Restore to me the joy of Your salvation, And uphold me by Your generous Spirit. Psalm 51:12

Friday, June 9, 2017

Pink Hill Manor

Hi friends! I did it. I worked on Pink Hill Manor all week and finished it. 😊
This entire sampler block is stitched one over one on 25 count cream Dublin linen using DMC. I made substitutions of alternate DMC colors to my liking as I stitched.
As you can see my Manor is a bit different. I like the two sweet doves charted at the bottom very much, but I could not resist adding two poodles.  I had to heighten that central flower on the bottom to accommodate the poodles.
I left off some of the tiny motifs that were charted since this is all stitched one over one on 25 count linen, it really does not need extra "stuff".
You may notice I do not have a name or date on this sampler block. Since this block is already so very, very PINK! I am dedicating this to my favorite things. Pink and poodles.  🐩
I now get to begin the second row! I have pulled the flosses to Farm House, the next pattern in the series. I am not sure who it is getting dedicated to yet. I have a few kinks to work out with some remaining blocks and family members. 😉
“O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the one who kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to her! How often I wanted to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, but you were not willing!" Matthew 23:37

I have a giveaway going on right now. It is for an Adam and Eve Reproduction Sampler. You can enter the giveaway HERE.

I hope you have a wonderful weekend my friends. It is going to be near 100º here this weekend, so I am going to be inside stitching. I have been gardening in the evenings this week though after the sun goes down.
Stitching and praying,
Vickie

40 comments:

Marilyn said...

This turned out so cute.
Love the added Poodles! :)
Marilyn

Annie said...

What's a pink house without poodles, right? That's so sweet stitching over-one!

Maggie said...

Congratulations on your very pink finish :-)
Love the changes you made.

Nataly K said...

Love your finish and adding the poodles makes it darling. Have a lovely weekend.

Margaret said...

Love the poodles at the bottom of your pink manor! Perfect block! Oh my goodness, it's going to be such a pretty piece! All over one -- how do you do that? Over one gets on my nerves. lol! Have a great weekend! Stay cool!

Stasi said...

Your house is oh so pretty in pink--love the poodles too!

Robin in Virginia said...

Your Pink Manor turned out great, Vickie. I love the addition of your poodles. Have a super weekend and stay cool!

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

Very pretty! I just love how you always manage to sneak a sweet little poodle or two into your cross stitch. They look perfect in that block. Awww...looks at those two little cuties waiting on you as you garden...so sweet. :)

Wishing you a day full of joy sweet friends. :) ((hugs))

Blessings always

Jenny said...

Good Morning Vickie.... Your Pink Hill Manor block looks absolutely lovely my friend! The addition of the poodles is just perfect! One row down....congratulations! This sampler is just going to be wonderful...a true heirloom for sure!

Your garden pictures are are beautiful! You are doing a great job....even after the sun goes down! I am just getting caught up on blog reading this morning....Happy Birthday! I so hope you had a wonderful day! Dessert at your mom's sounded delicious!

I am off to radiation...today is my last day!!! I thought it would be yesterday but it ended up being today! Either way it will be finished and I am glad!

Have a great day and enjoy your stitching this weekend! Sending lots of hugs and love your way! I will be writing you this weekend....

Goofin' Off Around the Block said...

How fun that you added the poodles. I love it when stitchers take a pattern and make it their own. This is the perfect example. Enjoy your stitching! --Andrea

Lesley said...

Pink Manor is lovely Vickie.Your two poodles are so sweet:) hope you have ag ood weekend

Martina M said...

Hello Vicky,
I like your embroidery, and I like the change very well. I like poodles, and they look great on your emblem.
Have a nice Weekend, Greetings Martina

cucki said...

Aww it's so cute and adding the poodles is so cute
Love the pot of flowers so much
Big hugs x

Vicki said...

Cute block - your entire project is looking great!

Mii Stitch said...

Fun poodles addition on this block :)

Manuela said...

Your block is wonderful and your first row looks great.
Have a nice weekend.

Linda said...

Congrats on the pretty finish Vickie.

Linda

Beth said...

Pink Hill is lovely - you are going to have quite the project Vickie. Enjoyed the birds and plants too...oh, and the poodles!

marly said...

I like your changes very much. It does look better cleaned up a bit from as you say "stuff"! I wanted to do a birdbath with succulents but I am afraid of too much water with no drainage holes. Yours is wonderful.

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

I do love your over one stitching. Of course you had to have poodles with the pink house!

Julie said...

Your poodle additions are adorable and look perfect.

woolwoman said...

Pink Hill is lovely, so is the entire piece. I have always loved poodles - I showed dogs for many years and I always said when I won the lotto I was going to buy a fabulous poodle and sit at ringside and watch it be shown ! I am a new follower - love your blog - check mine out too when you have time. have a wonderful weekend - Mel

RJ said...

Love your Pink Hill stitch so much Vickie. And your addition of your poodles makes it perfect...perfectly Vickie. I love stitching on 25 ct over one. The color you chose is very pretty too. Enjoy your weekend. RJ @stitching friends forever

Kay said...

This is just lovely. i do think you are very brave stitching one over one. x

Juci Ká said...

I admire the small stitches, I love the barks and the pink. It's really a unique embroidery.

Lili said...

Uau! How lovely block, Vickie! Love your changes!

Happy weekend!

Andrea said...

Pink Hill is looking wonderful. Your piece, so far, is fantastic.
Have a good weekend.

Barbara said...

It's turning out beautiful Vickie....a work of art and love.

Ele said...

So sweet! How nice that you added some personal touches too. Well done 😊

butterfly said...

I love the pink house Vickie how pretty .
Hope you are having a lovely weekend hugs .

Anne said...

Oh wow Vickie!! You've been working on a masterpiece! So glad I popped by to see this beauty you are working on. I'm always amazed at your 1 over 1 stitching! So teeny tiny! It's been so long since I stitched that when I picked it up, I had a hard time seeing the "crosses"! EEK! Hope my eyes aren't starting to go. Lots of love and hugs :D

Judy said...

Thank you for the Matthew verse, Vickie. I needed that today.

Cindy's Stitching said...

A beautiful piece your are working on Vickie. I love the colors

Carolien said...

Hello dear Vickie,

This is SO you! The poodles in the small sampler you made. Well, part of a row. It looks lovely.
I am amazed to see those birds at your place, wow! The flowers and pots look lovely too.

Have a great day, my friend.
Hugs across the pond, Carolien

Von said...

Your adapted Pink Hill Manor is so delightful!
Guess you spent the weekend in the cool comfort of your house this weekend! Hope it cools off soon!

Brigitte said...

So sweet to see the two poodles in the garden of Manor House.

Sarah in Stitches said...

Oh it's so pretty! Beautiful little pink finish :D I agree with your decisions, it didn't need anything 'extra' crowding it!

Maggee said...

Of course you added poodles, I expect nothing less! It is very cute, and such lovely shades of pink! Congrats on the finish! Hugs!

moreofhim said...

So, so beautiful, Vickie! You are truly an artist with the needle! I love your flowers and plants. They are amazing. I just love coming by to see your latest creation. You're an inspiration!

Blessings - Julie

Astrids dragon said...

I love the poodles you added, they're perfect!