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Monday, July 21, 2014

Weekly Update

Another fun week of Rodeos. Week started with the Monday night summer series, with Anna doing really good. Then Friday night we traveled to Livingston, TX for the Polk County Youth Rodeo and again Anna rode great. Sunday was the monthly rodeo at Rusty Spurs with Anna riding with the big girls as I say. Since she has only been riding a couple of years, she has made great improvement this year. Here are a couple of pictures from Monday night.

I also got some stitching done this past week. Here are my progress pictures of the WIPs I stitched on.
1.     Red Birds-Marie Barber-Just Cross Stitch Magazine Nov/Dec Issue 2011
Almost have the last big flower stitched.
  1.     Garden Of Joy-Friendly Stitchers Sal 2009 -completed  38 Squares Of 52
1.     Snowman and Friends Christmas Stocking – Gold Collection Kit
 
 Bluebonnet Blooms-Redbird Designs/
  1.      “February” Calendar Girl Series-Littlehouse Needleworks
 1.     Hat’s off to Y’all! Merry Christmas (March) Redbird Designs
This is one of the Texas 12 days of Christmas series
Have a great week.
 
 

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Christmas Card Challenge-Week 34

The Christmas Card Challenge is at Week 34. This theme this week is Inspiration Photo. Cardinals are one of my favorite birds and a great favorite of the winter season.
http://christmascardchallenges.blogspot.com/ is the website for the Christmas Card Challenge. Check it out. There are a lot of pretty cards being shown.
Week 2 and 22 I am still playing catch up
Week 33
 
Joyce

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Weekly Update

Summer is here in Southwest Texas. It has been in the 90s each day with thunder showers popping up here and there in the afternoons. My week has been good with my daughter and grandkids coming for dinner Thursday evening. I enjoy cooking in the crock pot and all I have to do is see, dinner's ready and they are here. My granddaughter had another great night of riding in the Youth Rodeo summer series. She is improving each week. Here are a couple of pictures from this past Monday night.


Also, our monthly stitch in on Saturday morning with 10 stitchers. We enjoy getting together once a month, with one of the ladies hosting it at her home.
This is my progress on some of my WIPs for the past week;
1.     Red Birds-Marie Barber-Just Cross Stitch Magazine Nov/Dec Issue 2011
 
1.     “Summer Water” Greeting Card- Blueladie Designs –
1.     “Christmas Angels“ #2 Heavenly Host” Collection(4)-Joan Elliott 
 April “Sweet Pea” Flower Of The Month series – Ellen Maurer Stroh
 June-Graduation Snowman- Snowman Series – Vermillion
  1.     Joy and Peace-#9 2011 Ornament series - LittleHouse Needleworks
1.     June  Weather Poems-Britian’s #1 Crossstitch Magazine
Have a great week and enjoy whatever life throws your way including a lot stitching
 
 

Christmas Card Challenges



I joined a group called http://christmascardchallenges.blogspot.com/ and enjoyed it very much. I am a little behind this year but plan to catch up and my family and friends enjoy receiving my cards.
Here are the ways from past week challenges and this week 33-Color combo.
 These cards were from Week 1-5-7-9-12-13-15-17-29-32
Joyce
 

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Joyce's July 10th 2014 Turtle Trot post

I am in a group called the Turtle Trot. We chose 10 pieces we are stitching on and then post our progress each 10th of the month. You can see the other's progress at Claudette's blog  http://bap-attack.blogspot.com/2014/07/trotting-time.html Here is my progress on WIPs and finishing items:
1.     Red Birds-Marie Barber-Just Cross Stitch Magazine Nov/Dec Issue 2011

1.     Christmas Animals – Heaven And Earth
  1.     Noel Table Runner - 2009 Sal-Novalee2.Com

1.     “G” -Stitcher’s  Alphabet – BrooksBook-Stitched A B C D E F
        I am stitching this alphabet on an afghan.
 
 
1.     “Christmas Angels“ #2 Heavenly Host” Collection(4)-Joan Elliott 
               I am stitching all 4 of the collections to be used on Christmas cards.

 
 
1.     “Summer Water” Greeting Card- Blueladie Designs – The designs are offered in the Blueladie newsletter each month. I am making the into greeting cards.
  Stitched  2013  Jan,  Feb, March, April, 2012 May


1.     April “Sweet Pea” Flower Of The Month series – Ellen Maurer Stroh-Stitched  Jan and Feb




       June-Graduation Snowman- Snowman Series – Vermillion- Stitched  Jan ,Mar, April, May,Nov, Dec

 
 
  1.   “Hallelujah” ornament-#8 2011 series LittleHouse Needleworks

  1.     June  Weather Poems-Britian’s #1 Crossstitch Magazine
I have stitched July, August, and September


 
That's it for this month. Wishing a lot stitching for everyone.
Joyce

Monday, July 7, 2014

Weekly Update

The holiday weekend is over and I hope all of you had a great 4th of July. My daughter and grandkids went on a vacation to Georgia, so I stayed inside and enjoyed 4 days of stitching and taking it easy. I watched the fireworks, New York and Houston, on TV. They were neat as always. I did make some progress on my WIPs. Here are my pictures of my progress.
1.     Red Birds-Marie Barber-Just Cross Stitch Magazine Nov/Dec Issue 2011

Poinsettia Towel-Lois Winston for DMC-Just Cross Stitch Magazine Nov/Dec 2011
 

1.     Hat’s off to Y’all! Merry Christmas (March of The 12 Days of a Texas Christmas) Redbird Designs


1.     Christmas Animals – Heaven And Earth

 1.     Noel Table Runner 2009 Sal-Novalee2.Com
 
1.     “G” Granny Square -Stitcher’s  Alphabet – BrooksBook-Stitched A B C D E F

Now it is time to go back to work, so I may not get as much stitching done as I want this week. Although every stitch is progress.
Have a great week with a lot of stitching.




Sunday, June 29, 2014

Weekly Updated Blog

This past week, we have had our summer rain storms and hot weather here in Texas. I stitched a lot it seems this week and also finished a couple of items that were waiting for me to finish.
Granddaughter , Anna, went to church camp this past week. Our First United Methodist church camp , Lakeview, is in Palestine, TX and holds a lot of memories for me. I went there in the 50's, my daughter went in the 70s and now both Christopher and Anna, (grandkids) have gone.
I have stitched the first three months of the flower series by Ellen Maurer Stroh and thought I would use them on a birthday calendar. Instead I saw a pillow with an piece put on it that I really liked, so I tried it.
I also finished the Hallelujah ornament by Littlehouse Needleworks last week and now have made it into an ornament.
Also, finished stitched the letter "F" of the Stitcher's Alphabet by Brooks Books. I am stitching them on an afghan.

Here are the WIP's I stitched on this past week;
1.     Noel 2009 Sal-Novalee2.Com
Christmas Angels“ CHRISTMAS CARD #1 Heavenly Host” Collection(4)-Joan Elliott 
 
1.     Garden Of Joy-Friendly Stitchers Sal 2009 -completed  37 Squares Of 52

 
1.     Red Birds-Marie Barber-Just Cross Stitch Magazine Nov/Dec Issue 2011

 
1.     Snowman and Friends Christmas Stocking – Gold Collection Kit


1.      “February” Calendar Girl Series-Littlehouse Needleworks

Enjoy summer and get a lot stitching done.
joyce