Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving And Some Stitching Updates

First of All Happy Blessed thanksgiving, it is a beautiful time of the year to give thanks, it is fall here in Minnesota, cold today a balmy 23 degrees, but I am still thankful for the spring we had, the summer and of course the upcoming Holidays.
I feel Blessed to be alive and healthy, I am finally over my pneumonia, I am positively getting the pneumonia shot next week.
We are taking our Families out to Thanksgiving Buffett, its not that we do not want to have them over but all the yelling during the football games and the prep and clean=up has gotten to me, so my wonderful Husband foots the bill, actually its a lot cheaper to take them all out then to buy two turkeys, all the fixin's and of course the dessert.
Yesterday one of the Catholic Church's in our area had a pie auction, I made two Snickers pies and one Milky Way Dark Chocolate pie, they were judged I am not sure where my standing is but hope I did well, we went to dinner to Mikes sisters place of work, I had chili and fries, Mike had hamburger steak.

Anyhoo here is what I did on my ISHW I received this little sweet pattern from the beautiful Frances over at I made a few changes, one I used a little darker threads and fabric, I also wanted to make it a smaller ornament to hang on the tree, I did the ornaments on the tree in a French knot instead of buttons,  I am hanging the tree on the bottom of the fabric instead of at the end of the wording, I will show a photo of the put together ornament to you very soon.

Next is the Scattered Seeds Sampler Sweet Gatherings Pinkeep and Heart Needlekeep Wrist Companion, this is from a kit series sent out four times a year, I am in love with this design, I have a hutch with nothing but Scattered Seed Samplers designs, I like Tammy's designs they are just the perfect primitive style for me, I will need to take a photo of the hutch soon.

I had started working on the Cookies but had to rip out the little house and the S due to I pulled out the wrong size fabric from my fabric closet, so here it is sadly.
I will return to it after I cool down a little.

I have been looking for a DMC Thread Color Card, you can only buy the ones with the paper printed colors of threads in the USA, I went to the DMC online, they also have the Golden Skein Box's on sale this week for only $39.99  regularly $115.00 Mike bought me back in September 2016, it is a beauty.

This is my next project, as you can see I am doing another Scattered Seed Sampler, I love anything Adam and Eve, I have never done a project with Adam and Eve, I have admired all the Blog Stitcher's that have done Adam and Eve projects, I will start this tonight, I have no prep for tomorrow so its a good night to relax.

I am asking you who believe in Prayer to please include all who are ill in your daily Prayers or just anytime Prayers please.

Have a Beautiful and Blessed Thanksgiving Day




Linda said...

Happy Thanksgiving Catherine. Beautiful stitching.


LaRue said...

Happy Thanksgiving Cathy and Mike.

marly said...

Oh I like the Scattered Seeds designs. Glad you are finally doing better. Mark always thinks we should take everyone out for holidays but one bonehead in the family of five refuses. So we eat at home. Enjoy the day and have a Happy Thanksgiving.

butterfly said...

Beautiful stitching.
Love the new designs.
Have a lovely Thanksgiving .
I am happy you are feeling better too.

Pamela said...

Happy Thanksgiving!

Marilyn said...

All great projects.
Love the Squirrel on the SS piece.
Glad you are feeling better.
Wishing you a great Thanksgiving.

Mary said...

Katherine, Your Thanksgiving sounds nice and relaxing and you will even have time for stitching. I just love that Scattered Seeds pattern, the fabric and colors are gorgeous. Yes, you have to share your hutch photo!! I'm glad your feeling better and have a Lovely and Blessed Thanksgiving, Mary

Vickie said...

What sweet stitching Catherine. I would love to see your hutch. Your Thanksgiving plans sound lovely. I agree with you and the power of prayer!!

Penny said...

I think taking everyone out sounds like a lovely, relaxing day! Enjoy your dinner, Catherine! Love Scattered Seeds designs and would love to see a picture of your hutch! Your Lizzie Kate piece made me smile - lovely stitching! Happy Thanksgiving!

Heritage Hall said...

Just love your picks for stitching...Plan to do Naughty for next year. So glad
you are rid of the bug and contemplating the shot to ward off a repeat. More and more families are opting for eating out on Thanksgiving...less work for Mother should be reason enough. Wishing you and yours a most blessed Thanksgiving, Catherine.....

RJ said...

Happy Thanksgiving my friend! I hope your day was filled with blessings. Great idea to take the group out to dinner. Just think of all that cleanup that you did not have to do.

I love all of your new stitches. One is prettier than the next. But I especially love that first Scattered Seeds set. I have to look into that designer. It is a new one for me. Your stitching looks beautiful and the colors are so soft and pretty.

Bundle up when you go outside Catherine and stay well. RJ@stitchingfriendsforever

Faith... said...

Hope you had a wonderful holiday! Sounds like a smart idea to take the family out to dinner. No work before or after the meal and everyone will go to their own homes afterwards! Love the change you made to the LK! Look forward to seeing your new Scattered Seeds start.

Preeti said...

Lovely stitching !! The scattered seeds patterns look beautiful!

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

The Santa Ornie is so cute! Nice work on the Scattered Seeds project but a shame about the Cookies.
The Golden Skein is still not coming my way, even at that price! I do consider making my own DMC shade chart just to have one with actual threads.

Brigitte said...

I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. And I also hope that you have fully recovered from your pneumonia by now.
These Scattered Seeds designs look so great. I have never stitched anything by this designer. But what I see really looks good. I love the basket with the blue flowers you stitched. And that sweet little squirrel.
A nice L*K ornament.

Carol said...

I'm glad you are feeling better, Catherine--pneumonia can be so serious! There seem to be a lot of yukky viruses going around lately!

Lovely stitching and I just bought the same DMC color card with real threads--just love it!!

Hope you enjoy these last few days of November :)