For the Lord takes pleasure in His people;
He will beautify the humble with salvation.
Psalm 149:4

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

A Perfect Gift

Hi friends! I received the most wonderful surprise in the mail yesterday. Our friend Mii Stitch sent me a fabulous pinkeep by Joan Elliott. Have a look!
Is this not darling?! Just look at that wagging tail! I LOVE this!! Did you notice she stitched this sweet poodle on pink evenweave for me too? I sure did. :)
What perfectly matched fabric for the back. And a precious butterfly pin for the top. Can you possibly tell I adore this gift?! Ha! I forgot to share how our sweet friend wrapped this up for me. Pink perfection!
This precious pinkeep is on display in our front room with my Valentine display. Oh Ingrid, I am so very thankful. This sweet gift comes at a perfect time. I am fighting feeling down. I have been suffering a new, additional daily pain. I think this may be sciatic. I see the pain doctor next month.

I finished listening to Somewhere Safe With Somebody Good by Jan Karon. This is her latest book and I cannot recommend it enough. What a great read. This is Jan's 23rd book, and I have read them all. :)

I am currently stitching pink quaker motifs on a dark chocolate linen. I stitch this during the day. These aging eyes cannot see the holes well at night. So my nighttime stitch is a Lizzie Kate ornament. Pictures of that one soon.

Thank you for stopping by my friends. I appreciate your friendship. I am so glad to have you in my life.♥

Take care and have a blessed week in the Lord.

Stitching and praying,
Vickie

38 comments:

Jane said...

A beautiful gift Vickie and so you, I hope it helps take away the blues and the pains you are suffering. Hugs as always to you, Mabel and Henry xxx

Margaret said...

Such a lovely gift indeed! So sorry to hear you are in pain again. :( Hope you aren't feeling too down. I think the time of year doesn't help. Lots of prayers and hugs.

Barb said...

What a cute piece. Nice gift for you. Hope your pain eases up.

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

Isn't it wonderful how the Lord sends something SO special at just the time we need some encouragement?? What a sweet gift!! I'll be praying for grace and strength for you as you deal with the additional pain. {{Hugs}} - Tricia

Maggee said...

That is a PERFECT pinkeep for you from Ingrid! Everything is SO you! Pink, poodles, hearts... I will pray that you experience less pain and more God as you go about your days. Hugs!

Carolien said...

Hello Vickie,

What a sweet ornament and how very much you ;)
I hope the pain will go away soon, take care & happy stitching!

Bye, Carolien

Carol said...

What a darling gift--and so perfect for you, Vickie! Oh, sciatic pain is so horrid--I'm so sorry to read this. I know Ingrid's gift brought you a smile at just the right time :)

Ann at Beadlework. said...

What a lovely gift and such a cute little face at the end of your post:-)

Julie said...

The perfect gift for you.

butterfly said...

What a beauty from Mii so pretty and just you .
Hope your pain gets a little better soon big hugs.

CalamityJr said...

Mii couldn't have chosen a better design for you, and the timing is perfect. Can't wait to see your "daytime" project. Please take it easy and feel better soon.

Annie said...

We all knew this was destined for you when it first appeared on Ingrid's blog. Talk about the perfect Valentine for you! Enjoy it.

Hilda said...

Such a sweet gift for you, Vicky. It looks so enchanting on the pink fabric.
Hope you'll feel better soon. Take care of you!

Hugs
Hilda

Mii Stitch said...

So sorry to hear about the pain. Glad my little surprise cheered you up a bit today :) Get well soon x

Daniela Bencúrová said...

Truly a wonderful gift from Mii!

Justine said...

Beautiful gift from Mii! Her finishes are always so lovely. This is just perfect for you. Hope your pain becomes more manageable xx

Clare - Aimetu said...

I hope you get some comfort soon, your beautiful gift will brighten your day, it's lovely.

Cindy's Stitching said...

a perfect gift for you Vickie. Really pretty.

marly said...

So you like pink, huh? Who knew? LOL!!! Carole is taking that book to Cleveland and I got her two other Karons on Ebay.

Brigitte said...

When I saw this lovely design on Ingrid's blog I first had to think of you, lol. Little did I know that it really WAS for you. Enjoy this great little gift!

Brigitte said...

... and so sorry to read that you are suffring from your pain again. I hope that it will soon be better.

Jacquie Morris said...

I am saddened to read that your are in pain, I do hope it eases.
What a delightful happy poodle stitch Mii sent you :). It's really lovely.
Take care,
Smiles :)

Chris said...

What a lovely gift. So perfect for you.
I am so sorry that you are not feeling well.
Hugs!

Christina said...

What a precious gift. Sorry to hear about your pain. Hope the doc can help.

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Lesley said...

A truly lovely gift from Mii.
I hope the extra pain is sorted out by your doctor for you quickly

Parsley said...

What a super nice and super PERFECT stitch!!!

Beth said...

Totally adorable Vickie!

Annette-California said...

What a beautiful gift form Mii! And PINK!!! Just perfect for you.
Your day project sounds so beautiful and the colors will go with your living room (yes I recall the pretty curtains & fabrics you did).
Praying for you! love Annette

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

Haha, I just knew this would find its way to you! The design and fabric really are perfect for you, Mabel and Henry.

diamondc said...

Look at that cute little face.
Your gift is beautiful.

Blessings
Catherine

Sally said...

Oh wow I have just been catching up on blogs and saw this on Mii's blog and wondered if it as for you! Is is adorable.

Andrea said...

A beautiful gift. I know where you are coming from with sciatica, hope you feel better soon.

Stitching Noni said...

Oh Vickie. I am so sorry hear of your pain.... It is so hard to stay strong but you will get through it.... I hope the doctor can help when you get to see him... :) xx
I love the pin keep that Mii sent you.... It is the most adorable thing.... Such a cute design and so beautifully finished. I am so glad that it put a big smile on your face :)
Take care
Lots of healing hugs xx

Kaisievic said...

Vickie, that is such a perfect gift from Ingrid to you. Gorgeous!

rosey175 said...

I definitely thought of you when I saw this on her blog! Even wrapped in pink with a pink bow! Such a sweet gift, the perfect Valentine for you. :D

Meari said...

That is sooooo adorable!

Melanie said...

OMG that is the cutest thing everrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!!!