Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Page 6 of America Finished-12 pages to go!

Good Morning! It's early but I'm already up and about. My sister is here for a couple of days. Later today we'll go do some shopping! I need some DMC floss. I guess I'll be making a trip to the eye dr. I'm having problems with keeping my eyes open and they are a little red and draining. The eye dr. said I may have to do drops after all. I was hoping not but guess I will be.

I made a lot of progress on America the last few days. I've started page 9 but it's laid down until Friday morning now.

What is it with my cat and chewing on cords! He's really been determined this morning especially. Usually he'll try to chew on a cord if he wants me off the computer. I think he was just being naughty because Kay is here and slept on the couch last night. He likes the couch part of the night and with me the rest of the night. Last night he was with me all night. I think I need to buy a squirt bottle to spray him with water when starts chewing on a cord rather computer, or lamp.

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

Friday, April 17, 2015

Back to America

Good Morning. It's a nice April day out there. We are enjoying this spring winter. Today is suppose to hit 70 for first time this year. Next week will be another cooling off, but we'll enjoy this weekend.

I have gone back to stitching on America. I am happy with the progress I have made on it these last few days. I will be finishing off this page probably next week. Then I can start the 5th page. The rest of this page looks like it will go easy as there isn't quite so much diddly-squat stitching. I call just doing 1 or 2 stitches of a color diddly-squat. There is some confetti stitching left on the page but I can deal with that.

Next week my sister will be coming to town for a couple of days. It's been a couple of months since she's been here so I'm anxious to see her again.

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

Friday, April 10, 2015

Turtle Trot and a finish

Good afternoon. It is the 10th of the month and this month I have 1 TT progress for sure and since I had said the Ornaments and Flat folds would be one of my 10 projects I have finished Here Comes Santa Claus. I'm enjoying doing these smaller pieces for the kids.
Also I have made progress on the Lilacs which will go to Quilts for Older Children and adults. This piece is proving to be more difficult then I contmeplated but I have until Nov. 30th to get it done. I'd like to finish it sometime this spring or summer and then do the 3rd challenge piece.

How was your Easter? Mine was good. After church I went to my niece's house and had dinner with her family. My brother and sister-in-law and another niece and her family was there too. Christina's baby is due end of this month and she's really popping out. She's hoping to have it on our mom's birthday if not before. She has an 18 month old, Trice who is a doll. He's a smart baby too. And of course, Johnny and Katelyn were there. I played Memory with Katelyn and lost every game but one, that one we tied. Man it's humbling to loose to a 5 year-old. They also have a foster daughter living with them. So there were 4 kids and us adults.

Tomorrow I plan to pick America back up and do some work on it. I haven't picked it up in a couple of months.

Until next time.....Happy Stitching!

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Spring Showers

I finished this piece last week but wasn't able to put it on here until tonight. With all the rain we are getting this week, this piece is very appropriate. It really was a fun piece to do. It is going to WOCS well actually they have it now. I'm not sure if it's going to a quilt or what it's going to be made into.

Currently I am stitching Here Comes Santa Claus by Lizzie Kate. It's a piece I've eyed for several years and thought it would be great for the little ones ornament pieces or flat folds or whatever we make some of the pieces into. I'm thinking it'll be done Friday. I haven't been doing too well on my TT pieces. But I will have one piece to show. Plus the pieces for ornaments and for quilts were part of the 10 so I'll have 2 or 3 finishes. I do plan to pick America by Mystic Stitch back up after this piece. I'm anxious to get back to it.

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

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Happy to have scanner working!

Good afternoon!
I finally called Geek Squad and they showed me how to get my scanner working again and made sure I had no viruses in the computer. My cat was so funny. He made sure he got as much attention from the guy. Fortunately he was an animal lover and very tolerant of Saturn, even provoking him at times.

Anyway I did this piece for my 2 year old great niece who asked for a Minnie Mouse ornament. So here it is.

I haven't added a picture of Saturn in a long time so I'm uploading one today.

Currently, I'm stitch a small Here Comes Santa piece for the ornaments this summer. It's a picture of santa skating.

I had my cataract surgery yesterday. It wasn't as easy as the first one was. It wasn't bad but not the piece of cake I expected. I'm glad it's over with.

Well....Until next time.....Happy Stitching!

Thursday, April 02, 2015

Going back in Time

Good afternoon! It is raining out. Maybe the rain will get rid of the remaining of the snowbanks. Hopefully. It's been in the upper 40's and 50's even 60 yesterday so they melted down a lot.
I have a problem, my computer and scanner will not communicate with each other. I have unplugged the printer/scanner and that hasn't helped. I've gone to search typed in printers, and checked HP7520 series which usually does the trick. Well it's not. This time instead of saying no computer found in beginning it lets me do the preliminary scanning fine, but then when I go to scan it the final time it spins for a while then says No computer found. Anyway I'm frustrated. So yesterday I had my brother come over with his camera and he took pictures of my cat and the piece. And when he went to put them into the computer he couldn't do it! Frustrating! So I hope I can have a friend come over next week and reload the printer/scanner. Otherwise rather I want to or not I will be buying a new printer....Grrrr....this one isn't a year old or barely a year.

So what I've done is found some pieces that were done before I started blogging and just posting them when I feel like blogging. That way no one thinks I've dropped off the face of the earth. Oh by the way, I doubt I will be able to post my TT progress on 10th of April unless Debbie can fix my problem. I don't know if some bug got into them. Maybe I should call Geek Squad and have them see. I even tried trouble shooting and they aren't finding a problem. Anyway this piece I did a few years ago for Love Quilts. It was a fun piece to do.

What are your plans for Easter? I'll go to church and then go to my niece's afterwards. My sister is flying to CO today to see her oldest daughter and family for a week. Her youngest daughter and her family are leaving for FL Sat. His mother won some money, and with the money is taking all 5 of her children and their families to Disney World. The children are so excited. They'll have fun. They are a very close knit family all live within 5 miles of each other. I lost count of how many children but I dare say there are about 7 of them between the ages of 6 and 9. About 4 older, and about 6 younger. Okay I may be exagerrating a little but not by much.

Our church has been sprucing up for Easter. We have a new pastor and he has big plans for Easter Sunday so I'm looking forward to it. They are going to have Easter Lillies which makes me nervous as I'm allergic to them, but if I have a problem I will go to the foyer and listen back there. I don't feel like missing church because of them.

Well....Have a Happy Easter everyone! Until next time....Happy Stitching! Hopefully I will have my comper/scanner problem taken care of by then.