Friday, June 30, 2017

Stitching Beading With Some Nature Photos

Thank-you for all the beautiful  comments.
I really am thrilled to be back posting, reading and leaving comments.
I have been having problems with Google, I cannot comment on Gracie's blog and another is Preeti over at
 For some reason Google will not let me leave a comment on their BlogSpot, does anyone else have a problem like this? please let me know or if you have a solution.

I did get a bit done this week, I sat in my sewing room all day on Wednesday, I had to take in three pair of slacks, one pair of capris and a dress, it was so comforting to sit and sew finally, I also finished the Heart I stitched  With Thy Needle and Thread Love Letters a heart shaped pin pillow, I love this little beauty, I stuffed it with crushed walnut shell's, I find the batting dulls my needles to soon, the walnut shells seem to not do that.
Mike found the crushed walnut shells at a pet food store, they are ( I guess used for lizard aquariums)
Of course you know I love this designer.


I took a beading class last Saturday, it is always fun to go to Becka Beads in Maple Lake Minnesota, Becky is a hoot and a new Grandma two times over.

This is the bracelet, I have never beaded anything in purple but this one really turned out pretty in my eyes, so sorry about the threads I was anxious to get a photo, the threads are now gone, I wore it to lunch today with my Sister In Law, she really liked it, this is a pattern from Ellad2 it is called Duoletta Bracelet,  you can google her designs, Ellad2

This is the first time in over 10 years my cactus has bloomed, yellow flowers this time, last time they were pink, I am not sure why it has not bloomed more or why the color changed, it sits in my sewing room window in the southeast window.

We have a visitor every evening he is a beauty he is small I do not know if the bumps on his head can be seen but when he is standing in front of me close I can see the bumps where his antlers will be, we feed the deer and rabbits along with birds and of course the little rascal squirrel.

We were going to fill the old garden with cement and a fire ring but cannot do this till late August or earlier September due to the three spots a turtle laid her eggs, it was very interesting to watch, she dug and dug with her hind legs one at a time and got very deep and laid the eggs, I am excited to see them little creatures come out of the ground and start their life. it takes up to 90 days for some turtle eggs to hatch, I am not sure about this type, I am hoping it only takes 30days, I will take photos if I see them on their new journey of life.

I cleaned house yesterday and today it always takes two days due to I move all my furniture and the washer and dryer every week, I guess I am a little finicky about dust.
I am taking a tatting class in August at Needlework Guild Retreat, I had my interest piqued by Gracie and her lovely tatting charms with the crystals she does.
Well its almost time for bed the dog needs a little walk and so do I.
Thank-you for stopping by.



Tuesday, June 20, 2017

I am finally Back

I want to Thank Vickie over at she has checked up on me to make sure all is well, thank-you from the bottom of my heart Vickie, you are an angel. I also want to thank RJ over at, you also are an angel thank-you for the beautiful letter and your kindness at the passing of my Mother.

I have been very busy since April, with my Mother being ill and then passing, it has been a challenge, she was my dearest and best friend, I do miss her so.
Cleaning and getting the home she owned was hard, my husband and I gave the home to my sister in law, she lived with my Mother and was her care giver, so it was only right she get the home, she has made some beautiful improvements, is having fun doing so and I really want to keep her in the family, she was my youngest brothers wife, after he passed away from cancer she let my Mother live with her in her home, until my Mother bought a home, then Julie moved in with her.
Julie is like a sister to me now, I am so lucky.

I have been away also on a almost two week vacation with my wonderful husband, we left on June 4th and came home June 15th, I am so relaxed, I needed that vacation., we went to Live Aqua in Cancun Mexico our second home is what that place feels like to us.

They had a message on our bed made out of rice, they are a fantastic place we only mentioned to our favorite waiter that we had been married for 40 years, he must have mentioned it to management and this is what they did for us, this is the best place to vacation for us.

Mike had a message put on the beach made out of seaweed as a surprise for me, the words are about four feet tall and one foot wide so you could see it from the balcony's of the resort, all rooms face the sea, none face the streets of Cancun.

I did get a few stitch's in on Plum Street Sampler Merry Friends, I love this design, I bought the tins to put the finished design in from a second hand store, so they will be hanging somewhere in the home this Christmas.

I finished this at a stitching retreat in May, I found the buttons in my stash button jar, I need to have a finishing day soon, I have loads of stuff to put together, the stitching is done but if you know me I like to stitch and not finish, maybe I need to send a bunch to Vonna!

I did finish the stitching on Blackbird Designs Lady Liberty and need to finish the top for the pin cushion, soon very soon.

I had a beading day with Julie, she made these adorable bracelets for me, I did not know she was making them for me at the time, I was also making bracelets for her one I finished the other I had to finish after she went home, one I have a photo for the other I will have to post later when I get her wrist in front of the camera.
This is the one I made for her.

So sorry the photos are not so great I do not know what is wrong with my camera.

I hope you are all well I am going to get caught up with commenting on other blogs today.