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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Just Winging It ;)

Hi friends! I am still stitching on Winky during the school hours. I made a mistake somewhere in his wing. So I am "just winging it". Ha! Real funny. Not. So, I guess no one would have ever known, had I not just told. ;)
I made a trip to JoAnn to buy every blue in "Winky" color. Of course none are a perfect match. His tail/back and tummy are the brightest blue. That I created with DMC 996 and 519. What you see in blue above, are those two colors tweeded over one on this 28 ct. Fun right?! Not. It's for the birds! Ha! I am so funny today. ;) I made the first half of every X in 996. I then came back and crossed them all in 519. The color is good. I will do his tummy that way too. All the other blue parts will be stitched in 519 alone.

I finished reading a devotional I have been reading over the past few months. It is called When I'm In His Presence by Anita Corrine Donihue. What a wonderful, inspirational book this was.

I also finished reading  The Living God volume 1 by svs press. This is a catechism for the Christian faith. A very good book given to Brian and I by our deacon. I am now just beginning volume 2. This will most likely take me months to read as well. I can only read so much catechism at a time. These are very informative books, that are answering quite a few questions.

Things are going pretty good around here. Hope they are going good for you too. :)

Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good;
Blessed is the man who trusts in Him!  Psalm 34:8

Stitching and praying,


diamondc said...

Vickie: I have done the same thing I have had to wing it so many times and I am always happy with the results.
Super cute bird.
Love your dog picture oh so cute.


Beth said...

Great photo of you and the pups. I think your bird stitch will be just splendid.

Jackie's Stitches said...

Winging it can be a good thing if it doesn't put everything else off. WInky looks great and I love the pic of you and the pups!

Margaret said...

Awww, that is so sweet, seeing you with your two little fur babies! Love the pic! Winky is looking good so far. That trick with one color on the first leg and another on the second -- I've done that too. A pain, but worth it.

Honeybee said...

Winky is adorable! Hi, puppies! :O)

Annette-California said...

Lovely seeing you with your 2 fur babies:) Winky is looking so pretty. Like how your stitching with the two colors the way you are. I've would not thought of that. Great idea:)
love Annette

butterfly said...

Lovely photo .
Love the little bird , Winky is going to look so wonderful.
Enjoy your day and it's good to hear your feeling good.

Анна Гончарова said...

Очень красивая вышивка!
И очень понравились собачки!

cucki said...

Aww hi dear friends :)
Sweet stitching ..I love it xxx

Varla Lee said...

Oh Vickie you both 3 (lol) are so sweet in that pic!! And Winkie is lovely, sometime i had to start again and again, urg! Do mistakes drives me crazy ^_^ Hugs to you and the furries!

Krista said...

Winky is looking quite pretty :) Enjoy your day!

Brigitte said...

Oh my, I'm so behind with blog reading. Two weeks away from the computer and you come back and find hundreds of blog entries. But I'm here again.

Great rpogress on Winky, I'm looking forard to seeing him finished in blue. And what a lovely picture of you and your poodles.

Mii Stitch said...

Sweet little crosses, it will be a lovely bird :)

Sally said...

Oh Winky is so cute! Reminds me of our budgie Billy.

Lovely photo of you and your lovely dogs.

Hope you are doing well . I haven't read blogs for over a week now.

KimM said...

Winky is so darling - LOVE the picture of you and your puppies.

Lillie said...

Winky looking good.
Love the picture of you with Hendry and Mabel.

Julie said...

Beautiful pic of you and your furry friends.
Winky looks great!

moreofhim said...

Winky is really coming along nicely! So cute and I can't wait to see the finished piece.

Love the picture of you and the poodles!

Blessings - Julie

Carol said...

Great job on Winky, Vickie, and I think the tweeding will make him look very realistic... I know your daughter will be thrilled with your gift :)

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

Winging it, hahaha!

The blue is looking good, worth the extra effort.

Anonymous said...

Hi Vickie

Winky looks great!
Happy weekend (:

Michelle said...

He looks great - he is unique. Glad you are feeling better x

Melanie said...

What a cutie! And the bird stitch is nice as well. ;)

Rachel S-H said...

How sweet is that! Looks great.