Monday, January 21, 2013

Weekly Update and Give a Way

Good Morning all. I have had a busy week it seems, but I did still get in some stitching and card making. My Beta Sigma Phi chapter had a Hard Times Luncheon on Saturday. It was fun.
Then my daughter went away for a girls weekend and I had Grandmother duty. I took 2 12 year girls to the Mall on Sunday afternoon. I did a lot of sitting and watching the people while the girls did their shopping. It was fun. I joined in on a "Grow Your Blog" party that Vicki is hosting at There are 400 blogs that are taking part in it and I have discovered somenew blogs that I am now following. She is having a give a way with it as well. Check it out.

My blog followers have now grown to 206, wow. I am going to have a same give a way on Feb 1. You only have to leave a comment and you email or blog address to win. I will picture it below.
For the new followers, a little about me is that I stitch on a rotation. At the moment I have 19 projects that I rotate, listed on my sidebar. 8 projects, I stitch each week and the others I rotate on a weekly basis. I have also joined a couple of card making blogs, that I am enjoying, also. There are and , What fun, I love cards and this is enabling me to grow my collection. You have a challenge daily for the greeting cards and weekly challenge for the Christmas cards.
I did finish my Friendly Stitchers Valentine exchange and got it in the mail on Saturday. I will post a picture next week after she had received it. It is my first finish for 2013. Here is my progress on my WIPs for the past week.

The Halloween House-Ursula Michaels
SAL with Linda at and others
Red Birds-Just Cross StitchMagazine nov/dec 2011

The Alphabet Samplings Book With My Needle
Page 11 of 16.
Snowman and Friends Christmas Stocking-Gold Collection Kit
Cardinal Winter" ornament-Littlehouse Needleworks
1st ornament in the 2011 series.
Lilly-Nora Corbett
My goal is to finish this by Jan 30 as it is a birthday gift to my granddaughter for her 13th birthday
March "Jonquil"
Flower of the Month Series
Ellen Maurer Stroh
The picture below is the give a Way for a drawing on Feb. 1.
Leave a comment and you will be entered.
Leave your email or blog address so I can contact you if you win.
It includes
"My Lady" Little House NeedleWorks pattern
"Peppermint Lane"-Country Cottage Neeleworks pattern
5 of my handmade greeting cards with envelopes.
A New Home Card, a Birthday Card, a Thank You Card, a Thanksgiving card and a Halloween Card.
Good Luck to all.
Thanks all for this week.
Happy stitching and crafting and whatever life brings your way.


Jo said...

Oooh I love the red showing through on Red Birds, it really makes the piece pop out as you look at it.

Janice Gresham said...

Very pretty. I love the Haunted House. You do very pretty stitching.

McKenna C. said...

Your stitching is beautiful! I hope you finish in time for her birthday!

I would love to be entered to win those amazing prizes! I've never been good at making or decorating cards, and I'd really love to own some handmade ones. :)


Deb said...

Lily is looking great! Lovely cards and great give away!

Parsley said...

Lovely stitching, as always. Please enter me.

cucki said...

Aww sweet stitching..please count me in too xxx

Bernadett Rauski said...


Nice to meet you in this party.:)

There is a giveaway on my blog,too.

All the best.:)

Shaunterria Owens said...

What an amazing giveaway! I hope I win :)

Denise SA said...

I would love to be entered into the draw for the giveaway great progress as usual

Emma/Itzy said...

Great progress on your projects and I feel I know you a little better now :)

I would love to be included in your giveaway please :)

Emma xo

hueisei said...

Nice to meet you at the party!
Beautiful blog and I am looking forward to more inspiration posts from you :D

Linda said...

Wonderful progress on all your pieces Joyce. I would love to be entered in your giveaway.


SoCal Debbie said...

You are flying right along with your stitching, Joyce! You are so organized. I'd love to be entered in your giveaway too. Debbie

Vicky L said...

All your stitching is beautiful. I love how Lily is coming out. Please enter me in your giveaway. Thanks

Donna Heber said...

Hi Joyce,

It is so nice to meet you. You are very crafty with your stitching. I'm still making my way through visiting everyone from Vicki's Grow Your Blog party. I hope you will stop by to say hello.

Dani - tkdchick said...

All of your stitching looks great! Your Cardinals piece will be spectacular!

Denise Bryant said...

Lovely stitchery and cards! I am here on the GYB hop! Happy to have found your blog!

Maureen said...

Your stitching and cards are beautiful! I love to do both as well; although I haven't touched my half-completed cross stitch project in way too long. So nice to have found you through Vicki's party; I shall be adding myself to your Follower's list now!