“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

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Friday, February 23, 2018

The Italian Baker

Hi friends! I finished the piece I was working on for Brian's boss, the Italian baker. This weekend marks 50 years of his being in the baking business! I came across this freebie a few years ago and it looks so very much like our Italian baker I just knew I would be stitching it.

I am showing you a picture of the completed stitching minus one thing I added. Brian asked if I would stitch his boss' name on the hat. So I did. I did not show that. That is also why you are not seeing the final framed picture. It is framed in a black 8x8 frame from Michael's.

I am actually going in to work with Brian tonight! That will be a surprise alright! I will give the gift then. I just have to go downstairs to the bakery remember. Once the gift is given, then those two can bake bread and I can go upstairs to our apartment and go to bed!
I stitched this two over two on 29ct white linen using DMC 310.

If you should actually want to stitch this for yourself, you can find this freebie RIGHT HERE

Thank you for stopping by today. Thank you for leaving sweet comments. Have a super weekend!

Stitching and praying,
Vickie

37 comments:

Manuela said...

Hello Vickie,
a wonderful little italian backer and a nice little gift.
Have a nice weekend.
Best wishes Manuela

MartinaM said...

Oh, the little baker looks cute - I wonder what you do nicely.
Big hugs and a great weekend,
Martina

gracie said...

An absolutely perfect gift. You are sweet to make this for him. thank you for sharing the link.

Mary said...

Vickie, I love the little baker and I'm sure he will be so touched with his gift and the personalization of his name on the hat. Thanks for the link. Hope your feeling a bit better...Mary

Stasi said...

How sweet!!! I'm sure he will love it!

Irene said...

Vickie è bellissimo!

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

Awww so cute. I know he will just love it. :) Blessings to you to day sweet friend.

Robin in Virginia said...

Vickie, what a precious piece you stitched up for Brian's boss. Congratulations to him on his 50 years! Enjoy your weekend!

Ele said...

Looks like the perfect gift! So cute

Vicki said...

Very cute, I'm sure it will be much appreciated! Your apartment must smell heavenly all the time...

Linda said...

Congrats on the super cute finish Vickie.

Linda

Andrea said...

What a great gift. So sweet, I'm sure he will love it.

butterfly said...


Lovely little baker , you are just the kindess person in the world.
Have a fun weekend.

marly said...

Perfect! He will certainly be touched by this and I'm sure treasure it.

Maggee said...

That is the perfect gift to stitch for him! Great finish! Hugs!

Mary said...

What a sweet and thoughtful gift that I am sure he will love.

Lesley said...

What a lovely, appropriate gift for a baker:)

Julie said...

A lovely gift for your baker, I'm sure he was so very pleased with your special make for him.

moreofhim said...

What a beautiful gift! I know he will love it.

Thank you so much for your encouragement and prayers! I'm so grateful! As always - praying for you, too.

Blessings - Julie

diamondc said...

Hi Vickie: I hope its not too bad with weather your way, we are expecting snow this weekend, so sorry it will be coming your way it always does it seems.
I have to tell you that Baker is adorable, what a sweet Lady you are to stitch this as a gift for him.
I would love to live where you do so close to the bakery, do they make eclair's? yummy yum yum.
I totally love the photo at the bottom of your post oh so sweet.

Blessings
Catherine

Carol said...

I'll bet he was surprised and touched by your cute stitching, Vickie! I still can't imagine how wonderful it must be to live above a bakery :) Does Brian get to bring home any extras?

Margaret said...

So cute! I bet he loved the present too!

RJ said...

Oh Vickie how cute is your Italian Baker! He will love it especially with his name on it. What a very sweet thing to do. RJ

Jenny said...

Oh Vickie,

What an absolutely adorable and perfect gift! I love this little baker and he will mark 50 years of baking brilliantly! Thank you for sharing him with us! He has made me smile this morning!

How wonderful to live upstairs from a bakery! I can just imagine how delightful it must be to have the smell of fresh baked bread lingering in the air! Hmmm I suddenly have the urge to bake bread...lol!

Sending hugs and love your way my dear friend! I will be writing soon...very busy week!

Lili said...

Perfect gift, Vickie! The design is so cute!
Have a lovely weekend!

Ann at Beadlework. said...

A neat gift for a baker Vickie, I'm sure he loved it.

rosey175 said...

How cute! I like little personalized things like this. I hope he enjoyed it and you enjoyed going back to bed! Bakers hours are not for me haha.

Barb said...

That little baker makes a wonderful gift!

Clare - Aimetu said...

What an achievement and what a lovely gift - perfect !

Penny said...

That is one cute Italian baker, Vickie!

Beth said...

Totally adorable Vickie!

Carolien said...

Oh my gosh, the hat!!! :)

Halland House Gifts said...

What a sweet finish, Vickie. I can only imagine how amazing your house smells.

Today I’m off to do some errands with Mom and bring her a loaf of Dutch Oven Bread. This time I experimented with adding some whole wheat flour. This is a new adaptation and I’m curious to see what she thinks. Judy

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

What a fantastic little baker! The perfect gift for the baker.

Brigitte said...

This little design is perfect as a gift for a baker. How great that you kept it for such an opportunity.

Justine said...

Ah at last I found the Italian Baker! Great stitch Vickie, no wonder he was so appreciative.

Kaisievic said...

I bet the Italian baker is going to love this!