Friday, January 31, 2014

A whole lot more progress

Good morning everyone! I did a lot more stitching on this then I had and made a whole lot of progress. It's funny, it seems like it's going so slow yet I look at the progress from last week and wow! I made progress. I just wish there wasn't so much confetti stitching is all. But I love seeing the Statute of Liberty come to life.

Well....I fell off the wagon big time this week. I was looking through The Stitchery Catalog and found 4 pieces I really liked. Three of them were religious, one inspirational. One of them was of my dad's favorite verse which is on back order. Then I got a 5th one at a discount some nature bookmarks. I spent too much. There went my resolution to get no new patterns this year and not to use my credit card out the window. I can't wait to get the patterns. Three are on their way to me and 2 are on back order coming in March.

I can't say I'm sad to see January end. It's been an awful weather month and at least through next week this will continue. This morning there was an awful accident right near here. An intercession I've been through a million times in my life. It is sort of dangerous but there is a light where people come off the interstate onto the highway. I don't know how the accident happened I suspect someone either wasn't paying attention and ran the red light or decided to try to run it. Anyway 4 people were killed. Sad.

Tomorrow is the funeral of a long time family friend. Sally was the sister of my second mom. The family and I were so close it's sad. Only one of Sally's brothers and sisters is still alive. So many great memories of them. Sally was one of my mom's best friends and they talked often on the phone. I just hope and pray her family makes it to town safely in this weather. All of them are out of town, most are out of state.

I can't believe I did this. But yesterday I had my brother take me to Pet Smart for cat food. Well...he looked at the cats to see if one he liked was still there, and she was. We left the store and a few minutes after I got home my mom called me saying she was upset because she couldn't have that cat. Well....I talked here into it and said I'd get it for her. So Tim and I went back up to Pet Smart and Tim filled out the adoption papers for her. I just hope her and their dog get along okay. Mom has wanted a cat for a long time and dad wouldn't let her. Since dad died she's often talked about wanting a cat. Angel was a greeter at the Humane Society, and while I liked a couple of other cats better, Tim liked Angel and she is who we were going for. When Angel cuddled up to Tim I knew she was the right cat, the other two cats didn't cuddle up to him, plus they had claws and we didn't want a cat with claws for mom. Angel was declawed. She is shorthaired and all white. Now to see if they get accepted to have her. I'm sure they will we haven't been refused by the Humane Society yet. They are they ones that send the cats to Pet Smart. Like I said, I just hope Angel works out.

Well, I better go get my laundry from down stairs and put last load in dryer. Until next time....Happy Stitching!

Friday, January 24, 2014

Progress after 100 hours of stitching

I know I just uploaded a picture 2 days ago but I wanted a picture of 100 hour mark.

Is it spring yet? I think I'm sick of winter! I know we are not alone in this horrible weather. But it doesn't make it any easier to put up with. It's supposed to get better next weekend. We'll see.

My cat wants me off the computer and is just about ready to jump on my shoulder to get me off so guess I better obey him LOL! Until next time Happy Stitching

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

First page done 9 more to go!

Good afternoon!
Like most of the country we are in a deep freeze and we are getting lots of snow! Winter is so pretty as long as your're looking out at it and that's what I'm doing with my cup of hot chocolate in hand. That's my kick this year, hot chocolate with marshmallows in it.
I didn't scan the pattern cover last time so I am now. You can see what it will look like when it's done. Why do they have so much confetti stitching? To annoy us? I finally broke the rules and made the thread go from place to place rather than tying it off each time. It made the back of material to lumpy! I'm anxious to get further on the Statute of Liberty so it will come alive and see more progress. Right now it looks a mess to be honest.

Well....I'm going to read some blogs. Thank you for reading mine. I love hearing from people. Until next time....Happy Stitching

Friday, January 10, 2014

A huge start by Mystic Stitch

Good afternoon! Has everyone been keeping warm these cold, snowy days. Although right now we are on a warming trend. It is suppose to be messy tomorrow, as it's suppose to rain and turn to sleet no fun. My brother was suppose to take my nephew down to Indianapolis tomorrow which is a 6 hour drive and he planned to do it all in one day. Andrew wanted to look at a school down there that had Auto Mechanics. Anyway because of the weather tomorrow and doubts the car would make it that far, plus Tim would be driving 12 hours in one day, none of us want them to go. I told my mom if dad were here, he just wouldn't let them go and that would be that. She agreed. I do understand though that Andrew has looked forward to this for a while so he is going to be very upset and mad at his dad.

Today would have been my dad's 85th birthday, so Happy 1st Birthday in Heaven, Dad, but we miss you here on earth. Mom said she was wearing dad's favorite sweater today to keep him close. We donated most of his things, but there were some things we kept. I have his chair and tv.

I saw on some blogs something about Turtle Trot. I had never heard of it until today. (I guess I don't usually go to blogs on 10th of month). Anyway it sounds interesting but how long do you have before you have to finish all 10 projects, and what is minimum size of a big project. I know for sure this piece would count as 1 of the 10 as it's 14 1/2 by 21 when finished. It's by Mystic Stitch. I promised this one (America) to my brother, Tim. Right now it's barely a start, you can see the arm of Statue of Liberty but not much more. Statute of Liberty is probably half the project. Underneath her will be Golden Gate Bridge, I think it's Monument Valley Mountain, one of the twin tower, and a football player. All of them are mini size compared to Statue of Liberty. It has a lot of confetti stitching so will take awhile.

Something else I've been interested in is the Blog Hop but haven't figured out how to join that either. I do enjoy seeing everyone's blogs, even if some make me so jealous as they know how to make their blogs interesting, I don't. Guess I have a boring life!

Saturn's latest kick is to jump on my shoulders and lay there, which I wouldn't mind if it weren't for his claws. I wish I had him when he was younger, or he would have been declawed. By time I got him, my vet refused to declaw him because he was 9 months and weighed 11 lbs. If he'd been smaller she may have done it. At least she was looking out for best interest of the cat and not the money.

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

Wednesday, January 01, 2014

Last Finish of 2013

Happy New Year everyone! Hope 2014 is a much better year for everyone than last year was. I finished this yesterday, but didn't get to scan or post until this afternoon. This will go to one of our members at ESC who was recently diagnosed with cancer. I really liked doing this flower. For being small, it wasn't an easy stitch, it was detailed, those are the type of patterns I like to do small and detailed.
Now the piece I just started today is large and detailed and will take a while to do. It is America by Mystic Stitch, and I'm doing it for my brother. Once it gets going and comes to life it will be a fun stitch I think.
Well 2013 ended with a bang. Late in the afternoon my phone rang, I went to answer it and lost my balance, fell against my computer chair and scraped my face, nose and got a bad blood nose, tried to get up fell backward and hit the back of my head against edge f computer desk really hard. So I did what any mature adult would do. Called my mom, had my brother come and get me and spent the night with them. Finally got my nose to completely quit bleeding this morning. I woke up with a swollen nose, black eye, and scraped up face, I look a sight. My head hurts a little but not bad, my neck hurts more but that is manageable. I took a couple of Excedrin tablets this morning but haven't since, I'm not in that much pain. I'm home now and looking forward to a good night sleep in my own bed with my cat. I love my brother's dog, and she wouldn't leave me alone the whole time I was there. I have her spoiled, but she's a nice dog and easy to spoil.
Today we watched the Rose Bowl Parade, I watched it on Home and Garden Network, my mom watched in on family chanal in her room. I thought it was one of the better Rose Bowl Parades I had seen in years.
Well, I'm going to go back to stitching on this Mystic Stitch Piece. Oh is there anyone who knows how to piece pieces together. Could I have them do it for me and I post it? Thanks. Until next time Happy Stitching!