Sunday, January 25, 2015

Grow Your Blog!!! 2015 party
Vicki is hosting a Grow Your Blog!!! party each year. There are over 400 blogs taking part this year. What A great way to meet new friends! This will be my second year joining in on the fun. I will have a give a way on Feb. 15th which will be a surprise package of assorted items. Just comment and let me know if you want a chance for it.

I started my blog a few years ago and have met so many great friends that love to share their life of family and hobbies with others. I love to cross stitch, create handmade cards, scrapbook, family history, reading, and spending time with my grandkids and other family members and friends.
I enjoy the computer and spend time checking out facebook, other blogs, and keeping up with all.

Cross Stitch is my way of relaxing and letting all the world go by. My family and friends look forward to receiving my cross stitch gifts and handmade cards. I enter in our Fort Bend County Fair every fall. I have a rotation of 16 projects that I stitch on a regular basic. I update my blog each week with my progress of the 16 projects.
I do still work part time as a tax preparer and accountant. It helps keep me young?
Here are a few of my projects from this past year.
This was The Alphabet Sampler by With My Needle. I made the cover of put the 16 pages together myself, a first.
This is one of my all time favorite's Redbirds by Marie Barber, Just Cross Stitch Magazine nov/dec 2011
I also purchased the PC Stitch software and tried my designing out. My granddaughter, Anna, rides and competes in rodeos. This was her first horse 3 years ago. I chose brown corduroy for the pillow.

I am now stitching on her second horse Cochise.
That's it, thanks for stopping by and I would love to have you become a follower.


Beth L. said...

I am visiting from the Grow Your Blog blog hop. You do such Beautiful work!! I too do cross stitch but tend towards the smaller projects.

cucki said...

So beautiful xxx

Marsha said...

I most definitely have to become a follower since you are kind enough to follow me! Thank you for the kind words. I look forward to seeing what you are up to!

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Hello Joyce

I'm one of Vicki's 40 helpers and I would like to welcome you to this years Grow Your Blog party - it's lovely to meet you.
Could I just ask you to add Vicki's link below to the Grow Your Blog image on your post - and include her full link as follows:
This is so that anyone can go back to Vicki's party post where all the participants are displayed.

It's lovely to meet you here and hear all about your beautiful crossstitch.
The red birds is a beauty indeed! And what a work of art the horse is!

I have crossstitch Christmas stockings for my three granddaughters and enjoyed that immensely!

Enjoy the party and have fun meeting new stitchers!


Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Hello again Joyce

Thanks for that - all good now!

It's lovely to meet another Septuagenarian in blogland and especially as you - like me - are still in the work force!!!

I belong to a little embroidery group and enjoy our fortnightly get togethers!

I'm now following you and once the party is over I'll pop back to see how you are!


Jennifer Pearson Vanier said...

So nice to meet you. thank you for visiting my blog! I have a cross stitched stocking in a crazy quilt design that I did almost 30 years ago that still comes out and hangs on the banister each Christmas. Looking forward to following you.

Wandering Wren said...

HI Joyce Good day! I'm here from Australia admiring your cross stitched red birds, you have captured your grand daughters horse really well. I am sure your family are thrilled with all your gifts

I have enjoyed cross stitch but not for a few years, I'm afraid the computer and blogging has taken over that gap in my life :) But you never know I am sure I will return to it!
Very nice to meet you
Wren x

Linda said...

Just popped in to say hi Joyce. Been a follower for a loooong time.
Would love to enter your giveaway.


Mouse said...

Hi Joyce :) love to see your progress reports ... and your GD pillow is fab ... what is her new horse like ?? love mouse xxxxx

Phoebe Thomas said...

Visiting from the blog hop party, your stitching is very beautiful and I bet your granddaughter loves your portrayal of her horse.

Debbie said...

Hi Joyce,
Your stitching is beautiful. I always enjoy reading your blog.

Boud said...

Nice to meet you, Joyce! visiting from the GYB party. I love Cochise!

Donna Heber said...

Hi Joyce,

I'm visiting from the Grow Your Blog party. I just love your cross-stitch designs. I love horses too and that pillow is amazing! Thanks for entering my giveaway.

lynda said...

Hi Joyce...I'm already a follower but just wanted to say hi from the blog party!

~ Dixie said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. I love your beautiful cross stitching; cardinals are my favourite birds!
A new follower.
Enjoy ☺

Gill said...

Lovely to meet you!
Your cross stitched 'Redbirds' are fabulous!

Donna Pheneger said...

Joyce, your projects are coming along beautifully, especially the Christmas Animals from HAED. Love your new banner picture.

Sue Kosec said...

You throw a great party. Thank you for inviting me!

So that you know, I've become a Follower and when time permits, I'll be back to see what other beautiful things were made by your hands!

What this party is all about is to GROW your blog and I'm hoping to do the same. When you get to Section One, check out A Country Chic Retreat and SuZeQ Creations, my personal blog, in Section Fifteen I'd love for you to follow and subscribe to.

Happy crafting!

Linda H said...

Hello Joyce,
Dropping by on the GYB party. I've enjoyed a look around your blog- you have many lovely projects on the go. I'm a stitcher too, but haven't done much lately (too many hobbies - trying to juggle them all!!)
Have fun with GYB!

kath001 said...

HiJoyce! Glad you visited my blog and commented. I'm s-l-o-w-l-y making my way through the list. Your stitching is beautiful! I'll be back to see more.

Threads of Inspiration said...

Hi Joyce, your computer software sounds interesting. What a great way to honor your granddaughter and her love of horses! Enjoy the blog party! Susan

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Oh wow - your redbirds project is spectacular! I can see why it would be your favourite. So nice to visit with you today. Have fun on the party!

Mokki said...

your cross stitch of your daughters horse is a really good likeness. What a lovely way to personalise your craft and immortalise something so close to your family.