On the evening of that first day of the week, when the disciples were together, with the doors locked for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said, ‘Peace be with you!’ After he said this, he showed them his hands and side. The disciples were overjoyed when they saw the Lord. John 20:19-20

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Friday, December 15, 2017

Denny's Angel

Hi friends! Snowy weather here. Cold nights in the teens. How is the weather by you?

I can share this ornament finish with you because it is for a friend from my church.
This is stitched one over one with DMC of my choice on 28ct white Cashel linen. This pattern is a freebie that can be found HERE
Those are little french knots you see for the berries.

The winner of the"Miss Santa" pattern by The Little Stitcher is Martina!

I continue on with physical therapy twice a week. To be honest with you friends, it is not going well. It is excruciating. I still think I have a tear in my shoulder. The x-ray did not show that. I have to continue on with the therapy. If  I do not improve, Leigh tells the doctor and then my doctor orders an MRI.😧As my mom has always said, "Keep on, keeping on." But maybe, you could pray for me? Please? I am not a wimp, and this hurts, so it is BAD. Thank you.

I was blessed by our friend Gracie. I was a fortunate friend who received a special, special gift this year. Just look. 

It is one of Denny's Angels. Thank you Gracie. This means a LOT. This angel is so beautiful. 

Gracie also gave me another WONDERFUL Christmas gift.She sent me CDs for the
on-line publication of Gift of Stitching from 2009 to 2011. I had a super time looking through all of the CDs the other day. I have now begun a project. I am hoping to get it done for a gift for Christmas for Madeleine. We shall see! She is off of school now for Christmas break. This was unplanned, and is taking up time I should be using to bake cookies, but.... this is an absolutely perfect pattern for my Madeleine, so I am stitching!!

I am so glad you stopped by to visit me today my friends. Your comments brighten my days, and frankly with this added EXTRA pain lately, I sure can use brightening!

Have a super weekend! God bless you!

Stitching and praying,
Vickie




30 comments:

Vonna Pfeiffer said...

Grace e is a special lady and to receive a Denny’s Angel is incomparable. I know you will treasure it always. Your sweet tag ornament is darling!

MartinaM said...

Dear Vicky, what beautiful little gifts, the pendant looks great, and the little angel is wonderful. He looks so tender.
I pray for you that your pain will soon disappear.
The weather here is very changeable, this morning we already had snow and rain - and now the sun is shining. What to make of it?
Big Hugs, Martina

Cathy said...

The angel is so sweet, and beautifully made. I pray for relief from your pain. Please take care.

Robin in Virginia said...

What a beautiful angel to receive! I really like your Joy tag that you stitched up. Thank you for sharing the link to the complimentary design. I am going to add it to the pile for 2018. Vickie, you are in my thoughts and prayers and I am praying that you find relief from the pain.

Vicki said...

How special to receive one of Denny's Angels from Gracie! She is quite talented and a joy to know. I'm praying for your shoulder, for a swift and complete recovery.

marly said...

A lovely and special gift you received. Your offer is perfectly mounted and finished, and back to over one!

I'm sorry about the therapy and I'm sure my pain is no where near yours, so I can imagine how intense your pain is. Therapy can be a good thing, but they are doing the same in my case. Only AFTER that will they MRI for an answer.

gracie said...

Sorry about the therapy. Who ever said no pain no gain is crazy! I am happy that you like the Angel...they are important to me to share.

butterfly said...


Love the tag you stitched I think this will be on my list to do thank you Vickie.
Oh how sweet of gracie , such a wonderful gift so special .
Just beautiful .
It's been very cold here but we still have no snow.

Linda said...

Congrats on the cute finish Vickie. Sending hugs and happy thoughts for the therapy to start helping.

Linda

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

Praying that your pain will go away quickly and that you will heal soon. ((hugs)). Love the ornament you made. Oh the angel is so pretty. Blessings always sweet friend. :)

Manuela said...

Hello Vickie,
lovely finsh. It is a wonderful gift for a friend.
The angle is beautiful.
Have a nice weekend.
Hugs, Manuela

diamondc said...

Merry Christmas Vickie: Have you seen an orthopedic doctor, Mike was just going to a regular family doctor for so long finally he went to see a specialist he had a torn rotator cuff, surgery same day and so much better no pain, I do wish therapy was working for you, he was getting migraines until he had his shoulder fixed, no more headaches and no more pain.
Love this ornament it is beautiful with the perfect finish, your friend will love it.
Gracie is such a sweet lady to send that Angel to you.

Merry Christmas
Catherine

RJ said...

Vickie, I am so sorry to hear that the pain is so bad. Hopefully it will subside as it heals. A MRI is probably a good idea however. Of course I will pray for you every single day.

Love your angel from Gracie...that is so special and perfect for someone like you.

I also love the stitch you did for your friend. It is adorable. How do you keep the fabric from fraying? RJ

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

The Joy ornie is lovely, thanks for the link.
You are so lucky to have a Denny's Angel, they are so pretty. I also have those CDs, can't wait to see which design you have started. Take a look at Marie Suarez's project My Lovely Sewing Tools. It's a WIP of mine I would love to finish.
Sorry to hear the pain is not decreasing.

Honeybee said...

Oh what a cute JOY finish! That was in my to-do pile, but I didn't get to it.

Barb said...

I hope you get the ornament finished. One way to look at it is , the ornament will be much less fattening than cookies!! Gracie is a very thoughtful giver!

Jenny said...

Oh Vickie...

I AM praying for you every single day my friend! Every single day! I know how bad physical therapy can hurt because I went a few months ago for my left arm...complications from surgery...and it was excruciating pain as well. Enough to make me cry...lol! Prayers and hugs!

The ornament that you stitched for your friend is lovely! I know it will be treasured. And the Denny’s Angel is beyond precious! That is just so lovely and so very special! That will be an ornament to hold dear forever!

Sending extra hugs and love to you my friend!

Mary said...

Vicki, The Joy ornament is so pretty and will be loved by the recipient. I'm sorry to hear you are in so much pain. You know the shoulder pain could be coming from your neck too. I have had terrible shoulder pain lately and I know it's from those darn discs....I truly hope you get the MRI so they know just where the pain is coming from.

Andrea said...

Love the tag. I knew I'd seen the design before, I know I have it somewhere. May be one for next year. Mmmm.

The angel made by Gracie is beautiful. Amazing how a piece of thread can make something so wonderful ... and especially with the meaning behind it.

Sorry to hear the pain has not eased.

Carin said...

That is a lovely ornament ! I love that angel, it is so pretty.

Beth said...

Warmed up here yesterday, but in a couple of days we are to be back to the low 20's. Joy to you!

rosey175 said...

We're still stuck in roller coaster temperatures here. 60s one day, 20s the next. I think my sinuses have given up trying to function properly.

Your Joy ornament is lovely! I really like the fun ribbon too. And both gifts from Gracie are wonderful. Maybe you could convince Madeleine to make the cookies this year while you hide away and stitch haha.

Sorry to hear about the pain! Every time I hear about physical therapy I wonder if it's just code for torture until the body rebels and heals out of self-preservation. I hope things get better for you.

Penny said...

What a beautiful ornament, Vickie! Your stitches are always so tiny and perfect! What a wonderful friend Gracie is - that angel is just lovely! And I can't tell you how sorry I am to read that you are in such pain. You continue to be in my prayers. Sending gentle hugs and healing wishes your way.

Lili said...

I love your Joy tag! How pretty!
So sorry that you have so much pain, hope you get well soon!
The angel is adorable, what a beautiful gift!
I also have some CD's from TGOS, the magazine have great paterns! Kirsten is on Etsy under the name "DesignsbyKirstenE", you can find there all the PDF magazines. I'm curious to know which project you chose... :)

Have a wonderful Sunday!

Инна said...

Dear Vicki, you have made a wonderful wax for friends! May God help you in illness!

Maggee said...

The gift tag is really cute--I bookmarked the design for a future stitch session! And that tatted angel reminds me of my mom, because she tatted. It is a gift of love! I am so sorry you are in such pain... and of course I will remember you in prayer. Hugs!

Justine said...

Beautiful gifts given and received and both made with love! Sorry to hear that your pain is no better. I'm praying for you.

Mii Stitch said...

Sweet little tag and angel x

Brigitte said...

The tag you stitched and finished looks wonderful, such a nice gift.
And what a wonderful gift you received from Gracie - one of Denny's angels. Have fun browsing through the CD with the patterns from The Gift of Stitching. I'm sure you will find lots of nice things that you want to stitch.

Astrids dragon said...

Your finish looks great!
You were blessed to receive Denny's angel from Gracie, it's a treasure.
I hope you're feeling somewhat better by now.