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, June 21, 2014

A Few Things I Have Been Up To


Hi friends! I can finally share with you the gift that I made Jacquie for her birthday. I had to borrow the picture from Jacquie's blog, as I forgot to take one.
Yes, I gave her two teas that I like and I made her some counting pins. But this would be the first card that I have ever stitched. I received the kit to make this Margaret Sherry 'Birthday Bunny' card from our friend Lee last year. This is also the first Margaret Sherry design I have ever stitched up. SO adorable. Had a hard time letting go actually. Sweet, sweet, sweet.  I am happy to say that Jacquie was quite pleased with her surprise birthday gift. =)

I made up this little magnet very quickly. Miss Madeleine even helped in it's construction.
I used this cute, little pattern. I sometimes warm the oven up just the tiniest bit, and then place bread dough in there to rise. Well, the different medications I take for pain sometimes dull my memory. I have forgotten more than once to check inside the oven, before heating it up for dinner, and OOPS! So I got to thinking that this simple bread magnet placed over the display panel on the oven would remind me of my bread dough. ;)

I had spied over the last few months these adorable, teeny, tiny wooden spools on Carol's and June's blogs. I just knew I needed some. Got me some. ;) Guess I am kinda weird, because this is the first thing I made with one.
I used a scrap of 25ct white linen and DMC to make Mabel and Henry. =) What am I gonna do with this 1/2 inch creation? Who the heck knows?! But it's cute!!!
Be back soon with a Shepherd's Bush Patriotic finish and I will give away the pattern too. :)

Stitching and praying,
Vickie
Dog Days of Summer


25 comments:

Cindy's Stitching said...

Hi vickie,
Really pretty gifts you sent. I have done few margaret sherry pieces. The spools are adorable. What pretty flowers.

Margaret said...

OMG, that little tiny spool is adorable! I love tiny. lol! Love the gift you sent as well! Good idea on the cute bread magnet. I hope it works to remind you of your rising dough -- it's cute no matter what!

Milly said...

Hello!

I love the pressie you sent to Jacquie!

Cut little spools and magnet too.

Very cute doggies as well!
Happy weekend.

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

Who cares what you do with the spool, it's just the sweetest little thing ever! Teeny tiny Mabel and Henry.

Jacqui's gift is lovely, Margaret Sherry's designs are fun to stitch. And your counting pins are great, I often use mine.

cucki said...

Aww very sweet gifts ...
And the little spool is so cute..and magnet too.
Sweet fellow friends
Big hugs c

Mii Stitch said...

The MS card for Jacquie is so sweet. Love your finish on the tiny wooden spool!! I only use mine for keeping my ribbons tidy :)

Annette-California said...

Beautiful stitched card you sent and sweet beaded pins for Jacquie. Cute magnet too. Your tiny spoil is captivating. You do tiny project's beautifully. love Annette

Sally said...

Gorgeous gifts Vickie. The counting pins and card are so pretty.

Love the magnet and the little spool is so sweet.

Your flowers are beautiful. Are they snap dragons?

butterfly said...

Such a lovely post again , you have so much talent love every thing you make , just wonderful.
Also love the flowers .

Giovanna said...

That spool is so pretty - you could include it in a fob by threading it on a piece of cord with some beads and charms?

Cathy said...

The tiny spool is an adorable piece of art! And the bread magnet is a great idea and cute as can be!
Cathy
CraftyCat

Lumiruusu said...

Lovely gifts to jacqui! the argaret Sherry patterns a allways super cute and humorous..I love her fat cats with the super longwhisprs!

The flowers in your garden are amazing!!

Catherine said...

Vickie ~ catching up on your last few posts ~ first! let me wish you a belated Happy Birthday!!! Lovely goodies you have received and given! Give those sweet pups a kiss from me and Panzer!

Carol said...

Oh, just look how cute that teeny spool is, Vickie :) I love it! And your gifts for Jacquie and the useful bread magnet are all great!

Glad to see you're getting to enjoy some time in your garden--your flowers look very healthy and happy with your TLC :)

Michelle said...

Oh my the spool is the cutest thing ever x

Julie said...

The little spool is adorable and so cute.
Wonderful gift you sent to Jacquie.

Brigitte said...

Oh Vickie, the two little poodle spools are just too cute. You always come up with such wonderful ideas.
I love the Margaret Sherry card you sent Jacquie. Adorable the little bunny.

Trace4J said...

How adorable.
I love it.
And your new magnet. :)
Hugs and prayers

Penny said...

You stitch such cute things! That bunny is sweet and that tiny little spool is beyond cute! Your flowers are beautiful ~ wish I had your green thumb. :)

moreofhim said...

I love your little spool! Oh my gosh - how adorable! I haven't been able to do any stitching...boohoo. I'm just too sick from the meds right now and also hurt my wrist from pushing the meds into my IV. I know, ridiculous, but true. I can't wait to pick up my needle again!

Blessings - Julie

KimM said...

OMGoodness!!!! Your spool is so CUTE!! What lovely things you stitch.
take care
hugs
xxx

Jennifer said...

That spool is ADORABLE!!! It would certainly make the loveliest ornament for the tree (or for display), especially if you could get your hands on some poodle beads for embellishment. Like this: http://kbatsel.blogspot.com/2011/03/wooden-spool-ornament.html

Meari said...

Great idea with the bread magnet. I hope it helps you. :)

CUTE little thread spool.

♥ Nia said...

Tiny things are always the cutest!!! :))))
Lovely gift, no wonder June was so happy :)

♥ Nia said...

Sorry my iPad 'corrected' Jacquie to June!!