first married! I told him he would be in trouble if he ever came home with an appliance or something the household needed for a gift....boy, does that change when you are older. You would have thought he gave me the world this past year when I received a new washer and dryer!

Hopblogger said...

Happy B'day!!
So many nice gifts you have gotten. Your cross stitching is always so nice. You are an expert stitcher!
Love new appliances - enjoy!
Mini smies and hugs sent your way