Calendar Poodle SAL

Monday, January 30, 2023


Hi Friends! It is currently terribly frigid here. We got 8 inches of snow over the weekend too.
🐑Hello Winter🐦 by Plumstreet Samplers. This is NOT my stitching, just my finishing.
I followed Vonna's drum tutorial.
This beautiful stitching was done by my friend Lisa from our cross stitch club.
🐑🐦🐑🐦🐑🐦🐑🐦🐑🐦🐑 Our Lasting Friendship by Blackbird Designs.
This is my friend Barb's sampler. Eight of us in our local cross stitch group are doing a round robin with this pattern. Isn't it pretty? I have my stitching complete until we meet up in February. 🤎💚🤎💚 👑Emma Fisher 1859👑by Heartstring Samplery.
This the progress I have made. 😊 I am stitching this lovely kit,a gift from my friend Anne on Instagram, on 40ct New Castle Champagne linen. As much as I am truly loving this, I set this sampler aside to stitch a few Valentine smalls. I love my smalls, and Valentine's Day is my ALL TIME FAVORITE HOLIDAY TO STITCH FOR, AS THERE IS SO MUCH PINK!! 💗💗💗 👑✝️👑✝️👑
 💕love you too💕A complimentary design by Hands on Design.
Thank you Cathy! As you can see, I replaced the birds for 🐩🐩. The color of the linen is not showing up well, but it is Zweigart 28ct Cashel Bo Peep Pink (it was a snowy, gloomy day). I stitched two over one with the called for colors and my poodles are stitched with GA Lambswool. Everything is from my stash. 💗🐩💗 💝With Love💝by Judy Whitman.
This pattern was a gift from my friend Colette. It is SO pretty!
I stitched this one over one with Colour & Cotton Rosebud (thank you Robin!) on 32ct Zweigart Angel Blush Belfast Linen. Oh what a pretty combination! Love it! I may never perfect sewing hearts. 🥴 I do keep trying!! The spool is from my collection and the beautiful vintage crocheted pink/white lace is also. I have a pink fabric collection of almost 400 different pinks, so I do not need to go shopping for pink fabric for finishing.😄
I have another small Valentine finish that needs to be made into a pillow, but not today. I am not feeling it today. Today I will stitch more Valentines! 🥰 💘🌹💘

This COVID induced asthma is a challenge in the frigid winter. I must wear a mask when going outside and must truly limit how long I go outside. My lungs hurt very, very bad from cold air and it take days to recover. So it is best not to venture out in the cold.
Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Matthew 11:28 

I hope you are all doing well my friends. I thank you for stopping by to see what I am up to.

Stitching and praying, 


MartinaM said...

a beautiful drum that looks perfect.
i love your little pillow, the poodles are so cute.
A heart full of roses, that's great.
Oh yeah, the cold is bad when you can't breathe well. I pray for you that it gets better soon and that you can enjoy some time outside without pain.
Hugs, Martina

Solstitches said...

That drum is a beauty Vickie - a great joint effort on both stitching and finishing.
Lovely little pillow too with your signature poodles. So cute.
Hope you feel better soon,

butterfly said...

What a lovely post Vickie , you have been a busy bee.
Love all the Valentine stitching , the drum looks great.
Yes I still have trouble with my chest .
Have a lovely week hugs June.

Marilyn said...

That drum is so pretty.
Great stitching & finishing.
Cute Valentine finishes.
The JBW is gorgeous!
Love that you added Poodles on Cathy's design, I'm sure she will get a kick out of it. :)
I hope you feel better soon, stay inside.
It's -9 here. Brrrrrrr

Stasi said...

You've been busy Vickie! Great work all around!

Robin in Virginia said...

The drum finish for your friend is a beauty, Vickie. Well done! Your HOD and Judy Whitman pieces are so pretty. Awesome finishes!

Jackie's Stitches said...

8" of snow sounds like so much at once! I hope spring arrives soon and going outside is more comfortable for you.

Your finishing is fantastic and I love seeing all your Valentine goodies!

Manuela said...

What a lovely post Vickie.
Your drum finish looks great.
Yout two Valentine finishes are wonderful. The little puddle are very cute and I love the Roses Heart very much.
Hope it will be warmer soon.
Enjoy the week. Manuela

Patty McDonald in Southern California said...

Oh cold, I know I couldn't take it. I'd stay inside too.
All the stitchery's are so beautiful. That drum was finished BEAUTIFULLY!! You did an excellent job. I'm going to Vonna's blog and see her drum finishing.

diamondc said...

Hi Vickie: I am so sorry you are still having breathing problems; I hope it get better with warmer weather soon.
You have been a very busy stitcher; all your designs are lovely.
Perfect finish on the drum, Vonna does give good instructions.
The heart on the wooden spool is beautiful, the crochet is a lovely addition to the spool.
I like the poodles better than the birds.
Happy Valentine's Day


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

That drum looks amazing! You should be very proud of your finishing skills. The heart looks great to me too. It’s a lovely design.
I don’t blame you for staying indoors with all that snow around, it’s the best and safest place to be.
I love the HoD Valentines she does each year, such a sweet collection.

Carol said...

I missed this post when I was away... Love that drum, Vickie! I'm sure your friend is thrilled with it. And your little poodle version of the freebie is adorable. So many cute Valentine's freebies out there, aren't there? I'm so sorry that the breathing issues continue, Vickie :(

Bridgette said...

Your Valentine Stitches are wonderful!
Stay bundled up and I pray the breathing issues tire out & disappear.
Happy Valentines Day!

Astrids dragon said...

Beautiful stitching and you finished it perfectly, it looks lovely.
Such sweet samplers, and of course February is your month, perfectly pink! Love You Too is so adorable, I love your added pups.
I hope it isn't too much colder there for you, we've had yoyo weather and it's supposed to get warmer again.