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Friday, July 1, 2016

Best Friend Give-away, Christmas in July !@ Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe.

Nancy is at it again: Best Friend Give-away, enter now! Christmas in July!!
I like to have a Christmas in July give-away....or two, so stay tuned for more. One of my favorite give-aways is my Best Friend gift. You enter...and I send a present to your best friend!
Check it out at Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe.
 

Monday, June 27, 2016

The Woodland Collection floss give-away, enter now! Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe

The Woodland Collection floss give-away, enter now!
I always have fun putting together new collections because I know I am going to give one away! This set of Wild Strawberries, Blueberries, Elderberries, Wild Grapevines, Hickory Nuts, Wild Acorns, Wild Honey, Wild Grapevines....etc.......was fun to dye and fun to put a collection together. LOTS of variegation in half of these colors. Like the shading in the wild grapevines in the woods, all different shades on the vines. And the same with wild berries as they start to ripen. Many different shades in one bunch.
Primitive and any other type of stitching...you will love this set.
All boxes have 12 skeins, 20 yards each.

check it out at: Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe


Sunday, June 26, 2016

Blog Update

Good morning, hope all of you are having a good start of summer.
It has been really hot, in the 90s everyday, with a rain shower here and there.
I have been making progress on my WIPs, even finishing another greeting card and another ornament, while watching the Houston Astros win and win. They have really improved this year.
 “Texas, ropin’ and ridin’”–The 12 Days of Texas Christmas Series -Redbird Designs.
   Now I have 6 of the 12 completed.
  August Summer  2014 Doodle – Blueladie Designs
   This is the completed one made into a greeting card.
   June ”Wild Roses”  Flower Of The Month series– Ellen Maurer Stroh-
 Christmas Animals – Heaven And Earth
  “L” Lace - Stitcher’s  Alphabet – Brookes Book
                 Ready for the beads.

 Six Little Cardinals” Ornament -#6  2012 Ornament Series-Littlehouse Needleworks
Here are some of the rodeo pictures of Anna pole bending and barrel racing.






Enjoy your week.
Joyce
 
 

Saturday, June 18, 2016

June Blog Update

It has been a busy June so far for me. Last weekend, I attended the Beta Sigma Phi(an international friends sorority) State convention at Moody Gardens in Galveston, TX. There were 100 + ladies in attendance. A lot of fun, food, and friendship. It had an Hawaiian theme with one activity of decorating flip flops.



Then on Wednesday, I left with my daughter and Granddaughter to go to Gonzales, TX for the YRA youth rodeo finals. It is always fun to watch her and all the youth. She had some great rounds and the there were some that were not as good, but she had fun. She was competing with 50 others girls  in her age bracket. She ended up in 18th place all around. Here is one of my favorite pictures of her and Cochise getting ready for pole bending.
After all the flooding we have had, the Brazos is slowing going down and life is getting back to normal. Now the weather is getting hot, hot, and hotter. Now is the time is stay in and stitch. I have completed a couple of pieces and made progress on others. Here are the pictures.
 “My House” #1 Hometown Holiday Series-Little House Needworks
       Texas Ropin’ and Ridin’ The 12 Days of Texas Christmas Series -Redbird Designs
                          Now to finish it into an ornament and add it to the other 5 that I have completed.
                            The Texas Fabric is my backing for the ornaments.
       June ”Wild Roses”  Flower Of The Month series– Ellen Maurer Stroh-

  1.     July Summer 2014 Doodle – Blueladie Designs

       July Cowboy Snowman- Snowman Series–Vermillion-

       “Six Little Cardinals” Ornament -#6  2012 Ornament Series-Littlehouse Needleworks

 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

 
Cross Stitched School Buses by Jeanette Crews Designs, Inc insert for a 12" clear ruler..
This is the second item I have now stitched for my friends church bazaar in the fall.
       “Meg March” from Little Women-Brookes Books
             Colors are so pretty.

 The Button Up Birdies #2, February Whiskey Jack, by Cathy Jean-The Victoria Sampler
       “Christmas Angel“ #4  Heavenly Host set-(4)-Joan Elliott The Utimate Cross Stitch Collection 2011 

Have a great week and still cool.
Joyce
 
 
 

Monday, June 13, 2016

Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe, Star Spangled Banner Floss give-away

Nancy at Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe, Star Spangled Banner Floss give-away.
Fresh from the dye pot I have some beautiful reds, blues, golds, whites, etc. Perfect for some Star Spangled stitching!
Perfect for a give-away! I even put together a few charms and buttons to go with it. A shiny gold flag, an antiqued gold flag, two red, white and blue buttons, a red heart and a red wooden apple button
 
Check it out.

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Patchwork Quilt Floss Collection give-away by Victorian Motto Sampler shoppe

Patchwork Quilt Floss Collection give-away, enter now! Check it out at Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe.

June Blog Update

At last the Brazos River here in Fort Bend County, Texas is going down. The highest was 54.81 and it is now down to 52.19ft. Flood stage is 45ft, so you can see way we have had so many flooded roads and neighborhoods. My neighborhood levy has held and we have not had any street or area flooding, thank goodness. Here is our main bridge over the Brazos River now and what it usually looks like.
Thanks for all the nice words, prayers, and concerns.
Since, I stayed in a lot, I have been stitching away. I have stitched on several of my 15 rotation this last couple of weeks, yea. Here is the progress on my WIPs;
Snowman and Friends Christmas Stocking – Gold Collection Kit
               A kit is not my favorite to stitch, but I put a few stitches each time it comes up in my rotation and I will finish it someday.

        “June” Calendar Girl Series-Littlehouse Needleworks
This is a favorite series of mine. I have made pillows with several of the months.
 Texas, ropin’ and ridin’”–The 12 Days of Texas Christmas Series -Redbird Designs
Another favorite, as this will made the sixth one of the 12 to stitch
 “My House” #1 Hometown Holiday Series-Little House Needworks
Again, another favorite series. This is my third of 11 that has been designed so far. Dianne from Littlehouse Needworks says that she will keep designing for this series as long as she has ideas. yea.
       “Meg March” from Little Women-Brookes Books
What pretty colors these designs have. I am stitching the four women for my niece who loves them.

 The Button Up Birdies #2, February Whiskey Jack, by Cathy Jean-The Victoria Sampler
This will be the fifth bird I am stitching in this series.
       Christmas Animals – Heaven And Earth
This has a lot of confetti stitches, slow but sure I will finish stitching it.
 
  “L” Lace - Stitcher’s  Alphabet – Brookes Book
This is being stitched on an afghan. I am down to a little white background and then the beading.
Ruler with School Bus by Jeanette Crews Designs, Inc.
I forgot to take a progress picture, but I am now stitching on the third bus.
I am stitching some items for a friend's church bazaar in the fall and this is one of them.
Have a good week and enjoy life.
Joyce
 

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Happy Memorial Day and Blug Update

I'm back and it has been a long April and May for me. Now with tax season over(I work for a CPA), college graduation, my daughter's birthday, Mother's Day, and life, I can stitch on a regular schedule again. Another of my hobbies is making greeting cards and that has came me busy in April and May. I am now back stitching on my 15 cross stitch pieces rotation and have even finished a few items.. Here are my pictures of the completed and WIPs since my last post.
by Cathy Jean-The Victoria Sampler  January Tree Sparrow- The Button Up Birdies #2,

  “Ding Dong Merrily on High” Ornament -#5  2012 Ornament Series-Littlehouse Needleworks

These are three Button Up Birdies I have stitched.
1.     July “Patriotic Flowers” 2014 Doodle – Blueladie Designs I use the doodles to make greeting cards.

This was stitched earlier, but finished into a pillow in April for my niece's birthday.
1.     Ruler with School Bus by Jeanette Crews Designs, Inc.
I am stitching a few items for a friend's Church Bazaar in the fall. One lady donated the items and I am helping stitch them. Also, talked another stitching friend in helping me.
1.      “June” Calendar Girl Series-Littlehouse Needleworks

    Snowman and Friends Christmas Stocking – Gold Collection Kit

     “My House” #1 Hometown Holiday Series-Little House Needworks

1.     “Meg March” from Little Women-Brookes Books

Christmas Animals – Heaven And Earth
 “L” Lace - Stitcher’s  Alphabet – Brookes Book

“Christmas Angel“ #4  Heavenly Host set-(4)-Joan Elliott The Utimate Cross Stitch Collection 2011 
June ”Wild Roses”  Flower Of The Month series– Ellen Maurer Stroh
July Cowboy Snowman- Snowman Series–Vermillion-Stitched  
1.     October  Weather Poems-Sue Cook-Britian’s #1 Crossstitch Magazine-2000 issues

My granddaughter went to her first high school prom. She is a very pretty young lady. Of my daughter and I had to get in a picture.
We celebrated my daughter's 45th birthday at a Crawfish Boil. What fun.
I was my great niece's stand in Grandmother at her Texas A&M College graduation. My sister, her grandmother passed away in 2010. My brother in law, her grandfather and of course her Mother, my niece. She is starting her new career June 1st with a marking firm in Dallas, TX. We are so excited for her.
OK, I am now up to today.
Soon you next week.