Saturday, August 19, 2017

Beloved Rose Of Sharon Progress - Other News

Beloved Rose Of Sharon - Designer is Paula Vaughan - Friday August 18, 2017

Beloved Rose Of Sharon

Designer - Paula Vaughan

28 Count Ice Blue Lugana

2 x 2 Full Cross Stitch

I am slowly stitching on this...if you have ever done a Paula Vaughan Pattern you know that there are tons and tons of Quarter Stitches and Back Stitching on her Patterns.  The Section that you see is below the Sewing Machine.  Eventually the Sewing Machine will appear one of these days!  

Today we are having very beautiful and sunny and that is the way I like it.  

I am still reading "The Doldrums" by Nicholas Gannon.  This book is so very good and I dearly love the Old Fashion Illustrations that are in this book.  

I have been on a Mama Mia Kick lately and I've been watching this Musical Movie and I just love this Musical.  It is so good.  I dearly love the Songs that they sing in this Musical too.  I am going to be buying the Songs from this Musical from Amazon.  I am going to also get the Sound Track of the songs from this Movie as well too from Amazon.  

Oh Speaking of Amazon I sent for another Cozy Crime Mystery Book.  Don't ask me the name of this book because I forgot already and I didn't write it down.  Its a new Author to me.  I love reading Cozy Crime Mystery Books.  They are my favorite Genre's to read.  

My older brother has been doing things for me which is mostly changing the light bulbs in my Ceiling Fan Lights.  He buys everything at Menards that he needs.  The newer light bulbs which are so much brighter and takes less electricity to have them on.  My Ceiling Light Bulbs will last for 18 years.  He also bought the same type of Light Bulbs for my Floor Lamps as well too.  Now I have the Brightest Light Bulbs in my house that you ever want to see and they will last for lots of years.  I just use my Reading Lamp which is on my floor lamp as well now instead of the Halogen plus my Reading Lamp.  I don't need my three way bulb anymore cause these newer light bulbs are so bright that they will practically blind you if you stare at them too long.  I won't need to buy anymore light bulbs now for lots of years which I am so glad of that.  Menards has the cheapest Light can buy the newer light bulbs in a pack for around 4 or 5 I think and you get more for you Money.  They have them for Ceiling Lights and for 60 watt light bulbs too.  The 60 Watt Light bulbs - the new ones in place of them - they only use 15 Watts of Electricity and that is it.  Like I said I dearly love these new Light Bulbs - they use less electricity - and they are really bright.  I am in love with them.  

I think that is all for now....

God Bless You
Love & Prayers
Linda K, Railroad

Saturday, August 12, 2017

ASIT - A Stitch In Time Progress

Re-Start on A Stitch In Time - ASIT - HAED Pattern - Artist is Aimee Stewart - Designer is Michele Sayetta - Friday August 11, 2017

Re-Start on ASIT

A Stitch In Time 


Artist is Aimee Stewart

Designer is Michele Sayetta

28 Count White Lugana

2 x 2 Full Cross Stitch

I have decided to Change out the Fabric and Stitch this on 28 Count White Lugana instead of 25 Count White Lugana 1 x 1 Full Cross Stitch.  

I love using the Loop Method and I love using the Waste Knot Method as well.  On 25 Count 1 x 1 Full Cross Stitch you can't use the Loop Method and the Waste Knot Method - well not all of the threads are stitched over due to being only one single strand so that is why I changed out the Fabric from 25 to 28 Count.  

I went to my LNS two days in a row - I have spent my wad now - The First Time I went I got new Fabric for my New Start and the threads and Q Snaps plus a new pair of Scissors which I dearly love.  
The Second day that I went - the day after I went the first time - well I wanted to get my new Fabric for ASIT.  The Width alone is 60 inches Wide and the Length is like 45 or 47 inches in Length.  Thank Goodness my LNS had the 28 Count White Lugana in the size that I needed so the owner of my LNS waited on me and she cut my fabric for me.  I think I went on Thursday of this week the second time and the first time I went on Wednesday of this week.  Two days in a can't beat that.  

After I got home I got everything together for my Re-Start and marked my left hand corner of my fabric and I have started on ASIT.  I have the first 10 x 10 block done.  

I have my Three Projects now that I will continue to work on until they are finished and they are:

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

Beloved Rose Of Sharon - Paula Vaughan is the Designer - Leisure Arts

ASIT - A Stitch In Time - HAED - Artist is Aimee Stewart - Designer is Michele Sayetta

These are the ones that I will be working on from now on until Finish.

HAED is having a Sale right now and I bought one pattern called Artic Window.  It is a really neat pattern.  It just happen to jump into my Cart.  What can I say...LOL...Haha!  A Stitcher cannot have enough patterns right?  Right!  

Last Saturday Night I went to my 40th High School Class Reunion and I had a Blast.  We all had a really good time and it was so good to see my Classmates.  The Food was made by one of my Classmates who is a Chef.  The Building that we had our Reunion at did not cost us anything because it is owned and run by one of my Classmates and her husband.  Its a joke now between me and my Classmates cause I don't drink so they started calling my Pepsi - Pepsi On The Rocks!  A Glass of Ice with Pepsi in it.  It was hilarious last Saturday Night.  I took a total of 55 Pictures.  One of my Classmates is going to make a 40th High School Class Reunion Book.  We all sent her all of the pictures that we each had.  We also had a Class Group Photo taken too which was really neat.  We haven't changed a bit hardly at all in these 40 years.  I hope that we have another Class Reunion next year because I want to go next year to my Class Reunion.  I had such a Blast last Saturday Night.  

We have been having Hot Humid Weather again and now its finally cooling down again which I am so very Thankful for.  My Allergies are really bad right now - I am allergic to every single kind of Weed so Spring through the first frost is hectic for me.  I have been sneezing like crazy lately.  

This weekend I will spend time looking and reading at all of your Blogs.  I just haven't had the time lately to hardly do anything.  

Last Sunday and Monday I could not hardly move due to my Fractures in my Back.  I was dancing last Saturday Night at my High School Class Reunion and I paid for that for two days in a row after that so I spent alot of time with Mr. Heating Pad and taking Ibuprofen and my Back finally quit hurting.  There is nothing that they can do for my Fractures in my Back.  My Fractures are in my Spine Area going straight across all the way down from the top of my Spine to the bottom of my Spine.  I shouldn't say there is nothing that they can do for my Fractures - My Specialist that I see once a year - he doesn't want nobody touching my Back.  My Back is getting worse due to my Fractures in my Back so I am going to let him know this when I go in October to see him.  Something is going have to be done about my Fractures.  The Medicine that I am on is not helping any at all with my Fractures in my Back.  

Oh if you want to know how to protect your excess fabric while stitching - here is what I do:

At Walmart they have the two gallon size zip lock bags....Put your Excess Fabric in one of those 2 Gallon Size Zip Lock Bags - if you are using Q Snaps that is - and than just leave your top part of your Q Snap Frame out while you are stitching.  Than when you are done stitching for the time being than put the whole Q Snap Frame inside of your 2 Gallon Size Bag.   For my ASIT I got most of my Fabric and most of my Q Snap Frame in the 2 gallon size Bag.  I also took another 2 Gallon Size Bag and put the top part of my Q Snap Frame in that one so I am using a double bag for my ASIT Fabric and Q Snap Frame so it stays well protected at all times. 

That is all for now....

God Bless You
Love & Prayers
Linda K 

My New Start Progress

Progress on Beloved Rose Of Sharon - Designer is Paula Vaughan - Leisure Arts - Friday August 11, 2017

Beloved Rose Of Sharon 

Designer - Paula Vaughan

28 Count Ice Blue Lugana 

2 x 2 Full Cross Stitch

My Progress on my new Start - I am making this for a friend of mine.  This Pattern can be found in Paula Vaughan's Quilts From The Garden - Book #76 - Leisure Arts.  

The Threads that you see on top of my Fabric - those are my Waste Knot Threads.  After I stitch over them on the back side of my fabric than I will cut those threads off right below my Knot.  I know its not much progress but when I started on this I was already tired.  I need to get back to stitching on this because this pattern has tons of Quarter Stitches in the pattern.  I am Stitching this very slowly so I don't make no Mistake.  I am enjoying stitching this but it is going real slow though due to all of the Quarter Stitches and the Back Stitching.  I am going to Back Stitch as I go along so I don't mess that up.  

Thanks for looking...enjoy....

God Bless You
Love & Prayers
Linda K

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Finished Photo of my Crochet Baby Blanket, Other News

Crochet Baby Blanket - Crochet by Me - Sunday July 23, 2-17

Crochet Baby Blanket 

Size J Crochet Hook

Single and Chain Stiches

2 Skeins of Baby Soft Yarn

I have been crocheting on this on and off over the last couple of months and as of 2 a.m. this morning I finished it.  This is for a Preemie - Small Baby.  The Pattern is real easy.  All it is is Single Crochet and Chain Stitches and that is it.  

This Photo does not do the Colors Justice at all.  The colors are:  Blues,  Greens,  Yellows, White, and Pinks.  I made it out of two Skeins of Varigated Baby Soft Yarn.  They are two different Skeins so all of the colors for a Baby are in my Crochet Baby Blanket.  I dearly love this Pattern.  

My Church helps with the Women's Care Center so I am donating this to them.  We have Baby Items in a Baby Carriage at my Church in the Narthex and that is where all of the Baby Items that people bring are at.  Than next month all of these Baby Items will be taken to the Women's Care Center for them to use for their Babies.  

My next Crochet Project is going to be a Granny Square Afghan.  A good friend of mine who lost her eye sight due to terrible eye disease which right now I can't think of the name of it but I inherited all of her Crocheting Stuff that she ever had.  She started to make Granny Squares and she did not get to finish making them so I now have them and I want to finish making the rest of the Granny Squares that I bought the yarn for and put it together as a Afghan.  I got all of her Crocheting Stuff a few days before she passed away.  I really miss her.  She was a heart of gold sweet caring loving elderly lady.  I want to finish the Afghan in Memory of Her and I am going to keep the Afghan when I am done with making it.  I love sitting and Crocheting.  I mostly do that during the Winter Months but I had to get this Baby Blanket done since I only had til August 6th to get this one finished.  

I want to thank each and everyone of you for leaving comments on my last post about my Friend passing away.  Its still hard to see his Pick Up Truck sitting in front of their Garage knowing that that Truck will never be the same again.  I still get choked up once in a while over him passing away.  Thank you so very much for your beautiful comments.  

My Book that I am Currently Reading is called "Coming Home" by Rosamunde Pilcher.  This has 934 Pages to it and as of yesterday morning I am on Page 530.  I am reading this on my Kindle Tablet.  This is the only Book that I am currently reading.  

My area has been having extreme Hot Humid Weather plus lots of Storms.  I have a Window Air Conditioner in my Bedroom so I spend most of my time in my Bedroom.  I have all of the Ceiling Fans going plus a Box Fan going in the Living Room which does help especially at night after the Sun goes down and the air gets cooler.  Next Spring I am getting Central Air put in.  My Dad had Central Air and Central Heat up until they both died on me so at the time I could only get the Furnance put in since it was Winter Time several years ago and I could not do the Air Conditioning due to Finances.  At the time it was more important to put the Furnance In since it was Winter Time than it was to put in the Central Air.  

I think this will do it for now.  Again...Thanks for all of your beautiful Comments.

God Bless You
Love & Prayers
Linda K, Railroad

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

A Friend of mine passed away this morning at work

Dear Friends

   I have some Very Sad News

A Good Close Friend - my girlfriend's youngest brother Donnie - was at work this morning in my town where he works at - he had a heart attack - and died right at work.  He works for a Factory that makes Doors.

   My girlfriend sent me a Txt this morning and told me that her brother died while at work and what happen to him.  I called her Mom up this morning and talked to her for a little bit.  I am going to send the whole family a Sympathy Card out tonight.  My girlfriend's Mom lives Cati-corner from me and always has.  All of kids and I grew up together.  My girlfriend and I graduated together from High School.  We are all real close in age.  My girlfriend has one brother left and her Mom left and that is it as far as immediate family relatives.

My Girlfriend and I are both Left Handed - we have the same exact middle name - we both love to read - we both love to Crochet - we both love to do cross stitch.

I will be going to the Viewing and to the Funeral to show my support.  When My Mom passed away my girlfriend and her Mom was there for me so I am going to be there for them.  I can't hardly write this without tears coming down from my eyes.

Donnie use to pick on me all of the time and I would pick right back.  He had a heart of Gold and he would help anybody that needed help if he knew them.  My town is going to be a total loss now without our Donnie - the whole town knew him.  I saw him two weeks ago at McDonalds and that was the last time we talked in person.  He would go to McDonalds during his Lunch Hour and I would go there once a week to have my Lunch and he would walk in with his big Mountain Dew Cup and sit there and have his lunch.

I have lost so many close friends lately within the last month and its just hard.

I didn't do anything during the 4th of July Holiday Weekend...My Town had the Parade and the Fireworks on the 3rd.  It was so ungodly hot and very humid out so I stayed home and read and stitched the whole weekend.  When it is hot and very humid out I stay put.  I do not get out in the hot humid weather due to my Lungs.

I took two more rolls of Film in to CVS to get developed.  I still have two more rolls of Film to get developed and than I won't have no more Film to be developed.

I am going to be Stitching and Reading my Library Book today.  Its Hot outside but its less Humid out as well.

I want to thank each and everyone of you who has been leaving comments on my Blog.  Thank you so very much.  They mean so much to me.  I really appreciate you taking the time to leave your comments.

Take care

God Bless
Love & Prayers
Linda K, Railroad

Monday, July 3, 2017

Silver Moon Tea Progress

Silver Moon Tea - Mirabilia - Nora Adams - Monday July 3, 2017

Silver Moon Tea

Mirabilia - Nora Adams 

28 Count Lugana

2 x 2 Full Cross Stitch

Color Of Fabric - Isolde 

I am really enjoying stitching on this one.  I love the Colors - I love the Fabric.  I just love everything about this project.  I am trying to finish up the bottom section of this.  Than I will go to the left and finish that side up and than the top and than finish up the right side.  The Empty Spots are for the Beads which I already have.  

I am not going to start another Mirabilia Project until I get this one done.  I am only doing one Mirabilia Project at a time.  I think my next project is going to be the Raven Queen.  I just love this Pattern and I am going to do it on the same color of Fabric that some of you have done her on.  

Silver Moon Tea is for me.  I am going to hang it up in my Kitchen when I get this one Framed.  

Tonight is my town's Parade and than the Fireworks.  I am not going to either one....if somebody runs into me and I fall - I am done for - I will break a few bones and I do not want to do that.  I stay away from Large Crowds of People.  I will usually hibernate in my house.  

My Town use to have a Carnival at the Middle School with lots and lots of activities and Booths and lots of Rides and other things and than at night we would have the Fireworks every year on the 4th of July.  Everything was done on the 4th of July.  Than the Town decided to move all of the 4th of July Activities over to the High School except for the Parade.  But the Carnival - The Booths - all of the other fun stuff got moved over to the high School.  Last year the town decided to just have the Booths.  Guess what?  There were only like 3 Booths in the whole big parking lots of the High School and that was it.  This year - its a very sad affairs - only one Booth and that is it.  Its the Elephant Ear Truck.  I am not even going to go get me a Elephant Ear this year.  I have lost interest in the 4th of July activities.  My Town took everything away from us town people and there is nothing for us to do anymore.  The only things that they did not take away from us is the Parade and the Fireworks but they have changed the Fireworks to Tonight instead of tomorrow night which is actually the 4th.  

I am actually down in the dumps because there is nothing to do on the 4th anymore in my town.  Like I said the Town took it away from all of us and its a very sad situation.  They have ruined our 4th of July - there is nothing for the kids to do - no rides - no nothing and kids loves to go on the rides during the 4th of July.  I use to love to stand and watch the rides while I was eating my 4th of July Food.  Now they are begging people in my town to go watch the Parade and to go watch the Fireworks tonight.  Well I am not going to watch either one of them.  I am going to stay home, protect my kitty kat and do my own thing.  

That is all for now...

Have A Beautiful Day....

God Bless You
Love & Prayers
Linda K, Railroad

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Flowers in my Back Yard

Flowers - Photo #3 - Sunday July 2, 2017

Here are some Flowers that are in my Back Yard...I do have close up of them as well.

Flowers - Photo #2 - Sunday July 2, 2017

Flowers - July 2, 2017

Flower Buds - Sunday July 2, 2017

Flowering Grass - Sunday July 2, 2017

This is some kind of a Flowering Grass that my brother planted in the back yard.  I do love this.  

That is all of my pretty Flowers Photos and the Flowering Grass as I call it as well too.  

I hope that you have enjoyed seeing these photos.  

God Bless You
Love & Prayers
Linda K, Railroad