Fear not, for I am with you;
Be not dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you,
Yes, I will help you,
I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.
Isaiah 41:10

Monday, March 7, 2016

March Freebie

Hi friends! I would like to show you what I stitched this weekend. A monthly freebie by our friend Palko you can find right HERE.
I stitched this one over one on pale green linen using DMC 4045.
Yesterday was Pancake Sunday at our church. Brian and I found out last year, they are truly crepes with your choice of many, many fillings. This is a huge meal celebrated among church friends every year directly before the Eastern Orthodox Lenten Fast.

My orchids are in bloom.
I have not mentioned anything on the blog for a bit now, but the health insurance denied the epidural shot as I told you. They did approve of a facet injection. Here is all I know about it: A facet injection is a minimally invasive procedure that can temporarily relieve neck or back pain caused by inflamed facet joints. 

So... I get this injection on Wednesday afternoon. I do want to thank every, single friend who has wished me well, and prayed for me regarding my neck pain. I have stopped taking the muscle relaxers, as of last week. The horrid, constant feeling of someone pushing me at the base of my neck is... GONE.  The pain AND the pressure are low!!! Thanks be to God!

Thank you so much for stopping in today my friends. I am so glad you did. You bring me BIG SMILES!

Stitching and praying,


gominam said...

What a lovely finish for the month, love the display box, everything fits perfectly. Glad to hear your pain is gone. Wishing you well for the next procedure. Take care:)

sana said...

Wonderful stitch!! I love the orchid.
I hope that your sharp pain passes away.

Christina said...

Nice job. Your shadow box is filling up nicely. Very pretty orchids. Glad to hear that your pain is reduced. Continued prayers that your injection works.

KimM said...

Lovely finish....and let be your framework- it's perfect for all your bits and bobs ;0) I'm thrilled to hear your pain is diminished.

Angela Tucker said...

Good morning, Vickie!! Your orchids are so pretty. I've got one stem of bloom with another on the way. I'm surprised since I was so neglectful last year. LOL

I'm so very, very happy that you have some pain relief. You know I will keep you in prayer.

Your tray is coming along very nicely. You do such beautiful stitching. Have a great day!!

Mii Stitch said...

Your March freebie stitching looks great & your shelf is now filling up really nicely :)

gracie said...

Your display shelf is looking wonderful. I hope the injection Wednesday helps.

CalamityJr said...

What wonderful news! I'll be praying that the injection gives you long lasting relief and that you're able to again enjoy even the small tasks that have been painful. Your stitching and tray are lovely.

Ranae said...

Very pretty tiny one over one finish. I love love your box, how cool is that.
I'm trying to get in the blogging world again
I do hope that injection helps your neck
We'll be thinking of you and sending good thoughts

Solstitches said...

Already a week into March - how did that happen?
I love your little finish which is a lovely addition to your display cabinet.
I hope the injection will help with your pain management.
Margaret x

diamondc said...

Vickie: I am so happy the pain is at a low level, good luck on the injection, prayers do work and I pray three times a day for special intentions, you are one of them.
Love the picture of Mabel so sweet, I think she likes her picture taken.
What a beautiful Irish stitch, the shelf is looking good.


diamondc said...

I forgot to tell you your Orchids are beautiful.


butterfly said...

Love the March stitch, and the beautiful Orchids.
Hope you will be pain free very soon hugs.

Jacquie Morris said...

Oh my!! Love your latest finish, pretty colour too. Ooooh my my!! Your box is filling up, it's really lovely I like it a lot.
Oh I am thinking of you... You know I do dear friend xx
Smiles :)

Manuela said...

Lovely finish.
The Orchids are wonderful. Nice colours.
Greetings, Manuela

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

Another sweet little design for your box.
Glad the injection seems to have done the trick. Fingers crossed it stays that way!

Maggee said...

I gotta say first of all... awwwww.... look at Henry! He has put on weight! He looks very fluffy!! Our Rusty gets that way, just before it is time for a groom! And now, for the cross stitch... I like that March piece. I will stitch it also... I have a serious lack of March stitches, for St. Patrick's Day... woe is me! Being Irish and having a lack... tsk tsk! Isn't it interesting that you stopped taking the muscle relaxers, and the pain goes away! I'm guessing it outlived its usefulness. I will keep you in mind for prayers on Wednesday. I have never heard of that facet injection and will ask around about it... Big Hugs!

Jackie said...

Wishing everything goes well on Wednesday! You need to feel 100%. It's time.

Love how your shadow box/printers tray is coming along!

Bea said...

Beautiful orchids! I am so delighted to hear that you are feeling some better. Prayers that it continues.

Sandra die Puppenhexe said...

Dear Vickie , I am to hear that you're better again and I hope it continues so well uphill . Your March of Palko has become beautiful, the green fits perfectly . I hug you
Your Sandra

Irmeli said...

It's such a pretty addition to your shelf.

Vonna, The Twisted Stitcher said...

Praise be to God! I am so glad to read that!
I love your box and your new March stitch to add to it :)

Jenny said...

I am so happy to know that you can have this injection! You are in my prayers all the time for this to work! How absolutely wonderful that your pain and pressure are gone! What wonderful news! I love your cubby and your new March stitch looks wonderful in it. Your orchids are just beautiful....I always think of Easter when I see orchids blooming....grins. Enjoy your day my friend!

Vicki said...

Love your March piece. I'm so enjoying your shelf project!

De borduurvrouw said...

I am so happy for you got rid of the pain in your neck! You must feel so relieved. You already stitched the March freebee from Palko. I still have to start but I am not sure about the color, still thinking of itt. Greets, Nienke

Penny said...

I love your little March finish and the fabric you chose - very pretty! Your orchids are just gorgeous! I'm so happy to hear you are feeling better and I'm praying the injection completely takes your pain away.

Astrids dragon said...

Your display box looks great, what fun!
So glad you're feeling better, prayers for continued health.

Palkó said...

March ist super! Thank You, my friend!
Blessings: Palkó

Meari said...

It's amazing how meds that are supposed to help us cause other problems. Glad your pain and pressure is better since you've quit the relaxers. Good luck with the injection!

Love your shelf and seeing how you're filling it.

Margaret said...

Beautiful finish! I hope and pray that the new procedure works. Thank God for your low pain levels!

Lillie said...

Your box is filling up nicely. Well done on March.
Wishing you a speedy recovery

Thoeria said...

Oh but your little cubby boxes are filling up quickly with gorgeous little stitchy pieces!
I am really very happy to read that your pain has eased up...and hope that the injection today will further assist your pain management.
Beautiful orchids too :)

Julie said...

Your cubby box is filling up nicely. x

Sarah in Stitches said...

Loving your cubby box! And so glad your pain is getting better. I hope the injection goes well! :D

Weronika said...

Lovely stitching and suxh a wonderful orchids!

Brigitte said...

So lovely to see your latest March finish in the cubby holes box. It looks so good together with the others.
Such good news that your pain has lessened so much. And I hope that the injection from yesterday was doing you good.

Lumiruusu said...

So ice to hear are feeling better! All the stitched pieces are so tiny and beautifully stitched yu really have your own style and i am allways curiois to come here and see what you have done..And the poodles are really cute of course... Be blessed in the name of our Saviour Jesus Christ ! :)

moreofhim said...

Vickie - Just sitting here praising God that your pain is lower and that you're experiencing relief from the pressure!! Praise God! Praying for you regarding everything, as always.

Your cross stitch is beautiful!! I'm just loving that shadow box, as I've told you before. :) I had a set back in my Three Pale Eggs project I was working on. I'll share about it on the blog as I'm hoping someone can help me.

So glad you got to share a lovely breakfast with your church. That is always so fun and the fellowship is such a blessing. I miss that.

Blessings - Julie

rosey175 said...

Love watching your boxes fill up, especially with cute freebies! :) I'm sorry to hear about your facet injection in the next post after hearing about your low pain in this one. I can't imagine that pain from so many shots! I had a bad stick once donating blood where they jabbed and jabbed then wiggled the needle around inside, argh! It felt like my arm was on fire. I hope your pain subsides again.

That is QUITE the smug poodle pose haha.

Annette-California said...

Thank the Lord! That is wonderful news Vickie! I pray that you are pain free! Your cabinet is looking Beautiful with all your pretty stitched pieces! love Annette

♥ Nia said...

Good news!! Glad to hear you are feeling better :D
hugs&smiles to you