Thursday, August 23, 2018

August blog update

Hope everyone is enjoying their summer. Texas is having their normal summer, hot, hot and hot and dry. Today in Southeast Texas it is in the high 90s , feeling like 108. Time to stay inside and stitch.
I did finish the wedding piece for my daughter's wedding Oct 20th and even have it framed.

 I can now stitch on my rotation pieces and have finished stitching a couple of them.
1.     “Elf” Christmas Friends Sled-Sue Hillis   Ready to add it to the sled and finish the ornament, It will be one of my gifts this year.
   “”Nutcracker Ornament” The Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery”JCS June ‘17
This will be finished as a pillow ornament and given as a gift.
I also stitched on another ornament for a gift this year.
1.     “Boot” A Western Christmas 2-Redbird Designs
August has been really excited for my family. I have a granddaughter, Anna who graduated from Foster High School, Richmond, TX in May and will be attending Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, TX this fall. She received a $16,000 scholarship from Rodeo Austin and we all went to the award ceremony in Austin, Texas held at The Bullock Texas State History Museum on August 9. 28 youth from all round Texas received from $4,000 to $16,000 each totaling $400,00. It is wonderful to see what great donors we have in the great state of Texas.

Also, her roommate in her dorm has grown up together from elementary school to college! How ironic! who would have thought?❤️❤️

It is amazing to see how our young people leave for college today.

Time to stitch a little bit now.
Enjoy the rest of Summer.

Sunday, July 22, 2018

Summer Update 2018

Good morning,
Hope all of you are staying cool this hot July Summer. Texas is also having a heat wave, 95+ during the days. It is a good time to stay inside and stitch. June slowed down somewhat for me and I have been able to stitch on several of my rotation pieces. I also finished a couple of projects.
I stitched "A Good Marriage"-Lizzie Kate for my daughter's wedding in Nov '18. I put charms instead of stitching in several places. She is a lover of horses and he is a fireman. The piece is now being framed by Michaels. 

I also finished stitching and created a Birthday card using
1.     “Hummingbird” August 2015 Newsletter freebie– Blueladie Designs
The following projects in my rotation of stitching that I have stitched on are:
1.     Christmas Animals – Heaven And Earth 
1.      “P” Pin Cushion - Stitcher’s  Alphabet – Brookes Books
 This is what the afghan looks like with letter A-O.
     July ”Larkspur ”  Flower Of The Month series– Ellen Maurer Stroh
      August Baseball Snowman- Snowman Series–Vermillion-
     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 Yellow Rose”–The 12 Days of Texas Christmas Series -Redbird Designs.
 “Town Church” #6 Hometown Holiday Series-Little House Needleworks
      “July Wren” The Button Up Birdies #5- by Cathy Jean-The Victoria Sampler
     When Cardinals Appear – Blackberry Lane Designs
I enjoyed our semimonthly lunch with the Lamar Consolidated Class of '58, Texas
We are planning our 60th High School reunion to be held in Oct '18.
Our class still likes to get together. I think we all still a great looking both of "kids"
Have a great July, see you next month.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Blog Update with lots of family and life events.

2018 is really passing us with many great life happenings. We celebrated April Birthdays for my daughter who turned 47, wow and my niece who is now 50, another wow. /We also had an engagement party for my daughter and soon to be my son-in-law, Nov 17, 2018.
 My daughter and niece grow up together.
My niece loves Halloween, so I stitched Sue Hillis-Witches Shoe for her.
My granddaughter graduated from Foster High School, Lamar Consolidated ISD, Richmond, TX on June 2, 2018. May included prom for her as well. She will starting college in the fall at Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, TX

I have been doing a little stitching as well. I have finished A Good Marriage by Lizzie Kate for my daughter's wedding in November. Now to add the charms and frame it. She loves Horses and he is a fireman.
Now I am ready to get back to my rotation of stitching. See you next month.

Sunday, April 8, 2018

April blog update

My new picture at the top of my blog is my new family. My new son in law has 3 girls(16-18-20) and my grandkids are 18 and 23. What a group of great kids. Then my new son in law has a great big family and fun to include them with our family.
Spring is here, even if the weather doesn't agree. It was 48 degrees last evening here in southeast Texas. The bluebonnets are beginning to bloom all around us and they are very pretty as always.
March and April have been really busy for me, as I work for a CPA and it is tax time.
I have actually been able to find a little time for stitching. I am stitching "A Good Marriage" by Lizzie Kate for my daughter's wedding in November. I am also stitching  “If The Shoe Fits”-Sue Hillis for my niece's birthday this month. She loves Halloween.
I even put a few stitching in
1.     When Cardinals Appear – Blackberry Lane Designs
 and      “Boot” A Western Christmas 2-Redbird Desigs

Have a great month, see you next month

Saturday, March 3, 2018

Feb News

February was a short month, flying by for me. I worked a lot and seem to not stitch as much as I would have liked. I am making progress on "A Good Marriage" by Lizzie Kate. This will be for my daughter as she is getting married in November 2018.

We are excited to add to our family. He is a real net guy. This picture was made at their engagement party the end of January. 
I also did finish another of the birds from the Button Up Series. I have now stitched 8 of them.
     “June Goldfinch” The Button Up Birdies #4- by Cathy Jean-The Victoria Sampler

I also attended my sorority's (Beta Sigma Phi) Masquerade Gala in February. It was held at the Wyndhasm Hotel in Houston. Several stay at the hotel for the night and have breakfast together before going home. It was as fun time.

Now as we welcome in March and the start of Spring, hopefully we will find time to stitch more.
Live life to the fullest with love and fun.