Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Wild Flowers of the South Finish

Good afternoon! It's so nice outside although we are getting our share of rain. My garden likes that.
I actually finished this piece last week, just never got around to posting it. I love the way it turned out. It is so pretty, the picture doesn't do it justice.

My sister is here from other side of state. Earlier we went down to Lake Michigan. She has to go down there in the summer when she's here. Only we were surprised by the mist over the lake so we didn't get a clear view. We were also surprised by the waves pounding the shoreline. We didn't think it was that windy out. Tonight we'll have pizza. Not my favorite but our brother likes it so we'll have it for him. We were going to have it last night but we went to another brother's house instead.

Now this piece is done I am back to working on America. I only have a little left on page 9 but it's driving me crazy all the confetti stitching. Why do designers do that? Why do I like her patterns so much. I have about 5 more of them here to do and I've done 2 others. I love punishing myself I guess.

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

Tuesday, June 07, 2016

One Last Update on Wildflowers of the South

Good Morning. My garden is loving all the rain. Yesterday I went a bought a hose, nozzle, and bug repellent. The nozzle broke right away, and I bought the wrong bug repellent, you connect it to the hose. Not what I wanted but I'll keep it. Today I'll get what I originally wanted. My brother and sister in law bought me a hydregen plant (I think that's what it's called and I misspelled it) as an early birthday present and the bugs are after it, so I need to get something to prevent that. It's so pretty. I looked for a tomato gate but I didn't like what they had, one was too tall and the other wasn't it either so I'll look at another store today.

I only have one flower left to go on this piece. It is so pretty. I'll ask someone to piece it together when it's all done so it can all be shown in one picture. It'll go to my sister-in-law. I was going to go back to America next but I'll do a piece for Love Quilts called Hope for a little boy who chose religious as theme of his quilt. It has a lighthouse and three Bible Verses, I'll do two of them to meet the size requirements.

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

Friday, May 27, 2016

Progress on Wildflowers of the South

Good morning! It is so nice and pretty out today. I've enjoyed having my sliding door open and letting the fresh air in. I run the air conditioner at night when it is somewhat warmer. I'm trying to save on the electric bill and hoping having it off most of the day and running it about 10 hours at night will help.

I am really into doing flowers, my last few posts have been with flowers. After this piece is done I'm picking America back up and will work on that for awhile. I'm anxious to pick it back up. So is my brother anxious for me to work on it again.

For some reason it took me several days to do the bottom middle flower. I just couldn't get into it. I did make a mistake on one of the other flowers and could frog it but I think I'll just let it go. I don't even think anyone knows what flower it is. And then I thought I would have to take out the whole left side of the border because it wasn't turning out right. But today I was able to finish the border off with no problem, I just miscalculated yesterday is all. What a relief.

This week has been fairly quiet so until next time.....Happy Stitching.

Monday, May 16, 2016

A Pretty New piece

Good afternoon. I bought this pattern a few years ago and have been wanting to stitch this for a while now. I finally got it out. I love stitching it, it is so pretty. I started it a week ago tomorrow and it's not quite half done. Since I'm not from the south I don't know if these flowers look like the real ones or not, but I think they are pretty.

I found out one of my nephews will be moving to Alaska for his job for 6 months, then moving to Colorado. They live in Alabama now, so be ready for the winter weather. They'll live in same city as my oldest niece so they'll have some family there, plus his sister lives in Western Nebraska so she won't be that far from them. By the time they get to Colorado, Michelle and her family will be back of from Sweden.

Speaking of Michelle she posted something kind of cute from the mouths of her two young son. Chase wanted to play Donald Trump so Michelle asked who that was to see what his response would be...so Chase showed her the Darth Vadar game he had and he was calling that Donald Trump. Chase is 4 almost 5. Her older son, Nick is 6 says, "No that's not Donald Trump, he's President of the United States." Not quite Nick. Michelle figures he picked it up on the playground at school. Kids hear their parents talking about the US and they interpret things their own way. Rather we want Trump or not (and I'm keeping my views to myself) Nick and his friends already have him as President.

Oh Michelle's brother and his family are moving to Canada for two years this summer. Christy's job is sending her there for training and Bryan's job is going to let him work off site those two years.

We are looking forward to my nephew Jeremy coming up from AZ for 10 days in August. He hasn't been up here in 4 years so it'll be great to see him again. His sister, Christina, and her two boys will fly up for 2 weeks from N. Carolina while Jeremy is here. Her husband can't come because of work.

My niece, Melissa, and her husband and children are settling into their new home. They've been working on their floors, they finally got the hardwood floors in, and now they are doing little things to make the house their own. They plan on this being their last move. Good, they've moved quite a bit the last few years.

I'm having major problems with vertigo. Last week I came home from the food pantry and was just getting ready to sit down when everything went black and I fell to the floor hitting the coffee table and then having it land on top of me. I went to Urgent Care because my own dr. couldn't see me. Urgent Care told me to go to ER and get a cat scan. I went to ER waited forever (they were busy) and then saw the dr for about 10 minutes. He said I didn't need a cat scan so didn't do one. I wasn't real happy as I sort of wanted a cat scan to see if it was really vertigo or something else going on like my ENT dr. suspects. So I made an appt with my regular dr. tomorrow.

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

Monday, May 09, 2016

A Small Finish

Good afternoon. It is so pretty outside. I went out there and worked in my garden a little, trying to pull weeds out and get ready for some more flowers to be added. Plus a couple of tomato plants. I love fresh tomatoes.

I just finished this quick piece today and will send it to World of Charity Stitching when they call for flower pieces. I'm on a kick to do flowers. My next pieces is Wild Flowers of the South.

I'm also on a kick to stitch from my stash. I am determined not to buy any new patterns this year unless I buy Summer and Winter Bell Pulls by Stoney Creek. But I did buy a couple of books I hadn't planned on. But they were books I had and were in really bad shaped and I liked those two books so bought them from people who had them in their for sale albums.

Well until next time Happy Stitching.

Monday, May 02, 2016

Butterflies and Bunny Finished

Good Morning. I finished this piece early this morning. I loved every minute of stitching on it. It is very detailed but the back stitching made the piece come to life.

I have a Wildflower piece from a kit that has been sitting here so I'm going to do that. I'm doing great at on my New Years Resolution not to buy any patterns so far this year. I got a couple of pattern books that I had that were so damaged I got new ones to replace them. I think this book was one of them. Someone had it in their sale list, same with the other book.

Tomorrow night is our Mother-Daughter banquet at church. I haven't gone in years but this year I am going with another lady from church. I'm on the Board that planned it so I thought I better go. We are trying to have an activity each month, all of them involve food.....of course! We're Baptist and the joke is Baptist like to eat!

On that note, I'll sign off. Until next time....Happy Stitching!

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Update on Butterfly and Bunny

Good afternoon. I just got home from the cat shelter, ate lunch and decided to post here before I do some more stitching. This is where I was yesterday. I did get a little more done on the rabbit this morning. I made a mistake somewhere on him so will not rest until I find it. It doesn't look like I'll have to do too much frogging though. I am really enjoying this piece and it's been fun seeing it come to life.

I'm still having problems with vertigo but I'm hoping it's getting better. I went to Dr. the other day and he isn't convinced that this attack is a vertigo attack. I will admit it's different from the other ones but I'm hoping it's just that and nothing else. I'll go back in a month and we'll see how it is then.

It seems so good to have the spring season finally be here. Yes we are getting lots of rain but April showers bring May flowers so they see. I need to get a few more plants for my small garden. I want to get some annuals as they will last the whole season and some that come back every year although they don't usually last the whole season. My garden is very small as I live in an apt.

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