Calendar Poodle SAL

Monday, November 27, 2017


Hi friends! We watched our Christmas Parade yesterday from right here in our apartment. tee hee! That was a new experience. Small town fun.

As promised, I am sharing my progress with you. I have the girl poodle done. Yay!
I have a very nice start on the boy poodle and will keep stitching on him when Madeleine is away from home.

Well I finished listening to To Be Where You Are.
Darn! With a book this good, you just do NOT want it to end. Did you know Jan Karon (the author) is 80 years old?!? Whatever are we going to do without more Father Tim stories? I do believe Jan is my all time favorite author.
After twelve years of wrestling with the conflicts of retirement, Father Tim Kavanagh realizes he doesn't need a steady job to prove himself. Then he's given one. As for what it proves, heaven only knows.

Millions of Karon fans will be thrilled that it’s life as usual in the wildly popular Mitford series: A beloved town character lands a front-page obituary, but who was it, exactly, who died? And what about the former mayor, born the year Lindbergh landed in Paris, who’s still running for office? All this, of course, is but a feather on the wind compared to Muse editor J.C. Hogan’s desperate attempts to find a cure for his marital woes. Will it be high-def TV or his pork chop marinade?

In fiction, as in real life, there are no guarantees.

Twenty minutes from Mitford at Meadowgate Farm, newlyweds Dooley and Lace Kavanagh face a crisis that devastates their bank account and impacts their family vet practice.

But there is still a lot to celebrate, as their adopted son, Jack, looks forward to the most important day of his life—with great cooking, country music, and lots of people who love him. Happily, it will also be a day when the terrible wound in Dooley’s biological family begins to heal because of a game—let’s just call it a miracle—that breaks all the rules.

In To Be Where You Are, Jan Karon weaves together the richly comic and compelling lives of two Kavanagh families, and a cast of characters that readers around the world now love like kin.

I have begun working on my mom's Christmas ornament. It will be an angel this year. Can't wait to share this sweet one with you.

I hope you have a wonderful week my friends! Thank you for taking time to stop by and visit me.

For You will light my lamp;
The Lord my God will enlighten my darkness.  Psalm 18:28

Stitching and praying,


Manuela said...

The little poodle is very cute.
Have a nice new week, my friend.

Robin in Virginia said...

Vicki, the girl poodle looks super. Congratulations on getting her finished! Have a great week, Vickie!

Carolien said...

Lovely stitches & have a good week!

The Knitting Cross Stitcher said...

What a pretty poodle.Looking forward to seeing your other stitching.I hope you have a good week too,Vickie.

Hilda said...

Sweet little poodle girl!
That must be nice to watch a Christmas parade right from your own windows. Here in Austria we even have any Christmas parades :-(

Have a nice new week!

Lili said...

Oh Vickie, he is so sweet!!
Have a wonderful week!

Barb said...

Such a cute girl poodle!

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

Oh what a sweet little poodle. Love her to bits. :) Blessings always sweet friend. :)

RJ said...

Aah what a sweet stitch. They are going to make such a cute pair! Glad you enjoyed the parade Vickie. You had a front row seat right from your house. Happy poodle stitching. RJ @stitchingfriendsforever

Angela Tucker said...

Very sweet, Vickie. You may need to send Madeleine on a few "errands" to get some extra stitching time! LOL

Have a wonderful week!

Margaret said...

The ornament is adorable!! So cute and vintagey! Really? Jan Karon is 80?! Wow! Still haven't read the book. Once I finish my current read, maybe I'll get to it.

MartinaM said...

Hi Vicky, the little poodle is very cute. i love it.
I never saw a christmas parade before, that must be nice.
Have a good week, hugs, Martina

butterfly said...

So cute Vickie.
Have a wonderful week hugs.

Brigitte said...

Nice to hear that you enjoyed watching the Christmas parade from your apartment windows.
Oh my, Vickie, how sweet this little guy is. Waiting to see the next little poodle. And the angle you are stitching for your mom.

Carol said...

How cute is that little poodle! It sounds like your new apartment has a lot of good things going for it--after all how many people can sit in the comfort of their homes and watch parades (and smell the fragrance of baked goods!).

Анна Гончарова said...

Очень симпатичная собачка!!!

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

Glad you enjoyed the Parade from inside in the warm!
Nice work on the little Poodle too.

Stitching Noni said...

Hi Vickie! Love your little poodle :o) How wonderful to be able to watch the Christmas parade from warmth and comfort of your own home! :o)
Hugs x

woolwoman said...

I'm just catching up on blog reading tonight - I got behind last week and then this week I've been sick :( - Sorry to hear about Murphy's eye condition but at 14 - things do start going wrong. Glad you can keep him out of pain and he has adjusted to the daily drops. No those pupperoni things are horrible. They caused terrible skin problems with my MIL's shih Tzu - not to say every dog would get that and she did overdo the treats terribly. Try something healthier. Glad you are enjoying your downtown view and excitement of all the goings on. Down here in the deep south - we say catty corner - similar I guess. glad you are back to stitching some. enjoy the season Mel

Maggee said...

Oh my--that little girl poodle is so cute! Nicely done! Did you have a flashback to Miracle on 34th street as you watched the parade? What fun to be in the warmth of your home, yet viewing it live! Hugs!

Julie said...

An adorable girl poodle.

Astrids dragon said...

Lucky you, I love love parades!
Your poodle is adorable. I think you need to make one for yourself, in pink of course!