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Thursday, December 24, 2015

Everywhere, Everywhere Christmas Tonight!

Everywhere, everywhere, Christmas tonight!
Christmas in lands of the fir tree and pine,
Christmas in lands of the palm tree and vine;
Christmas where snow peaks stand solemn and white,
Christmas where corn fields lie sunny and bright;
Everywhere, everywhere, Christmas tonight.

Christmas where children are hopeful and gay,
Christmas where old men are patient and gray,
Christmas where peace, like a dove in its flight,
Broods o’er brave men in the thick of the fight;
Everywhere, everywhere, Christmas tonight.

For the Christ child who comes is the Master of all
No place too great and no cottage too small;
The Angels who welcome Him sing from the height,
“In the city of David, a King in His might.”
Everywhere, everywhere, Christmas tonight.

Then let every heart keep its Christmas within
Christ’s pity for sorrow, Christ’s hatred for sin.
Christ’s care for the weakest, Christ’s courage for right,
Christ’s dread of the darkness, Christ’s love of the light.
Everywhere, everywhere, Christmas tonight.

So the stars of the midnight which compass us round
Shall see a strange glory, and hear a sweet sound,
And cry, “Look! The earth is aflame with delight,
O Sons of the morning, rejoice at the sight.”
Everywhere, everywhere, Christmas tonight.


Words: Bishop Phillips Brooks (1835-1893)
Source:  Phillips Brooks, Christmas Songs and Easter Carols (New York:  E.P. Dutton & Co., 1903)
Music by Lewis Henry Redner


Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Saturday, December 12, 2015

12 Days of Christmas

  The 12 Days of Christmas available for a limited time only on the following website.  You have to join, but it's lot's of fun, fabulous people and free charts.

KYKS

See you there.  Don't miss this opportunity.  :)

Friday, December 4, 2015

12 Days of Christmas - 12 FREE charts!

Hi all!

Here's your chance to get 12 FREE Christmas charts.  You have to join this group and then all you have to do is look for them under the topic CHRISTMAS in the forum index.  Right now we're playing Bingo (sorry you missed this, but we have a game going all the time) and giving away free charts.  Don't miss out!  Once the 12 days are over, the charts are gone!

You have to join the group and Iris and I (co-owners) will be thrilled to have you.  To start the FUN go here:

KYKS

The only way to be sorry is to miss out!  :D

Hope to see you there!

Cathryn

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

November Giveaway Winner

The winner was announced in our group:

KYKS.

Congratulations and thanks to everyone who entered!

Thursday, November 12, 2015

November Giveaway

The November giveaway is a Little House Needleworks chart "Under the Sun" with leftover threads from Classic Colorworks ©2014.

Winner will be announced December 1st.

Rules are:

All you have to do is post a message to the contest entry message (November Giveaway) in the CONTESTS entry forum in the following linked group:

KYKS

You have to join to post messages, BUT if you enjoy my designs you might want to hang around and be a group member.  My new monthly designs that you may have seen on my blog or in my newsletter are included free in this group.  That's right, FREE!  We also have a Bingo game which is ongoing.  Latest one will be starting soon (don't have a start date yet) and there is a prize!  There are also other activities and contests with prizes (recipe contest, Christmas party and charts).  It will be fun.  Iris C and I are co-owners/administrators of this group and will be excited and happy to have you.

Look forward to seeing you there.

Cathryn

Saturday, October 31, 2015

October Giveaway Winner

was announced in the Contests section of the KYKS group.

Thursday, October 8, 2015

October Giveaway!

The October giveaway is put out by Prairie Schooler – sorry about the blurry picture - 12 Days of Christmas (I found I had a duplicate ->to the wonderful lady who sent me this gift).  You may have heard that the Prairie Schooler ladies are retiring.  So sad so these charts will be harder and harder to come by.

Winner will be announced November 1st.

Rules are:

All you
have to do is post a message to the contest entry message (November Giveaway) in the CONTESTS forum in the following linked group -

KYKS

You
have to join to post messages, BUT if you enjoy my designs you might want to hang around and be a group member.  My new monthly designs that you may have seen on my blog or in my newsletter are included free in this group.  That's right, FREE!  We are also have a Bingo game which is ongoing (latest one starting October 14 in the BINGO forum as well as other activities and contests with PRIZES (Recipe contest and Christmas parties and charts, etc.).  It will be fun.  Iris C and I are co-owners/administrators of this group and would be excited and happy to have you.

Looking forward to seeing you t
here!

Cathryn

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

The Blueladie Designs Newsletter

comes out tomorrow.  Make sure you don't miss yours.  Check the Blueladie Designs website (link top of page) for subscription information.  :)

Thanks for stopping by,
Cathryn

Monday, September 21, 2015

Last Day

for the Counted Wishes Festival.  Last chance to have a look at my new designs, perhaps win a prize and enjoy the treasure hunt.  :)

Cathryn

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

It's OPEN!

The Counted Wishes Festival is now open.  I have featured some new designs.  Thanks for looking!  :D

Link:  Counted Wishes

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

August Giveaway Winner

was announced at :

KYKS

in the "Contests" Forum.  :)

Sunday, August 16, 2015

August Giveaway!


Home Of The Brave - Cross Stitch Pattern

The August giveaway is put out by Classic Colorworks in collaboration with Little House Needleworks.  It is the chart with the Classic Colorworks threads included.  It's brand new, never been opened package.

Winner will be announced September 1st.

Rules are:

All you have to do is post a message to the contest entry message(August Giveaway) in the CONTESTS forum in the following linked group -

KYKS

You have to join to post a message, BUT if you enjoy my designs you might want to hang around and be a group member.  My new monthly designs that you may have seen on my blog or in my newsletter are included free in this group.  That's right, FREE!  We are also planning to restart our Bingo game which is ongoing as well as other activities and contests with PRIZES (Recipe contest and Christmas parties and charts, etc.).  It will be fun.  Iris C and I are co-owners/administrators of this group and would be excited and happy to have you.

Looking forward to seeing  you there!



Cathryn  :D

Saturday, August 1, 2015

July Giveaway Winner Announced!


Winner was announced in the KYKS forum (July Giveaway) in the CONTESTS section of the following linked group -

KYKS

Congratulations to the winner!

Another giveaway coming soon.  Please watch for the announcement.  :)

Thanks for stopping by,
Cathryn

Friday, July 31, 2015

The Blueladie Designs Newsletter

has gone out!  The winner of the Halloween special issue will be announced tomorrow.  :)  Good luck to all.

On an update note.  My dad is at home relaxing.  The doctors were very pleased with the outcome of the pacemaker surgery implant he had.  So we are all very optimistic.  :)  Thank you all for your prayers.  I can't even begin to tell you how very much it means to all of us.

Take care and have a "stitchy" August!  :D

Thanks for stopping by,
Cathryn

Friday, July 10, 2015

July Giveaway! Halloween Issue from JCS

Winner will be announced August 1st.

Rules are:

All you have to do is post a message to the contest entry message(July Giveaway) in the CONTESTS forum in the following linked group -

KYKS

You have to join to post a message, BUT if you enjoy my designs you might want to hang around and be a group member.  My new monthly designs that you may have seen on my blog or in my newsletter are included free in this group.  That's right, FREE!  We are also planning to restart our Bingo game which is ongoing as well as other activities and contests with PRIZES (Recipe contest and Christmas parties and charts, etc.).  It will be fun.  Iris C and I are co-owners/administrators of this group and would be excited and happy to have you.

Looking forward to seeing  you there!

Cathryn  :D

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Boo!

Did I scare ya?  July giveaway coming soon!  :D

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

The Winner is...

The drawing for the winner of the wonderful LHN chart and floss (see original posted giveaway below) was just held and announced in the group forum where you posted your entry.  Go and see who won!!!!

KYKS forum


My Blueladie Designs Newsletter

just went out.  Hope you are on the mailing list.  If not, please go to my website (link above) and find out how to subscribe.  :)

Happy Stitching!
Cathryn
:)

Friday, June 19, 2015

Don't forget the Giveaway I promised.

It's here.  However, I did forget to mention that I will announce the winner on July 1st.  :)

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Daughter and family's Update


Team Delilah Strong feeling blessed
A sponsor paid what needed to be paid to get our facilities back on. God bless you all!

UPDATE  Son-in-law starts his new job today.  Praise God!

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

I just found out...

that my daughter and son-in-law's water has been shut off.  They are both still looking for work and are putting in applications everywhere they can think of or hear about.  (These are Delilah's parents - see right column top.)  Please keep them in your prayers.  They really need them.

Thank you so much from the bottom of my heart.
God bless y'all.

Cathryn

Friday, June 12, 2015

Giveaway I promised

Classic Colorworks and Little House Needleworks -

Beneath the Stars ©2014

I have the chart and leftover threads to giveaway.
Rules are:

All you have to do is post a message to the contest entry message(150612 Giveaway) in the CONTESTS forum in the following linked group -

KYKS


You have to join to post a message, BUT if you enjoy my designs you might want to hang around and be a group member.  My new monthly designs that you may have seen on my blog or in my newsletter are included free in this group.  That's right, FREE!  We are also planning to restart our Bingo game which is ongoing as well as other activities and contests with PRIZES (Recipe contest and Christmas parties and charts, etc.).  It will be fun.  Iris C and I are co-owners/administrators of this group and would be excited and happy to have you.

Looking forward to seeing  you there!

Cathryn
Blueladie Designs

Friday, June 5, 2015

Blueladie Designs Newsletter

went out on Monday.  Hope you got yours.  If not, you missed a pretty little freebie.  :)  Click on my website link (above) to see how you can subscribe.

Stay tuned.  I have another giveaway to be posted soon.  :)

Monday, May 25, 2015

Memorial Day

I am from the Viet Nam generation and this day has special meaning for me.  My DH is a Viet Nam vet and thank God he made it home.  BUT, I have many high school classmates who did not.  Let us remember the fallen on this day.


Saturday, May 16, 2015

Another Giveaway!!!

I have a giveaway for you:


          

        This is a free Little House Needleworks © 2014 chart I got with the purchase of Classic Colorworks overdyed threads.  It is being PIF'd by Leslie who won it from me.  I will announce the winner on May 31st on this blog (and in our group).  

RULES TO ENTER:  All you have to do is post a message to the contest entry message in CONTESTS forum in the following linked group (one of the cross stitch groups we facilitate) KYKS:


You have to join to post a message, BUT if you enjoy my designs you might want to hang around and be a group member.  My new monthly designs that you may have seen on my blog or in my newsletter are included free in this group.  That’s right FREE !  We are also planning to restart our Bingo game which is ongoing as well as other activities and contests with PRIZES (Recipe contest and Christmas parties and charts, etc.)  It will be fun.  Iris C and I are co-owners/administrators of this group and would be excited and happy to have you.

Looking forward to seeing you there!


Cathryn,                                            
Designer/Owner
Blueladie Designs

Friday, May 1, 2015

The Blueladie Designs Newsletter

went out this morning.  Did you get yours?  There is a freebie chart in every monthly newsletter.  For subscription information see my website (link above).

Giveaway WINNER is:

Leslie M. !

You won again Leslie!  There were only 3 entrants and my DH picked the winner from the draw.  See folks... you should enter.  The odds are high and these are some nice giveaways if you are interested in this style of charts.

Leslie, I will get this out to you as soon as I can.

Thanks for stopping by,
Cathryn

Friday, April 17, 2015

Another Giveaway

This giveaway is a piece I just finished stitching Classic Colorworks & LHN's "Over the Moon" ©2014.
 I will be giving away this chart and left over threads.  The rules are:

1.  Go to:  KYKS Forum (You will have to join this group, but we have lots of PERKS!!!
2.  Find Contests Link, click on it.
3.  Find "150416 Giveaway" and post a message of your wishes to be part of this giveaway.  Giveaway will be announced on May 1st.
Thanks for stopping by,
Cathryn

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Sorry....

I forgot to post here that Leslie M won the 'giveaway' (N. Pole Express).  Congratulations Leslie.  :)

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Blueladie Designs Newsletter

went out.  Hope you got yours.  If not, visit my website (link above) to see directions on how to subscribe.  :)

Have a wonderful, blessed day!

Hugs,
Cathryn

Friday, March 27, 2015

Present from DH

 Her name is Penny.  She's a tuxedo cat and she's come to stay at our house.  DH got her to catch mice (we live in farm country where they are abundant).  She is a 'talker'.  Meows whenever she sees me and we have quite a conversation.  :)  I'm glad she's here.

Sunday, March 15, 2015

The Counted Wishes Festival

is OPEN!  Come and enjoy the designs, games and prizes.  Looking forward to seeing you there.  As always, enjoy receiving your emails, comments and suggestions!

:D
Cathryn

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Giveaway

Dear Stitchers,

A couple of opportunities for you:

1.     THE COUNTED WISHES FESTIVAL
        starts THIS Sunday at 8:00 am (3/15).  What a great time is planned for all the participants.  Much has been planned to make things easier for you and fun too.

        See Facebook for daily activities:

2.  I have a giveaway for you:


         

        This is a free Little House Needleworks © 2014 chart I got with the purchase of Classic Colorworks overdyed threads.  I will include leftover threads with the chart also.  I will announce the winner on March 31st on this blog.  You can either use the threads to stitch this or match the colors as closely as you can to threads you would like to substitute.  

RULES TO ENTER:  All you have to do is post a message to the contest entry message in CONTESTS forum in the following linked group (one of the cross stitch groups we facilitate) KYKS:


You have to join to post a message, BUT if you enjoy my designs you might want to hang around and be a group member.  My new monthly designs that you may have seen on my blog or in my newsletter are included free in this group.  That’s right FREE !  We are also planning to restart our Bingo game which is ongoing as well as other activities and contests (Recipe contest and Christmas parties and charts, etc.)  It will be fun.  Iris C and I are co-owners/administrators of this group and would be excited and happy to have you.

Looking forward to seeing you there!


Cathryn,                                            
Designer/Owner
Blueladie Designs
Designer’s Blog -

Sunday, March 1, 2015

The Blueladie Designs

March newsletter is out!  Did you get yours?  I like the freebie chart in it this month.  :)  If you would like to receive the newsletters, click on my website link above to find out how.

March is "coming in like a lion" here.  Hope it settles down to be a lamb really soon.

Thanks for stopping by,
Cathryn

Friday, February 27, 2015

Happy Friday!

The newsletter will be out in a couple of days.  Curious?  Want to be on the mailing list?  Click on my website link above to see how.

How are you all doing?  Any of the new designs coming out catching your eye?  Surviving winter?  Wow!  What a winter!  ;)

Cathryn
http://kyks.freeforums.org/index.php

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Congratulations Winners

Joyce and Linda you both won!  Congratulations!  Email me when you've chosen what additional chart you would like to have from my website.  You have until the end of the month to choose.  When I receive your email, I will send you the chart you have chosen and the newest BLD chart to your right on this page.

Thanks for entering.  I appreciate your interest.

Cathryn

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Giveaway

I've noticed that a lot of my friendly bloggers are having a giveaway.  Well, I can't be left out of this.  I would like to giveaway a PDF copy of my newest design (pictured in the column to the right).  Also would like to include any other 1 (one) chart of your choice from my website (link to the top of this page).

1.  You must be a follower of this blog.
2.  For another entry, you must post notification with a link to my giveaway on your blog and email me (blueladie at hotmail dot com) that you did this with a link to your blog.  :)
3.  For a third entry, post this on facebook with a link to my giveaway and email me that you did this (blueladie at hotmail dot com).

Have fun for all the giveaways for Valentines day.  A winner will be drawn on Valentine's Day.

May your life be filled with love and lots of blessings!
Cathryn

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

What an ER couple of days!

Delilah was finally released from the hospital with better blood counts and no fever.  Her sister Destiny, however, went to the ER and they found she had a fractured wrist.  They put a splint on it and she is due to see a bone specialist for a cast.  What a stressful few days for my youngest daughter and her family.

Prayers and positive thoughts are much appreciated!

Cathryn

Monday, February 9, 2015

Granddaughter still in Hospital

Update from mom:

Numbers are going in the wrong direction. Her ANC is now down to 20. So that's another day, stuck here. Lyllah's very crabby and demanding but I can't say I wouldn't be the same way if I were her. It's just no fun being here. 
The other night we got some face time in with our family and Lyllah heard her sister, Destiny, saying hi and Lyllah smiled and went, "Awe!" She misses playing with her brother and sister. 
Well, here's to praying for better numbers tomorrow!

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Granddaughter in hospital

Posting from her mother:

2/6

So we were back in the ER last night. This time Lyllah had a fever of 102.2. With her ANC so low that's an automatic 48 hour stay. Just now waking up from a long night of throwing up, crying and sleeplessness. Good news is the fever's gone. Delilah's going to get some blood today to bring her hemoglobin up and help her feel better. Hopefully her ANC will continue an upward trend. We need her to be fever-free for 24 hours, antibiotics for 48 hours and her ANC above 200 to go home. Praying to be home Sunday evening.

2/8

So the numbers are in:
ANC is 80 so we're staying overnight again.Hemoglobin is up to 11.3 and Delilah is in a better mood (Except it's hard to wait for pancakes). And as for Mom and Dad, we're exhausted, as usual. Money and food are tight right now so if anyone's looking to help, a good, home-cooked meal for Delilah's siblings, Dominic and Destiny, and their grandparents, Sharon and Mike, would be greatly appreciated. You may also contact Best Upon Request at 513-803-4871 or concierge@cchmc.org to purchase meal cards for us at the hospital. We're in A South, room 5-42. Hopefully our stay won't be a long one but we never know. It's a day by day process. We'll keep you updated as we get info. Thank you all for your prayers and positive thoughts!

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Granddaughter Update from her mother

Good morning folks!
Delilah had a home care visit last night in preparation of her appointment today and bloodwork came back really low.  ANC was 10 and needs to be at least 500 to be out in public safely so her immune system is compromised right now.  Along with that, her hemoglobin has dropped to 8.4 so the doctors may consider giving her blood today.  Delilah's platelets have also dropped to only 37,000 as opposed to the hundreds of thousands it should be so she's also at risk of bleeding a lot if she gets a scrape or cut.  With all this being said, this is not surpirsing due to the oral chemo she's been on and this just means that doses need to be adjusted.  Headed down to Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center for her appointment now and will update everyone as we can.

* * * * *

All went well at the clinic visit today.  Vincristine is in the steroids this week but no oral chemo.  The doc says the steroids should bump up her numbers Home Care visit in 2 weeks to check blood counts.  At home and exhausted, poor thing, but otherwise ok.

(from her mom)

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Granddaughter and her FAVORITE Cover

My dear sweet granddaughter sleeping under her 'favorite' quilt.  She loves it!

I know, I know

Another month gone by, but I missed 2 weeks of the last one with a very bad cold - given lovingly to me by my grandchildren?   ;)   I'm barely out of the fog and my latest newsletter (that just went out a couple of days ago) proves that.  I sound like I'm in a fog.

Anyhoo, there's a cute free February Doodle in it.  :)  See my website on how to sign up for the newsletter.

Have a terrific day!

Cathryn

Thursday, January 1, 2015

The Blueladie Designs Newsletter

has gone out.  Did you receive yours?  What?  You aren't subscribed????  Go to my website (link above) and read directions to subscribe.

Happy New Year
I wish you and yours an abundance

Hugs & Prayers,
Cathryn