Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Weekly Update

This last weekend went to fast, it came and went. I spent Sunday afternoon watching my Granddaughter, Anna, ride in her monthly rodeo with her riding group. It was fun, but hot.
Here is my progress on last weeks WIP that I stitched on.
The Alphabet Samplings Book-With My Needle
Stitching on the 15th page of 16
Snowman and Friends Christmas Stocking-Gold Collection Kit

"Silent Night" ornament-Littlehouse Needleworks #5 2011 series

September Weatherpoem
Britian's #1 Crossstitch Magazine 2000issues

The Halloween House-Ursula Michaels
SAL with Linda at and others
My goal is to finish by the end of September
Southwest Seasons - August
Redbird Designs
I have just discovered this designer and this is a 2002 design that I found on line.
The designer had retired and now is back with a series called the Texas 12 days of Christmas that I want to get and stitch. This one will be for my Granddaughter.
I am looking to buy, trade for any of the other designs.

Redbirds - Marie Barber - JSC nov/dec 2011
The male redbird is stitching up so pretty, I think.
This is my first large crossstitch and I am enjoying it.

Happy Stitching and crafting this week.

Monday, July 29, 2013

365 Card Challenge-Day 129/130//131/207/208

Day 129
DIY Embellishment

Day 130 Color Combo
Reds, Oranges, Black

Day 131
Put it in your Pocket

Day 207
Health Food

Day 208
For a Cause

Monday, July 22, 2013

Weekly Update

Good morning from hot, hot and hot Texas. We did have a little rain over the weekend which was badly needed. I enjoyed a nice summer luncheon with my Beta Sigma Phi sisters. It was fun.
Watched my granddaughter compete in the summer rodeo last Monday evening. This Monday is the last of the summer series, then on to the championship. Anna is in the top 10 in all three events so far.
Good luck to her.
Here is my progress on my WIPs for the week.
The Alphabet Samplers Book-With My Needle
page 15 of 16
Snowman and Friends-Gold Collection Kit

"Silent Night" ornament-5th in 2011 LHN series

Noel 2009 Tablerunner=
Design being stitched on both ends

The Halloween House-Ursula Michaels
More stitched on the tree-a little more to go.
and others

Redbirds - Marie Barber - JCS nov/dec 2011

I also completed another ornament for an exchange.
Happy Stitching.

Sunday, July 21, 2013

365 Card Challenge - Day 126-127-128-197-198-199-200

Day 126 Sticky Situation
Use at least 3 stickers

Day 127 - Mix and Match
Use 2 methods to add that sentiment

Day 128 - Word Wednesday - Mother

Day 197 Create a trio of cards that represent your card making style
I just learned how to paint with stamps and will use it a lot.

Day 198 - Todays word - Playful

Day 199 - Earth Tones

Day 200 Inside Out
Use a two sided patterned paper to make the card

Christmas Card Challenge - Week 34

Week 34 - Snowflakes

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Weekly Update

Happy Sunday to all of you. Here in my part of Texas, it is hot(in the 90s daily) and we are having no rain, need some really bad. My Granddaughter, Anna, is doing so well with her riding. She is taking part in the weekly summer rodeos held by The Fort Bend Youth Rodeo. After 3 weeks with 2 more to go, she is in 10th place in straight poles, 15th in straight barrels and doing better each week in the cloverleaf barrels. Proud Grandmother, I am. Saturday morning, I enjoyed our monthly stitch in with 7 ladies. We did some stitching and a lot of visiting. Always a lot of fun. I did make some progress on my WIPs this week. Here are the pictures of the progress.
The Alphabet Samplings Book-With My Needle
Page 15/16
This group of letters are stitched using the Rice Stitch, a new stitch for me.

Snowman and Friends Christmas Stocking-Gold Collection Kit

Christmas Animals-Heaven and Earth
Page 1 almost stitched

"Silent Night" ornament-#5 2011 series-Littlehouse Needleworks

RedBirds Marie Barber-JCS nov/dec 2011
A few more stitches on the male redbird

The Halloween House-Ursula Michaels
SAL with Linda at and others
A lot of stitching on the tree.

Also, stitched on another ornament for my next exchange.
Happy a great week and enjoy life to its fullest.

365 Card Challenges - Day 194/193/125/124/123

Day 123 Color Combo-Red ,Aqua ,Green, Dark Blue

Day 124 - (Not So) Heavy Metal
I added a small Heart Charm

Day 125 - Super Sketchy Sunday
Day 193 Centered
Day 194 - One The Line

Christmas Card Challenges Week 33

Week 33

Sunday, July 7, 2013

A new blog discovered and give a way, a new blog I have discovered. Marsha grows pretty flowers and does great cross stitch. To celebrate her birthday and her growing followers of her blog, she is having a great give a way. Check it out.

Weekly Update

Good morning. Hope everyone has had a great holiday weekend. My 4th of July was quite as I stayed in out of the heat and enjoyed stitching and relaxing. We have a Bramen Wine(a Texas wine) tasting room near my home. We get together most Wednesday evenings as they have open mike and a fun evening spent with friends and family. A little wine and lots of visiting with all. Here are progress on the WIPS I stitched on this past week. Also stitched on another exchange ornament.
My jars of thread after the first 6 months of this year. They do show I have stitched a little this year. I will use the thread to fill small ornaments at Christmas.

The Alphabet Samplers Book-With My Needle
I have started the 15th page of 16 pages.
Snowman and Friends Christmas Stocking-Gold Collection Kit

Silent Night Ornament-2011 #5 in the series-
Little House Needleworks

Garden of Joy - SAL Friendly Stitchers Group
I have added a Poppy for my 28th square of 52.

The Halloween House Ursula Michaels
SAL with Linda at and others.
This has been fun stitching with others.

Red Birds - Marie Barber-JCS nov/dec 2011 issue
stitching on the Male Redbird

Some have said they haven't seen the completed picture
As you can see there is still more to stitch, but I am enjoying it.

Have a great week at whatever life sends your way.

365 Cards - Day 121 - 122- 184 - 185

Day 121
Word Wednesdays - Home

Day 122
You Used What?
I used a spare earring.

Day 184
Word Wednesdays - Bliss

Day 185
Elements Use 5 different elements;