Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself. Let each of you look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others. Philippians 2:3-4

Sunday, April 6, 2014

RAK


Hi friends! I received a RAK from our friend Carol. What a happy, beautiful surprise. :)
Carol tells me that she admires how I live my life to the fullest in spite of my chronic pain. So she stitched me this LHN "Hope" virtue. She hopes and prays that some day my pain will be erased altogether. Oh me too Carol, me too!

I cannot even put into words the excellence of this little pillow. I am NOT exaggerating. I told my husband that this is the finest stitching and finishing I have ever seen. Carol also included an extra bit of cording so I can use this pillow as a Christmas ornament. What an excellent idea! I will do just that. :) You can also see the pretty, little note pad she gave me.♥

Busy times with Emerson. He graduates in less than two months. Then on to Concordia University Mequon.
The campus is right upon the shore of Lake Michigan. He will live at home and commute. He is going to major in History, so far. ;) He decided not to major in Art. He was also accepted at the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design. He loves art and history. The choice was his to make. And he waited as long as possible, let me tell you! He is definitely not done creating art. We will see what God has in store for Emerson.

I finished my least favorite Springtime chore. You still have a chance to guess what chore that is for a free chart I am offering here.  I will draw a name tomorrow. :)

Plodding along with the beading of Theotokos. THAT takes a long time!

Well off to worship on this beautiful Sunday morning. I hope you have a lovely day in the Lord my friends. Thank you for stopping by.

Stitching and praying,
Vickie

34 comments:

Giovanna said...

What a wonderful gift from Carol, and fully deserved too. Emerson will be off to a wonderful place - all the best to him!

Lesley said...

A gorgeous gift.Your son hs chosen the most beautiful place in which to study.

Cindy's Stitching said...

Carols work is amazing. How nice of her. Emerson will love it.

♥ Nia said...

Lovely parcel, lucky you :)

LaNelle said...

Enjoy your beautiful gift many blessings to you on this fine Sunday.

marly said...

I knew her work would be just as perfect in person as we see on her blog. Amazing perfection! Best wishes to your son.

butterfly said...

Lovely gift from our sweet friend Carol her work is just so beautiful , and what a caring person she is.
Have a lovely Sunday, so happy for your son hugs.

Jacquie Morris said...

What a wonderful gift Carol sent you, it is beautiful. And I love the fact its stitched with love and says hope..
Have a lovely smiley happy Sunday :)

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

Carol is awesome. Her stitching is always so perfect and she has a truly kind heart...she reminds me so much of you!

Congrats to your son...you can never go wrong with education of any kind...and he is so talented...I honestly don't think he will ever be able to stop doing his art, it's a part of who he is...and truly he has been blessed with such an awesome talent.

I would say your least fav spring cleaning task would be doing the windows. At least it's mine! :)

Blessings to you always sweet friend.

Margaret said...

Beautiful RAK! Good for Emerson! So exciting! It's funny, DS also loves history. He was choosing between music and history and he chose music. lol! Similar to Emerson, opposite choice. :D Good luck to him!

Beth said...

What a lovely and encouraging RAK!

KimM said...

What a lovely gift. Very heartfelt and meaningful. You are truly blessed with so many friends.xxxx

Julie said...

I too have been lucky enough to have a creation by Carol sent to me, she certainly does stitch and finish things so beautifully, yours is wonderful.
Good luck to Emerson!

Stitchinowl said...

What a lovely, thoughtful RAK from Carol. Best wishes to Emerson - the campus looks beautiful! I will guess that the spring cleaning chore you like the least is cleaning the window blinds.
Carolyn

Von said...

Carol does amazing work, and this one is no exception. I know you'll treasure it!
Good luck to Emerson. Choosing a major can be so difficult. Been thru that one a few times myself with more to come, lol.

Jackie said...

The quality to which Carol stitches and finishes is something I aspire to reach. I know you'll treasure her gift!

Solstitches said...

What a lovely gift you received from Carol. Her stitching and finishing skills are outstanding and I think she chose the perfect design for you.
Margaret

Anne said...

Such a beautiful Rak from Carol! I received a little pillow from her and yes, it IS perfect!! What a sweet message though from her and I second that. I'm amazed at how you go through your days with pain yet still be hopeful. Amazing! Hugs and prayers!

Michelle said...

A beautiful gift from Carol - what a sweet thing to do for another sweet person x

cucki said...

Aww carol stitch so lovely..beautiful gifts :)
Hugs and prayers for you always xxx

Melissa said...

What a beautiful gift from Carol and so very thoughtful of her too.

Congrats to Emerson on pursuing his dreams. The campus looks like a beautiful location.

Carol said...

Awww...you are too kind, Vickie--I'm blushing :) I'm thrilled that you liked my "Hope" pillow--I really enjoyed stitching it for you...

Wow, that looks like a wonderful school for Emerson--congratulations to him! My youngest son also majored in history and now works for the U.S. Dept. of Justice so you just never know where that major will take you... Best of luck to him!

Elizabeth said...

Love Carol's cross-stitching - she is a beautiful woman. Good luck to your son - our youngest is graduating in May from university - the time has flown by. I imagine your least favorite chore is dusting the baseboards - I know it is mine.

elizabeth B

Simply Victoria said...

Carol is so thoughtful and kind to do that for you! So special.
Good to hear that your son has his plans in place. It's a big decision and he was wise to take his time. Lucky you to get the fun of preparing for another graduation and party - two busy springs for you!

Betsy said...

That was such a sweet gift. It was very thoughtful of her to include cording to hang it with.
Blessings,
Betsy

Annette-California said...

Absolutely beautiful gifts from Carol and I love the lambs. Her stitching does look perfect:)
So happy for your son too Vickie!
Congratulations to Emerson!!!
love Annette

Mii Stitch said...

Sweet parcel from Carol!! She always finishes her work beautifully :)

Chris said...

What a lovely gift from Carol. I hope that the Cymbalta is working well and that you have been having lots of good days.
Great news about Emerson! How exciting to have another graduation coming up.
I hope that you have a great week!

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

What a lovely gift from Carol! I know you must have been thrilled! Good luck to Emerson!

Danielle said...

What a lovely gift to find in your mailbox! It really does look exquisite! (Danielle/The Peacock's Feather)

Andrea said...

A wonderful gift from Carol.

thuissaramsades said...

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Stitching Noni said...

Lovely gift from Carol! I love the LHN sheep - they are so cute. :)
Loving the view!! Good luck to Emerson in his next study phase. Exciting times ahead!
Hugs x

Brigitte said...

Such a great and thoughtful gift from Carol. She truely does some great stitching and finishing. Enjoy your little gift.
Good luck for your son.