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Thursday, December 27, 2012


Good morning friends! I hope you had a wonderful celebration of Our Lord's Birth. We did. Good times with family too.

Thank you my friends for the Christmas cards. Mary Jane, I could not find your email. I am sorry. Thank you!♥

Whatcha been up to? I stitched this tiny, cute design.
I tried and tried to take pictures of it. I wanted you to see the beautiful color of the linen. It is called Aunt Marle's Violet by Crescent Colours. I stitched this one over one on 28ct. It is called Forever Charming by Forever In My Heart Designs. I picked this little chart up at my LNS for a dime!  I placed it in another one of those frame charms, this one in copper. I used the most beautiful variegated, purple, silk ribbon from France Theresa gifted me with. I tied it onto my Longaberger basket that holds a fern above my sink. It makes me smile. =)

I stitched this cute little schnauzer for my nephew. He got his puppy this year.
Yes, I once again used the frame charms from the big JoAnn stores. Sure helps make a quick ornament. I backed it with the fabric shown.This chart is a freebie and can be found here.  I had to change the colors completely. She used greens and blues?!? Also, his puppy is lighter in color. I stitched her one over one on 28ct white evenweave using DMC.

I finished The Giving Quilt by Jennifer Chiaverini.It was okay. It was my least favorite of her series. I found it slow. I have started And Then You Dye by  Monica Ferris.

Finally, my friend Laurie in Texas gifted me with a subscription to Cross Stitch & Needlework.=)  I must admit I will not be stitching from the first issue I received.
 Cross Stitch & Needlework Magazine - January 2013

This is the January 2013 issue. Would you like it?
All you need to do is be a follower and leave me a comment on this post. I will draw a winner on Thursday, January 3rd.

We plan to see The Hobbit this weekend. Take care my friends! Oh yes, and welcome new followers! I am very glad you are here. =)

Stitching and reading and praying,


Margaret said...

I love your two finishes. Very nice! I can see the fabric for the necklace is so pretty! And the schnauzer -- adorable! All that over one! How sweet of your friend to gift you with a subscription too! We saw the Hobbit Christmas Eve. It was great!

Giovanna said...

Very cute finishes! I'm just back from seeing the Hobbit and I loved it.

Peggy Lee said...

Those cute little frames sure have come in handy!
I have stitched over one on 28 count and I really like it. Your stitching is perfect!
Thanks so much for the chance to win the magazine. I look through my stitchy magazines over and over again.

Dani - tkdchick said...

Vickie I'm glad to hear you had a lovely Christmas! Here's wishing you a Happy and Healthful New Year!

What lovely little finishes!

I would be interested in that magazine I can see a few things I'd like to stitch from it!

butterfly said...

Glad you had a lovely Christmas your stitching is so sweet love it all. hugs.

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

Your magazine has the new Nora Corbett fairy in, it should be popular for that reason alone!
I'd like to be in with a chance. I'd pay the extra to post to the UK too.
I love Nora's fairies.

Anne said...

Merry Christmas Vickie to you and your family! I hope you had a wonderful day!!Lovely finishes too Vickie!



Nicola said...

Enjoy The Hobbit. Two beautiful finishes.

Catherine said...

Such sweet stitches! Anxious to see how you like the Hobbit!

Michelle said...

Glad to hear you had a great Christmas! Wishes for a Happy New Year! Enjoy The Hobbit :)

Myra said...

Cute, cute stiches Vickie. We want to see the Hobbit too.

Lillie said...

Adorable finishes Vickie.
We are undecided with Hobbit, as DS is a fan of Lord of the Rings but DD is not.

Enjoy the movie !

Chris said...

Lovely sweet finishes!
Have a wonderful weekend!

Hazel said...

I'd love to win it! Enter me please. Xx

Margaret said...

Such sweet finishes - congratulations.
Please enter my name for your draw. My email address is megratdataviadotcom

Maggee said...

I think you win for stitching the most teensy tiny ornies and putting them in frames! A new dog one even!! I have a couple of tiny frames that I should fill one of these days, for 2013 of course! I would like to be entered in your giveaway, especially for the cardinal charts! Hugs!

Kathy Ellen said...

How nice that you enjoyed some special times with your family for Christmas. I love your sweet little stitched pieces. I'll bet that your nephew was very touched with the cute Schnauzer picture you stitched for him.

Blessings for you & your family in the New Year, Vickie!

DJH said...

I love the finishes. The schnauzer is adorable. Thank you for the chance to win the magazine. The santa on the front is adorable.
I hope you enjoy the hobbit, my family and I went to see it just a couple of days ago and we all loved it.