Thursday, July 21, 2011

Brigg's Cottage Embroidery and My Tattoo

I've been working on this embroidery the last few weeks and am glad to have it done.  There is a lot of thread piled onto this piece of fabric, it's so thick on the area of the cottage that it almost won't fold over!  I used a lot of different brands of threads, including a lot of over-dyeds and thoroughly enjoyed the stitching of it!
Ok, in my last post I showed a picture of me with some  family members and you could see a little bit of my tattoo.  I promised to post a better picture of it, so was able to get hubby to take a good picture.  But first, I want you to see the old one that's underneath the new one, because I think the tattoo artist did such a good job of hiding it.  I never really liked the old tattoo and you can probably agree that it wasn't all that nice.
It was supposed to be a cat but people were always asking me what it was.  A badger?  A fox?  A goblin?
Here's my new one and I really love it!  It was done by Erik at Lakeview Tattoo here in Petoskey.  I think you can agree that this one looks like a CAT!  I love the roses, too, and my favorite part of the kitty is his eyes, don't they look real?
On a less happy note, my son-in-law Joe was badly injured on his motorcycle last week and is in the hospital.  He was going 60 mph when a car pulled out of a driveway in front of him.  He has many shattered bones and will be a long time healing so any good thoughts or prayers you could send his way would be appreciated! 
Thanks so much for visiting again, I'm always so happy to have you drop in!

Friday, July 8, 2011

Project Pouch and This and That

I have lots of stitching bags already, but I thought that a large flat pouch type thing would be convenient to carry my current project with me wherever I go.  I just open the flap and everything's right there, no digging down to the bottom of a bag!
Inside there's a pocket for thread and scissors and a place for pins and needles.  I used a package of sewing theme buttons to decorate it inside and out. 
I thought the picture I embroidered for the front was very appropriate!
Now, here's a couple of family pictures:
This is my brother, my dad and me celebrating Dad's 90th birthday.  My hubby, sister-in-law, daughter and son-in-law were there, too, just not in this picture.  The cool thing about this restaurant is if you go there on your birthday you get the percentage off your meal the same as your age.  Since Dad is 90, his dinner was nearly free!  Did you notice my new tattoo?  I'll show you a better picture of it some time.  And speaking of my daughter, she had a chance to go ghost hunting in Detroit recently with some of the Ghost Hunters.  She was pretty excited about visiting this spooky looking place.
Here she is with Steve, one of the Ghost Hunters.
I really love that show, don't you?  But then I love most every show about the paranormal, maybe my daughter got that from me.  No, actually, she believed in ghostly things long before I did, I was skeptical for a long time.  How do you feel about these things?
Tigger says, Who cares, as long as I have a full dish and get plenty of naps!  Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Still Waiting

I haven't yet from Wichitastitcher, the winner of my giveaway.  I will wait until noon tomorrow, July 3 and if there is still no response, I will draw another name from the list.  So here's hoping to hear something soon!

Edited on Sunday:  Have heard from Paula the Wichitastitcher so I will be sending her the goodies on Tuesday.  Thanks again to everyone who took an interest and entered the drawing!

Friday, July 1, 2011

And the winner is...

I entered the numbers 1 through 40--{there were 41 comments but Barb had made 2 comments so there were actually 40 people in the drawing.  Number 7 is Witchitastitcher because she was the 7th person to comment.  Congratulations to you Witchitastitcher, please send me your full name and address and I will get the package of goodies out to you.  My email address is:
I want to thank everyone who entered, if I were a millionaire, you would all be winning goodies as well!  I appreciate all the extra nice comments you left on this last post, you are all incredibly sweet people!  Thanks also for those who recently became followers of this blog, it means a lot to me!