Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Spring Flowers

Good Morning! It looks like it's going to be a nice sunny day out there. I finally turned on my air conditioner for the summer I think. So good bye low electric bills for the summer. Although they say they are not too high here......we'll see. These apartments are smaller then Carriage House but I still say bigger then most apartments.

How was everyone's Memorial Day Weekend? Mine was nice and quiet. This Friday is when my brothers and I are going up to the cematary where our parents are buried. We'll meet our aunt and uncle up there and then go out to eat. Wonder if the restaurant will have their anniversary. Last year we went up in April I think it was. And the restaurant was having their 11th anniversary. We all are fish eaters and were luck enough to get 10 pieces of smelt for $1.10 I forgot if potatoes and vegetables were included. Anyway for 7 adults my uncle only paid $25.00. Now that was a cheap meal.

I love stitching this piece. It is so pretty. I have to lay it down every so often because my eye is still having problems especially in the sun. And I live on the side the sun beams in. In a way it's nice because you get so much light compared to the apartments across the hall who have the trees. But you don't get to enjoy the fresh air or feel the wind as much on this side because there are no trees so air conditioners go on and electric bills go up. This piece will go to Quilts for Older Children and Adults. Then I think they are sending it to to Love Quilts, Brazil. There are four different flower patterns in this book and they are all so pretty. (One for each season) I think in time I may do them all.

Thank you for reading my blog and making comments. Also thank you for following my blog. I see I'm getting more followers and I appreciate that. Some people have such nice blogs and chat about almost anything and make it interesting. I'm jealous of those people, but I sure enjoy their blogs.

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

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

A Very Quick Finish

This was one of the quickest finishes I have ever done. Especially when you consider I had to frog half the lettering because I read the pattern wrong and did it in wrong color. Fortunately it came out easy. After I had the border completely done....I discovered one of the two colors in the border was wrong. See it's the designers fault for confusing me! She used two different color schemes and actually 924 was suppose to go with 3726 or 3802 was suppose to go with 991. I used 3802 and 924 together! I almost did the lettering in 991 but discovered that and frogged half of the lettering to right color. Like I said designers fault for confusing me . That's my story and I'm sticking to it! LOL!

Thank you for reading my blog and for your comments. I really appreciate them.

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

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Lady Bug Baby is finished

Good Morning! I finished this past about 3 hours ago. I had very little to do on it this morning. Last night I was just too tired to finish it. I'm happy with it. Of the EMS Animal babies I've done, this was the easiest and quickest to do. It was a fun stitch too. When these animals first came out and they were free I thought they were the dumbest things and I would never do them. Now we have to pay for them and I love them. When they first came out they had pacifiers in their mouths, I think that is what I didn't like about them. This one will go to one of my great nieces. It'll be made into a pillow or a blanket, or wall hanging for one of them.

Now I'm doing Housework by My Big Toe Designs. This looks like it's going to be a quick finish. I saw this pattern and I had to get it. It is so me. It just called out my name and said it was worth falling off the wagon for. And since I fell off the wagon anyway I bought about 5 or 6 or 7 other patterns. Although most of those I had someone in mind for.

Anyone watch Dancing with the Stars? I was so mad at myself last night, I fell asleep after Noah danced woke up to see his second dance and fell back to sleep again. I saw portions of last night one GMA and looked like it was good. Wonder who will win? In a way I think Amercan sentiment is with Noah, but those other two are really good dancers.

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

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Lady Bug Baby Started

Good morning. After a few cold days we are finally starting to warm back up to 60 today and warmer as the week heads on.

I started this piece for my great niece, Aubrielle, as her mother always calls her her lady bug and has several lady bug things in her room. It's really going quite well. I am happy to have the head all finished.

Until next time.....Happy Stitching!

Sunday, May 10, 2015

May Turtle Trot

Good Evening and Happy Mothers Day to all the mothers out there. I'm not a mother except to my cat but my brother's family took my brother, Tim, and I out to a late dinner. We went to Handsome Henry's. That's a different name for a restaurant. I got a delicious perch sandwich. There were 13 of us altogether when you count 19 month old Trice and 11 day old Ryker. All 5 of the kids did really good. Afterwards I went to my brother's with my two nieces and it was fun. So it was a good day.

Now the first picture is where I'm at on America. I'm sorry it's crooked and I don't know how to piece it together so you won't be getting the whole picture until it's finished some year.

This piece is one I sta orted a few years ago and dug it out to stitch further on. The fox and also the owl piece I'm showing next are from the same Stoney Creek book. Here is the Owl.

I also started Ladybug Baby by EMS today. That one seems to be going fast.

Remember I said in my last post I fell off the wagon. Well later yesterday I got 3 of the books I ordered. I can't wait to get the others. Like I said I probably will be having a lot of new starts.

Well....until next time Happy Stitching and hope you mothers out there had a good day.

Saturday, May 09, 2015

Diamond Head is finished

good afternoon I finished Diamond Head late this afternoon! I was happy to get it done and I'm happy with it I think. It really went sort of fast considering I had problems with my eye and didn't stitch on it that much a day. Tomorrow after church I'll get out the Lady Bug Baby by EMS and get her going good. All the thread has come in now so I can get going good. I don't know why but no matter how much DMC floss I have I always need a number I don't have or ran out of!

I fell off the wagon. I ordered 7 pattern books this past week. Three of them came in today. Most of them will be done for either charity or family. But the other day someone posted a couple of patterns by My Big Toe. One was a friendship one which I'll do for a friend. But the other one is Mine! It said Housework a waste of good stitching time! I had to get it for myself. It's in the mail on it's way to me and I can't wait to get it. I really can't wait to get started on most of the patterns I ordered. I just may have a bunch of starts in my next few posts!

Well....Saturn slept most of the afternoon....I get on the computer and he's now on the floor looking at me wanting me to get off computer. Soon he'll be on keyboard. So until next time....Happy Stitching! Oh I'll post my TT pieces tomorrow.

Monday, May 04, 2015

Diamond Head

Good Afternoon! I know I said I was going to do a Lady Bug piece for my great niece. But I was looking at the May Love Quilts kids and I had to do one for this little boy. He chose Hawaii as his theme. I have very few Hawaiian patterns but I found this from a very old book. (Maybe one of the first ones I bought and never did anything from it until now.) I'm happy with it so far. I think my stitching has improved since the eye surgery even though I am having problems with the eye. (I can't wait to see eye dr. on Thurs.)

Thank you for reading my blog and for all your comments. I really do appreciate them. I love reading everyone's blogs.

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

Friday, May 01, 2015

Progress on America

Good Afternoon. I made some progress on this piece. I know I scanned it crooked. Sorry about that. I thought I would have more done on it than this but my eyes have been giving me problems so it's been slow going. This morning I laid it down to do an easier piece. I'm doing Lady Bug Baby by Ellen Mauer-Strohl. It looks like it will go easy. I am trying to get ornaments done and larger pictures done for some of the great nieces and nephews. The lady bug baby will probably go to 1 year old Aubrielle.

Speaking of great nieces and nephews. No. 20 was born Wed. They named him Ryker. I know it's a little different but I've heard the name a few times and really like it. So now I have 11 great nephews (no 12 due in Aug.) and 9 great nieces.

Today is Addie's (one of my great nieces) birthday. Tomorrow she is having a big birthday party with her school friends and girl cousins at the gymnastics club she's a member of. Hard to believe she's growing up so fast. She won't be a little girl much longer.

Well....until next time Happy Stitching!