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!

Friday, April 15, 2016

Butterflies and Bunny well under way

Good morning! It looks like Spring is finally here to stay! Finally! I started this cute piece a little over a week ago and am really enjoying it very much. Yes it is very detailed but not as difficult and aggravating as that cross was. It has an awful lot of backstitching but I like back stitching, it really makes the piece come to life. It also helps me see where I am at on the piece.

I'm still having problems with Vertigo but not as bad as it was. I can at least walk without grabbing on to walls. Night is rough but it's always been harder at night.

My sister came in last weekend and mostly we stayed here. Kay and Tim did any running, they picked up groceries and my DMC floss for me. We played Push Rummy and Mexican Dominoes. I lost every game. One game on Push Rummy I went out every hand but 2 and lost as I got burned in those two hands, my score was over 150 in both those games. I don't know why but Saturn is a whole different cat when Kay is here. It's like he doesn't like having Kay and our brother Tim around all the time. But the house is sure quiet after Kay leaves and Tim goes home, Saturn is back to himself, and I always swallow hard as I know it'll be another two or three months before I see her again. But Kay and Ken will be retiring in a couple of years and selling their house and moving to this side of state. They'll probably live closer to their daughter but it's still a lot closer than what it was, and day trips won't be that hard.

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

Wednesday, April 06, 2016

HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY DANCE!!!

And yes I am shouting! This piece almost caused me to give up stitching altogether. It was a bear to stitch. But I stuck to it. So much frogging, so much improvising.....and all those quarter and half stitches! Fortunately the other 3 seasonal crosses don't have any quarter or half stitching and only one has back stitching so they look much easier to do. And I probably will do them.

After struggling through this piece I got out a Stoney Creek piece from book "On Butterfly Wings" It has a cute rabbit in a mailbox surrounded by flowers and the rabbit is looking at two butterflies. This one seems to be much easier!

They say it's spring but you can't convince us of that. We've had snow and will get more snow although our snow hasn't stuck it's just irritating we want spring. They say the end of next week it'll warm up. Hope that is true.

Man! My vertigo is really acting up again. I'm doing a little better, as long as I just sit or lay, and don't try to walk I'm okay. And if I stay off the computer, something about the computer makes it worse so I don't get on it much right now. And I love to play Word Chaos and Jigsaw Puzzle on Facebook. I can spend hours doing that.

My sister is coming to town this weekend, maybe. She's mandated to stay over to work if someone from 1st shift calls in. She's not too worried, as if you call in a weekend, you have to make it up the next weekend. So people don't usually call in unless they are really sick.

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