Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself. Let each of you look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others. Philippians 2:3-4

Monday, March 28, 2016

Spring Garden

Hi friends! I have a sweet Spring finish to share with you today.
I have had this pretty freebie printed off and waiting for me for years. You can find the free pattern (and more!) RIGHT HERE.
I have to say I was quite surprised after I had begun stitching this. I went to check if the site still existed and if the freebie was still there. The free patterns now also show a stitched and finished picture of the pattern. My pattern, being three years old, did not. I stitched using the DMC numbers called for, except the purple. Imagine my surprise when I did not see red anywhere in the finished piece shown. Those flowers I stitched with DMC 777, were all shown pink! And you know how much I love pink! But DMC 777 has always been a pinkish red, always. She must have just gone with a different floss there. And you know what? I like the red. As a matter of fact, here are my two favorite flowers in this garden.
Which are your favorites here?
I stitched this one over one on 28ct Dresden Blue Meran linen using DMC and purple VMSS floss.

I am currently stitching up an April piece for my cubby shelf that I will share with you next time.

Madeleine loves poodles just like me. ;) She found this awesome video and shared it with me. Now I would like to share it with you. This teacup poodle named Nala, is an inspiration for Henry and I at "our" nursing home.(You don't need to bring a toy poodle with you to go visit the lonely.)



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

Stitching and praying,
Vickie






43 comments:

Judith Makes said...

very pretty ♥

Manuela said...

Hello Vickie,
oh what a wonderful and lovely little finish. It looks so cute.
Thank you for the freebie link.
Greetings, Manuela

Angela Tucker said...

Good morning, Vickie. Beautiful!! I love the look of 1 over 1, but so hard for me to do. LOL I like the red and purple, both really add to the "pop". Have a wonderful day!

Andrea said...

A lovely finish. Thanks for the link.

Tricia T said...

What a sweet, sweet video. Of course I'm crying now... :) Your finish is beautiful!

Solstitches said...

Oh my goodness what a dear little dog in that video. It almost made me cry.
Love your sweet ittle finish - so very pretty,
Margaret

Maggee said...

I like the top red flower and the purple ones at the bottom! Nala is a prize for that place--excellent! Hugs!

marly said...

Did Henry learn to do a selfie? What a cutie. That piece is very nice but it's over one and I had to turn away!

Manka said...

Lovely finish. I like the tiny red flowers :)

butterfly said...


Beautiful Spring stitching , thanks for another great link .
Hugs.

Michelle said...

Oh Vickie its beautiful and thank you so much dear friend for your lovely comments on my blog post xx

Linda said...

Congrats on the pretty finish Vickie. Love the video.

Linda

Jenny said...

Oh my goodness Vickie what a beautiful video....it had me crying...lol...I love to go to nursing homes and visit but this was truly special. Thanks for sharing it :) Your stitching is just lovely too, those red flowers are perfect...I hope you have a good week. When do and Henry go to the nursing home?

Annie said...

Very cute finish! I love the purple flowers the best since I adore purple...and pink!

♥ Nia said...

Such a lovely design! Beautiful stitching :)))
hugs&smiles to you

Penny said...

Such tiny stitches and so pretty! What a wonderful video, Vickie. I think Nala is probably the best medicine for the residents - she is so sweet!

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

Oh very pretty. :) Blessings always sweet friend. :)

Jocelyn Thurston said...

I love your little stitcheries you have shared lately. Such sweet little motifs. I'm also glad you are feeling better and better with time to heal.

Carolien said...

Hello Vickie,

I love your new finish and thanks for sharing the link!
The poodle is an angel indeed, how wonderful. I have a children's book on the same issue and I read it many many many times with the girls cuddling up beside me. It's called 'Dokter de Wit', doctor White (it's about a white dog). I wish they would do that in every nursery home and hospital, it helps ...

Have a good day & hugs across the ocean, Carolien

Sandra die Puppenhexe said...

Dear Vickie,
such an amazing Spring embroidery. Great! I like it very much, especially the red flowers are my favorite, they shine and look particularly classy.
I hope your Easter was lovely.
Hug you
Your Sandra

Lesley said...

So pretty..I like the purple flowers:)
Will watch the video later on my lap top.Have a good week.

Margaret said...

Lovely finish! I love the red -- somehow red is always what grabs me in samplers. I'm running now but will watch the video later. Looks sweet!

gominam said...

Congrats on another beautiful finish, love the flower colors!

Mii Stitch said...

A sweet tiny finish!! Looks really cute ;)

gracie said...

What a sweet design. I just may check it out...thank you for the link.

Lumiruusu said...

The little garden is lovely and very flower is pretty on its own special way :) Thanks for the very touching video:)

moreofhim said...

What a wonderful little dog, Nala is. Truly, she is doing God's work! I'm sitting here like a fool crying because it just touched my heart so! Thank you for sharing this, Vickie!

I love your little flowers and can't pick a favorite. I do love the red flowers, too, and it makes your piece pop!

Blessings - Julie

Lillie said...

Very pretty, I have this too, but have not got around to stitching.

Sarah in Stitches said...

Lovely stitching! :D

Chocolates4Breakfast (Terri Malinovich) said...

Very pretty, Vickie! I also love the red flowers! Your over one stitching looks beautiful!

Carol said...

What a pretty finish, Vickie... I've had that printed off for years, too :)

That video is precious and oh, so true. There is such a special bond between pets and older people. When my dad had his dementia, only dogs and children could bring a smile to his face. Thanks for sharing!

Kaisievic said...

Very sweet finish, Vickie, thanks for the link to the freebie!

KimM said...

Another lovely mini- stitched design, Vickie. So sweet. Thank you for the link.
xxx

Brigitte said...

Such a lovely little piece, Vickie. I remember that I also printed it out but have never stitched it. I might do that soon as I'm into flower stitching right now.

Cindy's Stitching said...

a beautiful spring piece.

Angela said...

Another lovely finish :)

Barb said...

What a pretty little spring piece! I loved the video!

Varla Lee said...

Your garden is just a Paradise dear Vickie!! Hugs!!

rosey175 said...

That page is one of my favorite freebie pages haha. So much cute and I love the seasonal hearts. My favorite flower is the blue next to the red delphinium though I don't know what it is!

Bea said...

A beautiful little piece - my favourite is the blue. Love, LOVE blue. And what a wonderful video - had me in tears.

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

Great little Spring finish. I have bookmarked that page before but never stitched anything from it.

I love your disclaimer about not needing a toy poodle to visit people. I was sure that's what puts people off doing voluntary work - lack of poodles LOL

Christina said...

Such a cute little finish.

Frances N said...

What a colorful finish! I really like it!