Tuesday, November 22, 2022

Some Stitching & Good News

 Thank-you to all for your lovely comments and concerns for Michael, it warms my heart to have so many friends who really care.

Hi surgery date has been reset for December 5thPrayers are really needed the blockage is very near the brain.

I have been stitching a bit, I worked on Sue Hillis design and finished stitching all the parts, Sue does an amazing job with her display on how to finish a design, I am excited to get it all constructed, I need to finish adding the buttons.







I also did a couple of constructions, one is from Scattered Seed Samplers designs I stitched this one back in 2020, it is from The Seeds Of Kindness four-part series, it was a club four times a year, the design can be bought on Esty site, it was supposed to be a mat, but I wanted a barrel to add to my barrel collection which is a small one for now.







I am going to start a new design, I hope to have it finished before next Monday, it's a smaller design and not much stitching, I just love this Santa and reindeer, Its a By The bay Design 



I bought the new Book Of Days from Stitchville USA  952-474-1700 I order over the phone which gets me the things I need faster plus Deb uses different distributing site like Hoffmans.

I really need to keep better track of what I stitch and when



I ordered a four time a year club from Just Another Button Company, the first one is adorable, I hope to have it finished before Christmas



I also ordered a Christmas design from Kanakis https://kanikis.com they do not have much on their web site, I did find this adorable Church design, it is a PDF



I hope you all enjoyed todays post have a beautiful Thanksgiving for those who celebrate it 🍗


Catherine💖

Saturday, November 19, 2022

Kitty And me Designs

 Hello sweet friends, I will be posting an update on my stitching and other items of interest tomorrow,

Check out https://kittyandmedesigns.blogspot.com

 Pamela has a list of the Cat designs you can look up the name on Etsy.

Stay warm its a very cold 16 degrees at 06:00 a.m.


Catherine

Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Check-out The New Design On Happiness Is Cros Stitching

 Pop on over to Lynn's site to see her new design, it is a cat that is adorable, part of her Cat series, she also sells items on Etsy.

https://happinessiscrossstitching.blogspot.com


Catherine

Monday, November 14, 2022

Some Stitching Some Finishing


It has been very busy here in the Laurent household, we cleared all the gardens of ornaments the bird feeders are full the winterizing is done on the lawn mower and power tools for outside.

 

I stitched this Virgin Mary and Jesus for a Christmas gift for a friend, the fabric is very sparkly, so I thought the frame worked well


This is the ORT jar from the Erica Michaels 1787 Sampler Smalls Class I took, I just need to construct the rest of the pieces

I have been doing a bit of stitching, I am working on a Sue Hillis A Study In Blue, I am using up all my WDW threads left over from other projects, it is working out well so far


I really like this design and in my stash, I have the right sized box for finishing, I hope to have all the stitching done by this Friday


I also finished constructing the Chessie and Me design from a few years ago


I finally found a frame for the Last Ripe Berries from Blackbird Designs Loose Feathers Series #9
I have some of the patterns but not all, this one I found in the stash relocation pile at retreat a couple of years ago, all the designs so far are in different frames which I prefer


These are a few of the designs I kitted up for 2023, I will be kitting up more soon, we will see how many I get done


This one is from Wonderland Ukraine on Etsy


This is another I got out of the stash relocation pile at retreat


Plum Street designs are so sweet


This is a design from Tiger Lily from Floss Tube, she has a boat load of energy and some really cute designs, I am hoping she does a Mrs. Santa, so sorry about the horrible photo, for some reason it is not showing up good


This is a design I received from my Friend Chris, for an Ort jar


This next one is from Marie she needed to unload some of her stash for free


This was a freebie from By The Bay, Donna has some wonderful designs to choose from, she also has many felt designs to choose from


Another Plum Street Sampler design 


Well, it's snowing again, and we have almost a 8 inches of snow
Mike's surgery was cancelled due to him having the flu, sadly he has to wait again, the carotid is blocked 95% I hope he can hang on till the surgery and have no strokes or other health problems, please say a few Prayers for him
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving

Catherine











Sunday, October 23, 2022

Have You Seen The Freebies From Gazette94

 Hello My Dear friends: Have you seen the freebie designs from https://gazette94.blogspot.com hop on over and check them out many seasonal designs small and large, her last post was in April 2022, I am sure she will have more coming, if you go to previous pages on her site there are some amazing designs.


Catherine

Sunday, October 16, 2022

Just A Little Stitching


I hope you all are well and having some great Stitching progress.
Please keep our friends in hurricane disaster areas in your prayers along with our friends from the Ukraine 

I found this on Pinterest, I am not sure of the designer, the words are German I think.
Grobe der Stickerek Stoltzushmitt at least that is what seems to be printed it’s a bit blurry
I used DMC threads as close to the colors of the chart as I could, the fabric is an orphaned piece which I think is 32count, I counted threads but with them not being the same size thread it was between 31-32 count
I am sure one of you are asking why an Easter design well I think I need to get going early I am always behind.






I did finish Stitching the Patrick’s Woods A Pennsylvania Pin Cushion but need to construct it, I have found a coordinating fabric not sure of I like it so much, need to make up my mind, I did come up with a idea I am going to use a one-inch pvc pipe to do the roll Mike will drill a hole for the thimble, I hope it works will let you know.










My next project is a felt table rug for fall, I needed a piece of fabric for the backing of the Patrick's Wood's piece went to a new to me quilt shop by the name of Noble Quilting, www.thenoblequilter.com

I was welcomed with the greatest smiles, I was amazed at how much was in this little store, oh my I really need to learn to quilt.

                                      I picked up this sweet design, I will start on it later today 


I only have a few fall settings up in our home and a couple outdoors, we have had so many things going on here I do Adoration at least once a week and fall events going on in our area, my one favorite is the pancake breakfast, yum.







Please continue with your prayers for Mike he will be having surgery on his carotid artery on the right side on Nove. 14, he will also have back surgery in the near future and possibly prostrate surgery.

Stay safe pray for the full recovery of the hurricane victims and pray for the people who have passed and the healing of their families after their loss.

                                                                        Big Hugs
                                                                        Catherine


 



Monday, October 10, 2022

Check Out Marly's Freebies

 I love following Marly over at Samplers And Santas, she has an amazing amount of freebies, many that are for Christmas and Patriotic, plus so much more.

Check her out http://samplers-and-santas.blogspot.com

I will be posting what I have been working on tomorrow

Have a great week everyone


Catherine

Saturday, October 1, 2022

Just A Little Stitching & Finishing

 Hello my dear Friends: It has been a rocky month here in the Laurent home but still livable one.

I have done some stitching and finishing and hope to get more finishing done, I have so many projects from years ago that are sitting in a pile in my sewing room waiting to be constructed or framed, I am so behind.

 This is my Patrick's Woods needle roll which I finished stitching now I need to finish the rest of the pieces that go along with it.


This is the fob that is attached to the roll-up ribbon
I will finish stitching this tonight


This is the roll-up; it is a lot smaller than I expected


I hope to have all of the design finished and constructed next week

I was able to construct the Pin keep and scissor fob and hope to get the rest of the set finished this week
This is from Brenda Gervais's Valentine Sampler
I need to get coordinating fabric to finish the rest of the pieces


          I added the glass heart and ribbons I thought it was a little bare without something added
I need to add the ribbon for the scissor fob, I did do a stuffing instead of a cardboard finish on the fob




I did finish constructing this design, I am not sure when I stitched it or the designer


As I was going through my ribbon and trim drawer I found this package from JC Penny's, I remember when Sears Robuck and Co along with JC Penny's sold fabric, ahhh the good old days are greatly missed



Just think 13 cents for trim was a lot of coin way back when

Just a few cartoons to make you smile






It is gloomy and sprinkling today, we have a pig roast/birthday party to go to this evening, it is only 65 degrees and a little windy brrrr
My dear friends in Florida and the east coast I am sending thoughts and prayers your way for a speedy recovery after the storms hit your area

Catherine




Tuesday, September 20, 2022

My Bee Pillow Is Finished

 Greetings top all my lovely followers, thank-you for your kind comments.

I was able to get the pillow constructed and filled, I love the look, I love bees am not afraid of them and welcome them into my yard but not on me.

This is a lovely Jardin Prive design.











I started working on my Patrick's Woods, I hope to have it finished by Sunday and then work on the accessories, I did change the colonial knots to French knots, I am not a fan of either but like the French knot better



I was so busy with getting things sewn and beaded for the Church Festival store, which was a success, it was on Sunday with a chicken dinner brats' dogs and hamburgers, I was the chicken girl and worked with three amazing people filling orders.
Mike is doing a little better and we hope he is back on track with his health, after the injection on his back one more time, we hope this helps give him relief it did for a short time, nest is surgery,
Have an amazing week of stitching sewing beading and any other craft you do.
Catherine