But also for this very reason, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue, to virtue knowledge, to knowledge self-control, to self-control perseverance, to perseverance godliness, to godliness brotherly kindness, and to brotherly kindness love. For if these things are yours and abound, you will be neither barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. 2Peter 1:5-8

Friday, February 19, 2016

Nathanael and Titus

Hi friends! If I say "Nathanael and Titus", do you know who I am speaking of? If you thought of our friend Anne, her precious, baby boy and her gorgeous cat you are correct!! I made up a small flatfold standup gift a while back. Since she has received it, I will show it.
I never did take a picture of the completed flatfold, but here you can see the adorable fabric I found just for this. :)
I stitched this two over two on 28ct Monet Blue(very pale) linen  with DMC. I kind of merged two freebies into one pattern. You can find the freebies HERE. I also changed colors around a bit to create Nathanael and Titus. :)

I am stitching another monthly piece. Imagine that! ;) I will show you that next time.

I finished reading Torches of Joy by John Dekker.  It was a very interesting book. I will be honest, I read this book because it is written by my favorite author's father. I did gain insight into family's early years.

In 1960 the twenty-five thousand Dani tribespeople hidden away in the remote Toli Valley of Irian Jaya used only stone tools and had no written language. Then, in one generation, they took the always dangerous, sometimes fatal, leap from the Stone Age into the twentieth century.

At this critical time John and Helen Dekker gave themselves to the Dani, helping them discover the gospel of Jesus Christ and their destiny as helpers of other tribes. Today the seventy-nine churches of the Toli Valley, with thirteen thousand baptized believers, have sent out sixy-five couples to other tribes needing the gospel.

A chapter from a present-day Book of Acts, Torches of Joy is a model for cross-cultural mission strategy and one of the twentieth century's most striking chronicles of God's grace and power.

I never mentioned that Murphy had a dental cleaning at the beginning of this month. No more stinky breath. Yay! He was weighed at that time also. When he came to us last fall he was very thin from the stress of losing his one and only owner and home for 12 years. I am happy to say he is no longer 9.6 lbs, but 12.4 lbs.

Thank you for stopping in today. New friends and old friends are always welcome here.

Stitching and praying,
Vickie
Miss Mabel playing in the snow. It was snowing heavily. It seemed as though we were in a snow globe.

32 comments:

cucki said...

Aww she is so sweet ..such a sweet stitch
Hello miss.mabel..smiles and love x

De borduurvrouw said...

What a lovely gift you stitched for your friend and so well chosen. Did she like it? I am so glad Murphy is doing well in your house. I didn't know that doggies teath have to be cleaned..... Greets, Nienke

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

What a gorgeous gift for Anne, you merged the two charts very well too.
I am glad that Murphy allowed the dog-dentist to clean his teeth and that he's gaining weight. He now weighs more than my son did at birth (10lbs, ouch!)

CathieJ said...

What an adorable little gift. The fabric is a perfect complement.

Irmeli said...

Such a pretty gift for your friend. And your March finish on previous post is adorable. These monthly designs are so wonderful.
Have a nice weekend!

Annie said...

The perfect gift for Anne! She will treasure that forever!

Glad you didn't have to do Murhpy's dental work yourself! ;-) Nice to hear he's thriving.

KimM said...

What a thoughtful gift for Anne! Adorable patterns...which I've saved. Thank you for sharing.
Hugs
xxx

Margaret said...

A lovely gift for Anne! Perfect! So great about Murphy. Sounds like he is happy in his new home and has gained weight nicely. Love the pic of Mabel -- so cute!

Mii Stitch said...

A very thoughtful gift for Anne.
I'm sure she loved it!

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

What a sweet gift you made. It's lovely. :) Ahhh love seeing sweet little Mabel in the snow. She's too cute. :) Blessings to you sweet friend. :)

Linda said...

Congrats on the pretty finish Vickie. Mabel looks so cute in the snow.

Linda

butterfly said...

Lovely sweet stitching , and how lovely to see Mabel playing in the snow.

Annette-California said...

Beautiful gift for Anne! I'm sure you touched her heart! Awe sweet Murphy! love Annette

Manuela said...

Lovely littel finish. It is a wonderful gift for your friend.
The little boy with his cat is very cute. I like it.
Have a nice weekend, Manuela

Meari said...

That flatfold stitching is adorable. Does Murphy like the snow?

Carolien said...

Hi Vickie,

You made a cute present, so sweet!
I wish I had a little more time to stitch. A lot of extra work at the crematorium, so little time for stitching this month, such a pity!

Have a good weekend! Bye, Carolien

gracie said...

A beautifully stitched gift....

Annie said...

Oh, how wonderful that Murphy is doing so well now and that you have given him a new loving home:) Lucky Anne to receive such a beautiful gift!

Lesley said...

Lovely stitching.
Great news about Murphy:)

Von said...

Such a sweet gift, Vickie! And so good that Murphy is gaining some weight. :)

rosey175 said...

Oh how cute is this! :) Love the fabric too, that's just perfect. The Mi Gato Kiko freebie is cute too.

Glad Murphy survived the dental cleaning! I hope it was easier than grooming. What is a healthy weight for a mini poodle?

Christina said...

Very cute gift for your friend.

gominam said...

A pretty and sweet gift you've stitched. Waiting for Murphy's bright smile, lol.

Jenny said...

What a precious gift for your friend Anne. I love patterns with little boys and little girls in them...it always touches my "Mom" heart...grins. The picture of Mabel in the snow is just adorable. I have often wondered what Molly would do in the snow...she loves the rain...have a great weekend and I hope you can enjoy some stitching.

Sandra die Puppenhexe said...

Dearest Vicky , how beautiful it Murphy goes so well with you that has its weight improves that. As you can see again a lot of love goes to the hips ..smile ..
Your embroidery is so cute , I am completely in love , how cute .
Send thou the like Greetings from afar
Your Sandra

Julie said...

Perfect gift for Anne, how clever of you.

Bea said...

Looks like your stitch would suit the recipient to a tee. Well chosen and beautifully stitched.

Sarah in Stitches said...

That is such a lovely gift! Glad to hear Murphy is doing so well :D

Brigitte said...

Oh Vickie, what a great little gift you made for Anne. So sweet, this little boy and his cat.

Penny said...

What a cute idea - love it! And the backing fabric you chose is just perfect. Murphy is obviously very happy in his new home. :)

Maggee said...

What a really nice stitched piece you gifted Anne! I am sure she was delighted to receive it! Glad Murphy has been to the dentist! And LOVE the picture of Miss Mabel in the snow... Hugs!

Stitching Noni said...

Oh what a beautiful gift for Anne :0)
Thank goodness Murphy survived the dentist visit.... I have to take Mitzi soon and I suspect Felix needs to go as well..
Hugs xx