Thursday, July 30, 2009

Wedding Start

Donald Duck has been laid down for just a little bit. I needed a break from him and am doing this wedding piece for my nephew, Bryan and his wife, Chrissy who were married earlier this year. I really am enjoying this piece.
Today I went to a late birthday brunch for my niece, Christna. She turned 20 earlier this month. Tonight she is moving out and in with some friends. Not thrilled about the area she is going to live in. My brother figures she'll be back
home in a month or two. Especially since she plans to go t college in Grand Rapids it's. She's doing it one day a week and will spend 8 hours there.
I'm not sure but I think summer is finally coming. We did have low 80's earlier this week and upper 70's now. We aren't getting any of the heat other places are getting. But they'd like a little of our coolness and rain. For me it's been an ideal summer not to hot not to cold.
Well, until next time Happy Stitching.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Cats are

This piece reminded me of the cat my brother had at the time. Cleo was the sweetest cat, everyone just loved her and some friends really wanted her as their cat. She was friendly but didn't push herself on anyone. It broke our hearts when we heard she had a tumor. She lived about 6 months after the diagnosis. This piece went as a graduation quilt for an online friends daughter. She asked several of us do a cat piece and made it into a quilt.
It was another nice weekend. My brother came in from MO for a golf tournament for the camp we grew up going to. So Friday night he took my parents and I out to dinner then Saturday night we all went to a pizza place that my youngest niece works at. She was our waitress for the evening.
We finally have new steps. Our old steps were chipped and getting bad. So the apartment owners had them replaced. Only problem is the temporary steps are a joke and almost dangerous. The woodin rail shakes as you hang on to it, you feel like the steps are breaking. And the real problem. They have a plank going from our floor to the steps that is very steep. To get up it you almost have to rock and grab on to the entry way where the door was and pull yourself up and when you return go down it very carefully. Can't wait until the cememt is dry. They laid it Friday so hopefully later today or tomorrow. The inconvience of now will be worth it in the end.
Well....until next time Happy Stitching.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Another piece I did a few Years ago

I laid down the kitten and started a birth sampler for my great niece, Addie. It features Walt Disney Babies. I don't have a whole lot done and it's not the easiest piece I've ever done so I'm posting a piece I did several years ago, before I even thought about blogging.
Since it's supposibly summer time I thought I would post this cute piece. I loved doing it. If I remember right it was part of a triology in a CS magazine no longer out there. I just did this piece from it.
This past week has been fairly quiet though I haven't stitched much, 2 hours a day is about it. I have been gone a lot.
I ordered my ticket for the Gloria Gaither Conferance at Maranatha in a couple of weeks. One of my friends asked me to go with her. I like the Gaither Homecoming Friends. Only Gloria will be at the conferance though. They use to be on TV a lot but it's been a year since I've seen them and I miss that.
Well, I'll go stitch a little. Until next time Happy Stitching!

Friday, July 17, 2009

Some Progress anyway

I think I stitched more on this the past three days then what I have the whole two weeks put together. This is after about 32 hours of stitching. You can see more of the cat in there now.
Things are now back to normal. My sister is done camping and is back home so we aren't going to the camp ground so much.
Somehow I can't find my camera again so don't have any pictures. My battery went dead and I can't find the camera to replace them!
Addie was so much fun at the campground. A lot of work for her parents as she kept trying to go into the street. She got to the point where she would head for the road turn around and look back to see who was following her. Usually her parents. She's 14 months old now and is so much fun. Johnny is 2 1/2 now and was out to the campground one night. He's a little boy now. In fact Melissa is expecting a baby in Feb. and Johnny tells people "Mommy has a baby in her tummy!" Not that he knows what is going on but it's so cute. So great niece or nephew *11 is on the way. One is due in Aug. another in September. We know the one in Sept. is a boy.
Well, I'm going to my mom's and stay with her while dad is golfing. She isn't doing too well these days. So until next time Happy Stitching!

Monday, July 13, 2009

Love One Another

I haven't made a whole lot of progress on sleeping kitten so will wait a few days to post progress on that. This is a piece I did a few years ago. (Shortly before I started blogging) It was done for a quilt and I don't remember who or her circumstances. It was a special quilt put together by someone at 123 stitch is all I remember.
Speaking of Special quilts. That Patriotic Ribbon I did and posted 2 or 3 months ago has now been put on the quilt and Sue has it now. I couldn't say who it was for as she reads my blog and to see the quilt go to Sue P in my blog roll. She has it posted there. I chose it because she was born on 4th of July and new she liked Patriotic pieces.
In a few minutes I leave to have an EMG on my hand and then we are going out to the camp ground. So until next time Happy Stitching!

Sunday, July 05, 2009

A Love Quilts Start

I've been stitching on this a little at a time. This is about 4 days work 10 hours. Today I'm not tuching it and probably won't touch it much the next few days as Mon-Wed. I'll be going out to the campground. Today I am going to a baby shower for my niece. This piece is called Kitten sleeping on Pillow by Jeanette Crews Designs in book Kittens. I barely have it started.
Friday I went to the craft fair down town with a friend. It was nice. I go about once every 2 or 3 years. Also we went through 3 very old homes and an old firehouse. One house was just one preserved through the years. The other two were of famous families in our city who contributed a lot to the city in late 1800'a early 1900's. The Hackley Home was more formal as they had two older children and the Hume Home was very cozy and informal. They had 7 children. I really liked that house. It was interesting to see all the furnishings and how the two families lived. It was a perfect day to go not too hot not too cold. We were down there about 6 hours. And we didn't even go into Hackley Park where the art work was.
At the craft fair I bought a baby afghan to send to my nephew Jake, and his wife, Surrayah in AL. Their baby is due in Aug. I found this cute tool box made with cloth and had tools inside all baby safe and played a song. I had to get that for Michelle's baby it was too cute. I had two baby outfits for him and will give it to her today. The toolbox she'll get today but I'll tell her it's for when he's born in Sept. or Oct He's due late Sept. day before Michelle's birthday.
Well....I better go get ready for church. Until next time Happy Stitching!

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Another finish

Weatherwise is finished. I put the last stitches in earlier today. I am happy with it. Now to continue the cat piece I started.
Monday I went to zoo with my niece, Melissa and her husband and 2 year old son Johnny. We met up with my niece Heather and her 1 year old Addie. It really was a nice day and had a good time. Johnny loved seeing all the animals and Addie was a little young yet, everything was a dog to her. I'll post pictures later as I left my camera in Melissa's car so she'll give it to me Sunday. Wouldn't you know it I didn't get as many pictures as I wanted my batteries went dead! Oh well....
Sunday we are having a baby shower for my niece Michelle. She arrives in from CO later today and will be around for a week. She's expecting a baby boy end of Sept. We'll see quite abit of her Sunday through Wed.
Well I have a busy day ahead so better get going. Until next time Happy Stitching!