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Sunday, July 3, 2016

Happy 4th of July Weekend

Happy 4th of July Weekend. Wishing everyone a safe and fun 4th of July. The weather here in Texas is hot and hot. It is in the 90s every day with rain showers here and there. It has been a good time to stay in and stitch and craft.
I received a RAK in the mail on Friday from Kim M. She is celebrating her 60th birthday by sending out RAK to other stitchers. What a wonderful idea! She also has a great blog http://WisdomwithNeedleandThread.blogspot.com Thanks Kim M. This is what I received
She used the horse theme for me as she knows I enjoy watching my granddaughter ride.
The little box is hand painted by her with horseshoes and the top is crossstitched. I love all she sent me and will put it to get use.

I am trying a new technique for me in making handmade greeting cards. I am trying the blending effect with markers. My first try turned out ok, but I am hoping to improve with time. I had bought a card that I loved and decided I wanted to try the idea. Here is my result along with the stamp and markers I used.

This is the two cards I made for my grandchildren to give their Mom on Mother's Day
I have also stitched on WIPs and completed another piece in my Hometown Holiday Series by LittleHouse Needleworks.
 The three that I have completed in the series are: My House, Toy Store and Sweet Shoppe.
Next to start is Main Street Station.
I made progress on the following WIPs
July Cowboy Snowman- Snowman Series–Vermillion
  1.     October  Weather Poems-Sue Cook-Britian’s #1 Crossstitch Magazine-2000 issues

     Snowman and Friends Christmas Stocking – Gold Collection Kit

       “June” Calendar Girl Series-Littlehouse Needleworks

  1.     “Texas Bluebonnet”–The 12 Days of Texas Christmas Series -Redbird Designs.

Have a great week and enjoy whatever life throws your way.
Joyce
 
 
 

6 comments:

Donna Pheneger said...

I love your stitching updates - they're looking wonderful!
How neat that you've started a new craft! They're very pretty - homemade is the best!
Blessings, Donna

Kellyanne Merry said...

Your stitching is lovely. I make cards too, yours are relly good :)

Lana said...

I love your cards! Cute finish! Beautiful WIPs!

Mouse said...

ooo lovely RAK from Kim ... and well done on your finish and also your progress peices too ... keep up the good work :) love mouse xxxxx

Desiree Ehleiter said...

All of your stitching is so lovely! And I love your finishing as well. I know I really need to try to finish some of my pieces, and your lovely finishing has motivated me.

Deb said...

What a great gift package. Especially the horses fabric! Your pheasant is looking amazing. As with all your stitching. Beautiful!
Hope you had a great holiday