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Friday, November 8, 2013

Stitching and Reading

Good Morning friends! It is frosty here. What is your weather like?

Here is the update on Mary's Sampler.
I have still not been inspired to do the finishing on my mother's angel ornament. I'll get there. I am currently stitching 'Bethlehem Scene' as my night time project. This will be the SIXTH time I am stitching this ornament. I just love it. This one will be for Emerson's homeroom teacher. He is also the director of faith formation for the high school. A truly wonderful man. If you do not recall what 'Bethlehem Scene' looks like take a look back here.

During the days, while the kids are in school, I am stitching on their Christmas ornaments. I got out the graph paper and created a Henry I am pretty happy with. =) All three will be stitched on a beautiful, pale green 30 ct linen. I am making them all one over one. I found a very cool border to surround Henry with while I was looking through old JCS Ornament issues. I am waiting for beads to arrive in the mail. I need many beads for the finishing of these ornaments.

I made Steak Gorgonzola last night for dinner. Have you ever had that at The Olive Garden restaurant? I never had, but Jacob has absolutely loved it for years now, so I thought I would give it a try. I used this copycat recipe. It was really, really good!

I finished reading The Intrigue at Highbury by Carrie Bebris. Another very good book by her. Mr. and Mrs. Darcy meet Mr. and Mrs. Knightly in this one. =)

I read Outlaw, the newest book by Ted Dekker, in two days. ;) tee hee! I love his books! Man, he is a talented author. This one was based in the jungles of New Guinea. Ted was born in a jungle in New Guinea. His parents were missionaries there. They lived with cannibals!! So this story had very much detail and authenticity. A GREAT READ!!

Off to stitch now. I hope and pray that your day is blessed. I thank God for you my friends! Thank you for stopping by.♥

Stitching and praying,
Vickie

27 comments:

Shirlee said...

Your Mary's Sampler is looking great! Do you know how you will be finishing it?

Giovanna said...

Very nice going on the sampler! Have a great weekend.

Mary said...

Mary's Sampler looks wonderful, Vickie as does Bethlehem Scene. What a thoughtful gift for Christmas!
Thanks for sharing the recipe for the steak. I think I'm going to try that for tonight.
Your Henry ornaments sound adorable. I'll be looking forward to seeing him finished.

Have a good weekend! It's frosty here but the sun is shining :)

michelle M said...

Cool but sunny here in Nl, Canada. Great work on the sampler.

butterfly said...

Your sampler is looking lovely ,have a blessed day my friend.

Beth said...

Sounds like you are keeping very busy!

marly said...

How's our weather you ask? I'll tell you. This morning I slipped on ice!! Not happy. NOT happy. Thank you so much for the recipe. Maybe that will cheer me up. NOT.

Lesley said...

Lovely update on your sampler Vick.ie

Julie said...

Your Mary's Sampler is looking lovely.
We've had a day of rain today, a dull and dismal day, not nice at all.

Lesley said...

oops sorry about the errant full stop in your name!!

Carol said...

Lovely progress on Mary's Sampler, Vickie--I'm sure I'll stitch it one of these years :)

I can see why you're stitching Bethlehem Scene for the sixth time!! It is a perfect Christmas gift...

Glad you've found some good reading material lately--I can't imagine living among cannibals! That must have been one fascinating read.

cucki said...

Looking so sweet..
Big hugs x

Krista said...

Your Mary Sampler is looking so sweet. I will have to add that book to my list, anything with Mr. Darcy is my kind of book. Enjoy your weekend!

Myra said...

Look at that sweet Mabel! Great pic. Your Mary's sampler is looking a lot like mine. :o) I am enjoying stitching it even though all my colors seem to be pretty drab. (I am using DMC)

Myra said...

Look at that sweet Mabel! Great pic. Your Mary's sampler is looking a lot like mine. :o) I am enjoying stitching it even though all my colors seem to be pretty drab. (I am using DMC)

Margaret said...

Mary's Sampler looks great! Looking forward to seeing the Henry ornament for sure! Mabel looks contented. Hope she and you are both doing great!

Maggee said...

I think you are the only one keeping up with the SAL, that I read... looks great! I am going to search for the Bethlehem scene ornament--I saw it last year I think, and wanted it then... so off I go on a hunt! have fun with making more ornaments. I am working on a pretty detailed project for the Auction at The
Attic. I hope to get LOTS done this weekend so I can start the next phase. Hugs!

Teresa S. said...

That Bethlehem scene is a beautiful ornament. Funny story too about how you found it :)

Sally said...

Your sampler is looking lovely Vickie. I need to get caught up but seem to be getting further and further behind!

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

Love your stitching! :)

The Bethlehem Scene is so pretty, I can easily see why you'd want to stitch this many times. Beautiful!

Blessings always

Annette-California said...

Mary's sampler is Beautiful!!! Hope you are able to complete your moms Angel ornament. Can't wait to see Henry's ornament you are creating too.
love Annette

Michelle said...

Lovely stitching my friend x

Isabella Morais said...

Hi Vickie!

I found your blog through Nia's blog :D

The weather is always hot here in Brazil, specially in the north where I live, near the Amazon Forest.

I really like the project that you are working on. I never stitched something more than once... I'm pretty sure that is gonna be lovely!

XOXO, Isa.

Solstitches said...

Beautiful stitching Vickie. Your sampler is looking lovely so far.
Margaret

Catherine said...

Lovely progress on Mary!!

♥ Nia said...

Stitching for the 6th time? wow! you really love that one :)
I'm curious to see your ornaments to the kids :D
Here we had loads of rain but this week it's better, sunny outside :) At least during the day looks like a pleasant Autumn but.. at night uhhhuuuuu freezing cold :p It's winter coming just around the corner!!
Have a great week sweetie!!

Varla Lee said...

Lovely that cross stitch sampler!!