Monday, April 29, 2013


Hello! I have finished Roses and Music. I just loved doing this piece. It was so pretty and so much fun. Now I'm doing a much smaller and easier piece called Peruvian Butterflies. It's only 3 1/2 by 3/12 and being done on 7x7 aida. It's going to be a fast piece and probably will be done by end of the week. Saturday night something unimagineable happened in Norton Shores just a few miles from here. A young mother was just ending her shift. She had contact with someone at 11 pm. At 11:15 a customer walks in and finds no one, her purse and keys were there, her car was there but no sign of her. She was to close up at 11:30. She has not been seen or heard from since and police are treating it as an abduction case. Her family is devastated. On a lighter note my niece, Christiana has announced she is having a baby boy. They have chosen the name which is different. I like his middle name alright but the first name will have to grow on me. They are naming him Trice Seth. They are so excited. Chrisitna and Jerad wanted a boy. Well until next time Happy Stitching

Friday, April 26, 2013

One Last Update on Roses and Music

Hello again! I have one last update on this piece before it is finished. I love stitching on this and will do it again I'm sure. Maybe a year or two from now. There are very few patterns I choose to do twice and this probably will be one of them. I'm thinking I'll do it as a wedding piece for my nephew who has been married about 4 years now. Maybe for their 5th anniversary in Feb. So guess I'll do it later this year! Today is my mom's 80th birthday so we're having a brunch at their house. It's hard for my mom to get up my brother's steps and right now she is waiting for her new leg so Kevin and Beth are bringing the brunch to her and Christina will come we'll celebrate mom's birthday. It is going to be 60's the next few days, even hit 70! Alright it's about time spring got here. Guess it is time to turn the heat off! Hopefully until late fall. Well....until next time Happy Stitching!

Monday, April 22, 2013

More Progress

Hello everyone! Well....this piece is moving right along. I am enjoying it so much I have a hard time laying it down. I hope Alyson will enjoy it on her quilt. It looks like Spring is finally here! It's cool yet high 40's low 50's where it will be all week but we'll take it. It's been a long winter. One of my friend's daughter left Australia today with her little girl to move back to the States. It's a long long story and been a road with many ups and downs but finally tomorrow evening Cari and Jordan will arrive to town. Her parents have been counting the days down. Cari's story is one of the nightmares you hear about when you meet a guy on line and move away to be with him. Fortunately everything finally worked out and her parents have been counting the hours the last few days. At Sandy Hook Project we are now going to do quilts for the Boston victims and West Texas victims. So we'll be kept busy for a while. Well until next time Happy Stitching!

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Update on Rose and Music Piece

Hello! I just wanted to update you on my music piece. I just love stitching this piece it's so pretty. (I'm not a big fan of color red but I do like this piece). It's stitching up fairly quickly. Well...until next time Happy Stitching!

Sunday, April 14, 2013

I started this piece a couple of days ago. So far it's an enjoyable piece. It is United in Love by Kappie only I'm not doing it as a wedding piece but for a quilt for a lady at quilts for older children and adults. One of the things she likes is music, so I chose this piece. I just hope I didn't start too far over. My thoughts keep going back to 1 year ago. One year ago this was the last weekend I had my sweet little Whiskers. I pretty much knew I'd be making the appointment Monday morning. I remember laying on bed in the middle of afternoon still fighting tears over this decision and Whiskers came up and laid on top of me for the last time. It was like he was saying goodbye and thanks for a great life. I had him for over 19 years. On Friday of that weekend I made a trip to Pet Smart hoping to get some food that Whiskers would eat. I saw Saturn from a distance and he was watching me close but I couldn't bring myself out to go near the cats . After putting Whiskers down on Monday I did go back to Pet Smart looking for a declawed, neutered, 2 to 5 year old cat. But this 9 month old kitten named Mo kept meowing and meowing and when his kennel door was open he ran to me and rubbed against me, I was hooked. Needless to say I applied for him, and on the 18th I got to bring him home and it's been a great fit. While he's not Whiskers he has created his own spot and life does go on Even though Monday morning, April 16 2012 I thought the world was ending. I still miss Whiskers I still shed tears but I really think Whiskers, and my first cat, Buffy sent Saturn a special message to make himself known to me. And I'm sure they approve of him and laugh at how he has gotten his way on everything. Well....until next time Happy Stitching!

Friday, April 12, 2013

Girl Kissing Doll

Good Afternoon. I finished this piece this morning. I had to do so much frogging on the girl's dress but I'm glad I did as it turned out right then. This will go on a little girl's quilt at Sandy Hook Project. What little girl doesn't love her doll? So I thought this would be cute for one of the quilts. Now I am working on a Music piece for Quilts for Older Children and adults. Its actually a wedding piece but I'm leaving off the wedding part of it and just doing the rose, musical notes and bars. So far it's a fun piece. I love doing music pieces. Well....until next time Happy Stitching!

Monday, April 08, 2013

More progress on Hummel piece

Hello! After a busy weekend I am back to stitching on this piece. It goes fast when I stitch on it and as you can see I did get a lot done on this piece. My sister was in town from Thurs. until yesterday. We took mom to the mall Thur. afternoon so she could get out of the house. We had planned on Friday but it was suppose to rain that day so we set that day for playing games,etc, and same with Sat. Well....we did other things too. But in playing about 8 games over the 3 days, mom won 5, Kay won 1 and I finally won 2 yesterday morning. We played our two favorite games, Push Rummy and Mexican Dominos. I usually loose the games but I always say if I can't be a good looser I don't deserve to play. Besides no one wants to play with mom, Kay, and I when we play together as we help each other out a lot, and let each other cheat and ask permission to go out before we go out. Most people don't like that and don't think it's fun we do. Well...the next few days we are suppose to get a lot of rain. They do say "April Showers bring May Flowers." I am staying inside cleaning my apartment and getting stitching done. Of course Saturn supervises me. Well....until next time Happy Stitching.

Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Progress on Hummel Piece

Good afternoon! I hope everyone had a nice Easter. I had a nice quiet one. I went to my parents where my dad had made ham, and sweet potatoes and cheese cake for desert . I made green bean casserole. I was at my parents today to stay with my mom while dad was gone and there was still cheesecake left! I had a hard time not grabbing some but since there was only a little over 2 pieces left I decided to be nice for once and let them have it. It was mom's recipe and as far as all of us are concerned mom makes the best cheesecake in the world. Nothing compares to her recipe. On the way home dad said he had all the makings for my sister to make this weekend. Hopefully her and I will. It's soooooo good! I just thought I would update this piece and I need an opinion. Does it look like the girl is kissing her doll? I hope it doesn't look like she is kissing another girl. This will go to Sandy Hook Project. I may get 3 or 4 other pieces in to them and that will be about it. A few days ago I didn't have a clue as to what I was going to stitch next, now I have about 7 pieces I am itching to stitch! Guess I am getting my stitching mojo back. Well.....until next time Happy Stitching! I'm going to go read some blogs now.