Sunday, February 21, 2016

A Finish and a Start

Good afternoon! We've been enjoying some beautiful weather the past few days. So far this winter has been mild. Except for a couple weeks in Jan. it's been very mild. My brother says we'll get creamed in March. I tell him to shut up and it's just going to be a mild winter, it owes us after the last two winters. We'll see who is right.

Anyway I finished this piece. Another quick and easy piece for Feb. It was a fun piece. I'm not sure what I'll do with it yet. It just caught my eye a while back. And since I'm on a kick to stitch from my stash and not buy any new patterns except for 2 (Winter and Summer Bell Pulls by Stoney Creek) in 2016. I am so far stitching from my stash. So far so good but it's still early in the year. We'll see when it comes to this summer, but that's when I may buy the bell pulls.

Here is the start to
"A Loving Heart" by Stoney Creek Collection. Now that I've stitched on it a couple of days it's going easier. At first I wasn't so sure I made a good decision there. But it's so pretty. I can't wait to get it further along.

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

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Two New Starts

Good evening. I have two starts to show. This one is Mady's heart for her adoption. I'll have Mady inside then on the side it will have her full name, date of birth, and her adoption date. I really can't show them until after her adoption is finalized. They want her full middle name on it and Mady won't be announcing that until the adoption ceremony. We only know it will start with letter J.
This piece here I just liked and decided to do it. Not sure what I will do with it yet.

Last Saturday my favorite cat at the cat shelter got adopted. She was an 8 year old deaf cat all white. She was a sweetheart. They tried hard to get me to adopt her as a second cat, but we can only have one cat here and as much as I loved Snowflake I couldn't get rid of Saturn for her. Besides I was a little worried that if Snowflake hissed at Saturn he'd beat her up. That was why she was returned to us the person had another cat who kept beating up on her, so they thought they better return her. This time she went to a family with a little girl who loved her and they have a dog but Snowflake seemed to do okay with dogs. We hope it works. I had already left by time she was adopted but I did get a little time with her on Sat. just the two of us when she didn't want to return to her room I got to pick her up, carry her she even put her head on my shoulder and gave me a little kiss and hug I think we both knew it would be last time we would see each other. I was sad she was adopted yet happy. I had wanted someone I knew to adopt her but that didn't happen. All that matters is she went to a good home and it sounds like she did. I was there when another of my favorites Goldilocks got adopted.

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

Friday, February 12, 2016

Another quick Finish

I know my needle is smoking right now anyway. This went much quicker and easier than I thought it would. I saw this a couple years ago and it caught my eye ....I've finally decided to stitch it. I'm on this kick to stitch from stash anyway and not get any new patterns this year..So far so good, but the year is barely under way.

I went to my brothers the last couple of days to make sure he's doing okay following his back surgery this past week. I can't get there this weekend so I think I made enough food for him to have left overs through the weekend, and I made sure his cat had plenty of food. She is really watching over her daddy. She knows he's not up to par.

I have decided on Madyson's adoption piece. I found a small heart and will put her name in middle then on side have her full name and date of adoption. I can't post a picture until after her adoption as she is still technically in the foster system until then. I'll have her full name on the piece and my sister-in-law will make it into a pillow for her.

Well....I'm going to go read some blogs. Until next time....Happy Stitching!

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Shuttle piece Done

I finished the Shuttle piece for Nolan this morning. It really was a fast, easy piece to do. I enjoyed it. Now I'm looking for a piece to do for Madyson's adoption. Any suggestions? We just want it to be small something for her to remember the day by.

My brother had back surgery yesterday and everything went great. In fact he is home now. While talking to me on the phone I could hear his cat meowing at him. Scolding him for leaving her. I'm sure she's cuddling up to him now, she is a real cuddler.

Well....until next time.....Happy stitching. I'm going to go look for my next piece. I think it's going to be a piece by My Big Toe called The Journey to a friend's house.

Monday, February 08, 2016

Shuttle a little over half done

Good morning! It's starting out to be a nice morning weather wise but in an hour or so it's suppose to start snowing through tomorrow. It's lake effect snow which means it will be heavier.

Thank you for reading my blog and for your comments. I appreciate them. It's fun reading everyone else's blogs. Some of you I am totally jealous of you do such nice work and have a way with words, make your blogs interesting. I'm not that gifted, so I'm jealous! Seriously I do love reading the blogs.

Tomorrow is my brother's back surgery. He broke a rod in his back so they have to replace it. Hopefully they won't have to undo everything done before as that will be more extensive. But they won't know until they get in there. The Dr. said he had never seen that happen before, he has know idea how that rod broke. Only Tim could do that. I tell him it's by playing ping pong like he did.

I have the shuttle well underway for my great nephew, Nolan. It's going fairly quick and easy. But like most easy pieces, I'm having to frog quite abit. I think it's because I get going too fast and make careless mistakes by not concentrating like I do on the more difficult pieces. Do you find you do that?

Tomorrow is the Grand Opening of the Resource Room. We are so excited. It would be nice if a client or two came to use it but on the grounds the classes at Love Inc are just starting the clients may wait a week or two to let the points build a little. They get 10 points for attending and 5 points for doing their homework so they earn up to 15 points each session. I may in future teach a cross stitch class but we'll see.

Until next time.....Happy Stitching!

Friday, February 05, 2016

First real finish of 2016

Good Afternoon! I finished the hearts for Addie earlier this morning. So now I'm working on the Shuttle for her brother, Nolan. It was funny when Nolan was trying to choose a piece for me to stitch for him. He'd see something he liked and put it in a pile, then kept adding on to it. We figured he thought if he took them home, they'd be there. Anyway he finally understood and picked the shuttle for me to do. I was happy as this piece is as easy as the hearts were challenging. Plus a little over a year earlier, Addie, Heather, Kay, and I were in the LNS and Heather and Addie thought Nolan would like that stitched for him. So it will be done well before his 5th birthday in June. It may be done Monday or Tuesday as fast as it's going.

Tuesday the Resource room opens. We are getting so excited. We finished the final touches yesterday. Put together some meal baskets for the people to choose if they wanted. \

Also Tuesday my brother is having back surgery again. A rod that had been put in his back earlier broke! The Dr. said he had never seen that happen before. So they have to replace the rod. They are hoping they don't have to do anything else.

Wednesday I spent the day with my niece and her family. It was fun. We took the kids to a toy store where they could spend the gift certificates I got them for Christmas. Plus Katelyn and Madyson both have birthdays coming up so they chose their birthday gift too.

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