Monday, February 20, 2017

February blog post

Hello all, hope you have had a great month with lots of stitching time. I have found time for a little stitching this month. My first goal was to finish What is a Fireman! by Art Venue for my daughter's friend's birthday. The birthday was Feb 9th and yea I did get it finished and framed in time for his birthday.

I was able to put a few stitches in several of my WIPs as well
     “March Winds 2015  Doodle – Blueladie Designs
 July ”Larkspur ”  Flower Of The Month series– Ellen Maurer Stroh
     November Weather Poems-Sue Cook-Britian’s #1 Crossstitch Magazine-2000 issues
 Christmas Animals – Heaven And Earth

N Needle - Stitcher’s  Alphabet – Brookes Books 

August Baseball Snowman- Snowman Series–Vermillion-
KYKS Forum hosted by Cathryn and Iris has a Bingo game each month. I won it January. The winner of the last game calls the new game and sends the prize. I received all the goodies in the picture. Wow.

I had a nice Valentine Day. My daughter and granddaughter treated me with a container of chocolate covered strawberries and my granddaughter gave a bouquet of yellow roses.
 My niece Sarah, has asked me stitch her initial "S" for her. I found a nice one in Jim Shore, Mill Hill Monograms book. I have changed the colors to shades of brown that she asked for. This is my next goal to finish, soon I hope.
I enjoyed my sorority's(Beta Sigma Phi) Valentine Ball the Crown Plaza, Houston, TX
on Saturday, Feb. 18th.
Several of us stay the night after the dinner and dance at the hotel and have breakfast together.
My camera was acting up so my pictures were not very good. I will be getting others later, but here are a couple. That is me standing in the Purple.

Have a great week and enjoy life.







Sunday, January 22, 2017

A New Year of new beginnings with a blog update.

2017, a new year with new beginnings. January started with my birthday celebrations. Wow, I am now 77 and am blessed with good health, family and friends. My daughter, grandson, and granddaughter treated me to a nice dinner at Café Express.

January continued with lunch with my Lamar Consolidated High School class of '58 classmates and friends at Olive Garden. My class has a get to gather every other month.
I am even stitching this January, too. My daughter's friend is a firemen and has asked me to stitch something for him. I had What is a Fireman? Art Venture in my stash and so that is what I am stitching. His Birthday is Feb. 9th, wish me luck to finish it on time.
I have also put a few stitches in other WIPs in my rotation.
    Snowman and Friends Christmas Stocking – Gold Collection Kit
 “July” Calendar Girl Series-Little House Needleworks
 “Texas Cowboy Boot”–The 12 Days of Texas Christmas Series -Redbird Designs
      “Main Street Station” #2 Hometown Holiday Series-Little House Needleworks
        “April Robin” The Button Up Birdies #3- by Cathy Jean-The Victoria Sampler
     When Cardinals Appear – Blackberry Lane Designs
     Sarah’s “S”-Jim Shore My niece, Sarah found the picture of the W and asked me to stitch her a letter S. So I found the Jim Shore books of letters and am changing the color from red to shades of Brown.
     “Gingerbread Cookie” Ornament -#10  2012 Ornament Series-Littlehouse Needleworks
Thanks it for this time. Wishing lots of time for stitching and enjoying whatever life throws your way. Joyce

Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe new give a way

Another Primitive Floss Club give-away, enter now! check it out at
It's always fun to share with my followers and I know how much you all love the give-aways....who doesn't like presents? LOL

I just gave one month free to one of my three floss clubs. You can join at any time during the month.
Lets give another month free in the Primitive Floss Club Limited Editions (dyed special each month for this club and available no where else) to one lucky winner. A box of 12 skeins, 20 yards each, lots of soft antique colors to do samplers or primitive stitching. A $29.00 value.

Thursday, January 5, 2017

victorianmottosamplershoppe New Year Give a way
Primitive Floss Club give-away, enter now!
Lets start the New Year with a give-away! Is there any better way to start than with some Primitive Limited Edition floss????
Lets give one month free in the Primitive Floss Club to one lucky winner. A box of 12 skeins, 20 yards each, lots of soft antique colors to do samplers or primitive stitching. A $29.00 value.

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Happy New Year and end of 2016

Happy New Year to all, wishing the best of everything in 2017, including many hours of stitching. As we come to a close for 2016, my life is filled with family and friends. Stitchery time found me finishing 59 items in 2016 which included many gifts and ornaments for exchanges. I have the items listed on my side bar, but here is a picture of them.
I will continue my rotation of 15 WIPs for 2017. This includes several series which I am making progress. The list is on the side, but here is a picture. I have included pictures of the completed pieces in the series I am stitching.
My office lunch hosted by my boss was enjoyed at Taste of Texas in Houston
My sorority chapter had our Christmas meeting and enjoyed by all
I had a wonderful Christmas with family. Christmas Eve enjoyed with my daughter, grandson, granddaughter and my daughter's friend and his three girls.

Christmas morning, Santa had come and gifts were enjoyed.


Christmas afternoon was enjoyed at my Nephew's new home with is family

Have a wonderful 2017 enjoying whatever life throws your way.
Wishing many hours of stitching too.

Monday, December 12, 2016

Victorian Motto Sampler's last give a way for the 12 days of christmas

The 12th day of Christmas! What a fun time it has been telling you what the gifts will be.....and today I have a great gift to give away. I know how much everyone loves it will be floss...some of the Ultimate Collection, a few Limited Editions and a few Primitives....and there will also be some sampler charts in this great package! I will put together a nice selection for one lucky winner. Nancy at Victorian Motto Sampler is a great lady to do these nice give a ways.

Sunday, December 11, 2016

victorianmottosamplershoppe eleventh-day-of-christmas-give-away.

On the Eleventh Day of Christmas I thought I would give away 25 skeins, 20 yards each, 500 yards of floss from the Primitive Collection! I will pick a beautiful selection for one lucky winner.
This will stich lots of beautiful designs, primitive or not. They look great on samplers....which I love.

Saturday, December 10, 2016

On the Tenth Day of Christmas I am giving two gift certificates, each $30, as I will draw two names from the box. Twice the fun! Each lucky winner will be able to tell me what they would like from my ebay store or one free mont in The Floss Club!.