Friday, February 23, 2018

February Smalls SAL....

Heather of Stitching Lotus is our host each month for our Smalls SAL.  If you want to know more about it, please click on the link above or her blog name.

I have been stitching a lot this month, but I can only show you a few small things that have been stitched.  I am working a bigger project that I cannot show any pictures at this time.  I will eventually.

I gave this BBD pincushion to Kimberly of Samplers Not Forgotten as her Chriistmas gift this past Dec.  We had done a swap of holiday gifts last year that for our birthday's, we gave each other an ornament so that when Christmas came, we gave gifts that we would have given on our birthdays.  We are back to the normal way to exchange this year. 

I hope to have more to show next month. 

Until then....Happy Stitching!

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

January Smalls SAL

Heather of Stitching Lotus is our host once again for our 2018 Smalls SAL. Be sure to click on her link to see what everyone has been up to for smalls stitching.

I pulled a UFO out of my stash to finish up for a small finish.  This is CCN Dear Santa, and I used the called for fabric and threads. 

The next thing I started was Erica Michael's Nativity Berry.  I managed to get it all stitched but I will do the finishing it into the actual berry sometime next week hopefully.

That's all I have to share this month for smalls.  I hope to have more next month.

Happy Stitching!

Monday, January 29, 2018

I am back home but with sad news.....

Good morning everyone.  As you know I haven't posted much this month as I was going to be taking our daughter back to college and then travel onto Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville, TN where my dad had been transported due to a heart attack.  I arrived on Sat, Jan 6 to give my sister and our mom a break from being in the hospital with my dad while he had his quadruple bypass and 2 valve replacements.  They left that night to go home to Cleveland, TN to get some rest for what we thought would be 2 or 3 days. 

However, my dad took a turn for the worse and coded at 2:15a.m. Sunday Jan 7.  The doctors and nurses worked on him many hours after that last heart attack and also shocked him numerous times.  The doctors took him back in to have the balloon surgery in hopes of helping his heart not work so hard and soon to be on to more recovery.  After the balloon surgery, my dad's heart was not responding like the doctors had hoped and told me to call my sister and mom to come back.  They did get back in time before the doctors said that they could not do anything else for my dad.  So we asked for him to be removed from life support.  My dad would not have wanted to be left on life support.

We said our goodbyes to my dad who was 75 years old, and he passed away at 10:11a.m. Sun Jan 7.  I will miss him dearly, but I know that he is not suffering from arthritis, no more back pain and definitely not any chest pain. 

As I posted on Facebook, out of our suffering and loss of losing our dad, he was an organ donor so in hopes that our loss was someone else's gain at life. 

Until another post.....Blessings.

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Happy New Year Everyone....

Yes I know I am VERY LATE in posting a Happy New Years message.  So much has happened and I will only inform you of the overall details.

We went home to TN to spend Christmas with family.  On a sad note, my dad had a heart attack during our family visit with him, but SO THANKFUL that my husband was able to perform CPR on him.  So life has been in an upheaval.  He has since been transferred from Knoxville, TN to Nashville, TN where he had a quadruple bypass and 2 valve replacements.  He is doing somewhat better, but I will be taking Grace back to college in Knoxville and travel onto Nashville to give my sister a break.  I will be back soon blogging away and posting pictures if I have any finishes.

Blessings to everyone and HAPPY STITCHING!

Saturday, December 30, 2017

December Smalls SAL.....Picture heavy

Heather of Stitching Lotus is our host each month for our Smalls SAL.  I am sooo THRILLED to know that she will be continuing this next year as well.  I already have a list made for ornaments for gifts next year.  Have you made your list yet???  I like to plan and then mark off as each gift is completed.

I have quite a few to share with you this month.  Most of these were for gifts with the exception of my monthly PS Santa SAL with Janet. 

So here is my December Santa for the SAL with Janet, and I was able to get him finished stitching AND hung on the tree before leaving to visit family.  I must say that was quite an accomplishment since I had so much going on at the last minute.

Here are some more ornament finishes.

Now to end out with the ornaments I made for my family all stitched and completed.  However, I was finishing up my sled after we drove home to visit family and that is just fine.  I wanted to get my husband and kids ALL completed and assembled onto their medium sled. 

These are the medium sleds using Mill Hill beads for the green and red areas and the background is stitched in DMC white.

This is supposed to be a T if you are having difficulty reading it.....according to my son. LOL

Until tomorrow.....HAPPY STITCHING!

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

My 25th Anniversary!!!

WOOHOO!!! Today Ted and I are celebrating our 25th Anniversary!!!  I gave him a card with some restaurant gift cards, and he gave me this HUGE Chick Fil A cow that I have wanted ever since I saw one in their restaurant!!!!  I feel SO BLESSED that he remembered how much I REALLY REALLY REALLY wanted this huge cow.  My love for cows is because when I was little girl, my first pet was a cow!

We have spent the day together and went to lunch at Red Lobster which is not on our kids list of places to eat.  That is our reasoning for going to eat there!!! 

Now....for a relaxing day spending with my husband and family!!!

Happy Stitching!!!

Saturday, November 25, 2017

November Smalls SAL.....

Heather of Stitching Lotus is our host each month for our Smalls SAL.  Be sure to click on her blog link to see what everyone has been stitching!

I have been doing some finishing on my Prairie Schooler Santa's.  I have 2 of the 5 that have been stitched all made into an ornament.  I have 3 more already sewn together, but they still need to be stuffed and cording around.  Then I have 2 left to do the complete finishing on them, but they will be done in time to go on my Christmas tree.

This first PS Santa is 2014.

This second PS Santa is 2003.

The last pictures are JN Spring Frills Humbug stitched on some light pink fabric that I hand dyed myself.

Front view:

Side view:

I have finished stitching some more ornaments so I will have a lot more to show on next month's SAL.  This week will be a week of "finishing" the stitched pieces.

Happy Stitching!!!