Saturday, March 2, 2019

So much has been going on

Well Hello, it has been a long time since I have been able to sit and make an update. I wonder if anyone is still reading blogs????? I hope so as I have lots to share.

Well lets see, November I did a post but after that I made a bag for my sisters birthday. The picture does not do the colors justice.

December was full of sewing I made 4 Lap Quilts and 5 table runners for gifts.

I also crocheted a blanket and made several lit globes, unfortunately I only got pictures of 2 of them.

January found me driving to Virginia for the birth of our first grand-baby. Got there in time and was able to get in lots of baby time. He is so amazing 8lbs 12ozs of adorable. It was hard to leave but had to get back to home and work. Left January 4 and returned February 4.

Since we have been back I have been busy catching up with all the work and household stuff that I did not do will I was being Granny. So my cross stitching has been limited. I have done just a bit on Death by Cross Stitch.
Before I left I had completed another square on the baby afghan and started on another.
For all that has happened this is a relatively short post. I hope to have another post this month after my stitching retreat. March 14 to 17 I will be stitching and enjoying life with other stitching ladies. 

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

I am back and it is November

Hello all. I am back and I had a FANTASTIC trip. It was all so amazing. I would go back in a heartbeat. Beautiful land, friendly and amazing people and a trip of a lifetime. I could overload you with pictures but I will just give you a small glimpse. First is a picture of a CathedralThen Kylemore Abbey
These are the Cliffs of Mohr

Countryside fields and homes.

We stopped at an amazing Crystal Factory were ALL the items are hand cut.

So then I got home and 2 weekends later I had the baby shower for my daughter It was small but so fun, with super friends.
I made 6 bags for the shower games but some how I missed getting a picture of one of them.

I finished her quilt the burp clothe and a bib.
And for the new daddy I made a changing pad.
I am having a bit of trouble getting back to work. The tendon in the thumb of my hand is messed up and I can not bend my thumb. I have had a steroid shot that may or may not help. If it does not work I may have to have a surgery to repair it.

Friday, September 28, 2018

Tomorrow my Adventure Bigins

Tomorrow I will be beginning my Irish Adventure. I will be leaving at 7 am to fly to NYC to meet up with my tour from there we will be leave for Ireland at 8:50 pm and fly across in the night. I will be bringing many pictures back and tell you all about the trip.

I have been doing some stitching before I leave. The tour people sent out a package deal, in it was a really nice tote bag the problem is it is a bright orange. To me that is a bit of a faux pas, my father always pounded it into us that orange was the British influence and was frowned upon by the Irish. So I do not want to be carrying around a bag that could offend the locals with that in mind I made myself a nice bag and clutch.

 I have worked on the baby sampler for my daughter. Slow going but progress is progress. This is the pattern but I of course have made some changes. Color changes and added a couple of extra sections

I also made progress on the Fox quilt. I had to set it aside as my sewing machine needed cleaned and serviced. These squares are realy fun to make and work up super nice.

 I made a burp clothe for the baby and I worked a small amount on Zenia during our monthly stitching get together. 

 That catches me up with you all before I leave. The middle of the month I will be back with pictures and goodies.