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

Monday, December 28, 2015

Hi friends! I have been good for one week without stitching. I very much want to stitch, but I very much want to be out of pain in my shoulders and neck. I continue on with home exercises and stretches and pt twice a week.

This is the ornament I made our friend Michelle for Christmas.

I stitched this two over two on 32ct lambswool linen. The little bird pattern is a freebie you can find HERE.

The five of us are off shopping today. We are using our gift cards, and hoping to score great deals.

It is snowing! We finally got our first true snow storm this season.

Reading and baking and praying,
Vickie

31 comments:

Annie said...

No stitching for two weeks...sounds like mental torture to me! Let's REALLY hope it has the desired effect:)

Mii Stitch said...

A sweet little ornament!

gracie said...

Have a great shopping day!

Annette-California said...

Lovely ornament! Hope you find some great deals and lots of fun shopping:) love Annette

cucki said...

Sweet sweet sweet..so sweet like you x

Manuela said...

Lovely little ornament.
Have a wonderful shopping day, Manuela

Bea said...

Lovely ornament and cheers for one week down! You can do it second one, I know you can.

Lesley said...

A pretty ornament,hope you enjoyed spending your gift vouchers.

Angela Tucker said...

Good afternoon, Vickie. Shopping? In the snow? I'm not sure. Hmmm...I went out twice this weekend just to buy some of my favorite yarn that was on sale. It was in the low 30's if that counts. LOL

I'm glad that you're following the doctor's orders. You can do it!!

gominam said...

One more week of no stitching, yeah do shopping therapy:) Take care.

Margaret said...

I'm glad you're being good about no stitching. Hope you all found some good deals with the sale shopping! Love the gift for your friend.

marly said...

Hope you found some bargains. That white crap is heading my way. Be careful!

Carolien said...

Hi Vickie,

I hope you had fun together and found yourselves great 'deals' ;)
Hats off, you did it for 1 week already!!!

Havea good day & Dutch waves, Carolien

Brigitte said...

A lovely little gift for Michelle.
One week without stitching - hard for you but your doctor will be very glad to hear it. And you will certainly feel it in your neck and shoulder when the pain lessens.

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

No stitching? I'd be crawling up the walls! And spending far too much time online instead.
Hope you have a great shopping trip to take your mind off it all.

Julie said...

Lovely gift for Michelle. I hope you got some bargains on your shopping trip.

Lumiruusu said...

I am so sorry for you suffering pain and I really do know how continous pain is sometimes a heavy Croaa to have..but God gives us strength day by day :) You little bir stitching is very cute..With Blessings,Maija from Finland

KimM said...

Oh wow - I'd be going through withdrawal BIG TIME if I couldn't stitch for two weeks. However, take care of yourself so you can et back at it and create all those sweet poodle stitches.
hugs
xxx

♥ Nia said...

ohhh... =/ hope you will have better days soon!
lovely ornament =)
take care sweetie!! hugs to you

Sandra die Puppenhexe said...

Dearest Vickie , I'm back ... and hope ..smile because you had a Merry Christmas . You ect such problems with the neck again . have 'm sorry . I will send you back a heartfelt prayer over the ocean .
Wish you all the best as always
Your Sandra

butterfly said...

Such lovely stitching Vickie .
Happy New Year.

Penny said...

Not stitching must be hard, but all for a good reason. That is a sweet ornament you made for Michelle! Hope you found some nice deals! :)

Meari said...

So sorry to hear you're still in pain. I thought you were getting better? Hope you had fun spending your gift cards and got some great goodies! Cute little bird.

Carol said...

You're being so careful, Vickie--I sure hope it helps. I've been having neck pain/stiffness issues the past few days and I have absolutely no idea of why this is happening. Ugh!!

Your little ornament is so sweet--I do love that little bird, too.

Love your Wookie Cookies from your last post! We saw Star Wars last night and, interestingly, I liked it more than the guys! My youngest was so disappointed and said it was just a rehash of the original one! I gave it an 8 :)

Chris said...

Hi Vickie!
I hate that you are not feeling well. I hope that the PT and stretching resolves the issue quickly!
Sweet stitching and finishing. Thanks for the link.
I hope that the shopping was successful!
Happy New Year!

Christina said...

Such a cute ornament. I hope the exercising is helping. DH and I are doing our GC shopping tomorrow. Hope you scored some good deals.

Iwona said...

The beautiful gift ! So you have a snow ? We have not... :(

Hilda said...

Dear Vicky,
what a lovely ornament. I am so sad to read, that your pain is still not healing.

So more than just words, I wish you healtch for the coming New Year and all the best for you and your family.

Thank you for your wonderful friendship!

Hugs
Hilda

P.S.: Just got the Cross Stitch Collection Magazine with you and your blog in it .... AMAZING!

StitchinByTheLake said...

Get better soon! blessings, marlene

Shebafudge said...

I hope you had a good time shopping. Happy New Year!!

Varla Lee said...

Beautiful ornament!!