For the Lord takes pleasure in His people;
He will beautify the humble with salvation.
Psalm 149:4

Friday, August 21, 2015

Bringing Home The Goods

Hi friends! I did not finish Mom's Garden as I had planned to. Busy getting last minute things done. Madeleine had her first day of school yesterday. She is a high school senior now.

I think Mr. toad got mad I took his picture. He has moved residence. That is alright. I will have to pick the squash soon and he would have moved on anyways.

We went to State Fair Park on Tuesday. We brought home my needlework.

This is the first time in my life I have had a first or second place ribbon for anything. :)

I finished reading Malice at the Palace by Rhys Bowen. I enjoyed the mystery, even though I figured out who committed the crime right away. I had to do a bit of historical royal research afterwards. I was unsure of who reigned when and why. Especially when the author changed characters names.
I hope you have a wonderful weekend! We will be having a birthday party for Brian, my brother Jonathan and my brother Michael on Sunday at my mom's.

The Lord is good to those who wait for Him,
To the soul who seeks Him.
Lamentations 3:25
 
Stitching and praying,
Vickie

31 comments:

Manuela said...

Wonderful stitching.
Have a wonderful weekend, Manuela

Angela Tucker said...

Good morning, Vickie! PARTY AT MOM'S!!!! I hope you have a a wonderful weekend. :-)

Brigitte said...

Now you have your wonderful pieces home again and they will take pride of place at a special spot in your home.
Have fun next Sunday at the birthday party!

Sweet Sue said...

sending warmest congrats on your ribbons sweet friend, very deserving, well done:)

Carol said...

Your ribbons are so well-deserved, Vickie! They may have been the first ribbons you won, but they won't be the last :)

Hope Madeleine has a wonderful senior year!

KimM said...

Congrats on your winnings - and best wishes to Madeline and her senior year!
xxx

ORANGERY S said...

Congratulations on your first and second ! Well done your stitching is so beautiful. Sunny Greetings from New Orleans , Alice

Vicki said...

So cool to see your ribbons! Congratulations on a job well done.

Dani - tkdchick said...

Your ball is amazing and certainly deserved a ribbon!

Honeybee said...

YAAAAY on your ribbons! I love that little mushroom so much... remember when you first posted it!

Bea said...

Nice to see your stitching and your ribbons together. They are both fantastic pieces.

Sandra die Puppenhexe said...

To admire your wonderful work again is perfect . You deserved to win , simply unique and special. You notice I adore again ...
Wish you a good time
Greetings Sandra

Terri said...

Congratulations on the ribbons! You deserve it! Who is the designer for the ball? I love it and your modifications!!!

Ma, Herself said...

I just love your entry finishes, Vickie, and felt such pride all over again seeing them home with their ribbons...Congrats, again, dear friend <3
Enjoy your weekend, and family visit on Sunday.
Hugs
Ma

Annie said...

Honestly, if you had not come home with ribbons for those fabulous pieces, I would have gone after those judges myself! Enjoy your finishes and your ribbons! They definitely deserve pride of place in your home.

Lesley said...

Beautiful stitching ..lovely to see your ribbons by the side.I love your ball.
Have a lovely weekend partying.

gracie said...

Well done with the awards.

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

Look at those ribbons!

Have a good party weekend, make sure the Senior doesn't have a party hangover for the new term though LOL

Dotty's Daughter said...

What a lovely post, well done you, the toadstool is beautiful. Maria xx

Barbara said...

I'm so happy that you received your ribbons. Both of the items are just stunning.
Blessings

Margaret said...

Hooray for your ribbons! So so cool1 Amazing that Madeleine is a senior in high school now. Your baby -- how did that happen? Happy brithday to the birthday boys!

Christina said...

Congrats on your ribbons!!

Justine said...

Great to see your finishes again with their well-deserved ribbons. I am still drooling over the gorgeous pink, white and brown colours together.

Lumiruusu said...

The both stichings were wll worth of the prizes :)

Maggee said...

Love seeing the Quaker ball! It is exquisite! Birthdays are prevalent in August in my family too!

Jackie said...

Congratulations on your ribbons! I'm not surprised at all-both pieces are just stunning!

gominam said...

Again, congrats on your well-deserved win:) They're both stunning esp with these closeup shots. Enjoy the celebration;)

Julie said...

Well deserved ribbons, such beautiful work you did on both projects.
Good luck to your daughter in her studies.

Happiness is Stitching said...

beautiful work

Vonna, The Twisted Stitcher said...

I'm so proud of you and your beautiful ribbons! YAY!!!

Ranae said...

Two beautiful finished, I just love both of them, congrats on the ribbons, well deserved