Sunday, September 27, 2015

Saturday, September 26, 2015

update on stitching and life.

The last two weeks have been really busy with work, family, youth rodeos, stitching, and helping get ready for our Fort Bend County Fair and Rodeo here in Texas. I have been able to go to most of the YRA and Texas High School rodeos since the new season started the first of September and watch my 15 year old granddaughter ride and compete. She will ride and compete in the rodeo at the fair tonight. I volunteer in the Open Adult (Creative Arts) Building. We took entries on Wed and Thursday with judging being Thursday afternoon. I of course enter some of my work. Here are pictures of before, during and after the judging of the setup. The fair started on Friday and will go thru Oct 4. Of course, I enter a few items. I won a rosette and blue ribbon on a collection of my handmade cards and  blue ribbon on a set of monthly calendars in the Arts and Crafts division, a blue ribbon on my first pair of glasses(from 1946) in the antiques division, 5 blue ribbons in the Holiday division, and 4 blue ribbons in Needlework and Cross stitch division. Here are some pictures I have taken so far.

I also have done a little stitching on a couple of WIPs and have started Wine Glass by Mill Hill. I want to do several of the Wine Glass for gifts.
     “Remember The Alamo”–The 12 Days of Texas Christmas Series -Redbird Designs.
1.      “May Calendar Girl Series-Littlehouse Needleworks
  1.     October  Weather Poems-Sue Cook-Britian’s #1 Crossstitch Magazine-2000 issues
 1.     Snowman and Friends Christmas Stocking – Gold Collection Kit
Wine Glass Mill Hill
I also finished stitching Texas Signs of Spring, Redbird Designs and will put it on a pillow, picture next week.
More pictures of the fair next week.

Friday, September 25, 2015

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Monday, September 14, 2015

Weekly Update

Fall in the air and football season has started. Youth rodeo season has began too. Sat, I was able to g and enjoy the first YRA youth rodeo in Edna, TX. Anna did good in Barrels , poles, and straight barrels Then Sunday was the first for the year of the Texas High School Rodeos. Again, she has started out at a good pace.
I finished stitching the Texas Signs of Spring, now to put it on a pillow. It will be a Birthday gift for my niece. Also, stitched on several of my WIPs.
1.     “Christmas Angel“ #3 Heavenly Host-Collection(4)-Joan Elliott 

 Christmas Animals – Heaven And Earth
 February Love  2014  Doodle Greeting Card-Blueladie Designs
 July Cowboy Snowman- Snowman Series–Vermillion
  “J” Japanese Emproidery-Stitcher’s  Alphabet – BrookesBook
 May “Lily of the Valley” Flower Of The Month series– Ellen Maurer Stroh-
  1.     “Quarker Birds” Ornament -#32012 Ornament Series-Littlehouse Needleworks

  1.     Texas Signs of Spring #2 – Redbird Designs

Enjoy the week.

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Monday, September 7, 2015

Weekly Update

This past week was a slow week of stitching. It seems life events with family and friends and work came before stitching. I did manage extra stitching on Texas Signs of Spring, which will be a birthday gift Oct. 5. We celebrated my GS 21st Birthday on Sept  3 and 4th. Here are my pictures for the week.“Sleepy Kittens” – Sunset Kit
1.     Texas Signs of Spring #2 – Redbird Designs
15    “These Boots Are Made for Walkin” – Bobbie G
 This will be a Christmas Gift for my cowgirl granddaughter.
Here are a few pictures of my GS's 21st Birthday Party
Of course, I am one proud grandmother.
 Friends enjoying good friendship
 One proud Mom
 Little sister and cousin enjoying the party.
Have a good week

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Weekly Update

Another good week for stitching. Completed one and made progress on several of my WIPs in my 15 item rotation. School has started for most. My granddaughter, Anna, has started her sophomore year in high school. She is growing up, becoming a neat young adult. She will start Texas High School Rodeo in a couple of weeks. The two rodeo pictures are from the summer series)It is fun watching my two grandkids grow up. Christopher will turn 21 Sept 3.(birthday pictures next week)

Here are my stitching for the past week
1.     “April” Calendar Girl Series-Littlehouse Needleworks
Will make a small pillow with it.
  1.     June  Weather Poems-Sue Cook-Britian’s #1 Crossstitch Magazine-2000 issues
 Planning to make a birthday calendar with this series. Only have 8 to go.
1.     “Quarker Birds” Ornament -#3 - 2012 Ornament Series-Littlehouse Needleworks
  1.     “Remember The Alamo” ornament –The 12 Days of Texas Christmas Series -Redbird Designs.
1.     Snowman and Friends Christmas Stocking – Gold Collection Kit
  1.     Texas Signs of Spring #2 – Redbird Designs
I will start stitching on this one a little every day now as it is a birthday gift for my great niece Oct.
  1.     “Toy Store” #4 Hometown Holiday Series-Little House Needworks
This is a real neat series. This is my second one in the series.
That's it for this week. Have a great week.