Tuesday, August 21, 2018

A Retreat And Very Little Stitching

Hello to all my Friends: I hope you all are having a great summer of stitching.
Two weeks ago I was at a week long retreat, I had a blast, of course I sat with the friends I sit with every year, we have such a fun table, LaRue, Linda and Karen, I could not ask for a better table to sit at.

I did very little stitching but did lots of beading, I made beaded crystal balls for some of the girls there.
I bought a kit from a lady who had two it is called Edward Scissor Fish, I have wanted to make him for five years, now I can here he is, he is a scissor holder, he is a lot better looking then this photo when stitched up.

My Dear friend LaRue made this fantastic project bag, I love the color and the pattern of the fabric.

So sorry about the wrinkle, it was stuffed in the bottom of my bag, I had to leave early due to a family accident, I just threw everything in my bags.

I took a class and made a beaded tape measure, Becky at Becka Beads has a class for us every year.

I did get lots of free stitching patterns and fabric with threads from the stash relocation table, I am amazed at the stuff people are willing to buy and never stitch, all the better for me.

Just look someone started this and left it with the patterns and threads, yahoo.

This box with the pattern thread and fabric was a great find.

I did not get a front picture of the stitching so sorry, I did stitch this up at retreat it is a needle book and scissor holder.

I found lots of great pieces of 32 and 36 count linen.

I am making a carrier bead bracelet, (not sure why the beads are looking orange) they should be gold
 I hope to have this finished by Saturday so I can wear it to Church.

I had the idea to add  the heart and crystal bead.

I am cleaning house tomorrow which takes 6 hours, I move furniture every time I clean its an illness I am sure.
I will be stitching on my cross stitch class project again tomorrow evening, I will need to relax and what a better way then to relax.
We have been removing bush's and putting up a small privacy fence around the air conditioner, we had to remove the bus's because the dear were eating them.
Our next project is the railing around the back deck which is 52 feet long, this will take a while.
Well its time for a dog walk a swim at the wellness center then bedtime.
I hope you all are having a great evening, thank-you for stopping by and leaving a comment.


Saturday, August 4, 2018

A Little Stitching & A Retreat

Greetings to all my faithful followers: Thank-you from my heart for all your lovely comments about my Fair ribbons, you are so sweet and kind.
I am going to enter into the Sate Fair this Month, if I get any kind of ribbons I will try the State fair next year, I have the Fair bug all of a sudden.

I am working on a Jackie Du Plessis Saturday Morning, she does not give a good photo of the items to be stitched, I will show you a few from the finishing directions.

Next is the Needlebook and button page, I am not sure why she did not give good photos on the cover page.
 You can see by her fingers how small the book is.

This is the Pin cushion, it will be filled with crushed walnuts, I love the walnut filling.

This is the very small needlebook, I am not sure why I stitched so close to the salvage, it will not effect the finish.
This is the needleholder and Button Page.
I do like this design and what it will look like when finished, I am not so sure about the finishing directions they are a little different and missing some information, I heard from a couple of people that take her classes that she does this for what reason I am not sure.
I have been doing lots of home improvements with Michael, we want to do so much but its has been raining so much here, we tore out the two corner gardens with the dogwood bush's only because the dear are eating them, I had a golfer ask once why they looked so nasty and sad, we decided to take them out and just have grass.
Michael finished the floor on the deck and now wants to put up new railing, when will he slow down?
His hand is almost healed it has been almost 11 months since he burned his hands, what a healing process, he still has tremendous pain but thankfully it is getting less of the pain.
I am going to the Minnesota Needlework Guild retreat next week for one week, I really love all the women who go, I really look forward to seeing them, we have many who come from different states, it is a fun time, we do have one couple Mike and Karen who come but this year they are skipping it.
We had horrible winds and rain last evening, it was horrible the same for today but not so windy and very little lightning.
Well its time to pack and do a little stitching.
Thank-you from my Heart for visiting with me.
I will send out thank-you's for your comments this weekend.