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


cucki said...

All your wips are so beautiful
Happy stitching
Love x

Denise SA said...

Great progress good luck with your Job hunting

Carol said...

So many beautiful WIPs, Joyce!! Good luck with the job hunt--at least you have some great hobbies to keep you happy while you're looking :)

EvalinaMaria said...

All looks lovely!

Deb said...

Joyce, your cards are beautiful. So professional looking. What a keepsake for your family! Great idea with the threads in the clear holiday balls. Beautiful progress on your stitchy projects.

Linda said...

Great progress on all your pieces Joyce. I love the Red Birds. I really love the ornaments you did for the xmas exchange. Can you tell me what patterns you used.


Nicola said...

The cards are so professional. You have made good progress on your projects.

SoCal Debbie said...

Your cards are outstanding! They're so much better than store-bought cards and I'm sure everyone loves receiving them from you.

Persy Pig will be a wonderful gift. The Nutcracker will be a fantastic door prize! We seem to be neck and neck on Halloween House!

Mary said...

They are all so beautiful.

Sharyn said...

Joyce, I am so impressed by all that you accomplish in a wk! All lovely projects!

Sharyn said...

Joyce, I am so impressed by all that you accomplish in a wk! All lovely projects!

Joke said...

Wow, so many different pieces you have on the go. Looking all beautiful!

Meari said...

What lovely cards, Joyce!

Beautiful stitching as well.

Good luck with the job search. How's it going?

Lana said...

Great progress on all your projects! Love all your cards! SOO pretty!!