Preserve me, O God, for in You I put my trust. Psalm 16:1

Sunday, February 16, 2014

A Stitcher's Heart

Hi friends! This is the Valentine stitching I did this year. This was a freebie available from A Mon Ami Pierre. I say WAS because I searched and searched and cannot find it available/offered any more. I printed this off years ago. I saw it stitched up as a freebie on quite a few blog posts from the past on numerous blogs. Sorry. =(
It is titled "Heart Stitcher". It is lovely isn't it? I stitched this one over one on 25ct Antique White linen. I used DMC 115. Here is what I stitched up for the back.
Hope you can see the three red x's "stitched" on the heart?

Brian got me a tin of chocolates and this beautiful multi-colored miniature rose plant for Valentine's Day. =)
I finished reading West From Home by Laura Ingalls Wilder. In 1915 Laura traveled by train from her home in Missouri to San Francisco to visit their daughter Rose. Almanzo was unable to leave the farm, so Laura wrote him letters during the whole trip. She visited the Panama Pacific International Exposition there. I enjoyed this intimate look into Laura's life. She had not intended for this to be a book. Rose inherited the letters after Laura's death. Rose couldn't bear to read them. Rose's friend/executor  had these letters made into a book after Rose's death.

I also finished On The Way Home. This was Laura's diary of the trip from South Dakota to Mansfield, Missouri in 1894. I just love history. This glimpse of the prairie frontier was so interesting. Rose Wilder Lane also contributed to this book. This diary was discovered after Laura's death.

Still stitching on Theotokos. Hope you have a beautiful, restful Sunday!

Stitching and praying,
Vickie


39 comments:

Emma/Itzy said...

Beautiful stitching as always and lovely gifts from your other half too :)

Cristina said...

Beautiful heart.

Shebafudge said...

Beautiful stitching and I love the back of it too. Very simple but pretty.

The rose is a nice colour too. I love roses!

gracie said...

Love the heart and the book synopsis. I have not read any of the Laura Ingall's books....love the series years ago.

Jackie said...

Cute little heart! It looks like you had a great Valentines Day!

Theresa said...

Love your heart finish!!!! The little heart on the back is such a cute touch~~
Looks like you had a wonderful Valentine's Day!!!!

Margaret said...

Love your Valentine heart! I remember this freebie -- love that you are doing so much over one stitching! You are digging up some great books of Laura's! I Have to look them up!

Lulu said...

What a beautiful Valentine project! Thanks for sharing it with us.

Dirty Martini Queen said...

Your heart is just beautiful and the back stitching is just too sweet. I have to to dig out my Laura books and find these new ones that you have been writing about. I loved her books as a child and used to save my allowance, beg, plead and cry until I got a new one. I also did that when I discovered Nancy Drew books too. I was lucky that my mom was also a huge reader so buying books was always in the budget even if we had nothing to eat but beans that week.
Donna

Kathy Ellen said...

Love the pretty Valentine design. Wasn't your hubby the sweetest to give you that lovely heart shaped box of chocolates and roses too! You must be very loved!

Adorable picture of the precious little poodle looking at those lions in their cage. Thank heavens for those bars!

Blessings!

Lynda Ruth Bowers said...

Hi, You are right my little puppy from June dose look like your Henry. Love you stitched heart too bad we can't find the chart for it. Love the girl inside it. Anyway have a great day and thanks for stopping over at my blog- Purple Pixie Dust. Hugs Lynda Ruth

Sweet Sue said...

Thx for the book recommend Vickie, got 'em both reserved for pickup @ at library. Cute heart too. Enjoy your week!

Clare - Aimetu said...

Beautiful Valentine's stitching - lovely gifts from your loved one too :-)

Mii Stitch said...

Adorable little heart finish and sweet gifts for your Valentine!

Hazel said...

Beautiful heart! Love it. x

Melissa said...

That's a beautiful heart that you stitched and finished. The little heart at the back was a nice touch!

butterfly said...

Beautiful heart that you stitched , and lovely goodies from your DH, hugs.

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

Beautiful stitching! :)

Blessings always

bonnie said...

really pretty!!!

Myra said...

Pretty finish Vickie. I have this one saved in my files too. Looks like you had a nice Valentine's Day.

Kaisievic said...

Such a pretty heart, Vickie and I just love Laura Ingalls Wilder.

Annette-California said...

Beautiful heart you stitched. Lovely gifts from your Valentine sweetheart:)
love Annette

Michelle said...

Cute Valentine's finish and a lovely gift!

Chris said...

Lovely Valentine's Day stitching. It sounds like you had a nice celebration.
Have a wonderful week!

Trace4J said...

Oh so pretty friend.
Woolie Hugs

√Čva said...

Very sweet.

Maggee said...

I inherited at least the Programme from the 1915 Panama Pacific International Exposition--have it somewhere around here! I will give it a quick check and if I find it, I will scan it and post it so you can see some more of the history! Hugs!

KimM said...

Love the heart! So sad the pattern has disappeared. Hope you had a wonderful Valentine's Day.

Meari said...

Your Valentine stitching is adorable.

Julie said...

A lovely heart design, I remember that free chart coming out and being popular.

Carol said...

Another lovely finish, Vickie, and it looks like your Valentine's Day was positively lovely, too :)

Andrea said...

Beautiful stitching, love how you finished the back.

Stitching Noni said...

Beautiful Valentine's heart :)
I haven't read the other books that Laura had written. I don't know if I even remember ever seeing them... She had the most amazing life :)
Hugs xx

Annie said...

Super-cute little stitched piece. And what lovely Valentine gifts!

Simply Victoria said...

Sweet heart you stitched up!

Irmeli said...

Lovely Valentine's Day heart. I love heart designs.

Isabella Morais said...

Lovely finish you have! Lovely Valentine's day gifts! Here we celebrate it in june, 12.:D

Brigitte said...

Oh yes, Vickie, this is such a lovely heart. And all stitched over one, wow, what a challenge this would be for me. Perfect for the Valentine's Day!

Catherine said...

So sweet!