Sunday, February 27, 2011

PM Japan is finished

YES!!!!!IT IS FINISHED AND YES I AM SHOUTING!  I am so happy to have this piece done./  Parts of it was okay.   But other parts.....oh.hhhhhhh boy!   So much frogging!  The backstitching didn't even bother me I really enjoyed that as you can see the piece be more real and come to life.   I may be willing to do other pieces from this book but not Japan again.

Now I have kitted up my next piece.   It is Wildflowers and so pretty.  

Tomorrow night or Tuesday morning I will draw names for my giveaway so you have through tomorrow to enter if you want.

I ve had this stupid cold all week and I'm sick of it.   I'm actually starting to believe my sinuses will never be clear again.   Both my sister and I have had sinus problems the last few months and we totally blame our parents we inherited their sinus problems!   Oh well.....I know I don't have it as bad as my mom though.

Well....until next time Happy Stitching

Friday, February 25, 2011

Blog Giveaway

I usually don't do these things no do I usually enter them but I'm going to have a blog giveaway.   I barely went through myo stash and found these two that I will never be able to stitch because of my eyes.  I can't stand that so thought I would offer them as a Giveaway to someone who will stitch them.   One is The Laughter of Angels by Design Connection and the other is An Afternoon Nap by Brucilla.  The laughter of angerls didn't  scan too well sorry.     You don't have to be a follower of my blog to enter.   I hate it when people say first follow my blog then post a comment.  That to me is just begging for followers.   I will ask you to post to this and tell me which one you would like.   I will draw names Monday, Feb. 28.   Check back Monday night I will post who wins and how to send me your snail mail address.    Until next time Happy Stitching!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Finally it's Moving Faster

I know the picture is a little crooked there.   I knew once I got the head, hair and the mountain and building done the piece would move quicker.  It just took close to two weeks to get the mountain and building in.  I kept having to frog.   As you can see there is a lot of detail to this piece.  Even for a Precious Moments piece a lot of detail.
I didn't go to BSF today.   I seem to have caught a nasty cold fast and furious plus I had such a sore throat and headache I just said forget it I'm not going anywhere.

We didn get a lot of snow Sunday.  I think we gained almost all that had melted.   Took a week to melt but came back in a few hours.  Unfair.   It's melting some again now.   It's that time of year we will get snow but we will have more nice days, especially once March gets under way.  

We have to have someone certified to work in our Food Pantry if we want to stay with Feeding America.   I tried yesterday to take the test, and for 3 hours we tried accessing it and couldn't do it.   So just called it a day.   I came home and found several messages on my computer so when I try to take the test, The access key was on my conmputer, that really would have helped!Thursday or Friday I should have an easier time of getting in. Yesterday I was trying from my dad's house on his computer and it just was not cooperating at all.  My mom says "Now you know why I won't touch a
computer."   She may be the smart one.l

Well, until next time Happy Stitching.  I'm going to read some more blogs.  I'm trying to catch up.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day

Happy Valentines Day Everyone!
      It's been a busy week but I did get some progress done on the Japaneese Ptecious Moments piece.    Good thing I don't mind backstitching as there is an awful lot of backstitching to this piece.

       My sister came to town a few days ago.   We played some games one day and went shopping the next.   I was so disappointed my favorite clothing store went out of business at the mall.   Oh well......
       Saturday we had a clothing giveaway at church.   We got lots and lots of clothes but didn't have a whole lot of people come.  We really didn't know what to expect.   The organizer was satisfied with the turn out though,   I think if we could have gotten to our church sign and posted it plus if it would have been spring , summer, or fall, we would have had more people come.  
       We are finally getting the warmer temperatures!   It is so exciting to see the icicles melting off the deck and see the snow slowly melt away.   We still have lots on the ground but it's coming down

       The Food Pantry is going great.   We have received a grant that we never expected and will use it to buy more food from Feeding America.    I will be stepping down as cordinator.   I've been having a lot of problems with one of the workers who would love to take over the pantry and run it.  Without going into details the last two weeks were horrible she was leaving nasty notes questioning things she shouldn't have, telling the other two ladies to do things I had not wanted done and was against church policy.  Finally I had had it and after talking to two of our Pastors we decdided to finally put a man in that will not put up with Deb.   We realize we are mixing oil and water and we are proceeding with caution.   But I've been wanting to have Clif take over for 6 months now and we finally decdided now was the time and Deb will just have to deal with it or quit.   I'm feeling I'm doing what is best for the food pantry, and best for church.  I will remain on the staff, and still do all the ordering and be the assistant so my role won't change much I just won't get the hassles any more.

    Well Happy Valentines Day and until next time Happy Stitching!

Friday, February 04, 2011

PM Japan Progress

I picked this piece back up to do yesterday.   I'm hoping the worst part is done now.   Usually on Precious Moments pieces once the hair and face are done the rest goes quickly and easier.   We;'ll see.  There is an awful lof of back stitching to this one.   Oh well....
    Well we survived the Blizzard of 2011.   Now it's nice and sunny and beautiful to look out at.   the next 3 days are suppose to be upper 20's  or even 30 then we go back into the deep freeze again.  
Tomorrow I'm having a Jewelery Party at my mom's.   I'm not too excited about it.  I only invited about 4 or 5 people as my mom's apartment isn't big at all.   My niece sells the jewelry and wanted me to do it, so I'm doing it to help her out.   I just hope a couple people show up.   If not oh well....
Well until next time.....Happy Stitching!

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Birds and Flowers are finished

I loved doing this piece.   It is so pretty.  It will go to Love Quilts Charlotte's Kids Birds quilt.   This is one of my all time favorite pieces I think.  It even stitched up easily.   Oh, there was some frogging and I ran out of thread from the kit because of the frogging but I enjoyed the piece so much it didn't bother me.   That is one thing I don't like about kits, they really should send more threads with the piece than they do.
We got caught by the Blizzard of 2011.   We got about 14 inches so far and doubt we'll get much more than that  as the worse is over.   We were warned this was coming.  Anyone who wasn't prepared it was their own fault.   We had a lot of snow on the ground to begin with so adding 14 inches is a lot.   My deck is about buried I think and I can't even open the door to knock off the icicles.  Oh well.....I get a thrill out of watching ice melt anyway.   Whiskers is very unamused by it, he just goes to the bedroom and sleeps in his corner or on my bed.   I will admit I didn't expect there to be so many closings, I expected schools but not businesses or factories.   Even our county buildings are closed.  Garbage isn't being picked up and even the city buses are not running!   It's bad but we can handle it.  We are not alone.  I just hope everyone stays safe and warm.

Well....until next time  Happy Stitching!