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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Blog Update of WIPs progress

 
I stayed in after work this past week out of the heat and rain and stitched. I finished another Flower of the Month series– Ellen Maurer Stroh-
June ”Wild Roses” 
 I have stitched these so far made two into pillows.


     “Santa” Sled Head-Foxwood Crossngs
The first of several I will stitch for gifts
 A row of colorful flowers on a hand towel.
This is another piece for my friend Church fall bazaar.
 “M” Measure - Stitcher’s  Alphabet – Brookes Book
 My afghan A-L
 Christmas Animals – Heaven And Earth
       October “Halloween”  2014 Doodle – Blueladie Designs

A picture of my granddaughter(third from the end) receiving her prize(a saddle pad) from the August rodeo. She got 3rd in Pole bending
 This is the group of great youth that took part in the August youth rodeo.
That's it for this week, see you next week.


 

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Blog Update with stitching progress and youth rodeo news.

I made progress on several WIPs and completed some. I have also entered my Redbirds by Marie Barber in the Texas State Fair held in Dallas Texas. You enter it in August and then judging begins the week of Aug 15. You are then told if you received a ribbon and made the fair exhibit. If you don't, then it comes back to you and not displayed at the fair. Wish me luck.  I made a wreath using the Texas ornaments by Redbird designs and donated it to the Fort Bend County Youth Rodeo for the silent auction this past weekend. My granddaughter, Anna, is part of this group. She competed in the Queen completion and got 3rd runner up. Then she made the finals and got 3rd in pole bending. A great weekend for her. I am one proud Grandmother as well as MOM.
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 “June” Calendar Girl Series-Littlehouse Needleworks
     Hand Towel with Flower Design
 March House Finch The Button Up Birdies #3- by Cathy Jean-The Victoria Sampler
Another start for my bird wreath.
      Snowman and Friends Christmas Stocking – Gold Collection Kit

     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


Friday, August 5, 2016

Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe Birthday give a way

Nancy at http://victorianmottosamplershoppe.blogspot.com/
Come celebrate my Birthday with me give-away, enter now!
Roses are red,
   Violets are blue,
      When it is my Birthday,
          I will share it with you!

 

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Update at the end of July

Good morning everyone. Hope you are staying cool and dry. It is still in the 90s daily with a few rain showers in the afternoon. It has been a good time for me to stay inside and stitch and craft.
I finished a couple of items and made progress on other WIPs in my rotation. Here there are:
         September  “Here Comes Fall” 2014 Doodle – Blueladie Designs
                  These are a few of the ones I have made into greeting. As I need a card I put a saying and a small bow on it and a verse inside and it is ready to mail
     “Christmas Angel“ #4  Heavenly Host set-(4)-Joan Elliott The Utimate Cross Stitch Collection 2011
  I now the set of 4 stitched and plan to use them for Christmas cards this year.

I saw a neat way to display ornaments and have give it a try with
     The Button Up Birdies by Cathy Jean-The Victoria Sampler
They are: November Chickadee, January Tree Sparrow, December Cardinal,
Robin(in JCS ornament issue 2010) and February Whiskey Jack
I have room for a few more. I  have started stitching the next one.
     June ”Wild Roses”  Flower Of The Month series– Ellen Maurer Stroh-
I have started stitching the borders and can see the finish line.
What pretty colors for this one.
 July Cowboy Snowman- Snowman Series–Vermillion-
     Stitching on the hat and it will be stitched.

 This is a small hand towel that I am stitching a row of colorful flowers on.
This is one of the pieces for my friends fall bazaar.
       “Hot Cocoa” Ornament -#7   2012 Ornament Series-Littlehouse Needleworks

       October  Weather Poems-Sue Cook-Britian’s #1 Crossstitch Magazine-2000 issues

On my way to see "Wicked" at Hobby Center, Houston TX with my niece. She gave me a ticket for a Christmas gift last Christmas. Looking forward to it.
Stay cool and see you next week.
Joyce
 
 
 

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.