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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

May update

Happy Spring to all. We are starting the spring and summer season here in Texas. Mother's Day was celebrated with my daughter, grandson, and granddaughter and friends. We enjoyed dinner at Carrabra's Italian Restaurant. It was fun as always.


Most of you know I am a Texan, born and raised in Texas. I am one of many that have discovered and love the Redbird Designs for Cross Stitch. I have also found another stitcher that has the same love for cross stitch design. Stitches from The Heart Shop in San Antonio, Texas carries the designs.
Since Stitches from The Heart lost their website, the Redbird Designs have been hard to view. Therefore, Honeybee from the http://thecopperfox.blogspot.com/ has created a Redbird Design catalog. Several stitchers including me, have sent her pictures and you can now view the catalog on her blog. http://thecopperfox.blogspot.com/.
I have just stitched one of the new designs "Texas Impressions". I put it on a tote bag for a gift for a sorority sister. She had requested a bluebonnet cross stitched design from me.
This was my start:
 Texas Impressions - Redbird Designs 2017

This past month seems to have gone to quickly without a lot of stitching.
I have managed to stitch on a couple although.
    When Cardinals Appear – Blackberry Lane Designs
I love this design
     Sarah’s “S”-Jim Shore from the Book of Monograms
 I am stitching this for my niece who requested it in shades of Brown.
Texas summer is started to get a little warm, so inside or in the shade will mean more stitching time.
See you next Time.
Joyce
 
 

Sunday, April 23, 2017

blog update-Tax Deadline is in the books.

Good morning to all friends in cross stitching and hobby land
I am now able to relax and stitch and do other crafts without being really tired. As I work for a
CPA, tax time is our busiest of the year. I have done a little stitching and finished even in the busy time.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Happy Spring and update on stitching and family and friends.

It is the start of Spring and the bluebonnets and Texas wildflowers are blooming. Always a pretty sight.
It is also tax time, so I am very busy at work. My stitching time has been cut, but I have been able to put a few stitches in a few of my rotation pieces.
    “Gingerbread Cookie” Ornament -#10  2012 Ornament Series-Littlehouse Needleworks
       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
The boot is finished now to finish it into an ornament to go with the bluebonnets.
        Sarah’s “S”-Jim Shore
I am stitching the letter S for my niece who asked for it in shades of brown.
1.     What is a Fireman? Art Venture (Birthday gift-Jeff)
It is now hanging on the wall and enjoyed.
Enjoy your day.
Joyce
 
 

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.
Joyce
 
 








 

 
  


 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 
 

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 http://victorianmottosamplershoppe.blogspot.com/2017/01/another-primitive-floss-club-give-away.html
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

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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.
Joyce