Sunday, January 29, 2012

Weekly update

Good morning all my stitching and quilting and crafting friends. Our weather here in my part of Texas is having a cold front. 30s,40s at night and 50s,60s during the day. The sun comes out and makes the days really nice. I work as a tax preparer for a CPA, so my job is now getting busy, so my stitching is my way of relaxing in the evenings. Tuesday evenings finds me at my LNS(Creative Stitchery) stitching with other stitches, enjoying an evening of wine and stitching. This past week I stitched on a model, and a piece that a lady has commissioned me to finish. She started it 32 years ago and has now decided to have someone finish it for her. Also, stitched on several of my WIPs in my rotation. Also, I have joined a few others ladies on Fridays stitching a SAL The Halloween. Monday evenings is still Lizzie Kate day and my ABCs of Aging Artfully is getting there. Here are pictures of my progress last week.
The ABCs of Aging Artfully-Lizzie*Kate
 Christmas Animals-Heaven and Earth
 Garden of Joy -Friendly Stitches Group SAL 2009-23 of 52 squares stitched
 Halloween House-Ursula Michael SAL with 8 other stitches,4th week progress.
 RED BIRDS-design by Marie Barber-Just Cross Stitch Nov/Dec 2011 issue
Have a great week of stitching and enjoy life to its fullest.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

2012 TUSAL update

I joined in with a group of stitches to show off my TUSAL on each new Moom. The first being Jan. 23, 2012. It is interesting to see what colors I have been using this year so far. Sharon @ is the moderator of this 2012 TUSAL.
I use my TUSAL threads to fill small glass ornaments at Christmas for gifts and tags.
Happy stitching.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Weekly Update

I was on the road coming home on Sunday, so was to tired to post last evening when I did get home.
I went to my 92 year old Aunts graveside services on Saturday in Killeen, Texas. She was the last child in my Mother's family(5 girls and 1 boy) to pass. Auntie never had children, so her 5 nieces and 1 nephew were her children. We spent many summer with her and Unc. We cousins had a good time later on remembering good time spent growing up with her. I am now the oldest in our family tree on both my Father's and Mother's tree.
I didn't get to stitch Sat or Sunday, hopefully, I will have more time to stitch this week. Here are pictures of my WIP pieces that I did stitch on last week:
The Alphebet Samplings Book-With My Needle
 ABCs of Aging Artfully-Lizzie Kat
 November Snowman-Vermillion
 The Halloween House-U Michaels
 Myself and my cousins. We are the new generation of my Mother's family-the Storys.
Happy stitching,

Sunday, January 15, 2012

New give a way is having another give a way. Her items are great, check them out. Also, mention that you heard about her blog from me.
Happy Sunday

Weekly Update and Pay It Forward Recipients

Good morning from Texas. No snow, just cold(in the 30s and 40s at night and 50s and 60s during the day. Good weather for staying inside and stitching, right.
The two stitchers I picked for my round of Pay It Forward are: Laurita Hall and Lynda.
If you would send me an email( with your snail mail address I will get your package out to you. Now you get to play the Pay It Forward that was started by Karen at and I won it from Maggee at
They both have great blogs, check them out.
My past week included my birthday on Wednesday, which I am now 72, wow. I had a lot of birthday wishes, which I enjoyed a lot. Then on Friday evening, my daughter, Deanna and grandson, Christopher, granddaughter, Anna, Niece, Kim, Nephew, Steven, his wife Cassie, Lane and Logan(Cassie's boys) and Trey(christopher's friend) helped me celebrate with a dinner at an Italian Grill. What fun. I love birthdays.
I did manage to stitch a little this past work on several pieces including a model and a gift.
Also, completed my first 2012 piece. The February Violets by Ellen Maurer Stroh, finished January last year.
Here are my WIPs progress for the week.
The Alphabet Samplings Book-Ellen Chester/With My Needle, stitching on page 6 of 16
 Monday Lizzie Kate stitching-ABCs of Aging Artfully
 February Violets(Flower series) by Ellen Maurer Stroh
 January Carnations stitched last year.
 Friday Sal - Halloween House by Ursula Michael (Check out linda's blog for the other stitchers progress
 Stitching on the flowers in the center of Red Birds-JCS nov/dec
 Also, received my give a way prize from Kate in Australia(a Joan Elliott book and two pieces of fabric by Stitches and Spice. Yes, I have already earmarked several patterns in the book that I would love to stitch.
Have a wonderful week , stay warm and stitch a lot.

Monday, January 9, 2012

I won a Pay It Forward Challenge

I won a Pay It Forward Challenge!

Magee posted on her  about doing a PIF (Pay It Forward). And I won! So, what do I have to do? I will have to send at least 5 stitching accessories to 2 other persons within a year. It can be any combination of things, such as threads, buttons, trims, needles, pins, whatever! So easy!! And I have decided to start the new year by personally asking two fellow stitchers to be my recipients! As a recipient, you must also agree to do the same to two others, and post about it on YOUR blog. So, I will be emailing two lucky recipients tonight!
(An example of some accessories that can be sent in this PIF) Gee, I hope they want to play with me!!

What fun! Comment and I will pick two of you in a week.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Weekly Update

Happy New Year to all of you stitchers and your families.
Wow, here it is, Jan 8, 2012. I did get a little stitching in this past week, even with life getting in the way. I also won a chart of my liking from BlueLadies designs.
Also, for all of you Kindle or Nook readers, I stitched at our LNS with a great lady who is also a writer. She(Barbara A. Andrews, Richmond, TX.) has her first two books on the Kindler and Nook ereaders. Check them out as they are great books to read. They are: Dear Mama, Love Sarah: Did you Hear Me Cry? and The Sotweed Smuggler. Let me know if you read them and your review and I will pass them on to "Bobbie".
My rotation for 2012 is a little different from last year. Sunday, I will stitch on The Alphabet Samplings Books by With My Needle. Monday, I will join other Lizzie*Kate stitchers stitching on The ABCs of Aging Artfully. Tues, Wed, and Thursday will find me stitching on Model stitching, gifts and my rotation on other WIPS. Friday, I have joined a group stitching The Halloween House by Ursula Michael(I won the chart). Saturday, I will stitch on the Red Birds (Just Cross Stitch Magazine Nov/Dec issue).
Wish me luck this year in finishing a few.
Here is my progress from last week, minus the model and gifts.
 The Alphbet Sampling Book-With My Needle
The ABCs of Aging Artfully-Lizzie*Kate
 The Library LittleHouse Needleworks
 The Halloween House by Ursula Michaels
 RedBirds (Just Cross Stitch Magaine nov/dec)

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Jan 1 2012 Blog Update and Give A Way Winner

Happy New Year to all stitchers and many hours of stitching in 2012.
I started my blog in Jan, 2011 and ended the year with 149 followers(WOW). It has been fun to read your comments and keep up with everyone else on their blogs and all the stitchery groups I belong to.
Now the winner of my end of year Give A Way is:    "Parsley"
Parsley, email me( with your snail mail address and I will get your box to you this week. Thanks to all that commented. I will plan another give a way soon, watch for it.
The Holidays have been fun and New Years Eve was spent at my daughter's annual New Years Eve party. Also, as I have been on vacation since Dec 20, I have stitched some each day this past week. yea, I am back on track with my stitching. I have listed my 2012 goals on the side bar.
Here are some pictures of my grandkids opening their stockings Christmas morning.The stockings were the ones I stitched in 2010.

 This was our second Christmas without my sister. This is her family.
 I stitched on The Alphabet Samplings Book-With My Needle
 ABCs of Aging Artfully-Lizzie Kate
 Christmas Animals - Heaven and Earth
 NOEL Tablerunner- Novelee 2009 SAL
 Red Birds-Just Cross Stitch Magazine Nov/Dec 2011
 Sept Weatherpoem-Britians #1 crossstitch magazine.
 Yellow Rose Greeting Card
Also, there are two blogs that are having a great give a way. check them out.  and
Until next week, have a great week of stitching.