Wednesday, September 27, 2017

This Past month Has Tested Us To All Limits

First of all I want to thank everyone for your comments on my last post, I was able to send email thank-you but got caught up in a mess, a big fat mess.
First my father-in law has us running almost every day, he has the onset of dementia, the assisted living facility he is at is calling almost daily, Mikes older sister and he are power of attorney, so everything falls on them, Mike is retired and his older sister has been working the last few years to get her home paid off, so most of the responsibility falls on Mike, not only that but now his refund check from tax's has been lost in the mail, on the phone for a long time today to clear that mess up I hope.
Then Mike has been going back an forth to the burn center he has second and almost third degree burns on his right hand and arm, he was seasoning a wok in the garage and the oil (which he had to much in the pan) reached its flame point, he tried to carry the wok out of the garage the wind hit the big flame and he had to put the fire out on his hand and burned the other hand also, I will ask you all to please say a prayer he does not get an infection, I have to dress it with new dressing each day, it is very painful for him, I do cry but have to stay strong, this Friday I hope they will say he is healing good and on the mend, its a long road.
Then  I find out my favorite cousin Tim is having a lower leg removed due to an infection the Mayo Clinic cannot get rid of, man this sucks I am so happy I am in such good health, otherwise I would have to hire someone to take care of us all.
 Enough of that horror story, now I want to show you what I have been doing.
A few years ago I was at Needlework Guild and they have a stash relocation pile which consists of things kits thread and patterns people want to get rid of, no charge everything is free, my favorite kind of sale.
I found the 50 count Loon kits which I had worked on a while back, I think the reason the person got rod of it is because they made a few mistakes, I was able to work around them,  I put it in a drawer and forgot about it, found it a couple of weeks ago and finished it, now I need to get it framed.

I taped the piece to a frame so it was easier to stitch and not get the mat board dirty, this is where I left off before finding it again.

This is the finished stitching, I love this design, however Mike had too uncross my eyes after stitching on it for so long.

I am working on a Scattered Seed Sampler lit it is the Mend Thy Ways Button Bag, I love Tammy Blacks designs, they are simple but lovely.

So sorry about the bad photo, taken at night, not very good lighting, poor camera angle  also.

I have also been beading, I finished two bracelets last week, I love the black and gray the best.

   So sorry another bad photo, I just have not been able to get good photos at night.

I was out on the front porch having coffee and had a beautiful visitor,  this swallow tail has seen better days it is either old or had a good battle with something.

WE have been talking about selling our home and buying a little bigger place, this home just seems so small to us, we will be making a decision soon, it is not easy to decide.
Well its now 10:10 p.m. and I am tired, tomorrow I have to take my father-in-law to a hearing test to see if he needs new hearing aids, Mike cannot drive just yet, poor guy, he is getting bored.

My Friends, thank-you for stopping by.



Monday, September 11, 2017

A little Stitching Fun and Family

Helo to you all: I hope the hurricane Irma has not done any damage to you and your city and town, my heart goes to all who were or are in her path, the news stories rip my heart apart, Blessings and thought sent your way.

I did manage to stitch a little yesterday and today, I finished the Hearts For You, a kit the lovely Kim over at, Kim Thank-you I have never worked on cloth like this before, I like it, I am going to make a pillow for my stitching chair instead of a wall hanging.

Well its not much of a post today but will show more next time.

Be safe my friends.

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Another Contructed Piece

Hello My Dear Dear Friends: First I want you all to please I beg you to pray for the safety of the people and animals in Florida, Irma looks to be a devastating hurricane, we must not forget about Texas and Louisiana if you donate please make sure it is a reputable organization, I am giving to the Salvation Army, they do such great things for humanity.
Now I want to show you my latest finish  I did stitch this back this summer, it is a Tammy Black  Scattered Seed Samplers Design, it is called ''Tea Time'' Kettle Mat, it is 5x5 and just the right size to hold my tea cup with jasmine tea.
I am not sure why I have not posted any photos before I thought I had.

This is Blondie in the Family room waiting for the fireplace to be turned on it was cold here this morning 45 degrees, brrr

I am going to start stitching this after I stitch a project that Kim over at last year she sent me a lovely porcelain box and a Shepherds Bush Kit. Please stop over to her blog and see what she is doing now. Amazing simply amazing.

This is another ornament I stitched back in 2016 I think,  I like the chenille around the ornament it reminds me of snow.

Well its Thursday and I need to clean today, I clean the bathrooms and kitchen on Wednesdays and the rest of the house on Thursday, I plan on stitching this evening when watching Project Runway, however this may be the last year I watch they seem to think some of these designs are wonderful however I have other ideas about some of them.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

A Few Finish's Finally

Greetings my dear friends, I am sitting here and wondering if I should turn on the furnace, it was so cold last night I was shivering, it has been chilly here, something I do not like to do.

I have been busy doing finishing on some of my stitched items, I made a promise to not start a new stitch design until I finished four item's so here they are.

This is a Blackbird Designs Lady Liberty which I stitched early this summer, they may look a little wonky, only because I use crushed walnuts for stuffing which I love.

                                                     Next is Hats Off To Uncle Sam

I stitched this one this summer, I have a large collection of Pin Cushions
I received this next one from the stash relocation pile from the Minnesota Needlework Guild last year, I think it is a class project, not sure.
Again it is another Blackbird Designs kit, I love the color of the fabric.
I just need to iron them better.
Well I am going to start working on another kit from Scattered Seed Samplers, I do not have a photo just yet but will show you the kit photo soon.
I hope all our friends in Texas are finally getting back to their homes and getting their lives back, you are still in my prayers daily.
I hope the fires in Manitoba are out please pray for Peace and all who are suffering.