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

Friday, June 28, 2013

Pink Gardening

Good Morning my friends! How are you? Enjoying summer? I hope so. I saw the PA on Tuesday for a recheck. She said it takes a full 6 to 8 weeks for the  final results of the nerve ablation. It is very inflamed in there I am told. She was encouraged that my pain level has been a 1 for several hours at a time for about 4 times so far.

I have been out in the garden. That would explain the smaller amount of stitching getting done. I am close to a finish on the 50ct Friends Are Like Angels. I will show you a picture of the two (28ct and 50ct) together when I am finished.
Did you expect pink garden gloves and a pink trowel? ;) The oxalis plant in the upper left and lower right has beautiful pink and blackish leaves. I cannot remember the name of it. I have kept it alive indoors over winter. The flowers in the lower left are Bittersweet William from the chocolate garden.
These are three different shades of pink yarrow I have. ♥
The poodle topiary is doing well. =) I think the begonia is called Dragon Wing, not positive, I have had it for years. Can you spot the grey poodle in my dish garden in the lower right picture?

My friend Chris is having a 200 Followers Giveaway. Go check it out. It is pink wonderfulness. ;)

I plan on stitching some more today. I have been able to use the treadmill in 15 minute increments again. Hooray for me! I had forgotten how very nice it feels to have low pain.

May every single minute of this day be blessed by the Lord for YOU! Thank you friends for stopping by to say hi! Hello new friends.

Stitching and praying,
Henry is a bit confused from pictures during nap time. Mabel sleeps on!


diamondc said...

Love your flower garden, so colorful, the Poodles are positively adorable.

Mii Stitch said...

Lovely beautiful flowers! Glad you're feeling better with your health issue :)

Samplers, Silks and Linens said...

Pretty in Pink - happy you are feeling less pain - puzzled as to why you enjoy working out - envious that your garden looks better than mine - take care Vikki

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

Sweet puppies - real and topiaried! :) So glad to hear that your pain is less!


Margaret said...

Oh my gosh, I love your poodle topiary! So cute! Your garden looks wonderful. Love your pink accessories! :D Sound encouraging on your nerve ablation check in. Continued prayers for you and Mabel.

meggie said...


Beautiful garden photos and your little doggies are so sweet!
Love the pink gloves and trowel!
Have a good weekend (:

gracie said...

What a sweet garden. Glad you are feeling better.

Carol said...

Sure hope the pain continues to let up, Vickie! Love the poodle topiary--what fun!

Trace4J said...

Beautiful garden.
So happy to hear your pain has been low..
I did expect the pink.
Hugs girlfriend

Giovanna said...

You have a really lovely garden. I'm glad you're having relief from the pain. Have a lovely weekend.

Catherine said...

I do hope you see continued progress with your pain relief! Such a pretty garden and sweet Henry doesn't look happy that his nap is being disturbed by pictures!

Annie said...

Poodle topiary.. I can't believe it! Beautiful flowers. Hope you feel better soon and have a good weekend.

cucki said...

Lovely beautiful flowers!
Glad you're feeling better...big hugs x

Beth said...

This is the time of year for more gardening and less stitching.

Myra said...

I am glad to hear you getting some relief from your pain. Your garden pictures are beautiful. Have a great weekend!

Penny said...

Beautiful garden pictures, Vickie! It has been so miserably humid and hot here that my garden has been sadly neglected. :) So glad that your pain has been better. I love Mabel's pose!

Varla Lee said...

That poodle in the garden is awesome! All your pink flower talk about your love for God, dear Vickie, and i love the way you capture the facial expressions of your "furry" boys. Have a goog weekend ^_^

Michelle said...

How pretty - glad you are feeling better x

butterfly said...

Oh Vickie your babies are looking so cute.
Beautiful gardening photos every thing looks great.
Hope you are feeling much better sending hugs your way sweetie.

Chris said...

Good Morning Vickie!
Thanks for sharing your beautiful gardening pics. You have a green thumb :)
So glad that you are improving.
Wishing you a lovely weekend!

Anne said...

Your pink garden is beautiful Vickie! I love pink flowers so much!! I spy your poodles in your garden, real and not real!! Love that photo of Henry and Mabel! So glad to hear that your pain is subsiding! Glory be to God!! Sending you hugs and prayers before I head off on my trip!!

Brigitte said...

You have a wonderful flower garden. And good to hear that your pain level has been down several times so far. Sounds very good.

Simply Victoria said...

Your flowers are quite pretty. So good to hear that your pain is less. Praying that healing will continue for you.

Peggy Lee said...

Your flowers are beautiful and the pups are a couple of cuties! Looks like Mabel is feeling better. :o)
I am so glad your pain is lessening. YAY for you on the treadmill!

Mouse said...

love the garden and glad you are in less pain now ... and awwwww the furbabies are gorgeous :) love mouse xxxxx

Melanie said...

The poodle topiary is a hoot. :)