Sunday, November 16, 2014

Napkin Holder to Mail Holder

Found these napkins holder for 59 cents and added the cross stitch.  I brought all holders and looking for more.

It was a great find made them for World of Cross Stitching group.

I did not do the stitching just did the totes.

Made mug rugs - glad I save binding.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Candle Mat

I have had this pattern for 4 years and I finally finished it.  I liked working with wool and felt but it was difficult.

I used twine for the border as I am getting older it is difficult to sew things straight.

The project is okay but it didn't come out the way I wanted too, but at least it is done.

Time to get ready for holidays, I will need to concentrate on Thanksgiving but I will start decorating for Christmas.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Fabric makes a project.

I made my first journal, I doubled the fabric so both sides look original.  The colors on the journal are
really beautiful.  I used a pattern as though you would cover a book.  I think this will be gifts for Xmas.  This one I made for WOCS.

I made a cover for an eyeglass case.  WJ in WA did the cross stitching - this is for WOCS also.

Tonite I am working with the youth group at church and then have to visit two friends at the hospital.
Sewing helped me relieve some stress today.  When we make projects for WOCS sometimes glue doesn't work - I found elastic from old fitted sheets help secure things.


Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Let's Have Fun

Today is my birthday and I have lots to do and lots of love surrounding me.  Going to church to start displaying the quilts for LWR.  Taking my UK friends shopping to Nebraska Outlet mall and then dinner at Red Lobster.

Made a tin for WOCS - I love anything mushrooms.

Made Halloween cards for grand kids.  Design by Bugs and Lupin.

Happy Birthday.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Proud of our nurses and doctors.

I am so proud of our medical team at the Nebraska Medical Center. Ashoka Mukpo was released and has no sign of Ebola.  On twitter he thanked the staff and he will be indebted to them always.
Nebraska has great hospitals, I lived in NY and that is the place to be but our hospitals here in Omaha are amazing. The med center has had 2 ebola patients and are doing well.  We have a hospital for women only and I know first hand how amazing the staff is.  The doctors and nurses give so much of themselves.  THANK YOU.

It is not all about corn here in Nebraska.

"The world is a beautiful and tragic place. I saw both sides in the last few weeks. Every breath I take is an opportunity to give thanks and appreciate the blessing of life. I will never forget how fortunate I am." Ashoka Mukpo.  I love this quote and I will read it everyday to remind myself how precious life is.

Read more: Ashoka Mukpo

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Enjoy Fall - Winter will be here soon.

I don't know why but I am concerned about winter this year.  I will miss the sun rising early in the morning and I am really not looking forward toward darkness 5pm.  When I was working I couldn't wait to get home from work and put my jammies or sweatpants  on and have a lovely dinner, watch TV, read a book and listen to music.

Last week I went to a beautiful lake near by.

I love putting on my long johns, nice warm coat, scarf, gloves, hat and walk the trail.

I move my sewing machine to the living room so I can enjoy the snow in the backyard.

This is my bucket list for the winter coming.  I know you usually do bucket lists in January. 

1.  Look and enjoy blue skies.
2.  Make soup
3.  Read great books.  Do morning and evening pray
4.  Make bread
5.  I had surgery so I haven't been able to go swimming but I will soon.  The pool is always heated.
6.  Sew my charity quilts
7.  Embroidery - enjoy cross stitching and other projects.
8.  Knitting
9.  I hope to start a block of the month
10.  Hexies, Hexies - really enjoy doing them.
11.  Go to the Lauritzen Gardens conservatory.
12.  Listen to radio - TV gets me depressed in the winter.
13. walking (not a mall walker - unless I really get stir crazy).  

Okay,  do you have any other suggestions.  Remember I am on a strict budget.

 Have a great day and I am going to look at the blue sky today.


Thursday, October 16, 2014

Beautiful Gardens/Part 2

The entrance of Lauritzen Gardens

Inside the garden.

Theme - India

The quilt on the elephant.