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 21, 2016

ooOoo! Gifts All The Way From Dubai!

Hi friends! I received a gift from our friend Sarah. I should say gifts! Take a look.
What a fun card and Aladin pencil! Sweet ribbon, beads and flosses for me. :) And the best of all, that super neat chart, The Stitcher. Thank you Sarah. You are so kind!

I have been stitching up April in the Snowflower Diaries SAL. So sweet, isn't it?
I stitched this one over one on 25ct Bo Peep Pink linen using DMC and VMSS orange and light purple.
I really wanted to use this linen(I know this palest pink is hard to see) and I really wanted the white bunny. So I had to outline the bunny in DMC 415. I made all the lower, tiny flowers that were charted to be white, pink instead.

I stitched up a tiny Spring piece, but I cannot show you. It is for Jo's Easter Blog Hop, and I am taking part by being a Picture Poster. I am now working on another sweet Spring stitch.

I finished Time of Fog and Fire by Rhys Bowen. This was another good book by her in the Molly Murphy series. I have read every one since the beginning. I do enjoy the series, it is just that I always figure out the plot to the story so early on.

My pain has decreased. I have to say the pressure at the base of my neck is gone, but I still have a constant low grade headache. Is this a trade off, I don't know. Also sleep is uncomfortable in my neck. It is almost two weeks since the injections. I suppose I am just getting old.

Stitching and praying,


Solstitches said...

Lovely package of goodies from Sarah.
Your April design for the SAL is very pretty.
Love the pic of the poodles in their finery :)
Margaret x

Manka said...

Lovely gifts and a sweet finish :)
Have a blessed week!

KimM said...

Lovely gifts from Sarah..and your "April" is adorable. So happy your pain has lessened...sorry about the headache.

Brigitte said...

So nice what you received from Sarah. That chart is just darling. And gorgeous April piece for your cubby hole shelf.
Good to read that the main and pressure have decreased. That is al least something even if the headache still remains.

Manuela said...

So lovely gifts from Sarah.
The little rabit is so cute. I like the pattern from snowflower diaries.
Have a nice week, Manuela

Angela Tucker said...

Good morning, Vickie. I'm glad that you are starting to feel a bit better. I've had those "headache" weeks. Not fun and can be very wearing on your attitude.

I love your stitching and that tiny little squirrel is just too cute! I hope you have a wonderful day!

Honeybee said...

I-must-start-this-series! Such a cute finish! I, too, had decided to turn that tree into a cherry tree with pink blossoms! Great minds think alike! :O)

Vonna, The Twisted Stitcher said...

I sure do love that April Bunny for your sweet shelving unit! And the gifts from Sarah! SO NICE!
Glad to hear that your pain and pressure is low and now for the headache to get lost!

Mii Stitch said...

Lovely gifts from Sarah and another cute finish with the Snowflower SAL :)

Annie said...

Oh, the poodles are so cute:) I'm glad your pain is decreasing - living with pain is so hard... Love your stitched April piece and the changes you've done; of course flowers should be pink lol:)
Hope you have a lovely Easter:)

gominam said...

Always nice to get gifts from different places, that's so sweet! Your April stitching is beautiful too. Looking forward to Spring blog hop:)

Linda said...

Congrats on the cute finish and great gifts Vickie.


marly said...

Yay! Some pain reduction! Finally. I hope it continues to give you some relief Miss Vickie.

Annette-California said...

So happy to hear your getting some relief from the pain you had. Thank goodness! Praying for you to recover 100%! Yes I am hoping and cheering for you. How incredible to receive gifts from so far away - they are lovely. Congrats on your pretty April finish.
hugs and love Annette

butterfly said...

Lovely gifts how lovely all that way .
Love your SAL so sweet.
Good to hear your pain is not so bad .
I always have a bad neck ,takes me ages to get my pillow just right , hugs .

Justine said...

What lovely gifts from Sarah! A wonderful surprise.
Your April stitch is so pretty.
Looking forward to the Easter blog hop!

Carolien said...

Hi Vickie,

Such a nice pattern and lovely gifts! Enjoy!
I would love to meet poodles in dresses ... and last but not least: I hope that headache will go away VERY soon. Please tell that headache it's been enough for you ...

Hugs, Carolien

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

It's always lovely to receive stitchy post from friends! Especially far distant ones.

The April design looks great with the outlined bunny. A very good idea.

♥ Nia said...

April design is soooo sweet =) Adorable!!! :D
hugs to you!!

moreofhim said...

What a beautiful gift! I love your April project. It's beautiful! I hope your neck feels better soon - have you tried getting a different pillow for your neck? I had to do that and it does help.

Blessings - Julie

Margaret said...

Love your April stitching! Lovely gifts too -- from Dubai -- so cool! Glad to hear the pain is getting better, but a constant low grade headache? You poor thing. Not fun. :(

Beth said...

I hope the headaches disappear - you should not suffer because you are getting older! I am impressed with how you are keeping up with the monthly stitching series.

Bea said...

Very pretty! I guess less pain is good, but I was really hoping you would be pain free.

Sarah in Stitches said...

Yay! I'm so glad the package finally got to you safe and sound, and that you're enjoying the goodies. Lovely stitching, too! :D

Irmeli said...

Your "April" is adorable, you made nice changes.
And you received lovely gifts from Sarah.

Penny said...

What cute gifts from Sarah. The April addition is so sweet and Bo Peep Pink - seems like the perfect fabric for you. : ) I'm happy to know you are doing better but a low-grade headache doesn't sound good at all. I'm still hoping there is a solution and that you will be pain-free one day.

Jenny said...

Beautiful April stitching Vickie.....love these patterns and the bunny is just so sweet :) I keep praying that your pain will be less and I am glad that it is....now those headaches....I know how that can be....hopefully they will go away very soon! Have a good rest of the week my friend!

Maggee said...

Your April piece looks terrific... the bunny especially! And what a lovely gift from Sarah! It traveled a longggg way!! I finished listening to Heaven's Wager, by Ted Dekker.. It WAS very exciting! I shall find another... Hugs!

Kaisievic said...

Lovely gifts from Sarah and your April finish is so very sweet.

Lumiruusu said...

So lovely surprise from Sarah ..the Poodles on the sleigh ride piece at the last post was totally hilarious and oh so cute ! Love too your April piece too !
Sweet Mabel -Please give her lots of kisses !

Sandra die Puppenhexe said...

Oh Vicky , I missed your April . I'm sorry, but I have it so thankfully noticed yet ... smile ...
Beautifully embroidered you have it , I like this monthly pattern very .
Hug you
Your Sandra

Stitching Noni said...

I love your April :0)
Lovely gifts from Sarah :)
Hugs xx