Wednesday, April 11, 2018

I am happy to....

tell you that my dear husband (DH) is home from the hospital.  He was in for 10 days from pneumonia that kept getting worse.  He is weak and has to take measures to regain his strength and has medications to take in addition to the ones he is already on.  I missed him so much and am so relieved to have him home.  While I miss my stitching so much, I need to help him out until he regains more of his strength. Hope to get back to my stitching soon and show some much needed progress.

Thank you for all your prayers and good thoughts.  They are much appreciated.  God bless you.
Cathryn

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Don't Forget...

the giveaway in the Blueladie Designs Newsletter.  Pick up your copy at the link at the top of the page to see what it is and how to enter.  ALSO, to see who won the March giveaway.  So easy....   Don't miss out.

;0)
Happy Stitching
Cathryn

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Happy Easter!

I hope your Easter was blessed.

The Blueladie Designs Newsletter for April is out and you can get one FREE (link at top of page).  Always a free chart in every issue.

In other news, my poor DH is still in the hospital and feeling very down.  It seems there is no end to the suffering, pain and lack of sleep and he doesn't believe that this time he is going to make it.  That makes me very sad.

Cathryn

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Not much...

stitching going on at "Cathryn's Place".  DH is very sick.  He was at the doctor's on Friday and doc wanted him in the hospital.  He won't go.  I can't do anything anymore except gofer him.  Get this and that and the other.  He goes back to the doctor on Monday.  I hope he changes his mind about going to the hospital, but I really doubt it.  He is very depressed and dealing with quite a few health issues.  I am really not sure how all of this will end up, but I do know it's all in God's hands.  Thank you, 'Abba'.  Cause I sure can't do anything and I am comforted to know that you are in control.  Not me.

*sigh*  At least I have my newsletter for April done.  That is one thing off my mind.

The snow was beautiful today.  We have been watching it all day.  Every once in a while I would go to the back door and open it for a nice cold breath of fresh air and appreciate the beauty of it all.  I am in a wheel chair you see... disabled if you want to call it that.  But it was enjoyable nonetheless.  Just before dinner I did another trip to the back door.  So quiet, so lovely... then... 'meow'... what???  Kitty,kitty, kitty?  Penny?  (My lost for a couple of weeks tuxedo cat.)  Meow?  Kitty, kitty, kitty.... a black and white flash zooms in the back door.  There she is.  Home!  What a lovely gift.  Thank you Father.

Hope your Saturday, Sunday and all the rest of your days are blessed.
Cathryn

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Last Night's Stitching (Fri 3/16)

LHN's Little House ABC Samplers (XYZ).
I am enjoying finishing this one.  I'm going to hang it somewhere near my stitching chair so I can look at it frequently.  :)

This is what DH and I watched yesterday afternoon.  A hungry fox who lives in a dead fallen tree trunk up the hill from us kept coming back to finish off the dog food our dogs left.  He was beautiful to watch and kept coming back until he finished the leftovers.  I took the picture through our screen door.  (No it's not warm enough.  The storm window was down too.)

Have a good weekend y'all.

Cathryn

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Farmhouse Christmas Update

I forgot where I was in my rotation so last night I picked up Farmhouse Christmas.  This is where I am from the last time.  I did this all last night.

Space of time is because DH needed me to wait on him.  Having trouble breathing because of pneumonia.  I am hopeful that he is improving though.

Wish you could see the accurate colors on this.  I love Classic Colorworks Cherry Cobbler.  It's beautiful!  :)

Until next time,
Cathryn

Friday, March 9, 2018

XYZ update

My update from last night.  Little House Needleworks ABC House Samplers (XYZ).  I stitched some white in the lower right grass and some light brown and dark brown on the woman and the house.  Again, didn't get much done because DH isn't well.  Went to doctor's this morning and he had a CT scan and some other tests done.  We shall see what he says. 

Tonight, if I can (I'm tired and DH needs someone to go-fer for him) I will work on Farmhouse Christmas.

Take care y'all.
Cathryn

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Farmhouse Christmas farm

Well, finally, true to my word.  I started Farmhouse Christmas by Little House Needleworks last night.  I must admit I only stitched a couple of hours.  I was very tired because DH hasn't been feeling well and I am his go-fer.  I really don't mind.  I feel so sorry for him.  I am not going to use the tiny snow flakes around each chart.  Instead I am going to use them around the entire 9 series for the border. 

Well, tonight back to XYZ.  Back and forth... and so on and so on and so on.  ;0)

Have a great day y'all.

Cathryn

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

XYZ Update

This is 2 nights of stitching on Little House Needlework's ABC Samplers XYZ.  Bottom 2 rows were done before I got sick.  The rest was stitched last night.  There is only 1/2 a row to go to finish the grassy area.

Tonight I will start Little House Needlework's Farmhouse Christmas and switch back and forth until XYZ is done and then concentrate on Farmhouse Christmas.

Hope y'all have a great Wednesday.  :)
Cathryn

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Error in Newsletter Chart

3345 should be 3354 in "March Doodle".

My sincere apologies.

Thank you so much to Iris who found my error.


Cathryn

Thursday, March 1, 2018

BLD Newsletter

The Blueladie Designs (BLD) newsletter for March is out and available.  Click on the above newsletter link.  Every newsletter has a free chart.  Don't miss out!

:)
Cathryn

P.S. There is also a giveaway in this month's newsletter.  Winner will be announced April 1st.  Read the newsletter to see how to enter.

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Finished LHN's UVW

I finished stitching UVW from LHN's "ABC Samplers".

Now it's on to XYZ and the complete finish of this piece.  I really like it.

I am also looking forward to going on to stitch "Farmhouse Christmas" all in one as this one is.

Cathryn

Sunday, February 25, 2018

IHSW Update

I am late in posting and I didn't accomplish as much as I wanted.  It is a common symptom of old age.  The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.  Here is my updated picture of Little House Needleworks 'ABC Sampler Houses UVW':


Tuesday, February 13, 2018

IHSW Weekend Y'all!

I'm actually going to do it!  My DH won't know what to think!!!

It's International Hermit and Stitching Weekend!  February 16-18.

This is the place where it started and an explanation:  HERE!

I'm going to be working on my Little House Needleworks ABCs Houses:


Wanna join in?  Anyone can!  As you can see above I'm working on UVW the next to last chart on this series.  I want to finish it because I so want to do her newest series "Farmhouse Christmas"!

Well, let's see how this weekend turns out.  :D

Sincerely trying,
Cathryn