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

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Wheeee! I Am Down To Three!

Hi friends! I have knocked off another two pages of the Theotokos pattern. Three more partially completed pages to finish now. Here is a progress picture.
My stitching companion keeps my seat warm while I bake bread.
Today I made Sweet Italian Bread. In case you have not noticed, I like to use my bread machine often. I love to bake. I made the dough in the machine, and baked these in the oven. The egg wash on the loaf on the  right is crackled on top because it fell onto the bread board. ;)
I set out some Valentine treasures.
This is a collection of past Valentine stitches. There are two pincushions I received as gifts from stitchy friends in there also. :)

Now I am TRULY motivated friends! I feel the end coming on with Theotokos! Whoo hoo!

Thanks for stopping by. Have a fabulous night!

Stitching and praying,
Vickie
I think she does it on purpose

37 comments:

Pull the other thread said...

Congratulatiosn on the page finishes. It looks wonderful. Your bread looks fantastic as well.

Emma/Itzy said...

Its looking great!

Katy said...

Stunning progress!

Carol said...

You always make the best looking bread, Vickie!! That is probably my biggest weakness (after chocolate!).

What great progress--I'm amazed at how quickly this is coming together :)

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

Oh, it is looking so good, Vickie! What kind of a stand do you use? It looks like it sits on the table?? Love the picture of Henry!

dee holley said...

That is absolutely stunning work and Henry is a great seat warmer isn't he?

Frances N said...

Yummy, yummy bread! And so pretty!
I LOVE your stitching--it is just gorgeous and I have enjoyed checking on it to see your progress! It will be so stunning when finished!
What a cute way to display your precious Valentine/Heart treasures! You are so festive!!!

Margaret said...

Theotokis is looking amazing! Wow! And the bread. Yum! My FIL was really into his bread machine too. We inherited it, but DH is much more into just doing bread the old fashioned way, by hand. Love all your Valentines goodies!

Caitlin D said...

Your stitching looks amazing! I can't believe how little you already have left!!!
What a cute little seat warmer. ;-)

Angela P said...

You are making fantastic progress!

Christina said...

Wow you stitch fast. That is amazing progress.

diamondc said...

Positively beautiful stitching, I look forward to seeing this beautiful stitch finished.
Your seat warmer is so cute.
Yummy bread, there is nothing better then the smell of bread cooking.

Catherine

Irmeli said...

Your Theotokos is awesome and you have stitched it very fast. Good luck to the end of your progress.
Your valentine display is lovely also.

Carolien said...

Hello Vickie,

I love your display with the 'glass house', that's a nice idea ...
The feeling of a n
'nearly finish' is great, isn't it? Enjoy the last stitches & have a nice day.

Greetings, Carolien

Michelle said...

Oh well done my friend - its lovely. Your pictures are so pretty x

Annette-California said...

Theotokos is looking gorgeous, congrats on so close to finishing! Oh Vickie your breads look devine! I can smell the yeast from here, lol! love Annette

butterfly said...

Well done Vickie your stitching is looking wonderful.
Love all your Valentines goodies lovely display hugs.

Lesley said...

This is a really beautiful design Vickie.
I love your Valentine display and the bread looks sooooooo tasty.

Mii Stitch said...

Well done, it's a wonderful update!

Julie said...

Lovley progress and such tasty looking bread.
The valentine collection looks so pretty.

cucki said...

its looking so beautiful x

Hilda said...

Whoo hoo, indeed! This stitching is pretty demanding and you have made that much already. Very impressive!!!

I love your small Valentine stitchings too.

Hugs
Hilda

Dani - tkdchick said...

Wow! I haven't seen your WIP in awhile its looking amazing!

Brigitte said...

Theotokos is getting more and more beautiful, the more details you add. Great stitching on this project. And such lovely little smalls that you decorate with for Valentine's Day.

Melissa said...

Congratulations on your progress! That is some sampler! Very impressive.

I like how you've displayed your Valentine smalls. Is that a terrarium? It's a great idea!

Bread looks delicious!

Maggee said...

Congrats on the great progress! You are going to make the deadline! The bread looks absolutely yummmmmy!! I might look into making bread at home... Hugs!

Vonna, The Twisted Stitcher said...

Oh my goodness Vickie...look at that! GO GO GO!
I love my bread machine too...i don't typically bake in it, but I use it A LOT for the dough mixing. Its excellent!
Another contraption I got recently and I seem to use A LOT is a rice cooker. It makes the best rice...it really does.

Lillie said...

Cheering you on Vickie...
Beautiful display.
Take care!

moreofhim said...

Beautiful! This is going to be an heirloom! Your bread looks so good and all your Valentines and poodles are perfect. I still have my Christmas tree up but am hoping to get everything put away in the next couple of days. It takes me a lot longer these days to do things.

Where do you find those poodle cartoons? So adorable!!

Blessings - Julie

Kaisievic said...

Wow, Vickie! Theodotos has really come along, so wonderful to be so close to the finish line. Well done.
Your bread looks pretty yummy, too.

KimM said...

This is stunning and so elegant. A true heirloom when you're done. The display for your Valentine's Day - is that a terrarium? What a great idea to show off your treasures.
Hugs
xxx

Chris said...

This project is so beautiful.
The bread that you have been making looks so wonderful too.
Lovely Valentines pieces.
Have a wonderful weekend!

Parsley said...

Been thinking of you! I am sitting for one standard poodle and two toy poodles. So sweet.

Pam in IL said...

Beautiful stitching! Your bread looks so yummy too -- even with the cracked egg wash.

Ann at Beadlework. said...

Theotokos looks amazing, it's well worth all the hours of stitching. I love that cute little bundle keeping your seat warm. You bake delicious looking bread - I never got into my bread machine and seeing what you make inspires me to try again.

Sally said...

At long last I'm back to visiting your blog. It seems like forever since I was last here! Theotokos is looking amazing!

That bread looks yummy.

Melanie said...

You have a great collection of smalls for Valentine's! So pretty! :)