Sunday, November 25, 2012

Weekly Update

Happy Holidays to all. I love this season. Our weather has even gotten a little cooler, 40s in the night and 70s during the day. I spent Thanksgiving at my Niece's, Kim, home. It was a small group as my brother in law and nephew went hunting. I enjoyed spending the day with my daughter, grandson, granddaughter, niece, and great niece. We had a turkey with all the trimming and side dishes, including pumpkin pie and cake. Then we watched our Houston Texans win another football game, now 10-1 for the season. I am working on setting up my own tax and bookkeeping service. As I have said I worked the last 10 years as a tax preparer, so I do have some knowledge of  taxes. I have enjoyed having the time to stitch and not having a lot of stress in my life.
Linda, you asked about the designer of the bows I made for one of my exchanges. The designs were from a Bucilla-Merry Bows Kit. I stitched several large and small bows a few years ago and love the patterns. I enjoyed the patterns and have used the designs several times for different projects.
I did finish the Nutcracker ornament that I will donate as a door prize at a March of the Nutcrackers Luncheon in Dec.
Nutcracker-Winter Holiday-Mill House
Here is the progress of the WIPS I stitched on this past week
The Alphabet Samplings Book-With My Needle
Page 11 of 16.
 Snowman and friends Christmas stocking-Gold Collection kit
 Lilly-Nora Corbett
 Percy Pig-Jim Shore-Mill Hill
 Map of New Mexico-Sue Hillis
 Christmas Animals-Heaven and Earth
 The Halloween House-Ursula Michaels SAL with Linda at and others
 Red Birds-Marie Barber-Just Cross Magazine-nov/dec 2011
I also received another pretty ornament from Ann Marie in 2012 ornament exchange.
Ready to put up my Christmas tree and decorations today.
Have a wonderful week.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Weekly Update

Good morning to all my fellow stitchers and crafters. We have had a great week here with the weather in the high 30s at night and 70s during the day, with the sun shining. This is our fall.
Still Job looking, but enjoying my time relaxing and stitching and card making.
Happy Thanksgiving to all. Here is my WIPS for the week. Progress has been made. We have a great scrapbooking store, Archivers, near me in Katy, Texas. They have great classes and will help you with any problems or questions. I did manage to attend one of the Christmas Card Classes and enjoyed it. I try to make just enough handmade cards for family and close friends each year. There are not enough hours to do all the crafts I want. Crossstitching is my favorite as you can tell.
Also, received a Christmas Card exchange from my partner in Ireland and I sent one to France. What fun.
Christmas Card w/3 charms received from Elaine in Ireland(Friendly Stitchers exchange)
 Christmas Card(Littlehouse Needleworks design) sent to France(Friendly Stitchers Exchange
 Christmas Cards made in the class at my scrapbooking shop.
 Ornaments sent to my partners in the Christmas ornament 2012 exchange. Ball ornament stuffed with left over thread from my WIPs
 The Alphabet Samplers Book-With My Needle
Page 10 of 16 now completed.
 Snowman and Friends Christmas Stocking-Gold Collection
 Lilly-Nora Corbet
 Percy Pig-Mill Hill/Jim Shore
Christmas Gift to my Nephew's wife who raised and showed pigs 
Winter Holiday Nutcracker ornament-Mill Hill
Will be donated as a door prize at a March of the Nutcrackers Luncheon in Dec.
 Map of New Mexico-Sue Hillis
Christmas gift to a friend from New Mexico
 Fall leaves and acorns-Garden of Joy SAL Friendly Stitchers 2009
 The Halloween House-Ursula Michaels-Sal with Linda at and other stitchers.
 Red Birds-Marie Barber JCS nov/dec 2011
I finished the trio of magnolias, now on to the leaves.
Happy Thanksgiving

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Blog Hop Ornament Give A Way

Benda at is hosting a Blog Hop Ornament Give A Way. A number of people have donated primitive handmade ornaments for the give a way. If you like primitive handmade ornaments, check it out.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Weekly Update

Happy Veterans Day. Remember to give thanks for all of the men and women serving in troops all over the world. Also, all of the ones that have served in the past.
No job yet, but continuing to look. Went to the doctor for a check up last week, blood pressure back to normal, cholesterol lower than even before, under 200. I guess that shows I have a lot less stress in my life now.  Have been enjoying my time with family and friends. Since our LNS is closing, there are no more stitchins at the shop. One of the ladies from the Saturday stitch in decided that she didn't want the group to fell by the wayside and had it at her home on Saturday. There were 5 of us and what fun. We stitched and talked all morning. Have stitched all week and made progress on a number of my WIPs. Also finished and mailed 6 exchanges and received one this week. Here are pictures.
The Alphabet Samplings Book-With my Needle
 Snowman and Friends Christmas Stocking-Gold Collection kit-
The snow goes on and on
 Lilly-Nora Corbet
 Percy Pig-Mill Hill Kit
Beading is done on the pig, now for the cover and border
 November Snowmen-Vermillion designs
 Nutcracker-Mill Hill kit
Red Beading is done, next gold beading
 The Halloween House-Ursula Michaels
Sal with Linda at and other stitchers
 RedBirds-Marie Barber-JCS nov/dec 2011
stitching the last of the middle flowers.
 Ornament received from Lucille in the 2012Christmas Exchange.
It is done on plastic canvas and a very pretty ornament.
Happy stitching and whatever life throws your way in the coming week.

Monday, November 5, 2012

New Give a Way Check out Rebecca's site. She has handpainted pillows and many other pretty items. She is also having a wonderful give a way.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Weekly Update

Hope all of you are enjoying the fall weather. It has turned a little cooler here. It has been in the 50s at night and 70s and 80s during the day with showers. Prayers are continuing for the people on the east coast of USA as they recover from Sandy.
I stitched on my WIPS and started another ornament for another exchange. This is the last one for me. I received a very pretty one from the Brooks Book exchange from Maria in Ca. Here is a picture of the one I sent her and then the one I received from her.
Also is having a 25 days of Christmas give a ways.
check her out, let her know I sent you.

 The one I received is stitched with metallic gold and red and black thread. It is very pretty.
The is the one I stitched for Maria. "Poinsettia Pocket Ornament"-design by Samplers & Such and found in the 2005 Just Cross Stitch Ornament Issue
 The Wips stitched this week were: The Alphabet Samplings Book-With My Needle
 Snowman and Friends Christmas Stocking-Gold Collection Kit
 "Percy Pig" Mill Hill kit-I have started the beading on the head of Percy.
 Lilly-Nora Corbett
 Nut ornament-Winter Holiday kit by Mill Hill. Almost ready to start the beading.
 March "Jonquil" This is a 12 month flower series by Ellen Maurer-Stroh
 The Halloween House-Ursula Michaels-SAl with others
 RED BIRDS -Marie Barker-JCS nov/Dec 2011 issue
The botton left are the only magnolia petals left.
Happy stitching