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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

Friday, September 29, 2017

Fort Bend County Fair, Sept 29-Oct 6, 2017

Judging has now been done for the Creative Art Division of the Fort Bend County Fair for 2017. I volunteer in the department and this year was made chairman of the sewing division. It has been fun the last two days. Now, I won a Rosette(outstanding) on my handmade cards and 6 blue ribbons on my crossstitching.Another good year for me.
Here are some of the entries in the department.









Saturday, September 23, 2017

Blog Update of stitching and family

Fall is in the air somewhere. Here in Texas, it is still very warm and we are recovering from Hurricane Harvey and the flood. We were lucky and did not get any flooding in our neighborhood. Many of our friends did, so please keep Texas in your prayers. I have been stitching a little on my rotation and have even finished a couple of items. I have also started to finish the sleds from Sue Hillis(pictures next time. Our Fort Bend Country Fair starts the 29th of Sept and I have been getting items ready to enter. I also volunteer in the Creative Arts Department, which is also fun. I enjoy seeing what other are creating. Here are my two items that I have now finished.
1.     “May Bluebird” The Button Up Birdies #4- by Cathy Jean-The Victoria Sampler
September Weather Poems-Sue Cook-Britian’s #1 Crossstitch Magazine-2000 issues
Here are the WIPs in my rotation that I have stitched some on:
1.      “August” Calendar Girl Series-Little House Needleworks
      “Texas Coral(IndianPaintBrush)Flower”–The 12 Days of Texas Christmas Series -Redbird Designs.
     “Caroling Quartet” #3 Hometown Holiday Series-Little House Needleworks
I somehow started this "Caroling Quartet" twice, so I will make an ornament out of the second one.
      When Cardinals Appear – Blackberry Lane Designs
    Snowman Towel- Border Bonanza –Cross My Heart

Homecoming 2018 and SENIOR YEAR!! Seems like it is all happening so fast! Anna Miller We am so proud of you kiddo!! Have a great time tonight! Love you!!❤️❤️Mom and Grandmother
Theme this year is decorated overalls. Anna with help from her Mother did the coveralls and Mum made the Mum. Yes in Texas, large mums are in. The picture in the bacground is Anna as a very young child.




See you next time, enjoy this season of Fall
Joyce