Sunday, April 26, 2015

Wow I have been lost for a while

Greetings to all: Thank-you for your lovely comments to my Easter Post.
I have done little stitching of late, I have been busy working and helping my Mother get ready for a move to a new home.
Now understand my Mother is 84 years young and has a mind as bright as a 16 year old, sometimes that it is very interesting to be with her, she is not afraid to say what is on het mind that is not a bad thing sometimes.
She has just bought her first home, just think her first home wow,  I am so proud of her, so it has been a challenge to get over to help her get packed and ready for a garage sale.
Mother is moving closer to me, she will live only 6 miles instead of the 27 miles now.

Retirement: I have been informed by my wonderful Husband that I will be retiring in October the last friday to be exact of October, I am looking forward to this date. YIPPEE.

Next week is Retreat week-end, I leave for the Conference center in Chaska on Thursday, the Oakridge Conference Center is  so nice, I am really looking forward to this event, Ellen Chester from
With My Needle is teaching the Kindred Spirits Class, this is a Shaker Carrier with a pipkin, scissors holder, pin cube and needleroll with the option of a ruler holder, I am really excited about this class.

I did work on my Jeannette Douglas Biscornu pattern, this one I did on a green fabric I have had for just about forever, I like the color combination, I did not use the colors called for I like to be different.

I was on my way home on Friday from Minneapolis, I could not believe my eyes here is a tom turkey trying to woo two females, he was in full bloom, I could not get a good frontal picture, so I asked him to turn for me and he did oh my goodness, it was amazing I was only about 20 feet from him.

This is a visitor to our corn feeder for the deer, this little one seems to rule the corn bed, he has the blackbirds pacing until he is done, he will not even let another squirrel around.

It is spring finally yippee, I plan on sitting on my front porch drinking a latte and stitching.

Blessings to all



Linda said...

Pretty finishes Catherine. That turkey is huge.


Vickie said...

Oh those are cute!
The turkey is impressive.

Kimmie said...

Happy impending retirement!!!!

Love your rock garden and turkey pics!!!

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Lisa V said...

You must be so looking forward to your retirement, lucky you!
Hope your Mother's move goes well and she enjoys her new home.

Preeti said...

Beautiful finishes, Catherine!!:) I enjoyed seeing turkey pics.

Dani - tkdchick said...

Your biscornus are beautiful!

Have a great retreat!! They are always so much fun!

Carol said...

That is so exciting for your mom, Catherine! Best of luck to her in her new home :)

Love the handsome turkeys--although we get them in our yard, I've never seen one as pretty as that one!

I'm sure your retirement will bring even more pretty stitching--enjoy the countdown to October!

Frances N said...

I love your biscornu! Pretty colors!
That is one impressive Tom Turkey!!! I certainly hope the girls noticed!
Congrats on your upcoming retirement!

thegreytail said...

oh my Catherine! I love those wildlife pictures!
I don't think I've ever seen a turkey walking around like that in my entire life!
I'm glad you mom is moving closer to you!

summer said...

Great shots of the Turkey! WOW beautiful stitching as well.

Bea said...

That is a beautiful biscornu. Love the fabrics you chose for both sides.

Fabulous pictures of the turkey. I've never seen a wild one.

Congratulations on your upcoming retirement!