“Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me. In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so,I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also. And where I go you know, and the way you know.” John 14:1-4

Calendar Poodle SAL

Monday, December 4, 2017

Main Street Monday

Hi friends! We have been having very mild weather here in southeastern Wisconsin for early December. The poodles and I love it! No snow in sight.

If you stop by the bakery downstairs you will see this caricature painting of Brian's boss. The Italian baker who Brian bakes with at night and who owns this building.
 Um, yes, that should give you a little idea of his macho Italian personality. He is a very nice man though, really. His daughters have told Brian, "My Dad loves you Brian." 

Yes, I actually have concrete Mabel and Henry in our living room here at the apartment. I could not part with them, and what is the point of them living in storage? They are ready for Christmas.
 This is the wreath that hangs on our door. Remember it from last year when I created it? I just love this wreath!❤️
And here is the last look at Madeleine's two poodle ornaments I made her fully assembled. They are ready for her St. Nick's stocking on Tuesday night. This year the boys are just getting store bought Star Wars ornaments. They will still be happy. Trust me.
I will have another finished ornament to share next time!

Stitching and praying,


Brigitte said...

Living above an Italian bakery sounds great to me. Makes me think of all the wonderful bread they make.
Mabel and Henry are well prepared for the Christmas season and they look so cute with their bow and shawl.
Lovely ornaments for Madeleine. And yes, I'm sure your boys will be happy with purchased Star Wars ornaments, lol.

Barb said...

Love your ornaments. Good job on them.

Анна Гончарова said...

Очень милые собачки!

Robin in Virginia said...

Vickie, thank you for sharing some of your decorations. Glad you were able to get the poodles finished. Enjoy your week!

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

Lovely ornaments. Oh goodness, that made me giggle. Too, cute. :)

Vicki said...

Your apartment must smell wonderful all the time, living above a bakery! Have I mentioned how much I look forward to Main Street Mondays?! Love these posts!!

Lesley said...

Pretty ornament finishes for Madeleine.Our younger son would be very happy with a Star Wars ornament:)

MartinaM said...

Oh, we do not have an Italian baker. Nice that you've already dressed your concrete poodle so beautifully. And the wreath looks great too.
Everything is so nice.
Hugs, Martina

Manuela said...

The dressed for the poodle is beautiful.
Lovely wreath.
Hugs, Manuela

Ele said...

such a cute wreath! Well done
have a lovely week

Mii Stitch said...

It must smell delightful in your home when the bread is in the oven, yum!!
Poodle galore as always :)

Astrids dragon said...

Oh my, living above the bakery... yum!
I love your Christmas Poodle decorations, the ornaments turned out wonderful.

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

I bet the bakery smells are amazing!
Nice to see the poodles in their fancy bows too.

RJ said...

Hi Vickie! Being married to an Italian man, I know the wonderful smells of Italian baking. His Mom made the best pastries. I bet the smells are wonderful.

Love all of the dressed up poodles and so glad you brought them out. It would not be Christmas without them. RJ

Jenny said...

Oh Vickie....your poodle ornaments are just ADORABLE! I love them and I know Madeleine will treasure them ....a perfect St. Nick gift!

The sign in the bakery window made me chuckle! Very clever for a bakery...lol! I can just see the baker himself in my mind...I can also imagine all the delicious smells coming from inside when I open the door...mmmmm yes I am definitely feeling hungry...lol! I made bread the other day...I think a slice of that sounds good...grins!

I am just catching up on blog reading...we have had a crazy couple weeks with company, airport runs, cooking...and oh yes in case I should forget...stitching...lol! I am very tired but ok so no worries! I am also reading Christmas Bells by Jennifer Chiaverini and loving it so far!

Sending lots of hugs and love to you my dear friend! Enjoy St. Nicholaas! ❤️

Honeybee said...

Your poodle ornaments are just adorable. When they first came out a few months ago, I immediately thought of you and knew they would make their way to your house! :O)

Stasi said...

The poodle ornaments are adorable and I'm sure will be cherished! Love your 'holiday' poodles..so cute!

Margaret said...

The poodle ornaments are wonderful! I agree about the boys. Anything Star Wars appeals to my son too. lol! Glad you have your concrete Mabel and Henry with you!

Barb said...

What a fun sign and the ornaments are just lovely! My son is the same, you can't beat anything Star Wars!

moreofhim said...

Your poodle ornaments are gorgeous! I was going to get the kit but the shipping was almost as much as the kit so I passed for now. I'm hoping that 123Stitch.com will get the kit in again as their shipping is so much cheaper! It's on my wish list and I'm sure I'll get them at some point. They are so adorable and you did a fantastic job on them. Love your wreath and all your poodle things. :)

Blessings - Julie

Lili said...

Love the bows on the poodles!
Your ornaments are very pretty!!

Meari said...

Beautiful decorating.

Meg said...

Very sweet ornaments, Vickie. I'm sure they will be treasured for years to come. Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving such nice comments.

Have a wonderful Christmas!

woolwoman said...

love your wreath and your stitched poodlies are so cute ! Enjoy the season down on Main St. Mel

diamondc said...

Vickie: I could not live near a bakery for fear I would be there everyday buying something really good to eat.
Love the wreath so sweet.
Your concrete Poodles are adorable.
Love the stitched ornaments.

Merry Christmas

Penny said...

I keep thinking about the temptations of living over a bakery. : ) The area you live in seems just lovely - kind of old-fashioned. Mabel and Henry are sweet, and your wreath makes me smile. Your daughter is going to love her ornaments. You did a wonderful job on them!

Beth said...

Great decorations Vicki!

Lillie said...

It must be wonderful to wake up everyday to the aroma of fresh bake. The poodles resembles both perfectly. Lovely wreath.

meghan emily said...


I'm popping over from Jo's blog.
Living above an Italian bakery sounds great and very tempting!
I love your little poodle statues and your ornaments and wreath are really cute.