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Monday, March 14, 2016

Sleigh Ride


Hi friends! I finally finished up the freebie I have been working on. There were a lot more stitches than I counted on, as I made a few changes along the way. The most notable being, I replaced the people with poodles! :) Please excuse today's pictures. It is rainy and dark here.
I spotted this freebie, and just thought how fun it would be with our three poodles featured in it instead. I left off the word January across the top. I filled in the sleigh and reindeer, so they would be solid instead of just outlined. Isn't Henry precious on his sled?!
How about Murphy driving Miss Mabel? tee hee!
The original free pattern can be found RIGHT HERE. 
I stitched this one over one on 28ct lambswool linen with DMC.
You can see the changes I made.  I have placed it in the cubby shelf so you can see where I will have it on display at the end of this year. Now is it safely stored away, as I am working on Spring pieces to display.

The bad headaches and pain and pressure in my shoulders are lessening. I was able to sleep last night without a percocet or a muscle relaxer. I am hoping tomorrow these symptoms will be over and done with from the facet injections I received in my neck last Wednesday. Oh yes, and receiving the original pain RELIEF I was looking for would be nice! Thank you so much for your concern and prayers.

Have a stitchtastic week my friends!

Stitching and praying,
Vickie



47 comments:

Mii Stitch said...

Love your poodle finish, they look so cute!!

Julie said...

What fun those poodles are having in your little finish, made me smile to see them.
So good to read you were able to get some rest last night
xx

Annie said...

That is a riot! You really did some great poodle charting. Of course, you've had a lot of practice. ;-)

Ok.. no pain meds. A step in the right direction. Hopefully, things will continue to improve.

Jenny said...

Hi Vickie..... I absolutely love what you did with your stitching piece! I am always drawn to sleigh themed stitching and the poodles just made me smile today :) What a fun piece.

I was so very sorry to read about the pain you experienced after your injection. No meds last night hopefully is a good sign. Keeping you in my prayers as always my friend and hoping pain relief is on its way! Enjoy your stitching. It is rainy here too today so I plan on staying in and hopefully stitching as well :) Have a good week.

Amy said...

That's so cute! What a great personalization!

Amy said...

That's so cute! What a great personalization!

Vicki said...

Oh my gosh, that is too cute! I love the poodles instead of people, what a great way to personalize this pattern.

Honeybee said...

That is so darling! :O)

Beth said...

Very cute Vickie.

Lynda Ruth Bowers said...

I had a look at the freebie and must say that I like yours so much better than the other. You did a great job. Glad the pain is lessening. I hope you feel allot better really soon. big hugs Lynda Ruth

Manuela said...

Wow, what a lovely finish.
I like your change. It is so cute.
Have a nice week, Manuela

Linda said...

Congrats on the adorable finish Vickie. I love the poodles.

Linda

Annie said...

What a precious finish! It is so sweet and fun at the same time:) Well done!
I'm glad your pain is lessening - that medical procedure sounded awful:((

Sandra die Puppenhexe said...

Dearest Vickie
how cute your poodle in snow landscape . Amusing and very pretty , you did wonderful. It fits perfectly to you . I 'll keep continue the improve the pain daily thumbs .
God bless you
Your Sandra

Lesley said...

I love your version, Vickie.
Hoping your pain is even less today.

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

That is so adorable! I love Miss Mabel with her nose in the air enjoying the ride home.

Hope your pain levels continue to subside.

Daniela Bencúrová said...

Beautiful winter landscape!

Jacquie Morris said...

Omg!! How adorable!! I love the changes you made!! It's lovely and look you have all three poodles in the stitch!! Yes!! It's adorable!!
Big smiles :)

Margaret said...

OK, what you did with this piece is just so adorable! Love little Henry, and Murphy driving Mabel -- lol! I sure hope that pain is totally gone asap. It's good it seems to be lessening at least.

Solstitches said...

That's just so cute Vickie. A real one off. I think you can be proud of your charting skills :)
x

Marie said...

You are so very creative. I love the poodles, and must say that they are well designed. That is just adorable!

I hope that you get the relief from that pain in your head and shoulder. UGH

Carol said...

Oh, those poodles make me smile, Vickie--what a great idea!! You are getting to be an expert at designing cross stitched poodles :)

Good to hear the pain is lessening--let's hope it keeps up!

Bea said...

Love seeing the poodles in this stitching - terrific substitution.

I'm so pleased the pain is easing and I hope it continues.

Chocolates4Breakfast (Terri Malinovich) said...

The poodles look great! So glad you're starting to feel better!

Carolien said...

Hello Vickie,

I'm so glad the pain is less now, what an awful situation ... I pray you will be feeling better today. Unbelievable you stitched on and on while being in such pain. I love your finish, it made me smile, why didn't they make patterns with poodles like this before? LOL It looks so cute!

Have a good day, my friend!
Waves across the ocean, Carolien (who is okay, by the way, thank you!)

Annette-California said...

Oh Vickie you out did yourself on that ornament! SOOO CUTE!!
Well done! And Thank the Lord you had a good nights sleep.
Hope you continue to improve....HUGS love Annette

Marilyn said...

Oh man, those Poodles are too darn cute.
What a great idea.
I hope your pain goes away soon.
Marilyn

butterfly said...

Love your stitching Vickie so cute.
It is good to hear you had a better nights sleep hugs.

Irmeli said...

How funny stitching, you have made wonderful changes. This was definitely a great idea, your poodles look so cute.

Angela Tucker said...

Good morning, Vickie. How adorable! You have such an eye to rework designs and have them come out perfect! I'm glad you have had some relief and keep you in my heart. Have a good day!

Penny said...

Oh my goodness, Vickie - that is one of the cutest finishes! And I'm glad that your pain is lessening. Praying it continues to get better.

rosey175 said...

So when are you opening up Poodle Pandemonium on Etsy? :D You're really having fun making all these little changes to make things yours~ Miss Mabel has it made. ♥

Manka said...

Very cute with the poodles :)

Cindy's Stitching said...

Vickie, such cute finish.

De borduurvrouw said...

Oh I love the way you changed the pattern. So original that you stitched your doggies in the slay! I also had to laugh al little bit, everyone is preparing for Easter next weekend and you showed us a winterwonderland.
Hope you feel better after the injection you got yesterdag. Love and greets, Nienke

Von said...

What a cute little design you've made for yourself! Continued prayers for pain relief, my friend.

diamondc said...

Vickie: I am so happy to hear you are getting better, I will continue to add you to my prayers daily.
I love the changes you made and the dogs are perfect and the solid reindeer is perfect also.

Blessings
Catherine

Sarah in Stitches said...

Love your changes! Congrats on the finish :D

Vonna, The Twisted Stitcher said...

I love your sweet little sledding poodles :)
And I'm glad to hear that your pain and headaches are lessening in strength and effects. Prayers for complete freedom from them!

Angela said...

Such a sweet finish Vickie :) Love the poodles!

Anne said...

Soooo adorable Vickie! Perfect for you and I love how you did it 1 over 1! You are skilled my friend :D

Brigitte said...

Hahaha, Vickie, what a fun stitch this must have been. It's such a glorious idea to insert your there little poodles into this design. I love it!
Good to read that the pain is getting better and better and hopefully it will completely go away very soon.

moreofhim said...

Hi Vickie! You are SO incredibly talented! I love your changes and your adorable poodles. Just perfect!

Praying for you and that your pain has completely gone and that you're feeling much better!!

Blessings - Julie

gominam said...

Oh my, I'm just catching up with my reading and to see this is a wonderful treat! I'm amazed how you redesign these charts and really make it cuter and unique! It is really adorable! Great job:)

Maggee said...

What a really cute piece! Of course, I would not expect anything else but poodles in the scene! Great job! Glad to hear the procedure pain has lessened... hoping and praying for more relief!! Hugs!

Kaisievic said...

Clever and cute stitching, my dear and thanks for the link!

Stitching Noni said...

I love your sleigh ride! The poodles are the stars of the show!!
Good to read that the pain is lessening... Hope that is a sign of good things to come :0)
Hugs xx