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, March 11, 2013

A Few Finishes To Share

Good Morning my friends! So glad you stopped by. Your comments are heart warming. ♥

I had a productive weekend. I finished up my pretty scissor fob only to discover I CANNOT find the pink with white polka dots scissors gifted me by Peggy! Not anywhere! I have no idea. I saw them two weeks ago, this I know. So very, very frustrating.*~* I tore everything apart looking. Well, obviously not everything or I would have them. Anyways here is the fob.
When I saw this freebie by Brooke I knew, I just knew I would stitch it up for the fob. You can find the freebie here. I stitched this two over two on 28ct Aunt Marle's Violet linen. Love this stuff! I used all my own choices of DMC.

Are ya ready for the back?
♥Love it!!♥ hahaha! So maybe it is Mabel in ultrapuff mode. When she is in need of a haircut, but it is still her. =) This is another poodle freebie found here. There are other cats, kittens and dogs that are to be found here also friends.
I stitched her two over two also. I have my colors all set for her. I took time and figured out the correct colors so I am ready to stitch her at any time. ;)

The beautiful, variegated ribbon I used for the fob is from Theresa. She had bought this in France. It goes with the linen so well. And the purple, handmade poodle you see, is from France as well. I didn't go there to get him though. ;) Ebay! hahaha!

I have had this little freebie chart called Good Luck Robin by Pamela Kellogg in my stash for years. I tried to come up with a link for it for you and could not find one. I am sorry. I decided this was the year to get him done. I mean really, it is so tiny!
I changed a lot of the called for colors. The berries were supposed to be pink. That didn't seem right. So I found these fabrics in my green stash and matched the DMC berries to the fabric berries.
I stitched this two over one on 25ct cream linen.
I filled this cute little pillow with crushed walnut shells. I am happy with how it turned out.

I pulled the linen and chose my DMC for my next stitch. Another freebie, imagine that! ;)

Rainy day here today. It rained all weekend too. Maybe we will get to see real robins soon then. Can't wait for spring. =)

Hope you have a very good Monday friends. Thanks for spending a little time with me.

Stitching and praying,


Margaret said...

Love your fob! Both sides are wonderful! Love the little Lucky piece as well. Hope you can find those scissors. I hate when that happens.

Catherine said...

Sweet finishes! I do hope you find the scissors ~ they will be so cute with your fob!

Mii Stitch said...

Lovely finishes! Your little pillow is just so precious. It really looks neat & beautiful ☺

Peggy Lee said...

Lots of beautiful stitching here! I love the fob and the little pillow too. The colors you chose are perfect.

You'll find the scissors just when you aren't looking for them.

You should have seen the Robins in our yard the other day! There had to be over 100 of them.
Come on Spring...I am SO ready!!

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

I am pretty sure that polka dotted scissors have a life of their own. I lost a pair a year or so ago, and then, after someone had gifted me another pair, it turned up in a WIP bag. :) Maybe yours are just hiding, too. :)

I saw this the other day and thought of you... it's a poodle keychain. : )


Have a blessed day!!


gracie said...

Very nice fob. I hope you find those scissors soon.... I wonder why my stitching fairies always take my stuff too!

cucki said...

aww sweet fob...
super cute finishes..
big hugs x

Giovanna said...

Very pretty finishes - love the V fob especially!

butterfly said...

Your stitching all looks so sweet, love the V i need to stitch the rest of the letters I have stitched most of them now just about 5/6 more to stitch then put them together. Hugs.

Annie said...

Cute finishes. That 'V' has been a long time coming. It's so cool that the end of that alphabet is near. Love the fob you made with your special letter.

riona said...

Very dainty and charming finishes.

Simply Victoria said...

Nice finishes. Hope your scissors shows up soon!

Shirley said...

Good Morning Vickie, I am taking a little me time this morning. I could have made a drive all the way back across town, but decided I would go back out in the cold. If it wasn't for the wind. I love the fob's that you made. I am always losing something and then when I at least expect to find it, I do. I will be looking forward to your next visit. Hugs and Prayers from your Missouri Friend.

Deborah said...

Very cute finishes!

Carol said...

Love your "V" for Valentine (and Vickie!) fob!! I do hope those scissors turn up quickly, Vickie--I misplaced a pair about 8 years ago that I'm still searching for :)

Love your little pillow, too--the fabrics you used are perfect!! No robins here yet either, but our mallard couple returned to our pond last week so I know spring is almost here :)

Mouse said...

lovely wee fobs you have done ... pink polka dot scissors will be in the last place you look which is usually the first place you started ;)
love mouse xxxx

Shirlee said...

Lovely stitchings! I'd send you some robins if I could. They've been hopping around here for at least a month now.

Anne said...

Amazing finishes Vickie! Wow you are on a roll!! Really love the good luck robin finish. You can stitch so straight...me not so much :( I love the Mabel stitch too. It's perfect!

Hugs and prayers

moreofhim said...

Love them both! I adore how you finished them. Of course, I love that little poodle...so cute! Thanks for sharing your beautiful finished pieces.

Blessings - Julie

Lillie said...

Awesome finishes!
Sometimes the lost item will just surface when you are not looking. Hopefully it will when you least expect :)

Annette-California said...

Lol - you needed the scissor fob so they would have a harder time hiding from you. I LOVE your fob Vickie! Fantastic my friend. And your pillow is soo sweet. You did a a very pretty job of the quilting around it.
Those scissors will make an appearance soon I'm sure.
love Annette

Chris said...

Wonderful finishes!! I hope that your scissors turn up.

Parsley said...

I thought of you when I saw this new pattern!


Dani - tkdchick said...

Vickie adorable finishes!!!

Melanie said...

Super sweet finishes!!!! :)

Sally said...

Both your finishes are so sweet Vickie but especially the fob.

Pam in IL said...

Love your cute finishes! Your polka dot scissors will show up -- eventually, lol.

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

Your V looks great, and another Mabel too.
How many Mabel's do you have stitched? It would make a great photo montage.