Sunday, December 17, 2017

A Start and a UFO I dug out

Good afternoon! I just got home from visiting my niece's church and seeing their children singing with other children. They did a good job.

Stitching for me has been a struggle this month. I struggled through a Mickey Mouse-Minnie Mouse piece and ended up throwing it away. It was a mess and I was in no mood to frog all that had to be taken out. So I got out this piece I did a few years ago and my sister asked me to do it for her daughter, she'll make it into an apron. I am really happy with this piece and I love working with Gentle Arts Threads, I love seeing the different shades. This piece only took about 3 days to do.

I dug out an old UFO piece I started about 6 or 7 years ago to finish up. It's a Christmas piece that I think is so pretty when done. It's so pretty, I hope to finish it this year. My mom loved Cardinals so I'm thinking of her as I do it.

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

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Happy Happy Dance! Live Today is Finished

Good evening! I finally have completed Live Today! There were many times I wondered if it would ever get done and even thought about just putting it away, but I'm glad I stuck to it. It will go out in the mail Sat. to a friend.

I have kitted up a much easier Mickey Mouse Minnie Mouse piece for a friend who likes Walt Disney Characters. I'll start it tomorrow.

If the weather is descent and my sister doesn't get mandated to work Sat. morning then she will be coming to town. So guess I better get some housework done. It really doesn't take that much to clean an one bedroom apartment.

Anyone have plans for Thanksgiving? We're going to my nieces house.

Have a Happy and safe Thanksgiving Holiday. Until next time Happy Stitching!

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Last Update on Live Today

Good afternoon!
Well I'm full after having our annual Harvest Dinner at church. As usual it was good. We had plenty of food.

This piece is finally coming to the finish line after 3 months of working on it. It's taking much longer then I planned and there were times I wished I wouldn't have tackled it especially that basket, other times I vowed it would have an accident with the scissors but I perseveered and it's all paying off. I'm glad I stuck to it. Hopefully it will go out in the mail end of the week. Then I can look for a small fall or harvest piece to do and Dec. start Christmas stitching.

Well...until next time Happy Stitching.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

I know it's been over a month I'm a bad blogger

I have an excuse.....well sort of. I lost my stitching mojo for a while and I don't blog unless I have stitching to share. Then when I got it back I had problems with my computer and scanner. Finally with the help with a couple online friends I figured out how to find the scanned pictures. Saturday I do have someone coming to look at my other computer issues.

October until this week was really very warm and dry. I was looking forward to the cooler weather, now we have it and I want some of the warmth back earlier Oct. had. Not as warm but a little warmer would be fine. Because it was so dry we really have very little color to the leaves, most of them were so dry, that when we had the winds, they just fell of. Disappointing...Hopefully next year will be dryer.

Saturn was sick for a little while and I took him to the Vet. He had fleas. He's indoor only and I never had a cat get fleas. We figured that since I got into the Intake room at the shelter (even though I wasn't suppose to) a flea jumped from one of the cats to me and I brought it home. I ended up flea bombing the apartment. Saturn got to the point he wouldn't even walk on the floor except to go to use his kitty litter once he felt better and started eating again. The Vet said he'd walk on all the furniture and would not walk on the floor. I even fed him on the coffee table. But sorry the kitty litter wasn't going there. He's much better now back to himself and is trying to get me off the computer and pay attention to him.

I am enjoying BSF this year. We are studying the book of Romans, my favorite book.

At the cat shelter things are finally picking up. The summer months were slow. I think we have had as many cats adopted in Oct. as we did in July, Aug., Sept. put together. It has helped that we are now able to adopt out our cats at two other places on Sat. (Petco which we always did although we've had so many kittens this year over 200 we adopt the kittens out from Petco. Once they are adopted out the cats will go there.) Tractor Supply is new to us this year and they allow us to adopt out cats and kittens on weekends.

Speaking of cats, please if you are going to have a cat or dog for that matter, please realize it is a life time commitment. Yes unexpected things come up, but please don't dump the animals off somewhere....take them to an Animal Shelter preferably no kill. Granted sometimes they can't take the animal right then, but if you hold them long enough they will be able to accept them in time. We adopted out our little Quinsy and after a week the owners decided he wasn't a good match. Rather then return him to us like they were suppose to (and yes we take them right away if adopted out to us), they just let him fend for himself on a busy highway. A neighbor was feeding him. When we heard fliers were put out and the neighbor called us. A trap was set, Quincy went right into the trap and was so happy to see Melody (who set the trap). She brought him back to the shelter and he is very happy to be back. Needless to say those people are on our Do Not Adopt list. Okay I'm off my soapbox!

Thanks to Younkers and a good yard sell we had earlier this month money is coming in for us to stay afloat. We had so many kittens and their mothers this year it nearly broke us and money was very tight. Younkers has Community Days coming up and we get to sell coupon books for a $5.00 donation, the shelter gets the $5.00 and there are lots of coupons for the person to use. We've sold close to 100 books and there is still a couple of weeks left.

Friday it will be 3 years to my mom passed away. Last month it was 4 years that my dad passed away. Needless to say Sept. and Oct. are hard months. We really miss them.

Well until next time.....Happy Stitching. Eventually this piece will be done but it still has a ways to go yet.

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!