Sunday, March 25, 2012

Weekly Updated blog

Happy Spring, birds are singing and flowers are blooming.
My cat, Leo, is enjoying sitting in the window watching the birds and squirrels.
I put a few stitching in my pieces, keeping to a rotation that is working for me. Also, I am picturing a oranament I did for an exchange. Here are the WIPs I stitched on this past week:
The Alphabet Samplings Book-With My Needle I have started stitching on page 8 of 16.
 The ABCs of Aging Artfully-Lizzie*Kate
 The Library - Littlehouse Needleworks
 Winter Pillow - Littlehouse Needleworks- 3 pillow in a series of 4
 Lilly - Nora Corbett I am stitching it on Sparklies fabric that I won.
 Snowman and Friends Christmas Stocking-Gold Collection kit
 Texas - Sue Hillis
 The Halloween House - Ursula Michael SAL with others-
 Red Birds Just Cross Stitch Nov/Dec . Stitching on a trio of magnolias-Red bird on each side to come
 Love ornament by JBW in Christmas ornament issue of JCS -stitched for an ornament exchange.
 Leo is enjoying the spring weather, watching and listening to the birds in the trees outside my apartment.
That's all folks. Enjoy your week to come and happy stitching or whatever hobby you are doing.

An Award-The Liebster Award.

Julie awarded me with the Liebster Award. This is a neat award to let other bloggers know of others that are sharing their stitching,crafting, and hobbies with us.
It's nice to know that others are enjoying your hobbies. My stitching is my way of relaxing and it is such a great feeling to know that others are there for you when needed also. I started my rotation last year and it is working for me. Some weeks only a few stitches on each piece, but it is progress. This year I have inserted a few new pieces that will be gifts, as my family and friends now look for my cross stitch gifts.
It amazes me to see that I now have 166 followers in just a little over a year, wow.
There are only four rules to this award (the Liebster Award):
1.) Post a link on your blog back to the person who awarded it to you.
2.) Post five up and coming blogs (less than two hundred followers) that you follow and would like to share.
3.) Post a comment on their blogs that you've given them an award.
4.) Post five facts about yourself that people may not have known.
Now, here are the five facts about my self.
1. I am also a scrapbooking. I am now working on two for organizations that I belong to.
2. I am a member of Beta Sigma Phi, International Sorority for Women. This month marks my 50th year being a member. It is a wonderful organiztions that allows you to transfer to others chapters if you move to other areas. I have been a member in Pasadena, Tx, Houston, Tx, Reading, Pa., Panama City, Florida, Rosenberg, TX and now a member in Sugar Land, Tx.
3. I love to read and collect books. I received a Kindle Fire for Christmas and love it.
4. I love to work on my family history and have scrapbooked two albums on both sides of my family.
5. The computer is a hobby and it is amazing that at 72, I have been able to learn how to use it. What fun to chat with friends all over the world.
Now for the 5 bloggers that I am awarding this Liebster Award:
1. Linda at
    I am doing The Halloween House SAL with her and other ladies.
2. Diane at  She is a stitching buddy at our LNS
3. Theresa at
 Her blog is so neat to check out.
4. Mouse at
. She is such a neat person to enjoy her posting.
5/ Lana at 
 is another great blog.
Ok ladies, enjoy

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Give a Way on a great blog

Barbara at To Stitch or Not to Stitch is having a great Spring Give a Way. Check her blog out as it is another great blog to follow.
Happy stitching

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Sunday Updated blog

Good morning stitchers. Spring is in the air, with birds singing in the trees and the weather is in the in high 70s and low 80s. I have been very busy at work and only stitched a little each evening, but put in a few stitches in a number of pieces. I am also working on the piece for a lady and also mailed my ornament  exchange on Monday. Also started the 3rd pillow-SummerLHN for my daughter's birthday in April. Here are my WIPs for the week.
The Alphabet Samplings Book-With My Needle
 The ABCs of Aging Artfully-Lizzie*Kate
 Yellow Rose Greeting Card
 Snowman and friends Christmas Stocking-GoldCollection Kit
  "Libby" Nora Corbett (A gift for my granddaughter, Anna)
 Texas - Sue Hillis (gift for my grandson, Christopher)
 Summer Pillow - Little House Needleworks (Birthday gift for my daughter-3rd one to do)
 Halloween House - Ursula Michael- SAL with 10 others.
Red Birds-JCS nov/dec issue
 Happy stitching and have a great week.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Sunday Update

Good morning to all my stitching and crafting friends. Hope you have had a great week. Every with being very busy at work, I have been able to relax in the evening with my stitching. Here are pictures of my WIP for the week. I finished my first 2012 Christmas Card.  I also finished an ornament for an exchange and will picture it when she had received it. Also, I was given my Granddaughter, Anna, band picture. She turned 12 on January 30 and is in the 6th grade. This is her first year of band and she is enjoying it. Of course I think she is sweet and pretty.
The Alphabet Samplings Book-With My Needle
 The ABCs of Aging Artfully-Lizzie*Kate
 All Is Calm Christmas Card for 2012 design by LittleHouse Needleworks
 Texas-Sue Hillis (gift for my grandson)
 The Halloween House-U Michaels. SAL with 10 other stitchers
 Red Birds JCS Nov/Dec magazine.
 My lovely Granddaughter, Anna
Have a wonderful week and happy stitching.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Nancy's great give a way

Nancy at is at it again. she is designing a great group of the alphabet. She is having a give a way that includes the letters. check it out.
Happy stitching.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Weekly Update on WIP progress

Happy March to all of you.
First let me send my prayers out to all of the storm victims. What a disaster!
Again this past week and until April 17th, I will be very busy at work. Therefore, I am very tired in the evenings and only get an hour or 2 of stitching in. Of course I can't go without stitching. I have changed my rotation a little, adding in a couple of new designs, I am doing for my Grandson and Granddaughter for Christmas gifts. Also, a friend that is now divorced and his x took his son's stocking with her, talked my into doing a christmas stocking for him. He is paying me and of course I couldn't say now. Money for more stash! I almost finished an ornament for an exchange too.
Also, stitching on the piece for a lady that has had a design started and not finished(getting paid for it too). So here is what I stitched on this past week.
The Alphabet Samplings Book-by With My Needle
 The ABCs of Aging Artfully-Lizzie*Kate
 A Thanksgiving Wreath ornament-Holidays All Year
 The Halloween House-by Ursula Michael. This is a SAL with 10 other ladies.
 "Lilly" by Nora Corbet. I am stitching it on a Laguna 28 ct Sparklies fabric. (I won the fabric)
This will be a Christmas Gift for my Granddaughter, Anna.
 A Snowman and friends Christmas stocking being stitched for a friends son. A lot of the blue hightlights are only half stitches.
 Red Birds-JCS Nov/Dec issue. The trio of magnolias are begining to take shape.

Happy St. Patrick' day to all.