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Friday, March 31, 2017

A Wish For You☘️

Hi friends! I hope all is well with you. Murphy is all better and sleeping his usual 10 or 11 hour nights again. Thank you for your well wishes and concern. He recovered right after my last post. He had zero internal parasites, so I am quite sure it was the Slim Jim that did not go well with his tummy. No more spicy food for Murphy ever!

Here is a picture of the progress I have made on A Wish For You.
The solution I came up with for the very large house, that I want to be white like my grandparent's home, is to stitch the first part of each cross stitch (this part //// ) DMC B5200. Then I am going over each of those with this part \\\\ using VMSS Baby Pink and White. This is giving me a very pale pink house. I like it.😍 How many of you guessed I would be stitching the house in pink?! tee hee The two greens I am using are DMC 522 and 320. I barely got their names to fit. Yikes!

Here are my Grandma and Grandpa Kehoe at one of their daughter's weddings (my Auntie Kathy).
I finished reading In Farleigh Field: A Novel of World War II by Rhys Bowen. I liked this book very much. I knew nothing about M 15 Secret Intellegence Service for the United Kingdom, and there is a bit of that in this book.
World War II comes to Farleigh Place, the ancestral home of Lord Westerham and his five daughters, when a soldier with a failed parachute falls to his death on the estate. After his uniform and possessions raise suspicions, MI5 operative and family friend Ben Cresswell is covertly tasked with determining if the man is a German spy. The assignment also offers Ben the chance to be near Lord Westerham’s middle daughter, Pamela, whom he furtively loves. But Pamela has her own secret: she has taken a job at Bletchley Park, the British code-breaking facility.
As Ben follows a trail of spies and traitors, which may include another member of Pamela’s family, he discovers that some within the realm have an appalling, history-altering agenda. Can he, with Pamela’s help, stop them before England falls?
Inspired by the events and people of World War II, writer Rhys Bowen crafts a sweeping and riveting saga of class, family, love, and betrayal.
Thank you for stopping by today my friends. I am so glad you did. I welcome my new friends! I wish you all a splendid weekend!

Stitching and praying,


The Knitting Cross Stitcher said...

It is brilliant to here Murphy is alright:)
I like the colours you are using to stitch A Wish For You,the pink is so delicate..gorgeous.
Hope you have a good weekend,Vickie.

Mii Stitch said...

Beautiful little crosses Vickie!

Stasi said...

Love how you're personalizing this piece and making it relevant to your family!

Robin in Virginia said...

Your AotH block is looking good, Vickie. Very happy to hear that Murphy is feeling like his normal self and is parasite free. Enjoy your weekend!

Lili said...

I'm glad that Murphy is very well.
Beautiful greens! The house will look so beautiful!! Nice start!!
Happy weekend!

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

So thankful Murphy is ok. Bless his little heart. :) I am floored by your genius idea of doing the white and pink floss. You are so talented and amazing sweet friend! I think your stitching looks perfect. I love that picture of your grandparent. Your grandmother looking at the picture smiling, so cute. I think they'd love the square you did for them. :) Wishing you a lovely day sweet friend. ((hugs))

Manuela said...

Wonderful your progress.
Have a nice weekend.

Linda said...

Love the way your stitching the house Vickie. Glad to hear that Murphy is okay.


Goofin' Off Around the Block said...

It's nice to hear Murphy is feeling better. I love the way you have adapted the threads to personalize this piece. I am looking forward to seeing more pictures of this piece.

Honeybee said...

So glad all is well with Murphy!

Sally said...

I am so glad that Murphy is doing better.

A Wish for You is looking lovely. Did you find the satin stitched letters for Swan Lake? I wish I could have helped you but it's so long since I stitched it I just can't remember.

Jenny said...

Hi Vickie,

I am so glad Murphy is feeling better....and that means you get more sleep too!!! That is good for you both of you!

I love what you have done with your pale pink house!!! Perfect...absolutely perfect! It will look lovely!

I hope you have a good weekend my friend! Sending lots of hugs and love!

Margaret said...

Glad to hear Murphy is better and you are able to sleep. Of course you are stitching the house a pale pink! Makes perfect sense to me! :D (I'm always into books set during WWII....)

Barb said...

A great way to stitch the house. I love that you are making it like the home of your Grandparents.

Angela Tucker said...

Good news for Murphy. And you are right, no more Slim Jim for him!

Your stitching is always so pretty. Those tiny shamrocks are just too darn cute.

I only have one picture of my is done in portrait style, but most likely done for their wedding.

Have a wonderful Sunday!

diamondc said...

Hi Vickie: I love the idea of two tone stitching, and pink too, sweet.
I am so happy Murphy is doing so good now, it does get scary when an animal gets sick, they cannot tell us what hurts.


Rachel said...

So glad Murphy is feeling better. Your stitching looks lovely, I love the idea for the pale pink house.

Brigitte said...

You made such a beautiful start on the March Anniversary. And why not a little hue of pink on the house? Great choice.

Sarah in Stitches said...

So glad to hear Murphy is feeling better! A Wish For You is coming along so nicely too. Love your solution for the house! :D

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

Nice to hear that Murphy is feeling better again.
The house is looking lovely. I have used that technique too, it's a nice way of adding some variation to the colour.

Astrids dragon said...

Glad to hear Murphy is doing better and you both are sleeping through the night!
I love the colour you added to the house, it looks great. And the picture of your grandparents is adorable!

Julie said...

Great idea for the subtle pink in the brickwork, it does look good.