Saturday, April 18, 2015

Ready for some beads

Good Morning Everyone!!
I still have not been stitching a lot  - some,  but not a lot!
I have the cross stitching done on this piece 
Here Is my progress 
Today and tomorrow will be spent doing the beading on this piece. 

Like I said not much stitching so this is the only thing I have to show you today.


Here is a picture of my grandson with one of the first calves born this spring.


Well that's it for today!!!!

Happy Stitching
Denise

Friday, April 10, 2015

Beautiful Spring Weather!

Good Morning Everyone!!
Again it has been a while since I posted, but things have started to settle down around here. So its time for a little up date on what has kept me busy.
I work for the post office as a PMR and took my test to become a PSE and pass it. YA more money
Farm taxes are done and turned in to the accountant (and we get a refund this year - YA)
My Mother in law had open heart surgery last week and is home and doing good. YA!!!
We spent time with some of my husbands family for Easter Sunday. It was a great day of visiting and eating some good food. 
This week has been spent getting caught up on laundry and deep cleaning the house. Oh and keeping an eye on the cows, as of yesterday we have 5 new baby calves, only 20 more to deliver 

So now for the real fun stuff - my Stitching. I don't feel like I have accomplished a lot since my last update but I guess its better than nothing.
Mill Hill Button & Beads
Cappuccino


Last Saturday I spent the day in my sewing room and put this table runner top together it is now ready to be quilted and binding put on.
I love the bee's in the black material.

Well that's it for stitching for me this time.
I am going to leave you with some pictures I took on Easter Sunday Family Gathering

Everyone digging in

Bunny ears

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

My New Start

Good Morning Everyone!
 
Go figure, I don't post for almost a month and now this is my second one in the last couple of days. But I did tell you I had a new start so I wanted to show you,
Last Wednesday I went to Watertown, SD for my Postal Test (and I passed it, so I still have a job)
Anyway in Watertown they have a framing and small stitching shop so I stop to see if there was anything that I could not live without.
This new start was one of my purchases and I got the frame for it also. 
 
 
And I already have a spot picked out to hang it in my kitchen.
 
This is a short post today, I need to get a shower and head to the Heart Hospital as my Mother in law is having a pace maker put in today.
 
 
Happy Stitching
Denise

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Return from Weekend Retreat

Good Morning Everyone!
Time fly's by and Its been awhile since I blogged.
Stitching has been off and on for me. I have been working on getting my taxes done so I could get them to the tax man. Last weekend I went to Lake Shetek for a weekend stitching retreat with about 35 other women. Some cross stitched, some quilted and some scrap booked, lots of creativity going on. Here are a few pictures of the weekend.
Our mornings started with a beautiful sunrise!
 
 
This is my daughter learning to applique -  her first time ( the lady that is showing her how to do this project just happens to have been her 4th grade teacher also)
And this is her finished appliqued wall hanging. She did a great job for the first time.
 
 
The weather was so nice that some sat outside and worked on there projects.
What a peaceful place to stitch
 
 
  Some sat and napped.
 
I had one finish over that weekend
Garden Rose by Blackbird Designs
started - 2/8/15
finished stitching - 2/14/15
fabric - 32ct cream Belfast linen
threads- Classic Color Works - Jakey Brown
 
And the next two pieces I just worked on. I have pictures of them and they look great until I put them on here and they look horrible so I will have to show them in the next post after I figure out what's going on.
They were We Three Kings and American Flag Quilt Sampler. I have a long ways to go on both of them.
Here is an example of what the pictures look like when I download them and they look fine on the camera. oh well you can see how far I have gotten any way.
 
I do have a new start but I will tell you about it in my next post.
 
 This last picture is of my 3 favorite girls
daughter, Kay - Granddaughter, Sharlee and daughter, Jill
Until Next Time
Happy Stitching
Denise
 
 


Thursday, February 19, 2015

2 New Starts

Good Morning Everyone!

I got the husband off on his snow mobile trip to WY this morning , so that means I have the 4 days to myself! I don't have to cook if I don't want to and If I don't cook that means no dishes to do (I hate dishes) 

Last weekend my daughters and I went to a Martina Mcbride concert, it was awesome! We went out and had Mexican for supper before the concert which was excellent also!!!! That was Friday night and Saturday my grandson's had basketball tournaments until 2:00 - I very much enjoyed the morning sitting and watching them play. Then I headed to Madison for Kacee's 9th birthday party, at the community center so the kids could swim in the indoor pool they had a blast. I didn't get home until about 7:00 and I was ready to sit and put my feet up!

Saturday I also finished stitching the main part of Woodland Folks so now all I have to do is add the clouds and Zachary's birth information.

I have had a couple of new starts this past week - the first one I saw on ebay  and wanted it really bad. I bid on it and end up being out bid at the last minute. So I went searching to see if I could find another one. Ended up ordering it from 123 Stitch. The funny part is that I got the pattern and the called for floss for less than what the person on ebay paid for her pattern so I turn out the winner.
Here is my progress on Rose Garden
 by Blackbird Design.
Stitched on 32 ct crea Belfast linen
with Classic Color Works - Jakey Brown

My second new start is called Let it Snow  
designed by Ozark Sampler - Mill Hill
Here is my progress 
I can not remember the last time I used 14 ct Aida, but I had a pretty piece of light blue ( which you can't see by my picture) which matched the floss that I am using perfectly. (14ct is also easier on the eyes) Kinda fun to switch it up a little.

I have to work this afternoon but have tomorrow off from work. I plan to go and get my nails done and do a little shopping. Then tomorrow night my granddaughter will perform at half time of the basketball game. This will be the first time that I will see her dance with her group. Should be fun to watch.

My husband and I had our picture
 taken for the church directory

Well that's about all for this week!
Happy Stitching 
Denise

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