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Friday, February 17, 2017

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Hi friends! This is how far I have come on Valentine Rose.
I just have a bit more to do on the  urn. I need to stitch the birds, the date and door. And add one stitch to the border. Don't ask!! I cannot figure it out and everything appears aligned, so there ya go!
You can see I have personalized this sampler for my father. This is a picture of my Dad at 7 months old. Today just happens to be my Dad's birthday. He would have been 68 years old.

I had printed a recipe off last fall for a Copycat Starbucks Gingerbread Loaf. I forgot about it. I made it finally this week. YUM! No picture. I forgot that too. It was delicious! It was gone in one day.😁
   
Leaving Everything Most Loved is the 10th book in the Maisie Dobbs series. You already know what I am going to say. HA! This is a very good book!
 In Leaving Everything Most Loved by New York Times bestselling author Jacqueline Winspear, Maisie Dobbs investigates the murder of Indian immigrants in London.

The year is 1933. Maisie Dobbs is contacted by an Indian gentleman who has come to England in the hopes of finding out who killed his sister two months ago. Scotland Yard failed to make any arrest in the case, and there is reason to believe they failed to conduct a thorough investigation. The case becomes even more challenging when another Indian woman is murdered just hours before a scheduled interview. Meanwhile, unfinished business from a previous case becomes a distraction, as does a new development in Maisie's personal life.

Bringing a crucial chapter in the life and times of Maisie Dobbs to a close, Leaving Everything Most Loved marks a pivotal moment in this outstanding mystery series.

I will be back next time with a finish on Valentine Rose. Just as Snow Garden is uniquely mine with pink snow, this one will be uniquely mine with something not one other has. Something for my father.

Thank you for stopping by today my friends! I am so glad you did. As you may already know, I do not have Facebook or Instagram, just this little, old blog. I enjoy it so much and I am so happy to have met YOU here!

Stitching and praying,
Vickie

32 comments:

Marilyn said...

This turned out so pretty.
Nice pic of your Dad.
Mmmmm, Gingerbread! :)
Check this out, I think you will like it.

http://www.stitchesnthings.com/detail.cfm?ID=52980

Marilyn

Mii Stitch said...

Sweet steady progress.

Bethan said...

A really lovely cross stitch x

Stasi said...

A lovely tribute to your Dad. I'm sure you have many wonderful memories.

gracie said...

Love the stitching and the picture of your dad is precious. How are you feeling with the headaches?

Irmeli said...

Beautiful stitching!
Have a nice weekend!

Justine said...

Another pretty block and lovely personalisation for your dear dad.

Cathy said...

Your stitching is lovely and so sweet that you did it in honor of your dad. Love your blog.
Cathy

Robin in Virginia said...

I'll provide the tea or coffee, you bring the Gingerbread Loaf. I bet it was yummy. Care to share the recipe? Your block is very pretty and I can't wait to see what you are going to add to it. Have a relaxing and peaceful weekend, Vickie!

Clare - Aimetu said...

What a lovely photo of your Dad, beautiful stitching too, it will be a treasure when you've finished.

Manuela said...

Wonderful progress.
Happy Weekend.

Maggee said...

Another block nearly finished... great going! So tiny!!! And so nice to honor your Father. Hugs!

Linda said...

Nice progress Vickie.

Linda

Andrea said...

Wonderful stitching and a lovely photo of your dad as a little boy.
Have a good weekend.

Ann at Beadlework. said...

Your stitched piece is coming on a treat. I think that blogging is more personal Vickie so keep it up.

Pam in IL said...

Nice progress on the sampler! You're so lucky to have a photo of your dad as a baby :)

Barb said...

What a nice way to pay tribute to your dad.

Brigitte said...

Wonderful progress on the February anniversary that you dedicate to your father.

butterfly said...

Great progress Vickie , Lovely to stitch this in honor of your father.
What a lovely thought I must do this myself one day soon for all my beautiful lost family .
Have a lovely weekend.

Kay said...

Valentine Rose is beautiful. I have this waiting to be stitched in my never-ending stash. x

Margaret said...

Your block is looking wonderful! Nice that it's dedicated to your dad too.

Jenny said...

Oh Vickie...your Valentine Rose is just lovely and I love knowing that is was stitched for your dad! I love how you make it so uniquely yours. Wonderful!

I am so thankful that you have your blog! You inspire not only me but so many others! I am so very happy to have gotten to know you!!! Hugs my friend!

Have a good weekend!

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

Beautiful stitching sweet friend. :) Love the picture of your Dad. ((hugs)) to you as you remember his birthday. Wishing you a most lovely day sweet friend. :)

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

Oh no! I followed the link that Marilyn put up in her comment. Dang, now I want to stitch it. The only thing that is saving me, is my "restriction" that I am on. Can't buy anything crafty for six months.

Marilyn, please, I beg of you...can you give a girl a warning in the future? You know, something like:

Alert! Alert! Follow link at your risk. I am just saying. :)

Lesley said...

Valentine Rose is beautiful,alll the more so because it is tribute to your dad.

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

Happy Birthday Dad! It's a nice idea to dedicate the sampler to him. This is a lovely block too.

Ele said...

Nice progress with your stitching, it's lovely
and thanks for the tips about the book!

Carolien said...

Hello dear Vickie,

Your stitches are wonderful and such a sweet tribute to your dad.
We are okay, thank you for your mail! The recovery (André) is SLOW but the nurses are giving good care. Very busy at work at the moment for me, so little time left.
Hugs across the ocean & love, Carolien

Lillie said...

A lovely tribute to your dad.
Wishing you a good week

Sarah in Stitches said...

Beautiful stitching! The colors are so lovely :D

Lili said...

That's really pretty, Vickie! How adorable photo from your father!

Von said...

Special treats don't last long at my house either, Vickie! Lol! Love that Valentine Rose is dedicated to your father.