Friday, February 27, 2009

Addie and a New Start

I finally got permission to post a picture of Addie. In this picture she is really interested in something out the window. My suspision is maybe the dog or mommy or daddy?

I love this picture of Heather and Addie. Heather is my niece.. and Addie's mommy.

Today my nephew, Bryan is getting married in Jamaica. Chrissy's mother wanted them to get married on a tropical island so they chose Jamaica. Wish I could be there, but we'll get to see lots of pictures. I'm wondering how Addie did on the plane yesterday. A 9 month old baby sitting still that long. Not this one anyway. She'll be 10 months old Sunday.

I started this cute music piece a few days. I've only been working on it a little each day. It's for a music quilt at Love Quilts.

Tim and Wendy are back from AL now. They got home yesterday afternoon, and had a wonderful time. It was something both needed and Tim got to get his oldest two sons again and meet the grandchildren.

Wel until next time Happy Stiching!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Another quick finish

This was a quick, easy finish. Once I got the snowflakes done it went real easy. The snow flakes would have been easier on darker material. But it needed to be done on white. I really enjoyed doing this piece.

Tomorrow my sister and brother-in-law leave for Jamaica for a week. Their son, Bryan is getting married down there. So their family will all be there a few days. Michelle and Scott and Heather and Brian and Addie will fly down there Thurs. or Friday. The wedding is Friday but they could only have so much time off from work. Heather and Bryan teach middle school and Michelle and Scott are college professors.

Our weather is getting nice again. It's that time of year the weather is going to go back and forth. Later today I'll probably go to my parents and walk Autumn. Now the weather is nice she wants to go outside more.

There really isn't much going on so until next time Happy Stitching!

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Friends Come in all Shapes & Spices

I've been eyeing this piece for about 3 or 4 years now, but just never had anything to do it for. Finally a snowman quilt came up at CSFC so I thought I would do this for it. Only problem it has to be done on white material. White on white isn't the most fun to do. Although the snowman is going very easily the snowflakes on the side and bottom were horrible to do, and you really can't see them. I love doing this piece though it is so cute.

Tim and Wendy are done in AL now. Good place as here it is cold and snowy all day we are to get 8 up to 8 inches of snow but I don't think we'll get it. They said the worse part of their trip down there was Northern IN it took an hour to go 20 mles. Tim says Jake and Nate look exactly alike amd he has to look twice to tell them apart. Hopefully he'll have a nice visit with the boys and their families and this will be something they can do every years.

Well, not much else has happened since Thursday so until next time Happy Stitching!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Finish No 12

I finished this a little while ago. It is from a very old book, I stitched another piece in it about 24 years ago honest. But I thought this was pretty, I liked the colors in it and thought it appropriate for the surprise friendship quilt we are doing at 123 stitch.

This time I am stitching smaller pieces and going through the 25 challenge quicker so should be able to make it. In fact since I have close to a 1,000 books (collected down through the years), and have only stitched from less then 200 of them I discovered the other day, I should make 25 books I haven't stitched from. That shouldn't be hard either as 9 of the books I hadn't stitched from.

I have my next piece all kitted up ready to start tomorrow. It also will be a quick piece. It is a snowman and gingerbread man by San Man Originals. I'm doing it for a Snowman quilt we are doing at CSFC.

I am feeling quite a bit better. I even went to the Food Pantry at church today to work. Came home, slept for an hour finished this and then kitted up the next piece.
Now to do dishes!

Well---until next time Happy Stitching!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Another new start

I couldn't handle the heart piece so laid it down. Unfortunately that will turn into a UFO I'm afraid. I started this piece a few days ago. But most of it was stitched yesterday and a couple of hours this morning. This will go to the surprise quilt we are doing at 123 stitch.

I just kept getting sicker and sicker as the days got by and just couldn't stitch. Finally went back to the Dr. on Monday and got an antibiotic and more prednizone. The prednizone didn't kick in at all last week but we thought maybe with an antibiotic and a stronger dose of prednizone it would help and I think it has. I have 2 more days of it after today we only went with 5 days of both. Hopefully that is long enough. But today is better than what I've been in a few weeeks. Monday I was so bad, Wendy came over Monday night and said forget it you are going to mom and dad's they are expecting you. So I stayed there that night so if I had problems someone would be there. I really appreciated that even though at time I resisted going as I didn't want mom and dad to catch my bronchitis.

Tomorrow Tim and Wendy are going down south. Tim hasn't seen his sons in 6 years. They lost contact with each other for awhile but then last year Tim found them and since they have been talking often. This will be Wendy's first time meeting the boys. Well they are grown now. Both Jake, and Nate have 2 children each that Tim hasn't seen yet. Exciting time for Tim he can't wait to go. I doubt it will take 6years for them to see each other again.

Next week my sister and her family are all heading for Jamaca. Her son, Brian is getting married down there. Brian's future in-laws really wanted them to get married in a foreign destination, guess they wanted a reason to travel? So Brian ad Chrissy chose Jamaca. We hope baby Addie does okay on the plane, she's 9 months will be 10 months 1st of March. She's never still when she's awake, always on the go so this may be a long plane ride.

Well, no more news right now so until next time. Happy Stitching!

Friday, February 13, 2009

Another finish

I just finished this not to long ago. It really took longer than I expected as it had so much detail to it but I loved doing it. I love small pieces with details. This will go to a baby memorial quilt.

This weekend I have two birthday get togethers to go to so it will be fun. My nephew, Andrew turns 14 next week so we're celebrating it tomorrow, and my brother, Kevin's birthday is Sunday, so I'm going to his house Sunday afternoon.

Little Addie is now 9 months old and keeping her parents hopping. She is on the verge of walking and does climb steps by holding on to the rails and climbinb her way up. Needless to say she's not left alone.

Johnny is in a big boy bed now so anyone who comes over to his house or his grandparents he takes up stairs to see the new bed. He has a new bed at both places and thinks that is great.

The other day I picked up food I ordered for our Food Pantry from Love in the Name of Christ. As we work with them on our Food Pantry. Problem is they don't send as many people as we would like. I only ordered a little food and you wouldn't believe all the food we got! Our Pantry is full for a while.

Well,until next time, Happy Stitching!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Some progress on the heart & Firetruck

It's coming slow but sure. I have laid it down until this weekend to finish the firetruck and start the birds if this piece doesn't work out. Which right now I have my doubts. My sister did get me a magnifyer glass and that has helped some.

We have enjoyed a nice couple of days. I even got to take Autumn out for a walk yesterday afternoon. We walked well over an hours but it was nice. Both Tim and Wendy were sick yesterday so she didn't get out until then. I'm hoping to walk her this morning too. It's suppose to rain this afternoon. Hopefully Tim and Wendy are feeling better today. They had Tim's son, Andrew, over the weekend and he had the flu so they caught it from him.

Tomorrow is suppose to be in the 30's that's down from the 50's but still a whole lot better then we had last week even.

Here is the firetruck after 20 hours of stitching. The dog is partially up there but you can't make him out yet.

This weekend I have two birthday celebrations to go to. Tim and Wendy are having a surprise party for Andrew on Sat. and Sunday is my brother, Kevin's birthday so we are going to their house late Sun. afternoon. We are also having a board game day at church Sat. I'm not sure I'll get to that.

Last week I ordered a little food from Love Inc. for our food pantry not expecting to get as much as I ordered even. We picked it up yesterday and we got 4 times as much as I ordered! They said they had lots on stock right now and needed to distribute it so they were very generous. So I got to our food pantry and tried reorganizing everything to get it all to fit. I think I'm going to be kicking Adventure club out and move them next door I need their space! Tomorrow I need to do more reorganizing to get it all to fit. Anyone walk into the room now it's a mess and the Adventure Club leaders will find that out tonight!
Well, I have 3 loads of washing to do, one load is in dryer now and another in washer, plus need to get some housework done so better sign off. Until next time Happy Stitching!

Saturday, February 07, 2009

Another new start

I started this firetruck the other day for a baby memorial quilt. They wanted the color blue or anything to do with baby boys. All boys like firetrucks and they lik dogs so I thought this would be a cute piece. It's by Diane Arthurs of Imaginating.
I am still working on the heart piece. My sister bought me a small magnifying lamp to clip on to the pattern and that has made a big difference. So much easier to see and read. I may just get an ott lamp sometime in the future.

These past few days have been busy so I haven't had much time for stitching. My sister was in town for a couple of days so Thursday afternoon and Friday morning I was with her and mom. We went to the mall shopping, played games, etc. Thursday I was so sick though, my asthsma was flaring up something awful. I've had this stupid cough for a couple of weeks now carried over from my cold. It's been a long time since I've felt like this. We also went into Hobby Lobby as I needed floss. While in there I saw a board game I had never seen before and if I had the money for it I would have bought it. It was Stitchopoly. I had never seen it before. Maybe next year. This year I'm trying very hard not to use my credit cards unless an emergency;, (like if my teeth go bad, or if I have to take my cat to the Vet, etc.) So far I've been very good but the year is still young.

Our weather is getting better! Yesterday was 30 and today is already 40. It'll be 30's and 40's for the next week! Maybe it'll melt the snow. I love seeing the icicles melt off the roof. Most of them are gone except for a couple that got really thick.

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

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Some Progress on Floral Heart

It's going very slow. The pattern is not an easy one at all. I work on it a couple of hours a day, and then if there is time I do a much easier project. Fortunately this heart is not all the big so hopefully it will be done end of Feb. beginning of March.

I don't know but Spring must be closer than we think. My allergies are having a field day. Granted I still have the cough from my cold. But man this sneezing al the time especially in the mornings!

My sister is coming in to town later today. I'll see her tomorrow. It's suppose to be nice out so we may take our mom out to the mall and walk around somewhat. I'm also hoping to go to Joanne's or Hobby Lobby get some floss and look for a magnifying glass, hopefully that will make this pattern easier to read!

Well...until next time Happy Stitching!

Monday, February 02, 2009

Oregon State Map Finished

I finished this about an hour ago. This is 2nd of 4 state maps I'm doing for my niece Michelle. They aren't my favorite to do so good thing they are easy and go quick.

Last Thursday, Chelsea Rose was born to my nephew, Joshua and his wife Elaina. I've seen pictures of her and she's a cutie. I can't wait to go to MO in April and see her. She was born a couple weeks early but she's fine. She is my parents 8th great grand child.

If most of the winter days were like yesterday and today this winter would have been more tolerable. It is beautiful out there. It is suppose to be cold the next two days then warm up Thurs. I think the worse of winter is behind us. In Feb the sun is up higher too, so that gives us nicer days. And as I've said before I love seeing the days get longer/.

Well, until next time Happy Stitching!