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Thursday, January 27, 2022

Tip-toeing Through the Tulips

 Hi friends! Here is the finish I accomplished this week. 🌷Tip-toeing Through the Tulips by With Thy Needle & Thread 🌷 Shown on the backing fabric from my stash.💐 

I filled this little pillow with wood shavings and did not notice a few tiny shavings in the picture until after I posted it. 🙄 This was stitched two over two on 28ct Monaco in Glass Blue with the called for DMC.

I am now stitching the free Christmas Bells pattern by Primitive Hare. Have you stitched that one? I am almost done. I am waiting for little bells to come from Amazon for the finishing. This is going to be a pretty neat project for me. I can't wait to share it with you. 

I would like to offer this sweet angel chart in a giveaway. 

This chart was given to me by our friend Georgia to share. If you would like this chart, please be a sidebar follower of this blog, and please leave a comment on this post stating you would like this chart. I will draw a name on Friday February 4th. This giveaway is open to all of my followers around the world. 

📚This was my latest treadmill read🏃‍♀️. Julian Sanction drew upon firsthand accounts of the Belgica's voyage to the magnetic South Pole and exclusive access to the ship's logbook. In August 1897, the young Belgian commandant Adrien de Gerlache and his crew set sail for a three-year expedition to the icy continent of Antarctica. This is the chilling (HA!) TRUE survival story of an early polar expedition that went terribly awry--with the ship frozen in ice and the crew trapped inside for an entire sunless, Antarctic winter. If you like history, you will find this interesting. I certainly did. Afterwards I wanted to see more pictures. There are not many in this book. The ship's doctor published a book in 1900, called Through the First Antarctic Night. I will not be reading it, as it covers the same thing I just read, HOWEVER, it is available online FOR FREE under public domain. Just search the title if you are interested. I found it by accident actually! I looked through the entire book this morning. Notice I said looked. I did not read it, I looked at the dozens of fascinating pictures.❄️🐧

The family run bakery downstairs has shut it's doors and sold the building after 22 years at this location. We went to the closing party. It was bittersweet. Brian talked and talked with Nino, the Sicilian baker who began this business. I took turns talking with his four daughters who also worked here. We shall see what is to come. A delicatessen is going in next. The "problem" is that the owners are investors. It will no longer be run by a family. So few places are anymore, right? They have bought this building and business as an investment. Time will tell what that means for us up here. They told Nino and his family they will leave us and Tony our neighbor ( there are only two apartments up here) alone, since we are long term tenants. That does not mean they will leave the rent alone now does it?!

 Likewise the Spirit also helps in our weaknesses. For we do not know what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. Romans 8: 26

I hope and pray you have a wonderful week my friends! I am so glad you continue to stop and visit with me.

Stitching and praying,



butterfly said...

What a great Easter stitch , so sweet /
Have a wonderful weekend .

Manuela said...

The little chick is very cute. I love it.
Two days ago I have choosen the yarn for this pattern.
Have a nice weekend Manuela

Marilyn said...

The little chick & tulips are so cute.
Love those flat hats she puts in her designs.

Mary said...

Your little pillow is just adorable! I don't see the shavings you mentioned and I looked!! How do you like using shaving as stuffing? I would love to stitch the Christmas Bells eventually. What fabric have you chosen for it? Oh, that is a shame about the bakery closing, you will miss the lovely scents! I sure hope your rent is not raised. I hate seeing small business closing. I try to shop small whenever possible.

Stasi said...

So sad about the bakery closing..hope it works out for you for the best!

Robin in Virginia said...

Vickie, your chick pillow is adorable. Well done! I am sorry the bakery is closing. I will keep good thoughts and send prayers that things remain the same under the new owners. Have a good weekend!

MartinaM said...

Oh the little pillow is cute, the chick is so adorable.
You are also such a diligent reader, I don't feel like picking up a book at the moment, and I still have some great ones here.
Enjoy your weekend,Martina

Carol said...

I do love this one, Vickie! I bought the chart when it first came out, but haven't stitched a single one yet. I can't see the wood shavings--you must have eagle eyes :)

So sorry about the bakery closing. I always pictured your apartment as a nice cozy, warm space with the fragrance of freshly baked bread. I sure hope you can stay there and that they don't raise the rent too much!♥

Astrids dragon said...

What an adorable finish , I didn't see any shavings at all.
I'm so sorry to hear that the bakery has shut down, so sad when a family business shuts down. I hope it doesn't change too much for you with the new owners, especially financially.

Ele said...

such a cute finish! so nice to think about spring, it is cloudy here today... :)
So sorry about the bakery, too many small shops are closing these days. Let's hope that the people working in the new one will be as friendly!
finger crossed for the rent too!

diamondc said...

Hi Vickie: Super cute pillow, I do not see the shaving that you mentioned.
Looking forward to seeing your next project.
Please do not include me in the giveaway, I need to stitch what I have here first.
Sounds like a good book, I am reading Winter Garden, not impressed in this book.
So sorry to hear about the sale, I hope they do not raise the rent, what a terrible thought.

Have a beautiful day

Barb said...

I love that cute Easter stitch!! I will keep you and your DH in my prayers for your home issues to be settled in a favorable way!!

Jackie's Stitches said...

Tip Toe Through the Tulips is adorable!

I hope your new landlords are reasonable when it comes to rent increases. I know rent is raising quickly here. Investors purchased our home we just sold and the amount they are renting it for surprised me. Crazy times!

I am still amazed every time you say something is a treadmill read that you can read while on the treadmill! Amazing!!!

Mary - Lecoeurceltique said...

That is a pretty finish Vickie. I have some With Thy Needle and Thread designs (though not that one) which I have to stitch. Your latest read sounds good and I have made a note of the title.

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

Lovely little Spring pillow,. By coincidence that is our Non-Fiction Book of the Month! I am glad to hear it's a good one.
Sorry to hear about the bakery closing, I know you've been good friends with the family. I do hope you can negotiate a reasonable rent as you are such good tenants!