Whom have I in heaven but You?
And there is none upon earth that I desire besides You.
My flesh and my heart fail;

But God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever. Psalm 73:25-26

Monday, September 7, 2015

Gifts For Friends

Hi friends! I sent a small gift to our friend Annette last week. And I do mean small. ;)
This precious letter scissor fob is a freebie you can find HERE. Annette had sent me MORE pink fabrics and I wanted to give her a little something.

Do you recall this flatfold I made quite a while ago?

I was saving it to be a gift for just the right person, at just the right time. I mailed it off to our friend Barbara last week. She is a true friend. :)

I drew a name for the Lizzie Kate Dreaming Is Free Three Little Words pattern. The random winner of the pattern is Faith76. I sent you an email and I am waiting for your address. :) Always nice to have new friends here. I hope you enjoy stitching the sweet chart as I did.

Next time I will show you what I stitched this last week.

Sigh. So. Our precious Mabel. I will take her in to the vet tomorrow. He wants to examine her. She is staying on the full load of prescriptions to relieve pain indefinitely. She and I are both on gabapentin for our nerve pain. She has most likely slipped another disc. The veterinarian states that since she is holding her back leg up and not using it much, this usually indicates a slipped disc at L4 and/or L5. It is pressing on the nerve that runs down her back leg. She can live for months on three legs. She still eats, does her duty outside and wants belly rubs. She chews her bones and begs and wags her tail. It is possible the slipped disc is pressing on her spine instead. This will eventually lead to paralysis. As long as our girl is happy and on pain meds, we will cherish her. Let me tell you, this is rough! Especially knowing what I know about back pain and limited mobility from my very own body, well let's just say I am glad no one rushed me off to be euthanized!

Here is a great way to read John 3:16. God (the greatest Giver) so loved (the greatest motive) the world (which has the greatest spiritual poverty) that he gave (the greatest act of all) his only Son (the greatest gift), that whosoever (the all-time greatest invitation) believes in him (the greatest opportunity) should not perish (the greatest deliverance) but have eternal life (the greatest joy).

Thank you my friends for stopping in and saying hi. You encourage me.

Stitching and praying,


Catherine said...

Such sweet gifts for your friends! I am trying to get back to regular blog reading ~ have missed seeing all of my stitchy friends. Aawww...sweet Mabel. I will keep her in my thoughts and prayers, as well as you....hugs...

Mii Stitch said...

Lovely little gifts for your friends. I truly love that sweet pinkeep :)
Congratulations to the winner of your chart.

Brigitte said...

Such lovely gifts for your friends. This tiny little envelope is so cute.
I hope that the vet can do something for little Mabel.

Manuela said...

Lovely little gift for your friend. The envelope is very sweet.
Greetings, Manuela

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Angela Tucker said...

Good morning, Vickie. I am so sorry about Mabel. It is so hard to watch our loved ones in pain. I hope that the vet has some good news for you.

Your stitching is so pretty and you always pick the perfect gift.

gracie said...

Wonderful gifts that you sent..You are so very sweet and dear Mabel...give her a scratch behind the ears for me.

Justine said...

Beautiful gifts you made Vickie, your finishing on the pinkeep is stunning!
Poor Mabel, I do hope something can be done for her.

Beth said...

Very sweet photo of Mabel.

Sarah in Stitches said...

Beautiful finishes! I'm sure your friends love them :D

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

What an adorable little envelope, I love miniature stitching.
I also stitched the Friends piece quite a while ago now.
Poor Mabel, but as long as she can wag her tail you know she is feeling OK.

Esmeralda said...

I just found your blog thru hopping in blogland :)
I love how you finish finish your projects and love how much you make for friends
I wish you all the best for your cute doggy Mabel
Look forward to read more storys of you
Greetings from Holland

gominam said...

You are a very thoughtful friend with those gifts you made, adorable. I Hope mabel feels better soon

dee holley said...

My heart is breaking for you and sweet Mabel! I have had 3 furbabies that eventually had to bee "helped off". Our sweet vet let me hold all 3 when their time came and they gently drifted off in my arms against my heart where they live forever!!!

marly said...

Miss Mabel has been through so much. Thank goodness she has a loving and caring family. I know how hard it is for your family and wish the best for her in coming months.

butterfly said...

Lovely gifts for friends .
Poor Mabel she is so loved by all , I will keep her in my prayers and hope she will recover soon.

Annette-California said...

I love love love my sweet letter fob you made me Vickie! Thank you very much again! Beautiful gift you sent to Barbara!
ooooh sweet Mabel! I pray for her and you to feel well soon. So hard to see your furbaby in pain. HUGS - love Annette

Julie said...

Such a sweet little tiny gift.
Best wishes for Mabel x

Carolien said...

Hello dear Vickie,

I'm catching up and read your last blogposts. I'm sorry if I am so late. Besides my hand my shoulder is acting up ... typing isn't my thing right now. You made such beautiful things though and I had to smile when I read that the piks are still 'marching in'.
Love your works!!!

Take care & have a great day & pleae give your dog in pain a hug for me (and the onther one too, of course ;),


Carolien said...

Sorry, pinks!

Irmeli said...

Such a beautiful gifts both of them!

Bea said...

Such lovely gifts. It's hard to watch our pets suffer, but if you can keep her pain free, enjoy this time.

Lumiruusu said...

What the adorable tiny stitching you have made -that is very sweet ! I allways love your inspirational messages in your blog post! Please pray that my DD will come with me to my stitching friend and Sister in Christ Sari.H.s Birthaday Event ..It is held in the St Lukes Lutheran Church ( It belongs to The Evangelical Lutheran Diocese of Finland.The event starts with the Mass and Holy Communion and after it there will be served coffee with some fantastic cakes ,her daughter is stydying to be a "Patisserie" making seett dishes only... I hope so much that Kristiina will join the event and come to the mass with me. If she come -I will be super happy as the Agels are in Heavev when the Good Pastor finds the one missing sheep !! :) :)

StitchinByTheLake said...

Adorable scissors fob and great idea! blessings, marlene