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Sunday, August 24, 2014

Weekly Update

Hello from hot Texas. It is so hot here that it is good that we can stay inside and stitch.
I did spend last Sunday afternoon at Rusty Spurs Rodeo watching my granddaughter ride and compete. She is so much fun to watch even in the hot weather. It is hard to believe she is starting High School (9th grade) Monday. She will also start competing in the High School Rodeo competition. Looking forward to watching here.


After stitching on my Redbirds all last week and finishing it I am back at my rotation of projects. Redbirds is now at the framer and I am looking forward to getting back framed.
Here is my progress on WIPs I stitched on last week.
“G” -Stitcher’s  Alphabet – BrooksBook
 
1.     Table Runner Noel 2009 Sal-Novalee2.Com


1.     “Christmas Angels“ #2 Heavenly Host” Collection(4)-Joan Elliott 


1.     Christmas Animals – Heaven And Earth
   2 pages completed of 8 pages.


  1.     “Show your Colors” July Doodle 2013-Blueladie Designs
   My picture didn't come out very well as I am stitching on light blue aida
That's it for another week.
Happy stitching to all.
 
 



Sunday, August 17, 2014

Finished Redbirds and weekly update

I did it after starting in Dec 2011 and finishing Redbirds August 2014. It is now on its way to the framer. I plan to enter it in our Fort Bend County TX fair the end of September. Enjoy seeing it finished as much as I enjoyed stitching it.
1.     Red Birds-Marie Barber-Just Cross Stitch Magazine Nov/Dec Issue 2011
I used the 28 count light mocha cashel linen from Zweigart and the DMC floss suggested.
Before my framer called that she was going on vacation and wanted to frame Redbirds, I did put a few stitches in a couple of others pieces.
 
     Poinsettia Towel-Lois Winston for DMC-Just Cross Stitch Magazine Nov/Dec 2011
 
1.     Hat’s off to Y’all! Merry Christmas (March) Redbird Designs

Now I can get back to my other WIPs and make progress on them.
Have a good week all.
 
 
 

Monday, August 11, 2014

Joyce's August 10th update on the 2014 Turtle Trot

I joined the 2014 Turtle Trot this year. You pick 10 projects and show your progress each 10th of the month. Claudette at BAP attack blog.  Here is my progress for the month.
Birds-Marie Barber-Just Cross Stitch Magazine Nov/Dec Issue 2011
 
1.     Christmas Animals – Heaven And Earth

  1.     Noel 2009 Sal-Novalee2.Com

  1.     “G” -Stitcher’s  Alphabet – BrooksBook-Stitched A B C D E F

  1.     “Christmas Angels“ #2 Heavenly Host” Collection(4)-Joan Elliott 

  1.     “Show your Colors” July Doodle 2013-Blueladie Designs

  1.     April “Sweet Pea” Flower Of The Month series – Ellen Maurer Stroh-Stitched  Jan and Feb

  1.     June-Graduation Snowman- Snowman Series – Vermillion- Stitched  Jan ,Mar, April, May,Nov, Dec

  1.     Joy and Peace-#9 2011 Ornament series - LittleHouse Needleworks

 June  Weather Poems-Britian’s #1 Crossstitch Magazine

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Weekly Update

It has been a good week to stitch. I had nothing extra to do in the evening after work, so I stitched.
I am pushing to finish the Redbirds in time to enter it in our Fort Bend County, TX fair Sep. 25.
Here are the WIPs I stitched on this past week. I am still doing my rotation except for the Redbirds, which I am stitching a little each day on it.
1.     June  Weather Poems-Britian’s #1 Crossstitch Magazine
  1.     Garden Of Joy-Friendly Stitchers Sal 2009 -completed  39 Squares Of 52
                    (added a garden gate)

  1.     Snowman and Friends Christmas Stocking – Gold Collection Kit

  1.      “February” Calendar Girl Series-Littlehouse Needleworks

  1.     Red Birds-Marie Barber-Just Cross Stitch Magazine Nov/Dec Issue 2011

 “Bluebonnet Blooms-Redbird Designs
1.     Hat’s off to Y’all! Merry Christmas (March) Redbird Designs
 

1.     Hat’s off to Y’all! Merry Christmas (March) Redbird Designs
                       The twelve days of Texas Christmas series
Have a great week and enjoy life.
 



Christmas Card Challenges Week 37 & Week 31

 The Christmas Card Challenges found me creating card with the themes from week 31 & 31. Check out all the neat cards from others at http://christmascardchallenges.blogspot.com/2014/08/challenge-37-color-challenge.html Here are my cards.
Week 31 Theme: Anything goes.

Week 37 Theme: Color combo, greens pinks
 

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Weekly Update

What a fun weekend. My granddaughter, Anna(14) competed in the Fort Bend Youth August Rodeo.
She finished in the top 6 in Poles. Here are pictures of the 6 winners in Poles and a picture of all the girls from the Ride the Wind Stables. The owner and trainer, Bill is so proud of his girls.
Anna is standing next to the Cowgirl that got Queen of the Rodeo.
 
I have put a push to finish my Redbirds. I would like to enter it in our Fort Bend County Fair the end of September. Here is my progress:
I did make some progress on a few of my WIPs in my rotation too.
 
1.     “Summer Water” Greeting Card- Blueladie Designs – stitched 2013  Jan,  Feb, March, April, 2012 May

 April “Sweet Pea” Flower Of The Month series – Ellen Maurer Stroh
 June-Graduation Snowman- Snowman Series – Vermillion
 
1.     Joy and Peace-#9 2011 Ornament series - LittleHouse Needleworks
That's it for this week. Have a great week and enjoy life.
Joyce

Christmas Card Challenge-Week 4 & 36

Here are two more Christmas Cards that I have made. I am a part of the Christmas Card Challenge blog. Each week they give a theme for our cards. Here are my cards for Week 36: Embellishments and Week 4: Make it Masculine.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Weekly Update

Hello from sunny and hot Texas. Summer is here. We have had a few thunder showers each day somewhere. The temps have been in the 90s and now they say we are going to have a cold? front come next week, down to the 80s, WOW. I stayed in each evening out the heat and stitched.
I am in a Christmas ornament exchange group. We exchange with a partner, each different, 3 times a year. This was my ornament to David and the ornament I received from David
David does beaded ornaments, Isn't it pretty?
This is the crossstitch ornament I sent David. 
 Yuletide-Jeannette Douglas Designs/JCS July/Aug 2011

Here is my progress on my WIPS that I stitched on.
1.     Poinsettia Towel-Lois Winston for DMC-Just Cross Stitch Magazine Nov/Dec 2011
1.     Christmas Animals – Heaven And Earth
1.    Tablerunner- Noel 2009 Sal-Novalee2.Com

  1.     “G” (is for Granny Square) -Stitcher’s  Alphabet – BrooksBook-Stitched A B C D E F


1.     Red Birds-Marie Barber-Just Cross Stitch Magazine Nov/Dec Issue 2011


1.     “Christmas Angels“ Christmas Card #2 Heavenly Host” Collection(4)-Joan Elliott 

That's it for this week. Have a great week with a lot of stitching or whatever life throws your way.

Christmas Card Challenges-Week 2 & 35

http://christmascardchallenges.blogspot.com/2014/07/challenge-35-anything-goes.html
This is a great way to make pretty and cute Christmas cards that your friends and family will enjoy.
This week I did Week 2; theme; words and Week 35; theme ; anything goes.
Here are my cards:

Joyce