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Friday, February 5, 2016

Here In Poodletown

Hi friends! I wasted no time in stitching up the free February pattern by Palko, that you can find HERE.
I stitched this one over one on 25ct white evenweave, using DMC 48(a gift from Annette).

I  finished up a sweet Valentine pattern now. Then I will get back to the January SAL from Snowflower Diaries.

I received a gift of three more pink fabrics from Jenny. I also received two very special items from her. Do you see the small wooden heart? And that is a pink and white bracelet from Jenny also. I am going to write a little something on that heart for Jenny. She is collecting them. They are little hearts of encouragement. Jenny has breast cancer. If you want to know Jenny, take a look HERE and learn more about her. :)
God bless you Jenny!

I saw the spine orthopedic surgeon on Monday. I have degenerative disc disease at C5/C6 (the neck). This would explain the pinched nerve there and the pain. He said I am not a candidate for surgery.(That is fine with me!) He suggested an epidural injection. So I saw my pain management doctor Wednesday. I will get an epidural injection in two and a half weeks.

Stitching and praying,
Vickie

39 comments:

cucki said...

Aww Jenny is so sweet
Beautiful gifts from her :)
Love your stitching big hugs.

Maggie said...

Beautiful gifts, and i love the little February freebie!

Justine said...

What a sweet stitch! And lovely gifts from Jenny.

KimM said...

Lovely gifts...and sorry to hear about your disc issues. Hope the shot help give you relief.
xxx

Annie said...

Cute Feb. finish. Fits nicely in it's section of that frame.

Well, at least you have an answer to the pain puzzle. Hope the injections work. Is that something you would have to do periodically?

Irmeli said...

Pretty February finish and wonderful gifts too.

Jacquie Morris said...

Stitching friends are wonderful...
I adore your cute February finish, your cubby box is filling up quickly and it looks lovely.
Oh good news regarding your neck, I am so pleased you can have some pain relief, I hope it helps you.
Big smiles :)
Xx

Pull the other thread said...

Lovely finish. What lovely items you received from Jenny. Best of luck with the injection, hope it helps you.

Mii Stitch said...

A sweet little finish & precious gifts from Jenny :)

Brigitte said...

A lovely little finish, Vickie, another perfect addition to the other things in the cubby holes.
Great and thoughtful gifts from Jenny.
I hope that these injections can solve your problem.

Margaret said...

Love the February piece, very sweet. Prayers that the injection works for you. I'm glad the surgeon didn't want you to have surgery.

Lesley said...

A pretty February finish,Vickie.
At least you now know what is going on in your neck.I sincerely hope an epidural injection will relieve your pain and thank goodness you are not having to wait and wait for it.

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

Aww such sweet gifts. :) Love your finish, and thank you for the link. :) Prayers sent your way sweet friend. ;)

Thoeria said...

Another lovely little finish Vickie :) And such sweet gifts from Jenny....I like the hearts of encouragement.
I do hope that the epidural shit will help bring some relief x

Maggee said...

My first thought is 'over one on 48 count???' I struggle with over two on 40! You are the best tiny stitcher!! Your February piece is lovely, and fits perfectly in the cubbyhole! How nice of Jenny to send you more pink fabric... I will read her blog today. I do hope and pray that the injections take away the pain. Forever! Hugs my friend!

Manuela said...

Lovely little finish.
Have a nice weekend, Manuela

Weronika said...

Great February stitching. Amazing gifts You've received. Hope You will get better soon.

Linda said...

Congrats on the cute finish Vickie. Love the gifts from Jenny.

Linda

Angela said...

Another beautiful finish and a lovely gift too!

De borduurvrouw said...

What a lovely finish you made in the typecast. Today I also finished the same pattern, isn't that nice. I used a different color so the effect is totaly different than yours. It's always nice to see what difference color makes.
I am sorry to hear from your backpain. I hope your pain is over when you got the injection. Have a nice weekend, greets, Nienke

butterfly said...


I love your February stitching , lovely gifts from Jenny hugs.

Syd said...

I like your shadow box and the new addition!

Julie said...

Lovely gifts from Jenny. Another cute finish for your box frame.
Blessings to you Vicke x

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

You have been quick with the February block! The thread looks lovely too.
Great gifts from your friend, I hope she recovers soon.
I also hope the epidural works for you too.

Vonna, The Twisted Stitcher said...

Oh my about the degenerative disease, but praise God for answers and an injection instead of surgery... Still praying!
Love your February stitch :)

Jenny said...

Your needles are flying Vickie! Your February finish is great. Another wonderful addition to your frame. I love the color of your floss. I really hope that the injections will help with your pain...I will be praying. Thank you so much for your friendship, prayers and support as I fight this battle with cancer....it is so much appreciated and this support from my family and friends really makes a difference. It means so much! The countdown is on....7 more chemo sessions to go :)

Sherry said...

I hope the epidural works and helps your pain!

Jocelyn Thurston said...

Lovely stitching as always. Especially love the February one in last post. As I've said I have neck pain from time to time so this is a topic that interests me. As a teacher I spent a lot of my day with head bent over desks and now with my stitching, my head is bent forward quite a bit. I just looked up some exercises to help with it. So good luck with the injection. Thank you for sharing; I will follow with interest.

CJ said...

Hello Vickie -

Put off surgery as long as possible. My husband has suffered with disc issue for over 20 years. He had surgery is 96 and it has only gotten worse. Next step for him is fusion but we are waiting as long as possible.

I will be praying for your.

CJ

Carol said...

A darling February finish for your cubby, Vickie--it is filling up quickly!! Are you going to keep up the monthly stitching all year for it?

I'm glad you have an answer--certainly hope and pray the shots can help! I'm so glad you don't have to undergo surgery--I've heard of so, so many who feel even worse pain after having those back/neck operations.

Ele said...

lovely stitching and lovely gifts
sorry about your disc issue, hope you will feel better soon
have a relaxing weekend

Sandra die Puppenhexe said...

Oh how great our February resembles itself indeed correct . Your version I find beautiful, fits perfectly . I will be glad that you do not need surgery and I hope that the syringes will help well . I think of you and send you a prayer .
Your Sandra

Von said...

I do hope and pray the injection does the trick for you,Vickie!

Bea said...

February is a lovely addition to your collection.

What beautiful fabrics from Jenny! She has my best wishes - been there, beat it.

Sarah in Stitches said...

Beautiful finish! And enjoy your lovely gifts :D

Lumiruusu said...

So sweet and tiny stitches over one thread -you do really master that skill! Jenny gave you lovely gifts ..I will be at prayer for your health issues..Hugs !

diamondc said...

Vickie: I am so happy they have finally found out what is wrong, I bet you are happy and soon you will have no more pain.
Love the February stitch so sweet and perfect for this month.
Yummy looking fabric you received.
The heart and bracelet are a wonderful gift and in pink.

Blessings
Catherine

Carolien said...

Hi Vickie,

Oh Jenny is such a sweet friend, I cannot tell you ... but I bet you know that already :)
I am glad you don't need surgery and I pray that the way they will treat you will be a big help.

Take care, dear friend, you're in my prayers.
Hugs across the ocean, Carolien

gominam said...

Lovely pink fabric and stitching:)