Thursday, December 17, 2015

Merry Christmas

Seasons Greetings to all, thank-you for your lovely comments on my last post, I did have to delete a comment that I did not deem fit for my blog, it was a link to a bad site, so sorry if anyone clicked onto that site from my comment section.
Now I was all done writing on this blog today and hit the wrong button and everything was deleted, oh boy if I needed to use a bad word today was it, many things are not going well, a family member that has gone nuts and blames Mike and I for all things wrong in the world, well this is what I say fly a kite you big fat bugger, and leave us alone, you nutcase.

now onto better things
I finished putting together the Shepherds Bush Fold part one, A Full Heart, I bought a Shaker Box on Ebay for 23.00 including shipping, I just could not pay 164.00 dollars for the box it calls for, ouch.

Up next are the two Scattered Seed  sampler Kits from Tammy Black, I just love her primitive looking patterns.

The first one is Harvest waiting, I used crushed walnut shells for the stuffing, this is a pin pillow for my collection.

This is Happy Hearts I love the baby  birds, they are so cute.

Next is a pattern from Just Cross stitch 2015 Ornament issue, New York Dreamers White Christmas, I changed out some of the colors, I wanted a little more color, I hope you like it. I smashed it so it is a little wonky , I do not like the wrinkles so will need to fix that problem.

I want to show you something so cool, this is from Anne is a very talented Lady, you must stop over and see the yarn trees she has made they are so sweet, I have been following her for about a year now, she transforms clothing and does other crafting projects, so please stop over.

Mike says he has a nice surprise for me for Christmas, I just hate it when he does this he teases and teases and I just want to blow up, lucky for him I will be patient and calm, yeah right, tell me tell me now I demand it, heck that did not work, rats.

We have had snow flurry's no snow for Christmas, the weather will be getting warmer again starting Monday, I feel bad for the skiers and snowboard people, the people that go ice fishing are at a loss now the ice is not thick enough to go on around here hopefully the DNR will extend the fishing season this winter.

A little funny I found on Pinterest I love the look on the dogs face.

Time to stitch, until next time.

Merry Christmas to all

Friday, November 27, 2015

Some beading and a Finished project

I hope you all are doing well, we took my family and Michaels family out to Thanksgiving Brunch, it is a large group but so much cheaper then having dinner at my home, plus I do not have to listen to any football ( I am not a fan) I think they get paid way to much money for what they do.

I am not a big meat eater I had loads of veggies and a big plate of pickled  cucumber yummy.

I was able to make three  more ornaments for our small tree, I love the  pattern they are so easy to do, I have made four so far and plan on making more with leftover seed beads from other projects, wish me luck getting them done before Christmas.
I made a kitty scissor fob and a kitty  ornament with a pink skirt. (own pattern from my head)

I finished stitching the Scattered Seed Sampler Moriah's Summer Token, I just love Tammy's kits, they are so sweet, this one will be a Hand Fan, I love the blue and cream fabric that came in the kit. So sorry about the lighting the picture is showing up way to light, I took this picture at night.

I bought a bathing suit from a company on the net a very well known  company, I have tried this on and love it, except for the dye problem, I always wash my clothing before wearing it this suit has been soaked six times and still it has a problem, it is now soaking for the seventh time, I just hope it is all done after this evening. This was the first soaking, I am now soaking in the tub.

After dinner this evening, I looked outside and found a beautiful site the moon and what a moon it is.

At brunch my great nephew wanted me to see his special glasses, they make things look like three D
I think  I look very silly and he agrees, that is Mikes sister Gloria behind me she is one of my dearest friends, she is so tiny, she stands 4foot eleven and must around 91 pounds.

This is Michael his step Father and Gloria and of course me.

This my Mother and Michael.
I do have more to show you all but want to post again on Sunday, I hope all is well in your little part of the world and I ask  you to pray for an  end to all the hatred in the world.

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Blessings On This Thanksgiving Day

Blessings and Thanksgiving to you all, this is a wonderful day for us here at the homestead, we were able to take my Family and Michaels Family out to a wonderful Thanksgiving dinner.
All the fixins and then some, turkey, ham, even prime rib yummy, loads of salads and veggies and potatoes along with sweets.
I am full to the brim even tho I only had small portions and one I mean only one dessert, ( I am trying to lose a few pounds).

Here is a turkey that was lucky to not be on a dinner table.

Look for a new post tomorrow I have been stitching and beading, lots to show.


Sunday, November 15, 2015

I am so happy to be back

Please pray for all the lives lost and all the people harmed in Paris and other parts of the world.

I have had a time of it trying to get back into my BlogSpot, I just seem to not have good luck with Google, I have changed my password I do not know how many times this year, just so I can post, I keep getting denied and have to start all over again, oh well I do have patience at least.

I have been very busy since retirement, my first week off all five days had an event, I help set up for funerals now at Church now so of course the first Friday of retirement there was a funeral.
Then  that week I also had Dr. and Dentist appointments on Monday, a dye and hair cut on Wednesday, Thursday an appointment with the County Nurse for my Mother, then I thought I had a few days to myself, nope Mike wanted me to go with him on one of his business trips for three days, Sunday to Wednesday, then shopping with my Mother on Thursday, Friday last I just stitched and did laundry, yippee.
Tomorrow Mike has an eye appointment for of all things glaucoma surgery. Please pray everything goes well.

I did manage to make a Christmas Cardinal, it is sort of my own pattern and a little of some other parts of a pattern, the pictures are not the best.

I did get the Shepherds Bush Ruler case done, I just need to finish the putting the top on my Shaker Box this week and all the parts will be finished, I am so happy with this series, I hope Shepherds Bush does another, I will jump on that band wagon again.

I bought myself a gift for retirement, I have always wanted a frame like this one and finally got one, I was with Mike on his business trip last week in North Dakota, we stopped at Nordic Needle, on  Mondays they have discount day, I pulled out a 15% off piece of paper lucky me, I love this frame, it is so nice, it came with Velcro for attaching your fabric for stitching, I can set it on a table or between my legs or on my lap. I have the shepherds Bush Ruler Case on the frame, which I finished on Wednesday this week.

This is the bracelet I am working on now, I hope to have it finished tomorrow evening, I took the class at Becka Beads in Maplelake Mn.
I had some problems at the class so took it home to finish it.

This is a picture of my favorite baby, my one and only baby, she is so loveable, she has to be with me always, and cries when I leave home even to just get the mail.

She is hiding in the laundry bag while I iron Mikes shirts.

Time to stitch I hope al, is well with everyone, please pray for all the lives lost in the terror attacks in Paris and around the world.

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Please check Becka Beads Horsehair jewelry site

Good morning all: I made a new Bracelet yesterday at Becka Beads in Maple Lake Minnesota.
I love this bracelet, no needles just weaving.

Becky is a hoot to be with, she has many beautiful beads she has created both in metal and glass, she also makes horsehair bracelets, I have put a link on my sidebar to her shop and email, please check her out, she has a Lady from Scotland who send horsehair to her to make bracelets for her and her family.

Theses are beautiful, I need to find a person who has a horse that will let have some hair I want one of these for me.
Please check her site out.

This is my favorite snack, in the fall, HoneyCrisp apples from Apple Jack Orchards, in Rockford, Mn.

This is our little girl trying to get a moth that is outside the window, she is so much fun to watch, she is three now and still has a little kitten in her.

Mike is getting ready for a business trip and this is our baby trying to go with.

It is Sunday and I have a need to stitch,  happy fall to you all.



Thursday, October 22, 2015

Fall is so Beautiful

Happy Fall to you all: Welcome to my new commenters and followers, it is beautiful today, it is a lovely 65 degrees, I have the office window open, it smells so fresh.
I had a long day yesterday, up at 03:30, left at 05:00 picked a Doctor from Blaine Mn. went to Sioux City Iowa for a one hour talk back to Minnesota, got home at 20:15 it was brutal however I did find a Starbucks and Panera Bread to get a latte and Sesame Seed Chicken Salad yummy.

This is one of the trees in my front yard, I love it, I took this picture on Sunday, it has now more orange and red leaves.

I decided to look in a bag I had put aside, I cannot believe how many projects I have going, I am just going to show you a few. I started this about two years ago, can you say I am slow I can. This is one I plan on finishing before the end of November.

Next is my Jeannette Douglas Biscornu Stackers, I wanted to do all three in different color fabric, I know I am a little different but I like different, I will finish the third one this weekend on white 32 count fabric.

I am working on two Scattered Seed  kits, one is the Pinpillow and Acorn Pinkeep  (Harvest Waiting)
I love Tammy Blacks patterns they are rather primitive looking, if you are interested in joining her series, she has three out Birds, Rabbits and Sheep pop on over and take a look. she has a beautiful blog, take a look at her huge sunflowers she grew this year.

This is the Happy Harvest Rejoice Pinkeep Nest I just need to stitch and stuff and do the trim, hopefully I will have this done by Sunday.

This ia the Hand Fan, it is from Mariah's Summer Tales series, I started this about a month ago, I do not have a path of stitching I go by, just whatever is my fancy for the day.

I am such a fan of Tammy's samplers, I look forward to doing more of her kits. She also sells on Etsy, I do not have her link you will have to go to her Blog site, she also sells other items you may find interesting.

I took my Mother to the Apple Jack Orchards this week, we bought several things including Harrelson apples, yummy tart but sweet, some apple fritter bread, poppy seed dressing.

Here are a few pictures to share.

This is an apron I found at the orchard, it is adorable, I plan on making a few of these they are made out of a mans shirt, oh so cute.

Up next is the Eagle's nest we found on the way home, if you click on the picture you really get an idea of how big they are.

It is now time to stitch.
to all.