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Saturday, April 18, 2015

A Gift From A Friend

Hi friends! We have been having lovely spring weather here. I have bee working in the garden every day. I am able to work for 20 minutes at  time, usually once a day. If I were to exceed this, I would pay for it in increased pain levels, so I am good. ;)

We bought pink pansies a few days ago. :) My favorite.
I received a total surprise package in the mail. Our friend Trace sent me fantastic vintage and new crafty buttons. She had posted several times about her button finds. I had told her I have a small collection from my Great Aunt Ethel.
Thank you again Trace.

Is anyone else excited about Star Wars Episode 7: The Force Awakens coming out at the end of this year?!? Sorry, I am!! I still remember seeing Star Wars for the first time at the Southtown Cinema in West Allis. I was 8 years old, and I was in l♥ve. Yep! Twitterpated with Han Solo. Yowza! ;)

Yikes! I got a bit distracted there girls. Moving on! Here is a picture of an African violet I have had for at least 10 years. I got it to match this handsome rooster planter. The planter was my maternal grandma's.
I completed another gift for another stitching friend this week. It should arrive any day now. I will share a picture with you once our friend receives it. :)

I will be back next time with my completed Pascha/Easter stitch. Stitching it completely over one on 32 count linen is slowing me down. Well, and Spring is a busy time in the garden.

May the Lord richly bless every minute of your every days.

Stitching and praying,


Lesley said...

I am looking forward to the new StarvWars film too Vickie.I was at College in 1977 when I saw A New Hope..never seen a film like it before:-)
Your pink pansies are very pretty and those buttons are lovely.
Have a good weekend.

gominam said...

Beautiful flowers. So lucky you got nice button gifts and having that pretty planter from your grandma!

~Narita said...

Oh Vicki, Happy Spring!
I so love pansies. One of these days I think I will stitch one of the chart from Silver Lining (so many things in my mind to stitch! lol)
I love African Violets, too. I have several on my kitchen sink window sill. I love that you put her in the rooster that was your grandmas.

Have a lovely day

Shirley said...

Good Morning Vickie, I am trying to catch up with friends this stormy rainy day. It is suppose to be that way all day. I love your flowers. I am trying to decide if I want to try to have some flowers this year or not with everything that I am involved in at the moment.
The hands have been busy stitching, Take care and I love the art work. Hugs and Prayers from Your Missouri Friend Shirley@shirleystitches.

moreofhim said...

I love your pansies! We bought some for our planters on our porch and I just adore them. They are so cheerful and hardy, too. Your African Violet is gorgeous. I have two in my kitchen and they do so well. Great bunch of buttons! So cute! Praying for you, as always!

Blessings - Julie

Barbara said...

I love pansies but with my brown thumb they don't last very long at my house. That's remarkable that you've had that african violet that long. I heard they were very difficult to raise. Hat's off to you Vickie!

Christina said...

Your pansy is so pretty, they are such a lovely flower. What a fun assortment of buttons. I remember standing in line forever to see Star Wars. I enjoyed then, now not my thing.

Margaret said...

YES!!!! Star Wars, honey! All the way! lolol! I swear, there was one summer that my cousins and I saw Empire a bazillion times. Stood in line every time -- so worth it. lol! I can't wait for the new one. Did you cry when you saw Han and Chewie? I did. :D

Meari said...

What a neat gift. I have a button collection as well. Beautiful flowers.

Clare - Aimetu said...

Great gift of buttons :-) a few mi utes at a time! Is perfect gardening, a little pottered by a sit down and enjoy :-)

Ann at Beadlework. said...

Lovely pansy and what a great selection of buttons to receive Vickie.
I haven't seen the clip but I did get a blow by blow account from my son who is a huge fan (think Big Bang Theory characters:-)
As a result I've watched the previous films over and over again.
Well done you for keeping the African Violet all these years. Enjoy your Sunday.

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

Wow, what a great selection of buttons! A button collection is nice to have, even if you never use them, it's fun just to play with them.

20 minutes gardening is enough for me anyway!

StitchinByTheLake said...

Vickie I love violets - I have two in my kitchen window that bloom almost all the time. One is a deep purple and the other a light violet. I did get to see your sweet gift this week. I forgot all my mail on my flying trip home for the funeral but my daughter sent me a picture of this adorable bookmark. I love red and black and this is simply perfect for me - thank you so much! blessings, marlene

Angela P said...

The original SW films are at the top of my all time fav's list so yep....I'm really excited too! I'll admit after watching this trailer (at least a dozen times now) I got goosebumps, squealed like a little girl and the best part is more John Williams music! Safe to say I'll be there on opening day ;)

Lovely gift too.

Anonymous said...


That violet is beautiful. The buttons from Trace are great too.
We are looking forward to the new SW film too.
Happy Monday Vickie x

Mii Stitch said...

Great addition to your buttons collection :)
I'm looking forward to the New Star Wars but hope it will be better than the episodes 1, 2 & 3. They were not a match on the originals 4, 5 & 6!

Lumiruusu said...

Hello Vickey! The buttons you recieved are all very pretty-who would love allthoe colours and funny shapes !! :) Te Pansy-flowr is pretty and I love your chicken planter too. I saw my first Star War Episode in age of ten and it really liked Luke Skyewalker!!

Hilda said...

Hi Vicky,
I am happy to hear, that you can do some garden at least foor 20 minutes a day - although it is less, it can be 20 minutes of happiness every single day.

I am curious for the new Star Wars Episode too - we love watching all Episodes in one weekend every two or three years ...

Have a wonderful new week!


Brigitte said...

So good to read that spring has finally sprung for you and that you are able to work in the garden for a little while every day. It's a very satisfying work to prepare the garden for a new season, don't you think?
Great flowers here, I love pansies in each and every colour, but I what I like best are the wild pansies in our garden. They are somewhat small and are white, yellow and blue, each of them.

Julie said...

A great planter for your African violet, what a magnificent colour the flowers are.