Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in Me. John 15:4

Friday, March 14, 2014

RAK For Me

Hi friends! It has been mild here. The snow is slowly melting. :)

I left a comment on Kim's blog the other day, telling her how awesome her new poodle thread keep is. She comes up with designs and her talented husband uses his new scroll saw to make beautifully crafted thread keeps. Well Kim emailed me back. She told me she would like to send me it! She and he made it for me! What?! Well my gifts arrived yesterday from sweet Kim. Take a look.
Isn't the poodle fabulous?! This is my first wooden thread keep. :) You can see Kim also gifted me with the JBW Designs French Country Poodle. Yay! And pink floss for it too. Yay! I did not have this poodle pattern. Do you also see the Journal of Gratitude Kim gave me? She wrote it! Yes, Kim is also an author. I am amazed at Kim's many talents. There are some photos of her paintings in the journal too.

Thank you once again Kim for your friendship and kindness!

I have finished stitching the bottom border of Theotokos. I will now roll it up to the top on the scroll bars and stitch up the top portion.

I am trying harder this Lent to focus on God. More than I ever have before. I hope to improve every year. I have given up hot chocolates and tea chai lattes (I do not drink coffee), meat, and chocolate for the whole duration of Lent. I have eliminated these foods, not because they are somehow unclean or sinful, but because human beings when content and satisfied, find it much more difficult to focus on God. Jesus did not say, if you fast. He said, when you fast. Fasting is part of the spiritual life. I find it kinda hard. I am hoping to strengthen my spirit through this.

Have a wonderful day my friends! Thank you for spending a little time with me today.

Stitching and praying,
Vickie

24 comments:

Mii Stitch said...

Yay Kim is fabulous!!! When I saw her post I left her a message too saying that we all knew a certain lady who would absolutely adore this poodle item :) I knew this had your name on it!!! Kim is so kind & thoughtful...and talented. Her paintings are amazing aren't they? Enjoy!!!

Vicki said...

The gifts you received are so cute! Good reminder about keeping our eyes on the Lord. Thank you for sharing!

jacquie morris said...

Just wonderful! How lovely of Kim and her husband to do this! Lovely stitching gift too.. Enjoy :)

KimM said...

Vickie - it makes me happy I was able to surprise you and you liked the goodies.
Blessings,
Kim

Beth said...

Poodles and pink! It can't get any better than that!

butterfly said...

How lovely of Kim and her hubby to make you this wonderful gift , I bet you are one happy lady such a sweet and caring gift to a sweet lady , hugs.

Margaret said...

What a lovely gift from Kim! So wonderful! I love what she and her DH are making together.

Betsy said...

what sweet gifts that you received. The poodle thread keep is amazing. Such talent!
Blessings,
Betsy

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

Oh goodness that was truly a sweet gift. I know you will enjoy using the puddle thread keep and of course making the adorable design as well.

Blessings always

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

What a great poodle thread keep, so beautifully made.

I feel very sad though because the reason you don't have that chart is because the silly postal system lost it last year when I sent it to you!! It was going to be a surprise :-(
I am pleased that you have a copy now though :-)

marly said...

What a perfect gift for you!

Lesley said...

Whst a lovely gift from your friends.
Hope you have a good weekend Vickie.

Annette-California said...

Love your poodle wooden thread keep. You received some special gifts from Kim. Totally you!
love Annette

Julie said...

The most perfect little RAK gift for you, so beautiful.

Lumiruusu said...

All You gifts are lovely and I am very pleased that Kim RAKed You.
I think we all LOVE Your blog -you stitchings are all so pretty feminine.An who could resist the cutenes of two poodles ! ? :) I also would like to thank You about making us remember what is the reason we celebrate easter.We walk with Christ to the Jerusalem and will soon celebtarte the wonder"He is not here -He is risen from the Death.The geats of Heaven are open and He is waiting us to go our true Home. Amen ! :)

Brigitte said...

Now look at this adorable little poodle thread keep. Isn't it beautiful? Enjoy this wonderful gift from Kim.

Carol said...

Oh, is that adorable! And I can't imagine anyone who would appreciate it more than you, Vickie!! So very, very kind of Kim :)

Happy Sunday to you!

Jeanne said...

Well what a sweet gift you received! It's just lovely.

Meari said...

What a nice gift! It's adorable.

Stitching Noni said...

Oh, what a lovely gift :)
I love the poodle needle keep - definitively a perfect gift for you! :) How lovely of Kim to send it to you. The poodle chart is lovely too. Enjoy!
Hugs xx

Simply Victoria said...

So perfect just for you!

♥ Nia said...

That thread keeper is just perfect for you :D very cool! :)

Michelle said...

What a thoughtful gift and so well deserved xx

Dani - tkdchick said...

What a perfect RAK for you!!!!