Sunday, January 15, 2012

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.


stitchesnscraps said...

Congrats on your finish, Joyce! I have those flowers all kitted up and started on an alfgan! Wonderful progress on everything! Thanks for sharing!

Melissa J.

cucki said...

wow beautiful finish..all your wip's are so sweet..
happy stitching..
hugs cucki xx

Denise SA said...

Glad you had a happy birthday and well done on your finish

Lesleyanne said...

A lovely finish. Great progress on your wips.

Mouse said...

wooo hooo well done on your finish and also your lovely wips ... glad you had a lovely birthday too ... love mouse xxxx

Vicky L said...

Congrats on your finish. The violets are beautiful. Your stitching is looking great. Happy Birthday! Glad to hear you had a great time with your family.

Linda said...

Great progress this week and congrats on the finish.


Anonymous said...

Beautiful violets. Love your carnations from last year too. Keep on stitching and have more birthdays. I'll celebrate my 72nd on the 15th of May.
June from the Victoria Sampler group

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

What a pretty finish!! I love watching your progress each week!

Laurita Hall said...

Happy belated Birthday Joyce! The EMS flowers are so nice! Thanks for the PIF!


Milly~ said...

The violets are gorgeous!

raised by cross stitching wolves said...

Happy birthday! Your stitching is SO beautiful! Makes me feel silly, wearing my clip-on magnifying lenses and I'm stitching with only 50-year-old eyes. :( Keep up the fantastic handwork! ~ Lorraine

Deb said...

Joyce, the violets look beautiful! Wonderful job!

mdgtjulie said...

Everything looks good Joyce. Happy belated birthday to you. I'm glad you got to celebrate with family. That's awesome. Hope this year is a good one!! (And good luck staying warm. It was sixteen here the other night. Brr...)