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Saturday, November 24, 2012

The Goode Wife

Good morning everybody! I am so glad you are here. I love friends.♥ We had a wonderful Thanksgiving. We ate at the in-laws this year. Had dessert at my mom's then. Much time spent with both families. Do you remember this Salvation Army find?
Thanksgiving night I finished this.

This is a freebie pattern found here. I love it.
There were no colors listed, so I chose my own DMC.
two over one on 25ct Cream Dublin Linen

I made her me! If you will notice the green eye? =)

 She is missing her poodle. :(  I stitched 3 different poodles by "me". They all got frogged out.  None looked right to me.
So here it is ready to go. I keep looking for another wooden recipe box. I need one more for the first half of my recipes.

I finished the book The Shadow On The Quilt by Stephanie Grace Whitson. What a great book. It is historical fiction. I started The Sanctuary by Ted Dekker. Very good so far. Ted is my all time favorite author. He writes thrillers about good vs. evil. This is a second book to The Priest's Graveyard. Yeah, he doesn't exactly write about "normal" stuff. ;)

I have begun a new project. It is not cross stitch. It is a Christmas wreath for the front door. More on that soon.

I am still trying to get the XI ornaments stitched up. Near impossible for a while, with the kids having 5 days off for the holiday.

Have a stitchy day friends!

Stitching and praying,
Vickie






27 comments:

Margaret said...

Love how you finished your new recipe box! Too bad you couldn't get a poodle in there that you liked. Hope you're enjoying the long weekend!

Giovanna said...

A lovely box, congratulations.

butterfly said...

What a great box, just love it, hugs.

Shirlee said...

Great job with the recipe box! I agrfee with Margaret ... too bad you couldn't get a poodle on there since that is so you : ) And I had forgotten we both have green eyes : ) Hugs & prayers!

Melissa said...

Wow I just love the finish Vicky! I need something like that to put my recipes in toooooo! hehe

Just wanted to let you know I have a little surprise waiting for you on my blog!

Melissa

Melanie said...

Love love love it! You may not have gotten a poodle on there but we all know it's there in spirit. :)

Sally said...

So glad you had a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Love your finish.

Deborah said...

What a beautiful box! I love the fact that you are actually using the box. It's just not for show.

cucki said...

awww it is so cuteeeeeeeeeee
i love it so much.
big hugs x

Michelle said...

Its beautiful x

Annette-California said...

What a great design you stitched for the inside of your box - I Love it. Love the green eye you stitched;)
How fun! Looking forward to seeing your wreath. love Annette

EvalinaMaria said...

The box is amazing, well done!
Evalina, This and that...

Minnie said...

I love the recipe box and the free chart. I hope you are able to find another somewhere to complete the set.

Catherine said...

I love HP your box turned out! Looks great!

Catherine said...

Ooopps....should be how, not HP...

gracie said...

Love the box finish...I love boxes of all kinds.

Nicola said...

I love that last picture of a Mabel like dog and the children.

Your box is beautiful and is to be treasured.

Myra said...

Your recipe box looks great. Your stitching compliments it so well. Enjoy your Sunday.

Lillie said...

Glad that you had a wonderful Thanksgiving.

You finished the box beautifully.
Have a great week ahead!

Annie said...

What a super finish for that cute freebie. You found the perfect piece for the treasure box!

Meari said...

Looks great, Vickie. Recipe boxes aren't as abundant as they once were. I still have my first one from when I was a teenager. One of those painted metal ones...

Anne said...

Oh vickie! That little design is perfect for your recipe box! I adore it!! I have a ton of recipes on slips of paper in a recipe binder...wish I could find a good box for them!!
Hugs

Siobhán said...

What a neat finish on the box, Vickie! Very clever.

Dani - tkdchick said...

Your recepie box is so clever!

Carol said...

What a great idea, Vickie! I have an old recipe box of my husband's grandmother's that could be put to good use--thanks for inspiring me :)

Poussy Stitches My Love said...

Oh I love the goodies !!!! and beautiful picture ! bisous from FRANCE

Solstitches said...

I've been thinking how a recipe box is something I need and I just love what you've done with this one.
What a cute doggie picture. The facce on the dog is priceless.
Hugs,
Margaret