Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself. Let each of you look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others. Philippians 2:3-4

Friday, May 8, 2015

Latest Stitching

Hi friends! Our friend Julie gave me some sweet gifts and pink fabric for my Pink Charm Quilt. I made her a bookmark as a thank you gift.
Julie loves pink and has two toy poodles also! The white one is Mitzi and the apricot one is Cookie.
Julie also is a wonderful pray-er. She and I are unfortunately pain pals. We pray for each other often.

If you are a longtime follower of me, you might be able to guess what this is.
Finally! 3 years ago we planted and trained this espaliered McIntosh apple tree. And we have beautiful, pale pink apple blossoms. We will see what kind of apple crop we get this fall. :)

I have not shared pictures of loaves of bread with you for quite some time. Here is another family favorite, Cheddar Cheese Bread. This is really fantastic warm!
Here is the latest pink quaker motif stitched on the 32ct Black Chocolate linen.
I placed white paper underneath it for the picture. I will share the finished Quaker piece with you this Spring, once it is completed.

Jacob is done with his sophomore year of Nursing at Marquette University. A tiny breather, then he is taking a summer course in hopes of lightening up his load in the fall.

I hope you have a wonderful weekend my friends!

Stitching and praying,
Vickie


20 comments:

Honeybee said...

Yay! Bread pictures are back! :O)

Sandra die Puppenhexe said...

Such a pretty gift , the one can never have enough bookmarks, and if they are still as enchanting as yours.
"Pray nourishes the soul - which is the blood of the body , is the prayer for the soul " ( Mother Theresa ) . .
Wish you a nice weekend
Greetings Sandra

Cindy's Stitching said...

A very pretty bookmark.

Annie said...

Pain pals and poodle pals. What a combination. Sounds like you two are soulmates. Super cute bookmark and yummy looking bread.

Dee said...

Awwww...Mitzi and Cookie are so cute in stitches!

Margaret said...

I love how pink this post is. Which makes perfect sense, of course. :D Lovely gift for your friend. Love that motif you stitched up too. That bread looks so good!! Love Cheddar Cheese bread!

gominam said...

The puppies are so cute!

Angela Tucker said...

Apple blossoms are so pretty! One of my favorite trees...

Your bread looks great. Can't ever go wrong with homemade bread, and with cheese! Yay!

Michelle said...

Oh my lovely stitching xx

Brigitte said...

A lovely gift for Julie.
So great to see the apple tree bloom, finally. Ours also has blossoms but very dark pink ones and it's looking just as gorgeous as yours.

Annette-California said...

Beautiful gift for Julie! Margaret's right this is a incredible pink post:)) I love it! Now I want to grow an McIntosh apple tree!
love Annette

Lesley said...

A lovely gify for your friend,the tiny poodles are very sweet.Your other stitching is so pretty.

KimM said...

What a lovely gift - so sweet - and your stitching is stunning -as always!
xxx

butterfly said...

Yummy looking bread I can smell it from here ha.
Your book mark is lovely.
Lovely pink and brown stitching looks beautiful.

Meari said...

I really like how your quaker motif looks on the chocolate. Nice! Bread looks yummy.

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

What a lovely bookmark with the two tiny cute poodles!

The Quaker is looking good too.

Sarah in Stitches said...

That's a great bookmark! Beautiful stitching. And that bread looks seriously yummy! :D

rosey175 said...

Was this your favorite bookmark to make? I don't know how you parted with the poodle tower fabric haha.

Apple blossoms are one of my favorites of spring (I really like peach too). And noooooo, more delicious bread! Just woke up and now I'm quite hungry, hah.

Mii Stitch said...

Ooh bread pic!! Love it! Yum!! Cheddar cheese bread... how so British :D
Great little bookmark for Julie, love the little poodles stitched on it. They are soooo cute!!

Andrea said...

A beautiful gift. Lovely stitching on the Quaker piece.