Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in Me. John 15:4

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Progress

Hi friends! It is a frigid 14º and the ground is covered with an icy snow, but I am thankful. Tomorrow is Thanksgiving Day. Yes, I thank God every day for blessings, but tomorrow. Tomorrow if this all goes through as planned my brother is coming home. David has had a problem with my mom's husband for many years. If he truly reconciles tomorrow, we will be together again. I am so happy to think of it. I have three younger brothers. We have not ALL been together for almost 10 years now. God is good!

I have had Jacob's Christmas ornament stitched up for over a week now. I just needed to get the finishing done. Now it is complete.
Sorry for the picture quality. It is dreary here without the bright sun. I stitched this on 28ct Navy Jobelan, one over one using DMC 972. I once again used my 365 Alphabets Cross Stitch All Through The Year by Kooler Design Studio.

I have been working diligently on Theotokos. Frogging once in a while with those black scrolls in the border. I am doing up the border first.
I finished a large book on St. Seraphim last week. I am now close to finishing a catechism book. You can see the titles in my sidebar.
To my American friends a very Blessed Thanksgiving to you! To ALL of you a very blessed weekend! I am so glad to "know" you. Thank you for being you! Thank you for stopping by.

Stitching and praying,
Vickie
P.S. Henry is recovering so very well. You would NEVER know he had a problem! Thank you for all of your well wishes and prayers. God is good!

20 comments:

Shirley said...

Good Morning, So far we have been lucky and the rain and snow has gone around us. I just hope that it continues to do just that. Happy Thanksgiving. Prayers that all of the family comes together. I love watching what you are working on. My daughter got me up early this morning. She calls on her way to work and I talk to her all the way in. I don't envy her drive. Have a great weekend. Hugs and Prayers from your Missouri Friend Shirley

gracie said...

Wishing you a wonderful peaceful Thanksgiving Day.

Margaret said...

That will be wonderful to have your family all together again after so long. I hope it all goes as planned, and very well too! Hooray for finishing that ornament! Love your Theotokos so far. You are amazing! Happy Thanksgiving!

Mii Stitch said...

Great progress on your stitching and lovely little ornament :)

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

Such gorgeous deep colors on the Theotokos! Just lovely. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Caitlin D said...

I so hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving. My family hasn't been able to be together either so I understand the feeling. We're looking at possibly having a white Thanksgiving ourselves. Stay warm up there! Happy Thanksgiving. :-)

Caitlin D said...

I so hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving. My family hasn't been able to be together either so I understand the feeling. We're looking at possibly having a white Thanksgiving ourselves. Stay warm up there! Happy Thanksgiving. :-)

Giovanna said...

I hope you all have a great Thanksgiving. Nice ornament.

Preeti said...

Lovely ornament !! You have made a good progress on your stitching .

Melody said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Vickie!

diamondc said...

Just snowed here in mid minnesota, I like warm weather, lovely ornament and stitching.
Happy Thanksgiving.

Stay warm.
Catherine

Irmeli said...

Your stitching looks great and little ornament is nice too. Wonderful thanksgiving with your family.

Julie said...

I hope you and all the family are able to enjoy a wonderful Thanksgiving Day together.

rosey175 said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours~ :D Hopefully the day is marginally warmer, yikes!

You are really sailing along on Theotokos, wow. Maybe you'll manage a Christmas finish yet?!

Sally said...

Hi Vickie

I love how you finished the ornament off and great progress on your wip x

Emma/Itzy said...

Your stitching is looking great and I hope you are having a great Thanksgiving x

Kaisievic said...

Oh, I hope that all goes well with your brother tomorrow.

Linda K's Stitching Corner said...

I hope and pray that everything turns out like you want. I hope that your brother will reconcile.

I love your stitching photos...Great Progress.

Happy Stitching
Linda K, Railroad

Maggee said...

Theotokos looks like it is going to be wonderful! I hope the border comes out--you know how that can be nerve wracking. But... I do them first also! It is important to me, too, to have family together for holidays and celebrations. Hope it went well... Hugs!

Beth said...

Brrr! Enjoyed your University stitch and photos of the puppy dogs!