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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

A Baby, A Man and Another Giveaway

Good morning everybody! I have been praying for all of you affected by Sandy. We have been feeling the strong, cold winds here all the way in Wisconsin. Take care my friends.♥

I finally finished stitching up this little baby for the young mother last night.
I will be finishing this up today or tomorrow into a small ornament or door knob hanger. I got this pattern from a book at the library titled, 555 Little Sayings in Cross Stitch by Marie Barber. There are so many little half stitches. And then the backstitching! The most difficult part about this was actually finding a suitable skin tone. I had to replace the called for 945. The baby is Hispanic. Ever looked for a chart or conversion or ANYTHING with that?! Well. I just had to go up and down the aisle at JoAnn until I found a shade I liked. I chose 3864. I believe it is listed as light mocha.

The MAN. Well, that would be our Jacob. I am tearing up as I type this. I can hardly believe it. Today he is a man. Today is officially 18. Oh my!
This was the marble cake with Mr. Brown's Italian Meringue Buttercream Frosting and chocolate curls on top I made. We had a good time with family on Sunday to celebrate. The five of us are going out to eat tonight. We saved a gift card we received for our 20th anniversary to use for Jacob's 18th birthday instead.♥

So that brings us to the giveaway part. AGAIN! ;) My friend Laurie gave me her second copy of Just Cross Stitch 2012 Ornament Issue. I have a copy already, so we are gonna give this to anyone who doesn't have one also but wants it.

Just Cross Stitch 2012 Christmas Ornament Issue - Magazine

Would that be you? If you would like this magazine please leave me a comment on this post. You must be a follower. I will draw a winner on Thursday, November 8th.

Hello new followers. Glad you are here. I am glad for all of my friends. =) Have a great day in the Lord!

Finishing and Praying,


Vicki said...

The baby is precious - you totally chose the right skin tone. Good job!

cucki said...

oh yes pleaseeeeee i so much wanted that just cross stitch ornament issue...i so much wanted it..pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeeee count me in..
the bay is so cute...beautiful.
big hugs cucki xxx

Melissa said...

What a cute little stitch! And that cake looks soooooooo good yummmmmm

Sally said...

Jacob's cake looks delicious! My youngest DD is 18 in a couple of weeks. I don't know where the time has gone.

Cute little baby stitch.

Krista said...

What a sweet baby design! That cake looks so beautiful, and yummy too!! :)

Patty C. said...

Yummy cake ;)
Oooooooo - i would love the magazine - i don't have that issue!

Paula said...

Vickie, I would love to be thrown into the giveaway also. I don't have this magazine and would be thrilled to win.

Samplers, Silks and Linens said...

Cute baby and wow what a cake! Recieved the la d da chart thankyou and what a lovely surprise to find the hand made pins inside - I have always wanted some and now I do! Thankyou so much - a big kiss to you, Amanda

Shirlee said...

Your baby stitching is lovely! You do such nice work : ) Happy birthday to your son! No need to include me in the drawing ... I've got the magazine already.

Parsley said...

Sweet finish. I am sure it will be cherished!

I have really wanted this issue and haven't snagged one yet. Please enter me. I follow.

butterfly said...

Happy Birthday to Jacob, lovely yummy cake.
Love your sweet baby stitch so pretty.
Please put my name down too for the magazine I would love this one. hugs.

Margaret said...

Happy happy birthday to your Jacob. I know you are so proud of him!

Cath said...

Already gotthte mag , but thanks for the offer . Lovely stitching , lovely cake and a big Happy birthday to your son .XXX

Maggee said...

HI there! Cute little baby ornie! I had a similar experience with the skin tone for a nativity scene I stitched. I hope it looks alright. Can't show it cause it is an exchange. I haven't gotten the Christmas ornament issue yet, so I would LOVE to win! Please enter me in the drawing! Hugs!

Chris said...

Happy Birthday Jacob!! That cake looks yummy!!
WHat a lovely stitched piece. I am sure that they will treasure it.

Jane said...

Such a pretty little baby stitch and skin tone looks just right to me.
Happy 18th to your Son, hope your celebrations went well, the cake looks fab!
Would love a chance of winning your extra magazine, it's like trying to find gold-dust here in the UK!!!
Take Care

Carol said...

Happy Birthday to Jacob! They do grow up quickly, don't they, Vickie :)

Lovely little baby stitching--I know it will be a very special gift for the young mother.

Mary Joan said...

How lovely the little baby stitching is. I love the design.
Please count me in your giveaway. I would love the Just Cross Stitch 2012 Christmas Ornaments Issue. Thank you for the change and good luck to everyone else!

God Bless
Mary Joan

Janet P said...

A slice of that cake with a nice cup of tea would go down a treat. Sometimes I curse having to backstitch, but it does finish off the piece.

Catherine said...

Your baby gift is positively adorable!! And, oh, that cake looks yummy!

Trace4J said...

Beautiful stitches for the new baby.
Oh my I so understand. Happy Birthday to your young man. My baby boy will be 21 in Dec. Oh my where does the time go.
Yummmo Yummo Cake!!Wooohooooo
Sending you a hug
Woolie Love

Sari said...

What a lovely cake! Just made a dark chocolate-blueberry cheesecake, yummy.

As I don't have the Just Cross Stitch issue yet, I would love to be included in your giveaway!
Hugs, Sari

angie stitchings n things said...

I enjoyed reading and looking at your photos.
Please enter me in your giveaway. I am a follower.

Grandma Luvs2DP said...

Hi Vickie I am a new follower I love your blog and your work. I don't have the ornament issue may I please be considered to enter the generous giveaway.
Thank You Kim

jodyr16 said...

So cute. I am always looking some small things ideas. I would like to be added for the giveaway. Thanks for everything you do.

And This Little Pig said...

My God the frosting alone sounds devine :@ Would love to be added to the giveaway, I'm lucky to find the bi-monthly JCS, let along the holiday editions, here in Oz.

LiBBiE in Oz