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.


Deb said...

Your stitching is gorgeous! Your friends stocking is so beautiful! Congratulations to Anna, she is working very hard to get to the top. Great update!

Mary said...

Joyce, you certainly have been busy stitching! I love your wreath of birds!! The Robin is precious and I your finish with the blanket stitch and buttons very much.
The stocking is coming along great! Did you start at the bottom and work your way up?

Congrats to Anna, it must be exciting for you to see her ride. Happy Stitching, Mary@stitchingfriendsforever

blueladie said...

I love reading about all that you do and all you are working on and have completed. Great accomplishments, Joyce!!! ♥ Cathryn

Honeybee said...

I love your Button Up Birdies wreath! I stitched all of them, but haven't done anything with them yet. I'm thinking a wall hanging, but I'm not sure.

Mary - Lecoeurceltique said...

A lovely selection of stitching as always. Joyce.
You're having a busy summer.

Astrids dragon said...

You certainly have been busy! Your finishes look great and nice progress on your other pieces.

Desiree Ehleiter said...

Wow, so many wonderful projects! Happy you are having a fun summer.

*-* said...

Glad you were safe from the water entering your home. It looked devastating for those who were in the path of the water.

You look like a prolific stitcher, Joyce, Maybe photographing my WIP would really reveal where I am,. I decided some years ago that I needed to do one project at a time, so have my head in the sand about how many are stil WIP's.