Calendar Poodle SAL

Thursday, July 22, 2021

Grand Old Flag

 Hi friends! This is the patriotic piece I have been stitching on this month. ⭐Grand Old Flag by Blackbird Designs⭐ 

My friend Tammy from my stitch group borrowed me the pattern.

Thank you once again to Vonna for your tried and true flatfold tutorial I ALWAYS refer to. 💕 I stitched this with some of the called for GA, WDW and some VMSS and DMC, one over two on 36ct cream Edinburgh linen.

I am now stitching the July Ric Rac Row.

📣 Auntie Kathy update: She is doing well. She did have a complication after the FIRST resection surgery. She had an obstruction. Her intestine was twisted, she was vomiting and in horrid pain. The second surgery corrected the twisted intestine. She is up and moving around with the physical therapist four times a day. She is tentatively scheduled for release tomorrow. Let us hope things go as planned! THANK YOU ONCE AGAIN FOR YOUR PRAYERS EVERYONE! 💕💕💕

My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials,  knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. James 1:2-3

I hope and pray you are all staying healthy my friends. Be safe! Thank you for stopping by.

Stitching and praying,


Thursday, July 15, 2021


 Hi friends! I totally forgot to share this June monthly finish with you here on the blog. 🌞🌊⛱️⚓ June Rick Rac Row by Pine Mountain Designs

This was stitched one over two on 36 count white linen with DMC. The only color I changed was the turquoise. I used DMC 4025 instead. 😊

💖🤍💙 "Happy Birthday, Mr. President". 

This is a free chart from Plumstreetsamplers that I modified/simplified. I copied Jan (with permission) this shortened version of the chart, and I love the simplicity of it❣️ This was stitched two over two on 32 ct Monet Blue linen with DMC and VMSS.

I am stitching a patriotic piece right now.

Friends, my Auntie Kathy has her surgery to remove her colon cancer Friday morning. Please pray the surgeon removes it all and it has not spread. It WAS just one mass. Thank you my friends. This aunt lives with my Mom. 

I have more bad news friends. My other aunt, Auntie Patsy, Mom's oldest sister. She is 90, and less than 100 lbs now, she has been feeling a "hard thing" in her abdomen for many weeks. She finally went to the doctor. They did a CT scan. It is one large mass/tumor. They need to do a biopsy. I don't know what that is. I assume it is a needle biopsy?? She was told a few months back by a different doctor when she had skin cancer removed from her lip, BEFORE they knew what kind it was, that she is too old and too little to undergo any chemo or radiation. This doctor told her he would not do surgery on her based on her age and size before the CT scan. 😢😔 Not good. Not good at all. Prayers for Auntie Patsy also PLEASE. Thank you ever so much.💕💕💕

If you keep My commandments, you will abide in My love, just as I have kept My Father’s commandments and abide in His love. John 15:10

Thank you for stopping by my friends. I hope and pray you are well. Take good care of yourselves and continue to be careful out there!

Stitching and praying,


Thursday, July 8, 2021


 Hi friends! How are you doing? Is it hot by you? It was here, but has cooled down a little bit for us for a few days.

July Cubby Shelf Display 💖🤍💙

These are all stitched over one. Except the little July pillow on top. 🏖️ Do you see Cowboy Murphy? 🐩🤠

💖🤍💙July Corner Shelf 💖🤍💙

I am now stitching a patriotic piece.

I want to thank you all once again for praying for my Auntie Kathy. She has completed the necessary tests her surgeon ordered. Now the surgery will proceed on the 16th to remove the colon cancer.

For He will deliver the needy when he cries, The poor also, and him who has no helper. He will spare the poor and needy, And will save the souls of the needy. He will redeem their life from oppression and violence; And precious shall be their blood in His sight.  Psalm 72:12-14

I hope you have a wonderful weekend my friends. Thank you for taking the time to comment. I appreciate you stopping by. 🐩

Stitching and praying,

Saturday, July 3, 2021

Liberty and Justice

 Hi friends!  🐩💖🤍💙🐩 Liberty and Justice by StitchingVickie

 Do you like them?! Do you love them?! I think you know I do! I based them on beaded poodles from a 1950's sweater. 

I decided to design them patriotic, because the idea would not leave my brain, and I think it's fun. 😁

I stitched them two over two on this mystery blue 32ct linen with DMC. The collars are stitched with silver metallic DMC in Smynra Crosses. I found the perfect "frame" at Hobby Lobby. This is actually a patriotic piece that says 4th of July on the front that I simply flipped to the back and ta da! It is the perfect size and color for my poodles. Add some silver ric rac from my stash, and I am happy. I am not one for "lots of stuff". 😉

💕Surprise gifts from our friend Robin came earlier this week! What a great way to end the month! Thank you once again my dear friend for a sweet surprise (belated birthday gifts) 🎁 that came at such a perfect time. I am suffering terribly with migraines right now. The Cally needle minder brought a HUGE smile 😁 to our faces! Love the pink needle case! And I can't wait to use those two GORGEOUS hand dyed PINK flosses! 💗

📚 To survive the Holocaust, Antonina must become Nina, and pose as a Christian farmer's wife. This farmer is Nico, a young man who has just left the seminary to come home to his family who needs him. He has agreed to pretend to be married to Nina to protect her. As they grow to know each other, their feelings deepen for each other. I truly enjoyed this story. It was not only a love story, but a story of survival and triumph.

Hope you have a great Fourth to all my American friends! 🐩💖🤍💙🐩 Stay safe. Stay cool!

Thanks for stopping by! Thank you for taking the time to comment. I appreciate your friendship. 💕

"And the Lord, He is the One who goes before you. He will be with you, He will not leave you nor forsake you; do not fear nor be dismayed.”  Deuteronomy 31:8

Stitching and praying,


Thursday, July 1, 2021

Birthday Gift

 Hi friends!  💐These beautiful pink roses are from our friend Manuela 

She gifted me this stitched piece for my birthday, and I  made it up into a pillow this week. 💕 Thank you once again Manuela! I love it!

📚Osla, Mab, and Beth are three young ladies of very different backgrounds. They are recruited to work at Bletchley Park to break codes to defeat the Nazi army. I found this book very interesting. Many facts about code breaking I certainly did not know. Also the storyline was quite good.

Thank you so much to each of you who has been praying for my Auntie Kathy, who has colon cancer. The cancer is one mass, with inflamed lymph nodes in that area. The surgery is scheduled for the 16th. She has a few tests she must do first.

I did see my doctor once again for my herniated discs. The steroid shots only worked for pain relief for me for less than two days. Based on this, the doctor referred me to one of his associates to have a consult. I can't get in until OCTOBER! I am on a call list though. sigh. I am planning on having a radiofrequency ablation. The doctor will meet with me and discuss it. Then I will hopefully soon after have an appointment to get an injection in my back of anesthetic. I tell them how much relief I got from that. Two weeks later the doctor repeats this. I tell the doctor again how much relief I got. All to make sure this is the correct spot for me and this will work. Then if all goes well, I will get the RFA done. My doctor tells me I will get pain relief for months up to one year. Brian thought he said some people can get up to two years relief. I don't recall him saying that. I would take it!! The doctor said I can repeat this process again. Not forever, over and over again, but it can be repeated.  I am just hoping I can get in before October.

“Therefore each of you must put off falsehood and speak truthfully to your neighbor.” Ephesians 4:25

Thank you for stopping by today my friends! Have a super day! I will be back shortly with something special. 🐩

Stitching and praying,


Tuesday, June 22, 2021

This and That

 Hi friends! 🍅🍓🐩 ❤️🤍💙This is what I have been up to lately.

Making lots of tomatoes and strawberries, each varying in material and style. These two are mine. All the others are going to be for my upcoming 1,000 followers giveaway on Instagram. I just have to reach that point. I am almost there. If you would like to follow me you can do so here: HERE

🐱Isn't he a handsome boy? I named him Francis. I spotted him a week ago across the street from our apartment, where we take Henry for potty. Kitty corner from our building is a vacant building, and this fella just popped up there. So we have been feeding him. He is the sweetest thing ever. He is young and I know he was someone's housepet. He comes running to you when you show up over there. He meows like crazy. He is starved for love. He rubs your ankles like mad. He and Henry stand right next to each other and sniff each other and don't do a thing to each other. Well after a week, and me knocking on doors asking if anyone is missing a cat, and no one is, I called two pet stores and the two closest vet clinics and no one has reported a missing cat. 🥺 So yesterday we took him to our humane society where they discovered he did not have a microchip. SO he now waits for 10 days to be vaccinated and neutered and adopted! 😁 And I know he WILL be adopted, because he is such a sweetheart. 😺

📚 This is a well researched historical novel about a not very well known shipwreck, the steamship Pulaski from Savannah, Georgia in 1838. The author uses a dual timeline with a history professor as the main character, who happens to be obsessed with the Pulaski. She searches and digs for information on the ship and it's passengers. She even dives with the dive crew once the actual Pulaski is discovered. And the real Pulaski was discovered while the author was writing this very book. She was in contact with the dive crew and obtained information for this book from them. I found it very interesting.

Sweet friends would you take time to pray for my dear Aunt Kathy?

She has found out she has colon cancer. She is to have four CT scans as soon as possible to make sure the cancer has not metastasized. Then on to surgery to remove the cancer. Thank you my friends.💗

For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul?  Mark 8:36

I hope and pray you have a wonderful week. Thank you for stopping by. Thank you for taking the time to comment. I appreciate you.💗

Stitching and praying,


Friday, June 11, 2021

✨Stars & Stripes✨

 Hi friends! I finished my patriotic piece. This is:✨Stars & Stripes by Helen Dailey✨ 

This can be found on IG : @eastcoast.crafter ❣️ Helen is SO generous with her sweet seasonal designs. I LOVE them. I stitched this two over two on 28ct black Jobelan with Crystal, Lipstick, and Royal Blue Artiste metallic flosses and DMC precious metal effects E3821 and DMC 4512. ❤️🤍💙

I received a lovely birthday package in the mail a few days ago from our friend June  

She gave me a sweet birthday card, and a pretty Paris pattern complete with pink 🐩. I will definitely be stitching the little June pattern for my cubby shelf. I absolutely adore the PINK POODLE June stitched me! Isn't it lovely?! Thank you so much June for your beautiful gifts.💕

Dear Meganp, you left me a comment about "Super Bridget". I cannot reply directly to you, your contact information does not list an email. Please email me if would like the pattern.

Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it.  Matthew 7: 13-14

Thank you for your lovely birthday wishes my friends. 💕 I am so thankful for each and every one of you. I hope that you have a  great weekend!

Stitching and praying,