Whom have I in heaven but You?
And there is none upon earth that I desire besides You.
My flesh and my heart fail;

But God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever. Psalm 73:25-26

Friday, June 16, 2017

Wrapped In Prayers And Love

Hi friends! I want to share with you a most special gift I received several days ago from our friend Barbara. This was a total surprise gift, and surprise me is what she did indeed. Actually I was very honestly stunned. I stood in awe when I opened the pink tissue paper, that Barbara had crocheted this prayer shawl for ME?!?
My pictures do NOT do show the beauty of this shawl. Barbara used a lovely silk/linen gradient yarn of cream to light pink. Ooooh friends! It is just so lovely to wear. When I put it on I feel the love. I truly, truly do.
Go HERE to see Barbara's better pictures of the prayer shawl she made and gave me.❤️ Thank you once again Barbara!

Here is the progress I have made on Farm House.
one over one on 25ct cream Dublin linen
The latest book I finished reading while treadmill walking was A Bridge Across the Ocean by Susan Meissner. ooOoo! I really liked this book! Have you ever read books about War Brides? This book is about that. Oh how very, very interesting.
Wartime intrigue spans the lives of three women—past and present—in the latest novel from the acclaimed author of Secrets of a Charmed Life.

February, 1946. World War Two is over, but the recovery from the most intimate of its horrors has only just begun for Annaliese Lange, a German ballerina desperate to escape her past, and Simone Deveraux, the wronged daughter of a French R├ęsistance spy.

Now the two women are joining hundreds of other European war brides aboard the renowned RMS Queen Mary to cross the Atlantic and be reunited with their American husbands. Their new lives in the United States brightly beckon until their tightly-held secrets are laid bare in their shared stateroom. When the voyage ends at New York Harbor, only one of them will disembark...

Present day. Facing a crossroads in her own life, Brette Caslake visits the famously haunted Queen Mary at the request of an old friend. What she finds will set her on a course to solve a seventy-year-old tragedy that will draw her into the heartaches and triumphs of the courageous war brides—and will ultimately lead her to reconsider what she has to sacrifice to achieve her own deepest longings.
I have a giveaway going on right now. It is for an Adam and Eve Reproduction Sampler. You can enter the giveaway HERE.

If your Dad is still living I hope you are able to be with him for Father's Day this Sunday. I am going to stop by my Dad's grave with some flowers.

Thank you for your words of encouragement! I am so blessed to have friends like YOU! Have a wonderful weekend!

Stitching and praying,


Martina M said...

A beautiful shawl, a great gift. I like the progress of your embroidery. I'm going to celebrate my father-in-law's birthday on Sunday and celebrate a bit with him.
Greetings, Martina

Stasi said...

What a special and thoughtful gift..the shawl is lovely!

Lesley said...

A beautiful and thoughtful gift Vickie,the gradual colour change is gorgeous.What a lovely lady Barbara is.

Mii Stitch said...

You've have certainly been the recipient of a beautiful gift! Handmade with love, has to be the best :)
Great stitching update too!

Annette-California said...

I've read about these prayer shawls. How truly loving and special that Barbara surprised you with one. And Pink!!!
It's gorgeous Vickie! love Annette

Robin in Virginia said...

What a gorgeous shawl you received from Barbara! Vickie, thank you for the chuckle -- the pink poodle in the pink car. Your farm house block is looking good. Enjoy your weekend!

butterfly said...

What a beautiful gift for you I can feel the love from here.
How are those sweet robins how lucky you are to have a peep at them.
Love your stitching update hugs.

Goofin' Off Around the Block said...

That is such a beautiful gift to have received. Gifts like these just ooze with love. --Andrea

Brigitte said...

This shawl is such a thoughtful gift. How generous of Barbara.

Vicki said...

Oh my gosh, Vickie, what a treasure! I hopped over to Barbara's blog to see the other photo, it is indeed a very special gift.

Manuela said...

What a lovely gift from your friend Barbara. The shawl looks great.
Wonderful progress on your WIP.
Have a nice weekend.

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

Love the shawl. Now you are wrapped in hugs and prayers...how awesome. :) Ok, the giant pink poodle in the car made me giggle. Happy Weekend sweet friend. :)

Linda said...

What a lovely shawl Vickie.


RJ said...

This is a gorgeous shawl Vickie! What a sweet thing for Barb to do. We have a prayer quilt that was given to us but I have never seen a prayer shawl but love it so much.

Your blog is coming along so beautifully. Have a super weekend. RJ@stitching friends forever

Mary said...

Vicki, What a thoughtful gift Barbara crocheted for you, it's beautiful and made with love. You must have been overjoyed to receive such a surprise.
Have a lovely weekend. Mary

laceystitcher said...

Just looking at the pics of your shawl you can feel the love that went into it. Absolutely gorgeous! So happy for you, and what a caring friend you have. Blessings................

Barbara said...

Vickie needs the prayers and I'm glad I could offer some comfort to her. I thank all the ladies for their kind words about the shawl.

Carol said...

What a treasure your gift from Barbara is, Vickie! That shawl is so delicate and pretty in the pink and cream :)

Today was hard for me, too, Vickie, without my dad. It seems so strange not to be buying Father's Day cards or gifts any longer... Hope you made it to your dad's grave--I'm hoping to get up to my father's in NY this coming weekend.

Justine said...

What a gorgeous shawl from Barb! Just perfect for you.
Sorry to hear your Dad is no longer with us. I hope Father's Day wasn't too hard.

Lili said...

So beautiful shawl!
Lovely progress.

Hugs x

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

What a beautiful shawl, Barbara's photo really does show it to the best effect.
Nice work on the farmhouse too.

moreofhim said...

What a gorgeous shawl! I love the color and it looks so very soft. What a treasure and so nice of her to think of you. Many prayers for you - Julie