For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8:38-39

Sunday, July 27, 2014

An RAK, A Finish And A Giveaway

Hi friends! The shots on Tuesday went alright. The needles weren't so bad, it is the pressure of the injections. o_0 The pain was horrid for two days. Then the pain went completely away in my right hip. Well I rarely get pain in the right hip. My left hip pain greatly reduced for one day, then...... Well, accidents happen. Unfortunately, Madeleine accidentally kicked me. Now the pain is back to bad on the left. Barely, barely there on the right. I go for two more shots in two weeks. Yay! NOT! =( I am told you need a series of two to three shots to make the bursitis go away or get better. So I will try again. sigh.

How about happy news?! I got an RAK from Lynda Ruth! Just because I leave comments on her blog. =) What a very, very nice thing to do! Take a look.
She stitched me a sweet, little pillow, and added some of her sea glass! Her husband and her comb the beaches for sea glass. I think that is so cool to get a little piece of her world. And I got to teach my kids about sea glass. They had never heard of it!! A pink butterfly candle, Canadian pencil, more sea glass and pretty stones, and a really neat purple project pouch too. Do you see the yummy blueberry tea? Madeleine, Brian and I have enjoyed some already. When I set these gifts up to take a picture, Henry took off with the blueberry tea! Here he is right before he ran with it!
Madeleine found these nifty socks at Target. We both got a pair. ;)
I finished up Uncle Sam last week. I made him into a pillow, filled with crushed walnut shells. I was happy to have all the supplies in my stash. I backed it with denim.
This is one of the Littles by Bent Creek. I stitched it as the pattern called for, two over two on 32ct mystery linen. I used DMC, and Weeks Dye Works 'Straw' for the background, and Victorian Motto '1795 Tarnished Gold' for Uncle Sam's buttons and '1795 Sampler Pink' for his nose. He finished up at 1.5"x1.5". :)
I did not have a red star button, so I stitched myself a red star. ;)
This is one of the charts I got from Crosse Stitchery. I found out on the ride home, as I read the receipt, she just gave me this one. =) That was very nice. Now that I have stitched him, I would like to give this Bent Creek Littles Uncle Sam chart to you. Just be one of my followers and leave a comment, telling me you would like this chart. I will draw a name on Sunday, August 3rd.

I am working on the French Knot Henry. Almost done! Hundreds and hundreds of knots! I am loving the way it looks.

Thank you for your kind words, well wishes and prayers.

Have a fantastic week!

Stitching and praying,
Vickie

30 comments:

Beth said...

Your Uncle Sam stitch and finish is very cutie Vickie.

Cindy's Stitching said...

Hope the shots help. Uncle sam is real cute.

Hazel said...

That is unbelievable! I have just found my first ever pieces of sea glass!! Great post and lovely stitching. Xx

Margaret said...

i absolutely love your Uncle Sam finish -- it's wonderful! Love those poodle socks too! Great RAK as well. I hope the pain eases for you. And that the next shots aren't too terrible too. You poor thing. :(

Vonna, The Twisted Stitcher said...

a sweet RAK for a sweet lady :) and a darling Uncle Sam small!

Vonna, The Twisted Stitcher said...

a sweet RAK for a sweet lady :) and a darling Uncle Sam small!

Bernice Geroulis said...

a very sweet present with lots of things for you to enjoy. hope you have relief from your pain really soon

butterfly said...

What a lovely RAK from lovely friend.
Love your Uncle Sam .
Wishing you a wonderful week.

Michelle said...

What a nice RAK Vickie - I hope the shots help thinking of you. Uncle Sam is lovely well done x

Justine said...

Love your Uncle Sam and the way you have finished it. Please don't count me in for the giveaway though as I'm in the UK and postage would be very expensive. Lovely gifts from Lynda Ruth, how sweet of her.

Annette-California said...

Sweet RAK soo thoughtful of Linda Ruth! Love your darling Uncle Sam. I would love to stitch him. Please include me in your thoughtful giveaway. Sure hope you feel better Vickie - prayers. love Annette

Lesley said...

A lovely finish Vickie and what a beautiful RAK.
I hope that your next lot of injections will ease the pain more.

Hazel said...

Beautiful RAK vickie. Lovely stitchery. X

Brigitte said...

Such a nice little Uncle Sam finish. You found the perfect fabrics for this finishing in your stash.
Have fun with your gift.
Hopefully the next shots won't be as painful as the first set.

Krista said...

Sweet RAK and finish! Those poodles socks are so cute!

KimM said...

Lynda-Ruth is so sweet!! What a lovely RAK. I, too. think your Uncle Sam finish is superb!!
P.S. Love the poodle socks ;)
xxx

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

What a lovely RAK, so kind of Lynda.

And what a cheeky puppy stealing the tea, he must have liked the smell. Just don't use it for tea-dying fabric or he'll steal that too!

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

Uncle Sam looks awesome--hope you are feeling better and returning to regular activity

Lynda Ruth Bowers said...

Hope you feel better hugs lynda ruth hugs

gracie said...

Hope the injections work. Dennis gets them often for his chronic pain. Love all the pictures today....

Maggee said...

So sorry to hear about the accident on your left hip! Will keep you in prayers! Great RAK! Lynda Ruth is a sweetie! Lots of goodies! And congrats on finishing the Uncle Sam stitch--your finishing is perfect! Do not enter me in the giveaway--I just don't do people! Sweet of you to give it away tho! Hugs!

Trace4J said...

What cute socks.
Great stitches too.
Hugs Love & Prayers

cucki said...

Beautiful rak dear..
Sweet stitches xx

Julie said...

Very lovely RAK

Carol said...

Hope the next shots kick in better than the first, Vickie. I'm sure Madeleine felt terrible about accidentally kicking you :(

Such a nice RAK and your Uncle Sam is darling--great finish!!

Kaisievic said...

Good luck with the shots, but I want to know why on earth Madeline kicked you? An accident, I presume!
I love Uncle Sam, so please count me in your giveaway, please.

Penny said...

Some lovely items in the RAK! And those poodle socks are so cute. :) You did a wonderful job on your Uncle Sam pillow! Keeping you in my prayers and hoping that the results will be worth the pain of the shots.

Melanie said...

The Uncle Sam pillow is adorable.
Man, what bad luck with your hip. You can't catch a break sometimes. :(

Mii Stitch said...

What a wonderful rak and a sweet finish! I love the socks too ;)

Catherine said...

Hope all the shots helped! Love the stitches and rak goodies!