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Friday, August 9, 2013

What I Am Up To Lately

Good Morning friends! Hello to new friends! So glad you all have stopped by. We are still having beautiful, sunny days with wonderfully cool evenings. We went to our State Fair yesterday, the five of us. Had a very good day there. Madeleine and I truly enjoy petting the huge draft horses. Do you? Madeleine and I shared  Funnel Cake. The boys shared  Deep Fried Oreos. ʘ‿ʘ We brought home a six pack of Cream Puffs (our State Fair is famous for them) and we each ate one right away. Four out of five of us went to bed with weird feeling tummies!

Speaking of weird feeling tummies, Henry threw up the other day. On Mabel's bed. yeah. It had been washed one too many times. The fluff was lumpy. So I made her a new one.
I never made one this deep. She loves it! Her problem is that Henry loves it too. ;)

Did you notice Henry is getting a little bit fluffier? Yay! And Mabel is too fluffy. She definitely needs a haircut soon. She is doing very well presently. We are sure hoping it stays that way too.

I have been waiting for weeks to get a cute(if you can call it that) picture of Tilly and Todd. Our resident toads. Those two live under the patio stone in the garden. Well, we have a lot of Tilly and Todds. (◕‿-) Mabel found one the other night in the dark. I used a flash for the picture.
I finished reading The Prisoner In The Third Cell by Gene Edwards. It is an historical fiction book that takes a look at John the Baptist's life. I liked it. It was inspirational. I am now reading The Last Runaway by Tracy Chevalier. This is a very good book so far.

I found this on Etsy last week.♥
Not the poodle. The antique silver thimble. Do you see the "V" that I see? It has two "V's" on it, and I love it. It is in very good condition.

I have all kinds of viola seedlings growing here and there. The seeds fall from the previous years of plantings in the hanging baskets on the trellises. I just love finding them pop up. Here is one variety. So sweet!

If you did not read my last post, maybe you should! You can receive a chart or another gift for leaving a comment and answering a question. That giveaway ends Thursday August 15th.

That is all for today friends. I am stitching a freebie right now. I hope you have a stitchtastic day!

Stitching and praying,
Vickie

31 comments:

Dirty Martini Queen said...

Sounds like you guys had a great trip to the fair and yummy treats.
Love sweet Mabel's new bed and I love that she shares with little Henry.
Donna

Bev said...

HI sounds like you had a real good time at your fair but, I'm intrigued what is funnel cake?? xx Bev

meggie said...

Hello

Sounds like a great tri[ out.
Mabel's new bed is lovely and how kind of her to share with Henry.
That poodle ornament took me right back - my Grandma used to have one just like it!
happy weekend (:

Vicki said...

What a family fun day at the fair! Mabel and Henry look so precious in her new bed. I collect thimbles and yes I can definitely see the V! Violas are one of my favorite flowers. We can actually grown them here for a few weeks in the Spring before it gets too hot. Have a fantastic weekend!

Catherine said...

Those treats sounds yummy! Mabel looks so sweet in her new bed ~ too funny that Henry likes it too. Your thimble find is fantastic!!

Annie said...

Looks like a happy summer going on at your place. I'd like to sleep in that cozy dog bed too!

I really enjoyed reading "The Last Runaway". Sometimes it's hard to find a really good novel.

Not sure I'd be happy with toads around me.. too much of a city dweller!

niki ad said...

Hello,Vickie !!!!! I have just become a member of your blog.
I also love cross stitching-
recently
I cross stitched
polymer clay.
I will be very happy if you visit my blog, too.
Best wishes
Niki
nikiad.blogspot.gr

Peggy Lee said...

Ohhh love that thimble! I had my eye out for them during the big yard sales last weekend but if I saw any they wanted way too much for them. :o(
You did a great job on the dog bed. It's so cute to see them both in it together. I hope Henry's tummy is all better now.

We have TONS of those toads in our yard. It's like a biblical plague! I hate the thought that maybe I am running over them with the lawn mower but I just can't see them ALL!!

butterfly said...

Oh cute or what, Little ones are just like children they both want what the other one has.
Nice looking toad.

Mii Stitch said...

Sounds like you all had a lovely family day out! Love Mabel's new basket, it's ever so pretty :)

marly said...

How cute they look in "their" bed. Lovely thimble, and when I saw the poodle piece, I remembered one that mom had of a standing poodle, pinkish back and glitter curls. LONG time ago!!

Minnie said...

Sounds like a great trip to the fair and what a great thimble with you initial.

Trace4J said...

What fun.
I love funnel cakes.
And what loved little furry kids you have.
So fluffy and cute.
Woolie Hugs

Giovanna said...

That's a lovely new bed for Mabel. And what a pretty thimble you found, well done. Have a nice weekend.

Margaret said...

Oh my gosh, I love the pic of Henry and Mabel in bed together! lol! Such a nice new bed for Mabel! Maybe you need to make one for Henry too? :D Cute toads too!

moreofhim said...

Oh, I love that bed you made!! Is this your own pattern or is it one you bought? The beds are all so adorable! I have a cocker
spaniel that loves to lie in the tiny beds we have for the little dogs. I'd love to make him his own big, fluffy bed. He seems to like sides on the beds like you have.

I love your thimble! So pretty - and yes, I do see the "V"! Love the poodle, too!

Your flowers are so pretty! I'm so glad you had a good time at the fair...I love going to the fair! Not the fried stuff so much, although, cream puffs sound heavenly!

I hope you have a blessed weekend with no pain!

God bless you - Julie

Myra said...

I am happy to read that sweet Mabel is doing well. She and Henry are so cute in that bed together. Have a great weekend.

Angela P said...

Sounds like you enjoyed the day at the Fair. Love the bed you made for Mabel and it's too cute that Henry loves it too :) Great Etsy find!

Have a great weekend :)

Varla Lee said...

What a beautiful trip you had! But i like the new Mabel's bed you made, and look the little "peluches" on it.
Big hugs dear friend.

Simply Victoria said...

Love the thimble! Was it a one of a kind?

Annette-California said...

Vickie that thimble was waiting for you:) It's soooo pretty and it has your initial:) Glad you all had a great time at the fair - the treats sound soo good! How darling both Mabel and henry are in the bed their mommy made for them - too sweet!
love Annette

Melanie said...

I love the Fair!!! So sorry the puffs didn't sit well with you. Fair eating does take an iron gut, doesn't it? It's the only time of the year it seems reasonable to eat a corn dog and other stuff you wouldn't dare eat (or I wouldn't) during the rest of the year.

Love the fabric on the new doggie bed. :)

Kathy Ellen said...

Awww.... Mabel and Henry look so sweet together in Mabel's pretty new bed. They remind me of little ones, who always want exactly what the other one has. So adorable....

Oooooh, what an exquisite silver thimble! With those lovely 'V's" on it, it must definitely had your name written on it too!

Would you please describe what exactly is 'funnel cake'? It is definitely not something that we have in New England.

Blessings for a beautiful weekend!

Michelle said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful time x

Julie said...

Mabel and Henry look so cosy in the new bed.

Poussy Stitches My Love said...

kikou my dear !!!!

oh I love the beautiful dogs !!! slurp's

Pumpkin said...

Deep fried Oreos???? My mouth is watering as I type this...

What an adorable bed you made. The pups look so cute and comfortable in it :o)

Very nice thimble! What a great find.

Lumiruusu said...

Mabels new bed looks very comfort and I really like that colourful flowerfabric.
Maybe there is room for both in the new bed ?!
Your poodles are adorable :)

Chris said...

Your new etsy find is very sweet. It sounds like you had a great time at the fair.
The new bed looks great and the pups look content.
I hope that you have a great week!
Hugs!

Lillie said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful time at the fair with yummy food. Sweet photos of Mabel and Hendry.
Glad that Mabel is doing well.
That thimble is a treasure.
Hope you are doing good too.

Brigitte said...

A great day out at the fair. And the new dog bed you made looks fantastic. And it seems that it also IS fantastic for your little dogs.