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, September 4, 2017

Wahoo!

Hi friends! I did it! Wahoo! It is DONE!😁 I finally finished Forever Be My Always by Emma Congdon!! Oh yes I did!! And then... I gave it to Brian right away. Ha! We will go pick out a frame this week. He loves it and is impressed with all the shading he says.
I want this to be framed and on display on a table at our upcoming 25th  wedding anniversary party with family and friends.
This was stitched two over two on white 28ct linen using all the called for DMC.
This pattern can be found in the Spring 2016 issue of Cross Stitch & Needlework magazine.

I am now working on a small.😊 Yes, one of my beloved smalls. It has been too long. I have this freebie I have been wanting to work up for many months and I am doing it NOW!

I want to remind all of you my friends that I have a Stitcher's Sampler pattern giveaway going on right now. I will be drawing the name of the winner on this Friday. If you would like to enter that giveaway, please go HERE
I read the simplest, funniest book the other day. From the young adult section of the library. Yep. Pearls Before Swine: BLTs Taste So Darn Good by Stephan Pastis.  Are you familiar with the Pearls Before Swine comic strip? It is my favorite. This is his first book from 2003, and I just had to order it from another library to read it. I did not know Stephan was a lawyer who quit to become a cartoonist. I am glad he did! I was laughing so hard I was crying sometimes with this book.πŸ˜‚
Pearls Before Swine is the hilarious new comic strip tale of two friends: an arrogant, egotistical Rat who thinks he knows it all and a slow-witted Pig who doesn't know any better. Together with Zebra, the activist, and Goat, the reluctant brain, Pearls Before Swine offers caustic commentary on humanity's quest for the unattainable. Smart, witty, and sometimes painfully honest, Pearls Before Swine mocks the flaws and shortcomings of human nature with cynical humor.

Pearls Before Swine has been syndicated by United Feature Syndicate since January 2002 and now appears in more than 100 newspapers worldwide. In panel after panel, Pearls Before Swine causes readers to lose themselves in laughter.
I know some of you want to see a picture of Murphy with his haircut. Well, he was naughty for Mary. She could not finish his chin at his last haircut a few weeks ago. I have been snipping here and there when I can. I cannot sneak a muzzle on and do it, now can I? So as soon as I get those billy goat hairs trimmed off, you get a handsome picture of him.πŸ˜‰

I hope and pray you all have a wonderful week my friends. I thank you for stopping by today. Thank you for your kind comments. Til next time!

Stitching and praying,
Vickie










34 comments:

Stasi said...

FBMA turned out great...lots of your favorite color. It will look fabulous on display!

CalamityJr said...

Beautiful finish! I know you'll enjoy having it displayed at your party. What a great idea.

marly said...

It's beautiful Vickie. I've never heard of this comic series and will try to find more info online.

Vicki said...

What a beautiful finish!

Maggee said...

Congrats on a wonderful finish! It is very nice! Lots of PINK! I don't think I have ever seen that cartoon strip... gonna check it out. I could use a good laugh. Hugs!

Manuela said...

Congratulation on this wonderful finish.
Manuela

Robin in Virginia said...

Vickie, congratulations on your finish! What a beautiful piece you have stitched to celebrate your 25th anniversary. I hope you will share it again once it is framed. I am not familiar with the comic strip you mentioned, so off to search. Enjoy your week!

gracie said...

Forever is beautiful and will be a wonderful display piece for your party.

Carol said...

So beautiful, Vickie! And I'm sure all the pink made it a pleasure to stitch :) So glad you'll have it framed and on display at your anniversary party!

Linda said...

Congrats on the beautiful finish Vickie.

Linda

butterfly said...

Oh Vickle it looks wonderful well done.
Have a lovely day my friend .

Jenny said...

Oh Vickie...Congratulations on your beautiful finish! I am happy dancing out here in California just for you! You did it my friend! You have worked so hard on this all year and it has turned out just amazing! How exciting to have it on display for your anniversary party! Great idea!

I hope you enjoyed your Labor Day and that your week will be a good one! Sending lots of hugs and love your way!

Brigitte said...

Such a great finish, Vickie. And just in time for the anniversary. Brian is right, the shading on this design is just beautiful.

Carolien said...

Congratulations on a great finish for Brian :) It looks wonderful and yes, the shading part makes it really special ...

Have fun with your small project & hugs across the ocean,
Carolien

Maggie said...

What a great finish!
Look forward to seeing what smalls you will be working on.

Margaret said...

What a beautiful finish! It will look lovely at your 25th anniversary celebration!

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

Beautiful finish! You did such an awesome job. Wishing you a most lovely day sweet friend. :)

Hilda said...

Congratulation! It's gorgeaous! This picture will absolutely make the tablescape of your Anniversary party, I am sure!

Hugs
Hilda

Martina M said...

Congratulation - it looks so beautiful. I cant wait to see it in the frame. I look forwart what is comming next.
Big Hugs, Martina

Lili said...

Such a beautiful piece, Vickie!

Hugs,
Lili

diamondc said...

Vickie: It is beautiful, how could he not like it, the colors ar amazing and scream love and more love.
Poor Murphy, Krissy hates having her nails cut it takes three people at the Vet to do her nails, we decided to not have her sedated to clip them she gets so sick from the sedation, I just could not do that to her.
Nice read, I should look this one up, however my book shelf has about 20 books waiting for me.

Blessings
Catherine

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

Congratulations on the Happy Dance for Forever, it's a lovely piece to celebrate your Anniversary.

CJ said...

Always a treat to read your blog. Pearls Before Swine, that is a funny title. TFS.

CJ

Barb said...

Your finish is just beautiful. A perfect stitch for an anniversary!

Angela Tucker said...

Beautiful, Vickie, absolutely beautiful!!

I will have to take a look at that book. LOL Some of my favorite books were the ones that my son and I read together when he was a teenager. We had hours of discussions...

Beth said...

Congrats on your finish - I like all the different kinds of fonts.

RJ said...

Lovely finish Vickie! It's no wonder Brian loved it too...it's perfect. It will look so perfect on your anniversary table. I'm so happy for you. Can't wait to see the cute new photo of Murphy. I'm not sure how long I will be without power this coming week because right now we are on the path of the hurricane. It's scary...we have our car packed and filled with gas in case we have to leave but right now the cars are only going 4 miles a hour on the freeway. RJ@stitchingfriendsforever

Rachel said...

Such a lovely idea to display this piece at your 25th wedding anniversary. Brian is right--the shading is beautiful!

Mary said...

Congratulaions on your 25th, such a lovely gift and so nice that he appreciates your work.

Astrids dragon said...

It looks wonderful, I can't wait to see it framed!

Cindy's Stitching said...

Love the colors Vickie. So pretty.

Julie said...

Wonderful finish to celebrate your anniversary xx

Meari said...

Congrats on your finish. It turned out great!

Sarah in Stitches said...

Congratulations on the finish! It looks beautiful :D