Sunday, August 25, 2013

Weekly Update

What a busy week, it seems as if it was just yesterday and here it is the beginning of a new week.
My daughter was out of town for business, so spent the evenings housesitting and being a taxi for my granddaughter. She was enjoying the last week of summer, as she starts the 8th grade on Monday.
She will be busy as she will continue her ridings, but will also go out for volleyball and will be part of Theater arts this year. She is also an "A" student. Christopher my grown grandson will start Fire Academy on Monday. Enjoy your children and grandchildren as they grow up so fast.
I did get the poem backstitched, framed and presented it to our Women of the year in our sorority (Beta Sigma Phi) chapter this past year. We had our beginning day with a luncheon on Saturday, that was fun. We don't meet over the summer, so now a new year is beginning. Here is a picture of me giving the poem, which was liked it seemed. Also, tried to get a close-up picture, but it did not turn out very well, but maybe you can get the idea anyway. We had a group picture made, since all of us were there.

Also, made progress on my WIPS this past week and started another ornament.
Southwest August ornament-Redbird Designs
Pine Tree Inn ornament-#6 2011 series-Littlehouse Needleworks
Snowman and Friends Christmas Stocking-Gold Collection Kit

The Alphabet Samplings Books With My Needle
Page 16(the last page to stitch)
I have been studying the instructions on turning the pages into a book, wish me luck.

The Halloween House - Ursula Michaels
SAL with Linda at and others.
Linda have finished hers, Debbie and myself are nearing the finish line.
I have a few more pumpkins on the bottom and the outline.
RedBirds-Marie Barber JCS nov/dec 2011
Stitched a few more stitches on the female redbird.
Have a great week everyone.

Monday, August 19, 2013

Weekly Update

A day late posting, but I am here today. Sunday afternoon was spent enjoying watching my granddaughter ride at her monthly riding club. She did really well, improving all the time.
This week I am house sitting and providing a taxi to and from the riding stables as my daughter is out of town on business this week. I have completed backstitching the 33 line poem and am down adding a row of small roses at the top. It will be framed in a 12x16 frame and given to our women of the year beginning day next Saturday. I will have a picture next week of the finished item to show. Here are pictures of my week of WIPs progress.
The Alphabet Samplings Books-With My Needle
page 15 of 16 pages finished.
Snowman and Friends Christmas Stocking-Gold Collections Kit
Southwest-August ornament
Redbird Designs

February Doodle by Blueladies Greeting Card
This will be a Valentine or I Love You Card
Check the Blueladies website out as they have many great designs.
Subscribe to their newsletter and get a free design each newsletter, also.

The Halloween House-Ursula Michaels
and other ladies. Linda has finished her Halloween House and it looks really good. I now have the one side of the house stitched.

Redbirds-Marie Barber
JCS nov/dec 2011
A few more stitches on the female redbird stitched.

Have a great week.

Christmas Card challenges Week 38

Week 38-Non-traditional Christmas Image

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Weekly Update

Hello from hot, hot, and dry Texas. It is good to stay inside and stitch or read or craft and watch a little baseball, football or your favorite TV. My stitching on my regular rotation only made a little progress this week. I was asked to backstitch a poem and add yellow roses as a border for our Women of the Year in my sorority(Beta Sigma Phi) as her gift the end of this month. Therefore, I stitched a lot of it instead of my regular WIPs. I did however put a few stitches in each of them although. Here are my pictures of my progress for the week.
The Alphabet Samplings Book
With My Needle
page 15 of 16

Snowman and Friends Christmas Stocking-Gold Collection Kit
backstitch the leavens on the lantern

Heavenly Host Christmas Card
Joan Elliott

Southwestern-August ornament
Redbird Designs.

The Halloween House-Ursula Michaels
SAL with Linda at and others
check Linda's blog as she has finished her Halloween House and it really looks good.
My goal is to finish mine by the end of September or sooner.

Redbirds Marie Barber JCS nov/dec 2011
Few more stitches on the female redbird.

To My Sisters poem by a Beta Sigma Phi sister.
It will be a gift for my chapters Woman of the Year on August 24.
It will have our flower, The Yellow Rose as a border.
I was able to chart the poem at

Have a wonderful week at whatever life throws your way.

365 Card Challenge Day 134/135/222/223

Day 134

Word Wednesday- Wish

Day 223
Super Sketchy Sunday

Day 222
Old Trends Revisited
Remember when it was trendy to add staples to you card?
Add at least two staples to your card

Christmas Card Challenges Week 37

Week 37
Evergreen Trees

A Great blog Charmedconfections having a give a way

A wonderful blog full of neat handmade gifts for the holidays. Check it our and let her know I sent you.

Sunday, August 4, 2013

365 Card Challenge - Day 132/133/215/216

Day 132 Super Sketchy Sunday

Day 133 Monday Squared

Day 215
Use at least 2 methods for adding texture to the background

Day 216 Super Sketchy Sunday

Weekly Update

Good morning to all. It is sunny, hot and very dry here in my part of Texas. It is a good time to stay inside and stitch. I did get out Thursday evening and watch my Granddaughter, Anna, take part in the August Fort Bend County Youth Rodeo. She has only been riding for a year, but has come a long way. She didn't make the finals, but was in the top group of riders. Of course, I have a few pictures, which include the grand entry of the rodeo.

I did finish another ornament this past week. Also make some progress on WIPs that I am stitching on and started the letter "E" of the Stitchers Alphabet by Brooks Books. Here are the pictures:
The Alphabet Samplings Book-With My Needle
15th page of 16
Snowman and Friends Christmas Stocking
I stitched some of the backstitching on the lantern.

Letter "E" Stitchers Alphabet-Brooks Books
I did stitch some of the white and cream which is hard to see.

The Halloween House-Ursula Michaels
SAL with Linda at and other ladies
Ready to backstitch the moon

Southwest-Aug ornament-by Redbird Designs.

Redbirds-Marie Barber JCS issue nov/dec 2011
Stitched a little more on the female redbird.

Silent Night ornament-2011 series by Littlehouse Needleworks

Have a happy and great week.

Christmas Card Challenge-Week 36

Week 36