Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Holy Smolly

Oh my goodness Lizzie Kate designers are retiring.

Catherine

Hello my Dear friends

Thank-you all for your wonderful comments on my last post, I found  an Ebayer that had sold the pattern for the Robin hood pattern, however I did ask her to get back to me about who the designer is, this person has not responded as of yet, however I did respond to the person on Facebook and she took the post off Facebook, what is that all about, I was just trying to help, maybe she was just playing with people on Facebook to see what kind of response  she could get.
I would still like to know who is the designer.
 
I have been busy with stitching and beading I made a bracelet in blues which I just love, I may wear it out soon. See my little feet?
 
Then I decided to make some simple ornaments for the Santa Shop for next December at Church, they are just simple ones but rather pretty in person.
 

They are much prettier in person, I plan on making more but different and in different colors.

 
I have made lots of progress on my Scattered Seed Pillow, I am loving this design, I hope to have it finished tomorrow evening and then I plan to construct it on Thursday.
 
 
I found this great pattern at a quilt shop, I am doing my own colors for this, it is suppose to be inserted into a tin, I plan on making 10 to give to the Santa shop at Church, I just need to dig out my super small buttons for the flower tips.
 
 
Well I do have more to show you but do not want to drag on so will post again on Thursday.
I hope you all are having great weather, this winter has been awful in some parts of the country, I feel so bad for the east coast and southern states with all the crappy weather they are getting, the up side is snow will be a memory soon.
Thank-you for visiting and leaving comments.
 
Blessings
Catherine

Monday, February 12, 2018

I forgot an address

Hello everyone: I know this may sound like a stupid question, but I need the address for the person that I emailed and asked for your address so I may send a beaded crystal ball to you, I forgot to write down your address, I will not give a name but she will know who I am talking about.
I do have Gracie's address but need the other persons address.
So please if you will please email me.
I every once I n a while have a private giveaway and make these crystal balls.

Happy Valentines Day
Catherine 

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Brrr Its Cold This Is A Drive By Post

Greetings everyone: I have not been able to post or contact you for your kind comments but will soon very soon, it has been nuts around here with new windows and doors being put in.
Sooo today I am asking for help, a Lady on Facebook is looking for the designer or someway to find this pattern, can anyone help?



 Also I am looking for the designer or where I can find this pattern, I am willing to pay for it.



Blessings
Catherine
 

Monday, January 29, 2018

A New Start and Finish Today


I Stared this this morning and finished it this afternoon I was on Pinterest and found this photo above, I did my own kind of thing since there was no pattern.
I wanted to make something for Valentines Day, this fit the Bill.


I have also been working on my Scattered Seed Sampler Design, I love this pillow.
So sorry about the bad photos, it is dark out, the lighting at night is not good, either the lights are too bright or not bright enough.


I like Tammy's designs, http://scatteredseedsamplers.blogspot.com I hope to have this finished by Friday or before.

 
Thank-you all for your comments on my last post, you are all wonderful, I still am having problems with emails, so sorry I cannot send out individual thank-you's by email.
Mike is out of town so I had taco salad this evening,  was it good, leftovers with eggs tomorrow for breakfast.
 
Lunch with my sister in law which is more like a sister to me.
 
I hope you all are well and getting loads of stitching done.
 
Until Next Time
Catherine
 

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Oh No

Did I get your attention? I have had a bad couple of weeks, with a new email server (I have the same email address) and Google not liking me this week and down in bed sleeping about 16 hours a day with a horrendous cold thankfully its not the flu confirmed, I am finally able to get some stitching and blogging done, whew.

I have been working on a few items, I did finish stitching Pin Feathers by Brenda Gervais, I just need to put it together and add the buttons, maybe tomorrow.


So sorry about the wrinkles, I usually iron before construction of a piece.


The wonderful and beautiful Mary from http://stitchingfriendsforever2.blogspot.com sent this pattern to me, thank-you my friend.



I love Patriotic designs and had to do this one, I plan on putting it on a cigar box top and use for my needles and scissors.
I did find a small red heart and a silver star
, on the flag I stitched a whit star and on the flag on the lower right on the pole I stitched a flag, the flag button I had was way too big for that little area.
( so sorry about the wrinkles)


I am reading and resting, Mike is away for a guy getaway with some Law Enforcement friends, he used to teach a law enforcement class a few times a year at different collages and tech schools but had to retire due to his loss of hearing in his one ear, and his balance issues due to the hearing loss.

So I can eat and do what ever I want minus the Ford, I just have to ask my sister in law for a ride if I need to go anywhere, she is such a sweetheart about helping me.

Well the weather is not too bad today but will dip into the single digits later this week, I am so looking forward to spring even if it rains everyday.

I have not sent out thank-you for your comments due to my email issue so sorry.
Thank-you from my heart for all your comments.

Blessings
Catherine

Saturday, January 13, 2018

What Is Going On

I am not sure what the heck is going on, I am perplexed, first I had Mozzila Firefox, for those of you who do not know, I do surveys for different companies, I spend about one hour a day between the three companies, I do this in the A.M., well some of the survey's were saying I did not match the criteria for the survey, I was going through about 50 surveys before finding one that fit me, it was not me it was the email service mozzila firefox which was screwing me up so I changed to Windstream email, totally love it but have to enter everyone's email again so I can email you, what a rip.
Then Mikes niece by marriage sends me a facebook message and lo and behold I cannot get it or get into my facebook account, they made some changes and they are not good, what the heck is happening here, my sister in law is being charged for using facebook now, if that's the case I will drop the poopheads like a hot potato.

It is in the minus zeros here again in Minnesota, I am so sick of winter, I do not want time to pass quickly but Dear Lord may we have a break for oh I don't know maybe a couple of weeks from the cold.

I hope you all are out of harms way what with the fires in California and now the floods, the horrible weather in the south and up the east coast, I think the weather needs to take a long hike from us all and Bless us with some nice weather.

Saty warm and cozy my Friends.

that was my rant for the winter so sorry you had to hear it.

Blessings
Catherine

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Computer Issues I Can Live Without And Some Stitching

Hello to all my dear followers: I hope this day finds you well and not so cold or stuck in snow.
I am so tired of the cold, we had below zero temps for so long then wham we get three days of warm weather then tonight it will rain sleet and snow ick, had to change all kind of things I wanted to do tomorrow, I am sure Krissy the dog will not mind waiting for her shots and nails clipped till next week.

I have been stitching, I am almost done with my Blackbird Designs A Light For The Lawn Loose Feathers For The Birds #2, I have not done # one but hope to get to it soon. So sorry about the wrinkles. I used the called for fabric and almost all the called for threads. These are going to be the colors of the bedroom when we redo it this spring.


I have been making coffee in my percolator lately, I am trying to cut down on my lattes, way too much milk in them lattes.

 
 
I wanted to show you the photos I took on Christmas Eve, we have a man a very nice man at our Church who plays Santa every year, he brings the Baby Jesus down so we may kiss the Baby Jesus's feet, it is an emotional moment for many of us.
 

                                                   This is Michael kissing Baby Jesus Feet

 

Well its time to stitch, Mike is getting ready for Church he teach's ninth grade CCD Religion, he has been doing this for 17 years now the kids just love him.
I am going to sit and stitch and have some homemade vegetable soup, yummy in my tummy.
To all I wish you good and healthy week.

Blessings
Catherine

Monday, January 1, 2018

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2018


I hope 2018 is a Blessed and Happy Year for us all.

Blessings
Catherine

Saturday, December 30, 2017

Two Posts In Twenty Four Hours

Happy New Year to all, I know its not the new Year yet but just in case I cannot come back to wish you all greetings I will do it this evening.

I have to show you what RJ made for me, this is beautiful, the stitching is positively beautiful, the thought and work she put into this charming Locket is amazing
I had to go buy a dress to wear it with, it is worthy of a new outfit of course.
(so sorry RJ I could not get a better photo)


I tried my best to get a good photo, outside it was so cold my camera would not click, I had to do the best I could inside, this photo does not show the Honeycomb that is stitched on this beauty, so sorry RJ, I promise everyone I will take a better photo when it is nicer outdoors, it was only -1 degree today for a high in our area.
Do you see the little Believe charm? that is going on my gold charm bracelet, I just love this little charm it is so sweet.
RJ also sent me a super cute snowman, he is adorable, I will add him to my snowman collection which I put out after Christmas, of course this is the first snowman of the year, he is sitting with my Believe sign right now in the bedroom, he will be moved out to the living room after Monday.
I am so Blessed to have so many lovely friends here in Blog Land, I have been lifted by your comments and friendship at my saddest times, thank-you to all of you who comment and who email me.

Blessings
Catherine
 

Friday, December 29, 2017

A nEw Year Is Upon Us

I never make New Year resolutions, I never keep them.
I do plan on trying to get fitter by doing Yoga, Mike my most wonderful Husband bought me a book on Yoga, at first he was afraid to give it too me, he thought he was insulting me, I told him no I really need this little push, I am ready to do some stretching and other things that make me hurt, I tried Yoga at a business expo once I was so sore the next day, so I will give it a try it is for the mind body and soul.


I was trying to take photos of our tree in the living room, I just could not get a great photo, no matter what I di, I tried in the day and at night, the night photo looks better then the day, it has been very gloomy around here, snow and cold, it is very cold here 5 degrees below zero with a wind chill of -20 degrees, brrrr.


I stood way back and way close the camera did not want to take a good photo, I am not sure why at night the photo made the tree look pink, maybe something wrong with the camera.



I took a photo of one of the Santa displays I have out, this was the last Christmas Photo the camera took.


The most beautiful and wonderful RJ over at http://stitchingfriendsforever2.blogspot.com sent me this beautiful Star, RJ also sent me a beautiful Stitched Locket with a Believe Charm and a super sweet Snowman, she is such a sweet and generous Lady, Thank-you RJ.
( I promise I will take photos of the Snowflake and other gist RJ sent me in the daylight outside.


I did this stocking for Mike way back in the muddle 90s, it was from Cross Stitch and Country Crafts magazine, I never did one for me maybe this year I will.


I have been stitching the last couple of days, I finished my Scattered Seed Sampler Armchair needle keeper, and started a Brenda Gervais Pin Feathers, I just love this design, I have started a Blackbird Design and will show photos tomorrow.





I hope you are all well and enjoying this Holiday Season

Happy New Year
Catherine

Monday, December 25, 2017

He has arrived Hallelujah


May this Blessed Season find you happy and loved.

Merry Christmas
Catherine

Friday, December 15, 2017

Busy Time Of The Year

Thank-you to all your comments on my last post, I am so sorry if I did not email you a thank-you, some of you do not have a email to respond too, thank-you for your kindness.

I have been very busy cooking baking and making ornaments this past week.
I need to make fifteen before this Sunday, I am on a roll, they take about an hour and one half to make.
I love the way they sparkle in the light.
So far I have eight done, I will be sending some of them off tomorrow and hopefully meet the others at Church soon, to give them their gifts.



I found this sign at a second hand store I just love it. I do Believe and hope you all do also, Santa in my eyes is someone who is kind generous not just with gifts but time and kind words, he does exist.



Merry Christmas to all who celebrate and Happy Hanukkah To You

Blessings
Catherine

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Cold Cold & More Cold

Happy Holidays everyone: It is so cold here it was only 14 degrees at 06:00, brrrrrr, even the dog who loves the outdoors could not get in the house fast enough.
Thank-you for all your kind comments and Prayers on my up coming test, some of you I could respond too some had no emails so thank-you from my heart.
So I have been thinking, I am where God wants me to be, if I get bad news I will handle it, enough of that.

I did some stitching this week but really screwed up I did not measure half-way as I was suppose to but its an easy fix I will stitch the other half and cut and paste the design, I am determined to make this work, I did not see the mistake until I was finished stitching the one side as you can see,  so checking once is good checking twice is really good but checking and counting three times is the best, I learned my lesson.


See where the pink pen is? That is the half way mark of the fabric I should have counted down about 34 stitch's, silly me.


I stitched this last weekend I just need to block it, I did not take a photo of the designer so sorry, this will be my mug rug after finishing the back. The stitch's are not very even, its okay it will get coffee spilled on it.


I want to show you my life saver, Mike bought this latte machine for me about five years ago, it is now acting up, Breville has a market on the fixing of this thing, it would cost about 300.00 and up to fix it, I am hoping it survives a couple of more years, I look forward to my Latte every morning, its kind of a ritual.


This is the grinder it is almost twenty years old, not a thing wrong with it so far, so this morning I was grinding fresh beans, I was thinking, what happens if one of these breaks down, I will not spend the money for a new Latte machine, I will not buy another grinder, I will learn to drink coffee from my percolator I still have one it old very old and still works, I looked at Keurig, not for me, holy moly the cups are expensive.

 
I am decorating the house this week I am not going over board this year, I hate taking down or maybe I am just getting too old for this, naw just kidding.

Its time for lunch and a little stitching, until next time my Dear Friends.

Blessings
Catherine

Saturday, December 2, 2017

I finally constructed a stitched piece

Hello Everyone: I finally finished constructing a design I stitched on November 22, I am so happy with this adorable design, the Heart Pinkeep will hang on my tree for Christmas.
I used a light pad to align the fabric and linen to get the right finish.
I have had problems aligning the fabric sometimes, I thought that the light would help and it did.
I stuffed them both with crushed walnut shells,

 
I had a ball at the Christ Child Luncheon yesterday, we sold all out of the baked goods, I make a donation but came home with no goodies, I will be baking for Christmas soon, so no goodies to tempt me.
 
I have some news which may or may not be good, I need to see a ENT I have a large mass in my throat, please pray for me that it is only a gland or thyroid  problem and not a tumor, so sorry for the bad news, I will be going in on the 18th for a consultation then they will decide if I get the camera down the throat, ewwwww, I am being optimistic about this, whatever God hands me I will handle with Grace.
 
Time to stitch, then Mass at 5:oo and my date night out with Mike.
 
Blessings
To you All
Happy Holidays
Catherie

Thursday, November 30, 2017

A Stitch And A Complete Finish

Happy Holidays to all who celebrate, it has been unusually warm here in the frozen tundra of Minnesota, I half expected to see loads of snow on the ground by now, no way Jose, after Mass on Saturday I noticed the grass is growing and Mike already wintertized the lawn mower, oh well its still green and makes me happy.

I did stitch the Adam and Eve Design last weekend and constructed it on Tuesday. I like Tammy Blacks Designs, they are so primitive looking, they come with all the things in the kit to finish except the stuffing.


I started this on Saturday evening finished the stitching on Sunday. So sorry about the wrinkles.


There was wool for making an apple in the kit, at first I did not want to make the apple but gave in I think it is adorable, so happy I did finish it.


I stuffed the top with a little stuffing and the rest with crushed walnut shells, I needed that weight for the drum to stand up, it was a stinker getting the top and bottom circles to fit just right.

I plan on starting on another project from http://scatteredseedsamplers.blogspot.com it is Hearts Content Armchair Pinpoke, I really like this design, I seem to poke my needles in the arm of my chair every once in a while and want to stop doing that, I do use magnetic needle minders but seem to forget they are there sometimes.


I will be constructing the  Sweet Gatherings Pinkeep and Heart Needlekeep tonight after we get home from Church.




We have to set up for the Christ Child Luncheon today, tomorrow is the luncheon, we serve over 200 people, the money goes to programs that are needed, I run the Sweet Shop, I have been doing this for 13 years now, we usually raise above 1300.00 dollars from the selling of cookies cakes pies canned goods and many other yummy donated baked goods.
I will post photos of the dining room they decorate for the Christmas Season for one day then everything comes down and goes upstairs into the main body of the Church for the Christmas Season.
Mike will be setting up the Nativity Scene outside the Church, we donated the figurines and the building about five years ago.

Well its time to do some stitching my dear friends.

Merry Christmas to all who celebrate the Christmas Season
Blessings To All

Catherine
 

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving And Some Stitching Updates

First of All Happy Blessed thanksgiving, it is a beautiful time of the year to give thanks, it is fall here in Minnesota, cold today a balmy 23 degrees, but I am still thankful for the spring we had, the summer and of course the upcoming Holidays.
I feel Blessed to be alive and healthy, I am finally over my pneumonia, I am positively getting the pneumonia shot next week.
We are taking our Families out to Thanksgiving Buffett, its not that we do not want to have them over but all the yelling during the football games and the prep and clean=up has gotten to me, so my wonderful Husband foots the bill, actually its a lot cheaper to take them all out then to buy two turkeys, all the fixin's and of course the dessert.
Yesterday one of the Catholic Church's in our area had a pie auction, I made two Snickers pies and one Milky Way Dark Chocolate pie, they were judged I am not sure where my standing is but hope I did well, we went to dinner to Mikes sisters place of work, I had chili and fries, Mike had hamburger steak.

Anyhoo here is what I did on my ISHW I received this little sweet pattern from the beautiful Frances over at http://asymphonyofstitches.blogspot.com I made a few changes, one I used a little darker threads and fabric, I also wanted to make it a smaller ornament to hang on the tree, I did the ornaments on the tree in a French knot instead of buttons,  I am hanging the tree on the bottom of the fabric instead of at the end of the wording, I will show a photo of the put together ornament to you very soon.



Next is the Scattered Seeds Sampler Sweet Gatherings Pinkeep and Heart Needlekeep Wrist Companion, this is from a kit series sent out four times a year, I am in love with this design, I have a hutch with nothing but Scattered Seed Samplers designs, I like Tammy's designs they are just the perfect primitive style for me, I will need to take a photo of the hutch soon.


 
I had started working on the Cookies but had to rip out the little house and the S due to I pulled out the wrong size fabric from my fabric closet, so here it is sadly.
I will return to it after I cool down a little.
 
 

I have been looking for a DMC Thread Color Card, you can only buy the ones with the paper printed colors of threads in the USA, I went to the DMC online, they also have the Golden Skein Box's on sale this week for only $39.99  regularly $115.00 Mike bought me back in September 2016, it is a beauty.



This is my next project, as you can see I am doing another Scattered Seed Sampler, I love anything Adam and Eve, I have never done a project with Adam and Eve, I have admired all the Blog Stitcher's that have done Adam and Eve projects, I will start this tonight, I have no prep for tomorrow so its a good night to relax.



I am asking you who believe in Prayer to please include all who are ill in your daily Prayers or just anytime Prayers please.

Have a Beautiful and Blessed Thanksgiving Day

Blessings
Catherine