Monday, February 06, 2017

I am still alive and stitching.....sometimes

I know it's been a while. I just haven't gotten into stitching like I use to. It took me over a month to do a half page. I think it's because of the colors in the Empire State Building are so dull. The more interesting colors are coming up so it should go faster now. I thought for sure this page would be done and I'd be into the last section by now.
January was sort of an uneventful month not much happened. So there really hasn't been anything to blog about.
So until next time....Happy stitching.

Friday, December 23, 2016

Another ornament finish

Good afternoon. I'm finally stating to stitch again. I finished this in a week. Well....faster then three weeks. I hope to get two more ornaments done by end of the year. (Although this weekend is really busy so I don't know.
Tomorrow I'm celebrating Christmas with my niece's family and then we'll go to my sister-in-law's church's Christmas Eve Service. Her brother has a major role in it so she wants to go see that.
I had made a list of several cats I wanted adopted out for Christmas. No not all of them got adopted but I'm posting a picture or two of one of them. Our little monkey-kitty, Tianna. We all just adored her. She's a tiny little girl and very active. And she earned the name of monkey-kitty for a reason. She'd be the one that as soon as you went to the back area where all the cat rooms are she'd be at her door jumping up and down so happy to see you. And also wanted to run in the hallways and big room and the enclosed patio area. There was nothing too high for that little girl to reach. Oh she came to us with a severe eye infection and her owner didn't have the money to cover it so turned her over to us. They tried to save her eye, and after about two months decided to remove the eye before the infection took her life. Finally she got released to the floor. The one picture of her was at Halloween and they dressed her as a pirate. A cute pirate she was. The other is a picture they took for "Home for the Holiday's, featured cat of the day. You can see how tiny she is probably about 4 or 5 pounds at the most. She has so much energy she burns the calories off. I saw a rock climbing wall for cats and said we should get that for Tianna she'd of loved it. Anyway, she got adopted. The people were warned she'd be climbing up their curtains, climbing up the Christmas tree, and jumping on to the tables, and counters they said they had a squirt bottle. They had adopted from us before so we know she went to a good home. Here's a couple of pictures of her.
I guess I just have one picture of her. And of course I have to add a picture of my sweet Saturn. He's wishing everyone a Merry Christmas!
Well until next time...Happy Stitching. Have a Merry Christmas!

Monday, December 19, 2016

A Tiny Christmas Finish

Good Afternoon. Time can sure get away from a person. Here it is Dec. 19 and it's my first post in Dec. So much for hoping to have 40 posts this year. Originally I wanted 80 but reduced it to 60 then when I saw that wasn't going to happen reduced it to 40. I might make it to forty.

For some reason I haven't wanted to stitch as much lately. I don't know why. It took me 3 weeks to do this tiny piece. I do have a second ornament going that should be finished tomorrow or Wed. I am finding more time to stitch this week then what I have the last couple of weeks.

Everyone have their Christmas shopping done? I do! My sister-in-law and I went last Wed. and I did my shopping then. It's so much fun to shop for children. Sat. we'll have Christmas with my niece, Melissa and her family, then Sunday we'll have a quiet Christmas with just our brother and his wife after going to church. I have to work in the Nursery at church that day.
Hope we don't have a lot of kids.

My hip and knee are not healing as fast as I want. Although I think part of the problem is I do have Degenerative arthritis in the hip so that is a factor.

This year we haven't gotten as many cats adopted out as we did last Christmas season. We have the $25.00 special going but it just seems to be slower, Disappointing. I'm hoping they get more adopted out tonight and Wed. Sat. being Christmas Eve we aren't opening to the public but they will schedule a time any time this week if needed.

Well until next time....Happy Stitching!

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Progress on Knitting Kitten

Good Morning!
For some reason I haven't stitched too much lately, for some reason this piece isn't going as well or fast as I had hoped. So it is being laid down to do some Christmas stitching and in Feb. I'll pick it back up and hope it goes better. I want to finish up the America piece in January and Feb.
Okay I'm not happy! It use to be I could get the page with the blogs that had been recently updated. Now I can't. Blogger changed things and I don't like it. Can anyone tell me how to get to the page with recent updates. Now I have to go through my blog roll and hope I get some that were recently updated. It was the page that has updates on the blogs you follow. Also make a comment to let me know you can find my blog. I know I haven't been blogging as much this year but I still like to know people are reading it.
Just call me grace. Last Sat. I was at the cat shelter and tripped over a cat and slid. I caught myself before I landed on the floor but I did strain the muscles in my hip and knee. Painful was not the word, I couldn't walk without wincing in pain. Kate who was in charge that day took me to the Med center and stayed until my brother got there. They gave me a knee brace and crutches. The crutches are a no go....21 years ago when I broke my ankle I did fine on crutches, but not this time, so I got out my walker. Kate asked me to use my walker for now on at the shelter. Hope it doesn't scare the cats. The cat I tripped over is fine. Thank God. Thanks to IB Pulfrin the pain has subsided and icing the knee so the swelling goes down. At least I can move around easier now. It seems to get better each day.
My brother and I did go to our nieces in Rockford for Thanksgiving. There was so much food! We all took home left overs. It was a fun and noisy afternoon.
Well...until next time Happy Stitching! I'm going to look for some blgs to read. Glad I at least have the blog roll!

Friday, November 11, 2016

It's just a start

Good afternoon! I laid down the horse and now am doing Knittin' Kitten by Peagusus Originals. I love doing this and can't wait to see it come to life. This cat made me think of my own Saturn and of Atticus a FIV cat we had at the shelter, who was an active bundle of energy and would get into this kind of mischief. Atticus has since been adopted, but I miss him, he was one of my favorites, though I'm glad he has a home.

Did you get a lot of Trick or Treaters? They don't allow it here in the Apt. Complex I live in. They tried it one year and it didn't go to well. I miss seeing the kids in their costumes. Though I did get to see kids in costumes at the Cat Shelter when we had Open House and Bake Sale. Which was a success. We were happy with it.

Do you have Thanksgiving plans? Our church is having our annual Harvest Dinner the Sunday before Thanksgiving. But on Thanksgiving my brother and I are going to our nieces in Rockford and meet up with another niece and her family and our sister and brother in law. I'm looking forward to it.

Well...until next time....Happy Stitching! And if I don't come back before Thanksgiving Happy Thanksgiving.

Monday, October 31, 2016

Slow Progress on the Horse

Good Afternoon! This piece is moving very slow plus I really didn't stitch that much on it in October. I at least have the eye in it now so it looks more like it will be a horse's head. (I just have to outline the eye). That will come probably end of week.

Last Saturday we had Open House at the Cat Shelter. Even some of the cats were dressed in costume, as well as a lot of the visitors. The children were adorable! Now did the cats like having them put on them, not so sure of that. Plus a lot of people came in costume. It really was a fun day. I worked in the Bake Good Sell again this year. I like doing that. We sold everything and were happy with the amount of money made after expenses. Usually we don't allow cats to leave when we have open house, but this year 4 of the cats went back to their original owners that day. (Sometimes we let a person leave the cat with us if there are extraordinary circumstances, which was the case in both owners. They each had 2 cats). Then another cat was adopted out. We've been picking up lately. Summers always seem to be slow, then end of Oct.-Jan. we really pick up. Feb. through May is slower then the Christmas season but some do get adopted out.

My brother was in from TX for a long weekend. He left a week ago today. It was great seeing him again. My sister was able to come in for 3 of the 4 days. We were busy the whole week-end. Going up to the cemetary to visit our parents graves, then spending time with our aunt and uncle. The next day we went to our nieces and our aunt and uncle joined us there. Oh they were quite the commedians! I don't like hugs and tried to back away when they hugged me on Friday, but I gave them a hug. So on Sat. they come to our niece's with a bag and say, "We know you don't like hugs so here's your hug." It was a bag of Hershey's kisses that said Hugs and Kisses on the bag. Too funny!

Oh....Happy Halloween! Hope the kids get lots of candy and enjoy themselves, and stay safe. They don't allow Trick or Treating here. I miss it....I use to love handing out candy and seeing the costumes.

Well...until next time....Happy Stitching!

Friday, October 14, 2016

Does this resemble a horse yet?

I thought this pattern was going to be quick and easy! The pattern was deceiving! I've worked on it about 20 hours. It is an enjoyable stitch though and will probably go to Love Quilts.

Not much to write about this week so until next time.....Happy Stitching!