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, April 28, 2015

Pink and Poodle Gifts, For Me?!? Wahoo!

Hi friends! I received a surprise gift from our friend Julie. More pink fabrics for the Pink Charm Tumbler Quilt. Awesome! I now only need 29 more pink pieces of fabric.
Sweet Julie also sent me THIS!!!
AAAAAAAHHHHHHHH! Check out the adorable Suzy's Zoo poodle card! Just for me to use. Well Julie, I must keep it. I must. This is how I will "use" it. It will be on display in the Poodle Display Case I have shared here before. I seasonally rotate poodle cards for a SUPER display. Ha! Well, that is what I think and believe. ;) Julie made me that beaded bookmark for my Bible. THAT is awesome Julie. She also gifted me that Tin Needle Box. Julie and I both share a love of God, poodles and pink!! She has two toy poodles also. I know right?!? ;)

I have been getting garden work done in my new way. Sitting on a low foot stool and working for 20 minutes at a time. I can just barely not increase my pain IF I stick with this plan.
Of course my garden helpers are always there to assist. ;) Did you know this was our state flower? These grow wild down our street in a handful of people's lawns.(And of course in many, many other places throughout the state!) I asked a neighbor for one.(I am not a thief!) She said sure. She thought it funny. Thought this was like asking someone for dandelions. Well! I think NOT. She said I had perfect timing, as her husband tries to kill them off every Spring.  Live long and prosper little violet.
Well, off to work in the garden for the second time today. Maybe not even for 20 minutes though. I just can't pull it off anymore. The sun is shining and it is mild, so I shall enjoy myself. I shall!

Stitching and praying,
Vickie

31 comments:

KimM said...

Love the pink fabric and the card us so "YOU"!.
xxx

Honeybee said...

Those checkered lilies are amazing!
Btw, you probably already have this, but just in case you don't:

http://plumstreetsamplers.typepad.com/plum_street_samplers/2009/07/happy-independence-day.html

Mdm Samm said...

love all your pics...makes my heart smiles

Annie said...

Pretty pink fabrics. Are you absolutely sure that each and every one you have received is different? Or does it really matter?

What a great card for your collection!

20 minutes at a time.. .sounds like a good plan!

Ann at Beadlework. said...

I love those cute little poodle legs in the garden. Brandy is a "digger" so he's the last one you would want to help you when gardening:-)
You're almost there with your fabrics Vickie, what a lovely selection you must have.

Carol said...

Isn't it amazing that all the fabrics you've received from your blogging friends have been different, Vickie! Such nice gifts from Julie and with your plan I'm sure your garden will be lovely :)

Lesley said...

Lovely gifts and pretty flowers:)

moreofhim said...

Vickie - I'm so glad everything arrived safely! I was a bit worried. I'm so glad you like everything. :) You're the only person I've ever sent the poodle card to because I knew you would appreciate it as much as I do. lol

I love your flowers! How gorgeous! Praying as always!

Blessings - Julie

diamondc said...

That little sweetheart is so cute.
Love the pink fabric you received, the Bible bookmark is beautiful.
Love the poodle card.
The flower is so unusual I have never seen this before.

Many Blessings
Catherine

Dee said...

Love your Bird Girl.

Frances N said...

You have gotten so many lovely pink fabrics!! Isn't that fun???
I love all your gifts and card, too! I know your garden will be lovely--and I also love those checkered lilies!!

Jenny said...

What lovely gifts! The pink fabrics are so beautiful and you are getting so close! It will be so much fun to remember all of your special friends every time you look at all the different pink fabrics. I absolutely love violets....this one is so pretty and I love your garden pics too. Happy Spring.

Margaret said...

What a sweet gift! Love your garden, but I'm sorry to hear it's so hard for you to work in the garden for any length of time. I have to say I don't think my hips would allow me to do such work either. You know you are in my prayers.

Beth said...

I love fritillaria - they are such pretty wildflowers and worthy of respect!

Mouse said...

love all those pinks and cute poodle card ... and awwww the wee wood violet is gorgeous ... hope you managed to get a wee bit more done on the garden ... did some myself the other day too :) can't tell now though ...lol love mouse xxxx

butterfly said...

Lovely more nice pink material ,and lovely goodies , how wonderful .
So happy you can get back into the garden lovely flowers.

Annette-California said...

Super pretty pink fabrics! How sweet of Julie!!! And the poodle card - darling! All your gifts are wonderful & thoughtful from Julie.
I am in awe of those checked tulips.. love them. Pretty violet too. Prayers for you Vickie.
love Annette

Carolien said...

Hello Vickie,

I am so glad you're nearly there, only 29 more to go! :) Lovely gifts, enjoy!

Your violet is so sweet, I would cherish it too ...

Your poodle has pretty legs, by the way, hihi!

Have a nice day in the garden,
love Carolien

Julie said...

The wood violet is really pretty.
It's lovely that you are getting short bursts of pleasure in working in the garden.
A lovely parcel that arrived for you.
xx

Meari said...

What nice gifts from your friend.

I have those violets all over my backyard. I hate mowing because I think they're so pretty. I have dandelions all over my front yard, lol. Feel free to help yourself to either one. ;-)

Mii Stitch said...

This is the perfect card for you!! It must have been in a special display in the shop with little flashing light and a huge sign saying FOR VICKIE!!!
So sweet to send you more pink fabric :)

Lillie said...

The poodle card is so cute.
Very pretty State Flower.

Sarah in Stitches said...

Enjoy your goodies! They look lovely :D

Sandra die Puppenhexe said...

Dear Vickie ,
What a beautiful gift, the substances are also quite to my taste and the pearl necklace for your Bible is a very nice idea . The checkered flower fascinates me , this way I do not know . God bless you, your Sandra

rosey175 said...

What a perfect poodle for you ahaha! I can just imagine your squeal of delight when you found that!! :D

I am like your neighbor, amused at the violet request! It's surprising that you don't have any in your yard. Maybe this one will spread~ And those checkered lilies are ones I have never seen before! Do they eventually point up?

Von said...

I admire you, Vickie, for continuing your gardening through difficulty. The fresh air, sunshine, and soil, while making you sore, also are restorative. Do as much as your body tells you, then sit and enjoy the beauty. :)

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

More lovely fabrics! This patchwork really will be made with love.
Beautiful card too, perfect for your display.

Michelle said...

Lovely pictures Vickie thanks for sharing them xx

Dani - tkdchick said...

How sweet of Julie to send you all those goodies on top of the pink fabbies!

Brigitte said...

Lovely pictures from your garden. And enjoy the sweet gift from Julie.

Maggee said...

What a super gift from Julie! I wish I could get around to sending you the pink fabbys but I keep getting sidelined! Your garden is coming along just fine, considering spring is just now arriving! Hugs!