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Sunday, July 24, 2016

Blog Update

Summer time is here in Texas. It is still in the 90s every day with a little rain shower here and there.
I just heard thunder but haven't seen any rain yet. We could use a drop or two.
I still finding time to get some stitching done every day and have completed two pieces this past week. 
     The Button Up Birdies #2, February Whiskey Jack, by Cathy Jean-The Victoria Sampler

I saw a wreath like this with ornaments on it and thought my birds would look good on one.
I just have them laying on it because I am still stitching more birds.
 
.     Kitchen Towel with Poinsettia by The Prairie Schooler. This is a freebie on their website.
This is the 3rd item I have stitched for my friend's church fall bazaar.
Made some progress on several of my WIPS this last week
Texas Bluebonnet”–The 12 Days of Texas Christmas Series -Redbird Designs.
       “Main Street Sttion” #2 Hometown Holiday Series-Little House Needworks
       
       “Jo  March” from Little Women-Brookes Books

 Christmas Animals – Heaven And Earth
 “M” Measure - Stitcher’s  Alphabet – Brookes Book
Also, enjoy a summer lunch with my sorority ladies.
Have a great week , stay cool, safe and stitch and craft,
Joyce
 

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Hello from Texas with a Blog Update

Hello from hot and dry Texas. First, June brought us rain with flooding and now in July we are having 90 degrees daily with no rain. With it being so hot, it is a good time to stay in and stitch and craft. I have completed another ornament that will be gifted to me and made progress on other WIPs.
  “Six Little Cardinals” Ornament -#6  2012 Ornament Series-Littlehouse Needleworks
   The background fabric is what I used for the back of the pillow ornament.

 July Cowboy Snowman- Snowman Series–Vermillion-
       October  Weather Poems-Sue Cook-Britian’s #1 Crossstitch Magazine-2000 issues

  Snowman and Friends Christmas Stocking – Gold Collection Kit

 “June” Calendar Girl Series-Littlehouse Needleworks
      Poinsettia – The Prairie Schooler, Inc.(freebie on their website.) This is being stitched on a kitchen towels

I have also being trying out markers and colored pencils on greeting cards. I got a rose stamp that I really like. So here are my first attempt with the stamp, markers and pencils. I always leave room for what ever occasion I am using the card for.
I also have to show off some pictures of my granddaughter(16) who received her Lone Star degree at the Texas State FFA convention in Dallas, Tx this past week. What a great group of kids. Her Mother was able to attend to see it.
 Mr. T(as he is called) is the ag teacher at Anna's Foster High School, Richmond, TX



Also enjoy our Lamar Consolidated High School Class of '58 every other month lunch.
We had 15 classmates, spouses and friends join us.
I think we look pretty good, as we all are in our middle 70's and very young at heart.
 
 
Have a great week and stay cool and safe with a lot stitching and crafting.
 
 
 
 


Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Sunday, July 10, 2016

July Blog Update

Hello, hope all of you are staying cool and safe this summer. Here in Texas, the days are in the high 90s, with a few showers here and there. It is a good time to stay inside and stitch and craft to your hearts content. I am only working 3 days a week now and since I live with my daughter, I have a little more time to stitch. I did complete a couple of my WIPs and made progress on several other WIPs
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    “Meg March” from Little Women-Brookes Books This will be given to my niece and she will have it framed. She is excited to receive the set. Next is Jo March.


“L” Lace - Stitcher’s  Alphabet – Brookes Book-Stitched A-L
I am stitching the Alphabet on an afghan
 

The Button Up Birdies #2, February Whiskey Jack, by Cathy Jean-The Victoria Sampler
 Christmas Animals – Heaven And Earth
 Christmas Angel“ #4  Heavenly Host set-(4)-Joan Elliott The Utimate Cross Stitch Collection 2011 
 
Kitchen Towel , stitching a Poinsettia design– The Prairie Schooler, Inc.
This design is a freebie on their website.

Here are a few cards that I have created.

Stay cool, see you next week.
Joyce
 

Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe's Christmas in July

Nancy at Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe's Christmas in July. Favorite Things Give-away! Enter now!
Yes it is time for your Favorite Things Give-away. Not my favorites...yours! You tell me your favorite colors for floss.....fabrics (linen or aida), tell me if you like finishing trims. Do you like Quaker patterns or samplers? Do you have a favorite chart of mine that you would like? Tell me your favorites and I will send you a surprise package of goodies for Christmas in July!
 
Check it out.

Friday, July 8, 2016

Primitive Merry Christmas and Jingle as Ye Give a way Victorian Motto Sampler shoppe.

Check Nancy at Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe .


Primitive Merry Christmas and Jingle as Ye Enter give-away, enter now!
As I continue with Christmas in July, this give-away will be for two charts of mine. Jingle as Ye Enter, Jingle as Ye go which makes an adorable door hanger or wall hanging. It also comes with a free ornament pack. The birds are holding small brass bells hanging from a piece of floss in their beaks. I display mine every Christmas. As a companion chart I made a primitive Merry Christmas chart called Decorating the Tree. Cute little birds decorating this tree and as a bonus for both charts I am including all the over dyed floss and bells! These are some of my best sellers for that reason. It comes with all the instructions and pictures for a simple...yes very simple, finish. No hand sewing it closed when you  as Ye Enter give-away, enter now!
 

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Christmas in July Necessaire give-away!! at Victorian Motto Sampler shoppe

Christmas in July Necessaire give-away!! Enter now!
I love Christmas.....in December, in July....I love to give presents all year long. It's always fun to do the Christmas in July give-aways....so lets give away a necessaire to one lucky winner. If we have over 200 entries I will give away a second one.
****These are hand made by me and filled with trims, felt needle pages, large pin, button bag with charms and buttons, etc.

Lots of color choices....The Giving Quilt makes a beautiful necessaire......but I also love the Williamsburg Sampler fabric (I have it in browns, multi and blues).....and then the REDS!!!! My favorite color of course. The brown floral is the most antique looking pattern I think I have......so many choices! I will let the winner select on the day of the drawing.

Sunday, July 3, 2016

Happy 4th of July Weekend

Happy 4th of July Weekend. Wishing everyone a safe and fun 4th of July. The weather here in Texas is hot and hot. It is in the 90s every day with rain showers here and there. It has been a good time to stay in and stitch and craft.
I received a RAK in the mail on Friday from Kim M. She is celebrating her 60th birthday by sending out RAK to other stitchers. What a wonderful idea! She also has a great blog http://WisdomwithNeedleandThread.blogspot.com Thanks Kim M. This is what I received
She used the horse theme for me as she knows I enjoy watching my granddaughter ride.
The little box is hand painted by her with horseshoes and the top is crossstitched. I love all she sent me and will put it to get use.

I am trying a new technique for me in making handmade greeting cards. I am trying the blending effect with markers. My first try turned out ok, but I am hoping to improve with time. I had bought a card that I loved and decided I wanted to try the idea. Here is my result along with the stamp and markers I used.

This is the two cards I made for my grandchildren to give their Mom on Mother's Day
I have also stitched on WIPs and completed another piece in my Hometown Holiday Series by LittleHouse Needleworks.
 The three that I have completed in the series are: My House, Toy Store and Sweet Shoppe.
Next to start is Main Street Station.
I made progress on the following WIPs
July Cowboy Snowman- Snowman Series–Vermillion
  1.     October  Weather Poems-Sue Cook-Britian’s #1 Crossstitch Magazine-2000 issues

     Snowman and Friends Christmas Stocking – Gold Collection Kit

       “June” Calendar Girl Series-Littlehouse Needleworks

  1.     “Texas Bluebonnet”–The 12 Days of Texas Christmas Series -Redbird Designs.

Have a great week and enjoy whatever life throws your way.
Joyce