And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose. Romans 8:28

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Friends Are Like Angels

Good Morning my friends! I am so glad you stopped by. Thank you for your kind words on my tiny Henry design. Even such a small attempt at designing gave me a real appreciation of the hard work our cross stitch designers do.

I have forgotten to mention that I gave the small poodle tin to the mail carrier last week. She was actually amazed. She was very happy with it, and told me she has just the place for it with her mail work. Well, that made me happy. She is really such a very, very nice person. =)

I would like to show you the two different ways I made up Friends Are Like Angels. This first one I am giving to my friend Heather. I made it to be a door knob hanger.
The trim I chose may appear to be red and white here to you, not sure, but it is dark pink and cream. It matches very well. The back is a dark  pink. I agonized over the perfect pink fabric. And I have small quantities of many pink fabrics in the hundreds I have to admit! tee hee!

Here is the flatfold. I had a pale pink organdy ribbon in the perfect shade to match the pink cross stitch border. So I made a bow for the top.
I used the same dark pink fabric as the "knob knocker".
Take a look at what I just received in the mail from the UK.
This came from our wonderful friend Mii. =) I was chosen as the next stitcher of Love Notes. I am a true chocoholic, so the Cadbury really hit the spot!! I even shared a tiny bit. ;) Now I am not a tea drinker, but never fear if you have ever sent me tea! My husband and Miss Madeleine are. Ha! You should have seen! BOTH of their eyes lit up for this tea packet. They both wanted it. So, they made two cups from it. ;) And they both liked it very much. Thank you Mii. That was very kind.

I really took my time choosing the linen for this one. I have decided to stitch the long french pattern you see at the bottom. I will not be making a pin pillow however. I have something special in mind. Not sure of the exact outcome quite yet, but I have ideas rolling around the old noggin. We shall see. I began stitching just before bed last night. Looks to be quick, but I am busy, busy with the garden too. So hang in there. You will be seeing this pattern posted for the Traveling Pattern Giveaway soon. =)

Last night, at church, our pastor opened his sermon with a story that is really sticking with me. I did a search just now, and found the story. It really is not long at all. I have no connection with this site, but it has the exact same story our pastor used last night, so this is the link I am giving you. If you care to read this short story, click here. We sang the exact song mentioned, after pastor's sermon. I am still singing it right now. =)
Have a wonderful day in the Lord my friends! Thanks for stopping by. See ya soon!

Stitching and Gardening and Praying,
Vickie

34 comments:

Cindy said...

Nice finishes on your "Friends" pieces, I'm sure they will be enjoyed. Thank you for including a link to Pastor Chen's story, the timing of finding this was perfect for me. Have a wonderful day

gracie said...

Lovely stitching and wonderful finishes. I love that saying about friends.

Mii Stitch said...

Two lovely finishes! I'm sure your friend will love the door hanger :)
Glad your post lady appreciated your little present too!! Wish I had sent you 2 tea bags now :D Glad everything arrived safely x

Shirlee said...

Your finishes look perfect, & what a lovely gift from Mii : ) I'm so glad your mail lady was pleased with your gift to her : )

Dani - tkdchick said...

You did a lovely job with both pieces finishing them.

cucki said...

Sweet stitching and super cute finishes...
I love this saying too.
Hugs x

butterfly said...

Lovely work on both, hugs.

Samplers, Silks and Linens said...

very sweet finishes - the plum street sampler design is super cute, will enjoy watching what you decide to do with it - Amanda

KimM said...

Beautiful finishing!

Shirley said...

Good Morning Vickie, I love the stitching. I like the way you finished both of them. The saying is so true. Your flowers are so pretty. Have a great Sunday. Hugs and Prayers from your Missouri Friend.

meggie said...

Lovely stitching, you've made them up beautifully!
Have a good week (:

Angela P said...

I love both of your friends finishes, they are beautiful :)

Giovanna said...

Lovely finishing on the travelling pattern, and great gift from your friend - Cadbury is very special, good for you :-)

Catherine said...

Wonderful finishing!

Marsha said...

What an amazing story. God bless him.

Marsha said...

And God bless you.

Trace4J said...

How wonderful for our special friend.
You are so sweet too.
Blessings

Simply Victoria said...

Nice finishes and gifts!

Chris said...

Lovely finishing on these pieces Vickie! What a nice package in the mail.
Have a great week!

Peggy Lee said...

You did a fantastic job on both finishes.
I ready the short story. WOW! It reminds me of how Corrie Ten Boom told her sister to be thankful that the guards wouldn't bother them because the fleas were so bad. I wish I had just a speck of the faith these people had. Thanks for sharing this.
:o)

Penny said...

You did a beautiful job stitching and finishing! I enjoyed reading Pastor Chen's story.

moreofhim said...

I love how you finished your projects! They are so gorgeous! Your friend will be so blessed by this gift!

I love that pattern you're working on next. It's wonderful. How nice to get the chocolate and tea bag, too!

Sounds like you've been busy...love the picture of Mabel. She's such a doll!

Blessings - Julie

Beth said...

You stitch Friends are Like Angels and then the proof of that arrives in the mail! How cool!

Lillie said...

You stitched and finished both beautifully. It's always wonderful to receive mail with a goodie packaged. Enjoy!

Loved the photo of Mabel.

Annette-California said...

Thank you for sharing the story and link, very moving. I love both ways you finished Friends are Angels, beautiful. Lovely gifts from Mii. love Annette

Michelle said...

Beautiful stitching x

Lumiruusu said...

Both of the finishingsare beautifull -you are so talnetd..
Thanks for this post -I love it all! !!

Andrea said...

Congratulations on 2 wonderful finishes.

Carol said...

Really lovely finishes on both, Vickie :) Such great gifts from Mii!!

Myra said...

Fabulous finishes!

Sally said...

I love both your versions Vickie. They are so pretty.

I'm so happy that you are the next stitcher of Love Notes :)

Anne said...

Such pretty versions of the Friends chart Vickie! Love that candy striped trim. I bet your mailwoman was tickled pink (hehe) to receive the poodle tin. So sweet of you! Many hugs and prayers to you!

Brigitte said...

Very intersting to see this lovely pattern stitched and finished in two different ways. I love both.

Janet P said...

Glad you liked the chocolate, I must confess I enjoy both tea and chocolate! I do agree about friends being the angels on earth. x