Fear not, for I am with you;
Be not dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you,
Yes, I will help you,
I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.
Isaiah 41:10

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

A Blessed, Merry Christmas To You My Friends!

Hi there! What a very, very white Christmas we are having here! We have at least 16 inches of snow on the ground. Henry and I did make it to visit the seniors on Saturday. And I did not slip once. Yay! We handed out Christmas cards. He wore his Christmas bow tie of course! ;)

I have not shown you this little nativity before. It was made in Ecuador. My in-laws gave it to us years ago, when they visited an orphanage there.
Miss Mabel with snow-encrusted legs

This is the latest little stitch I have worked on. It is called 'The Christmas Gift Quaker Motif Ornament' and it is from Gentle Pursuit Designs. The pattern is found in the 2008 JCS Ornament Issue.
I was so very disappointed in the floss colors. I had none of the four DMC called for. After I bought them at JoAnn and brought them home, I thought, "Yuck!". So I used only one of them, the dark brown for the words in the center.The green is Celadon from WDW and the two remaining colors are Nancy's from Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe.
I stitched this on a scrap of creamy tan 32ct linen, one over one. All so it could go in the other side of the snow globe. Well, I did it again! What a talent I have. Not! This one is really one stitch too high. It just barely fits. It looks warped and possibly off center in this picture, inside the globe. It is not. And you can see the bottom of the wreath too. Just not with the photo I took.
Here is a sneaky peaky at the next project I am beginning now. It is a gift for Brian actually. We chose the pattern together. It is a biggie. Yikes! It is popping out of the lovely project bag Barbara made me this year. =)

My Christmas Wish for you is peace and love and blessings from God above.♥
Thank you for stopping by today. I treasure your friendship.

Stitching and praying,
Vickie

26 comments:

Shirlee said...

I like your ornament my friend! Merry Christmas!

Mary said...

Merry Christmas, Vickie.
Your snow globe ornament is lovely.
It looks like you have a big, new project all set for the New Year!

Margaret said...

It looks lovely in your snow globe! Looks perfect! I'm curious now to see what you are making for Brian. Love that project bag! Why is it that I've never noticed the pic of you and Henry and Mabel on the sidebar?? Am I just unobservant? Or is it new? Anyway, I love that pic! 16 inches? Ugh! I'm so grateful we just had rain the past two days. We just finished moving DS from apartment to apartment. That wouldn't have been fun in snow! Have a wonderful, blessed Christmas!

Jackie said...

I think we still have our a/c on! Be careful out there on all that ice.

Cute snow globe. I really like the gold colored floss that you selected. Nancy does a really nice job with her colors.

Wishing you a happy and safe holiday!

Vicki said...

Merry Christmas, Vickie!

Maggee said...

You sure can stitch tiny little pieces! And in a snow globe now! What a talent! Mabel is very fluffy...She needs it for 16 inches of snow! Does it make you feel any better to know our temps today are only going to be in the 40's--it is 42 right now. Crashed and burned last night! Have a great and Blessed Christmas! Hugs!

Andrea said...

Your snow globe is lovely.

Have a wonderful white (jealous!) Christmas!

gracie said...

Merry Christmas

Jane said...

Your little stitch is very pretty in your chosen colours and it looks lovely in your snow globe too.
Bless little Mabel with her snowy legs, sooo cute!
I wish you and your family a very happy Christmas and big hugs to Mabel and Henry too xxx

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

I love your ornament...it looks perfect to me. The words are truly what the season is all about!

Awww sweet little Mabel looks so cold with that snow on her little legs. I think she and Henry at just too sweet. I love seeing pictures of them.

Oh looking forward to seeing your new big project. :)

Wishing you and your dear family a Merry Christmas dear friend.

Raffaella said...

Auguri di Buon Natale!
Raffaella

Raffaella said...

Auguri di Buon Natale!
Raffaella

Michelle said...

Merry Christmas my dear Friend xx

Giovanna said...

Merry Christmas Vickie!

Mouse said...

cooo that is a lot of snow :)
and the wee globe looks lovely :)
hope you have a wonderful Christmas and a very Merry Stitchy New Year :)
love mouse xxxxx

Chris said...

Your snow globe looks great Vickie!
That looks like a big project for Brian.
I am wishing you and your family a joyous holiday and all the best in 2014!

Denise said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family Vickie!
Denise

♥ Nia said...

Merry little Christmas!! :)

Catherine said...

Love the snow globe! Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas!

Ele said...

My dear Vickie,
everything is so fine perpared for Christmas, the nativity looks very beautiful.

I whish you a Merry Christmas too and all the best for "2014"

hugs
Gabriele

MaƂgorzata Zoltek said...

Merry Christmas!

Anne said...

Have a wonderful Christmas dear Vickie to you and your family!! Hugs!

Lumiruusu said...

The little ornament you stitched have been on my to do list for ages! I love the soft colours You choosed to it. Than You for being my blogging friend and a sister in Christ! The Saviour is Born !
Maija from Finland!

Jeanne said...

Hope you enjoyed your Christmas. I was in Wisconsin a few weeks ago - enjoyed the snow but not the bitter cold LOL. Your snow globe is very cute!

Kaisievic said...

Very pretty wreath, Vickie. Merry Xmas to you and yours.

Melanie said...

Hope you had a very nice Christmas!!!!!!!!!!! *mwah*