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Saturday, July 27, 2013

Love Notes Winner

Good Morning my friends! It has cooled off here wonderfully. =)  I did finish stitching the little Snappy Sampler a few days ago. I even pulled a perfectly matching backing fabric. Just need to make myself finish it off!! No pictures yet. Although I am going to show you an image of the Snappy Sampler here.
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Would you like to stitch this cute little thing yourself? The little black snaps are still included, I used the black snaps Donna sent me from a German antique store. =) I also changed up one of the colors. I will show you when I complete the finishing. I received this as a gift from my friend Laurie in Texas.

I did not forget about my Love Notes Giveaway drawing yesterday. I just didn't get on to post until now. The winner is Julie! I have emailed you Julie and I am waiting for your address. If you are one of the ladies who wanted to win it, but did not this time, please keep an eye on Julie's blog for a chance in the near future. =)

I never showed you Emerson's birthday cake I made last Saturday. I have to get busy and make another birthday cake this morning for Miss Madeleine. Her party is tomorrow. Emerson's birthday is the 20th and Madeleine's is the 31st. Wish me luck! She wants a "Henry Cake". (。◕‿◕。)
This is a beautiful pinkish purple dahlia I have had for a few years. My first dahlia to bloom this year.
Do you remember this little tree we planted last year? Yes, this is what our Espaliered McIntosh Apple tree looks like nowadays. No fruit. That may be next year.
This is little Mabel waiting for a green bean. =) We check the vegetable garden together. We both love fresh green beans.
Here are my first cherry tomatoes. Love them.
And here I just had to show you how Mabel helps me pull the grass that grows in the daylilies. ;) She takes a seat in the Chocolate Garden and grabs the grass and chews it up! Notice Henry is in training.
So that is it for today. If you want to stitch Snappy Sampler tell me so on this post please, so I don't have to guess! Also you must be a follower of mine. I will draw the winner on Friday, August 2nd.

Have a fabulous day in the Lord my friends! I am off to bake now.

Stitching and Finishing and Praying,
Vickie

23 comments:

Carol said...

Oh, I wish I could dig right into that scrumptious looking cake, Vickie (even though it is only 9 AM!! I could eat chocolate cake any time of the day!!)... How nice of Mabel to show Henry all the good parts of the garden to eat!

Enjoy your weekend!

Krista said...

Congrats to Julie! :) What a yummy looking cake! Your garden looks beautiful. Looks like the pups like helping out :) Enjoy your weekend!

butterfly said...

The cake is looking so yummy, is there any left !
if there is I am coming over on the next plane.

Simply Victoria said...

Can't wait to see the "Henry cake" Have a nice weekend.

cucki said...

Awww yummy cake :) I am a sweet tooth.
Your garden is looking so sweet..
Very pretty sampler..I love it.
Big hugs cucki x

* * * orangery - stitchery * * * said...

lovely pictures, i love the apple tree, good luck with the cake looking forward to see the end result. sunny kisses from Rio, Alice

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

Yes please. I would very much like the sampler and the cake also. Although I do not think the cake would travel so well!

Looking forward to seeing a Mabel cake.

moreofhim said...

Oh, Vickie! I'm so excited to win this! I will start stitching right away when I receive it so I can then give it away on my blog! I love this idea!

I love all your veggies and your Dahlia is gorgeous! I love little Mabel and Henry - they are so precious.

Do not enter me in this giveaway - I will be busy stitching the one I've just won. :)

Many blessings and prayer for you always!

Love - Julie

Myra said...

That cake looks scrumptious Vickie! Sweet Mabel is just too cute helping you in the garden. No need to include me in the draw...I am trying to stitch up what I have. :o)

Mii Stitch said...

Yummy cake!!! Beautiful bloom too :)

Lelia said...

Beautiful looking garden, yummie looking tomato!!! Would enjoy stitching the snappy sampler. Alphabets are too fun to stitch.

Enjoy the week-end

Andrea said...

That cake is just beautiful, you did a great job!

Cute doggies, and so sweet of them to help you out with your gardening ;-)

Penny said...

I have to agree with everyone else, that the cake looks absolutely delicious! I can't wait to see the Henry cake. :) And that is so sweet of Mabel to take Henry under her wing and teach him how to garden. :)

Chris said...

Lovely update. So nice to see your beautiful garden! That cake looks amazing!!

Mary said...

Congratulations to Julie on the giveaway.
Oh, your cake looks sooo good, Vickie. Anything chocolate in my home is a hit!

Your pups are too cute. My Rosie loves to eat veggies and grass, too.
I guess it's a "dog thing."

I hope you are feeling better.

KimM said...

The cake looks so GOOD! And congratulations to Julie!

Karen said...

Now I'm craving chocolate. :)

I would love to stitch this little snappy sampler so please throw my name in the pot!

happy stitching... and cake making!

Lillie said...

Awww..Mabel looked so adorable!
Yummy chocolate cake and look like you will be harvesting those tomatoes pretty soon.

Melanie said...

Mabel looks so cute in these pics. Very happy looking, for sure. :)

Sally said...

Congratulations to Julie!

Oooh yes please, Vickie, I would love to be in with a chance of winning the snappy sampler. Can't wait to see yours.

That cake looks delicious. I could just eat a piece now.

Annette-California said...

Wow what a beautiful decorated cake:) I love the way you have your apple tree branches wired - so cool. I wish you lots of fruits and your blooms are always beautiful.
love Annette

Lelia said...

Thank You!!! I'm really excited ; )

Lynn said...

What an amazing job you've done on this cake!
Congratulations to Julie on her giveaway win. Thank you Vickie for being so generous.
I love that pic of Mabel with you in the garden. Too precious!