Saturday, August 05, 2017

Update on He Gives Us Peace

Good afternoon! I thought I would give an update on this piece. I'm enjoying this piece but I think I will retire the pattern when it's done. It's a cute piece but not the easiest to do. The next piece I am doing is also from this book called Cherish Yesterday.... I love this book I've done several pieces from it and will do at least 3 more.

Next weekend I'm going to try my hand at painting. The cat shelter is having Painting for Paws and usually I don't do it but this year I am. I figure if I have to spend all this money to get a tooth pulled, and for Physical Therapy then I'm spending money on something fun or will it be stressful. And since my birthday is in about 9 days I plan to order some CS patterns! I know I'm being naughty and will probably regret it when I get the credit card bill. I know I'll regret it I should say.

My niece and her 2 boys are here from NC for a couple of weeks. Imagine driving up here by yourself with a 2 year old and 3 year old! She's braver then most of us. But she's young too. She said the first day was rough but the second day was much better. I got to see them earlier this week and will see them sometime this coming up week. Next weekend they are all going to Unity Festival. I stay away from it. It's a Christian Music Festival we've had in town a few years now. I went one day one year and did not like it. The music was too loud and too many people. But most of my friends and the family here in town are going.

Well...until next time Happy Stitching!

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

He Gives Us Peace well underway

Good afternoon. My sister is due here in a few minutes so thought I would do a quick update on He Gives Us Peace. Actually this is first you've seen of it. It's a difficult stitch and somewhere I made a mistake, but I'll figure it out in a couple of days.

This week we are having Bible School at our church. Last night was the first night and they said they had a good turn out for it being the first day. The most Kids they've had on the first day in a few years.

This past week we reached 100 cats adopted out at the cat shelter this year at least by my records. I'm not counting the kittens or the cats that have been returned. That is more then we had by this time in the two previous years I've volunteered there.

Anyone else having a problem with the garden this year. For some reason mine isn't doing so well. One plant my brother just planted for me about a month ago has just about died if not dead and a couple other ones aren't doing too well. I don't know what I'm doing wrong.

I start Physical Therapy next week....hoping that will help with my balance problems. We'll see. I got approved for 6 sessions, the first one we did over a week ago the last one will be on my birthday!

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

Sunday, July 02, 2017

Follow Your Dreams Finished

Good afternoon! I finished this piece earlier this afternoon. I loved every minute of stitching on it. Now I have started a free pattern I found on line by Gloria and Pat. It's a Patriotic Precious Moments piece that is so cute. It's a boy holding the flag and his dog is there. It's going quite well so far. I'm surprised at how fast it is going but I barely started it so better not speak too soon.

Anyone have special plans for the 4th of July? I really don't so I'll spend the day relaxing and stitching! We never made a big deal out of the fourth. Although we did go to fireworks that night and I do miss that. Now days people are shooting fireworks off in their neighborhood and although it's not allowed in our apartment complex people very close by do shoot them and we hear them at night.

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

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

A lot of progress on Follow Your Dreams

Of course it's been a while since I last posted. I am not blogging the way I use to but that's okay. I am really enjoying this piece and will be sad when it is finished. It is so pretty and delicate....I love it.

I am still having problems with Menaires Disease. Hopefully I'll start PT again and that will help. The place is suppose to call me and set up an appointment so far they haven't.

We had a Kitten Shower at the Cat Shelter a couple of weeks ago. We have over 110 kittens to adopt out the most we've ever had so they decided to have a shower. We adopted out 6 kittens and 1 cat at it. We were happy, a lot of people came in and looked but didn't adopt. But we figured it got our name out there. People are finding out we're there, since they moved the shelter out here, it's been harder to get people to come, where as before they were more in the mainstream of things. But the Humane Society is just in back of us. But by my figures (I write down the names of each cat (not kitten) adopted and so far this year 93 cats were adopted out, already more then last year. Speaking of adoptions our sweet Bert, a very shy cat and had been with us for 5 years got adopted. Bittersweet as he was one of my favorites really a favorite of a lot of us.
The adopters are friends of one of the volunteers who works with our Vet. They adopted 3 cats, the other 2 weren't with us very long and not as shy as Bert. They were told to give Bert a long time to adjust. I think he'll adjust to the cats quicker then he will to the human. Adopting the 3 they did brought them up to 6 cats in the house and we're told they will be spoiled rotten.

My sister came in last week and because of my balance problems I had problems doing some housework. The apartment is still very clean, I've been trying to make sure I catch little things and keep it clean.

My cat wants me off the computer so until next time Happy Stitching.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

A New Start Well Underway

Good Morning! I laid down Behold the Lamb and am doing this piece. I love working on this piece I love the colors. It is so pretty and delicate and makes me think spring. Because of severe headaches I've only been working on it 2 hours at a time so that slows me down.

How was everyone's Memorial Day? Mine was fairly quiet. In the late afternoon some friends and I went down to Lake Michigan for a picnic. It was a little cool but not bad. We had really good Hot Dogs, Potato Salad, Macaroni Salad and cookies. Also some of the kids actually went into the water. Burrrrr....is all I can say. But they also flew kites. It was a fun evening.

Until next time.....Happy Stitching!

Tuesday, May 09, 2017

Has it really been a Month?

Good afternoon. I have been bad at blogging these past few month. The past month I got very little stitching in, I just lost interest I guess. I am getting back into it now. I saw this piece on 123 stitch and I had to get it. So I went and ordered it not knowing I would have to print out 76 pages as it was in Mar. Apr. issue of Just Cross Stitch Magazine. Well there went most of my ink. Then the piece just didn't hold my interest even though a friend asked me if she could have it when it's finished. So I will finish it. It's getting more interesting now that more is done on it.

Tomorrow is our last day of Bible Study Fellowship for this year. Next year we will be studying the book of Romans and I'm looking forward to that.

There really isn't a whole lot going on that is worth writing about. I wish I had the gift of words or gab or writing. Some of you can talk about anything and make it interesting. I'm not that gifted in writing. But thank you for reading my blog and I do enjoy reading your blogs and I enjoy the comments I receive.

Oh I don't know how many of you follow me on face book. I put a lot more on my facebook page then here. But yesterday my niece uploaded the funniest video. Apparently her 3 year old son's SS class sang in church. Trice was the youngest child and he did his own thing, basically stole the show. He didn't do the motions or sing, he just danced and did his own moves it was so funny. A good video for Christina to keep and embarress Trice with when he is a teenager. LOL!

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

Monday, April 10, 2017

Finished John 3:16

Good afternoon. I finished this piece about an hour ago. And I have kitted up Behold the Lamb that was in Mar.-Apr. 2015 issue of Just Cross Stitch Magazine. I saw it on a post on 123 stitch and I had to have it so ordered it. I'm anxious to start it. A friend from long ago asked for this John 3:16 piece to give to her mother who is a retired missionary and recently widowed. I hope they like it. Unfortunately I am not perfect and my stitching is far from perfect. But it'll look better in a frame.

This year has been busy at the cat shelter. We already had over 50 cats find their forever homes, a couple were retunred because they didn't work with the other cat in the house but that happens.

Anyone have special plans for Easter? I'm not sure what we're doing....I may just buy a ham and have my brother come here, unless our other brother has us over. We don't always know until a couple days before.

I am so anxious to start seeing flowers in the garden. Some are just barely blooming. I love this time of the year.

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