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

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

It's Mabel!! ♥

Good Morning my friends! Has Spring come to you there? Not here! It is 10º (-12ºC) right now. Oh yes, we need to remember the wind chill values of -5, the 30 mph winds and the snow coming this afternoon. AGAIN! 0_0 But hey! The sun is shining brightly.

Have a look at what I finished on Friday. =)
 This is a freebie you can find here. Well kind of. It originally had a sleeping cat. I designed MABEL. ♥
Gotta say, I am VERY happy with her. ;) I think it is just adorable. SQUEE!
This is stitched two over two on Zweigart 28ct Bo Peep Pink. Love this color. I had never finished anything like this before. But I figured, it is just backstiched and then whip stitched together, so why not?
This now sits on the windowsill above the kitchen sink. I love to look at it when I do dishes and throughout the day. Yep, poodles make me soooo happy.

I had just been thinking that maybe, possibly I am driving my friends and followers bonkers with all the poodles. And what do you know? Jo sent me the nicest email the other day. She likes seeing my poodle work. She actually asked to see a picture of my stitched poodles together sometime. I told her I was worried people were thinking enough with the poodles already!! She reassured me, and told me that is what makes my blog special and unique. awww, thanks Jo.♥

Here is what I am stitching right now friends. It is for Easter.
Lots and lots of DMC 746, off white. Nope. Not gonna tell you what I am stitching yet! ;)

God loves you and offers a wonderful plan for your life.

For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16

Stitching and praying,
Vickie
Here's my model in her pink bed. ;)

32 comments:

Parsley said...

Never get enough of dogs, no matter the breed. Love that you love poodles and stitch many of them. It's fun!

Simply Victoria said...

Cute finish!

Annie said...

So cute! I love making pin cushion type blocks and cubes.

Vicki said...

What a sweet finish! Don't worry about others, if they don't want to see/read about poodles they can find another blog to look at. I love your poodle art, poodle stories, poodle finishes, and poodle photos... they're part of what makes you, YOU!

Peggy Lee said...

You did super on this finish.
Very cute.
I agree...poodles are your thing and there's nothing wrong with that!
~hugs

Melissa said...

What a cute finish! Love it and looks just like Maybel!

Samplers, Silks and Linens said...

how clever of you to change the pattern to a dog, love the finish, again very clever of you - poodles, God and pink shoes - love you, love your blog, dont change a thing. big hug - Amanda

Sally said...

What an adorable finish Vickie!

Giovanna said...

That's a really cute depiction of Mabel - well done! No spring here yet... :-(

Miss Pants said...

What a cute personalization! How fun!

Mii Stitch said...

How clever! Never seen anything finished like this!! I love it :)

Carol said...

I can see why you're squealing with delight over this one, Vickie!! Great job on the rendering of Mabel and such a fun finish. We all have our passions--that is what makes us all unique :)

Angela Cruz-Garcia said...

Such a cute little finish. I personally love seeing your poodle stitches. They are adorable. Please keep it up.

Barb said...

Adorable! Mabel and your stitching and finishing. We can never have too much Mabel - she is just precious! Thank you for sharing her with us.

Margaret said...

That is just so great! I love this finish! And yes, it's Mabel! I love seeing your poodle stitches, and Mabel as well. Never get tired of poodles! or pink!

cucki said...

Aww so cute x

butterfly said...

Vickie it is beautiful so pretty, hugs.

Meari said...

Hey, if poodles are what you love... we're behind you all the way :) Congrats on your latest finish. It does indeed look like Mabel. Love the Bo Peep Pink, too!

Trace4J said...

Love it.
SO sweet.
Hope you are staying warm friend.
Woolie Hugs

Shirlee said...

Great job stitching & finishing! For the rest of my life, whenever I see a poodle, I'll think of you : )

Catherine said...

That piece is absolutely adorable, but not more so than the real Mabel!!

Cindy said...

I had a poodle that looked just like Mabel, I never get tired of seeing poodles on your site! You did a great job changing the chart from the original to your own version, looks good

stitchinrose said...

I love your enthusiasm. It could be about creepy crawlies and I would still love how much you love it....besides which I love dogs. so keep showing us those poodles, they are really cute.

Lillie said...

Sweet and adorable Mabel.
It's a cute one, I stitched one too, with the sleeping cat :)

Annette-California said...

Beautiful, Pink, and Gorgeous! I love the finishing of the box, so pretty and the stitching looks like lattice work - wow! Mabel is sweet and adorable. I don't tire of seeing her and your stitched poodles:)
love Annette

Lumiruusu said...

Oh this is too sweet ! Again You have done something very pretty and unique and I love as well parsley said that you love poodles.
I love roses and kittyes and that is why I have astitched and hope I will stitch many more :)

I will write You an email asap.

I hope you
Blessed time of the Lent :)


Jane said...

That's a gorgeous stitch and finish Vickie and Mabel makes the perfect model!
Hey! Mabel is your love in life and poodles bring you happiness as my bunnies do for me so if that's what we want to blog about then we can!
I personally totally enjoy reading about Mabel and the photos of her always make me smile ~ carry on as you are!
xxx

Chris said...

Fabulous finish!!!!

Anne said...

Such an adorable pattern Vickie! WEll done on adding in Mabel and personalizing it! Super sweet!!

Hugs and prayers for you my friend :D

Irmeli said...

I just visit first time here on your blog. Your poodles looks so sweet and what a unique finishing.
We have here also a lot of snow yet and every morning temperature is over -20 C. Fortunately the day temperature is little bit warmer and sun is shining.

New York State Of Mind said...

Hi Vickie,
What you made is beautiful. There aren't enought poodles in this world. Anything with poodles on it is beautiful. I love my poodle, too, as you know.

Marilyn and Pierre

Melanie said...

SUPER cute finish!!!!!
Well, I like poodles so I don't mind. :)