Monday, August 18, 2014

Sea Horse and Shells is finished

Good eveneing! I finished this piece early this morning. But I left not long afterwards and didn't get home until a little while ago.

My niece and her husband and 3 children are in town for a couple of days. They live in VA. It was the first time in 4 years they came for a visit and may be another 4 years before they come again. Their 3 children were more then ready to get out of the car when they got here and were pretty wound up all that energy. I can't imagine traveling with three small children like that and expecting a 4th one. Scott is 4, Connor is 3, and Emma just turned 2. But they were so sweet. I can't wait to see them tomorrow. They are going to Wisconsin from here to see his family. Since his parents are also divorced they'll only spend a couple of days with each parent too. They only have a week's vacation. I suggested they fly next year but that would be way to expensive for a family of 6. So they said we'll have to visit them the next few years. Don't all parents of small children feel that way when traveling. Their 4th child will be a girl due in Jan. but since all 3 of her children were born early Amanda figures a Christmas baby. I told her to check herself into the hospital a month early so she's at the hospital when the baby is born. Emma was born on he highway on way to hospital delivered by Amanda herself as Luke was calling for help. He went to help her and found her holding the baby! I'm not kidding she came that quickly.

I have barely started a turtle from Stoney Creek's Woodland babies for a surprise baby quilt we are doing. I can't wait to get it going. Well...until next time.....Happy Stitching.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Seahorse and Seashells Start

Good evening.
It's been a nice day. Today was my birthday. I worked in the Food Pantry this morning then went out to lunch with some friends. It was really nice. We went to Mr. B's Pancake House and while they do have lunch menus most of us ordered breakfast. My friend, Debbie paid for mine. And unbeknown to me she had a cake reserved. It was sort of funny and awkward because Louanna had left and I saw her purse and I was going to hide it just to give her a scare, when the waitresses came up with the cake singing Happy Birthday so everyone in the room sang it too. I was sort of embarrassed by the attention but thought it was special too. Debbie got me a plaque that says Faith makes all things possible. (That would make a good CS piece). Also a cat paper weight, and a devotional book. I loved all three items. So it turned out to be a good day. Then I got home and my mom and sister had left messages for me. I got all kinds of messages on facebook.

Yesterday I started this piece for an emergency quilt we are doing at Quilts for Older Children and Adults. The theme is Sea Life. Since it is an emergency not much time has been given so the squares are smaller. Being a smaller square it sure is tricky. I had to frog most of the second seashell and may have to do a little more tomorrow, so I didn't get much done on it today. I'll get more done tomorrow.

Well...not much is happening so until next time Happy Stitching!

Tuesday, August 12, 2014


Good Morning! I just finished this earlier this morning. As much as Minnie Mouse gave me fits and I almost grew to dislike her, she had to be frogged so many times, the piece was worth it. And I am happy with it. This will go to a 3 year old at Love Quilts who has Mickey Mouse Clubhouse as theme of his quilt. Now on to starting the sea horse and sea shells for Quilts for older children and adults.

Until next time....Happy Stitching!

Sunday, August 10, 2014

August Turtle Trot

I did do stitching on 3 of my Turtle Trot pieces. No finishes, but one will be finished either tomorrow or Tuesday morning at latest. Two of them I don't have the previous pictures on my new computer. Now to see if I do it right this time! Mickey Mouse as of July.

Mickey Mouse as of today

Here is Strengthen Me being done in memory of my dad.

And the last one His Eye Is On the Sparrow.

So there are my TT pieces that I made progress on. We'll see how well I do in the next month as I do have two more quilt squares to do and when Mickey Mouse is finished I will be doing them.

Thanks for looking. Until next time.....Happy Stitching!

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

Back to Mickey Mouse

Good Morning. It looks like we will have rain later today. We need the rain.

I decided to get Mickey Mouse back out and finish it off as it is due Oct. 1 and I have 2 other quilt squares due, one Sept. 15 (a smaller piece to be stitched on 7x7 fabric within 5x5 for an emergency quilt at Quilts for Older children and adults. I'm doing a sundial as theme is by the sea. The other piece is a turtle for a surprise quilt at one of the groups I'm in. Anyway I've made quite a bit of progress on Mickey since I last posted it. I'm hoping to finish it by the end of the week.

Yesterday we went out to the campground where my sister, and her family was camping. Also several other family members joined us as we celebrated my brother Tim's birthday. It was fun. Since today is going to bring rain I had suggested to my sister and nieces they take the kids to the Mall. Anyway when talking to my niece Michelle, I suggested it and since 4 year old Nick was right there I spelled out the word train. As they do give train rides at the mall. Nick's face lit up. Michelle and I looked at each other and Michelle says"I think he knows what you spelled, he can read." I said "I figured that by way his face lit up." So Michelle asked Nick if he knew what I spelled and he said "Yes, Train," the little smarty! He'll be five next month and is starting kindergarten. I told my sister later and she said Michelle and Scott read to the boys a lot and Scott and Nick get up earlier then Michelle and Chase and they spend time together reading. Here I thought it was amazing that Addie who just turned 6 and entering 1st grade could read. But then she has been keeping a journal for a year now and you can tell she doesn't get help because most of her words are spelled right but some you can tell she spelled the way it sounded. I have smart great nieces and nephews. Although I don't think their your brothers are quite as smart as Addie and Nick. But they are only 3, barely 3. I mostly wrote this post to brag about Nick.

Thanks for reading my blog and leaving comments, I really appreciate them. Until next time Happy Stitching!

Monday, August 04, 2014

What a Week last week was, It was great.

And this week will be another busy but fun week.

Last week we had VBS at our church. It started out really low but each day we had more kids and the last night we had more than we had in years. We also were excited about the outcome and the positive responses we received this year. To top it off we had our Annual Community Wide Pig Out on Saturday. There again we had more from the community come then we ever had and had very positive responses from them. This year too the people from church reached out more to the community then what they had in past. Both were preceded by much prayer by our church members preceding Bible School and the Pig Out and we attribute the success to the prayers of the people. We really needed that encouragement as our church has had a very rough year. Loosing 3 pastors, having several active members die, others leaving the church and a robbery, plus someone stealing money from the church and from the elderly. We needed something good to happen to turn us around. Several from the Pig Out and VBS were in church Sunday. We thank God for that. We hope to see them again!

This week my sister and brother-law and their 2 daughters and families are camping near here so we'll get to see them off and on. The one daughter is just here with her 2 little boys as her husband had to get ready for his students. Classes start middle of Aug. But Michelle and the boys are here. he weather would be warmer for them. As the 4 little ones are all going to want to go down to the lake and swim. Well they can at least play in the sand. Lake Michigan's waters are 20 degrees cooler then normal this year they say. That's pretty cold.

Now about stitching. I stitched a little on Mickey Mouse, then went to His Eye is On the Sparrow, and now I'm stitching more on Strengthen Me. I'd like to have it done by Sept. 22 as it's in memory of my dad, and that will be 1st anniversary of his moving to heaven. Phil. 4:13 was his favorite verse. By the way, the word hens, is actually end of strengthens, I just haven't stitched the first few letters yet.

Thank you for reading my blog and leaving comments. I really appreciate them. Until next time.....Happy Stitching!

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Hmmmm Not sure what happened yesterday

Good afternoon. I think I'm going to delete yesterday's post. I had posted this picture of progress on His Eye is On the Sparrow and a link about a drawing and neither one of them worked so I'll try again today.

This piece will be laid down as I made a mistake, and I don't have the floss to continue on the lettering. Hopefully it will come tomorrow. Getting more of the lettering in will help me find the mistake I hope plus make sure the borders are even with each other. One thing I am noticing, because it's been a few years since I started the piece, I think the floss dye changed a little bit as I notice a different shade on the right side, then what is used on the left and I know I used the right colors. So I'm blaming it on DMC changing their dyes, that's my story and I'm sticking to it!

Nancy at Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe is having a nice drawing for her birthday, (which is same day as mine). She'll have 10 winners. I am going to try to retry the link. It didn't work yesterday when I tried it. So I'm retrying today. Okay it's not working so I guess just go to her blog.
Well until next time....Happy Stitching!