Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in Me. John 15:4

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Crown Of Life

Hi friends! Hi new friends! How are ya? We are feelin' happy 'round here. =) It is supposed to be in the forties this weekend! Melting snow! Sunshine! Yay! Oh, it will still be white around here for quite a while, but surely Spring is getting closer.

Remember Dear Rudolph I stitched and finished last month? Well I borrowed that LK pattern from our dear friend Shirlee. I sent it back with a small gift I made her. Since she has received it and thanked me for it AND likes it ;) I thought I would show ya.
I'm Christian, Shirlee is Christian, I knew she would appreciate this gift I made for her. This is one of my favorite Bible verses. I always envisioned the verse stitched up with one of these:
A crown of course! This is the backside of the bookmark. I stitched one over one using Nancy's Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe Floss "1795 Tarnished Gold". This is an antique crown pattern freebie from Sajou. The fabric I used is 28ct Country Blend linen.
I made this bookmark for Shirlee using all things from my stash. The large embroidered piece of linen on the front is vintage. It is from a tablecloth I bought off Etsy years ago. I made kitchen curtains with most of the tablecloth, and saved many pieces for future crafts.

I finished my Margaret Sherry piece. It was a freebie found HERE.
Squee! So very cute! I stitched this for my hair stylist. She is a wonderful lady. I will shortly find a perfect, small frame for it and give it to her at my next haircut appointment.

I stitched this using DMC equivalents and some of my own choosing also. It is stitched two over two on 32ct Baby Lotion Belfast linen.

I took this photo last night from our backyard. This is the beautiful PINK sky setting behind our village library on the other side of a park behind our home.
I will share with you next time the very pink and very epic project I am taking on. I have been planning this one for years. At least 7 years my friends. It is time!!

Thank you for stopping by! Thank you for your sweet comments! You brighten my day, truly.

Stitching and praying,
Vickie


26 comments:

Margaret said...

What a lovely bookmark for Shirlee.

Your Margaret Sherry finish is adorable. Such a cute gift for your hairdresser.

Lesley said...

Lovely stitching Vickie.Your little hedgehog is so sweet.

Jacquie Morris said...

My my my!! A truly wonderful bookmark that Shirlee will cherish for sure...it is lovely.
Oooh such a cute darling hedgehog too...
Your post is a happy positive post today, I hope you are well and having a wonderful day :)
Smiles :)

Cindy's Stitching said...

So pretty Vickie

rosey175 said...

Oh, you already finished the MS! That'll teach me to keep up haha. It's so cute too!

Your bookmark is lovely. I have vintage tablecloths too (always watch for them at thrift stores) but I never considered cutting them up for other things! How neat :D

butterfly said...


Such a sweet book mark for Shirlee, stitched so beautifully .
Love what you stitched for your hairdresser too.
And a pink sky ! how exciting we get shades of red but I can't say I have seen a pink one , now you will have me looking.

Brigitte said...

Two lovely stitched gifts, and so appropriate for each of the recipients.

Sarah in Stitches said...

Beautiful stitching! Love your finishes :D

Mii Stitch said...

Gorgeous bookmark, Shirlee will love it!! Love the little crown on the reverse :)
Adorable little edgehog.

Shirlee said...

I do love & treasure my bookmark : ) I am glad to read a bit more about how you made it. I had no idea that was your favorite Bible verse : )

Margaret said...

What a lovely bookmark for your friend. Love that finish for your hair cut person too -- so adorable!

Marion K said...

Such a lovely bookmark !!
And the hedgehog is so cute.

Dani - tkdchick said...

What a lovely and special gift you made Shirlee!

Von said...

How sweet of you to stitch such a beautiful gift for Shirlee.

I hope winter is ending and spring sunshine will be warming you up real soon! Hugs!

Annette-California said...

I love how you are so thoughtful Vickie! Beautiful and sweet bookmark you made for sweet Shirlee! Perfect for her! And how cute is that MS design you stitched for your hairdresser. You are amazing.
love Annette

Lumiruusu said...

OOOH-The Crown Of Life Book mark looks so beautifull and the finshing is great! May I borrow this idea of Your for making bookmarks for the other TWO Ladies in our tiny stitching group? We are all Christians and those will look pretty inside our Bibles!?

CJ said...

I have been so busy I missed a few of your posts. It was so nice to catch with you. The bookmark is wonderful, a very sweet gift.

CJ

Ann at Beadlework. said...

What a lovely gift for Shirlee. Your hedgehog stitch made me smile and I'm sure it will do the same for your hairdresser Vickie. Hello to Mabel and Henry.

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

What a perfect gift for Shirlee, it's so nice to have friends that share your faith.

Whenever I see a lovely sunset I think how nice it would look as a piece of hand dyed fabric! I keep sharing photos with the dyers I use for this reason!

diamondc said...

What a great bookmark, I love the different color fabrics you picked for the backing.
Such a cute heghog.

Blessings
Catherine

Julie said...

Fabulous bookmark gift you made, what a special and precious thank you gift.
Cute little freebie!
Amazing pink sky... what a treat to see.

Carolien said...

Hello Vickie,

What a thoughtful gift you made, lovely!
Thank you for the link tot the Margaret Sherry freebies, I love her designs.

Have a great week to come and toodles to the poodles ;)

Bye, Carolien

Frances N said...

That is a lovely bookmark--very creative!!!
Your stylist will love her sweet surprise!
I love your pink sky!!!

Carol said...

Oh, that little hedgehog is adorable, Vickie! And what a perfect gift for Shirlee--I know she will treasure it :)

Melanie said...

He is most definitely the cutest 'hog' I've seen. The bookmark is lovely. I'm sure she will treasure it. :)

Maggee said...

Love that bookmark--finely finished! And the hedgehog is too cute! Hugs!