Monday, August 6, 2018

August in California....HOT HOT HOT

Hello all, as is always the case we have reached August and the heat has gone in to the high 90's and 100's. Fires everywhere but so far nothing close to our house or shop. Can't tell you how nice it is to have a CDF Air Tanker station at the airport.

Unfortunately I can not give an update on my wrists as I have not had my appointment yet. I will definitely have an update next time. The finger is still numb and sleeping is uncomfortable, but I am hopeful the surgery can be scheduled quickly.

I have been doing more sewing then stitching because it is easier on my hands. I have 5 new bags in my Etsy Shop.

And then with the left over triangles from the cutting  of the bags, I was able to make myself a lap quilt.
My oldest sister also has a birthday this month and I made her a zippered bag. She loves Daisies. 
I have made good progress on Spring Village.I changed the name on the Gift and Garden Store. I used Susan because I had an Aunt that could raise amazing flowers. And on the garage, which I charted myself I made it say Mike for my husband. 
I also got more work on my Nora Corbett, Bewitching Pixie Zenia. 

Thursday, July 19, 2018

July is fliying by and this is my first post.....

Oh boy the summer is slipping away and I am not keeping up. Unfortunately it is because I am dealing with some medical issues. Both of my hands are having troubles with carpel tunnel. I am doing physical therapy which is not helping and trying to get my insurance to agree to surgery. I know that is the only thing that is going to fix this and the sooner the better. I am having difficulties with the constant numbness in 2 fingers and the tingling in the rest of  my hand and wrist. After 6 to 7 years of dealing with the progression of my conditions now it has gotten to the point of doing surgery or loosing some of my feeling permanently.

I have done a bit of stitching but as you can imagine I am much slower then normal plus I have been doing lots of sewing. I have the final items for the 2nd baby shower gift finished. 1 Baby Bottle insulated bag, 2 bibs, 2 burp clothes and a second changing pad, this one is for the daddy. 

 I am working diligently on my Spring Village by Stoney Creek. I am making a few changes as I do with so many of my projects. 
I started on Nora Corbett's Zenia, she is one of the Bewitching Pixies. I have changed her colors from red to green.  I have only worked on her when I go to my stitching group once a month. This is 2 months of work.
I hope to have good news about my wrist next time. I also hope to have an update earlier in August. 

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Wow have things been busy

I can not believe how long it has been. Real life is busy busy busy. Can't say much at the moment but big news will be coming in a couple of months. Work is going well and we are staying busy there.Our son has moved back in sorta, he is in between training with his Army Unit and needs a place to drop his stuff in between so he was here for 10 days gone now for 2 weeks will then be back for 8 days and off again for somewhere between 3 to 4 weeks. Then I am not sure so the house is in a bit of an uproar.

So what have I been up to stitching and sewing????

I completed the bib and burp clothes for the baby set I showed you last post.

I also made a couple of towels for the mom and dad. I used a couple of the DMC Coloris Floss

I then started on the next Baby Gift Set. This mom-to-be is a huge Harry Potter fan. I found fabric on called Spellbound and some Harry Potter specific and I have completed the bag. The charms on the pockets are a camera, howling werewolf. and on the clasp to close top is a lightening bolt.

Accessories clutch, on the flap are an owl and Hogwarts Castle charm.

And a changing pad

My son's girlfriend has an upcoming birthday and so I made her a tote and clutch. She is a Texas girl so I went with stars and Texas related charms

I am working on a bib with the Harry Potter theme and there will also be burp clothes. then I can get back to my regular stitching. I want to finish Death by Cross Stitch and the Spring Village this summer.  I hope to be back in a couple weeks if all goes well. 

Have fun catching up and enjoy your summer!!!!!!!!!!

Sunday, May 6, 2018

It has been so long...........

I am sorry but since I got back from the retreat things have gotten very busy. Work is crazy. I have done a full spring cleaning, which included washing walls, taking down all the pictures, carpet cleaning and tiles scrubbing. So this was the month.

I also got in some stitching and some sewing done. 2 of my daughters very good friends are having babies so I am going to be making some things for them. The first one, mom and dad like fishing so the bibs will have fishing themes. I have made a diaper bag,

Changing pad

A clutch to hold brushes, combs, clippers, wash clothes. And also a pacifier lead

I found this super cute fabric and I knew that my daughter would just love it. I decided that I would make her a beach bag and matching clutch with the fabric that gets leftover when you cut the bag in this style. 
I have several finishes. The Christmas Tree counted canvas and the Army Emblem.

Mary Poppin's that I made into a project bag for my stitching. I found a sweet umbrella charm for the zipper tag. 
And finally I did 3 Mill Hill Kits Rockin Robin, Tomato Pincushion and I love Sewing.

This should get me all caught up with where I am and what I have been doing. I still have Christmas Cottage, Death by Cross Stitch and Spring Village in the rotation. I have a very very small start on Zenia with color changes and the 1st bib was started yesterday.  Hopefully I wil have an update sooner then next month. Enjoy your stitching and see you soon.