Sunday, May 29, 2016

Happy Memorial Day and Blug Update

I'm back and it has been a long April and May for me. Now with tax season over(I work for a CPA), college graduation, my daughter's birthday, Mother's Day, and life, I can stitch on a regular schedule again. Another of my hobbies is making greeting cards and that has came me busy in April and May. I am now back stitching on my 15 cross stitch pieces rotation and have even finished a few items.. Here are my pictures of the completed and WIPs since my last post.
by Cathy Jean-The Victoria Sampler  January Tree Sparrow- The Button Up Birdies #2,

  “Ding Dong Merrily on High” Ornament -#5  2012 Ornament Series-Littlehouse Needleworks

These are three Button Up Birdies I have stitched.
1.     July “Patriotic Flowers” 2014 Doodle – Blueladie Designs I use the doodles to make greeting cards.

This was stitched earlier, but finished into a pillow in April for my niece's birthday.
1.     Ruler with School Bus by Jeanette Crews Designs, Inc.
I am stitching a few items for a friend's Church Bazaar in the fall. One lady donated the items and I am helping stitch them. Also, talked another stitching friend in helping me.
1.      “June” Calendar Girl Series-Littlehouse Needleworks

    Snowman and Friends Christmas Stocking – Gold Collection Kit

     “My House” #1 Hometown Holiday Series-Little House Needworks

1.     “Meg March” from Little Women-Brookes Books

Christmas Animals – Heaven And Earth
 “L” Lace - Stitcher’s  Alphabet – Brookes Book

“Christmas Angel“ #4  Heavenly Host set-(4)-Joan Elliott The Utimate Cross Stitch Collection 2011 
June ”Wild Roses”  Flower Of The Month series– Ellen Maurer Stroh
July Cowboy Snowman- Snowman Series–Vermillion-Stitched  
1.     October  Weather Poems-Sue Cook-Britian’s #1 Crossstitch Magazine-2000 issues

My granddaughter went to her first high school prom. She is a very pretty young lady. Of my daughter and I had to get in a picture.
We celebrated my daughter's 45th birthday at a Crawfish Boil. What fun.
I was my great niece's stand in Grandmother at her Texas A&M College graduation. My sister, her grandmother passed away in 2010. My brother in law, her grandfather and of course her Mother, my niece. She is starting her new career June 1st with a marking firm in Dallas, TX. We are so excited for her.
OK, I am now up to today.
Soon you next week.


Deb said...

Love, love your finishes! Beautiful stitching!
Anna looks amazing.
Great update, enjoy the calm time

Shelly said...

Welcome back! Great pictures, and yes, your granddaughter is very pretty and her date isn't too shabby either! Nice finishes and some good progress going on:)

Kellyanne Merry said...

Love your finishes and you have some awesome WIP's on the go xx

KimM said...

Great finishes....and what grand WIPs! Bet you're happy to have things settle down a bit....

Gillie said...

So glad you are back, Joyce and tax season is over for another year. Lots of lovely stitching and do like the finishes on the button up birdies.

Donna Pheneger said...

Your stitchy update is wonderful - your work is always so lovely.
Glad that the heavier part of tax season is over for you so you can get back to the things you love!

Jo said...

Wonderful stitching and your grandaughter looks beautiful in her prom dress. Congratulations to your great niece and I hope she enjoys her new career.

Pamela Redfern said...

Joyce, I am so happy to be back on the internet and able to follow your blog! I always look forward to seeing what life brings to you. We have many blessings to be thankful for that God has given us! hope you find the time to stitch to no end! What are you entering in the fair this year?? I don't know if I will be able to or not, but I have been asked to! LOL hugs, queeny

Tiffstitch said...

Great work on everything and glad things will slow down a little for you now. Beautiful photos of your family too!

diamondc said...

Joyce: I have friends that do tax's they celebrate at the end of tax season.
Beautiful projects, nice progress.
Congratulations to your Granddaughter on her first prom.
Happy 45th to your Daughter.
Congratulations to your niece on graduation.