Thursday, October 4, 2018

BLD Newsletter and Free Chart

The newsletter and FREE chart (on the right) is now available at KYKS .  Don't miss out.  Only there for the month of October.  :)

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

BLD Newsletter

will be available on September 1 (Saturday) at the KYKS Group (link at top of page).  Also free chart will be available through this group (under Cathryn's gifts forum).  I also will begin posting PDF documents of past designs that you can place on a wish list (email directly to me at  I will be posting these wish charts FREE in my monthly newsletter.  These are all available through the KYKS group. 

Don't forget our ongoing Bingo game.  The current game cannot be joined but there will be a winner soon and the next game will be starting 2-3 weeks after that.  See the rules in the Bingo forum in the KYKS group. 

A lot of fun things going on!  The more the merrier!  We would be happy to have you join us in our good times!

Cathryn co-owner of KYKS
(Iris co-owner of KYKS who is going to PARIS!!! in September - don't miss her sharings of her journey - tidbits of interest to her and her DH)

Don't miss out on the fun!

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

BLD Newsletter Now Available

in the KYKS Group under Blueladie Designs Newsletter.  No approval needed.  Also the free chart available in the group under "Cathryn's Gifts".  Enjoy!

Saturday, June 30, 2018

Sad Announcement

Much to my dismay and facing the truth, I am closing down my Blueladie Designs website.  The new taxation on internet sales has forced me into this decision.  I just cannot cope with governmental rules and regulations.  I am sad because I enjoy doing this.  I will continue to make my little charts as I am able and give them away in our KYKS group.  I started that group on Yahoo in 2002 because a group I belonged to decided to close and gave its members no choice but to do without.  I do truly do this “for the love of creativity” as my banner states.  More and more things are changing beyond my control and beyond my capabilities to endure.  If you like my designs, you can have them for free in our group:  KYKS during the month they are released.  You have to join.  No approval required.  If Iris (my co-owner) or my signature are not on a note, we did not send it (website hosts send reminder of non-participation, not us).  Thank you for your support over the years.


Friday, June 1, 2018

Blueladie Designs Newsletter

is out.  Don't miss the news or the free chart in every issue.  :)
Link is at the top of the page. 


Friday, May 18, 2018

Another Day of Pain

Bad night and even worse morning.  Cousins from Texas have been so helpful (God bless them).  They took away DH's favorite dog and he didn't want to go (but being handicapped, I cant care for him).  Cried and cried when they drove away.  I feel like pieces of my heart are being ripped out one by one.  Living with a broken heart.


Tuesday, May 15, 2018

I never realized...

just how complicated it is to have a family member die. 

I went to the funeral home yesterday and was there for an hour and a half signing paperwork and giving information and having to have so many documents to show correct information.  I didn't even have to do as much as you normally would because my Otey was a veteran.  They will bury him in a vets cemetery and me (when I pass) along side of him.  They also will cover 'most' (but not all) of the costs.  All you vets out there... make sure you have your discharge papers in a safe place, you (or your spouse) will need them in quite a few situations including health care.

Today, I go to see our attorney (and this is scary).  I need so much help with final preparations in his estate, etc.  I'll be glad when this part is over.

The funeral is tomorrow evening.  I chose a short service and no graveside services.  A couple of his close friends will speak.  I believe I will need several handkerchiefs.  I need one right now as I am writing this.  I also chose a closed casket because I want Otey to be remembered as he was not laying in a casket not looking like himself.  His casket has crosses on it and will be draped with the American flag.  He was very close to God and also very patriotic.  It is so him.

I am going to have to leave my home.  I'm handicapped... in a wheelchair.  I can't live here by myself.  Otey used to take me everywhere I needed to go... doctors, tests, etc.  He ran errands for me even did the grocery shopping.  Now I am wearing myself thin just trying to do the things I need to.

We'll see.  I just need to get through the rest of the week.  Then I'll start working on the big things.    :(

Saturday, May 12, 2018

There's No Easy Way to Say This....

This morning my Darling Husband had a heart attack.  EMTs were called.  He went to the hospital.  They could not resuscitate him.  So he is now at peace with his loving God.

I am heartbroken.  There is a hole in my heart that will never be filled.  I've lost the love of my life and my best friend.  Life will never be the same.


Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Did You Know....

that there is a Country Cottage Needleworks chart giveaway in my newsletter?  Check it out!  Link at the top of the page for BLD Newsletter 5/1.

Sorry you missed last month's giveaway.  It was a darling design with charm and specialty floss included.  :)  You also missed the KYKS Bingo game which has already started.  I love our Bingo games.  I won last month and got a prize that I am over the moon about.  I got some fabric, floss and needle minder from Joyce last Bingo game hostess.  :)

Hope you'll join me and others in our group and my newsletter for all the fun.  We sure enjoy it.  Iris (my co-owner of the KYKS group) and I would gladly welcome new members over at the KYKS group.  :)


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.

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.

Happy Stitching