Thursday, September 3, 2015

Oh Boy What A Month

Hello My Dear Friends: I have had a month I will never forget, my computer kept kicking me out, my internet stopped for more then four days with intervals of working and not working, UGH.
But the good news is I was able to attend the Minnesota Needlework Guild Retreat back in the second week of August, what a great bunch of ladies plus one man, I am sure he felt lucky to be there with all us gabbing women.
He is a beautiful stitcher, he likes to work on very big and beautiful projects.

I did get some stitching done, I worked on my Blue Floral Ensemble by Cherished Stitches, this is a very costly kit, my friend LaRue bought this and did not want to stitch it, so I bought it for a fraction of the cost lucky me.
I finished the scissor case and the biscornu, I love the deep blue colors, not a really good picture, it is foggy out today so had to do my best. The scissors case is a little wonky because my adorable little cat decided to play with it before the picture, I will need to do a little work on it.

I finished my Scattered Seed Happy Hearts Rejoice Pinkeep Nest, I need to do the finishing work tonight, I am in love with Tammy Blacks Designs, she is very creative, and a wonderful designer, this is number two of the Little Sparrow Pinkeep Club  series, I did the The Little Sparrow Drum a few months ago. , please stop by Tammy's site and see all the wonderful things she has to offer, she sells on Ebay and Etsy, she has some things I am itching to buy.

Next is slow slow slow progress on  With My Needle Kindred Spirits, I have not done much on this little lovely, I love this kit, it is beautiful, Ellen is such a little lady and so sweet, I plan on having this done before the first of the year. (so sorry abuot the crappy picture)

I have to tell you, I had to buy a new camera, I love my new Canon Power  Shot SX530 HS with wifi, wow I am getting so technology savvy.
I took my last picture of a little girl in the neighborhood selling lemonade.
I took some beautiful pictures of the sun rising, it was so big and beautiful, I took these on my morning walk.
The higher the sun got the bigger it got wow. A little fog was also in the trees.

I received a free Fitbit for doing surveys on the computer, I had so many points and wanted to use some of them up, so a Fitbit it is.
I have been walking so much just to get my steps up there and now I am addicted, so maybe this will be my motivation to lose weight, yippee.

I am working at home today and tomorrow so Karol our customer coordinator can go on a well deserved vacation.
I am counting the days to retirement, I am down to 58 days and a wake-up call, I am getting excited and hope I will have loads to do in the near future. Loads of stitching, beading and I plan on getting back to doing stain glass again.

Many Blessings on this Labor Day week-end to all.



Linda said...

Beautiful stitching Catherine. I love all the projects your working on.


Vickie said...

Oh, those are wonderful projects Catherine!
Pretty pictures too!

Joyce Clark Frank said...

Love your stitching. Sounds like the retreat was fun. Your new camera is neat, know you will enjoy it.

marly said...

Oh that blue! All the kits are lovely. Thanks for the camera review - I need a new one.

butterfly said...

Great stitching, nice camera just right for your retirement.

Carol said...

Such beautiful work, Catherine, and your new camera looks fabulous. I can here the excitement in your post as you write about your impending retirement--how wonderful! I'm beginning to think more and more about it, too, but will probably wait a few more years. I would really miss my coworkers if I were to leave the library now...

Have a lovely Labor Day weekend!

Hopblogger said...

Hello Catherine,
Beautiful stitching as always. Lovely Biscornu and matching scissor case! 58 days will soon approach. Time has certainly flew by!
Mini smiles, Conny

Summer said...

Beautiful stitching! I love your photos, beautiful sunrise well captured!

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

What beautiful stitching. I love the blue collection and the Kindred Spirit piece is lovely too.
Congratulations on the impending retirement! I have too many years to go LOL