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Monday, June 30, 2014

Love One Another With A Pure Heart

Hi friends! A beautiful summer day here. It is sunny and very warm at 91º, but there is a nice wind too. We went to my Auntie Bernie and Uncle Gerry's 40th wedding anniversary party yesterday. I have not seen them in a few years. Auntie Bernie suffered a stroke 3 years ago now. She now is wheel chair bound, but still sharp and herself. Still, it is hard. I was their miniature bride 40 years ago. ;) I was 5! It was a very, very nice party. I made them a sampler commemorating their love. It is called Love One Another With A Pure Heart. I got it from my Leisure Arts book, Faithful Inspiration.
I made it smaller than the pattern calls for. I stitched mine on off-white 28ct evenweave, one over one. The date of their wedding was to be on the bottom also, but since Auntie Bernie's name is so long, I had to get creative and redesign and rearrange things.
I also did not add the beads called for in the border. I think it looks great as is. :)

I am currently stitching American Strawberries by Prairie Schooler. This is how far I am though.
Don't think I will have this one and two others I want to stitch up done by the Fourth! ;) This is a pattern I have been wanting to stitch though. I told myself to just do it! This pattern was a gift from sweet Maggee.

If you want a chance at 'Taste Summer' by Shepherd's Bush, take a look at my last post here, for the giveaway that ends on the 3rd.

Brian and Emerson are enjoying the World Cup. My kind of soccer is this:
tee hee! ;) This is one of my Alfred Mainzer poodle postcards from my collection. Love them.♥

I hope you are enjoying yourself in whatever you are up to these days. Take care my friends. Hugs to you!

Stitching and praying,
Vickie

24 comments:

Mii Stitch said...

A beautiful finish Vickie :)

Annie said...

What a lovely piece to stitch for your Aunt & Uncle. I'm sure they will love it. Bet it brings a tear (of happiness naturally) to their eyes.

Vonna, The Twisted Stitcher said...

A gorgeous finish and gift for your Aunt and Uncle. :)
And I love those strawberries! Go go go!!

Dirty Martini Queen said...

So pretty and what a heartfelt gift.
Donna

Cindy's Stitching said...

So pretty vickie. I am sure they loved it. The postcard made me laugh.

Margaret said...

Love that postcard! Fantastic! Love the gift you stitched for your Aunt and Uncle. It's so pretty - I bet they love it! I watched a bit of the US-Germany match but that's about it. I enjoy it more just hearing the results. lol! Too stressful!

Dani - tkdchick said...

What a beautiful gift! I'm sure they'll treasure it!

Jackie said...

How wonderful that you were able to spend your aunt and uncles 40th anniversary with them! I'm sure they'll treasure the sampler you stitched them!

butterfly said...

How sweet Vickie I love what you stitched for your family.And love your new start.

Krista said...

Beautiful finish, Vickie! Love the postcard, so funny! Enjoy the week.

cucki said...

Aww very pretty finish ..so cute
Love the postcard
Big hugs.

Kissy said...

Very pretty sampler!
I admire all the over one stitching you do.
Cool and funny postcard! Our team had a pretty tough match yesterday. Never thought, that soccer is popular enough in the US that someone is watching the World Cup.

Giovanna said...

What a sweet sampler, I'm sure they'll treasure it. I'm living the World Cup vicariously through my Dutch DH (Italy were thrown out last week...)

Maggee said...

What a gorgeous finish you stitched for your aunt and uncle! It is perfect as is... you did a great job! Have fun with the strawberries! Hugs!

KimM said...

What a beautiful gift!! It looks so lovely. Oh - and I like your kind of soccer - made me laugh.
hugs
xxx

Andrea said...

A beautiful finish and a perfect gift.

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

You have stitched a beautiful delicate sampler for your aunt and uncle. Is there a photo of you as the bridesmaid?

I am not a football fan at all but I had to laugh at your footy playing poodles!

Penny said...

What a pretty anniversary sampler! I don't think I have ever received a gift someone made themselves. I think it would be very special. Cute picture of the poodles playing soccer. :)

Annette-California said...

I bet your Aunt was thrilled with the Gorgeous sampler you stitched for them. It made a great gift and Beautiful frame you chose.
Happy you got to attend their party!
love Annette

Julie said...

A very beautiful sampler you made, a lovely gift to treasure.

Meari said...

What a precious gift you made for them. It turned out beautiful.

Melanie said...

It's a very sweet sampler! Just precious. 40 years, that is amazing, too. Good for them. :)

Jennifer said...

Oh, very pretty!!! I bet they LOVED it!

♥ Nia said...

A lovely gift :) charming!!!