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

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Matroyshka and Poodles

Hi friends! It has turned cold, windy and rainy here. blech!

That darned frog came to visit over the weekend. Rats! Of course I noticed the problem AFTER I was halfway done stitching the back of the matroyshka. All over one on 28ct. puh! So after many frustrating sessions of ripping out and fixing it back up again, she is done!
I decided to whip stitch this little doll closed. I hand sewed the last matroyshka that was half this size. I think hand sewing the smaller one was easier!

This is the back I designed for her. I used the same flower pattern from the front. This freebie can be found HERE.
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I used a coordinating fabric to cover a little washer for her base. I hot glued this in place.

I used all DMC for her. I used B5200 instead of white,and also used 948, 894 and 304 instead of the called for numbers, because I liked them better. ;) Love this color combination.

I am trying to get time in on Jacob's ornament.

I finished Salt Of The Earth by Saint Paul Florensky in one week. It was a good book on the life of a saint. My favorite quote from this saint is, "A kind man will lend freely to God, and God will pay for everything." Father Isadore.

I found this fun pincushion from 1958 on Etsy. ♥
 I found these match boxes with matches still in them from the 50's/60's, on Ebay. ♥
Thank you for stopping by today. I appreciate your kind words and friendship.

Stitching and praying,
Vickie



24 comments:

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

The frog might have visited--and the finished Matroyshka is beautiful

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

Your finish is so lovely. I think she is perfect! Oh that frog, he gets around...he also likes to get into knitting projects, too...but I'll save that for another day. Blessings to you always sweet friend. :)

Hazel said...

Oh my! I love that little matryoshka doll. Perfect. X

Giovanna said...

She's so pretty - congrats. But sorry about the frog. Nice finds!

Margaret said...

Sorry you had such problems seaming the little matryoshka. But she is lovely! Love your finds too -- they are wonderful!!

rosey175 said...

Please take your cold and windy back! It's leaked out down here without any snow so it's no fun~ :b

Your little matroyshka is adorable!! You're quite the enabler too, look at all them free patterns to hoard -- thanks! :D

butterfly said...

Your little matryoshka is so beautiful.
Well done Vickie she is so cute love her.

Great finds on the net.

We have had rain and wind here this week too.

Lesley said...

A very pretty finish Vickie.
I love your poodle finds:-)

Sally said...

Hello Vickie

Your doll is just lovely and I like what you did to make the base.
Love the fun etsy finds too.
Have a good day x

Trace4J said...

She is so adorable.
Love the colors too.
Warm hugs and prayers

Annie said...

Your little doll is cute as a button! And what great poodle finds for your collection! You will have to open a poodle museum soon.

Mii Stitch said...

That naughty frog didn't stop you!! :D
Your little doll is just adorable :)

Vonna, The Twisted Stitcher said...

You know...that doll is fabulous! You are an artist! ;)
You know what else?! I just remembered this as I was looking at the poodle pincushion from the 50's. When I was a little girl I had bedside lamps that were my Mother's and Aunt's when they were growing up and the "stem" of the lamp were big white poodles and the base was a pillow. SO they were white poodles sitting on a pillow. I wonder where they went?

Michelle said...

Beautiful - and well done on your finds xx

Michelle said...

Beautiful - and well done on your finds xx

Lillie said...

Beautiful finished. The pincushion is a great find.
Keep warm!

Kaisievic said...

Vickie, that Matroushka doll is adorable - as Vonna said you are an artist.

Sally said...

Your Matroyshka is beautiful Vickie.

What fantastic finds on Etsy and Ebay!

Andrea said...

A wonderful doll, so cute. You have found some wonderful items.

Rachel said...

That matroyshka is ADORABLE! What a lovely little finish!:)

moreofhim said...

So adorable! You have such patience to stitch something so small!! I had a problem with the big project I was doing and it frustrated me so much, I put it away, along with all my stitching for now. I am not able to handle huge set-backs in my stitching right now and this was a biggie! I so admire your work because I know how much work and time it takes!

I love your poodle things you found!! So adorable!!

Take care and God bless - Julie

Lumiruusu said...

The matrioska is very pretty ..thank You for visiting my little blog again :) Allways in Pryers for You -Maija

Maggee said...

I can barely type matryoshka much less pronounce it, but she is very cute nonetheless! Just wanted to say that EVERY time I go thrifting, I look for poodles for you... but they must be very popular! Never have found one!! I keep looking... Hugs!

Melanie said...

She's super cute! Love the red. :)