Monday, April 28, 2014

Progress on USS Arizona Memorial

Good Evening. After a busy week last week, it is good to get back to normal now. My cat is much happier to have me home with him too. So this morning I woke up and did my dishes and cleaned my bathroom then was able to stitch rest of day. Tomorrow I'll probably vaccuum and mop the floors and then stitch. I tend to do a little each day. I also may vaccuum the furniture now that I got a dirt devil. I want to keep this place clean and I enjoy cleaning it too when it isn't overwhelming.

I laid down Hope as I need to get going on these quilt squares. I have this one and 3 others and the other 3 aren't even started yet! So I plan to keep at this until it's finished. I really am not enjoying this piece too much and the pattern will be retired when done. The water and ground seem to be the most difficult part and that's over half done now.

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

Friday, April 25, 2014

Hope Progress

Good afternoon! It's been a busy week a lot happened this past week. Some good some not so good.
I didn't have a whole lot of time to stitch this week but did get some progress on Hope and on USS Arizona Memorial. I have laid down Hope for the time being to get some of these quilt squares done. I'll show progress on USS Arizona Memorial sometime next week.

A month ago my cousin's husband came down with Bacterial Menengitus. After a month of ups and downs, they made the decision to take him off life support Wed. afternoon. He died early Thursday morning. Don was the rock of that family and we are concerned about Judy as she has bipolar and Don really was the stable one and kept her in line. She does have two grown sons, so hopefully they'll give Judy the support she needs.

My sister came to town Tuesday, and left just an hour ago, she has to work tonight. We got some shopping in. Of course, got floss and material at Jo Ann's and got a Dirt Devil from Kohls with a gift card I got. I want to keep this place clean and I can clean my sofa and chair with it since I don't have attachments to vaccuum cleaner.

My brother got into town last night from MO. So this morning we went up to the cematary in Hesperia to my dad's grave. We had our aunt and uncle meet us there, then we went to eat in Hesperia. Daniels was celebrating their 11th anniversary this week so had a special on some things. We got smelt for 11 cents a piece. We all got at least 10 pieces, ( the men got 20. Plus fries or onion rings to go with. Anyway for 7 people the whole meal only costed $27.00 and some odd cents. That's less then $4.00 a person. Can't beat that. It tasted so good. I had been hungry for a good fish meal! And I got it today.

Tomorrow is our mom's 81st birthday so we'll celebrate that tomorrow. (I need to find her card don't I). We're going to Hobo's for that. She might get a free meal or a good discount anyway.

We'll until next time....Happy Stitching!

Thursday, April 17, 2014

A Small finish

Hello again. I finally finished this piece. It was a mall, but very detailed piece, and I made my share of mistakes on it. This is actually a Dimensions kit for waste canvas and to made into a wind chime. But I did it on aida cloth and it will be a quilt square for a little boy we are doing a quilt for at Caring Stitchers. It was fun but also irrirtating at times. Anyway I'm glad to have it done.

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

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Progress on Hope

Good Afternoon! We woke up to snow on the ground this morning. I called it a belated April Fool's Joke. But the good news is the snow will not last, in fact a good portion of it is gone. The rest of week will be 50's! That is so much better than we had a couple of weeks ago.

I have been stitching on Hope by Ursulla Michael the last couple of weeks and probably will until sometime next week. I love working on this piece, and it really reminds me of Easter. It's so pretty.

I had noticed a brown spot in Saturn's eye, and his other eye was runny, so I thought maybe he might have a cold plus he had been sneezing off and on. So I took him to the Vet yesterday and he's fine. She said there was nothing to worry about. So I was relieved. It'll be two years tomorrow that I had to put Whiskers down and I went to Pet Smart and met Saturn. I brought him home two days later and I haven't regretted it. He's a near perfect cat.

We are getting an Interm Pastor at our church. We voted on him last Sunday. I guess it's a trial bases for May, and if it works out then he'll stay until we get a pastor. We needed to do something quick as man we've lost so many members that either left the church or died. Some of those that left, could have been the ones to see our church through but they chose to leave. Our CE Pastor is leaving end of May to work with our former Pastor. We will miss him, but he's doing what is best. Our church couldn't pay him but a very little, and he was working 2 jobs and it was getting hard on him. He worked hard for our church for only getting $100.00 a month. No pastor worked harder than him. Our former pastor and him were best friends since college, and he brought Dale to our church so we figured he'd be leaving eventually to join Shane. Pastor Shane offered him a full time position so he can quit his other job.

Next week my sister will be coming in from other side of state, and my brother is coming in from MO. So it will be a fun weekend. Kay will be here Tues.-Friday and Ken Thursday-Sunday. So they'll see each other a couple of days.

Anyone watching Dancing with the Stars. I love this year. Only thing is I feel the Ice Dancers have an unfair advantage over the others, but I do really like them. I expect them to compete against each other for the trophy. I loved Disney night last night.

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

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Showing the remaining Turtle Trot pieces

Hello! Sorry for two posts at once but I thought I better show the remaining TT pieces since I just joined officially. And hope I do it right this time.1. America by Sue Hillis
2. Red Bird by Stoney Creek.
3.Swallow Tail by Stoney Creek
4. Red Bird by Stoney Creek
5. Friends are...Kit by Jannlynn
6. His Eye is on the Sparrow by Leisure Arts
7. You Are My Sunshine

Joining Turtle Trot

I am finally going to join Turtle Trot and since I already put in my link I better post this a day early. Usually it's the 10th of the month. I have already shown the 10 pieces I'm going to do through earlier posts so I'm just going to show the ones I've made progress on. I'm not use to doing Multi images so if there are any blunders I am sorry.1. America as of March 10
2. Progress of America
3. Hope in March 4. Hope progress in April
5. USS Arizona Memorial in March
6. USS Arizona Memorial progress as of April.
And last but not least I did have a finish. I finished Minnie Mouse
So this my TT post and sorry about any mess ups. Like I said it's new to me to post so many pictures.

Well until next time....Happy Stitching!

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Page 2 of America finished. 10 more pages to go!

Good morning! I am happy to say page 2 of this piece is now done. I never thought I would finish it, it was so hard all full of confetti stitching! Why that is necessary I don't know, as it sure makes the back of the piece so bulky. Anyway the other pages don't look to be that hard. I will go down to page 5 in a few minutes.

Slowly but surely I am getting spring cleaning done. I like having a clean apartment.

The other night I went to see Noah with some friends. I heard them talking about it on Good Morning America that morning and thought I would like to see it. Later a friend called me and asked if I wanted to go and I said yes. It was not at all what I expected! I expected some variation of the Biblical account but not like that. The only thing they got right was the animals going in 2 by 2, and the rainbow in the end. The rest of it was bad. They totally destroyed Noah's character and two of his sons didn't look good either. And where in the Bible does it say fallen angels helped Noah build the ark, and that someone from outside Noah's family would sneak into the ark. Just to say a few of the differences. Well you can guess my opinion of that movie. We talked about going to see God is Not Dead in near future. They say that movie is much better. Well you have my opinion of that movie, don't waste your money on it. The acting was good but that's about it.

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