Thursday, April 17, 2014

A Small finish

Hello again. I finally finished this piece. It was a mall, but very detailed piece, and I made my share of mistakes on it. This is actually a Dimensions kit for waste canvas and to made into a wind chime. But I did it on aida cloth and it will be a quilt square for a little boy we are doing a quilt for at Caring Stitchers. It was fun but also irrirtating at times. Anyway I'm glad to have it done.

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

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Progress on Hope

Good Afternoon! We woke up to snow on the ground this morning. I called it a belated April Fool's Joke. But the good news is the snow will not last, in fact a good portion of it is gone. The rest of week will be 50's! That is so much better than we had a couple of weeks ago.

I have been stitching on Hope by Ursulla Michael the last couple of weeks and probably will until sometime next week. I love working on this piece, and it really reminds me of Easter. It's so pretty.

I had noticed a brown spot in Saturn's eye, and his other eye was runny, so I thought maybe he might have a cold plus he had been sneezing off and on. So I took him to the Vet yesterday and he's fine. She said there was nothing to worry about. So I was relieved. It'll be two years tomorrow that I had to put Whiskers down and I went to Pet Smart and met Saturn. I brought him home two days later and I haven't regretted it. He's a near perfect cat.

We are getting an Interm Pastor at our church. We voted on him last Sunday. I guess it's a trial bases for May, and if it works out then he'll stay until we get a pastor. We needed to do something quick as man we've lost so many members that either left the church or died. Some of those that left, could have been the ones to see our church through but they chose to leave. Our CE Pastor is leaving end of May to work with our former Pastor. We will miss him, but he's doing what is best. Our church couldn't pay him but a very little, and he was working 2 jobs and it was getting hard on him. He worked hard for our church for only getting $100.00 a month. No pastor worked harder than him. Our former pastor and him were best friends since college, and he brought Dale to our church so we figured he'd be leaving eventually to join Shane. Pastor Shane offered him a full time position so he can quit his other job.

Next week my sister will be coming in from other side of state, and my brother is coming in from MO. So it will be a fun weekend. Kay will be here Tues.-Friday and Ken Thursday-Sunday. So they'll see each other a couple of days.

Anyone watching Dancing with the Stars. I love this year. Only thing is I feel the Ice Dancers have an unfair advantage over the others, but I do really like them. I expect them to compete against each other for the trophy. I loved Disney night last night.

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

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Showing the remaining Turtle Trot pieces

Hello! Sorry for two posts at once but I thought I better show the remaining TT pieces since I just joined officially. And hope I do it right this time.1. America by Sue Hillis
2. Red Bird by Stoney Creek.
3.Swallow Tail by Stoney Creek
4. Red Bird by Stoney Creek
5. Friends are...Kit by Jannlynn
6. His Eye is on the Sparrow by Leisure Arts
7. You Are My Sunshine

Joining Turtle Trot

I am finally going to join Turtle Trot and since I already put in my link I better post this a day early. Usually it's the 10th of the month. I have already shown the 10 pieces I'm going to do through earlier posts so I'm just going to show the ones I've made progress on. I'm not use to doing Multi images so if there are any blunders I am sorry.1. America as of March 10
2. Progress of America
3. Hope in March 4. Hope progress in April
5. USS Arizona Memorial in March
6. USS Arizona Memorial progress as of April.
And last but not least I did have a finish. I finished Minnie Mouse
So this my TT post and sorry about any mess ups. Like I said it's new to me to post so many pictures.

Well until next time....Happy Stitching!

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Page 2 of America finished. 10 more pages to go!

Good morning! I am happy to say page 2 of this piece is now done. I never thought I would finish it, it was so hard all full of confetti stitching! Why that is necessary I don't know, as it sure makes the back of the piece so bulky. Anyway the other pages don't look to be that hard. I will go down to page 5 in a few minutes.

Slowly but surely I am getting spring cleaning done. I like having a clean apartment.

The other night I went to see Noah with some friends. I heard them talking about it on Good Morning America that morning and thought I would like to see it. Later a friend called me and asked if I wanted to go and I said yes. It was not at all what I expected! I expected some variation of the Biblical account but not like that. The only thing they got right was the animals going in 2 by 2, and the rainbow in the end. The rest of it was bad. They totally destroyed Noah's character and two of his sons didn't look good either. And where in the Bible does it say fallen angels helped Noah build the ark, and that someone from outside Noah's family would sneak into the ark. Just to say a few of the differences. Well you can guess my opinion of that movie. We talked about going to see God is Not Dead in near future. They say that movie is much better. Well you have my opinion of that movie, don't waste your money on it. The acting was good but that's about it.

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

Sunday, March 30, 2014

You Are My Sunshine

This is one of the kits my friend from church gave me. It's actually done on Plastic Canvas as a wind chime, but I'm doing it as a quilt square on aida cloth. I've got it going good now so I've gone back to stitching on America and will do this in the afternoons.

It looks like Spring has finally sprung! Granted we still have quite a bit of snow on the ground but it's melting slowly. On my deck the snow was almost as high as the railings, now it's one small strip and probably will be gone today, tomorrow for sure. Probably most of the snow on the ground will be gone later this week, just the snowbanks will remain. Well that's my prediction anyway. This week I am going to get serious about spring cleaning. I'm in the mood for it.

Yesterday we had a baby shower for or our former Pastor and wife. They just recently adopted a baby boy. We were so happy for them as they've wanted a baby for so long and finally got one. You'd never know he was adopted as he looks so much like her. They got a lot of cute clothes for him.

Speaking of babies, I keep forgetting to post my nephew and his wife had a baby girl, Friday, Mar. 21. Her name is Aubrielle Grace (Aubrey for short). Not sure I like the name but it will grow on me. This is their 2nd child. They have a son, Wyatt who is 3 and is adapting very well to the baby. He'll be a great big brother.

For a couple of days I was really worried about Saturn. He was sneezing and just wasn't acting like himself, although he did eat and drink good. But today he seems much better and back to normal. He even is more of a pest today than usual. I tried to stitch on America earlier this morning and he sat right on it, and made me pet him and talk to him. He was so cute!
Well....until next time.....Happy Stitching.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Finally A Finish

Good afternoon! Finally after all my starts I have finished Minnie Mouse. It was a fun stitch and she turned out so cute.

Also Finally our weather is turning the corner. Enough of my whining about the weather. It's going to be most 40's even 50's the next several days. Maybe this winter has finally turned the corner. Our snow should seriously melt some what now.

Well...I'm going to go kit up my next piece so until next time....Happy Stitching!

Monday, March 24, 2014

Turtle Trot's 9 and 10

I just realized I never posted 9 and 10 so here they are. One is America by Sue Hillis and the other is His Eye is on the Sparrow by Leisure Arts and the last is Count Your Blessins by Leisure Arts

Strengthen Me (Phil. 4:19)

Good Morning. This is #10 for Turtle Trot. We are doing this at one of the groups I'm in. This piece is in memory of my dad as this was his favorite verse. Now I have all 10 pieces selected and started, I can just keep on stitching one of them to the finish. So I think my next post will have a finish.

Yesterday we had a big pancake breakfast at church. We had pancakes, scramble eggs, sausage, and sausage and gravy over a biscuit. I had never had sausage and gravy over a biscuit, but I tried it yesterday and it was really good. I probably ate a bigger breakfast than I ever ate before as I had one helping of each. I didn't eat again until 6 last night and that was a light supper.

Also we will be getting an Interm Pastor I think. The speaker yesterday told us we would be voting on him in a couple of weeks for Interm Pastor. I hope he goes through, I think he will. He's someone the church knows fairly well, he's spoken at our church many times through the years.

Our weather is a little on the cool side yet. We'll have a day or two where we get 40 but then drop back into the 20's. It does melt the snow slowly so we don't have a flooding problem. And the snow has melted quite abit. Some spots we even see small patches of grass. (I forgot what grass looks like...haven't seen it since Nov.!) The snowbanks are now about my height so they are down quite a big. This week each day is suppose to get a degree or two higher then end of week (Friday) it is suppose to hit 50! and then drop into 30's. Maybe after tomorrow we will be done with the 20's. After all it is heading into April time for spring to come.

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