Friday, April 19, 2013


Hi! My name is Vickie, and I am a friend of Marilyn's. I found Marilyn through Richard's blog. We soon discovered our mutual interest.... POODLES! We both own a poodle. Pierre is Marilyn's miniature poodle as you know. This is Mabel, our toy poodle.

I love to cross stitch. My favorite thing to cross stitch is... you guessed it, POODLES! Here are most of my poodle stitches. The French Knot Poodle is probably still my favorite.

The collection will grow of course. ;) I always find another poodle somewhere and then HAVE to stitch it. I have what I call F.A.B.L.E. Freebies Acquired Beyond Life Expectancy! I enjoy finding free cross stitch patterns on the internet.

I also enjoy a bit of quilting. I wanted to share with you the wall quilt I made of her two years ago. I saw a quilt like this three years ago on the internet. Not from a pattern. Made from a poodle lover like me. I have tried and tried to find it again, and cannot.
So I used my book,How To Make An Amish Quilt by Rachel and Kenneth Pellman. I call it Amish Mabel In A Square. I used the Diamond in a Square pattern from the book. I used plain colors (my favorites, pink and purple) as the Amish would. However, I am guessing they have never added a toy poodle in the center of a quilt!! ;)

Thank you Marilyn for asking me to share a bit about myself here. I did forget the most important thing we have in common. The first thing. We are both believers and followers of Jesus Christ. And I am so glad you are my friend Marilyn.

I would like to thank all of you who prayed for our little Mabel. We are so grateful to God that she has recovered from her pain and suffering due to her slipped discs. This last episode took a very long time for her to get over. We were scared. We know that she will have a flare up of pain again. We do pray it will be a long time from now. We also know that God loves and cares for all His creatures, even little Mabel.

Thank you Vickie, for taking your time to make this post for us.  It is so very kind of you and I appreciate it.



Countryside Reflections said...

Vickie, your hand work is just beautiful. As a fiber artist I really appreciate the time and talent it takes to produce such quality pieces. Like you, my house is full of Collie everything. Pictures, statues, handwork (although no Collie quilts). Mabel is just adorable and I'm so glad that she is pain free at the moment. It sounds like you and Marilyn are kindred spirits, and I enjoyed your story. Thank you for sharing it.


New York State Of Mind said...

Good Morning Doreen,
I am sure Vickie will beon here. I think she does beautiful work as do you. Vickie and I seem to have a lot together including the Lord. Of course Mabel and Pierre helped,


Vickie said...

Good Morning Marilyn, Doreen and Friends! Thank you so much for your kind words and compliments. I was a little apprehensive when Marilyn asked me to be a guest post on this blog. Following Doreen and her amazing work, well, she is very impressive. But Marilyn encouraged me. So thanks for having Mabel and I over here Marilyn. =)

New York State Of Mind said...

You are most welcome Vickie and Mabel. I really appreciate your doing it for us.


annie said...

so happy to read Vickie's story, the poodle stitchings are lovely. the quilt is just beautiful. so thankful Mabel is doing better. thank you for sharing and posting.

New York State Of Mind said...

Thank you Annie,
I know Vickie is happy about Mabel. There are so many hidden talents in people that come to New York State of Mind. Want to share them with other people.


Veronica said...

Great work indeed. Thanks so much for sharing with us all. I hope everyone is having a wonderful week. I am still so busy with my mom in the hospital and also taking care of my father while he is so lonely at home. God has provided all the strength I need to get through each day. I am reading all the blogs but not always commenting because of time. I am praying for all of you always!! You all inspire me!! God bless Veronica

New York State Of Mind said...

Hello Veronica,
Thank you for your compliments. You are your family are in my prayers.

God Bless You, too,

Richard From Amish stories said...

Vickie you did just "fine" and I hope doing this post inspires you in doing more post's on Marilyn's blog. Richard

Margie from New York said...

Hi! Henry poodle is in love. He thinks Mabel has the sweetest face!;)

New York State Of Mind said...

Hi folks,
Thank you for the compliments, I know Vickie, appreciates them. Pierre is in love with Mabel, too, for the same reason. LOL


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