Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Whiskers and Two new starts

It's been quite sometime since I've posted a picture of Whiskers. If he had his way he'd be on my bed all night and I would be on the floor! But he gets it during the afternoons. He was sleeping until I came in with the camera and he hates having his picture taken. He is 16 now and sleeping is his favorite past time.

The first one is Oregon State Map by Sue Hillis. This one probably will be done at the end of the week. It is part of 4 maps I'm doing for my niece, Michelle. The first one, Michigan was done last year, I have to do New York and Colorado yet. Not my usual kind of a project or my favorite but they are easy to do.

This one I just love I think it is so pretty. It is very slow going as I almost need a magnifying glass to read the pattern! So I'll try to buy one next week. I really do enjoy this one. It will be a heart when finished and will go to a special quilt we are doing at 123 stitch. There isn't a whole lot done on yet, but as time goes on you'll see more of it. I actually think I will be doing 3 easy pieces while working on this. I tend to spend mornings on this (although taking two days off because of the business of earlier today and tomorrow, so will work on map which is much easier when I can stitch.) I love doing this heart though and can't wait to see it come to life.
I am so glad this is the end of January. Fortunately the days have gone quickly but weather wise it's been a long month. At least we aren't getting the ice storms of the east. Stay safe those of you out there. We are going to be getting warmer weather I think starting tomorrow although it is suppose to snow tomorrow. The weekend is suppose to be nice. Maybe I'll get to walk my brother's dog, I miss her!
I don't know about you, but I get excited to seeing the days get longer! I almost make a game of it.
Well until, next time Happy Stitching

Saturday, January 24, 2009

A quick easy finish

Thank you for all your comments to Taking It Easy. It was such a fun stitch I'm glad you liked it. Also thank you for reading my blog. I enjoy so many blogs and am thankful to have so many readers to my blog.

This was probably the fastest piece I've done in a long time a whole 5 hours. I had problems with the sun and never did get that right though! If all my pieces were this easy getting to 25 would be easier and wouldn't take so long! This will go to a girl at Love Quilts who chose Inspirational as theme of her Quilt. I have my next piece all kitted up, it's a heart for a surprise quilt we are doing at 123 stitch.

Since I just posted yesterday there isn't much to say so until next time....Happy Stitching!

Friday, January 23, 2009

Taking It Easy is Finished

I finished this about an hour ago. I loved working on this piece and am so happy with how it turned out. This will be mailed out early next week and go to a young boy at Love Quilts. His story is sad his mother tried to smother him as an infant and it left him brain damaged, blind and multihandicapped. Needless to say his dad and step mother are raising him. Why do people do that to such innocence. Granted babies cry but that's what they do. I could never imagine anyone in our family doing that to their babies. They are or were too good of mothers.

I'm finally feeling a little better. I'm coughing a lot but at least I'm not miserable like I was Tues, Wed, and Thurs.

Last night my brother and sister in law had everyone over for dinner to celebrate dad's 80th birthday which was earlier this month. Since I didn't get to go a plate was sent home for me, so I had a good turkey dinner last night and today.

Well, I'm going to go kit up my next piece, for a girl at Love Quilts. I had planned to stitch something else for her but couldn't find the book! Grrr....isn't that the story of my life. Usually it shows up later though , Until next time Happy Stitching!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

One Last Update on Taking It Easy

I hope to finish this Friday morning. If I stitched hard on it it would be tomorrow but I don't think so. I'm anxious to get this done and start on my next project a heart.

Today all I want to do is stitch a few hours then sleep, stitch a couple of more hours and sleep again. I seem to have caught a bad cold the other day and today I'm feeling it. I had the sore throat all day yesterday and again today. I'm hoping to get to the store and get some tablets for the throat and maybe sinutab.

We are warming up a little tomorrow and Friday are suppose to be great and then another deep freeze for 3 days then warm up again. Only 10 more days left to Jan. Hopefully Feb. will be a little warmer and less snow. Although we are well on our way to breaking the snow record, we might as well break it.

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

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Update on Taking It Easy

I've stitched a lot on this the past few days and hopefully by end of next week it will be done. It is such a fun piece I hate to see it end.

I decided to change my template as the other was too dark. Fine for Nov. and Dec. but it's bad enough outside, I wanted to lighten my template up a little. In sprin a different one will go up.

I didn't go anywhere much this week and I didn't get to walk my brother's dog. It was too cold out there. Like much of the country we got caught in the deep freeze. Today it is snowing hard out too so it's nasty. Tomorrow it is suppose to start getting better out there. Hope so. The rest of the winter owes the nation to be better!

Well, until next time Happy Stitching!

Monday, January 12, 2009

Lots more progress

I am real happy with how well this is progressing and moving. Yes, I've had to do some frogging. But for a Stoney Creek piece it is moving quite smoothly and quickly. I love working on it and seeing it come to life. At rate I'm going I will have it done sometime over the weekend! This is progress after 40 hours of stitching!

Yesterday someone gave me well over 100 Cross Stitch Books at church, most of them I did not have. They were older but good ones. I had a hard time getting through the church service. I couldn't wait to get home and look at them all! She said she would never be stitching again so gave them to me. Most of the books were in excellent shape too. I loved it. I was like a little kid at Christmas when I got home.

Also last night we had a concert at church by a man who I knew since we were kids going to Center Lake Bible Camp, then later at Grand Rapids School of Bible and Music. It was a good concert. It was great talking to him and his wife and brought back so many memories of GRSBM

We have been lucky as far as the storms go the last couple of times. We were just a little north of them. We may get hit a little with the next two but not as bad as most of the areas. We are going into the deep freeze for a few days then suppose to warm up later in the week. I really am ready for spring!

Well, until next time Happy Stitching!

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

New Start

Can you tell this is going to be a horse? Hopefully it's starting to look like one. This is called "Taking It Easy" by Stoney Creek, in the book Majesty in Motion. I just love doing this piece. It is so detailed yet small enough to be fun. I've had to frog a little but that's why you do it across and don't let the left side get too far ahead of the right side. It's easier to see the mistake and frog it.

Does anyone know of any patterns of small crosses that can be done into Christmas Tree Ornaments? My brother e mailed me today and asked me if I would do about 8 crosses for their Christmas Tree. I have cross patterns but not that small.

Well this is a short post but not much is going on right now so until next time Happy Stitching!

Sunday, January 04, 2009

Precious Momens Princess finished

Happy New Year! I hope you all had a Happy and Safe New Years. Mine was quiet, I watched the Rose Bowl Parade New Year's Day. It's really not a big day to me.
I finally finished this piece about an hour ago. I am so happy to have it done.
This will go to a young girl at Love Quilts who chose Princess's as her theme.
We had our family Christmas this past Friday. Of course the 3 little ones stole the show. Ashton is 5, Johnny 2, and Addison is now 8 months old. They are growing so fast. Ashton was great with the younger two, who seemed to fight over toys. Whatever Johnny had Addie wanted. It's funny how young they learn that. We were at Addie's house and they were her toys. Johnny finally resorted to put whatever he wanted to play with in the basket of mom's walker and go to another room to play with it. Funny! Got to love the little ones!

Well, I have to leave for church before long so until next time Happy Stitching!