Whom have I in heaven but You?
And there is none upon earth that I desire besides You.
My flesh and my heart fail;

But God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever. Psalm 73:25-26

Saturday, October 19, 2013


Hi friends! How are you today? I hope all is well. I have been working on an applique quilt. The piecing is all done. I need to baste the top, batting and backing together next.

I forgot to show you my PSS SAL. I got this stitched up right away on Sunday. ;)

I have been stitching away on the Barbara Ana SAL too. Just take a look.

I took this picture yesterday afternoon. Sorry Vicki, Annette and Donna, but I finished it last night!! I just enjoyed this stitch so much. So you might wonder why I showed you a picture of it unfinished? Well there are two things more I added to it after this picture. And they are both my own little changes. Stay tuned! ;) I will be back next time with a picture of it all finished up into a pinkeep.(Remember, I stitched mine all over one!)

The geraniums are still bright and beautiful.
The dahlias are still blooming too. I bought two varieties of dinner plate dahlia tubers this spring on clearance, for a few dollars. This is one of them, the first to bloom.
It measures almost 9 inches across. It is the same size as a paper plate.♥

Brian bought me this little apricot glass poodle thimble. Henry is apricot and I do not have any apricot poodles in my collection.
Have a stitchtastic day my friends! I thank God for YOU!!

Stitching and praying,


Margaret said...

Love your Barbara Ana finish! Can't wait to see those little touches you made and the finished product! Lovely progress on Mary's Sampler as well. Looking forward to seeing your applique quilt too. What a nice thimble -- such a thoughtful husband you have!

Shebafudge said...

The Barbara Ana looks lovely! Congrats on the finish. Your PSS is great too. I can't wait for the next installment tomorrow!

butterfly said...

What beautiful stitching, love the tree,
Your flowers are always lovely .
How cute the poodle thimble is, hugs.

Maggee said...

Keeping us in suspense--ugh! Looking forward to the next post then! Love the thimble, which is a nice addition to your many poodle accents! Hugs!

Simply Victoria said...

Wow, you really booked it on your Barbara Ana SAL. Isn't it amazing flowers are still blooming here this late in Oct?

EvalinaMaria said...

Love your stitching! Have a wonderful weekend.

Sally said...

Both your SALs are looking lovely Vickie. Looking forward to seeing your finished Barbara Ana piece.

Beth said...

Over one...wow! Such a pretty dahlia too.

Lesley said...

Lvely stitching on your Barbara Ana SAL and your flowers are very pretty.Happy stitching.

Giovanna said...

Congrats on the great finish, and nice going on the SAL :-)

Mary said...

I love the tree, Vickie and look forward to your special finishing touches for it.

Your little "Henry" thimble is sweet. How thoughtful of Brian.

Have a good week ahead. I'm waiting for the next part of Mary's Sampler tomorrow.

cucki said...

Aww such a sweet finish..well done dear..
Sal is looking so cute too
Hugs x

Krista said...

Beautiful new stitches, the over one work is amazing! Love all the pretty flowers!

Annette-California said...

Autumn Delights is Beautiful Vickie! I am impressed that you stitched it one over one and looks fantastic. I did get more done on our SAL and will post soon. I can;t believe your done!!! WOW! Stunning blooms, PPS SAL looks great. new poodle thimble is darling. love Annette

moreofhim said...

Love your poodle thimble!! So adorable and perfect to represent Henry. :) I love your projects - so beautiful. Your flowers are just amazing, too.

Praying you have a great, pain-free, blessed day!

Blessings - Julie

Michelle said...

Oh they are beautiful my friend x

Chris said...

I love your Barbara Anna finish! It is so sweet! Great progress on the PS SAL.
Sweet thimble and such gorgeous flowers.
Have a great week!

Mii Stitch said...

Lovely finish on your SAL

Julie said...

A beautiful little thimble, so cute!

Trace4J said...

Oh my goodness what a wonderful thimble.
And friend those stitches are beautiful.
Woolie Fall Blessings

Andrea said...

Both your SALS are looking great. A lovely thimble too, quite unusual.

Carol said...

Nice stitching as always, Vickie!! The Barbara Ana piece must have been such fun to stitch with all of those cute motifs--congratulations on your finish. I look forward to seeing it :)

Wow! I'm amazed that you still have flowers--everything is dead here :(

Glad Henry has a little thimble that looks like him--so thoughtful of Brian to buy it for you :)

Melanie said...

OooOOoooo, I really love that BA piece! It's so darn CUTE.
Looks fab! :)

I like seeing your updates on the PS piece as well. I haven't decided yet whether I want to stitch it for my mother but I really like the sneak peeks you are showing.

Faith... said...

Beautiful flowers and stitching! The Barbara Ann looks great.

Catherine said...

Beautiful stitches and flowers! Oh, that little apricot thimble is so sweet!