Friday, January 28, 2011

Progress on Birds on Flowers

I absolutely love working on this piece.   It is so pretty I think and makes me think spring!   Even if we are covered with snow outside and the icicles are so thick outside the windows!  Spring will come!
Tomorrow my Great Niece, Chelsea will be 2 years old.  So if her parents see this Happy Birthday to Chelsea.   Otherwise she will get her card and I'll say something on her parents facebook page tomorrow.

Until next time  Happy Stitching

Monday, January 24, 2011

Birds and Flowers

I just love doing this piece.   It is so pretty and makes me think Spring!    It will go to Love Quilts Bird quilt for girls.

It's snowing again today.  I heard on the News that this is the Global Warning affect.   We are on the cold snowy end of it.   Sounds like much of the nation is.  I just want it to be spring.

Anyone else having a problem getting the new children at Love Quilts to download for them.  I can get the ones through March but not the ones Apr. -July.   It's frustrating me.  I've been trying for two weeks now.  Than I posted on their message baord and someone posts "You need to go to LQ's homepage.:"  Dknow that I've been doing that for 2 weeks and it's not working!    Someone said they would e mail me the current themes. We'll see.

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

Friday, January 21, 2011

Sandcastles is finished!

I finished this earlier today.   I really did enjoy stitching this.  I love doing beach scenes.   This will go to Love Quilts.   They are doing a quilt called "A Walk on the Beach."  for future child.   I just am not real happy with the stitching on this, to me it looks sloppy.   I don't know.  Now I will go back to the Japan piece for a few days anyway.   I made a mistake on it so am going to have to frog quite a bit which makes me unhappy but oh well....

It has been cold and snowy the last few  So far we are not getting our January thull.   In fact for a while I couldn't open my deck window to get the icicles, now I finally can but they still are pretty long.   I get a thrill out of watching them melt.   Next week is suppose to warm up so I guess I'll have a big thrill then.  LOL.

Not much has happened to write about since I last posted so until next time.....Happy Stitching!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Progress on Sandcastles

Even though  I am itching to start the bird and flower piece I have decided to just sticdk to this until it is completed which should be by the end of the week.   I have enjoyed this but there is so much light brown  in it.   But that part is almost done.

     Today is my sister's birthday so Happy Birthday Kay.   I don't think she reads this blog much I don't even know if she knows it exists to be honest.   Her and her husband had a couple days off together (a rarity) so they decided to go skiing for a couple of days.

     We are in the midst of a very cold week.   Today was nice but was warmest day we'll have for a little while.   Not enough to melt those stupid icicles!   Oh well.....

    I can't believe we are over half done with Jan. already.   I love it when Feb. gets here as Feb is such a short month  and has some days of  sun.   And then March the snow starts to melt some.   Plus I love the fact the days are getting longer.  

    Well until next time Happy Stitching!

Friday, January 14, 2011

And Yet another New Start

Like I said yesterday I started yet another piece.   This is Sandcastles by Sudbury House.   I am doing this for Love Quilts.   The title of the quilt is A Walk at the Beach   so it's anything pertaining to the beach.  I thought this piece was cute.  Usually I do lighthouses but decided to do something different this time.
     Thank you for your responses to the bird piece I posted yesterday.   I do recognize the name of the company now, I just knew it by the American Name.   I can't wait to start on that piece.
     It is very winter like here.   We are getting a lot of snow like most of the country.   The icicles on my deck were so big and fat, I finally managed to get the sliding window open today so I could knock down what I could anyway.   At least I can look out and not see icicles reaching all the way down now.

This weekend some friends are coming in from out of state to be at our church.  They just returned from a short term (1 year) missions trip to Mexico and are now going to be full time missionaries.  Since they grew up in the church I don't think they'll have a problem  getting support from us  

Well...until next time Happy Stitching!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Who is the Designer

This was one of 3 kits I ordered from The Stitchery and received today.  I cannot wait to get it started but I'm not sure who designer is since it seems to be from a foreign country.  Fortunately the pattern is easy to follow and the floss is very easy to figure out.  By what I can tell the designer is Verachtert .  I've never heard of them.     I can't wait to start stitching it though it is so pretty I think

I am turning into a serial starter I think.   As I started a 3rd new projecct the other day called Sandcastles by Sudbury.   It's almost half done so I may just finish it out before I start this one.  I'll  post tomorrow what I have done on it.

Until tomorrow.....Happy Stitching. 

Friday, January 07, 2011

Let It Snow, Let it Snow, Let It Snow

We have had a lot of snow fall the last couple of days.   It's suppose to let up tonight but hit the counties south of us hard.   It was beautiful to look out at.  Today was a good day just to stay in and stitch!
    Yes, I started another new piece.   I found this in March issue of Cross-Stitch & Needlework.  I received it the other day and wish I had time to do the whole sampler but I never would finish it so decided to do smaller pieces from it.   It is a Victorian sampler and while I do very few victorian pieces I really do like them.   So it's different from what I usually stitch but I like to break away from that.   I will go back to the PM piece.   But I also know I have 4 pieces coming next week, and all 4 I am going to want to do immediately.   I must have AHDS or whatever they call it as nothing is holding my attention. 
  Well....until next time   Happy Stitching

Wednesday, January 05, 2011

PM Start

It doesn't look like much yet but this will be a Japaneese Girl from Precious Moments All Around the Worl.d book.   I am doing it for Chross Stitchers for Charity.   I'm not liking the needle so it's slowing me down.  I ordered 3 packs of the needles I do like but they won't be here until next week.

Has anyone ever had this happen to them.   This is the shortened version of a long story.   I kept getting these bills from my former phone co that said - so many dollars.  I would call them and they would always say "That is how much we owe you, you overpaid."  So fine.   Finally just before Christmas I get another bill and call them and ask what is going on?   She apologized and said that is what we owe you you don't pay us we'll get the refund check out to you and again apologized for it taking so long.  So okay, about a week later I get the check so I'm think good this whole ordeal is over I'm done with that company and threw everything away.  Bad move....Monday morning I get a call from a Bill Collector telling me it got turned over to him because I ignored all their attempts etc.   I told him the whole story and told him I had the refund check.  He was baffled by it.  I gave him the number of the check, (fortunately I hadn't cashed the check and will wait now).  In end he said he would look into the whole matter and get back to me in 35-40 days.   He also said he sent me a letter, I still haven't received it so neither one of us could figure that out either.   He was real nice about it and understood my anger and confusion.   Never will I use that company again.   Oh I called the phone company later and was real nice as I knew the person I was talking to wasn't responsible.  He had no idea as to what happened sent me to financial services, they had no idea what happened and tried to return me to billing.   When I told her billing sent me to her she says "oh shute!" and we both started laughing.  So I have a very bad impression of them believe me.  Not the people I talked to but the whole system as a whole is something to be desired! 

After making the calls I was so upset I ordered 2 patterns from 123 stitch plus the needles and some material, and sent a check.  Good on my part.   But next day I ordered 3 items with my credit card from The Stitchery which I seldom do but I just couldn't resist them.  Can't wait to get them and get to stitching them.

We are getting a lot of snow these days.   We had a fairly mild Dec. although we did get a White Christmas, January is catching up to us!

Now the best for last..    Last night Wyatt James was born to my nephew and his wife.   We are so excited.   In the end Chrissy was just miserable the last 3 weeks.   Then yesterday they sent her home from work.   She called Bryan and went to hospital and they admitted her.   My sister thought they would be in for a long night but actually the baby came soon after that.  He was born at 7pm.   So now I have 13 great nieces and nephews with 2 more on the way!

Well until next time.....Happy stitching

Saturday, January 01, 2011

Last update on 3 Kings

  Happy New Year!   I hope everyone has a great New Year.
It only got half way done but I''m not working on it until December now.   I don't do Christmas except in Dec.    I had wanted to take a picture of it but I have to buy a piece for the disc as it's so small before I can upload it unto my computer. 
  This morning I started Precious Moments Japan piece from PM Around the world book.  It is for Cross Stitchers for Charity.
\    Yesterday we had our family Christmas at least those that were there.   Tim came but Wendy and Tabi didn't feel up to it.  (Wendy's mother was buried yesterday her funeral was Thurs. and it finally started hitting Wendy her mother was gone.)  Johnny and Addie stole the show and Katelyn was so precious.   Next year she'll be running around with Johnny and Addie.   We had a White Elephant Exchange which was fun.  
It was a noisy fun afternoon though.  

Until next time Happy Stitching!