Thursday, November 30, 2017

A Stitch And A Complete Finish

Happy Holidays to all who celebrate, it has been unusually warm here in the frozen tundra of Minnesota, I half expected to see loads of snow on the ground by now, no way Jose, after Mass on Saturday I noticed the grass is growing and Mike already wintertized the lawn mower, oh well its still green and makes me happy.

I did stitch the Adam and Eve Design last weekend and constructed it on Tuesday. I like Tammy Blacks Designs, they are so primitive looking, they come with all the things in the kit to finish except the stuffing.

I started this on Saturday evening finished the stitching on Sunday. So sorry about the wrinkles.

There was wool for making an apple in the kit, at first I did not want to make the apple but gave in I think it is adorable, so happy I did finish it.

I stuffed the top with a little stuffing and the rest with crushed walnut shells, I needed that weight for the drum to stand up, it was a stinker getting the top and bottom circles to fit just right.

I plan on starting on another project from it is Hearts Content Armchair Pinpoke, I really like this design, I seem to poke my needles in the arm of my chair every once in a while and want to stop doing that, I do use magnetic needle minders but seem to forget they are there sometimes.

I will be constructing the  Sweet Gatherings Pinkeep and Heart Needlekeep tonight after we get home from Church.

We have to set up for the Christ Child Luncheon today, tomorrow is the luncheon, we serve over 200 people, the money goes to programs that are needed, I run the Sweet Shop, I have been doing this for 13 years now, we usually raise above 1300.00 dollars from the selling of cookies cakes pies canned goods and many other yummy donated baked goods.
I will post photos of the dining room they decorate for the Christmas Season for one day then everything comes down and goes upstairs into the main body of the Church for the Christmas Season.
Mike will be setting up the Nativity Scene outside the Church, we donated the figurines and the building about five years ago.

Well its time to do some stitching my dear friends.

Merry Christmas to all who celebrate the Christmas Season
Blessings To All



marly said...

I like her designs also. That apple is sweet! Great addition to the drum which came out really nice. I cut a piece of Mylar to fit inside mine and it holds the drum shape really well.

Heritage Hall said...

Catherine dear ~
I get such great project ideas from you. "Save Santa a trip" was
put at the top of the list for Grandson.... Bless you for your Family
dedication to Christmas at the Church......

Faith... said...

Congratulations on such a beautiful finish Catherine! I do hope your sale was a huge success this year!

RJ said...

Catherine, I love your newest stitch. What a great job you did? I've been afraid of doing a needle drum. I need your help. Can you do a tutorial for us one day? Glad you did the apple because it is darling! Your next projects are so pretty and I look forward to seeing how they turn out. Good luck with the bake sale. I know it will do well. That is so generous of you and Mike to donate the nativity to your church..such a lovely and blessed time of the year. RJ

Marilyn said...

All great SS projects.
Your finish looks good.
Sounds like you have a busy week ahead!

Pamela said...

Great finish! You did such a nice job.

Vickie said...

Oh I love seeing your current pieces, they are so pretty.
You and Mike are doing wonderful things for your church. We all need to be involved in our churches. I am sure your bake sale was a HUGE success!

Linda said...

Lovely finishes Catherine.


Rita said...

Great stitching!

Brigitte said...

Really great how you finished the drum. Yes, I agree, the designs by this designer are beautiful, and I also love the colours.
Such a nice little apple that you sewed. I also have a pattern but haven't tried it so far.