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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.
















Monday, June 19, 2017

Happy Summer and blog update

Summer time is here and it is time to sit in the shade stitching and having a cool drink.
I have been busy with my granddaughter, work, and friends.
I have been stitching and finishing several of my projects also.

     Christmas Animals – Heaven And Earth

     “N Needle - Stitcher’s  Alphabet – Brookes Books
   July ”Larkspur ”  Flower Of The Month series– Ellen Maurer Stroh


    August Baseball Snowman- Snowman Series–Vermillion-Stitched  
       “March Winds” Doodle 2015 – Blueladie Designs
                              created a Birthday Card using it.
      “Gingerbread Cookie” Ornament -#10  2012 Ornament Series-Littlehouse Needleworks

       Sarah’s “S”-Jim Shore, Book of Monograms.
My niece, Sarah , asked me to stitch her letter in shades of brown.
In May, my sorority (Beta Sigma Phi) chapter hosted a Texas Bluebonnet Preakness Party at a local wine room. 16 of us enjoyed a glass or 2 of wine and enjoyed a lot of friendship. We had a hat contest that was a lot of fun and even bet on a horse to win.



Then the first weekend in June, I went with my daughter and granddaughter to Texarkana, Arkansas for the National Qualifier Rodeo, competing in barrel racing. My granddaughter did very well, but didn't make the top. She ended up in 24th out of 45 girls, only .9 seconds behind the leader.  
A lot of great girls running.


Then on June 14, I went with them again to Gonzales, Texas for the YRA rodeo finals for the year.
My granddaughter, Anna, did really good. She ended up in 11th place in pole bending and 15th in barrel racing. It was fun and this year we had a group of young people from Australia join in.
They were a fun group and enjoyed competing with their Texas friends. The pictures are from the grand entry before the rodeo





Have a great summer.
Joyce