Monday, May 26, 2014

Hope is finished

Good Morning! I hope everyone is having a good Memorial Day Weekend. Thank you to all the Vets that have served to make our country free.

I finished Hope early this morning. I loved doing this piece. It is so pretty and so much fun to do I hated to see it end. This will go to Alexis at Love Quilts who chose Inspirational as theme of her quilt. I have kitted up my next piece and will start that as soon as I get some housework done.

My cat has had enough of me being on the computer and wants some attention so guess I better give him some. Poor thing he just never gets attention. Yea right. Well, until next time Happy Stitching!

Friday, May 23, 2014

More Progress on Hope

Good Morning! I was up bright and early this morning. I am going out for breakfast in about an hour but wanted to post this update to Hope. I love stitching on this piece it is so pretty! I'll work on it through the weekend and on Monday decide rather to finish it out or start a new piece. This quilt isn't due until Oct. But I have 3 other squares to start and finish due in Sept and Oct. so need to get the two due in Sept. going. Sept. will come up fast. (Unfortunately)

The weather is so nice right now I hate to think of fall and winter not being that far away, hopefully this winter won't be as bad as last I don't think that will happen two years in a row. Anyway we have a busy Aug. waiting for us. A niece coming in from CO another niece coming in from VA and brother coming in from MO. We sort of hope they are all at the same time and they can all see each other. Since our family is one of those scattered all over some of the kids hardly know each other as they've only seen each other a handful of times. But thanks to Facebook they stay connected. Love facebook for that reason. I know a lot of people don't like it and won't do it but believe me it helps you stay connected to the family and know them. I love seeing pictures of the great nieces and nephews, get to know them that way.

Well....until next time happy stitching!

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Squirrel is Finished

Good morning! How is everyone out there in blog land? Everything is fine here except Saturn didn't like the maintenance men mowing the lawn so I closed the patio door for now. He's okay now. Something about noises just scare cats even though you reassure them that they are okay, they are inside and the noise makers are outside, they won't hurt them.
Anyway I finished this squirrel piece this morning. I loved doing it, it was so much fun. This piece will go to Quilts for Older Children and Adults, for a Baby Animal quilt they are doing. I love puppies and kittens but everyone wants to do them and I do like squirrels too, so I thought I'd do a squirrel.
My mom was in the hospital over the weekend as she was very SOB (short of breath). She had been complaining about it a few days, my brother called the doctor Thurs. and he just prescribed something over the phone. Friday she was so bad my brother called the ambulance. She's home now, on oxygen though.
I watched Dancing with the Stars last night and thought the dancing was great. I thought the judges were too low on Candace and Mark, I thought they did better than that, especially with Mark's injury. I wanted them to make it to the finals once they got so close. I like Meryl and Maks, my only problem is Meryl does have experience behind her which gives her an advantage, but I won't be sad if they win. I really don't care which of the final 3 wins I like them all equally which usually I have a favorite. Anyway I hate the fact it's ending as I really enjoyed it this time around. I also was happy with the outcome of Amazing Race. I wanted the father and son team to win and they did. much for Realistic TV.
I have decided to move. I applied to transfer to a ground level apartment as these steps are getting harder to do when I carry anything up or down. The apartments are smaller over there, but since I live here anyway I figured it was just easier to transfer to Hickory Village, I'm 62 so I qualify. Now I'm just waiting for an opening and am trying to get rid of some of my things. I've gotten rid of a lot of my CS patterns and books, and some other craft books. Now it's furniture and clothes to downsize some. I feel mixed but every time I climb those stairs I am happy I did put in for the transfer and can't wait to move. I just hope Saturn does okay, he likes running around here the space. (Things are more compact over there.) His cat tree will go and go near the patio door.)
Thank you for reading my blog. I appreciate it and love reading the comments.
Well.....until next time....Happy Stitching!

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Much progress on Squirrel

Good evening. Thank you to everyone who has been reading my blog. I really appreciate the comments I have received. That encourages me to keep stitching.
I saw a couple of questions on Shebafudge's blog that I found interesting. What designs or themes do you really wish you could find? What do you think is missing among stitching designs? I don't have an answer for the second question. But for the first question I would like to see my Landmark patterns in Cross Stitch, especially to stitch within 9x9 that meet Love Quilts requirements.
I have made a lot of progress on this baby squirrel. I really am enjoying this piece and it seems to be moving along fast.
I have committed myself to 5 more quilt squares so am stitching a lot these days. Only one has been started. Hope will be going to a quilt after all. I was hoping one would show up with Inspirational or Religious theme. This one is Inspirational but not religious so Hope is perfect for it. The girl is quite young but she'll like the square when she's older they don't stay young forever.
Oh, speaking of Love Quilts I added a blog to my blog roll, Ben Sauer. He's only 4 and has only a few days to live. His mother has been blogging his journey and I just learned about it today. It really touched my heart. His mother documents his journey and their faith in God. It's a great blog to read if you want.
Well....until next time....Happy Stitching!

Saturday, May 10, 2014

May Turtle Trot

Good Morning! And Happy Mother's Day a day early to the mothers out there. I'll be going to church in the morning then go see my mom in the afternoon so won't be at the computer tomorrow so the Mother's day greeting is a day early.

On Turtle Trot I do have two finishes 1)You Are My Sunshine by

2) U.S.S. Arizona Memorial by Stoney Creek
Now for progress pictures 1) America before
America in May
2) Hope in April
Hope in May
3) Friends are the Garden of Life in April
And last but not least I did start a new project. It is Baby Squirrel by Stoney Creek
Well here you have my Turtle Trot for May. Hopefully it all went the way it was suppose to. I know this is picture heavy.
Thank you for reading my blog, I really appreciate it. Also thank you for the comments they really encourage me. Now to go read some blogs while Saturn is enjoying the fresh air. I have my deck door open so he's sitting by the screen looking out. I was gone all day to my mom's so he's enjoying the fresh air. Love the spring weather!
Well...until next time Happy Stitching!

Friday, May 09, 2014

U.S.S. Arizona FINISHED!

I was so glad to finish this piece. The clouds and water drove me nuts! I also had to do improvisions. I'm not real happy with outcome but I hope Love Quilts will still use it. Now I just need to kit up the squirrel for Quilts for Older Children and Adults.

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

Monday, May 05, 2014

One Last Update on USS Arizona Memorial

Good evening! I've stitched a lot on this piece this past week and am more then ready to have it finished! I'm getting tired of it and it's no fun to stitch anymore. Besides I'm getting anxious to start something new. I have six more quilt squares to do and 5 haven't even been started. Hopefully by the end of the week this will be finished and I'll start one of them.

Well....our Youth Pastor is leaving our church now. Not sure what to think. I really like the couple yet he made me so angry over the food pantry. He was in charge of the food pantry. I'm concerned about the youth though. Hopefully someone will step up to the plate. In the past year 3 of our 4 pastors resigned. The 4th one is getting up in age and his health isn't great so I'm concerned about him too. But we do have an Interim Pastor that just started yesterday. This year has been a rough year with our church. We've had so many people leave plus some key people died. Pastor Nate's timing isn't the best but God is in control.

Yesterday my mom, brother and I went to Holland, MI. It's Tulip festival time. We didn't get out of the car except at the Mall to see the art exhibit, my brother had two photography pieces in. But for the tulips, we just drove through. They are so pretty.

Well....until next time Happy Stitching!