Monday, February 26, 2018

Amish Mystery Series

Dear Friends

   A friend of mine was telling me about a Amish Mystery Series based on the real town of Sugar Creek Ohio.  There are 25 Books in this Series and they are written by different Authors.  These are from Guidepost Website.  You can buy them if your Library does not have them.  You cannot hardly get these from Amazon. 

Here are the Books in Order

#1.  Blessing In Disguise by Nancy Mehl

#2.  Where Hope Dwells by Elizabeth Ludwig

#3.  The Buggy Before The Horse by Tricia Goyer

#4.  A Season Of Secrets by Elizabeth Adams

#5.  O Little Town Of Sugar Creek by Amy Lillard

#6.  Off The Beaten Path by Annalisa Daughety

#7.  Peace Like A River by Olivia Newport

#8.  Simply Vanished by Nancy Mehl

#9.  A Stitch In Time by Elizabeth Ludwig

#10.  Mason Jar Mayhem by Tricia Goyer & Cara Putman

#11.  When There's A Will by Elizabeth Adams

#12.  Shoo, Fly, Shoo by Amy Lillard

#13.  Earthly Treasures by Annalisa Daughety

#14.  No Time For Trouble by Olivia Newport

#15  All Buzz At The Honey Bee by Nancy Mehl

#16.  Home Sweet Sugarcreek by Elizabeth Ludwig

#17.  Blessed Are The Cheese Makers by Tricia Goyer

#18.  Stranger Things Have Happened by Amy Lillard

#19.  In A Jam by Elizabeth Adams

#20.  A Play On Words by Emily Thomas

#21  Digging Up Doubts by Olivia Newport

#22  Horse Sense and Sensibility by Nancy Mehl

#23  A Tempting Taste Of Mystery by Elizabeth Ludwig

#24.  To Have and To Hold by Tricia Goyer & Cara Putman

#25  In The Fullness Of Time by:

                  Elizabeth Adams
                  Elizabeth Ludwig
                  Nancy Mehl
                   Tricia Goyer
                  Cara Putman

I love Guidepost and I love Amish Stories.  They are the best.  My Local Library has all 25 books in this Series which I am so very thankful that they have these books. 

God Bless You
Love & Prayers
Linda K, Buttercup

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Have Great News

Dear Friends

   I have some super great super fantastic super exciting news to tell you.....Okay here it is.....

I have my Car Paid Off!  YES!  I got it paid off 6 months early....I am so very excited....The car now is officially mine!  I will get my Title to my car in about a week from the bank.  I made the last final payment on Monday which was only $30.00 some dollars and that was it.  I am so glad that I got my car paid off. 

   Now I need to get my brother paid off from when I had my Dental Work done about three years ago so I have him half paid off so now I just need to get him paid off completely.  Than I will have one more debt to get paid off.  Its my brother's debt but its under my account - its a tad bit complicated - and he won't pay it but since it is under my account I want to get this paid off completely.  I don't like to owe anybody any money and I don't owe the bank where the debt is at cause its my brother's responsibility and he won't pay his own debt off which infuriates me to no end - he is acting like it does not exist but it does exist and he won't do anything about it.  The Bank knows me really well and they know that I am trying to get this paid off so my mind will be clear and free.  I cannot bank at the bank where the debt is at until it is paid off and I am the only one that will get it paid off.  My other brother got very upset with me when I told him that I was going to get this paid off - he does not understand - that it is under my account - it is not under his account and it is not under my other brother's account which he owes the bank.  It is under my account only.  I will be so glad when I get this paid off than I will be debt free and Nobody in my Family or Friends of mine will ever borrow money from me ever again.  It is a shame that some Adults cannot take responsibility for their own debts! 

At least I have my car paid off now and so that is one less debt that I owe. 

My area has been getting Rain for the last three days non stop and my town and the surrounding cities and towns and out in the country is getting flooded like crazy.  Yesterday we had 60 Degrees Weather plus rain.  Now today we are having 30 Degree Weather F that is - and Freezing Rain - Icy Conditions. 

I am staying in again today and again tomorrow and than Friday I will go to McDonalds and get my favorite Meal. 

I am getting anxious to go to my favorite Library and I am not going until we get nicer weather and not get any snow or ice.  I am so tired of our crappy weather.  I am so ready for Spring Weather.  I want to get out and do some walking and enjoy the warmth from the Sun and see the Trees Budding and see the Flowers sprouting. 

That is all for now...

God Bless You
Love & Prayers
Linda K, Buttercup

Friday, February 16, 2018

Picture - The Longest Icicle in my Town

A Real Long Icicle hanging from the corner of my house - Monday Feb 12, 2018

This is the longest Icicle which is hanging on the Corner of my house from the Eaves Trough.  This is the longest one that I have seen so far in my town.  I love Icicles.  They are fascinating to me.  

Thanks for looking...enjoy....

God Bless You
Love & Prayers
Linda K, Buttercup 

Progress on Sleepy Bunnies

More Progress on the Elephant - Sleepy Bunnies Birth Sampler by Janlynn Corp - Friday Feb 16, 2018

Sleepy Bunnies Birth Sampler

Janlynn Corp

14 Count White Soft Aida

2 x 1 Full Cross Stitch

More Progress on Mr. Dumbo The Elephant....I stitch on this in the Evenings while I am watching the Olympics.  This is my easy project for the evenings.  

Sleepy Bunnies by Janlynn Corp - More Progress on this - Friday Feb 16, 2018

Here is what it looks like so far...the letter B - The Blue Ribbon and part of the Bunny was already done when I received this as a Kit.  I threw the Kit Threads out the door and I am using regular DMC Threads on this. 

I had to Frog the Right Ear cause the Brown was not matching my Brown so I frogged the right ear and I re-stitched the Ear so the Browns would match up for each of the Ears.  

Next time I take a picture of my Progress I will insert a picture of what it looks like.  

Thanks for looking...enjoy....

Thanks for all of the Comments on my last post.  I really appreciate them very much.  Thanks.

God Bless You
Love & Prayers
Linda K, Buttercup 

Progress on Mystic Dragon 11

Progress on Mystic Dragon 11 by StitchWorld X-Stitch - Thursday Feb 15, 2018

Mystic Dragon 11

by StitchWorld X-Stitch

14 Count Black Aida

2 x 1 Full Cross Stitch

I finished stitching the darker and medium green on the left that is coming from the white area.  

I have not worked on this for a very long time and I decided yesterday to get this out and start working on this again so I can get this finished as well.  Its going to be really neat once I get this one finished.  I forgot to include a picture of what it is going to look like.  Sorry about that.  Next time I will include a picture of it so you can see what it looks like.  I love stitching Mr. Dragon.  I work on this during the day time in my Craft Room.  

Thanks for looking.....

God Bless You
Love & Prayers
Linda K, Buttercup

Pictures of my Lil Buttercup

Buttercup dead sound asleep laying on top of my Scraps of Fabric in my Sewing Room - 7 Months Old - Thursday Feb 15, 2018

Buttercup - my 7 month old child - is dead sound asleep on my scraps of Fabric.  He is all curled up into a little ball sleeping away.  He is in my Sewing Room.  I just love him to death.  He is getting so big and a tad bit heavier now too.

Buttercup playing with my scraps of Fabric in my Sewing Room - 7 months old - Thursday Feb 15, 2018

Buttercup playing with my Scraps of Fabric in my Sewing Room

These pictures were taken on Thursday Feb 15, 2018

God Bless You
Love & Prayers
Linda K, Buttercup 

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Progress on Beloved Rose Of Sharon - Major Winter Storm

Progress on Beloved Rose Of Sharon by Paula Vaughan - Saturday Feb 10, 2018

Beloved Rose Of Sharon

Designer - Paula Vaughan

28 Count Ice Blue Lugana 

2 x 2 Full Cross Stitch

I do stitch on this for a little bit each day.  It is going real slow.  I am just taking my time in Stitching this.  I do love stitching on this.  I got a little bit more done on the Pink Dress.  

We got a Major Snowstorm Thursday Night and all day yesterday...My Town plus the surrounding Cities and surrounding Towns got 14 plus inches of snow.  All I got done doing yesterday was shoveling.  I did go to McDonalds twice yesterday - Once for Breakfast and Once for Lunch.  My brother used his Snow Blower to plow me out.  He did not help me very much yesterday - basically just in the morning and that was it.  All of the Schools were closed - all of the Churches - all of the Colleges - all of the Major Business's and Factories were all closed.  All of the Libraries were closed.  I live in Northern Indiana.  

I am not suppose to do any Shoveling - Raking - Mowing - Sweeping due to my Health Issues that I have.  I did email my brother and I asked him to move my car whenever he uses the Snow Blower so the Snow does not pack up against my tires.  If he does that or not I don't know.  I told him that I could move my car too if he did not want to do that.  I do not liked to be plowed in...I want to be able to go when I want to.  My brother knows this too.  I told him that I am not going to shovel anymore...I can't.  My left foot hurts now and its swollen from having to do all of the Shoveling yesterday so I am not real happy with him.  I was even outside last night shoveling.  We don't get a break from getting Snow until Monday and than that will be it for a while.  It is suppose to snow all of this coming week from Tuesday on.  I was crying this morning because I am so fed up with this weather and I know everyone else is too.  This is our 3rd Snow Storm that we got in less than three days time and it was not like 2 or 3 inches - it has been 4 plus inches of snow and than 14 plus inches of Snow.  

I would love to fly out to California from November through May but I have a kitty and its hard to take a kitty to another state for that length of time.  Buttercup would not be happy.  

Today is the first day that I am having a very relaxing day and enjoying my Morning drinking my Coffee and staying in my jammies until noon or later.  From now on I am taking care of ME.  No More Shoveling.  My brother can do more than what he does.  After all I do his laundry 4 days week so he can help me more than what he does.  He is home from work at 2:30 p.m.  

I am going to be taking it easy today - Reading - Stitching - Watching TV.  I am still reading L is for Lawless by Sue Grafton as a Library E Book.  I need to get this book finished before it has to go back to the Library.  In my County if we are not done with a Library E Book we cannot renew that book.  That is the only reason why I don't like Library E Books.  I would rather buy them for my Kindle from Amazon and take my time in Reading my Books.  I may have to start doing that until I can get to the Library and start getting the Physical Copies again.  I don't go to the Library during the Winter Months - November through February.  I love reading Library E Books but you have to spend all of your time reading them so you can get them read before they go back to the Library.  

That is all for now....

God Bless You
Love & Prayers
Linda K, Buttercup