Saturday, February 22, 2014

Figure Skater Start

Good evening! Since I got so into the Ice Skating in the Olympics I decided to do this Ice Skater I've had in my stash for at least 2 or 3 years. She had a rough start but she's going better now. Only thing is she calls for some beads and I don't do beading. I did but now I'm older I can't see the eye of the beading needle to thread it, and the other needles are too big for the beads. So I'm thinking of just using metallic thread and doing French knots. Or just do the metallic thread and not French knot it. What would you do? The piece is by Lynne Nicorletti.

I tried a couple of times today to read blogs that were posted today and it keeps saying that I am not following any blogs. I do to, I probably follow over a 100! I had that problem once before and the next day I was able to do it from the dashboard again. My blog list doesn't tell me who just updated that's why I go to the dashboard.

There isn't much happening to write about so until next time Happy Stitching.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Fourth Finish For February

This was such a fun stitch. It reminded me of my brother's dog, Autumn who looks a lot like this dog and she'd be right there if ice cream dropped ready to grab it in a hurry!

Our weather has warmed up quite a bit for now. The snow has melted some. It's nice to see the ice cubes gone for now. The next 36 hours it'll continue to melt but will not melt away completely, it is suppose to rain a lot, that will help melt a lot of snow. But then Sat. it's suppose to get cold again and back to the teens or lower. Each day the temp gets lower and lower. Then bottoms out at 10, but then right now they say 20 the day after that. I don't know....we don't trust these 8-10 day forecasts things usually change at end of the 8 days. Hopefully things will be warmer. Could we be so lucky.

Now that this piece is done I am doing an Ice Skater by Lynne Nicorletti. I so enjoy the Figure Skating in the Olympics I thought I would do this one. I must admit I was disappointed in the Men's Free Skate. I didn't think any in that last group deserved the medal to be honest. But the Ice Dancers were great!

The quilts we did for the Sandy Hook Project were finally taken to Connecticut today. The Police, Fire Dept., Hospital, and Town Hall all received their quilts. The ones for the individual families were put in care of a Social Worker who promised to make sure the families get them. I'm not happy about how it's all ending up but as long as the families get their quilts it'll be fine.

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

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

A Third Finish

Good Afternoon. After having no finishes in January, I have 3 finishes so far in February. I loved every minute of this piece. I saw it in The Stitchery Catalog and had to get it and stitch it up. (It was one of 5 kits I ordered, I have 3 of them the other 2 are on back order.) I think I will be doing more pieces by Pam Kellogg. I'm not sure what I'll do with with. I really want to frame it and keep it for myself, but will wait until I can justify spending the money on it.

Because of the weather last week, my sister didn't come in but she will be coming in today. She'll be here until Thursday and probably leave Thursday morning.

Our weather is getting better now. After today it's suppose to start getting warmer and some of this snow will start melting. I think it'll be May before the snowbanks have completely melted though, they are so high. Have to admit the snow is beautiful but the older I get the more I dislike winter.

Well... I'll go start this Precious Moments piece for Love Quilts. Until next time Happy Stitching.

Saturday, February 08, 2014

Another new start

I'm on a row doing easy projects. This one isn't as quick as the other two but I love stitching on it, and wish it was bigger to be honest.

We use to sing this song in church off and on. When I saw this pattern in The Stitchery Catalog I had to get this and the "I can do all things....(Phillipians 4:19) I think that was the verse no. It's in Phillippians 4 anyway. It was my dad's favorite verse so I had to get that only it's on back order. Three of the kits I ordered last week came, the other two will come in March.

After I finish this piece I will do a Precious Moments piece for Love Quilts and then I think either Eiffel Tower or The Great Wall of China for another Love Quilts Quilt. I'm leaning towards Eiffel Tower it's easier.

I am more than ready for Spring to come. We've had well over 100 inches of snow fall already this year and have 24 inches on the ground. (The snow banks are probably 6 or 7 feet tall and that's no exaggeration some are almost up the wires). So far they say it's 5th snowiest winter on record with Jan. and so far Feb. being second snowiest on recornd. (1977-78 winter was snowiest.) But Feb. is not even half over yet and we still had 2 more months that snow so we can move up the ladder. Maybe not quite as much as 77-78 but we may give it a good run for it.

I love the winter Olympics. Although I wasn't that impressed with the Opening Ceremony (I only watched half of it though I had to watch Hawaii Five O.) I did see some of the Figure Skating on line and look forward to seeing more tonight with sound. I don't have speakers on my computer so don't get sound. I keep saying I'm going to get speakers so I can hear what my great nieces and nephews are saying when videos of them are posted!

I just got done reading some blogs. I seldom comment but I do enjoy reading the blogs. Thank you for reading my blog. I love seeing where everyone comes from and who all reads the blog, it gives me encouragement that people enjoy my projects. I may not get a lot of comments but that's okay, like I said I seldom comment on blogs myself. I go in streaks, sometimes I'm in a mood to comment, sometimes I just enjoy reading the blog which is usually the case. I still enjoy the blog.

Well....I better get some dishes done and Saturn has just woken up from his nap and telling me I've been on computer long enough in fact he has put himself between me and the screen so I can't see what I'm typing. So guess I better go. Until next time....Happy Stitching!

Wednesday, February 05, 2014

And yet another quick finish

Good evening. I bought this pattern book over 30 years ago, planning to do this pattern one day. I just never found a purpose for it until an opening came up for a man with cancer who liked cars, trains, and his Bible Study so I chose to do this for him. It was a fairly easy piece as long as I concentrated and didn't let my mind wander. It really was a fun piece.

My sister is coming in to town tomorrow I think, (weather willing). She hasn't been here since before Christmas so it'll be good to see her again.

Oh I said my mom was getting a cat, well, she decided against it. There were too many family members opposed to it. One is allergic to cats, so she'd never go to mom's. Plus Tim lives with mom and does have a dog although Tim really wanted her to get the cat. We just weren't sure the dog would adjust as she is 10 years old now.

Well....not much else is happening so until next time Happy Stitching.

Monday, February 03, 2014

A Very Quick Finish

I laid down America for a while. I wanted to get 2 pages done before I did it but I had to lay it down before I started hating the piece! This was a nice break, a quick easy finish done for a little boy at Love Quilts. Theme of his quilt was Christmas and the patterns all came from same book by Ursulla Michael.
We had our annual business meeting at church yesterday. We found out they were ready to present a candidate to the church as a Pastor but he sent them an email earlier in the week to say he accepted another church. Our hearts just dropped everyone was so disappointed. Our church needs a new pastor fast, we lost so many people. But last year will go down as a bad year in history of our church. So they will decide rather to just restart the whole process or relook at the other 3 candidates that were in the final four. We'll see.

Well, I'm going to select my next project, I have 4 more quilt squares to do plus I want to do a UFO for a UFO week stitch I got invited to join. Until next time....Happy Stitching!