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.


dulcinella said...

oh, you did get a lot of stitching done. so much beautiful projects. Do you find it easy to stitch every day on another projects or do you sometimes cheat when you're close to finishing something?
btw nice car!

Deb said...

Lovely stitching! The car is beautiful!

Gillie said...

Happy Easter to you, Joyce! Lots of lovely stitching! I loved our Camry, I was sad when we sold it to come to the UK. I will pass on your giveaway thank you but a nice haul!

Cindy said...

Wonderful progress on your projects. I could never switch every day.I would get too confused.LOL.
Love the new car. I have a 2009 Corolla & I love it.

Librarystitcher said...

I love watching your progress on the ABC's of aging. It keeps whispering to me but I have not subcomed yet.

Nancy said...

Wow I love checking out your progress. I don't think I would ever get anything finished if I had that many projects in my rotation at once. Congrats on the new to you car. Would love to be included in your giveaway. Oh and congrats on your recent win also. I can't remember which one it was but I remember seeing it when I was catching up on blogs.

Meari said...

Great progress on your WIPs! Congrats on your new-to-you car :)

lesli said...

Beautiful new car! I love how you have your week planned out for stitchinG I wish I could be that disciplined!

Pacific College Mom said...

Hello Joyce,
I really enjoy looking at your posts on Facebook, and now I can look here as well. Such fun! You are so lucky to have the opportunity to spend time on your favorite hobbies. You do lovely work, too! With kids still at home and college full time, there never seems to be enough hours in the day for me to spend playing, but I try to do something every day! After all, a girl has to have something to look forward to! I hope you have a great week, and look forward to hearing all your news next Sunday. Cheery thoughts and blessings for you and your family!!!

Ann Thompson

stitchesnscraps said...

What lovely stitching! You always get so much done! Congrats on your new car! Hopefully you get many "good" days with your new car!

Melissa J.

Linda said...

Great progress on everything this week Joyce. Love your new car. Your rotation still amazes me. You seem to get so much done. I would love to be entered in your awesome giveaway.


PS I added HH to my blog page.

mdgtjulie said...

What a lovely gift for yourself. That's awesome. Love how you explained your rotation schedule. I have some days that I work on certain projects, and other days are rotation days. I figure as long as it works, right?!? Happy Easter a week early!

Vicky L said...

Please enter me in your giveaway. I love reading your blog each week.

You are making good progress every week. Congratulations on the new car!

Donna said...

I would like to try for the Animal Magnetism leaflet. Thanks for the chance! All your stitching is coming along nicely.
Happy Easter!
Donna in WV

Mouse said...

love to see how you are getting on with all your stitching :)and coooo nice new car to boot too
Happy Easter to you as well :)

please don't put me into the hat ...give some on else my chance :)
love mouse xxx

Anonymous said...

Love to see all of your beautiful inspire me to keep working on some of my unfinished pieces!

Ruth said...

Happy Easter to you also Joyce, wishing you many safe and happy driving years in your new car.
I loved reading about your rotation and your projects, inspiring !

Please let someone else have my chance in the giveaway, I just wanted to send you best wishes.

GoldenAngelsWorks said...

Your projects are coming along nicely!

Please include me in your giveaway!
Thank you!

Stitching in the country said...

Nice new car Joyce and you certainly have some good projects in your rotation.


Amanda Hume said...

Nice car. I love your projects, especially the haloweem one.

Amanda Hume said...

I meant Halloween. Sorry

Veronica said...

Wow, a lot of stitching has been done. All your WiPs look great. Lovely new car :)


Sarah Beth said...

I would love to be added to your giveaway. I am a new follower.

Jo said...

Congratulations on your new car. I can't believe how much stitching you have on the go and it looks great. I love the Nora Corbett one and the fabric is wonderful.

Denise SA said...

As always thank you for sharing progress pics and also how you organise your rotations. I do have lots I stitching but I work best by concentrating and finishing one at a time. It is ok for SALs as I finish one part and then go to something different but if I have all the chart I like to finish.

Laurita Hall said...

WOW a lot of WIPs! They are beautiful! And yuor new car is really cool!!!

Please count me in the giveaway!


Laurita Hall said...

WOW a lot of WIPs! They are beautiful! And yuor new car is really cool!!!

Please count me in the giveaway!


Musicwoman said...

I do like having a look in your blogg. It makes me smile.
Congrats to your new car.
Please count me in the giveaway.

Hoping that you and your family have a nice EASTER

Mary Joan said...

It's always lovely to read what you have been up to and all your wonderful stitching. Love the new car. Please count me in the Giveaway. I've also posted it on the sidebar of my blog.

Take Care and Happy Stitching

Mary Joan

RhondaWoman71 said...

Wonderful progress. would love to be put in the mix for the giveaway