Fear not, for I am with you;
Be not dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you,
Yes, I will help you,
I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.
Isaiah 41:10

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Taste Summer Winner

Hi friends! It just keeps on raining around here. And the temperatures rarely are hot. It will only get to about 74º today. Our parade and fireworks are tonight. Not expecting rain tonight!

I finished stitching the first American Strawberry by Prairie Schooler and began the next one.
I could be further, BUT the book I am reading is awesome. It is the second book Ted Dekker ever wrote. He has written close to 50 now. I have read most of them. I decided to go back and read the ones I missed. This was written in 2001. Our library system doesn't own it, but they tracked it down for me and borrowed it from a library in Illinois for me. :) The book is called Blessed Child.

Today is the day to draw a winner for the Shepherd's Bush pattern 'Taste Summer'. The random winner is Meari! Meari is going through very difficult times with her parents right now. I am praying for you and your family Meari.♥ When you have the chance, please email me your mail address.

I had a special request after my last post. I had shared with you all that I was the miniature bride for my Auntie Bernie and Uncle Gerry's wedding 40 years ago. Jo asked if I had a picture of it. Well sure I do! Here is one you weren't expecting.
I was 5 years old. I had just found the box the baker used to bring the wedding cake to the reception in. I noticed there was some frosting inside that box. ;)  The photographer spotted me.

Today I plan to read, stitch, watch the parade and fireworks. How about you? I hope your day is wonderful whatever you are up to my friends. :)

Stitching and praying,
Vickie

24 comments:

Mii Stitch said...

Awww lovely memories, such sweet pictures ;)

Myra said...

What a cute little mini bride you were!

Dani - tkdchick said...

Those strawberries are going to be adorable!

Margaret said...

Lovely work on the strawberries. Love seeing the wedding pictures of you as a child. So much fun!

cucki said...

Aww such sweet memories..pretty pictures...
Congrats to dear meari :)
Sweet stitching..
Big hugs c

Krista said...

Your strawberries are looking sweet! :) sounds like you have a nice relaxing day planned, enjoy!

Carol said...

Congratulations to Meari! I'm sure she will love that chart.

Great looking PS berries so far, Vickie--that is a lot of solid stitching. And how adorable is that photo of you with the cake box--I love it :) Such nice memories!

Happy 4th of July to you--enjoy the festivities!

KimM said...

Congratulations to Meari! I thoroughly enjoyed your pictures. Have a wonderful, relaxing holiday.
xxx

marly said...

Those strawberries will be so nice! I don't blame you for cleaning up that box. At 63 I am still scrounging for icing.

Julie said...

Your strawberries are going to look super.
Cute pics!

butterfly said...

Sweet photo, Strawberries are looking great.
Congrats to Meari.

Meari said...

Even though you were an adorable little bride, the photo made me giggle a bit. It looks like you're sticking your finger in your mouth as if to say "Gag me". LOL (Glad you explained the photo!)

Thank you so much for keeping me and my family in your thoughts. It certainly has been a tough time. :(

Pleased to hear I won your giveaway. I've emailed you my address.

Your stitching is coming right along. Looking forward to seeing it completed.

Maggee said...

Isn't it great to have pictures of your past to share? Love them! You are doing great on the strawberries! Hugs!

Jacquie Morris said...

Wonderful stitching... and congratulations to Meari :)
Your pictures are marvelous... thank you for sharing your happy memories :)
Smiles :)

moreofhim said...

What wonderful pictures! You're just adorable!

Have a Happy 4th of July!!

Blessings & Prayers - Julie

Lesley said...

Lovely stitching and great photos. Happy Independence Day Vickie

bonnie said...

the pics are too cute and the stitching is very pretty--happy 4th

Michelle said...

Lovely memories Vickie thank you so much for sharing x

Beth said...

Very cute Vickie! Happy 4th!

Giovanna said...

The strawberries are going to be great. What an adorable picture of you with the cake box - great timing by the photographer.

Brigitte said...

I love this book by Prairie Schooler. Your strawberries will look very nice.

I hope you were having a wonderful 4th of July with your family celebrating and watching the fireworks. Enjoy the rest of your long weekend.

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

Your strawberries look very sweet! Nearly as sweet as the icing in the box. That really is a cute photo, I'll bet the family love that one.

Jennifer said...

Could you be any cuter?? One of my favorite wedding photos is of my niece, beaming from ear to ear, dressed in a frilly white dress and parading down the aisle as our flower girl. (She was 18 months old) I look back on that with fondness as she enters the bratty teenager years. LOL

♥ Nia said...

How cute!!!!! :D Ohhh photos are really treasures from time :))))
Thanks so much for sharing with us :D you made me smile!!! :D