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, December 7, 2015

Hi friends! The weather has been so mild here lately. In the 40's and even up in the 50's. Makes me wonder if this will NOT be a white Christmas. Most all of my Christmases have been white. How about you?

I received a Christmas RAK from our friend Andrea. Just look at this gorgeous card she made me. And the finishing on this adorable ornament is stupendous! Wow! Andrea, you really finish well my friend. So meticulous. Thank you!
Our friend Jacquie sent me a surprise. I knew she was sending out gifts, but as the poodles and I were recently treated by her, I never expected an envelope from her! Look at the sweet, adorable ornament she made for me.
Thank you Jacquie! This is my first Christmas pudding. :)

I also received a Christmas gift from our friend June. I was good and waited one week to open it. ha! Look at this Christmas card. I really, really, really like it. And I was all the more fascinated by it, when I turned it over and found out this was painted by a mouth artist!
This pattern June gave me looks so much like our Mabel! I love it!
Another pink fabric for the Epic Pink Tumbler Quilt! And a precious, little bird. Great color! ha! Thank you June!
I received a surprise in the mail this weekend from our friend Charlene. She and her husband were at an estate sale and she found these awesome napkins from the 40's or 50's. The woman's mother used them when the ladies came for tea and to play cards. Aren't these darling? Thank you Charlene!
I got all four Murphy ornaments completed last week. The kids all found them in their Christmas stockings.
I found the perfect fabric to back these with in my own stash. You may recall I made Madeleine and I pajama pants from this flannel last year. Well it looks like our Murphy. :) I even snapped a picture of it right on top of his back while he once again laid in my lap.
The house is mostly decorated for Christmas. I still have a bit to do.

I have been stitching up a big  project I have wanted to create for years. I wanted to accomplish that Quaker Ball for years and got that done this year. I am now trying hard to get this done before Christmas.  I will share with you soon.

I hope you have a really great week my friends! Thank you for stopping by. Are you singing along with the Christmas music? I am!

Stitching and praying,


Maggie said...

Everything looks perfect! how lucky to receive such
wonderful gifts :-) I love you poodle ornaments too :-)

Vonna, The Twisted Stitcher said...

You have gotten such sweet sentimental gifts :) I agree Andrea is a meticulous perfect finisher! I adore those napkins, poodles were hot in the 50/60's as I remember my Granny have a couple of poodle themed things.
I adore your own perfectly stitched and finished ornaments! I bet your kids loved them in their stockings!

Christina said...

I've never had a white Christmas since it doesn't snow in this area, but on the rare occasion. Lots of beautiful gifts you received. Great job on your ornaments. Christmas decorating is coming along slowly.

CathieJ said...

What wonderful gifts you received from your friends. I had a miniature poodle when I was a teen and I have always had a fondness for them. I love those ornaments.

Julie said...

A mailbox full of delightful treasure you've received. Beautiful poodle ornaments you created too.

Mii Stitch said...

Goodies galore, love them all :)

Angela Tucker said...

Good morning, Vickie. Your ornaments are so very cute. And I love that poodle flannel. It is perfect for your Murphy. LOL

Beautiful cards and gifts. You are always so sweet and thoughtful. It's nice to see you being treated to something special.

Have a great day!

Manuela said...

Wonderful gift from your friends.
The little ornaments with Murphy looks fantastic. The backside fabric is so pretty.
Have I wonderful new week, Manuela

♥ Nia said...

Lovely gifts you received! Lucky you :D

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

Such lovely gifts. You truly are blessed. :) Love those sweet ornaments you made, too. Blessings always sweet friend. :)

gominam said...

Wow, so many gorgeous presents and it's still weeks to go bfore Christmas day! Those vintage napkins are awesome, so sweet. Love the ornaments you made, so neat and Murphy:)

Sandra die Puppenhexe said...

Dear Vicky ,
I am pleased to hear that you have been blessed so richly , they are all wonderful things that you show us there . Your Poodle Kollektion..smile has become very beautiful .. . I wish you a good time
Dearest greetings Sandra

Justine said...

What gorgeous gifts! Everything is lovely. Your Murphy ornaments went down well I'm sure!

Carol said...

What gorgeous gifts, Vickie! I was lucky enough to win one of Andrea's ornaments this year and it is so perfect--I've never seen such fine finishing!!

Love your Murphy pieces and how wonderful to have that great backing fabric--really sweet :)

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

Not sure when we last had a White Christmas here but we had a White Easter a few years back!
Your gifts look lovely, so thoughtful of all your friends.
The Murphy ornies are awesome too!

Bea said...

What lovely goodies the postman left you!

Penny said...

I can't remember the last white Christmas we had. It would be nice to have a little snow. You received some lovely gifts and that card from June is amazing! Those Murphy ornaments are adorable!

Brigitte said...

Oh Vickie, these little poodle ornaments you made for your children are so sweet. And perfectly finished.
Love all the nice gifts you received from your friends. And even a new pink fabric for your quilt.

Sarah in Stitches said...

Beautiful ornaments, Vickie! Enjoy all your lovely Christmas goodies :D

Margaret said...

Lovely gifts for a lovely person! Great job on all the ornaments too -- bet the kids love them! Been playing Christmas music -- I often forget to do so until closer to Christmas, but this year I'm getting a head start! :D

Lillie said...

Fabulous gifts received and you finished the Poodle ornaments beautifully.

Irmeli said...

You received beautiful gifts from friends and your poodle ornaments for children are wonderful. And what a fantastic backing fabric.

Jocelyn Thurston said...

What beautiful presents in the mail! It is like Christmas every day!
I just love those poodle ornaments. No snow here yet either which is most unusual. Happy Christmas carol listening!

Varla Lee said...

SO bautiful things!

Annette-California said...

Such sweet beautiful heartfelt gifts you received. I'm sure the kids loved the ornaments you made them. I thought I was ahead of decorating for Christmas but not ready yet - lol! So busy!
Merry Christmas! love Annette

butterfly said...

Beautiful gifts and I love the poddle ornaments so sweet , I almost missed this post sorry I have been so busy hoping to catch up after next week hugs.

Maggee said...

Let the festivities begin! You have been blessed with such pretty stitches and other gifts! They are all so thoughtful! I am always on the lookout for poodle things when I go out... you have made an impression on many of us!! The Murphy ornaments are perfection! You did a great job... and I adore that backing fabric!! Outstanding! Hugs!