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

Friday, January 16, 2015

Plugging Away

Hi friends! How are you? There are a handful of you I am praying for. If you need prayer, let me know! I could use prayer. My pain is high currently.

I have been itching to stitch a small sooooooo bad, but I continue on with Theotokos. At this point, I have got needlepoint down. No more confusion with that, like there was when I began. Here is where I am.
I have finished reading the book of Job. I am almost 1/3 of the way done with the book of Genesis. If you missed my last post, I mentioned that I am reading the Bible chronologically with Joni and Ken Tada. We will read the Bible in one year. It is not too late to join in if you like. Or if you just want to take a look at the reading schedule, take a look at this link here.

I baked this Challah two days ago. All gone. ;) We love this bread. This would be my favorite homemade bread. I use the bread machine to make the dough. This makes a nice, large loaf.
Miss Mabel needs a haircut, but I am not up to that yet. Hopefully in a few days my pain will go down.

Thank you for stopping by. I know this has not been the most exciting stretch of posts lately. I am trying to get Theotokos done though.

Stitching and praying,
Vickie
I try to be fair

33 comments:

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

Vickie it is going to be so beautiful!! I'm sorry to hear that your pain is high right now. I will be praying for grace and strength to endure, as well as a reduction in pain!!

Margaret said...

Theotokis is so beautiful! Love that cartoon. So cute! Sorry your pain is high again. I will send prayers that it will go down.

Ann at Beadlework. said...

You have excellent staying power Vickie, I would have given into temptation and stitched a small in between. I hope your pain levels reduce very soon, it wears you down. Your bread looks delicious.

Mii Stitch said...

Well done for sticking to this beautiful project. You have made really good progress!
Your bread looks so so so yummy, it's perfect!! Is it a savoury bread or a sweet bread like Brioche that we have in France?? So wish I could taste it :D

Vicki said...

Looking good! Don't you just love the chronological Bible? I've been reading it as my daily reading for several years. Every three years or so I switch to something else; last year is was the Our Daily Bread Devotional Bible, but I always return to the Chronological.

Carol said...

Oh, dear... I'm so sorry to read that your pain level is so high again, Vickie. Is it time for a change in medication again? My husband's chronic foot pain is worse again lately and I wonder if it has anything to do with this colder weather?

Amazing piece you're stitching--I'm in awe!! And that bread looks quite amazing, too! I hope you'll post the recipe--pretty please :)

Hope your pain level goes down and you can enjoy a nice weekend!

Pull the other thread said...

Sorry to hear you are high levels of pain. I hope it settles for you soon. Your stitching is lovely and that bread looks delicious.

Brigitte said...

So sorry to hear that the pain is bothering you so badly. I do hope that it will soon go back.
Your Theodokos is coming along so nicely. What a wonderful project.

Michelle said...

Lovey piece Vickie - I am sorry to hear your pain is high at the moment but sending you a gentle hug xx

Margaret said...

Theotokis is so lovely. What an amazing piece.

Your Challah bread looks delicious.

Maggee said...

Going to pray for you as soon as I am done! The icon piece looks so great! You are really coming along! Take it easy now...

butterfly said...

Wow Vickie, your stitching looks amazing , you have been busy.
Sorry to hear your pain is not good at the moment sending hugs .

dee holley said...

I have been praying for you with your chronic pain and to bless your reading, stitching and life in general. I too have a chronic pain/muscle illness and it has been playing havoc with my life! May the Lord bless you in all things

Annie said...

Lovely stitching a gorgeous challah, my favorite bread.

Hope the pain is temporary and subsides soon.

Carolien said...

What a lovely bread and the stitching part is amazing!

Hoop you will feel better soon.
Have a nice weekend!

Carolien
P.S. I had a dachshund too when I was a teenager. Love them!

Annette-California said...

Oh your bread looks soo good! Gorgeous progress on Theotokos! WOW!!! Oh sweet Vickie I am praying for you. Hope all your pain goes away precious friend. love Annette

mainelystitching said...

Hoping that your pain levels recede. That is some beautiful stitching.

Caitlin D said...

Hoping your pain reduces quickly! Your stitching is beautiful and that challah looks amazing! It's making my mouth water just looking at it. :-)

rosey175 said...

Pain, pain, fly away!

Your bread looks delicious; I have never attempted a challah. My favorite has always been freshly ground wheat bread.

You are very close on Theotokos! I am amazed at your every post since so much more has been accomplished. :D

Lesley said...

Every update on Theotokas is one to look forward to,Vickie. You are doing wonderfully on the design.
I hope your pain subsides very soon.

CJ said...

You have made great progress on Theotokas. I am in awe.

Praying for your pain to ease.


CJ

Parsley said...

Your project is turning out great! Lots of patience on one so detailed!

Always so nice to stop by your blog. Thank you for your kindness and blog friendship.

Frances N said...

Your bread is beautiful! I don't bake bread at all, so I always marvel at what others create!
You know I love your beautiful stitching and it's really coming along!
I hope you will feel better soon!

Ranae said...

So sorry to hear your pain level is high, prayers for you
Your stitching is going to be a wonderful piece and that bread, yum yum

Angela P said...

You are making such quick progress on Theotokas! I am drooling over that bread and I will be sure to add a prayer that your pain will ease. Take care :)

Lulu said...

Theotokis looks amazing! Sending prayers for your pain to go away :)

Julie said...

The bread looks delicious. The stitching is wonderful.
Hope your pain eases.

Catherine said...

So sorry to read that your pain has been high. I do hope you find relief. Such a beautiful piece you are working on ~ that is a lot of stitches!

Preeti said...

Sorry to hear about your pain. Hope you feel better soon. Your stitching is looking nice.

Kaisievic said...

Vickie, I am so sorry to hear that you are in so much pain, I will be praying for it to ease for you. Theotokos is looking so beautiful.

Christina said...

Hope you can get some relief from your pain. Great progress on your needlepoint. Your bread looks so delicious.

Barbara said...

Hon, you will have a work of art when you are finished with it. I'm praying that your pain leaves you soon. You take care.
Hugs

Melanie said...

You are making such great progress on this piece! I love seeing it grow. :)

Good thoughts for a better, less painful week! *hugs*