Monday, December 31, 2012

Christmas Card Challenge Week 2 & 5

I have now completed the challenge of week 2-Diecuts and week 5-Paint. What a great challenge, which will give a more than enough cards for Christmas 2013. Here is the site that will show all that are taking part in the challenge;
Week 2 challenge was to use diecuts and Week 5 was paint. Here are my cards.

Sunday, December 30, 2012

2012 End of year updated blog

Good morning from cold Texas. Here in South Texas we have a cold front with 20s and 30s at night and only in the 50s during the day. Rain is called for Monday and Tuesday. Hopefully all will have a great New Years Eve. My daughter has an annual New Years Eve party that I will be attending.
Christmas was great, spent Christmas eve and Christmas morning at my daughter's. Then Christmas eve afternoon, she hosted the family Christmas. Enjoyed being with all, seeing the children and adults opening gifts and visiting. We are small in number, only 12, but big in love of family. My new picture was made Christmas afternoon. The grandkids are growning up so fast. Anna is 7th grand and Christopher is a senior and will graduate June 1, 2013. They really did it great with my gifts. I received a stitching stand and a cubby organizer(Dianne from LittleHouse has been showing it on her blog). I fell in love with it and I am so excited to have it hung. Also, received a number of scrapbooking supplies for my other hobby. Everyone was excited to see what I had stitched or crafted for them. It is fun to stitch and have my stitching loved.
Here are pictures.


Happy New Year to all, see you next week for the first of 2013.

Saturday, December 29, 2012

2013 Christmas Card challenge

My goal for 2013 is to crosstitch and catch up on making Christmas and other greeting cards. I have joined a new blog that will help me reach my goal for 2013 Christmas Cards.
Here are the pictures of what I have completed for 2013 thus far.

Friday, December 28, 2012

New blog with a give a way Check this new blog out and become a follower. Blogging is such a great way to make stitching and crafting friends.

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Merry Christmas to all

Here it is almost Christmas Eve. What a wonderful season. Looking back at 2012, we have had a lot of happiness and sadness, but 2013 will be a new year to start all over again. I am blessed to have a wonderful daughter and two wonderful grandkids, Christopher,18 and Anna 12. Here is my Christmas card I received from them.
I am also stitching one last Christmas gift to my daughter. A stitchery friend on Dec 8 at our stitch in said she remembered my daughter played Golf, so she wanted to give me a chart to do for her. Of course I had to do it for this Christmas. I only need to add the back stitching to it and frame it. I have a frame ready for it.
I have only my gifts to wrap and I can start enjoying the holidays. I will spent Christmas Eve and Christmas morning with my daughter and grandkids. Then Christmas day afternoon, I will enjoy the day with my brother-in-law, niece, great niece, nephew, his wife and two boys. It will be at my daughter's home.
I did stitch some this week on my WIPs, plan to finish Libby by Jan 30 for my Granddaughter's 13th birthday.
Here are pictures of the WIPs stitched on this past week.
The Alphabet Sampler Book-With My Needle
Page 11 of 16
 Thanksgiving Wreath-Holidays All Year pattern
 Libby Nora Corbett
 Snowman and Friends Christmas Stocking-Gold Collection Kit
Goal is to finish it for the 2013 season
 The Halloween House-Ursula Michaels
SAL with linda from and other ladies
 Red Birds-Marie Barber-JCS nov/dec 2011
Merry Christmas

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Sunday Update

First let me send my prayers to all in Connecticut. Our weather here in Texas has not been a typical December. Days in the 80s and 60 and 70s at night. Rain today, then a cold spell is due, thank goodness. Will watch our Houston Texans Football today, hopefully a win.
I did finish two Christmas gifts this week. The New Mexico Map and Percy Pig. Now I have been given a pattern called Golfing Chick. My daughter golfs, so I will try to finish it this week for a gift to her. I have made a little more progress on WIPs this past week. I plan to stitch a little each morning on the Golfing Chick and in the evenings on WIPs. Here are pictures.
Map of New Mexico-Sue Hillis

Percy Pig-Mill Hill
I have now passed the kit on to another stitcher.
 The Alphabet Samplers Book=With My Needle
Page 11 of 16
 Snowman and Friends Christmas Stocking-Gold Collection Kit
 Libby Nora Corbet
 Letter "D" Stitchers Alphabet-BrooksBooks
stitching the letters on an afghan
 The Halloween House-Ursula Michaels
SAL with Linda at and other stitchers
 Red Birds-JCS nov/dec 2011
The flowers go on and on.
Merry Christmas to all

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Pinterest entry

 I have entered the "Art of Craft" 2012 Christmas Competition on Pinterest. Please click the "like" button at the top of my ornament. I would appreciate it!!! Thanks! The winner will be chosen by the number of likes.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Sunday update

Happy Holidays to all. Our weather is still in the 80's during the day and 70s at night. This is Texas all right. We are to have a cold spell tonight come in. It may ever go down to the 30s at night this week. I have a had great week. Tuesday evening I hosted our Tuesday night stitch and wine. There were 6 of us. It was fun, stitching, talking and having a glass of wine or two. Then Saturday morning, one of the other regular stitchers hosted the monthly Saturday morning stitch-in. It is also a lot of fun with all of us, stitching and enjoying chatting with each other. One lady brought her baked Christmas cookies, that we all enjoyed. Then yesterday, also had a March of the Nutcracker Luncheon. We had 47 together for the lunch. My nutcracker ornament was loved by the lady that won it. I did get a picture. I also made some progress on my WIPs this week. Here are the pictures;
Map of New Mexico-Sue Hillis
I added the cities of Farmington and Chama. Farmington is the friend's hometown and Chama is the Elk hunting area of New Mexco. He goes Elk hunting each year so I added a Elk to the Map also

The ABC Samplings Book-With My Needle
Showing how it will look finished, I hope
 Snowman and friends Christmas stocking-Gold Collection kit
 Lilly-Nora Corbert
 September Weatherpoem-British crossstitch magazine 2000
 The Halloween House-Ursula Michaels
 Percy Pig-Mill Hill. Almost ready to add the beads to the border
Showing off her door prize win. The Nutcracker ornament I donated.
Happy Holidays

Friday, December 7, 2012

Liebster Award

Liebster Blog Award!

Thank you so much toBrenda from who nominated my blog with the Liebster Award.

The intention behind the Award is to support and showcase blogs with less than 200 followers that you enjoy reading. In accepting the Liebster Blog Award you agree to:

  1. Thank the person who gave you the award.
  2. Link back to their blog.
  3. Copy and paste the Liebster award to your profile.
  4. Pick 5 blogs that you feel deserve to be in the spotlight (They must have under 200 followers).
  5. Blog about it and leave a comment for your nominations to let them know that you have chosen their blog.

It is very hard for me to select just 5 blogs, because there are so many good ones to follow, but here here are the blogs I chose.
1. Susueq at
2. Renne at
3. Carolyn at
5. Teresa at
 I suggest if you have not checked out the above blogs, do so as they are great.
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Weekly Update

Good morning all. It's beginning to feel like the Holidays are here. I have my tree up and almost have all my ornaments on it. I have a number of Hallmark ornaments that I love and use. My handmade ornaments go on a hanging tree on my sunroom door. I enjoy them year round. I love exchanges and have received so many pretty ones. I have a few left that I have stitched for myself. My job search is continuing. I have completed an online tax cpu course to give me the credit hours needed to keep my tax preparer number. I am now completing paper work to become a registered IRS tax preparer and set up my own tax service. I am finding time to stitch as I am doing a number of Christmas Gifts. My family enjoys receiving my stitched gifts. My niece who has become a school Librarian has The Book Shelf hung and has a spot for The Library when I finish it. I received another pretty ornament from an exchange also this week. I enjoy exchanging with other crafters. Here are pictures of my week of stitching.
The Alphebet Sampling Book-With My Needle
page 11 of 16

 Snowman and Friends Christmas Stocking-Gold Collection
 Lilly-Nora Corbett
 2009 Sal designed by Novalee2
Stitching it on both ends of a tablerunner
 Percy Pig-Mill Hill
 Map of New Mexico Sue Hillis
I have added my friends hometown and hunting spot to it.
 The Halloween House-Ursula Michaels SAL with Linda at and others
 Red Birds-Marie Barber-JCS nov/dec 2011
 2012 ornament exchange from Melanie
 This is how I display my ornaments year round.
Only have a few left that I stitched as I give them away in exchanges or gifts.
Happy Holidays, stitching, crafting and have a wonderful week.