Sunday, December 31, 2006

E is for Eeyore

I finished this about an hour-in-a-half ago. It really wasn't so bad to do. I thought he would be boring with all that blue but it wasn't bad. The mane gave me some problems but I got through it. This will go to my Great Nephew, John Jr. who will be 3 weeks old tomorrow. My niece asked me to do four Winnie the Pooh & friends pieces plus the birth sampler. Her mother will make them into a wall hanging. The other 3 will be done in the coming months. This is project 11 towards the 50 challenge! Slowly plugging away at it!

I have gotten out the floss and material for the Precious Moments piece. It will go to a special quilt we are doing at CSA for a little girl. It's due Jan. 15 so I am cutting it real close. It's called "Our Friendship is Soda Licious". I'll start on it tomorrow.

I did much better on my Dec. goals then I did Nov. ones I didn't finish the Christmas Cat or Christmas Wish. But did work on them some, and did two other Christmas ones. I finished the Teapot, and I not only started Eeyore but finished him. So I did very well. Let's see how my January goals go. They are:
1. Do Our Friendship is Soda-licious
2. Work more on Light of Peace (an UFO for 8 years) maybe and I stress maybe finish it.
3. Do an angel piece for Love Quilts.
4. Maybe and I stress maybe start Winnie the Pooh.

Have a Happy and safe New Year's Eve! Until next time Happy Stitching!

Friday, December 29, 2006

A Balanced Diet

I had promised a picture of the Apron but unfortunately I forgot to take my camera Wed. night, so this is a picture of the piece before being made into an apron. My sister ended up with it which is what she wanted.

We had fun at the Family Christmas though. Of course Baby John was the star of it all. He was really fussy, we think it's because there were so many people around. His parents say he is really fussy when too many people come over. Even though only 2 weeks I still say at one point he was watching his parents awful close even though he was in someone elses' arms. He is so cute though. He'll outgrow his fussiness as he grows. I claim he's fussy because he is so intelligent he wants to do more and can't yet.

It was great to see my niece Michelle again. She is at her parents house on other side of state but came here for a couple of days. She returns to OR Dec. 31. She is doing her Internship out there. Probably willl just stay out there afterwards if she gets a job. She has her Phd. in Chemistry and just has to finish up her Internship now.

I haven't had a whole lot of time to stitch these past two weeks but starting today things will slow down a lot. Even my cat is getting grumpy with my leaving him so much! So outside of going to do the church sign I will be home most of today and stitch and enjoy my cat. Laundry will wait until Tuesday. Eeyore is 2/3 of way done. I'd love to finish him off Sunday, then start the PM piece that is due Jan. 15. Well until next time Happy Stitching!

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

The Magic of the Holidays

I know it's been a week since I posted but it's been a very busy week.

I did stitch The Magic of the Holidays. Companion piece to Have A Merry Christmas. This is project #10 of the 50 challenge. I am 1/5 of way through! A long ways to go. I did order material and floss from 123 stitch the other day but no patterns, so I'm staying on track so far. I also have Eeyore about half done.

How was everyone's Christmas? Ours started Sunday and will end tomorrow night.
Sunday we went to church, walked in and the choir was lined up on the steps singing to everyone as they walked in. It was the start of a Beautiful Musical Service. The front of the auditorium had the Poinsettas, and the Christmas Tree and a Manger scene. The highlights I felt were a flute quartet, teenage girls quartet, the choir did wonderful. They had some young children sing with them and those children did great. It's was such a nice service. Pastor gave a sermonette.

After church I went to my parents house and we had our Christmas Dinner. Andrew unwrapped his presents since he would be with his mother on Christmas. I unwrapped a gift from my sister and her family. It was a VCR-DVD. Mine broke earlier this year and I didn't think I missed it but when I got home and put in a DVD I borrowed from my mom and played a Bill Gaither tape I realized I missed it. I've been having a reunion with my Bill Gaither Videos believe me! I have Isreal Oh Israel on now. But I'm leaving before long.

Yesterday we had Christmas with my brother and exchanged gifts there. We also played a new game I forgot the name of it.

Today my brother is picking me up, we'll go pick up some ingredients for Veg. pizza then make it at my parents house as they have room to store it I don't. Then tomorrow we have our family gathering. Well those that can be there anyway. We are having a White Elephant Exchange. My gift is going to be an apron that I stitched a piece that says "A balanced diet is a cookie in both hands." My sister made the apron. I'll try to get a picture tomorrow.

Baby John is going to be the star of tomorrow. He is a whole two weeks old. Growing up isn't he. Most of us haven't seen him yet.

Well I better get going so I don't keep my brother waiting. Hope you all had a Merry Christmas and Happy Stitching! Barb

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

A small Christmas Finish

I finished Have a Merry Christmas and today will start the companion to it. I just love the Brittercup Designs. They are so cute and refreshing. They have detail but easy to do. A nice break from the larger pieces I tend to do.

Tonight is our much anticipated Adventure Club Christmas Program for the parents and friends of the children. The children that were there Sun. night did so well, that hopefully tonight will go fine too. I just think the song was a little too hard but oh well. The kids did do better with it last week.

It just doesn't seem like Christmas without snow. That's bad when it takes snow to get you in the Christmas Spirit. It's going to be a green Christmas this year they say. It's a very mild winter so far except for that week we got hit with lots of snow we've really had nothing since and that snow all melted. Problem with mild winters is it really aggravates the asthma and allergies in the spring.

On the stitching front, I will start The Magic of the Holidays. It's a piece I can easily do in the car if I go to my sister's tomorrow. I get so hyper that I have to take my stitching or I'm driving the driver nuts. So we call it my "shut up" piece.

Well until next time Happy Stitching and if I don't blog before Christmas Have a Merry Christmas!

Monday, December 18, 2006

A new start

I laid down the Christmas Cat. I just needed a break from it. So I'm doing this cute piece by Brittercup Designs. I just love their designs. They are so cute and refreshing to do. This one is Have A Merry Christmas. I just started it Sat. and this is progress after about 8 hours of stitching.

I'm trying to get into the Christmas Spirit but I'm just not a Christmas person I guess. I don't know why....maybe it's because my nieces and nephews are grown up and don't live around here. But as baby John gets older and more Great Nieces and Nephews are born it'll be fun again. I can tell you the children at our church are all getting excited.

We had our Christmas program last night and it really went well. Everything ran smoothly and the children, and the choir all did well. We missed our organ though. It had been there since the 50's, wasn't used anymore but some people were really upset. Unfortunately nothing lasts forever, and the men who removed it did not mean any harm. But our church needs a lot more than that to get into the 1980's let alone the 21st century! Our kitchen is the same it was in the 50's. That whole down stairs needs redone, most is same as it was in the 50's and I'm not kidding. Well maybe some painting but you get the idea. We had a lot more people there last night than anticipated. My dad and I got the candybars, 140 thinking that would be plenty there were close to 200 there! So they gave to the children and teens first. I'll be honest I didn't like the candy bar anyway. I took a taste in the office of one bar and didn't like it but I'm not big on chocolate. I don't like ice cream either. I know something's wrong with me!

A whole lot of food came into the food pantry last night. I was so happy, as what came in earlier in the day I had to throw a lot of it away, they brought in damaged cans which we cannot used, and rice in a baggie, can't use that either. Has to be in an unopened box. I guess people think we should accept everything. I just quietly threw the items away and glad to have a couple of cans and the boxes of lasgna was useable.

My niece from Oregon should be flying in Dec. 24. We'll have to hear about the weather they have out there from her. Although it's better now. So sad though they found the body of the one mountain climber and still looking for the other two young men. Michelle and her boyfriend love to climb mountains and have climbed Mt. Hood.

Well on the stitching front, like I said Christmas Cat is laid down, hopefully I'll pick him back up after this piece but no guarantees. Right now so many pieces sound like fun to do and Christmas cat isn't one of them. But I don't it to be a UFO. I completed 3 UFO's this year and have 2 that turned into UFO's this year. Well until next time....Happy Stitching!

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Another update, Santa, I can Explain!

I really haven't stitched a whole lot on it. For some reason it's not really holding my interest. Plus it's been a busy week. Hopefully Sat. and Sun. I'll get more stitching on it.

I had planned on going to see Baby John this afternoon but my parents went a little later than they planned as Melissa wanted them to stay for supper. I'm going to a band concert that Melissa's younger sister is in so I couldn't go see the baby as I wouldn't be back in time. In fact I need to be ready to go in 45 minutes so guess I better step on it.

This Sunday is the SS program at church so I went with my dad to get the candy for it. I had to get a couple of bags of candy for our Adventure Club program Wed. night. I had to be at church by Sunday. So I picked it up. Tues. night we'll make the cupcakes. Everyone gets a cupcake Wed. night, and the children will get a bag of candy to take home.

Tomorrow I'm going to finish my Christmas shopping I think. I planned to today but the lady I was going with wasn't feeling good so we'll go tomorrow hopefully.

Well, until next time Happy Stitching.

Monday, December 11, 2006

We have a Baby Boy

My niece had baby John Jr. late this morning. He weighed in at 6 lbs I forgot how many ounces and is 19 inches long. We are excited can't wait to see him. Because our family doesn't like pictures of the children on line, I probably will not be able to post one. He lives around here so we will get to see him from time to time!

Update on Santa, I Can Explain

It's been a few days since I've been here. I've been busy. Friday night I got together with some friends. We had a light supper than watched a video. Sat. we had our Sunday School Class party. It was fun. We had so much food there and it was good! We massacred some of the Christmas Songs as we just couldn't remember all the words. We totally blew the 12 days of Christmas. Then we had our gift exchange. Sunday was the Pastor's Annual Open Houses. Every year the church is invited out to all three of the Pastor's houses and of course once again lots of food.

I'm finally going to finish off my Christmas shopping on Thursday I think. Maybe I'll be in the mood for Christmas then, we'll see. I think most of the people are just going to get gift cards.

We still don't have a baby. The baby was due yesterday. Saturday my brother and sister-in-law had Melissa and John over to their house to give them the cradle Kevin made for the baby. John knew about it but Melissa didn't. They said she was so happy she was in tears. That's going to be a heirloom as Grandpa made it for his first grandchild. It's a few hours later now and my mom said Melissa is in hard labor now. Her water broke so she went to the hospital. So by end of the day we should have a baby. On our sister-in-laws birthday. (This is the week with lots of birthdays and anniversaries in our family.)

I am stitching on Santa I can Explain. It is coming slow but sure. The cat looks so sweet and innocent I wonder what he could have done! You'll find out eventually at least those of you who don't have the magazine. Well....until next time Happy Stitching!

Monday, December 04, 2006

Picture of Whiskers

Whiskers was complaining because I haven't shown any pictures of him recently and he has seen the other cats on line so here is a picture of him. Honest his eyes really aren't that scary, I don't know what was with that picture. I took it a few years ago.

Last night I went to a Christmas Sing-along at one of our BGC churches. I got to see the two people I really wanted to. One was a former Pastor of our church who is now 93 I think and Pastor to Seniors at this particular church. He is amazing, we should all be so active at 93. The other was a lady I knew long ago. Her older sister use to babysit us when we were young. (Linda was my favorite baby sitter and to this day I remember her so well with the love and compassion she showed us.) Sharon babysat when Linda couldn't. Anyway I hadn't seen Sharon since my youngest brother was 2 and then I saw her again at Center Lake 2 or 3 years ago. Last night I saw her again and talked to her some. It was nice. It's funny how many years it's been and you just don't forget some people. Sharon and Linda and their family are among those special people. I got caught up on some of the news of the family as they really had a hard year this year with two major losses and other things. So it was good to know they were okay. They are a strong family with strong faith.
Now I wish I could find a few other peoople but oh well...I guess I feel nostalgic. I even got in contact with an old college roomate again.

Over the weekend my nephew, Bryan, moved to Chicago area. He is starting his first job as an Electrical Engineer today. He graduates from college in spring but his studies are done. My nieces and nephews are all growing up to fast. Only 2 are in school one in 5th grade and the other in 12th grade.

On the stitching front I started Santa I can Explain. I found in Just Cross Stitch. It's a cat with a Christmas tree bulb. Reminded me of my brother's cat who died this past Aug. She loved playing with the bulbs on the christmas tree if she could get away with it. Whiskers has never seen a Christmas Tree, I don't think he would leave it alone. Well until next time Happy Stitching!

Saturday, December 02, 2006

Teapot is finished

Well here is No.8 towards the 50 challenge! I'm very unhappy with this one but have to send it. If they don't use it for the quilt that's okay. I think it turned out sloppy and made a couple of mistakes and I tried to correct them, but with the same result. I'm not doing anymore of these Teapots!
I do have the material and thread pulled for my Christmas cat.

Pieces I have finished towards the 50 challenge:
1. Room for One More
2. Boo
3. Teddy & Pumpkins
4. Serenity Heart
5. Bathing Puppy
6. Perhaps I should Retire
7. Give Thanks
8. Tea Pot

Yet to do
1. Santa I can Explain starting today
2. Eeyore
3. Pigglet
4. Tigger
5. Winnie The Pooh
6. Birth Announcment
7. Our Friendship (PM piece)
8. Eiffel Tower
9. Angel
10. Lighthouse
11. Bent Creek's Winter Wonderland (4 pieces really)
12. Christmas Wish
I have enough to keep me busy for a while.
Until next time Happy Stitching

Friday, December 01, 2006

The Weather Outside is Frightful

And I'm staying inside all day. I'm going to stitch and stitch and vaccuum and clean the bathroom and stitch some more. My brother was going to take me up to the store, but I'm going to call him and tell him to stay home. I hope dad doesn't go to Sr. Resources to work but I think he will. They say the snow is falling 1 to 2 inches an hour although to be honest it doesn't look that bad to me. But does look nasty out there.

Well I flunked my Nov. goals so bad my Dec. goals are very simple. They are:
1. Finish the teapot this afternoon or tomorrow.
2. Do a Christmas cat
3. Either do the Chrstimas snowmen or the angel
4. Start either the PM piece or Eeyore.

I am still working on the teapot. I did make a mistake as I should have done 712 in last few rows and did 739. Didn't discover it until I had the outlining in, I'm just going to leave it, it's not that big of a deal. Well until next time Happy Stitching!

Thursday, November 30, 2006

Where did November go?

Here it is the last day of Nov. Did I meet my Nov. goals NO? I knew I had made too many. I did finish Perhaps I should Retire. I did start and finish Give Thanks which really wasn't on the list. I did start the Teapot and that will be finished probably tomorrow if I get to stitching on it good. I did not do much work on The Teacher, I did not do the Christian piece, and I did not start the other PM piece. So I get 50 lashes with a wet noodle!

Yesterday a friend and I took her daughter to a Children's clinic in another city and I was so unimpressed. For one thing we got there and they claimed she didn't have an appointment, here the mother received a call the day before reminding her of the appointment. The Dr. was nice but there were things she didn't do I felt she should have, and strongly disagreed with what the she said about the weight loss. If your daughter was turning 2 would you like it if the Dr. said "It's her age group her weight is going to go back and forth?" I didn't like that comment neither did the mother. Then because of construction I got a little confused and sent the mother in wrong direction on way home but we discovered it fast. Here this was a city I knew well. I deliberately am leaving out the city and name of clinic because the clinic has a good reputation, I just wasn't impressed. Some other friends took their daughter there last week and like them real well. I'm glad we went yesterday and not today, a winter storm is suppose to blow in sometime today.

Today I'm going to church and finally organize the Food Pantry. The Trusttees brought all the food down from 3rd level. I'm not happy with the room, I so much would rather have the room off lower auditorium it wouldn't intere with other ministries of the church but oh well....

On the stitching front I am stitching on the Teapot for CSFC. Hopefully will be done tomorrow, Sat. for sure. It's taking longer than I contemplated but really haven't spent much time stitching either. Other things have gotten in way. Plus thanks to my mom, sister, and nephew I got addicted to these crossword books called Sudoku. They use numbers 1-9 instead of words and each number is used once in each column and row. Challenging but fun, and I love challenges! Plus this computer takes me away from stitching too.
Well until next time Happy Stitching!

Monday, November 27, 2006

Give Thanks is Finished

I put in the final stitches this morning! I really enjoyed this piece so much. I first did it 20 years ago and loved it. I went looking for it recently and found it in time to stitch up for Thanksgiving season. It's a little late but that's okay. This makes 7 pieces done towards the 50 challenge! Moving along very slowly. My next piece is a Teacup for CSFC which will be done in a couple of days it's quite small.

Thanksgiving was busy. We went to my brothers house, afterwards we played Mexican Train. We tried to play Push Rummy but with so many after round 3 or 4 we gave up. Melissa is getting huge and ready to have her baby. Less than a month or not he or she will be here! And will be the center of attention at our Christmas get together. There will be more there too. I can't believe Melissa is having it at her house. Maybe they don't want to take the baby out so soon though as he or she will only be 2 or 3 weeks old. Melissa did return the Winnie the Pooh book and showed me the pieces she wants done and the Birth Sampler that will go in center. She told me to take my time. I will, it'll be late Dec. before I start it. Friday my youngest brother, sister and I got out the Christmas decorations and decorated our parents house. Mom loves the Christmas season and isn't able to go all out like she use so we did it for her. Me? I'm not a Christmas person. I know the true meaning, love the spirit of Christmas and music but hate all the commercialization!

The Food Pantry at church is moving along, we are getting more and more food each week and should be ready to go in Jan. I'm also on another comittee at church that we are starting on Sat. nights in the spring. It's like a coffee house setting. I'm excited about these new things.

Well I've chatted enough. That's what I get for not coming on for so long but the weekend was so busy. I did view a few blogs will play catch up now.

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Happy Thanksgiving

This is an update on Give Thanks after 34 hours of stitching on it. It should be done Monday if not before.

Tomorrow being Thanksgiving here in USA I really was hoping to have this done but oh well. We are having a family dinner at my brothers. Well at least of those who can be there which won't be very many as most are out of state. Do you have favorite memories of past Thanksgivings? Years ago we use to go to our Grandparents and Grandma had cooked for days ahead of time. Of course us kids use to eat her candy, they got smart and hid the candy until after the meal. Then after the meal we would have a family skit it either had to be Thanksgiving related or Bible related. Either our cousin, Judy, or my sister, or I would play the piano, one of the boys would lead the singing, another would do the sermon, and we all of course had roles in the skit. Then afterwards we would draw names for Christmas. I'll talk about Christmas when that day comes. A lot of good memories from those days. Even though there won't be too many there tomorrow we will still have a good time.

Do you hit the Friday sales? My sister will be spending Thurs. night and possibly Friday at our parents. I'm going to see if Jo Ann's or Hobby Lobby are having a good sale and try to get her to take me out there. But otherwise I'm staying away from the stores on Friday even if they do have good sales.

Well Happy Thanksgiving tomorrow and until next time Happy Stitching!

Saturday, November 18, 2006

The Big Game and Give Thanks

Today is the Big Game for MI and OH! U of M vs OH. Of course we all know U of M will win. No I'm not a football fan and won't turn on the game until maybe half time, but for sure in the end. For U of M it's a bittersweet day and of course across MI it's "win it for Bo." Those in USA know Bo was coach of U of M for several years. He retired a few years ago but remained a part of the program. He died of a heart attack yesterday. So accross MI it's "Win it for Bo"

On to other things. Tomorrow is our Annual Harvest Dinner at church. People come in out of the woodwork for this the food is good. Our poor Pastor has been doing so well on his diet and so disciplined he's going off it tomorrow he says. He deserves to.

On the stitching front, I am thoroughly enjoying this piece. I did it 20 years ago and for quite some time I've been wanting to redo it. Thanksgiving being Thursday now was the perfect time to do it. This is progress after 14 hours of stitching. I think it will be done by Thursday at rate it's going. Well until next time Happy Stitching!

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Finally Perhaps I Should Retire is Finished

I put the finishing touches in about an hour ago. This will go to Cross Stitchers for Charity, It's going on a PM Boy quilt done on Blue for any boy. I don't think the children have been picked yet for the girl or boy quilt. Next I will be starting a Teacup for CSFC Teacup quilt. I have my next few projects selected now, so that will bring me closer to the 50 mark! They are: Tea Cup, a small Christian piece, Four Angels each with a muscal instrument, (I'd like to count it as 4 different projects but they are real small and all going on one piece.) Also I want to do a piece I did a few years ago called "Give Thanks" by Gloria and Pat, a couple of Christmas pieces, and finish up a UFO Christmas piece, the Eiffel Tower, and another Precious Moments piece being done by Cross Stitch Addicts. This was one of my Nov. goals to finish this piece. I won't be finishing The Teacher though so that goal will not be met.

Speaking of 50 challenge how is everyone doing on it? So far I've been good. But if I don't start picking up speed on these projects, I will not make it to 50, maybe change it to 25. Wonder if I can do that.

I can't believe it is already middle of November. Soon we'll be gearing up for Christmas! I don't think about Christmas until after Thanksgiving. Our family is getting together at my brother's house for Thanksgiving. Ninuth (the exchange student living with them is going to make a Korean dish too. She's been warned though not to put in any hot spices.
Well, Until next time. Happy Stitching

Saturday, November 11, 2006

For Those Who Serve

Since today is Veterans Day here in USA I thought I would post this piece I did for my nephew about 4 years ago. But first a little about Jake. Jake is the most Patriotic kid I ever knew. He decided when he was very young he was joining the Army. He joined ROTC in Jr. High or High (as soon as he was old enough) and signed up for the Army when he graduated from high school A few months later went to boot camp and in Jan. 2002 was deployed. Jake was shot in a Military Training accident. It shattered his left hand. At least he wasn't killed. The Army and Red Cross were great they made sure a line was set up so my brother could talk to Jake when he was in hospital in Germany, then when he went to Walter Reed Hospital Tim was able to see Jake a couple of times. For two years Jake stayed in the Army both hoping things would work out for Jake to at least still serve but unfortunately he ended up leaving. He's going to college now to be a Civil Engineer .
Tim had asked me to do a piece for Jake and I did two of them. One was a made into a pillow with the Liberty Bell on it. The other I found after he was shot called For Those Who Serve. Because of copyright laws I can't put the verse on. I can telll you it was a Jannlynn kit and I got it at 123 stitch.

An update on the Food Pantry. We start our Food drive somewhat tomorrow though it probably will not get going for a couple of weeks as next Sunday everyone will be bringing food for our annual Harvest Potluck. We meet with the Director of Love Inc. on Tuesday morning. We have changed the room to the basement, which is much more convient. It's in the SS Office which at first I wasn't happy. I really wanted this other room but after weighing the pros and cons the SS office it is. The Supt. is on the comittee and it was her idea to move it to the office. She said she can clean out a lot of the cupboards and her husband can make more shelves if we need it. It is a locked room and really will work out quite well. It even has an open window we can have those in wheelchairs stay right there and we can hand them their food through the window if needed. Or we can just lower the plank and roll them up the two steps from elevator to the office. Plus it will be a very safe location for us and not out of way at all. We are getting more and more excited and anxious to get it going!

On the stitching front I am plugging away on Perhaps I should Retire. Hopefully it will be done Monday. Well...until next time Happy Stitching.

Friday, November 03, 2006

A few more stitching hours

On The Teacher. Right now I am wondering if she will ever be done. I love her dress but it is a lot of work. This is progress after 92 hours. I may lay her down for a few days next week to finish up the Precious Moments piece.

We got a good start on getting our Food Pantry started. We had a food drive at Adventure Club last Wed. and quite a bit got brought in. Last night the Elders voted to let us go through with the Pantry. They also are giving us a bonus I wasn 't planning on. The Christmas Love Offering will go to us. So we get to do some serious shopping for the food pantry too. I want to go shopping but I want Diane and Mary (the other two on the Comittee with me) to be there as they know how to find good deals and I don't. I'm hoping a store will have real good canned food sells about the time we do the shopping. If not, well Diane especially will know how to look for the deals. I'm excited now. We have Mary's husband building shelves for us and our Pastor to the Seniors gave up his office for us. He used it very little anyway. Can you tell I'm excited. This is something I've dreamed about for 5 years and finally get to see it come true.
Well, until next time Happy Stitching!

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Goals for November (Stitching)

Hopeuflly in November I will finish The Teacher and the Precious Moments piece Perhaps I should retire. I also will hopefully get out Santa of the Forest and get that further along to finish up in Dec. I would like to do a small christian piece to go on a quilt for a new and fairly young widow. Her husband was killed in a farming accident leaving her with 3 young children. Perhaps another PM piece for Love Quilts and a Teapot for CSFC will be done. I don't know. That's a lot of stitching for me. If I get The Teacher 3/4 of way done and finish it up in Feb. I will be happy. Well we'll see. Until next time Happy Stitching!

Pieces done towards the 50 challenge
1) Always Room for one More
2) Boo
3) Teddy and Pumpkins
4) Serenity Heart
5) Bathing Puppy
Long ways to go yet! But 1/10th of way there.

Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Happy Halloween

This little Halloween witch and I are just stopping in to say Have a Happy and Safe Halloween! Enjoy the little trick or treaters tonight. That is something I miss they don't allow trick or treating in our apt. complex and I use to love seeing the children in their costumes and giving them their candy. Now days you have to be careful so most apt. complexes around here just don't allow it. A lot of people take their children out to the mall or to parties.
I did this piece several years ago. Not even sure where I found her. I think a magazine but not sure on that.

Monday, October 30, 2006

This Past weekend

This past weekend was supper busy with my sister coming in to town on Thursday. I waited until Friday to see her. We went shopping Friday to our favorite clothing store (Kohl's) and then to the mall to another favorite (Penneys). I hate shopping for clothes but really needed some winter clothes and was very happy with the outcome. I managed to get a slack outfit, plus another pair of slacks and 4 more tops. So it was successful. Then we ate at our favorite Chineese place at the mall. They give you so much food all three of us split a meal I'm not kidding. Then Friday night we went with Dad out for Pizza and joined some friends from church. Saturday we left Dad home again, and went out to eat with our sister-in-law, her two daughters (One is 7 months along)we can't wait for the baby to be born! My sister's daughter came in to town to join us and also the Ninuth, who is exchange student living with my brother and sister-in-law. Ninuth is catching on to the English language and talking more now. At first she was so shy. She fits in well with our family and we will miss her when she returns to S. Korea in late May or early June.
Needless to say I didn't get much stitching done. I did get the heads of the children done on The Teacher and she is moving along a little faster now. This picture of the Kitty in Pumpkin is one I did about 4 years ago. With Halloween being tomorrow I thought I would put it on my blog. Well until next time Happy Stitching!

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Busy few days

I haven't been around much lately mostly because it's been busy here. Finally today I get to stay home until tonight so I can go see more blogs. I don't have an update on The Teacher as I haven't stitched that much on it. I am working on the boy's face and hair and taking me forever. I hate doing faces and hair and that is always the hardest and slowest part of the piece for me. Do you have a part that consistently slows you down?

Recently I have discovered a few blogs from Finland which excited me as my dad's family is from there. We don't know a lot about my dad's family except by some articles and pictures we found in our Family Bible which my brother has now. It's totally in Finnish. I don't speak Finnish but can figure little things out and really enjoyed seeing the stitching on these blogs. My dad's family came from Western Finland in a seaside town. (No wonder we love fish!) I have enjoyed everyone's blogs I've seen so far and bookmarked quite a few. I could spend hours here easily just browsing through all the Cross Stitch blogs and some of the animal ones.

Yesterday I went out for breakfast with some friends. We go once a month but because of the weather yesterday, we only had 4 of us show up, usually we have about 12 show up. There was "black ice" yesterday morning so that may have scared the older ladies away.

My sister is coming to town tomorrow from the other side of the state. She has to work tonight so will be here late tomorrow. I'll see her Friday, and we'll probably go shopping. I need some winter clothes and need gloves. My winter clothes are getting old. We were at Kohls lst week and I complained about the prices the whole time. Two days later was a sale but didn't make it out there then. There is another sale starting tomorrow so we'll go again Friday. And although it's only October, we've had quite a bit of snow.

Well that's it for now. I'll try to post a picture of The Teacher tomorrow or over the weekend. Until next time.....Happy Stitching!

Sunday, October 22, 2006

An UFO bites the Dust!

Bathing Puppy is now completed! Hoorray! I never thought I would get her done. It is so cute though I will definitely do more of these children in the future! Now I have The Teacher back out to stitch more on her. I do not want her to turn into a UFO even though there is no deadline on her. This makes 5 pieces done toward the 50 challenge and 45 more to go. It'll take me a couple of years at the rate I'm going!
It's been a busy few days so haven't been around much. Yesterday our Sunday School Class had a hotdog, hamburg fry at some friends house. We played Bible Trivia, Bingo and some of us played Dominoes after that. It was fun. Of course I didn't win any of the games, but that's life.
Thursday night I went with a friend to a dinner for Wycliff Translaters. The dinner was okay. I don't like steak and the green beans were not cooked long enough. But the mashed potatoes were fine, and the apple pie was delicious. The program was really good and interesting. Quite a few from our church were there.
Today I got up at 5 am because I had such a bad toothache fell back to sleep at 7:30 and didn't get up until 9:30 when my ride to church knocked on the door. I was so embarrassed I didn't answer the door. I'll go tonight. It's Pastor's Appreciation Sunday. Did I get a card for any of the Pastors I forgot too, so hopefully this week I will. Better late then never.
Well....until next time Happy Stitching!

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Question of the Week and Update on Bathing Puppy

Vash had this week QOW "When you stitch do you which direction do you go? Do you /// then \\\? Are you right handed or left handed? Does that affect the way you stitch?" I /// then \\\. I am right handed and I really don't know if it affects the way I stitch I never thought about it.
I am posting a picture of Bathing Puppy. I hope to finish her off this weekend then go back to The Teacher.
Tonight I am going to a dinner. I guess it's for some book organization I don't know. The lady that invited me said the lady asked quite a few from church to go so we'll see. I hope it's informal I don't want to dress up. I plan on just wearing slacks.
Does anyone watch Dancing with the Stars? I do. I like some of the Reality Series like Dancing with the Stars and Amazing Race. I thought it was great having both couples in final two return. We wondered how they would handle Sarah's departure, call an illiminated couple back, end a week early, or just have no one eliminated this week.
One of these days the newness of blogging will wear off and I won't blog so often!

Well my laundry is waiting for me. Until next time Happy Stitching!

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

New Stash

Thanks for your comments to Prayer of Jabez. I appreciated the kind words. I really enjoy reading everyone's blogs.
What is it with me and my hand in car doors this year? I am not kidding my hands are getting me into all kinds of trouble. In March I was standing by the open car door with my hand on it concentrating on our mother who was walking towards the store, and Lisa (my brother's x wife but still close to the family I guess) didn't know my hand was there, slammed the door shut with two of my fingers in it. The one really got hurt bad. I went into the store a bloody mess, but they were so nice and did try to wrap it up good. I went into several other stores after that and the finger was still bleeding so I was careful to have paper towels wrapped and not touch a thing. Finally 4 hours later decided to go the Dr. Then a few months later we were taking an elderly man home from church and he slammed my hand in the door. I didn't even realize my hand was there until then. It took a few seconds before my dad realized what happened. Roger was still talking away unaware of my screaming. Finally my dad got the attention of another man, plus 2 very young boys saw the whole thing happen and they all ran to the door to open it. I traumatized the two little boys barely 5 and 7 years old. Then a 3rd time was with a cuboard at church. I cut myself but no big deal. Then yesterday I went to the trunk of my brothers car and slammed the trunk on the corner of my thumb, I was able to rip it away, of course tearing the skin. Went into the house and into bathroom and said to my parents, "Crumble Jets! What is it with my fingers and cars this year!" After seeing I was fine and dad bandaged up my thumb my parents and brother made fun of me, of course I was making fun of myself too and laughing. Mom called Lisa and told her. So Lisa came over and gave me a rough time too. She just lives across the street now. Well so much for my saga of car doors and trunks and my fingers. Last night I had nightmares of my arm being caught and being dragged by the car because my dad or brother didn't hear my screams!
Remember when I talked about getting two new kits and wondered if they would make me start all over on the 50 challenge? Here they are? See why I couldn't resist them. The puppy and kitten the store tag is on but you get the idea. Sorry about the bulb flash on Angel and the Lamb but you can still see it good. The Angel and the Lamb will either go to the Nursery at church or go to one of our Pastors for Pastors Appreciation. The Puppy and Kitten will go to Love Quilts, or Cole's Quilts, or to a friend. Maybe 2 of the 3.
Yesterday we went to the Mall and I got a new phone. My other one only worked half the time. Also went to Jo Anne's and got some material and floss. I forgot my floss list and tried to go by memory. Out of 20 floss skeins, only one was on the list. Grrrrr. Oh well...
On the stitching front I laid The Teacher down to finish up the Bathing Puppy by Bessie Pease Gutman. It should be done early next week if not before. Then I'll go back to The Teacher.
Until next time.....Happy Stitching.

Monday, October 16, 2006

Cross Stitch Gifts

Do you have a piece you gave as a gift that really stands out? Please tell me about it what one it was etc. This piece was by far the hardest piece I ever did and caused me a whole lot of tears. Even when it was framed problems arouse. I have since learned my problems with this piece were nothing compared to others. It's the border that drives everyone crazy. The lettering and picture were great to do. All 3 Pastors and wives liked their pieces and other gifts I've done were well received, but there just was something special about this one and the couple's reaction to it. They still have it hanging in their room. The reaction Pastor Nate and Kate had and the fact they still appreciate it really made it all worth while. I was really glad I stuck that piece out. I told the Pastors in 10 years I'd do it again. Pastor Nate went "In 2013 we can have another piece." Yea but you have to stay that long. We now have a new Senior Pastor as Pastor Brian and Ellen moved to Upper Penisula, so I'm thinking of doing it again for Pastor's Appreciation Oct. 2008. If I can do it in 2007 I will. But the last project I planned 2 years in advance and found pieces I thought were ideal for each of the Pastors at that time.
Until next time. Happy Stitching!

Sunday, October 15, 2006

Go Tigers

Okay I'm not a big sports fan but I am caught up in Tigermania and let the Tigers roar into the World Series. It's been a long time since Michigan could really brag about any of their sports teams. Well maybe Red Wings but I am NOT a Hockey fan. Since my brother and his family live in St. Louis I think it would be nice to have the Cardinals go against the Tigers.
On the stitching front The Teacher is going like gangbusters. I also am pulling the thread out to finish up Bath Time before I lose the Color key again. By finishing up Bath Time that gives Deb a chance to catch up to me on The Teacher. We are doing it as a SAL (no she doesn't have a blog here as far as I know anyway). She didn't get to start until yesterday so I'll be nice and slow down. Besides I could use the break.
Thank you for your comments to my Welcome Friends piece. I was starting to feel like not too many people were reading my blog and what was the use as I really wasn't getting many comments like other sites were. I saw my blog on a few blog rolls and that excited me. I can't complain about not being on too many blog rolls because I haven't even figured out how to post a blog roll. But there are several that would go on if I could. I really enjoy reading everyone's blogs and am spending far too much time here!

How is everyone doing on the 10, 25, 50 challenge. I only have 4 projects done. I have a long ways to go. My finished projects are
1. Always Room for 1 more. Precious Moments piece
2. Boo (Ghost and Pumpkin done on black aida)
3. Teddy Bear & Pumpkins (also Halloween piece)
4. Serenity Heart for a little girl at Love quilts.
My two WIP's are
1. The Teacher by Butternut Road
2. Perhaps I should Retire (PM piece done on blue aida for Cross Stitchers for Charity)
UFO's I plan to finish up
1. Bath Time by Bessie Pease Guzman
2. Christmas Wish by Sue Hillis
3. Santa and the Forest by Marilyn Leavitt-Imblum
4. Rhapsody in Blue by Four Oaks Designs
5. Light Of Peace by Thomas Kinkade
Pieces I plan to do
1. Angel piece for girl at Love Quilts
2. Eiffel Tower for Love Quilts
3. Sunset over Miami
4-10 5 Winnie the Pooh (Eyore, Piglet, Tigger, Winnie the Pooh and I forgot the other one) cicrling around a birth announcement to be done for my niece expecting her first child. Her mother will make it into a wall hanging.
Those are it for sure. Well enough for now. Until next time. Happy Stitching

Saturday, October 14, 2006

Favorite CS Piece

First Whiskers says Thank you for the Birthday Wishes. He had a good day on his birthday. He was boss. (Isn't he always)

I was thinking today about Favorite pieces. Do you have one that you did and it just stands out. For some reason this one is my favorite of all the pieces I did. It was so much fun to stitch. I did it several years ago. My mom wanted a Welcome piece to hang in their entry way so I did this one and loved it. I'd like to hear about your favorite piece.

I'm not big on Sports but I am caught up in the Detroit Tigers right now. After having so many rough years, they are well on their way to Worldchampionships. All they have to do is beat Oakland A's today and they will be going.

So much for our fall follage. The leaves have fallen pretty much off the trees around here. Which that was forecasted. Oh well....maybe next year. Can you believe someone was actually surfing on Lake Michigan yesterday! Dangerous thing to do with those winds and the waves!

Well, please tell me about your favorite cs piece. Until next time Happy Stitching!

Friday, October 13, 2006

The Teacher

I was going to wait until next week to show another picture but decided to do it today. I really am happy with how she is progressing. Only I did make a mistake so am having to improvise rather than take it all out!. That's what I get for doing so much on one side and not doing the whole piece together. I tend to do part I least like first and get it over with. But that doesn't always work.

The food pantry is a go but I can't tell the church until after the elders meet first week of November as there are a few final details to sort out plus they want to give us their guidelines. So I'm happy. Now Mary, Diane and I have to get together sometime between then and first Thurs. of Nov. We may do just what we did last time just meet before our own board meetings then go to our Board meeting.
I'll give Pastor the plan just before the Elders Meet. I was going to Chairman of the Board but since he is my Dad, I'm being asked to go to the Pastor as he'll be more objective.

Today is Friday the 13th. I'm not superstious though so I just deal with it. It is raining today, we have had snow. And we are under high wind warnings but what else is new there. We're use to highwinds!

Well until next time, Happy Stitching everyone!

Thursday, October 12, 2006

Happy Birthday Whiskers

Today he is 14 years old. I'm not sure today is his exact date of birth. I got him when he was about 10 weeks old. Vet figured he was born around middle of Oct. So I just made Oct. 12 his birthday.
Last night we had Adventure Club again. I just love working with the children. This year we have a pretty good group of kids. I just wish we had more kids as this is such a great outreach program. Last night the Gospel was clearly given like my brother said about 3/4 of the children went forward. Sometimes I think they do because their friends do. The little girl I dealt with just wanted to pray about a problem she had. Tonight our elders meet about the Food Pantry I am hoping to get going. To start we will only have it for people in our church, plus those who are in Teens, Adventure Club and Life Points Programs if their is a need for food. We are going to allow walk-ins as we feel the need to outreach but we want them to at send their children to Adventure Club. It's something I've been concearned about for a while and see it a great Outreach program.

On the Stitching front, someone did send me the Dmc numbers for Bath Time so I hope to get that out in the next week or two and finish it off. Right now The Teacher is going like gang busters so I can't lay it down. I'll show a picture early next week you won't believe how fast it's going!

Oh I purchased Nautical Sampler from someone hoping I can do it for Love Quilts. If I can't for some reason will I have to start all over on the 50 challenge or because the intention was there and it is second hand not brand new it won't count against me? Well until next time Happy Stitching.

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Has anyone seen this one

It's new by Alma Lynn and it is so cute! I must remember this one after I fulfill my 50 challenge. But in meantime I thought I would see how many of you I could tempt! LOL!
It's a couple hours later I'm asking for help on Bath Time by Bessie Pease Guzman. I have the pattern but lost the color key. This is a UFO I wanted to finish off. Does anyone have the color key and can just tell me what DMC numbers are in it. I can figure the rest out Thank you.
Only 2 more days and it will be Thursday! Snow is in our forecast. Not delighted about that but delighted it will be cold enough to freeze and I won't feel so crummy!
Well I better go get dressed and sort out my laundry get that going! Happy Stitching everyone!

Monday, October 09, 2006

The Teacher

I really am pleased with how fast this is moving along. I've only worked on her about 12 hours and she's going much quicker than I expected she would. I probably will give it to one of my nieces. I have 2 of them that are teachers. Well one is teaching one is on maternity leave and probably will not teach again for a few years.
Our weather is suppose to turn cold Thursday and I'm counting the hours down. Just knowing the cold air is coming is making me feel a little better. I am so tired of feeling so crappy. But this has been a hard fall for a lot of people with allergies so not just me.
Only problem with it turning so cold we will miss out on the full beauty of the fall season. The trees are just starting to be pretty. I live in an area with a lot of trees and beautiful in the fall.

Saturday, October 07, 2006

I did not fall off the wagon

I ordered a couple of things from The Stitchery Today. One was an angel and a lamb which is out of stock but will be in mid month. The other was a kitten and a dog about Friends. I plan to stitch the Angel and Lamb for the Nursery at our church. I think those little ones would love that. It will take a while to stitch up but I will do it. The other piece I'll stitch up for a friend. Now to get back to stitching on The Teacher. When I have it further along I'll get a picture of it. On the side I'm doing a Precious Moments piece of a little boy changing a car tire. As usual once I get pasts the face and hair it should be smoothe sailing. For some reason I do not like doing the face and hair that is the hardest part of the piece for me. I found it to be true on the PM piece and finding it true on The Teacher. Anyone else have the same problem?
For some reason I am having a problem with my camera shutter. It doesn't always open all the way. I thought it was the batteries at first but I changed the batteries, that wasn't the problme. I had my brother look at it today and he said sometimes it will cooperate and open all the way other times it won't. Oh well.... That makes me want to get a new scanner but not yet. Not until after the first of the year.
I got my new glasses today so I can see the stitching better. I can't believe they make that much of a difference but they did. I even can distinguish between some symbols. Well I'm going back to stitching and pestering Whiskers. Happy Stitching Everyone.

Thursday, October 05, 2006

50 challenge

I was wondering how everyone was doing on the 50 challenge. So far I'm doing okay. I'd like to know how others are doing. I saw a couple of pieces in The Stitchery Catalog I really want to order but I will hold off. Something about wanting to save my money and with Christmas coming well....
Last night was another good night of Adventure Club. I just wish we would bring more kids in. We use to have so many more. Those kids are in the Teens program now.
After church last night I delivered the quilt and pillow to baby Tina. She seemed to really like them. She really liked the pillow as she could carry it. She did notice the clowns, the duck and a bike on the quilt. It was a Circus themed quilt done by Cross Stitchers for Charity.
Today really looks like it will be a nice day out after so many cold rainy days. I can't believe Oct. is well underway! This year has flown. Well Happy Stitching everyone.

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Serenity Heart

This went real quick once I got the upper right corner done. I ripped it out about 10 times! It will go to Katie Rose at Love Quilts who chose the colors pink and purple for theme of her quilt.
This brings to 4 pieces done towards the 50 challenge! Now I'm doing a Precious Moments piece called I should Retire. It's a little boy changing the tire of a car. It will go to a boys quilt done on blue aida we are doing at CSFC. Happy Stitching everyone!

Thursday, September 28, 2006

Another Finish

Here is Teddy Bear and Pumpkins all finished up. I thought it was so cute. I know it's Halloween in nature but I thought I would send it to CSFC for Teddy Bear Quilt. I now have 3 down towards the 50 challenge.
Speaking of the 50 challenge I have since learned we can buy patterns if we plan to do it as a gift or for charity. Uh oh.......I better be careful as I will use that as an excuse to buy a pattern plan to do it and then don't. So I've decided I am not going to buy any patterns before March. As I do have the sign ups I'm going to do and have the patterns selected. Most of the pieces are fairly easy and will go quick so that will help.
Okay I give up Blogger wins. This picture went to the computer right side up and no matter how many times I have edited it Blogger insists on uploading sideways. I give up!
I am finally starting to feel somewhat better. I better I have a busy 4 days coming up. I did go to Adventure Club last night since I knew I wasn't contagious to the kids. Quite a few leaders were off sick and some of us that went were not feeling good. It was an interesting night to say the least.
Yesterday my nephew, Jeremy, turned 19. It's so hard to believe the kids have grown up. Between Sept. 23 and Oct. 1 we have 3 birthdays. But our big month is Dec. almost every day between Dec. 11 and 20 is a birthday or anniversary. And the 24the is my oldest nephew's birthday. Deal with that then.

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Teddy & Pumpkins

I think I am going to post a picture if the picture icon shows up. This is progress after almost 10 hours of stitching. I know it looks funny right now but it will make sense further down the road. It's stitching up quickly. I'm feeling so crummy that I haven't felt much like stitching.
I finally went to the Dr. and got some Prednizone. Not a direction we go too often but felt I needed to this time. This cough is driving me nuts. I love the fall season and it's colors but my asthma, & allergies go nuts! And it looks like it will be a long fall season for me. I was suppose to go out for breakfast with some friends from church but just didn't feel up to it. We go once a month so maybe next month.
This particular piece brings to 3 towards the 50 challenge I wonder if I will make it. I think I will be okay until after the first of the year, then I'll probably get the itch again. Of course if I do small projects like I'm doing.....may be able to buy quicker than I think. I do have a few UFO's I'll finish up too. Well until next time....Happy Stitching

Sunday, September 24, 2006

Storms hit last night

A tornado in West Michigan is rare let alone in late Sept. But last night Grand Rapids area had a weak tornado do some damage. Fortunately no one was injured or killed. I lived in GR for almost 25 years and never saw one. And here where I live we don't have them as Lake Michigan pretty much protects us. They form on the Lake and fly over us and go east. While we don't get the tornadoes like someone who visted our area said you do get the winds and they are scary. We don't think anything of the winds usually as we are use to them. Just if it's windy and stormy stay inside! That's common sense!
Thanks to our inconsistent weather and it is fall I have caught a cold and my sinuses are plugged it was a long night. I haven't decided if I'm going to church or not later this morning. Right now I probably will. I love the colors of fall but my asthma and allergies do not like the fall season at all!
Why is it that you like very few TV programs and what few you like some are on at the same time different stations. Amazing Race-Extreme Home Makeover, NCIS-Dancing with the Stars. My sister suggested taping but my VCR isn't working and I haven't replaced it yet. This year my VCR, Microwave, Scanner, Phone, and Printer all quit working. The Microwave and Phone were replaced fast, the Printer has been replaced. There is a scanner on it but haven't figured it out. My brother is coming tomorrow to help me with it. I miss my other scanner!
Well I've said enough I'm going to go do some stitching for a couple of hours before leaving for church. Well I went to church. Lasted through the Sunday School hour than asked my dad to take me home. It was a situation where I knew by going I would either feel better or I would feel worse, so I gambled and felt worse. Oh well...I'm spending the rest of day in my pajamas and may even try to sleep a little. Have a good day everyone.

Saturday, September 23, 2006

Boo is finished

It took less than 12 hours to stitch up. I can't believe it stitched up so fast! I am not much for stitching halloween pieces but this was too cute and the next one I'm doing is also so cute!
Today my oldest niece turned 31! I can't believe it. She now lives in OR and has her Phd. in chemistry. The kids grew up too fast where did the time go!

Friday, September 22, 2006


Thank you for your comments to yesterday's post. I had not planned to make an entry today but this has progressed so much I thought I would. It probably will be done Sunday as tomorrow will be a busy day. I found this pattern in the fall 2006 issue of The Cross Stitcher.

Thursday, September 21, 2006

I'm going to try to post a picture of the piece I started yesterday. For not working on it that much and for being done on black it is going very well. I have good lighting I guess.
Adventure club went great last night. We didn't have as many children as I would have liked to of seen but it will grow as the year progresses.

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Finally a finish

I finally finished Always Room for one more! Hopefully the picture won't download sideways like it did earlier! This will go to a special quilt we are doing at Cross Stitchers for Charity. It is a girl's Precious Moments quilt with the squares stitched on Peach Aida. I'm not sure Peach is the best color for PM's but that is what was chosen. I do not know why this is insisting on going sideways. I am so frustrated with this this morning it is not funny! You don't know how many attemepts I made on this. If someone can advise me please do on how not to have it go sideways please do. Hope you can at least see how it looks right like maybe if you look at it from the side or something. I am sorry about that. I know next time I'll take a sideways picture, and one upside down, and one the right way one of those is bound to work! Excuse my sarcasm. I desparately want to buy a new scanner mine quit working on my birthday last month! I have a new one with my printer but can't figure it out so am using my digital camera which until this morning has been great! Oh well....Tomorrows a better day right?
Yesterday I got busy and didn't get to finish this piece until this morning. I went to a Bible Study which was great. I really enjoy these ladies.
Tonight is our first night of Adventure Club at our church. It is a program we run every year Sept. -Apr. It's a busy and noisy night but I love working with the children. And the year goes so fast.
I am going to add a link to my Picturetrail album. Hope that is allowed. You can see this picture there in my Precious Moments album and you can see my other work there. I hope it's okay to do this. Its in members name type in Stitchingaunt

Monday, September 18, 2006

50 challenge

I deleted my previous post not sure why I did. I accepted the 50 challenge not to buy CS books until you complete 50 projects. Oh boy! That will be a lot. I'm tempted to cheat and count the 20 in I did earlier this year and say I have 30 more or choose 50 one hour pieces! I need encouragement and acoountibility so someone please make comments and tell me I'm accountible to them! I may have a finish later today. The Precious Moments piece is getting there. Probably will be more like tomorrow morning unless I'm really stitching more than I should today and letting everything else go! Thank you for your comments to my picture of Whiskers. I really appreciate them and makes me know people are looking at this blog.

Saturday, September 16, 2006

Meet my cat, Whiskers

His name is Whiskers Boots as he is black with white whiskers and white paws. This is a couple of pictures of my cat Whiskers who is going to be 14 next month/ He is my baby. This picture is when he stole my stitching chair as soon as I got up to get a can of Pepsi a minute later he curled up and went to sleep. He was quite proud of himself as you can tell. Barb

Friday, September 15, 2006

Always room for One More

This is my progress on this project as of this morning. Now the puppy is in I wonder why it was so hard to do. I found mhself backstitching a stitch and stitching a stitch just to make sure I was doing it right. Have you ever done that? This is my progress after 20 hours of stitching.

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Sept. 14

Hi Welcome to my stitching blogI had another blog but really like the blogs I have read here so decided to join here. I love to Cross Stitch and will talk about that a lot. My current project is Always room for one more. A Precious Moments piece I am as a SAL with Cross Stitchers for Charity. The picture is actually progress as of last night and is a test picture to see if I know how to post a picture. Not sure why it posted sideways though, it isn't sideways in my pictures.