Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself. Let each of you look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others. Philippians 2:3-4

Monday, September 12, 2016

September Sampler

Hi friends! I stitched up the September Sampler from  365 Tiny Cross Stitch Designs by Kooler Design Studio.
 This is stitched one over one with DMC on white evenweave. I used the called for colors except I used 437 instead of 436, and 563 instead of 209. I did not have those and did not want to go to the store for them. ;)
I left off two black french knots in the SCHOOL SCHOOL row. I just like it better this way. Here is my whole September collection.
We are having cool weather so I am having very low headaches. Well, yesterday I had a moderate one. I baked chocolate chip cookies for us in the afternoon, and that oven heat hurts my head. Sometimes you just have to do these things. And no, I am not joking around. It has been half a year of a headache every single day, so I do want to be a mom still. You know, bake and cook and such. Still waiting on insurance to tell me I can go ahead and have those Botox injections for the headaches. If it was their head hurting, I think the injections would be approved already!!

I do hope you have a good week my friends. I am so glad you stopped by. You brighten my day with your encouraging words. Thank you!

Stitching and praying,
Vickie

38 comments:

Carolien said...

Hello Vickie,

Your letter box looks lovely with all the September finishes!

Wishing you lots of waves of COOL weather & hugs,
Carolien

Rowyn said...

I love your box shelf with all your stitchings in it. Just lovely.

I can't imagine what it must be like to have headaches daily. I hope they approve your injections and that they give you some relief.

Mary said...

Your finish is really cute.

Mii Stitch said...

Another sweet September finish for your shelf :)

Robin in Virginia said...

Your September Sampler block turned out great, Vickie. What a fun display for the month! I hope you have a marvelous day.

Jenny said...

Oh Vickie a Little Red Schoolhouse! I love Little Red Schoolhouses! Beautiful stitching as always and your cubby shelf is just wonderful!

Wishing you a good week with cooler temps and lots of stitching time!

Hugs my friend!

Melinda Forbes said...

I love your September School House - I have checked Amazon for a copy of this book, and I am able to order it. I think I will find many things in there I will stitch.

Pull the other thread said...

Love that finnish, it is so cute. Glad to hear that the headaches have lessoned a bit. Hopefully they will gget sorted out soon.

gracie said...

I love your September shelves...so sorry the headaches are still with you. Those fresh baked coolies sound wonderful.

Karyn said...

Your September smalls are gorgeous, and I love your display...not to mention your one over one monthly sampler quilt amazes me <3
Funny that I have stitched two of the same ones as you for September...I'll pos them later, I'm finishing slowly this month...but mine is NOT one over one, LOL.
I'm sorry that you are still having headaches, enough already :) glad that they are lessened by the weather holding.
Your cookies make my tummy growl
Have a great week Vickie
Hugs

Jackie said...

The little school house is so cute! I agree with you about the french knots not being needed.

I hope the days are consistently cooler for you. We're going to warm/hot for quite some time but you NEED it! I can understand your frustration and understand why you want to cook for your family. I would too and I don't like to cook! Hugs.

butterfly said...


Vickie you are stitching some lovely designs and your displays are growing .
Have a lovely new week and I wish for cooler weather so you feel better hugs .

Linda said...

Glad your headaches were better this week Vickie. Congrats on the cute finish.

Linda

Lesley said...

Another lovely finish Vickie.I hope the cooler weather stays for you.

Penny said...

A sweet finish, Vickie! I'm sorry you are still having the headaches and waiting for the insurance company. Hopefully, they will approve the request soon.

KimM said...

How delightful, Vickie! I love your mini samplers. Hope your headaches stay relatively at bay
xxx

Margaret said...

The sampler is so cute! It's perfect for September and back to school. Stupid insurance. Sigh.

gominam said...

Another lovely finish! They all look so beautiful together in your box😊

marly said...

Over one. Still boggles my mind. What are those people doing? I sure hope they didn't misplace your request.

Angela Tucker said...

Vickie, would you like me to make a couple of calls to the insurance company? I work in a prison, I think I might have a few words for them that they may have never heard...I would do that for you... LOL

I think of you every day. Hang in there, sweetie. Hope you ate at least one of those cookies...

Bea said...

Lovely little sampler and such a sweet addition to your cubby.

I'm glad it's cooling down for you, but I wish they would get themselves pulled together and give you the approval.

I hope you did enjoy the cookies at least.

Sandra die Puppenhexe said...

Dear Vickie,
thy September is so beautiful! I like the earthy colors, they are reminiscent of beautiful, golden autumn days.
I'll send you a serving of good energy to your headache soon are gone forever.
Your Sandra

Manuela said...

Hello Vickie,

Another lovely September finish. I like it and I love your shelf.
I wish you a lot of cool weather.
Have a wonderful week and best wishes, Manuela

Carol said...

Your September cubby looks great, Vickie! I really like the newest September finish... Hope this cool weather continues--we are having wonderfully cool nights here... Take care now...

Lili said...

So cute, Vickie!! Your September display is adorable!

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

The September Mini Sampler is so sweet. Your cubby looks great.
I hope you get the approval for the Botox soon.

Barb said...

The Sept. collection is lovely! I sure hope you can get the injections soon.

Von said...

Praying for more cool weather and that the insurance company gets their rear in gear on that approval!

Christina said...

Your shadowbox looks cute again.:) Glad you are able to get some mild relief. Sorry your insurance is taking so long. Continued prayers that you can finally be pain free.

Lillie said...

Hope you are feeling better Vickie.
A lovely September finished.

Irmeli said...

All your stitching of September are beautiful, so tiny, neat and perfect finishes.

I have been away from blogging quite a long time and in the meantime you have created a lot of beautiful stitching and finishes. I like all of them.

diamondc said...

Hi Vickie: I am so sad that insurance is taking so long, I hope you get a response this week before Saturday.
Love your finish the box is looking so sweet soon you will need to start a new box, this one will be full.
The dog photo with the little girls is so cute, I love when you share photos like this.

Blessings
Catherine

Sarah in Stitches said...

So sweet! Great finish :D

Maggee said...

Sweet little September Sampler you finished! You can get so many done, it is only the middle of the month! It is a shame they make you wait for approval for so long... grrrr! Hugs!

Kaisievic said...

Cute finish and Oh, I wish you luck with getting the injections approved.

Meari said...

Your little stitched piece is so adorable!

Beth said...

Love the Barn Owls!

Brigitte said...

These little samplers by Kooler Designs are all so sweet. And you cubby hole shelf looks wonderful this month.
I hope that the insurance people will soon decide about your injections.