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Friday, July 31, 2020

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Hi friends! Ta da! This is my precious, little Cally doll I created from the library book I borrowed called, 'The Cat Lover's Craft Book'.
I used three different linen colors to try to match our Dilute Calico Himalyan, Cally.🐱
The pattern calls for button eyes, but I decided to embroidered them.😻 I am so glad I did!

 Also, Cally has such a thick, lush tail, I had to make a bigger tail for her than what the pattern piece called for. The added bonus is that now my doll stands! That was a happy surprise!😺
I have finished Madeleine's birthday present and given it to her. She was so overwhelmed and surprised she almost cried. That was worth it!! We went to Hobby Lobby and Michael's to find a frame to her liking. No such luck. She is looking for one she likes online. Hope she finds one soon!


And the God of peace will crush Satan under your feet shortly. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. Amen. Romans 16:20

I hope you have a great weekend my friends!

Stitching and praying,
Vickie



Wednesday, July 29, 2020

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Hi friends! I had a little fun making strawberries just because I found this fun fabric at JoAnn's.🐩
🍓🐩🍓Well I made the fat strawberries, I thought I would make some little skinny ones too!😊
 I had the dark red crushed velvet in my stash. When I went to JoAnn last week, I bought the pale blush velvet with the tiny gold studs on it, and the red velvet with the silver foil dots. All on sale and fun stuff❣️

📚Have you ever read Little Men by Louisa May Alcott? This is the third book in the Little Women series. I have read the previous two also. 😊 The story is full of adventure and mischief. This novel recounts six months in the life of students at Plumfield, a school run by Professor Friedrich and Mrs. Jo Bhaer. Remember the estate that Jo inherited from her Aunt March?
I am still stitching away on Madeleine's birthday gift! And her birthday is this Friday!! I am hoping to finish today or tomorrow. Don't know how I will get it framed in time. It is not that big of a piece. She does not know.😉 Wish me luck!!

“When he saw the wind, he was afraid and, beginning to sink, cried out, ‘Lord, save me!’ Immediately Jesus reached out his hand and caught him. ‘You of little faith,’ he said, ‘why did you doubt?’” —Matthew 14:30-31

Have a great day my friends! Stay safe and smart.

Stitching and praying,
Vickie

Friday, July 17, 2020

Flowers of the Month

Hi friends! Here are my latest finishes.
💮Flowers of the Month: July & August by praiseworthystitches 💮 Both of these patterns are from the current issue of JCS. 💖🤍💙The July pattern, on the left, is my favorite one so far this year!🥰Since I stitched them for my cubby shelf, I stitched mine one over one on 25ct linen, so I had to leave off the over one word at the bottom. I also skipped the border. I used DMC .

I am stitching Madeleine's birthday gift during the day while she is at work.😉 Once she comes home and at night, I work on sewing curtains for my Auntie Kathy. She is moving in with my Mom and brothers. I had several yards of lilac colored Kona cotton fabric. I am sewing tailored curtains and embroidering a lily of the valley pattern with my sewing machine along the hem. This weekend our whole family is busy helping Auntie Kathy. Emerson, our carpenter son is building a ramp to the backdoor. Brian will assist him and also help Madeleine paint Auntie Kathy's bedroom.

I hope and pray you all have a very good weekend! Thank you for stopping by.🥰

“Whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.” —Philippians 4:8

Stitching and praying,
Vickie



Sunday, July 12, 2020

LiberTea Bowl Filler

Hi friends! I'm back. A slight delay there. I had planned to share my patriotic finishes with you by the end of last week. I had oral surgery on Thursday.🤕 Let's just say ouch okay. I am still hurting, but the doctor makes you get by on ibuprofen and acetaminophen now. I had Vicodin for the first three days and that was it. I go back next week to have the stitches removed and to check the progress on my bone growth? I had a bone graft. I had a lot of bone loss. I had a molar removed that I had a root canal done on when I was 19 years old! I must eat soft foods for two weeks and only eat on the left side of my mouth.

First up is 💖🤍💙🐱💙🤍💖 Cally on Cally❣️
These are all called LiberTea Bowl Fillers by Barbara Ana from PN&PS Magazine Summer 2018. I changed the cat to look like our Cally.😽

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This was based on the dog pattern, but our daughter Madeleine changed it to a standard poodle for me❣️🐩 I stitched this one with the called for colors on the called for 32ct Belfast Dirty linen, two over two. The fabric you see is the backing fabric.

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This little mouse completes the patriotic trio❣️ I stitched this one with the called for colors on the called for 32ct Belfast Dirty linen, two over two. The fabric you see is the backing fabric.
The trio is sitting in a wonderful yardstick box our carpenter son built me from a vintage yardstick 📏 my Mom gave me.

I am attempting to stitch a birthday gift for Madeleine. She actually told me she likes this pattern THREE TIMES!!! She does not know I have the pattern though.😉 I am hoping to get it stitched and finished while she is at work the next two weeks. Wish me luck! It is hard since she lives here with us!

“Your word is a lamp to my feet.” —Psalm 119:105

Have an excellent week my friends! God bless you! Thank you for stopping by.

Stitching and praying,
Vickie


Tuesday, July 7, 2020

💖🤍💙July Stitching💙🤍💖

Hi friends! How are you? How is the weather? It is nothing but hot, hot, hot here!

Here is the July cubby shelf.
🎆July Square Dance by ME!🎆
I am stitching the entire Square Dance series, but the July pattern by Heart in Hand is of fish. I just was NOT feeling it at all, so I created my own pattern! What do you think?🎆 🌟Personally, Little Henry is my favorite.🐩I stitched two over two with DMC on 32ct mystery evenweave.

📚One of my very favorite authors is Rhys Bowen. I decided I needed a good series to read for the treadmill. I remembered I never read the Constable Evans Mysteries by Rhys Bowen. They are over twenty years old, but they are a good cozy mystery series. Great enjoyable reading for me on the treadmill while I "burn the butter"!  I am on book number 5, Evan Can Wait. Another great one!
I am still stitching patriotic pieces. I will share three more with you at the end of the week!

Charm is deceitful and beauty is passing, But a woman who fears the Lord, she shall be praised. Proverbs 31:30

Have a safe week my friends!

Stitching and praying,
Vickie