"These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.” John 16:33

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

A Little Valentine Stitching

Hi friends! Still cold and snowy here. At least the frigid, subzero temperatures from the beginning of this week are going away for now. The kids had school closed on Monday and Tuesday due to the bitter cold.

I put away the winter smalls and took out my Valentine smalls. The sweet, little, red heart box that Peggy made me last year was tucked in there. I decided I would like to stitch a little something for the top of that box.I had this pretty,little floral freebie sitting in my stash for a while. I am sorry I do not have a link for you. Sometimes I forget to jot that down when I print them off.
I stitched this two over two on 28ct rose evenweave.
I chose my  own DMC colors as I could not figure out what colors and numbers the German chart was referring to.
I am still stitching on Theotokos. I just needed a small break, the frogs visited.

I know the Chicken Soup For The Soul books are nothing new. But we have two different versions of them that we own. I read the first, original version at the end of last year. I just read the Christian Teen Talk version. I really find those books uplifting, ya know? And they are good to read more than once, especially if it has been a few years.

I finished listening to On The Banks Of Plum Creek and By The Shores Of Silver Lake. I am enjoying every, single one of these books in the series. =)

Here is another picture of the poodles sunning themselves. This time they are chewing rawhide bones. Yes, Mabel is chewing her bone while lying on her back. ;)
Have a stitchtastic week my friends! Thank you for your friendship.♥

Stitching and praying,
Vickie

39 comments:

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

Oh your V-Day stitch is lovely. I also love the crochet doily you have in the photo,t oo...do you crochet?

Awww Mabel cracks me up..she is such a little dare devil chewing that while on her back. Ahhh Henry is looking on and appears to be as impressed as I am with her, too! They are, as always, adorable.

I am so sorry that nasty frog has visited you! Apparently, (after my knitting issues) he gets around! :)

Blessings always sweet friend.

Vicki said...

Your heart box is just precious! And I really love the doily it's sitting on.

gracie said...

Love the roses and heart shape....the pooches too.

Dani - tkdchick said...

Lovely little Valentine's Day stitch.

The Inspired Stitcher said...

Love the idea of putting out the Valentine's stitching. It's actually my very favorite holiday.

Varla Lee said...

Awwwww!! Beautiful and romantic!!!

~Narita said...

Oh! Pretty box!!

(I stitched my peace picture with one strand--ty for leaving me a comment!!!!)

~Narita

Julie said...

The perfect design for your little box, it's very pretty.

KimM said...

Vickie - I love the heart you stitched. It's perfect.
Also thoroughly enjoyed the pictures of the puppies in the sun.
Take care -

Maggee said...

I will change out to Valentine's day decor at the end of the month. You did a great job on that freebie, and it looks great on the box! Love the shot of Mabel on her back! We got 9 inches of snow! Lots of higher drifts! Brrrr...

Dirty Martini Queen said...

Your stitching on the heart box is really pretty and I do the exact same thing with freebies. I'm always thinking I have no idea who's design it is so I never post pictures because I'd hate to offend a designer by not crediting them.

And oh my, sweet Mabel gnawing on her bone just makes me smile. The fur babies just add so much to our lives and btw, tell Henry he looks cute as well.
Donna

Barb said...

That's quite a trick, Mabel, chewing on your bone while on your back. Cute dogs. I love your valentine piece it's very pretty.

Carol said...

That is such a pretty little box, Vickie--perfect for the sweet flowers you've stitched!

Hope you and the poodles are keeping warm and toasty--we are supposed to reach 30 by Saturday! A real heat wave :)

Éva said...

Very pretty box ♥♥♥

Chris said...

Sweet Valentine's stitching.
Stay safe and warm my friend, I am enjoying a snow day :)

Mii Stitch said...

This is the perfect little design to finish off your beautiful box!! It looks great :)

Annie said...

Such a pretty box top. You picked the perfect colors for both floss and fabric.

Michelle said...

What a beautiful heart box x

Peggy Lee said...

My eye is always drawn to stitched roses. So beautiful. You did a wonderful job figuring out thread colors!
Seeing your poodles makes me want to go lay on the kitchen floor where the sun shines in every morning! I think I'd need Masterchief to help me up though.

Margaret said...

Your heart finish is just wonderful! And the pups are adorable of course! Hope you're keeping warm! I often wonder if I should re-read the Little House books. I read them when I was in elementary school. lol!

Lesley said...

What a pretty motif for a lovely box.
Mabel reminds me of our much loved and sorely missed, border collie who also used to lie on her back to chew bones and squeak her toys:-)

Małgorzata Zoltek said...

Beautiful Valentine's heart!

Emma/Itzy said...

Gorgeous finish x

Brigitte said...

Oh so lovely, your roses. I love roses very much and the ones you stitched are perfect for the little heart shaped box.

LaNelle said...

Just beautiful makes me feel happy! I too follow the sun spots in my house it feels so good especially this winter!!

Andrea said...

A sweet box finish.

Melanie said...

It's a super sweet finish. Just perfect!

Lumiruusu said...

Hello Vickie! I am sure you already knew that maija from snowy Finland would love the stitched roses on your box. You poodles so sweet :)

Anne said...

Wonderful finish Vickie! It's such a sweet little heart to put on top of the box!! (PS, I will be emailing you shortly about some things :D )

Hugs and prayers

Stitching Noni said...

Love the heart :) so pretty
Don't those puppies look so gorgeous :)
Hugs x

Ann at Beadlework. said...

A colleague once gave me one of the Chicken Soup books, they are very good to dip in and out of. Love your two little friends, they are so cute.

♥ Nia said...

a lovely finish for February :) heheheh
hugs&smiles

Meari said...

Ha... Love the poochie photo. :)

Congrats on your cute little finish.

krayolakris said...

Poodle bliss! Love the box and the doily!

Catherine said...

Sweet stitches and silly Mabel!

Simply Victoria said...

What a pretty heart finish for your box.

moreofhim said...

What a beautiful little box! It's so wonderful to be back to visit you again. I can't get over how adorable Mabel is chewing her bone in her back! lol What a sweetie!

Blessings - Julie

moreofhim said...

What a beautiful little box! It's so wonderful to be back to visit you again. I can't get over how adorable Mabel is chewing her bone in her back! lol What a sweetie!

Blessings - Julie

Bety said...

These V-Day stitch is lovely and so romantic!
A love roses!
Nice Valentine!