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

Friday, March 29, 2013

Easter Treasure Hunt Blog Hop

Hi friends! I hope you are well. My pain has been decreasing. Yay! And the sun is out! Yay! And the snow and ice are melting because it is in the 50's for the past few days! Yay! ;)

I am happy to be taking part in the Easter Treasure Hunt Blog Hop. You can find out all about it here. I had another Easter stitch planned to show you from last year. Instead I am going to show you the stitch I just completed 2 days ago.
I took a picture of it like this because I am working on the finish. I am going to make it into a framed flatfold. I need to get to JoAnn for some backing fabric. This Pascal Lamb is a freebie you can find here. I stitched Him two over two on 36ct Light Sand Edinburgh linen.

If you are a Treasure Hunter looking for the next letter to solve the Mystery Phrase, my letter for you is "N". And now you need to go visit Kevin!

When I ran out of the DMC 746 for the above Pascal Lamb, I stitched up another quicker freebie in the mean time. I stitched this on plastic canvas, because it is a self portrait for Winky's cage. ;)
This "birdie freebie" can be found here. I changed it a little to look like Winky. =) I think he loves it.

Now I want to show you a surprise RAK that came in the mail the other day.
SWEETNESS!! Isn't it just adorable?!  Did you see the message on the box? ;) This is from Shirlee. What a sweetheart. Thank you my friend.♥ I love them.

I am currently sewing. It is supposed to be a fabric bucket to put Mabel's toys in. The current toy basket is over 20 years old. It has seen better days. Hope to finish this up quick. Of course it is not going smoothly really. =(

If you celebrate today by going to church, then I hope you have a very meaningful Good Friday worship service.

Take care my friends. In case I am not back before Easter:

Stitching and praying,
Vickie

31 comments:

Kevin said...

Awwww! I love Winky's little portrait! How cute! Love the gift you received also. They remind me of a little ceramic couple my grandmother used to have (their lips were magnetized to make them kiss.) Have a Happy Easter!

Trace4J said...

Beautiful.
Wishing you a Joyous Easter filled with His Love.

Lynn said...

Love your little lamb! And Winky's ornie is just too precious!!

Margaret said...

Love the lamb and Winkie's portrait too! Glad to hear the pain is easing. Have a good Easter!

Shirlee said...

Love the little lamb ... & those S&Ps are cute too : ) Happy Easter my friend!

Peggy Lee said...

Very nice Easter stitch. Can't wait to see it finished up.
That was sweet of Shirlee to send you the poodles S&P's. She is a sweetheart. ♥
Happy Easter to you and your family!
~hugs

Linda said...

Beautiful Easter stitching. I love your budgies self portrait. Have a wonderful Easter holiday.

Parsley said...

Hopping over to wish you a Happy Easter!

Heather said...

Love your cross stitch, so beautiful. Have a happy Easter.

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

Thanks for taking part in the blog hop. Lovely picture too.

The budgie is very cute also.

Gwen said...

Love the lamb.

Catherine said...

So glad to hear your pain is decreasing ~ and that spring may finally be arriving!!
What sweet stitches and goodies!
May you have a blessed Easter.

Mouse said...

glad to hear you are feeling better ... love the self portrait .... lovely gift just for you :)and hopefully spring is on its way finally :) love mouse xxxxx

Minnie said...

I love the Lamb. Have a Happy and Blessed Easter.

Annette-California said...

Your lamb is beautiful. Winky's portrait is so sweet and perfect:) You are so good at customizing your stitching projects Vickie! How sweet of Shirlee to: 1st of all find you a pink poodle(not easy to find) and to surprise you with these loves.
Happy Easter to you. love Annette

Beth said...

Happy Easter Vickie - Glad you are feeling better and the weather is warmer.

Kaisievic said...

Two lovely Easter stitcheries and Happy Easter to you and your family.

hugs, Kaye

http://kittenstitching.blogspot.com

Dirty Martini Queen said...

I just think Winky's portrait is just so cute. Glad to see you are feeling somewhat better and as always Clarice sends kitty cuddles to Miss Mabel
Hoppy Easter,
Donna

Giovanna said...

Very pretty finishes. I hope you have a Happy Easter and that the pain continues to decrease.

Myra said...

Cute lamb and birdie. What a sweet gift from Shirlee. May you have a blessed Easter!

Melanie said...

Oooo, that was a lot of stitching with one color. Congrats on finishing him up in time for the holiday.
The s&p set is adorable too. :)

Ranae said...

Happy Easter!!!

Solstitches said...

What a sweet little lamb.
Lovely gift from Shirlee.
Happy Easter.
Margaret

Ele said...

Dear Vicky,

thanks so lot for always stopping by my blog and leaving heartwarming comments.
I whish you and your family
a Happy Easter and a beautiful spring time

hugs
Gabriele

Ele said...

...sorry Vickie, I wrote Vicky...;)

Ele

Mii Stitch said...

Happy Easter!!!!

Poussy Stitches My Love said...

I would like to have the same bird you have .
♫ Joyeuse Pâques ♫ !!!

Bisous ♥ Marylin from FRANCE

Chris said...

Love those poodles, so cute In fact I love all the photos of your own little one. I had a toy poodle but alas he was killed.. now we have a cockerpoo, She is a cross between a poodle and cocker spaniel and she is adorable!
Chris x

Lumiruusu said...

The stitched Lamb of God is very beautifull !
Happy Easter
-Iloista Pääsiäista Sinulle !

Faye said...

Thanks so much for your kind words Vickie!!!!! I love your nice blog especially when it's showing Winky.... Take care, Faye

Topcho said...

Lovely Easter stitching, and I so love the portrait, lol! :D