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

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Poodles and Pansies

Hi friends! Did you get yourself an Easter hat like this?
This is another one of my vintage poodle cards. :)

This is what Henry looked like before his haircut yesterday.
Here are Mabel and Henry after I gave them both haircuts this week.
The weather has been mild enough that I have been working in the garden for 30 minutes at a time, every other day now without increasing my left SI joint pain. Hooray! Thank you God. What a blessing.
Pink and purple pansies! Another blessing. ♥

I finished Man's Search For Meaning. This a 1946 book by Viktor Frankl chronicling his experiences as an Auschwitz concentration camp inmate during World War II, and describing his psychotherapeutic method, which involved identifying a purpose in life to feel positively about, and then immersively imagining that outcome. He was a Jewish psychiatrist. It was a very interesting book. This was an assigned book for Jacob's Philosophy course. I decided to read it also.

Here is a picture (not the best, sorry) of the beading I have done thus far.
That is it for today my friends. I hope you are well AND happy. :) I am glad you stopped by. Thank you for your kind words. I appreciate them AND YOU!

Stitching and praying,


Margaret said...

Theotokis is going to be spectacular! OMG, so gorgeous! lolol! I cracked up when I saw Henry's before pic. Quite scruffy! But oh so cute! Both Mabel and Henry look very adorable after their haircuts. Such sweeties! So glad the low pain is continuing for you!

Annie said...

You are quite the poodle hair stylist! Why am I not surprised.

Your stitching and beading are looking fabulous. What a stunning piece.

Hope you continue to feel better now that the warm weather is here.

KimM said...

Your stitching is flawless. Gorgeous, GORGEOUS!!!!
And the hair do for Henry - perfect!! Have a great weekend.

Lumiruusu said...

Yes,yes I would love to wear an Easter hat full of flowers as the poodle in the picure :)

I am happy to hear that You have been abled to work in the garden.I is so relaxing !

The pooles have lovely haircuts-be blesed my friend! What a Joy we have to wait for easter day!!

Jacquie Morris said...

Now looks at how adorable Mabel and Henry look after their hair cut! Sweet!!
Pansies are beautiful.. such a happy flower :)
You are making good progress with your beading.
Smiles to you all for the weekend :)

Carol said...

What lovely looking pups--all set for Easter! You did a great job on their haircuts, Vickie--and just think of all the money you save by doing it yourself.

Love your pansies--so glad you're able to work in the garden without increased pain!! What a blessing, indeed.

Keep up the great work on that beading!! How big will the finish end up being?

Vicki said...

Theotokis is beautiful! Just stunning... Mabel and Henry look chic. Your pansies are pretty. Glad your pain is being kept at bay and you can enjoy gardening. Have a great weekend!

Melissa said...

So glad to hear that you can get out in the garden every day even if only for 30 min. Being out in nature is good for the soul!

I laughed at the before and after photo. The pooches are looking lovely and ready for Easter!

Theotokis is looking spectacular! Enjoy your weekend, Vickie!

cucki said...

Your stitching is so beautiful..I love it so much...
And the hair do for Henry - perfect..
Have a great weekend xxx

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

I totally want a hat like that!!

The beads make such a difference, this piece is going to be stunning.

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

So awesome about no pain. Praise God! :)

Oh I so love your stitching...the beading is beautiful.

Blessings to you always sweet friend.

Giovanna said...

Great going with the beading - it's really adding richness to the stitching. And lovely pansies!

Von said...

That beading is gorgeous! Great job! :)

Lesley said...

Your beading is making a big difference..lovely

Kaisievic said...

Theotokis is looking so lovely!

Nicky said...

A beautiful post Vickie! Loving your gorgeous stitching, your poodles and your pansies too!

Cindy's Stitching said...

your poodles are just adorable. The beads are looking good. It will be an amazing piece when it is done.

Krista said...

Henry and Mabel look so beautiful, as does your stitching!!

butterfly said...

Wonderful stitching it looks amazing.
Henry and mabel are so cute with new hair do's .
Lovely post hugs.

Annette-California said...

Oh Vickie! Theotokis is looking more gorgeous with all the beautiful beading your adding.
Mabel and Henry look beautiful with your lovely haircuts you gave them. You are such a great mommy to them:)
love Annette

LaNelle said...

Beautiful! Just beautiful stitching & beading! Of course the dogs are too cute as well....

Julie said...

Great haircuts you gave your furry friends.

Michelle said...

Cute photos my friend xx

Chris said...

The pups definitely needed haircuts!! They look so handsome and pretty now.
Beautiful beading progress!
Have a wonderful week!

Andrea said...

Mable and Henry look like they approve of the new haircuts. Beautiful stitching, great beading. Have a good week.

Brigitte said...

So great for you that you can enjoy working in the garden, It' s always great after a long winter to get busy outside.
Theotokos looks amazing and the beading adds to its beauty. And what sweet pictures of Mabel and Henry.

moreofhim said...

You do such a great job in grooming your poodles! I wish I could do such a nice job. Your cross stitching is so beautiful and perfect...it's a work of art! If I don't make it back here, have a wonderful and blessed Easter!!!

Much love and many blessings - Julie

Simply Victoria said...

What a gift for you to be able to garden in short bits without great agony!
Your beading work is looking good.
The dogs are darling as always.

Catherine said...

Love the before and after pics! Oohhhh...that beading looks fabulous! Love, love, love that pink/purple pansy!