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Friday, July 5, 2013

♫On The Road Again, Traveling Pattern On The Road Again! ♫

Good Morning my friends! If you are one of my American friends, I hope your Fourth was a great one. Me, well....... I forgot while watching the parade, to NOT shift a tiny bit in my chair to watch as the parade approached. Just turning that tiny bit, but for an hour, did me in. I am still in bad pain. Percocet got me through the fireworks and is still getting me through. BIG SIGH!!

So, I finished stitching up the second version of Friends Are Like Angels by Lizzie Kate. I took this picture of the two together. Look how the 28ct version looks so huge next to the 50 ct version.
50 ct one over two, with one over one also  28ct two over two, with one over one also
I will tell you I loved working on the 50 ct Lakeside Linen. I used a magnifier. I plan to make a "knob knocker"(door knob hanger) out of the small one for my friend Heather. I plan to make a flatfold out of the larger one.Soon. I gotta push myself. I wanted to begin finishing, I did. Just not that much. I started a new tiny pattern last night. It is a freebie I played around with a bit.

I got a bit organized yesterday. I decided to use the wonderful floss fob, that sweet Annette made me, to hold my threads for stitching up the two poodles.
I had saved this sweet, little notecard I received a while back. I cut out the adorable picture and wrote out my master chart of which colors to use on what parts of Henry and Mabel's bodies onto the back of it. Now when I want to stitch up one of my furry pals, I have my flosses and chart all ready. =)

I made this Red, White and Blueberry Bread yesterday in the bread machine. I just used my favorite Honey White Bread recipe and added about one half cup of dried blueberries, cherries and cranberries combined. Very yummy and very patriotic too! ;)
I have told you Henry is the King Cuddler around here. I spotted this yesterday and quickly took a picture. There was no need for me to hurry as it turned out. They stayed like this for 15 minutes.
So would you like to stitch up Lizzie Kate's Friends Are Like Angels? This is a Traveling Pattern I received from Sally.  All you need to do is be one of my followers, and leave me a comment right here on this post. You need to TELL me that you want to stitch it though. I don't wanna guess at who wants to be included in the draw. I will pull the name of the next stitcher on next Friday, July 12th.

I will be stitching today. Will you? Hope so. Have a fantastic day in the Lord my friends.

Stitching and praying,


Margaret said...

Please don't include me in the draw. I can't believe you can stitch on 50ct! It's so hard to see! Beautiful work! Love your thread holder too! The pic of your pups is just so sweet. My gosh! So sorry to hear about your pain. I totally get what happened too -- it doesn't take much, does it? So hard to remember and be careful. :(

Mii Stitch said...

Love the picture of Mabel & Henry! They look so sweet the 2 of them :)
Love your work on the LK design & take my hat off for stitching this on 50 count!!! Amazing! Please do not include me for this, I'm already awaiting one coming from Nia's :) Have a wonderful weekend x

Catherine said...

So sorry to hear about the pain ~ it must be so hard to constantly remember not to sit/move in certain ways.
Love your stitches ~ no need to include me, as I have enough on my plate right now. Absolutely adore the pic of the pups ~ so sweet!

Tricia said...

AWWWWW! That picture of your furbabies is SO sweet!!! I love it when my two cuddle like that. I'd better pass on the pattern this time. I have a few of my own that I need to finish!!

rosek1870 said...

Please include me in the drawing!1 I would love to stitch this cute pattern. I know just who to stitch it for!
Rose K

Samplers, Silks and Linens said...

yes please i would also like to be included in the drawing for the travelling pattern, i think it looks darling on the 50 count - sorry to hear that you are in pain again :( - take care Vickie

CalamityJr said...

How fascinating to see the same design on such different count fabrics. Great idea, keeping your poodle floss ready for inspiration to strike. Mabel and Henry look so peaceful together. Since my two current projects are fairly large wiSps I really shouldn't enter, but starting something small sounds wonderful and that's a great pattern, so please include me in your drawing. I will pass it on as I have before, even without a blog. Thanks for the chance!

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

Oh so sorry about the pain. Prayers that you will soon feel better dear friend.

Oh gosh, Henry just cracks me up. He is beyond adorable! What a sweetie.
Hope sweet Mabel is feeling good, too. They look so adorable together.

I plan to stitch on my His Glory piece today, hope you enjoy your stitching, too.

blessings always

Shirlee said...

I'm leaving my comment to say yes, please include me in the drawing for that traveling pattern. I will email you soon : )

Mouse said...

meeeeeee please

and yours look fab especially the 50 count .. go you :) n awwwwww with furbabies n ouchie for you xxx love mouse xxxx

Simply Victoria said...

How great that Henry and Mabel get along so well! Sorry that you stressed your body again :( Not much stitching done here lately, hopefully tonight. Have a great weekend!

cucki said...

Oh dear..I hope you feel better soon...
Sending you big hugs x

Beth said...

50 count - wow! Love the photo of the pups.

Melanie said...

Oh my goodness, the puppies are too too cute! I'm so glad they are good friends now.
Love the differences in how you stitched those two pieces. I like them both - can't even pick one favorite. One over one on 50ct........that doesn't even seem possible. You crazy, girl! :)

moreofhim said...

Hi Vickie! I'm so sorry that you're having pain again. It always amazes me how one little thing can flare things up for us. :( You're in my prayers!

Please don't include me in your drawing. I have so much to finish of my own. It's beautiful, though, and I was very tempted!!

You did such a beautiful job on them both. Your bread looks delicious and what a wonderful idea! Henry & Mabel are so adorable. I'm so glad that they are getting along so well.

Blessings - Julie

Annette-California said...

2 beautiful finishes. 50ct looks so small next to the other ct linen but both are so pretty. Yes I would love to be included and stitch this. I think it will be a quick stitch:) Not on 50ct for me though. If I do happen to win, I would love for you to pull another name & address and that way I can pass it to the next person. Prayers for you to heal very quick. So sorry to learn you are in pain again. Your bread looks yummy!
love Annette

butterfly said...

Oh Vickie love the photo of your babies again so cute.
Your stitching looks so beautiful and I like the way you have all your threads together.
The bread looks so fresh and yummy. hugs.

Brigitte said...

Both your pieces look wonderful. And a good idea how to finish each of them.
Sorry to hear about the pain, hopefully it has become a bit better.
Don't include me this time, I just have so many patterns that I want to start during the next days. And finish, of course, lol.

Chris said...

I love both your stitched versions of this sweet chart.
That bread looks amazing.
I hope that you are having a wonderful Saturday!

Penny said...

Such a sweet sentiment and stitched on 50 ct.- wow! Henry and Mabel are so sweet together. :) Hope you are feeling better!

Giovanna said...

Lovely stitching! I'll have to pass on the draw, due to lack of time, but thanks for the opportunity :-) Hope you're feeling better.

Sally said...

I hope your pain eases soon Vickie.

Love both your versions of Friend. I admire you for stitching on 50 count! I don't think I could but will never say never!

AWww cute photo of Mabel and Henry!