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Saturday, October 25, 2014

MMMM SAL Finish #4

Hi friends! I got a little bit more garden work done. The key is to keep it "little", then I do not experience spiked pain. Mild days and nights for this weekend. Very nice.

I finished the stitching on my fourth finish for the MMMM SAL I am in. This is 'Just One More Stitch' by Victoria Sampler.
I changed every single color but one. I used all DMC. I stitched this two over two on mystery/almond 30ct linen.
I also simplified the borders on the tops. Did not want/have the buttons. I like it. =)
Instead of a red heart button beneath my name on the back, I added a poodle charm. ;)

Gave Brian a haircut (a lot easier than Henry). Next up for a shampoo, blow dry and cut is Miss Mabel.

I am now working on a Christmas gift for a long time friend of mine. She is not a stitcher. We went to college together to become Veterinary Nurses. She now earned a second degree and has changed direction in her life. She is a first grade teacher now. =) We very rarely see each other. But this small school themed gift will be mailed to her.

Have a beautiful day in the Lord my friends,
Vickie

34 comments:

Beth said...

I like your color choices Vickie. Have a super weekend.

marly said...

The stocking is so nice Vickie. I don't know what the original colors were but your choice is great and I love the back! Sweet photo of the little guy.

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

Oh, I like your take on that stocking! The colors are so pretty. And I'm glad your pain hasn't been spiking!

Trace4J said...

Praying for a no or low pain weekend.
I love your beautiful stitches.
What a sweet gift.
Woolie Hugs

Lynda Ruth Bowers said...

I love your stitch stocking and your stitching buddy. Hope the pain stays away for you to enjoy your weekend. hugs Lynda Ruth

Melody said...

Lovely ornament! I may have to seriously consider that one...LOL. I can think of a couple of friends that it would be perfect for... :)

Ann at Beadlework. said...

I'm so lucky as we have an excellent groomer we take Brandy to in Edinburgh. I know I couldn't manage what you do - I take my hat off to you Vickie, you do a great job of them.

Vicki said...

Very sweet finish! I like the poodle charm...

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

Lovely stitching! Sending prayers your way sweet friend that the pain will ease soon. Blessings always.

rosey175 said...

o your next finish already! /jealous The stocking look so cute. :D

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

Your stocking is adorable, I love the little poodle charm too.

Maggee said...

Cute little stocking! Will you line it? Do you line tree ornaments? Hmmmm...

Margaret said...

Love your ornament! The changes you made are perfect! I have learned something about you -- you were a veterinary nurse! That is so cool! No wonder you are so good with Henry and Mabel!

Annette-California said...

Your little stocking is so pretty! Love the border you changed too! I didn't know you were a veterinary nurse either! Wow! love Annette

RuthB said...

Beautiful, beautiful stitching... and a darned cute stitching buddy! Congrats

Michelle said...

Oh Vickie its stunning well done my friend xx

cucki said...

It's so pretty my dear x

Lesley said...

Beautifully stitched,I love your poodle charm:-)

butterfly said...

Love your stitching Vicki , so pretty .

Thoeria said...

What a lovely swreet finish! Your choices in colours and finishing works perfectly :)

Annie said...

Love your little stocking. Great colors and your changes are so sweet. I may just have to 'borrow' some of those ideas. ;-)

KimM said...

Love your stocking. I chuckled when I read about the poodle charm - how appropriate. I guess I would have been worried about you if it WASN'T adorned with a poodle charm. ;0)
hugs
xxx

Mii Stitch said...

A wonderful little stocking... with the perfect charm :)

New York State Of Mind said...

You do such beautiful work. Poor Henry is such a little bugger to groom. He's still a cutie.

Barbara said...

Adorable Vickie.

Blessings

Carol said...

Really adorable ornament finish, Vickie--and Henry is looking very adorable, too :)

Lillie said...

Beautiful stitching Vickie. Love the poodle charm.

Take care !

Samplers, Silks and Linens said...

Cute stocking Vickie and even cuter pic of the dog.

Bella said...

Hello

A lovely project, I like your colour changes.
Lovely pooches too x

Irmeli said...

Lovely little ornament, so pretty.

Julie said...

Your colour choices look lovely Vickie.

Giovanna said...

Very pretty ornament, well done!

Pull the other thread said...

Such a great finish.

Meari said...

That is one cute stocking! Congrats on another great finish.

Hope your pain has subsided by now.