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

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Rejoice!

Hi friends! A Very Blessed Easter to you! We are off to the Lutheran church with our three children and my MIL in a bit. Then home for a bit. Then off to my mom's for Easter lunch and our Easter baskets. tee hee! Our Orthodox Easter/Pascha is next week.

I received another special envelope in the mail. This one was from our friend Barbara. Look at these lovely pink fabrics she has gifted me with!
The fabric at the two o'clock position has very funny "three blind mice" that Madeleine has insisted I fussy cut for the Epic Pink Charm Quilt. :) Thank you again Barbara! Now I only need 50 more!

You may recall that our friend Carolien also sent me some pink fabrics last month? Well she has received the small gift I sent to her all the way over in the Netherlands.
Why yes, another bookmark. ;) I am happy to say she likes it!
 
I stitched this cross with DMC silver thread and the "C" with DMC 4065. I used 28 count white evenweave
and stitched both motifs one over one.
 And who do we have here? Why this is little Fietje, Carolien's cat. :)
This sweet little kitten is a freebie pattern you can find right HERE. Is this not a precious kitty from Wichelt?  I changed the colors to make this kitty Fietje. I used DMC and stitched this two over two on 32 count mystery linen. It is a lovely light teal or waterlily kind of color.
I had the perfect piece of teal silk ribbon to tie around Fietje's little neck. :) Love this pattern. This will not be the last time I stitch it!

My pain level has gone down. It seems to be the same as before the cortisone shot. Good, but not good. Ya know what I mean? Not noticing any improvements at this point.

Stitching and praying,
Vickie

41 comments:

Kaisievic said...

Happy Easter to you and your family. Cute kitty cat bookmark, too.

Carolien said...

Dear Vickie,

Happy easter to you! I hope you'll have a wonderful day together. How special it must be to go to the Orthodox service for the first time next week! I bet you will be 'blown away' because of the rich liturgy they have ...

Mmmm, reading about the pain that still is there ... I'm so sorry for you! Sending a hug across the ocean.

Fietje is lying next to me and still is VERY proud ;) You made even better pictures, how nice to see them! My 'Phone thing' is a bit limited. I'm glad we can see the tiny cross in all its glory on your picture. Thanks again and have a lovely time today.

Bye, Carolien

Carolien said...

P.S. I just noticed the poodle-horse for the easter rabbit, hihi! It's a miracle how you Always find these poodles LOL

Annette-California said...

Oh pretty pink fabrics you were gifted. Beautiful bookmark Vickie!
Happy Easter & many blessings to you and your family. love Annette

Mdm Samm said...

so darn cute Vickie..happy easter xx

Hazel said...

Blessings to you and yours! X

Marion K said...

Happy Easter to you and your family !!
Blessings
Marion

CJ said...

Happy Easter.

CJ

Margaret said...

Lovely gifts for your friends! I'm thankful your pain is back to where it was at least. I do hope it gets even better though.

gracie said...

Happy Easter to you and the family. Love the stitching....hope you feel better and get some relief from the injections.

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

Wishing you and your family a most blessed and joyous Easter sweet friend. Oh the stitching is so sweet, and thank you for the links, too.

Keeping you in my prayers sweet friend that soon your pain will ease.

Blessings always

Von said...

Easter blessings to you and your family today and on Orthodox Easter.
He is Risen!!

Ele said...

lovely gift
hope you are feeling better
happy easter

StitchinByTheLake said...

Happy, happy Easter! blessings, marlene

diamondc said...

Prayers to you Vickie.
Happy Easter
Lovely gift exchange.

Catherine

Lillie said...

So cute.
Wishing you a blessed Easter.

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Trace4J said...

Morning
Still praying for you sweet friend.
Easter Blessings

Vonna, The Twisted Stitcher said...

Happy Easter! I love the wee little kitty of your friend's bookmark! Happy, Joyous Easter-tide to you and your family!

KimM said...

Beautiful stitching and what lovely pink fabric form your friend. I hope you had a wonderful Easter.
xx

Lumiruusu said...

Hello Dear Vickie! We seem to have quite kind on style of our "sprituality "-I mean in that me too celebrate the Lutheran kind of Easter sermon and also have a heart in our Orthodox Churuch of Finaland I do not kind of understand it but we might be under another patriocrate because our orthodox "Pascha" is at same time as the Lutheran. We are not under the Patriocrate of Moscow but the Ecumenical Patricrate of Konsthantinopoly because of the historical reasons.. Actually we have two Orthdodox Chruches and one one we call Rusian celebrates the easter next week... Isnt it all interestng!!! But the most important thing is that Christ risen!-Kristus on Ylösnoussut!

ps-Love the Kitten stitchig!! Allways in prayers for You my Sister !!

gominam said...

More pretty pink fabrics! Kitty bookmark is so cute;)

rosey175 said...

o jeez, another pattern that teleported into the freebie folder, thaaanks. But you're right, he's adorable! It will be fun to see how you've fussy cut the 3 Blind Mice. :D

Sarah in Stitches said...

Such a cute bookmark! Enjoy your new fabric stash :D

Lesley said...

I hope you had a lovely Easter Vickie. We were away the last few days.
Hoping too that your pain level is decreasing rather than staying put.

Carol said...

More pink fabrics--who knew there were so many different ones floating around blog world :) That was so kind of Barbara! And I know Carolien will adore that sweet kitty--the blue bow is so pretty on him, Vickie!

Wishing you a lovely Pascha this Sunday!

Mii Stitch said...

Cute kitty and more lovely fabric!!

Andrea said...

Wonderful stitching and another batch of pink fabrics, some great deigns there.

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

Anther lovely batch of fabrics and another lovely bookmark. The kitty is so cute on this one. We have new neighbours with cats so once again we have cats in our garden. Al the joy with none of the expense of owning a pet!

Ann at Beadlework. said...

Oh Vickie, I keep hoping that your pain level will go down post injections. It's very disheartening for you if they haven't worked and you need to explain your frustration to the health professional you are dealing with. Love your little Easter card with the bunny out "riding" - so cute.

Christina said...

Your bookmarks are so cute. Nice to see that your pink stash is growing. Hope you had a wonderful Easter with your family.

Margaret said...

Hope you had a blessed Easter.

Your bookmarks are adorable and I love the picture of your Easter bunny.

What a pretty addition to your pink stash.

Julie said...

Lovely bookmark gifts you've sent to friends.
Great selection of pinky fabrics for your quilt that have been arriving.
Healing prayers for you .. hope today is a better day xxx

moreofhim said...

I hope you had a very blessed Easter! I'm glad that your pain has gone down and will continue that it will go down even more. I love your fabric and your cross stitched project. Have a wonderful week!

Blessings - Julie

Brigitte said...

OH reat, another bunch of pink fabrics. And such a lovely bookmark for Carolien.

Stitching Happy said...

Hello

Just found your lovely blog.
The bookmark is very cute.
Lovely fabric too.
Gorgeous Henry and Mabel!
Hope the pain stays better for you.
Happy Thursday to you x

Michelle said...

I hope you had a blessed Easter my friend xx