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, April 22, 2013

I Now Have Zero UFOs

Good Morning my friends! Spring is here at last. Yes, we may get snow in a few days, but maybe not. =)

On Friday I decided to finally get two ornaments completed. This first one I am showing you was stitched by Miss Madeleine two years ago. Our beloved Mac was still with us then.
The only thing I helped with on this were the two french knots.  She chose the poinsettia fabric for me to back it with. She wanted him done up in an oval form. I used gold trim to finish it off with.

This next ornament was stitched by me back in 1993!!! I was going to toss it. I don't really care for Santa things anymore. Brian and Madeleine protested LOUDLY.
The backing fabric you see has been sitting with him for the whole twenty years as well. So I stuck with it. He is aptly named "Roly Poly Santa". ;) I used some red satin cording I already owned. It feels so good to have these done. I now do not possess a single UFO! HOORAY for me!

That is it for today. I am stitching another small, secret stitch I designed. I am VERY happy with the results thus far. No poodles, no.

Have a most excellent day friends. Thank you so very much for your kind words. They mean a lot to me. =)

Stitching and praying,
Vickie


31 comments:

Mii Stitch said...

No UFO???? Impossible!! Good on you Vickie x

Vicki said...

Good for you! I know it feels great to have those two finished. And they're both so cute!

Giovanna said...

Oh well done! You are a very virtuous stitcher, and you have all my admiration :-)

riona said...

I am green with envy since I have 9 UFOs but I am working on them sytematically. In fact I ought to be able to reduce the number to 8 in just two more days. And, my UFOs are BAP sized, not ornament sized, for the most part.

butterfly said...

Wow Vickie no UFOs , you better not come to my house they are falling out of the box's here saying it's me next.
Love the two ornaments so cute. hugs.

Dani - tkdchick said...

Great finishing work! It must be nice to have nothing outstanding in your stitching basket!

Jane said...

How lovely to have no UFOs, you'll have no guilty feelings for starting other projects now!
Glad you didn't throw the Santa, he looks really jolly even though he's 20 years old!!!
Hugs to Mabel, hope she's keeping well xxx

Dirty Martini Queen said...

Can I send you my UFO to finish up for me? I think the ornies are really cute and the one for Mac is just too sweet.
Donna

Trace4J said...

Awesome stitches.
Save your handmade things one day your children will love the treasures.
As they do now.
Woolie hugs to you

Stress Less said...

No UFOs? AMAZING. I hope you have plenty of WIPs. Can't have you with nothing to stitch!!!! Maybe a stash shopping trip is in order....

cucki said...

aww sweet stitching..
wowwwwwwwww no ufo's..such nice feeling...
love for you x

Michelle said...

Oh well done Vickie what a lovely feeling. Lovely stitching my friend x

xstitchlibrarian said...

Well done - no UFOs! It must be a great feeling...

Margaret said...

Lovely finishes! I'm envious of your no UFOs. Wow!

Samplers, Silks and Linens said...

that must be a nice feeling, no UFO's - hope the weather gets warmer for you over there and soon! hugs, Amanda

Simply Victoria said...

Good for you! Want to help me finish mine? :)

Mouse said...

Kerrrrrplunck !!!! coooo glad I was sat down and didn't have far to fall ... no UFO's coooooo I am impressed ... want to come here and stitch on a few of mine heheheh
love the santa he is aptly named :)
love mouse xxxxx

Lillie said...

Oh my Vickie, you finished both beautifully and that Santa is such a cutie!

Chris said...

Beautiful finishes! No UFOs?? Woot!
Hugs!

Annette-California said...

Oh Vickie, I think you are the very first person EVER to be able to say no UFO's left. WOW! I like your Santa ornament. I have a tin Hallmark ornament just like the one your stitched. Love yours, thank goodness you didn't toss him out. He's darling. Congrats on no UFO's. I just can;t get over that. love Annette

Carol said...

Amazing that you are all caught up on your finishing, Vickie! I have a drawer full of older unfinished "finishes!" Over the past four years (since I began blogging), I've been much better about finishing things off, thankfully...

Yours and Madeleine's ornaments are very cute--glad they can now see the light of day again!

Poussy Stitches My Love said...

oh oh oh comme c'est joli ce beau médaillon !!!! bisous my dear

Varla Lee said...

Yes!! A big hurra for you! There´s nothing so wonderful to be free for start a new project without think that you have to finish what already started before, don´t u think?
The 2 ornaments are so cute! Well, have a nice day. Bye.

moreofhim said...

They are both adorable!! Glad you got them done and have no UFO's. Personally, I will probably never know what that feels like! lol It's just the way it is for me. I have too many things going all the time.

I hope you're feeling better and having pain free days!!

Many blessings - Julie

Maggee said...

Nicely done ornaments, even if we don't like the Santa one. Add me to the list of UFO donors, for sure! I am sure I have something you would like! Hugs!

Sally said...

Two very sweet finishes Vickie.

Solstitches said...

Two cute finishes Vickie and well done you on having no UFO's. How many of us can say that I wonder?
Certainly not me!
Hugs,
Margaret

Melanie said...

Zero ufos? I can't comprehend that. *boggle*
Hahaha!
Good for you. :)

Anne said...

Wow...zero?! Congrats!! I love your new little finishes. Can you work on mine now?!!!

Anna-Viola said...

очень красивые вышивки!

Emma/Itzy said...

these look lovely, well done! Not a single UFO, wow, don't think I will ever be able to say that lol