Blessed is the man who endures temptation; for when he has been approved, he will receive the crown of life which the Lord has promised to those who love Him. Let no one say when he is tempted, “I am tempted by God”; for God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does He Himself tempt anyone. James 1:12-13

Monday, July 8, 2013

A Little Poodle Tin, And A Whole Lotta Trouble!

Good Morning my friends! I hope you are well. Some of you are not, and I am praying for you. =) It has been sunny and hot here. Today it is rainy and cooler though. I stitched up a small freebie the other day. I did some finishing work this weekend too. Got one piece done, and the other piece is 80% done. =)

The small freebie I stitched was found here. I changed the colors and shapes a tiny bit. I also came up with the little envelope. Because of percocet, I totally forgot to do all the black backstitching you see on the envelope! I did it AFTER the tin was finished! As in, this morning. Right before this post. =( Not fun at all.
This was stitched one over one on a light blue 28ct evenweave. I used one of the tiny Altoid mint tins. They call them smalls. I used a white quilted material to make a padded bottom.
This is a gift I am giving to our mail lady. She is so very friendly and nice. She leaves treats once in a while for the dogs. Do you see my broken needle? No, I am not giving that to the mail lady. ;) This is the needle I just used this morning to get the backstitching done on that little envelope. Well!! Half of the needle's eye is now embedded under the evenweave, in the batting. Oh well. She will never know. The back stitching is not perfect, but I am happy with it considering it was stitched after the fact!!

This morning I will complete framing a stitched La D Da piece. Hope to show you that real soon.

Finishing and Praying,
Vickie

25 comments:

Carolyn said...

Vickie,
I love your tin! You did a great job and your mail lady will be so happy with it.

So cute!

Have a great day.

Simply Victoria said...

Nice gift!

Giovanna said...

What a sweet little tin - well done!

Angela P said...

What a sweet gift, I am sure she will love it :) Hope you are keeping well.

Margaret said...

Oh gosh, that must have been hard to stitch that envelope after the finishing was done! It's wonderful though. What a sweet gift for your mail lady!

Marsha said...

It's very cute. Kudos for backstitching after-the-fact. That had to be tricky.

gracie said...

Very nice...hope you are feeling better.

Carol said...

Very cute tin finish, Vickie! I have yet to try an Altoid tin finish myself, but I really love them :) And that old photo of the poodles riding the motorcycle is adorable!

cucki said...

aww sweet tin..i love it.
hope you are doing well.
hugs x

Dani - tkdchick said...

Your poodle tin is very cute

Kathy Ellen said...

What a sweet design, tailored to match your favorite little loves:)

Love that cute photo of the two poodles riding a motor bike!

Blessings!

meggie said...

A lovely finish and what a lovely present.
That photo is just so cute (:

Parsley said...

I love using Altoid tins. Never did anything cute on the inside. Must try that.

Beth said...

Very cute Vickie and so you!

Maggee said...

Nicely done Vickie! So tiny!! And perfect! I have a needle that defies everything by NOT breaking! It is so bent and worn--I just am amazed! Hugs!

Catherine said...

What a sweet gift!!

Mii Stitch said...

You've done a lovely job with the tin! It looks really nice and I'm sure your mail lady will love it x

Cindy said...

What a sweet little gift, so thoughtful of you! I'm sure the mail lady will love it so much, she wouldn't mind any broken needle pieces!

Chris said...

Great Vintage poodle pic.
I love your sweet finish and I know that your mail carrier will be thrilled.
Glad to hear that you have some relief from the heat.
Hugs

Myra said...

What a sweet little gift for your mail lady!

Penny said...

I bet your mail lady will love it! Sweet! Love the motorcycle riding poodles. :)

Sally said...

What a sweet tin and how lovely of you to give it to your mail lady :)

Mary said...

What an adorable and thoughtful gift for your mail lady, Vickie.
The "motorcycle" pups are too funny!

Praying that you will soon be feeling better :)

moreofhim said...

That is adorable! I love how you always change the colors! It just makes it so much cuter and more personal. I know your mail lady will love it!

Praying for you!

Julie

butterfly said...

How lovely, such a sweet tin.