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

Friday, September 11, 2015

Guess Who?

Hi friends! I have had this chart in my stash for three years. I decided that I will no longer put it off.
Wow. Talk about setbacks. The pattern is charted for a white poodle, now that won't do. So I grabbed my floss ring with the correct poodle colors, and away I began. The problem was in the face with all the shading. I stitched and unstitched almost every grey part of Mabel's face. I am happy with it now.
I am stitching this on 28ct Wichelt Bo Peep Pink, two over two with DMC. The linen is very pale pink. Can't even tell here I see. I am taking a tiny break on this piece to do up another few gifts for friends. I have to motivate myself to do finishing work. Do you too? I guess I just have to be in the right mood for it.

Our friend Catherine sent me pink fabrics last month. So I made her this bookmark as a thank you gift.
 Okay, so next time I will share the sweet freebie I stitched up last week. Maybe I will even do the finishing on it!! Maybe.

We have exactly two apples on our Espaliered McIntosh apple tree.
The garden is still doing well.
I tried a new recipe for baked eggplant. It was good! HERE is the recipe if you are interested.

Thank you for stopping in with me today. I hope you have a stitchtastic day my friends!

Stitching and praying,
"Good grief!" Mabel says.


Christina said...

Mabel looks so cute. Great job on your book mark. Such pretty pics of your garden.

Lesley said...

Lovely stitching on Mabel.that apple looks delicious:)

Barbara said...

That is going to be such a sweet picture of Mabel and you did a perfect job of picking the colors. I love the picture at the bottom of both of your babies in the same pillow sleeper. Such Angels.

Mii Stitch said...

Great new start! Like your colour change, it is definitely better in grey :)

Angela Tucker said...

Good morning, Vickie. Your shading is perfect! I laughed when you said you picked up your "floss ring with the correct poodle colors". I thought I was the only one that set aside colors that I know I will use again in a specific type of pattern. Primitive Santa Red, Warm Pumpkin Orange, Curling Vine Green, Picket Fence White...yep, got those in a box, just waiting for the next project! LOL Have a great day!

Irmeli said...

Cute Mabel stitching and nice bookmark.
Happy weekend!

Carol said...

What a nice looking bunch of eggplants, Vickie! The recipe sounds really good, too. I'm sure Mabel will be quite thrilled with her latest rendering :) Hope you have an enjoyable weekend!

butterfly said...

Love your stitching of Mabel so sweet .
your garden is looking so pretty too.

Manuela said...

Wonderful stitching. Mabel looks so cute.
Have a nice weekend, Manuela

Justine said...

That looks just like Mabel! So sweet. Hope you have a great weekend.

Beth said...

Perfect conversion to Mabelish colors!

Dotty's Daughter said...

Lovely post. I had my little poodle miss for 12 years and when I see your little ones it brings back happy memories. Xx maria. Hope Mabel having lots of rest and doing well

gominam said...

Beautiful stitching, Mabel is indeed special:) Love the garden photos:)

Ele said...

Lovely new chart you are stitching
Thank you for sharing your garden photos, so pretty
Have a relaxing weekend

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

You're making a great job of this conversion. Mabel looks very like herself,

Margaret said...

Love the pic of the pups! Hope Mabel is recovering well. Love your stitch of Mabel -- it's wonderful! Worth all the effort of frogging and restitching. Lovely bookmark too! And your garden! Wow! I love eggplant -- am off to check out that recipe now.

stitchersanon said...

A lovely new project. I think the poodle looks perfect!

faith76 said...

Thank you for letting me know that I have won your giveaway xx I have just e-mailed my details to you xxx

Brigitte said...

Vickie, you managed great to stitch Mabel instead of a white poodle as shown on the chart. Great!

Lillie said...

It's Mabel for sure. Great choice.
Hope Mabel is recovery well.

Sarah in Stitches said...

That is such a cute stitch of Mabel! Love it :D

Hilda said...

Oh I love love your poodle stitching! And the photos of your garden too!