Sunday, October 16, 2016

Halloween Stitch Update.

Just a quick post to show the progress on Tonight is Halloween.  
It is slow progress since I had to knit another clog I made last winter/spring.  
Henry Ford chewed a chunk out of it and it couldn't be repaired.  
I had enough yarn left so I knitted another one.
It just has to be felted.  
Plan on starting some Christmas presents soon but, won't be able to post.  
Surprise you know!

Have a wonderful week.
Keep on Stitching

Monday, October 10, 2016

Henry Ford Update

By popular demand and lots of questions, I figured it was just easier to post a blog response.  
He had thirteen quills removed from the side of his mouth and inside his mouth.  
Quills will work their way in deeper but, we did a good job keeping him calm until the vet could remove them all.  
They had to knock him out. 
He came home stoned and whining.  
He wasn't in any pain since they dosed him up.  
After Buster had his dental work done, the vet told us that some dogs whine when coming off anesthesia.  That didn't happen to Buster cuz that Shih Tzu is as tough as nails.  
Henry whined and was confused until about 930.  
He settled down finally and slept until this morning.  
He's as if nothing happened, eating,drinking, chewing on Buster and chunks of wood.  
Henry is back to his charming, sassy self!

Have a great week!
Keep on Stitching

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Henry Ford 0 Porcupine 1

We have a very unhappy Henry Ford tonight.  
It was a good day hunting.  
Two good flushes and then the boys got a grouse.
Called the Vet and they went and had to quills pulled out under anesthesia since most of them were in his mouth.  
13 quills and $460 later, we have a dog that is still a hot mess.  
He just wants to be outside but, it is too cold and he needs to be kept warm.  
He's walking sideways and crying.  
He will be fine but, may never look at a porcupine the same every again.  

The craft sale didn't go so well.  I didn't sell any of my pinkeeps there.  
Katy didn't have a very good sale either.  
That's okay, I was at a class for work.  

I have an update on Tonight is Halloween.  
 Working on my first tomb stone.  
This is a fun stitch!!
Hope your weekend has been better than Henry's.  
I think he may have finally settle down.  

Have a wonderful week.. 
Keep on Stitching

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Halloween Night

I finished my five pinkeeps.  
I took them to my stitching group last night and my friend Patty bought one so I can't show it to you.  
Not a great picture but they are nearly ready to go.  
I just need to put a price tag on them.  
They are super stuffed with crushed walnut shells.  
 I am cruising on Tonight is Halloween.
I am nearly done with the lettering.  
I have a couple of little bats stitched too.  
I am really liking the splochy fabric.  
It was a busy day off from work.  
Had a Mass this morning for my Mom.
Went to Walmart after because early is the best time to go there.  
Had a pile of errands to run and we got the house cleaned so it doesn't have to be done this weekend.
I also got tomorrows dinner ready....White Chile....yum!!!

Talked to my sister in Boca Raton and the hurricane isn't too bad there.  
Prayers go out to everyone in the path of the Hurricane.  
The crazy thing about it is it might swoop around and hit them again.  

Hope you have been having a good week.  
Got to get back to ABC's Thursday night.  
Good to stitch by.

Keep on Stitching

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Halloween Stitching

I finished Midnight Jack from the latest Issue of Prim Stitching and Punch Needle.  
I changed it to all overdyes:  Black Crow, Loden and Fragrant Cloves.  
I did order the charms used in the pattern from Fallen Angel Charms.  
I was at the Stitching Bee last Saturday and got Kathy Barricks...
 I saw this on her blog and I love tombstones on patterns along with black pumpkins.  
I tried to get the fabric when I got the pattern but, she didn't have any.  
I am doing it on 40 ct as the pattern but, I did some dying on the Explaire that I had.  
The spray bottle left it a little splonchy but, I kind of like it.  
 It was an incredible busy week, 
Monday:  Bob's Aunt's funeral
Tuesday:  4 hour meeting after work
Wednesday:  normal
Thursday:  Took MIL it an eye appt. in Green Bay
She has wet Macular Degeneration and had an injection in her eye. OUCH!
The eye is numbed but, still OUCH!!

Should be a calmer week but, I have a continuing ed program next Saturday.  
Have a great week!
Keep on Stitching!!

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Man Baking

My husband Bob is an Eagle Scout.  
For years he has been telling us how he can make all kinds of delectable delights with a cast iron dutch over.  
He is putting his money where his mouth is and ordered a dutch oven but, it is special.
To do this on a camp fire, the lid has to have about a one inch lip around the edge and be flat to put hot coals on top.  
Tonight he is making us Pineapple Upside Down Cake.  
 Adding the brown sugar to the melted butter.
 Cherries...just like mom use to make.  
 Mix up the cake batter and pour
 The coals on top with the flash.  
 Without the flash.  
Now just waiting 30 minutes until it is done.  
While we are waiting I will show my latest stitching.  
My friend Arttie is an excellent quilter, makes the samples for designers and magazines.  
She is planning on having a craft show at her house.  
Katy is making knitted things
Arttie's mom makes and machine embroiders fleece throws.
I thought I would whip up some pinkeeps from Prairie Schooler smalls like I did with the Hedgehog
Whatever I have done by this weekend will get stitched up as pinkeeps and hopefully will sell like hotcakes.  
If not guess what people are getting for Christmas.

 To get them to be the size I want, I stitched on 28 ct over one thread

Decided not to wait.  
 The final product and it smells great!

 It was a fun and busy weekend.  
Have a wonderful week.  
Keep on Stitching

Sunday, September 11, 2016

The Old Au Sable Fly Shop

On our trip home from Houghton Lake a few weeks ago we made a side stop in Grayling, MI.  
I have cross stitch as a passion and one of my husband Bob's passion is fly fishing.  
We made a stop at one of his favorite places, The Old Au Sable Fly Shop
He has a few shirts with this on it.  
The shop is on the Au Sable River. 
He filled my ears with all kinds of facts.  
I can't remember all of it but, the river had to be re-built for trout.
Logging had all but destroyed the habitate.  
By cutting all the trees down, the water temperature gets too warm for trout.  
Trees were planted, and things were done to make the river more hospitable to trout. 
Trout were replanted to and now it is one of the premier trout streams in Michigan.  
It is really beautiful there.  

I was partial to the trout fish carvings on the outside of the building.  
 I should have taken a picture of the whole shop.
It is very nice and full of some pretty wonderful fly fishing gear.  
Just saying, if you are interested and in the neighborhood, it is well worth the stop. 
I'm sure the trout angler could spend hours in there.  

We took a drive around downtown Grayling looking for coffee other than fast food or gas station.  
Took a couple of shots of the area and it is very cute.  

 Found what we were looking for at Thanks a Latte.
Great latte and charming place.  
Bob in the picture waiting for his Americano.  
 Back on our side of the Bridge, I think this maybe west of Manistique is this white bluff.  
Of course Bob knew what it was since he is a genuine Yooper.
It is sand that is used to make glass.  
Barges come right to it and load the sand for glass makers.  
Never knew that. 
 My favorite thing about going places is the side trips.  
Finished Honey Bee Hill.  
This was a great stitch and quick.  
I've been doing some knitting at the same time as working on this.  
I have a paper mache box I'm going to put it on.
I just have to decide what color to paint it before I put this on it.  
I was thinking either a light green or peach and then Briwax it.  
I may have to experiment before I decide.  

Hope you have had a great weekend.  
Have an awesome week. 
Keep on Stitching.