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

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Mabel Christmas Ornament

Hi friends! Happy Mother's Day to you moms out there. :) I spent the afternoon with my mom yesterday. We got the whole family together for cake and happy times. Today we head to the in-laws for a BBQ.

Here are the first flowers to appear in my garden.
I have begun planting pots and urns with annuals. They are still waiting in the garage. Not all that warm yet at night.

I had this freebie for a few years. I am sorry, I do not have the link. After Miss Mabel's latest episode of back pain, I realized I did not want to put off stitching this any longer.
Totally adorable right?! Looks so much like our girl. :) I stitched this on 32ct white linen, two over two. I chose my own DMC colors.
I found this sweet fabric for the back in my stash. I used bordeaux velvet ribbon for the trim.
Mabel is off all meds and is doing alright. She is a tiny bit slower than she was before. Much more reserved in play than hyper Henry! ;) We have decided to lift her down out of the house and our one porch step every time now. Why risk flaring up her back pain again.(She has not used the stairs or jumped on/off furniture for a long time.) She is smart and will wait for us to lift her up and down. :) She is definitely the smartest dog we have ever owned. Henry is smart too. Kinda. Well... He is adorable, sweet and oh so loving.
Started stitching on yet another small. :)

I hope your day is a beautiful one my friends! Thanks for stopping by. I appreciate you!

Stitching and praying,
Vickie

29 comments:

marly said...

Glad to her she is doing better. That ornament is so sweet and your finishing is superb!

√Čva said...

Adorable finishing.

Cindy's Stitching said...

Really pretty Vickie. The flowers are beautiful. Happy mothers day.

Shonda Rtb said...

What a sweet little dog. We had poodles growing up. They are one of my favorite breeds. Glad she is feeling better

CalamityJr said...

Lovely stitching and flowers. So glad Mabel's doing some better. Hope you're having a blessed Mother's Day!

Carol said...

Such a sweet ornament and such good news that Mabel is improving, Vickie. I think you are wise to baby her a bit with the extra carrying :)

Wishing you a wonderful day with your dear children--you are very blessed!

cucki said...

Lovely stitching and flowers. So glad Mabel's feeling better
Happy Mother's Day dear x

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

Lovely Mabel stocking ornie!

I am glad she is being spoiled too, the old lady deserves it!

Lesley said...

Happy Mothers Day Vickie:-)
Lovely stitching and great news about Mabel

Annie said...

Mabel's ornament is so sweet with the velvet ribbon finish. Hard to do those oval sort of shapes but you nailed it! Nice to hear she's doing so much better.

Margaret said...

The ornie does look like Mabel! Wonderful! I love it! So glad to hear Mabel is doing ok off her meds. I hope she continues to improve. Poor little thing. She does sound very smart, which is a good thing! Keep that little Henry at bay. lol!

Maggee said...

Happy Mother's Day to you Vickie!

Angela P said...

Beautiful finish :)

butterfly said...

Lovely stitching so pretty in pink.

Julie said...

Very pretty ornament, the pink sets off the grey of her colouring so well.

Chris said...

totally adorable! So glad that Mabel is improving, best to be cautious. It sounds like you had a lovely weekend and Mother's Day.
lovely flowers too.

Mii Stitch said...

This is a sweet poodle finish, it looks fantastic!

KimM said...

Oh, Vickie! This is so sweet!!! It brought tears to my eyes…..
hugs
xxx

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

Yay! Miss Mabel is doing better. :) I am glad, she is so adorable.

Oh I love your latest finish...it really does look just like her.

What is the name of the flower in your first photo...it's awesome, it looks like a checker board pattern.

Blessings to you always sweet friend.

Dani - tkdchick said...

Awww, what an adorable ornament!

Melissa said...

Wow that first flower is so unique! Lovely stitching and puppy pictures :)

Annette-California said...

Those checked blooms look like they are from Alice in Wonderland's garden. Gorgeous! Love your ornament so pretty. Happy to hear Mabel is feeling better. love Annette

Kaisievic said...

Beautiful ornie finish and gorgeous flowers. So glad that Miss Mabel is doing better.

Lumiruusu said...

Thank You for visting my blog-I am so glad You liked the card I have made... Litle mabel ornament is so sweet and You have done beautifull work with the finishing... I can share Your feelings -i is allwys so heartbreaking when our little furbabies are not well.
Be Blessed In Our Saviours Name - Jesus loves You dear Vickie!

stitchersanon said...

What a lovely post..love the flowers.

Andrea said...

A beautiful ornament. Your flowers are blooming away nicely. So good to hear that Mabel is doing well.

Solstitches said...

So adorable - the perfect design for you :)
Happy to hear that Mabel is off her meds and doing well.
Margaret

moreofhim said...

So glad to hear that Mabel is doing better! Love your ornament-if you remember where you got that pattern, please let me know! I would love to stitch that one, too.

Praying for you - Julie

Jennifer said...

So good to hear Mabel is doing well! The finishing on the ornament is really beautiful

And I must know what kind of flower that is! So pretty!