Thursday, October 23, 2014

Pulling out some Turtle Trot Pieces Disaster on Bobcat Kittens

Good afternoon! I said in my last post I was going to work on some TT pieces after being obsessed with the Bobcats for 2 months! I am happy with the progress I made the last two days on this piece which is also my YOTA piece. I needed to stitch on it in Oct. since the deal is to stitch a little each month and Oct. is coming to an end. I will start working on Strengthen me when I get off the computer here. ((Count Your Blessings is a piece I can only handle a couple of days at a time then have to do something else. Even though I do like the piece and am happy with the progress I am making.

Disaster hit my Bobcat Kittens. I am so upset. I washed and ironed them fine. Saw some creases from the hoop and decided to rewash them. Fatal mistake! I didn't realize there was spaghetti sauce in the sink and didn't even see it. I always clean the sink out. The next morning I went to retrieve the piece and to my horror there was spaghetti sauce marks all over the piece. So I soaked and soaked, and soaked, and scrubbed and scrubbed and scrubbed. Made another big mistake in desperation decided to try to put it in the washing machine! It only faded the marks, but did little else. Not only that it frayed the piece! I may tomorrow retry the stain remover and take a tooth brush after it. I just can't today. I did let the lady at Love Quilts know what happened and if all else fails I'll mail it to her as is and she will see what she can do it. In over 30 years of stitching I never had that happen to me before! Those Bobcats took 2 months and over 120 hours. There is no time for me to redo them or ask anyone else to do it. So if they are not saveable then the quilt will be without them. I'm not a happy camper and have crucified myself mentally over and over again!

Last night my brother called me just before midnight saying the ambulance was taking our mom to the hospital. They thought she had a stroke. He found her slumped over in her chair and unresponsive. She's doing okay today, they are running tests on her to see what happened. She may go home in next day or two.

Well....until next time....Happy Stitching! If anyone has an idea how to save those Bobcat Kittens please let me know!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Happy Dance! Bobcats are Finished

Good Afternoon! I am a Happy Camper! These Bobcats are finished! I loved doing them once the heads were done but I was thrilled when the last stitch went in!

Now I am going to catch up a little and do some Turtle Trot pieces for a while. I've neglected them the last couple of months.

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

Saturday, October 18, 2014

On the Home Stretch!

Good Morning! Well the end is in site! I have enjoyed this piece but will be very happy to have it done. Sometime next week it will be done.

Today I start my first day volunteering at Faithful2felines. It's only for an hour. It's where my brother got his cat from a couple of weeks ago.

My mom isn't doing all that well....she's so disoriented at times. Last night I spent the night there to give my brother a break and may be back there tonight so I may sleep away this afternoon. I still say she needs to be in a nursing home. Problem is Tim and Andrew need a place to live, I told Tim he better start looking for apartments. At rate he's going he's going to die before mom because he's up all night with her and not getting much sleep.

I have fallen in love with my brother's cat though. She kept curling up on my lap last night and this morning, and giving me little kisses etc. I missed my own cat but she's a sweetheart. Of course when I got home this morning Saturn was all over me, he smelled Snowball on me.

Well....until next time happy stitching!

Friday, October 10, 2014

Update on Bobcat Kittens

Good Morning. I know today is Turtle Trot but as I said last month these kittens were going to be first priority until they are done. I am finally over half done on them and I am really enjoying them now that they are coming to life. I am hoping to be back to Turtle Trot next month. (Better be as these need to be in mail and received by Nov. 15).

There isn't anything going on since my last post (which was just a couple of days ago.) Thank you for reading my blog and leaving comments. I love to see where everyone is from and love reading comments. Until next time.....Happy Stitching!

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Year of the Acronym (YOTA) update a day late

I stitched a little bit on this piece. (I'm mostly stitching on the Bobcat Kittens). I know I'm a day late but yesterday my computer and scanner would not work together nor would they this morning. I finally asked for help on Facebook and my nephew called me from MO and walked me through it. I'm happy they are working together. I wish I would have written the steps down so I know next time! Oh well....

Friday my brother put his dog down. I told him when he's ready I'd take him to Faithful2cats and get a cat. My mom has wanted a cat for years and dad wouldn't let her, then when he died and Tim moved in they waited because of the dog. They didn't want her upset or jealous. Sat. Tim called and we went and got him an all white short-haired female declawed cat. Her name was Luna but they changed it to Snowball. We like that name much better. She is adjusting very well. Tim says she jumps all over the place. And they all just love her. Even Andrew who did not like the dog at all loves this cat. In fact she slept with him one night. So all is well there. I went to the place yesterday to apply to be a volunteer. I like that place and like the fact they keep the cats until they have a good home. Sat. I have orientation. We'll see.

We still don't know if we have a new pastor but indications are he will come. He just wanted one more week to pray and know for sure. So we sure hope he comes.

It seems like I posted all this before. If I did sorry about the repost. Well....until next time....Happy Stitching.

Friday, October 03, 2014

Update on Bobcats

Good afternoon! Well it's 5 minutes before noon so I can call it noon after all. I made quite a bit of progress on the Bobcat Kittens this week. The last 2 or 3 days I've been spending more time on them. (Probably more than I should be). Now the heads are in it's coming along much better and I'm enjoying them more. I'm not quite half done with them but they'll come faster now I think.

Yesterday when I got done working in the food pantry my brother came and picked me up and he had his sweet dog Autumn with him. I was all excited as I just love her. Outside of my parents and Tim I was her favorite person and she got overly excited every time she saw me. But she was having health problems and is at least 10 going on 11. Because of the problems my brother made the tough decision of putting her down before she suffers much. So in about a half hour from now she will be put down. I cried all the way home yet petted her loved her, let her kissed me. She will be missed my my mom and Tim. So I'm feeling sad and heavy hearted but know it's the best for her. Needless to say she's been spoiled all through her life but especially the last couple of days. I got home and my sweet Saturn greeted me at the door and was all over me. He is such a sweet cat.

Tim wants to get a cat so tomorrow him and I are going to a Feline Rescue place I had never heard of until last week when I rode by it and I thought I have to tell Tim about this for when he puts Autumn down. Tim already knew about it and was planning to go there tomorrow.

Rather or not we have a Pastor at our church I don't know. We did vote for him and it was a 100 percent yes. So he's thinking and praying about it. Problem is he does have 4 children and 2 of them the 14 year old and 6 year old don't want to leave their friends and his wife has concerns but she is a mother. Yet other people she gave them the idea she wanted to come. So we'll see.

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