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Wednesday, January 16, 2019


Hi friends! Let me share my latest finish with you. It is for my cubby shelf.
This is 'January-Snowman' from Rainbow Gallery. This is the 2005 Cross Stitcher's Surprise Series. These call for Rainbow Gallery Fibers, I am using DMC for the whole series. I just looked at the color pattern picture and chose my own. And made a few changes. Had to add pink! 😉It's calling for a large snowflake charm. I do not have one, and honestly when it is stitched this little, it does not need one. I stitched this one over one on 25ct cream Dublin linen.

I have a punch needle finish that I need to fully finish. I hope to get that done this week.
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I am behind in sharing my book review with you, so bear with me please. This one is one of my favorites.Rococo by Adriana Trigiani.😁 Just a funny, different, great story. I really liked it!
New York Times bestselling author Adriana Trigiani, beloved by millions of readers around the world for her humor, warmth, and captivating storytelling in the Big Stone Gap trilogy and Lucia, Lucia, takes on love, lust, tricky family dynamics, and home decorating in Rococo, the uproarious tale of a small Italian American town poised for a makeover it never expected. Bartolomeo di Crespi is the acclaimed interior decorator of Our Lady of Fatima, New Jersey. To date, Bartolomeo has hand-selected every chandelier, sconce, and ottoman in OLOF, so when the renovation of the local church is scheduled, he assumes there is only one man for the job. From the dazzling shores of New Jersey to the legendary fabric houses of New York City, from the prickly purveyors of fine art in London to luscious Santa Margherita on the Mediterranean coast of Italy, Bartolomeo is on a mission to bring talent, sophistication, and his aesthetic vision to his hometown. Trigiani’s glittering mosaic of small-town characters sparkles: Bartolomeo’s hilarious sister, Toot, is in desperate need of a postdivorce transformation–thirteen years after the fact; “The Benefactor,” Aurelia Mandelbaum, the richest woman in New Jersey, has a lust for French interiors and a long-held hope that Bartolomeo will marry her myopic daughter, Capri; Father Porporino, the pastor with a secret, does his best to keep a lid on a simmering scandal; and Eydie Von Gunne, the chic international designer, steps in and changes the course of Bartolomeo’s creative life, while his confidante, cousin Christina Menecola, awaits rescue from an inconsolable grief. Plaster of Paris, polished marble, and unbridled testosterone arrive in buckets when Bartolomeo recruits Rufus McSherry, a strapping, handsome artist, and Pedro Allercon, a stained-glass artisan, to work with him on the church’s interior. Together, the three of them will do more than blow the dust off the old Fatima frescoes–they will turn the town upside down, challenge the faithful, and restore hope where there once was none. Brilliantly funny and as fanciful as flocked wallpaper, filled with glamorous locales from New Jersey to Europe, from Sunday Mass to the American Society of Interior Designers soirée at the Plaza Hotel, Rococo is Trigiani’s masterpiece, a classic comedy with a heart of gold leaf.
I hope you have an excellent remainder of your week my friends! Thank you for stopping by! I am so glad you did!

“For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain.” Philippians 1:21

Stitching and praying,
Murphy by Madeleine


Jenny said...

Good Morning Vickie...

I really love this snowman! He just has the most charming personality! He will be a great addition to your cubby shelf! Guaranteed to bring a smile every time you look at him🤗 I also love the Murphy picture by Madeleine! Another adorable snowman and Murphy is of course is to precious for words!

Happy Wednesday my friend! Sending hugs and love your way!

Stasi said...

I love her books but am behind on reading are motivating me to catch up!!!

Clare-Aimetu said...

Oh he's cute, perfect for your Cubby Hole

butterfly said...

Love your snowman Vickie so cute .

Robin in Virginia said...

Love, love, love the drawing of Murphy by Madeleine! I think it deserves a spot in your cubby, Vickie! What an adorable snowman you stitched; makes me grin! Thanks for the book review!

diamondc said...

Vickie: He is wonderful, I love love the pink added.
Snow is coming our way next week ewwww.


Linda said...

Congrats on the adorable finish Vickie.


gracie said...

Love that snowman!

Faith... said...

Your Snowman is the cutest!
Congrats on a finish!

MartinaM said...

Hi Vickie,
The snowman looks so cute, and you have chosen the colors great, the pink fits very nicely to it.
How do you always manage to read so many books - either I embroider or I read - and unfortunately I embroider more, while I still have some great books in the closet.
Maybe I should take one day a week where I don't pick up a needle.
Hugs Martina

Ele said...

Lovely snowman, and very pretty drawing!

Manuela said...

The little snowman is very cute.
A wonderful finish.
Hugs, Manuela

Marilyn said...

Mr. Snowman is too cute!!
The drawing by your daughter is awesome!
She's a great artist!

Julie said...

Sweet design for the cubby for this month.
We woke to a sprinkling of the white stuff today, but the sun came out and melted it away quickly.

Maggie said...

Awww, that little snowman is so cute :-)

Linda K's Stitching Corner said...

Your Finish is so cute and so adorable - Congratulations on your finish.

Happy Stitching
Linda K, Buttercup

Lili said...

Such a pretty snowman, Vickie!
Waiting for your punch needle piece! ;)

moreofhim said...

I love your snowman! I am always amazed at how you stitch over one! I hope you're feeling good and your pain is lessened or gone.

Blessings - Julie

RJ said...

Such a cute snowman you have created Vickie. He brings a smile to your face. Love the pink. RJ

rosey175 said...

Hooray for another cubby shelf stitch! Of course it had to involve pink or it wouldn't be for Vickie's shelf haha. :D The random giant stitches are neat too; I can't say I've seen a piece that had that before! The cute little Murphy picture is great too. Love the snowpoodle.

Carol said...

What a nice addition to your cubby, Vickie--and the touch of pink is so "you!" Enjoy your Sunday--hope you are staying warm and cozy above the bakery :)

Vicki said...

Love the snowman, he'll look great in the cubby shelf. Very sweet drawing of Murphy!

Astrids dragon said...

I love how you made the snowman your own, he's adorable!
I have the stuff to start a punch needle, but haven't tried it yet. I'm looking forward to seeing yours.