Sunday, October 21, 2012

Weekly Update

I tryped the following web site by memory and of course got it wrong. Nancy's correct site is: . She has great designs and floss. Check her out.
Sad news is we are losing another local needlework shop. Chris at Creative Stitchery and Framing, Richmond, TX is retiring and closing the shop. We will miss her. I have enjoyed the stitching times at the shop with other great stitchers. I have made a number of great friends also. Chris and other stitchers have helped me improve my stitching and try new things, like stitching on 28 ct linen and evenweave. The shop will be missed. She is having a great clearance sale and of course I had to have more stash. First week of not working has been very good, no stress. I have been checking into a number of options, so I have been busy.
Stitched on my WIPs and made a little progress on them, as well as stitching on ornaments for exchanges. I have received an ornament from Meg, that is pictured. It is really pretty. I will picture the ones I have mailed after my exchanges have been received.
Here are the ones I stitched on this past week:
Acorn Sampler -Periwinkle Promises
Exchange from Meg in Molova
Friendly Stitchers Autumn 2012 exchange
 Alphabet Samplings Book-With My Needle
 Snowman and Friends Christmas Stocking-Gold Collection Kit
A lot of background stitching
 Lilly Nora Corbett
More stitching on the skirt.
 Persy Pig-Mill Hill Beaded Kit
Ready for the Beads
 Yellow Rose Birthday Card
Ready for the backstitching and stems
 The Halloween House-Ursula Michael Sal with other stitchers
 RedBirds-Marie Barber
Almost have the flower pletals stitched, only a little left on the top petal.
Happy stitching in the coming week or whatever life throws your way.


Cindy said...

Great progress Joyce. I love watching your WIP's come alive

Shebafudge said...

Lovely progress! I love seeing the updates on your WIP's as you have such lovely designs on the go.

sharine said...

Great wips. I love Red Birds:)

Lana said...

Great progress! I am really enjoying watching these pieces grow!!

Nicola said...

It is hard for small shops especially when competing against internet stores.

Great progress on your WIPs.

Have a good week ahead

Lesleyanne said...

Lovely progress on your wips. So sad to hear of another Stitching shop closing.

cucki said...

very lovely progress xx

Denise SA said...

Wonderful progress and I love the exchange piece from Meg

Meari said...

Nice progress on your WIPs, Joyce.

Sorry to hear another LNS going out of business.

Linda said...

Great progress on all your pieces Joyce. I love Red Birds and of course Halloween House.


SoCal Debbie said...

Persy Pig looks wonderful! The yellow rose is gorgeous. Someone will be very lucky to receive that one from you.

Anonymous said...

Great progress on your WIPs, just love to see your stitching. Your exchange ornament is lovely.


Brenda Johnson said...

Your WIP is really coming along and it's too bad you didn't have a way to show the beautiful fabric you chose for the back of exchange piece. I can't wait to hear the comments when people see the white roses you are starting. WOW!