Thursday, April 22, 2010

Spring Birdies, Fa La La, Blackstone Fantasy Garden and Quaker Diamonds

This is one of the patterns I saw at the
retreat I attend every year in Belton.

One of my friends was doing it
colors are spectacular and the
thread comes in little balls.

It is
Valdani threads, which I don't
care much for but the three
that it calls for
works very nicely.

It is a big pattern
and I got this much done the first night.
Got lots to go.
It will keep me
busy for a long time.

I got this pattern in Copperas Cove at Nedlewerkes
when I took Knee ~ Hi to be looked at
by the Vet there.

It is called
Blackstone Fantasy Garden
Ink Circles.

Tracy designed it, as usual, and used Carries Threads
to stitch it up and it is so gorgeous.

Tracy is a wonderful designer.

When I first saw it I
said to myself that I would never do this piece.

When I saw Lois' at her shop
I fell in love with it and had to have it.

I had to take out the right side and bottom
about 6 times
and I thought I would never get it

That @#*& FROG!!!

I finally decided I would tackle it from
a different angle and it matched up.


What a relief to finally get it done

I got this finished last night.
I put in Fa La La and just have
to add one bead to the lamp.

Now I only have four more to go and one
of those is the Pear one.
It's Ugly ~ need I say more?

I got this cute pattern in a magazine
at the retreat I go to every year in Belton Tx.
We have a trash and treasure table
and this magazine had my
name on it.

Aren't they the cutest?

They are hatching out of
their eggs and I love
the look on their little faces.

I got all of the eggs done tonight.

It takes Six Strand Sweets and
have I had a time tracking those
non colors down.

I finally found a place that
carries most of the colors.
What I couldn't find I am
using GAST and WDW and
Crescent Colors to fill
in the gap!

It will be
close enough on a galloping horse.

Thank you so very much for stopping by and leaving a comment or two.

Let's not be greedy!

God Bless your stitching fingers.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Good-bye my Sweet Knee ~ Hi

It is with the heaviest of hearts that I must say good-bye
to Knee ~ Hi who
died last night at the hospital at the vet's office.

She did die peacefully I am told and for that
I am soooooooo grateful.

She lived a good life and I did go see her twice
yesterday and the last time I went
she climbed out of her box
and came to me so I could love
on her and give her lots of kisses.

Which I did.

In my heart I knew she would never
come home again.

After the autopsy, the vet said her heart,
intestines, lungs and liver looked good.
She had some infection and water type foam
around the outside of her lungs. The vets
think it came from the tumor in her nose.

The tube was in the right place
but she
just couldn't get over being nauseated.

She did not bleed or throw up but looked
like she just went to sleep.

Thank You God!

I will miss her dearly but I know she is
in heaven with
Gizmo and Fleabag.

They are sharping their claws, cause now
they have them, getting a wild hair
running around and
having a great time together.
Because they can and they are CATS!

Isn't that what cats do?

They are
all healthy and happy.
I know they were happy to see her.
After all they have been
by themselves much too long.

I fell asleep about 10 in my chair,
and I saw Knee-Hi without the feeding tube
and she was fat and happy.

Just like she used to be before she got sick.

It woke me up
and I wondered why I had seen her.

Now I know.

Rest in Peace my Sweet Knee ~ Hi
I love you and will miss you dearly!

My dear friends I thank you from the
bottom of my sad heart for your kind thoughts
and loving prayers for us both.
You will never know how much it means to me.

Take care, happy stitching and God Bless ~