Saturday, January 4, 2020

Progress Picture of Spring In The Garden

Spring In The Garden - Donna Vermillion Giampa - Progress January 3, 2020

Spring In The Garden
Leisure Arts
Designer-Artist - Donna Vermillion Giampa

28 Count Ice Blue Lugana
2 x 2 Full Cross Stitch

This is one of my favorite projects that I have been working on last year and this year.  I just dearly love this one.  What you see is part of a White Bench.  The Quilt is laying over the Bench so that is what you are seeing in this photo.  

I try to work on this every day as well.  It is going slow due to tons of block color changes in the quilt.  

It is snowing out where I live at - Yuck!  Today is Saturday Jan 4th.  

I hope that all of you had a good stitching week and that you got lots of stitching done.  

Take care

God Bless You
Love & Prayers
Linda K, Buttercup 

Daisy Offerings Progress Picture

Daisy Offerings - HAED Chart - Artist is Sandra Kuck - Designer is Michele Sayetta - On Page 10 - Progress January 3, 2020

Daisy Offerings - HAED
Artist is Sandra Kuck
Designer is Michele Sayetta

18 Count White Charles Craft Aida Fabric
2 x 1 Full Cross Stitch

I am on Page 10 out of 36 Pages.   Pages 1 - 9 is completely finished.  I work on this every day for a little bit.  I am in Confetti City right now.  I love seeing this come alive.  

I am almost done with Page 10.  I have two more columns to do yet and than Page 10 will be completely finished.  Than I can move onto Page 11.  

I hope that you all had a Nice Christmas and a Good New Years Eve.  I was so busy last month that I did not hardly have time to breathe plus it was my Birthday Month too.  

Thanks for looking....

God Bless You
Love & Prayers
Linda K, Buttercup

Saturday, November 16, 2019

I am having Heart Problems

Dear Friends

   Sorry I have not been on here for a while but its been a whirlwind for me the last couple of months. 

Back in October I went on my DeColores Weekend in another state.  It is a Renewal Faith Weekend type event.  There were 17 of us ladies altogether that came from all over the United States.  I went with my Pastor's Wife and another lady from my church.  My Pastor and his wife Sponsor me.  This has really made a difference in my life and I am still overwhelm by all of the love that was given to me and shown during my DeColores Weekend.  DeColores means many colors.  Everything took place at a church.  We slept in the Sunday School Classrooms.  They fed us really well.  It was just a awesome weekend. 

Tonight is our get together of the DeColores Community so me and my Pastor and maybe another lady from our church may go to this tonight.  It is a big event tonight. 

I have not stitch a whole lot - it causes me to have Severe Muscle Spasms in my left shoulder blade area and I have gone to P.T. twice now this year within a 4 month time frame.  I only stitch maybe once a week for a half hour or so and that is it.  The Same way with Crocheting too.  I love to Crochet but it too causes me to have Severe Muscle Spasms.  I have not been in pain now for about two months.  Thank goodness for that. 

I have heart problems - the Heart Specialist that I have now is keeping a closer eye out on my Heart Problem.  I loved my other Heart Doctor that I had before but he was not thorough enough for what I have.  I have what is called Right Abundant Branch Block which means that the Electricity does not go past the right side of my heart.  Well you know - the Electric Signal that goes through your body.  Mine stops at the right side of my heart.  The only symptom that I know of is if the left side of my Heart becomes block is passing out. Than I would have to have a Pace Maker put in.  This coming Monday Morning I go in for my Second Heart Test.  I don't mind the test itself but what I am concern about is the outcome of the Results.  That is what concerns me.  Please keep me in your prayers and thoughts.  Thank You. 

My area has been really really cold - very icy out - but it is starting to warm up now and the Ice and the Slush and the Snow has started to melt.  Yeah for that. 

Well I think that is about it for me.....

God Bless
Love & Prayers
Linda K, Buttercup

Saturday, September 7, 2019

Progress on Silver Moon Tea - Photo

Progress on Silver Moon Tea by Mirabilia Designs - Nora Adams-Corbett - Friday Sept 6, 2019

Silver Moon Tea by Mirabilia Designs
Nora Adams-Corbett

28 Count Lugana

Fabric Color: Isolde by Hand Dyed Fabrics by Stephanie

This is my progress as of Friday Sept 6, 2019.  I am making my way across on the 4th Row from the Top.  I am getting closer in getting this done.  

I am so in love with this.  The Colors are just beautiful.  The Photo does not do it justice.  

I have not decided yet whether or not to keep this...I may give this to a dear friend who loves this and also drinks Tea.  The Empty places you see are for the Beads.  

My Current Book that I am reading is called "The Black Cat" by Martha Grimes.  I am reading this on my Kindle cause it is easier on my eyes.  I have the Physical Hard Back Book as well.  

We have been having Fall Weather and I am loving this has been so nice and cool out and it is so much easier on my breathing.  

My Town has the Falloween Fest every year in September with a Huge Parade on the Opening Night.  We have a Carnival - The Parade - Fireworks - Food Booths - Games Booths - Big Garage Sale - Music by different Bands - Food Booths - Suppers - Soups.  We have the whole works.  This is held at my high school that I went to.  The High School Kids and Staff does not have school the following Monday.  This is Sept 20 - 22nd.  I am so looking forward to this.  I usually go on a Friday Night and Saturday afternoon.  This is from Friday Sept 20th to Sunday Sept 22nd.  Than on Sept 23 The Schools are closed.   I am so looking forward to this.  I get my Carnival Hot Dog and my Elephant Ear.  I don't go on any of the Rides.  

That is all for now....

God Bless You
Love & Prayers
Linda K, Buttercup 

Saturday, August 10, 2019

Answering Questions - Life Update

Dear Friends

    I am going to be taking Pumpkin Hallow Farms to my LNS which is House Of Stitches and I am going to have them frame this for me. 

    I always have them put the Glass in as well too.  I will probably get like a dark frame of some sort so the colors will pop out. 

This past week I lost a cousin of mine whom I was real close to.  Her and I spent our childhood growing up years together at her house and we all played together.  Her and her sister work at my Church for a long time in the Day Care.  I have lost so many of my cousins that I was real close to over the years. 

Than my Neighbor Lady - My Girlfriend's Mom who I consider as my Sister - Her Mom - My Neighbor Lady - had a Mild Heart Attack last Friday and she ended up in the hospital and she just got home about two days ago.  We have known each other all of our lives and she lives cati corner from me and I have spent many days and hours at her house.  I usually go on Friday Nights to her house plus another neighbor lady goes and visits her as well too.  What we do is that we go to McDonalds which is just up the street from our houses - than we go back to my Neighbor's house - sit on her Front Porch and we sit there - eat our McDonalds Food - and visit.  She has a Open Front Porch and it is so nice to sit there, eat, visit, and watch the traffic on the main highway and the streets.  I love going to her house to visit with her when it is nice out and sit on her front porch.  She is doing better but she is awfully tired. 

I have ordered two Charts from Heaven and Earth Designs

One is called Baby Elephant Pool and the Chart just came on Thursday.  Than today I ordered another Chart called The Amazing Animal Kingdom.  I am in love with this Chart and I cannot wait til I get it.  I am gradually getting my charts ordered from my Wish List which is on their Website.  I try to order one Chart per month unless there is a Sale than I order two Charts. 

The Book that I am Currently Reading is called "Books, Cooks, and Crooks by Lucy Arlington.  This is the Third Book in her A Novel Idea Mystery Series.  There are 5 Books total in this Series.  I have read the first two books in this series.  I am Reading the third one and I have the fourth one on my Kindle Tablet Fire. I will buy the Kindle Version of the 5th Book pretty soon.  I have been reading my Books on my Kindle.  It is easier to read the Books on my Kindle and I buy the Kindle Version of the Books.  Now Granted - I have books on my own Bookshelves to read but I am gradually getting them read too.  I read one of my own books and I read a Kindle Book.  I am finishing up this series - A Novel Idea Mystery Series - and than I will just pick one of my books that I have on my Kindle to read. 

I won A ARC through Goodreads as a Free Book.  This is my second ARC that I have won through Goodreads.  ARC stands for Advanced Reading Copy.  The name of the Book that I won is called "The Harp Of Kings" by Juliet Marillier.  This Book does not come out until September 2019.  This book looks so good and I am going to start reading this very soon. 

My Lil Buttercup - My Kitty Kat - is now 2 years old.  He is in his terrible two's...LOL.  I love him to death though.  He is my Baby.  He is not spoiled at all.  Haha! 

Well I think that will be all for now....

Thanks for all of the Comments.  I appreciate them so very much.

God Bless You
Love & Prayers
Linda K, Buttercup

The Bookshelf by Little House Needleworks - My New Start - My Progress

My New Start - The Bookshelf by Little House Needleworks - Friday August 9, 2019

My New Start

The Bookshelf 
Little House Needleworks

28 Count Light Mocha Cashel Linen 

2 x 2 Full Cross Stitch

This is my New Start.  I decided to start something new after I got Pumpkin Hallow Farms done.  I have had this Pattern for a while now and since I am a Avid Reader I just had to start this.  

One of my Best Friends dearly love this pattern as well so I am going to give this to her after I get it framed.  She was a former Librarian in my town and when she saw this she fell in love with this.  

I will be stitching this again for myself cause I am in love with this as well.  

Thanks for looking :)

Happy Stitching :)

God Bless You
Love & Prayers
Linda K, Buttercup 

Silver Moon Tea by Mirabilia - Nora Corbett - My Progress

Silver Moon Tea by Mirabilia - Nora Corbett - Friday, August 9, 2019

Silver Moon Tea 
Mirabilia - Nora Corbett

28 Count Lugana 
Fabric Color - Isolde by Hand Dyed Fabrics by Stephanie

2 x 2 Full Cross Stitch

I dearly love this pattern.  The Colors - The Fabric - and the Beads.  This is a very beautiful pattern and I am getting close to finishing this.  

I am making my way toward the top of this pattern and working my way across the top and than half way down on the right side.  That is all I got left to do on this and than the Beading.  The Back Stitching is completely finished.  YEAH!  

I am going to surprise one of my good close best friends who lives in my town - its a Husband and Wife Couple.  The Husband dearly loves this and he Loves to Drink Tea so I am going to get this Framed after I get it completely finished and than I am going to give this to them as a Surprise.  They are the sweetest couple that you ever want to know and they have done so much for me throughout the years.  I just love them to death.  They are both Stitchers and the husband is a very beautiful stitcher and he is constantly stitching on something.  Right now he is working on a Buffalo Pattern.  

That is all for now...

Thanks for looking

Happy Stitching

God Bless You
Love & Prayers
Linda K, Buttercup