Monday, October 1, 2018

Things Are Back To Normal ( Finally)

🐇Hello to all my faithful followers and the ones that just take a peek,  thank-you from my heart for all your lovely comments on my last post.
It has been a trying three months, Pop is with Our Lord and not in any pain.

I have been stitching, not any beading but soon I will get back to beading getting things made for the Santa Shop at Church in December.
I have been able to get back to stitching again, it feels so good, outside projects are done for the year except for getting rid of the annuals that will freeze soon, it is cold here in the forty's brrrrr, ( I need to move to warmer weather)

I stitched on my class project today, I was able to get some photos even with the cloudy sky.

I used the dime to give you an idea of how small the stitching is, I am not happy with the directions but am able to work around them.

This is the Needleholder and the back of the Tool Pocket

This is the Needlebook, I just love the flower design Jackie chose.

                                               Button Page and Needle Holder again

                                                        This is one of the panels of the box

                                          This is Krissy looking out the front door in the
                                                             entryway she is so alert

Last week on Monday, we needed a little getaway, we went to West Bend Iowa and visited the Grotto Of The Redemption, this is an amazing place,  it was pouring rain but I still climb to the top to take a photo, Mike went to the gift shop to stay dry.

I am amazed at how beautiful and peaceful this place is, I fell in love with all the beautiful statues and designs in the building, a Catholic Priest collected gens stones and rocks from around the world, he and two other men worked on this place for years, you can check it out on the net.

Just a few photos:

                                                                     The Holy Family
This is what you see as you drive up from the front
three story's high and amazing

                                                                    Jesus and Judas

                                                    Inside the Blessed Virgin Mary's Grotto
                                                A very pretty stain glass donated to the Grotto

                                                          The Most Blessed Virgin Mary

Well its now 20:00 time to get back to stitching and watching Halloween Baking Championship.
Have a safe and great week.



marly said...

So sorry for your loss.

butterfly said...

Sorry for your loss dear friend, it is always a sad time , but can also be a time of warm feelings thinking back to the happy times you had in the past that will never be forgotten.

Love your tiny stitching can't wait to see the finish.

Marilyn said...

My condolences.
That's some tiny stitching!
Thanks for sharing the pics of the Grotto.
They are beautiful.
My Aunt & Uncle used to take us to a Grotto in Rudolph WI every year.

Sandy said...

So sorry for you loss... It is hard no matter the age or if you are expecting it.
That is indeed some tiny stitching.
Glad you were able to get away. That always does me good.

RJ said...

Catherine, I'm so sorry for the loss of your sweet FIL. I know what a hard loss this has been. But as you said he is now in heaven and smiling down on you and Mike.

Love all of your pretty stitching. You are so talented. I can't wait to see it done...I know it will be another beauty.

Your trip sounds wonderful. I'm sure it was the perfect peaceful day that you both needed.

I'm at the beach right now but will write as soon as I get home.


Linda said...

Sorry for your loss Catherine. That is some tiny stitching but lovely. Nice pics of your trip.


Vickie said...

Catherine I am sorry for the loss of your dear Pop.
Thank you for sharing the beautiful Grotto. How gorgeous and amazing.
Your stitching is very pretty my friend.

Robin said...

So sorry Catherine for your loss. Time will be e dear but will not fade all the loving memories you have made together.

Rachel said...

The needleholder design is lovely and your stitches already look so pretty! I've never heard of Grotto Of The Redemption, but it seems like it would be a wonderful pilgrimage.

I'm very sorry for the loss of your Pop and will say a prayer for him.

CathieJ said...

Catherine, I am so very sorry for your loss. I understand how very hard it was for you for the last three months. It helps to get lost in the stitching and such a beautiful Grotto. Those figures are so beautiful.

Preeti said...

So sorry for your loss, Catherine.
Your stitching looks very delicate and pretty.

Faith... said...

Catherine I am so sorry to hear of your loss but thankfully he is now out of pain. That looks like a very peaceful place to visit.

Your stitching is beautiful and it is very very tiny!

Julie said...

Sorry to read of your sadness.
A very tranquil place you visited, I hope it gave you peace.
Pretty tiny stitching

Carol said...

Oh, Catherine, I'm so very sorry to read this... It must have been a very difficult last few months for sure. I hope the memories of happy times shared with him will help you all through this difficult days.

Such gorgeous, tiny stitching--I love it! And I enjoyed seeing the photos of the Grotto, too.

Penny said...

I'm so sorry for your loss, Catherine.

Your stitching is just beautiful! And thank you for sharing pictures of your visit to the Grotto.

Saimi said...

Sorry to hear about your Pop, thats so sad. I'm impressed with your stitching, your very talented! What a wonderful trip you took I love all the pictures.
Glad I stopped in

Brigitte said...

Sorry for your loss, Catherine.

You were doing some wonderful stitching, and such tiny stitches. I hope your class was fun and satisfactory.

#HeatherMakes said...

Sorry for ur loss xxx Beautiful stitching xx

Marti said...

I am so sorry for your loss. Your stitching is amazing and that grotto is awesome.