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Sunday, June 26, 2011

Sunday June 26 Update

Hello all friends,
Another week of good stitching for me. The weather here is very hot, so more time inside for me to stitch after work. Here are my pictures of my weeks progress and completion of WIPS and new ones I have thrown into the mix this year.
 I am on page 3 of 16 of The Alphabet Sampler Book -With My Needle. I am enjoying stitching it as it is my first piece of Linen(18 ct)
I have now completed 4 parts of 12 parts on the NOEL 2009 SAL Tablerunner. I am doing it on both ends.
 I am now stitching the wording on the August Weatherpoem and it has stitched up very nicely. This will complete 2 of the 12 in the series that was in the 2000 issues of Britains Crossstitch Magazine.
 I am now ready for the beads and the lettering on the letter "B" of Brooks Stitcher's Alphabet. I am doing them everyother square on the afghan.
 The Pumpkin Patch is coming along on the kitchen towel.
 I am now stitching a Thanksgiving Cornucopia from the Holidays All Year patterns
 I have completed my pony express rider on The Old West (LHN). This will be a birthday gift to my nephew in October.
 A Best Wishes Greeting is now complete and has been added to my collection of 2011 Greeting Cards
 The first Button Up Birdie is November Chickadee. I stitched it on 14 ct willow green and backed it with blue demin. I am now ready to start Dec Cardinal. What a lovely group of birds to stitch.

Hope everyone has a great week
Happ stitching.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Sunday June 19, 2011 Update

Happy Father's Day to all. I am posting a picture I scrapbooked of my father.

I have had another good week of stitching rotation with only a little mishap onlong the way. I completed the 11th ornament of the LittleHouse Needleworks 2010 series. My mishap was that again for the second time I discovered I had started the Christmas Animals wrong again. So for the third time I started over, as I will get this piece stitched as I love it. Here are pictures of my WIP for the week.
 I am now on page 3 of the Alphabet Sampler Book by With My Needle. I am enjoying working on the 18ct linen(my first). The letters are coming out really neat.
 I completed #11 of the 2010 Littlehouse Needleworks ornament series. "Joy to the World" It is a pretty ornament.
 EMS Feb. Violet is progressing great. The colors are wonderful.
 My Dec Blue Snowman is complete. Now for the lettering and I will be able to frame it and add to my collection of the Year of the Snowmen by Vermillion
 My Garden of Joy now has an Apple Tree in it. This is a fun piece to stitch.
 Starting for the third try, I am going to get it right yet. This the Christmas Animals by Heaven and Earth and it is a neat piece. I will get stitched as I love the picture.
 I have now started my 11th Christmas card for 2011. All my friends enjoy receiving my stitched cards.
My Horse is complete now for the rider and saddle on The Old West by LittleHouse Needleworks.
This is the first in the new Button Up Birdies series designed by Cathy Jean for The Victoria Sampler. It is the November Chckadee. I love this series as I love stitching birds.

Happy stitching this week to all my friends.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

RE: 4th May blog Give a way Win Received.

I have never been as lucky as I was in May with Win. Great items. I am posting a picture of my win from Pigtails and quilts blog.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Sunday June 12th Update

Good morning all.
Another week of keeping up with my rotation and even starting a couple of new ones. Completed the Christmas Robin by Cathy Jean - Victoria Sampler. This was in the Christmas ornament 2010 issue of Just Crossstitch magazine. I now have the pattern and thread to start the first two in the series of the Button Up Birdies. Plan to do that this week. I spent an enjoyable day at Creative Stitchery on Saturday, stitching and enjoying other stitching friends. Here is what I have worked on this past week.
 I am now backstitching the design and I will have another greeting card completed.
I am on page 3 & 4 out of 12 on the 2009 SAL Noel Tablerunner.
 I completed the letter "A" of Brooks Stitcher's Alphabet on the afghan. On to the letter B now.

 Another pumpkin started on the pumpkin patch on the kitchen towel.
 I started another Holidays All Year onament, a Thanksgiving one.
 I now have the bottom of Panel three completed on The Library LHN.
 I am now on page 3 of The Alphabet Sampler Book-With My Needle.
 I have started The OLD WEST by LHN for my nephews birthday in Oct.

That's all for now folks. Have a great week of stitching and life.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

RE: Update on Stitching

Good evening all,

Here are the other items I stitched on last week and didn't get to post.
 Making good progress on my August Weatherpoem
 I have now completed 2 pages of 16 of The Alphabet Sampler Book With My Needle. Now on page 3

 I have started The Old West Littlehouse Needlewords for a birthday present for my nephew.
 My Granddaughter, Anna, came over to admire my winnings and of course she talked me out of a couple of the items. Here is the picture of her enjoying them.
 This is Christmas Robin design by Cathy Jean of Victoria Sampler. This was in the Christmas Ornament issue of Just CrossStitcher Magazine . Now I will start on her series of the Button Up Birdies Nov & dec. I love birds and this is a wonderful series. I stitched on 14 ct light blue aida and made the ornament with blue demin.

Monday, June 6, 2011

RE: I Received my OldFarmHouse Gathering Win

What a great give a way by OldFarmHouseGathering . I was so excited to win, but even more when I opened the box. Each gift was wapped and had a pretty ribbon and trim on it. Here are some of the pictures I took before I opened and ofter I opened each one.







Sunday, June 5, 2011

Sunday June 5 Update

Hope everyone is having a great Sunday. It broke a heat record here again with it hitting 105 degrees at 3pm this afternoon. I am 30 miles SW of Houston, TX. There are thounder storms happening all around us but not at my house yet. We haven't had rain in months and really need some.
My stitching has continued this past week with my rotation with somedays only getting in 15 or 30 minutes, but at least I got some done each day. I will post some pictures tomorrow as my camera batteries died and I can't get new ones until tomorrow. I was able to scan some of my WIP progress on my printer scanner although, so here goes.
Monday, I made progress on my Joy To The World ornament 2010 #10 Little House Needleworks.
 Tuesday I stitched on the Dec Snowman Vermillion. Not much more to go.
 Wed, I added a BBQ grill to my Garden of Joy Friendly Stitches SAL 2009
 I started over on The Christmas Animals Heaven and Earth. I realized that I had not centered my first piece and there would not be enough room for the tree at the top. I had the rabbit done, and had started on the pheasant's tail and the deer's legs. Oh well, the first piece was a good learning experience for me. I started on the deer's legs this time and hopefully measure correctly this time.
 I completed my 11th Christmas Card for the year.
 Picture to come of my August Weatherpoem. It is coming along nicely, almost to the lettering. I have pictured the page from the magazine that shows July and August.
I also completed Christmas Robin Designed by Cathy Victoria Sampler, Just crossstitch Ornament magazine issue 2010. My local needlework shop(Creative Stitchery, Richmond, TX)has ordered the button birdies from Victoria Sampler for me. I decides to do the one in the magazine first and it has given me practice on the blanket stitch which I am just learning do. I love birds and the ones that Cathy has designed are great. I will post the picture tomorrow of my finished one.
Also, have completed two pages of The Alphabet Sampler Book With My Needle and have started on page 3. Picture to come.
Hope everyone have a great week of stitching.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

RE: Another great blog discovered

check out the followering blog: http://serialstarter.blogspot.com/ She is having a great give a way.
Blogging and yahoo stitchery groups are such a great way to discover other stitching friends. What talent everyone has.
Happy stitching.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011