Saturday, October 29, 2011

Weekly Update

Busy week, but managed to stitch a little day. I did get an ornament off to Canada for BrookBook exchange. I have almost finished the ornament for the Friendly Stitchers exchange. I also have the four ornaments ready to mail for the Christmas ornament exchange I am also in. Sat and Sunday, a friend and I had a booth at the B.F. Terry Rangerattes Craft Show. Here are a few pictures made on Sat. and the stitching I did this past week.
The Alphabet Sampler Book-With My Needle
 The ABCs of Aging Artfully Lizzie* Kate
 A Yellow Rose Greeting Card
 Christmas Animals-Heaven and Earth
 Noel Novale 2009 SAL Tablerunner
 September Weatherpoem-British Crossstitch Magazines 2000
 The Old West LittleHouse Needleworks
 Craft Show Oct 29-30 B.F. Terry Rangerette Drill Team, Rosenberg, Texas

  Happy stitching and Happy Halloween

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Weekly Update

Another week of stitching, with our weather beginning to cool somewhat. It has been in the high 50s in the morning and then 80 during the day. Sat was a day to open windows and air the house out.
Here is the progress of stitching for the past week.
I am also working on several exchange ornaments.
This the the begining of a piece called Red Birds-Nov/Dec issue of Just Cross Stitch. It is going to be stitched on 28ct Light Mocha Cashel linen from Zweigart. As I collect Cardinals, I had to do this one.
Wish me luck as I am a beginner on 28 ct. I have found the center and put in a few stitches.
 A few letters done on page 5 of The Alphabet Sampler Book by With My Needle
 I am on the second page and bottom of The Old West. My goal now is have it finished by Thanksgiving.
 A few more stitches on The ABCs of Aging Artfully by Lizzie Kate.
 A little more progress on The Library by Littlehouse Needleworks. This is a favorite of mine.
 I can now see the finish line of the violets and then on to the outline of the February Violets by EMS
 A little progress on the November Snowman by Vermillion. He is so cute.
 Added a butterfly to my Garden of Joy-Friendly Stitches SAL 2009
 Finished the last of the 2010 Littlehouse ornaments series "All is Calm"
 I am in several ornament exchanging this year. This cute Santa was received from Pat G, Love it.

 Received this cute ornament in its own frame from Mary G.
That's it for this week. Have a great week of stitching.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Weekly Update

Another busy week at week, so I relaxed in the evening with my stitching and seem to get extra stitching in this week. Here is the progress of what I stitched on the week. Also, received the Nov/Dec Just Crossstitch magazine and fell in love with the Christmas Cardinal Design. I collect anything to do with Cardinals, so of course I just have to stitch it. I got the fabric on Saturday and pulled all the dmc floss this morning. Now to work it in with my other rotation pieces and exchange ornaments I am working on. I also received my first package this month as the Friendly Stitcher group's October Calendar Girl. I will picture my stash when I received all of the packages.
 A few letters done on page 4 of The Alphabet Sampler Book-With My Needle
I have now completed 2 lines and have started stitching the 3rd line on The ABCs of Aging Artfully-Lizzie Kate.
 I have made progess on The Pumpkin Patch Kitchen Towel and almost finished the last of the pumpkins and then only need to backstitch.
 I have completed the first 3 letters of The Stitcher's Alphabet-Brooks. The letters are fun to stitch

 I stitched a little on a thanksgiving wreath and finished the other Thanksgiving ornament.
 I have completed the top of The Old West-LHN, now to page 2. My goal is to finish it by Thanksgiving or before.
 I now have another completed Christmas Card.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Weekly Update

Our fair is over, back to work(very busy), and a little more time to stitch. Here is my progress on WIPs this past week. Also, I received my Lizzie Kate exchange this week. Now I am ready for Halloween. Also, have to show my grandson off. His high school(Foster) had their homecoming this week. He has turned 17 and has become a good looking young man.
 I sent the Friendship Bloom to my Lizzie Kate partner(Kathy-New York) and I received the Halloween piece from Kathy. Now I am ready for Halloween.
 I have started the page of alphabets that are stitched with the Algerian Eye stitch. I also stitched the A on the next page to help line up the letters. I am still enjoying this piece. The Algerian Eye stitch is a new stitch for me.
 Almot have the first page of The Old West completed. This is a great piece from LHN
 Another word stitched, slow but sure coming along. This is a great Lizzie Kate piece. The ABCs of Aging Artfully.
 A lot of leaves on this Rose greeting card.
 The phasant's tail is now stitched, on to the body of it.
 A few more stitches in my tablerunner. NOEL 2009
 September Weatherpoem is progressing.
My 17 year old grandson, Christopher and his girl friend are on the way to his homecoming at Foster High School.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Weekly Update

Our 2011 Fort Bend County Fair is now over. I worked in the cashier's office all week, therefore my stitching was very limited. I did manage a few stitches. I am also picturing the items I won blue and red ribbons on. My grandkids did well with their show animals, a steer, 2 pigs, and a goat. They both placed in the top 5 in the showmanship class.
I have started stitching the next 2 pages of the Alphabet Sampler Book-With My needle. I am stitching the one page of alphabets in the algerian eye stich(a new stitch for me).
 Another word stitched on Lizzie Kate's ABCs of Aging Artfully.
 Stitched a couple of rows on the 3rd panel of The Library LHN
 February Violets EMS progress is nearing the finish line.
 Stitched a few stitches on Nove Snowman Vermillion
 Started stitching a butterfly on my Garden of Joy
 Only a few stitches left and I will be ready to add the charm and finish All is Calm Ornament LHN

These were my entries in the fair and the red and blue ribbons I won.