Saturday, November 30, 2013

A new giveaway by Victorian Motto Sampler

Nancy at is having her first holiday give a ways.
check it out and let her know you were sent by me.

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

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe Christmas give a way

Nancy is having a Christmas Give a way. Check her blog out as she has wonderful floss and designs. I am stitching a Christmas ornament "joy tree" by M designs using a Red floss from her.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Weekly Update

Our fall and winter has come to Texas. Only in the 40s and 50s during the day and it is suppose to freeze Thanksgiving night. Now is the time to stay inside and stitch. My Saturday stitching group went on a road trip to the new ABC Stitchery Shop in Spring, TX. The store has relocated from New Hampshire to TX. It is about an hour from us here in Katy and Richmond. We got there as the store opened at 10am and didn't leave until 1pm. It is a wonderful shop full of lots of great items, including a long wall of thread of all types. Needless to say we all added to our stash. Then we stopped for lunch and a lot of talking. What a fun time we had.
I have a large finish this week. I started The Library-Littlehouse Needleworks in Jan 2010 and have now finished it, Nov 2013. My niece is going to have it framed and put it next to The Bookshelf-Littlehouse Needleworks(also stitched by me) in her Junior High Library where she is the librarian.

Here are pictures of my progress on WIPs for the week
Red Birds-Marie Barber JCS nov/dec 2011
stitched some more on the top leaves.
Letter E-stitchers Alphabet=Brooks Book

Hallelujah ornament #8 2011 series Littlehouse Needleworks
Just put in the first stitches.
Joy ornament M designs-JCS 2009 Christmas issue

Have a Peppery Texas Christmas Y'all
Redbird Designs.
#2 in the Twelve days of Texas Christmas

Also stitching on a couple of exchanges.
Hope all of you have a great Thanksgiving.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Weekly Update

What a busy week! Spent time with family, friends and managed to still find time to stitch a little.
Our Saturday stitching group is going on a road trip(approx. 1 hour from us) to the new store in Spring, TX. ABC Stitchery has moved their shop from NH to Spring. It opened on Nov. 18th.
Looking forward to it. My Granddaughter, Anna, competed in Rodeos Sat and Sun. She did really well, coming in 4th in poles, 8th in straights and 13th in barrels on Saturday in Huntsville, TX with the Youth Rodeo Association. She is getting better and better. It is fun to watch her.
I finished an ornament and stitched on a couple of exchanges this past week(pictures to come).
Here is my progress on WIPS this past week;
The Library-LittleHouse Needleworks
Should finish this next week
Have a peppery Texas Christmas ornament-RedBird Designs

RedBirds-Marie Barber-JCS nov/dec 2011
Only stitched a little this week on the leaves.

Heavenly Host Card-Joan Elliott

Baked Goods ornament-#6 2011 series Littlehouse Needleworks

Have a great week

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Weekly Update

Fall is in the air and the Holidays are coming. What a great time of the year! My Monthly Saturday Stitching group met on Sat. We always have a fun morning, stitching, enjoying everyone's stitched work and their WIPs. We also planning a road trip on Saturday Nov. 23. ABC Stitchery Shop moved from New Hampshire to Spring, Texas. This is only about an hour from us. What fun, after enjoying their online shop, now we can go to the shop.
It has been a busy week with family, friends and work. I did get some stitching in although. Finished a couple of exchange ornaments, also finished a couple of other pieces too. Here are pictures for the week. This first ornament and handmade card went to Melinda in the Brooks Books group exchange.
I took the design from Snowflake Serenade-Country Cottage Needleworks and used Victorian Sampler Motto Thread. Also added beads to the Snowflakes.
This is the ornament I received from Melinda. The ornament is porclain with the crossstitch candle put on it.
The Library-Little Houseneedleworks
only have the border to stitch and the stitching will be finished.
Have a Peppery Texas Christmas Y'all Ornament-Red Designs 

Baked Goods ornament-#7 2011 series-Littlehouse Needleworks
Only have the beads(instead of French knots)to add and it will be ready to finish

Joy Tree-M Designs-2005 JCS ornament issue

Red Birds - Marie Barber JCS nov/dec 2011 issue
stitched some of the leaves this week.

Happy week to all.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Weekly Update

Fall is in the air. We have had heavy rain storms this week, but for only a couple of days. Our weather is in low 50s in the evening and only up to 80 during the day. I made a good amount of progress on some of my WIPs, also finished another ornament. Also, starting an ornament for the Friendly Stitchers ornaments exchange. Also received word that my exchange partner in Brooks Books received the ornament I sent, so will picture it along with the handmade card I sent.
The design is one of the panels from Snowflake Serenade by Country Cottage Needleworks.
I used beads to highlight  the snowflakes. and used red/white floss from Victorian Motto Sampler and the fabric is 14 ct light green aida.
I had found this fabric and have been using it to back ornaments. It is a mixture of Christmas designs.

Here are the WIPs I stitched on this past week.
The Library - Littlehouse Needleworks
I have stitched all the panels and door, now for the wording and bottom border.
Baked Goods ornament-#7 2011 series-Littlehouse Needleworks

September Weatherpoems-Monthly series in 2000 Britian's #1 Crossstitch Magazines
I stitched a row of white on the roof, which is hard to see.

Finished "Redbirds Rejoice" ornament-Blue Ribbon Designs JCS 2013 Ornament issue.
It will be a gift.

Have a peppery Texas Christmas" ornament-Red Bird Designs
Part of the 12 days of a Texas Christmas.
It will also be a gift.

Redbirds-Marie Barber JCS nov/dec 2011
Finished stitching the berries above the cardinals head, now for some more leaves.

Also, sent and received 4 Yearly Christmas ornament exchange ornaments, have received two back. I will picture them when all four are received.
Have a wonderful week and enjoy the upcoming holidays with family and friends.