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

Friday, March 24, 2017

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Hi friends! Here is an update photo on how far I have gotten on Forever Be My Always by Emma Congdon.
 I now have this tucked away, and have pulled out the next sampler chart by Blackbird Designs in the Anniversaries of the Heart series, which is A Wish For You. This one I am dedicating to my mom. I have been having fun (yeah right!) finding correct colors for the flosses, since many of them do not look anything like the ones on the cover photo. Also I am once again changing things just a bit.

Madeleine came home a few days ago from her university art class with a needle felted McIntosh apple she made me. 😊 This is my favorite kind of apple.
I have been looking through my stash and found some charts to giveaway. I will have one to giveaway next time.

Well I hope this weekend is a lovely one for you. Thank you for stopping by and saying hi!

Stitching and praying,
Vickie

31 comments:

Brigitte said...

Forever is coming along great. I don't know if there is much more to stitch above the word Forever, but if not your will soon be able to finish it. After the next anniversary :)
Madeleine's felted apple looks gorgeous.
Happy weekend!

Melinda Forbes said...

I LOVE the McIntosh Apple. IT looks perfect. What a wonderful gift

gracie said...

Love watching Forever progress. That apple! It is wonderful.

Mii Stitch said...

Great update on the stitching project and cute little apple!

Robin in Virginia said...

You are moving along on the Forever piece; it is looking quite lovely. What an adorable apple your daughter created for you! Enjoy your weekend, Vickie!

CalamityJr said...

Forever is almost finished - I couldn't have put it away! Your daughter is so talented; I always love seeing her creations. Your tone sounds extra cheerful. Hope that means you're feeling at least a little bit better.

Cindy's Stitching said...

Pretty colors in this piece. The apple is just adorable.

Barb said...

Super stitching Vickie and I love the apple , Have a great weekend .

Barb said...

Pretty piece. Great job on it.

Manuela said...

Wonderful progress. It looks great. You have almost done.
The apple from your daughter is very beautiful. Great Job!
Have a wonderful weekend.

butterfly said...

Forever is looking so beautiful.
And the Apple is wonderful , well done to your daughter.

Linda said...

I love your Forever piece Vickie. Nice progress. The apple looks great.

Linda

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

Lovely work on Forever and I adore the tiny felted apple. It's just perfect.

Jackie said...

The felted apple is just beyond precious!

Lesley said...

Lovely progress on your stitching.
I love the apple your daughter gave you.how clever she is.

Stasi said...

That apple is aadorable!

Justine said...

I love your little felted apple! How clever your daughter is.
I'm stitching an Emma Congdon design too, they're such fun aren't they with the bright colours?

CJ said...

Good morning. The apple is fantastic. How is Emerson progressing with his Woodpecker? Hope you are feeling better.

Still working on book two of Maisie Dobbs. I only read at bedtime so it will take me awhile.

CJ

Margaret said...

Love that apple! Love your stitching progress too. So weird about how poorly the "called for" DMC doesn't match the picture. I will say that the variegated floss has the same problem though -- major dye lot problems. That's according to my experience.

Rachel said...

Looking forward to seeing your Anniversaries progress...mine is moving pretty slowly. That apple is adorable! What a sweet gift.

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

You are coming along so nicely on your stitching project. Is this chart from a magazine or from on line? I might have to stitch this one, the more I see, the more I like.

Oh, and I wanted to ask you about the Classic Colorworks Floss of Blue Beatrice, is it that blue in person or is it more of a darker color?

I hear you on the flosses don't always match the picture. Which just drives me crazy(er)! :)

Wishing you a lovely day filled with many blessings sweet friend. :)

Frances N said...

Love, Love that apple!!!
And the colors are so pretty on your stitching!

Barb said...

What a cute apple! Isn't it frustrating when the colors on the picture are so far from the ones on the chart!!

De borduurvrouw said...

Love your stitching as I always do. You're almost finished the pattern don't you? So sweet Madeline felted your favorite apple, it's lovely. Do you keep it on your fruit bowl?
Your children are talented needleworkers, did you inspire them?
Enjoy your sunday, love Nienke

Jenny said...

Good Morning Vickie,

I am just now catching up on blog reading...and your Always Sampler is looking beautiful! Honestly...the more of this sampler I see...the more I love it! The colors are so pretty together and of course the saying always touches my sentimental heart!

The apple that Madeleine made is really beautiful! What a treasure that is for you! Anything that my children still make for me are treasures indeed!

I hope you have a wonderful Sunday my friend! I will be looking forward to seeing your color changes on your next Anniversaries of the Heart! You always have great ideas!

Sending lots of hugs and love your way!

Lili said...

Your apple is very sweet!!
Beautiful stitching progress!
Have fun on "A Wish For You" piece!

Hugs!

Christina said...

I just love the colours in Forever Be My Always. They are beautiful.

Lillie said...

Love the colors in Forever and what a cute felted apple.

Sarah in Stitches said...

Forever looks great, and that is an awesome felted apple! :D

Julie said...

Lovely needlefelting, something I have never tried.

♥ Nia said...

That little apple look so cute :) I love making needle felting too, what I most love to create are fairies, I have loads of fun with that :D