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Monday, April 25, 2016

My Favorite Snowflower Diaries SAL Month Thus Far

Hi friends! So many of you just KNEW it!! What can I say? Several of you asked me if I would replace the kitties with poodles, and, well, I just could NOT get THAT out of my head! So yes, I designed them BEFORE the severe headaches came. Then it took me forever to stitch them up because of the heavy medication. But I think it was sooooooooooooooo worth it. tee hee! :)
 I DO love the kitties that Maija charted for May. I did struggle with switching out poodles instead, believe that or not. I am serious. I made them chocolate because that is the next color poodle I want. tee hee! Brian says we are done having dogs. I say, yes, but not done having poodles! ;) Oh and I also want a white poodle. And they both need to be tea cup poodles. Just in case you were all wondering this. HA!
This was stitched one over one one 25ct cream linen using DMC and VMSS. I did use two over one for all the B5200 to make the white show up well.
I am now working on a bit of Easter stitching, which you may think I am terribly late with, but no! Remember Brian and I are Orthodox Christian. Yesterday was Palm Sunday for us. I will have it finished and on display in my cubby shelf.

Our precious daughter went to her senior prom on Saturday and had a wonderful time! :) She looked so gorgeous. Yes, I am her mom, but hey, I just speak the truth. THIS IS NOT HER, OKAY? IT IS THE VINTAGE DRESS SHE WORE. NOT HER IN THE DRESS, BUT THE LADY WHO SOLD THE DRESS TO HER.THIS IS THE LISTING PICTURE FROM THE SALE. NOT OUR MADELEINE!!
I still don't show pictures of our kids here, so that is the picture you are getting. ;) But she had a fabulous time with one of her best friends, her date, Richard, a Burmese foreign exchange student she has known these four years.
Good news! I got my neurologist appointment moved up to Tuesday. I see him tomorrow and sure hope for help with this loooooooooooooong headache.

Stitching and praying,
Vickie




47 comments:

Maggie said...

Your May finish with the little poodle looks great :-)

A beautiful prom dress too.

Brigitte said...

I knew it that sooner or later you would stitch a poodle - or two - on one of the monthly designs, lol. And they are so sweet, Vickie.
You have such a beautiful daughter, that green dress looks soooooo good on her.
I wish you all the best of luck for your visit at the neurologist tomorrow.

Carolien said...

Hello Vickie,

Your SAL turned out to be perfect! Lovely to see!
The dress your daughter wore is beautiful, wow with that 'cape', wonderful! Good to read she had a good time.
One more day and then - thankfully - it's Tuesday ...

Take care & hugs, Carolien

Annie said...

Great job on the poodles! I knew you wouldn't be able to resist doing that. I just finished stitching May as well, but with almost no changes to the original design. Such a fun series.

Gorgeous dress! Prom night... your baby is growing up!

Sheryl S. said...

Pretty stitching on the dogs and a very feminine romantic dress,

Cindy said...

What a wonderful adaptation you have made to the chart, your stitched poodles are so cute. I'm sure your daughter looked wonderful, she chose a beautiful gown. Good luck at your neurologist appointment!
Cindy

Julie said...

Beautiful prom dress and such lovely flowers you have blooming in the garden.
Your poodles look adorable on the design, I don't think anyone else will have them for next month!

Honeybee said...

Aw, that poodle mama & baby are just adorable! Great job on designing them!

Stasi said...

The "poodle" switch is perfect! Love the green dress--kudos to your daughter for wearing vintage!

Mii Stitch said...

The poodle change worked beautifully, a very nice piece!!

Isadarena said...

Hi Vickie, your stitching is so elicate : I love it !!
Have a lovely day :)

Cathy said...

I love the way you customized your "May" design! You did a really good job designing the poodles to fit right in. The dress that your daughter wore is absolutely gorgeous - so classy. I hope feel better. Take care.
Cathy

KimM said...

Oh, how I adore your poodles, Vickie! I'm with you - DH says no more dogs after these two....but I can see at least one more teacup schnauzer in my future - HA! Love the dress - I'm sure she will look gorgeous!!
hugs
xxx

Varla Lee said...

Dear Vicki, you are right! This is the most fav & beautiful Maya desing for us who loves dogs ( lol ) I'm so far behind with this sal, but i'm still stitching Mach!! Gulp! I want to blame the move to the new house!
I'm stitching so hard!! Well, i'm so happy you'll have your appt soon, I hope the news will be great!! A big warm hug.

Robin in Virginia said...

Vickie, your May finish looks great. I like your substitution of the dogs. What a lovely dress your daughter wore. You are in my thoughts and prayers as you meet with the neurologist Tuesday.

Hilda said...

Dear Vicky,
your May-version of Majas SAL is amazing. Your two poodles are so cute - I love this finish of yours.
I really hope, the neurologist can ease your headache and bring some answers for you!

Have a wonderful new week!
Hugs
Hilda

Jenny said...

Hi Vickie...I just knew it....I knew you would add the poodles....Oh they are just precious! You did such a wonderful job of designing them as well as stitching them! Tomorrow is almost here my friend and I am praying for good news and answers....just in time for you to celebrate Easter! Have a good week!

butterfly said...

Wow I knew it , well done looks Fab.
All the best for tomorrow I will be thinking of you hugs.

Manuela said...

Your little poodle in the May stitching looks great.
It is very cute.
I wish you all the best for tomorrow.
Greetings, Manuela

Amy said...

What an adorable little pair of pups! You did a great job on them!

Linda said...

Congrats on the cute finish Vickie. You did a great job with the poodles. Your daughters dress is gorgeous. Toes crossed for a good doctors appt.

Linda

Lesley said...

Love your poodles,they works really well.
Hoping all goes well tomorrow for you.

Lili said...

Your May finish is lovely!
The dress is very beautiful.
Thanks for your sweet comments on my blog :)

Happy stitching,
Lili

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

We knew it!! The poodles are so adorable!

The dress is lovely too, very LOTR, I can see the elves wearing that one. It's a little different to the usual type of dress you see everyone wearing too.

marly said...

I don't know how you are stitching with such a headache, and it's over one! Please let us know how you make out with the doctor.

Cindy's Stitching said...

The may finish is adorable. Her dress is pretty. I had the same color for my prom and so did my oldest daughter.

Cindy's Stitching said...

The may finish is adorable. Her dress is pretty. I had the same color for my prom and so did my oldest daughter.

Pam in IL said...

Love your version of the May Snowflower Diaries. The prom dress is lovely and I'm sure your daughter was beautiful! Thinking of you and keeping you in my prayers.

Bea said...

I KNEW you'd go with the poodles and they look wonderful.

That is a lovely prom dress and I'm so glad she had a great time. Such special memories.

I pray you get some real answers from the neurologist.

Barb said...

The May finish is so pretty. What a beautiful dress. I bet she looked great in it.

Minnie said...

I would have never guessed poodles in the chart. Lovely dress and I hope you will be feeling better soon.

Chocolates4Breakfast (Terri Malinovich) said...

Perfect adaptation on your May block, Vickie! Your poodle is perfect! Love the vintage dress and am so glad your DD had a great time. I hope she got to dance a waltz or something that showed the beautiful flow and lines of the dress.
My sis has a neurologist appointment for her forever headache, too. I'm praying that both of you get some help.

Lillie said...

Oh well, well done on the poodle switch.
A beautiful vintage dress, hope your DD had fun.
Take care there!

Sandra die Puppenhexe said...

I have suspected it , smiling . Instead cats there with you poodle , how can it be otherwise . You 're back so creative . I find your version very pretty and it is certainly unique . The dress for prom your daughter 's amazing, beautiful. They probably looked like a princess . I press you fingers crossed for the neurologist appointment .
With a prayer for you
Your Sandra

Ana said...

I love your may version!

Carol said...

So adorable, Vickie!! You are great at designing poodles :) It must have been fun helping your daughter get ready for the prom in that lovely dress. Having only had boys, I missed out on that milestone. Tuxedos aren't too exciting and boys just don't get into dressing up the way a girl does.

Hoping and praying the neurologist has some help for you today...

Vicki said...

Aww, the poodles are so cute! I'm not surprised you stitched them instead of the kitties! Praying for your appointment today - for answers and relief from headache.

Penny said...

Yay for the poodles! I love them! This may be my new favorite. : ) I'm sure Madeleine was beautiful in that gorgeous dress! Such a pretty color! I'm hoping your appointment goes well today, Vickie.

Margaret said...

Love what you did with the poodles! Soooooo cute! So how was the neurologist??? Prayers that you've found an answer to your pain.

C. Cross stitch Creations said...

Fabulous Finish! Love the poodles. :)
Shared your post over on mine here : http://christiescrossstitchcreations.blogspot.com/

gominam said...

Love your May finish! And the flowers are so beautiful. How fast kids grow, Madeleine is now a lady:)

Marilyn said...

OMG!
They are too cute.
My MIL had a few chocolate Poodles.
Every one of them had the name....Cocoa. :)
Your daughter's dress is very pretty, glad she had a good time.
Marilyn

Angela Tucker said...

Oh, Vickie, those little poodles are perfect!!

Moms can never be too proud of their kids...ever. LOL The dress is beautiful.

Your flowers are so sweet...so delicate...

Have a great day!!

Lumiruusu said...

You may finsish with the cute poodles looks lovely ,Vickie! An its fun that that the designer have same name as me Maija ..thats because our language and The Hungary are in the " same language family "..

Beth said...

What an elegant prom dress. Love your May poodles.

Stitching Noni said...

I love your poodles! I knew you would change them over... :o)
That dress is just gorgeous!
Hugs xx

Sarah in Stitches said...

Lovely stitching! You did a wonderful job charting the poodles. I hope you're feeling better! :D