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.


Tiffstitch said...

Beautiful progress and finishes! Glad Anna did well and most importantly enjoyed herself too.

Donna Pheneger said...

Love seeing your progress, especially the Christmas Animals.
Looks like you're keeping busy outside of work - slow time of year, right?

Deb said...

Wonderful stitching Joyce! Your party looks amazing. Lots of fun! Congratulations to Anna. Such a brilliant young lady.

RJ said...

Wow you have been having a great time!!! Your stitching is great and you have gotten so much done since the last time. I love the little gingerbread sweet.

Your party with your sorority sisters looked like so much fun. And the rodeo looks great. Congratulations to your granddaughter for participating. I'm sure she had fun.

We are having a nice give away we would love for you to sign up for. Have a great week. RJ @ stitching friends forever

diamondc said...

Joyce: Great progress on your stitching, I love seeing what you are up too.
Love the photos of the hats so sweet.
Beautiful photos of your Granddaughter on her horse, 24 out of 49 that is pretty good.


Desiree Ehleiter said...

Love all your pictures/projects! The rodeos look like so much fun!

Jo said...

lovely stitching Joyce and congratulations to your granddaughter, she's doing really well.

Linda K's Stitching Corner said...

Love all of your is so beautiful....

Love your Photos..looks like you had a good time...

Have a Lovely Day

Happy Stitching

Linda K