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

Monday, November 18, 2013

A Forgotten Treasure

Hi friends!  I hope all is well with you? Did ya have a stitchy weekend? I did. I got up to date on Mary's Sampler.
It is too bad I forgot about this great children's book we received from a wonderful, elderly neighbor many years ago, back in Greendale. I would like to have shown you this at the start of Mary's Sampler.
This sweet book was published in 1947. I will just have to show you the picture pertaining to this week's stitching on the sampler.
And these are the Bible passages Paulette gave to us this week:
Then the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen, as it was told them.
And when eight days were completed for the circumcision of the Child, His name was called Jesus, the name given by the angel before He was conceived in the womb. Luke 2:20-21

 I also finished another small piece I was stitching on. I did the finishing on it last night before bed. I will show you next time. I need to shove off now. Have to stitch like crazy on the Henry pieces during the days, while the kids are in school.

I will leave you with these words from Mother Teresa to ponder.

"Spread love everywhere you go: First of all in your own house… let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of God's kindness; kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile, kindness in your warm greeting."
Stitching and praying,


Margaret said...

Your Mary's Sampler is looking great! That book is precious too. Beautiful pictures for a beautiful story. Hope you are feeling great!

cucki said...

The sampler is looking so sweet.. And the book is so special ❤️❤️
Big hugs for you x

Michelle said...

A very precious book xx lovely sttching my friend x

Anne said...

Beautiful progress Vickie on the sampler. I'm enjoying watching it come to life!! Hugs

Jane said...

Mary's Sampler just keeps getting better and better, the colours and simplicity are so appealing.
A special book and I'm sure a treasured family heirloom in years to come.
Those are beautiful words by Mother Teresa, thanks for sharing.
Hugs to Mabel and Henry xx

Carol said...

How special your Mary's Sampler is, Vickie--I love it!! And what a sweet book... Just last week I was in a vintage shop near my mom's and I ran across a whole set of the little paperback books we used to read in Sunday School when I was a child--what a flood of memories :)

SoCal Debbie said...

Your Mary's Sampler looks so sweet, Vickie! How nice that you found that book and shared with us. Great stitching!

I am stitching Mary's Sampler II, but I am not caught up with part 7 and 8 yet.

Lesley said...

Your sampler is looking great.
What a lovely,cherished book and Mother Teresa's words are simple yet so wise.

Małgorzata Zoltek said...

Piękny sampler!

Eva patch said...

Your sampler is very beautifull !!!!

Mii Stitch said...

Beautiful work on the Sampler, it looks lovely :)

Shirlee said...

The sampler looks good my friend! Great book! Isn't it fun to find things we remember from when we were little? Love the Mother Theresa quote ... thanks for sharing : )

Chris said...

Great progress on Mary's Sampler!
Have a great week!

Dani - tkdchick said...

Mary's Sampler is looking good.

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

Love your stitching and the book, too.

hugs and many blessings to you sweet friend.

Catherine said...

Lovely stitches and such a sweet book!!

Varla Lee said...

What a fortune you have! i LOVE vintage books, but that is so precious! Hugs!

Love Crochet said...

Very nice each and every item on your blog!

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Chouette said...

Beautiful sampler, I'd like to stitch it, too.

Maggee said...

Catching up on blog reading tonite! And I know you are probably finished with the SAL, but this progress picture looks great! Love the Mother Teresa quote also... You should come over to Gladitudes and post it! Hugs!