Whom have I in heaven but You?
And there is none upon earth that I desire besides You.
My flesh and my heart fail;

But God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever. Psalm 73:25-26

Monday, December 17, 2012

Can You Believe It Is Another Poodle Magnet? *~*

Good morning friends. I must say I have a very heavy heart these days. The 28 victims are in our prayers.♥

I have been entertaining myself with yet another poodle bottle cap magnet. Yes, I admit, I am addicted to these.
one over one on 28ct pink Meran Linen
I found this little cutie here. I asked Claudine permission for this poodle. I stitched it up almost the same as her Daele. I am glad to say Mabel is not quite this squat. ;)

I did get a batch of what we call "Bear Claws" done.

I use Nilla cookies. Place a smooshed caramel on top. Arrange and press cashews in. Top with melted chocolate. mmm! As you might guess, these go rather quick!

I think I may be making Peanut Blossoms shortly.

Oh my goodness! I forgot to tell you the exciting, wonderful news! I convinced Brian that we could just call Salvation Army to ask if they even get tread mills in. I called and the man who answered told me, "Well, we very rarely get those in. But when we do, they go quick. I just so happened to get one one hour ago off the delivery truck." He had not even tested it out yet. He told me to come on over and we could test it. Well, it is a bit of an older model, but it works just fine. AND IT WAS $20!!! Whoo hoo! So I am back in business with trying to walk every day, depending on all the stupid pain of course. I am determined to get the 5 or so pounds off that I have gained this fall. If I walk, I do just fine. If I cannot, due to pain, the pounds creep on very slowly. My whole family is "big". I am the only thin one. I very much want to keep it that way.

I have not even started my cards. We aren't done shopping. It will all get done. I am not going to stress over it.

That is it for now my friends. I thank you for stopping by and visiting me. I appreciate YOU, I do!♥
Have a great day in the Lord.

Baking and praying,
Vickie


20 comments:

Margaret said...

Love the bottle cap! And yay on the treadmill!! Wow, $20! Who can beat that! I hope your pain allows you to keep on exercising. Thanks also for the Bear Claws recipe. I was sitting there wondering what the claws were. lol! Very nice!

Michelle said...

Wow what a bargain on your treadmill well done. Love your bottle cap xx

Minnie said...

Good for you for finding the treadmill for such a bargain price and the the bear claws look good enough to eat and eat and eat...

Michelle said...

Another cute bottle cap magnet! Great bargain on the treadmill - I hope the pain stays under control so that you can enjoy using it!

Parsley said...

How cute! Looks like a great collection is starting ;-)

cucki said...

wow graet bargain on the tread mill..
lovely bottle cap magnet..
love for you x

Carol said...

I'm so happy that you got yourself a "new-to-you" treadmill, Vickie--and what an amazing price!!

Such a cute new magnet and the bear claws look delicious. I've never heard of them before, but I'm sure they're gobbled up almost as quickly as you can make them. Especially with three teens in the house :)

Nicola said...

LOL !!! I can beleive it.

Lillie said...

The poodle magnet is such cutie and the bear claw sure look yummy.
Congrads on your win from Shirlee and enjoy your new 'toy'

Have a wonderful and blessed Merry Christmas !

Annette-California said...

Great price for the treadmill -WooHoo! Your bear claws look great. Love you latest poodle magnet - love the pink fabric:)
Happy and Blessed Christmas - love Annette

butterfly said...

Another beautiful bottle cap.
What yummy cookies.
Great news about the tread mill. hugs.

Mii Stitch said...

Cute little bottle cap!
Your bear claws look yummy too!! I bet they are all gone now :)

Giovanna said...

Congrats on the great treadmill deal! The bottlecap is so pretty, and wow, those cookies... yum...

Siobhán said...

Wow, good for you, $20!! You can't beat that with a stick! The bottlecap is nearly as adorable as your little cutie Mabel is. The cookies look amazing, but at first glance, the cashews looked like teeth in need of dental attention. LOL

Chris said...

Sweet magnet and even sweeter looking treats.
What great luck on the treadmill!

Trace4J said...

Cograts on the treadmill and the awesome wins from Shirlee.
Love the yummy cookies too.
Never saw those before.
Beautiful Nativity.
Im so behind.
Woolie Christmas Love
Trace

Carolyn said...

Vicki,
What a cute ornament. You can never have to many hand made ones.

Those bear claws look delicious.

Good for you for finding the used Treadmill at an excellent price!

Meari said...

Wow... Lucky girl... a treadmill for $20! Awesome.

Cute magnet!

Those treats do look yummy.

Melanie said...

$20???? That's a steal. I would have ALMOST felt guilty for not paying more. Almost. ;)
Bet it works better than a newer model anyhow. They don't make things to last anymore.

Catherine said...

Wow! You found a deal for $20!
Love your magnet and those cookies look yummy!