Monday, November 30, 2015

Letter U to Autumn Bell Pull Done

Good Afternoon! I finally finished the letter U to the Autumn Bell Pull. I thought it would never get done! Here when I started the Bell Pull I thought for sure it would be completely done by end of November. I was completely wrong. I have 2 letters done. The others will be done next year I think. I am doing Christmas stitching now. Starting with a bread cover for my sister.

I can't believe it's almost Christmas again. I guess it's true, the older you get the faster time goes.

For Thanksgiving my brother, Tim, and I went to our niece's house and had dinner with her family. Another niece and another brother were going to be there but they were sick. All year Christina looked forward to getting her new house built in time for Thanksgiving Dinner and wanted everyone at her house. But her 2 year old son got sick and then her husband got sick so we had to move it to Melissa's house. It was fun though. Baby Isaac is growing. He's 4 months old now and just is the happiest baby.

We had a big day at the cat shelter last Sat. We had 3 families come in for cats. Goldilocks was wanted by 2 of them but the older couple who chose her first but left the room let the family with the little girl have her. The couple carried Goldilocks all over the hallway with them and spent a long time in the room she's in. And in mean time this family with the little girl were going into all the rooms and no cat was really clicking. (Not too many of our cats are child friendly but most of them in room 7 where Goldilocks was are.) Finally the older couple left room 7 and the little girl went in there sat on the floor and Goldilocks jumped on her lap and was all over her. Needless to say the little girl wanted her. We didn't have the heart to tell her she may be taken. Fortunately the older couple was nice about it and they chose another cat. Then we had a 3rd family come in and they took a cat from the declawed room. After a dry spell our cats are starting to get adopted again. They probably will be through Christmas. Goldilocks was one of our favorites, and if I could of had a 2nd cat it would have been her. She was only with us a month we knew she'd go fast. We'll miss her but she got the perfect home for her and that little girl was so happy. Goldilocks even let her carry her in the hallway and when they got to outer hallway the mother took her and took her to the car. That cat didn't meow, didn't scratch or bite or try to get out of either one of their arms. She just is a very good cat. I'm partial to all the cats in room 7 they are my favorites so I try hard to get people to adopt from that room. Room 6 too but those cats aren't quite as people friendly so harder to get adopted out. In fact only 2 or 3 from 6 have been adopted since I started last year, and about 14 from room 7 it's had quite a turnover, only 2 cats are in there from when I started, the others came and went. You do get attached to the cats, but you are happy to have them go to good homes.

Well I've rambled enough. Until next time....Happy Stitching!

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Letter A of the Autumn Bell Pull

Good Afternoon! I finished this early this morning and am just getting around to posting it. I started the letter U and it seems to be going quicker. I only worked on it a couple hours this morning. I really haven't had that much time to work on it this week.

Today I finished the letter A then started U and from there went to the cat shelter for a little over an hour. Then my sister, niece, and nieces two children came to see me. We went to lunch and came back here and played games. Nolan and Addie went through my cross stitch books and told me what piece they want me to do for them. Hopefully it'll be done before May or June.

Last Sunday we had our annual Harvest Dinner at church and as always was so good. I loved the ham and have some left in my freezer to eat later. Thursday we hosted the monthly senior dinner. That was fun too. Both were a lot of work and I came home exhausted. But I loved doing the dinner. The Board I'm on is in charge of these dinners.

Tuesday we had another meeting about the resource room. This Tuesday we will start setting it up, get the shelves in there and some items. We're having pizza too! Yum! The Resource room isn't opening until middle or end of Jan. I can't wait.

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

Friday, November 06, 2015

Finally a Finish

Good evening. I know this isn't the most exciting finish but it's a finish. I found this as a freebie at Cyber Stitchers and was done for Cross Stitch for Older Children & Adults. I believe it will be sent to Love Quilts-Brazil. This only took a week. Now tomorrow I'll kit up Autumn and start it.

This weekend will be busy as we are having our annual Harvest Dinner at church. I'll make Green Bean Casserole and finish baking a Pumpkin Pie I ordered from Swans for it. I signed up for two things since I refused to make a turkey or ham. I'm on the comittee heading this up. Then Thursday the monthly Senior Dinner is going to be at our church so we are in charge of that too.

My niece and her husband brought in a kennel for when Snowball comes to visit she can be in it from time to time. Saturn has taken over it. I wonder if he'll let Snowball in it even. Right now he's wanting my attention. He meows an awful lot lately and that's not like him, especially since Snowball left. I wonder if he misses her. Sometimes I think about getting a second cat but we can only have one cat here.

Things are going strong towards the Resource Room at church and we're excited about it. We have our Food Pantry through Love Inc. and this is just an extension of it. Only this room is only for those who attend the classes at Love Inc. they earn points and they can cash in their points for something from the room. We'll carry cleaning supplies, household items, towels, wash cloths etc. The room we want to use got approved last night so it's full steam ahead towards opening it mid Jan. We also hope to get the mentor program going to which is also through Love Inc. I've already started asking people to think and pray about that. We're excited.

Well... until next time Happy Stitching!