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Thursday, February 1, 2018

February 2018 Blog Post

January 2018 has come and gone. It has been a busy month without a lot of stitching. First my birthday on January 11 with me turning 78. My family and some friends helped me celebrate with a night of Bingo. I didn't Bingo, but my niece, granddaughter, and grandson did. I play at a Bingo Hall in Katy, TX sponsored by the VFW. It is a fun place with pleasant workers. I have won some.









Now on January 25, I went to the Price is Right Live show. This is the one that travels all over. My ticket was a Christmas/Birthday gift from my niece and great-niece. I was not picked for a contestant, but the show was fun.

Then on January 30, my granddaughter, Anna turned 18. It has been wonderful to be able to watch my two grandkids, Anna and Christopher(now 23) grown up to be great young people. She chose Shogun Japanese Grill for her birthday dinner. She was joined by family and friends. 





I have manage to stitch and finish another of the HOmetown Holiday Series, “Caroling Quartet” #3. I have 5 stitched now.

My daughter is getting married in November and I am stitching Lizzie Kates "A Good Marriage" I have a good start on it.
Now to enjoy February.
Live life to its fullest and stitch a lot.
Joyce


  

Monday, January 1, 2018

Happy New Year

My daughter is getting married this year and I am gaining not only a son in law but 3 new grandkids.
His daughters are 16, 18 and 20. My Daughter's two children are 17 and 23. What a wonderful family. This is my new picture.
I did finish 34 cross stitch projects this year, which many were gifts. They are listed on the side bar, but here is a group picture.
I also will continue my rotation of 15 projects for 2018. They are also listed on the side bar, but here is where I am as of January 1, 2018.
Have a wonderful New year with lots of stitching time. Enjoy your family and friends.
Joyce



Tuesday, December 5, 2017

The Most wonderful Seaon of The Year and blog Update.

Here we are in the most wonderful Season of the Year. Thanksgiving was enjoyed and now we are in the Christmas season. I have been busy making gifts and Christmas Cards. I discovered and have stitched the Sue Hillis Christmas in Red/Christmas Rides and Christmas Sweets sled ornaments for most of my gifts this year. My family and friends tell me they enjoy getting my gifts.


I also finished 2 small pillow ornaments for gifts as well
Season of Love” Ornament -#11  2012 Ornament Series-Littlehouse Needleworks
 
1.     “Gingerbread Cookie” Ornament -#10  2012 Ornament Series-Littlehouse Needleworks
I also make monthly calendars that fit in a small 3 x 5 plastic stand up frame. I was given on a few years ago and now make you for gifts. Every year starting around September, I am asked; Are you making our calendars again this year". I will make 18 to 20 sets this year. I have won a blue ribbon  on them at at Fort Bend County Fair in 2015
I also enjoy sending and receiving Christmas Cards. The ones that I send are my own creations. I enjoy recycling past years cards. I have made 24 so far this year and still have 16 to go.



I have even stitched a little of my rotation of stitching projects since last month.
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August Baseball Snowman- Snowman Series–Vermillion-
1.      “August” Calendar Girl Series-Little House Needleworks







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Thursday, November 9, 2017

November blog update

I am off to pick up my friend, Roberta and head to New Braunfels,TX for a weekend of stitching and friendship. 
This retreat is held by Jackie Kayser & Stitches from the Heart in San Antonio. This is only my second stitching retreat and I am excited to be able to go again. 
I have been stitching and finishing several pieces this past month. 
1.     “O” Overdye - Stitcher’s  Alphabet – Brookes Books

 I am stitching the alphabet on an afghan.
      “Red White and Blue” July Newsletter Freebie  2015– Blueladie Designs


 Christmas Ride “Holly & Berries” Sled Ornaments-Sue Hillis

2.     Stocking Christmas Ride Sled Ornament-Sue Hillis
3.     “Tree” Christmas Ride Sled Ornament-Sue Hillis
4.     “Hat and Mittens” Christmas Ride Sled Ornaments-Sue Hillis, now to finish the sled with them.
 

 Christmas in Red-sled ornament-Sue Hillis The last one in the Christmas in red series.


 1.     “Texas Coral(IndianPaintBrush)Flower”–The 12 Days of Texas Christmas Series -Redbird Designs


 This is the three I have now stitched for me. The first six stitched was donated to the youth rodeo auction.
    Snowman Towel- Border Bonanza –Cross My Heart Designs-stitched for my friends church bazaar. 


Now for the WIPs I stitched on this past few weeks.
1.     Christmas Animals – Heaven And Earth 
     July ”Larkspur ”  Flower Of The Month series– Ellen Maurer Stroh


 June Goldfinch” The Button Up Birdies #4- by Cathy Jean-The Victoria Sampler
     When Cardinals Appear – Blackberry Lane Designs


Happy Stitching and have a great Thanksgiving holiday
Joyce

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

October blog update

Fall cooler weather had arrived in Texas. Our temp have been in the 50s and 60s in night and only in the 80s during the day. We are cheering on our Houston Astros and hoping we see them in the World Series of Baseball. Our Fort Bend County Fair is in the books for 2017. I enjoy another year of volunteering in the Creative Arts Departments. I also entered in several of the divisions. I won a Rosetter(outstanding) ribbon on my stitched handmade greeting cards, 2 blue ribbons in the Holiday division and 3 blue and 1 red ribbon in cross stitching.

I have been stitching on my rotation of 15 projects and have finished another of the 12 Days of A Texas Christmas Series, the“Texas Coral(IndianPaintBrush)Flower” by Redbird Designs. Now to make it into an ornament.
Here are the others I stitched on:
     Christmas Animals – Heaven And Earth 
     “O” Overdye - Stitcher’s  Alphabet – Brookes Books
    Red White and Blue July Doodle 2015– Blueladie Designs
 August Baseball Snowman- Snowman Series–Vermillion
      “Season of Love” Ornament -#11  2012 Ornament Series-Littlehouse Needleworks
     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
1.      “Caroling Quartet” #3 Hometown Holiday Series-Little House Needleworks
     July ”Larkspur ”  Flower Of The Month series– Ellen Maurer Stroh