Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself. Let each of you look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others. Philippians 2:3-4

Friday, March 28, 2014

Spring Poodles

Hi friends! How are you? You haven't heard much from me, because I have been plodding along on Theotokos. I am very close to being done with the cross stitch. Then on to beading! Yikes!

I needed a break from Theotokos, and we are giving the front room a bit of a different look. Nothing major mind you. Rearrange some furniture, and take out one arm chair and put in a wonderful rocking chair. I have had 5.75 yds of lovely home decorator fabric sitting for years. I made a new slip cover for our footstool. We purchased the foot stool a few years ago. It is like new and nothing is wrong with it. I just wanted it to coordinate with the rest of the front room. The walls are cream. Our accent color was denim blue. It is now chocolate brown.
I will be using this same home dec fabric to make valances for the front room also. Soon. And then a few table runners. Always something.

You might remember my concrete Mabel and Henry statues that sit on the front porch? Well they needed a bit of Spring. So I stitched some pretty tulips for Mabel and two cute bunnies for Henry.
These motifs were taken from this sweet freebie right here. I made Henry's bunnies brown. :) His bow tie is stitched on 18ct cream wired aida ribbon. Mabel's bow is a burlap, wired ribbon. I bought both of these ribbons on clearance at JoAnn last year.

All five of us saw Muppets Most Wanted on Sunday. It was a fun movie.

That's it for today. I am thankful for you! I am praying for a handful of you with specific needs. If you ever want someone to pray for you, just ask me! :) Have a super weekend!

Stitching and praying,
Vickie


30 comments:

Mii Stitch said...

Cute little bows :) The tulips are really striking against the pink, it's lovely!

cucki said...

aww so cute..
very pretty bows :)
big hugs and love x

jacquie morris said...

How sweet your concrete Mabel and Henry are.. and the bows they have are a real eye catcher. So cute I lover them :)
Have a lovely weekend, smiles to you :)

Lesley said...

The bows are a lovely idea Vickie and i love your foot stool fabric,our living room carpet is a medium chocolate brown with a cream and dark choc fern pattern,it looks quite similar.

Lumiruusu said...

The bows are just darling cute -and what a clever idea !!
The Theotokos is a lovely project and I weel close bond to the Orthodox Christianity because some of my realatives are Russian Orthodox.They choir music is realy something that sounds like the Angels from Heaven were singing.

KimM said...

Love the bows for your little angels. The picture made me smile.

Carol said...

Oh, that little bow tie on "Henry" is too cute, Vickie!! Love how you dressed up both dogs for Spring. I just opened the window to shoo out some lady bugs and you know what--it finally smells like Spring outside! Hope you're finding that, too...

Your decorating projects sound perfect--it's always amazing to see what some quick and inexpensive changes can do for a room :) Have fun!

Beth said...

The footstool is awesome! A wonderful fabric.

Melissa said...

You did a great job recovering that footstool! I love that fabric.

Your concrete pups look pretty cute!

Betsy said...

Henry and Mabel look very fashionable and springy with their new bows. The footstool is very pretty too, you must be a great seamstress. I would never tackle upholstery and valances myself.
Blessings,
Betsy

Michelle said...

Oh my goodness concrete Mabel is adorable xx

butterfly said...

Lovely cute bows , love the fabric on your stool.
Have a happy weekend hugs.

Varla Lee said...

That bows are lovely, hu-huu! So, yes, i need your prayers, thanks so much, i'll contact you via email. Big hugs & a wonderful weekend!

Jackie said...

Great job with the foot stool! It looks like it came like that. The statues look very festive.

Simply Victoria said...

Nice job on your DIY living room freshening!

Annie said...

Love your dressed up poodles! They look like they are gearing up for the Easter Parade!

Furry Bottoms said...

You are a beautiful person!

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

Ahhh so sweet! Love those bunnies!

Blessings to you always sweet friend.

Margaret said...

Wow, you did a great job on recovering the ottoman. Beautiful fabric too! Love the bows for the statues too. Just the right touch! Can't wait to see your Theotokos!

Trace4J said...

Adorable Friend
Woolie Weekend Blessings

Solstitches said...

Had to smile at the bows :) How cute.
You are doing a lovely job on the home decorating. The foot stool looks beautiful.
Margaret

Sally said...

Love those little bows! How cute they both look :)

Anne said...

Wonderful fabric you found for your footstool!! It'll look great on all sorts of things. Adorable bows for the doggie statues! Hugs and prayers...had unction last night :D

Melody said...

Your footstool turned out wonderful! I love the fabric. I have an ottoman that I need to recover. But, I need to go shop for the fabric for it. I haven't done this before, so I'm a little apprehensive.

Andrea said...

A wonderful 'new' footstool. A change of fabric surely makes it like new again. Lovely doggies on the porch, I bet they bring a smile to everyone that you welcome in to your home.

Cindy's Stitching said...

Really pretty. The dogs statues are so cute. You did a great job on the foot stool.

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Annette-California said...

Beautiful welcoming on your statues. Love your new cover for the footstool - the fabric is so pretty.
love Annette

Kissy said...

Those poodles wearing bunny bows inspired me to a freebie of bunnies wearing poodle bows.
Okay, you can't see the poodles on their bows but I swear there are some ;-)
Just go back to my blog!
http://kissycross.twoday.net
Thanks for stitching my chart!
Kissy

Stitching Noni said...

I love your bows for the poodle statues! What a lovely way to celebrate Spring :)
And how exciting that the designer saw your post :)
Hugs x