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Friday, April 19, 2013

Rabbit Stitcher

Good Morning my friends! How are you? It continues to rain and be cold here. Going on a few weeks straight of this. How dreary and depressing. It doesn't help my hurting body at all!

I found a small treasure at Good Will last week. Paid a whole dollar for it. ;) This sweet, little wooden chest had two strips of gold foil on the top and down the front. I peeled that off. I have had the sweet, little pattern "Rabbit Stitcher" by Little Treasures Designs in my stash since last year. Got that pattern at my LNS for a dime! ♥
I used fabrics from my stash to create the little topper for this small treasure chest.
I stitched this as directed, one over one on 28ct evenweave. It is 1.25"square! Love it! Do you see the little rabbit's needle?♥ I used some silver DMC floss for that. Actually, not one color is the called for color. I changed it all. None of it seemed quite right.

Did you notice I referred to this as a treasure chest? What's the treasure you say? Well, take a look!
I figure this will be a nice home for my poodle thimbles. Not the fancy, schmancy one Brian just got me. She is on display in the china cabinet. ;) But this pretty, brass poodle will live here. I hope to add other poodle thimbles. Ah,yes, this would be a new obsession with me. tee hee! Hey, obviously Brian is more than willing to help with this! ;)

I am reading A Skeleton In God's Closet by Paul Maier. Pretty good so far. I am also working on making up an ornament for Madeleine. She stitched Mac, our beloved Kerry Blue Terrier almost 3 years ago. It is on aida. And yes, it has mistakes. Madeleine would have been 12 then, so it is what it is. Not perfect, no. But she made it because she loves Mac and she wanted to do what mom does, stitch. So it is time for it to come out of that drawer and become an ornament.

My pain has really been elevated. Would you mind praying for me friend? I would truly appreciate that. And God always loves to hear from you. =)

Take care and have a blessed day in the Lord!

Finishing and praying,
Vickie


25 comments:

Giovanna said...

I'm sorry you're in so much pain - sending hugs and good thoughts. Your little treasure box is adorable, lovely stitching and finishing.

Simply Victoria said...

Sweet little bunny and great finish! Sorry you are hurting so much - will continue to pray for you. Try a nice warm bath with 1 cup Epsom salts and 1 cup baking soda.

Shirlee said...

You know you can count on my prayers : ) Also, I sent you an email so you know how much I love that Rabbit Stitcher! Your finish of him on the box is wonderful, & how lucky to find that box for a dollar! It's the perfect poodle thimble box : )

Varla Lee said...

Wow! It is so cute!! These are the kind of treasures that i love to find and pay less for them make me more happy, hehehe! The bunny is so tender!
We had a cold and so much rain last 2 weeks, i know how you feel. I´ll pray God send you a lot of sun ^_^ Warm hugs.

MarchAnn said...

You did a great job. I love to find these little treasures at 2nd hand stores and make them my own.
Hope you feel less pain soon.

Vicki said...

What a great box! I love the pattern you used on it. Don't you just love Goodwill?! I always enjoy seeing the treasures other people find there, as well as the ones I've found myself. I am praying for you, Vickie.

Lesley said...

What a lovely finish on your treasure chest, and a great idea to use it for your treasured thimbles.I have a thimble collection,it is not themed but I love each one, given or purchased by me:)
Sorry to hear of your pain,I hope it eases for you. Chronic pain is so debilitating.Sending my thoughts your way.

Margaret said...

I hope your pain eases soon. The damp must not help a bit. I love your treasure box!!! So beautiful! And a great place for your poodle thimbles! I'm glad your fancy on is on display. :D

Sweet Sue said...

Good to see you posting vickie, weather has been cruddy about near everywhere, am thinking cold and damp will never leave us ~ what's up with it! Ya done good on this treasure ~ don't ya ♥ when bits and pieces come together so wonderfully, beautiful work ~ lucky you! Sending healing thoughts...

Annette-California said...

Such a Sweet prefect treasure box for your thimbles. You did a beautiful job. Your stitching rabbit is soo precious. I love this little guy, chart. Just makes my heart sing. You find the cutest little charts Vickie. Prayers for you. Our weather here is perfect today.
love Annette

moreofhim said...

I'm so sorry your pain is so bad again. :( I know the rain is probably making it much worse. I will be praying for you, as always, and also praying you get sunshine!

Love your treasure box! You do such beautiful work! Love your poodle thimble, too. Bet you're shocked by that. LOL Take care, my friend.

God bless you - Julie

Catherine said...

Fantastic job on the box and what a perfect spot to keep your treasures!
So sorry your pain is acting up again ~ sending good thoughts and prayers your way!

Theresa said...

What a cute little finish!!!! It's perfect for all sorts of treasures~~~

I'm so sorry to hear that you in pain. You will be in my thoughts.

cucki said...

You are always in my prayers and close to my heart..
Sweet finish..
Big hugs x

Dirty Martini Queen said...

What a beautiful finish your bunny box is. I'm so sorry that you are in so much pain and continue to send good thoughts and kitty cuddles to you and Mabel.
Donna

Carol said...

Such a wonderful way to finish off a rescued box, Vickie! I adore that little stitching rabbit--you did a wonderful job in choosing colors.

Sure hope you get some sun and warmer weather soon--so good for the spirit (and your pain level!)...

butterfly said...

My poor Vickie , I will always pray for you sweet friend and I wish I could send you some sunshine by post it's another beautiful day here.
Your rabbit box is so lovely .Hugs.

Lumiruusu said...

You decirated box beautifully and little rabbit who is stitching looks so cute !
1/1 stitched piece is allways a really hard work to do but it was a perfect way to make it smaller for fiitting to the box...

I have some good news to tell You so I will write you an email later today.. :) :)

Myra said...

That box is adorable Vickie. Isn't it wonderful to take something you only paid $1.00 for and made something so beautiful. I do pray your pain eases soon.

Topcho said...

Oh, oh oh! Stitching bunny! How cute is that! And such an adorable finish too <3
I hope all gets better for you soon :)

Kathy Ellen said...

Praying that you will soon be feeling better, with the pain easing every day.

What a wonderful little treasure chest you found, so perfect for your sweet bunny design, and so beautifully finished. I love that you will store your little poodle thimbles in it:)

Blessings for you, Vickie.

Annie said...

Your little bunny is just adorable. That little treasure chest was such a great find and you really put it to good use.

So sorry you are in such pain. I'm sending positive thoughts your way.

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

Love that little bunny on the box, I'm a big fan of over 1 stitching. The colours in the fabric are a perfect match for the stitching too.

Melanie said...

It's a beautiful finish, it truly is. That little bunny surely does look at home there.
Hope you start to feel better soon!!!!

Anna-Viola said...

Прекрасный сундучок!