Sunday, January 27, 2013

Weekly Update

Good morning to all stitchers, cardmakers, and other crafty people. It is wonderful to be able to share our crafts and stitchery with other friends that enjoy hobbies and life.
Wow, I am at 211 followers right now. Thanks to Vicki having a Grow Your Blog Party. See earlier post. Also, my give a way doesn't end until Feb. 1. Check it out on my last weeks post and let me know if you would like to be entered in the give a way.
Yea, Yea and Yea, I finished Lilly-Nora Corbett design. It will be for my granddaughter, Anna's 13th Birthday on January 30. Also, finished my first ornament of 2013. Here are my pictures of the completed pieces and the WIP progress I worked on this past week. Also, pictured is the cubby organizer I got for Christmas. Diane at Littlehouse Needlework has been showing and talking about the cubby for a while and I fell in love with it. As you can tell, some of my cardinal collections will be displayed in it as well as some of my crossstitch. I am posting my cards that I am making for the 365 Card challenge and Christmas Card as I make them.
Lilly-Nora Corbett
stitched on 28ct Ant. White Linen by Wichelt Imports, Inc.
The beading is hard to see but it really makes the piece stand out.
Before framing and after framing.
I am still learning to frame so it is not perfect, but it is me.

 "Winter Cardinal"ornament
1st in the 2011 series from Littlehouse Needleworks
stitched on 14 ct light blue Aida
 The Alphabet Samplers Book-With My Needle
Now complete 11 of 16 pages.
Stitching on 18 count Linen
I thought I would show you all of the completed pages.

Snowman and Friends-Gold Collection Kit
stitching another squirrel now.
November Snowman-Vermillion series
Red Birds-Just Cross Stitch Magazine nov/dec 2011
Still stitching on the flowers.
 The Halloween House-Ursula Michaels
Started Jan 2012 SAL with Linda at and other stitches.
 A great wonderful Christmas present. The cubby organizer for pottery barn.
Diane from Littlehouse Needleworks has been showing it on her blog for a while and I fell in love with it. It is wonderful for small crossstitch items and a few of my cardinals from my collections.
 February Flip It-Lizzie Kate
Valentine Exchange (to Ellen) with the Friendly Stitchers Group
Have a great week.


Deb said...

Oh Joyce, Lily looks absolutely beautiful! Congrats on your finishes! The red birds flowers are looking very pretty. Love the red and white flowers.

Девушка с пяльцами said...

Lilz is just gorgeous! Mz congratulations with this wonderful finish!

Linda said...

Congrats on the awesome finishes Joyce. Great progress on the other pieces. I added HH to the SAL page on my blog.


Denise SA said...

I love your alphabet sampler book

Vicky L said...

Congratulations on finishing Lily. She is gorgeous. Your works are beautiful. Have a good week.

Manuela said...

Your progress are wonderful.
The Lily is very nice and the frame is perfect.

Greetings from Germany, Manuela.

Shebafudge said...

Lots of very lovely progress. Your Lily looks beautiful framed, hopefully your granddaughter will be really pleased with it.

Grit said...

So wonderful is your stitching.
I love all designs, but the Alphabet Sampler is my favorite.
Liebe Grüße Grit from Germany

Mouse said...

ohhhh yeahhhh you got it done in time :) looks gorgeous too she will love it
well done on all your progress reports too , love the alphabet sampler one :) and cute ornie for your partner too :) love mouse xxxxx

SoCal Debbie said...

Lilly is beautiful and such a wonderful gift for your granddaughter! The Alphabet Samplers book looks so nice! I love your Indian Snowman and Halloween House looks fantastic. Your cubby organizer is perfect for your cardinal collection.

Anne said...

Thank you Joyce for sharing all your beautiful stitching! Your angel is just superb! And what a great idea the little cubbies for crossstitch and your little Cardinals. Love them! Happy stitching!! :)

Rita said...

Beautiful stitching, Joyce! I'm intrigued with the alphabet samplers book and look forward to watching it come together.

I also enjoy seeing your cards you've been making.

Nicola said...

Well done on your finishes. The cubby is a must to have. I have been following your cards and they are all gorgeous.