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Monday, December 5, 2016

A Joyful Year

Hi friends! I was chosen by our friend Michelle to receive a gift for being a friend and a follower of her blog. Michelle is now closing her blog. These are the gifts Michelle made me. Something stitched, knitted and crocheted.
Thank you Michelle. I love what you created. Perfect for ME! ♥

Our friend Kaye told me last week that she would love to see all 12 of my Joyful World finishes together in one post. I told her that is a great  idea! So here we go!!











Whew! And now... our friend Irmeli has asked me to name my three favorites! I think they are: May, November and December. ;)

That is all for today friends. I have some secret finishing to do. Then off to the post office. :) Then on to another three secret projects!

We got our first snow of the season. Not all that much, just a few inches, but it is so pretty.

Yes, I still have the nasty headache. No let up at all. November was nice with the occasional day of no headache. Cannot figure out why. I sure liked it though. I am trying not to lose hope and confidence in doctors, but.... it sure does seem that no one knows how to help me. :(

Have a good week my friends!

Stitching and praying,
Vickie

37 comments:

Marilyn said...

All of your Joyful World finishes are too cute.
I hope you find some relief soon.
Marilyn

gracie said...


As usual your stitching is superb. A lovely gift from Michelle. I am so sorry that the headaches continue. As one who has been a migraine sufferer, I know the difficulty in just opening your eyes when they are in full swing. As always, I keep you in my thoughts.

Carolien said...

Hi Vickie,

The gifts are so nice, enjoy!
How awful the headaches are still there. I wish I could do something ... all I can do is pray that they will leave you. Taker care, my friend.
Great to see your calendar 'in one go'. Adorable pictures, I hope to make them one day (we stitchers do have to get very very old ;)

Have a good week & hugs across the ocean,
Carolien

Maggee said...

That was nice, to see all 12 stitched pieces at one go! They look so good over one and tiny! I have not heard from my Jessee, but last I did she was getting a bad headache... it has been days! Sure wish we knew if it is something in the environment, or diet, or... something! Having to take strong meds is not so great! Hugs!

Mii Stitch said...

Sweet gifts & pretty calendar!!

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

Beautiful stitching my friend. :) I really like what you did with the December stitching by changing up some of the colors. :)

Wishing you a day filled with many blessings sweet friend.

Vicki said...

Thanks for showing us all 12 of your Joyful World projects, each one is so unique and I can't pick a favorite! It seems like I've been so focused on stockings and large projects the past few years. I'm hoping that in 2017 I can stitch some smaller pieces. I like the way you display yours and would enjoy something similar. I hope your headache miraculously disappears, friend. In the meantime, I'll continue to pray for you.

Robin in Virginia said...

What a lovely package of goodies you received, Vicki! You have been in my thoughts this AM and hope the headache lessens. Have fun with your mystery finishing!

Hilda said...

Hi Vicky,
oh what a nice idea to line up all your amazing finishings of "A Joyful year" - I love them all. But - as I already thought, when I saw it at its post - December is my favorite!
Wonderful work, dear friend!

Hugs
Hilda

Linda said...

Love all your beautiful finishes Vickie. Hoping you can get some help soon.

Linda

Michelle said...

I am so happy you liked the gifts Vickie - I did them with you in mind. I love your stitched pieces and think December is my favourite although they are all lovely. May I share with you the reason why I stopped stitching - obviously because of the osteo-arthritis starting in my hands but the other reason was headaches. The doctor said I was concentrating so much holding the needle which was causing me to have tension headaches and my headaches went away when I stopped stitching which is why I took up knitting and crocheting as I found I didn't have to concentrate so intensely and I didn't need a daylight lamp either xx I do hope you find relief soon xx

stitchersanon said...

Stunning. I think December is just perfect. I just make sure I have really good lighting before I stitch and it helps. Headaches are complicated through aren't they...everyone is different.

Beth said...

January, June, and September are my favorites. Very cool to see all 12.

Justine said...

Lovely to see all twelve months together - my favourite are the July flamingos. Sweet gits from Michelle too, and perfect for you.

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

What a lovely gift but a sad reason to get it. Your friend should get an iPad, I'm sat in the living room on mine with hubby reading a book beside me. We can chat and sometimes read bits out loud!
Love the 12 months altogether like that, it was such a great series.

Bea said...

It's so lovely to see all 12 pictures together - such a beautiful series.

And beautiful gifts! It's sad to hear of a blog closer though.

I am very upset that you still have that headache. I really wish I could DO something to make it go away. Gentle hugs!

Melinda Forbes said...

I love the changes you made with the poodles. Your finishes are beautiful

laceystitcher said...

Vickie, I was so hoping that after your last post with the headache that you would be feeling better by your next post. What a bummer!! I love each of your monthly projects that you shared; they are adorable. I continue to pray for you that you will have relief from your headaches. Hugs coming your way, my friend.

Angela Tucker said...

Flamingos and the hedgehog for me, Vickie. I've always wanted to be the neighbor with the obnoxious plastic flamingos. Maybe when I retire... I could see me outside in my jammies, moving the birds every morning, just to keep the neighbors guessing. LOL

You know that you are always in my prayers, sweetie.

Barb said...

How lovely to show all the Joyful designs together. I'm so sorry to hear the headaches are not letting up. It is easy to become discouraged. I smashed the L1 vertebrae in my back over a year ago. There is never a day without some discomfort. It is hard but at least I do continue to get better. I wish the same for you.

Von said...

Stitching the Joyful World SAL was sure a lot of fun - love yours so much!

We're getting our first bit of snow tonight! We'll see if they decide to delay the start of school in the morning. So far we don't have that much. :)

Take care of yourself!

butterfly said...


Love all your stitching shown together they are so pretty .

Michelle is s sweetie it will be sad to see her go , but I did say we would love her to pop back now and again . Love the gift she sent you .

Manuela said...

Thanks for sharing all your Joyful World finishes. I like them all.
Lovely little gift from Michelle.
Have a nice week.

Julie said...

Super gift from Michelle.
The Joyful World do look great all together, your poodle one does make me smile.
xxx

Jenny said...

Oh Vickie,
Thank you for showing all the Joyful World finishes in one post! They are just lovely and so hard to pick a favorite! You have done beautiful work on all of them!

What lovely gifts you have received from a Michelle! Enjoy!

I am just so sorry that you are still suffering with these nasty headaches! I will not give up....there has to be an answer somewhere! I will pray harder!

Hugs my dear friend!

Astrids dragon said...

What sweet gifts that she sent you, lucky you!
All your months look wonderful, I still have several to do.
I'm sorry you're still not feeling up to par, I'm sure it's frustrating not knowing why. Prayers for you...

Lili said...

Pretty gift, Vickie!!
All months are so beautiful, you did a great job! I love March and December!
Hugs,
Lili

Margaret said...

It's lovely to see all the Joyful World pieces all together. They are wonderful! Prayers for you -- those headaches had better go away!

Lesley said...

I love seeing your Joyful World all together ,Vicke,they are beautifully stitched.

Andrea said...

Lovely to see all of your "A Joyful Year" stitching altogether. Beautiful gifts from Michelle. Hoping you find some relief soon.

Lillie said...

Congrats on competing your lovely Joyful Year.
Take care!

Meari said...

I really enjoyed seeing all your finishes in one post. So pretty!

Carol said...

How nice to see all of your monthly finishes in one post, Vickie--I do love the fact that you did them "over one!" (of course :)

I think December is my favorite and one I may actually stitch some day!

I was hoping this colder weather would kick your headaches to the curb :(

Brigitte said...

Such lovely and thoughtful gifts from Michelle.
Thanks for showing all the monthly stitching of Joyful World in this blog post. They are all very beautiful but my favorites would be the hedgehog and the bear.

Jocelyn Thurston said...

I loved seeing all your little stitcheries together. My favourites are those containing little creatures and they are such fun to see come to life in stitches. I am also very sorry your headaches are still with you. You have more than your share of pain. Hoping this will ease and you will have the relief you deserve.

gominam said...

Thanks for sharing them all. I'm wondering why August didn't make your list. Love January, June, October and December. They're all beautiful.

Sarah in Stitches said...

Your finishes look so pretty all together like that! Great job. Enjoy your new goodies! :D