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Thursday, September 12, 2013

All The Way From Malaysia

Good Morning my friends! How are you? I am doing pretty well, thank you! The acid reflux is taming down. Not gone, but better. My hip pain is low.Hooray! God is good!

I won the recent giveaway of Lillie. Take a look at these wonderful gifts she sent me, all the way from Malaysia!
What a neat thing this needle pocket is. I love the Malaysian beads!
I read about your beautiful country on every one of these postcards you sent me Lillie. Thank you. I find it fascinating to learn of our fellow stitcher's countries. Lillie also sent me these adorable, little scissors.

I finished reading Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker by Jennifer Chiaverini. What a great book! I loved it and highly recommend it.  I have never been disappointed with any of Jennifer Chiaverini's books. I am now listening to Sovereign The Books of Mortals by Ted Dekker. He is my all-time favorite author. I have never listened to a book on CD before. I thought I would give it a try since I love to read, but then my stitching time is greatly reduced. It is working out great.  I still prefer to read a real paper book, but this is rather awesome being able to do both, at the same time!!

I am very close to a finish, probably today. It is a Lizzie Kate I bought this summer at our LNS, The Stitch Inn. Which reminds me, The Stitch Inn, closed. I no longer have an LNS. =( I buy all my floss at JoAnn. Looks like I will be buying all my short needles and linen online now. So sad really isn't it?

Emerson is gone on a Kairos Retreat until Friday evening. You can read about Kairos (with Jacob) in my post here. Jacob is partly involved in this one again. They like to bring back former students who are willing to participate and support the younger students in faith formation. I WILL remember to bring my tissues to the closing ceremony on Friday evening. ;)

I thanked God for all of you today! There are some of you who need extra prayer.♥ You got it!! Shirlee is most heavily on my mind and heart right now. She is in surgery as I type this. She is having heart surgery. Say a prayer for her too, won't you?

Thanks for stopping by today old friends and new! I am so glad you did. =)

Stitching and praying,
Vickie

24 comments:

Myra said...

That needle pocket is fantastic! Such a clever idea. Shirlee is heavily on my mind this morning and I am praying hard.

Annie said...

Beautiful gift! And so happy to hear that you are feeling better today.

Catherine said...

Beautiful gift! Keeping Shirlee in my thoughts this morning as well...

butterfly said...

Your gifts are lovely, such a wonderful gift.
We all love Shirlee and we will all be thinking of her this coming week in our prayers. hugs.

KimM said...

Your gifts are wonderful! Keeping Shirlee in my thoughts and prayers -
Hugs,

meggie said...

Lovely gifts from Lillie. Hope all goes well for Shirley. Glad you are feeling better.

Penny said...

Glad things are better for you health wise! What sweet gifts. :) It's always sad when a needlework store closes - so much nicer to be able to purchase in person. I will be thinking about Shirley, and keeping her in my prayers.

Krista said...

What a lovely needle pocket... from so far away! How neat!

Margaret said...

Lovely gift! I'm glad you are feeling better -- may that continue! Lots of prayers for you and for Shirlee.

cucki said...

so pretty.lovely gift..ia m so happy that you are feeling better
hugs xx

Simply Victoria said...

Neat gift from so far away!
Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker is on my list. Like you, it is a hard choice to stitch or read. Love both.
I didn't know Stitch Inn closed :( I only went there once last winter as it was not super close to me. Shipping ends up cheaper than the price of gas.

Annette-California said...

Such a beautiful needlepocket! I am going to add Mrs. Lincoln't Dressmaker to my reading list - thank you. And soo very happy your feeling better Vickie. I got this morning my time 5:40AM and prayed for Shirlee.
love Annette

Julie said...

A truly super gift, a great way to protect and store your treasured needles.

Mii Stitch said...

A really pretty gift, a very clever needle keeper!

Lillie said...

A great relieved to know that the package arrived safely and rather quickly too. Glad you enjoyed the postcards, it's just a silly thought.

Good to know that you are feeling much better, may your health continue to improve and I wish Shirlee a speedy recovery too.

Sally said...

So glad to hear you're doing better. You received a lovely gift.

I have thinking of Shirlee too and hoping she is recovering well.

Chris said...

What a lovely gift from Lillie. Isn't it great to find out about different places.
I hope that you have a great weekend.Hugs!

Carol said...

How wonderful to read that your health is improving, Vickie--things are looking up!! Did you ever, ever dream you would be getting mail from all over the world? Isn't it fun?! Love the giveaway win from Lille.

I have no LNS either--they seem to be fading away quickly :(

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

What a sweet gift package to receive! :)

So very thankful that your pain is getting less and less with each day. Praise God!

Blessings to you always sweet friend

Stitching Noni said...

Good to hear that you are starting feel a bit better :)
Lovely gift from Malaysia - love the needle pocket :)
I am still waiting for Mrs Lincoln's Dressmaker to be released in Australia.... We are always so far behind the US.
Have read and loved all of the other books :)
Hope you continue to feel better :)

Michelle said...

So pleased to hear you are feeling better. Stunning gift xx

Anne said...

Very pretty gift you received Vickie! It's made impeccably! So sad that your LNS closed :( Welcome to the online club...sigh. Hugs!

Maggee said...

Glad to hear that you are feeling better Vickie! I like to listen to things instead of watch tv when stitching also! You DO get more done! Hugs!

♥ Nia said...

Lovely gift!! Lucky you :)