Sunday, April 2, 2017

Happy Easter

Happy Easter to those who celebrate this Blessed Season.
Thank-you to all who have left comments on my last post, I thank-you from the bottom of my heart.

I have been stitching and love what I have stitched, Eszter stitched it as a heart, I plan on putting it on the top of a cigar box that I will keep my traveling needles, scissors and other things I need for stitching.
This is the Rose Hamilton Heart. ( so sorry about the wrinkles)

I started this design on Friday evening and I am almost finished, I love this Easter Design another by SubRosa. Eszter has a new design a Carrot Bag which is adorable, she does send PDF patterns so you do not need to wait for the pattern.

I actually have the big red flower and the stem done and have started to stitch the eggshell.
This is another design I really like.

I will be away at a Retreat put on by Stitchville USA this coming week-end, I will leave on Thursday come home on Monday, I have never missed a Retreat from Stitchville, this year we have Blackbird Designs coming again, I do not know what we will be stitching just yet it is always a surprise.
If you ever can get on the list for one of Deb's Retreats I encourage you to do so, they are the best retreats around.
Barb and Alma are such a hoot and have such beautiful retreat designs.
I am really looking forward to this event, after 2017 entered I have had one heck of a year so far, I am back to normal and hope to stay that way.

On Tuesday last week I had to have a chemically induced stress test to make sure my heart did not sustain any damage from being dehydrated and from the pneumonia, I am so happy, I have no plaque and low LDL and HDL, not bad for a 66 year old gal.

It is cloudy today about 45 degrees and sprinkles  every once in a while, nothing to complain about.
The Red Winged Blackbirds have been here since the beginning of March, the Robins are back and I have seen and heard the Morning Doves, they are so calming to listen too in the morning, soon we will be able to sit out on the patio or front porch and drink our coffee in the morning, something I really look forward too each summer.

It is time for my needle to hit the fabric, thank-you for stopping by.




Linda said...

Beautiful projects and stitching Catherine. I'll be happy to send you all of my Morning Doves. They drive me crazy. Have fun at the retreat.


Marilyn said...

Cute designs.
Looks like they are a pretty fast stitch also.
I wish you a great time at Stitchville, and can't wait to see the project.
You really need this, after a bad start to the year.
Have fun!

Rita JG said...

Beautiful, Cathrine! What a cute design!

Vickie said...

I am so glad to hear your health sounds good now! :D
The retreat will be wonderful and fun! Your stitching is pretty Catherine.
We have about the same weather as you now.

Preeti said...

You made good progress on your stitching projects! Good to know you are feeling better. Enjoy your stitching retreat!:)
Me and my husband also drink coffee in the morning in our balcony and I love that time though on weekdays we have to restrict to10-15 mins. only.

Pauline said...

Hi Catherine,

Thanks for dropping by my blog! I love to see what other stitchers are working on and quite often I find a designer I haven't seen before. Sub Rosa Designs is new to me and her patterns are very appealing (might have to indulge!), they remind me a little of primitive betty, amongst others.

Oh how my heart yearns for a stitching getaway with Blackbird Designs! If only they would come to Australia!

Carol said...

Lovely stitching, Catherine! The first piece will look so pretty on the top of a box :) And how exciting about your retreat--go, relax, stitch, chat, laugh, and have fun! You deserve it!!

Tiffstitch said...

Glad you're doing well and lovely stitching. Enjoy the retreat!

gracie said...

Wonderful to attend a stitching retreat. Glad to read your stress test results were good. Still waiting on my results from the tests I just had for my very high blood pressure.

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

Two lovely designs. I am really drawn to Eggshell Garden, I love the giant egg shell. I wonder what bird laid that egg? Or maybe it's a tiny little garden!

Have a wonderful time at the retreat. I do wish I could go to another retreat, especially one with a famous designer! Make sure you tell us all about it when you get back.

cucki said...

beautiful stitches..
love and smiles x

blue star stitcher said...

Beautiful stitching. How cool that she sends the PDF chart while the paper copy is in the mail. Hope you had a great time at the retreat this weekend, lucky you!

Eszter/SubRosa said...

Beautiful stitching, Catherine! I'm so excited, can't wait to see your finished work.