Friday, July 22, 2022

Some Stitching and News

                                   Greetings to all my followers new and my faithful followers

It has been a trying summer so far, Mike had three stents put in this past Wednesday, he had a mild heart attack on Memorial Day weekend, thank-you for all your prayers and well wish's, thank-you from our hearts.

Many outdoor things were up to me which I will not complain about, Mike never lets me mow the lawn and this in one thing I am able to do for him and enjoy.

I have had time to stitch in-between sewing and doing laundry for Church, I am also doing Eucharistic Adoration at least four times a month.

So this is a class project that Stitchville USA did by Zoom in 2020, however I do not have a web camara and cannot do Zoom, I was able to figure it out on my own.

                                                          I am really enjoying this design

This is the ruler done on silk gauge
(not sure why it is looking bumpy in the photo)


I bought some wood items from a very sweet man in the Ukraine, some of the money he raises from selling these items go to help fight for their freedoms that are being taken from them by Russia.
He is on Etsy WonderlandUkraine is his site, he also has cross stitch designs for sale and a few other items, please stop by and visit his site.
                                       This is a needle minder, it is so well made and beautiful

This is the scissor case, I so love this item, it is beautiful

The little mushroom in the case will have beads added to it and made into a scissor fob
                                                                 His work is amazing 

                       This is the beaded wood piece I did last month, I am thinking I will make                                                                                      this into an ornament for my tree

     This is an ornamental bird house, and a woodpecker is trying to make it his/her home, so cute, he                                                      is pecking away at making the hole larger

The temps here have been in the upper 80s and low to mid 90s with very little humidity which makes it easy to sit outdoors, I have to stay out of the sun due to skin cancer on my hand, I enjoy the shade as       much as the sun.
I hope you all are having great weather and getting loads of stitching done, until next time.



Sue said...

Love the stitching Catherine, so pretty. The wooden scissor case is gorgeous and the beaded ornament is lovely. Love how the woodpecker is trying to enlarge his home. Sorry to read that your husband has not been well, sending prayers for you both.

Sandy said...

I am so glad to hear an update on Mike. I pray that he continues to heal and get back to good health. I have you in my prayers as well. I am glad you can get outside. I think fresh air is so good for us. The stitches are so pretty!

Vickie said...

I am praying for Mike. I am glad you have low humidity. We do not.
What pretty items you purchased.

CathieJ said...

I am glad that Mike is recovering. I am sure he will be fit as a fiddle in no time. I love the scissor case that you bought. The needle minders are great also, but do they really work as they are wood? Our temps have been in the high 80s to low 90s with the ever present humidity of Long Island. It is low today....only 30% and it still feels oppressive outside. I like the Sampler Smalls that you are working on. Such pretty colors.

Heritage Hall said...

Catherine dear ~ Continued prayers for you and Mike...What a grand way to help the Ukraine.. You convinced me and I purchased the scissor beautiful. Love your present stitching projects and glad you have those to lift your spirits in this heat.

marly said...

So glad to hear that the stents are in! I'm hoping he feels better and is relieved that the doctor took care of those blocks. Wonderful news.

I'm surprised at that woodpecker, usually they need to be quite high and don't often inhabit a house. A real treat to watch I'll bet.

Marilyn said...

Prayers for Mike.
The heat & humidity is terrible here.
That's a cute project, & very pretty wood items.
Marilyn said...

My thoughts and Prayers are with you and the family, I hope Mike continues to recover!
The cross stitch is looking perfect, Looking forward to seeing more. Beautiful needleminders & scissor case. Hope you are having a lovely week.

The Liberty Belle said...

That's a very nice stitch. Those wooden items are fantastic.

Robin said...

Catherine - Continued positive recoverY fro Mike. And kudos to you taking on the grass cutting. I used to consider it ‘execise’ so i could eat sweets. Your progress on your Erica Michaels piece is beautiful. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your husband for full recovery.

Stasi said...

Sorry, just saw this Catherine...hope your husband is well on his way to recovery.
The Erica Michaels piece is lovely...will look forward to seeing your finish.