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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Sunday, January 27, 2013

365 Card Challenge-Dat 27

365 Card Challenge-Day 27
theme: Sketchy Sunday
Joyce

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 http://bengalcatlover10.blogspot.com 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.
Joyce



Christmas Card Challenges-Week #9

Christmas Card Challenges Week 9
Theme: Red, White, and Brown
Joyce

365 Card Challenge-Day 25 and Day 26

365 Card Challenge-Day 25
theme: Color combo
Blue-Lt Green, Lt Blue, Navy
A card great for a man
 
365 Card Challenge-Day 26
theme: A button & a Bow
Joyce

Friday, January 25, 2013

365 Card Challenge Day 24

365 Card Challenge-Day 24
theme: Lovely Liquids
Careate a card with that incorporates a liquid of some kind. A stamp pad does not count.
I was thinking a child's birthday card.
Joyce

Thursday, January 24, 2013

365 Card Challenge-Day 21-22-23

365 Card Challenge-Day 21
theme: Floral-clean & Simple
 
365 Card Challenge-Day 22
theme: All That Glitters
 
365 Card Challenge-Day 23
theme: Sweet
Joyce
 

Christmas Card Challenge Week #8

Christmas Card Challenge Week #8
theme: Sketch
Joyce

Monday, January 21, 2013

365 Card Challenge-Day 18-19-20

365 Card Challenge-Day 18
theme-Color Combo
shades of brown/grey
365 Card Challenge-Day 19
theme-Skewed(not straight)
365 Card Challenge-Day 20
theme-Sketchy Sunday
Joyce
 

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 http://vicki-2bagsfull.blogspot.com 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 http://365cards.blogspot.com and http://christmascardchallenges.blogspot.com , 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 http://bengalcatlover10.blogspot.com 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.
Joyce

















Saturday, January 19, 2013

Grow Your Blog with Vicki's Blog

http://vicki-2bagsfull.blogspot.com/

Vicki is having a Grow Your Blog Party along with a give a way. What a neat way to find other bloggers that will grow your stitching and crafting friends. Check it out

Friday, January 18, 2013

365 Card Challenge-Day 17

365 Card Callenge-Day 17
theme-Thinking in Threes
3 Butons
3 Flowers
3 Pieces of Ribbon
Joyce

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

365 Card Challenge-Day 14

365 Card Challenge-Day 14
theme: Symmetry
I made a Hello Friend Card which will be mailed today to a dear friend that is going though some tough times.
Joyce

Monday, January 14, 2013

2013 Christmas Card Challenge Week 7

2013 Christmas Card Challenge-Week #7
Theme: Silhouettes
I did the silhouettes with color.
Joyce

365 Card Challenge Day 13

365 Card Challenge-Day 13
Theme Super Sketchy Sunday
I was thinking a child's Birthday Card
 

365 Card Challenge Day 12

365 Card Challenge Day 12
Theme: Wiggles
I used flowers and gave them a 3D look
Joyce

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Weekly update on WIPs progress

This is my first post of 2013 of my progress for the new year of WIPs . Also stitching a Valentine ornament for an exchange in the Friendly Stitches group.
I had a great birthday on the 11th. My daughter cooked homemade Lasagna for me. I had a wonderful evening with my daughter, Deanna and Grandson, Christopher and Granddaughter, Anna.
It is so nice to turn 73 and be in good health.
The Alphebet Sampler Book-With My Needle
Page 11 of 16

Snowman and Friends Christmas Stocking-Gold Collection Kit
Red Birds-Marie Barber-JCS Magazine nov/dec 2011
Lilly-Nora Corbett
The Halloween House-Ursula Michaels
SAL with Linda at http://bengalcatlover10.com and other stitchers
The Library-LittleHouse Needleworks
Cardinal Winter ornament
Littlehouse Needleworks
#1 2011 ornament series
Have a great week of stitching or whatever life throws your way.
Joyce
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