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Friday, February 2, 2018

The February Wreath

Hi friends! I got the February wreath done right on time for the first day of February. I made it up into a flat ornament and have it on display in my cubby shelf.  Here is my cubby shelf all set up for February.
If you click on the picture you should be able to see it enlarged. I like the Murphy Valentine in center left.😉🐩

I stitched this crocus wreath one over one with the called for DMC on 25ct antique white linen.
I realized something last month. The January wreath was seeming a bit small to me as I stitched it. I just kept going though. I have my 25 count fabric set aside separately since I mainly use it for my cubby shelf stitching. Well I checked when I was done with the January wreath, and sure enough, it turned out a bit small because I must have put a piece of 28 count fabric in there at some point. I did not check before I began in January, I just trusted it was 25 count. Oh well. January's wreath will be a touch smaller than the other 11 months.
If you also would like to stitch this wreath, or any of the monthly wreaths, you can find them HERE

I have the poodle display board all set for Valentine's Day also.
As you can imagine, I kinda like February with all the pink that goes on.😍

I have been sewing for a special Valentine project in between stitching. This will not be revealed until Valentine's Day. It is rather time consuming, but very gratifying. I am bursting at the seams to share with you.

Our 14 1/2 year old Murphy is not doing that great with his left eye. You may recall I told you he has a cataract in his left eye. Well he has gone totally blind in that eye. It is very irritated still though. We took him to the vet this week to make sure he was alright. We have added an oral steroid for two weeks and I have to give him his steroid drops three times in that eye and twice in the right still. He is doing well with that. I still have to pin his head in between my shins to give the drops so he does not bite me, but he lets me do it that way BECAUSE he is WILD for the freeze dried liver treats. Murphy's right eye is not 100% at all, but at least he can still see.

I am now stitching BBD Pumpkin Farm. AotH Pattern # 10. This one is for Jacob!❤️He is an October baby.

I hope you have a marvelous weekend my friends! I have thanked my God for you.

Stitching and praying,
Vickie

31 comments:

MartinaM said...

Hi Vickie,
Do you exchange all the little embroideries every month? How fitting it is then decorated for each month.
I like the new wreath well. Unfortunately, I have only a few small crocuses in the garden, but in autumn I want to plant new ones.
I also like your poodle display.
I pray for you, my friend, hugs, Martina

Robin in Virginia said...

Vickie, your February wreath is lovely and I enjoyed seeing all the February goodness of your goody. I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Vicki said...

As usual, I love the cubby shelf! It is so much fun to see how you fill it for each holiday or season. Aww, Murphy, it's so tough to watch these special pets grow old. I had to take our 14 year old Duke to the vet yesterday because he is having some sort of issue. After 2 doses of pain meds and amoxicillin he seems to be feeling better today. But, there's no getting around the fact that he's elderly.

Barb said...

The Feb. wreath is so pretty. Great job on it.

Linda said...

Your cubby shelf is beautiful Vickie. Hugs to Murphy.

Linda

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

Oh the cubby shelf is coming along so nicely. :) I can't wait to see pumpkin farm...I love pumpkins! Blessings always sweet friend. :)

Manuela said...

Hello Vickie,
Your new crocus wreath looks wonderful. I like it very much.
Your cubby shelf looks great.
Have a nice weekend my friend.
Hugs, Manuela

Shirley said...

Good Morning Vickie, I have enjoyed catching up with you this morning while I drink my coffee. I like your little cubby with your embroidery. I enjoy seeing what you are doing. It is so good to be able to read on here once more. Hugs and Prayers Your Missouri Friend Shirley

Julie said...

Your February wreath reminds me of my wedding flowers, we have an anniversary later this month.
The cubby is filling up so beautifully.
XX

gracie said...

As usual the cubby shelves look wonderful. Always a treat to see it for each month. Sorry about sweet Murphy.

Barb said...

Your cubby looks wonderful. The little poodle board is also delightful. I surely hope Murphy is doing much better!!

rosey175 said...

I see at least 18 spots for more poodles! 18 for 2018? I like the little crocus wreath; it feels very springy in a not springy time of year. Poor Murphy. At least he has learned treats come for his troubles.

Pink, schmink. Blue hearts work more~ ;)

moreofhim said...

Love all your stitching projects! You're such an inspiration! I love your poodle board. I'm sure you're not surprised by that. ;)

Praying for you, dear friend!

Blessings - Julie

Andrea said...

Your cubby shelf is looking lovely with all your glorious stitched pieces. The February wreath is beautiful. Hope Murphy is doing OK.

Lili said...

The poodle display board is very pretty!

Your crocus wreath is lovely, so beautiful colours!
The cubby shelf looks great!

Happy weekend!

Mary H said...

Oh, your shadow box is so cute, and so is the poodle display!

I am sorry about your doggie, I am also dealing with an aging pet, my cat Kiwi. It is a hard time, isn't it. Take care!
Mary

Margaret said...

Love the February wreath! Crocuses are one of my favorites. Too bad about the January one being slightly smaller, but really only you will notice. Sorry to hear about Murphy's eye. I'm glad he is good about the drops. Amazing what treats will do!

RJ said...

Love your February wreath Vickie. It looks so perfect in your cubby printer box. Hope Murphy is doing well. RJ

Lesley said...

Such a pretty February display.I love your Valentines poodle display board.Poor Murphy,he's receiving the love and attention he needs though:)

Halland House Gifts said...

You like like February for the pink, and I like it for the red. Regardless it is a pretty special month. Hoping Murphy is feeling better soon and you are able to keep all your fingers in the process. Giving meds to an uncooperative pet is no fun but worthwhile in the end. Hang in there, Murphy.

Ann at Beadlework. said...

Your cubby looks great Vickie. I think poodles have an issue with their eyes. Brandy had very little sight left when we lost him last year.

Penny said...

So pretty, Vickie, and looks perfect in your cubby! And your poodle display is adorable! Thank goodness for the treats Murphy loves so well -- anything that helps you give him the treatment he needs is good. I know all of my cats are suckers for treats. : )

butterfly said...

What a wonderful cubby it looks so pretty .
Poor Murphy , I know my Mindy my old dog had bad eyes when she was older she had a little bit of poodle in her and I think it can happen to poodles

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

Poor Murphy, hope he enjoys his treat-bribes.

Love the cubby display this month. How long do the little wreaths take to stitch?

Beth said...

Poor old Murphy - he is lucky to have you to care for him. Your crocus wreath is very pretty.

Stasi said...

I love the crocus wreath and always enjoy when they pop their heads up towards the end of winter.

Kaisievic said...

Poor Murphy, that is no fun for him or you. Such pretty stitching, Vickie. The wreath is lovely.

Lillie said...

Cherry colors indeed for your February wreath. Hope Murphy will get well soon. Your poodle board is adorable.

Инна said...

Beautiful wreath turned out! Shch will nicely decorate this shelf!

Brigitte said...

I just love your wreath project, Vickie. You always discover the sweetest designs for your cubby shelf.
Poor Murphy. I hope he will keep the sight on his right eye as long as possible.

Maggee said...

Your monthlies are quite stunning! So sad to hear about Murphy. Thor is not doing well either, nor is his brother Rusty. Thor is at least 15, but I think older... and Rusty is about two years younger. My daughter does everything she can for them--they love those dogs! Hugs!