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Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Bookmark and My First SAL =)

Good Morning my friends! How are you today? I am so glad you stopped by. Hello to my new followers too. =) I recently received a few gifts from Lee, and one of the gifts was a New Zealand Kiwi bookmark kit. Brian is the proud new owner of this.
This was stitched on the provided aida bookmark. Wow! What a LOT of tweeding/blending of the browns. Five different variations in that kiwi. I used fusible interfacing and adhered a perfectly matched brown felt to the back.
I have been invited to join my friend Vicki in my very first ever SAL. =) How fun! We both had the same reaction to the new Barbara Ana pattern in this newest issue of Cross-Stitch & Needlework magazine. It is awesome. Vicki and I adore it!! It is called Autumn Delights. Go get November 2013 issue if you wanna join us! =) We plan to start this SAL on October 1st. Leave me a comment if you wanna join us, okay? =) EDIT: So far Annette and Donna joined in the fun too!
I finished Sovereign The Books of Mortals by Ted Dekker on CD. A great story. I also enjoyed getting a book done while stitching. Neat! I will start Emma by Jane Austen on CD next. I have read almost every single one of her books, but not Emma yet. It is such a long book. I have checked the book out twice with good intentions, but, well, stitching seemed to call to me more.

There is still time to enter my Flora McSample Heart Sampler Giveaway. Take a look here.

Well, I am either going to begin the next stitch I have lined up, or......... Well, I have an itch to make another tiny Henry motif. tee hee! Not as many boy poodles available as the girly ones ya know! And we all know I need another frig magnet, right?! RIGHT!! ;)

Have a most excellent day in the Lord my friends! I thank God for YOU!♥

Stitching and praying,
Vickie

30 comments:

butterfly said...

Love your book mark, and love your new SAL I would love to join you but I won't get my mag for a few weeks time yet, hugs.

Mii Stitch said...

Lovely bookmark & stunning choice of design for the SAL!!! I have never heard of this mag before so will pass on the lovely offer :)

Melanie said...

Good job on the bookmark!

Love the new SAL. It's a great design. Lots of great little details on it and love the look of the fox and crows.

Beth said...

Love the Barbara Ana design. Must get that magazine!

Annette-California said...

Beautifully stitched bookmark Vickie. I will look for the magazine too. love Annette

Melissa said...

Very sweet bookmark! Barbara Ana has some cute designs and yours for the SAL looks perfect for the season.

cucki said...

aww the bookmark is so cute..
enjoy your sal
hugs x

Minnie said...

Beautiful bookmark and great chart for a SAL. I've got the magazine but I couldn't start another design right now, have too many things to finish at the moment.

Michelle said...

Stunning work my friend xx

SoCal Debbie said...

Your Kiwi bookmark looks great! I put felt on the back of mine, too.

SALs are so much fun, especially knowing that your friend is stitching the same design. Happy Stitching!

Margaret said...

Beautiful bookmark finish! Love that SAL piece you're going to work on too. Such fun!

Cathy said...

Cute bookmark! Have fun with the SAL!
Cathy
CraftyCat

Myra said...

Cute Kiwi! I will have to look for that magazine - I really like Barbra Ana's designs.

Trace4J said...

Beautiful stitches.
Thinking of you.
Woolie Hugs

Dirty Martini Queen said...

SALs are so much fun and I think I may have to join y'all because I love all things fall. I hope I can find the magazine around here so I can join ya.

Your bookmark looks great.
Donna

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

Oh love the bookmark! You did such a great job. :)

We are gonna have so much fun doing the SAL! I am so glad you are joining me, and I hope lots of other stitchers will join us as well. :)'

Blessings always sweet friend.

moreofhim said...

Your bookmark is adorable! I love seeing the poodles in the pictures again, too. :)

Praying you're feeling good!

Blessings - Julie

Lesley said...

I love your little Kiwi,what a lovely gift from your friend for you to stitch. Looking forward to seeing your SAL progress. Barbara Ana is in my top three favourite designers.

Brigitte said...

I love the little bookmark you stitched and finished so beautifully.

Giovanna said...

Very nice bookmark, well done.

Simply Victoria said...

Nice bookmark. Have fun with your SAL.

Emma/Itzy said...

Your SAL design is wonderful, however I don't think I am able to get hold of this magazine over here :(

Your stitching looks great too, and you can never have enough poodle magnets!

Stitching Noni said...

What a cute bookmark :)
Love your SAL idea - cant wait to see your progress :)

Linda K's Stitching Corner said...

Congratulations on your finish.....

I have lots of projects going at the moment so I don't think I need to get involved in another SAL right now since I am in 2 of them already.

I love reading your posts and I love your Signature as well.

God Bless

Happy Stitching

Carol said...

I never knew what a kiwi looked like before! Your bookmark for your husband turned out very cute, Vickie, and that is a lovely new piece you've selected for your SAL. Looks like a really fun piece to stitch for autumn :)

Maggee said...

What a nice bookmark! Your stitching is lovely as always! Have fun with the SAL! Hugs!

Kathy Ellen said...

What a unique little bookmark! Have lots of fun with your SAL....that is an adorable design!

Love that sweet little refridge poodle magnet! You do find the best poodle goodies!

Blessings & Hugs!

Lumiruusu said...

Thank You for visiting my blog again -I was sure You would like the Christian cross-stitch patterns I found to the Sari.She is lovely Sister in Christ too :)

Catherine said...

Such a sweet bookmark from Lee!

Julie said...

A SAL is such fun, enjoy yours