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Saturday, September 2, 2017

August blog update

What a week this has been. Hurricane Harvey came ashore. Houston and surrounding areas were hit with rain and rain. I live in Richmond, Fort Bend County, TX. We were hit with rain and flooding all week. The Brazos River comes within a few miles from my subdivision. We have a levee which held, thank goodness. The Brazos River-Richmond Fort Bend County crested at 55.19'(flood stage is 45') causing flooding all around us. We had to leave our home on Monday and only made it back home on Friday. Thanks to the levee holding, we did not get any water or flooding in our subdivision. Our entrance to our subdivision had only a small part of the road to get in or out. Today the sun is out and we are trying to put our lives and homes back together. There is still a lot of flooding around which will take many days to go down. Please continue your prayers for all here in Texas.
I have been stitching this week while waiting for the rain and flooding to go away. Here is the progress on the WIPs I stitched on. Also, did finish one that I made into a greeting card.
     “June” Doodle 2015 – Blueladie Designs
    When Cardinals Appear – Blackberry Lane Designs
Christmas Animals – Heaven And Earth
   “O” Overdye - Stitcher’s  Alphabet – Brookes Books

     July ”Larkspur ”  Flower Of The Month series– Ellen Maurer Stroh

     August Baseball Snowman- Snowman Series–Vermillion-Stitched  

      “Season of Love” Ornament -#11  2012 Ornament Series-Littlehouse Needleworks

      November Weather Poems-Sue Cook-Britian’s #1 Crossstitch Magazine-2000 issues

      Christmas in Red-sled ornaments(6)-Sue Hillis

      Snowman and Friends Christmas Stocking – Gold Collection Kit

That's it for now. Please keep praying for a quick recovery in Texas




Saturday, August 19, 2017

August blog update

August in Texas is hot, hot and hot. It is the perfect time to stay in and stitch. I have made progress on a number of my projects in my rotation. Here they are.
    Christmas Animals – Heaven And Earth

      “N”  Needle - Stitcher’s  Alphabet – Brookes Books
I have now finished A-N on my afghan


     July ”Larkspur ”  Flower Of The Month series– Ellen Maurer Stroh

      “June” Doodle 2015 – Blueladie Designs

      August Baseball Snowman- Snowman Series–Vermillion-Stitched  

      November Weather Poems-Sue Cook-Britian’s #1 Crossstitch Magazine-2000 issues

         Snowman and Friends Christmas Stocking – Gold Collection Kit

 August” Calendar Girl Series-Little House Needleworks
 “Texas Coral(IndianPaintBrush)Flower”–The 12 Days of Texas Christmas Series -Redbird Designs
       “Caroling Quartet” #3 Hometown Holiday Series-Little House Needleworks

      “May Bluebird” The Button Up Birdies #4- by Cathy Jean-The Victoria Sampler

      Snowman Towel- Border Bonanza –Cross My Heart

 Also, enjoyed the FBYRA rodeo, My granddaughter, Anna, competed in barrel racing and pole bending. She did finish in the top 10 in barrels She also competed in the Rodeo queen contest with 7 other young ladies. She didn't win, but is a great young lady and always does her best.








Have a great week, stay cool and safe.
Find a lot of stitching time,
Joyce


Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Blog Update for July

Well, it is the end of July and I am getting my blog updated with my stitching and family life.
I have been busy with family and friend activities. My daughter hosted a July 5th party that was fun.
I have been going to the summer series of the Fort Bend County Youth Rodeo Series in June and July. My granddaughter Anna is doing really well in Pole Bending and Barrels. One more to go and she is in the top 10 hoping to finish in the top 6 for awards. Also, injoyed a stitching retreat in New Braunsfel, TX hosted by Stitches From The Heart , San Antonio(pictures in previous posting).
I have also been stitching and even finished a couple of stitching pieces.
    “July” Calendar Girl Series-Little House Needleworks
This was a birthday gift for a 18 year old birthday. She is going to be starting college at UH in the fall and living in a dorm.
    “April Robin” The Button Up Birdies #3- by Cathy Jean-The Victoria Sampler
This has been added to my wreath of birds.

Now for the WIPs that I have stitched this past June and July.
    November Weather Poems-Sue Cook-Britian’s #1 Crossstitch Magazine-2000 issues
      Snowman and Friends Christmas Stocking – Gold Collection Kit

    “Texas Coral(IndianPaintBrush)Flower”–The 12 Days of Texas Christmas Series -Redbird Designs.

       “Caroling Quartet” #3 Hometown Holiday Series-Little House Needleworks

      “May Bluebird” The Button Up Birdies #4- by Cathy Jean-The Victoria Sampler

  1.     When Cardinals Appear – Blackberry Lane Designs

      Snowman Towel- Border Bonanza –Cross My Heart

  Christmas in Red-sled ornaments(6)-Sue Hillis
I also was in a Christmas in July exchange with the Friendly Stitches Group. I sent Amy an ornament 
I received a very pretty stitched and beaded ornament from Christine.
Enjoyed a nice lunch with my sorority sisters this month at Antonio's in Sugar Land.



It is time to stitch and watch my Houston Astros.
Have a great summer all.
Joyce








Sunday, July 16, 2017

First stitching retreat.

 I am home from my first stitching retreat. It was held at the tennis ranch in New Braunsfels, TX Thursday thru Sunday morning and hosted by Jackie and Stitches From The Heart in San Anonio, TX. We stitched, talked, ate and then did it all again and again. Had a great time, even with the heavy traffic on I10 coming home. Enjoy my pictures.