Thursday, December 26, 2013

Christmas Is Over But In My Heart All Year!

My beautiful tree is now back in the box. I always feel lonely taking down the Christmas d├ęcor. And everything always looks sssoo bare! Jay and I had a nice Christmas together. That is all each of us wanted...to just make it through the holidays. Now today, Jay and I exchanged words. He left without saying goodbye and that really bothers me. Wether we agree on something or not, I don't feel we should part each other at any time without saying goodbye with a kiss. That is just me. And of course the fuss was over $$$. I just want us to get along and not fuss.
So, my nurse helped me get started this morning and then I took a break when my mom brought my sister Patricia over to visit. It was a nice visit. She gave me a new tote with coin purse and makeup bag to match. I also got a nice ornament from Pat that says Huntington Island, South Carolina where she works as an assistant ranger. Pat enjoys her job running the camp ground and store.
My mom is doing good~~just tired like me from all the hoopla. Standing on my feet is getting harder and harder to do.
This is my wonderful ole' man ~~church. He turned 13 years old in November. He is part blue Russian and domestic grey. I have had church for seven years. Jay and Church have become buddies, but it took several months when I first met Jay for church to get used to him.

This is 'Runt'.

This is 'Slash'. The puppies are now 6 weeks old. We kept these two, gave one to the neighbors down the block, and the other seven were adopted out at the Humane Society.
Boots has put up with their nursing for long enough! It is time to wean the babies.
 
As for my stitching...I need to upload more photos. I would like to start updating every Wednesday. Here is my progress on 'I'd Rather Be Golfing"...

Here is my start on Brooke's Books Autumn House. I am stitching all four season Houses on one piece of 28ct White Monaco Evenweave. I think they will look good lined up in a row.

I would like to thank everyone for their well wishes for the Holidays and my upcoming Anniversary on Dec 31st, 2013. It is very special to me as we look back on our first year of marriage. People say if you can make it that first year...you are doing great as it is the hardest. Just getting to know someone~~ their character, their habits, and thoughts and responses ~~takes a lot of working together to form that matrimonial bond. My husband, Jay makes me very happy. Hugs, and Happy Stitching & Crafting, Queeny
  
 
 

Sunday, December 15, 2013

The Holiday Season has BEGUN!

This was supposed to be published on thanksgiving...and it ended up as a draft...here is the original message and I will add the pictures when the phone charges. thanks for following along and as always, hugs & happy stitching, Queeny
I just finished washing the last of the Thanksgiving dishes a few hours ago. I can't believe I made it through Turkey day. I felt ill most of the last few days. I know it is because the holidays have officially begun and I usually have a few down days before I am uplifted. Well, I have a lot to be grateful for--family, friends, and the many blessings God continually gives to me. Last weekend started off the holiday shopping for me. Mom came over with lots of goodies which I will post pictures of this weekend. One thing was a Jim Shore's Angel called 'Glorious Garland'. She is absolutely beautiful! Leave it to mom to be full of surprises! Ethel, my momma, has always known what pulls at my heart strings. she also gave me the family turkey platter! How sweet is that!? It has been in the family for several years. Then, she took Jay, my husband, and I to the grocery store; and when I came up short she picked up the tab! WOW! After we got all the groceries home and put away, she wanted to go back up to Wal-Mart. I figured just to look around...she had other plans...momma bought Jay and I a 7 1/2 foot pre lit Christmas Tree! Oh I cried! Thank you God for MOMS! This meant the world to me. she said, 'with all of your struggles, Pamela, you always have kept the spirit of Christmas in your heart!' WOW I just told her how much I love her; and how much she is appreciated. Thank you mom for starting my holidays off on a great note!

     The puppies will be three weeks old in a couple of days. Their little eyes are opening and they are getting around better. I can't believe we have 10 puppies. Boots is such a good momma--she cleans up after them and pays close attention to how many are there! we have only had a couple of people look in on them as boots is very protective. A young couple down the street have asked for one...they came by to take pictures and to hold one. Then, thanksgiving day the missionary sisters were holding one or two...Boots was like 'make sure you put them back!'

Hungarian Sampler

I have been searching today for some stitch a long samplers...I found this one on blogger. It is a Hungarian Sampler that 'miden Kesdet Nehez means "The First Step is the Hardest''...I absolutely love it! If you are interested in stitching-a-long just leave a comment. You can find more info about this sampler by clicking 'HERE' The blogger gives all the pattern parts and color variation. I want to stitch this in black (DMC 310) and redwork in (DMC 815). follow along and happy stitching...Queeny

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

I Taught My Nurse!!...

I haven't even read my emails yet for the day...I just had to post the news! I taught my nurse how to cross stitch today and this is better than winning the first place ribbon in the county fair!! She picked up on it so fast, I couldn't keep up with where she was on the alphabet Letter 'J' for her son's names! Jaidan is his first name, then the other two kids I will have  to ask. Now tomorrow I am going to have her hold this up, and I will take a picture of her with her fob, but for right now I scanned her letter J and scissor fob that I gave to her. It was a funfilled emotional moment for me. she is the second nurse that I have taught and they both seem to enjoy this dying hand skill and talent. Here is her 'J' and she started on the second one already too! I am so proud of her! hugs, Queeny  P.S. I can't seem to upload the photo...I will try again tomorrow!

Saturday, November 16, 2013

My first ribbon win!

I finally decided to enter something into the county fair and I won first place! I was so happy that I cried! the piece was stitched on 28ct antique white jobelan . it is donna vermillion giampa's Isaiah 40:31 by the praying hands collection. I also entered the portrait of Christ as a display of my work. here I am with the winning first ribbon! hugs, Queeny

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Hello fellow stitchers and crafters!! You are not going to believe how goofy I am ...oh yes you will! LOL I was trying to sign into my blog with my new married name 'Pamela Redfern' and could not find my old blog so that I could post and put up stuff. ANYHOW, this is where I am at today--I am going through my cross stitch and other crafts and I am really going to make an effort to stay on this stash diet so I can do some finishes. other crafts that I like are ceramics, painting with oil or acrylic, felt/foam ornaments...anything Christmas!! I might set up a blog JUST for Christmas! hey there is an idea. I am going to be making folders of my cross stitch pattern collections and my Works In Progress, so stay tuned. Also I have to include my UFO's...no longer the Queen of UFO's but I do have 'em...for right now, signing off, hugs, Queeny