And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose. Romans 8:28

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Fabulous Fall and a Giveaway

Good morning everybody! I finished up my Thanksgiving banner.
I found a free image for a maple leaf on the internet to use with my Calabash Sunset Batik fabric. I cut one for the front and back. I also cut a middle layer out of some remnant brown flannel I had. Madeleine sized and printed off the letters for me. They are cut from black cotton I had. I bought a spool of brown ribbon from JoAnn and sewed the leaves onto it. Brian hung it out front yesterday afternoon. =) I am very pleased with it.

I got note from Laurie down in Texas(no blog) that she received my bottle cap pincushion and counting pins I made her.

 It looks almost the same as the one I just sent Vicki. I used two different yellows with one orange for the spiderweb roses on Laurie's. I used two different oranges with one yellow for the roses on Vicki's.
To be honest, I used two yellows for Laurie's because I could not get "The Yellow Rose of Texas" out of my head while stitching it!! ;)

I just went to the post office yesterday to get another gift on it's way.♥

I finished reading a booklet entitled Sex Is Sacred by Rev. Lawrence G. Lovasik, S.V.D. Brian read it a while ago, so I decided it was time for me. It is a nice booklet that explains plainly why sex is a gift from God for married couples. We are planning on sharing it with our kids. That was the purpose of the writing in the first place. After my recent dealings with the young mother at school, we have been really thinking. Parents just are not teaching their children these things anymore. And really, it is just so basic!

I have just begun a new book, The Shadow On The Quilt by Stephanie Grace Whitson. It would be the second in The Quilt Chronicles series. Very good so far.

 And finally friends, I would like to offer this:
This is another magazine Laurie passed along to me to give to you. Just be a follower and leave a comment telling me you would like this, on this post. I will draw the winner on Wednesday, November 21st.

I am back to stitching the XI ornaments for my kids. I am stitching a seasonal piece  in the evenings, and the ornaments while they are in school. ;)

Have a great day in the Lord my friends!

Stitching and praying,
Vickie


27 comments:

riona said...

I am not entering your drawing, I subscribe to SANQ and have that issue. I just wanted to add my endorsement of the magazine as a great prize. I happen to be working on the band sampler pictured on the cover and can vouch for quality and variety of articles and charts to be found within the pages of any issue of SANQ. It's nice of you to pass it on.

Giovanna said...

That's another very cute pincushion - I bet Laurie loved it. I'll pass on the draw, as I have the mag already, but thanks for the opportunity :-)

butterfly said...

Vickie I just love your banner what talent you have.
Also love your pincushion.
Please put my name in the draw, hugs.

Cindy's Stitching said...

i love the banner. it is really pretty.

Mary Joan said...

Great banner and I love the pincushions.

Please include me in your draw. I just love samplers.

God Bless and Happy Stitching.

Margaret said...

What a great banner! I love batiks. :D Lovely pincushion too! I subscribe to SANQ so don't need to be entered for your giveaway. Have fun stitching ornies for the kids!

Siobhán said...

That banner is fantastic! Great finish. Love the pincushion, too. The book sounds interesting--I know I definitely wouldn't want to be a kid in this day & age. I'd love to enter your drawing because I don't have that SANQ. Thanks for the chance!

Peggy Lee said...

Your creativity never ceases to amaze me! It is a gift you've been given.

I will pass on the magazine as well. I subscribe to it already. Someone will be very lucky to win this though. I love that magazine!

~hugs

cucki said...

Hello dear your banner is so lovely and the pin cushion is so cute too..
Please count me in your giveaway..I don't have that mag
Thank you...Big hugs xxx

stitchinrose said...

the little pin cushion is prettier in real life and such a handy thing and the pins, are darling. Pictures does not do it justice.

Annette-California said...

Your banner is beautiful Vickie. Love it. And such a pretty pincushion. I have that issue of SANQ, so I don't need to be entered for your giveaway. Cute pink poodle picture and turkey:)
love Annette

Michelle said...

Oh Vickie your banner is beautiful and I adore your pincushion. Please pop my name down for your draw thank you xx

Michelle said...

Great banner and such a cute pincushion!

Terri said...

I would love to be entered into your giveaway! Love the banner.

Nicola said...

I already have that issue of SANQ so no need to include me in the giveaway

I love the banner and the gifts that you have made.

Samplers, Silks and Linens said...

you have very creative talented little hands Vickie - those maple leaves look fantastic, i would have looked at that batik fabric and said skirt - thats how limited my imagination is : )
pop my name into the drawing hat for the magazine - could i be so lucky as to win something twice from you? take care and Happy Thanksgiving - hugs, Amanda

Catherine said...

Your banner is fantastic! Your pincushions are wonderful ~ and they bring great smiles to those you send them to!
No need to count me in for the magazine ~ I have that one. Good luck to everyone that enters!

Anne said...

Very true Vickie!! (About the parents not teaching kids about how sex is sacred). I will have to check out that book myself one day...when I get some time! I love those little pin cushions you made! Adorable! Your banner is perfect too. Very creative!! I have always wondered what those magazines were like. Have thought of purchasing one before. I would the chance to receive this magazine!!

Hugs

Deborah said...

Love the banner! It is beautiful. I have the magazine so please don't enter me in the grab.

Chris said...

The banner looks amazing Vickie!

Minnie said...

Don't worry about entering me in your drawing I'm not a sampler stitcher but I think your banner idea is great and you did an excellent job.

Melanie said...

Love the banner!! The colors are fabulous. So perfect for this time of year.

Carol said...

Your banner is really perfect, Vickie, as are the bottlecap pincushions :) No need to enter me in the drawing, but how kind of you to put a smile on some lucky stitcher's face when you draw her name!

Shirlee said...

Your banner is lovely! Very creative! I think you could make & sell those : ) I applaud you for reading & sharing that pamphlet with your children. Please do enter me for a chance to win the magazine.

Meari said...

I love the Antique Sampler magazines! Please include me in your drawing!!

Ahem... Now that I've wiped the drool off my face and regained my senses (lol), I can comment properly.

Your banner is awesome! I really liked how it turned out.

Another cute pincushion, too.

Kathy Ellen said...

Another wonderful pincushion, Vickie! You are so creative!

I love my subscription to Sampler & Antique Needlework, and know that whoever wins your copy will love it too!

lessings for a very special week!

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

I'd love to be in the draw for the magazine. You can't buy it here at all.

I think young women need to be taught it's okay to say "No, not unless you use a condom" and young men need to be taught to respect that!!

Also, giving them a better future than having babies as teenagers. There are so few good jobs in my town that having a family young seems to be a better option for many women that just being unemployed.