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!

Saturday, October 01, 2016

A Quick, easy finish

Good Morning. I have a few minutes before I had to the Cat Shelter so thought I would post this piece. It was very quick and easy to do. I had made a piece for Madyson when she was adopted and my niece wanted me to do a piece for Katelyn too. I am hoping Katelyn will like this as it's not the colors she would have chosen. My sister-in-law who is also their grandmother will make both pieces into pillows.

Well....time is short so until next time.....Happy Stitching.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

An UFO Bites the Dust

I finished this earlier this morning. It was a difficult stitch as there was so much detail and so muc backstitiching in it. But I did enjoy it and am happy I dug it out to finish. My dad's cousin saw this when I posted it on my face book page and asked for it so it will go to her.

I have dug out another UFO to get further on if not completed. Only it's not as old as this own was. (I started in 2008. It's the AUTUMN piece by Stoney Creek I started last year.

Well....until next time Happy Stitching!

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Progress on Owl

Good Morning! I thought I would show the progress I've made on my owl the last few days. It will go to my dad's cousin. She asked me for it when she saw it on facebook. This piece is going slow as it is so inticate, so detailed and so much backstitching! But it is close to being finished so I will stick it out. I must admit the America piece as big and as much confetti stitching there is was easier to do than this piece.

I have seen several blogs about Jo's Birthday blog. I have enjoyed reading the different blogs about their most mememorable year. I couldn't quite figure out how to join I am going to post about a memorable year in my life.....1975. It was Sept., my Sr. year at GRSNBM and I was about to be an aunt for the first time. Michelle was born Sept. 23, 1975. It was a jubilant time for our family. In Dec. 1975 our family went down to San Antonio where my brother and sister in law lived, they were expecting their first child. Kay and baby Michelle were able to join us. My parents, and I stayed at the home of an older lady who was on vacation at the time and my sister and her baby and our 2 youngest brothers stayed with a friend of Kenn and Denise's . Joshua was born while we were down there. That was great. It was a fun time for our family and a great vacation trip.

I will be heading out to the Cat Shelter before long. The adoptions are picking up now. Summer seems to be a slow time. Hoping one or two get adopted today. Last week end no cats got adopted but 7 kittens got adopted at Petco, hopefully the kittens we had at the shelter will be at Petco or foster care now. Our kittens usually go to foster care then Petco but this year there has been a surplus of kittens. We did keep them separate from the cats. We do have 3 cats that may go out between now and sometime in Oct. The one person was moving around the 15th and wanted to wait until she got moved in and settled before she got Roosevelt. The other person needed to wait until Oct. to get Soldier and Jasman. We have our fingers crossed on that as Soldier and Jasman are hard to adopt out. Soldier is so shy and Jasman has some physical needs. So we will see. Both are sweet cats. Speaking of cats, my niece and her family finally got a cat. They said when they got home from Sweden they would get one and they got one within their first week back. They went to a shelter similar to ours where the cats are kept in rooms not kennels. They wanted two cats between ages 5 to 10 as they knew they were harder to adopt out. They only got one as the place said it would be best to let Angel adjust to them. Nick just loves Angel and is always reading to him and he listens. Chase loves to play with him and hide him under the box. It seems to be working out and a good match for them. Michelle always said that it would be indoor outdoor but their agreement with the shelter is indoor only. She said so far he doesn't even try to get out.

Next week it will be 3 years since my dad died. In some ways it seems like yesterday and other ways is seems like so long ago. We miss him. Mom died in Oct. a year later so fall is a sad season.

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