Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a Son, and shall call His name Immanuel. Isaiah 7:14

Saturday, July 20, 2013

I Finished Love Notes, Would You Like The Pattern?

Good Morning my friends! We  have been in the 100's for a week! Thank goodness, a cool down started last night. Today it will only get in the 90's. ;)

Jacob is at Marquette University right now. We took him Wednesday afternoon and will pick him up at lunch time today. He is participating in Project Beyond. It is a federally funded program to encourage leadership skills in the nursing field for men, first time college students and minorities. Jacob qualified for two of those.  He gets to sleep in a dorm with the only other young man who came. All meals are covered. They invited 25 and only got 7! Jacob's roommate is Matt. His parents both came from Thailand. Oh, such nice people. Brian and I really liked them. Jacob and Matt really got along too. Jacob and Matt are the only guys there. The other five are young ladies!! I asked the teacher how many of the one hundred nursing students enrolled this year are male. 5! The grin on the faces of Jacob and Matt!!! Oh boy!!
I finished stitching the French pattern of Love Notes on Thursday.(There are three patterns included.) I did the finishing on it Friday. This is a gift. As soon as I saw this pattern on Mii's blog for a giveaway, I knew I wanted to stitch that French Pincushion. Only not make it into a pincushion. And I wanted to stitch it for our Emerson. Yes, Emerson. He has taken French for three years and will begin his fourth year shortly.

We are a close, loving family. I tell the kids I love them most every day. And today is Emerson's birthday. My baby boy is 17!! He will be getting this gift tomorrow at his birthday party with family.
It says "I love you with all my heart" in French. I thought a bookmark for his Bible was a very good use for this. I chose a dark chocolate linen for the back. I used small patches of French General fabric from my stash.
 I decided to stitch this one over one, on a mystery 30ct Lakeside Linen. I used the dark red DMC called for but replaced the pink (gasp!!) with creamy white DMC 3865.I used a somewhat stiff fusible stabilizer.
This is the only pattern of the three I am stitching. Would you like the pattern? I received this pattern in a giveaway from Mii, who received this pattern in a giveaway from Sally, who received this as a gift from Barb! ;) If you would like to be the next stitcher, please be a follower of mine and leave me a comment here on this post. Please also pass this chart on to another stitcher after you are done with it. =) This giveaway will end on Friday, July 26th.
Crazy Daisy struggling in the heat wave
No, not rain, just watered.
Milk Chocolate Daylily
Well, I better shove off. I have a marble cake with chocolate buttercream frosting to make!

Baking and Praying,
Vickie
Somebody needs a haircut!!♥
 A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. John 13:34

33 comments:

marly said...

I like his longer hair! Looks like a little rebel! You did a great job of the over one stitching. Hope your chart finds a good home! Happy birthday young man.

Michelle said...

A lovely pattern beautifully stitched - I have it in my stash to stitch already xx

Krista said...

It is a beautiful bookmark! What a wonderful idea! Would love to be entered in the giveaway, such very sweet designs. Lovely pics of the daylilies and doggy too! Enjoy your weekend!

Margaret said...

The bookmark came out so beautifully!!! I know Emerson will love it! Happy birthday to him! Don't enter me in the giveaway -- I just had to say how much I like this! Love the pic of the cutie pie who needs a haircut! lol!

CalamityJr said...

Wonderful design and beautifully done for a young man. I'd love to stitch at least one of those patterns; please include me. I promise to pass it on!

Bev said...

wonderful bookmark I'm sure he will treasure it I would love to be included in your giveaway and if it got over to me in the U.K. IT would be passed along to some lovely stitchy friends of mine xx

Anne said...

What a lovely post Vickie! So glad it is cooling down a bit for you. It's nice to hear Jacob is encouraging men to join the field of nursing. Once I went to the ER and there was this male nurse who was wonderful with his patients. Unfortunately, I didn't have him, I had a cranky lady :( The bookmark you made Emerson is so beautifully crafted and has a wonderful message. I will pass on the giveaway (too many things to stitch at the moment!). Love the photo of Henry. It's looking like he's developing a beard. Sort of Amish looking. He really sports the hair doesn't he?! Much love and prayers to you!!

butterfly said...

Happy Birthday to your DS .
You made such a beautiful book mark.
Would love a chance to stitch the french chart.
I bet your cake will be so yummy.

Emma/Itzy said...

A lovely finish, well done. I will pass this time though, thank you, I already have too many wips and not enough time, however I will stalk it wherever it may end up ;) xxx

Mary said...

What a beautiful gift for Emerson, Vickie. I also have a son who is fluent in French.
I would love to have a chance at the chart and will promise to pass it on as it looks like a quick stitch.

Best of luck to Jacob in his nursing career. I'm an anesthetist and work with many wonderful nursing colleagues who are men.

Henry looks adorable.....where's Mabel hiding?

Have a good, cooler weekend. Our heat is supposed to let up tonight. It has been unbearable here.

Blessings and hugs to you :)

Barbara said...

I think Henry looks quite dignified with his longer hair. That is a lovely idea of the bookmark for his Bible. He will always know that he is greatly loved. Beautiful flowers...especially the chocolate dahlia.
Hugs

Barbara said...

I'm a doofus....I typed dahlia and meant daylily.
Hugs....again

Peggy Lee said...

♫♪♫ HAPPY BIRTHDAY EMERSON ♫♪♫
The Bible bookmark is a little gift I know he will treasure always. After all...his Momma made it! Did a great job too. Your finishing skills surpassed mine long long ago.

The heat is pretty bad here too. I have become a prisoner to the inside with the AC on.

Cathy said...

It sounds like your son is doing wonderful things! I'm sure you're very proud of him! The bookmark is a wonderful idea and I may have to use that idea for my own son. I'd like to stitch him something, but it's difficult to choose what to stitch for a 26 year old grown up guy!
I'd love to be in the drawing for the chart. This is one I would like to stitch.
Cathy
CraftyCat

moreofhim said...

What a beautiful finish for a Bible bookmark! Happy Birthday to Emerson. I know he will be so blessed by this gift.

Even though I have lots to stitch, please enter me in your giveaway. I just can't resist this pattern. It's beautiful!

Henry looks so cute! I love all your flowers, too. Praying for you all to have a blessed day and weekend! May God bless you always!

Julie

cucki said...

Happy Birthday to your DS .
You made such a beautiful book mark...I love it❤
Sending you big hugs x

lynda said...

I would love to stitch this pattern, and would be happy to keep passing it on. Thanks for the chance.

Penny said...

What a special bookmark for your son! And Happy Birthday to him!! There are a few guys enrolled in the nursing program where I go and it's a lot of fun having them in class. Henry is just adorable! Hope Mabel is doing well.

Simply Victoria said...

Your bookmark turned out nicely. Have fun celebrating!

Annette-California said...

Your bookmark is beautiful. I like how you made it a bookmark and finished it. I think your son will love it. Happy Birthday to Emerson!
Have a great day celebrating Vickie. I am going to pass for your chart giveaway. I am doing well getting thru some wips and I still have many waiting and on their way to be started:) love Annette

Mii Stitch said...

You made a beautiful bookmark & I'm sure your son will treasure it! x

Janet P said...

How do you stick that heat? I love making marble cake, and that first slice when you want to see the effect of the marbling. Keep cool, and I hope your DS has a super birthday. x

Giovanna said...

Many happy returns to Emerson! I hope you all have a lovely party today, despite the heat. The bookmark is just lovely, well done! Please don't enter me in the giveaway (too much to stitch...), but thanks for the opportunity.

Carol said...

Oh, a marble cake with chocolate buttercream frosting!!?? I'll be over!!

Seriously--I wish Emerson a wonderful birthday! Your gift to him is very special, Vickie--a great way to turn the finished piece into something really useful. Glad that Jacob is participating in that special program--he'll certainly have no problem meeting girls!!

Lumiruusu said...

You did a great job with this lovely pattern and all the fabrics you choosed are just perfect.
I would love stitch some these pretty patterns .
And of course i would pass it to nxt stitcher :)

Myra said...

What a lovely and thoughtful finish Vickie. You did a great job on it.

Catherine said...

I can certainly tell how proud you are of your sons!! Had to laugh about the male/female ratio....sounds like good odds for the boys! Such a wonderful gift for your son too, and the cake sounds yummy!

Brigitte said...

Oh Vickie, what a lovely idea to make this little bookmark in French for your son. He'll love it.

Chris said...

Happy Birthday to Emerson!! What a lovely gift you made for him. I hope that your celebration was perfect!

KimM said...

Love the book mark - and I would love to stitch the French pattern, gladly passing it on to another when I'm done.
Best,
KimM

Lillie said...

Happy Birthday to your DS and a very thoughtful gift. You finished it beautifully.

Hendry is adorable, sometimes a guy need a different look ;P LOL

Lynn said...

A very happy birthday to your son! I hope his day was a good one.
How wonderful that Jacob is going through for nursing! My nephew just graduated this June and found full time employment in the ER dept of a hospital in Toronto. He loves it!

Your bookmark turned out beautiful! I'm sure your son will love it.
I would love to be included in the draw for the chart. This is one that I has been on my wishlist for some time now. Thank you for the chance!

Solstitches said...

The bookmark is beautiful.
Please don't enter me as I have too many things I need to stitch already.
Margaret.