Thursday, March 29, 2018

Some Stitching And A Construction Finish

Happy Spring my dear friends, it chilly today but not cold, as the ground warms the air seems warmer even when it is a balmy 36 degrees, the snow is almost gone but who knows what will come in the form of moisture, I am hoping for rain not snow.

I have been busy playing suzie homemaker I cleaned the fridge/freezer yesterday, surprising I only had to get rid of two items, I use baking soda in my fridge and freezer and change them every three-four months, you never know what smells that will appear in there.

I have also done very little stitching but have a construction to show you, this is a class project from Betsy Morgan Willing hands class from 2015, Paper Pieceing Bristol Bag, I love this even in all its redness on white, I usually do not do monochromatic projects.

I did get some stitching done on my Little Snowy Blue Church, I am still waiting for the Krienik thread to get to my home.

My next construction project is a Blackbird Designs Class Project, I hope to have this barrel finished tomorrow evening. I took this class last year in Chaska Minnesota, Stitchville USA has a Spring Fling every year.

I was reading on some  designers sites they like to back their pieces with lite weight fusing, it sure does help keep the wrinkles away, I would have done the same for the top of this barrel but that would have made my needle and pins dull so only the lower barrel is fused.

This evening Mike leaves at midnight for Adoration until 01:00 a.m. I then go from 02:00 a.m. until 03:00, unless the person replacing me does not show up which has happened before, I will be tired but do not have to work at the food shelf tomorrow, we will be delivering meals on wheels on Monday.
We will be serving dinner here on Easter Sunday, we are expecting a small group, we used to take everyone out for buffet but since so many have left this world we feel it is just as good for me to cook dinner which I am looking forward to.

Happy Easter to all who celebrate and Happy Passover to all who celebrate.



Friday, March 23, 2018

Finally Finished

I worked on the last two pieces of the Kindred Spirits class project.
I stitched the Scissor Case yesterday, I hate rouching, hate it with the kind of ribbon that was in the kit, I did get it done not exactly my best work but it looks okay.
I finished the back of the ruler case and stitched the back to the front, I have ordered the ruler and two thread keepers from Ellen Chester of With My Needle, I hope they come soon.
So sorry the photos are not very good it is evening here, the brightest light I could find was in the laundry room.

I want to tell you about two Blog sites I purchase from, they both have new designs out.

Scattered Seed Samplers has a new Bunny design out which I am in love with, I will be ordering it.

SubRosa has three really cute Chicken designs that are oh so cute, please check them out.

And Sub Rosa Blog site

I am gearing up for Easter, we decided to have dinner here at the old homestead, we are not having ham, we are having turkey, dressing, potatoes, green beans (not green bean salad) ewwww pie and I bought a cake mix triple chocolate with milk chocolate frosting I am going to make a round cake and have frosting in the middle, I have given up candy, Pepsi, baked sweets and granolas, now you may laugh at the granolas but everyday when I have my homemade latte, I have a Nature Valley Granola bar with it in the mid morning, boy oh boy I miss that treat.
It is now time to work on my Little Blue Church, I am almost ready to add the beads, then I am not sure what I will work on.

Happy Easter To All Who Celebrate The Holy Season
Happy Passover To All Who Celebrate Passover


Wednesday, March 21, 2018

I Hate Rouching So Much

Thank-you to all that left comments on my last post, you all are wonderful.
I did finish the construction on the needleroll, it is not my best finish, I tried very hard to do a great job but the rouching got to me, I hate the fact the needle and thread and ribbon faught me all the way to the end.
I did not follow the direction on how to put the needleroll together, I did my own thing, the directions were not the best for finishing, it was kind of a mess to follow.
I know I should have sent all the pieces to a finisher but I did not want to spend the money, that is less money for patterns and threads and fabric.
I only have the ruler and scissor case to finish now, I hope to have them finished this evening or tomorrow, it depends on what the day throws at me, I get the curves thrown at me when I am on a mission.

I will need to press this front again, so sorry for the wrinkles.

It is snowing again but nothing like the east coast, I am so sorry about the tornados and winter storm Toby, I am hoping this cold weather stops soon and spring can really take hold.
We went shopping on Monday, we spotted three Great Blue Herons, they are here early, it seems they usually come back in April, maybe this is a sign that warmer weather is almost here, I hope so.
Well its time for coffee and some stitching.

Thank-you for your comments and for viewing my posts

Sunday, March 18, 2018

I Have Been Busy

Happy Easter to all who celebrate this Holy Season: Spring begins on the 20th if and I mean if it does not snow, I feel if it snows it just is not spring yet.
So I shall show you what I have been up too, I have been stitching on my Little Snowy Church a bit and working on constructing my Kindred Spirits Class Project from 2015, I have made some progress until I noticed I made a big mistake and had to frog the needleroll, ouch is what I said.

This is what it looks like now finally, so sorry about the wrinkles, tomorrow I will work on constructing the needleroll.

I did finish the Pipkin, not my best finish but I am happy, on the ends I did ribbons, because I do not do ribbon flowers good enough. Not sure why there is a shadow on the front of the Pipkin, I did take a photo at night.
I did the Pincube also, I added a little weight inside the cube to make it have a little weight.

I also did get the bands inside the Shaker Box finished.

I have the Ruler and Scissor Case to construct and then I will be done, yahoo.

I did get some stitching on Little Snowy Church, I am loving this piece so much, I may do the other Church soon.

I wish you all a great week, keep those needles pushing.
Please do not forget to stop over to to enter Nancy's giveaway, I have used her threads they are wonderful, she gives you a whole lot more then DMC or any specialty threads, her giveaways are fantastic.


Thursday, March 15, 2018

Nancy Is Having Another Givaway Of Her New Threads

Hello My Dear Friends
Nancy is having another wonderful giveaway of her fantastic new line, I have some of her threads, she is very generous with the amount of thread in each skein, the colors are lovely.
Please take a look at her other things she has for sale.
I have bought from her you can find the Sewing Necessaire in browns,  I bought from her back in my post in 2016, I love it, I have used some of the buttons and threads from it.


                                                             Pop on over and enter

I will be posting what I am working on tomorrow, I have a mess going which is bothering me.
Did I peek you attention? it really was going good but a snag hit me twice and it was a doozy.


Friday, March 9, 2018

I Picked Up My Framed Pieces From Joanns Today

Hello my Dear Friends: I hope you are well today.
First Michael and I went grocery shopping at Super Target, I tried to buy a new top and dress but just could not find what I wanted.
We had lunch at Perkins which I wish we had not, I am ill, it is not pretty.
Mike said as long as we are 30 miles closer to Joanns lets pick up your framed piece, okay another 25 miles and bang I was a happy girl.
We have a Joanns  only 23 miles from home but they do not do framing.

The first one is a With Thy Needle And Thread  Design Cutting Paper Snowflakes, I love this design.

I also picked up With Thy Needle And thread Birds Of A Feather, I am so in love with the mat and frame.

So sorry the photos are not the best I tried many locations and could not get the right position for a good picture.


Thursday, March 8, 2018

Thank-you From My Heart To Yours

I have been having a bad week, its not been an easy time here in the Laurent house hold, many things have happened good and bad.
I was feeling sad very sad today, I am being reminded of how ill my Mother was this time last year, I am getting better at handling things its just a slow process.
First Mike brought in the mail, I had received a card from an amazing Lady from the South.
I opened the envelope and to my surprise I see the Cathedral of St. Paul in St. Paul Minnesota, it is a beautiful building with a beautiful history.
My dear Friend Frances,

too my surprise I was amazed to read and find a beautiful card of Saint Padre Pio of Pietrelcina my favorite Male Saint, we have numerous books on Saint Padre Pio, you cannot imagine my surprise, I did cry it is a beautiful gesture from a beautiful Lady.
Frances had this card touched too Saint Padre Pio's Glove, this makes a third class Relic, I am so touched by her generosity I had to cry.
To the people that are not Catholic, this is an amazing beautiful and heartfelt thing to do for someone.
Thank-you Frances you are one amazing and beautiful Lady.

Yesterday I read my emails and found a E-Card from RJ this card came at a time when I needed it, this E-card means so much to me, RJ has a way of making you feel special, she is also an amazing Lady.
I sent RJ a thank-you she responded with a return reply, I am truly Blessed to have so many wonderful and beautiful people in my life.
As a Blogger I feel Blessed to call you all my friends, we do live far from each other but miles do not matter in friendship.
Thank-you to you all for being in my life.

Well I did get some stitching done this week, I was at Minnesota needlework Guild Retreat last weekend, I had a ball, the table I sat at was perfect, of course all the ladies that were there are very special.
I am still trying to catch up with my commenting on your blogs and sending out thank-you's for your comments on my last post.
Well here is my progress on Little Snowy Church by Nora Corbet I can really see the Church coming together now, I am not a big fan of Kreinik threads but have somewhat mastered them a little.

I did have two designs framed up at Joann's two weeks ago, I will post photo's tomorrow.
Well its getting close to dinner, I am on my own this evening, Mike is at a Serra Club meeting and will have dinner there.
Thank-you for stopping by and reading and commenting.