Wednesday, November 15, 2023

Happy Thanksgiving Happy Fall

It has been a very busy here in our neck of the woods, I have missed three book club meetings and a Council Of Catholic Women meeting.

Mikes doing better thank-you for all your Prayers and kind thoughts, he is back to about 80% yahoo.

I have the first photos dedicated to Jerimiah, his Mothers blog is please visit her and see what she is up to in life.

Here we go Jerimiah: My husbands family was into wrestling, my late brother in law wrestled a bit but gave it up to farm, no photos, but here are a few other photos of friends of ours

The above photo is of me with Mad Dog Vachon sadly he has passed away, he was a very kind and                                                               gentle man taken back in the early 80s

                                                            He was an Olympic Wrestler

My husband made this head out of clay when he was in high school Mad Dog was his favorite wrestler 
        at the time. Mike went to a meet and greet back in the 90s Mad Dog saw this and had to have his                                                                             photo taken with it

This is one of Mikes sisters, Jesse Ventura lived just down the road from the farm she and her husband                                                                   had, he is a very nice man

This is Billy Robinson he dated Mikes other sister back in the 90s after her divorce, he was a funny guy                  and love to play cards, he wrestled in Japan at the timer this magazine was printed

Now for some finishing: I have been busy, making Baptismal Bibs sewing and doing mending plus a                                                                  few finishing of my stitching


The above is a BlueRibbon Design, I really like Belindas         designs, you must check her blog out she has some amazing bags and other items she creates

This is a Homespun design Avery's Cycling Santa, I am not real happy with the finish but it is what it is

I do not remember if this was n exchange or if I stitched it, it was in my pile of need to finish, I wanted a                                                                 simple finish for our three

I was the lucky winner of these threads, the threads are Sulky threads, and needles are ball point needles from Liz Mathewson her site, she does videos of items she has tested and then gives them away, you must follow her, she also has a Patreon site that has three categories for monthly subscription, I have the                                top tier which is only 20.00 dollars you get a pattern design every month.

I have joined the Jingle Ball this year, I will share with you what class's I will be taking on my next                                                                                      blogpost

                                                             Happy Blessed Thanksgiving


Katie said...

Oh wow we loved the photos you shared. So neat!

Beautiful work on everything else. Thanks for sharing.

Magpie's Mumblings said...

I haven't followed wrestling but I've heard my DH talk about a couple of the ones you mentioned.
You'll love those Sulky threads to stitch with.

marly said...

Jesse is the only name I recognize. Great photos. I love Avery's santa finish, and the sampler bird is wonderful.

Marilyn said...

I'm glad Mike is feeling better.
What great wrestling memories & picture.
My Mom LOVED to watch wrestling every Saturday night.
Very nice finishes.

Pamela said...

Nice ornament finishes!

Stasi said...

Great job on the finishes..the bicycling Santa is very cute! We watched wrestling when we were children...back when people like Andre the Giant were popular...but it never really interested me.

Sandy said...

I think all of the finishes are very cute. We are always harder on our own finishing than others would be. My step dad watched wrestling. I always thought it was quite humorous myself. Just a big stage show.

Jackie's Stitches said...

Love seeing your beautiful finishes! Mike at 80% is awesome progress, I'm glad to read he is doing well!

Vickie said...

I am so glad Mike is much improved. I am praying for him!
How very interesting about the wrestling. I grew up with my Dad being into wrestling. I do remember he was into Jesse Ventura.
Lovely finishes! That Santa on the bike! What a delight! :)

Carol said...

That was so nice of you to post all those wrestling photos for Jeremiah, Catherine. I'm sure it was a fun walk down memory lane. I know absolutely nothing about the sport :)

Your news about Mike is wonderful--you must be a fabulous nurse and Mike a good patient. I'm sure he is feeling like a new man again.

Love your finishes--the biking Santa is darling! Hope you have a relaxing weekend, Catherine. And I wish you a blessed Thanksgiving ♥

CathieJ said...

Great post! I love all those finishes. I'm not at all into wrestling. So glad that Mike is improving and back to 80% of normal. Happy Thanksgiving!

Faith... said...

So glad Mike is continuing to improve. How cool that you know so many professional wrestlers! My son knows who they are, I only know the names! You have completed some great finishing there. I like the Cycling Santa, he is cute!! How lucky that you were a winner! Those threads look pretty.

Have a great Thanksgiving Catherine.

Toki said...

Both competitive wrestling and professional wrestling are popular in Japan.
My grandfather, who I loved very much, loved professional wrestling and would watch it live on TV without fail. I was still a child in kindergarten, but I used to sit next to my grandfather and watch them together. It was a little scary to see a professional wrestler bleeding. But I like the work that Michael has created.😄
I love your cycle Santa. Congratulations on your completion.
I'm glad that you and Michael’s day is going well.😌

Robin said...

Catherine - Glad to read Mike is doing better. Love your tribute to “wrassling” as my husband calls it. I can’t tell you how many nights a week he still watches! Very cute stitching and finishes. Hoping you had a happy and blessed Thanksgiving holiday. Robin in NJ. Crafting with the Stitch Witch