Monday, August 21, 2023

Just Think Another Post

 Hello dear followers and commenters, thank-you all, Heritage Hall thank-you for your comment, I do not have your email.

I have some things to show you, I did attend retreat and had a blast, I had the greatest roommate we had a ball.

I was able to visit the stash reallocation tables, I did not take much in the beginning but on the last day I did grab what no one else wanted including fabric and trims.

It really is an amazing place to visit and find so much to take home, the fabric I waited for just before                                                they packed everything up at the end of the retreat.

                                                               Some very nice fabrics

                                I found this great book and plan on doing the Santa on the Donkey

                                 I also found these and many other great patterns no one wanted

I love the trees Liz Mathews does this one is added to my collection of two others, hopefully I can get to                                                                              them soon

                                       I Like this Stacy Nash not sure when I will get to it

These are some of the items in our goodie bags this year the theme was Dog Days Of Summer, the two                                                       chair ladies were a hoot and so much fun

Some more goodie bag items the back of the coaster is so cute, there was also a big project bag that 
                                                                          these items were in

Some threads a sweet card made by one of the team for the goodie bag and some trims from the stash pile

An adorable needle holder from a very sweet lady I sat by while stitching, I think her name was                                 Rosanne, it is a lipstick holder, great idea it has a magnet inside I am already using it

A sweet lady by the name of LaRue gave me the adorable scissors and notebook, I love them both and                                                     have used the scissors and boy are they sharp

                                Nancy gave me adorable needle minder she made, oh so cute

I found these two needle minders in the stash pile, I have many needle minders I will have to show you                                                                                someday

In my next post I will show some of the designs I found and the unfinished projects that some have started and did not finish, I have a thing about unfinished projects, that is the only time I have more than                                                                 one project going at once

I will post again soon, please Pray for the fire victims in Hawaii and Canada and the hurricane in                                                                      California, so sad what is happening



Thursday, August 17, 2023

As Mr. Rogers Said Won't You Be My Neighbor

 Greetings to all my followers who comment and the ones that do not, I am always happy to read your                                                                   comments and it warms my heart.

                    I thank-you for still hanging in there with me and being my neighbor in Blogland

Thank-you also for all your kind words on Michael's health, I will not go on about it, but he is doing                                                              better, Prayers and kind words do help.

As for stitching I have done a little I did get some finishing done not as much as I wanted but any is                                                                            better than no finishing.

I follow Tiger Lily on YouTube, she had three free designs that she offered in her 44th episode, one of Santa and one of Mrs. Santa and a snowman, I hope she does a reindeer this year, I did completely finish the two will do the snowman later, I did mine a little different, I used popsicles stick's for the sleds, not really like hers but my own version.

I did add the pom pom to Santas hat used two different ribbons the hanging ribbon I found at retreat in the stash reallocation pile, I also added a holly bit to Mrs. Santas hair, I hope you like my finishing.

    I did get a couple of things stitched, I also did a finishing on a few other stitched items which I will                                                                             show in my next post.

I stitch this sweet design from Belinda over at she sent me this adorable Noel pattern when I bought a quilt bag pattern from her please check out her site it is amazing, she does everything from cross stitch to quilting, also check out her Esty shop, she has some amazing                                                                                bags she makes

I also finished stitching this freebie from The Wishing Thorn, it was sent to me by Birgit when I bought                                    the Wooland Walk Sampler design which I have not constructed yet, she is                                                      at Birgit has beautiful Samplers for sale.

I also worked on a design that was started that I found in the stash relocation pile, it had one line of                        alphabet done I did the rest, I just need to add the wool flowers and make into a pillow.

So sorry about the upside-down photo I am not able for some reason the get it upright, Google is tricking me, you can see the wool flowers in the upside down photo

I have been very busy with the yard work all the heavy things that Mike cannot do, so very little stitching and beading, I have been able to do some alterations here and there, hopefully he will be back to normal before the snow flies, so sorry for the bad word (snow) we will be having very warm weather starting                                                       this Saturday which does not bother me at all.

I have one favor to ask: Please Pray for the people in Hawaii, it is so sad that they did not use the sirens for the fires, the sirens are not just for hurricanes, many people would have had so much time to get out         for many at least two hours, please pray they get all the help and assistance they need to recover

                              In my next post I will talk about the retreat and all the fun I had

                                                                    Hugs Catherine