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Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Jura Point de Croix

Hi friends! Sunny and warm here. :) I want to thank you for all of your heartwarming comments on Theotokos. I took it to church on Sunday. Father sanctified and blessed it. We will have it framed soon and hang it in our home. :)

Last month Annette posted her wonderful stitching and finishing. She also posted a link to Jura Point de Croix blog site, for this lovely freebie. I knew right away that I needed to stitch this up. And I knew exactly how I wanted to finish it too. ;)
I received some spools of thread and a few sewing supplies a few months ago from my FIL. His Aunt, Brian's Great Aunt, died. She sewed a bit, and he wanted to pass along a few things to me. I used the thread from this spool to make the valances and foot stool in the front room. :) And the spool to make this little cutie for me.
I used 25ct unknown color linen, and stitched two over one. The heart I did stitch one over one though. I chose my own DMC colors.
I am sorry I do not have a link for the "V". I collect V's for future use, and I have had this one a while. I do remember it is from an antique alphabet pattern. I do not even have the whole alphabet printed.

I have begun stitching another small. It will be a Christmas ornament. I have put this one off tooooo long. Now is the time! It is my favorite stitching subject. Guesses?!

I have been reading The Burgess Bird Book For Children by Thornton W. Burgess. This was written in 1919. It is a very sweet book in which Peter Rabbit and many, many birds and critters converse. It really is to teach children all about many bird varieties. I got over a third of the way, and I just don't think I can read on. It is too sweet. It is a book for children. I just thought since we own the book (Jacob read it as a youngster) why not read it. Oh well.

Mabel is doing okay. She is still on her meds. We have had to begin backing off with the prednisolone.  It is a steroid. She was doing just a little bit better with the higher dose of the prednisolone. We will continue on with all her meds and hope she pulls through alright. She may just end up more like a geriatric poodle. She just can't run. She walks alright, just slow and steady. We have to play with Henry a bit more, since he misses playing with Mabel. We also try to stop this.
We have three  dog beds for them. He just loves to cuddle with her. You can see she is thrilled. ;)

I hope you have a splendid day my friends! Thank you for stopping by.

Stitching and praying,


Stitchy Mc Floss said...

Oh I love your's perfect!

So glad to hear that Miss Mabel is doing better. She cracks me up how she is turned away from Henry, who just seems to take it all in stride. They are so adorable.

Blessings to you sweet friend.

Betsy said...

What a beautiful pin cushion. The family history just makes it even better. Love the picture of Mabel & Henry. Yep. She's certainly thrilled to have him there. :-)

Giovanna said...

A really charming finish, congratulations! Very pretty soft colours too, well done.

Annie said...

What a lovely pincushion! Great idea and beautiful finish.

Two doggie sweet.

Melissa said...

Such a beautiful pincushion! I love it!
Your stitching and finishing are just gorgeous!

The Knitting Cross Stitcher said...

A sweet pin cushion:-)What a lovely use of a cotton spool.
Glad Mabel is steady in her recovery and I love the picture of her and Henry.

Beth said...

Mable and Henry both look as though life is treating them well. Love your little spool project. A very creative finish.

cucki said...

Aww such a sweet pin cushion..I love it so much ❤️
Mable and Henry are so cute ..
Hugs x

KimM said...

Love your finish - the pattern is so pretty. Your "V" is so unique. Love the pictures of Mable and Henry. Hugs to all -

Mii Stitch said...

What a pretty finish! Love the colours!

Michelle said...

A lovely post Vickie x

butterfly said...

Beautiful pin cushion , Hugs to M & H so cute.

Margaret said...

Beautiful finish! I love it so much! Such a clever way to use the spool too! Poor Mabel. Henry just loves her too much. Prayers will continue for her, and for you too.

Theresa said...

What a great finish!!! I think it is super cute!!!!!!!!!

Annette-California said...

Gorgeous pin cushion! WOW its fantastic Vickie! It looks so beautiful - I LOVE IT! It means more because of the special spool - a true family heirloom.
Love that you had Theotokos sanctified and blessed! What a great idea. I think I should have my moms sampler blessed also when I'm done with it.
Mabel and Henry make me smile:) Hope Mabel improves and you too!
love Annette

Chris said...

You found a new poodle design to stitch!! Woohoo!
I love your spool finish, so pretty.
Glad Mabel is doing ok.

Julie said...

A super little finish, a wonderful way to be able to enjoy something from a relatives sewing treasures.

Andrea said...

A very pretty pincushion finish.

Carol said...

I love how you used both the thread and the spool from Brian's great aunt--she would be very pleased :) The little pincushion is so sweet and looks especially nice with that fancy "V" monogram.

I'm betting your new Christmas ornament will include your favorite stitching subject--poodles!!

Hope your May is going well, Vickie, and you're getting some warm weather finally!

Varla Lee said...

Lovely that finish!! And lovely the 2 peluches!

Sally said...

What a gorgeous finish Vickie.

Love the photo of Mabel and Henry.

Kaisievic said...

Such a sweet little finish and best wishes to Mabel. Cute pic of the two of them in the dog bed.

stitchersanon said...

Beautiful pin cushion..just perfect. Hugs to the furbabies xx

Dani - tkdchick said...

Beautiful and creative finishing!

Isabelle said...

Hi Vickie, congratulations on your finish : it si pefect and be sure I love your new pincushion :)
Your littlep ets are just very cute !!
I wish you a nice week-end,