Sunday, January 22, 2017

A New Year of new beginnings with a blog update.

2017, a new year with new beginnings. January started with my birthday celebrations. Wow, I am now 77 and am blessed with good health, family and friends. My daughter, grandson, and granddaughter treated me to a nice dinner at Café Express.

January continued with lunch with my Lamar Consolidated High School class of '58 classmates and friends at Olive Garden. My class has a get to gather every other month.
I am even stitching this January, too. My daughter's friend is a firemen and has asked me to stitch something for him. I had What is a Fireman? Art Venture in my stash and so that is what I am stitching. His Birthday is Feb. 9th, wish me luck to finish it on time.
I have also put a few stitches in other WIPs in my rotation.
    Snowman and Friends Christmas Stocking – Gold Collection Kit
 “July” Calendar Girl Series-Little House Needleworks
 “Texas Cowboy Boot”–The 12 Days of Texas Christmas Series -Redbird Designs
      “Main Street Station” #2 Hometown Holiday Series-Little House Needleworks
        “April Robin” The Button Up Birdies #3- by Cathy Jean-The Victoria Sampler
     When Cardinals Appear – Blackberry Lane Designs
     Sarah’s “S”-Jim Shore My niece, Sarah found the picture of the W and asked me to stitch her a letter S. So I found the Jim Shore books of letters and am changing the color from red to shades of Brown.
     “Gingerbread Cookie” Ornament -#10  2012 Ornament Series-Littlehouse Needleworks
Thanks it for this time. Wishing lots of time for stitching and enjoying whatever life throws your way. Joyce

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Thursday, January 5, 2017

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Sunday, January 1, 2017

Happy New Year and end of 2016

Happy New Year to all, wishing the best of everything in 2017, including many hours of stitching. As we come to a close for 2016, my life is filled with family and friends. Stitchery time found me finishing 59 items in 2016 which included many gifts and ornaments for exchanges. I have the items listed on my side bar, but here is a picture of them.
I will continue my rotation of 15 WIPs for 2017. This includes several series which I am making progress. The list is on the side, but here is a picture. I have included pictures of the completed pieces in the series I am stitching.
My office lunch hosted by my boss was enjoyed at Taste of Texas in Houston
My sorority chapter had our Christmas meeting and enjoyed by all
I had a wonderful Christmas with family. Christmas Eve enjoyed with my daughter, grandson, granddaughter and my daughter's friend and his three girls.

Christmas morning, Santa had come and gifts were enjoyed.


Christmas afternoon was enjoyed at my Nephew's new home with is family

Have a wonderful 2017 enjoying whatever life throws your way.
Wishing many hours of stitching too.