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Sunday, September 25, 2016

Blog Update Sunday September 25th

The last two weeks have been really busy with work, family and life in general. I did get some stitching done as well. I volunteer in the Creative Arts Department at our Fort Bend County Fair and it started on Sept 24 and will go until Oct. 2. We had check in and judging Wed and Thursday before the fair opened. Here are my pictures. I won 7 blue ribbons and 5 red ribbons(cross stitch, holiday, arts and crafts and antique, a good year for me. I entered my Mother's Bible which was given to her by my Father for her birthday in 1944. She passed away in 2005 at the age of 87.














Here is the WIPs I have made progress on the last two weeks.
     “July” Calendar Girl Series-Littlehouse Needleworks
       “Texas Cowboy Boot”–The 12 Days of Texas Christmas Series -Redbird Designs.

       “Main Street Station” #2 Hometown Holiday Series-Little House Needworks
 
       March House Finch The Button Up Birdies #3- by Cathy Jean-The Victoria Sampler
          ready to finish into a pillow ornament and add to my wreath.
This picture was in our Local paper, The Fort Bend Herald.
I won a blue ribbon on it.
    “Beth  March” from Little Women-Brookes Books
 This is called Christmas Candy by Sue Hillis. This is a PIF pattern that I have received and will PIF to someone next week.
Also, enjoyed an evening with my Beta Sigma Phil sisters.
 
Hope you have enjoyed this weeks blog as I have enjoyed sharing it with you.
 
 

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Monday, September 12, 2016

Blog updated with finish and framed finish

I stitched a lot on Jo Little Women Series by Brookes Books this past week, so my niece could get it framed while her Michaels 70% coupon was still good. She just picked up Meg and what a pretty frame she chose. The framer at Michaels was so thrilled to be able to frame this series.

Next to stitch is "Beth"
I did get stitched a little progress on other WIPs this past week.
     “It is Snow Cold” Ornament -#8  2012 Ornament Series-Littlehouse Needleworks
  
     Snowman and Friends Christmas Stocking – Gold Collection Kit
   October  Weather Poems-Sue Cook-Britian’s #1 Crossstitch Magazine-2000 issues
I also finished stitching a kitchen towel for my friends Church fall bazaar.
The design is a Thanksgiving design from Blueladie Designs.
I also took part in an unfinished ornament exchange in the Friendly Stitchers Group. We stitched something and sent it to a partner with the finishing fabric. This is how I finished the one (Friendship Quilt) I received from Mary and the one I stitched(a fall theme) and sent to her.

That's it for this week.
Have a great week.
Joyce
 
 
 
 
 

Monday, September 5, 2016

Bog update with WIPs and family and friends.

I made progress on several of my WIPS including new starts this past week.
Christmas Animals – Heaven And Earth
  “M” Measure - Stitcher’s  Alphabet – Brookes Book
       July ”Larkspur ”  Flower Of The Month series– Ellen Maurer Stroh-

       “It is Snow Cold” Ornament -#8  2012 Ornament Series-Littlehouse Needleworks
Fabric and floss ready for me to begin this ornament.
       October “Halloween”  2014 Doodle – Blueladie Designs

       Thanksgiving 2014 Doodle Kitchen Towel-Blueladie Design

 August Baseball Snowman- Snowman Series–Vermillion-Stitched  
New start on the next one in the series.
       “Jo  March” from Little Women-Brookes Books
The skirt is finished. My niece is so looking forward to the second one in the series.

I volunteer in the Creative Arts Department at our Fort Bend County Fair Sept 25-Oct 3 as well as enter some of my cross stitch and handmade cards. We had our annual get together coffee and these are the pictures that were in our local paper.

I entered my Cardinal picture in the Texas State Fair, but didn't place, at least I tried.
My grandson, Christopher turned 22 on Sept 3 and we had a family dinner. Of course I created a special birthday card for him. The verse fits him really well.






Have a wonderful Labor Day and a great week.
Joyce
 

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Blog update with completed pieces.

The last two weeks here in Texas has been hot and rainy. This has been a good time to stay in and stitch. I have also gotten two more ornaments finished and my next snowman framed.
Here they are:
Santa Claus and Mrs. Santa Sled ornaments
Foxwood Crossings. 
     “Texas Bluebonnet”–The 12 Days of Texas Christmas Series -Redbird Designs.
 “Hot Cocoa” Ornament -#7   2012 Ornament Series-Littlehouse Needleworks
     July Cowboy Snowman- Snowman Series–Vermillion

Here is my progress on WIPs I stitched on:
“Main Street Station” #2 Hometown Holiday Series-Little House Needworks
       October  Weather Poems-Sue Cook-Britian’s #1 Crossstitch Magazine-2000 issues
Stitching the border and add the verse and it is finished.
       Snowman and Friends Christmas Stocking – Gold Collection Kit

        “July” Calendar Girl Series-Littlehouse Needleworks

       March House Finch The Button Up Birdies #3- by Cathy Jean-The Victoria Sampler

       “Jo  March” from Little Women-Brookes Books

  Thanksgiving 2014 Doodle Kitchen Towel-Blueladie

I have also won a couple of charts that are now in my to do stash.
Three Gables by The Cricket Collection
English Roses by Nora Corbert.

My Granddaughter, Anna, started her junior year. She is really growing up, still my sweet little girl.

Of course, we celebrated National Dog Day this past week
 
I also enjoyed a Beginning Day luncheon with my sorority (Beta Sigma Phi) ladies. We take the summer off and start again in August.
We are all very young at Heart.
That's is for this week. Have a wonderful week.
Joyce