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, August 8, 2016

August SAL

Hi friends,

I got my August SAL from our friend Palko stitched up this weekend.
I stitched this with DMC 4077, one over one on 25ct white evenweave.
I am now starting the "A Year of Celebrations: August" pattern by Hands On Design.
I finished reading Jane and the Stillroom Maid by Stephanie Barron. Can you tell I LOVE this series?!? It is fantastic! YOU SHOULD READ IT!! I will mention it again, because I have not mentioned it in months, the storylines are based on actual events that happened in Jane's life.

Jane Austen is enjoying August, 1806, among Derbyshire's craggy peaks, sparkling streams, and cavernous gorges. That is, until she discovers the corpse of a young gentleman whose blond curls and delicate features suggest the face of an angel.

More shocking still is the coroner's revelation: the deceased is no man but a maidservant — clad in the garb of her master, Mr. Charles Danforth of Penfolds Hall. Tess Arnold had ruled the stillroom at Penfolds for many years — until she was labeled a witch and dismissed for indiscretion. Was Tess the prey of a madman loose in the hills, or perchance the cast-off impediment to a gentleman's marriage?

As usual, Jane's acute perception and her nose for trouble place her supremely at risk — from a killer who may strike as violently by day as he once did by night....
Thank you for stopping in with me today my friends. I am so glad you did. I thought of a song when I typed this up just now. A special friend I had as a little girl sang it to me. Maybe he sang it to you too? It meant a lot to me back then. I had a rough, early childhood. He made me feel safe and loved. Who am I talking about? Click HERE to find out and listen.

Stitching and praying,
Vickie




25 comments:

Carolien said...

Hello Vickie!

Lovely finish, as always ;) Love the yellow you chose.
That pillar with plants is so nice, what an idea! I love the shape, never seen a pillar like that seen here ...
I did melt completely when seeing the picture of your poodle, so I write this 'from the floor';)

Have a good day!!!

Carolien said...

Uhhhh, sorry for that bad sentence :(

Judy said...

I thought your friend might be the same as my sister's childhood friend, and I was right. I have nothing but respect and admiration for that man.

Margaret said...

Lovely August finish! I'll have to check out that book series. Sounds intriguing! You know, I didn't discover Mr. Rogers until I was a parent with my own kids. What an admirable, kind man he was.

Manuela said...

Lovely August finish.

Robin in Virginia said...

Super August block finish, Vickie! I like the thread color you used for it. I hope you have a great start to this brand new week.

gracie said...

Beautiful shade of yellow. Love the birdbath....

Linda said...

Lovely finish Vickie. I love your flower holder and arrangement. I have an old birdbath that I might try and do that.

Linda

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

Great work on your new August piece. Love the sandy colours.

My confession is that I have always confused Mr Rogers with Mr Ed who is a talking horse! I have a dim recollection of Mr Ed from somewhere but had forgotten his name so when I heard people talking about Mr Rogers I thought they meant the horse.

My apologies! My knowledge of American TV personalities from the 1970s is limited to those who appeared on the Muppet Show!

Kaisievic said...

HI Vickie, I have read a couple of the Jane books and I have always meant to get back and read the rest - you are inspiring me to do so. Love the yellow on your August stitching.

Bea said...

Lovely finish and definitely a summer colour. And I love your mini garden.

Lillie said...

Cute August finish. Love your miniature garden.

butterfly said...

Love the August stitching , great post hugs.

Lumiruusu said...

The Joyful World finishing in the post before this one is very sweet as is Your heart.You have a beautiful heart ,I am sure of it. The Other August piece the yellow one is very pretty too. There is a one big thing now happening in our family and it is that son has joined for the Finnish Army at least at for the year. I am so proud of his service at Finland Military Force. My DD is now feeling quite well ,she is not working but taking care the large house and his boyfriend ( and her pets too) is enough for her this time. She is doing little steps for the better mental heath. Thank you for praying for me and my family !

moreofhim said...

Hi Vickie:

I love your August piece. I'm not usually a yellow person but I have to say I love that yellow! So cheerful and bright. Very uplifting.

I love your succulent garden! My hubby bought me a little one for the house and I keep it on my art table. I love it!

I loved Mr. Rogers, too. Like you, I had a tough childhood and he made me feel so much better with his calm demeanor and kind words and songs. Thank you for that lovely reminder!

Praying for you - Julie

Sandra die Puppenhexe said...

How bright your August the yellow lights, fits nicely with this month. One must think of sun and flowers immediately.
I hope you're doing otherwise improve every day!
Howdy warmly
Your Sandra

Christina said...

Nice finish. Your succulents look great.

Barbara said...

Love the yellow....a color I don't use a lot of. The succulent garden is adorable...I swear I saw a fairy hiding behind a bush.

Sarah in Stitches said...

Lovely little finish! And that book definitely sounds interesting. I'm a big Jane Austen fan, so I might actually check this out! :D

Carol said...

Very pretty and sunny finish, Vickie! And your succulent garden is so pretty in the birdbath--what a cute idea :)

Ah... Mr. Rogers--one of Pittsburgh's finest :)

Penny said...

What a cheery little finish! And I loved Mr. Rogers - such a calming, kind presence about him.

Anna van Schurman said...

Love your bird bath! So awesome.

Linda K's Stitching Corner said...

I love reading your Blog...it is so very pretty.....I love your Photos....I wish my brother would let me having something like you have in your yard. That is so pretty...with the flowers and all of that in a Bird Bath. That is so cute and so pretty. I love this.

I want to read the book that you talk about in this post. I have it written down. Anything about Jane I love. I am a huge Jane Austen Fan and a huge Charlotte Bronte Fan as well plus several other ones too.

Happy Reading
Happy Stitching
Linda K, Railroad, Jeannie

Maggee said...

I was so surprised to see that you used yellow for the piece... I am so used to pink! It looks great tho! I have such a backlog of reading to do! I really like that birdbath turned planter... great idea! Hugs!

gominam said...

Beautiful finish, lovely color choice:)