Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in Me. John 15:4

Monday, January 16, 2017

It Is Time!

Hi friends! I stitched on 'Forever Be My Always' By Emma Congdon. I did not take a progress picture for you. I almost have the word Forever done now. :)

I had ordered my linen for AotH off of a shop on Etsy. After 6 days, the item was still not shipped! We cancelled the order and I ordered my fabric elsewhere. So I will keep on stitching my current WIP until my linen FINALLY comes! I DO want to begin AotH!

I gave little Henry a hair cut last week. He shakes and shivers in the frigid temperatures now. Madeleine and I went to the pet store and bought him a little, red sweater. ♥ He won't need it once his hair get full again.

Over the weekend I finished book number 5 in the Maisie Dobbs series. The author, Jacqueline Winspear excels at writing mysteries that keep you wondering and guessing. I LOVE that! I do not enjoy reading mysteries that are easily worked out. I finally figured out just a bit of the story in this one before nearing the end. Makes me feel clever. ;) HA!

In her fifth outing, Maisie Dobbs, the extraordinary Psychologist and Investigator, delves into a strange series of crimes in a small rural community
With the country in the grip of economic malaise, and worried about her business, Maisie Dobbs is relieved to accept an apparently straightforward assignment from an old friend to investigate certain matters concerning a potential land purchase. Her inquiries take her to a picturesque village in Kent during the hop-picking season, but beneath its pastoral surface she finds evidence that something is amiss. Mysterious fires erupt in the village with alarming regularity, and a series of petty crimes suggests a darker criminal element at work. As Maisie discovers, the villagers are bitterly prejudiced against outsiders who flock to Kent at harvest time―even more troubling, they seem possessed by the legacy of a wartime Zeppelin raid. Maisie grows increasingly suspicious of a peculiar secrecy that shrouds the village, and ultimately she must draw on all her finely honed skills of detection to solve one of her most intriguing cases.
Rich with Jacqueline Winspear's trademark period detail, this installment of the bestselling series, An Incomplete Revenge, is gripping, atmospheric, and utterly enthralling.
The time has arrived my friends. Insurance has FINALLY approved the Botox shots for me. The huge problem was that my neurologist does not think I have migraines, but Intractable Tension Headaches. Yep, that was the hang up. Botox is approved for migraine treatment. My doctor wrote a letter and it is now being done this Thursday. I will get 31 shots in my forehead, sides of my head and nape of my neck. If you want to know more about it, you can take a look HERE. Please pray for me. I have waited so very many months for this. Now that I am getting these shots, I very much want them to work. My neurologist told me 50% of his patients he has injected over the years with Botox have had total relief from their headaches. As in gone! As in, they no longer have to go to him for headache problems. Oh please God let me be in that 50%!!!

Thank you for stopping by today. I am so glad you did. You brighten my day with your sweet words. Thank you.♥

Stitching and praying,
Vickie
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39 comments:

Carolien said...

Oh he looks cute in that outfit! Does he like to wear it or not?

Waves across the ocean, Carolien

Carolien said...

We count you in for the 50% that helps of course! Good luck coming Thursday, my friend!!!

Marilyn said...

I hope you receive your fabric soon.
Henry looks too cute in his red sweater. :)
I wish you luck that you ARE in the 50% group.
Marilyn

Brigitte said...

I will keep all my fingers crossed that you are among the 50% whose headaches are gone after the treatment. I so hope it for you, my friend.

gracie said...

Henry looks dashing in that red sweater. I do hope the injections work for you...in my thoughts my dear friend.

Julie said...

He looks adorable in the red sweater.
Hope all goes well this week and the treatment finally gives you some relief.

Pull the other thread said...

Hope the fabric arrives & you can make a start soon. Ah the red sweater is so cute!! I hope that the botox works for you and you get relief!

De borduurvrouw said...

Henri looks adorable in his new red sweater! Such a dissopointment your linnen still hasn't arrived, you're right to cancel your order and buy it elsewhere.
My thought are with you tomorrow, I hope the treatment will end your headaches. Love and greets, Nienke

Annie said...

Very spiffy red sweater!

Sure hope the Botox works. You've sure paid your dues waiting this long for approval!

Robin in Virginia said...

Sending best wishes, positive thoughts and prayers of comfort your way for Thursday and for the success of the Botox injections, Vickie. Henry is a cutie in his red sweater. Thinking of you!

KimM said...

Love, LOVE the red sweater - and here's to the Botox working for you, sweet friend! I'm thinking and praying for you -
xxx

Vicki said...

I am praying and believing that you ARE in that 50%!!

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

Henry looks adorable in his little red sweater. What a cutie! Oh yes, sweet friend, I pray in agreement with you that the shots will work and that you will indeed be in the 50% group that works. Oh, and sorry about showing you my current SAL and tempting you. :)

Wishing you a day filled with many blessings sweet friend. :)

Angela Tucker said...

Good morning, dear Vickie. We will all be praying that you are part of the 50%.

I will need to get myself one of those sweaters. Red is a power color! LOL

Jenny said...

Oh Vickie I am praying so hard that you are in the 50%!

Love the little red sweater! Henry looks too cute! Molly has a red sweater too...grins...she loves to wear it on cold days 😊

Hugs my friend!

Lesley said...

I love Henry's sweater:)
Keeping you inmy thoughts Vickie for your procedure being successful.

Manuela said...

Henry looks very cute.
I pray for you.
Best wishes Manuela

butterfly said...


How cute love the red sweater.
Big hugs to you Vickie .

Lili said...

Henry is so lovely!!
Positive thoughts for tomorrow, Vickie!!
Big hug!

diamondc said...

Vickie: I am a Packer Backer have been for oh so many years, I am so excited they are the only team I watch, the Vikings suck and always have, so sorry for my rant.
Love your Henry, I am sure he likes the sweater and I hope it keeps him warm.
We do not have the icestorm yet they were talking about, I hope it fizz's out.
I find buying linen fabric exciting, because it is a specialty fabric unlike Aida.

Blessings
Catherine

Linda said...

Sending hugs and happy thoughts your way Vickie.

Linda

Cath said...

Good luck with the injections . I will be thinking of you .xxx

Maggee said...

'The Lord lift up His countenance upon you, and give YOU Peace.' I am so very glad that you are finally going to get the treatments! Henry looks so sweet... When it snowed here earlier this month, Tracy and family put a tarp down on the porch and on the grass, because Thor and Rusty don't like walking on the cold wet snow! Talk about pampered! Ha! Hugs!

Margaret said...

Oh I'm so glad the insurance has finally come through. i will be thinking of you and praying that this is the solution and your headaches disappear! I'm already praying! Henry is so adorable! Poor little thing, shivering in the cold. I'm glad he has a nice sweater to keep him warm -- and that he's willing to wear it too!

Bea said...

Henry looks very dapper in his sweater.

Oh Vickie I really pray these shots will put an end to your headaches.

Stasi said...

Positive thoughts coming your way that you find relief!!!

Von said...

Even with the frigid weather we've been having, our Schnauzer does not want to have a sweater or a jacket on. We can get it on him, but he absolutely does not budge or move. He's so funny! The Shih Tzu doesn't mind sweaters, lol. Henry looks so sweet in his sweater!

Stitching Noni said...

Cute puppy pics :o)
I am going to keep everything crossed that you are in the magical 50%! I am so pleased that finally there is light at the end of that very long dark tunnel for you. Hope it all goes well!
Hugs x

marly said...

Can't wait to hear if this works for you. Good luck!

Barb said...

How frustrating to be waiting on linen that they did not even ship. I will keep you in my prayers and hope the treatments work!

Carol said...

I will be thinking of you, Vickie, on Thursday and praying for the best possible results!! Wishing you the best of luck :)

Tiffstitch said...

Fingers crossed all goes well! Very cute haircut and sweater.

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

He looks so cute with his long curly hair! The little jumper is sweet too though.
Hope the injections go well, you certainly deserve to be in the 50% that benefit.

Penny said...

So glad the insurance finally approved the shots. I'm praying for you, Vickie and hoping for the very best outcome!

Henry is adorable in his little red sweater. : )

Lillie said...

Hendry looking adorable in red.
Wishing you the best results and take care.

Judy said...

Wow, the Bitox sounds encouraging. Praying.

Beth said...

Hope this is the best possible solution for you Vickie!

laceystitcher said...

I pray that you are among the ones who are helped. Hugs and prayers coming your way. Blessings and peace........................

Pam in KS

Kaisievic said...

Oh Vickie, all of my thoughts, prayers and good wishes are with you. I pray that the Botox shots work for you - I am sure that you are in God's hands. All my love, Kaye