Sunday, April 29, 2012

Sunday Update

Where has this past week gone? It seems like it just was Monday and here it is Sunday. Our weather has really been nice here. In the 70's in the evening, 80s during the day with a nice breeze. We are enjoying it as our weather will soon be very hot. I finished up a piece(Cafe Du Monde") for a lady that comes to our LNS. She had it in her closet for 32 years and decided it was time to find someone to finish stitching it. Now I have finished it and am able to add to my stash. Also am stitching a graduation sampler for my Niece, who is graducating on June 1st from High School. She is having a party next Saturday and by working each day this week, maybe I will have it finished for her party. I did manage a few stitches in other WIPs also. Here are pictures of my stitching for the week.
 The ABC Sampling Book - With My Needle
 The ABCs of Aging Artfully - Lizzie*Kate
 Graduation - The Sweetheart Tree
 Noel Tablerunner - Novalle2 2009 SAL
 The Halloween House - SAL with others
This is my niece, Sarah, who is a senior as well as a varisty cheerleader at Cinco Ranch High School, Katy, Texas. Of course I am a proud Aunt.

 Red Birds JCS nov/dec 2011
Happy stitching this coming week and enjoy life as it comes your way.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Sunday's update

What a great and busy week I have had. First on Monday evening, celebrated my daughter, Deanna, birthday. Then on Wednesday evening, I attended my Grandson's, Christopher, FFA Banquet. He received 4 awards, also retiring as Sentiel for 2011-2012 and installed as Vice President for the new year 2012-2013. Anna, my granddaughter, received her award for being a junior FFA member. Of course I am so proud of them, pictures at end. Then on Saturday, I attended my Beta Sigma Phi' Founders Day Banquest. I did the scrapbook for the outgoing President of our council, picture of cover at end of update. My Chapter was honored for becoming a Master's chapter(the first in our council). The luncheon was really nice. I did find a little time for stitching in the middle of scrapbooking. Here are pictures of my week.
The ABC Sampling Book-With My Needle
 ABCs of Aging Artfully Lizzie Kate
 Christmas Animals-Heaven and Earth
 The Halloween House-U Michaels. SAL with others
 Red Birds (JCS issue Nov/Dec)
 Christopher looking over his award.
 Anna proud of her award
 My great family.
 Our theme for the banquest was A Tip of the Hat to Tradition.
Happy stitching and enjoy life to its fullest

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Sunday's Update

Another busy week at week. Only two more days until the tax deadline and then I can relax a little.
I need manage to get a few stitches in my rotation pieces. Also working on a scrapbook and a picture album for my sorority (Beta Sigma Phi) that I belong to. Here are pictures of my weekly progress on my WIPs.
The ABC Sampling Book With My Needle
 The ABCs of Aging Artfully Lizzie Kate
 Garden of Joy- added a square of Catkin Flowers(a Europe flower)

 Texas Sue Hillis
 Summer Pillow Littlehouse Needleworks
 Snowman and Friends A Gold Collection Kit
 The Halloween House U Michaels A SAL with 10 other ladies. Check Linda's blog at
 Redbirds JCS Nov/Dec issue- Alittle more stitched on the trio of magnolias

That's all for this week folks. Happy stitching

Monday, April 9, 2012

Weekly Update and winner of give a way

Good morning. Here's wishing everyone a Happy Easter. I joined my daughter and granddaughter at Church and then spent the afternoon with other family at my daughter's.
Now for the winner of my Give A Way. It is "SARAH BETH" of Sarah Beth's Cross-stitching Blog.
Sarah Beth, send me your snail mail address at and I will get your winnings in the mail.
I also received a give a way from Brenda of  To Stitch or Not To Stitch at She has a neat blog to follow.
Here is what I won. Wow, I love everything and I am a big fan of Littlehouse.

To answer a question put by one of my followers. Yes, sometime I will finish a piece or area the next day if I am close to finishing a piece or area on a piece I am stitching. Again, this past week, I was only able to put a few stitches in my daily pieces. Here are pictures of my WIPs and starts during this past week.
ABC Sampling Book With My Needle
 ABCs of Aging Artfully Lizzie Kate
 November Snowman-Vermillion
 Lilly Nora Corbett
 Graduation Sampler - The Sweetheart Tree A gift for my Great Niece as she graduated June 1 from High School.
 Summer Pillow LittleHouse Needleworks
 Snowman and friends Christmas Stocking.
 The Hallowoon House- U Michaels SAL with Linda and others
 Red Birds- JCS Nov/Dec issue
Happy stitching

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Weekly Update and a Give A Way

Now that I have almost 175 followers, I have pulled items from my stash and have a give a way for someone. If you are interested, leave an comment and I win pull a winner from the comments next Sunday. Thanks friends for all the nice comments on my stitching and my life.

1.       “Country Christmas”  Cross stitch kit with genuine wood frame

2.       Christmas Sampler stamped Cross Stitch

3.       2 Janlynn Placemats-

4.       Cross Stitch Designs for Sipper Cups by Sam Hawkins leaflet.

5.       A Little Bit O’ Learning’ by Alma Lynne leaflet

6.       Animal Magnetism II by Cross My Heart, INC Leaflet

7.       Country Lovin by Dale Burdett leaflet

8.       Make mine Country by Dale Burdett leaflet

9.       Christmas Stocking with crossstitch top

10.   Kitchen towel-water color design with crossstitch inset

11.   Kitchen towel-ivy design with crossstitch inset

12.   Finger tip towel-pink with crossstitch inset
Again, this past week, work has been busy, busy, and busy, but I did stitching a few lengths of thread in my WIPs. Here are pictures of what I manage to stitch. Several of you have asked how I rotate my WIPs and if I have a schedule for stitching on them. Yes I do and I will tell you a little of my schedule as I post the WIPs.
Sunday is my day to stitch on The Alpabet Sampler-With My Needle.
 Monday is for stitching on The ABCs of Aging Artfully-Lizzie Kate.
 Tuesday I am rotating the 15 pieces I chose for my challange WIPs started Jan 2011. This is the third in the Ellen Maurer Stoh Flower of the Month-March Jonquil flower.
 Texas is a new piece I have started for my Grandson, Christopher
 Lilly-Nora Corbett is a gift for my granddaughter, Anna
 A friend is paying me to stitch the Christmas Stocking, Snowman and friends.
 Summer is the Pillow series by Littlehouse Needlework. A gift for my daughter who already has Spring and Winter, one to go.
 I am stitching on Fridays The Halloween House-Ursula Michael as a SAL with 10 other ladies.
check it out at http://stitchingwithmyfurbabies. Linda is updating all of the other progress.
Saturday is stitching day for Red Birds Just Cross Stitch Nov/Dec issue.
Somedays I only get 1 length of thread stitched, but a little is progress.
Now for some news, I gave my self an Easter present. I traded my 2005 Ford Tarus for a 2009 Toyota Camay. My Ford was beginning to have bad days.
Have a wonderful week and enjoy the Easter Season.