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Friday, June 21, 2024


 Hi friends!  How is summer starting out for you? Hot? It is here. I have a patriotic finish to share with you.

💖🤍💙United We Stand 💖🤍💙by Trail Creek Farm. 

Thank you for this pattern Robin 🥰

 I left off the words. I also used my own colors. I just love these colors for our flag, so realistic. I stitched this one over one on 36ct cream linen. I painted this paper mache house midnight blue, waxed and buffed it. Then mounted my flag on the roof. I made a tiny wool strawberry and hung that with cording around the chimney. This will make a wonderful addition to my July displays.


🐭🧵💕"Bobbin" by Stacy Nash Designs.

I knew I wanted Bobbin for the cubby shelf. After playing around in the house a bit, even with Cally!, she has found her home in the very first spot, the upper left opening. I retired the old stitch that was there. It was the first one I put there many years ago. I was going to throw it out. Brian is keeping it. 🙄

Little Bobbin is stitched one over one on 46ct Oat Bristol Zweigart Linen. I used DMC of my own choices. The needle and the floss are #VMSS Her whiskers are sewing thread. There is a slight glue stain between her tail and rump. I glued Rhubarb velvet to the back, and it stuck to that spot and bled or something. I tried to spot wash it. No go. 😒 These things keep me humble.


I am now stitching Maggie Mae. 🐰

I dropped off my two State Fair entries yesterday. I have seven days to wait for the judges results.😬 Have you ever entered your State Fair? Have you ever entered your stitched pieces in any competition?

📚🎧Are you a fan of murder mysteries? Are you familiar with Anthony Horowitz? I have not read all of his books, so I cannot speak for all of them, but the Hawthorne and Horowitz Mysteries are super! This one is the fifth in the series, so if you are going to read them, don't start here. You could, but it is better to start with number 1. Anthony Horowitz reinvented the classic crime novel, writing a fictional version of himself as the Watson to a modern-day Holmes. Daniel Hawthorne is the brilliant, eccentric investigator. The writer and the detective form a strange partnership. I have enjoyed every, single book in the series. Especially since these mysteries are hard to figure out. I love that!

He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.  Psalm 91:1

Thank you for stopping by today my friends. I appreciate your lovely comments. I hope you have a wonderful weekend. 

Stitching and praying,



Carol said...

Love your patriotic finish, Vickie! And the colors you chose are spot on for the flag. And that wee mouse finish--just adorable. I have just started getting into murder mysteries so will definitely check out Anthony Horowitz :) Hope you have a wonderful weekend--stay cool. We are sweltering here, too--90-95° all week :(

MartinaM said...

What a beautiful patriotic piece, you did a great job, a beautiful decoration.
And the little mouse is so cute, so tiny, wonderful.
It's not really summery here yet, it's raining again at the moment, but there's hope for next week.
Enjoy your weekend

Stasi said...

Very nice finishes, Vickie! The flag on the roof is perfect...and that sweet little darn cute!

Robin in Virginia said...

Both finishes are darling, Vickie. Love the flag on the roof top! Happy weekend! Stay cool!

gracie said...

The house and flag are going to look great in the cubby display, well done.

Melisa- pinkernpunkinquilting said...

Two great finishes, Vicki. I had to giggle at Bobbin nestled in Cally's fur.Love Cally's expression. Lol. Happy stitching.

butterfly said...

Great stitching , I love the little mouse .
Have fun hugs June.

Astrids dragon said...

Oh wow, what a fantastic flag finish, an original!
Your little Bobbin looks so sweet and cute, and of course, so does Cally!