Tuesday, September 28, 2010

A Different kind of piece for me

Something about this piece just struck me.   It's accutally the bottom part of a larger piece.  I just thought I would do the two parts separately.   The colors are much bolder than I typically would pick.   I do have a major problem though....the pattern is hard to match the color key to the codes in the chart so I just had to guess and use the cover as my guide.   I know I missed a little but I'm not sure what I'm doing with this piece anyway.   It may go in the "my nieces will deal with it after I'm gone" box.   I have several other pieces in the box already.  This piece is going fairly quickly so that's good.

I think I'll like the way we upload images now .   It just took a little bit to get use to it.   I am noticing however it goes in middle of the post instead of at top like it use to.  
I know this is short but there isn't much happening that I want to write about anyway  so until next time.....Happy Stitching.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Another Finish

I just loved doing this piece.     It went smooth and no problems at all.   It was a pleasant piece to do.
I have picked out an autumn piece to start next rather be this afternoon or tomorrow I don't know.  It'll be kitted up today for sure.

I have figured out how to upload pictures now.   It took a little while the other day but I finally figured out how to do it from my hard drive.

I am still fighting this cold so probably will not be going to church tomorrow.  I feel better than I did but just feel really tight in the chest.   Also I was suppose to go to my brother's to celebrate my nephew's 23rd birthday.   But with my dad and the little kids no one really wants me around them and take a chance on them getting colds.   My dad has a couple of serious conditions and if eh caught a cold and got pneumonia it would probably kill him as his lungs wouldn't handle it.

I am in the mood for fall.   I love stitching fall items.   It also is a very busy time of the year at church from now until Christmas.  

Well...until next time Happy Stitching!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Hmmmm Blogger changed things

I'm not sure I'll like that. The only way you can post a picture is by doing it with a link? That would be fine but usually I take off my WIP pictures from Picture trail once they are finished. I'm not going to like this at all....it may work out maybe the picture won't disappear from here but past experience it has.It's a couple hours later and I may have figured it out you see a double picture for now but one will be gone in a day or two.

Since last year the words "I AM" in the Bible have said a lot to me. God calls Himself the Great I AM and many times He says I AM the Lord, I am the God of Israel, etc. anyways to me the words I AM are very powerful and says it all when it comes to God. So when I found this pattern I got it. I may do it again with bolder colors as this isn't bold but I'm either going to do it for Love Quilts or frame it and give it to someone for Christmas. So I followed the color code. I know I got out a UFO and posted it earlier this week, but I just couldn't get into it and made little progress so laid it back down and got this out this afternoon. For only working on it a couple hours I got a long ways. It is going fast.

I seem to have caught a cold and the coughing is just driving me nuts! Tomorrow I'm going to make Chicken Noodle Soup. Anyone have a good recipe? I seem to make it different each time, however I feel like it at the time. I would rather use fresh vegetables but I don't have any so will have to make the canned ones do.

Thank you to everyone who reads my blog and for your comments, I so appreciate them and like everyone need the encouragement. Well.... Until next time Happy Stitching

Monday, September 20, 2010


I want to say thank you to everyone who reads and follows my blog. I am surprised by the growing amount of followers I'm getting. Especially since I don't find my blogging nearly as exciting as others. A lot of you have a gift for words and writing. I love visiting everyone's blogs and am thankful so many read mine.

I had started the logos to Phonenix Suns for Cross Stitch Addicts and was almost half done when I discovered a bad mistake. Now why didn't it click when I started doing the sun purple instead of orange! Yea what should have been purple was orange what should have been orange was purple I misread the color code. So a frogging I went.....big mistake when I had that much to undo. I ended up cutting the material by mistake and had to ask CSA to send another piece. I would have used my own material but they sent the material wanting it all to match perfectly.
After pouting over the disaster I got out a piece I started about 3 years ago for Love Quilts farm quilt and never finished. It's a good piece to finish up in the fall. This will be 3rd UFO I dug out and completed this year. After a couple of years of not looking at the UFO's even.

BSF started up last Wed. It's goiong to be a good year an interestesting study, Isaiah. Since there is so much prophey in the book and with so many different religions it will be interesting to hear the different views and beliefs.

Not much has happened since Friday so until next time Happy Stitching!

Friday, September 17, 2010

Happy Dance! The Jeep is Done!

I didn't enjoy this piece too much so I'm happy it is done! Now I just got out a piece I did years ago for my parents with the names of their grandchildren. Well... since I made it we found out there was one we didn't know about back then so Tabi's name is going on it tomorrow. It'll be real quick Then I'll do Phoenix Suns Logo for a quilt we are doing at Cross Stitch Addict

Someone on my last post asked about my problem with vertigo. I am happy to say I am much better. I might have an episode each day but it passes quickly. I've been doing exercises for it and they have helped a lot. It is no longer with me 24-7 I
Thank God for that.

Square 1 (our Wed. night kids club) at church started up this last
Wed. We only had 15 kids which was disappointing to me. At one time Adventure Club had 100 kids. Although I think we are in competition with another church in our neighborhood that also has kids club on Wed. nights whereas we didn't have that before. The two churches were passing out flyers the same night and they had a lot more people than what we did unfortunately.

Well--until next time Happy Stitching.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Lots of prgoress

The only good thing I can say about this piece is it's moving fast now. I spent 3 days and I don't know how many hours on that stupid big tire on the right side and it's still not right. What's worse, I don't even care at this point. Improvising is name of the game! Confession, Cars, and trucks are not my thing. I don't even drive except everyone crazy, and I hate the color red. And it looks like I am going to run out of 347 and 350 Grrrrr! Fortunately it's not due until Jan. 1 and I'll get to Joanne's by that time, hopefully sooner than later! Why am I doing this piece, truth is I have no idea what I was thinking when I signed up for it except it was different and out of my comfort zone. Now that the tire is in it's not so bad and like I said it's moving fast so I don't regret it and won't go down as the worst piece I've ever done, I've done worse. Okay enough of my whining and rambling!

Tomorrow Bibe Study Fellowship starts up again. I can't wait. I can't wait to see my friends from last year. This year will be a whole different group of ladies in the smaller groups as they like to mix up every year to know more people. I am told by others that my group leader is one of the better ones. We are studying Isaiah this year. Should be very interesting as there is so much prophesy in that book, with all the different religions involved it'll be interesting to hear the different views.

Today I went to Farmers Market with my dad and I spent money! I love fresh vegetables and am so tired of the same food all the time.

I got my hair cut the other day. A friend of mine did it, and restyled it for me. My family likes it a lot, and I'm getting to like it. My problem is the bangs, I have such a low forehead and my hair grows so fast, my bangs need trimmed again!

Well---Until next time Happy Stitching!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Start on Jeep

I started this on Wed. and it's moving pretty fast. It will go to Cross Stitching for Charity for a teenage boy quilt with theme of Cars and Trucks. This is one of those pieces if it wasn't for Love Quilts, or Charity for Stitching I would not do, it really isn't my typical piece. But it is moving fast....I should be done with it by middle of next week.

I was reading on someone's blog how they felt people only made comments because they wanted comments. And I thought how sad to think that of people who make comments to your posts. I make comments on blogs because I like what they are doing or have finished. No way do I want them to feel obligated to comment on my posts, as I want to feel they are genuine, not obligated.

I finally saw the ENT earlier this week. It did not go well at all. They put these goggles on you and then have you twist and turn your neck different ways and ask if you are dizzy. I didn't get dizzy too much but just felt wierd. Finally called a halt to it because of nausea. It got to me first. Come to find out one of my brothers was talking to our parents and brothers and sisters and said I wouldn't do well, and described the test to them. Our parents thought I would do fine, my brothers and sister did not. Well my brothers and sister were right. I will admit it did help though I don't feel so lightheaded any more. They gave me some exercises to do but can't start until later today as I had to wait 48 hours. We'll see how things go.

Well, until next time Happy Stitching.

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Recipe Box Finished

How was everyone's Labor Day Weekend? Mine was nice and quiet. I did quite a big of stitching which was nice.

I finished this earlier today. It really was a fun stitch. The hamburg and chips made me hungry whenever I stitched on them. The deserts were very unappetizing but fun to stitch. I'm not big on ice cream, or moose to be honest so they were not tempting. I think if I ever do this again I will make all the icecream vanilla and have chocolate on top and down the sdies, and the cherry on top. Now on a hot summer day that may be tempting.

We have had a cool down. Sat, Sun., and today I had the air conditioner tunred off and opened the windows. Oh nice outside air especially with the wind it creates a nice breeze. Only problem maitanance just cut the grass and I can't handle freshly cut grass so I may have to close the windows.

I am still having a problem with vertigo. In fact my dad took me up to the store and when I took the groceries up the steps he noticed I had problems. Because of his age he is unable to help me. He told me just to leave one case of pop in the car I'll get it tomorrow, and just hang on to the rail this time, so since he was watching me I did that. While the virtigo is nothing compared to how it was I wish it would just leave me. Also for some reason the last 4 or 5 weeks my right thigh has really been hurting and now my right shoulder is hurting. I think the shoulder is from stitching and being at the computer so much. Face it I am getting old. I am beginning to feel like my mom and I vowed I would never do that.

Whiskers is sleeping a whole lot these days. He'll be 18 in October. So hard to believe I've had him for so long. He know longer hides under the bed like he use to but lays either in the corner of the room by my bed, or jumps on my bed or will lay on the floor at foot of bed. I'm also noticing he's getting more mats in his hair which he never had that problem before. I do brush him every night rather he likes it or not. Believe me he doesn't like it.

Friday, September 03, 2010

Friday Update

I try to blog on Fridays so I just called this Friday update. I have started a new piece called Recipe Box for a quilt at Love Quilts/Charlotte's Kids Food Fabulous Food quilt. This is such a fun stitch. I really am enjoying it. Only problem I drastically miscalculated the center. I am hoping by the time it's cut down it will look a little more centered. I seem to be center challenge anyway but I didn't think about that Ice Cream Sundae that will be going in taking the piece a few squares higher than where the word recipe is.

I really want to thank everyone that follows my blog. I see I picked up 4 followers in the past two weeks. Thank you. Also thank you to everyone for reading my blog and those who leave comments. I love blogging about stitching and love reading everyone else's blog. There are a lot of talented people out there.

Not much has happened between now and I last blogged. Life has been pretty quiet. Seems really nice after the last few weeks.

I am still waiting to hear from the ENT on an appointment for my Vertigo. It is doing somewhat better the last couple of days though. I did fill out the paperwork Monday and sent it out. So they wouldn't have received it until Tues. I figure if I don't hear anything by Tues. or Wed. then I'll call them.
Anyone have special Labor Day Plans? Mine I plan to stitch a lot. It's going to be a cooler weekend than what it's been. Seems nice. We had a good hard rain which cooled things off for us. I hope those of you in the path of the hurricanes remain safe. Hopefully you will be as lucky as the areas were last night and it more or less pass you by.

Untill next time Happy Stitching.