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

Monday, February 9, 2015

Cleaning In The Sewing Room

Good Morning Everyone!!!

The last couple of days I have been working in my sewing room. It seems that when I finish a project I have a tendency to leave it lay on the counter, and start a new project. So I put away a lot of threads and organized my fabric. Generally cleaned up the sewing room.

As I was putting things away I came across something that I started back in Sept. and only worked on it for a couple of days but its almost done. And I never blogged about it.
Crazy Quilt Mini Stocking
Stoney Creek Collection
(Sorry for the fold in the material )
I will leave this one out so that I can finish it up.

I have been working on the back stitching on Woodland Folk - here is my progress
I have a few flowers and back stitching on left side of the log. Then to add the clouds with Zachary's birth information.

I had a finish on Thursday,

"My House"
Little House Needleworks
fabric - 30 ct. Iced Cappuccino
floss- DMC
Started - 1/30/15
Completed - 2/5/15

On Saturday I spent the day watching my two favorite boys play basketball. A total of 6 games.
Gavin #7 is in 5th grade

Trey #33 is in 6th grade.

Auntie Kay and her favorite niece Sharlee  goofing around.

As I am typing this I got a text message from my daughter - she sent me the schedule for this coming Saturdays basketball games. Another long day of game, but love watching them play. 

Well time to get some work done!
Have a great week!
Happy Stitching
Denise

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Weather in the Dakota's

Good Morning Everyone!

How is everyone's weekend going?  Ready for the Super Bowl? I am not a big sports person but I will watch (or listen to it mostly). 

Yesterday I was sitting at my dinning room table playing on my lap top and I looked up and out the window, this is what I saw.
See the squirrel sitting in my bird feeder. This little guy must have know what was coming.
Because ---

Sitting here at my lap top again this morning and this is what I see.
yucky white stuff!!!!

Well on to the more important stuff! 
This week I worked on Woodland Folks and it's looking pretty good I think.
Lots of backstitching in the grass and the log. I am not going to put this one away this week, I would like to get some more backstitching done on it.

when I need to take a break from the backstitching I will work on a new start.
Little House Needleworks  "My House"
I was playing with my stash the other day and this one jump out at me so I found some fabric that would work and the DMC floss. It calls for 3 Classic Colorworks that I didn't have so I am sticking with the DMC.
And this is where I am this morning on it.
I really debated changing the ecru snow to a bright white but in the end decided I like the ecru. So we will see if I like it when it is completed.

I have been playing on ebay this last week and have made some purchases. One thing that I was hoping to win was a Blackbird Design - Rose Garden. But someone went higher than I was willing to go. So I didn't win it and was determined to fine me one. I went  to 123 Stitch and ordered it and the 3 skeins of floss it called for. I purchased the pattern and floss for the same amount that she paid for her pattern on ebay. Sometime ebay is not the way to go.

Well I think its time to get back to my stitching!
Happy Stitching
Denise

Me and my granddaughter





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