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Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Joined in the 2014 Turtle Trot

I am joining in the 2014 Turtle Trot at http://BAP-attack.blogspot.com . It will be fun stitching with others all year. The rules are below, check it out.
Here are the 10 WIPs I will be stitching on.
Rules:
1. You must have a blog, because you'll be posting links to it. If you don't have a blog, you can still work on those old projects, lol. You just won't be eligible for the contest.
2. Pick 10 unfinished projects (why not 14 for 2014? I can't cope with where this will end up - 43 projects in 2043? Yikes)
3. Take a picture of them and make a blog post by the 10th of January.
4. Each month, by the 10th, post whatever progress pics you have.
5. Post a link to your progress post here.

Last Update for 2013

Christmas has come and gone. It was a Happy Time. Spent Christmas Eve and Christmas morning with my daughter, Deanna and Grandson, Christopher and Granddaughter, Anna. Then on Christmas Day afternoon, my niece, Kim hosted our family Christmas. It was family fun with food and gifts and a good time. Now to look forward to a great new year with a lot of stitching included. I did complete 33 items in 2013, I have them listed on the side bar. Also, my 2014 stitching goals are listed there too. I received my package of trim, buttons and charms that I won from Victoria Motto Sampler Shoppe, looking forward to using them.
I also received my Secret Santa gift from the Friendly Stitchers group. I received the Brookes, Little Women-Jo March and With My Needle-Friendship Book chart. I am looking forward to stitching both of them. Here are pictures from the week.
Joy Tree-M Designs
Last 2013 stitched ornament.
Redbirds-Marie Barber-JCS 2011 nov/dec
Just a few stitches added this week.
 
Hallelujah ornament-LHN #8 2011 series

Texas Bluebonnet Country-RedBird Designs
This was a Christmas Gift for my Texas Grandson
It will be reframed to fit it better, only used this frame for pictures.

My win from Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe,
Thanks, Nancy
We are a small family, I had one sister who only had 1 daughter and  1 son.
This is a picture of the cousins.
My daughter and her two cousins. The love to kid around.

My family.

Deanna, Christopher, Anna and me.
2013.
 

Happy New Years Eve 2013 and
Happy New Year 2014 to all.
Joyce
 
 

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Weekly Update

Merry Christmas to all of you. My holiday season has started off great with shopping, spending time with family and parties. My new heading is my Christmas Card received from my daughter and grandkids. I just had to show off the great pictures. What a neat idea to show off a year of activities.
I am still hoping to finish one more ornament and a small picture for gifts. I am also finishing a picture that we found in my sister's stash when she passed away a couple of years ago. It is Wild Cats by Dimensions, a Gold Collection Kit. She had all the cats stitched and only the border left to stitch. I am doing my best to complete the border and it will be a gift to my brother in law. I will post a picture will I complete it today. The border is 2" around the edge. My sister and I always enjoyed stitching together. Also, I have been lucky this past week. First I won "Toy Store" ornament chart-LHN(signed by Diane) from the LHN ornament SAL, Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe 5th Day of Christmas Give a Way(A selection of Trim, buttons & charms) and A Prairie Schooler chart from Heather's blog. A great week for me.
Here are pictures of the progress stitched on my WIPs this week.
Hallelujah ornament-#8 2011 ornament series
LittleHouse Needleworks

The Joy Tree ornament-M Designs

Redbirds-Marie Barber
JCS nov/dec 2011

Texas Bluebonnet Country-Redbird Designs

Stay warm and have a wonderful Christmas.
Joyce



Monday, December 16, 2013

Weekly Update

Merry Christmas to all. The holiday season is here. Enjoying Christmas parties, home decorations. My neigherhood homes are decorated and are so pretty at night with all the lights and scenes. I have received and sent all my ornament exchanges. We have so many great stitches and crafters among us. It is great to be a part of them. Here are my pictures of my WIPS and ornaments sent and received in exchanges. Also I won the Toy Store pattern signed by the designer, Diane this past week. I took part in a Littlehouse ornament SAL and won with my stitched Baked Goods.
Friendly Stitchers Group Winter/Christmas ornament exchange from JillAnn F.
She stitched the HOPE ornament by Primrose Needleworks for me.
I stitched Jillann F the Pine Tree Inn ornament by Littlehouse Needleworks.

I took part in the Yearly ornament Exchange group.
These are the ornaments I received by some wonderful crafters.

I stitched and sent out the ornaments below to my exchange partners.

The Joy Tree-M designs
Will try to finish it this week.

Hallelujah ornament-#8 2011 series-Littlehouse Needleworks

Texas Bluebonnet Country-Redbird Designs
Love the colors.

Red Birds-Marie Barber JCS nov/dec 2011 issue
stitched more on the leaves and berries

Have a wonderful week and enjoy the holiday season.
Joyce

Monday, December 9, 2013

Weekly Update and finished ornaments.

Happy Holidays to all.
I completed two more ornaments this week. Also, enjoyed my first Christmas Party Sunday Afternoon. It was my sorority chapter's Dec meeting and party and it was fun. Also enjoy the food and visiting and gifts from all. Here are pictures of the completed ornaments and my WIPs for the week.
Snowy Nights-Prairie Schooler-JCS 2010 ornament issue
Have a Texas peppery Christmas ornament
#2 of the 12 days of Christmas series
Redbird Designs
 
Joy tree-M designs

Hallelujah ornament *8 2011 series Littlehouse Needleworks

 Redbirds-Marie Barber JCS nov/dec 2011
stitched more on the top leaves.
Happy holiday Season
Joyce

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Weekly Update

What a wonderful week I have had. First there were 5 ladies that went on our road trip to the new ABC stitchery shop in Spring, TX. Of course we all added to our stash. It was fun to go to a shop and see the items in person. We have missed our shop in Richmond since it closed. After shopping, we then had lunch and back home(an hour trip). We did a lot of visiting and looking forward to the next time. Then I spent Thanksgiving at my daughter's with family. We ate and played Spades and had a wonderful afternoon together. I have sent my last ornament exchange and Secret Santa Gift off. Now to finish up on a few more ornaments that will be gifts this year. I have given the first ornament- Redbirds Rejoice-Blue Ribbon designs as a gift to the lady I work for. She had commented that she liked an ornament with the date on it each year and of course I date mine. She was proud of it.
I have finished another greeting card-February Doodle-Blueladie Designs. I plan to do the whole year as greeting cards. Check her website out at www.blueladiedesigns.com . Here are my pictures of the completed cards and the WIP items.
February Doodle Greeting Card - Blueladie Designs
Snowy Nights ornament-The Prairie Schooler
JCS 2010 Christmas issue

Have a peppery Texas Christmas-#2 in the 12 days of a Texas Christmas
Redbird Designs.

Hallelujah ornament-#8 2011 series-Littlehouse Needleworks

Joy Tree ornament-M Designs
JCS 2005 Christmas ornament issue

Red Birds-Marie Barber
JCS nov/dec 2011
stitched more on the leaves and berries this week.

I also gave my niece "The Library" Littlehouse Needleworks
She will have it framed to go with the "Bookshelf" hanging in her library office at the junior high she is school librarian. She said she told everyone that the empty spot was for The Library.
Now for some pictures of my Granddaughter competing with The Rusty Spurs Riding Club.












Wishing everyone a wonderful Holiday Season
Joyce
 
 
 

Saturday, November 30, 2013

A new giveaway by Victorian Motto Sampler

Nancy at http://victorianmottosamplershoppe.blogspot.com/ is having her first holiday give a ways.
check it out and let her know you were sent by me.
Thanks.

Christmas Card Challenge-Week 42-43-44-45-46-47-48-49-50

I have completed several weeks of cards, still a little behind.
Week 42
Week 43

Week 44

Week 45

Week 46

Week 47

Week 48

Week 49

Week 50

Happy Holidays
Joyce