Saturday, October 16, 2021

Check Out The Snow Flower Diaries Blog Post

 Hello Everyone: It is still busy here getting the yard ready for fertilizing, and getting the pots of plants cleaned, snow is in the near future.

I want you to hop over to The Snow Flower Diaries Blog, if you stitch Halloween she has a few sweet designs for free.  Snow Flower Diaries

Take a look at her past post's you may find another design you just need to stitch.

I will be posting an update on Monday of my progress on my Cat design from Kitty & Me.

Have a wonderful weekend.


Sunday, October 3, 2021

Just A Little More Of The Yard

 Thank-you for your comments on my last post they mean the world to me.

I have a couple of more photos to show you.

The bench Michael bought me for our Anniversary in June, it is nice to sit on but better for a plant.

This is my St. Francis side garden, I love the look on his face so serene looking, the bushy looking plant is a transplant from another part of the yard it is a Stella D' Oro Day Lily.

This is three  plants in three different pots on stands, outside the third stall of the garage, they get so thick and pretty.

The front porch where we have coffee every morning and read for a few hours, it has come to be a summer tradition.

And this is my Mary Garden, every year I plant different flowers, next year I will not plant sweet potato vines they need way too much watering, they have sweet potato's growing in the pot which takes up a load of room.

I have seen the new designs from Kitty and Me, Pamela has some adorable designs, here is her link.



This Owl is beautiful, I may need to get this after I get caught up on all my stitching.

                                                         Such a cute Chipmunk

                                                            Another beautiful cat design.

Have a lovely week my dear friends


Saturday, October 2, 2021

So Sorry This Is Late I was Going To Post On Thursday

 We have been very busy, trying to get things done outdoors before the cold comes, however I have been able to do some stitching and beading.

This is one of  the Colorful Cats designs from Pamela Kellogg Kitty @  Me Designs, I did mine on a gray fabric from on 28 CTLaguna Carpe Noctem, I do not usually buy fabric on line I prefer to see the fabric in person however I was not disappointed with this fabric.

I hope to have this finished by next weekend, I have been commissioned to do some sewing for a Church about 75 miles from my home, I will post photos of what I will have done for the Church.

Next is the firepit we put in the back yard we will be using it now that the weather is cooler and the fire danger is very low in our area. The grass was very dry and we had to treat it for grubs and the ants under ground, now we have a wonderful green lawn with the rains the last week.

A small seating area in the south side of our home.

We used to have a lovely gray fountain but had trouble with children putting dirt in the fountain and then the motor burned out twice, instead we painted it black and put cut glass in instead, I think I like it a whole lot better.

This is a design from the Black Needle Society, they send out box's so many times a year, I have had three box's so far, the first one I received I was not a fan of, the last two I like, I stitched this design for someone who likes mermaids, they also had some threads in the box that are specialty threads just for that box, I will post a photo of the box's some other time, I just do not want to make this a  real long post.

This is the latest from Scattered Seed Samplers Designs that Tammy Black sends out four times a year.
I will start this next after finishing my Kitty And Me work in progress.

I cannot believe that fall is here,  snow will be flying soon, brrrr its not for me.

Have a wonderful week, thank-you for visiting.


Saturday, September 11, 2021

A Sad Day In History

 After watching many programs today about the twenty year anniversary of the fall of The Twin Towers my heart still breaks, how can there be so much hatred in this world that some people could do what they did twenty years ago, it still baffles me.

We have a Memorial in Mike's Man cave for the lost lives of 9/11, it is a reminder that we will never forget in our household of the bravery and lives lost on that terrible day.

God Bless all the men and women who bravely tried to save as many lives as they could.

God Bless all the men and women who lost their lives.

Rest In Peace you will not be forgotten.

Sunday, September 5, 2021

Missing In Action Plus Kitty and Me New Designs

 Greetings to all my followers regular and occasional.

I have been very busy this summer many things going on.

I just wanted to post today about the new designs over at you have to stop over, Pamela has a new bird series, along with many other beautiful designs.

I will post soon about what is going on and how many beaded beads and stitching I have been able to get done.


Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Some Stitching And An Above Photo Of the Fire-pit

 Greetings to all my followers the ones that comment and the ones that do not comment, thank-you for following me.

I have a few finish's, some I hope to have constructed very soon, I just need to find time to do so.

First up is Scattered Seeds Sampler Home Sweet Home, this is one of four auto ships from Tammy Black Scattered Seeds Samplers Designer

I really like Tammy's design's, I sometimes change up the colors as i did on this design, I
 am going to make this a stand-up finish.

I will be making the heart shaped pin cushion and hang the bird charm from it.

Up next is Cathy Haberman Snow On The Ground, I received this pattern from a stash relocation pile last year, I am only doing the house which I changed up a bit, I did a different color on the quilt square  and a few other things are different, like the door and window placement.

I really like this design, it is so sweet, I have met Cathy, she is an amazingly nice Lady, she has some you-tube videos out. This is the front door.

                                                        This is the back door see the change?

I also have a love for With Thy needle And Thread designs, Brenda Gervais has some lovely designs.
This is the Happy Birthday America, I love this design, I just need to order the ball trim.

                                                                     Such a sweet design.

I will post photos of the fire pit and one of my gardens on Friday, I will also post photos of my hanging and potted plants I have had a few request for photos.
My heart goes out to all the states that are having fires, such a loss, it breaks my heart to see this happening.
I hope you all are doing a load of stitching and getting some relaxing time to your selves.


Wednesday, July 21, 2021

I Am Going To Try Again And Post Photos Of Stitching

I am working on a Hands On Design Cathy Haberman, this was a freebie from a stash relocation from a retreat in August last year.

Not sure why the camera is giving me such horrible photos, sorry, I really like this design but am only going to stitch the house on one side I will do a diamond design on the back like the one above the windows.

Up for my next project it is Blue Ribbon Design, Belinda is designing some really sweet designs,  I am looking forward to doing these, I need to look in my stash for fabric,  threads and ric-rack.

I have also in my stash to do pile  a Scattered Seed Samplers Design, I love Tammy's designs also.

I am also going to do some other smaller designs,  these are Kitty 😸 Me designs, I love these fruits, I am not sure how I will finish them, I am so in love with the water melons.

Well its warm here which I do not mind I like the heat and not the cold, yes I am an oddball because of that, at least my Mother thought so, giggles.
We are still making changes to the backyard, we are putting in a fire pit and sitting area, I will have an almost finished photo on my next blog post.
Can anyone tell me what I am doing wrong, I am trying to add followers blog address's so people can see who i follow, now I get something that makes no sense, (help)
Stay well and safe it is a different world now.


Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Its Time For a Post

It has been very busy here at the Laurent Homestead, we have taken down 6 trees 4 of which were 85 feet high, two that were 60 feet high, plus all the landsacping we are doing with block rock and flowers. The temps have been warm very warm but we like it like that we never complain due to the harsh winters we have here. Her is a photo of the monkey man (that is waht i call him he climbs trees like they are a small pole. Enough of that stuff. I have been stitching a bit This is a Hands On Design free from stash relocation from a retreat last year. I am haviung trouble posting photos I will return. Catherine

Thursday, April 29, 2021

Some Stitching Lots of Garden And Yard Work

I have been having some horrible problems trying to post photos, I am typing ands do not see the Scattered Seed I clicked on preview and the photo shows the way it should, I am not sure what is happeing with google. I have started this beautiful design from Tammy Black, it is a four part series that auto ships four times a year.
I did stitch these adorable mittens they will be stand-ups for a display at Christmas. I also have received another large order for the beade crystal balls, i have them down to making in less then an hour, it took me two hours to make my first one, I have now made almost three hundred of these balls.
I needed some fabric and found this adorable set of beehives and the pattern, they will be going to a very sweet Lady across the big pond from the USA. I want you to pop over to Pamela has a few new charts that are adorable, i am going to have to order the apple designs, they are adorable, so is the watermelon what am I saying they are all adorable.
Please give her a visit, she also has a continous sampler design going for free. Well everyone its time to get the pups out and do some planting of pots. until next post Bless You All Catherine

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Great Britain's Loss

My heart goes out to the Royal Family and the citizens of Great Britain, what a sad loss. I have posted this photo before on my blog but wanted to post again. I think this is such a touching photo where the Queen is smiling at her Royal Prince in Uniform.

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Finally A Post

 Greetings to all my lovely Blog followers, it has been very busy her in the old homestead, we are still doing home improvements and doing outdoor chores, getting ready for flowers and planting hopefully soon. This is Holy Week, a week I look forward to every year.

I have been busy with orders for the beaded crystal balls, working at the food shelf and stitching with  load  reading when I can.

I did  finish stitching Jesus Wept, I changed many of the colors due to so many of the same lite colors were use, plus I did move around a few of the designs due to them either touching each other or very close, some I did leave as you will see in the photo.

I plan on getting it framed soon.

      The finished stitching
I did buy some new stash, this is from Tammy Black, Scattered Seeds Samplers, Tammy does a auto ship every year, her kits have everything needed to stitch the design plus the needle, she even includes a lovely little charm.I will start this one tomorrow evening, after working at the food shelf.

I also bought a By The Bay Time To Blossom, I am going to change her dress to a medium pink color, I think she is adorable.

I also bought a Stitch Starter from Blue Ribbon designs, Belinda also sent along a free pattern which I will stitch soon.

This is where I was last Wednesday

I just had to have the Little Stitcher's Little Snowbird and The Days Of The Blackbird

Well it is time to walk the dogs and get to bed, I hope you all are keeping safe and healthy from pandemic.