Friday, March 30, 2012

Lots more Progress

I love how this is coming together. For being a Dimensions Kit it is so easy and fast moving and so much fun. I didn't think I would enjoy it so much because it is so bright but I am. I am hoping Karin will be able to make it out. (She is legally blind and multi-handicapped).

Tomorrow is our Easter Egg Roll at church. I'm hoping my brother and sister-in-law bring Johnny and Katelyn. Since their parents have been on a cruise the last week I'm sure they are really missing them, and Kevin and Beth will need to keep them busy. There parents will be home in a couple of days though. Melissa earned the cruise by selling so much Jewlery.

Once we get through today it will start warming up again. I think it's safe to say winter is over. Monday I'll start my spring cleaning. Each day I'll tacle a different room. I'll start with the kitchen since I started tackling the stove this morning.

Well...until next time Happy Stitching!

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Poppy Pair

I think for sure this one will go to my friend. The last piece wasn't quite bright enough. And while this one doesn't have the bright greens (which I am wondering if bright green floss even exists) I think this one meets the other colors she requested. It really is a lot of fun to stitch and much easier than I expected it to be for being a Dimensions Kit. I am just hoping the floss will hold out. I think it will, but not sure. They really don't allow much room for errors or other problems when giving out the floss. Nor does any kit ever give you big enough piece of material, so I just cut my own and use the piece they sent for something else.

This Saturday we are having an Easter Egg Roll for the neighborhood children at church. It should be a lot of fun. We just hope there is enough candy for the eggs. I'm sure the people will come through. We'll have the hunt which will last about 15 minutes, and give away some prizes. Then in the end Pastor Dale will tell the Easter Story. It'll be a fun morning. I'm looking forward to it. We are just praying for no rain as hiding inside the church will not be as much fun as there are only certain areas the kids can go into. And really no real hiding place in those two areas.

Thank you for reading my blog and for your comments. I really appreciate them.

Well....until next time Happy Stitching!

Well until next time....Happy Stitching

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Finish no. 20

I finished A New Song earlier this morning. I loved doing it.

Now I've started a floral piece for a friend's handicapped daughter. I did an earlier piece but it wasn't bright enough so found this (The girl can only see a little so the brighter the better.) Problem is it's hard to find bright flowers Poppy Pair was about the brightest I could find. It does have the colors she requested except the greens are not bright.

Well....until next time Happy Stitching!

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Back to the Song Birds

I picked this piece back up yesterday afternoon and it really took off. In the day in a half I finished up both the birds that were underway (the one was only half done, the other 3/4 done.) I managed to also put in A Song, the bars on the left side, and got the final bird well underway. It's going much faster then it did before I laid it down. It's been a fun piece to do, and is so cute! It will probably go to either Cole's Quilts or Love Quilts whichever one has a music quilt come up first.

My aunt's funeral was Tuesday. It was a nice one. The funeral home had put together Jean's life story. There was a picture of her and my mom, and their other sister (who died a few years ago) along with their parents. They also had a 5 generation picture. My great-great grandparents (who I never knew), my great grandparents, (I knew my great grandmother), then our grandparents and Aunt Jean, Uncle Kayle and Judy. There was 20 years between each generation. Anyway a lot of the pictures brought back so many memories. There were a lot with our grandparents in them and they've been gone for 30 plus years. Also the gospel was clearly given and three songs (In the Garden, Ivory Palaces, and We Shall Behold Him) were sang. We shall Behold Him was done beautifully!

We are still enjoying unseasonably warm weather. I finally gave in and turned my air conditioning on yesterday. It's suppose to cool down somewhat but still well above average. In fact we broke records of over a hundred years ago as far as how warm it's been. Winter can't come back now, the flowers are starting to bud, the fruit is starting to grow, it would be devastating if winter came now. Besides, winter 2012 you had your chance to come, you didn't so you can't come now! That is what we are all saying!

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

Monday, March 19, 2012

And another finish!

I'm pushing toward the 50 mark. I think this might be 18, 19, 20, in that range anyway. This was my kind of a piece, small and detailed. I love those kind of designs. Probably one of the easier Stoney Creek pieces I've done. This will go to Quilts for Seniors. Now I'll go back to Find a Song tomorrow.

Well....really not much has happened since my last post. So until next time------Happy Stitching!

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Tulips are finished

As detailed as this was I loved doing it. I love doing small, detailed pieces. This will go to a lady at Quilts for Seniors. We are doing it at Quilts for Older Children for them. Now I'll go to my doe and fawn piece also for Quilts for Seniors by way of QFOC).

I got my new glasses earlier this week and I love them. I can actually see the holes rather than feel for them, and can see the pattern much clearer. Also got my hair cut yesterday. It looks so much better I don't feel like a shaggy dog anymore and the bangs are no longer in my eyes!

My aunt died Thursday morning so her funeral will be Tuesday. She really hung in there a long time. Now she's in heaven and no longer suffering. We half expect my uncle to move back down to Florida now. He loved it down there, she hated it. They have a son that lives down there so someone will be near by for him.

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

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Another New Start

I got tired of Find a Song so thought I would do a small, easy project. Yea right. It's very small but it's not easy but I really enjoy doing it. It's detailed enough to hold my interest. This piece will go to Quilts for Seniors when it's done.

Spring is here! We hope winter is gone. I know it's only middle of March but we are in a period of 60 or 70 degree weather, end of 7 day period near 80 even! Unreal for March for us. We're usually covered with snow with Spring sneaking in! But this winter really never came. And the way I see had it's chance, it best not come now! LOL!
They say after the 8 day period we may have more normal temperatures so we'll see what that brings.

Tomorrow I get my new glasses! I can't wait. I'll see clearer! I do have cataracts but was told I could wait five years even and have no problem. Wait 20 years there might be a problem. So I just went with new glasses for this time and maybe in a couple of years have the cataracts removed.

I also will be getting my hair cut possibly Friday. So I'm going to have a new look. Now just dye my hair blond and people will really not know me! (I always wanted blond hair but had pure black). I wasn't even born with blonde hair like my brothers and sisters were and their hair didn't get as dark as mine either. I have some blond nieces and nephews and even more blonde great nieces and nephews. I'm jealous of them!

Friday, March 09, 2012

Started Find a Song

This will go to a Music or Bird Quilt. This was one of the 8 new pattern books I bought. It's a little harder than I thought it would be but as long as I concentrate it goes fine. When the piece is finished there will be 3 singing birds.

My sister is on her way into town. This afternoon she'll take me to get my eyes checked. After 6 years it's about time I get new glasses. Maybe my stitching will be neater and I can see the patterns clearer. Maybe I'll even get to stitch on evenweave again!

Tomorrow we'll have a Jewelery Party. Our niece is sells Primier Jewelery. She seems to be doing well at it.

My aunt is still alive. We are really surprised. She hasn't been responsive for a week now. I guess it's true, the body fights to survive.

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

Monday, March 05, 2012

FAITH is Finished

Image Hosting by I finished this piece earlier today. This is no. 17 towards the 50 challenge. I know I said last one was 13....but I can't count, it was actually #16. I loved doing this was a nice easy finish. It will go to the first charity that has Religious/Inspirational as theme of the quilt.

I am hoping my order from 123 stitch comes in today so I can kit up the next piece and start it tomorrow. I am so excited to see the patterns. An no I did not fall off the wagon. Only thing I did was I was going to wait until I did 25 pieces and then order patterns for charity or other people, but since my Income Tax came in now I ordered them now, I just won't order any more at 25. Today my mom said she went into the store right down the street from me but on opposite side of the highway and saw a whole bunch of cross stitch books. My mom and I tried to tell my dad I needed him to come right now it was an emergency, but when she told him the emergency he refused. LOL. My family definitely feels I have too many books. True.....

There is no news on my aunt....she's still hanging in there barely.

We got hit by the winter storms over the weekend but not nearly as bad as other parts of the country, or other areas of the state even.

Well....until next time.....Happy Stitching

Saturday, March 03, 2012

Faith Started

I actually started two new pieces but the one isn't going too well and I made the discovery I may have started way too far down so don't know if I can send it to the charity I had planned on. I may just choose another piece altogether as that one has proved to be much more difficult than I expected and am having trouble making out the color key too many symbols too similiar. Why do designers do that. Anyway this one is FAITH and much easier. I love working on this one. Because it will go to charity I chose to use DMC 931. I love that color.

Our weather has turned on us for a few days! We got lots of snow and today was nasty. Tuesday it is suppose to be 50's. That's this winter but I have loved this winter.

It looks like my mom's sister will not be around much longer. She has been on hospice for several months now and is now unresponsive. My uncle has been taking care of her 24-7. My mom and dad went to see her today. It was hard for my mom and it's hard for my aunt's family to see her like this but they all know she'll soon be in heaven and they will see her again.

I have finally made an eye appointment to get new glasses. It's been 5 or 6 years. Maybe I'll be able to see clearer now. It's just as well as after I made the apointment I started having eye pain. I think a skin tag near my eye tore and is causing a lot of drainage. Plus my eye itches so I'm trying hard not to itch it but it's hard not to.

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