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

Monday, December 19, 2016

Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow

Hi friends! It is really cold here and we have PLENTY of snow!

I want to share with you my lovely Christmas gifts I received from our friend June.
Does she know me or what? A beautiful, pink ornament! I l♥ve it June! AND she also included this gorgeous pink, sparkly floss. Aren't the deer on the card precious? I have that little card on display in the cubby shelf. :)
Madeleine asked me what I want for Christmas. I told her she does not have to get me a thing. Could she just please finish painting Miss Mabel's portrait? And so she did. Hooray! Isn't it wonderful? I love it!
Now that I have these two rascals side by side in the cubby shelf, you know what I need don't you? Yes, a portrait of Murphy. I am hoping Madeleine gets inspired during her long Winter Break to paint his portrait also. ;)

All five of us, and my BIL, went to see Rogue One this weekend! WOW! It was awesome. I am NOT going to give anything away. I will say this Star Wars is very, very different from any other one. Go see it!

I am still stitching up my mom's angel ornament. I will share that with you next time. :)

Have a wonderful week my friends! I am going to bake some Christmas cookies! I am thinking Wookie Cookies. ;) Remember the gingerbread Wookie Cookies I made last year? HERE
If I had more time and less HEADACHE I would figure out how to make K-2S0 cookies. He is my new favorite character. And Jyn! She is super!

Stitching and praying,
Vickie



39 comments:

Marilyn said...

Aren't those Reindeer the cutest?
Your daughter's paintings are beautiful.
Marilyn

Varla Lee said...

How cute the portraits are!!! Amazing gifts! I'm so happy for you! Big hugs.

gracie said...

Wonderful paintings. Your mail delivery is lovely.

Margaret said...

Your daughter is so talented. What wonderful paintings of your pups! Yes, you need one of Murphy too! We haven't seen Rogue One yet. I hope we see it soon!

Mii Stitch said...

Love the pretty ornament you've received from June, how sweet!!

Carolien said...

Have fun baking cookies but stay away from that oven, okay?!

Oh how Madeleine can paint, unbelievable! The paintings are so beautiful!!!

Have a good week, Vickie!
Hugs, Carolien

Maggie said...

What a sweet ornament from June, and wow the painting of Mabel is just beautiful,
your daughter is very talented!

Robin in Virginia said...

What a lovely ornament you received from June! Would you happen to know the designer? The portrait of Miss Mabel is fabulous along with her pal. Your daughter is so talented. Thinking of you!

Ann at Beadlework. said...

What a talented girl your daughter is. My son went to see Rogue One on Thursday and enjoyed it too.

Jenny said...

Good Morning Vickie .....

What beautiful gifts you have to enjoy and PINK! June certainly does know you well and she did a beautiful job on the ornament! Just lovely.

Madeleine has such an amazing gift! Her painting is awesome! I really love it! Seeing the two paintings side by side in your cubby is really special! Another treasure to love!

I hope you have a good day my friend! I am so glad you enjoyed the movie!

Angela P said...

What a beautiful portrait and the ornament from June is lovely as well. Unfortunately I hated Rogue One (except the final 3 minutes) but that didn't surprise me as I am a huge fan of the original trilogy and nothing will ever compare to that for me.

Justine said...

I love your sweet ornament from June - what a perfect choice for you! Your daughter is so talented. I hope you are dropping hints about Murphy's portrait!
We are planning to see Rogue One this week, my sons are very excited about it!

Manuela said...

The little ornament gift is wonderful.
The two portraits are very beautiful.
My sons have seen the Rogue One on Saturday night.

Have a nice week.

Pull the other thread said...

What splendid gifts you got and that painting is just amazing! Glad to hear you enjoyed Rogue One, haven't had a chance to see it yet, maybe this week.

Annie said...

Love those poodle portrait and perfect gifts.
Have fun baking cookies and hope the headaches leave you alone enough to bake all that you want!

butterfly said...


Lovely portait your daughter is very talented .
Have a great week .

Andrea said...

Wonderful gifts from June. Your daughter is very talented. The doggie portraits are just gorgeous. She has captured them really well.

laceystitcher said...

Love the paintings and the ornament is so pretty. The pink sparkly thread will be fun to use too. Sounds like you had fun at the movie. I hope you have a wonderful week. Very cold here and a small amount of snow; had lots of harsh winds. Happy stitching, and Merry Christmas!

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

June has sent you the perfect ornie for your tree!
Love the painting of Mabel, how tiny is it to fit in your cubby? Your daughter is very talented.

CalamityJr said...

Oh, my! Madeleine's paintings are so beautiful. You truly have an artist in your home! Well, two, actually, with your gorgeous stitching. Your gifts from June are lovely; I'm a fan of the musical note in the "Noel".

marly said...

Wow. That girl can paint!

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

What a thoughtful and lovely gift. :) Oh yes, K-2SO is adorable! Your daughter is such a talented artist. I can't wait to see Murphys picture. :)

Merry Christmas sweet friend. :)

Julie said...

Your daughter has a wonderful talent, beautful artwork.
June makes such pretty gifts.

Cindy's Stitching said...

The paintings are so pretty. The ornament is adorable.

Von said...

Glad you were able to get out and enjoy the movie! I find movie theaters to be so loud and I bring along ear plugs - how do they affect your headache?

Love your sweet puppy portraits - one more to go!

Maggee said...

Wow! First of all, I bookmarked the pink ornament from June, as I was thinking of doing a second ornament in those colors for my tree for next year... perfect! But then, the portraits of the dogs are so fabulous!! wow!! Madeleine is quite talented! She MUST do one of Murphy now... they are a set! Hugs!

Bea said...

A very special new ornament. The paintings are just beautiful - such a marvellous talent.

Lesley said...

You have received a lovely new ornament and the portraits your daughter has done are beautiful.
Me and hubby are off to see Rogue 1 later,younger son has seen it twice in three days,the second time with a friend who could not go the first time:)
I have read a few of spin off stories by Timothy Zahn mainly, but afew others too,all really good reads and they tie in well with the original films,so I am excited to see this film.
I bet your Christmas Wookie cookies were delicious.Hope you are having a less headachy week.

Penny said...

Those portraits are adorable - Madeleine is very talented! And yes, she can't leave Murphy out. : ) Those Wookie cookies are too cute!

Lillie said...

Madeleine is very talented. Such a sweet gift you received.
Merry Christmas to you and family

Irmeli said...

Your daughter's paintings are awesome. You've got also a wonderful gift from a friend.
I wish you a Merry Christmas!

Carol said...

I am so impressed by your daughter's paintings, Vickie!! I hope she can use her talent in a career that she truly loves :)

Such a sweet pink gift from June--if anyone ever wonders what to get you, all they have to do is "think pink!" (or poodles)!

Merry Christmas to you all...

Sally said...

Lovely gifts from June.

Your daughter's painting is beautiful. She is very talented.

My girls went to see Rogue One last night and enjoyed it.

Merry Christmas.

Vonna Pfeiffer said...

Your Noel gifted beauty is a stunner :) I'm waiting for the beginning of your pink poodle tree AND skirt! Get busy!

diamondc said...

Merry Christmas Vickie: I love the Wookie cookies I remember them from last year.
Love the ornament June made so sweet she does know you well.
I hope your headache goes away for good, you are still in my daily prayers.

Merry Christmas
Catherine

Brigitte said...

Oh yes, June knows you very well. All these wonderful pink gifts she sent you. Enjoy!
I hope you will show us some of your cookies, won't you?

Lili said...

The ornament is very lovely!! Wonderful gifts , Vickie!!
Merry Christmas!!

Palkó said...

Blessed Christmas to yuo, dear Vickie!

gominam said...

Sweet lovely gofts from your friend. Your daughter is unbelievable! Love the portraits, hoping to see Murphy's too!