Saturday, July 07, 2018

Our Flag was still there

Good evening. I said I was just doing small pieces for a while and this is another one. I wanted to do something Patriotic and dug this out. I think this is one of the designs that came out right after 9-11 about 9-11.

My niece is home now and seems to be doing well. Monday she gets her hemoglobin checked again just to be sure. She is so creative, she loves to sew and she made herself some colostomy bags to put over the bag itself.

How was everyone's fouth mine was quiet. I had the chance to go to a pool party but it was so hot that day I passed on it. I stayed inside with my air conditioner.

Well.....until next time....Happy stitching!

Saturday, June 30, 2018

Remember The Alamo!

Good afternoon! It is so hot out there I'm staying inside with the air conditioning on! We are in middle of a heat wave that goes through next week although at least after Monday it'll be down to the upper 80's. This is Michigan we do not tolerate warm weather like this! I get out earlier to water my plants, they seem to be doing well. Most of them like the sun.

Sorry if this picture shows up twice. I don't think it worked the first time so I did it again. Anyway this is second kit my brother sent me to do for him and his wife or their grand daughter. One for them, one for Chelsea. I loved doing these pieces. They were small but detailed. I've now started another small piece. With the 4th of July next week I am doing a patriotic piece called " Our Flag was still there"

This past week has been a rollar coaster ride but it looks like it's better now. My youngest niece was told her colon had to be removed. She wasn't responding to those expensive infusions she was getting every month, wasn't responding to steroids and it got to point where she couldn't keep anything down and was in constant pain. Wed. the colon was removed, Thursday she was doing great, but then Friday she blacked out and ended up in ICU, she was bleeding internally but didn't know where. This morning at 6 it showed her hemoglobin dropped during the night and they were going to do a cat scan on her stomach to see if they could find where she was bleeding from but at 9 am her hemoglobin was fine so they cancelled the cat scan. She is hoping to go home Monday. Her father-in-law is with the family for a few days to help them, and her mother (my sister-in-law) is flying out there the end of week to be with them for two weeks. Their church has really been helping them out with their 3 and 4 year old boys while Jared works. Christina is very anxious to go home to her babies. Through all she went through the past two years never did she complain or whine. In fact early this morning she posted she has troubles for now but she had a big bat and soon her troubles would have a huge problem. She never lost her faith never asked "Why God" or anything she just knew God would get her through this. She really is an inspiration and encouragement to people and someone to look up to.

Well, until next time Happy Stitching.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

A Small Finish

Good afternoon. Between the headaches and now an eye infection I've done very little stitching. I finally am getting back into it but may be small pieces for a while. My brother sent me two kits. One to do for him and his wife and the other for their Grand Daughter Chelsea. Chelsea really liked The Alamo when she was down their visiting them This piece is the smaller of the two kits. I like this designer but man her kits are expensive. I do love the needle she has with them. Like other designers doesn't really include enough material to frame the piece. Fortunately I had some material here that's a very close match to hers so I did it on that.

I love the warmer weather and seeing the flowers start to bloom in my small garden. (I live in an apartment so they don't have large gardens.) I can't wait for the hydrangias to bloom they are so pretty.

We had a kitten shower a couple of weeks ago and were really happy with the results. A lot of people came through so the kittens got a lot of food, toys, etc. And 4 kittens were adopted out. Plus we got $100.00 in donations. It was a rainy day that day so we were really afraid no one would come out, maybe just the volunteers but we were pleasantly surprised.

Well....until next time....Happy Stitching. I'm off to read some blogs.

Friday, April 20, 2018

Just a quick post

My brother framed the Cardinal piece and will be sending it to his Grand Daughter with a note telling how her Great Grandma loved Cardinals and a little about her. She only saw our mom once when she was 3 years old and she's 9 now. I hope Chelsea will like it.

Wednesday, April 04, 2018

One flower down, 1/2 bird down Two leaves down and a lot more to go

Oh and a finish!
I finished this a couple of weeks ago and never posted it. It probably will go to Faithful to Felines to sell. I love these cats but they are tricky. If you don't concentrate you make mistakes, I ended up frogging a whole lot of it but was glad I did. Speaking of the cat shelter, we had 55 cats and kittens adopted out in March! We are thrilled, people are finally finding out we are there.

My new stitching obsession are designs by Crossed Wing Collection I love them. I ordered a couple of them with some other patterns last month or was it Feb. as I ordered the one I finished a couple weeks ago at the same time. I was bad one night and ordered 8 patterns then a 9th one a few days later and I don't regret it.

Slowly but surely I am getting my books and patterns in order according to subject. I had them that way but over time messed them up. I must have over 1,000 books plus the patterns!

How was everyone's Easter? Mine was very quiet. I just had my brother come over and he wasn't feeling well so left soon afterwards. We had a real exciting meal....Lee's Chicken! With the headaches I've been having I didn't feel up to cooking. Last Wed.-Sun. were horrible. Finally feeling like I'm on planet earth at least. But I've had it with these headaches.

Tomorrow my sister and brother-in-law are coming in with their two grandchildren for a few hours anyway. It's Spring Break and both Kay and Ken have just retired so they thought they would go to their daughter's a couple of nights. Heather and Bryan are putting a couple of bedrooms in their basement so Kay and Ken can stay there when in town, and any other member of Heather's family that comes in from out of town or state. Kay and Ken had planned on moving to this side of state but Ken was recently diagnosed with a terminal illness and for now has to stay on that side of state. Maybe in a couple years they can move over here if things go well.

Well...until next time Happy Stitching! I'm going to go catch up on blogs. I've not only been bad about blogging but bad about coming here and reading posts.

Saturday, March 03, 2018

Mickey Mouse Finished

Good Morning. I love this weather we are having. Not quite spring but at least no snow! I'm not naive enough to think we won't get any more snow for rest of season, we're not in clear until mid April or a little later.

I finished Mickey Mouse piece and have given it to a friend who likes Disney things. Now I'm doing another easy piece by Brittercup Designs called Lucky Cat. That too is very easy

In Feb we adopted out 43 cats which has to be a record for us. Last year was a really good year from us as far as cat adoptions and this year so far is even better. Petco is having an adoption event this year and gives so much money per a cat adopted as long as we do 5 adoptions so Barb (not me another Barb) took a bunch of kittens out there plus some cats. We should get at least 5 adopted out over the weekend. Although another organization was taking about 60 kittens out there so we'll see. Right now we don't have 60 kittens and not all the kittens are ready to be adopted. But kitten season is coming right around the corner. Last year we took in over 300 kittens and their mothers, most of the kittens were adopted some of the mothers.
This year they said we would not take in that many, they are going to put a limit this time. May be easier said then done.

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