Wednesday, March 31, 2010

The worst part is done I think

I finally have the heads of both giraffes done. The second one was a challenge but it's finally done. Now I hope the rest of it goes better.

It is a beautiful day outside! It's 60's for us since we are on the Lakeshore but Inland is 70's. Very warm for this time of year. Next week is suppose to be a little cooler, but still above average. Snow is all gone until next season I am sure!

My niece posted a really cute picture of Nicholas in the outfit I got him when he was born and playing with his tools that I also got him when he was born. I just have to share it. A rare smile on his face as he usually is mezmorized by the camera and quits smiling and just stares when you take his picture. I think most babies are that way.
Well....until next time Happy Stitching!

Monday, March 29, 2010

Pictures of baby Nicholas

My sister is out west visiting her daughter-son-in-law and Nicholas right now. My niece posted these 3 pictures and I grabbed them. Nicholas looks like he is pinching my sister. My niece says that is his way of showing love. I love that picture of the two of them. Who Nicholas looks like is unknown. My niece and her husband claim there was a baby swap. LOL I doubt that. I think he has his Grandpa K's face shape and his mommy's big eyes, and I see some of his dad in him too. He just looks like Nicholas!
Our weather is starting to warm up! I think we are done with winter! I hung my winter coat up I hope for the last time. It's suppose to be 60's tomorrow and hit 70 later this week.
I have made some progress on the giraffes. I've had to improvise on the second giraffe as I made a couple of mistakes and refuse to take him out. Too much will have to be ripped out. So improvising I am.
Well....until next time Happy stitching.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Second Giraffe coming in

This is my progress on the giraffes. I really am enjoying this piece. It's going so much better then the Tiger did and yet by a designer that is harder to do so they say. It's detailed but I love Stoney Creek pieces.

Last week I mentioned I was going to hear Ernie Haase and Signature Sound. It was really a good concert. They were somewhat noisy but not bad. They danced around quite a bit. I just clainm they are 4 hyper men that need to dance when they sing. I didn't feel it was out of line though. They are a Southern Gospel group but I'd say with a contemporary twist. I'd recomment anyone to see their concert who gets a chance.

It looks like Spring has sprung here. We didn't have a bad winter like most places in the country did, but it's still nice to have it be spring. I love the spring time even if my allergies don't like it. And believe me I am already feeling it. Last night was awful. So I really overslept. Can't do that tomorrow. I have to be at my parents to stay with my mom as my dad has meetings at church all day.

I can really tell it's almost Spring as our kids on Wednesday nights are having cabin fever and it's hard for them to sit still and be quiet. This past Wed. our group (grades 3 -5) were really good. The week before they were awful. This week we also had a pizza party for the kids which they liked real well. The year is almost drawing to a close. It's gone so fast. It's been a different year as we switched programs. It's had it's disappointments as not nearly as many kids came this eyar it was mostly church kids with a few others. In past there were a lot of neighborhood kids. We need to reach out to them a little better and we will make more of an effort this summer.
Well....until next time Happy Stitching!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

An Award

Thank you Deb S. for this award. Sorry it took so long to post. I don't know how to do the blue link so if you look in my blog roll under Deb S you will find her blog.

I am suppose to say 10 things about me.
1. I have 13 nieces and nephews.
2. I have 11 great nieces and nephews and 1 more due in April.
3. I will not cross a busy highway.
4. I am petrified of elevators.
5. I love cats and have 1.
6. I drink way too much Pepsi and am trying to cut back
7. I am a born again Christian and proud of it.
8. I am active in our church
9. I love to Cross Stitch especially for Love Quilts
10. I do not drive

Now to pick 10 people. That's hard as there are so many good blogs. There again I can't do the link but here they are:
1. Ginny
2. Sharon
3. Kathryn NZ
4. Mary
5. Margie (3 cool Pugs & Me)
6. Glenda
7. Dawn (Golden Angel Works)
8. Sue P
9. Sue (Stitcherw)
10. Vondalee

Coming up with just ten was hard. Until next time Happy Stitching!

Friday, March 19, 2010

Progress on Giraffees

I haven't started the second giraffe yet but have the first one well underway. I haven't had that much time to work on it this week.
Tonight I'm going to hear Ernie Haase and Signature Sound. I've seen them on the Gaither Videos but have never seen them in person so I'm looking forward to it.
We didn't get to see baby Kate last Friday as planned as Melissa, Johnny and Kate were all sick. But on Saturday evening we were at our parents and Melissa and John stopped by with the kids. Kate is so cute. Johnny hammed it up of course, and was very inquisitive about everything. Nothing gets beyond that 3 year old. LOL! He's cute though.
Thank you for reading my blogs and your comments. I appreciate them they give encouragement. Also reading all your blogs and seeing your pieces encourages me to keep stitching. Thank you for your comments to Addie's picture. She looks so serious like she has watched her mommy apply her make up and is copying her. I couldn't resist showing that picture.
My brother and his fiancee set their wedding date for Aug. 27 as our family will be in town anyway as we are celebrating our parents 60th wedding anniversary on the 28th. So it'll be a full weekend then. It would be nice if all the grandkids could come in but 3 of my brother's kids say they can't because of college. They said they would try to come earlier in the summer I hope so.

Before I close I want to include a picture of another great niece. Chelsea now 14 months old. This is her first birthday and she couldn't decide between the bows or presents. Looks like the bows temporarily won. LOL!
Until next time....Happy Stitching!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Just have to show this picture

This is a picture of my 22 month old great niece. I think is darling. We have a similiar picture of her mother also applying makeup about the same age. Addie is growing up too fast!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Another New Start

The tiger had an "accident" with the scissors. So I started this piece for the Jungle life quilt. It will be a couple of giraffes. It's a Stoney Creek piece. I know a lot of people feel they are hard and challenging and yes this one has plenty of backstitching. But I love doing Stoney Creek pieces. I find a lot of the easier designs too boring or not chalenging enough or I make too many mistakes etc. I think I've done about 40 SC designs over the years. And this particular piece is from Wild and Free, an older book that I have done several other pieces from. So I'm confidant this will get finished. I will go back to His Eye is on the Sparrow but needed a break from it.
I finally figured out how to follow blogs! I tried several times earlier and failed. I finally discovered the follow at top of blog, klicked that and get to be a follower. How simple was that? Anything simple I have to make difficult you know and that's why it took so long. So I'm going to go read some blogs and click on follow! LOL!
Tomorrow we get to see baby Kate. We're all invited out to Melissa's to see her. Only now one of my brother's and his wife is sick. (Melissa's parents) so we don't know for sure if Melissa still plans on us or not. My sister had planned on coming in to town tomorrow, so I told her we were planning to see the baby. It'll be a busy weekend. I'm excited to meet Katie and see Johnny. They say he is still doing great with his sister. Of course I plan on taking my camera and getting pictures. And yes I will show them, probably Sunday or Monday though.

Well...until next time Happy Stitching!

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

I'm back. More progress on His Eye is On the Sparrow

A lot has happend since I last posted. First the Big News. Johnny is a big brother. Remember Dec. 11, 2006 I was waiting for Johnny to be born and finally he was. Well it was that way yesterday only I couldn't post. More on that latter. Any way Katelyn Brianne was born at 11:09 am to my niece Melissa and her husband, John. She weighed 8 lbs 11.oz. Johnny is so thrilled with her. We can't wait to see her.
I was off line a few days. Long story. Then today I was talking to my sister in law she was all excited telling me about the birth of Katelyn and how she got to be in the room and my phone went dead. I was so mad! I was angry enough with the company for loosing the internet and the way they handled it. So I went to a friends house and called the company. Same response I got on Friday and Saturday, "we can't figure out what happened." I thought it was because I changed companies and that was to start later this week. I had had it with this company and the ring around I got etc. Anyway. I got home and amazingly not only did I have my phone service back but the Internet! Here I thought I would be without it until Friday. So today I have the Internet I'm taking advantage of it. Who knows tomorrow it may be gone again. Friday I get High Speed Internet I can't wait!
I got a lot of progress on His Eye is on the Sparrow. I did scan the piece and except for the last 2 letters of sparrow it all fit. Next time it won't, so I'll take a picture.
We are enjoying some really nice days here. Our snow is starting to melt and the sun is out. Spring is coming!
Oh I have to tell you something cute Johnny said to his grandma. This noon they decided to eat on their porch since it was so nice out. Beth asked Johnny if he wanted to tell God and thank Him for it and hs said "No you thank God for the sun, I'll tell Him and and thank Him for my baby sister!" Out of the mouths of babes!
By the way How many of you saw the Olympics? Weren't they great?! I love the winter ones. I really enjoyed the skating, skiing, tobbaggoning events. I'm not too into hockey but it was a good game between Canada and USA.
Well until next time Happy Stitching!