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Friday, July 24, 2015

Awesome Mail

Hi friends! I was able to get the LK Love Is Best Travelling pattern stitched up this week.
I stitched this on 32ct lavender linen and used DMC 316,3041,3688, 3726,3727,3740. I like how this turned out.
The fabric in the background is what I used for the back. This fabric was a gift from Kim. Perfect, since she started this traveling pattern.
The pattern is ready to continue it's travels around the world. Who will stitch this next? If you want to be the next stitcher, tell me so in the comments. I will be drawing the name of the next stitcher on Monday. You need to be a follower of mine and have a blog.

I had a fabulous mail day this week my friends!  Our friend Kim had a giveaway for her birthday. :) I won the needlepoint sweets she made. And she also gave me a few extra pretties. Take a look! Thank you again Kim.
A new friend named Lee had her first giveaway and I won! She made me a lovely scissor fob and included scissors. Take a look at the adorable, precious, little Liberty pillow she made. That is not all! She ordered special hand dyed fabric just for me. And look at the great LK pattern she bought me. Oh yes! She included some trim and flosses also.
Wow Lee! This was really a most generous gift! Friends, if you have not come across Lee, would you stop in and take a look at her new blog? CLICK HERE TO GO TO LEE'S BLOG

I need to get to Hobby Lobby. I need a dark, dark purple floss for my next project and DMC just is not working. I think maybe Hobby Lobby has Sullivans also?

I gave both the poodles haircuts. Time to stitch!

Thank you for stopping by my friends I am so very glad you did!

Stitching and praying,
Vickie

34 comments:

CalamityJr said...

What generous gifts you received - lovely treats for a lovely lady! The traveling pattern has such a meaningful verse. It makes me wish I had a blog so I could join in. Perhaps you'd like to post my finish for me? But no, I know there are rules for a reason, so I'll enjoy seeing how others finish this live as it travels through the stitcher-sisterhood. Thanks for sharing!

Jacquie Morris said...

Wonderful post.... Love your sweet stitching, such lovely pinks too :)
Congratulations on the lovely gifts you received :)
Yes please could I be included in the travelling chart, it's lovely.
Big smiles :)

Angela CG said...

Love the colors you picked and what a wonderful package you received. Please count me in for a chance to be the next stitcher.

Beth said...

Love is Best is so pretty. What great gifts you received

C Reeder PhxAz said...

Those are so great - of course the LK purple is my favorite!

Cindy's Stitching said...

Very pretty. I like the colors you picked. A very pretty gift from lee.

Maggee said...

That was fast!! Your Traveling piece is very nice, in all those shades of PINK! I want to join in the traveling pattern fun too! You made it so enticing!! Congrats on such lovely giveaway gifts! I say it over and over, blogging friends are the Best!! I am feeling the urge for a fun giveaway, but... have to ponder the how's... I always do a game or something! We shall see! Hugs!

butterfly said...


What lovely gifts for our lovely friend.
Loved your new stitch , colours look wonderful.

Hazel said...

I'd love to be part of the travelling pattern. Count me in. Beautiful cushion. x

Justine said...

Those are lovely gifts you received. Kim's sweets are so cute! Thanks for the link to Lee's blog.
I love what you did with the Travelling pattern, those colours are really pretty. I stitched this one last year so please don't include me.

Julie said...

What super gifts you've received.

Lesley said...

Very pretty stiching . The fabric and other goodies you received are lovely.

gracie said...

Congratulations one the wins....lovely gifts

Sandra die Puppenhexe said...

Your little pillow has become fantastically beautiful and what embroidered for a harmonious and wonderful saying in my favorite colors . Herrlich . Have received the gifts you are really great and very generous .
Wish you love a nice weekend Regards Sandra

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

Great finish of the Travelling Pattern. I stitched this one some time ago. My name will be on the list somewhere! I used wild and crazy colours though.
Two lovely giveaways in this post too. I love Kim's sweet treats, very convincing, don't let the dogs see them.

Bea said...

Wonderful mail - it just makes the day extra special when people are so generous. Love your finish - the colours are beautiful, but I will pass on the draw, thank you.

Annette-California said...

Such wonderful gifts from lovely friends. Congrats on both wins.
Kim's needlepoint's are so beautiful. Lee's cushion she made you is lovely. How blessed are we with our blogging friends.
Your finish on traveling pattern is beautiful and special that you used fabric from Kim. That makes it more special.
love Annette

StitchinByTheLake said...

Wonderful gifts - generous hearts! blessings, marlene

Barbara said...


Beautiful gifts you received this week Vickie. I know Hobby Lobby sells a different one than DMC but for the life of me I don't know what it is. If you can't find one there, let me know because my LNS sells Anchor and Presencia so I'd be more than happy to look for you. Just drop a line.
Hugs

Angela Tucker said...

You had a GREAT mail week!!! Beautiful stitching on the LK. You do such pretty work, Vickie. :-) No thank you on the draw...I love LK, but I have too much stash as it is. LOL

gominam said...

Beautiful finish on LK Love, the fabric complements the design:) Awesome prizes, congrats on the win!

Linda K's Stitching Corner said...

Love your Gifts that you received. Congratulations on your finish. That is so pretty.

Your picture of your dog is so adorable...what a sweet face :)

Happy Stitching
Linda K, Railroad

Lumiruusu said...

First I have to thank you for your prayers for Kristiina ,we have a Good God ,our Heavenly Father who istens what his children ask for Him in jesus name ! Amen! Kristiinas new medication has helped her a lot and she has been in the very good mood. She even taked to me about starting her studies at Autumn... I am so greatfull for her emprovement ..You have stitched an adorable soft pink ornament !!

rosey175 said...

Wow you really did change everything to pink lol! It looks great, and the backing fabric does match it quite nicely. Please don't include me, I'd never get it stitched in time and would feel bad hanging onto it for so long because of it!

Our Hobby Lobby has never sold Sullivans (they carry Artiste or whatever it is, craft thread). If there is a Hancock Fabric in your area, they carry Sullivans.

diamondc said...

Hi Vicki: I love the color combination you chose, so fresh and pretty.
You are a lucky Lady look at all the goodies that came in the mail.
I have this pattern which I will stitch someday, so please do not add me to the traveling list.
I checked out Lee's Blog, will post a link to her blog on my next posting.

Blessings
Castherine

Christina said...

Congrats on your wonderful prizes.

Ele said...

wonderful gifts, congratulations!

Chris said...

Fantastic gifts for you, aren't bloggers so generous.. I would love to be included in the draw for the travelling pattern. I am just starting to stitch again after breaking my arm!
Every Blessing Chris x

Brigitte said...

Ahhh, I love the colours you used on the little pillow.
And such loevly gifts that you received.
I'm a bit curious now what you will be stitching with that dark, dark purple that you are looking for ...

Anne said...

What a beautiful finish my dear!! I should send you my stuff to finish lol! Great giveaway wins too.typing as Nathanael sleeps on my belly..hehe only way he would sleep. PS Lee is leaning towards yes so keep praying. Hugs

Sarah in Stitches said...

Beautiful finish! I'd love to get the chance to stitch it too. :D Enjoy your new goodies!

Astrids dragon said...

Your traveling pattern is very sweet! What lovely gifts you received, lucky you!

Hilda said...

If it is not too late for it, I want you to put me in your drawing for this amazing travelling pattern. It is so sweet. And I love how you finished it.

Congratulation for winning this lovele give-away gifts.

Hugs
Hilda

Mii Stitch said...

Oooh I really like your take on the LK pattern, what a sweet finish.
Congrats on your lovely goodies :)