Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a Son, and shall call His name Immanuel. Isaiah 7:14

Friday, October 31, 2014

The Final MMMM SAL update

Hi friends! It is hard to believe that today our oldest, Jacob, is 20 years old! We will have family over for cake tomorrow. I'll share a picture of the cake with you soon. ;)

I did it! I stitched up 5 small pieces for the Mega Mini Month Madness SAL I am in. =) The fifth finish is for my friend who  is in her first year of being a teacher.
Isn't this sweet?! I found this pattern at the library in the September issue of Cross-Stitch & Needlework magazine. I used to subscribe, but rarely find a pattern I want to stitch. So I let the library pay the subscription. ;) We live a 3 minute walk from the public library.

This pattern is by Joan Elliott and is one of three charts simply listed as "Back-to-School Trio".
I stitched mine one over one on 28ct evenweave, using all the DMC charted. I am thinking I may make this darling, little sampler into a magnet for my friend. Not sure yet. I did change what was to be stitched on the blackboard. I thought putting her name there was a neat idea for a first grade teacher.

I found this really cool, old looking (but brand new) terrarium many months ago at Kohl's on clearance. I forgot the exact price I paid. It was about $15.00, that is it!! I knew I needed it for displaying cross stitch when I saw it.
So fun! And different. (Yes, there are two poodles tucked in there with the fall stitchery.)
It snowed a little last night. It will disappear with the sun. Fine with me. ;)

Busy day today. I am going to give Mabel a haircut and bake a birthday cake. =)

I hope you have a wonderful day! Thank you for stopping by.

Stitching and praying,
Vickie



31 comments:

Trace4J said...

Happy Birthday Jacob!!
Love the new treasure for your sweet treasures :)
Woolie Hugs

Pull the other thread said...

That is a really lovely finish. I'm sure your friend will just love that! Happy Birthday to Jacob.

cucki said...

Happy birthday Jacob
I love your sweet stitches and your treasure is looking so precious. .
Big hugs x

Brenda A said...

What a lovely finish! Congrats on getting 5 done as well!! :)

Mii Stitch said...

Sweet finish!
Love the little Autumn decorations ;)

Lumiruusu said...

Hello Vickie my blogging friend an a sister in Christ! I am always happy when I see that you have had leave a comment on my little blog! :)

You have been a super busy little stitcher throuh the month when participating the miniature patterns SAL.All You stitched pieces have been very pretty and the framed Poodles are so cute. The last piece the Joan elloit sampler looks lovely too. Oh -how I hope You would have less pain in the November.
The Noveber is one of my favourite months becaue it is the month when I often stitch some little Chistmas Ornaments or cards and it is also time to srt decorating home for Christmas. Be Blessed In the powerfull name of Jesus Christ !

Jacquie Morris said...

Happy Birthday to Jacob :)
Your teachers stitch design is really lovely, cute with the apples :)
Oh my! Your display area is brilliant, love it.
smiles :)

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

Happy Birthday to Mr. Jacob! May his day be filled with many blessings. :)

Oh I love how you've decorated. It's just perfect. Oh your stitchy finish is just perfect for your friend. I know she will just adore it.

Sending prayers your way that your pain will ease very soon.

Blessings to you always sweet friend.

stitchersanon said...

Happy birthday Jacob xx Lovely stitchy finish, its just perfect.

Caitlin D said...

Beautiful stitching and that terrarium is perfect! I love it.

Honeybee said...

I LOVE your terrarium! Must steal that idea! ;O)

butterfly said...

Love your stitching it is beautiful , and your terrarium
what a great find, hugs.

Margaret said...

Happy birthday to Jacob! Isn't it weird to think he's not a teenager anymore? Love that finish -- what a lovely gift for your friend. So so pretty too! The terrarium -- oh my gosh, I love it! I would never have thought to use it in that way, I would have passed it right up! lol! Beautiful -- love the little poodles inside too! Hope you are feeling better pain-wise. Have fun with Mabel's haircut and the cake baking!

Daniela Bencúrová said...

Have a nice celebration with your family!
You have a beautiful decoration for Halloween:-)

Hazel said...

Very cute finish. Happy birthday to Jacob! X

diamondc said...

Happy Birthday Jacob, love your stitching.

Catherine

Preeti said...

Happy Birthday to Jacob!
Lovely stitching and your display case is very sweet:)

Brigitte said...

I've just looked at all your SAL pieces and they are all beautiful. I love this last one for your teacher friend, she will be so pleased. Great SAL!

Happy birthday to Jacob!

Andrea said...

Happy Birthday to Jacob. Your new display case is just gorgeous and perfect for displaying all of your stitching. A wonderful gift too.

Jackie said...

I love the terrarium! I would have never thought of that. My favorite part is the poodle peeking out the window. So very cute!

moreofhim said...

What a beautiful project! How smart you are to just borrow the magazine from the library! I feel the same way - never enough in the magazines to justify a subscription.

What a cute idea to display your cross stitch in the terrarium! Love this!

Hope you're feeling better and that your pain is less day by day!

Blessings - Julie

Annette-California said...

I love how you come up with the prettiest ideas! The glass house is beautiful filled with your lovely stitches. Mrs. Robbins is going to love your piece you made her. Hope Jacob had a wonderful birthday. love Annette

rosey175 said...

Snow! Aren't you in the midwest too? That word is still a curse this time of year around these parts, haha. I look forward to it though.

I love the magnet idea but I really like magnets so there might be a little bit of bias. ;) Teachers usually have lots of metal surfaces to stick them to, too! I'm jealous that your library carries a cross-stitch magazine.

Анна Гончарова said...

Очень красивые вышивки!!!

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

A terrarium! That is exactly what I need! Now I must go and search our one as beautiful as your's.

Your Joan Elliott is a lovely sampler, now great that your library stocks stitching magazines too.

Beth said...

Love the terrarium display - that just darned inspired! Also is that a Barbara Anna design on the right?

Michelle said...

What a great display find its lovely xx

Sally said...

Happy Belated Birthday Jacob!

Lovely stitching as always Vickie and what a super way of displaying your stitching!

Maggee said...

I absolutely LOVE that terrarium! How cool and clever!! You have a winner!! And yes, I spotted those little poodles in there! Love the last miniature piece you did. I never thought to see if my library has current cross stitch magazines--may have to check that out soon! Mine is a three minute DRIVE but that's okay! Hugs!

Meari said...

Love Love Love that terrarium! It's adorable.

Cute stitching for your teacher friend. I think a magnet is a great idea.

Happy Belated Birthday to Jacob!

Melanie said...

The terrarium is great! What an interesting piece for displaying items. I would have snatched it up in a second as well. Good find! :)