Friday, May 30, 2008

Progress on Monument Valley

This piece is moving right along. My first week of stitching on it and it's over 1/4 way done. It has it's sour points though. I had never run across a pattern that has one color on top half of thread and another color on bottom half of thread, one color left side, another right side. The real kicker 1 color on top of one thread and another on bottom of thread under neath it and the middle is a 3rd color. I'm just doing quarter stitches but I'm not happy it looks sloppy. Fortunately it's jus a small portion of the piece but seems like a lot. The piece is moving right along inspite of my problems on it. Not ready to throw it down just yet.

Just an update on the Food Pantry. The people have really brought in the food to replenish what "walked away." I am very happy with the way they have rallied for us and the food drive really doesn't start until June. I like the variety of food we are getting too.

I'm wondering where May went. It seems like it just flew by! Here it is almost June.

Well until next time Happy Stitching!

It's been a very quiet week so this is a very short post. Until next time Happy Stitching!

Saturday, May 24, 2008

A New Start & Progress on Zinnia's

I laid down the Zinnia's to start Monument Valley for a young boy at Love Quilts. I got permission to do the whole piece and they are going to make it into a pillow for Josh. Josh's theme is Western. I've been wanting to do this piece for 4 or 5 years now and it's going quite well. I have the photo of what it is going to look like when done (hopefully) and my progress as of today. I love doing it

Now for the Zinnia's. Thank you for all your comnments on them, I really appreciate them. I love getting comments, shows me peope are reading my blog, sometimes I wonder. As much as I love doing them I seem to only be able to do them for 3 or 4 days at a time. I think it's because of the details and the colors. I don't know usually it's 2 or 3 weeks of working on a piece before I have to lay it down. This is how far I was when I laid it down. Hopefully I'll pick it back up sometime next week or the following week.

We are finally getting some nice weather to stay instead of a day here a day there. Just in time for the Holiday Weekend. Anyone have special plans. I don't think we are doing anything. Our plans are for two weeks from now when my niece and her husband are here from OR.

Update on the Food Pantry. The elders decided to have a food drive for us in June to replenish what "walked" off. The trustees are either going to find a new room for us or make it so we can lock the cupboard doors. I did find out one person took some food for a family about 3 weeks ago, so we wonder if people are just doing that and not telling us. We are trying to make it clear they need to tell us so we can account and keep track of the food. Also one couple bought a lot of food for us. I told Pastor, people see all the food they bought, people will think I lied. So I'm happy with the way things are working out.

Anyone have Yahoo Messenger. I finally got it this past week and so far enjoy it. One night I had 3 different conversations going at once. I didn't have the heart to tell any of them to call back later. It was interesting and I kept the conversations straight. Only by way of the internet!

Well until next time Happy Stitching. Have a Happy and Safe Holiday Weekend.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Zinnia's Progress

I love this piece. I think it is so pretty and love seeing it progress. It's going slower than I anticipated but it's okay. If I can have this finished early June I will be very happy. Then I'll be pretty much on target for finishing the other 4 pieces on time.

It's been quite a week. I took my cat to the Vet on Tues. It went much better than I thought. I bought a new carrier on Monday and it had a top opening. I let Whiskers play in and out of it Monday and part of Tuesday. Then Tuesday I got him into the carrier with no problem. He was such a good boy. He meowed when I carried him to the car and in the car but other than that he was really good. He got a clean bill of health. The Vet said he was very healthy for being 15 1/2.

Thursday I went to the Food Pantry and about had a stroke I was so upset. I knew someone was getting into the food a little had been disappearing each week, but between Sunday and Thursday, 5 cases of Vegetables, several boxes of Cereal, several cans of meat and several cans of fruit were gone. Oh they left most of the vegetables in the cupboards but did take corn and soup and fruit from them, and what was left of the meat and cereal. I ran upstairs and told our Secretary and Pastor I was close to tears to think someone would do that to us. Oh they left plenty of Green Beans and Chicken Noodle Soup! They obviously had children as they also took a lot of Macaroni and cheese and things like Speghetto's etc. So our Secretary put a list of our needs in the bulletin, and Pastor made an announcement from the pulpit to make sure they told me if they took food. Which they are suppose to do it with me there! Also we are moving the room out of the SS office to another room and putting it behind locked doors.

I was so upset Thursday I ordered some new patterns on line. Three of them are for my niece, and the others were to do for Love Quilts. So I was happy.

Sat. I went to a Missionary Dinner. The food was delicious and the speakers were great.
Well that's about it for now. Until next time Happy Stitching!

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Noah & the Gang is Finished

I finished this piece earlier this afternoon. The french knots drove me crazy but other then that I enjoyed it. I now have 15 finishes toward the 50 mark. Not moving to fast am I. I started it late summer and only 15 done. Maybe in 2 years I'll have 50 done. Now this piece is done I'll go back to the Zinnia's tomorrow.

I got to see baby Addison on Tuesday. She was so little and so cute, so sweet. She barely cried while we were there. She's going to be one spoiled baby girl as she grows up if for no other than reason then my sister is going to dote on her grand daughter. She's wanted a grandchild for a while.

Well, until next time Happy Stitching!

Sunday, May 04, 2008

The baby has arrived

My niece, Heather, had her baby at 9":30 PM May 1. Weighing in at 8lbs 11 oz. Addison Kay made her entrance into this world. We're all excited. Her middle name is after her Grandma, my sister, Kay. Kay and Ken made the trip to see the baby the next morning. Ken had to work at noon and Kay had to work that night. So they made a 4 hour round trip that morning.

Today Kay is coming in to town for the week. We have a busy week ahead. Tomorrow she's shampooing my carpet then mom's so then we'll probably do some shopping to get away from the fumes. Our brother, Tim, is moving into the same Apartment Complex I'm in so I am in between helping him. He'll call when he's ready for me to go back to the apartment. So Kay and I will be cleaning out his room at my parents house and turning it into Dad's office. Sometime during the week we'll go to Heather's to see the baby. Heather lives about 45 minutes from here. I have a Dentist Appointment Thursday. I hate going to the Dentist but I really need to I have a tooth acting up.

Friday I have to take my cat to the Vet to get his rabbies shot. I dread that. Although it's just a couple of blocks down the street, getting Whiskers into the carrier is going to be a chore. He's not going to like it. As it is I have it out and open and he goes by and closes the door. Those are just a few things we will do this week.

I've been stitching little by little on Noah & the Gang. It's slowed down quite a bit but I'm plugging away at it.

Question of the week was about heirloom pieces. There are several pieces I have done I hope will be heirlooms someday. This piece being one of them. I made about 20 years ago for my Grandmother and got it back when she died. I'm hoping one of mieces and nephews will want it some day.
Well, my Mom just called and said Tim and Wendy were loading up and getting ready to head over this way so I better go meet them.

Until next time, Happy Stitching!