Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Happy Dance! Bobcats are Finished

Good Afternoon! I am a Happy Camper! These Bobcats are finished! I loved doing them once the heads were done but I was thrilled when the last stitch went in!

Now I am going to catch up a little and do some Turtle Trot pieces for a while. I've neglected them the last couple of months.

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

Saturday, October 18, 2014

On the Home Stretch!

Good Morning! Well the end is in site! I have enjoyed this piece but will be very happy to have it done. Sometime next week it will be done.

Today I start my first day volunteering at Faithful2felines. It's only for an hour. It's where my brother got his cat from a couple of weeks ago.

My mom isn't doing all that well....she's so disoriented at times. Last night I spent the night there to give my brother a break and may be back there tonight so I may sleep away this afternoon. I still say she needs to be in a nursing home. Problem is Tim and Andrew need a place to live, I told Tim he better start looking for apartments. At rate he's going he's going to die before mom because he's up all night with her and not getting much sleep.

I have fallen in love with my brother's cat though. She kept curling up on my lap last night and this morning, and giving me little kisses etc. I missed my own cat but she's a sweetheart. Of course when I got home this morning Saturn was all over me, he smelled Snowball on me.

Well....until next time happy stitching!

Friday, October 10, 2014

Update on Bobcat Kittens

Good Morning. I know today is Turtle Trot but as I said last month these kittens were going to be first priority until they are done. I am finally over half done on them and I am really enjoying them now that they are coming to life. I am hoping to be back to Turtle Trot next month. (Better be as these need to be in mail and received by Nov. 15).

There isn't anything going on since my last post (which was just a couple of days ago.) Thank you for reading my blog and leaving comments. I love to see where everyone is from and love reading comments. Until next time.....Happy Stitching!

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Year of the Acronym (YOTA) update a day late

I stitched a little bit on this piece. (I'm mostly stitching on the Bobcat Kittens). I know I'm a day late but yesterday my computer and scanner would not work together nor would they this morning. I finally asked for help on Facebook and my nephew called me from MO and walked me through it. I'm happy they are working together. I wish I would have written the steps down so I know next time! Oh well....

Friday my brother put his dog down. I told him when he's ready I'd take him to Faithful2cats and get a cat. My mom has wanted a cat for years and dad wouldn't let her, then when he died and Tim moved in they waited because of the dog. They didn't want her upset or jealous. Sat. Tim called and we went and got him an all white short-haired female declawed cat. Her name was Luna but they changed it to Snowball. We like that name much better. She is adjusting very well. Tim says she jumps all over the place. And they all just love her. Even Andrew who did not like the dog at all loves this cat. In fact she slept with him one night. So all is well there. I went to the place yesterday to apply to be a volunteer. I like that place and like the fact they keep the cats until they have a good home. Sat. I have orientation. We'll see.

We still don't know if we have a new pastor but indications are he will come. He just wanted one more week to pray and know for sure. So we sure hope he comes.

It seems like I posted all this before. If I did sorry about the repost. Well....until next time....Happy Stitching.

Friday, October 03, 2014

Update on Bobcats

Good afternoon! Well it's 5 minutes before noon so I can call it noon after all. I made quite a bit of progress on the Bobcat Kittens this week. The last 2 or 3 days I've been spending more time on them. (Probably more than I should be). Now the heads are in it's coming along much better and I'm enjoying them more. I'm not quite half done with them but they'll come faster now I think.

Yesterday when I got done working in the food pantry my brother came and picked me up and he had his sweet dog Autumn with him. I was all excited as I just love her. Outside of my parents and Tim I was her favorite person and she got overly excited every time she saw me. But she was having health problems and is at least 10 going on 11. Because of the problems my brother made the tough decision of putting her down before she suffers much. So in about a half hour from now she will be put down. I cried all the way home yet petted her loved her, let her kissed me. She will be missed my my mom and Tim. So I'm feeling sad and heavy hearted but know it's the best for her. Needless to say she's been spoiled all through her life but especially the last couple of days. I got home and my sweet Saturn greeted me at the door and was all over me. He is such a sweet cat.

Tim wants to get a cat so tomorrow him and I are going to a Feline Rescue place I had never heard of until last week when I rode by it and I thought I have to tell Tim about this for when he puts Autumn down. Tim already knew about it and was planning to go there tomorrow.

Rather or not we have a Pastor at our church I don't know. We did vote for him and it was a 100 percent yes. So he's thinking and praying about it. Problem is he does have 4 children and 2 of them the 14 year old and 6 year old don't want to leave their friends and his wife has concerns but she is a mother. Yet other people she gave them the idea she wanted to come. So we'll see.

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

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Second Bobcat showing up

Hello! I've stitched quite a bit on this piece, The second bobcat is showing up. Now that I have made progress it's going easier but I will still be glad to have this finished but I'm a long ways from it.

Last weekend was fun. We really like this Pastoral candidate and his family, we'll vote this Sunday on him. I really think it will happen. He seems to be a good fit. If it doesn't happen I think Jonathan and the rest of the search committee will cry.

Boy the flu really seems to be going around here. I know of at least 4 people from our church that have been struck by it and it doesn't leave too quickly either.

Tomorrow after working in the food pantry my sister in law and I are going out for lunch. I ordered from Feeding America this past week so that food is coming in tomorrow. I just hope it comes in earlier than they did last time I ordered.

Well until next time Happy Stitching.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Bobcats Start

Good Afternoon!
It's been a cool week around here. My electric bill will like that since I turned off the air conditioner.

I started Bobcats for Love Quilts a little over a week ago. It really was not an easy piece to really get into. It's funny because I have done 3 other pieces from this book (Endangered Young'uns by Ruth Morehead put out by Gloria and Pat), and they went pretty good. Oh by the time they were finished I was ready to start a new piece. But this piece at first didn't click and I really doubted it would be done by Nov. 15. It's going better now, but still slow going. Still wondering if they'll be done by Nov. 15 even though it's almost 2 months away.

This weekend will be a busy weekend. We have a possible Pastoral candidate coming in this weekend. (I say possible as this weekend he's just checking it out and we're checking him out to see if it's a good match. Which so far seems to be). Anyway Sat. morning the women are having breakfast with his wife at Russ's on south side of town and men are having breakfast with him at Russ's on north side of town. I'm sure the children will be there to. Then at noon we are having a picnic with the whole family on the church grounds. Sunday is Back to Church Sunday and he'll be preaching then we'll have a dinner after church with the whole family. My only concern is we have very few teens and children at church anymore, so I'm a little concerned about the children adjusting. We do have about 3 boys that are teenagers around his son's age, but I really don't know of any children the ages of the other 3 children. Maybe 1 or 2 but that's it. Our church has dropped so bad....sad, when the pastor leaves the church drops so much. Then the 28th if things go well this weekend he will candidate and we will vote on him after the service. Everyone has their hopes up high. So we are praying things work out, don't know how much longer our church will last otherwise. Those that could have carried our church through these days left. So there are only about 2 or 3 men picking up the slack. The other men are getting up in age and served their time.

Monday the 22nd it will be a year ago that my dad died. His first anniversary in heaven. But we really miss him here. We are having flowers sent in memory of my dad to the church then we'll plant them at my dad's grave. They'll be mums I think and will come up every year. We finally got the gravestone. It took forever it seemed for everything to be done and for them to finally do it. When my brother said it had to be done by the 22nd things got moving.

Well...until next time Happy Stitching.