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Thursday, February 11, 2021

Valentine Stitching

 Hi friends! I am busy stitching Valentine pieces. This is 💘The yearly anniversary freebie from Cathy of Hands On Design 💘

I stitched this one over one on 35ct WDW red pear linen with the called for DMC. Trimmed with VMSS rick rack. The poodle fabric is from my stash.🐩 I showed the finish to Brian. Brian asked me, Wait? You love me, or you love poodles? I said, Both?💗

💖Valentine Freebie by L'💖

I put my own little twist on this pattern with the finish, since I had this 🗝️ in my stash. The birch 🤍 was in my stash also. It is from JoAnn. I used DMC 612 and VMSS Valentine Red, stitched one over two on antique white 40ct linen. This is now hanging on my 💘tall sewing cabinet.💘.

📚 Alright my friends, I have another winner for you! I found this audio book on our library's website. It was on the "Staff Picks list". I asked our daughter Madeleine a bit more about it, since she has worked as a Page at our public library for years now. She said that Station Eleven was the book chosen for our library with the grant money given this year by National Endowment of the Arts for the Big Read Program. There are many parallels between the world of Station Eleven, and our present day Covid 19 pandemic. The "Georgia Flu pandemic" in the novel spreads even faster and is inevitably fatal. Victims die within two days of getting sick. This fictional pandemic manages to wipe out 99.9% of Earth’s population, more or less. There’s no way to be sure of the statistics because there’s no internet, or gas, or electricity. Small bands of survivors find each other, and sometimes form settlements, sometimes murder each other.😲 Lots of people with interconnecting stories are introduced. This book was written in 2017. I find that fascinating.

“If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say we have not sinned, we make Him a liar, and His word is not in us.” 1 John 1:8-10

The weather is still frigid here with minus temperatures every night. 🥶 Snow is coming once again too. Blech.

I hope you have a very good weekend my friends. Stay safe.

Stitching  and praying,



MartinaM said...

Your valentines stitch is so cute. And your second finish - just beautiful to fall in love with. Both very well done.
I hope the cold will be over soon, I don't like it.

butterfly said...

Cute Valentine stitching .
Love to you and your family .

Clare-Aimetu said...

Lovely Valentine's stitching, stay safe, stay well

Manuela said...

Both Valentine stitching are wonderful.
Hope it will be warm, soon.
Here it is cold and sunny. I like this weather.

Marilyn said...

Very cute finishes.
I am working on the HOD freebie also.
Gotta love that Poodle fabric!
Stay well & warm.

Robin in Virginia said...

Both of your Valentine finishes are precious, Vickie. We are having a mixed bag here weather-wise -- rain, snow, sleet, ice. Stay warm and be safe if you have to go out.

Vicki said...

Cute Anniversary piece. The heart and key is very creative!

Mary said...

Vickie, Love your version of the HOD freebie...the colors and poodle fabric are precious together. I love your LOVE with the heart and key!! I hope your going to keep it out on your sewing cabinet year round. Well, have you read The Stand by Stephen King? I thought that was a great book but not sure I want to read about such a virulent virus right now!!

Jackie's Stitches said...

Brian is too funny! :)

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

Brian shouldn't make you choose like that LOL
Love both your sweet finishes. The key is a great touch.

Maggie said...

Cute stitching finishes:-)
I went in search of the book and it does sound very interesting, I watched a programme a few weeks ago about the Spanish Flu, it was made pre Covid but it was fascinating how similar everything was.

Astrids dragon said...

More sweet finishes, good call on your response to Brian!
I absolutely love the way you finished LOVE on the key, it's perfect.
Oh my, that book sounds scary in a real sense of the word. I added that one too.
We're getting stuff tomorrow too, snow/sleet/rain/whatever. Stay warm!

Kaisievic said...

Hi Vickie, I am stitching Cathy's desgin, too - your finish is so very pretty. I will check out your other one, too. I read Station Eleven last year and really enjoyed it (despite its parallels with our world). Have you read Stephen King's The Stand?

Mary - Lecoeurceltique said...

Beautiful Valentine stitching, Vickie.
Happy Valentine's Day.

diamondc said...

Vickie: Happy Valentines day, both are such sweet designs and finishing is perfect, I love the key.


Carol said...

Both are so cute, Vickie! I really love the key and the birch heart for finishing materials, too. It's been SO long since I've been in a store to just shop/browse for finishing materials. Well--it's been a year, actually! I'm so excited that I'll be able to go to Joann's and Michael's and Goodwill next month :)

Hope you had a wonderful Valentine's Day! ♥