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

Friday, February 26, 2016

Hi friends! Hello to my new friends! If you can believe it, I did not get the epidural. I went all the way there on Wednesday, and I was told that I should have been called. The prior authorization has still not come through. So I must wait. Very disappointing to say the least. I am thankful I can at least take these muscle relaxers. They are getting me through this constant pressure and pain.

The latest piece I stitched for the cubby shelf is this one, by the Little Stitcher.
This is a free pattern you can find right HERE. I stitched this one over one on 28ct lambswool linen using DMC and Artiste metallic floss in Lipstick.

I stitched the words in green instead of the called for brown, because it is a little reference to Greendale. I have been saying for10 years now, "There's no place like home." And I always mean going back to Greendale. It is the sweetest, little village. We raised our three children there. I wish, hope and pray we live there again some day. (I do appreciate the home we live in and the safe, nice community.)
The Home Is Best piece that I stitched several years ago, is our sweet Greendale "Original". If you are interested, you can read more on Greendale and see the houses just like the one I stitched above, HERE .


I finished reading Stars Over Sunset Boulevard by Susan Meissner. I really, really liked this one. Here is a review of the book:

Los Angeles, Present Day. When an iconic hat worn by Scarlett O’Hara in Gone With the Wind  ends up in Christine McAllister’s vintage clothing boutique by mistake, her efforts to return it to its owner take her on a journey more enchanting than any classic movie…

Los Angeles, 1938.  Violet Mayfield sets out to reinvent herself in Hollywood after her  dream of becoming a wife and mother falls apart, and lands a job on the film-set of Gone With the Wind. There, she meets enigmatic Audrey Duvall, a once-rising film star who is now a fellow secretary. Audrey’s zest for life and their adventures together among Hollywood’s glitterati enthrall Violet…until each woman’s deepest desires collide.  What Audrey and Violet are willing to risk, for themselves and for each other, to ensure their own happy endings will shape their friendship, and their lives, far into the future. 




 I hope you have a wonderful weekend my friends. Thank you for stopping in. I appreciate your friendship.

Stitching and praying, 
Vickie



34 comments:

cucki said...

Aww such a sweet stitch..
Love your sweet cubby shelf :)
You are in my prayers my dear sister
Love and smiles x

Maggie said...

A sweet little finish :-)

Maggee said...

Oh I know you are disappointed! I will keep praying that the proper authorization comes and you get an appointment right away. Meanwhile, keep stitching and reading... both are excellent diversions! Hugs!

Angela Tucker said...

Good morning, Vickie. I am very disappointed in the medical system...you know that I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

Your stitching is so pretty. Over one, hmmm? Very nice!

Keep rested, stay focused,friend.

Frances N said...

What a sweet little finish--Greendale sounds like a lovely place to live.
I'm so sorry your appointment didn't work out and hope you'll get everything worked out very soon! I'm sure you were extremely disappointed and frustrated.

Lesley said...

No wonder you are disappointed...lack of communication wastes so much precious time and worse still leaves you in pain:(
I love your little finish,the red shoes are sweet

Irmeli said...

Very nice little finishing and it looks cute on your cubby shelf.
Let's hope that you will one day move back to Greendale

Margaret said...

How could they possibly mess up like that? That's awful! To expect an epidural only to be told you have to wait? So sorry this happened. :(

I do love your cubbies and your latest stitch for it, as well as the house stitch. Here's hoping you go back to live in Greendale someday.

Annie said...

I've had that same kind of mix-up happen. You would think that notification of this kind would be SOP. They have to do so much of that kind of re-scheduling! Hope you didn't have to travel far.

Love your cute little pieces. Such fun to fill those little slots with stitching.

Vicki said...

Your cubby shelf is so sweet! Hope you get an answer on your epidural soon. Enjoy your weekend!

CraftyGurl said...

What a sweet stitch. I am off to print the pattern out. I have a dear friend who is a Wiz of OZ fan. This would make a nice gift.

I hope you get some relief soon ((HUGS))

gracie said...

Love your cubby and the stitching. Sorry you have not been able to get the injections. Keeping my toes crossed (my fingers will be stitching!)

marly said...

Sorry they messed up your appointment and hope it comes through soon. I just love red shoes. My Keds are red too!

Manuela said...

A very pretty little stitching.
Have a nice weekend, Manuela

CJ said...

Hello Vickie -

I am so glad I stopped by your blog today. I love the verse from Psalms, it was what I needed to read today.

You are a blessing.

CJ

Sandra die Puppenhexe said...

Dearest Vickie ,
I'm sorry it does not work with the application so ahead . I hope to improve your pain is still as every night a little prayer for you .... smile
Your cute embroidery is again very sweet and so fit . Wish you a wonderful weekend
Greetings Your Sandra

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

How frustrating medical things can be!
Love the Little Stitcher piece, I did that one a while back - http://comehappydancewithme.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/38-little-stitcher-theres-no-place-like.html

Barbara said...

Vickie, adding my prayers for your pain to disappear. Hope everything else is doing okay.
Hugs, Barbara

Linda said...

Congrats on the cute finish Vickie.

Linda

Von said...

A nice addition to your little shelf!

Michelle said...

A sweet finish - this has happened to me at the hospital before so I can understand how you are feeling. Sending you many hugs xx

De borduurvrouw said...

What disappointing that you didn't get your treatment in hospital. Hope you don't have to wait long for your second trip.
Love your stitching for the typecase. I made one too (typecase, not your embroidery)a few years ago. It is so nice to do. Have a nice weekend yourself, greets Nienke

Jenny said...

I love the Little Stitches designs...and yours look so sweet. I also love how your cubby is shaping up...Greendale looks so special...I enjoyed looking at the pictures :) I just finished Fall of Marigolds by Susan Meissner and loved it. Will have to look into more of her books...grins...I am so sorry you couldn't receive your epidural on Wednesday...waiting can be so hard...keeping you in my prayers...have a good weekend and happy stitching.

Annie said...

Your shelf looks lovely with your stitching displayed like that:)

Bea said...

I'm sorry you made that journey for nothing - sometimes the system just falls down.

Cute finish and your cubby looks wonderful.

Christina said...

I hope you get your prior auth settled soon. Your cubby shelf is looking so cute.

Ele said...

A cute little finish
Hope you feel better soon

butterfly said...

Such a lovely design sits just wonderful in your cubby shelf .
Oh how I wish your pain would get better , Hugs.

Sarah in Stitches said...

Congrats on the finish! Your cubby shelf is looking lovely :D

Judith Makes said...

very pretty, love the shelf

Brigitte said...

The Little Stitcher freebie is such a lovely piece. And goes perfectly with the other Home piece.

Mii Stitch said...

A sweet stitch finish for your shelf :)

Mary said...

I hope you feel better soon. Your finish is very cute.

moreofhim said...

I hope you get your epidural soon! How disappointing to go there and then be turned away. Praying your pain is not to difficult.

Blessings - Julie