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

Monday, August 31, 2015

Yet Another Giveaway

Hi friends! Hello new friends! I am so glad you all stopped by today. I want to thank you for your sweet comments. It is so kind of you to take the time to say a little something. :)

Last week I stitched up and finished into a pillow Dreaming Is Free, Three Little Words by Lizzie Kate. This pattern was a giveaway win from our friend Lee.
As you can see, I did my own thing with this pattern. I chose a mystery lavender 32ct linen and picked pretty pink and purple DMC and away I stitched!

Do you like this Sprats Head Heart? I love the look of it! I chose to put this motif into the pattern instead of the called for two butterflies. No offense June! I just don't like stitching butterflies, as I find them creepy close up! (I'm a bug wimp!)
I do believe in miracles! Do you? They are real my friends! Oh yes they are. I prayed throughout my stitching of this for a particular thing I am hoping will happen. As always though, not my will but God's will be done. And so I continue to pray and hope. This is a special, little pillow. ♥
Do you like this pattern? Would you like to own it? It still has the tiny button that came with it. I would like to offer this to one of my followers. I will draw a name on Monday, September 7th. Just leave me a comment here telling me you would like to be in the draw.

The winner of the Shepherd's Bush pattern My Mom's Garden is our friend Irmeli! The pattern will be on it's way to you shortly Imreli. I just need your address! :)
 
I read the book Bite the Biscuit by Linda Johnston. A good mystery book, as I could not figure out who dunnit til the end. :)

If you are so willing, would you pray for our dear Mabel? She has had another back flare up. She began walking on three legs 11 days ago. I spoke with the veterinarian last week and will check in with him again on Friday. I am giving her the full set of prescription medications for when she has problems with her spine. Brian and I have a feeling she has slipped another disc this time. That would make 8! She is still wagging her tail, rolling over for belly rubs and eating fine. She will stand on all four legs. It is hard to see her struggle though. The vet has told us over these two years that eventually her back is what will be the end of her. With 7 or more slipped discs, her spine will become less and less stable. We are of course hoping that she can stabilize and do well again. She is so extremely smart and very loving.
Stitching and praying,
Vickie

37 comments:

Vonna, The Twisted Stitcher said...

Prayers for Mabel, my goodness that much be difficult to watch. I'm hopeful that she can heal.
I love your sweet finish on the pillow! Darling!

Mii Stitch said...

What a delightful little creation! I would love to be included in your giveaway, please count me in.
Hope Mabel gets better and don't suffer too much.

Angela Tucker said...

Good morning, Vickie. It is always difficult to watch a loved one struggle. I hope that medication and time help heal Mabel. Your LK turned out beautiful. I think it is wonderful when you add your own touch. Have a great day!

Margaret said...

Lots of prayers for little Mabel. I'm so sorry to hear that she is having problems again. Love your finish too. I believe in miracles. :D

Callie Lankford said...

I would love to be in the drawing! Your finish is so darling, and I love anything Lizzie Kate and miracles :)

Pull the other thread said...

Love your finish, it's so pretty. So many hugs and best wishes for Mabel, I do hope that she will recover.

Shirley said...

Good Morning Vicki, First Hugs and Prayers for Mabel and hugs for you. I have enjoyed catching up with you and seeing all of your stitching. Congratulations on your first and second place in your stitching. I have been working on a lap quilt at the present time but still stitching. Have a wonderful day. Hugs and Prayers from your Missouri Friend Shirley

Tina said...

Congrats on your stitching! The finish is so pretty! I love the colors!! Prayers and happy thoughts are being sent to you and Mabel. Positivity works! I would love a chance to be entered for a chance to win! How very thoughful x

Michelle said...

Lovely stitching Vickie and thanks for your e-mails - lovely to hear from you. Thinking of Mabel xx

Barbara said...

Such a sweet heart of a dog is Mabel and I will be sure to add her to my prayers.I know how much you love her and will be praying for the best.

Blessings

Honeybee said...

Oh no, poor Mabel! Tiger Lily sends friendly snuggles!

Lumiruusu said...

Prayers for sweeet little Mabel ...Lovely pillow and oh-how I feel that phrase so inpirational..I really would have do with some miracles..but i have seen already some happen and so i have faith as a gift from god. Iwould loe to win that chart. So fun that irmeli my blogging fiend won the other chart. You have two friends from Finland now ...

butterfly said...


Sending prayers for Mabel, I hope she feels better soon.
Love your pillow , I am not so scary close up ha.
Have a happy week.

Beth said...

Pink colors in Believe in Miracles makes it nice for breast cancer survivors. Nice work!

Annie said...

Very pretty finishes. I like your special variations!

My thoughts are with dear Mabel. Hope she perks up soon!

Cath said...

Best wishes being sent for Mabel . xxx

Lesley said...

A lovely finish,with pretty adaptations.
I do hope Mabel is responding to her treatment.

Clare said...

I pray that the vet can help your little dog. It is not nice to see them suffer. I love Lizzie Kate patterns like this one as they show God in our lives with the time spent stitching that touches myself and others as a blessing once done. Happy Stitching.

Christina said...

Your pillow is adorable. I will keep your sweet fur babe in my prayers.

Stitching Noni said...

Oh no... poor Mabel :o(
Will certainly send lots of positive thoughts and prayers to her for a speedy recovery xx
I love your pink pillow :o) It looks so pretty with the little heart instead of the butterfly.
I would love to be included in the draw for the chart! Thank you
hugs to you all xx

gominam said...

I love how you finished it into a pillow, and it's so true, each day is a miracle. Hope Mabel gets better soon.

Hilda said...

This little finish is adorable! I love the heart and the way you stitched it!
And - I do believe in miracles ;-)
Have a wonderful start of September!
Hugs
Hilda

Brigitte said...

I love your little finish, a very creative way to make this little pillow just your own.
Don't include me in the draw, please, I already have far too many things that I will stitch in the future. Someone else should have the chance to win this little chart.

Carol said...

I do believe in miracles--and my husband's recovery is proof! That is a darling finish, Vickie!

So sorry to hear Miss Mabel is hurting--that is so hard for us to watch our beloved pets in any sort of pain.

Hope September is off to a wonderful start for you!

Terri said...

Gentle hugs and prayers for Mabel!

Love the finish! SO cute!!

Justine said...

Poor Mabel, I hope and pray the vet can help her. She looks like a real sweetie.
I love what you did with the LK pattern! You made it totally your own. It's very kind of you to offer it as a giveaway. It is a design I would love to stitch one day but I have a lot on my plate at the moment so I will pass this time.
Yes I believe in miracles too!

Sandra die Puppenhexe said...

Dear Vicky , your pillow is enchanting . The embroidery is already only be beautiful but by your great workmanship occurs only perfectly. I wish you that your prayers will be answered , at the moment I am praying a lot for two people and certain hope in God's goodness . Best wishes for Mabel and turns everything to good .
Greetings Sandra

KimM said...

Oh, Vickie - poor Mabel! I hope she gets better soon. I know how difficult it is to watch our little fur babies go through health issues. Just like when our children were little, you just want to be able to take the pain away. I'd love to be the lucky stitcher for your give away. The pattern is so sweet!
Hugs
xxx

Marie said...

Lovely finish. May your prayers be heard.

Irmeli said...

I'm so sorry for Mabel and hope she gets better soon.
Your pink pillow is adorable, it's so pretty. This time I will not participate in the draw, because I just won, and I thank you for it. I have already sent you an email :)

Julie said...

Very sweet pillow you made, the patchwork bottom is adorable.
Best wishes for Mabel xx

faith76 said...

Just discovered your lovely blog in blogland, I would love to enter the giveaway, sending good wishes to Mabel

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

Beautiful pillow finish. Good luck to everyone in the draw, please don't include me this time though.

Sending special thoughts to Mabel too, poor old lady.

rosey175 said...

You stitch a bee but not a butterfly! You are friends with toads! Ahhh, how befuddling. :) Your little pillow is darling though it is hard to guess the finished size of it. Will it be going in your terrarium?

Please do not include me in the draw though you are sweet to offer it up!

Chris said...

Love this finish Vickie! I know that your prayers will be answered.
I hope that Mabel has improved. Sending well wishes!

diamondc said...

I just want to cry for Mabel, I will pray for her to heal and get better.
I will pray to St. Anthony for Mabels healing.
Congratulations to the winner of Shepherds Bush.
Please do not include me in your giveaway, I have way to many patterns to get to now.
I love what you did with the pillow, the fabric choice on the pattern picture is not as pretty as yours, pink is such a happy color.

Blessings
Catherine

Maggee said...

Oh poor Mabel!! Miracles can and do happen! Shall pray for her! Your pillow is so pretty! You did a great job stitching and finishing it. I won't enter the giveaway for obvious reasons! Hugs!