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Friday, January 22, 2016

I Am Stitching

Hi friends! I stitched up the January freebie from Palko. I have this wood shadow box or cubby shelf. I want to fill it up with treasures. And so I began.
January is stitched one over one using DMC B5200 on Wedgewood Blue 25ct lugana.

I am now stitching on the February Snowflower Diaries SAL.

I have finished reading A Fall Of Marigolds by Susan Meissner. This book dovetails a historical story around a contemporary subplot.

September 1911. On Ellis Island in New York Harbor, nurse Clara Wood cannot face returning to Manhattan, where the man she loved fell to his death in the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire. Then, while caring for a fevered immigrant whose own loss mirrors hers, she becomes intrigued by a name embroidered onto the scarf he carries…and finds herself caught in a dilemma that compels her to confront the truth about the assumptions she’s made. Will what she learns devastate her or free her?

September 2011. On Manhattan’s Upper West Side, widow Taryn Michaels has convinced herself that she is living fully, working in a charming specialty fabric store and raising her daughter alone. Then a long-lost photograph appears in a national magazine, and she is forced to relive the terrible day her husband died in the collapse of the World Trade Towers…the same day a stranger reached out and saved her. Will a chance reconnection and a century-old scarf open Taryn’s eyes to the larger forces at work in her life?

I really liked this one a lot. The 1911 story centers around Ellis Island. We took a family vacation 5 years ago to New York. We were on Ellis Island. Very interesting to learn more about it. I cried once while reading this.

I had a recheck appointment Tuesday with the orthopedic doctor who had ordered the physical therapy. I told him the pain and pressure have not gone away since his exam on December 1st. He put me on prednisolone. This helped greatly the first two days, now not so much. I have a MRI scheduled for next week.

Oh Lord, be my comfort, my courage, and my strength this day.

Thanks for stopping in today. I am so glad you did!

Stitching and praying,
Vickie

41 comments:

cucki said...

Hello my dear I love your finished piece so much.its looking so lovely..
Snow flower diary sal is so much fun..
Love your book review
Enjoy your day
Hugs x

Justine said...

What a beautiful way to fill that gorgeous box! A sweet and delicate stitch.
I do hope they get you sorted soon and you can stitch in peace and without pain.

Jacquie Morris said...

Yipppppeeee!! Oh brilliant!! Take it slow and easy, but I am so happy to read your blog saying you are stitching again :)
Oooh and lovely stitching too! Looking forward to seeing what designs you put into your wooden cubby hole box.
Yes! I loved stitching the Snowflower diary SAL... cannot wait for March! Looking forward to seeing your progress :)
Smiles :)

Lesley said...

Lovely stitching Vickie.Your box frame is going to look gorgeous
Prednisilone!!! I go hyper if I have it for my Asthma,it gives me the initial energy of a marathon runner,then comes the big slump.I have to be very good and just stay calm and not be tempted to do that marathon:)
I hope you get something useful out of your appointment.

Brigitte said...

Oh wonderful, you are stitching again, Vickie. This is great. And you started a great project filling these cubby holes with stitched pieces. A fantastic plan. Your first little stitching is a perfect start.

Angela Tucker said...

Good morning, Vickie. Your finish is so delicate and soft. I'm glad you got in some stitching, but am sorry that you still have pain. I will keep you in prayers that they give you a true answer soon.

Cindy's Stitching said...

very pretty vickie. HAve a great weekend

Sherry said...

Love your finish! I am enjoying following the Joyful World SAL and I may even join in.

Emma/Itzy said...

Sweet finish and it fits so perfectly too! Have a great weekend x

Jenny said...

Hi Vickie, Your stitching is just lovely...I love the delicate snowflakes. The Joyful World SAL is just adorable with the fox and the ducks....I just may have to stitch that one...grins....The book you read sounds really good. My Grandfather came through Ellis Island. I will have to check at my library. Thanks for sharing. I hope you have a great weekend.

Clare - Aimetu said...

Lovely stitching - very effective white work :-)

♥ Nia said...

Sorry for your pain sweetie =/ Hope you can find a solution for that soon!! It's taking a long time... Hope you will find someway for the pain to go away for good!!
Lovely white stitching, I'm curious to see what will come next :)

Carolien said...

Hi dear Vickie,

Lovely finish and what a wonderful colour that must be, Wedgewood Blue, the name alone :)

I often wonder where you find all those poodles to accompany your posts, amazing! Do your own poodles do the research or what? ;)

Take care and have a nice weekend, Carolien

butterfly said...


Love your stitching it is so sweet and so you.
Hugs & xxxs .

Vicki said...

What a cute finish, and I love the way you're displaying it!

Manuela said...

Hello Vickie,
lovely little finish. It looks great.
The new SAL from Snowflower diary is very cute. I like it.
Have a nice weekend, Manuela

Carol said...

Your cubby will look so cute all filled with your special stitching and other treasures, Vickie... So sorry that the prednisone is not helping this time--hopefully, the MRI will provide some answers! Hang in there--I'm sure it's not easy...

Maggee said...

January fits perfectly in that cubbyhole! One done! I like the sound of that book, and will see if the library has it! Did I ever suggest Nancy Moser books? She is a really great writer! I have read almost all of her books! They are good to snuggle up with on a snowy day, like today for me!! But... I have a headache, so I may have to wait to read or stitch... Hugs!

gominam said...

It looks lovely. I hope you'll have a pain-free weekend. Take care.

Von said...

Continued prayers for strength for each day and an end to your pain!

Sandra die Puppenhexe said...

Dear Vickie thy January by Palko has become beautiful. In white and still as enchanting in the wooden box . I really like it. Nice that you also Snowflower Diaries embroider , I'm just in February and also this month is so much joy as already the last .
Embrace you Sandra

Christina said...

Glad you are able to stitch again. Very nice January. Hope you can get some answers and relief after your MRI. Continued prayers for you my dear.

Shirley said...

Hi Vickie, You know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. I am glad that you are able to do some stitching. I don't know what I would do if I couldn't do my embroidery. I like when others pick the pattern and I just do the stitching. I am making two wedding presents right now. At least I have time. Take care and I will say another prayer tonight. Hugs and Prayers from your Missouri Friend. Shirley

Mii Stitch said...

This is a beautiful January stitch, great start. It looks really pretty already.

Margaret said...

The finish is lovely -- nice that you are stitching. But not good on the pain. :( Prayers for you being said.

Julie said...

Pretty little finish, what a lovely idea.
Hope the scan can help to get you some answers and relieve the pains

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

It must be bliss to be stitching again and to have such a sweet finish. Will all 12 fit in the frame?

The Snowflower SAL is very tempting but so far I've just downloaded the charts.

Lumiruusu said...

I just adore all your over one stitchings and this small piece is lovely!!! We are here happy because the weather has changed and there is only -7C instead of -28 !!!!:) :)

Bea said...

Lovely little finish and such a terrific place to put it.

Hope you get some more answers.

Vonna, The Twisted Stitcher said...

Oh I love that sweet January and all fixed up in the wooden cubby :) Can't wait to see what you fill it up with next! Prayers for your pain and for answers on the MRI.

Michelle said...

Oh what a pretty stitch Vickie its lovely xx

Annette-California said...

Beautiful sweet finish and love the wood box compartments! Happy you got to stitch but soo sorry to hear about your still in pain.
Prayers for you sweet friend! love Annette

Sarah in Stitches said...

That's beautiful! I can't wait to see the whole project. And good luck with the pain management! I'll be thinking of you :D

Lainey said...

Thank you for coming by my blog Vickie. Love your shadow box piece and I look forward to seeing more.
The Snowflower stitch designs are so pretty. It's interesting to see how everyone is finishing them.
Sounds like my kinda book you've just read. I need to go see if I can find it for my kindle.

KimM said...

Lovely stitching Vickie. I really hope they can figure out what is causing and how best to manage your pain. Take care. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
xxx

Jocelyn Thurston said...

Hi Vickie, that January project with the soft blue and white is so delicate. Lovely stitching. I too am working the Snowflowers SAL, though my cross stitch is not as fine as it should be, I still enjoy the process. Sorry you are having pain and hope they get to the bottom of that soon.

moreofhim said...

I'm so glad that you're stitching! It's good for your well-being. :) I hope that you get some help with the pain! Praying for you!

Blessings - Julie

Thoeria said...

What a cute stich and clever way to fill the cubby box :)
I've not read any of Susan Meissner's books, but will be taking a peek at them!

diamondc said...

Vickie: I am so happy to see you have stitched some, I like the idea of a shadow box and stitched pieces in each box such a great idea.
I do hope they can find what is causing this horrible pain.

Blessings
Catherine

Judy said...

VIckie, I have been woefully behind on blog reading. I had hoped you'd be right as rain by this post. I hope you're feeling better very soon. Congratulations on your magazine feature.

Varla Lee said...

Oh it's true! We had more less same idea!! 0_o!! heheheeh!!