Friday, September 28, 2012

Chipmunk Baby

I saw I wasn't going to get the horse done and have it in the mail by Oct. 1 so I put it down until after the 1st of the year and started this chipmunk baby so it would not be late. These are designed by Ellen Mauer-Stroh. When they first came out almost 10 years ago I thought they were the ugliest things and would never do them and they were free at first! Now they have grown on me and I think they are kind of cute. Cross Stitch Addicts is doing a quilt of these animals so I signed up for Chipmunk Baby. It's going good now that I have the face in. That took a few days. I'm still struggling with vertigo but I am not as nausiated and the head ache has gone away so I'm hoping that's a good sign. Plus I do better in the morning, then lay down in the afternoon and do okay for a while. They say that is the thing to do, sleep when you have to it'll help and it works. Our fall colors are just starting to come in. It looks like it will be a prettier fall season then what it has been. Thank you for reading my blogs and for posting. I really appreciate it it gives me encouragement to keep stitching. I really enjoy all the blogs I go to. Well....until next time Happy Stitching!

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Progress on Brown Pony I have stitched quite a bit on this piece this past week. It really has to be done by Tuesday of next week so I can mail it out 1 week from today. It is due Oct. 1 so I'm cutting it very close. I suppose if they get it Oct 2 or 3 it'll be okay as long as I tell them it's coming. My problems with vertigo have returned! And I am not happy about it. Our weather has cooled down quite abit it's now more fall like weather. I love the fall season. I love seeing the different colors even though I know the leaves change because they are dying but they can be so pretty! There isn't much going on so until next time Happy Stitching!

Friday, September 14, 2012

Back to Brown Pony

I started this last spring and then laid it down. It is due Oct. 1 so I better really get serious about this horse. It's going much better now than it was in the spring.

Bible Study Fellowship started back up this week. My group leader is my friend, Marilyn. This is her first year doing it and it was funny I got put in her group. We've been friends since we were teenagers. We were in and out of each other's lives for awhile as our paths went different ways, in recent years I moved back to our home town and she started going to my home church and we reconnected then. She was the one who got me into BSF. So I'm looking forward to a good year. I knew a couple other ladies in our group from previous years at BSF.

After taking the summer off from the food pantry I returned last week. Yesterday we had 5 people come . It's been a very busy summer, and no one did much food ordering while I was gone so our shelves got very low. Fortunately we are building back up and in Oct. we are having another food drive. We also are hoping to remind the people of the food pantry once a month. As they do good in giving at Food Drives but then sort of forget about us. So by someone different each month making an announcement as to what we are collecting that month will help. Some will, some like me won't get up in front of the people, fortunately enough others will do it.

Well, until next time Happy Stitching!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Chelsea, Addie, and Saturn

I just have to share these two picture of Chelsea and Addie. I talked about them on the dance floor in my last post and here's proof. I miss those two girls already they were so much fun! Aren't they adorable? Or am I just prejudiced. You can sort of tell they are related I think. Although Chelsea being part Mexican and part Chineese is darker than Addie who is pure blond. These two little girls became best friends and probably will call each other on the phone from time to time for a while anyway.
My brother came today and took some pictures of my sweet Saturn. Here is one of my favorites.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Splish Splash is Finally Finished

Hello! I know it's been a few days. I just was busy and really wanted Splish Splash to be finished. I loved stitching on it but am glad it's done. It was so much fun to do. Now back to the horse I started a few months ago and due Oct. 1. Better get going on that

Last weekend was a busy one for us. My nephew, his wife and daughter arrived in from MO on Thurs. so Friday we did some things with them. First they took Chelsea down to Lake Michigan, it was a littly drizzly out but she had fun, then they came to my parents and we visited a little bit got to meet Chelsea. She was 2 months old when we went to MO to see her so she didn't remember us. She was really shy Friday. That afternoon my sister came to town and we all went to her daughters, near Grand Rapids. Chelsea and Addie were shy at first and we weren't too sure they would play as well as we had hoped but in time they warmed up to each other.

Saturday was Christina's Wedding. Christina was a beautiful bride, it was a nice ceremony. Katelyn age 2 and Johnny age 5 were Flower girl and
Ring bearer. They were so cute. Then we went to Jared's (the grooms aunt and uncles for the Wedding Reception. They had a beautiful home and huge yard that accomodated about 200 people. It was a beautiful day outside. The bride and groom did their dance, afterwards they invited everyone to join them in a dance. Chelsea 3 and Addie 4 decided they wanted to join in so Heather took both little girls up there and they basically stole the show. Especially after the dance was over a couple of other dances were planed but Chelsea and Addie took over They were having a great time out there so the adults left the floor and the children got it. A few more children joined in. They were so cute. Sadly the weekend had to end. Josh, Elaina and Chelsea left for MO and Jeremy (Christina's brother) had to return to AZ. We only got to see Jeremy at the Wedding. He had changed so much we barely recognized him. After the wedding becdause other members of the family were by him I went up to him and said "Is that you?" He says "Yea it's me. I know I've changed in looks." We had hoped he would return to MI when the wedding came because he and his girlfriend broke up but he loves it in AZ and has no intentions of returning to live.

Well that's it for now. Until next time. Happy Stitching.