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

Friday, June 3, 2016

Beauty In Bloom

Hi friends! I finished the May freebie by our friend Palko you can find right HERE. I even finished it on the last day of May. ;) It is all ready to display for next year. I did not want to fall behind in my monthly cubby shelf patterns. So far, I have not.
I stitched this one over one on 25ct Bo Peep Pink Lugana with "Gypsy" Artiste floss. This is a floss I got from the clearance bin at Hobby Lobby for 18¢.
Would you like to see the first birthday present I received this year? I love it! Madeleine painted a tiny 2x2 canvas of Henry. ♥
The vegetable garden is all in. I am chasing weeds as I can. I have to work in the garden when I can. Which is only when it is cool, otherwise I get horrid headaches from the heat. I have to hide out from the heat, then my headaches have been staying quite low. Yay! If I am out for any reason in the heat, I suffer for it. I still have Imitrex, my prescription from the doctor, to take the headache pain down when things get bad. Ice helps too. Unfortunately, it takes quite a while for things to return to a "normal low headache" though.

I have made up a birthday gift for a friend I will share with you later this month, once it is received. I am now stitching up the July Year of Celebrations pattern by Hands On Design.

Thank you for stopping by today my friends! Your words of encouragement truly make me smile. I hope you have a wonderful  weekend!

Stitching and praying,


Mii Stitch said...

Congratulations on your latest May finish, the colours are just perfect!

KimM said...

Beautiful May finish....and what a delightful portrait by Madeleine!

Jocelyn Thurston said...

Hi Vickie, Lovely stitching as usual. I am so happy to hear that you are out in your garden and accomplishing so much, albeit at your own pace. Which is a good thing...keep moving if you can. Lovely portrait too. Happy June to you.

diamondc said...

Vickie: The picture Madeleine painted is so good, she is a great painter, what a lovely gift to you.
I do hope your headaches go away, I used to get horrible headaches until, they took out the silver fillings in my teeth.
I love the May stitch the colors make me smile.
I have never heard of that kind of floss before, I hope it is a good one.
Time to go drink coffee and stitch.


Stitchy Mc Floss said...

Aww such lovely stitching and the painting is adorable. :) So thankful your headaches are low now. Blessings always sweet friend. :)

Isadarena said...

Hi Vickie, your " Henry" is so handsome !!! and what a great idea from your friend !!
Your "May" stitching is just lovely !!!
Have a wonderful day,

Manuela said...

Lovely little May finish.
The picture from your "Henry" is very cute. Wonderful gift.
Have a nice weekend, Manuela

Linda said...

Congrats on the cute finish Vickie. The painting of Henry is awesome. Glad the headaches are doing better.


Thoeria said...

Lovely stitching Vickie :) That thread is a beaut! And such a delightful painting of your pup! Hope it doesn't get too hot there!

Andrea said...

A wonderful May ornament. The picture Madeleine painted is fabulous.

Robin in Virginia said...

Congratulations on getting your May block stitched up! What a touching and fabulous gift Miss Madeleine created for you. Have a relaxing weekend!

moreofhim said...

Your May stitch is SO adorable! Love that thread you used. Madeleine is so incredibly talented! I love the picture of Henry - it looks just like him. I'm glad your headaches are staying low - praying they will completely leave!

Blessings - Julie

Sandra die Puppenhexe said...

Your month of May has become so pretty in this fine elegant tones. The painted picture is also very nice, perfect fit for your poodle love. You can feel your joy.
Hug you
Your Sandra

butterfly said...

Lovely May stitching.
What a beautiful painting by your daughter such a talent .
Have a lovely week sweet friend.

Shirley said...

Hi Vickie, I decided to catch up with friends tonight instead of stitching. I really like yours and I am so glad the headaches aren't as bad. I don't like this time of the year because I get headaches from going in and out of air conditioning. I like the painting of Henry. Why do authors rope you in with their first bood and then the second one is not as good? I do quite a bit of reading. Hugs and prayers from Your Missouri Friend Shirley

Angela Tucker said...

Lovely stitching, Vickie.

Sometimes, all you can do is all you can do...the important thing is that you are still out there! You are amazing that you hang in there every day and keep a wonderful attitude.

Your birthday gift is perfect!

Bea said...

May is lovely! And what a lovely gift.

Penny said...

What a pretty May finish, Vickie; love the thread color! Madeleine is very talented - such a tiny, detailed piece. I know what you mean about the heat making your headaches worse. As much as I didn't want to, I had to break down and turn on the air conditioner. I'm glad that your headache pain has lessened! Enjoy your weekend!

Cathy said...

Such a cute May finish! When you stitch over one on 25, do you use one strand of floss, or two? Sweet little painting of Henry!

Jenny said...

Hi Vickie....

Love your May stitching! The pink floss is just perfect and is such a Spring color! Beautiful job!

What a wonderful painting from Madeleine....and so tiny! She has such a gift....what a treasure :) When is your birthday?

I hope you have a great weekend my friend! It is going to be very HOT in my corner of the world so I see stitching in my plans where it is cool ;)


Lumiruusu said...

Your lovely pink piece of stitching is very pretty and I love the floss you used..Allwys remembering you in my prayers..

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

Madelaine has painted a fantastic miniature portrait for you. She is very talented.
Your cubby will look amazing each month.
Happy early Birthday!

Judith Makes said...

gorgeous stitching, happy early birthday ☼

Brigitte said...

Your little May finish is so adorable. And this thread is just awesome, wonderful.
Madeleine painted a terrific picture of Henry for your birthday, And it looks so delicate in the cubby hole.

Julie said...

Cute finish for May and such a delightful painting by Madeleine

Margaret said...

Love your finish, and Madeleine's gift to you is wonderful! That girl has talent! Continued prayers that those headaches disappear altogether.

Von said...

What a sweet little finish for May!
I'm glad you're not here in Kennewick today, since you're so sensitive to the heat! It's going to be over 100 degrees the next couple of days. But after the sun goes down, we have some lovely long evenings. :)

gominam said...

I love your May finish, you're so ahead (for next year!) Your daughter is so talented, what a sweet gift for her mom:)

Sheryl S. said...

Pretty design and threads.

Lillie said...

What a sweet May finish. Glad you are feeling a better with your headache.
The painting of Hendry is so very pretty.

Irmeli said...

Beautiful May finish, I love your color choice, it is wonderful. And what a gift from Madeleine, it looks awesome.

Lili said...

How pretty gift!
Lovely stitching, the colour thread is so beautiful!
Hugs x

Sarah in Stitches said...

Beautiful May stitching! And your daughter's painting is amazing - she's so talented! :D