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

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Oh What Fun!!

Good Morning my friends! Thank you for your kind words. Your comments make me smile. =)

Here is the little magnet I made up for Brian. I placed it on one of his tea tins for him to find. It didn't take long. ;) He loves tea. Me, not at all.
This is called "Two Hearts One Love" by Alita Designs. It is a freebie you can find here. I changed every color. I stitched this one over one on 28ct toasted almond linen. I thought it was a nice "tea" color. I had the exact match in felt to back it with. Sweet.♥

I had to contain my squeals Friday in Good Will. I found these!!!!
THEY WERE $1.79 A PIECE PEOPLE!! Oh joy!! I just love, love, love a great deal. The top book is filled with Ellen Stouffer's designs. I have been a fan of her art for at least 25 years. Time! I need more time please.

While we were out and about Brian noticed my sneakers. I usually do not wear them out and about. They are mainly for walking the treadmill. Well, I try to use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without. What he noticed was the holes. For some reason the seams came apart in the same spot on both shoes. I didn't have a real problem with it. I have had these for a few years now, and the holes have been there for at least one year. Well, he took me to Kohl's and take a look at these babies!
Whoo hoo! I'm a talkin' neon pink people. Just look at 'em in the snow. Yowza!! ;)

You stitchers are so smart. Thank you to Jo who told me it was a misunderstanding on my part with the bargello pattern. Every square on the chart should be stitched over two threads while using evenweave. I never, ever heard this before. That is why my peaks are not so very high. Oh well. I have finally finished stitching it. Now to stitch up the other side and make a fob out of it. =)

I hope you are having a happy, love-filled, stitchy weekend my friends. I thank God for you.♥

Stitching and praying,


Peggy Lee said...

Love the magnet...so cute!
Great score on those books. =)
WOWEEE...now there's some pink sneakers girl!!


Topcho said...

The tea magnet is really sweet! I love the soft colours you used <3 And the sneakers... oh my! XD So pink!

Parsley said...

Love tea so I love what you stitched and I also love pink! Great shoes!

Margaret said...

I love the magnet you made for your DH! So sweet! Great deal on the books! Love those sneakers too!

Shirley said...

Good Morning Vickie, I love what you made Brian. They are so cute. Man, they are classy sneakers. He sure does love you. I wouldn't mind having a pair of those for myself. Have fun stitching. Hugs and Prayers from your Missouri Friend.

Catherine said...

Such a cute gift for your hubby!
Awesome score on those books!!
Love those pink sneakers!! Might have to look for those!

diamondc said...

Your tea magnet is so sweet, I am a Goodwill junkie, Salvation Army junkie secondhand store junkie, maybe I have an addication, great finds you are so lucky.
I am totally in love with your sneakers.

marly said...

Great snag on the books. I've seen the new bright sneakers and they are a great idea for runners. Or gals who just want to look cool!

cucki said...

The tea magnet is really sweet.. I love the sweet colors so much.. And the sneakers. So pink..so sweet..
hugs x

CalamityJr said...

Where to start?! Love your gift to Brian and Brian's gift to you. Your love shows through in everything you do. What a fantastic thrift shop find! And now you know that if you ever decide to repeat the bargello pattern how to get the higher peaks you were missing. Definitely a great post from you!

Mii Stitch said...

Cute magnet!!!.... And flashy trainers!!!! :D

Giovanna said...

That's a great magnet, and thanks for the link. Love the books and sneakers too :-)

Myra said...

Your magnet is so cute and sweet too! I am loving those rocking pink shoes.

Maggee said...

Whoa!! Definitely will see you coming when you wear those sneakers! That is a really teensy magnet you stitched--good for you! Nice giftie! Hugs!

Simply Victoria said...

Cute little stitch! So thoughtful of your husband to see that you are taken care of with pink shoes.

Carol said...

Woo hoo is right!! Those new sneakers are fabulous, Vickie :) And your little magnet for Brian turned out so cute. I'm not a tea drinker either (or coffee!). That is so cute how your hid it for him to find, too!

Annette-California said...

Your magnet is soo sweet Vickie! I love how you surprise your husband:) Okay seriously - when you saw those books waiting for you, I bet you smiled:) What a great find. Your new PINK sneakers are SO VERY CUTE!!!
Yep you had a great weekend my friend:) love Annette

Karen said...

Ah, love those shoes!

Emma/Itzy said...

Your magnet is so cute, I'm sure it will make him smile everyday :)

Wowzer, those are some bright trainers! Reminds me of some I used to have that were neon Orange!

Great find with the books, I am never so lucky :)

Raffaella said...

Bellissimo blog!
Saluti Raffaella

Cindy said...

Love, love, love the pink sneakers!!!

Meari said...

Love your new sneakers!!

Your little magnet is cute.

Great find at the thrift store. Craft books at my Goodwill are $3.99 a piece.

Trace4J said...

Over the moon in love with those stinkin cute sneakers!
Woohooooo good for you.
Woolie Hugs

Shirlee said...

I'll join the group by saying I LOVE those new sneakers!!! Cute magnet & great buy on the needlework books!

Samplers, Silks and Linens said...

Wowza to pink shoes! Always something interesting on your needle, this time is no different - so sweet of you to stitch this for your darling husband - missed reading your blog- big hug, Amanda

Melanie said...

FABULOUS new sneaks. The brighter the better I say. :)