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Monday, March 2, 2015

A Sweet Spring Finish

Hi friends! Welcome new friends! I finished Spring String by Lizzie Kate.
Isn't this cute? This chart was gifted to me by our friend Tricia. I stitched this on Belfast Baby Lotion 32ct linen, two over two. I used most of the required DMC. I changed the purple and the green shades. They looked nothing like the picture. I used one WDW, pecan.
I still have Autumn String all stitched up and waiting for final finishing also now. I have ideas for these two. I will get to work on finishing soon.

I do have a question for you all. What is this pink thing between Q and r? Anyone?! It is driving me bonkers!
I promised to show you my pink stitching on the chocolate linen. So here is the latest Quaker motif I completed.

I pick this up every so often and add more. I have been planning this for over two years now. Working on it for almost 2 years now. You know how you always have to stitch this or that first, and then you never seem to get to what is for YOU? Well this is for me. I am determined it will be complete this year. Not ready to show all yet.

I am now stitching up a Margaret Sherry for a gift. It is small, but you know all the backstitching involved with the MS patterns.

We are enjoying a few days with temperatures above freezing. How nice just that is. We will take it! It is not enough to make the snow go away. That is going to be around for a long time yet.

The crows are brave enough for the trampoline now sometimes. And sometimes I am quick enough with the camera.;)
I am so glad you stopped by today my friends. I thanked God for YOU today!

Stitching and praying,
Vickie

39 comments:

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

Beautiful! I figured the pink thing was just a "quaker motif" of some sort... something to hold the place so everything fit, or just because she wanted some more color in it. : ) Can't wait to see your finishes. I haven't finished mine yet!! : )

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Annie said...

Pink quilt?

That is really a precious design!

Faith... said...

I just love your Spring String! It looks great, congrats on your finish! That pink on chocolate looks good together.

Beth said...

Very pretty colors on the L*K Vickie. No idea what the pink line represents.

Jacquie Morris said...

My my my!! Such a pretty stitch you have finished...and oooh I love the name of the fabric you stitched on too!
And now your stitching on chocolate linen!! Mmmm! Ha ha your pink Quaker design is very lovely too... You have been busy!
Oh!! Wow your crows look rather large... Brave to be on the trampoline you say... Do you think when your not looking they have a little bounce? Ha ha
Have a lovely day :)
Smiles :) x

Anne said...

It's looking lovely Vickie! You've been stitching so many beautiful things. Not sure what that thing is...just some pink checkers? Love the photo of Mabel. Hugs and prayers!

StitchinByTheLake said...

I love your spring thing! And that pink on chocolate is scrumptious! :) blessings, marlene

Mrs Xstitch said...

beautiful stitching

Preeti said...

Beautiful finish!!

Clare - Aimetu said...

Spring is lovely, looking forward to seeing your finishing :-)

Annette-California said...

Beautiful! Congrats! I think it's a checked decor like the green one under the F & G! WOW Your Quaker on chocolate linen & the pink & white looks like beautiful pastry! LOVE IT! Hope you have lots of hot tea to help stay warm:) love Annette

moreofhim said...

Hi Vickie!

I'm always so inspired by your beautiful work!! I personally think the pink thing represents a quilt, since it's right after "Q". It looks like a patchwork quilt to me. Loving your chocolate piece! Oh my goodness - your eyes must be so good! It's just gorgeous! Praying you're feeling good. We are having rain & snow so my pain levels are way up. Hoping for sunshine again, soon!!

God bless you - Julie

Анна Гончарова said...

Очень красивая вышивка!

Brigitte said...

Ohhhh, pink on chocolate brown, what a great colour combo. Such a nice project that you are stitching for yourself. And you have a wonderful finish there. I have no idea what the pink thing is, maybe just a kind of border between the letters?
Wishing you luck with your snow melting away soo. It's wonderful when you can see the ground again as it happened here a week ago or so.

Sarah in Stitches said...

Beautiful stitching! Can't wait to see more :D Stay warm!

cucki said...

Beautiful stitching
Super sweet xx

Pull the other thread said...

Your finish is just stunning, sorry can't help you in identifying the pink think between Q & R. Your Quaker motif is stunning, the pink on the brown is really so pretty.

Irmeli said...

Beautiful spring finish, I like those bright colors and your pink on chocolate stitching looks nice too.

Julie said...

Colourful and pretty spring finish

Margaret said...

Very pretty finish! No clue what that checkerboard thing is -- very odd. Love the pink and brown quaker motif too.

Mii Stitch said...

Spring is beautiful but I prefer your quaker work... the colour combo is just perfect :)

Sally said...

What a sweet finish Vickie. I have no idea what the pink thing is though! I have the Winter one of these to stitch.

Love the pink on the chocolate linen. It really pops!

I wish we had half your snow I live. Winter has been so disappointing in this part of the country!

Carolien said...

Hello Vickie!

Your finish is so cheerful, lovely! And I love the combination of the brown, pink and white ... I'm curious how it will turn out.

I'm glad the temperatures are a bit more 'human' for you. How very brave the crows are LOL

Have a nice day & Dutch greetings,
Carolien

Lesley said...

Both pieces are beautiful:)

Carol said...

That must have been such a fun piece to stitch, Vickie! It is darling and I think your pink and brown Quaker is lovely, too...

You are certainly making the crows very happy this winter :)

Frances N said...

Your stitching is lovely! I love the Spring String--so cheerful and beautiful colors!
The pink and brown combo is a favorite of mine! Love it!

butterfly said...

Sweet Vickie i have no idea what the pink is .

All your stitching is looking wonderful.

Hope your snow melts soon, hugs .

PhooliVlog said...

Both the Lizzie Kate and Quaker Motif are very pretty..You always choose the patterns that are so "me "too. Thank You for vistiting my little blog! I allways remember You In my Prayers-God is with us !

Melissa said...

Such a cute finish, Vickie. No idea what that pink thing is. I like the pink on brown linen - so pretty!

I hope the weather warms up for you soon!

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

I think the pink is gingham! It makes me think of Bill Hicks the comedian.

I love your chocolate and pink Quaker too, the colours go so well together.

Ann at Beadlework. said...

I like your Spring string finish. The colours are very cheery.

rosey175 said...

Ehhh, I haven't the slightest idea what that pink thing is. I would've just assumed it was a divider!

The Quaker motif looks so lovely on that chocolate linen. I am a horrible person who likes blue more than pink but pink and brown go so well together. :D

G'luck with your MS stitch! They always seem to just come alive with that crazy backstitching.

Michelle said...

A lovely finish Vickie x

Melanie said...

It's obviously some super secret symbol for an underground society none of us belong to because I don't know what it is either. Love the finish though. :)

Andrea said...

Beautiful stitching, can't wait to see how you finish it. Your pink and chocolate piece is lovely too, pretty colour combination.

Maggee said...

Gee, I wonder what you will do with the 'strings'?? As everyone else has said, I really LOVE the pin and chocolate piece, and cannot wait to see more! I sure am glad that I sent you a pink and brown piece last year! Hugs!

Anna van Schurman said...

A garden looked on from above? Rows of pink flowers? I think it's probably just a doodle. But it's quite lovely and makes me hopeful that spring will soon spring!

Denise SA said...

Maybe it is a row of quilt blocks