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, June 6, 2014

45

Hi friends!  Beautiful day here. It just happens to be my birthday. I am now 45 years old. How did that happen?!  Brian gave me this.
A pewter poodle thimble from England. :) And this.
A gorgeous rose gold Orthodox cross and chain. Brian had bought me my last gold cross and chain when I was 18 and he 19. ;)

Not too much excitement today. Out to lunch with the in-laws. We will also go shopping for party food for the graduation party on Sunday.

I read Child Of Mine by Beverly and David Lewis. What an excellent book. Really enjoyed it.

It is not looking too good for the French Knot Poodle/Henry. The drawing I did of him on the fabric, isn't looking right once I am filling it in with the knots. He looks like he has an unusually large head. The ear doesn't look distinct. It is just making his head look huge. I may scrap this version and come up with a new Henry. I have already done over a thousand french knots. Oh well.

Oh my goodness! I forgot til now. I drew a name for the 1988 Just Cross Stitch Magazine featuring Scarlet Letter. Jo! You are the winner of the magazine. Please send me your address and I will get that on it's way to you. :)
I hope you have a beautiful day my friends! Thank you for stopping by.♥

Stitching and praying,
Vickie




42 comments:

Krista said...

Happy Birthday, Vickie!

Jennifer said...

Happy birthday! Hope you have a lovely, lovely day!

Mii Stitch said...

Happy Birthday Vickie! Have the most wonderful day :)

Jacquie Morris said...

Happy Birthday to you :) I popped your little Birthday gift inside your winners parcel... I hope you get it Monday :)
I truly hope you have a marvelously happy smiley day :)xx

Giovanna said...

Many Happy Returns! I hope you have a lovely day with your family.

Betsy said...

HaPpY bIrThDaY Vickie! I hope you have a wonderful day with your husband and his parents. Your gifts are both beautiful.
Blessings,
Betsy

gracie said...

Happy Birthday to you...I do hope you have a wonderful day. Love the gifts and all the pictures.

Lesley said...

Happy Birthday Vickie.Hope you have a fantastic weekend.

Anne said...

Happy Happy Birthday to you!! What a beautiful cross Brian got for you. I've never seen rose gold. Enjoy your lunch with the in-laws! Gorgeous flowers in your garden. I adore purple flowers!! Too bad about having to redo a 1000 knots...oi! Hugs!

Terri said...

Happy birthday!!

Carol said...

♫♪♫ Happy Birthday, Vickie ♫♪♫

What a pretty time of year to be born! I hope the rest of your day is as special as the gifts you've already received. Too bad about the French knot poodle not looking right--that is an awful lot of knots down the drain...

Enjoy your special day!

Jacquie Morris said...

Happy Birthday to you!
Sorry just had to say it again :)
Smiles :)
xx

KimM said...

Happy Birthday!!! Have a glorious one!
(Love the thimble ;))

marly said...

Have a wonderful birthday! At 45, you're just a baby! That last photo is a riot!

♥ Nia said...

Happy birthday sweetie :D
I hope you're having a wonderful day!!!

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

Happy Birthday to you sweet friend. :)

Annie said...

Happy Birthday! Your DH sure know how to buy for you. Wonderful gifts.

Hope you can salvage the poodle. Too many French knots to let go!

Have a great birthday celebration and a wonderful weekend!

cucki said...

Happy birthday sweetie
Sending you big hugs
Very sweet timble :)
Hugs x

Ann at Beadlework. said...

Many Happy Returns, enjoy your special day. Loved the poodle photo:-)

Penny said...

Happy birthday, Vickie! Lovely gifts! Hope you can find a way to make the poodle work without scrapping it. Love the picture of Henry and Mabel - they look so comfortable. :)

Margaret said...

Happy happy birthday, Vickie! Love the gifts! I feel like you just did a graduation party. How time does fly!

Dirty Martini Queen said...

Happy happy birthday Vickie and hope your day is as special as you are!
Donna

Angela P said...

Happy Birthday Vickie! Hope you are having a great day :)

LaNelle said...

Many blessings on this 45th birthday! Your puppies are so adorable...

Cath said...

Happy birthday xxx

Michelle said...

Happy Birthday sweet friend x

Annette-California said...

Happy Birthday sweet Vickie!
Beautiful necklace from hubby.
love Annette

Melissa said...

Belated Happy Birthday! Hope you had a good one.

That's a cute photo of the pooches!

Sweet Sue said...

Wishing you a very Happy Stitchy Birthday Vickie, together with bountiful blessings, love and peace as your 45th begins:) xo

CalamityJr said...

Happy Birthday! The quiet days often end up being the best; hope that is true of yours! Brian certainly chose beautiful gifts.

Sorry about all the work on the French knot Henry, but it isn't worth saving if you're (k)not happy.

Dovilė said...

Happy Birthday Vickie:)

Trace4J said...

Happy Happy Birthday sweet friend,
Hope you have a wonderful Birthday weekend.
Woolie Love

Myra said...

Happy belated birthday! Lovely gifts for a lovely lady. :o)

Stitching Noni said...

Happy Birthday! I hope you had the most wonderful day :o)
Hugs x

Анна Гончарова said...

Поздравляю с днем рождения!!! Желаю большого счастья!

Beth said...

Happy belated birthday Vickie. I hope you are celebrating well into the weekend.

Julie said...

Belated Birthday wishes x

Kaisievic said...

Happy Birthday, Vickie. I hope that you had a fabulous day. Gorgeous flower pics.

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

Just realised I did not comment on here at the time!

I love the golden cross, it's so beautiful and special for you.

Thank you for choosing my name for the magazine too :-)

Brigitte said...

Oh my, I missed this post when you wrote it because I wasn't at the computer for some days. So I just want to send you some happy belated birthday wishes! Enjoy your wonderful gifts.

Andrea said...

Happy Belated Birthday! Hope you had a fantastic day. Wonderful gifts too.

Melanie said...

Wonderful gifts. He did good!! :)