Friday, September 15, 2017

Update on Live Today

I have been stitching quite a bit on this piece. It's a slow moving piece as there is so much back stitching especially the basket, slowly but surely it's getting there.

BSF has started for the season. This year we are studying the book of Romans, my favorite book of the Bible. I couldn't wait for it to start and it's well worth the wait. I think this will be my best year yet in BSF.

Right now things are slow at the cat shelter. After doing so well all year Aug. only 4 cats were adopted out but several kittens were adopted from Petco. Aug. and Sept. are traditionally slow months anyway and Oct. starts to pick up, then Nov. and Dec are busy again. This year we had an unreal abundance of kittens so our cats haven't been going to Petco just the kittens are. We now have another opportunity to adopt cats out on weekends anyway. The cats that we are looking for barns for will be going there for the weekend, one or two at a time. The people that go to that place (I forgot the name of it but has Tractor Supply in it,) are more apt to pick a barn cat. So we are hoping anyway.

I found out yesterday my nephew is coming in for a visit from AZ. It's been 5 years since he has been up here so I can't wait to see him. I'm not sure when but he's coming. That's the problem with having the nieces and nephews all over the country, you never know when or if you will get to see them again. I have a couple nephews in AL I have no idea if I'll ever see them again and have never met their children and probably never will. But thanks to Facebook we can have a little contact. My nephews rarely post, but their wives post on occasion so I see pictures of the kids. I love Facebook it lets you keep track of family out of states, and get to see and know their children through facebook.

Thank you for reading my blog and posting comments. I do read other blogs and enjoy them, I'm not good about posting comments. I know.

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

Monday, September 04, 2017

Progress on Live Today

Good Afternoon. Is everyone having a good Labor Day Weekend? I have done a lot of stitching on this piece the past few days. I am really happy with it and enjoying it. It will go to a friend of mine from years ago. I had a little contest on my Face Book page when I started the Dove piece and said if anyone could guess what it was I would do a piece for them. This is the piece Sara chose out of the choices I gave her. One friend guessed a bird but I told her to be more specific and in mean time Sara guessed Dove. I am going to do one for Barb a little later as she did guess bird and she does take me to church and home a lot of times. Barb likes Disney characters, and she is a kid at heart so I'll do one for her.

I need advice. My cat somehow got fleas, and they got so bad I finally took him to the Vet and asked what was wrong with him. It was fleas. He wouldn't eat, drink or use his kitty litter. So he got treated and I do need to flea bomb the floor. He will not get on the floor at all I have to bring his food and water to him. When I'm sleeping he'll use his kitty litter or if I'm not home, but if I'm home he doesn't. Most people think he is milking me. I will say it's been 24 hours since he used his kitty litter to my knowledge anyway. I'm calling the Vet for advice tomorrow. He has eaten and drank water so that's good. The Vet had told me he probably would not go to the floor for a while and she was right.

I can't believe summer went by so fast it seems like it just started. Now the fall activities start. I'm looking forward to BSF starting. We are studying the book of Romans this year.

Well until next time Happy Stitching!

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

He Gives Us Peace is done

Good Afternoon! It's a cloudy cool day here, possibly more rain coming. August is usually a hot month but this year has been rather cool. I even turned off my air conditioning and opened the sliding door to get fresh air in. Later this afternoon my sister will arrive. This will be her last visit until Oct. now but that's not that far away.

I just got home from Physical Therapy. One more session in mid Sept. and to get exercises to do at home. I could do more but the out of pocket cost is just too much to continue on. It's doing some good so as long as I keep doing the things at home I should be okay. The headaches and neck pain has subsided and even the light headedness is getting better.

I finished this piece the other day. It was fun and I enjoyed stitching it but was so intricate. It will go to a teenage girl at Love Quilts who chose Religious as theme of her quilt. The piece I'm working on now is from the same book but not as difficult to stitch. It's called Live Today also by Stoney Creek. My last 4 pieces have been by Stoney Creek. You think I like their designs? I think I'm done close to 100 SC pieces.

When my sister gets here we're going to a restaurant to celebrate my birthday (it was last Monday the 14th). I'm trying to decide where I want to go....I'm so picky.

Well until next time....Happy Stitching!

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.