Whom have I in heaven but You?
And there is none upon earth that I desire besides You.
My flesh and my heart fail;

But God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever. Psalm 73:25-26

Monday, October 20, 2014

Around The World Blog Hop

Hi friends! Here I am with the Around The World Blog Hop. I was invited by our friend June in England. I am to answer four questions in this Blog Hop.

1.  What am I working on? Well, I am stitching the Concordia University Christmas ornament for Emerson. I am stitching it over one (with half cross) on 45 count!!! I needed to make it fit the little, square, silver charm frame. I am also stitching up an ornament for myself. =) Why not I say?!? It is Victoria's Sampler 'One More Stitch'.

2.  How does my work differ from others of it's gender? hahaha! HAHAHA! heeheeheehee! If you have visited my blog more than once, you MAY HAVE NOTICED I AM OBSESSED WITH POODLES AND PINK!!!! So I love to stitch pink things and pretty things. I love to stitch poodles. I will go out on a limb here and say I am pretty sure no one else stitches as many poodles as I! woo hoo! I find ways to work poodles into designs. I do stitch many things that others stitch too by the way. ;)

3.  Why do I write/create what I do? Well, I write this blog to be connected to YOU!! I love the friendships that I have made through this wonderful connection we share. It is wonderful to share my creations with people who understand. I cross stitch and sometimes quilt, because I just simply love to. It is so creative and fun. It gives me peace while I stitch or sew. I find true joy in my crafts. I love sharing and gifting also. I began stitching at 12 years old. The first piece I stitched was simple and on aida. It features a cat. And I gave it to my mother. It still hangs in its frame in her bedroom. God bless her.♥

4.  How does my creating process work? Good question! When I see something I like, I stitch it! If I really love it, it moves up the line to first place, and I begin stitching it right away.  Sometimes. ;) I often change colors in designs if something does not feel right to me. I also frequently ask my husband and children for their opinions if I am unsure. All five of us in this house honestly appreciate needlework.

I have invited two other blog friends to also join in on this Around The World Blog Hop.

Rosey at Ishkabibble is a new friend of mine. Rosey's favorite stitching subjects are video game and anime/manga subjects. If you take a look around her blog, you may spot Oreo and Peanut, her two sweet cats. =)

Maggee at Stitching Devotee is a familiar friend of mine. Maggee is a breast cancer survivor.  She has been going through a lot these last few months, as her husband has recently suffered a Traumatic Brain Injury and several surgeries. If you take a look around her blog, you will also spot many fabulous finds. Maggee also has a hobby of thrifting.

You can click on their names above to check out their blogs. They will be putting on their Around The World Blog Hop post next Monday. =)

Stitching and praying,
I'll take them all!


gracie said...

This is so nice to be able to learn a little more about one another. Today is my post day....

Julie said...

You like poodles???? who would have thought it lol.

Maggee said...

Yay, good post! I have got to sit and think what I am going to write for next week! It is pretty chilly here this morning--I bet it is worse up there! Hugs!

Angela P said...

It was so nice getting to read a bit more about you :) Take care.

butterfly said...

Loved your post and reading all about you.
You are one of the sweetest friends.

Lesley said...

A very enjoyable read,Vickie.I am off to chck out the other ladies' blogs:-)

Carol said...

You, a poodle lover??? I never would have known--ha ha!!

Your little stitcher lady is so adorable, Vickie! Enjoyed reading your answers--hope your pain level isn't too bad today...

Margaret said...

Poodles and Pink? You? :D :D

Brigitte said...

Good post, Vickie. I love to see how this blog hop goes around the world and to get to know new bloggers through this blog hop. And it's so interesting to see how differently these questions are answered.

cucki said...

Love reading your post my dear
You are my sweet greatest friend x

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

Over one on 45? Wow! I love the One More Stitch design, it's in my ever growing list!

I must agree that I don't know anyone who stiches as many poodles as you! But that's what makes you unique.

It is interesting to read about your thoughts behind choosing you designs. I agree, whatever calls the loudest goes to the top of the list.

And I guess that you met Rosey through my last blog hop?

Stitching Noni said...

Lovely post! I always enjoy reading your posts and I love your poodles!!!
Hugs xx

Sally said...

So lovely to read more about you Vickie :)

Lulu said...

Your one more stitch design is so sweet!

rosey175 said...

Nope, I haven't noticed any pink or poodles, what are you talking about~? :D

Also how can you see to stitch 1 over on 45 count! I think my eyeballs just retreated into my head in fear LOL. I'd probably have better luck without my glasses and holding the fabric an inch from my nose!! The 'one more stitch' is so true once we've fallen into our groove. :D