Friday, November 23, 2012

Another cute piece from SC's Barn Yard Babies

Good afternoon. Well....we have our first snowfall of the season. They said it was coming and it came. Only I was hoping see how Saturn would react to seeing it but he was in bedroom under bed sleeping. So maybe when he comes out he'll see it. Last year he was at the Humane Society so I doubt he saw much snow falling out any windows. I started another of the cute Barnyard Babies by Stoney Creek. This is my 4th one . They are so cute. I tend to leave the sound they make off and I probably will on this one too. I love doing these baby animals. This will go for a quilt featuring farm life at Quilts for Older Children. How was everyone's Thanksgiving? Mine was great. We went to my niece's and really enjoyed it. Of course I ate too much. And I got to take home some Sweet Potato Pie and ate the remainder of it today. It was good. Tomorrow my parents, another brother and sister-in-law will have another Thanksgiving dinner. Way to gain weight. Not big on turkey, but I love everything else. My niece lives on a lake and in the later afternoon we saw at least one ducks all lining up across the lake gathering together to fly south for the winter we figured. It was a site to behold and a once in a life time scene I'm sure. The Holiday Season has officially begun. Has anyone ventured out for Black Friday? Not me,.,.I'm not going near a store! Some friends did it last night and they posted on face book today, never again! Well.....until next time Happy Stitching!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Hello. I stitched on this a couple of hours a day. It's about all I could handle since my vertigo acted up again. It seems like I think it's leaving and all the sudden it's worse again. Getting very frustrating. Anyway I did a lot of frogging on this and still probably should have frogged again but I was ready to be done with this piece so just improvised. Now to kit up my next piece which will be a calf from Stoney Creeks Barnyard Babies. I've done about 3 other pieces from that book they are so much fun and cute. Does everyone have special holiday plans? We are going to my niece's house for Thanksgiving. We get to see Johnny and Kate. This time it'll just be Melissa, John, my brother and sister-in-law and my sister-in-law's mother. Should be a nice fairly quiet afternoon. Well-until next time Happy Stitching and Happy Thanksgiving.

Friday, November 16, 2012

My Cat's Favorite Place

Is actually my computer chair! Good morning everyone. I said my cat's favorite place is my computer chair because right now he is in back of me trying to kick me out of the chair so he can have it! But I thought this was so cute, and would be my cat if I had a basket full of cross sttiching supply within his site. He does like to play with the floss when I stitch. I found this piece and couldn't resist it. This is piece 34 towards the 50 challenge. I'm getting there! Next I want to try to stitch from 10 books I haven't stitched from before buying a pattern for myself. My sister got to town yesterday and will be here until Sunday. So this morning we'll do a little running and then maybe this afternoon do some running with our mom. It tires her out to do to much shopping and in the morning her caretaker is there so we like to be out of the way when she's there. Yesterday I had my first P.T. appointment. Parts went well other parts didn't go so well. I really need to work on my balance. I never had the best balance but with the vertigo it's way off. I'll go 1 day every other week and do most of the excercises at home. Well...until next time Happy Stitching!

Monday, November 12, 2012

An easy, quick finish

This was another fun, easy piece to do. I did it as an Amish Stitch along in one of the groups I'm in but I don't remember which one. When stitching this I kept thinking of the song "The Wise Man Buit his house upon the Rock." We sang that song as kids. And one of the verses was the prayers go up and the blessing will come down. Our Harvest Dinner at church yesterday was very good. We had a lot of good food and as usual I ate too much. Right now we are having a food drive at church for our Food Pantry. This year so far doesn't look as good as last year but food is coming in. In January we are going to start something new hoping that will help. I think people forget about the food pantry and by promoting it once a month will help people to remember. I'm trying to figure out what I want to stitch next. I'll figure something out. Well....until next time....Happy Stitching.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Another new start

Hello again! Thanks for your comments to Great Is Thy Faithfulness. I love getting comments. This piece is moving very fast. So fast, I really think I will have it done late Monday afternoon. It is an Amish piece. One of the yahoo groups was having an Amish Stitch a long but I don't remember which one. This is from an old Stoney Creek Book called Gentle Unity. (Book #21 shows you how old it is!). This piece will help get to the 50 mark easier. I think this is piece #33 so slowly but surely I'm getting there. My youngest niece, Christina, and her husband are moving out east after the first of the year. So that's another state a family member is in. His job is taking him to North Carolina. So this Christmas we will be sending another one off. Last year her brother, Jeremy, moved to MO, now living in AZ. I told their older sister, Melissa the other night she better not plan to move, and she said she wasn't. They were staying. Good thing or like I said to her, her parents would hide the kids from her. She laughed and said she knew that. Well, not much is happening. Tomorrow we are having our annual Harvest Dinner at church. They are always good. Looking forward to that. Until next time....Happy Stitching!

Friday, November 09, 2012

Another Finish

This piece went fairly fast. I loved doing it. It will probably go to one of our Pastor's next October. Last night I went to a Premiere Jewlery Party. I wasn't going to go but I let my friend talk me into going. Much to my surprise my niece, Melissa was the hostess so I got to see her and that was nice. I guess we are going to her house for Thanksgiving. Of course I ordered a necklace from her. My vertigo is doing a little better, now it comes and goes but night is the worst, I am scheduled for PT starting next Thurs., but, they called today and told me I have a $30 co pay with each visit. So I may go on Thurs. and hopefully get a list of excercises I can do on my own. Or maybe work out a payment plan. We'll see. Thirty dollars a visit can really add up! Well, not much to write about I mostly wanted to post this finish. Until next time....Happy Stitching.

Monday, November 05, 2012

This piece is moving fast

Hello everyone! How is everyone this Monday morning? I'm doing better and better with my vertigo. It's not completely gone but it's getting there. My big problem is when I try to do my excercises for it my cat thinks he has to help me! He's so funny and cute! I love him! I have made so much progress on this piece. It's moving much quicker than I anticipated. In fact I have my next few pieces picked out to stitch so I'm glad this is going fast. Besides it helps me get to the 50 challenge quicker. I think I have done 30 pieces toward it now so I'm getting there. I am wondering has anyone been to Cyber Stitchers or found their new site. I need to contact Anita again I think. She said they were moving the site and working out all the kinks that was over a month ago. I really miss seeing the new pieces everyone adds to their rooms and adding to my room. But I love going to the different blogs and seeing everyone's works. It's just there were certain people I followed their rooms there and while found some of the people haven't found everyone I would like to find. Well....until next time.....Happy Stitching!

Friday, November 02, 2012

Chelsea's blanket and a new start

Hi! Four posts from me in one week is a lot. That doesn't happen very often. I did Ariel the Mermaid earlier this year and my sister made it into a blanket for Chelsea. She received it Halloween night and this is a picture of her with it. She looks happy with it. Her parents say she loves it. I also started Great is Thy Faithfulness this week. It will go to one of our Pastors for Pastor's Appreciation next October I hope. If I get all four done and framed by then. I think the first one is done. (Music piece I did earlier this year) . It's going really good, much easier and quicker than I contemplated. The only thing is I'm using Gentle Arts Thread, and doing one complete stitch at a time because of the different shading in the threads but I'm not noticing the different shades like I do in most of their threads. I'm thinking about saving a little time and just stitching the regular way. We'll see. How was Halloween? We didn't get any Trick or Treaters. But I don't think they allow it here. My niece did bring over Johnny and Kate. Johnny was Dak Vader and Katelyn was a Cowgirl. They were so cute. Katelyn looked so pretty in the cowgirl outfit. I heard Trunk or Treat at church was very disappointing. Only 3 cars showed up and they ran out of candy by 7. I feel bad but I think a lot of it was because of the weather conditions. Well.....until next time Happy Stitching!