Friday, December 24, 2021

Merry Christmas

 For some reason I am not posting photos, but want to wish everyone a very Merry christmas

                                                             Merry Christmas 


Thursday, December 9, 2021

Some More Decorating Done Today

                                                    This is one of my three foot tall Santa's

I tried to get some decent photos of my little village in the kitchen but not easy to see, I will try again in the morning when the sun is up

        I also tried to get some of my Santas up above the cabinets in the kitchen again not so good

I hope to have a lot more decorating done this weekend, I am really into decorating this year, it feels good to see so many homes decorated outside this year in our little neighborhood, I will try and get a few photos this weekend and post them.

I hope all are having great weather and good health.

Merry Christmas

Happy Hanukkah


Wednesday, December 8, 2021

I Missed a Day Or Two

 I only have a few photos of some decorations I have put out so far, I hope I do not bore you with just photos.

This is a Santa my Mother bought for me many years ago, it is made out of a plastic bleach bottle for the              base,  I would have never bought one but it was a gift from my Mothers heart and I love it

This is a large picture that Michael bought for me at  crafts Direct a few years ago, it has twinkling lites                                                                     which you can not see

This is our new Nativity set we bought this year, from a small Catholic Shop in a small town next to our                                                   town, I have to add a bit of lights and snow

These are some of my Santa collection, I need to put more out this week, I have many and hope they are               all willing to come up from my sewing room where they are out all year for me to enjoy

This is one of our three foot Santas I added the poinsettia light which are about thirty years old, he was a                                little sad looking without them, now he is a happy Santa, giggles

                This is another one of my favorite designs that I stitched, it is a design from

 This is a tree I bought a couple of years ago it uses batterie's, I wish it had  I prefer a cord to batterie's

 This is one of my cooking Santas, I think he is a hoot, he is one off the first Santas Mike bought for me 

         A friend from Church, had her niece make this for me it is large and so very pretty in person

And here is my stitched item for today, I made this way back in the 90's for Michael, it was in Cross                   Stitch & Country Crafts Magazine, not sure of the exact year, they did a series of stockings

This is a Santa I found at a second hand store for 2.00 dollars, I love him, of course Blondie The Cat has                                                          to be in the photo in the background

Well thats enough for today I will be posting again tomorrow, I hope you al are having good health and               good weather, it is very cold here, 2 above when I took the dogs out this morning at 04:00

                                                                Merry Christmas

                                                                  Happy Hanukah


Sunday, December 5, 2021

A Penguin Made A While Back

 I love this Penguin, it was a little hard on the eyes with all the red cross stitch's, but I made it through.

This is from a magazine from 2008 Cross Stitch & Needlework magazine.

The design is from artist Ellen Kranz Jive Artwork,  adapted to cross stitch by Trina Laube.

Another photo of my sweet boy who we sometimes 
call Satan, but we still love him, he ran away in the 
snow today, he was put in jail for 20 minutes he did
not like it one bit

The sun is trying to come out hopefully the roads will dry up soon, it is very slippery, I was out shoveling at 5:00 am, I wanted to surprise Michael, he does have a snowblower, it is so loud as all snow blowers are.

Merry Christmas & Happy Hanukkah


Saturday, December 4, 2021

This is Mikey

 We have had Mikey for a little over a year, we used to volunteer at the food shelf here in Annandale, Mn.

Mike has some health issues and had to quit.

We had a lady come in who had the cutest puppies in the car she was selling them for an amount i did not want to pay but we did, he is a joy and a fun little guy.

A few of you have emailed me and Marilyn commented that I should post a picture, I am so happy to do so.

Mikey was named after my late brother Michael, who passed away from lung cancer in 2003, my new nephew Michael's son who he fathered way back 50 years ago, my mother and father were upset but soon realized that it was a good thing.

I had not seen my nephew since he was about five years old, he sent a letter looking for his father, he found me and we had had a wonderful relationship.

When the letter arrived and I started to read it I thought it was my husband Michael who he was asking about, my husband has lived in Japan and the Philippines when he was in the Navy, I just thought my nephew was asking about my husband.

We also named him after a man from the food shelf his name is also Michael, he is an adorable man, and of course we also named him after my husband Michael, hence we have Mikey.

He really needs a haircut, soon he will go see Lorie, she does his hair and nails.

So sorry about the crappy photos, its dark here

                   This is a photo of him when he was about three months old, he is now over a year old

We had a great drive-by Christ Child luncheon, people ordered food and pick-it up yesterday, we made a boat load of money, which will be donated to a few of our favorite charities, was a good will offering, it went well we even had nice weather and beautiful outdoor decorations.

It is snowing a little I hope we do not get a load of snow, it is a bitter cold now, in the low 20s.

I will have another ornament to show tomorrow.

Merry Christmas

Happy Hannukah


Friday, December 3, 2021

Not An Ornament But One Of My Favorite Christmas Items

 Thank-you all for your comments on my last post.  

I really appreciate them with my whole heart.

I am so sorry I have not responded thank-you's by email, I will catch up soon.

Marilyn, we do have a new baby, his name is Mikey,  he is a Havanese, they were started in Havana Cuba,  he is a joy and very funny and smart.

This pillow in one of my favorite Christmas items, I stitched this way back in the late 80's or very early 90's.

I am not sure of the designer, so sorry the fabric is 32 count found in my stash way back when its a mystery to me.

So sorry about the bad photo I promise I will take better photos.

It has been a very busy day, bad package arriving all bent out of shape, bad news from the doctor, forgot to turn on the oven before I left for Church for Christ Child Luncheon drive-by sales, so we had to eat at seven instead of six, then I get home to a mess, what else can happen plus emails that keep bouncing back to me undeliverable.

I am so happy tomorrow is a new day, I was diagnosed with a form of skin cancer they feel that I came in before it turned to a very bad situation, please say one or more Prayers for me.

Merry Christmas to all


Thursday, December 2, 2021

Update On Black Phantom Cat

 Merry Christmas: I hope you are having a great Holiday Season to all who celebrate Christmas and Hanukka.

I have an update on Black Phantom, I am loving this design, I also bought the PDF of  Poinsettia Cat, it is so pretty.

I am making progress, with decorating for Christmas, getting baking done and so many other things, I have not stitched much.

Can you see the little needleminder, I found them on Zappy Dots, I think they are wonderful, I also bought one for Poinsettia Cat.

This is my first ornament, I made this a very long time ago, it is one of my favorites. New York Dreamers  White Christmas from the 2015 Just Cross Stitch ornament magazine, I stitched it on 32 count unknown fabric, used a bought trim from Joann's.

I have some news about our little Mikey, he was neutered this week, he is doing better then I could imagine, he still has a lot of spunk, its hard keeping him down, he wants to play all the time even with sutures, they have not ripped out yet.

                                                   I ask you to Pray for the families in Michigan.

                                                             I Wish you all a Happy Holiday


Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Starting This Evening I Will Be Posting Daily A Ornament I have Made In The Past

 Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah

I will be posting an ornament a day of ornaments I have made in the past, I  am in the Christmas feeling for some reason,  I am looking forward to seeing what everyone is making and seeing their decorating for Christmas.

I have some news, I took on the roll of President of our women's group at Church, the CCW Council of Catholic Women, I have a great team under me, we also have great chairs for different projects.

I am looking forward to a great two years with them.

I will be posting my first ornament this evening.

Merry Christmas


Wednesday, November 24, 2021

A Free Design From Blue Ribbon Designs

 Happy Blessed Thanksgiving to all who celebrate Thanksgiving.

We will be going to my Uncle's home, he is my late Mother's brother, it will be nice to go see them they are a very sweet and loving family.

I was visiting Blue Ribbon Design's, Belinda has a free very sweet snowman design which can be stitched up in a very short time.

Donna over at https://bythebayneedleart.blogspot has two free designs one for Christmas and one for Hanukkah, please check these designs out.

I will be stopping my stitching on my Phantom cat and making the snowman ornament for our tree, I normally do not have two designs going at once but every once in a while I will do so.

I will share my progress on Phantom Cat on my post on Friday.

Have a Blessed Thanksgiving


Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Free Design From Kitty & Me

 Pamela has a new Christmas freebie on her blogsite, it is a Partridge, it is adorable, please visit her 

She also has a coupon for her Etsy Shop 20% off all PDF's.

Have a Blessed thanksgiving


Tuesday, November 16, 2021

A Little Stitching

I really like this cat design, I hope to have it finished by next Monday and get it framed, this one I will have framed by Hobby Lobby. I am going to have to do another one of the cats been checking them out on Pamela’s Etsy Shop, I did order a few cat needle holders with the face of the cat above, I will share a photo on my next update.

 I was able to get in some stitching before a little surgery on my left leg, I do not have bad veins just one that was painful when sitting on the back of my thigh, varicose veins can be sore at times.
Feeling better bandages are off leg feels good still swollen.

Sunday, November 14, 2021

Have You Seen The New Series From NeedleCaseGoodies/Etsy

 I was browsing the needle case goodies website, I get their email updates there is a new series out, Cottage Garden The Fox A Year In The Woods, oh my the Fox is beautiful.

Check it out sometime, they are taking pre-orders.


Thursday, November 11, 2021

Veterans Day USA Remembrance Day Canada

Thank-you to all the Brave Men and Women who have kept our Country safe from harm, your sacrifice is appreciated May God Bless You with safety at all times.

                        Thank-you from my heart past present and future Men and women Veterans

                                                               God does have your back


                                                                    God Bless America


Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Blue Ribbon Designs

 Now you know I like all kinds of designs, i like the ones that take a while to stitch, i like middle in the road designs and the simple one, if my heart catch's a design I have to stitch it, some do sit in my basket all kitted up and patiently waiting for my hands to pull them out.

Belinda over at Belinda has some new designs and so many beautiful bags for sale on Etsy, please hop on over and check her blog site out.

                                                             I think they are adorable.

Belinda has used a lot of  Blackbird designs Moda Fabric, I think she has chosen some lovely fabric prints.

I will be posting an update on my Kitty and me Cat design progress, it really is pretty even not fully stitched.

Haver a beautiful Day


Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Finally A Stitch Post

 Thank-you all for your lovely comments on my last two posts.

We have been busy finishing yard work for the year, we were able to sit around the fire and have a weenie roast, it was chilly but so relaxing, we do not eat hotdogs often, it was a treat to have one with onions relish and ketchp and chips.

I have been working on my  Kitty & Me  design, it is prettier then I expected its positively beautiful, I have plans on doing another one but in the future, I have other projects I need to get done.

We are having craft day at Church on Monday,  this year we will be making items for the care center and homebound, I am making sun catchers for their windows, I will post a photo in the near future.

This is how much I have stitched so far how about those eyes so beautiful, I hope to have this finished soon and framed. Kitty And me Designs just click on the Kitty and me Designs, Pamela has so many adorable designs.

I did only put up a couple of fall designs this year, we were so busy I did not have time, I will however make sure I decorate more for Christmas.

The table runner I bought at a great sale a couple of years ago, it has Halloween fabric but only a couple of spots on the diamond, we do not celebrate Halloween, we do go to Mass on the first of November All Saints Day.

Happy Thanksgiving to our friends to the north, I know Canada celebrates Thanksgiving this month, so sorry for the late  post on your day, it was November 11th.

It is raining here and rather gloomy, I have been reading today and planning on getting ready to work on the Chalet Veil and Burse for St. Charles in Bayport Minnesota, I was asked to make them for the Church, it is an honor for me to do so, I will post photos after I am finished.

I hope you are all well and enjoying a load of stitching.

God Bless


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