Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Butterflies in Flight is Finished

I wanted my Feb. 29 finished and here it is. I finished it early today. Yesterday I really doubted it would be done. I loved doing this piece and it will go to either Love Quilts or Coles Quilts. Now to kit up my next piece.

I got my Income Tax money back so I ordered 8 pattern books, all to stitch either for charity or for a friend. I can't wait to get the books. I was going to wait until 25 pieces were done to even get a pattern for charity but I jumped a little ahead. I just won't order when I have 25 pieces done. Which right now I have 13 pieces done I think. I didn't use my charge card either, I paid with a check so I'm still on the wagon since they weren't for me to do for myself. I want to order a couple of pattern books to do for myself but I can wait until 50 are done, and hopefully that will be in about a year. I've been doing smaller pieces so that helps me get through to 50.

Well...until next time Happy Stitching!

Friday, February 24, 2012

Happy Dance

Apple of Your Eye is Finished!!!! For being a small piece and being by Imaginating it was a very difficult piece for me to do. Usually I breeze through pieces by Imaginating. Oh well....this pattern has been officially retired. It threw my sticks and stones and frogs and everything else it could. I've kitted up my next piece, it's called Butterflies in Flight by Sam Hawkins. It's from an old book and I've done several pieces from it. We got hit by the winter storm last night. I was surprised though by all the snow we got and it looked nasty out, no schools in our city were cancelled. South and north were but not our city. Well....I'm anxious to get started on my next piece so until next time Happy Stitching!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Apple of My Eye

Last Fall I started this piece and laid it down. For it being by Imaginating it is a more detailed and harder piece to stitch. The butterfly and flower especially. The butterfly is getting there finally but it took a while. The progress shown is as of yesterday. I had a lot of problems with Blogger and couldn't post until now. I They kept saying Blogger no longer supported my browser so I had to change browsers. Not sure I like this browser though but oh well. It doesn't let me have my bookmarks which I don't like. I like my bookmarks Although my dad has nothing bookmarked and manages well. It's just hard with the Yahoo groups I'm in to get to them. There really isn't a whole lot going on. I was really worried about my cat over the weekend. He wouldn't eat, he wouldn't let me hold him, he just laid around. He didn't even get on my bed to wake me up in the mornings or sleep on it in the afternoon. Of course he is 19. But still......he's my baby. Anyway, Sunday he started rallying and is back to himself. I know there will be good days and bad days for him. I really want him to make it to be 20 and as long as he's healthy he will. Well until next time, Happy Stitching!

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Victorian Hearts Finished

I was surprised to be able to finish this today. It went so much quicker than I thought it would. It really was a fun and easy stitch.
Now I have gotten out a piece I started last fall that said
Keep me the Apple of Your Eye. By Imaginating. For an Imaginating piece it is a little more difficult and detailed but it's a pretty piece. I hope to finish it up Feb. 29. I am bound and determined to have a piece finished on Feb. 29 because it comes but once every four years.

I can't believe how fast Feb. is going by. What am I saying? This year is going by so fast. I guess it is true what they say, the older you get the faster time goes.

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

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Three Hearts

I like to do something with Hearts in February. A heart quilt came up at Quilts for Older Children so I signed up for it. Only I lost the pattern I wanted to do. (I seem to be good at that). So I got out this pattern. I did it the first time 10 years ago. It is a quick pattern. I'm already over half done and only put in about 5 or 6 hours on it. So it should be done Monday.

We celebrated Katelyn's Birthday today. There were 22 people in their house, yet it's so big while noisy wasn't crowded. The children played either in the basement or the playroom. We don't think Katelyn totally understood what was going on. And poor little Isaiah who will be 2 next week didn't understand why he didn't get any gifts. His party is tomorrow so he'll get his gifts then.

Since I just blogged yesterday there isn't much to say. So until next time Happy Stitching!

Friday, February 17, 2012

Finally Finished

I finally finished this today! I never thought it would get done. Now I'm working on a Heart piece with some pretty soft colors and much easier to stitch.

Tomorrow we are celebrating Katelyn's 2nd birthday. It's actually March 1 but they are having the party a couple weeks early. Sounds like a lot of people will be there. I love seeing Johnny and Katelyn and they do have some cute cousins.

Well....I really want to get back to stitching so until next time Happy Stitching!

Monday, February 13, 2012

Progress on The Red Barn

I have been stitching and hopefully will finish this piece mid week.
I will be so happy to get it done.

My sinuses are really acting up. They have been for months but the past week they are having a field day! I had to miss a Talent Show at our church Sat. and missed church yesterday. I also couldn't go to a birthday celebration yesterday for my brother but we are having one for Katelyn who will be 2 March 1 this Sat. so I'll see the same family then.

This winter has been the mildest winter for us that I can remember. When we've had snow we've had it, but otherwise it's been nice. I can't believe this is already middle of Feb.

Oh by the way Happy Valentines Day everyone. Hope you enjoy it.

Until next time happy stitching!

Thursday, February 02, 2012

Start on red barn

Hello! This past week I started The Old Red Barn for a little boy at Love Quilts who chose Ranch as theme of his quilt. This will be an interesting quilt. Not too many kids choose ranch for their quilts. So far it has 2 or 3 barns, a couple of horses, and cattle. I can't wait to see this quilt.

I finally had a tooth pulled this past week that was causing all kinds of sinus problems. Now I will be able to make the appointment to get my partials. Since I didn't do it today, I'll do it Monday. There is one tooth that needs to be pulled only because it did not come in all the way. Since it's barely there it will be a surgical procedure so I'm waiting until the tooth really acts up. It hasn't so far hopefully it never will.

This Sunday we are having a potluck at church and annual business meeting. We also elect new Board Members. I'm up for Evangelism Department. I was on it for 3 years then because I was a Board Member for 6 years had to take a year off. Really I was ready too. I really liked being on that board it was a lot of work but that's what I liked about it. Plus I like the Outreach end of it.

We had a lot of snow fall last week and this week it has all melted. They say it may come back next week. This has been a very mild winter for us. I don't remember it being so mild. I've enjoyed it. I also love the fact the days are getting longer.