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

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Big Birthday Blog Hop

Hi friends! I am taking part in Jo's Big Birthday Blog Hop.
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1967 - Jo was 1.  She was living in Blandford, Dorset with her Mum, Dad and a cat called Snowy.  Dad was in the Army so Jo was an Army Brat!  For her First Birthday she had a photo taken with a very large cake and a very large spoon.  There is no photographic evidence that she was allowed to attack the cake with the spoon! 

Just for fun, I thought I would share a picture of me with my mom on my first birthday with my cake. It has a pink teddy bear on it! :)
This was in June of 1970 though. ;)

Jo asked that we share a picture of something we stitched that she will like. I wanted to post a picture of a finish I have never shared before. That took some thinking! And some digging around! I finally found this picture in my files. This is a pin I made my Aunt about 6 years ago. She loves giraffes. ;)
While I was digging around, I found a few charts I am going to be giving away. Come back in a few days when I post next. If you are new here, welcome! Feel free to click to follow if you like. :)  If you are one of my regular friends, I am so glad you stopped by! Have a great weekend everyone! And for Jo.....
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Stitching and praying,
Vickie




35 comments:

Ariadne said...

Great photos!Many happy returns to Jo. I am in the next year of the blog hop!AriadnefromGreece!

Elfie said...

Isn't this a lovely thing to do - I am enjoyng this blog hop immensely. Your little giraffe pin is very cute - and such a special gift for your aunt.

Lesley said...

Love your little Giraffe stitch Vickie,elder son would love it too,he is Giraffe mad!

Manuela said...

I like your little giraffe.

KimM said...

Great photo of your first birthday celebration.....love your giraffe, too....and all the vintage cards.
Hugs
xxx

gracie said...

You were a cutie...and so is the giraffe.

Dirty Martini Queen said...

Hi Vickie
That poodle card is just sheer perfection and love the giraffe pin. I never thought of finishing as a pin. Hope your headache is getting better.
Donna

Margaret said...

How cute is the photo of you and your mom on your first birthday! Love it! Love the giraffe too -- so adorable!

Jenny said...

Oh Vickie, Your picture of you and your mom is just precious and your giraffe pin is fantastic! I love giraffes....I fact when I was in 1st grade I was a giraffe in the school play...lol! Hope you are feeling okay and that you have a good weekend:) Hugs my friend!

Robin in Virginia said...

What a precious giraffe pin you created for your Aunt and your first birthday photo is adorable, Vickie! Have a wonderful weekend!

Angela Tucker said...

Good morning, Vickie!! Thinking of you today...I hope that you have a wonderful and amazing weekend!

rosey175 said...

Wow, your pink started early haha! Glad you were able to find a piece that you hadn't shared before -- it's adorable too! Great vintage cards too; love those.

jocondine said...

Such a nice blog hop, lovely pic, cute giraffe (I'm a great fan of giraffe too). Amitiés. xxx

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

Thanks for taking part in the Birthday Blog Hop but I was sure there would be a poodle in the stitching! Giraffes do have a special meaning for us. When the Large Boy was small he couldn't say "giraffe" so he called them "Too Talls" from the book Dear Zoo (the child is sent a giraffe but he is Too Tall so he goes back to the zoo).
You were so cute aged one, I also love the restraining hand laid upon you by your Mum! Just in case you lunge for the cake!

Astrids dragon said...

What a great year, my birth year! Sweet post, love the giraffe.

Barb said...

A great post for Jo's birthday. That is such a cute photo of you and your mom!

Carolyn said...

Hello Vickie,
So is that cake with the pink bear an indication when you started loving the color pink? Cute photo of you and your Mom. The finished Giraffe is adorable. I hope Jo has a wonderful Big Birthday celebration!

FlashinScissors said...

Hello Vickie

A cute post for Jo's birthday, and such a sweet photo of you with your mum!

Barbara x
(@The Flashing Scissors)

Bea said...

That is a lovely picture of you with your mom and the giraffe is a cutie! Finishing him as a pin was a great idea.

Julie said...

Your September sampler looks wonderful and such a pretty chart from June you received.
Lovely write up on Jo's big day xx

Kaisievic said...

Great post, my dear. How lovely to see you and your first birthday cake.

Xeihua (Sara) said...

Love your photo with your mum on your birthday :)
And the giraffe is so cute with the scarf around the neck :)

HUgs,

stitchersanon said...

A wonderful and upbeat post. Made me smile '-)

KnittingBelle said...

Ahhhh that giraffe is just too cute. :) Happy B-Day to Jo and all the other Sept ladies. :) Blessings always sweet friend.

Tiffstitch said...

Very cute giraffe and photo!

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Meari said...

The giraffe pin is adorable! Love seeing old photos... any photos, really LOL. Thanks for sharing your 1st birthday.

Sarah in Stitches said...
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Sarah in Stitches said...

Great post, Vickie! Thanks for sharing. You were a cute baby :D

Stitching Noni said...

Lovely post! I love your baby photo :o)
Hugs xx

Brigitte said...

Such a lovely birthday post for Jo. And so nice to share your own birthday picture at age 1 :)))

Melinda Forbes said...

I love the Giraffe - and the little Birthday wish with the darling girl and poodle is SO YOU.. IT's a perfect wish for Jo.

Katie said...

I'm hopping along on the blog hop. What a fun post. Love your giraffe pin. Beautiful!

Maggee said...

Now I am intrigued to see ALL the posts for Jo... will have to investigate! Love the giraffe pin... hope your Aunt did too! And how neat to share your first birthday photo...very cute! Hugs!

gominam said...

What an adorable photo! Your stitching is lovely too!