Sunday, September 30, 2007

Need Opinions

This is my progress of Map Of Michigan so far. I am revising it as there were some animals on it and my sister just didn't like that. So at this point I took out the pig and put in the log cabin. I was trying to keep the color sceme basically the same, I also forgot to put a window in the cabin so it's the back side okay. There will be a tree put on each side of the cabin. I chose a log cabin over tent as it was easier, plus it is a big hunting and camping area up in Northern MI. Michelle herself would tent it, I'll try a tent in one of the other states. I also found a small Lighthouse Pattern, and sand dune to put on West side of state. Does the cabin look okay?

We had a Workers Appreciation Dinner at church Friday night it went well.

I haven't talked about the Food Pantry, it's going okay. Just when I get discouraged and think why have it, then someone needs it. Right now the church is having Oct. be Food Pantry Drive Month so I expect a lot of food to come in.

Sat. starts our Monthly Sat. Contemporary Worship Service. I am in charge of the children. So I have the first Missionary Story and Bible Story all picked. The children are going to be acting out the stories. I don't want this to be Adventure Club or Jr. Church. It's a Contemporary Service so Contemporary is what we will get. David and Goliath is going to be first story.

Well, I'm going to go do my dishes then go back to stitching. Please let me know what you think on the cabin, is it a good match with the piece or not? Until next time Happy Stitching!

Friday, September 28, 2007

Start #3

`I started Map of Michigan for my niece and her husband this past week. This is progress after about 16 hours of stitching. It's going quicker than I thought it would. I am doing the maps of Michigan, New York, and Oregon.

I've been staying with my mom quite a bit the last few weeks. She's doing okay but we don't want her to be alone when dad is out and about. Her stitchres will come out next week. Because of drainage they couldn't be taken out earlier. Usually my dad golfs on Fridays but he golfed yesterday so didn't want to today. Plus we have a dinner at church to go to tonight and he really tires easily these days. He's 78 so he's getting up there but thinks he can still do as much as he always did. The dinner at church is Worker's Appreciation. Usually it's a potluck and we have poor turnout. This time it is being catered and it's going to be a large turnout. Plus we have some good music tonight which is bringing in the younger crowd more then usual. Usually they don't come at all.

Thank you for all the comments to my blog. I really appreciate them.

Well, until next time. Happy Stitching!

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Johnny in his Jump chair

Here's a picture of Johnny just taken today. We had a birthday dinner for his Uncle Jeremy and he was there. Why is it he was bouncing and smiling, saw the camera and quit smiling! He's growing so fast. He gets on all four's but has quite figured out the crawling yet. But he sure gets into things scooting around!

I started the map of Michigan for my oldest niece, Michelle. My sister asked me to do a map of Michigan, Oregon, and New York for Michelle and Scott. I'm not loving it though, but take it slow it'll be okay. I'll probably get a couple of smaller pieces done while working on this piece. It's by Sue Hillis.

Well...Until next time....Happy Stitching!

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Finish # 2 towards 15

I just finished this this morning. It was a quick, fun, easy stitch. I loved doing it. It will go to Native American-SW Quilt we are doing at CSFC. I love these Ted de Grazia graphs. They are so cute. This is no. 2 towards the 15 challenge and that is from 15 books I haven't stitched from yet.

Last night we had dinner with my niece, Tabitha and great nephew, Ashton. Tabitha and Ashton are new to our family and we are enjoying getting to new them. Tabitha and her father just met each other last week. You can tell she is a member of our family, she looks like some of the members. Plus she is highly motivated like some in our family. It was like we knew her all her life. Ashton is all boy. He is a very intelligent, loveable little 4 year old and so cute.

We found out my niece, Heather's, baby is due on same day as her sister's 1st Wedding Anniversary and our Mom's birthday. But we all know babies don't come on their due date at least not usually.

Well until next time Happy Stitching!

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

World Grand Campion is done

I finished this piece earlier this morning. The picture isn't real clear but hopefully it's clear enough. This will go to Rachel W who chose Horses as theme of her quilt. I just retook the pictures as the earlier ones aren't real good. Since I have to start all over this is start # 1 towards the 10-25-50 challenge. How many times have I started over?

I'm going to be having the children for our Common Grounds Service. That's a Contemporary Worship Service we have on 1st Sat. night of each month. So I'm planning what I'm doing with that. Definite Missionary Stories, and any Bible Story we have will be acted out. Maybe a discussion. Similiar to what the adults are doing but on the child's level.

Well until next time Happy Stitching!

Friday, September 14, 2007

My First Anniversary of Blogging

Today marks my first year of blogging here. I've enjoyed seeing everyone's blogs. You can tell by the length of my Blog Roll it keeps growing. I keep finding more blogs I like. I also have enjoyed reading all your comments through the year.

Since it seems to be fallish outside, the cooler weather is here, I changed my template again. A new year, a new look I guess.

I am hoping to finish off World Grand Champion over the weekend. Monday at the latest. I've been going to my parents house quite abit so haven't stitched on it a whole lot. My mom is doing well but because she is unable to get around easily we prefer to have someone with her as much as possible. That way if she were to fall someone would be there. Of course, their dog, Autumn just knows we are there for her and for her to command! LOL! She loves it when I come as I do take her for good walks. I should say she takes me.

Okay, I give up on the Wagon! I keep falling off. Once again, I bought patterns I could not resist! I have no will power! Even trying 10 was impossible for me should I try again?

The other day my mom and I watched a really good video I highly recommend but is hard to find. It's called The Ultimate Gift put out by Fox Studios. It's about a young man who has to pass several "tests" before he gets his inheritance from his grandfather. At first he is very self centered and arrogant. Than a mother and daughter enter his life and teach him a lot. Warning you will want to have kleenix nearby as it is a tear jerker. I have to find it to buy it, my niece loaned us her copy.

The piece I am showing here I did for my brother and sister-in-law several years ago. It really was a fun piece to do and I really was happy with how it turned out in the frame. It is called Evening Gathering by Sporting Masters if I remember right.

Wednesday night was the first night of Adventure Club for the year. We didn't have very many kids as the Teens don't start until next week so more will come in with the older brothers and sisters. It was a fun night for those who were there though. I'm working with the 5th graders this year. I had this group when they were Preschool & Kindergarten, then 3rd grade, and now again in 5th. We know each other well. I've also been asked to do the Missionary Stories for the kids that come with their parents to our Contemporary Service on Saturday evenings this year. We have the service once a month. The turnout has been very poor for that which is disappointing. Hopefully it'll get more publicized this year and more will come. We just started it out last spring and didn't do it through the summer.

Also Sunday our SS Contest launches off. We also are having a push for the Food Pantry. We did well for the first year but now the donating to it has slacked off. One Sunday morning I went to the pantry and about had a heartattack we were so low on food. I knew a couple of people got food but they must have really taken a lot. So I asked Pastor to announce we needed food, it's coming in and this Food drive will help us. For the Harvest Festival Drive this year people can either give food or donate money to it. Then I get to go shopping and that's fun. Shopping for food for the Pantry that is.

Oh you will notice I added a few links to sites I like. The one is my church one. There are pictures of me. One of the spots is Featured person. I've been featured person since almost the beginning of the site. But my ugly picture is there, and a few other spots. I wanted to give them my cat's picture but they wouldn't let me!

Well, I've chatted plenty this time. Until next time. Happy Stitching!

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

One Last Update Also remembering 9-11

I hope to finish this Thursday for sure on Friday. Now the rider is done it's going easily. That rider had to be taken out 2 or 3 times that's why there isn't any more progress than what there is.

Since this is 9-11 I thought I would add a picture of Brooklyn's View I did about 4 years ago for my brother. Who can ever forget when they heard the news. I was home and my brother called me and told me 2 planes hit the Twin Towers. My first thought was "Terrorist" and as the events unfolded that day I really didn't know what would happen next. Later we learned a young man that had gone to our church played baseball with the church team was among the missing and later dead. He had a job at Windows and was working that day. I didn't know him very well just had his daughter a couple of times in the Nursery. I basically just saw the couple in passing. My brother asked me to do this piece for him.

We had our SS Class Party Saturday. It was a beautiful day out for it and everyone enjoyed it. Cheryl and Steve (host and hostess) always go all out for us when we go out to their house. I don't like Steak so that got me a chicken breast and 2 hotdogs and expected me to eat it all! I took the hotdogs home and had them on Sunday. Personally I could have filled up on the hourdeurs and other things they had. Those meatballs were great! We played a couple of games but mostly talked and just enjoyed the weather.

My mom is home from the hospital now and doing well. She has to use a scooter in time. That must be fairly new as until earlier this summer I had never seen them. You have the bad leg on the scooter and use your good leg to push it. For now she's using the wheel chair. None of us can see her using that scooter. It was fine for a little girl at our church but she was 65 years younger than my mom.

Anyone else watching Design Star? I'm really hoping Kim wins and have been voting for her. Todd is good but lets just say not as conservative as Kim. Kim's style is more to my liking. We'll see Sunday night who wins.

Well I have clothes in the dryer down stairs that I need to go get and I have lunch on. I'm having a BLT sandwhich. All this talk about food am I hungry or something!

Until next time Happy Stitching!

Friday, September 07, 2007

World Grand Champion Progress

I laid down Wild Menagerie probably until spring now. Here is progress on World Grand Champion. It's moving right along.

Yesterday my mom had her ankle surgery and she's doing quite well. She'll be home later today. My sister came to town for it and probably getting ready to leave for home now if she hasn't left.

Did I tell you my niece, Heather, is going to have a baby? She just found out. My sister is finally going to be a Grandma. We are all excited as it'll be another baby near us. Plus Heather and Brian have wanted a baby for quite some time. They just recently bought a house and hope to close today. The house they bought was in foreclosure and the bank is so backlogged it isn't getting the paper work in. They have to be out of their own house by next week as they sold it fast. It was only on market 3 days! They'll stay with his mother and step father until they can move.

Well until next time....Happy Stitching!

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Guess I'm more Creative than I thought!

You Are 62% Creative

You are beyond creative. You are a true artist - even if it's not in the conventional sense of the word.
You love creating for its own sake, and you find yourself quite inspired at times.

Monday, September 03, 2007

Update on Wild Menagerie

This is progress after about 174 hours of stitching. It's coming along pretty good.

Last week was really busy and this week will be busy too but I'll get some stitching time in on it.

We had a family picnic at a park not far from the Lake yesterday. It was a beautiful day for it. We got to see Johnny. He sure is growing and ever changing every day. I'd wave at him yesterday and he'd put his little hand out to wave and try to say "Hi". He's not quite 9 months old.

Today we got the news that another niece is expecting her first child. They didn't make the announcement at the picnic as they wanted to tell her parents in private and before the family knew. We are so happy for them. So we will have baby no. 5. But only the 2nd one we'll get to see or know. The other 3 are down south and their parents are divorced so they won't get up here

Well until next time Happy Stitching!